Category: Cover Stories

Jane Flanders works out with trainer Tod Baker. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 0

Working her way back

How Pilates helped one woman learn to live again By Mark Ambrogi Jane Flanders has been dealing with her cerebral palsy her entire life. However following hip replacement surgery and then suffering leg injuries...

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Fight for Life

Former Colts player builds foundation for at-risk youth As a former member of the Indianapolis Colts, Marlin Jackson is a role model to young kids. He’s remembered for one of the most famous plays...

Fred Baade, a 48-year Carmel resident, cuts former Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut’s hair. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 0

Closing shop

Fred Baade closes barber shop after more than 60 years cutting hair By Mark Ambrogi Fred Baade learned how to cut hair at age 14 in Germany near the end of World War II....

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Looking ahead

What’s next for Carmel in 2015? Government Mayor Jim Brainard has already announced he will seek a sixth term in May, but no opponent has officially been announced yet. City Councilor Rick Sharp said...

Laura Baker (back row, center) and students from Columbia College prepare for filming. (Submitted photo) 0

Lights, camera, action!

Carmel grad Laura Baker brings a little bit of Hollywood home By Mark Robinson Carmel will be going a little Hollywood next month, thanks to a native college student who has aspirations of making it big...

A classroom inside Carmel’s Eleven Fifty. (Submitted photo) 8

Beyond the classroom

How Carmel residents are thinking outside the box when it comes to learning By Mark Robinson Traditional education takes young adults on one of two paths after high school graduation: directly into the workforce...

Kids sled down a hill. (Submitted photo courtesy of Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation) 4

Holiday happenings in Carmel

City prepares to keep kids, families busy over Christmas break By Mark Ambrogi Carmel residents seeking things to do this holiday season have several options from the Monon Community Center and City of Carmel...

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He said, she said

After lawsuit, war is still being waged between mayor and clerk-treasurer Even though their offices are right next to each other, Carmel’s mayor and clerk-treasurer couldn’t be further apart. Lately Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard...

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Special benefits tax

Could Carmel’s debt make this tax a reality? If anyone were to wish for a crystal ball, it might be the leaders in Carmel’s city government. “The only way you can predict the future...

Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner Bobby Cox, referee Joe Calderazzo (holding AED) and Carmel athletic director Jim Inskeep. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 8

Bolt for the heart

Referee advocates for AEDs before Nov. 27 race By Mark Ambrogi Dr. Joe Calderazzo recalls feeling a little out of sorts during the ride from Washington, Ind., to Carmel a year ago. He shook...