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Cardinal Stage's '1776' declared a success

Lou Harry
September 8, 2014
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Yes, its ending is as foregone as that of "Titanic." But that doesn't diminish the pleasures of this revolutionary musical.
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Mortgage firm eyes long-vacant Westfield office complex

Andrea Muirragui Davis
September 5, 2014
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Once home to the regional headquarters for telecommunications firm GTE, a long-vacant two-building office campus on U.S. 31 in Westfield is slated to get a new tenant.
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Fishers council candidate fills open seat ahead of schedule

Andrea Muirragui Davis
September 4, 2014
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Eric Moeller was sworn as a Fishers Town Council member on Tuesday following the resignation of incumbent Renee Cox. Moeller already was unopposed in the November general election.
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An Indiana talent places on 'So You Think'; another to dance with 'Stars'

Lou Harry
September 4, 2014
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Did Valerie Rockey spark your interest in dance? There are plenty of options this season.
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British 'pigging' firm picks Fishers for regional HQ

Andrea Muirragui Davis
September 4, 2014
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A U.K.-based firm that helps manufacturers reduce waste and cut production-changeover times is establishing its North American outpost in Fishers, taking advantage of the central location to grow its reach.
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Lou's A&E priority list for this week

Lou Harry
September 3, 2014
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A Colts kickoff concert, the Penrod Art Fair, and more highlight a week packed with options.
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Zionsville, Boone County offer deal to land IT staffing firm

Andrea Muirragui Davis
September 3, 2014
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Indianapolis-based Smart IT Staffing Inc. is considering a move to Northwest Technology Center in Zionsville, where it would have room to add 85 jobs over the next five years.
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MainGate wins Super Bowl contract, but surprised by bigger loss

Anthony Schoettle
September 3, 2014
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Indianapolis-based merchandise company is already gearing up to bid on the lucrative Super Bowl 50 contract. This time, MainGate is going after the whole deal.
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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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