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  • 3/8/2018 CICERO – The community is invited to Cicero Friends of the Park’s first Spring Fling Saturday, at the Red Bridge Community Park Building in Cicero.
    A craft show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is free and open to the public. It will feature a variety of arts, crafts and specialty products for sale. In addition, the group is playing host to a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location.
    Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children aged 6-10. Children 5 and under are free. For more information contact Jackie.hayden@cfotp.org, 317-446-1352.
    Proceeds from the Spring Fling will be directed to support the efforts of the organization. Cicero Friends of the Park was founded in 1995 to assist the Cicero Parks Department in serving the recreational needs of Cicero and Northern Hamilton County residents. The group is dedicated to preserving and increasing quality recreational facilities and related programs in the Cicero Parks, both at Red Bridge and Community Park.
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  • 3/2/2018 ARCADIA – Kindergarten registration and screening activities for children who will be attending kindergarten at Hamilton Heights Primary School in the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 15, at Hamilton Heights Primary School, 25350 Ind. 19, Arcadia.
    Parents with students living within the Hamilton Heights School District can register their child and upload required information for the upcoming school year on-line beginning Thursday through April 13 at www.hhschuskies.org. Computers will also be available to register during school hours, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., or at the March 15 Round Up.
    To enroll for full-day Kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2018. Parents/legal guardians need to bring the following to ensure registration:
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  • Hoosier native, author, and actor to speak at Heights
    3/2/2018 ARCADIA – Hamilton Heights Middle School will welcome young adult author Aaron Galvin, who will be speaking with students in grades 6 through 8 March 20.
    An Indiana native and graduate of Ball State University’s Telecommunications: News Journalism program, Galvin has written two young adult book series, “Vengeance Trilogy,” and “Salted Series,” and he was recently named a Top 50 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Nicholl Fellowship screenplay competition for the adaptation of his middle grade novel of the same title, “The Grave of Lainey Grace.”
    Galvin, also an accomplished actor, has worked in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to starring in dozens of indie films and commercials.
    “We are thrilled to have Aaron back to HHMS,” said Emily Beechler, media specialist, Hamilton Heights Middle School. “During his visit several years ago, he was engaging, inspirational and really resonated with many of our students. It is exciting to have this local celebrity return to share up close and personal what can happen when you don't give up on your dreams.”
    Galvin currently lives in Southern California with his family.
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  • 2/24/2018 ARCADIA – After Cliff Hackman, Hamilton Heights Primary School assistant principal, fielded a number of calls from parents expressing concerns and anxiety related to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., he had an idea. With the monthly fire drill approaching, Hackman wanted to take advantage of a teachable moment.
    While the school setting remains one of the safest and secure places for students, Hackman said he understood the concerns. He reached out to the local fire departments to see if they would like to participate in Heights regularly scheduled monthly fire drill. They were more than happy to help and arrived in force. 
    Personnel from Jackson Township Fire Department and the Cicero Fire Department were present at the fire drills, interacted with students throughout, and provide a little safety education while they were there. The media was there to capture the moment and help share the message about how one rural district continues its proactive safety efforts in the wake of a national tragedy.
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  • Sen. Buck welcomes local students to Statehouse
    2/21/2018 STATEHOUSE – State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) welcomed the following students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January, Alyssa Irwin and Amanda Irwin, both of Hamilton Heights High School, Arcadia, and Katherine Parsley, of Sheridan High School. Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the Senate floor and interacting with their state senators. Students in grades six through 12 participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. Groups serve on Wednesdays. To learn more about the Senate’s page program, visit www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program.
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  • Heights plays host to Costa Rican exchange experience
    2/8/2018 ARCADIA – This is Jane Shields’ third time coordinating an exchange experience for Costa Rican students and their local host families at Hamilton Heights.
    This year, 17 high school students (aged 15-17) and three teacher chaperones from three difference schools of the Limon Province of Costa Rica got to call northern Hamilton County home. After an amazing two weeks of non-stop fun and education, the Costa Rican students and their host families said their goodbyes but the time together and shared experiences of this cultural exchange will last a lifetime.
    The exchange students divided their time between attending classes with their Heights’ partners and taking excursions to other schools and Indiana attractions. After school and on the weekends, the group kept a full schedule engaging in a wide variety of local and regional amenities.
    “The students had a full two weeks during their visit here,” said Shields, Hamilton Heights’ Spanish teacher.
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  • Sheridan Library offering Winter Reading Club
    2/2/2018 SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Public Library is once again offering customers a chance to sign up for the Winter Reading Club.
    “We have not done the club for the last couple of years because we have had the Bicentennial Reading Club going on year round. We decided to go back to the old format this year because the bicentennial has been celebrated and a winter club has always been a popular activity for our adult readers in the past,” said Steve Martin, library director.
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  • Sheridan Coalition Committee working to improve town
    2/1/2018 SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Coalition Committee has become an important part of the community and yet probably most residents have never even heard of it.
    One of its major achievements has been to persuade Dollar General to add a fresh foods section to their store to help fill the food void created when Railer’s went out of business.
    The Coalition was the brain child of Gloria Del Greco, a NEP Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Service. Her office is in Noblesville. Purdue established the Community Wellness Coordinator positions in December of 2015 to help communities make the healthy choice the easy choice.
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  • Dugan bringing anniversary tour to Arcadia
    1/27/2018 Crackers and comedian Dave Dugan are both celebrating 35 years of comedy.
    One of the stops on his anniversary tour is Feb. 10, at Hedgehog Music Showcase, 101 W. Main St., Arcadia.
    The original Broad Ripple location launched Dugan's career and after a year of being its house comic, appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, FOX, CBS, ABC, and the Arsenio Hall show followed.
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  • Homecoming visitors
    1/24/2018 Hamilton Heights High School students with visiting Costa Rican students have been enjoying and participating in this week’s Homecoming activities. These visiting students have been sampling American student life in and outside the classroom. They have visited local amenities like the Children’s Museum, Fair Oaks Farm, have gone shopping, attended a Pacer’s game, tried new foods and enjoyed a first, now and sledding at Koteewi Run Snow Slope.
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