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Winter Car Checklist

Whew! What a brutal morning to drive in. Winter is in full swing, and that means we need to keep a close eye on our vehicles. Jared Seaman, of Christian Brothers Automotive, helps us run down the checklist of essentials we need in our car during these terribly cold months.Checklist:

  • Antifreeze

  • Tow chain/rope
  • Ice Scraper
  • Snack Food
  • Cat Litter (something to aid in traction)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Blanket
  • Shovel
  • Extra Windshield Wiper Fluid


Christian Brothers Automotive is one of the nation’s leading automotive service and repair franchise systems, with more than 150 locations in 22 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Mark Carr, president and CEO, opened the first location in Houston, Texas in 1982. The store’s main principle was to run an automotive repair facility based on honesty, integrity, reliability and exceptional customer service, which is still the core philosophy of Christian Brothers Automotive today. Christian Brothers Automotive began selling franchises in 1996 and continues to grow at a pace of 15 to 20 stores annually. The company also continues to maintain a 100 percent success rate with its store operations, never having closed a location.

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‘Taste of Hope’ benefits Indiana’s only recovery high school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds came out to support a local high school while enjoying food Sunday afternoon.

“Taste of Hope” is an event that supports Hope Academy, a public charter high school that helps students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It’s the only recovery high school in Indiana.

More than a dozen restaurants were on hand passing out samples.

Organizers said the event is one the school heavily relies on.

“We have a funding gap because we provide so much wrap-around services for our students in recovery and support,” said Rachelle Gardner with Hope Academy. “This helps decrease that gap for us.”

Guests also had the opportunity to tour the school and hear from students and administrators.

School officials hope the event brought more awareness to the issue of addiction.