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IPRA Recognizes Work of Hamilton County Parks

What a night for Hamilton County! Three of the county’s civic leaders and its parks department were honored at the Indiana Park and Recreation Association’s (IPRA) annual Awards of Excellence Banquet. The statewide association bestows awards on individuals and agencies that have contributed to the parks and recreation field in a manner worthy of recognition…

Humane Society for Hamilton County in Crisis Announces Black Friday Adoption Special

This Friday, the Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) will host a “priceless” adoption event from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. allowing adopters to donate as little as $1 to take home a new family member. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have at least one round of age appropriate vaccinations. HSHC is currently in a state…

Westfield Winter Market Returns

After a three-year hiatus, The Downtown Westfield Association has announced that the Westfield Winter Market will return in January 2023. The Winter Market will take place every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., noon. The Winter Market will start on Jan. 7, concluding on April 1. Be on the lookout for more information and a…

CPA Looking to Host More Events with Expanded Events, Retail Staff

The Center for the Performing Arts has made several personnel moves as it expands its special events and venue rental operations. In addition to its three performance venues – the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater – the Center offers a variety of conference rooms, elegant lounges and other spaces available for a broad…

All Lit Up: Westfield in Lights to Move to Grand Junction Plaza in December

Westfield in Lights makes its move to Grand Junction Plaza on Dec. 3 from 3-7 p.m. The event, hosted by Westfield Welcome and presented by Downtown Westfield Association, includes outdoor activities, winter-themed games, food vendors, retail merchants and live entertainment. “We are thrilled to host Westfield in Lights at Grand Junction Plaza this year. Many…

Boomer Bits: Rokita Warns Hoosiers to Watch Out for Utility Scams

On a monthly basis, many Hoosiers worry about the costs of paying utility bills. Their concerns intensify when the arrival of cold, wintry weather forces them to crank up their furnaces to heat their homes. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers to stay alert for scammers who try to take advantage of their…

Boomer Bits: Ask Rusty – How Do I Avoid Pitfalls and Get Maximum Social Security?

Dear Rusty: I turned 70 in June of this year and want to start receiving benefits. I am currently working full time as well. I want to set things up and get started in the most advantageous way so that my benefit is maximized even when I stop working. What are your recommendations for me…

Boomer Bits: A Big Bad Medicare Policy

On Nov. 11, 2022, I met with a client from Griffith, Indiana. We phoned Medicare together to try to resolve a medical bill problem. We spoke to four Medicare representatives including a senior Medicare claims representative. After the phone call, I helped the client to file a complaint against Medicare for a really bad policy…

Daily Almanac: Nov. 17, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset: RISE: 7:31 a.m.SET: 5:26 p.m. High/Low Temperatures: HIGH: 34 °FLOW: 26 °F Today is…: • Electronic Greeting Card Day• International Students’ Day• National Rural Health Day What Happened On This Day: • 1954 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington Ridge Park• 1958 The Hope Diamond is donated to…

Hamilton County Launches New Community Ambassador Program

Invest Hamilton County and the Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) have launched a new community ambassador program. The partnership, called HAMILTON CONNECTION will highlight personal stories of HCLA alumni and allow those Connectors to help personalize the things that make Hamilton County a place to live, work, learn and thrive. Fifteen HCLA alumni have signed…