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Christmas in the Village: Zionsville Tradition Continues Through December 23

Writer / Matt Keating Photography provided by Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the Village, an annual Zionsville tradition that dates all the way back to 1852, will again be filled this year with a wide variety of family fun. Tracy Phillips, executive director of Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, says Christmas in the Village has been so successful because it’s a family tradition. “With so many events celebrating the season, and so little time for busy families, what Zionsville brings to the mix is authenticity,” Phillips says. “What we have on Main Street and beyond are old-fashioned, family experiences – ...

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Flap-Jacks Pancake House Serves Up Fresh Food with Great Service

Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Doris Maples, co-owner of Flap-Jacks Pancake House, 67051 Whitestown Parkway, Zionsville, says the secret to Flap-Jacks success is outstanding customer service. “The local Zionsville community has been our bread and butter,” Doris says. “We have received a lot of business from little leagues, church groups and soccer programs. People have really supported us, and we do our best to offer customer service and food they won’t forget. We have really been able to meet such a great group of people that gave become long-time friends.” Doris and her husband, Johnny, are the ...

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Rustic Romance

Finley Creek Vineyards Brings First-Class Venue to Zionsville Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer When Jacqueline Bols started Finley Creek Vineyards, 795 S. US 421, Zionsville, she wanted to create an ideal place for romantic country weddings and special occasions. One look at the private event venue tells guests she successfully fulfilled her vision. Finley Creek Vineyards offers an authentic barn and garden venue that epitomizes rural simplicity, and yet offers all the luxurious and modern features and style you would expect from a first-class venue. It’s a beautiful place with a lot of options for guests. “I ...

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Holiday Help

Boone County’s Caring Center Helps Families in Need Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer It is hard to imagine it, but one in every eight people living in Boone County are food insecure. These numbers are right in line with the national statistics that show that more than 12 percent of your fellow Boone County neighbors struggle to put food on the table. More than likely you may have passed someone at the bank, at your children’s school or even at the grocery store today and not even realized it. The Caring Center, located in Lebanon, is ...

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The Lemon Bar

New Restaurant & Bakery Combo Brings Food, Drinks and Sweets to Zionsville Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne Kate Drury practiced law for 10 years, all the while dabbling in business ownership on the side. She owned a boutique for a bit before selling it and opening the Flying Cupcake in 2007 (now in six Indy locations) and the Dancing Donut in 2015 in Fishers. In October, she debuted her most recent venture — the Lemon Bar, located in downtown Zionsville. “I like to evolve and try new things,” says Drury, who describes her new business as a ...

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Talk of the Town

Zionsville celebrates grand opening of new Town Hall building Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Amy Payne For years, the mayor’s office and other administrative offices were housed in an old church that was erected in 1961. After so many years, the building was turning into a state of disrepair. The original electrical and plumbing was starting to cause problems, plus the structure was not ADA (Americans with Disabilities) compliant. “It was time to move on,” says Mayor Tim Haak. So, last year the town began construction on a brand new 42,000 square foot Zionsville Town Hall Building, which opened ...

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Catch of the Day

Noah Grant’s Cooks Up East Coast Cuisine Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer When Shari Jenkins opened Noah Grant’s Grill House and Oyster Bar in Zionsville in 2008, her vision was a high-quality, yet casual, eatery that she herself would want to patronize frequently. Almost a decade later this philosophy is still serving her well, as Noah Grant’s remains one of the area’s premier steak and seafood establishments. A Zionsville Community High School and University of Dayton grad, Jenkins worked as a middle school teacher before the urge came to try her hand in the restaurant business. “I ...

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Swinging For History

Zionsville Girls Golf Wins First-Ever State Championship Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photos provided by ZHS Girls Golf Last year the Zionsville girls’ golf team advanced to the state finals where they placed fourth. Though that was an impressive accomplishment, this year they set their sights higher and grabbed the trophy, having won the IHSAA Girls Golf State Championship. It is the first state championship for girls golf in the school’s history. “When they walked off the podium last year in fourth place, I think it clicked in their heads just how good they could be, and they were determined to ...

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Industrial Luxury

Ironworks Hotel Indy opens with industrial style, modern amenities Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Amy Payne Amy Isbell-Williams, general manager of Ironworks Hotel Indy on 86th Street near Keystone Avenue, says the newly opened, 100,000-square-foot boutique facility combines a 19th Century industrial aesthetic with an array of modern touches and dining options. Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties (HCP) decided to build the hotel after observing the quick rise in popularity of its mixed-use Ironworks at Keystone development, which opened in 2014. “After they developed the apartments next door they found that this is really a great location to invest in,” ...

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Straight Shooter

Janet Holcomb talks art, entrepreneurship and becoming a gun safety instructor Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Walking the grounds at the Penrod Arts Fair on #IndianasNicestDay, First Lady Janet Holcomb readily points out the artistic technique used by one of many talented artists. “This is encaustic painting, which involves a method of warming wax, adding colored pigments and applying on a specially treated canvas or wood,” Holcomb says. “It gives the painting depth.” A few feet behind us, the artist is encouraging other attendees to touch his painting, for it is approachable. The term “approachable” also describes ...

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