month : 04/2020 10 results

Changing lives one injury at a time

By Breanna Cooper FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS, Jenna Casale has worked as an athletic trainer at the Athletico Physical Therapy branch in Greenfield. There, she works with student athletes from Eastern Hancock High School to treat sports-related injuries, which she has personal experience with.During her senior year at Ben Davis High School in ...

Nonprofit offers opportunities in media to youth

By Dennis J. Jarrett By Dennis J. Jarrett Access. Train. Connect. These are the three pillars that signify the mission of The Next Generation Initiative (NextGen), an Indianapolis-based 501(C)3 organization. What started as an extension of a curriculum-based video program within Warren Township Schools and the Walker Career Center has grown ...

At home with technology

By Rupal Thanawala Families celebrating birthdays on video conferences, kids studying via e-learning, buying groceries online, consulting doctors on tele-visits, working from home or applying for unemployment benefits, these are becoming new routines during “shelter-in-home” to stay connected, efficient and informed. However, there are ...

Stand up, Speak up, Move up — Effective communication in the workplace

By Cathy Holloway-Hill It is no secret that effective communication and strong interpersonal relationships top the list of necessities for a successful career. Communication breakdowns are the main cause of business disputes, team challenges and relationship problems. Progressing in your career and having an overall improved quality of life ...

Youth sports: Boom or bust?

By Tyler Fenwick YOUTH SPORTS IS TURNING INTO A behemoth of an industry across the country, and Indiana is taking advantage of some of the lucrative opportunities that come with club teams, large tournaments and promises of better exposure to college coaches. Youth sports has turned into an industry that, in terms of money, rivals the ...

Struggles, success and fortunes

By Tyler Fenwick A NEW EXHIBIT FROM THE Indiana Historical Society will take visitors more than 100 years into the past to visit Madam C.J. Walker’s factory, where her company produced hair care products that eventually made Walker the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. The exhibit — “You Are There 1915: Madam ...

More than sports

By Breanna Cooper IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT BEING INVOLVED IN group sports helps youth and adults grow and learn new skills. For those with physical and intellectual disabilities, being involved in sports can inspire them to advocate for themselves and give them the skills they need to live more independent lives.   For 51 years, Special ...

One turtle at a time

By Brytnie Devon Meet Virginia "Ginny" Hibbler. She's the creator and founder of Ginny's Chocolate Candy Turtles. Hibbler makes turtles from chocolate, caramel and pecan in milk chocolate, white and dark chocolate or a combination of all three. Hibbler has been making and selling candy for 20 years, however, she's only been an ...

Preventing sports-related injuries

By Breanna Cooper ESPN ESTIMATES THAT 21.5 American children participate in a group sport. While there are obvious health benefits to staying active, contact sports pose a risk for injuries that could have serious long-term effects, including concussions and ACL tears.   A concussion, also called a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), ...

The great garden getaway 

By Miranda Miller  IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN THE ENVY OF YOUR workplace because you received a big, bright bouquet of roses, daisies or lilies, you know flowers have the power to cheer us up, provide comfort and relieve anxiety. From serene scenery to plant sales and horticultural tips, your region’s botanical garden can keep you in constant ...