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Quest to Visit America’s Treasures

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Zionsville Couple Vows to See It All Writer / Rebecca Wood  •  Photos provided For many, a good vacation includes a sandy beach and a comfy lounge chair. Katie and Jason Metz think differently. This Zionsville couple would rather use vacation time to tour a Civil War battlefield or trek through a rocky canyon. The Metzes are like-minded in their approach to travel. Their trips are planned with military precision; their schedules are tight. A firm agenda is essential to the Metzes. After all, they are goal-setters on a quest to visit all 412 sites under the National Park Service ...

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Carmel Artmobilia: Carmel’s Celebration of the Art in Automotive

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Each year, this unique event features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. With more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built and Sedan/Coupe, and will be featuring two new classes, Antique Trucks and Restomods. Each year, the Artomobilia highlights a selection of automotive anomalies that are as interesting as they are distinct. In past years, this ...

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Tuning In Indiana

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Here are some local, Indiana based podcasts that talk about everything from local news to design Writer / Demi Lawrence Larry in Fishers Larry Lannan, founder of his own podcast LarryInFishers, has been delivering news to Fishers residents since 2012. He releases audio podcasts weekly, but he updates his website with Fishers news and columns daily. Writing for many different publications before, Larry is an award-winning journalist with experience in government service. Larry has two main subject matters on which he does podcasts: Arts & Fishers Podcasts as well as Tax Podcasts. He does other podcasts, but on his website LarryinFishers.com, ...

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It’s a New Day at Direct Buy: Membership is Now Affordable For Everyone

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What if you could shop directly from over 700 of the world’s best brand name manufacturers with a savings guarantee? What if someone made these great prices and this vast selection of products incredibly convenient? It would sound too good to be true. That and much more is what DirectBuy has offered its clients for years. However, recently they made this all available at a remarkably affordable price. For those not familiar with DirectBuy, it’s a savings club that utilizes the buying power of its members to negotiate with manufacturers great prices on top brands for your home and lifestyle. ...

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To the Moon and Beyond

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The Next Industrial Revolution is Underway Writer / Janelle Morrison • Photographer JJ Kaplan We are on the verge of what may be a new industrial revolution, and Additive Manufacturing (AM) or “3D printing” is transforming the way that the manufacturing industry and engineers are looking at the production of their designs. The possibilities are allowing for new innovation and a resurgence of human creativity. The AM machines and the technology that employs them range from basic consumer designs to heavy industry production. The different types of AM machines have varying degrees of capabilities and work with different types of ...

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Launching Causes

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Writer / Kara Kavensky Reibel  • Photography / Provided There are over sixty-five co-working spaces throughout the state of Indiana, with additional locations announced almost weekly in the news. In speaking with nonprofits who are members of these co-working spaces, they do not don’t get as much out of the fellowship and collaboration as the members of for-profit businesses. Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang, a SaaS (software as a service) platform for nonprofits, felt there was opportunity for a co-working space for nonprofits to reap the benefits of working in close quarters. “There are few people to talk to about putting ...

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The BMW Championship Returns to Carmel

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Writer / Janelle Morrison Photos submitted by PGA TOUR Images In just a few weeks, golf spectators will soon be lined up along the Crooked Stick Golf Club to watch the world’s top 70 players play in the 2016 BMW Championship in Carmel. The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup Playoffs. Players like Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Robert Garrigus will return to Carmel’s premiere golf course September 6-11. The Crooked Stick Golf Club hosted the BMW Championship in 2012. Built in 1964 by the famous course architects Pete and Alice Dye, ...

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More than Just a Little Brown Car

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Writer / Janelle Morrison Photos submitted In 2008, Candyce Jones set out on a journey of self-discovery and re-invention upon the passing of her husband, Jim. Jones and her husband spent many years and countless miles cruising in his 1973 Sepia Porsche 911S coupe. The time had come to either “drive it or sell it,” and she knew that she had no interest in selling it. “Becoming a ‘car chick’ was never on my horizon, but stepping into that unfamiliar arena of car enthusiasts has proven to be a wonderful adventure,” Jones explained. “The brown car and the Porsche community ...

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A Lady of Automotive Aristocracy

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Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan Automobile racing and car collecting were traditionally male dominated occupations and hobbies since their inceptions. Today, more women car enthusiasts are showing and competing in auto shows, and we have seen more women racecar drivers qualifying in a variety of automobile races around the globe. Raised in an auto racing family among racing “royalty,” Joan Voyles knows plenty about the adrenaline rushes, the dangers and the greatness that automobiles and racing can generate. Voyles’s father was the famed 1950 Indianapolis 500 winner Johnnie Parsons. He is the only Indy 500 winner to ...

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The Sky Is the Limit for This Former Eagle

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Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan A former Zionsville Eagle, Sara Zaheer is soaring beyond the horizon while creating a legacy of her own. Zaheer, a 2013 graduate of Zionsville High School (ZHS), is a senior at Indiana University and the student body president for this academic year. As the student body president of the Indiana University Student Association (IUSA), Zaheer takes her place among a small group of women who have served in this role. Her mentor and former advisor from Zionsville High School was the first female student body president at IU. Mary Grabianowski was elected ...

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