Sunday, November 28

Betsy Reason

Please bring back our city’s Christmas Parade
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Please bring back our city’s Christmas Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in 2019 in the Noblesville Christmas Parade, which is a tradition in downtown Noblesville. Hamilton County 4-H’ers and their llamas from Hamilton County Llamas, walk in the 2019 Noblesville Christmas Parade. Dressed in their “ugly Christmas sweaters,” Noblesville High School Marching Millers perform in 2019 during the Noblesville Christmas Parade. The Times photos by Betsy ReasonRetired professional ballet dancer Robert Moore, Noblesville, co-owner of En Pointe dance studio in Noblesville, has fun operating a snow machine on the En Pointe parade entry, during the 2019 Noblesville Christmas Parade. (This year’s En Pointe Christmas is Dec. 17-18 at Noblesville High School.) By Betsy Reason Sunday afternoon will feel a little empty this weekend without o...
Small Business Saturday weekend among 35 holiday things to do
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Small Business Saturday weekend among 35 holiday things to do

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonLogan Village Mall on Logan Street in downtown Noblesville is decorated for the holidays and awaits shoppers this weekend during Small Business Saturday weekend, today through Sunday, with special shopping events throughout downtown Noblesville.The Times photo by Betsy ReasonHamilton County Historical Society’s Santa House awaits the arrival of Santa on Sunday afternoon on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.The Times photo by Betsy ReasonNoblesville Antiques on the Square on Ninth Street in downtown Noblesville is decorated for the holidays and awaits shoppers on this Small Business Saturday weekend, today through Sunday, with special shopping events throughout downtown Noblesville. It’s already the day after Thanksgiving and Black Friday is he...
Great-granddaughter shares history of Ringer family farm, 100-year honor
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Great-granddaughter shares history of Ringer family farm, 100-year honor

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonOnly a long lane remains on one of the Sheridan parcels of the Ringer Family farm property, which the Indiana State Department of Agriculture this year honors as a 100-year-old Indiana farm.Janet VawterPhoto courtesy of Indiana State Department of AgricultureIndiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler (left) and Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch (right) present a 2021 Hoosier Homestead Farm Centennial Award to the Ringer Family Farms’ family, Susan Ringer, Nancy Norris, Janet Vawter (fourth from left) of Noblesville, Jim Ringer and wife Susan. By Betsy Reason Janet Vawter is proud of her family heritage and her fourth-generation family farm. The Noblesville resident and 1964 Sheridan High School graduate is one of three daughters of the late...
Musical weekend ends with sad, post-show blues
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Musical weekend ends with sad, post-show blues

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonThe cast of Disney’s “High School Musical” take their bows at Noblesville High School over the weekend, as seniors will have performed their final musical for their senior year. By Betsy Reason For the past 14 weeks, Noblesville High School theater students have been rehearsing for last weekend’s production of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Patrons who attended any of the four performances were likely amazed at the singing and dancing of our young people. Those students have been rehearsing every day after school Monday through Friday and even some Saturdays. When rehearsals were finally over and the show opened on Friday night, I could feel the energy on stage. Cast and crew members have spent so many hours together and have had so much ...
Good Samaritan is preparing for holidays, seeking donations
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Good Samaritan is preparing for holidays, seeking donations

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonThis week and next week are exceptionally busy for Noblesville’s Nancy Chance, founder and executive director of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, which offers not only holiday assistance distribution but also a free Thanksgiving Day meal. By Betsy Reason When Nancy Chances sees a need, she finds a way to fulfill that need. And while she’s always helping others, she never asks to be recognized. But rather she asks for donations of food, clothing and money, to help those less fortunate. She works her magic through Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, an organization that she founded and is in its 41st year. Originally known simply as Good Samaritan, the organization provides food and health care for thousands of county residents ...
Ice plaza, holiday lights, markets, musicals, more
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Ice plaza, holiday lights, markets, musicals, more

Photo courtesy of the City of NoblesvilleFamilies enjoy the temporary Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza in Noblesville, opening on Saturday for the holiday season. By Betsy Reason If your calendar is anything like mine, then you already have a full month of holiday activities beginning this weekend, including Ruoff Music Center’s Magic of Lights and Saturday’s opening of Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza, plus a Handmade Vintage Market and a holiday lights walking tour. Noblesville First UMC’s Bags, Baskets & Blessings is happening this evening, and Noblesville High School’s fall musical, Disney’s “High School Musical,” continues through Saturday, and Fishers High School’s fall musical, “Mamma Mia!” opens tonight and continues through Sunday. As we get into Thanksgiving break, C...
Noblesville’s big new ‘Ns’ celebrate school
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Noblesville’s big new ‘Ns’ celebrate school

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonAt noon Tuesday, the roundabout at Cumberland Road and Field Drive near Noblesville High School, was busy with workers in big white trucks from The Sign Group Inc (SGI) in Indianapolis, installing a new art sculpture, a distinctive “N” in the roundabout.The Times photo by Betsy ReasonNoblesville Schools’ first new art sculpture, a distinctive and giant “N,” gets installed Tuesday in the middle of the roundabout at Cumberland Road and Field Drive. The second half of the sculpture, a second N, will be finished this week. The project cost $80,000. By Betsy Reason A roundabout at the intersection of Cumberland Road and Field Drive nearest Noblesville High School is gaining a little more school spirit as a giant, new art sculpture, a distinctive “N,” is ins...
What it takes to put on ‘High School Musical’
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What it takes to put on ‘High School Musical’

The Times photos by Betsy Reason. Noblesville High School students Maddux Morrison (left), as Troy; Lauren Rohn, as Sharpay; and Anna Schlueter as Gabriella rehearse a scene from Disney’s “High School Musical,” which will be on stage Thursday through Saturday at NHS AuditoriumNoblesville High School students Aidan Johnston (from left), Jayden Williams, Maddux Morrison, Nick Adams, Nick Sizelove and Trevor Greenlee rehearse the “Get'cha Head in the Game” dance song for Disney’s “High School Musical,” which will be on stage Thursday through Saturday at NHS Auditorium.Noblesville High School students Laura Wertz as Ms. Darbus (from left), Aaron Krent as Ryan and Lauren Rohn as Sharpay rehearse Disney’s “High School Musical,” which will be on stage Thursday through Saturday at NHS Auditor...
‘Honey, Honey,’ FHS to stage ‘Mamma Mia!’
Betsy Reason, Columnists

‘Honey, Honey,’ FHS to stage ‘Mamma Mia!’

Photos provided. Fishers Theatre students dance during rehearsals for this weekend’s performance of “Mamma Mia!” musical, on stage Friday-Sunday at Fishers High School.Fishers Theatre students rehearse for this weekend’s performances of “Mamma Mia!” musical, on stage Friday-Sunday at Fishers High School.Fishers Theatre students rehearse for this weekend’s performance of “Mamma Mia!” musical, on stage Friday-Sunday at Fishers High School. By Betsy Reason Fishers High School’s theater director Anna Nickell has wanted to direct the “Mamma Mia!” musical for several years. One, because it’s a great show, she said. Secondly, the show’s popularity would help recover some of the school’s lost ticket revenue over the past couple of years since the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s fun and famil...
Honoring our county veterans
Betsy Reason, Columnists

Honoring our county veterans

The Times photo by Betsy ReasonRegina Epperson, 75, stood under a red, white and blue VFW umbrella, which she held for her mom, Mary Joan Clark, 92. Epperson said the name of her brother, Steven Clark, who died in Vietnam, was printed on the Hamilton County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square.The Times photo by Betsy ReasonMilitary veterans and nonveterans listen to the Veterans Day ceremony at the Hamilton County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.The Times photo by Betsy ReasonCongresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) of Noblesville , who was in attendance at the Veterans Day ceremony at the Hamilton County Courthouse Square, thank military veterans for being “real freedom fighters.”The Times photo by Betsy ReasonA 21-gun salute and playing of Taps bugle call j...