- Disease takes toll on salon owner Brooke Ferrin Klekovski's life has been a nightmare for the past five years. The Ansatz Hair Salon owner and Zionsville resident wakes up every day with a new pain and can't shake the voices she hears inside her head. "I have three people in my head that randomly speak to me," Klekovski said. "I hear random comments like 'Do you see the shoes that she's wearing?' all the time." Klekovski suffers from Lyme disease, a disease caused by the bite of certain infected ticks. Klekovski contracted the disease after a family vacation in Georgia with her husband, Martin, and son, Carter. Kimberly Lentz, a Zionsville-based doctor who specializes in Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, said Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States. "The (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) just released new preliminary numbers about the number of cases," she said. "They always said there was about 30,000 cases per year, and now they just projected at least 300,000 new cases per year. That is preliminary data, and I suspect the number may be higher than that. It seems to be a huge, growing problem in America, just with the way we've expanded out from the city. Everyone has deer and rodents in their backyard now." Lentz said Lyme disease can be very tough to diagnose because ticks are so small and people may not realize they have a tick on them. Klekovski was diagnosed with Lyme disease 45 days after she returned from Georgia. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.|Brooke Ferrin Klekovski's life has been a nightmare for the past five years. The Ansatz Hair Salon owner and Zionsville resident wakes up every day with a new pain and can't shake the voices she hears inside her head. "I have three people in my head
- Picture-perfect weather for 2013 Fall Festival Mother Nature smiled favorably on Zionsville's 60th annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Lions Club, Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8. The sun shone brightly on the parade, carnival, craft show and other shows and activities Saturday and Su
- Bentley Zionsville celebrates 5 decades As Zionsville has grown and changed, one thing has changed little: Bentley Zionsville has anchored the block on First Street between Sycamore and Hawthorne streets since 1969. Though both the façade and the name have undergone some changes through the years, the business has been going strong at that location under the guidance of the Albers family for 44 years. However, Bentley Zionsville actually is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business this year, having been founded in 1963 in Indianapolis.
- ZWMS kicks off school year in powerful way A sea of green, blue, pink and purple T-shirts flowed into Zionsville West Middle School on the first day of school, each stating “We’ve Got Z’Power – Expect the Best, Get the Best” on the front. Once the wave rolled in, the words “Love, Strength, Inspiration, Fearlessness and Pride” were seen on the backs of the shirts, each word chosen by the student wearing it.
- Zionsville artist wins 2nd Best of Show at Indiana State Fair For the second consecutive year, Zionsville artist Joyce K. Jensen has been awarded best of show at the Indiana State Fair annual fine arts competition.
- Penny Putters raises money for breast cancer research The trio of Susan Andrews, Deb Gates and Pat Arnold won the 2013 Rally for the Cure Scramble presented by Penny Putters. Penny Putters raised $900 this year for Rally for the Cure, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The scramble was held Wednesday, July 31, at Zionsville Golf Course.
Emerging from the ashes
A fire that destroyed the Lebanon First Church of The Nazarene a year and a day ago was, in more than one way, an act of God.
Local doctor's play to be featured at IndyFringe
Zionsville physician Larry Adams has taken the saying “laughter is the best medicine” to a different level.
The family practitioner has written and will star in his own comedic play, “The Dealer Smiles,” during IndyFringe, an annual theater festival in Indianapolis.
Hoosier Village reaches out to active seniors
Hoosier Village hopes to appeal to the new generation of senior citizens that are much more active. The retirement center, 5300 W. 96th St., has opened a new senior living apartment complex with two new restaurants.
Zionsville businesses add spice to life with music
Zionsville's music scene is expanding as more local establishments are featuring live music on a regular basis.
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