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Carmel-born illustrator Franklin Booth drew this illustration for “The Flying Islands of the Night” by Hoosier James Whitcomb Riley. It was first published by Bobbs-Merrill Co. in 1913. (Submitted illustration)

Carmel native drew for Twain, Dreiser and others

By Fred Swift Most Hoosiers have read James Whitcomb Riley and have gotten a mental picture of his fictional characters from the illustrations that accompany many of Riley’s poems. Many of those illustrations are the creation...

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Pedcor’s proposal finalized, but questions remain

By Adam Aasen The Carmel Redevelopment Commission finalized its sale of the long-vacant Shapiro’s building after the money was wire-transferred from Pedcor, its new owner. But questions still remain from elected officials and the...

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Pumpkin Festival is Oct. 25

Are you more inclined to attend the 2014 Gourd Festival or the 2014 Pumpkin Festival? If you are in the pumpkin preference camp consider yourself fortunate to live here. Why you might wonder? Because...

Tim Mylin, right, a teacher at Carmel High School, and Lucie Mays-Sulewski, of Westfield, train for the Nov. 8 race through Carmel. Hundreds of runners will be visiting Carmel for the race, and are seeking homes to stay in upon their arrival. (Submitted photo)

Masters race set for Nov. 8

By Devynn Barnes  On Nov. 8 some of the fastest runners in the country, ages 40 and up, will be taking to the course at Northview Christian Church. The USA Masters 5K Cross Country...

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Carmel FOP asks for holiday donations

By James Feichtner With the holidays closing in, the Carmel Fraternal Order of Police is gearing up for its annual holiday fundraiser. The FOP Holiday Food Basket drive will be returning for its 33rd...

(From left) Michelle Carroll’s sons Sean, 19, Robert, 17, and Michael, 14, of Carmel, have reached the Eagle Scout status. (Submitted photo)

Soaring above her boys

By James Feichtner There are a lot of clubs available to the community’s youth, but few are as historic as the Boy Scouts of America. Many young boys participate in Scouts all over the...

Olivia Roney Spahn, center, CEO and founder of Crouching Tigers, with two of her students. (submitted photo)

Life skills through martial arts

By Kristen Yates Born from a love of ancient martial arts came the fun, affordable, kid-friendly program that is sweeping the north side of Indianapolis. Crouching Tigers’ president and founder, Olivia Roney Spahn has...