Issue: February/March 2014

Rebecca & Me: First You Have to Find It

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Location is not everything. Set back from the road at 333 S. Lincoln St. is the easy-to-miss shop Rebecca & Me. Housed in a charming pink-and-green bungalow on this non-shopping street, the boutique survives because its many loyal customers consider it a go-to place for women’s clothing and for decorative housewares, baby gifts, handmade greeting cards, and toiletries. They visit the shop often because they know owner Rebecca Carter is constantly receiving new shipments, and they don’t want to miss a thing. Carter is an Indianapolis native who has owned some incarnation of her store...

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Catching Up With … Malcolm Dalglish

BY MIKE LEONARD “An actor, a painter, and a musician wandered into the wilderness one day,” Malcolm Dalglish recalls with a laugh. It’s a setup with no punch line, however, unless you consider that the three men were hiking the 210-mile John Muir Trail in California last summer when the actor and the painter had to quit due to physical ailments they incurred along the way. That left Dalglish, the musician, utterly alone in the wilderness to finish a week’s worth of hiking and camping. “It was kind of an awakening, a kind of opening a window on the...

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Ron and Carol Remak: Mentors to Young Marrieds

BY ELISABETH ANDREWS As president of Bill C. Brown Associates, Ron Remak’s career is devoted to helping people and companies secure their futures through insurance services and wealth management. For the past two years, though, he has added a new dimension to his focus on stability. Three Sundays each month, Remak and his wife Carol host get-togethers designed to help young couples strengthen their marriages. “There’s so much being thrown at young couples now — the pressures of the world, finances, the journey of marriage early on, raising kids,” explains Remak. “No one takes a class in what it’s...

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B-town Essayists Pen Book on Historic Preservation in Indiana

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Controversies over historic preservation regularly make the news, in Bloomington and throughout Indiana. A new book of essays from Indiana University Press explores the enduring issues behind those headlines. “Some people see historic preservation as a threat to their property rights but have no idea about the values behind the enterprise,” says Nancy Hiller, a cabinet maker, writer, and member of the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review, who edited Historic Preservation in Indiana: Essays from the Field. “That’s why I wanted to do this book — to discuss what preservation is really about...

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A New Planning Tool for the Terminally Ill

BY JANET MANDELSTAM As the medical director of palliative care at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Dr. Robert Stone says he is “often called in when a patient is no longer able to participate in decisions about what should be done for their care.” And that, he says, “puts family members in a terrifically difficult situation if they don’t have a lot of guidance.” Now there is a new program that will provide that guidance. It’s called Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST), and it is an advance care planning tool for patients with serious illnesses who are likely...

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