Category: Cover Stories

Rachel Cochran pours a pint of Westfield-produced beer at Grand Junction Brewing Co. The business, which started this spring, is the first recipient of the Spark Award since 2006.
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Lighting the way

Westfield Chamber honors businesses, volunteers with annual Lantern Awards To celebrate a year of successes, economic growth and community impact, the Westfield Chamber of Commerce is honoring the work of numerous businesses and citizens...

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History comes alive

Voices from the Past teaches students, residents about local history and those that helped to shape the city Voices from the Past began in 2011 as a unique way to learn about Westfield’s history...

Westfield Arts Alliance Chairman Ken King- shill answers the question “What Westfield art is...” on the first project unveiled by the organization at the Aug. 27 Party on the Patio event. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Interactive initiative

Westfield Arts Alliance to create new culture throughout city Carmel has the Arts & Design District. Noblesville and Fishers have Nickel Plate Arts. Until recently, the City of Westfield didn’t have an organization or...

Emma Tingue, left, and Lucas Kooy relax in the newly dedicated teen area of the Westfield Washington Public Library, 333 W. Hoover St. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Checking in

Westfield Washington Public Library renovation increases circulation, programming Residents who haven’t visited the Westfield Washington Public Library in awhile may need a map to navigate the renovated building at 333 W. Hoover St. After...

Westfield teen Abby Bogdajewicz visited Haiti last month as part of a mission trip with Merge, the youth group at Grace Church. (Submitted photo) 0

Serving others

Westfield teen Abby Bogdajewicz pursues passion in mission work By Navar Watson When Abby Bogdajewicz took a short-term mission trip to Chicago in July 2013, she discovered a passion for serving inner-city children. Inspired...

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European pickers

For 45 years, Bob and Michelle Beauchamp have sold the finest antiques pieces Where can you find a clock made for a nobleman during King Louis XVI’s reign or an early 19th Century “Diana...

Harry Riser records his program, “Grand Big Bands,” in the studio at the University of Indianapolis on July 23. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Musgrave) 0

All that jazz

Harry Riser, 86, continues his love of big bands through a weekly radio program By Navar Watson About 10 years ago, Indianapolis resident Harry Riser was dining with his wife at a sidewalk café...

Ryan Haughey, left, and Corey Hartley have each taught and served as assistant principal at the middle and intermediate school respectively before being named principals this summer. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Leadership changes

Principals Ryan Haughey and Corey Hartley will oversee fifth through eighth grade students Starting this fall, students in the formative years between elementary and high school will have a new principal in their building...

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Adding an amenity

Alec Brooks builds city’s first disc golf course for Eagle Scout project Westfield has its first disc golf course thanks to an Eagle Scout project by Alec Brooks, who started planning it in 2012...