• This Week’s Combo Issue: June 23 and 30

    The Weekly View’s Summer Combo issue is here! This week’s paper covers two weeks — June 23 and 30.  We will be on vacation, returning to the office bushy-eyed and bright-tailed on July 3, and our next issue will be on the stands July 7. Thank you to all our readers and advertisers! Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday!
  • Woodruff Place Home, Garden, and Coop Tour June 24-25

    INDIANAPOLIS — Visit seven homes, four gardens, three chicken coops, one artist studio, and our treasured Town Hall at the Woodruff Place Home, Garden and Coop Tour June 24 and June 25 from noon-5 p.m.. Neighbors will provide a vintage fashion show at 2 p.m. each day, a display of many beautiful old and new photographs at Town Hall, and live entertainment. Advance sale tickets (credit card sales) are available for $15 online through Eventbrite. The day of tour price is $18 at the Town Hall
  • Tech Class of 2017 Graduates

    photo courtesy Dr. Mark Blachly/Arsenal Tech
    The Arsenal Technical High School’s 103rd Commencement Ceremony was held Thurs., June 8. With Valedictorian Annie K. and Salutatorian Daniela L. leading the way, the seniors took the traditional march from the Cafeteria past the fountain and into a packed, standing-room-only gymnasium. Dr. Yvonne Stokes, IPS Academic Improvement Officer, Michael O’Connor, IPS Board Commissioner, Scott Martin, IPS Deputy Superintendent for Operations, and K
  • 17th Annual Irvington Garden Tour June 25

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Garden Club will host its 17th annual Garden Tour on June 25 from 1-5 p.m. One of the longest running garden tours in Indianapolis, the tour of eight gardens promises to be inspirational and educational.Over the past 17 years, tour guests have had the opportunity to walk shaded paths, witness the flashing shadows of overhead branches on the ground, and maybe, sit on a garden bench surrounded by beautiful flowers, fragrant herbs, well-tended vegetable patch (and po
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  • Re-Entry Education Facility to Close

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) recently announced the agency will close its Indianapolis Re-Entry Education Facility (IREF), located at the corner of New York and Randolph streets on the east side of Indianapolis. IREF is a minimum-custody level facililty with a 420 bed capacity, but currentlyh the facility holds 183 inmates. Previously, IREF operated as the Indiana Women’s Prison, and has been operating continually as a correctional facility since 1873. T
  • Local Students Selected for Future Presidents of America Program

    INDIANAPOLIS – Eleven students, one from each Marion County School District, have been awarded full scholarships to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s Future Presidents of America youth leadership camp, held from June 26-30.The 11 students, ages 12-16, were chosen by their school district’s superintendent to represent their school district as a credit to their potential as future leaders in the community. This is the third year that Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site ha
  • BOBDIREX Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

    INDIANAPOLIS —  BOBDIREX, under the direction of Bob Harbin will follow last year’s critically acclaimed premiere of Billy Elliot: The Musical with another Indiana premiere, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. This production will be at Marian University Theatre opening June 23 through July 9.This is a musical based on the original Victor Hugo novel with the Menken/Swartz Academy Award nominated score from the Disney feature film. What makes a monster and what makes a man is the theme
  • Eskenazi Health Hosts Health Insurance Enrollment Event

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Sat., June 24, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus will host a special opportunity for eligible Central Indiana residents to access various health insurance opportunities.Enroll Indianapolis Day at Eskenazi Health will allow the public to learn about options offered through the Affordable Care Act, Healthy Indiana Plan — HIP 2.0 and to sign up on-site for one of the marketplace insurance plans. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Fathers and Families Center Honors Deserving Fathers at Annual Luncheon

    INDIANAPOLIS — Five dedicated and highly-successful fathers were recognized for their accomplishments by Fathers and Families Center as it celebrated responsible and nurturing dads at its 13th annual Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon, presented by Ryan Consulting Group.The five deserving fathers were honored with the Heart of a Father Award, presented by Managed Health Services (MHS) at a noon luncheon on Friday, June 16. Those fathers are:• Rafael Sanchez• John Dickerson• Gregg
  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Offers 4th of July Events

    INDIANAPOLIS — If you’re spending the day in Indianapolis hoping to snag a perfect spot to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has fun, free activities for the whole family the day before and during the holiday.Go to the Naturalization Ceremony July 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Judge Sarah Evans Barker will preside over the ceremony in a tent on the south lawn. Families, friends and patriotic Americans are invited to cheer on our newest citizen
  • A Brief History of Father’s Day

    While Father’s Day was last weekend, this article still seems appropriate. Father’s Day is still one of the U.S.’s summer holidays. Barbecues and outdoor activities are popular ways to celebrate. I even saw some fireworks Sunday night. Father’s Day started as St. Joseph’s Day in Europe in the Middle Ages and is celebrated on March 18th.The official United States celebration of Father’s Day came about as a woman named Grace Golden Clayton of Fairmont, West Virg
  • This Week’s Issue: June 16-23

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  • Hot Weekend in the City: Lots to Do For All Ages

    There was a time, not so long ago, that Indianapolis was called “Naptown” because there wasn’t much to do. That certainly isnt the case in 2017, when the city bustles with fairs and festivals, neighborhood moveable feasts such as the Taste of Broad Ripple (June 10, 3-10 p.m., $7 admission; streets will be closed for the festival.), theatre, music, world-class attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo, Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, miles of hiking and biking t
  • Scecina Crusaders are 2017 State Champs in Softball

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Scecina Memorial High School Crusaders are the 2017 Class 2A IHSAA softball state champions.The Crusaders beat the Elwood Panthers 6-2 on June 10 in the championship game at Ben Davis High School. Elwood was the top-ranked 2A team in the Indiana Girls Sports Coaches Association’s final poll of the season. Scecina, which was ranked sixth, already had beaten Elwood twice in the regular season. The Crusaders finished the season 26-4 and were undefeated in the Indiana
  • New IMPD Initiatives Create Community Engagement

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett and Chief Bryan Roach recently joined community members to announce a series of initiatives to strengthen the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s community policing and community partnership efforts through the summer months and beyond.As IMPD prepares for June, July, and August — traditionally busy months for public safety officials — a focused effort will continue to target the possession of illegally possessed narcotics and gu
  • New Subaru Skyride to Debut at 2017 Indiana State Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS – Visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair will get the chance to see the sights from high above the fairgrounds with the addition of the new Subaru Skyride.The Subaru Skyride is an amusement ride operated by North American Midway Entertainment (NAME), the Fair’s Midway operator, and is similar to a ski chairlift. Rising approximately 35 feet above the ground over the span of 1,400 feet, the 90-chair aerial lift will travel east and west in a continuous loop betw
  • Open House for Howe Administrator

    There will be an Open House honoring Frank Tout, former Principal of T.C. Howe High School (1971 – 1993,) on Fri. June 23 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event will be held in the Auditorium lobby at the high school. If you would like to attend, please contact Debi Shank at debishank75@hotmail.com for more information. There will have speakers starting at approximately 7:15 p.m.
  • New Theatre Collaboration Explores Historic Triangle Factory Fire

    INDIANAPOLIS — Q Artistry and Young Actors Theatre are partnering for the first time ever in June to present an immersive experience depicting the Triangle Factory Fire. Running for only 5 performances over the dates of June 24th and 25th, Triangle will be performed at the Propylaeum carriage house.In this world premier play by local playwright Ben Asaykwee, Triangle explores the labor movement, specifically of the garment district in New York City, in the early 1900s with a cast of 15 act
  • Pendleton Pike Culvert Construction Project Begins in July

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded HIS Constructors a contract to replace a culvert channeling the India Branch of Indian Creek under U.S. Highway 36/State Road 67/Pendleton Pike, which is about six miles northeast of I-465, between Oaklandon and Carroll roads.The $502,425 contract calls for excavating the existing structure and replacing it with an 8-foot by 10-foot precast reinforced concrete box culvert. Weather permitting, construction is schedu
  • Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living by Annie Corrigan with Daniel Orr

    Annie Corrigan and Daniel Orr’s new book, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living, offers information and recipes for enjoying a Hoosier lifestyle. Arranged by season, the recipes cover all areas of food and cooking. The appealing layouts include recipes on a single page to make following them easier. Interspersed among the recipes are informational pages on everything from raising chickens, rendering lard, foraging, cover crops, making stock, seed saving and more.The book has a real Hoosier as
  • Paws & Think Therapy Dogs Help Warren HS Students Cope

    INDIANAPOLIS — Paws and Think therapy teams assisted the students at Warren Central High School after tragedy struck last month. Therapy teams were called in three times to help students cope with the shooting of three classmates.Dogs are often used to provide comfort during a crisis because they offer unconditional acceptance in these situations. They give comfort through their willingness to be petted, hugged, or simply present with no words or actions.Crisis response requires training b
  • IRT Actor Named Lunt-Fontanne Fellow

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre recently announced that longtime actor and Indianapolis local, Robert Neal, was named a 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Each year, the Ten Chimneys Foundation brings together just ten of the nation’s top regional theatre actors to work with a world-renowned Master Teacher. The fellowship is considered one of the country’s most prestigious opportunities awarded to veteran artists.Neal, alongside his peers, will travel to the national histo
  • Review: A Difficult Road to a Diploma in ‘Night School’

    Andrew Cohn’s documentary follows three adults as they return to high school. The stories of their struggles are illuminating.
  • 87th Annual Marion County Fair June 16-25

    A waterskiing squirrel, athletic dogs and racing pigs are among entertainment in store for visitors to the 87th annual Marion County Fair, Fri., June 16 through Sun., June 25 at the Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue (located just east of the I-465 & Southeastern Avenue interchange).Throughout the 10-day run, fairgoers will discover all sorts of fun and fabulous events to explore on the 123-acre grounds; delicious fair foods to savor; popular displays in the 4-H, Family Arts an
  • Preservation Awards Recognize Outstanding Restorations

    INDIANAPOLIS — On June 1, Indiana Landmarks presented awards for Central Indiana preservation projects. The awards are in six categories:• Angie’s List Old House Rehab Award — Paul and Emily Ehrgott for the renovation of the 1886 McShane House at 10000 Westfield Boulevard in Clay Township near Carmel• Outstanding Restoration Award — Indianapolis Public Library for its rehabilitation of the East Washington Street Branch Library, built in 1910 at 2822 East Washing
  • IPS Teacher of the Year Announced

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools announced its 2018 Teacher of the Year, Kathleen Rauth. Ms. Rauth is a Media Specialist at Center for Inquiry 27 and Center for Inquiry 2. She joined Team IPS in July 2014 and has been an educator for over 30 years in more than three states.“At the Center for Inquiry school, our media center is titled “The Hub” because Ms. Rauth and her written/taught curriculum are the central foundation of all classroom and lifelong learning,&r
  • Mobile Crisis Assessment Team Training Begins

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, Mayor Joe Hogsett will kick off the first training for the City’s pilot Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (M-CAT). M-CAT is based on an integrated health care model, bringing together the professional expertise of police, paramedics, and crisis specialists for a 24/7 response to legal, behavioral health, substance use, and medical crises. This coordinated response is designed to improve treatment outcomes, assist individuals in making informed choices and return
  • Juneteenth Celebration June 16

    IRVINGTON — On Fri., June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Downey Ave Church (111 S. Downey Ave) the Irvington Summer Music Series will present the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. in Texas in 1865. Mayor Hogsett will introduce Dr. Leah Gunning Frances, VP and Dean of Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary who will be the host for an evening that will feature performances by the First Irvington Baptist Church Choir, Nick Tucker Jazz Trio, Folklorist
  • The Golem of Havana June 22-July 16 at the Phoenix

    INDIANAPOLIS —  Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere of The Golem of Havana, which opens June 22 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through July 16, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director.It’s the brink of the Cuban Revolution, and Rebecca, a young Jewish girl and aspiring artist, uses her illustrations to envision a champion for Cuba. Drawn from the stories of her homeland in Hungary, her artwork finds hope in the Golem, a legen
  • IN Performing Arts Initiative Sets Summer Theatre Schedul

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Performing Arts Initiative (IPAI), under the umbrella of local non-profit theatre organization Claude McNeal Productions, announced their Summer Stock theatre series will kick off with  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from June 23-July 2 at Herron High School, Russell Hall, 110 E. 16th St. Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all Herron High School faculty and students, $8 for children 6-
  • NESCO Neighborhood Games June 17-24

    INDIANAPOLIS — Each summer, the Near Eastside Neighborhoods in Indianapolis come together for a week of neighborhood-friendly, Olympic-style games. These events celebrate friendships, good-natured competition, light-hearted fun, and community cooperation. Events such as basketball, softball, volleyball, street hockey, futsal, dodgeball, table tennis, corn hole, cooking, frisbee golf, running, cards, track & field, and trivia allow for a week of great fun for all who live, work, or wors
  • 2017 Summer Food Program Kicks Off

    INDIANAPOLIS — The 2017 Summer Food Service Program has begun, in partnership with over 250 school and community sponsors, children 18 and younger all across the state will have access to free meals and snacks throughout the summer break.For over 40 years, the Summer Food Service Program has provided eligible children and youth ages 18 and under with access to free, nutritious meals and snacks during the summer months. In 2016 Indiana sponsors served nearly three million meals across the s
  • Eskenazi Health’s Pharmacy Renamed St. Margaret’s Pharmacy

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Eskenazi Health Pharmacy, located on the first floor of the Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, has been renamed in honor of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Effective immediately, the pharmacy’s new name is the St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eskenazi Health. The name change honors St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild’s century-long commitment to raising funds for services and programs at Eskenazi Health.Hours at St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eske
  • East Side Group Wins Top National Prizes

    INDIANAPOLIS — On May 26 the Indianapolis near eastside group I am Ubuntu: Indy East Diversity and Inclusion (neareastdiversity.weebly.com) won two top prizes at the Neighborhoods USA (www.nusa.org) conference in Omaha, Nebraska:• Grand Prize winner: Neighborhood of the Year• 1st place winner: Multi Neighborhood PartnershipsThe 2016 Near Eastside ReEntry Expo took place on April 23, 2016 on the Indianapolis’ near eastside with over 100 attendees participating in community d
  • Irvington Prep Senior Walk Gets Attention

    IRVINGTON — On Tues., May 23 Irvington Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2017 put on their graduate caps and gowns and walked to Irvington Community Elementary School via the Pennsy Trail then hiked over to Irvington Community Middle School on East Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive. The purpose of this landmark event was to honor the seniors’ achievement while inspiring their younger peers to academic distinction in years to come. The seniors processed through the halls of ICES and
  • Woodruff Place Flea Market June 3-4

    Stroll and enjoy 80 acres of bargains, food and entertainment at the Woodruff Place Flea Market June 3 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year marks the 40th Victorian Emporium, where people from all over Central Indiana can walk through the historic neighborhood, shop for bargains, and enjoy a unique event in the annual festival and fair circuit. There is no rain date and admission is free.The Flea Market is more like a festival — food, music, and other amusements are
  • Dir. of Development Named for Neuro-Diagnostic Institute on East Side

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration recently named Susana Suarez Director of Development for the Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center (NDI). The NDI is under construction on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis and is the marquee project for the State’s effort to provide cutting-edge mental health services to qualifying Hoosiers. Suarez currently serves as the executive director of communication strategies
  • $400,000 in Community Crime Prevention Program Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced that 10 Marion County not-for-profit organizations have received phase I Community Crime Prevention grants. The foundation manages the grant program on behalf of the Indianapolis City-County Council, which voted in March to approve a new, expedited, $400,000 grant round supporting organizations that fight crime through street mediation, crisis intervention and other “fro
  • Bonnie & Clyde Musical at Buck Creek June 9-25

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites will close out their 43rd season of quality theater with the thrilling new musical, Bonnie & Clyde. Opening on Fri., June 9, and continuing for three weekends through Sun., June 25, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students and senior citizens (
  • “Singing’ In the Rain” at Garfield Park June 10

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, at 8 p.m. on June 10 at Garfield Park Arts Center.
    “This is an original-era dye transfer Technicolor print, with luminous, deep colors not seen on video,” says Grayson.  “Don’t miss the opportunity to see this with an audience!”
    Long considered one of the greatest musicals (and greatest films) ever
  • HPV: What You Need to Know

    You may have heard about HPV in television commercials, but it is not something people have common knowledge about. HPV can cause serious issues, so you need to know the facts. Here, I’ll explain what HPV is, how you can get it and what you can do to prevent it.HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a group of more than 150 related viruses and each virus is given a number that is its HPV type. HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) that some HPV types can cause, but some other types can lead to
  • Indiana State Fair Announces First Free Concerts in 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS — The first five of 17 concerts that will be part of the Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage headline entertainment at the 2017 Indiana State Fair were recently announced. The 2017 Indiana State Fair take place August 4-20. Each night of the fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission.
    The first five shows announced include:
    • George Thorogood and The Destroyers – Fri., Aug. 4
    • Yacht Rock Revival Tour 2017 – Thurs., Aug. 10 with special gues
  • $1.4 Million Granted to Marion County Organizations

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, has granted $1,429,000 to 23 Marion County organizations that build new affordable housing, provide healthcare services to vulnerable women, improve community spaces and otherwise make Indianapolis a better place to live, work and play.
    Among the grantees are:
    • Assistance League of Indianapolis — a $20,000 grant will help Operation School Bell provide new clothing and shoes to Marion C
  • Do We Really Want Mike Pence to Be President?

    Everyone seems to be dreaming of replacing a flamboyantly unqualified man with a quietly unqualified one.
  • This Week’s Issue: May 26-June 1

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  • Spring How Do I Guide

    The Weekly View publishes the How Do I Guide once a year. We publish several special supplements throughout the year, including the Education Guide (August), Benton House Tour of Homes Guide (September), It’s My Business (September), The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Guide (October). Call us at 317-356-2222 for more information about advertising opportunities in these special publications.
  • 36 Hours in Indianapolis

    There is more to Indiana’s capital city than the Memorial Day weekend whirlwind known as the Indy 500.
  • Summerfest Kicks Off 2017 Festival Season

    INDIANAPOLIS —Summerfest 2017 will be held on June 2, 3, and 4. Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Friday, 3-11 on Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Summerfest is held at the Church of the Little Flower, on the corner of North Bosart and Nowland Ave.Little Flower Church’s Summer Festival has food, fun and entertainment for all on the corner of Bosart and Nowland. The festival features a raffle with a $5,000.00 grand prize as well as a huge silent auction that runs all three days. Poor J
  • IndyPLs Summer Reading Program Features “Read It & Eat” June 5-July 29

    INDIANAPOLIS — Children, teens and parents are invited to experience the joy of reading and grow a stronger, healthier Indianapolis by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program, “Read It & Eat,” June 5 – July 29.This year’s reading incentive program offers young readers the opportunity to nourish their minds through the world of books and a variety of fun and educational activities while taking part in a philanthropic c
  • Councillor Blake Johnson Awards Second Annual Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarships

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis City-County Councillor Blake Johnson announced the recipients of the 2017 Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors (or adults planning to enroll in post-secondary education for the first time) who live or go to school in Council District 12, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism.The recipients of the Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarship are:• Samantha B
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