Tuesday, November 30

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Songbook Foundation names new development officer
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Songbook Foundation names new development officer

The Great American Songbook Foundation has hired a new development professional to build local and national philanthropic support for its historical preservation and music education initiatives. Jo Garcia begins work Nov. 29 as the Foundation’s Individual Giving Officer, charged with forging new relationships locally and nationwide to build and expand the organization’s individual donor base. A Bradley University graduate, Garcia served most recently as community outreach manager for the Indianapolis Indians, leading fundraising efforts for the new Indianapolis Indians Charities and also chairing the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She previously worked several years overseeing multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns for the Leukemia & Lymphoma S...
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Support local small businesses during SHOP CARMEL this Saturday

Join the City of Carmel’s great small businesses on Saturday, November 27 as we kick off the holiday shopping season with Shop Carmel on Small Business Saturday. All of the participating businesses will have Shop Carmel swag bags to give away (while supplies last), along with a raffle to sign up to win one of two $200 gift baskets, which will include items from the businesses. All Things Carmel, located at 110 West Main Street, Suite 104, will feature a Welcome Center from 9 a.m. to noon that will include free cookies, coffee and Shop Carmel swag, thanks to our event sponsor, Allied Solutions. Shop Carmel is also running a social media promotion where you can take a selfie while shopping small. Post and tag the businesses where you’re shopping and use #ShopCarmel to be entered to wi...
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Survey finds over 76 percent of Americans plan to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday: 5 ways to save on gifts this year

With Black Friday finally making its way to our calendars this week, many are planning to cross off items on their holiday list. But the question remains – will people be shopping online or in-store? Well, according to a recent survey from TopCashback.com, the USA’s most generous cash back site, 86 percent of Americans plan to shop online this holiday season. The survey polled a cross-section of 3,486 adults, aged 18 and over. Digital Deals Why do you plan on shopping online this upcoming holiday season? • I want to avoid the crowds/long lines. (75 percent) • Convenience – I prefer to get everything shipped to my home. (66 percent) • I believe I get the best deals online. (60 percent) • I’m too busy to shop in-person. (32 percent) • The stores I like are only on...
Santa coming to Cicero Dec. 4
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Santa coming to Cicero Dec. 4

Photo courtesy Phi Beta Psi Sorority Hey kids, thanks to the great folks at Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Santa is coming to Cicero! The big guy will be at Red Bridge Park on Saturday Dec. 4 for breakfast and visiting with the young ones. There will even be crafts and storytelling! Two different seating times are available, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Spots are only $7 per person and are available by calling (317) 796-8672.
Counterfeit pill warning from Fishers Police
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Counterfeit pill warning from Fishers Police

The Fishers Police Department is warning parents, students, and young adults about a dangerous and potentially deadly trend that is happening nationwide and in our local communities. Over the past several months the Fishers Police Department has investigated several accidental overdoses and three deaths believed to be related to the use of counterfeit pills containing the drug fentanyl. Overdoses are not only attributed to an individual abusing fentanyl, but also individuals consuming a drug they believe to be originally distributed by a licensed pharmacy. Pills such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and alprazolam (Xanax), or other stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall), are being marketed as legitimate prescription pills and often sold on social media pl...
Proud Blackhawks!
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Proud Blackhawks!

Photo courtesy of Sheridan Historical Society Members of the 2021-22 Sheridan High School basketball team had a grand tour of the Coach Larry Hobbs Era exhibit at the Sheridan Historical Society’s Museum. John Holmes, a player from the Hobbs era as well as a Hamilton County Basketball Hall of Famer, talked to the team. Holmes (on the far right) is also a member of the Sheridan Historical Society. He talked to the coaches and players about Hobbs and his outstanding basketball teams from the 1950s.
Daily Almanac: Nov. 24, 2021
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Daily Almanac: Nov. 24, 2021

Sunrise/Sunset RISE: 7:44 a.m. SET: 5:25 p.m. High/Low Temperatures High: 53°F Low: 31 °F Wacky Holiday Today • Blackout Wednesday • Brownielocks Day What Happened On This Day • 1877 Black Beauty is published • 1971 Hijacking of Northwest Orient Airline 305 Births On This Day • 1978 Katherine Heigl American actress • 1946 Ted Bundy American serial killer Deaths On This Day • 1991 Freddie Mercury Tanzanian/English singer • 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald American assassin
The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line opens today, celebrating 40 years
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The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line opens today, celebrating 40 years

Photo credit to Butterball.comCall 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or Text 844-877-3456: Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available to answer questions and assist all holiday cooks. The Butterball Turkey-Talk Line is now officially open for the holiday season, marking 40 years as an authority on all things Thanksgiving. Since 1981, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts have offered advice and tried and true tips for cooking a perfect turkey to millions of holiday hosts, initially by phone, and now including text, online chat, social media, and Alexa. “The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has become a Thanksgiving institution, and we’re back in our 40th year to help new and seasoned hosts take the guesswork out of cooking turkey. This year we are focused on helping new and returni...
Indiana native Jon McLaughlin joins CSO for Dec 18 ‘Holiday Pops!’ concerts at Westfield High School
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Indiana native Jon McLaughlin joins CSO for Dec 18 ‘Holiday Pops!’ concerts at Westfield High School

Jon McLaughlin Popular Hoosier singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin joins Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO), under Artistic Director Janna Hymes, for two CSO “Holiday Pops!” performances on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Westfield High School Auditorium. The concerts, sponsored by IU Health North Hospital, take place at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The school is located at 18250 N. Union St., Westfield, Indiana. All tickets are General Admission - $35 for adults, $15 for students (through Grade 12). Visit www.CarmelSymphony.org and follow the link to Eventbrite to purchase tickets for the performances. (A nominal fee is charged by Eventbrite for each ticket purchased. Masks are required for both performances.) “We are more than excited to have this huge audience favorite join CSO for “Holiday Po...
Fishers couple champions new nursing program at Manchester University
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Fishers couple champions new nursing program at Manchester University

Dr. Harry Keffer, left, at the Keffer Nursing Lab dedication. The lab features high-tech nursing simulation manikins that mimic human reaction to illness - including the ability to cry, sweat and bleed. It also includes high-tech equipment, such as the Z-Space virtual experience and virtual dissection with the Anatomage. Photos courtesy of Manchester University Dr. Harry Keffer and Dr. Jan Keffer Manchester University's young nursing program has champions in Dr. Harry Keffer and Dr. Jan Keffer. The Keffers, who live in Fishers, visited the North Manchester, Indiana, campus to help dedicate the Keffer Nursing Lab. Retired health care professionals, the Keffers also provided MU's nursing lab in Fort Wayne and scholarships to Manchester's first nursing students. This is the f...