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Janet Hommel Mangas: Decades later, bushhogging and Baby John

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I hadn’t done either for quite a number of years — but once I got in the groove it felt instinctual.

Work in progress: Exhibit shows the whimsy, depth of Franklin artist

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The big, bold, red letters stood out against the white wall, proclaiming: “Not Yet.”

Janet Hommel Mangas: Sage advice on Mother’s Day

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I asked a couple of my favorite Johnson County mothers two simple questions: What is some of the best advice you ever received, and what legacy do you hope to leave your children or what legacy from your own mother are you trying to pass down?”

Exotic experience: Photographer shares love of travel through art exhibition

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The trip on an African safari was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the world’s most majestic animals up close.

Lori Borgman: The best and hardest job you may ever have

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It was C day in kindergarten recently. C being for career, kids came dressed as the career they wanted to have when they grew up.

Green thumb

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The spacious dirt patch, taking up a significant chunk of the southside Indianapolis backyard, has been weeded, planted, tended to and cared for since the 1970s.

Janet Hommel Mangas: Yard work turns into wildlife hunt

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Last weekend one of the hardest working young men in Johnson County came over to lend his Auntie a hand on the ranch. I forgot how fun working can be when we both headed outside after taking a water break and my nephew yelled out, “Beat you!” as he ran downstairs out one door as I raced out another and down the steps to our meeting area.

Bloom boom: Daylilies star in this year’s Garden Celebration

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All of it started to avoid cutting the grass.

Franklin College wraps up theatre season with “The Submission”

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Franklin College will present its final production of the academic year this weekend, when students stage “The Submission,” a play by Jeff Talbott.

Lori Borgman: Living in the days of less is more

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The vocabulary intended to soften the blows of blistering inflation is a testimony to creativity. Economists keep talking about consumers experiencing shrinkflation. They don’t mean consumers are shrinking (although you do look amazingly trim); they mean the products we buy are shrinking, but the prices are not.