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Options grow at Charter School
Noblesville's Mason Burden said he is able to focus more on his education thanks to a smaller-classroom environment and one-on-one time he receives with his teachers at Options Charter School in Noblesville.

The 15-year-old freshman, a former student at Noblesville East Middle School, was referred to Options during his eighth-grade year because of his need for that one-on-one time.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Gotta have the eclipse glasses
You would have thought that people were in line for Black Friday. Maybe the grand opening of a new store. Or even tickets to a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Folks arrived as early as 1:30 a.m. Friday at Hamilton East Public Library's Noblesville branch, in hopes of scoring special solar eclipse-viewing safety eyeglasses to view today's highly publicized solar eclipse.

Both Noblesville and Fishers branch libraries gave away 100 pairs of eclipse-viewing glasses, first-come, first-served, when the doors opened at 9 a.m.

Monday, August 21, 2017
'90 NHS grad is Fair's 'Mr. Fix it'
Mark Costlow can pet an Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale. He can view the Indiana State Fairgrounds from the roof of the Coliseum. And he can eat ice cream every day of the Indiana State Fair.

While he has lots of perks working at the State Fairgrounds, the 1990 Noblesville High School graduate, who is the Fairgrounds' facilities maintenance superintendent, is one of the busiest employees before, during and after the Indiana State Fair, which runs through Sunday.

The Fairgrounds has 250 acres, 68 buildings and is open year-round.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Marching Millers, 4-H'ers and more
If you missed Noblesville Marching Millers' winning Indiana State Fair Band Day performance, you can still catch it tonight.

The Indiana State Fair Band Day Champions will present a "stand still" performance of the show during the halftime of Noblesville Millers varsity football season opener at Hare Chevrolet Field. General admission is $5. Game is at 7 p.m. Millers will play Lawrence North Wildcats.

Friday, August 18, 2017
Rediscovering Noblesville ALDI
You would have thought that a new grocery had opened in town.

Shoppers lined up from the front door to the length of the building. They camped out in lawn chairs. They had shopping bags in hand. And quarters ready to unlock and rent a grocery cart.

The Noblesville ALDI on Wednesday reopened for business after a brief closure during the store's remodel.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Remembering Mary Resler
There will never be another Mary Resler.

I have known her since my early years of covering Noblesville, from the days when she organized Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission's Summer Band Concerts in Seminary Park to the many musical programs she led at Noblesville First United Methodist Church.

She also organized the music for the Noblesville Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
4-H still shaping Alan Burton's life
When we visited the Indiana State Fair on Saturday, we happened onto Hamilton County 10-year 4-H'er Alan Burton, who was working at 4-H Centennial Hall alongside other county 4-H'ers.

Every time that I see Alan, he's busy dedicating his time and efforts to 4-H.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Tour goes behind Riverview doors
Being one of the many guests at Thursday's Noblesville Chamber of Commerce luncheon, I was fortunate to be invited to Riverview Health's behind-the-scenes hospital tour.

Seth Warren, Riverview's CEO, was guest speaker at the luncheon with a crowd that filled the old barn-turned-catering hall at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.

Guests devoured a lunch catered by Matteo's Ristorante Italiano on the Square, then listened intently as Warren delivered the annual Riverview State of Health in Hamilton County.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Focus turns to Seminary Park
While Noblesville Deputy Mayor Steve Cooke has received a lot of grief about his controversial idea to build homes at Seminary Park and to turn our Nickel Plate Rail line into trails, I still follow him on Twitter.

That's because his Tweets are usually about promoting Noblesville.

Thursday, his Tweets encouraged folks to come out and donate blood during the Indiana Blood Center drive at the Wastewater Department on Washington Street in Noblesville's Southwest Quadrant neighborhood.

Friday, August 11, 2017
NEMS student singing his way
Young Noblesville actor and singer Maddux Morrison kept track of the time, because he was worried that he wouldn't make it to his final performance when the curtain opened.

He had just competed in the Junior Division of the Indiana State Fair Vocal Solo Male contest on Sunday. Although he was first to go on stage in the competition, when he went to sing, there were microphone issues. This delayed the start, but he handled it well.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Farmfest serves hearts, horses
Hometown fans will be thrilled to know that Nashville country music recording artist John Riggins will return this weekend to Hamilton County,

Headliner of Peterson Farmfest in Cicero, the former Carmel firefighter has performed at the festival every year since its beginning five years ago. The fundraiser brings in money for Reins of Grace Therapeutic Riding Center in Sheridan, where a dozen special-needs students, ages 2-8, ride horses weekly as therapy.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
What's it take to costume 57 kids?
When Noblesville's Norma Floyd is asked to be a costumer for a show at The Belfry Theatre, she goes to work figuring out exactly what the director has in mind.

Doing the costumes doesn't mean she makes every one of them. Sometimes, she scrounges for costume pieces, and sometimes actors find their own costumes. But it's her job to make sure that every cast member in the show has a costume for his or her character.
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Monday, August 7, 2017
Our own Olympian inspires archers
Young archers today might not recognize Stephanie Amick as she walks down the field at Grand Park.

The Fishers resident, a 1996 Hamilton Southeastern High School grad and who is 32 weeks pregnant, is a 2004 archery Olympian.

She is volunteering at USA Archery's Outdoor Nationals awards ceremony today at Grand Park in Westfield.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Sky's the limit On new Fair ride
The Indiana State Fair opens today with a new ride that will allow visitors to see the sights from high above the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to board the new Suburu Skyride on Thursday during State Fair Media Day.

It was a sweet, smooth ride that takes visitors from the former State Fair Gift Shop location near the Midway entrance and travels high above the crowd over Main Street, and behind the Hoosier Lottery Grand Stand and east to the Swine Barn and Kiddie Land Midway, near the Binford Avenue entrance of the State Fairgrounds.

The 90-chair aerial lift is just like a ski lift and has a safety bar for passengers, and it travels 35 feet above the ground over the span of 1,400 feet.

Friday, August 4, 2017
Art is more than Fair on Square
If you think that the Htamilton County Artists' Association is a bunch of creative types painting and doing their own thing, it is, and so much more.

The Artists' Association is one of the county's best-hidden gems.

Juried members make up the group, a nonprofit that is based out of a former First Baptist Church at 195 S. Fifth St., in Noblesville.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Art is more than Fair on Square
If you think that the Htamilton County Artists' Association is a bunch of creative types painting and doing their own thing, it is, and so much more.

The Artists' Association is one of the county's best-hidden gems.

Juried members make up the group, a nonprofit that is based out of a former First Baptist Church at 195 S. Fifth St., in Noblesville.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time to start middle school
Only one more day until I get out the tissues for a good cry. Tuesday will be an emotional one as I put my daughter on the school bus for her first day as a middle-schooler.

Yes, she will be a big sixth-grader at Noblesville East Middle School.

Last Wednesday, we visited the school for the second time, her third. She found her classrooms, got her school schedule, and received her assigned hall locker.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Celebrate end of summer reading
It's hard to believe it's already the last week of July. It means that classes start on Tuesday for Noblesville Schools. It means it's time to stop sleeping in.

And it's also time for the end of Hamilton East Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program, and time for the library's celebration for folks who read books over the summer.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
57 reasons to love 'Little Mermaid'
When The Belfry Theatre's Apprentice Players production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" opens tonight, I'll be there.

I'll also be there on Saturday at the matinee and evening. And on Sunday. And all of next weekend.

Earlier, I shared that my daughter had auditioned for the youth production and was cast as Ursula, the sea witch. She's among 57 adorable kids, ages 4-13, in the musical.

What I didn't share was that I am a first-time producer for this show.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Shakespeare celebrates 25th at new venue
While audiences of Noblesville Shakespeare in the Park grew to love the intimacy of Seminary Park, they will find it easy to fall in love with the new venue at Federal Hill Commons.

Just ask Shakespeare director, Noblesville's Mark Tumey.

"We feel Federal Hill Commons offers so much more for Shakespeare in the Park, and we are hoping to 'take it to the next level' there," he said.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
4-H Fair was a great time
Every year at this time, I'm sad to see the Hamilton County 4-H Fair come to a close. We've enjoyed five days of food, fun and 4-H projects.

On Thursday, opening day of the Fair, my daughter, in addition to her Blue and Honor ribbons for the 4-H Photography project, she also earned a blue ribbon for her 4-H Health project. It was a poster about first aid for burns.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Harey Hopper loves her rabbit
Noblesville's Gracie Kinnaman removed her rabbit from his cage and sat him on a carpet remnant on top of a rectangular folding table in the Rabbit Barn at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair.

Wearing her light blue Harey Hoppers 4-H Club T-shirt, she couldn't help but have a big smile on her face. What made her so happy?

"Just getting to spend time with the rabbits and helping my club," said the 10-year-old Noblesville girl, a second-year 4-H'er.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Homemakers still cooking at the Fair
I remember years ago, when I worked at The Noblesville Ledger newspaper, and all of us reporters would meet for lunch at the Hamilton County Extension Homemakers Food Stand during the 4-H Fair.

It was in mid- to late 1980s, and the Food Stand was a little building at the Fairgrounds. The dining room was a big screened-in porch with picnic tables, and the kitchen was at the back and wasn't air conditioned. That original and first Food Stand was dedicated on April 25, 1971.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
What should I eat at the Fair?
When I was walking into the Hamilton County 4-H Fair on the first morning, Thursday, I listened as people in front of me were saying how much they enjoy the "smell of the Fair."

The fair really does smell good.

You can smell the horses, the pigs and the cows. It's like going to the farm.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Finding my 4-H Fair chair
It was the first year that I came to The Noblesville Times. And I was told that the newspaper would be renting a booth in the Commercial Tent at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair.

As a booth holder, we got an assigned space in the tent. We brought our own table, chairs, box fan, plus subscription sign-up sheets and daily copies of The Times. And a bowl of candy to entice fairgoers.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Starting to look like a 4-H Fair
If you've driven by the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville this week, you've probably noticed that the big tents are set up, barns are open and the parking lot is bustling with 4-H'ers checking in their 4-H Fair projects.

We love the Fair and look forward to it every year. Maybe it's the smell of the horses and cows and pigs that fill the barns. Or the thousands of 4-H'ers projects that are judged and on display to the public

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Phyllis Davis is a tradition
Noblesville's Phyllis Davis won't ever divulge her age. But she will tell you that she's been playing the piano since she was 3 years old.

And that she has been playing for the Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen Contest for at least 50 consecutive years.

The Times newspaper archives has her playing at the contest since 1968, a year that I believe she told me one time when I was interviewing her. In fact, she was honored in 2014 for 46 years at a celebration that included presentation of a wristwatch.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Family thankful for dad's legacy
For years, Bobby Mills would be out at his Field of Dreams, everyday, especially during the baseball season.

"It was his therapy," said Michey Mills of her late husband, who created a baseball complex of eight fully equipped diamonds that opened in 1999 next to Hazel Dell Elementary on school property on Indiana 32 in Noblesville.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Fair Queen looks back
It's been an amazing year for Sheridan's Rachel Adams, who was crowned the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen a year ago.

She joined the pageant competition, following in her sister, Courtney's footsteps, and to gain a "learning" experience.

"I had no idea I had what it took to be Miss Hamilton County, and I think that's why I appreciate it so much. It's a legacy....," said Rachel, whose photo joined pictures of past 4-H Fair queens that line the hallway of the Exhibition Center at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

Friday, July 14, 2017
String-Time series to debut on Square
You might know Janet Gilray as Miss Melody, a schoolmarm from Possum Holler who plays her old Martin heirloom guitar and sings "Antique Stories in Song" for kids on the second Saturday morning of the month at Old Picket Fence in downtown Noblesville.

Or maybe you've seen Miss Melody teaching school and singing songs in the little one-room schoolhouse in the Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Learning skills at free rec camp
I want to begin by thanking Noblesville Schools and Noblesville Township for partnering to offer free recreational summer day camps again this year.

It's the first year that we've gotten to take advantage of the camps, and we loved them.

Usually, I don't find out about the camps until the offerings are already full, but this year when Facebook friend and fellow mom Tiff Whitaker in March gave us a heads-up that the camps were posted on an eventbrite.com link on the school district's website, I quickly maneuvered my way there.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meeting tonight about the train
While I don't display a "Save the Train" sign in my front yard, my hope is that we can save the train, that is, our Nickel Plate Road railroad track.

I love to hear the whistle blow as it travels through downtown Noblesville. The train travels down the middle of Eighth Street, from Logan to Division streets. We're one of only five Indiana cities and towns where the train still travels right down the middle of the street, forcing drivers to share the road.
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Hey 4-H'ers, projects done?
It's already July 8, which means the Hamilton County 4-H Fair is right around the corner.

I know that because my 11-year-old daughter is scrambling today to finish up one of her projects, with the help of her Aunt Debbie.

This is our fifth year involved in the county's 4-H program. We spent two years in Mini 4-H, where we took Horse & Pony, Clogging, Collections and other projects. Then when my daughter was old enough, she joined the regular 4-H program.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
It's the zany Bryan Bishop
When Bryan Bishop gets on stage, he owns it.

But it wasn't always that way.

Three years ago before he played the Noblesville Street Dance, he confessed to me that he had always gotten really nervous when he about to perform in front of an audience.

"I did have stage fright when I first started playing guitar and singing in public," Bishop said.

Friday, July 7, 2017
Wafford is guy behind camera, movies in park
On July 4, Jim Wafford was the guy behind the camera filming the stage entertainment at Noblesville Fireworks Festival and driving his company vehicle in the Noblesville Fourth of July Parade.

He is the guy who plays the free Classic Movies on Friday nights at Forest Park. And the guy who annually live streams the Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen contest and does live coverage throughout the 4-H Fair.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Connecting with our neighbors
Judy Poe from Old Town Noblesville wished a Happy 4th to her neighbors. Old Town resident Corinne Piazza invited neighbors to partake in hot dogs, popcorn and water while watching the Fourth of July parade from her house on Wayne Street.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Love the 4th in Noblesville
I always look forward to the Fourth of July holiday here in Noblesville.

I especially love the parade. I've sat alongside the parade route snapping photos probably only half as many times as I have been in the parade.

Years ago, we used to literally throw handfuls of candy to people along the parade route. Since then, the City banned parade entrants from throwing candy to parade viewers, due to safety concerns, but still allow entrants to hand out candy along the parade route.

Monday, July 3, 2017
A heart attack,but he's back Smiling as he returns to race
On July 4, 2015, Geoff Robinson left the starting line with runners in Carmel's 4.5-mile Freedom Run & Walk. But he didn't make it to the finish line.

He suffered a heart attack, "dropping, on (television) camera," at the 2-mile marker.

Robinson remembers that the race on the Monon Trail started as normal with no symptoms. His wife, Lisa, waved at him at the 1.5-mile marker and told him that he looked good.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Getting head start on 4th
We are so lucky to have so many activities going on in our county celebrating Independence Day.

While many travelers have already hit the road to take advantage of a long holiday weekend, I will share what's going on here at home for those who plan to stay put.

On Saturday, Lights Over Morse Lake kicks off its four-day festival with food, petting zoo, kids carnival, live music and more at Community Park in Cicero.

Friday, June 30, 2017
Summer Fun Guide is here
While we have found so much to do already this summer, there are so many more things to experience.

During a recent visit to Koteewi Range in Noblesville, I met up during the Visit Indiana Rally for archery with 2004 Olympian Stephanie Amick of Fishers, a 1996 Hamilton Southeastern High School grad, who was offering archery pointers to Midwest Living editor Trevor Meers.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Loads of fun at NPA picnic
It was Anita Landress' first time making cotton candy. She laughed at herself as she fought the wind making the sweet treat, which ended up more on her than on the cotton candy stick.

"You're the entertainment," I heard more than one parent say as families watched Landress make cotton candy on Sunday during Noblesville Preservation Alliance's annual Summer Picnic at Seminary Park.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Hit the Tenderloin Trail
After Vacation Bible School on Friday, I was getting ready to order lunch with my daughter and her friend, Chloe Zerr, at Noblesville Jim Dandy, when I saw the Wet Tenderloin on the menu. My former Noblesville Ledger editor Don Jellison loved the dish, so I thought I would give it a try while the girls took advantage of the lunch buffet.
Monday, June 26, 2017
VBS is still fun as a volunteer
I remember how much fun it was to attend Vacation Bible School when I was a kid.

When my daughter was old enough, I signed her up for VBS at the Noblesville First United Methodist Church. The kids praised God in song, did crafts and played hand bells. They wore a color of the day, devoured tasty snacks prepared by volunteers, and prayed alongside other kids.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Why doesn't perfect attendance matter?
Noblesville Schools is nearly halfway through summer break, and I have a topic for debate that's still eating at me from the school year.

My daughter did not miss one day of class, nor was she ever tardy. She attended school every single day. She had perfect attendance her entire fifth-grade year.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Family keeps dream alive
Thanks to the late Bobby Mills, about 1,300 boys and girls, ages 3-12, annually play baseball on turf fields with scoreboards, lights, bleachers and dugouts. There are two towers, a concession stand, pavilion, restrooms, pitching practice area, batting cages and portable pitching mounds.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Picnic will help neighbors meet
We are so glad that the City of Noblesville decided to keep Seminary Park as green space for our Old Town neighborhood.

It is a place we love, and smile about every time we drive by or walk to the park.

We are happy to see events being scheduled there this summer. One of those events is Noblesville Preservation Alliance's annual Summer Picnic, which is this Sunday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A plethora of food choices at market
Saturday was the first time I'd visited the Noblesville Farmers Market this season.

It wasn't that I haven't wanted to go. We've been busy.

This past Saturday, I decided it was time to go to the market. We left early enough to find a parking space in the park's Green Room lot at the former bank, which still conveniently has a automated teller machine.

Monday, June 19, 2017
Vietnam veteran sacrifice honored
A sailor from Noblesville, who died 35 years ago, is being honored today in Washington, D.C.

John Allen Brooks was a husband, a father and a Navy Corpsman serving with the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War. He died as a result from exposure to Agent Orange.

His daughter, Emily Brooks, and her mother, Peggy Beaver, Brooks' widow, are attending the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund In Memory ceremony this morning.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
It was a 'Perfect Wedding' proposal
When Noblesville's Zach Buzan was trying to figure out the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Gipson, the pieces slowly started falling into place.

What if Zach were cast as the bridegroom in The Belfry's "Perfect Wedding" comedy?

How perfect would that be?

What if he would propose to Katie right after the bows on opening night of the play?

How perfect would that be?

Friday, June 16, 2017
Bryan Clauson legacy will be honored today
Noblesville racecar driver Bryan Clauson would have turned 28 years old today.

But he tragically lost his life on Aug. 7, 2016, following a dirt-track racing accident in Belleville, Kan.

While the day is an emotional one for his family, fiancée and friends, his birthday will be celebrated in a big way both far and near.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
It all started with an old Chrysler
Nearly 30 years ago, Noblesville's Dave Shank bought a 1954 Chrysler, just for a hobby.

He drove the car in the Fourth of July Parade and the Noblesville Christmas Parade. Realizing that there were a lot more car enthusiasts out there besides him, he struck a deal with the festivals' organizer that if she would give him names and numbers of old-car owners, then he would organize all antique-car events.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Theater now our summer home
Today is the first day of rehearsals for The Belfry Theatre's summer kids production.

I know this because my daughter auditioned a week ago for Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The theater's Apprentice Players' production will present a total of eight performances the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August.

Monday, June 12, 2017
To celebrate or not to celebrate
I haven't really celebrated my birthday since I hit a certain milestone. But I will let you do the math.

When my birthday rolls around every June 10, it's always strawberry-picking time. This year, the strawberries, the first fruit of the picking season, arrived three weeks ago, due to an early spring.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Osbornes honored in Museum opening
Steven Osborne pointed to a blue-striped cotton dress worn by his maternal grandmother, a dark print wedding dress worn by his paternal grandmother and a blue and white quilt that she started 70 years ago. He also showed a rocking chair and a top hat that belonged to this paternal grandfather. And vintage photos of his Osborne ancestors, a family Bible and an old shutter taken from the house of a family farm.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Memorial bench will honor Don Roberts
When we drive into the Noblesville Airport this Saturday for the annual June pancake breakfast fly-in, by habit, we'll automatically be looking for Don Roberts sitting on his favorite bench, acting as an official greeter.

He always flirted with all of the girls in his sweet harmless way. Especially the little girls, like my 11-year-old And sometimes, he would wear a red clown nose and make everybody laugh.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Bed Race rolls out the creativity
This year's Darlington Bed Race brought out more creativity than I've ever seen before.

Noblesville Preservation Alliance, which had maids and butlers pushing a Victorian lady on a canopy bed, wasn't the fastest in the race. But the entry, which competed at a leisurely pace, was the most popular among the audience crowded along Ninth Street.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Last day of school bittersweet for us
Thursday was an emotional day. It was the last day of classes for the school year.

But this was more emotional than any other year. Because it was also the last day of classes for elementary school.

Yes, my 11-year-old graduated fifth grade at North Elementary School.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Come out, support girls lacrosse tonight
I was so thrilled when Noblesville's Larry Palmer contacted me about Noblesville Girls Lacrosse.

He is volunteer board president of the Noblesville Lacrosse Club, which manages the boys and girls high school lacrosse programs. He is also the proud dad of a senior player.

Tonight and all day Saturday, Noblesville Lacrosse Club will play host to the Girls High School State Lacrosse Finals at White River Elementary Soccer Fields.
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Friday, June 2, 2017
Lions pork chop sign of summer
This week is one of my favorites.

While it's still another 20 days until summer officially arrives on the calendar, this weekend really feels like the beginning of summer here in Noblesville.

Besides today being the last day of school and the kickoff of the Summer Reading Program at Hamilton East Public Library, a big tent goes up today on the Courthouse Square as Noblesville Lions are setting up tables and chairs for the Club's annual Pork Chop Dinner on Friday.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Saluting veterans on Memorial Day
Monday was a beautiful sunny day. Particularly for a Memorial Day celebration on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square.

It was the largest crowd that I recall. Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear voiced the same observation.

As I looked around at the crowd of people, there were families with kids, familiar faces from the community and a lot of veterans.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Bryan Clauson, we're thinking of you today
I know that I will find myself thinking of Noblesville's late Indy 500 racecar driver Bryan Clauson as I sit and watch today's 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis.

And again on Sunday, as we, in tradition, listen on the radio to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 101st running of the Indy 500.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Is it finally pool weather?
How many gallons of water does it take to fill a swimming pool at Forest Park Aquatic Center? Would you guess 250,000 gallons for each of the two main pools?

And how many hours do you think it takes to fill the two pools? More than a day? Actually 27 hours per pool, using firehoses hooked up to fire hydrants.

Friday, May 26, 2017



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