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On this months cover we feature two Carmel natives, Justin Moffett and Jeff Langston. They, along with their team at Old Town Design Group, were one of the first to recognize the changing trend toward urbanization in the local housing market. Find out how that has translated into them becoming a major influencer in Carmel in our May issue on stands, in your mailbox and online at http://www.townepost.com/indiana/carmel/building-a-legacy-while-building-up-communities/.

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MAY 2016 MAGAZINEBUILDING A LEGACY WHILE BUILDING UP COMMUNITIESTHE STORY OF JUSTIN AND JEFF2 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com2 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 3WE LOVEOUR HOMEWE LOVEOUR HOMEThe Wilson family found the right home design and perfect location to fit their lifestyle. Make the move and build your own custom home at Sunrise on the Monon.See more photos of the home Old Town Design Group built for the Wilson family, read their building story, and learn about Sunrise on the Monon.Visit OldTownDesignGroup.com/SunriseMeet THE WILSONSOUTSTANDING LOCATIONS.TIMELESS DESIGNS.317.691.6885 We chose Old Town Design Group because we appreciated the quality of the home, the trustworthiness of the Old Town Design Group team, and the location that fits our lifestyle. We had an outstanding experience, beginning with design through construction. Doug WionDoug and Jayne Ann Wilson reflect on the first year in their custom Old Town Design Group home.New custom homes just north of 96th St on Westfield Blvd & the Monon Trail.Sales Center: 9876 E. 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Serv.111 Monument Circle, Suite 4150 / Indianapolis, IN 46204 /T 317/632/6501 / CVRindy.com /East CarmelHazel Dell and 131st569-94006 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 7PUBLISHERTom Britttom@TownePost.com / 317-288-7101BUSINESS MANAGERNeil Lucasneil@atCarmel.com / 317-296-7800VP OF SALESLena Lucaslena@atCarmel.com / 317-501-0418CONTROLLER Jeanne Brittjeanne@TownePost.com / 317-288-7101GRAPHIC DESIGNER Toni FolzenlogelCREATIVE DIRECTOR Alyssa SanderADVERTISING DESIGNER Austin VanceEDITORKatelyn BausmanHEAD WRITER Janelle MorrisonWRITERSLynda Thies / Kara Reibel Rebecca WoodPHOTOGRAPHERSJJ Kaplan, Certified Professional Photographer / Brian BrosmerPolina Osherov / Stephanie DuncanSHOP LOCAL!Help our local economy by shopping local. Advertising supporters of the Carmel Magazine offset the costs of publication and mailing, keeping this publication FREE. Show your appreciation by thanking them with your business.STORY SUBMISSIONSPost your stories to TownePost.com or email to neil@atCarmel.com.MAILING ADDRESSP.O. Box 36097 / Indianapolis, IN 46236Phone: 317-288-7101 / Fax: 317-536-3030The Carmel Magazine is published by TownePost Network Inc. and is written for and by local Carmel area residents. Magazines are distributed via direct mail to more than 25,000 Carmel area homeowners and businesses each month.FEATUREDatCarmel.com Business Spotlights are sponsored content.30 / COVER STORY12 Pippa Mann: Get Involved17 Business Spotlight: LearningRX24 Wine, Women & Shoes Announces Shoe Guys for May Event26 IndyMom.org: Working to Create a Village for Single Moms 28 Carmel Bike Safety Awareness36 Jonathan Byrds Racing Legacy39 Lemonade Day Kick-Off41 Russian Festival46 May Arts Calendar 21 Collecting with Confidence 43 All She Wants to Do Is Teach DanceBUILDING A LEGACY WHILE BUILDING UP COMMUNITIESWriter / Janelle MorrisonCover photo / JJ KaplanOn this months cover we feature two Carmel natives, Justin Moffett and Jeff Langston. They, along with their team at Old Town Design, were one of the first to recognize the changing trend toward urbanization in the local housing market. 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That all changed back in 2014 when she formed her partnership with Susan G. Komen. Mann was inspired initially to change her decade-long red and yellow helmet to pink with the intent of donating it as a fundraiser for the Komen Central Indiana auction.But realizing the Indianapolis 500 was, in Manns words, a massive national sporting event, she and her team owner, Dale Coyne, presented their idea to Komens national organization. By the time they were done, they created a unique partnership that involved Team Coyne and Mann donating the entire title sponsorship of the car, everything from the helmet to racing gear, and the race car became pink.For a team owner to basically gift the entire title sponsorship of the car, they are gifting their most valuable real estate away, but it has also opened doors to include so many more individuals and companies who all had the same desire to create awareness of the fight against breast cancer.Mann says, This program is not an easy one to put together each year, but its an incredibly rewarding program to put together and be a part of, and I could not do any of this without the incredible support from my team Dale Coyle Racing. They are a massive part of being able to make this happen.At first, Mann was concerned about standing out saying, I have never been the girl in pink at the race track. I never wanted to stand out in that way, she said. However, she noticed that fans would wait outside her garage to share their personal stories with her.I started to learn so much more about this color that I always eschewed, Mann said. In the first year of the partnership, she was worried whether her fans would understand that this was not a sponsorship, that they were not taking money from a charity to run a race car. But much to Manns surprise, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. We have so many survivors, co-survivors and those that have lost loved ones reaching out to me each year. Its been an incredible experience.As the program has evolved, the Get Involved campaign was created last May when fans did not connect with her original online campaign, Race with Pippa. Mann explains that the Get Involved campaign connects fans through an Indiegogo crowd funding platform which allows them to purchase specific items in support of the racing program. Mann notes that this allows funds to be raised to donate to Komen. #GETINVOLVEDWriter / Lynda Thies . Photographer / Polina OsherovTOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.comG. Komen logos on our racing car, but for many smaller businesses the entry price point of true sponsorship on an IndyCar is just too high. We still wanted to find a way to harness this support and get these companies involved in the racing program. Ideas were brainstormed, and the Pink Car Collective concept was developed.The concept was to offer sponsorship opportunities that would allow companies to become part of the racing program and support this pink car on the track while selecting what other opportunities are important to them. This might be VIP invites to the team dinner, suite tickets for the day or even entertaining clients on Carb Day.This unique partnership will offer other business-to-business opportunities for companies to connect with the other sponsors in the program. Mann works tirelessly to ensure the success of her partnership with Susan G. Komen year round and not just during the month of May.Pippa Mann is an accomplished race car driver that is as passionate about racing as she is about putting breast cancer in the rearview mirror. For Mann, the color pink is more than a color. I am proud to stand with everything and everyone that it represents.To find out how you or your business can become involved, contact Mann at her website, pippamann.com, and on social media where she can be found inspiring young girls to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and undoubtedly encouraging them to wear pink. Beat the Fall Rush& Make your BackyardDreams a RealityCall (317) 774-0156for a consultation & EstimateJeff, Owner: Jeff@aspenoutdoordesigns.comDont let another summer pass without your dream backyard!www.AspenOutdoorDesigns.comCall (317) 774-0156for a consultation & estimatejeff@aspenoutdoordesigns.comAward-WinningInstallations3D RenderingsDaily Site SupervisionCustom Grill CentersPools & Retaining WallsCustom FirepitsOutdoor Living Spaces5 Year WarrantyThe most impactful part of the program was giving people the opportunity to place the names of loved ones in the cockpit of the racing car with Mann. Climbing in on race day last year surrounded by all of those special people was a pretty incredible experience for me personally, and both of those items are things we want to bring back for 2016.With these two campaigns combined, they have raised over $100,000 with the Get Involved Campaign generating $61,000. The goal for 2016 is to raise $100,000 which Mann feels nervous about but excited, and at the same time, she feels confident they can accomplish this goal because they have more people supporting the partnership than ever before.We spoke to many people who wanted to get involved in helping keep the pink Susan TOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.comOne in four Hoosier children doesnt have enough to eat nearly 90,000 kids in Greater Indianapolis* alone. Gleaners Food Bank is trying to change that with our BackSacks Weekend Food for Kids program. But distributing a school years worth of weekend BackSacks in our entire service area comes with a cost of more than $2 million. Fundraising events like Wine Women & Shoes and its sponsors help pay for this program. Yet, theyre not enough. A gift of just $20 from you provides a child with a months worth of weekend BackSacks. And a $100 gift provides him or her with an entire semesters worth. Please help us fund this worthy program by making a donation today at gleaners.orgSchools fill their heads with knowledge. Help us fill their tummies with food.Benefiting Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana*2015 Map the Meal GapA special thanks to our 2016 Wine Women & Shoes sponsors:Presented ByTOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.com+ Outdoor Lighting & Irrigation Pond Management Landscape Maintenance Lawn Care Applications Tree & Shrub Applications Landscape Design & InstallationFULL SERVICE LANDSCAPINGWith an on Emphasis Service!Landscape OrIrrigation installationNew customers only. Exp 6/30/16$100 OffCALL TODAY 317-542-5200 | WWW.BECKERLANDSCAPE.COM16 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 17LearningRx9767 Fall Creek Rd. Indianapolis317-845-1999LearningRx.com/ Indianapolis-NortheastBUSINESSSPOTLIGHTAlex Koenig was the subject of a LearningRx Business Spotlight story in the June 2013 issue of the Fishers Community Newsletter. Many things have changed since then. The magazine is now called the Fishers Magazine, Alex is now 10 years old and in the fourth grade and due directly to the remarkable results Alexs mother, Heather, saw in her daughter after completing the Learning Rx program Heather now owns the Learning Rx office.In the 2013 story, Heather described Alex before the Learning Rx experience as follows: At school and home, Alex was experiencing a kind of data disconnect. She would listen as her teacher or gymnastics coach rattled off instructions, but then finish only part of a task. This processing malfunction led to confusion, followed by embarrassment and acting out in class.After Alex completed the Learning Rx program, Heather noted in the 2013 story, the changes she saw in Alexs cognitive skills. The teacher now knows she gets the full set of instructions. The skills were already there, she just needed to get to them.The important thing to understand is that the improvement Heather saw in Alex in 2013 has remained with Alex today. According to Heather, Today, Alexs grades are strong and she is learning concepts that she would have never been able to absorb if we had not completed the LearningRx training. While her report cards are good, more importantly, she understands information and is able to remember it. Alex now has the confidence that whatever the challenge, she can do it. Learning and homework take less than half the time than it used to so she has more free time to do fun things and be a kid. She feels proud of herself and her accomplishments. Ive never heard her say, Im just stupid, again. Our family dynamics at home changed dramatically. Because Alex is now able to understand and process information, she no longer gets angry easily which means our home is more peaceful.After Heather became the new owner of LearningRx, she gave Alex another cognitive skills assessment to see where her skills were. Heather noted, I was amazed to see that her cognitive skills, like memory and processing speed, had continued to increase 3 years out of her program. I now know that she will be able to reach any goal she puts her sight on for her career and college. If we had done nothing, she would still be struggling and, by this time, she would probably be giving up in frustration.Its not just Heather that has seen the changes in Alex. According to Alex, LearningRx has made me feel confident about myself. I feel smarter than before and I can remember things I learn and when Mom asks me to do things. I understand things now so I dont have to feel mad anymore. I dont feel stupid anymore. Now I can be a Veterinarian.What makes LearningRx different from traditional tutoring and what convinced Heather to buy the LearningRx office is that the training clients receive at LearningRX fundamentally changes the way they process information and so it continues to help them long after the program is finished. Rather than tutoring on a particular subject, the LearningRx program provides a cognitive framework that people can use for the rest of their lives.According to Heather, Many learning problems are caused by inefficiencies in how the brain actually processes information, things like memory attention and processing speed. We arent tutoring which will only offer temporary help if there are underlying cognitive deficiencies. We are brain trainers offering a solution to learning.As mentioned earlier, Heather was so impressed with what LearningRx did for her daughter, Alex, she bought the business. Heather and her staff have a real passion for helping people who have learning and reading struggles. When you choose to get help through LearningRx, you get the same life changing solution that Heather provided for her daughter back in 2013. FOUR YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG18 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comHome of Dist inct ion Carmel Home of Distinction Brought to You by: Joseph Kempler 317-523-6405 12472 HORESHAM ST CARMEL, IN Village of WestClay Originally a show home, this pristine Italianate home has five bedrooms and four full baths which is situated across the street of a gorgeous park setting. One of the bed-rooms could also be used as an office on main level. The ceiling effects are spectacular. The current owners have recreated the entire home into a "Crate & Barrel" feel throughout. Stunning trim and woodwork with solid wood - eight foot doors and ten foot ceilings. The master suite/ bath &and walk-in closet provide a spa-like get away. Imagine sitting on the balcony for private outside the master bedroom enjoying coffee or a beverage of choice! The lower level is finished with an entertainment area, wet bar, exer-cise room, a bedroom and much more. Stairs to garage from lower level and plenty of storage. Turn of the century architecture extraordinary craftsman-ship . 21st century feel and a home that will be envied. 18 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 19New Carmel Exclusive Listings We work throughout the Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Fishers, Geist and Meridian-Kessler areas to bring buyers and sellers together. The homes on this page are examples of available homes. Contact one of us to view one of these homes or to put yours on this page in the future. WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN www.HousesInCarmel.com Office: (317) 575-0400 GREG EVANS Cell: (317) 590-6546 greg.evans@ruoff.com Apply at www.ruoff.com/gregevans 12710 MEETING HOUSE RD, CARMEL, IN Located in the Village of WestClay (Between Danny Boys Brewery and Zing Caf) Custom crafted by Leonard Watson, Nearly 10,000 Sq. Ft. of fine finishes/ rich accents. Over 2 Acres w/ lush landscaping, gorgeous pool/ spa and has a natural stream running through it. Great views from inside make the outside even more invit-ing. 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 full/ 2 half baths 5 fireplaces garages for 5 cars. Owners Suite on MAIN level with sit-ting room and connects to a sumptuous bath sharing the warmth of a fireplace. Chefs kitchen with pro-style, stainless appliances such as Sub-Zero and Viking. Truly A Home for All Seasons. 1048 LAURELWOOD $ 1,799,800 Pristine Italianate home with 5 BDRMs & 4 Full Baths w/ gor-geous setting across from park. BDRM or office on main lev-el. Great RM w/ Coffered Ceiling - open concept. Light, "Crate & Barrel" feel throughout. Stunning trim & woodwork with solid wood 8' doors & 10' foot ceilings. Master Suite/ bath & walk-in closet provide a spa-like get away. The lower level is finished w/ entertainment area, wet bar, exercise room & more. Stairs to garage from lower level & plenty of storage. Much More to love! 12472 HORESHAM $ 692,800 Custom built 5 BR home in the estate area of WestClay. Hardwood flooring, Den w/coffered ceiling plus an Office off the Kitchen. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large center island & breakfast area open to Great Rm. For-mal Dining Room. Screened Porch plus deck. Large Master Suite upstairs with walk in shower and jet tub. 2nd bedroom has its own full bath. Kids bedrooms connected with a Jack-n-Jill bath. 5th bedroom in the Lower Level. Large family/pet friendly yard. 1914 TROWBRIDGE HIGH $ 699,800 This elegant custom build is located in a highly sought after West Carmel neighborhood. Inspirational two-story marble foyer leads directly into the great room featuring cathedral ceilings, a two-sided fireplace, and large windows offering a picturesque view of the back. The craftsmanship and meticu-lous attention to detail leaves no doubts about the skill and quality of work that went into building this home. This unique open floor plan will leave you wishing you never had to leave. 9691 SUNWOOD WAY $ 496,800 20 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comCONGRATS TO OUR HELPING HANDS AWARD WINNER PAUL CLORERANJ PUTHRAN AGENCYCLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY & MANUAL THERAPY CLINIC IS NOW OPEN IN CARMELHomeopathy is system of medicine that uses plants, minerals, animal based products and chemical substances in a very small dose to trigger bodys natural system of healing. Homeopathy is based on natural laws that were discovered, understood and applied therapeutically 200 years ago. Homeopathy is based on the laws of nature: like cures like The American Academy of Osteopathy, Associate-International American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy National Center for Homeopathy, The Osteopathic Cranial AcademySergiy Druganov, CCH, LMTProfessional Memberships: Extremely safe to use for pregnant women & babies No side effects Very affordable Made from natural substances FDA regulatedHOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES Acute illnesses: colds, flu, ear infections, cough and cystitis Emotional problems: depression, anxiety, grief or panic attacks Learning difficulties or behavioral problems in children Irritable bowel syndrome Crohns disease & ulcerative colitis Asthma and allergies Headaches and migraine Premenstrual syndrome and menopause Skin problems like eczema and psoriasisMEDICAL CONDITIONSMeridian Holistic Center210 East 91st St., Suite BIndianapolis, IN 46240homeopathictouch.com317-228-9270sergiy.druganov@homeopathictouch.comHomeopathy initial visit ONLY $150(Reg $250)Homeopathy follow-up ONLY $75(Reg $125)Manual Therapy ONLY $125(Reg $ 200)Paul Clore has been vice president in charge of the site and facilities committee of the Carmel Farmers Market since nearly the inception of the Market in 1998. He uses his skills to keep all of the Markets equipment up to date, including golf carts and Gator used for towing trailers of equipment to the Market grounds each Saturday morning.Paul is at the Market nearly every one of the 20-plus weeks of the summer season. Retired from a varied career in retail big-box management, Paul and his wife, Sally, have lived in Carmel for over two decades.In summation, Paul is one of those volunteers who doesnt say, Ill do it. He just simply, quietly, steps up and does it before anyone has to ask. According to Ron Carter, president of the Carmel Farmers Markets, We couldnt ask for a better set of helping hands. Paul is the backbone of what we do every Saturday morning for the people of Carmel.20 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 21Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ KaplanPerhaps it is time to replace the prints hanging on the walls with original art. Collecting art can be daunting if you dont know where to begin and what is available within your budget. The good news is there is affordable, original, quality art on the market, and there are local gallerists who are as passionate about promoting art as they are educating their buyers.Dianne Wright, co-founder of Coats-Wright Art & Design Gallery, has a passion for promoting original art. Along with her co-founder, Jane Coats Eckert, Wright brings a carefully selected variety of Contemporary Impressionism and Modern art to the public while offering design services to create a comfortable environment for the client and an aesthetically compatible space that allows the artwork to show well.A few years after studying at Indiana University, Wright began a career in the Fine Art field. For 15 years, she worked shoulder to shoulder with Eckert to develop a strong market for the Hoosier Impressionists in the Midwest and beyond.Wright took particular interest in Charles Warren Mundy, a major national figure in the Contemporary Impressionist scene, and helped build his career. Wright is also passionate about educating people that are seeking her consultation in art buying and interior design.COLLECTING WITH CONFIDENCE22 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comThere are people who are compelled to have art in their home and have an appetite for art, Wright expressed. It enriches their life, and they buy it because it feeds them. People who are interested in buying original art for their homes should consider a few things prior to purchasing it.The first thing for them to consider is to buy what they love. They should buy what moves them emotionally because art is all about emotion. If they dont know what moves them, then I recommend that they go to museums and start looking around. They should educate their eye as much as they can and pay attention to what moves them.I will often ask during a consultation about the experiences the client had as a child and for them to think about the most memorable thing about their childhood. Perhaps they were raised near the water or often hiked in the woods with family. Their personal memories could play in to their selection when buying art. The piece that they buy will evoke memories and feelings.Wright went on to encourage buyers to research galleries and develop a rapport with the gallerists. Buyers should be able to feel that they are buying from somebody that they trust.My biggest issue with buying from the Internet is that you dont always know what you are dealing with, Wright emphasized. For me, there is no substitute for seeing it, touching it, etc. People should buy what they love, buy from someone they trust and buy the best that they can afford. Things of value hold value. Things that arent valuable will never bring value.At some point in a persons life, they may be in a bind, some unforeseeable predicament in the future, and they may have to sell that piece of art. If they invested wisely in something of quality, then the odds are they will recoup some of their money. They may recoup all of what they paid for it, or they may make some money on the sale of their piece. The quality of the piece is a big part of that process.Wright suggested that beginning buyers start with buying a piece to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.A lady can only wear so many pairs of diamond earrings, she said. People should broaden their horizons when it comes to gift giving, though one should never choose art for somebody else unless they know exactly what the person is looking for in a piece.As an interior designer, Wright offered some practical advice on designing a space around the art, rather than the art based on the room decor.First of all, dont start with the fabric; start with the art, she explained. If the person is not ready to buy the art but they have an idea of what they like, create an environment that will let the art have the loudest voice. Create a neutral environment, and when they find that piece of art that they love, it will work in their space. It will speak to them and to everyone that comes into that space.The color palette of the room will be determined by the painting. Rather than spending a lot of money on the fabric for their sofa that is busy or the window treatments and trying to find a painting to work into space, create a quiet environment for the painting. We live in a society where we are inundated with stimulation. It is important to have a space where people can unplug, decompress We Can Help.Accidents Happen...But sometimes, you deserve more than apologies.317.842.8283GarrisonLegal.com Greg GarrisonGreg@garrisonlegal.comChris GarrisonChris@garrisonlegal.comPersonal InjuryWrongful DeathProduct LiabilitySlip, Trip or FallGarrison Law Firm, LLCC.W. Mundy T.C. Steele22 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 23and heal from the input of the day.Coats-Wright Art & Design Gallery has several fine art pieces exhibited throughout its gallery that range in cost. Wright specifically pointed out the pieces that are affordable and are available for purchase for less than $3,000 and around the $1,500 price point.Pieces of fine art by nationally renowned artists such as Charles Warren Mundy and J D Naraine are examples of good quality, affordable art that the gallery has available for the beginning collector to purchase.For more information on the Coats-Wright Art & Design Gallery, visit its website at janeeckertfineart.com. P r i v a t e B a n k i n gYouve accomplished a lot in life. Clearly, youve earned your success, along with the highest level of service we have to offer. At The National Bank of Indianapolis, qualifying for the personalized service of a Private Banker is not only a sign of achievement, but also a stepping stone to whatever you plan to conquer next. So call Kerry Ritzler at 267-1699 today. And partner with an experienced banking professional dedicated to providing the one-on-one attention you deserve.2016 The National Bank of Indianapolis www.nbofi.com Member FDIC Kerry RitzlerVice President, Private BankerNMLS #636246You Deserve the PrioritY attention of a Private Banker.C.W. MundyJ D NaraineCarmelo Blandino24 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comThe third annual Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S) event, presented by USA Funds, is a day of fashion and wine in support of the Gleaners BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program. This years sold-out event will help Gleaners pack enough BackSacks to feed 1,500 kids for a year, but even with that help, our work isnt done.Fighting childhood hunger is a passion for many, but for the WW&S Shoe Guys, its a cause worthy of their time and effort in spreading the word and raising funds! Shoe Guys volunteer before and during the event to help raise money and compete for the honor of being called the Wine Women & Shoes 2016 Sole Man of the Year.Culled from local firefighters, sports figures and on-air TV personalities, these local celebrities need your help and donations if they want to take home the events top honor. Even if youre not attending, you can support your favorite Shoe Guy in his quest to become this years top fundraiser and Sole Man of the Year.Competition is tough for the WW&S Sole Man designation with two-year reigning champ Anthony Calhoun, Sports Director at WISH-TV, back this year to defend his title. However, Shoe Guys from the Carmel Fire Department are back and heating up the competition, and you cant count out Police Officer Landry Smiley who came in second last year for the most money raised.The 2016 Shoe Guys, sponsored by Charles Schwab, are much more than just pretty faces. These guys understand that hungry children can be found in almost every neighborhood in Indy. Gleaners BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program ensures kids have healthy meals all weekend long. Each BackSack has enough food for six meals and includes food that is easy for kids to fix themselves.Hungry children can be found in every county, every neighborhood and every school. In just Hamilton County, more than 12,500 children worry about food, stated Cynthia Hubert, President and CEO. Wine Women & Shoes is a great way to have a little fun but also to support a program that is vital to keeping kids fed over the weekend. We are so thankful to our Shoe Guys for volunteering their time and being advocates for hungry kids.Want to help a Shoe Guy win the title? Visit gleaners.org and click on the WW&S banner to vote for your favorite Shoe Guy by making a donation in his name. Peruse the Shoe Guy descriptions and decide who you would like to support. The Shoe Guy with the most donations will be deemed Sole Man of the Year.Be sure to Like and follow your favorite Shoe Guy on social media! Not only could your support help him become the Wine Women & Shoes 2016 Sole Man of the Year, but it will also help feed hungry children. 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While her husband remained in Germany, Ratcliff moved to Indianapolis with her children, and she rebuilt her life as an independent mother.Ratcliff was married at 25 and left Washington, D.C., so that her husband could attend law school in Baltimore. She left behind a successful career in politics where she had worked on political campaigns and in public relations. She then began working with nonprofits and became a marketing director before having to relocate, this time to Germany where her husband had been accepted into a Masters program. Once again, she left behind her promising career to start a completely new life in a country where her experience in American politics and nonprofits would have much less relevancy.In talking about her time in Germany, Ratcliff noted, I got involved in the theatre there because I needed something to do. I had my two children while I was living there, and I realized that I needed to be involved in something outside of the house. I contacted the local theatre. I started out as an assistant director, and then I became a producer for a 24-hour theatre festival. The festival brings people together where they form groups on-site. They are given a topic and title and have 24 hours to come up with a 10-15 minute skit and perform it in front of judges.Also, Ratcliff directed a play called The Women originally written by Clare Boothe Luce and directed by Robert B. Sinclair on Broadway in 1936.This play is about the lives and struggles of a group of New York socialites, going through their divorces and figuring out their lives, post-divorce, she elaborated. It was an all-female cast which is uncommon in theatre.Unaware at that time, the subject matter and theme would become a scene set in reality for Ratcliff and the ladies that she would assemble to eventually create IndyMom.My divorce doesnt define me anymore, but there was a period where it very much did, she expressed. I struggled with trying to figure out who I was. For so long, my life had been defined by my husband, my children and in being a mother. It was when we started having marriage problems that I said that I needed something else. When we decided to separate, and there were a lot of factors that went into that decision, it was the theatre that kept me going and gave me purpose. It took two years to finalize our divorce. It was really important to me that we came to a mutual conclusion on what INDYMOM.ORG WORKING TO CREATE A VILLAGE FOR SINGLE MOMSDiana Ratcliff26 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 27was best for our kids. I always put my kids first which can be hard sometimes. You need to take care of yourself too, and happy parents lead to happy children.Ratcliff moved to Indianapolis with her two children and lived with her sister and brother-in-law until he suffered a significant head injury, forcing Ratcliff and her two kids to move out and find a place to call home. Naturally, she wasnt quite established in her work and had no support group to turn to. She searched for a single moms group with which she could engage but could not find what she was looking for.Eventually, she found a fabulous career at the Indianapolis boutique marketing firm, Collective Alternative, that brought her back to her professional roots and supports her need for flexibility as a single mom.As she began to network and meet women who were also single moms, some in the midst of a divorce or struggling with the adjustments of being a single parent, she realized that there was a need to create a resource for single moms.I started making friends with other single mothers, and we realized that we need that community or village of women supporting each other and lifting each other up, Ratcliff said. "Thats how IndyMom got started. My friends and I formed a tribe and embraced our lifestyle. Being a single mom is a lifestyle. It is not a marital status anymore. I have met many single moms who are single by choice, either because they chose not to get married or havent found the right partner but did not want to forfeit motherhood.Regardless, IndyMom was created to give these women a place to go to for resources and fellowship. Its my goal to develop a career mentoring program as part of our programs to help women identify what skills they are exceptional at and provide advice on how to maintain their careers and home lives.Ratcliff and her tribe of incredible and compassionate women are dedicated to assisting women who are going through what they have, and by helping them, become inspired to find their new purpose in life.One member of her team, Lisa Mitchell, is a single mom who lives in Fishers along with her 10-year-old daughter, Kierstin. Mitchell is the founder of Power Body Language for Women. As a Certified Body Language Trainer and non-verbal skills coach, Mitchell specializes in empowering women with the Super Power of body language to communicate with confidence, increase their influence and negotiate with results.Another IndyMom team member, Jennifer Magley, is a former professional tennis player, coach, author and current single mother of two boys: Blake, 4, and Grant, 2.Im a part of IndyMom because I am a single mother, and Im excited to share what that means in this day and age, Magley stated. My business opened two days before I found out that I was becoming a single mother! I know what it means to have to redefine your life. She is the owner of OPEN GYM Indy, Indianas first and only fitness concierge.Janelle Keele met Ratcliff while she was still married and had her first child. After I got divorced and became a single mom, Diane contacted me and told me about IndyMom and her vision for it, Keele said. I was having trouble adjusting to being a single parent and wanted to have more single mom friends to network with. I am actually starting a new career in real estate with F.C. Tucker and helped Diana on the side with uploading our expert articles on the IndyMom website and maintaining the site. She is also raising her two children, Dalton, 8, and Gigi, 5.Ratclliff s next door neighbor, Christina Trent, got involved with IndyMom as she is a single mom raising her daughter, Annie, 6, while focusing on her law practice that specializes in family law and immigration.Recently, these inspiring women put on an event aimed at helping single moms from all over Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. With the help of their sponsors that included their own companies as well as Royal Laundromat and Gary Bracketts Stacked Pickle, IndyMom hosted a free laundry day in April. Participants were invited to come enjoy a free meal and wash their clothes for free while enjoying fellowship and a day of fun with other women.IndyMom plans on hosting more of these events as early as July 2016.Ratcliff concluded, It is my goal to let the single moms know that they are not alone. There are a lot of women who have been in or are in your shoes, and we are providing a place for you to meet them in a safe environment. No one here will attack or criticize you. We are here to lift you up and help you find your power and purpose again.For more information on IndyMom and how to become a sponsor, visit indymom.org. Janelle Morrison is the owner of MADD Media Solutions and a freelance writer. She specializes in PR and marketing for small businesses and individuals. She is also a Zionsville resident.28 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comWriter / Janelle MorrisonThe warm weather is upon us, and May is officially Bike Month in Carmel. The city is pleased to announce the launch of their Carmel Bike Safety Awareness initiative this month. Geared at promoting biking while biking safely, the city wants to educate the cyclists and motorists on how we can share the roads safely.David Littlejohn, AICP, Alternative Transportation Coordinator for the Department of Community Services for the City of Carmel provided an overview of the citys latest initiative.The city has been recognized as a Bicycle-Friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists since 2006, Littlejohn said. Every year, our city council does a resolution to announce the month of May as Bike Month and promote using your bike to get around the city. We have Bike to School Day on May 4 this year and Bike to Work Day on May 20. We have participated in Bike to Work Day for over 10 years and Bike to School Day for a few years now, working with the Carmel Clay Schools administration. These are opportunities to promote our bike-friendly community.This year we decided that we should promote biking safely to cyclists and on safely sharing the road with motorists where bikes are present. We want to educate the public on some of the rules that create habits of a safe cyclist and motorist. On our website and on our printed handouts, we identify these things that promote biking safely on the Monon Trail, multi-use paths and within the streets.There has been some confusion on who is responsible for stopping when people running, walking or on bikes approach the intersections of the Monon. The way that the state law is written, you are required to yield to pedestrians within the crosswalk of the Monon. The trail has stop signs on either side that requires trail users to stop at the intersection and make sure that it is safe to cross. We want cars to approach the Monon intersections with caution, but we also want the Monon user to be responsible when crossing the intersection. We are trying to prevent cyclists from darting out in front of traffic and make the public aware of the laws.City council members Bruce Kimball, Ron Carter and others from the city level have been very involved with creating and launching this initiative. They decided that the month of May would be an excellent platform for getting the message out, and since this is typically the beginning of bicycle season, they wanted to initiate the advocacy early on in the biking season, so that they can create safe habits throughout the entire season. Promoting a bicycle-friendly community is important, but the city wants everyone to enjoy biking around the city and the neighborhoods safely.For more information on Carmel Bike Safety Awareness, visit bikecarmel.com. 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What was it that made its business successful and one the fastest-growing home construction companies in the city?Moffett, a native to Carmel, moved to the Butler-Tarkington area with his wife, Jennifer, also a Carmel native, only to move back to Carmel to be closer to family when they had their first of four sons.We wanted to be closer to our family, so we lived there for about a year and then moved back to Carmel, Moffett said. That was also the same period of time, the early 2000s, that I was getting into the home building business. As I looked around, I realized that there were several custom home builders in the market at that time. I knew that I had to figure out a way to differentiate what I do from the 100 other custom home builders in the market, so I started researching the current trends around the country and region.I saw a strong and rising trend in urbanization. I saw the public investment that Carmel was making in the downtown, and I strongly believed that people would want to be downtown, though I didnt really understand the magnitude of what that meant at that time. I just thought that maybe young professionals would want to buy a starter home for around $300k in downtown Carmel. I had no concept that eight years later, wed be building $1 million homes all over the downtown area.Moffett explained that he had more experience in development but had good mentors early on in his career and went on to build a few custom homes on his own.Creating a sense of place and community is the angle that I come from, Moffett emphasized. In the beginning, I had visions about starting a new brand that was differentiated from the typical suburban custom home builder. I realized that I BUILDING A LEGACY WHILE BUILDING UP COMMUNITIESTHE STORY OF JUSTIN AND JEFF30 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 31needed someone who had strong skills in construction management, so I began looking for a partner.At the same time, Langston was also looking for a new opportunity and was carefully watching the market collapse, knowing all too well that it would not return to what it was pre-recession. Langston realized that home builders would have to adapt to the market conditions, and the need to be creative and unique became critical survival skills throughout the downturn.The two men were an obvious match for business partners as they share a passion for developing and building and for contributing to the growth of the city that they were raised in.Justin and I met through a mutual friend, Langston said. I grew up I the home building business. My father, Robert Langston, was a builder and developer, so its in my blood. I got my MBA from Purdue University and went to work for Procter & Gamble in finance accounting. I moved over into marketing and became a brand manager. When I got married, we moved back to Carmel, and I got back into the family business, almost 18 years ago. I took over the home building side, and my brother took over the development side.Langston resides in Carmel with his wife, Wendy, and their three children. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.Old Town Design Groups first project was the pocket neighborhood in downtown Carmel, Blackwell Park, located west of Carmel High School. They had procured more than 20 lots and were able to feasibly offer new construction homes, averaging $600,000+ (lot and home combined).Moffett stressed that while retrospectively, it was brilliant planning, it was more dumb luck than anything.We launched a home building business that had a fresh image as most builders in the market were folding, he reflected. It was all about location, location, location. Our motto from the beginning has been outstanding locations, timeless designs. That turned into our business strategy for picking sites moving forward. We pick sites that are recognizable because the reality is people want to be in convenient locations that are easily accessible to area amenities.A few years ago, Moffett and Langston saw another opportunity for growth with the redevelopment of the citys inner-core, so they created their development company, Old Town Development, LLC and brought in their co-owner Andrew Greenwood as a partner to manage the day-to-day operations.As we moved into developing our own subdivisions, primarily Andrew began running that side of our business, Moffett said. Andrews an attorney with a lot of experience in development, so hes a key component in our growth these last three years.Today, the Old Town team consists of about 40 people and numerous sub-contractors, some of which are contracted solely with Old Town.We developed a team of experts, so that our clients have a good experience, Moffett said. For us, its always about driving good customer experience because most of our business comes from referrals. We focused on hiring key people that we have a high level of trust in and exhibit integrity and enthusiasm for what we do.We started out small like a family, Langston said. Now that weve grown, we are still like a close family. We want to keep it personal and keep the culture where we L-R Jeff Langston, Andrew Greenwood, Justin Moffett32 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comare all looking out for one another. Our approach is a real team approach. Our team of 40+ people and all of our subcontractors are not always acknowledged, but together, we make a great team, and they all have a passion for what they are doing. Thats one of the things that I am most proud about. Weve worked hard not to lose that.The Old Town team will be part of the upcoming development in Midtown Carmel that is scheduled to begin construction later this year. Midtown Carmel will change how people live, work and play in Carmel. A mix of retail, office space and private condos, residents will have low maintenance living with an access to restaurants and shops that is unprecedented in Carmel.With all of the recent announcements about the development of Midtown in Carmel and the influx of employees that will be coming into the city to work at the new businesses, mass transit has been a controversial topic of conversation, particularly since the proposed Red Line is projected to run through Midtown and other areas of the city.Moffett and Langston are proponents for mass transit and ask that people think about the pros to having mass transit available.It is a struggle to provide affordable housing in Carmel, and we currently dont have mass transit, Moffett stated. If we dont have one of these two things in place, then the service industry is going to really suffer. If the Red Line happens, then we think that is really important for the longterm health of the city of Carmel.In addition to building in Midtown on the Monon and Blackwell Park, Old Town Design Group is currently building in the following areas in Carmel and Westfield: Arts & Design District, Gray Oaks, Jacksons Grant, Sunrise on the Monon, Chatham Hills, Maple Ridge and on private lots.For more information on Old Town Design Group and its communities, visit oldtowndesigngroup.com. No rate changes.No annual fee.No closing costs.No kidding.Drop in.With a 5 year fixed rate, theres no telling what youcan do with a Lake City Bank Home Equity Line of Credit.Call (888) 522-2265 for details. lakecitybank.com*Offer good through 7/31/2016. 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She owned a stock car in the late 1960s, becoming a pioneer for female race team ownership. It wasnt until 1982 that her son Jonathan started his own race car legacy.Jonathan Byrd Racing would continue until 2001 with Jonathan stepping away from the sport. His sons, David and Jonathan II, made a brief return to IndyCar in 2005 before returning in 2015. Their father passed in August 2009, five years after suffering a debilitating stroke.After taking a decade off from sponsoring a race team, brothers David and Jonathan along with mom Virginia (Ginny) decided it was time to return to IndyCar. We planned to be a part of the 100th Running of the Indy 500, but things evolved faster than expected, so we competed last year, shares David, VP and Director of Operations for Byrd Hotel Group. We realized racing is a huge part of who we are as a company and our brand. Therefore, we returned to racing.Jonathan Byrds Hospitality and Restaurant Group has evolved over the last three decades. The family business actually began in 1952, marking the date when Lala Byrd opened a frozen custard stand in Greenwood. It was also the same year her son Jonathan was born. Her Custard Kitchen later added coney dogs to the offerings. Lalas coney sauce recipe was a huge hit, and the name changed to The Kitchen Drive-in. Jonathan began working in the family business as a teenager.In the late 60s, Carl and Lala Byrd met Colonel Sanders, resulting in ownership of several franchises of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The families became great friends with the Byrds known to have hosted a few birthday parties for the Colonel. Jonathan formally entered into restaurant ownership when he purchased a KFC franchise from his father. Almost 30 years later, he sold his KFC franchises and build the famous Jonathan Byrds Cafeteria in Greenwood. The original Jonathan Byrds Cafeteria structure boasted a roof that measured a full acre and featured a cafeteria serving line 100 feet long with over 250 items on the daily menu. The dining room had a seating capacity of 600 with an additional 800-seat banquet hall. This was maintained for nearly 26 years until the company made a pivot in 2014.Jonathan Byrds restaurant remains in operation in Greenwood; however, there is no cafeteria. Jonathan Byrds scaled down the Greenwood operation, although they maintain the Byrd Conference Center. Deciding to expand north of Indianapolis, the Byrds opened the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel as their second banquet facility. Never to take on something on a small scale, the 502 East Event Centre is the largest event space in Hamilton County with 38,000 square feet of room to entertain. There are an additional 22 venues across the city of Indianapolis where they are the preferred or exclusive caterer.Shortly after expanding into Hamilton County and scaling down the restaurant operations in Greenwood, Jonathan Byrds secured the foodservice contract at Camp Atterbury, increasing its presence in Johnson County.Thanks to being selected as the caterer for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Grand Park, Jonathan Byrds has taken major presence at Grand Park, becoming the naming rights sponsor of the Jonathan Byrds Fieldhouse. The fieldhouse is an indoor facility at Grand Park for volleyball, basketball and futsal (the newest rage in American soccer) featuring Jonathan Byrds Concessions and a restaurant known as Bleachers Cafe.In addition to the Fieldhouse, Jonathan Byrds will have two restaurants inside the giant Arena along with internal concessions. One restaurant will seat 200 on the main level, and a small bar and restaurant on the second level will overlook the main playing field. Byrd Hotel Group is building a 176-room hotel that will be connected to the Arena; it should be completed in 2017.The hotel at Grand Park is a natural expansion of our hospitality positioning, shares David. Its our first hotel in Indiana but will be the 10th hotel that we have owned and operated.David and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1999 when Byrd Enterprises expanded to include hotels. Since moving to Arizona, David has overseen construction and acquisitions of hotels across Arizona and Utah. Currently their company owns and operates five hotels.One of the closest race tracks to where David and his family live is a dirt course called Canyon Speedway northwest of Phoenix, and the other is Phoenix International Raceway. Its tough to replicate the feel and tradition that surrounds the Indy 500. My kids dont fully appreciate my love of racing, says David. But theyll get there.JONATHAN BYRDS RAC I N G L E G AC YTOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.com TownePost.com / MAY 2016 / TOWNEPOST NETWORKTheir driver for the Indy 500 last year was Bryan Clauson of Noblesville who is doing something completely crazy. In fact, the name of his racing quest this year is The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity. Clauson, who is driving for Jonathan Byrds Racing again this season, is scheduled to drive in 200 races in 2016. It is ambitious, but its a dream of Bryans, states David. And he is literally on the track more than off and is doing quite well. The Indy 500 should mark Clausons 65th race in his quest.Both drivers for Jonathan Byrd Racing are from Noblesville: Clauson and Conor Daly. Daly is the son of Derek Daly and Noblesville native Beth Blackburn. Jonathan Byrd Racings partner is the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which is one of the top most-trusted brands in the country. The Byrd racing team is the only race team in the country to be partnered with one of the top five most trusted brands.For two weeks in May, the entertaining and networking for Jonathan Byrds customers and clients will be taking place alongside the straightaway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the event is only two weeks long, the impact and connections made between Byrd guests may contribute to building a lasting legacy, much like what they have created for themselves.With their restaurants, weddings division, two conference centers and other catering locations, plus the presence at Camp Atterbury and Grand Park, Jonathan Byrds will serve over three million meals in 2016. The company projects that they will serve over four million meals in 2017.We have to be one of the fastest-growing companies in Indiana, certainly one of the fastest growing food service companies, shares David.Making connections and creating value with business relationships like those between Grand Park and Jonathan Byrd Hospitality and Restaurant Group represents whats possible through a simple catering contract.The initial conversations with Westfield TOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.comClient/Filename: NBI 4040 World of Change_4.72x7.37Job #: ANBI-4040-04Job Name: DCM - World of Change Ad CD:Size/Specs: 4.72" x 7.37"; 4C AD:Insertion Date: March 2016 CW:Pub: Community Pubs Acct. 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We go about our racing sponsorships in a different way. We say, Hey, we are going racing. We are investing in our brand. Wed like for you to do business with us and come along for the ride.For more information on Jonathan Byrd Racing, visit their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and watch them race! Jonathan Byrds Racing has successfully fielded 17 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring six top 10 finishes with a best finish of 5th in 2005.The roster of Jonathan Byrds Racing Indy 500 drivers includes: Rich Vogler (85, 86, 87, 88, 89) Stan Fox (91, 92)Gordon Johncock (91)Buddy Lazier (91, 05) Scott Brayton (93) John Andretti (94) Davy Jones (95) Arie Luyendyk (96) Mike Groff (97, 98) Jaques Lazier (01).A Jonathan Byrds Racing car currently holds the all-time Indianapolis 500 one- and four-lap qualifying records (Luyendyk 96). Jonathan Byrds Racing has won two IndyCar races (Luyendyk Phoenix 96, Paul Jr. Texas 98), along with two United States Auto Club National Midget Championships (86, 87) and numerous regional and short-track championships in both midget racing and late model stock cars. Jonathan Byrds Racing, along with its partner teams, was responsible for the first ever double in 1994 when John Andretti raced in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the same day. For more information, please visit jonathanbyrdsracing.com.TOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.com TownePost.com / MAY 2016 / TOWNEPOST NETWORKLEMONADE DAY KICK-OFFWriter / Kara ReibelPhotographer / Stephanie DuncanWhat is one thing that kids can do to earn money? asked Ollie Dunn, the daughter of comedian and financial planner Peter Dunn (aka Pete the Planner) to begin the Family Feud game between The Lemony Crickets and The Pucker Doodles.Gerry Dick, creator and host of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, was quick to hit his button with the reply, Sell lemonade!This was the top answer on the game board, and his team, The Lemony Crickets, team were quick to dominate the game. Gerrys fellow team members included Mandy Selke, cofounder of Just Pop In; Leslie Bailey, The Adventuress for the Indy Star; and Mike Kelly, managing partner of DeveloperTown, who also hosted the event.The Lemony Crickets dominated the Family Feud game over rival team, The Pucker Doodles, who included team members Nicole Misencik, Meteorologist for WTHR; Carly Swift, cofounder of Just Pop In; Matt MacBeth, cofounder of pi lab; and Clay Robinson, cofounder and owner of Sun King Brewery.Game Show Night is always great fun with some really cool people, and best of all, it helps support young entrepreneurs, says Gerry of the Lemonade Day Kick-Off Party.In 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths to win the Triple Crownwhich is a comparatively small margin when measured against the beating we took, says Pucker Doodle teammate MacBeth. Its all in good fun for Lemonade Day.Presenting sponsors of the event included Eleven Fifty Academy and J.D. Byrider.Officially, Lemonade Day is May 21 with registration now open online.To get the most out of the experience, we encourage kids to register early, shares Jami Marsh, Director of Lemonade Day Greater Indy. This allows our young entrepreneurs to get the most out of the digital curriculum available online.There is a role for everyone to play on Lemonade Day, whether you have kids participating or not, we want people out buying lemonade, adds Marsh.Were excited for the chance to be involved in Lemonade Day, shares Kelly. Lemonade Day lights the entrepreneurial spark in students, teaches them what it takes to launch and grow a small business and illustrates how important it is to differentiate a product. Thats 100 percent congruent with what we do with our clients at DeveloperTown.Lemonade Day is empowering todays youth to become tomorrows entrepreneurs.The idea for Lemonade Day originated with Richmond, Indiana, native Michael Holthouse who now lives in Houston. Holthouse approached Scott Jones in 2010, and Jones then licensed the idea for TOWNEPOST NETWORK / MAY 2016 / TownePost.comGreater Indianapolis in 2010. Since 2010, Lemonade Day has grown in popularity, inspiring young entrepreneurs across the state. Community Champions are selected to mentor the efforts of those participating and encourage young entrepreneurs in their lemonade endeavors.There are many kids who do this year after year as a tradition and host their own lemonade stand frequently throughout the warm weather months, regardless of prizes. This is what we want kids to start with a lemonade stand, and who knows what that may lead to? Many successful entrepreneurs talk about having lemonade stands when they were kids, shares Marsh.Participating in Lemonade Day with fellow Indianapolis ambassadors is truly a highlight of the year! states Mandy Selke. Even if entrepreneurship is not a childs path, the education, experience and engagement inspires for a more enriched childhood!This year, the Community Champions are John Wechsler, serial entrepreneur and founder of the co-working space Launch Fishers (Hamilton County); Jon Gilman, CEO of Zionsville-based Clear Software (Boone County); Steve Spencer, President and CEO of Spencer Management Group and President of the Citys Economic Development Commission ( Johnson County); and Arin Anderson, Owner of Anderson Creative (Madison County).While early registration is encouraged, its never too late to participate in Lemonade Day!Please visit indianapolis.lemonadeday.org to learn more! 40 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 41On Sunday, May 22, the second annual Russian Festival will take place on the campus of University High School in Carmel. The Festival is organized by the volunteers of the Russian School of Indiana to raise funds for the schools programs and activities.The Russian School of Indiana a Sunday enrichment program started in the summer of 1993 literally under a tree in an Indianapolis apartment complex. The new immigrants from Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and other former Soviet Union republics were concerned with the rapid deterioration of connections to their children. The kids were learning English and losing their Russian at an alarming speed, so they decided to formally teach them the Russian language and culture.Now more than 20 years later, these same children, who are parents now, are trying to help their own offspring to preserve their heritage and culture. Parents, grandparents and children organized a Russian Festival to celebrate their heritage, culture and traditions of people from the former Soviet Union. The first Festival took place last year and attracted around 1,500 visitors.The festival program is intense and multifaceted. First, there is a fantastic array of native dishes: stuffed cabbage, borsht, pelmeni (Russian style dumplings), cutlets, blinis with different feelings, Russian potato salad, beet salads, the array of different pirozhkis (variety of sweet and savory pastries) and Russian style desserts, just to name a few. RUSSIAN FESTIVALThe entertainment includes: St. Nicolas Balalaika Ensemble from Canton, Ohio Indiana Ballet Conservatory Ballet Theatre of Indiana Russian folk songs and romances performed by Yana Weinstein, Ukrainian-born mezzo soprano who is pursuing a doctoral degree in Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Folk Dance group Kabluchok from Cincinnati, Ohio, will perform Russian, Ukrainian, Kozaks and other dances. Performance by students from Rhythmic Gymnastics of Indiana, led by Julia Workman Russian Folk Choir Piano recitals of the music by Russian composers Songs, dances and instrumental performances by the students of the Russian School of IndianaIn addition, several artists of Russian descent will be showcasing and selling their paintings and crafts.The Festival would also offer a selection of different workshops, including: Tea and Canvas with a Russian theme Write Your Name in Russian Paint the Nested Doll Chess Checkers Cookie Decoration and moreIn addition, visitors will enjoy several documentaries about Russia and a Russian movie with English subtitles.Admission is free.Place: University High School, 2425 W. 116th Street, CarmelTime: 12 noon to 7 p.m.To learn more, please contact:Natalia Rekhter, Russian School Exec. Director, 317-399-4685, indyrussianschool@gmail.com42 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com42 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 43Writer / Rebecca WoodPhotographer / JJ KaplanKirsten Ferger believes she has a calling, a duty of sorts. She feels a deep responsibility to pass along the art form that has played a dominant role in her life.Ferger is a former professional dancer with a distinguished resume that includes performing with prestigious ballet companies and the whos who of the dance world. Today, at age 54, Ferger is pouring that experience into teaching the next generation of dancers at the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in Carmel.Dancing has always been a part of Fergers life. At the age of 4, Fergers mother introduced her to dance. Her mother was taking adult dance classes at Butler University. But it was tiny Ferger, swirling around in the background, who caught the dance instructors eye. The teacher said, You must have danced in a former life, chuckles Ferger.For the next several years, Ferger attended dance classes. At age 13, dance took hold of Ferger, and she passionately sought out performance experiences and opportunities.Ferger says she was laser-focused at the time on progressing as a dancer. Instructors appreciated her physicality, flexibility and dancer brain (the ability to take corrections and made the appropriate changes).At age 16, Ferger graduated from Zionsville High School and enrolled in the American Ballet Theatre School in New York City.In the spring of 1980, Mikhail Baryshnikov was holding open auditions for the American Ballet Theatre Company. Over 800 dancers showed up for the 10 open positions. Baryshnikov invited Ferger to audition. Ferger recalls Baryshnikov as kind and open, but she admits the audition process was nerve-racking.When Ferger landed a spot in the troupe, she was overjoyed and grateful for all her hard work.Denise Salamie, a board member for Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, explains the significance of Fergers position with the American Ballet Theatre Company.Kirsten was hand-picked for the American Ballet Theatre by Mikhail Baryshnikov, the greatest male dancer in the history of American ballet, says Salamie. It is ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS TEACH DANCEZIONSVILLE WOMAN WITH ILLUSTRIOUS PAST TEACHES NEW GENERATION OF DANCERSKirsten Ferger and swing dance student Avery Holloway at Gregory Hancock.44 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.comconsidered the pinnacle of success for a ballet dancer to be chosen to dance with this prestigious company.For the next year, Ferger traveled with the American Ballet Theatre Company to major U.S. cities. Typically, the group performed nine times a week. Fergers best memories of those performing days include dancing with live music and standing in the wings backstage, watching other dancers and enjoying the art form.From the American Ballet Theatre, Ferger landed at the American Festival Ballet based in Idaho. The company performed and toured around the western United States.Ferger eventually returned to her Zionsville roots. She raised two children in Zionsville. Her daughter Zoe is currently studying dance at the University of Iowa.Since 2005, Ferger has served as the ballet instructor on faculty at The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. She also serves as a company teacher for the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.Ferger says she understands that with her experience comes a duty to continue to teach the next generation of dancers. Amanda M. Houchens, MD, and Brian C. Howse, MD, are accepting new patients of all ages at Carmel Family Medicine, a Franciscan Physician Network practice. 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I understand that with my experience comes a duty to teach.Salamie, whose daughters train at the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, says that Ferger passes along more than just dance instructions; she also gives life lessons. She also nurtures qualities that will help them excel in all aspects of life, such as discipline, teamwork and time management, declares Salamie.Hannah Johnson, a 17-year-old dancer at the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, says that Fergers prior dance experience adds to her teaching.Kirsten knows what it takes to be a professional dancer, and she incorporates that into her teaching, Johnson asserts. Not only does she teach and push us to be amazing performers like herself, she also has wonderful stories to tell us about her performing career. She shows us what it takes to get to that level and how we can achieve it.But Ferger says her ultimate goal for her students is that they become patrons of the art form of dance. 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Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the Palladium.AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNGRENA Wizard, A True Star the title of Todd Rundgrens 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential 60s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972s seminal Something/Anything? on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts and acted as his own producer that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him Rocks New Wunderkind. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello Its Me, Can We Still Be Friends and Bang The Drum. Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium.CLEVELAND ORCHESTRAPrepare to be amazed by one of the Top 10 orchestras in the world (Gramophone Magazine 2008). Under the leadership of music director Franz Welser-Mst, the Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severace Hall, in residencies from Miami to Vienna and on tour around the world, the Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming and community engagement. Performance Repertoire: Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor / Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Palladium.CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS SPRING CONCERT6 p.m.: Concert, Sinfonia, Festival and Philharmonic Orchestras8 p.m.: Symphony Orchestra2016 Senior Soloists: Sydney Hartwick and Aaron Shi, piano / Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Palladium.AN EVENING WITH PAUL ANKASinger, songwriter and actor Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s and 70s with hit songs like Diana, Lonely Boy and Put Your Head on My Shoulder. In addition to his illustrious singing career, Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones, Shes a Lady, the English lyrics for Frank Sinatras signature song My Way and Michael Jacksons hit This Is It. Anka is the only artist in history to have a record on Billboards Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades and has cemented his place as one of the most prolific and versatile singer/songwriters of any generation. His new album, Rock Swings features big-band, crooner-style interpretations of songs by Nirvana, Van Halen, the Cure and Oasis. Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium.THE INDIANA WIND SYMPHONY PRESENTS: HOW THE WEST WAS WONSaddle up and ride west with the Indiana Wind Symphony as they musically explore the once-untamed frontiers of our country. Old West expert Mark Boardman will serve as narrator and trail guide as the IWS plays music of Aaron Copland, John Williams, Morton Gould and others. Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium.BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERSKnown for their spontaneity and creative style, three-time GRAMMY Winner Bruce Hornsby and his longtime comrades, the Noisemakers, ensure that theres never a dull moment when they perform. Almost three decades after winning a GRAMMY for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary musics most diverse careers, Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium.CENTRAL INDIANA DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLANDTravel through Alices fantasy world that all starts with a rabbit hole. Dont miss some of your favorite characters come to life on stage White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and Caterpillar. Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Booth Tarkington Theatre.MusicMay Arts CalendarDance46 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / MAY 2016 / atCarmel.com atCarmel.com / MAY 2016 / CARMEL MAGAZINE / 47EVOLUTION: DEVELOPMENT OF A DANCERPresented by the Indiana Ballet Conservancy. This highly entertaining and educational performance showcases the training process from our youngest Preparatory Division students all the way through our Professional Training Program and Level 8 graduates as it follows each stage of development along a dancers journey. Come enjoy class pieces from each level at IBC as well as some of our award-winning soloists and ensembles from international ballet competitions. Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at the Tarkington.G2 IN CONCERTCome and absorb the amazing energy, talent and evolving artistry of G2 in Concert! The dedicated, pre-professional company of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre performs the intricate and athletic repertoire of GHDT. Accompanied with the talented students of the Academy of GHDT, this is a performance guaranteed to stir the soul and make the body want to move! Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Tarkington.UNNECESSARY FARCETwo cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. GO! 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