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March 25, 2017

  • Serving Indy’s Southside Since 1928

What's it worth

Type of Home: Ranch with two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. Age: Built in 1994. Location: Located in the Stoneybrook subdivision in Greenwood. Square Footage: 1,132 S.F. Rooms: There are six rooms in this home. There is the great room with a raised brick hearth, gas log fireplace and cathedral ceilings, the kitchen that includes eat-in accommodations, an open dining room, laundry facilities and the two bedrooms. Strengths: The...

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Encouraging ‘old’ food trends

Re-awakened hungry Americans, motivated by a need to know more about the source of the food they feed their families are returning to their ancestral traditions. They’re hunting and foraging closer to home at community farmer’s markets and local sources for clean meats, artisan breads, mushrooms, local honey and cheeses, colorful, nurturing produce and frequenting more mom-and-pop-owned diners. Farm-friendly, organic, non-GMO,...

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Black goes with everything, including the garden

How do we count the colors of petunias? They come in reds, pinks, whites, purples and blues. Some are striped, others have different colors on the edges of the petals. There are even yellow and orange petunias. Now, this spring, a new petunia color is available – black. This new petunia, ‘Black Velvet’, is a product of plant breeding by Ball FloraPlant. It is truly as black a flower as any flower I’ve seen that claimed to be black....

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Leave it to your imagination

Maybe you saw the story about hundreds of college and high school students taking up an exciting new sport, Quidditch. Yes, Quidditch. As in “game from the Harry Potter books and movies.” As in “witches and wizards flying around on broomsticks trying to score goals and, occasionally, beat the bee-gonias out of one another.” As in “made up.” “Imaginary.” “Not real.” But still they play, running around (instead of flying over) Quidditch...

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Why do Chicago fans bother me?

There’s something about some fans of Chicago pro sports teams that bothers me. I don’t hate them by any means, but, for some time, these fans have been getting under my skin. It’s certainly not a result of jealousy. The Bulls are good again, but I encounter just as many fans cheering on the Bears, Cubs and White Sox. What is there to be jealous of with that group? Chicago sports teams haven’t experienced overwhelming success by any...

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