• A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

    Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.
  • How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

    Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.
  • Organizations Awarded $300K to Fight Food Insecurity

    INDIANAPOLIS — In observance of World Food Day, October 16, a global day of action for those who are food insecure, today the Gene B. Glick Company announced it has awarded more than $300,000 to 50 organizations across eight states that are working to end food insecurity through Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable entities, funds and initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity.The grants announced totaling $306,552 are part of the Feeding Those in Need progr
  • Mass Ave. Industrial Corridor Rebranded

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Mass Ave industrial corridor is getting a new name and a new look. The area just northeast of downtown, which has been mainly industrial, is being renamed “North Mass.”The long-vacant building located at 1417 Commerce Ave recently got a facelift with a mural of the Indianapolis flag. This building will serve as space for micro-manufacturers. Best Chocolate in Town is the first official tenant of the building, adding an industrial kitchen to supplement their M
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  • Irvington Named Neighborhood of the Month

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently announced  that Irvington will be the city’s ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ for October, 2017. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative highlights a unique Indianapolis community each month, working to engage local groups, highlight the community’s rich history and promote projects by various City departments.Irvington, located about five miles east of downtown Indianapolis, was originally founded as a suburban town in 187
  • Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Lift Indy: Monon16

    INDIANAPOLIS – Residents and businesses in the Monon16 neighborhood will soon see an influx of artists working with the community members thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by The Harrison Center.If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 15, 2017, The Lift Indy: Monon 16 project will re
  • Applause!: Oct. 20-26

    • A heads-up for travelers: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will install median cable barriers on 30 miles of I-74 between I-465 on Indianapolis’ southeast side and the Decatur County line at Exit 123. Installation of the cable barriers will begin as early as December, weather permitting, and is expected to be complete next summer. Drivers on I-74 should be alert for workers in the median and some temporary lane restrictions.• Indianapolis Power and Light is begi
  • Heartland Film Festival Closes Oct. 22

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Heartland Film Festival will wrap up Sun., Oct. 22 with a closing night screening of Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies at 7 p.m. at Castleton Square AMC, following by an after party. Tickets may be available; visit www.heartlandfilmfestival.org to check.The festival has been breaking records this year, with the most films (over 200) and sell-outs in advance for many screenings. There’s still time to see some great movies, including Liyana (Fri. at 3:30 p.m. at Cast
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  • IMPD Deputy Chief Named President of NAWLEE

    INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD’s highest ranking woman, Deputy Chief Valerie Cunningham will head up the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives or NAWLEE.  The non-profit organization is committed to leading, inspiring and mentoring women of all ranks from law enforcement agencies across the United States.NAWLEE is a resource organization on topical matters related to law enforcement.  The organization is frequently asked to assist the IACP (International Association
  • Barbecue Premieres at the Phoenix

    INDIANAPOLIS — Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will present the Regional Premiere of Barbecue, which opens Oct. 27 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through Nov. 19 with Producing Artistic Director and Phoenix Founder Bryan Fonseca serving as director.The O’Mallery family gathers for barbecuing, dancing, and manipulating. The goal? Trick their out-of-control sister into rehab. But with addictions running rampant and accusations flying in every direction, the
  • Rosanna Hardin Hall Releases Book October 25

    INDIANAPOLIS — Rosanna Hardin Hall, an Indianapolis-based artist whose paintings and watercolors reflect her journeys from her childhood in Woodruff Place to many locales around the world, is releasing her book, Poesia: Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione (Mesa Verde Press, $37). Hall will give a brief lecture and sign copies of her book at Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave., on Wed., Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Her book is lavishly illustrated with her art and photographs,
  • Heroes from the Heartland Photo Submission Deadline Extended

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has extended the deadline for photo submissions of current and former service members for the annual Heroes from the Heartland display. The project recognizes Indiana’s faces of valor by showcasing the images in a large photo display and Facebook gallery. The submission period for photos now runs until Oct. 21.Heroes from the Heartland will be on display in one of the museum’s public spaces and on the museum Facebook pa
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  • Listen to ‘The Daily’: Disappearing Factory Jobs

    How President Trump’s promise of “America First” has met the realities of U.S. manufacturing.
  • Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

    Workers like Shannon Mulcahy took pride in their jobs at the Rexnord factory in Indianapolis. The bearings they made were top-notch. In the end, it didn’t matter.
  • Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

    No matter how you raise a wolf, you can’t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.
  • Hope Center Earns Nation of Neighbors Grant

    INDIANAPOLIS — The International Labor Organization estimates there are 4.8 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally. The newly opened Hope Center Indy, located at the former Marion County Home at US 52 and Carroll Road on the southeast side, is an after-care refuge for women who have been rescued from sex trafficking in the U.S. — with eventual plans to treat women from around the globe.In August, Hope Center Indy opened its 140,000 square foot center to serve a
  • City to Pursue Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers

    INDIANAPOLIS — Facing an epidemic of opioid addiction that took the lives of 345 Marion County residents last year, Mayor Joe Hogsett has hired the law firm of Cohen & Malad, LLP to pursue legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The planned lawsuit will target those who have contributed to the rise in opioid addiction in Marion County. The epidemic places added strain on the capacity of local public safety agencies and emergency medical departments. Indianapolis is
  • Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture Opening Oct. 21

    INDIANAPOLIS — A new and unique space for Indianapolis that celebrates the rich heritage of those with African roots will be unveiled during the grand opening of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) on Sat., Oct. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. The entire community is invited to attend.Made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. through a $1.3 million grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, the 3,990-square-foot Center, located in Centr
  • Bona Thompson Memorial Center Hosts Petersen Poster Exhibit

    IRVINGTON — Runners and walkers who regularly participated in the annual Pleasant Run Run (PRR) 5-mile run and 3-mile walk in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis through the years are likely to remember something that set the race apart from all other running events in the community — the colorful PRR posters, T-shirts and winner plaques.At 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center in Irvington, the Irvington Historical Society will open a month-long exhibit of Garry
  • Son of Frankenstein at Garfield Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the classic 1939 film, Son of Frankenstein, starring the iconic actors Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, and Bela Lugosi at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, on Sat., Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.Grayson previously screened Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein as Vintage Movie Night selections. In this film, young Dr. Frankenstein returns to his family home to claim his inheritance, which includes the monster his father creat
  • The Originalist at the IRT

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre brings a relatively new and highly praised play to stage this fall. The Originalist, written by America playwright John Strand and directed by Playwright-in-Residence James Still, has been produced by four regional theatres and will appear in a fifth and new production in its Indiana premiere on the IRT Upperstage from Oct. 17 through Nov. 12.The Originalist is the story of a dynamic camaraderie between Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his count
  • Ghost the Musical at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – It was the movie with the iconic scene that molded romance at a pottery wheel to the strains of “Unchained Melody,” and made the word “ditto” synonymous with “I love you.” “Ghost,” the famous film released in 1990, has inspired a Broadway adaptation and it’s on stage this fall for the first time at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.The drama, fantasy and romance of the original film have been adapted for the stage by its A
  • Applause! Oct. 13-19

    • Lawrence Police Department will host the Fall Crime Stoppers Community Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day, Sat., Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m, at the Lawrence Government Center, 9001 E 59th St. Bring documents to shred, electronic items for safe recycling, and unneeded prescription medications, for safe disposal. No needles, paint, or household chemicals please.• The annual Cottage Home Neighborhood Fall Block Party will be held Oct. 14 from 5-11 p.m. at Highland and Dorm
  • Indiana National Road Association Annual Meeting

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Road Association (INRA) is hosting its annual meeting in Indianapolis at the Neidhammer, a beautifully restored historic building located at 2102 E. Washington St., on Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. Anyone interested in the history of the National Road, the Speedway, or historic preservation is welcome to attend.Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian will be the featured speaker for the evening. Mr. Davidson is a radio and TV personality, best kno
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services Seeks Volunteers

    INDIANAPOLIS — Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc., has volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals. Different tasks include but are not limited to:• Food Pantry: Duties include distributing food and basic hygiene items, assist with the intake process for WNS’s clients, assist with item selections, or help with the checkout process.• Soup Kitchen: Assist with the serving of breakfast and lunch for clients in need.• Food Delivery Assistant: Help to stock
  • Heartland Film Festival Honors Film Legends, Showcases New Talents

    INDIANAPOLIS — A record 213 films from 104 countries will  be featured at the 26th annual Heartland International Film Festival, set for Oct. 12-22, 2017, across Indianapolis. The prestigious Academy Award-qualifying Festival will award $100,000 in cash prizes across multiple categories, including Grand Prizes, the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, U.S. and World Premieres, High School Film Competition, and the Indiana Spotlight Program.Heartland will host 16 premiere titles and more than 1
  • Al Hunter Gives Talk at Hancock Co. Library Oct. 9

    GREENFIELD — The Weekly View’s own Al Hunter will be giving a talk about local history with a paranormal twist on Oct. 9 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at the Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield Branch, 900 W. McKenzie Rd. Admission is free.Hunter will share new, as well as familiar, stories with the audience, including a possible tie to the serial killer H.H. Holmes story and Greenfield. He’ll also talk about the curse of H.H. Holmes and how it relates to former a Greenfield reside
  • Pogue’s Run Art & Nature Park Revitalization wins Award

    INDIANAPOLIS — Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park Task Force earned top honors from fellow neighborhood and community advocates during the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center’s (INRC) annual meeting held Sept. 26, when it received the 2017 Collaborative Spirit Award.In its 12th year, the Collaborative Spirit Award is presented annually to a community project that celebrates unique partnerships across a neighborhood. The partnership reflects strong resident leadership, while
  • Eskenazi Health to Host Community Day Health Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS — Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington in Indianapolis will host a Community Day Health Fair on Sat., Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., where free health screenings and a limited number of flu shots will be available.Important information will also be shared about applying for various health care coverage plans through the Affordable Care Act, Healthy Indiana Plan – HIP 2.0 and other coverage options. Eskenazi Health has a dedicated staff of navigators to assist with heal
  • IPS Approves All-Choice HS Model for 2018-19

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners approved the administration’s plan for an all-Choice high school model. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, each IPS high school will specialize in College- and Career-Themed Academies in addition to existing Choice programming, offering students a more rewarding and engaging academic experience. Under the New IPS High School Experience, students will choose a high school based on their desired area of s
  • What You Need to Know About Croup

    Croup is not something that is widely known, but it can be a danger to your baby. So what is croup? Croup is a condition that irritates a baby’s upper airways and then causes them to swell. This can then cause your baby to have trouble breathing. The breathing will make a lot of noise and sound like a high-pitched bark. The baby’s voice will also sound raspy and hoarse, especially when crying.Croup is most often caused by an infection. It is also more common in the fall and early win
  • Nursing Mothers’ Room Opened in City-County Building

    INDIANAPOLIS  — The Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) recently opened a Nursing Mothers’ Room for employees in the City-County Building. This room will provide a private venue for new mothers in an effort to support the development of healthy babies and happy families.A workplace that is supportive of breastfeeding mothers is an important step as the Office of Public Health and Safety works to increase access to healthy, nutritious food city-wide. The energy and nutrient
  • Applause!: Oct. 6-12

    • Columbus Day is Oct. 9. All post offices, federal and state offices will be closed. All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for its annual Library Staff In-Service Day. All Library locations will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday, October 10. All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branches are closed Saturday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesd
  • REBORN: The Pacers and the Return of Pro Basketball to Indianapolis

    Veteran Hoosier journalist Mark Montieth has woven a narrative that takes us back to those thrilling and tumultuous days that marked the beginning of the Indiana Pacers and the American Basketball Association. Not only does the story include the 1967 birth of the team and the league, but it goes back even further to a time in the early 1960s when the idea of a possible rival league to the established NBA began to formulate in the minds of some sports entrepreneurs.Montieth presents an insider&rs
  • The Black Hat Society Calendar Reveal Party Friday, Oct. 13th

    If you love Halloween like I do and so many others in Irvington, then you will understand why I might join a group of people, who dress up like witches and parade around the neighborhood.  I first saw The Black Hat Society parade in last year’s Halloween Festival. As I was shooting photos for this publication, I realized I knew several of the witches from the neighborhood. They sure looked like they were having a lot of fun and I was dressed as a leopard at the time. A good friend and
  • Modernist Magic in Indiana

    An Indianapolis family with a historical connection to modern architecture found inspiration for their new home in a piece of land, a nearby town and an Eero Saarinen creation.
  • It’s My Business: September 2017

    Check out these great local business stories!
  • Irvington Ghost Tours Begin September 29

    Ghost and history enthusiasts from all over Central Indiana will start coming to Irvington September 29 as the annual Irvington Ghost Tours get underway. Tours will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. through October 28. Tickets are $15 each (cash only) and available 20 minutes before the tour begins. You may also buy tickets in advance at the Magic Candle, 203 S. Audubon.  The tours begin on 10 S. Johnson Ave. next to the Irving Theatre. The price includes a copy of the paperback su
  • City Market Raising Funds for James O’Donnell Plaque

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City Market is raising funds needed to erect a plaque telling the story World War II and Indianapolis Fire Department veteran, the late James “Jimmy” O’Donnell, as well as the story of the USS Indianapolis on which he served. The City Market has been honored to house a statue of O’Donnell on the Whistler (west) plaza for several years. But the statue does not tell the story of the worst U.S. naval disaster in our country’s histo
  • Franklin Twp. Marker Dedication Oct. 21

    FRANKLIN TWP. — On Oct. 21st, the Franklin Township Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker at 5605 S. Franklin Road marking the historical site of the town of Gallaudet. A event starting at 1 p.m. that day will include a luncheon held on the actual site of Gallaudet, live music, presentations about area history, a silent auction of gift baskets donated by area merchants, and the official dedication of the new marker.“The Franklin Township Historical Society hired th
  • TURN Festival Sept. 30 at Paramount School

    INDIANAPOLIS — The annual TURN Festival will take place Sept. 30 from noon-6 p.m. at the Paramount School Farm, 3020 Nowland Ave. on the east side. Admission is free.The festival celebrates urban sustainability – farm, food, health and environment. Enjoy over 50 hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, music and food. Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen Community presents the keynote at 1 p.m.Musk is the co-founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of businesses that pur
  • IPS Offers Fall Break Meals

    INDIANAPOLIS — Classes may be letting out for Fall Break, but Indianapolis Public Schools will continue to provide free, healthy meals to students while they’re off. IPS’ friendly Foodservice staff will offer free breakfast and lunch at selected sites around the district October 2-13. This year’s offerings include nearly 25 locations with expanded service to three additional community sites via The Bus Stop Café food bus. Those sites include the Haughville Branch P
  • Martin University Co-Founder Passes Away

    INDIANAPOLIS – Martin University announced the death of its co-founder Sister Jane Edward Schilling, CSJ, who passed away on Sept. 13 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 87 years of age.Schilling, who was baptized Nancy Mary, was born on October 8, 1930, in Minoqua, Wisconsin, to parents Dr. Lyle Franklin and Rosalie Julia (Wolk) Schilling. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1948, and made her final profession on August 15, 1956. She received a bac
  • Applause!: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

    • There will be a  public informational meeting for the Sherman Park Reuse Initiative on Tues., Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., at John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 E. 10th Street. Residents are invited to lend a voice in research and consideration for the future use of the 50-acre brownfield at Sherman and Michigan. Food and drinks will be served as part of this meeting.• Congratulations to the Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Mozel Sanders Foundation, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic,
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the IRT

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the award-winning book by Mark Haddon, is a stunning revelation of a play now onstage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Simon Stephens’ adaption of the book to a play is crisp and uncompromising, winning several awards (including a Tony on Broadway) before coming to the rest of America. Indianapolis is especially fortunate to see this production starring the outstanding actor Mickey Rowe, who portrays Christopher Boone with precis
  • Gilded Dreams and Bubbles

    As an historian, I love maps, especially old maps — folding maps — atlases, especially atlases. I liked to flip though encyclopedias as a kid. The occasional photo was usually in black and white, so when I came across a map in color with its palette of pinks, greens, blues, and yellows it drew me in to examine all the intricate details.Several years ago, I discovered a wonderful atlas at the Indiana State Library — Atlas of Indianapolis and Marion County Indiana 1889. For anyon
  • Irvington Halloween Festival Window Decoration Registration Begins Oct. 10

    IRVINGTON — One of the most popular parts of the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is the window painting contest. This long-standing tradition is what makes the fesival unique. This year registration at the Irvington Library will be for children/and or adults that will be painting with children. Adults wishing to paint a window without a child/children should register at Black Acre Brewing.No registration will be done by phone or e-mail — no exceptions.Registration begins Tues.,
  • Orville Lynn Majors, 56, ‘Angel of Death’ in Patient Killings, Is Dead

    Mr. Majors was serving a 360-year sentence for injecting mostly elderly patients with lethal drugs in the mid-1990s.
  • Orville Lynn Majors, 56, Nurse Convicted of Killing Patients, Is Dead

    Mr. Majors was serving a 360-year sentence for injecting mostly elderly patients with lethal drugs in the mid-1990s.
  • Courts That Save Opioid Victims’ Family Life

    A new kind of family court tailors substance abuse treatment programs to the individual needs of a recovering parent’s household.

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