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Brunette Park: A Place to Call Home

Cathedral High School acquires baseball complex thanks to alum’s donation Writer & Photographer / Lynda Hedberg Thies We all have an idea what the word “home” means to us. Over the years, Cathedral High School’s athletic programs have rented a building or facility so that students could participate in IHSAA and club sports programs, but they never really had that home. No one needs to see statistics to realize what having home-field advantage means to a team and its fanbase. In spite of this, Cathedral outdoor sports programs have adapted well and have had plenty of success with their unique ...

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A Local’s Fight for a Safe Sidewalk

Writer and Photographer / Keeley Miller After three years, Feather Cove 1 resident Ray Peck is finally getting what he has been asking for — a sidewalk. Since 2012, Peck has been on a mission to build a sidewalk along Fox Road, but it hasn’t been easy. “My family does a lot of biking, and one weekend morning, I told everyone that I wanted to ride to Lincoln Square Pancake House for breakfast. It’s a total of about a mile each way, including half a mile along Fox Road, so it should not have been an issue. We have attached ...

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It’s Time to BRAG About the Binford Farmer’s Market

Writer  /  Janet C. Striebel Soon we will have the privilege to shop for a vast array of fresh garden produce that is locally grown and brought to our convenience. Our summer cookouts wouldn’t be complete without the heavenly tastes of sweet corn on the cob, plump red tomatoes, or luscious fragrant raspberries and strawberries. The Binford Farmers Market, previously located off 62nd and Binford, will now operate at Lawrence North High School for its second season. “The Binford Farmers Market is a great addition to all of the wonderful things occurring at Lawrence North High School,” said Brett Crousore, ...

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LC Key Club to Host First Dance Marathon

Writer  /  Allie Nash Lawrence Central students are gearing up for their first Dance Marathon (DM) on March 21. The planning for the event began last summer when junior and Key Club President Sam Varie heard about Dance Marathon at IU. He thought that the event would be a great project for LC’s Key Club. “After taking a tour of Riley Hospital for Children in the summer of 2014 and learning more about the true difference that Dance marathon makes in the lives of Riley patients, we decided that bringing DM to our school was a must,” said LCDM Executive ...

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Good People, Good Causes: Benjamin Harrison YMCA

Writer  /   Kathi Moore The YMCA was founded in London in 1844 but 171 years later it is still just as relevant an organization. The history of the organization is remarkable, with numerous sports invented at the YMCA such as pro football, basketball, volleyball and racquetball. It is also the largest and oldest social institution and the largest operator of swimming pools. Each YMCA is a charitable 501c3 organization and is governed by a volunteer board. Our own Benjamin Harrison YMCA serves more than 1000 people per day who visit for child care, youth sports, aquatics, camping, health and ...

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Lean, Fit & Trim

Writer  /  Mary Ann Wietbrock, RN MSN ACNS-BS CMC Are you excited the New Year has begun and you have started your wellness program? While most will start and end their wellness program in January, hopefully you have resolved to do a longer-range program to really make a difference. It will help you feel better getting up every morning and getting to the plan for the day. Breakfast will have to be quick and simple and keep you until lunch. Or does it? Pack a low calorie snack or two. If you snack throughout the day, you will consume fewer ...

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Lawrence & HSE Earn A Rating from IDOE

On Nov. 5 it was announced that both Lawrence Township and Hamilton Southeastern schools earned an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education for 2013-14. The ratings are based on improvement of ISTEP scores, graduation rates, career readiness and other academic standards. This doesn’t give the schools more money, but it does allow for parents to compare schools. Private schools are not part of the state grading system. Overall, Indiana saw an increase in performance. “I want to thank Indiana’s educators, administrators, parents, and most importantly, students for their countless hours of work over the last academic year,” Indiana ...

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Good People, Good Causes: The Bridge Fund

Writer / Kathi Moore Sometimes a charity exists in a covert manner, quietly funding the needs of others, allowing them to thrive better in the community. Such is the case with The Bridge Fund, a Lawrence-area nonprofit organization that is loosely attached to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Foundation and “connecting deserving students with opportunity.” Three years ago, Chad McCune’s father, Dr. Bob McCune, DVM passed away, leaving behind a legacy of volunteer work with the Lawrence Exchange Group, a service group. He challenged Chad and longtime friend Mark Pressley to continue his work with youth locally rather ...

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Habitat for Humanity

Writer & Photographer  /  Kathi Moore There are two new homeowners just off 47th Street in Lawrence, thanks to the efforts of the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. For the first time in Indianapolis, one of the homes was built solely with female crews. Women from all walks of life worked together to fund and build the Habitat home for a Lawrence family in need. Female volunteers raised the funds and then, in just 21 days, raised the walls for the entire Women Build project. “There’s something really special about having all these women come together,” said Andrea Brummett, president ...

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Geist/Lawrence Author John David Anderson

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Enjoying the newly renovated Mama Bear’s, Indianapolis resident and author John David Anderson indulged me by sitting down for coffee and conversation. Recently celebrating the release of his third novel, Minion, a companion to Sidekicked (his second novel), Anderson discusses his inspiration and focus. KR: What is your earliest memory of writing? JDA: I remember making my own comic books as a kid. All stick figures—I’m a terrible artist—but full of explosions and aliens and tanks and the stuff of a 7-year-old boy’s imagination. Light on plot, but heavy on action. I have always been a ...

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