Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine


April 01, 2011

Cleaning for a Cause

Armour Cleaning Services is owned by a Mom who has kids and understands how busy life can be. Because of this, Armour Cleaning appreciates their client’s valuable time and lives up to their expectations. Servicing Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, and Johnson counties, Armour Cleaning provides residential and small business cleaning services. They are an eco-friendly company and provide a healthy home with Shaklee cleaning supplies.

Armour Cleaning Services is honored to support the national nonprofit, "Cleaning for a Reason". This organization has teamed up with residential cleaning companies around the U.S. to provide FREE cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments. ACS will be hosting fundraisers in April and October each year to raise funds in order to be of service to the women in our local communities. Please visit for more information on how you can help! Visit for more information on this program. Hoover® is a proud partner of Cleaning For A Reason Foundation.

“Budding Artiste” Brings Cheese Innovation to the Farm

You can call 26-year-old Zionsville native Lindsay Klaunig many things: You can call her an adventurer; pulled toward farming as a young woman, Klaunig headed west to Washington State to pick blueberries and then traveled and studied making cheese as far afield as Romania and Ecuador. You can call her a teacher; she helped villagers in Ecuador learn to be self-sustaining. With her fresh-faced appearance and penchant for creating, you can call her a “budding artiste.” And now, back home in Zionsville, you can call her the new cheesemaker at Traders Point Creamery.

The Indianapolis Star recently named Klaunig one of the people to watch in local food in 2011. She will continue to roll out the creamery’s award winning Fleur de la Terre , creamy Gouda and Cheddar. In addition, Klaunig will expand the offerings of soft, potted cheeses, Greek Yogurt and will develop the creamery’s artisan ice cream flavors for the future.

Traders Point Creamery is located at 9101 Moore Road in Zionsville, Ind., less than one mile from I-465. For more information, go to or call 317.733.1700.

IPL Cool Cents® Program

You could receive a $5 per month rebate on your bill during the summer months of June, July, August and September by participating in the CoolCents® Program.

When you sign up for CoolCents®, a small device is installed on the outside of your home near your central air conditioner. This device allows IPL to safely cycle your air conditioner on and off for brief periods during hours of peak electricity usage. Your air conditioner will typically not be cycled on weekends, holidays or after 6 p.m. on weekdays. The fan on your air conditioner will continue to operate. In fact, you may not even be aware that your air conditioner is being cycled because your house should remain comfortably cool.

Your participation in CoolCents® helps IPL use its power plants more efficiently, which also helps us delay the need to build new power plants. This keeps rates low (IPL’s rates are among the lowest in the country) and results in a cleaner environment for us all. And, you will receive a credit on your electric bill of up to $20 per summer for participating during the months of May through September.

To be eligible, you must live in an owner-occupied residence with central air conditioning or a heat pump. OR, if you do not own your home but you live in a separately metered, single family residence with central air conditioning or a heat pump and have your landlord's consent, you may participate in CoolCents®.

For more information, check out the CoolCents FAQ. To enroll in the CoolCents® Program, call 1-800-305-0982

Komen Race the Cure

The 20th Anniversary of Komen Central Indiana’s Race for the Cure is Saturday, April 16th at IUPUI / Military Park.

With more than 40,000 participants, this is the largest single-day fundraising walk in Indiana and is the 6th largest race out of all Komen affiliates. Of the funds raised, 25 percent goes to researching the cures for breast cancer and 75 percent stays in Central Indiana to benefit breast health programs that provide education, early detection, treatment assistance and survivor support.

Please join us in the fight to end breast cancer by registering today! For more information, go to