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  • Speaking of faith

    By Jon Shoulders
    Photography by Josh Marshall

    Greenwood resident Johnette Cruz has lived on both coasts and in several cities in between, she has toured as a dancer, and she has worked at three major media outlets in Indianapolis since relocating to the city in 2004. Currently, Cruz serves as communications director at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood, and the job, as well as her current station in life, feels like home to the 31-year-old wife and mother. In fact, she maintains, there’s no place she’d rather be.

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  • Pool parties

    By Jon Shoulders
    Photography by Josh Marshall

    In 2002, Kenny and Kim Pearson custom built their four-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot house in Franklin and, as avid swimmers, included a pool out back. Ten years and three grandkids later, the couple decided to transform the backyard area into what Kim calls “a little vacation space” for family and friends—an idea that originally grew out of Kenny’s simple desire for more garage space a few years ago.

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  • Summer school

    By Paige Harden
    Photography by Josh Marshall

    Every spring, children in classrooms across the country begin the countdown to summer. Even with the balanced calendar, the eight-week summer break is the longest of the year. For teachers, the break also offers them a reason to be excited: Summer brings opportunities to explore, to learn and to grow.

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  • Horsin’ around

    By Sherri Dugger
    Photography by Josh Marshall

    They regularly break into song—more specifically, into the theme song from the 1960s television show, “Bonanza.” They giggle, share inside jokes and finish one another’s sentences with ease. They are friends who some might say are having the times of their lives these days.

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    • April 19
      “Southside Harley-Davidson photos with the Easter bunny”
      noon-3 p.m., 4930 Southport Crossing Place
    • April 19
      “Southside Harley-Davidson photos with the Easter bunny”
      noon-3 p.m., 4930 Southport Crossing Place
    • April 19
      “Easter egg hunt ”
      10 a.m., Cultural Arts & Recreation Center
    • April 19
      “Rock the Relay”
      8 a.m., White River State Park