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Euphoria Spa reaches out to post-masectomy women

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Featured, Print Article | 0 comments

Euphoria Spa reaches out to post-masectomy women

“Do you know anybody who hasn’t been touched by breast cancer in some way?” asked Deborah Ellis, owner of Euphoria Spa and Wellness Center in Avon. It’s a rhetorical question these days, but it’s one that chased Ellis down until she did something profound. Breast cancer touched Ellis’s life when her best friend was diagnosed with the disease, which resulted in a partial mastectomy several years ago. There had been a local boutique that offered prosthetics for post-mastectomy patients, but it closed leaving no options for women. Already focused on providing services to promote wellness at Euphoria and just having learned how to do areola restoration, Ellis...

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Sign-A-Rama owner Ed Schmidt attacks the sign market

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Print Article | 0 comments

Sign-A-Rama owner Ed Schmidt attacks the sign market

In March 14, 2011 ex-Army Lieutenant Colonel Ed Schmidt went on the attack: focused, committed and determined. He opened the doors of Sign-A-Rama in Avon, the town he has called home for the last 10 years. Schmidt retired from the Army in October 2010. “Being retired really isn’t all that and a bag of chips,” he said with a chuckle. “I started looking in corporate America and it dawned on me I wasn’t looking for a career. I was looking for a lifestyle.” That lifestyle involved providing for and enjoying his family and being happy. He said he realized he wouldn’t find that in corporate America. Schmidt said, “The alternative was to start my own business....

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Choc-Ola Returns – Southsiders bring back the popular Beech Grove chocolate drink

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Print Article | 0 comments

Choc-Ola Returns  –  Southsiders bring back the popular Beech Grove chocolate drink

Last summer, Beech Grove native, Dan Iaria, spent a lot of time reminiscing about his childhood. Not just daydreaming, Iaria had a purpose. He and partner, Greg Codozor, had just purchased the Rock-Cola Café on Brookville Road. “I was looking for something unique for the Café, something with retro appeal, something (people) loved as a kid,” Iaria said. Of course, since he grew up in Beech Grove, it was natural that his reminiscing included thoughts of icy cold Choc-Ola. The brand was a local mainstay. It had been invented by Harry Normington, Sr. in Indianapolis in 1944 and was bottled on Churchman Avenue just south of Raymond from 1944 until 1985. Iaria had no...

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Putt-a-Palooza for Hours of Unlimited Mini Golf

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, News Release | 0 comments

Putt-a-Palooza for Hours of Unlimited Mini Golf

  Popular fundraiser returns for family fun with a larger purpose Fishers, IN – The Second Annual Putt-a-Palooza will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Ben & Ari’s in Fishers. Tickets include unlimited mini golf, pizza from Marco’s Pizza, face painting, kids’ games, a 50/50 putt off contest, silent auction and more. Three hours of limitless family fun and food and the proceeds all go to the Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI).  Last year more than 125 people attended the inaugural Putt-a-Palooza event and more than $6,000 was raised for YMI mentor training and program implementation. The Youth Mentoring Initiative work with local...

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