As I was reading the May 21 issue of Current in Carmel, I thought of many of the reasons why I enjoy reading one of the few remaining excellent print publications in our community, which has been providing news and entertainment since 2006. Just a few examples from this issue:
Terry Anker’s “Essay” articles provide thought-provoking commentary such as “Changing course,” the subject of this week’s column. While it’s important to give it your best and “never give up,” it’s also important to know when it might be time to call it quits or at least change course.
Amy Pauszek’s “Where’s Amy?” photo column highlights a nonprofit and the good it is doing for the community by providing a humanitarian service or great entertainment. Her photo of Tony Bennett in this issue is classic!
Don Knebel’s travel column not only provides interesting photos taken during his world travels, but it also includes an accompanying story, which helps to educate the reader about the particular site. This week’s “Origins of bungee jumping” is a great example. In this case, I do recall traveling to Queenstown, New Zealand,where bungee jumping originated, as Don notes, and also other “extreme sports.” His column brought back fond memories.
Managing editor Ann Marie Shambaugh’s articles about the political scene and other happenings are informative, like this week’s story about the Hamilton County Election Board voting to dismiss the complaint from the Democratic Party to investigate a bribery accusation.
Dick Wolfsie’s humor column never fails to entertain and make me laugh, like this week’s “Giving it my worst!”
Mark Ambrogi’s articles provide information about community events and people and also information about and insight into upcoming entertainment options, like this week’s article concerning Carmel High School graduate Missie Jordan singing her dad’s song as part of the Indiana Wind Symphony’s concert at the Palladium.
Occasional commentaries also provide interesting information about the community, such as the one by Jeff McDermott concerning Carmel High School’s Dance Marathon program at the Palladium.
Letters to the Editor provide insights into how various readers view Current’s coverage, such as the one this week by Nick Hrisomalos about a recent cover article about Erin Bower Patterson and her inspirational survival and subsequent triumph following a tragic event years ago.
Finally, I love the quote of the week, such as the one from Benjamin Franklin this week: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
I have not included everyone who writes for Current, but they all contribute to making it a publication I read and enjoy week after week.
Frank Basile, Indianapolis