Refugee to top cuisine

September 3, 2018 editors

Avon chef escaped political turmoil in Ethiopia, learning to cook on his way to America Avon resident, Shimelis Adem, executive chef for Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center, was a teenager in Ethiopia […]


Meat your maker

April 3, 2018 editors

Former Disney Chef rekindles fire for simple southern BBQ in Lizton By Lindsay Doty In the wonderful world of Mickey Mouse (let your mind picture the fireworks exploding over Cinderella’s castle), they say “A dream […]



January 30, 2018 editors

Avon’s Ricardo Laranja: From child prodigy to professor to big film music producer Ricardo Laranja, Avon, is known locally as a professor of music arts and technology at IUPUI, and the music director at Mary, […]

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January 1, 2018 editors

Volunteerism can be defined as service to others without the expectation of being compensated. But for some local residents, compensation comes in another form. For many years, Paul Whalen, Brownsburg, has been an active volunteer […]

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Having the HEART to Compete

November 21, 2017 editors

After near-fatal cardiac arrest three years ago, Danville’s Justin Siller and his family have much to be thankful for At 11 years old, Justin Siller was told it was no longer safe for him to play competitive sports. Siller’s parents, Jim and […]

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Home grown

July 8, 2017 editors

Lifelong Hendricks County farmer Dale Gladden shows support of the Hendricks County 4-H Fair from his youth to present day As a child, being involved with 4-H was simply part of Dale Gladden’s education, teaching […]

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June 19, 2017 editors

Avon resident treasures memories of Casey Kasem, American Top 40 By Mark Ambrogi Pete Battistini had a sincere long distance dedication to host Casey Kasem and his American Top 40 (AT40) show. In fact, he […]