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Friday fun: Nickel Plate Arts Weekend

June 7, 2013
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The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau came up with the ongoing Nickel Plate Arts initiative to support and promote arts experiences in an area stretching from Fishers to Tipton.
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Bank saves Westfield summer tradition

June 6, 2013
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With the Westfield Farmers Market out of commission for the 2013 season, a local bank is opening its parking lot to vendors on Friday evenings this summer.
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Walmart, bank, barbecue on tap for high-profile Fishers corner

June 5, 2013
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Work is finally under way at Fishers Marketplace, a long-awaited development at the northeast corner of 131st Street and State Road 37.
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Ivy Tech sticking with Noblesville despite possible cutbacks

June 4, 2013
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Lawmakers included $12 million in the state budget for renovations to the building that will house a new Ivy Tech campus in Noblesville—saving the site as the school considers closing some locations.
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Westfield's plans just keep getting grander

June 3, 2013
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Preliminary designs presented to City Council members last month show 100-foot towers at the northwest and southeast edges of a planned U.S. 31 bridge over State Road 32, a key gateway to Westfield.
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Friday fun: Exploring standout suburban restaurants

May 31, 2013
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Few things are as fun for me as trying a new restaurant—or revisiting an old favorite.But I never realized how Indianapolis-centric my choices were until this spring, when the Indy Star and Indy Monthly both compiled lists of gotta-go restaurants.
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What is tipping point for development incentives?

May 30, 2013
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A Carmel City Council committee's decision not to help Pedcor Cos. land a state tax credit sent a message to developers: Public money won't be flowing quite as freely in the future.
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Zionsville lands $40M FedEx investment

May 29, 2013
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A Wednesday morning groundbreaking ceremony signaled the start of construction on a new FedEx Ground distribution center in Zionsville—the surest sign yet that the Boone County town really is open for business.
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Westfield's 'Grand' plans extend downtown, too

May 28, 2013
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More than five years in the making, Westfield's $20 million Grand Junction initiative is moving forward. Mayor Andy Cook said the project already is paying off.
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Friday fun: It's beach season in Fishers

May 24, 2013
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Nothing says “Welcome, summer!” quite like hitting the beach on Memorial Day weekend—regardless of Indiana’s ocean-free status.
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Interest in Westfield schools' land not paying off ... yet

May 23, 2013
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Westfield Washington Schools likely will hold onto 14 acres of high-profile property at the corner of U.S. 31 and State Road 32—at least until offers for the land improve.
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What's your take on The Farm at Zionsville?

May 22, 2013
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Developer Steve Pittman expects to tweak plans for The Farm at Zionsville based on feedback from the community. So what's your take on the proposal?
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Scotty's fishing for prime Hamilton County site

May 21, 2013
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Local restaurateur Scott Wise hasn’t given up on Hamilton County. The Scotty's Brewhouse founder said this week he has been evaluating potential sites for his growing family of restaurants—including a couple of options in Fishers.
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Subaru growing into new Boone County distribution center

May 20, 2013
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Subaru of America plans to invest $18 million to build and equip a regional distribution center in Lebanon, potentially tripling the scope of its Boone County operations.
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Friday fun: Master gardeners dig annual sale

May 17, 2013
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Dirt has been flying throughout Hamilton County as hundreds of master gardeners prepare for their annual sale. The green thumbs produced more than 12,000 plants to raise money for scholarships and other programs.
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Farmers markets usher in suburban summer

May 16, 2013
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Forget Memorial Day. Summer unofficially arrives in the suburbs this Saturday—opening day for high-profile farmers markets in Carmel, Noblesville and Zionsville.
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Sneak a peek at Noblesville's long-awaited Riverwalk

May 15, 2013
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Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a pedestrian path along the White River in Noblesville—a $2 million-plus project that took more than a decade to come to fruition.
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Zionsville to share TIF revenue with school district

May 13, 2013
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Zionsville's cash-strapped school district could collect almost $5 million from the town’s tax-increment financing district if an unusual land deal is finalized later this month.
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Local runners snap up Fishers firm's Boston tribute

May 10, 2013
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Best known for a line of T-shirts inspired by ugly Christmas sweaters, upstart Fishers clothing company Vardagen got an unexpected spring boost from a design created to raise money for victims of last month’s Boston Marathon bombing.
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Carmel developer plans rooms with a view

May 9, 2013
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Construction is expected to begin this summer on a $6 million development at Carmel’s City Center that includes luxury apartments overlooking the Monon Trail.
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Reynolds moving HQ, farm-equipment sales

May 8, 2013
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Fishers mainstay Reynolds Farm Equipment is building an $8 million headquarters on U.S. 31 north of Westfield, moving the company’s agricultural operation closer to its rural customer base.
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Outback, Olive Garden slated for Michigan Road

May 7, 2013
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The Carmel City Council on Monday agreed to pave the way—literally—for commercial development planned for the west side of Michigan Road south of 106th Street.
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The 'burbs: culinary wasteland or undiscovered territory?

May 6, 2013
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Local food writer's "Taste of Indy" feature got me thinking about destination dining in the northern suburbs. What would make your list?
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Book offers lessons from 'magnetic' Fishers museum

May 6, 2013
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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is one of six U.S. institutions featured in a new book that aims to identify the qualities that allow some organizations to thrive, rather than simply survive.
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Zionsville council to vote on $650K property deal

May 3, 2013
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The town of Zionsville is poised to buy a former PNC Bank branch at the south end of its historic Main Street.
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  1. Of what value is selling alcoholic beverages to State Fair patrons when there are many families with children attending. Is this the message we want to give children attending and participating in the Fair, another venue with alooholic consumption onsite. Is this to promote beer and wine production in the state which are great for the breweries and wineries, but where does this end up 10-15 years from now, lots more drinkers for the alcoholic contents. If these drinks are so important, why not remove the alcohol content and the flavor and drink itself similar to soft drinks would be the novelty, not the alcoholic content and its affects on the drinker. There is no social or material benefit from drinking alcoholic beverages, mostly people want to get slightly or highly drunk.

  2. I did;nt know anyone in Indiana could count- WHY did they NOT SAY just HOW this would be enforced? Because it WON;T! NOW- with that said- BIG BROTHER is ALIVE in this Article-why take any comment if it won't appease YOU PEOPLE- that's NOT American- with EVERYTHING you indicated is NOT said-I can see WHY it say's o Comments- YOU are COMMIES- BIG BROTHER and most likely- voted for Obama!

  3. In Europe there are schools for hairdressing but you don't get a license afterwards but you are required to assist in turkey and Italy its 7 years in japan it's 10 years England 2 so these people who assist know how to do hair their not just anybody and if your an owner and you hire someone with no experience then ur an idiot I've known stylist from different countries with no license but they are professional clean and safe they have no license but they have experience a license doesn't mean anything look at all the bad hairdressers in the world that have fried peoples hair okay but they have a license doesn't make them a professional at their job I think they should get rid of it because stateboard robs stylist and owners and they fine you for the dumbest f***ing things oh ur license isn't displayed 100$ oh ur wearing open toe shoes fine, oh there's ONE HAIR IN UR BRUSH that's a fine it's like really? So I think they need to go or ease up on their regulations because their too strict

  4. Exciting times in Carmel.

  5. Twenty years ago when we moved to Indy I was a stay at home mom and knew not very many people.WIBC was my family and friends for the most part. It was informative, civil, and humerous with Dave the KING. Terri, Jeff, Stever, Big Joe, Matt, Pat and Crumie. I loved them all, and they seemed to love each other. I didn't mind Greg Garrison, but I was not a Rush fan. NOW I can't stand Chicks and all their giggly opinions. Tony Katz is to abrasive that early in the morning(or really any time). I will tune in on Saturday morning for the usual fun and priceless information from Pat and Crumie, mornings it will be 90.1

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