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Nikki Boots grew up in sunny, Orange County, Calif. a place known for sunshine, surf beaches and even Disneyland resort. However, Boots says of all the places she's lived, Crawfordsville is her favorite.
"Everyone's always asking me . . .'Why did you come to Crawfordsville?', And actually, from all the places I've lived . . . and I've moved a lot . . . I really like this the most. There's so much nature," said Boots. "I think that the core of the values here are more family oriented, I just love it here."
After graduating high school, Boots attended Purdue University earning her Ph. D in Instructional Design. It was during this time she met the love of her life and future husband, Kyle Boots. Kyle was a graduate of Southmont High School. He also spent time as a coach and teacher at Southmont. 
The couple married and follow their careers to the East Coast. The Boots spent a few years in New Hampshire and Boston, Mass.
After some difficulty conceiving, Nikki was elated to share with us that they are expecting twins! The Boots babies are due in March 2018. With babies on the way, the couple headed back to Crawfordsville this past September. The couple wanted to move to Montgomery County to raise their family. 
"Kyle is from here and so he knows a lot of people. I think it's been a great experience for me. Also, I have all his family here so that makes it nice too," Boots said.
Boots was looking to do something that would give her more flexibility after the babies arrive.
Question of the Week:

A little time has passed since the county commissioners brought planning and zoning back up. However, the emotions involved have not seemed to cool off yet. Readers overwhelmingly voted in favor of planning and zoning in an earlier poll and we want to see if anything has changed since then. So our question this week is do you support planning and zoning for Montgomery County?


 

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PAL GROUP at 7:40 AM on 10/21/2016
Start Time: 10/21/2016 7:40:00 AM
PALGROUP,--Parents of Addicted Loved Ones”—is a national organization for parents, family members, and significant others who have loved ones who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The primary goal of PAL is to provide hope through education and support for parents, family members, and others who dealing with addicted loved ones. Each week there is an educational component that informs participants about addiction and issues related to addiction. There is also a portion for discussion and sharing of experiences. In addition, Palgroup facilitators, although laypeople who must have an addicted child or significant other in order to serve as such, are trained to facilitate the meetings. Every four to six weeks, a professional addiction counselor or social worker will be invited to speak on a relevant topic or issue.
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Counseling at 10:00 AM on 12/11/2017
Start Time: 12/11/2017 10:00:00 AM
Location: Crawfordsville, IN 47933
End Time: 12/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
If you are experiencing any kind of pain or loss this holiday season, receive comfort, hope and healing at the Longest Night service on December 21, 7 p.m. at Christ's United Methodist Church, 909 E Main St., Crawfordsville
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Christmas at the Haan Museum at 10:00 AM on 11/25/2017
Start Time: 11/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
Location: Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art
920 E. State St.
Lafayette, IN 47905
End Time: 12/30/2017 4:00:00 PM
Telephone: 765-742-6449
Email: info@haanmuseum.org
Website: http://haanmuseum.org/index.aspx
Young and old alike will love the family-friendly Christmas displays at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. You'll find Christmas trees and nativity sets in almost every room. There's a gingerbread house big enough for kids to play in, Santas, garland, wreaths, and interactive musical characters that sing and dance and add to the Christmas spirit. Walk through at your own pace and see historic American landmarks, London landmarks, and Lafayette houses that surround the Christmas trains in several rooms. Take an even closer look at the trains by crawling through a tunnel and watching them from inside the loop. The Indiana paintings and antiques will remain in place during the Christmas Tours to maintain the homey feel of the Colonial Revival mansion. The Haan Museum is impressive on an ordinary day, and seeing it all decked out for the Holidays is an extraordinary experience. Sponsored in part by ONI Risk Partners and Old National Bank. Museum Hours and Ticket Information: Wed. - Fri.: 1 - 4 PM, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Sunday: 1 - 4 PM, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Mon.–Tues.: Closed. CLOSED Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Butler's Pantry and Kitchen are open on weekends with treats available. Tickets are half price for ages 5-17 and active-duty military. Ages 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at Old National Bank, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, Artists’ Own, Great Harvest Bread Co., Tippecanoe Arts Federation and online at www.haanmuseum.org. Special group tours can be arranged by calling (765) 742-6449.
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