State of Health postponed, still many ways to network

Ever since the day after Noblesville Taste of Business in March 2020, when everything started shutting down, things have never been the same. About 12 days ago, Noblesville Chamber sent out an invitation to RSVP for a State of Health Luncheon for this coming Wednesday at Purgatory Golf Club. However, since then, the luncheon, which…

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30 things for your calendars

For our readers who like to open their new calendars at the beginning of each year and fill up the blank squares with things to do, I will share some dates for your calendar: Jan. 21-30 — The Hamilton County Theatre Guild’s Belfry Theatre will present “The Dining Room” comedy/drama, a play by A.R. Gurney,…

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Let the show choir competition season begin!

What a great start to Noblesville High School’s show choir competition season. NHS Singers, the high school’s top mixed show choir, on Saturday night took home Grand Champion of the Jay County Show Choir Spectacular, along with Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. Their traveling companion choir, New Dimension, NHS’s top all-female show choir, won…

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McMillan’s: The end of an era

McMillan’s Auto Care & Towing in downtown Noblesville has been serving and chatting up customers for more than 35 years. The family business — owned by Chuck and Dotty McMillan of Noblesville — has been a place where folks take their cars to get auto-repair service for more than three decades. The father-and-son team of…

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Remembering those we lost in 2021

While every birth and death is significant, The Times remembers some of those who we lost in 2021, from ages 17 to 99: Paul Edward Woodward, 96, Noblesville, died Dec. 3, 2021. He served as an MP in the U.S. Army in Hawaii during World War II. He was a Hamilton County Co-Op director, 4-H…

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Goodbye, and a look back at 2021

As we wind down 2021 on this New Year’s Eve and prepare to welcome 2022, I share with you my highlights of the year. Here’s my list of more than 35 things that I recall in 2021: 1. The $24.4 million mixed-use Levinson project, Noblesville’s first parking garage, and the first new downtown apartments in…

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A year-end look back at our own 2021 year

Over the past few years, it has seemed that people have been mailing fewer and fewer holiday cards. Some send greetings on Facebook (now Meta) and others use email or texts. While any of these methods are welcome, I have yet to give up mailing holiday newsletters. And this year was no exception. While my…

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From Betsy . . .

Merry Christmas to all of our Times newspaper readers. As a journalist, I’ve been writing about Noblesville for 35 years. And some of the same people who were reading my first feature stories in 1986 in the Noblesville Daily Ledger are still reading my newspaper columns in 2021 in The Times. And I thank you.…

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One more chance to give Santa a wish list

Santa Claus — in his wire-rim eyeglasses, big red suit and beard as white as the snow — takes his seat in the Hamilton County Historical Society’s Santa House on the Courthouse Square. He invites children to sit on his lap or sit next to him. He asks for their wish lists for Christmas. And…

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