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Upscale Geist Senior Living Community Opens Doors

Traditions at Brookside opens Writer / Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer / Demi Lawrence For anyone that has ever had the difficult task of helping an aging parent transition to assisted living, you know how much easier the task can be when you have the opportunity to truly find a facility before you actually need one. For those area residents looking to stay in the community, you have no further to look than Traditions at Brookside for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Traditions at Brookside is McCordsville’s newest, upscale senior living community in a relaxed country setting in Hancock ...

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FoxGardin Family Emphasizes Fresh Food, Family-friendly Atmosphere

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale’s newest location, FoxGardin Family Kitchen, at 10410 Olio Road is a family-friendly restaurant with a wide variety of excellent lunch and dinner items for both adults and kids. Toby Shelton, managing partner of FoxGardin, said the Fishers location opened on Feb. 14, with a strong turnout of guests. “We saw a real opportunity and need for another restaurant in this area, and we made it happen,” Shelton said. “We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from the Fishers and Geist area. They love the neighborhood and community feel ...

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Heart of a Champion

On April 10, while playing basketball, 24 year old Kris “Lurch” Holland unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest. Immediately rushed to the hospital, his heart stopped a second time in the ambulance ride. He was on life support and in a medically induced coma, and was given a 6-10% to live. Kris was kept at Methodist Hospital for 11 days, spending nine of those days in intensive care. After many thorough tests, it was found that he has catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia(CPVT). CPVT is a condition that causes problems with ventricular rhythm and causes sudden fainting and risk of death. The ...

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A Fantastic Mess

Writer / Joshua Deisler Broad Ripple Family Embraces a Wonderful Chaos The phone was ringing at Kristi Meinert’s house. The caller was from the adoption committee in southern Indiana where Kristi had recently traveled to interview. She had wanted to adopt a young girl, but the agency wanted her for someone else: they had a boy with special needs who needed a home. Kristi wasn’t sure what she would do until she saw his picture. Kristi, guidance counselor at North Central High School and mother of 10, has always wanted to adopt. As a graduate of NCHS, Kristi stayed at ...

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Pinheads is Turning Heads with New Makeover

Writer  /  Janet C. Striebel  .  Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer If you’ve ever been to Pinheads Recreational Center in the past, then you probably recall how this bowling paradise catered mainly to kids, but not anymore. This new establishment focuses on “family” and “Mom and Dad” with its new agenda such as swapping the kids play area for a multipurpose banquet facility and introducing a “casual-upscale” wine and dine restaurant. Instead of primary colors, visitors will admire the cozy and rustic charm of the new décor.   Although families may visit Pinheads to bowl a game or two, with all ...

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My Gym Owner Parachutes into Geist

People like stories, especially true stories. I have one I’d like to share with you. It’s a story I wasn’t expecting, but sitting at Mama Bear’s with Joe Trainor, Jr. (My Gym, Fishers) across from me, it unfolded . . . Imagine flying in the dark in the belly of an airplane knowing full well that what lies beneath you are individuals waiting in the rugged terrain who know you are coming and who have taken an oath to kill you. Imagine the feeling of jumping out of that plane into that blackness with an 80-pound rucksack attached to a ...

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