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Tea for two

Carmel business owner serves up tastes from her homeland By Mark Ambrogi Tina Jesson recalls when she first thought of having her own tea room. “When I was about 20, I went to a...

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Focused on health

Why do Carmel residents care more about fitness than people in other parts of the state? Carmel appears to have a love affair with health and fitness. Bike trails. The Farmers Market. Yoga studio...

More buses could be coming from Indianapolis to Carmel. (Photo Illustration by Zach Ross)

Mass transit

Carmel considers improving methods for commuting By Adam Aasen adam@youarecurrent.com Most people don’t think of Carmel as a city that relies on public transportation, but elected officials are closely looking at ways to improve...

The duo Ty and Isaac rehearse for Porchfest. (Photo by Allison Mayer)

PorchFest

Carmel’s newest festival will bring live music to neighbors’ front yards By Adam Aasen Carmel’s historic downtown will be transformed into an outdoor music festival on Sept. 14. And this inaugural free event –...

Doreen Squire Ficara sits inside her home in Carmel. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

Carmel’s English rose

A look into the life of Doreen Squire Ficara By Dawn Pearson It would take an entire edition of the Current, and maybe more, to list Doreen Squire Ficara’s activities and what she has...

Josh Kaufman performs at the State Fair earlier this month. (Photo by Sara Crawford)

Josh Kaufman: Back home in Indiana 

By Tonya Burton On Aug. 14, after a family vacation to Florida, Josh Kaufman arrived at the Carmel Palladium for an interview, wearing his signature fedora, a polo shirt, and skinny jeans. “Well, it’s...

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A place to worship

New churches, temples and mosques show Carmel is becoming more diverse By Kristen Yates Carmel was once known by another name, Bethlehem, when in 1837 four men settled here. Many of these people were...