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Family Time Around the Harvest Table

Writer / Carrie Petty Gathering. Community. Something we all need more of during the holiday, and the family table is the best place to do such a thing. This is where the ancestry storytelling happens. When grandpa shares about growing up in his family home, or how he met grandma. It is like connecting the dots for the younger generations. It is when family recipes are served in great grandmother’s china, and the announcement of a new baby is often made. Gathering. It is an intuitive thing we do to share stories and break bread, and I for one think ...

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Remember When

Greenwood Park Mall stirs up fond memories for long-time residents Writer / Michelle Kaufman For decades, children and families have visited Santa at Christmastime. For Julianne Butler growing up, Santa Claus was someone she saw all year — her grandfather. Butler has photos of her and her sister sitting on Santa’s lap at the Greenwood Park Mall before the mall was enclosed and before they knew that Santa was their grandfather. J. William Betner was a mason and member of the Scottish Rite and owned a ring that Santa also wore. “So, as we got a little bit older and ...

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Kate in the Middle: Giving Thanks

Writer  /  Kate Rhoten It’s November and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s probably is one of the busiest seasons for families. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It has been my favorite since I was a teenager. I’m not exactly sure when and why, but it may be due to learning early on in my teen years that sometimes you may not have what others have, but more often than not, there is something to be thankful for in our lives. As a teen, my parents divorced. As my mother, sister and I continued on together, we had little in ...

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Overeating On Thanksgiving Can Help You Lose Weight!

Writer / Alicia Wettrick If you are on a pilgrimage this season to lose weight and you’re hoping the turkey’s tryptophan will knock you out before the desserts are served … don’t worry. In fact, Thanksgiving Day indulgence will not ruin your weight loss goal. Surprisingly, it most likely will help. Skeptical? An abundance of research has produced a ‘gravy boat’ of evidence to back this up. OK, enough of the puns. How Can This Be? It is all about stabilizing your metabolism. When you restrict calories during the week, your body sends out a hormone called leptin, which basically ...

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Drumstick Dash 2014

Writer  /  Kara Reibel At 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning before helping themselves to their Thanksgiving meal, 18,000 Hoosiers and their families will serve others first by participating in the 12th annual Drumstick Dash. This race, benefiting Wheeler Mission, has grown into one of the top 10 events in the U.S. for Thanksgiving Day running events. “Thanksgiving is the number one day of the year for races, with July 4th being the second most popular,” said Wheeler Mission Marketing Director Brian Crispin. The number of participants has increased from 1,300 for the inaugural race to 18,000 runners and walkers last ...

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