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A Step Forward

IU Health Saxony seeks to improve knee replacement outcomes with new gait laboratory Writer / Jon Shoulders Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, director of orthopedics and joint replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, says the completion of the hospital’s new Kinematics Gait Laboratory represents a substantial step in the right direction toward improving the quality and effectiveness of knee replacement surgery – not only for local patients, but also throughout the world. “Kinematics is a fancy word for how the knee moves, and its normal and abnormal motions,” Meneghini says. “We’re going to watch people walk, and how their ...

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Good Things in Store

IKEA Fishers Opens Its Doors October 11 Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Jamie Sangar Representatives from the new IKEA home furnishings retail store in Fishers will be getting out their celebratory saw on Wednesday, October 11 when the store officially opens to the public at 9 a.m. Yes, a saw – you read that correctly. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting, Sweden-based IKEA commemorates each new store opening with an official log-sawing ceremony. “Under Swedish custom, sawing a log helps bring good luck to a new home and its future guests,” explains Joseph Roth, IKEA public affairs manager ...

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Business Spotlight: Fishers Direct Family Care

A Unique, Affordable, Efficient Way to Visit the Doctor Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Born and raised in Fishers, Dr. Risheet Patel attended Hamilton Southeastern High School before heading to New York to pursue medical school. Ten years ago, he moved back to the area to work for a large hospital network. In doing so, he witnessed some inefficiencies in care, prompting him to open Fishers Direct Family Care, a Direct Primary Care family medical office, in May 2017. “We do things a bit differently here,” Patel says. “Instead of charging for individual visits, in-office testing, and ...

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Talking Faith

New Fishers bible study brings women together for discussions on faith Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger You don’t have to be a bible scholar to join the Bible Study for Women of Fishers. The group’s first meeting was held September 14. Led by author Sherrie Eldridge, the bible study will meet every Thursday at the Kroger at 116th and Cumberland Road in the upper level from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Women of all denominations are welcome to come and join in friendship and camaraderie as the group explores What’s Special About Jesus. Ladies are not required to bring your bibles. ...

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Adventure Time

Children’s Learning Adventure Offers Spectacular Childcare Amenities Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne Jeff Haines is dazzled by Carmel’s family-based Children’s Learning Adventure. And he’s not the only one. “I’m blown away by this facility,” Haines says. “The amenities and available programs for children are out-of-this-world amazing.” “What an awesome place,” adds Lillian Gorski Mack. “The state-of-the-art facility is unlike any I’ve ever seen.” Though the Carmel facility opened in October 2016, Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) Childcare Centers were created in 2008 by founders who had worked in the childcare industry for more than two decades and were determined ...

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Fishers Appoints Lisa Bradford as New Controller

Mayor Scott Fadness appointed Lisa Bradford as new Fishers City Controller. Bradford served under former controller Oscar Gutierrez since Fishers’ transition from a town to a city in January 2015. She brings a wealth of experience and a proposal to transform the department. “Lisa has a real passion for progressing the Controller’s office as well as this organization,” Fadness says. “Lisa has already started assuming her new role, and we’re excited to see what she can accomplish.” A Pendleton High School graduate, Bradford completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management in 2003 at Purdue University. Shortly thereafter she also ...

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Hidden Rocks Create Happiness

Hamilton County Hidden Rocks art spreads kind messages in Fishers. Writer / Jocelyn Vare Photography /Courtney Burke, Krystal Rock, Shannon Vanderpohl, Jocelyn Vare The littlest thing can brighten your day — a helping hand, an open door, a cup of coffee, or even a rock. It’s true, a rock can create happiness. It happened to me. I was walking my dog at my Fishers neighborhood park recently when I noticed something peculiar on the ground. A rock unlike any I’d ever seen was resting at the foot of a large tree. The rock was painted with colorful hearts and one ...

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Shout It from the Rooftop

YMI Director spends three days on The Edge rooftop to recruit mentors Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Todd Melloh, executive director of the Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI), Fishers, recently shouted some serious messages from the rooftop of The Edge building in mid-July. Literally. Melloh stayed on the top floor of The Edge building parking lot off 116th Street from Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19 in an event called “YMI on the Roof,” to recruit 100 qualified new members to serve in the 2017-18 school year. “We thought this was a really unique way to drum up ...

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Dangerously Entertaining

Billy Joel murder mystery musical returns in August Writer / Jocelyn Vare Photography/ submitted photos and Mark Langley A murder is going to take place in Fishers this summer. The scene of the crime is the Historic Ambassador House, and the victim is none other than the legendary entertainer, Billy Joel. And the witness is you. Every guest is a witness at the murder mystery dinner performance. Don’t worry, no one will be harmed in the making of the show. The audience interacts with actors to solve a fictional murder scene while enjoying live music, a four-course dinner and a ...

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Xfinity Gigabit Internet Plugs Into North Side

Comcast Business is making some bold moves in Indiana Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Comcast Business is investing in Indiana in new and meaningful ways. In late March, Comcast Business launched an advanced trial of their Xfinity Gigabit, which is capable of delivering 1 gigabit internet speeds to virtually all of their footprint across Indiana. Areas impacted in this initial layout include Fishers, Noblesville, McCordsville and Westfield. This trial launch makes Indiana the 5th state in the nation where Comcast has launched 1 gig service. “What is great is that the super-fast speeds use the existing wiring that most people already ...

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