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Girls’ Night at J. Razzo’s

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Last night, several friends and I celebrated a birthday at J. Razzo’s in Carmel, Indiana. This was my second visit to the restaurant, and the food was every bit as good as I remembered. J. Razzo’s features upscale Italian with a large wine selection, and a fun cocktail list with localized names for martinis and […]

5 reasons to love Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

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Confession: I am a theatre geek. It started in high school when I was cast in a handful of school plays. It continued through college when we could get cheap last-minute tickets to performances that hadn’t sold out. As an adult, I’m still drawn to the theatre. I love the storytelling, the music, the costumes. […]

Genealogy volunteers on hand at Carmel library

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Where in history do your ancestors turn up? The California gold rush? The Civil War? The Titanic? My father-in-law is always telling us about how his side of the family is six degrees of separation from Daniel Boone and something about some guy named William Field. I don’t pay much attention because I can’t keep […]

Now Playing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel December 13th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014. Ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) collaborated to produce this musical in the 1970s, Joseph and […]

12 Reasons I Love Carmel’s Art & Design District

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1. “Man-on-the-Street” Sculptures By J. Seward Johnson Jr., American realist Some people might find seeing a life-size statue along Main Street to be a bit bizarre, but I see it as endearing. There is something classic and iconic about the sculptures that makes me feel at home. “Unconditional Surrender” A soldier embraces a nurse with […]

16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival

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Over 125 juried artists exhibiting watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery, and more will be featuring their work at the 16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival this weekend. On Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, September 29 from 10am to 5pm, head to the intersection of Main Street and […]

Smokey Robinson Brings Motown Glory Days to the Palladium in Carmel

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For many, the sound of Smokey Robinson singing calls to mind fond memories of the Motown era, a time in the early sixties when music was changing, and hits like “My Girl”, “Operator” and “The One Who Really Loves You” played over transistor radios and jukeboxes across the nation. The one thing all these songs, […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Nash Project in Carmel on Thursday

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-commenced Nash project will be held in Carmel starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Carmel-based general contractor, Pedcor Companies, which has developed over 10,000 apartment units throughout 12 states, along with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, and Carmel City Council will participate. When it […]

The Brookshire Golf Club

About the Brookshire Golf Course Located off Brookshire Parkway in the Brookshire subdivision, the Brookshire Golf Course offers 18 Championship holes of golf on a course appropriate for golfers of all skill levels. Designed and built in 1970 by Carmel’s legendary architect William Diddel, the Brookshire Golf Course offers a fun and memorable golf experience, […]

Woodland Country Club:A Beautiful Golf Community

As the very first private country club in Hamilton County, Woodland Country Club is offers a gorgeous respite from the hustle and bustle of Indianapolis life. With a strong tradition of family involvement through multiple generations of its founding members, Woodland Country Club has a deep rooted history. Offering plenty of amenities including a fabulous […]

Carmel Clay Historical Society: Keeping Carmel History Alive

The Carmel Clay Historical Society is a vibrant part of the Carmel, Indiana community. Formed in 1975 by a group of Carmel residents, initially the organization was meant to coincide with the United States’ Bicentennial celebration that year. As the residents began to take root in Carmel’s history, the group expanded. That same year, the […]

Coming Right up in August, 2011 at the Center for the Performing Arts

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The splendid new Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana‘s recently-contrived Arts & Design District is the place to be this summer for enjoying the live performing arts in Greater Indianapolis. This premier gathering spot for the upscale Carmel community blasted out of the gate at full speed this year, and is in the […]

Detour Restaurant – An American Grille

Detour is a family-friendly restaurant in Carmel, a lovely North Indianapolis suburb in Central Indiana. Only a few steps from the Monon Trail in Carmel, Detour landed smack in the middle of Carmel’s renowned Arts & Design District in the newly-renovated downtown Carmel neighborhood. Detour proudly advertises itself as “An American Grille” offering scrumptious dishes […]

George R. R. Martin Book Signing: Meet the Author of “A Game of Thrones” in Carmel, Indiana

Since J.R.R. Tolkien created the orcs, elves, and heroes that would populate Middle Earth in his classic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the fantasy genre has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the most popular genres in worldwide literature. Many of fantasy’s early progenitors weren’t much more than simple clones of Tolkien (and […]

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