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Aboite and About - April 2012

Aboite and About - April 2012

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Free-distribution newspaper serving communities in the Aboite area of Allen County.
Free-distribution newspaper serving communities in the Aboite area of Allen County.

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Published by: KPC Media Group, Inc. on Apr 06, 2012
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It may not have beenthe first time parents,students and staff atSouthwest Allen CountySchools experienced alockdown, but for many, itwas likely the first time itwasn’t a drill.The March 26 assaultand subsequent shootingof attorney David Kukerat his Shorewood Estateshome off Illinois Roadtook place less than a milefrom WhisperingMeadows ElementarySchool. The lockdown,while not related to aschool incident, ensuredstudent safety while policedetermined if surroundingneighborhoods were inany imminent danger.They weren’t, and thelockdown was only ineffect for 45 minutes.But while it was overquickly enough, ithappened while mostelementary schoolstudents were in transit,creating a challenge tocommunicate the situationto some parents and theirchildren.During the lockdown,the elementary schooldirected students andparents to return to theirhomes while students onbuses were taken to DeerRidge Elementary School.When the Allen CountySheriff’s Departmentdeemed the situation safe,the lockdown was endedand buses brought thestudents back to Whis-pering Meadows, thedistrict said in a statementfollowing the incident.Anita Gross, a socialworker for SACS whoworks with all of thesafety programs across thedistrict, said the district
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Business & Professional ................................B11-12
Camp Times......................................A8
Classifieds..............................................................B14Community Calendar......................................A16-19Dining & Entertainment.....................................B2-3Healthy Times...................................................A10-11
Tee Times..........................................A4
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Improving SACS lockdownprocedure a ‘continual process’
By VALERIE CAVIGLIA
vcaviglia@kpcnews.net
Center helps studentsreach full potential
Walking into the Brain Balance Achievement Center,it’s clear to see that owner Catherine Sallaz is passionateabout what she does. Her vibrant personality brings thecenter to life.Prior to opening a Brain Balance franchise in FortWayne, Sallaz worked as an educator and school coun-selor for many years.“It was my work with small groups of children whowere struggling that lead me to Brain Balance,” she said.
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
Aboite music teacher offersstudio space, fun for lessons
Children who start music training earlydisplay several positive cognitive effects,including the enhancement of motor andauditory skills, as well as improvementsin verbal ability.Brittani Mitchell, owner of KinderKeysMusic Studio, sees this firsthand.“If they learn to play from a young age,it has so many positive impacts,” she said.While KinderKeys teaches children of various ages, Mitchell said she particu-larly enjoys working with studentsbetween the ages of 4-6, teaching themthe basic techniques.“Though I teach older children as well,I have a wonderful curriculum specificallyfor the developmental needs and interestsof preschool and kindergarten aged chil-dren,” she said.Mitchell said that while students willlearn the basics, they will also have fun inthe process. She uses a CD programcalled “My First Piano Adventures,” tohelp students keep their musical studiesfun.“It really is just sort of a learningadventure for the children,” she said.“You think of piano lessons as an adult
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
Whispering Meadows Elementary School is located near the scene of a recent police investigation, atwhich time the district implemented a lockdown to ensure student safety.
Photo by Valerie Caviglia
Brittani Mitchell is the owner of KinderKeys.
Courtesy photo
See
MUSIC,
page A14See
SACS,
page A16See
BRAIN,
page A15
 
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AboiteTimes
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Aboite & About
April 6, 2012
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Aboite & About
April 6, 2012
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 April 27, 2012
 
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New venture offersfurniture, accessoriesand more
Jim Brubaker Designs,Inc. has launched a newventure, called JBDHome. The new part of the business will featuregift accessories, furniture,home accessories andmuch more.The addition of serviceswas added after JimBrubaker and KarlRaupfer worked togetherand attracted a customerfollowing.“We had a lot of oldcustomers asking whenwe were going to open astore,” Raupfer said.The design side of thecompany has alwaysworked with interiors.“We have always doneinterior work and pickingout paint. We’ve alwayshad gift accessories andhome accessories onhand,” Brubaker said.Jim Brubaker Designs,Inc. was established toprovide clients with a fullrange of landscape serv-ices that focus on creativedesign.The same creativeelements stand out in theJBD Home storeroom,which features manydifferent home items andservices.“We carry everythingfrom artwork to furniture,to lamps to occasionaltables and silk arrange-ments,” Brubaker said.The business alsocreates custom silk arrangements and stagingfor home sales.Raupfer said the storecan help customers withre-staging with their ownitems too.“Not just new stuff,” hesaid.In time for spring andsummer, outdoor livingitems, such as statues andbirdbaths will also befeatured at the location.With a new showroomand plenty of ideas, thestaff of Jim BrubakerDesigns will host an OpenHouse on April 12, 13 and14, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.JBD Home has seemedto be well-received by thecommunity so far, Raupfersaid.“It’s just been fun. Wedo a little bit of every-thing,” he said.JBD Home is located at909 Lawrence Drive, off of Illinois Road, next tothe Acura/Subaru dealer-ship. For more informa-tion, call 260-436-3639 orvisit www.jimbrubakerde-signs.com.
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kcpnews.net
JBD Home offers a diverse array of home furnishing options.
Photo by: Kelly McLendon

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