Autumn Came Late This Year

My husband, Peter, and I are spending time “up north” with my parents at their cabin by the lake. Fall is late this year. I mentioned this to Peter on the drive north. “Aren’t the leaves supposed to change color at the same time every year?” I asked. “I thought they changed when the days…

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Many Hoosier Republicans Are Refusing to Debate

In 2019, Republican General Assembly leaders declined to pass legislation that would have created an independent redistricting commission. In 2021, they drew congressional and legislative maps that burnished the lop-sided GOP advantage that has them controlling 71 of the 100 House seats and 39 of the 50 Senate districts. Last summer, they passed Senate Enrolled…

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Who Knew CPR Stood for Chick Poultry Resuscitation?

My friend Courtney not only marches to the beat of a different drummer, she’s got Keith Moon hardwired to her soul. She is sassy, yet serene. Avoidant, yet cuddlesome. Bitter, yet forgiving. Large black circular eyeglasses rim her wolf blue eyes, which don’t really twinkle, but penetrate –– like the blue flame of a welding…

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‘War of the Worlds’ Radio Show Takes Audience Back in Time

I’ve seen posters displayed all around downtown Noblesville advertising Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s “War of the Worlds.” Today’s production is “a recreation” of the famous 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast that caused Americans to believe an actual alien invasion was happening. “The whole idea is that you’re not sitting in a theater. You’re the live studio…

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Jazz, Soup Cookoff, Fall Fest, Pumpkin Carving, Headless Horseman, More

The Headless Horseman rides again at Conner Prairie in Fishers. Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” continues through Saturday in the South Alley and in the Lacey Building in downtown Noblesville. The Hyperion Players brings “Barefoot in the Park” to The Switch stage. Basile Westfield Playhouse’s comedy, “The Curious Savage,” winds down this weekend. Plus, Noblesville Main…

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How Wolfsie’s Phone Got Hexed

On my way to Pickleball the other day, I realized I did not have my cell phone with me. I panicked at first, but as you may recall from a previous column, my phone is never really lost, it is simply—if I may coin a new application for a perfectly good word—“unfounded.” I was sure…

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From Walkon To NFL? Could Happen Twice In Row

How often has a college football team had former walkons drafted by the NFL in back-to-back seasons? The all-knowing Google didn’t have an answer for that question but it’s looking more and more likely that Purdue can make that unusual claim in the next few months. In his NFL Draft Watch column, The Athletic’s Dane…

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Lovely Day for A Festival in the Park

Halls’ Feeding Team Opens 49th Pantry, Brings in Donations Mark and Lisa Hall’s Feeding Team nonprofit opened its 49th little yellow food pantry on Friday at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. I mentioned this would be coming up in last Wednesday’s Times column. But what was heartwarming was that Mark and Lisa Hall on Friday…

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School Board Elections More Important Than Ever

There’s so much disagreement in the world today. Liberals, conservatives, socialists, Trumpers, non-Trumpers . . . it just goes on and on. But perhaps most of us can agree that parents are the biggest influence when it comes to their children. And maybe we can also nod our heads together on the idea that the…

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