Community & Relationships

Can Blogs Really Make a Difference?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Blog, Community & Relationships, Marketing | 0 comments

Words and words in blogs are more far-reaching and have a greater impact than you might imagine.  Let me tell you a story about one of the blog posts I recently wrote about my experience at a pond class at Nature’s Choice in Brownsburg. If you read the post, you know I was excited about going and very impressed with the class and everything I learned. I took lots of pictures primarily to augment my own learning. I knew I would forget a lot of what I was taught before I started the project at my house. A week or so after the class, I stopped by Nature’s Choice to pick up some more rocks because I was creating my own version of the pond-less waterfall and I mentioned...

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Stories and Surprises Catch the Eye of the Public

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Blog, Business stories, Community & Relationships, Marketing | 0 comments

It’s always a surprise what I am going to see as I traverse Hendricks County. This time, I had to pull over to take some photos of this scene in Brownsburg:                           Several dirt track winged sprint teams were on their way from Kokomo, Ind. to Iowa and over-nighted at the Comfort Suites in the ‘burg. Of course, with a lot this big, it was perfect to work on the race cars, so they did. From February until late fall, these teams make their way back and forth across the nation. One of these teams was from Pennsylvania – and hadn’t been home in a long, long time. You...

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Duck Race is Good Fun, However Nature Demands Attention

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Blog, Community & Relationships | 0 comments

How often do you find yourself on one path, looking for one thing, but something else all of a sudden comes up and takes away your attention and sends you off in another direction? You’re probably laughing, especially if you are getting to “that age” where maintaining your attention is a challenge. Why did you go into that room? Why are the salt and pepper shakers in the refrigerator? It’s amusing to some, annoying when it’s you. Anyway, back to my story: I had never seen, nor participated, in one of the duck races that organizations hold as fund raisers. But they sound like it could be fun. However, I had lots of questions: Do they just...

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It’s time to garden in Hendricks County!

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Blog, Business stories, Community & Relationships, Stories | 0 comments

May is a magical time here in central Indiana and I don’t mean just for racers and race fans! May is the time when gardeners can finally dig into the dirt, select new plants and put the two together to create some magic in yards around the county. Whether you love to grow flowers, trees, vegetables or herbs, three of the best garden stops in Hendricks County are right off State Road 267: Avon Gardens (6259 E. County Road 91 North, Avon), Frazee Gardens (3480 N. State Road 267, Brownsburg) and Country Harmony Garden Center (809 N. Green St., Brownsburg). Long time Hendricks County gardeners know of them. New gardeners will delight in the offerings as well as the help...

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Brownsburg business teaches DIYers with a hands-on pond-building experience

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog, Business stories, Community & Relationships | 0 comments

It’s a family joke that I love rocks and water. I don’t want to necessarily be IN the water, just near enough to see and hear it. I could spend hours on a beach – at the ocean, river, sea, stream or waterfall. Having a water feature at my house is about as close to bliss and serenity as I can hope for. So when I learned Nature’s Choice Landscape & Supply in Brownsburg was hosting a Build-A-Pond Day on April 21, my husband and I braved the cloudy, cold day to attend. (At one point, you could actually SEE your breath!) The class provided professional instruction on how to build a pond – complete with waterfall and filtration- for your...

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Connie Lawson speaks at HCPBWA meeting

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Blog, Community & Relationships | 0 comments

Only weeks after being sworn in as Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson made time in her schedule to speak to the Hendricks County Professional Business Women’s Association (HCPBWA) on Tuesday, April 10. She briefly recounted the experiences that have led up to her recent appointment by Governor Mitch Daniels. About that appointment, she simply said that when your governor calls and asks you to do something, you do it if you want to help. She called it an honor. Stepping in as leader of a staff of 80 and an office of the state that has been the center of investigation and questions under Charlie White is a challenge she admits. However, Lawson says she has always...

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