Sunday, August 14, 2005

Carmel food pantries feel pinch

[excerpted from Carmel Topics newspaper]

Two of Carmel's five food pantries and two of Fishers three agencies are desperate for donations, especially canned goods, as limited supplies continue to dwindle.

"We are really having a tough time keeping these people going, and the need's getting greater, too," said Nancy Chance, president of Good Samaritan of Hamilton County, which oversees 29 food pantries throughout Hamilton County.

Chance said the solution is simple.

"If everyone would take a bag of food to their local pantry, we might be able to turn this around..."

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Reminder... this Sat...Aug 6th... 8am

Reminder: this Saturday, Aug. 6th...

We're developing a regular time we can get together each month for some coffee & conversation in the neighborhood.

Every 1st Saturday... 8 a.m.,
at Paradise Bakery at Clay Terrace Mall
'First Saturdays Coffee & Conversation'

As always, it'll be a time we can enjoy each other as we share our lives together here in what's becoming the Clay Terrace community. Catch up on 'the latest'. Just have some fun together.

Then, for anyone that wants to stay while longer...

Afterwards… at 9 a.m.
'Community Care Group'

Some of us stick around for another cup of coffee, to pause and pray for special needs among us, and even find some ways to help each other, in a "Love your neighbor as yourself" sort of way. Maybe find ways we can better help each other and our community.

We'll be starting to read & discuss 'The Ultimate Win', an introduction to the biblical book of "John". John was a close Jewish friend of Jesus and introduces us to him in the unique way that only a close friend can do. So any of you are welcome to participate. It could be a good time to ask any questions you might have. You're amongst friends. [Here's a link to read it online if you like.]

And throughout the month…

As you see, has now taken on a 'blog' format. A neighborhood newsletter of a sort -- but with the ability to leave comments, questions, suggestions, and active links to news, sports, events, that might be of interest among us. [Our former site -- -- will soon be incorporated into] We can talk more about all this over coffee on Saturday. Btw, if you have a laptop, bring it -- Paradise Bakery is wireless! Or for that matter, if you have internet questions, we might all be able to learn a lot from each other.

Then… let's do it all over again next month…
"First Saturday Coffee & Conversation"

P.S.... Since we have new neigbhors and not everyone is yet on the email list -- please help us get the word out. Also, if you can't come, but you have special needs we might be able to help with, let us know.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Baker Furniture is 9th store worldwide

"New York, Georgetown, London . . . and now Carmel.

The Baker Furniture company, known for its designs of upscale, traditional and fine styles, has opened the newest retail shop in Carmel's Clay Terrace."

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