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Carmel council seeking 'autonomous' arts grants process

September 6, 2013
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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard does not support a City Council effort to shift control of the city’s annual arts grants from his office to the Center for the Performing Arts.
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Zionsville microloans open financing avenue for town's businesses

September 4, 2013
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A $23,000 loan allowed Patrick's Kitchen in downtown Zionsville to reopen on solid financial footing after a fire last year. Now organizers of the town's fledgling microloan program are looking for other businesses to help.
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Friday fun: Celebrating pork

August 30, 2013
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There’s still time to hit the gym in preparation for the Tipton County Pork Festival, an annual excuse to indulge in all things porcine.
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Fishers' town manager exploring mayoral run

August 26, 2013
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Fishers Town Manager Scott Fadness’ job is going away at the end of next year, but he’s hoping voters keep him on in a different role: mayor.
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Friday fun: Dog Day Afternoon

August 23, 2013
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Humane Society for Hamilton County's summer fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers. The “Parade of Paws” dog walk starts at 1:30 p.m., and the “Woofstock” entertainment stage opens at 2.
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Pepsi signs on as Grand Park's official thirst quencher

August 23, 2013
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PepsiCo will pay $2 million for a decade of exclusive “pouring rights” at Westfield’s sprawling Grand Park Sports Campus. The drink maker’s iconic brands—including on-field staple Gatorade—will be available at the park’s eight concession stands.
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Ex-Greenfield mayor to run for Fishers council

August 22, 2013
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Former Greenfield Mayor Brad DeReamer is giving up on retirement, announcing his candidacy for Fishers City Council.
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Flix Brewhouse signs on for Carmel theater-microbrewery

August 22, 2013
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Texas-based Flix Brewhouse plans to open a combination movie theater-microbrewery next year in Carmel’s beleaguered Merchants’ Square shopping center.
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Fishers launches public art plan with downtown mural

August 21, 2013
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The town of Fishers is seeking proposals from Hoosier artists interested in an $8,000 gig creating a mural that will kick off a public art initiative in the suburban community.
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Noblesville hits brakes on kart racing, OKs auto dealership

August 20, 2013
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The Noblesville Plan Commission raised a yellow flag Monday on California-based K1 Speed Inc.’s plans for an electric go-kart racing center in the Saxony Corporate Campus. Plus: Terry Lee Crossing project advances and Civic Theatre gets Carmel arts grant.
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Fishers couple steers mobile juicery into central Indiana

August 19, 2013
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Budding Fishers entrepreneurs (and relative newlyweds) Ross and Leslie Hanna are hitting the road this week with the newest addition to their family: Pearl, a 1964 Shasta camper that’s been transformed into a mobile juicery and smoothie bar.
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Carmel council to reconsider Civic Theatre arts grant

August 16, 2013
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Two weeks after it held back $200,000 in grant funding earmarked for the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, the Carmel City Council is poised to swap checks with the not-for-profit organization.
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Noblesville passes $1K food-truck fee

August 14, 2013
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A divided Noblesville Common Council approved zoning changes Tuesday that allow food trucks to roll into the city—with several restrictions and a fee that all but guarantees few will bother to make the trip.
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Design for new Fishers park on hold

August 13, 2013
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Fishers’ grand plan for an 80-acre park at 101st Street and Cyntheanne Road hit a snag this month when the Town Council refused to increase the design consultant’s fees by about $100,000.
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Friday fun: Pop-up piano art on display in Carmel

August 9, 2013
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The 20 artist-decorated pianos on display in Indianapolis and Carmel through Aug. 18 aren’t just eye candy. They’re public art pieces designed to appeal to all the senses, including the sense of community.
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For sale: Former Shapiro's building in Carmel

August 8, 2013
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The Carmel City Center building that housed Shapiro’s Delicatessen for more than a decade is for sale following the restaurant’s June closure.
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Electric kart racing operator speeding into Noblesville

August 7, 2013
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California-based K1 Speed Inc. hopes to open a high-tech electric kart-racing center in Noblesville in late September. But first, it needs the city's permission to locate an indoor recreation business in the Saxony Corporate Campus near I-69.
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Carmel council releases (most) arts grants

August 6, 2013
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Finally satisfied that Carmel will end the year in the black, its City Council on Monday released more than $500,000 in arts funding that’s been on hold since April. But an increasingly hawkish majority held back another $200,000 earmarked for the Civic Theatre.
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Indy Eleven coach: Team, game 'bigger than one community'

August 1, 2013
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Carmel resident Juergen Sommer traveled the globe as a professional soccer player before hanging up his cleats more than a decade ago. Now he's at the helm of Indiana's newest pro sports team.
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Noblesville council weighing 10-year tax phase-in for SMC

July 25, 2013
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Fast-growing SMC Corp. of America plans to spend $6.1 million on equipment to expand production and distribution capacities at its North American headquarters in Noblesville.
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Roundup: Zaxby's heads north, sushi in Carmel, pizza in Fishers

July 24, 2013
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Chicken chain Zaxby's spring sponsorship deals with the sports programs at IU and Purdue now make more sense: Central Indiana is slated to get its first location later this year. Plus more retail news.
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Will retail follow rooftops in Village of WestClay?

July 22, 2013
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If the “retail follows rooftops” real estate mantra is true, The Village of WestClay may soon see the commercial development its founders envisioned more than a decade ago.
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Friday fun: County 4-H fairs

July 19, 2013
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An ice cream churn-off, model tractor pull, rabbit costume contest and the Llama Limbo. This weekend's schedule of events can mean only one thing: It's 4-H fair season in Hamilton and Boone counties.
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Westfield barbecue joint opening Carmel location

July 18, 2013
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Big Hoffa's features specialties like French fries topped with mac and cheese, baked beans, pulled pork and two different sauces. Plus more Carmel retail news.
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Critics oppose Carmel gas station planned near aquifer

July 17, 2013
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Citizens Energy Group is leading the opposition to a gas station planned for 146th Street and River Road on the edge of Carmel, saying it is too close to a major source of central Indiana’s drinking water.
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  1. Hiking blocks to an office after fighting traffic is not logical. Having office buildings around the loop, 465 and in cities in surrounding counties is logical. In other words, counties around Indianapolis need office buildings like Keystone, Meridian, Michigan Road/College Park and then no need to go downtown. Financial, legal, professional businesses don't need the downtown when Carmel, Fishers, North Indy are building their own central office buildings close to the professionals. The more Hamilton, Boone county attract professionals, the less downtown is relevant. Highrises have no meaning if they don't have adequate parking for professionals and clients. Great for show, but not exactly downtown Chicago, no lakefront, no river to speak of, and no view from highrises of lake Michigan and the magnificent mile. Indianapolis has no view.

  2. "The car count, THE SERIES, THE RACING, THE RATINGS, THE ATTENDANCE< AND THE MANAGEMENT, EVERY season is sub-par." ______________ You're welcome!

  3. that it actually looked a lot like Sato v Franchitti @Houston. And judging from Dario's marble mouthed presentation providing "color", I'd say that he still suffers from his Dallara inflicted head injury._______Considering that the Formula E cars weren't going that quickly at that exact moment, that was impressive air time. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, as Dallara is the only car builder that needs an FAA certification for their cars. But flying Dallaras aren't new. Just ask Dan Wheldon.

  4. Does anyone know how and where I can get involved and included?

  5. While the data supporting the success of educating our preschoolers is significant, the method of reaching this age group should be multi-faceted. Getting business involved in support of early childhood education is needed. But the ways for businesses to be involved are not just giving money to programs and services. Corporations and businesses educating their own workforce in the importance of sending a child to kindergarten prepared to learn is an alternative way that needs to be addressed. Helping parents prepare their children for school and be involved is a proven method for success. However, many parents are not sure how to help their children. The public is often led to think that preschool education happens only in schools, daycare, or learning centers but parents and other family members along with pediatricians, librarians, museums, etc. are valuable resources in educating our youngsters. When parents are informed through work lunch hour workshops in educating a young child, website exposure to exceptional teaching ideas that illustrate how to encourage learning for fun, media input, and directed community focus on early childhood that is when a difference will be seen. As a society we all need to look outside the normal paths of educating and reaching preschoolers. It is when methods of involving the most important adult in a child's life - a parent, that real success in educating our future workers will occur. The website www.ifnotyouwho.org is free and illustrates activities that are research-based, easy to follow and fun! Businesses should be encouraging their workers to tackle this issue and this website makes it easy for parents to be involved. The focus of preschool education should be to inspire all the adults in a preschooler's life to be aware of what they can do to prepare a child for their future life. Fortunately we now know best practices to prepare a child for a successful start to school. Is the business community ready to be involved in educating preschoolers when it becomes more than a donation but a challenge to their own workers?

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