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06/28/2016 at 9:19am | posted by: Deb Buehler

Finding the FUN in funeral: Celebrations of Life seek to honor loved ones with unique events

By Deb Buehler Just as baby boomers are influencing many facets of aging, they are also creating a shift in end of life decisions such as funerals. From preplanning to cremation or burial to the funeral service itself they are influencing more personalized approaches. “Advanced planning and cemetery planning has become more popular,” said Michelle
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Posted in Deb Buehler, Features, New News |

06/21/2016 at 9:09am | posted by: Andrea Muirragui Davis

What’s Ahead for Hamilton County?: County leaders learn from past, glimpse the future

By Andrea Muirragui Davis Twenty-five years ago, Hamilton County was emerging from its rural roots as much more than an Indianapolis suburb. Its population of 116,000 was twice the size it had been two decades before—and then the growth really began. Last year, nearly 310,000 people called Hamilton County home, according to Census Bureau estimates,
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Posted in Andrea Muirragui Davis, Interviews, New News |

06/14/2016 at 9:01am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

By Samantha Hyde Northern Hamilton County: Wingfield Diving Dryland, a new 8,000 SF indoor diving training facility, is under construction at 108 S. Olive Street in Atlanta. Fluid Waste Services at 21239 SR 19 in Cicero is expanding with the construction new warehouse space. Carmel: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is under construction at 9611 N.
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

06/07/2016 at 8:55am | posted by: Chris Bavender

Old World Charm in the Heart of Westfield: The Italian House on Park

by Chris Bavender Scott and Nyla Wolf are best known for Wolfies Grill. With four locations around Hamilton County, chances are you’ve had occasion to dine at one. But the couple wanted to branch out with a new concept – something vastly different from Wolfies. As they kicked around various ideas, the one concept they
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

06/03/2016 at 8:50am | posted by: David Heighway

Hamilton County’s First Nature Preserve: James Farley’s Deer Park

By David Heighway Because our county has grown so quickly in recent years, various municipal parks departments have been trying to preserve some natural scenic areas. Interestingly, an effort was made not long after the county was founded, when one of the first settlers of Delaware Township established a nature preserve of his own. James
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

05/31/2016 at 8:49am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

90 Years in Reel Time: No Biz Like Show Biz for the Paikos Family

By Rosalyn Demaree Martha Paikos says you have to love a job if you’re going to work seven days a week. Spend a few minutes with her, spot the twinkle in her husband’s eye as he staffs the ticket window, talk to her son, Nick, and you’ll be convinced that all of them love every
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |

05/17/2016 at 9:54am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

I don’t always understand why some movies win the Oscar for best picture. Last year, Birdman was mystery to me. But this year I believe the Academy got it right by awarding the main prize to Spotlight. Not only is it a great story, well written, with powerful performances, about a compelling topic with significant
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

05/10/2016 at 9:49am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Is It Your Passion or Just A Job?: Find your Calling for maximum job satisfaction

By Charles Waldo, Ph.D. Several years ago I was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a neurological system disorder. While it can’t be cured, PD often can be stopped or slowed down, especially if caught and treated early enough. Luckily, mine was diagnosed early and, through medications and vigorous exercise, seems manageable. My “vigorous
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

05/03/2016 at 9:46am | posted by: Kristin Fettig

What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Tips for “Doing Social Well”

Kristin Fettig The case has been made for the importance of businesses, even micro businesses, to have a social media presence in every business savvy circle. Statistics galore support the point that it is necessary by either manpower or outsourcing to pay attention to social media marketing. To those that reluctantly go kicking and screaming
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Posted in Kristin Fettig, Marketing, New News |

04/26/2016 at 9:41am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Teaching Innovation: Noblesville educator offers unique class for aspiring entrepreneurs

By Rosalyn Demaree Jared Costa is like many entrepreneurs. He courts prospective investors daily, files LLC paperwork with his lawyer, hustles business ideas and does a lot of marketing. He rarely stops percolating business venture ideas, whether he’s holding meetings in an office in Noblesville City Hall, hanging with friends or finding alone time. Unlike
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |