• Who Is Karen Pence? A Brief Introduction to the Second Lady

    Mrs. Pence was with incoming Vice President Mike Pence at almost every stop on the campaign trail, and she will be with him when he is sworn in on Friday.
  • The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

    Mileva Maric enters her first physics class at the Zurich Swiss Federal Polytechnic University in the first paragraph of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. This action doesn’t seem particularly interesting until you realize that it takes place on October 20, 1896 and she is the first woman to ever do so. What background led her to this revolutionary moment? What is her relationship with fellow student Albert Einstein? What influence did her scientific thinking have on his legendary care
  • Neighbors See Opportunities, Challenges with Proposed Criminal Justice Site

    When Mayor Joe Hogsett took office, he stated that one of the priorities of the new administration would be criminal justice reform, which would include policy changes as well as the exploration of new facilities. In May 2016, he announced the formation of a Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, comprised of community and issue stakeholders, members of the City-County Council, and more. The task force spend months gathering and examining data about the current criminal justice system in the county
  • Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument Now A National Historic Landmark

    INDIANAPOLIS — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell officially named the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis a National Historic Landmark. The monument has been included as an expansion of the Indiana World War Memorials Historic District, which includes the already-designated World War Memorial Plaza to the north. The new nomination recognizes these world-class civic designs that have shaped the image of Indianapolis. DHPA assisted in the review of the nomination, per
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  • Fantastic Food Fest Jan. 21-22

    INDIANAPOLIS — Fantastic Food Fest is the largest food and beverage event in Indiana. Fantastic Food Fest is a culinary celebration featuring hundreds of food exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by TV food personalities and other celebrities. Nearly 10,000 culinary enthusiasts will gather to explore the latest cooking trends and learn techniques and recipes from local and world-renowned chefs on Jan. 21 from 10  a.m.-7 p.m and Jan. 22 from 11
  • Bryan Roach Promoted to Chief of Police

    INDIANAPOLIS —Twenty-six-year veteran Bryan Roach has been named the Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.During his career, Roach has held every rank, merit and appointed, within the police department. Most recently, he has served as Assistant Chief of Administration for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. As Assistant Chief, he has made significant strides in streamlining department processes, finding efficiencies and identifying significant savings of ta
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? at the IRT

    The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? serves up sharp performances by seasoned actors, sprinkled with a savory awareness of the racial tensions simmering even now, 50 years after it was written by William Rose. When the film was released in 1967 (starring Spencer Tracy in his last role, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poiter, and Isabel Sanford), the Civil Rights movement was at it’s height, and the theme of love in the face of racism was very co
  • Flickering Light on the Silver Screen, Part 1

    The Paleface — Bob Hope singing “Buttons and Bows” and Jane Russell, well, being Jane Russell — is my earliest memory of seeing a motion picture show. I saw the film with my parents at The Indiana. A few years later I was old enough to join over 500 of my closest Irvington friends for the Saturday “kiddie matinee” at the Irving Theater. Between The Three Stooges and a full hour of color cartoons was Invaders from Mars; I slunk down in my seat and covered my ey
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  • Applause!: Jan. 20-26

    • The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) is now accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards. The awards will be presented to businesses and organizations throughout Marion County that embrace, celebrate, and apply holistic inclusion and participation of a diverse people, making the workplace a better environment in which to work and the community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. This year’s awards luncheon will s
  • “Calder, the Musical” at IndyFringe Jan. 27-Feb. 12

    INDIANAPOLIS — IndyFringe Basile Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of Calder, The Musical, opening Jan. 27 on its main stage. The production runs through Feb. 12, with Tom Alvarez as director and Dustin Klein as music director. A preview of the musical was the top-selling show at IndyFringe Festival, this past August.
      Calder, The Musical traces the life of American artist Alexander “Sandy” Calder and brings his art to life on stage through a theatrical ex
  • Lilly Endowment Awards Grants to Local Agencies

    INDIANAPOLIS — As part of its support for efforts that improve the quality of life in Indianapolis and in Indiana, Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations to help them enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.The organizations — many of which are undercapitalized for the level of services they are called upon to provide — will use these grants to invest in sustainability plans they have developed.
  • Christmas Tree Disposal Wraps up Jan. 31

    INDIANAPOLIS — The opportunity to drop off live Christmas trees at Indy Parks drop-off locations ends on Tues., Jan. 31.  Trees can be dropped off from dusk until dawn at the following locations. All ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands and other non-organic decorative materials must be removed from trees before dropping off. Drop-off locations for this year’s disposal are:• Broad Ripple Park – South Lot, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave.• Ellenberger Park – East of
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  • How Indianapolis, Long Known as a Manufacturing Center, Is Luring Tech Talent

    The Indiana capital is making up for diminished manufacturing by supporting new technology, and workers are won over by low costs and great amenities.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations Around Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — Visitors to White River State Park attractions will receive free admission and free parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, with a canned good donation (one can per person, per attraction). White River State Park is located at 801 W. Washington St.In addition to enjoying the attractions themselves, MLK Jr. Day visitors to the Park can:• Watch films with Dr. King’s speeches at the Indiana State Museum.• View “Game of Change,” a film featuri
  • The Lincolns Project: 2017

    Here at the Weekly View, we continue our commitment to helping our community by bringing you news and entertainment on our pages (and our Web site) every week. Going into our 8th (!!!) year of independent, local community newspaper ownership, the three of us (me, Paula, and Judy) and office manager Lola the Cat, are humbled every day by the positive comments from our readers and advertisers alike.Last year, we expanded our vision for helping the community by establishing the Lincolns Project. We
  • Indianapolis Animal Care Announces New Hours, Programs

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) volunteers, employees and members of the community helped IACS put animals into loving homes and increase the live release rate to 79 percent in 2016, up from 75 percent in 2015.IACS is focused on creating a better quality of life for the animals and people of Marion County. In order to better serve them, IACS is implementing more convenient hours effective January 7, 2017.The new adoption hours are as follows:• Sunday, Monday, T
  • Indiana Awards $1 million to Expand Recycling Operations

    INDIANAPOLIS — Eight Indiana recyclers have received grant funding totaling $1 million from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM’s) Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP) to expand recycling in Indiana. The efforts are part of a combined $2 million commitment to operations that will benefit the environment and result in the creation of new jobs.Projects funded include:• City of Shelbyville, Shelby County  to initiate its first curbside recyc
  • “Talk to a Lawyer Today” Program Jan. 16

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a pro bono program to provide free legal assistance to the underserved on Monday, Jan. 16, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program is an opportunity for attorneys statewide to offer free legal consultations to members of the general public who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.Established in 2002, “Talk to a Lawyer Today&rdqu
  • IRT Presents The Cay

    INDIANAPOLIS — Amid a war-torn 1942, a young white boy and an older black man find themselves stranded on a Caribbean island in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s (IRT) The Cay, on the Upperstage from January 28 through February 26.In this story of opposites, The Cay follows a friendship that blossoms despite racial division as Phillip (played by Dalyn Stewart) and Timothy (played by David Alan Anderson) learn that without each other, neither will survive. Together, the duo brings Theod
  • Vintage Movie Night Features “The Match King”

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1932 film, The Match King, starring Warren William and Lilli Damita, at Garfield Park Arts Center on January 14 at 7 p.m. A cynical con man, Paul Kroll (William), lies his way to the top of the business world in pre-World War One Europe. He’s not above stealing or murder, either. His obsession with business eats into his love life. His fiancée (Damita) is constantly waiting for one more deal to finish before he can spe
  • YMCA Offers Reduced Rates for Veterans, Active Military

    INDIANAPOLIS — The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis now offers reduced fee memberships for veterans, active military service members and their families at all of its 12 central Indiana facilities. The special rate, which started January 1, represents a savings of 20 percent off standard pricing. Interested applicants should apply in person to get the special rate, and must present a valid military or veteran ID card, a DD214 form showing release from active duty, or a driver’s license in
  • Applause!: Jan. 13-19

    • There will be a meeting for Little Flower neighbors on Jan. 17 from 7-8 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, 4720 E. 13th St. Get neighborhood updates, plus special guests Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center. Ashlee Weaver, Neighborhood Development Specialist with INRC, will be there to talk about  Neighbor Power!, a free citywide event coming up on March 4. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the school.• Windsor Park neighbors are invited to find out more abou
  • Speculative Buying — Let the Adventure Begin

    Not so long ago the business of buying for resale was a world left to those of us who are professional dealers and shop owners. Daily we would scour the flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores in search of overlooked, under priced treasures, haul them home to be cleaned and repaired and then display them in our retail space.Well move over professional resale folks, we have been joined by businessmen, stay-at home moms, college students and a barrage of Grandmas! Thanks to eBay, Craigslist a
  • ‘What’s the Big Deal?’ Ask Trump Voters on Russia Hacking Report

    Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump have dismissed a report by U.S. intelligence officials accusing Russia of interfering in the election to undermine Hillary Clinton.
  • New Advertising Opportunities!

    The Weekly View,  is offering some great deals for advertisers in January! Start the New Year off on the right foot by marketing your business with us!
    Body, Mind, Spirit Special Section: Publishes late January. Great for holistic businesses, health care, fitness-related businesses.
    Business Card Directory: Publishes late January, distributed Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018. Replenished throughout the year. Only $150 for a business card sized ad. Directory is distributed throughout the area in over 500
  • A Preview of 2017

    Last year’s astrological predications by Bridget Penrose were particularly interesting. While she missed the mark somewhat on Trump’s Republican nomination and surprise election, she definitely called it when it came to troubles in the local economy, especially when she noted a large company leaving the city would have an impact on the city (Carrier). So I asked her again to look at her charts for the upcoming year to see what 2017 had in store for all of us.Like many, Penrose did no
  • Near Eastside Meeting to Discuss Sherman Park

    The City of Indianapolis has had a task force working on criminal justice reform. This reform includes both important policy changes as well as some building changes. They have narrowed down the possible sites for buildings to three sites, with one of them Sherman Park. Before they finalize a site, the task force would like to present their recommendations to neighbors, hear from neighbors what the challenges and opportunities would be to use part of Sherman Park for this redevelopment use, and
  • Coal Factory Redevelopment Meeting Jan. 10

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Development Organization is hosting the third in a series of meetings before the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) hears the rest of the items (variances, site plan, design, and demolition) in the proposed redevelopment of the Coal Factory property. This meeting will be held Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave. and will be a chance for the development team to show the latest version of the project designs based on
  • Lawrence Police, Flanner & Buchanan Provide Bikes for Explorers

    LAWRENCE – Lawrence Police Chief David Hofmann recently accepted the generous donation of four customized Cannondale bicycles from Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers, demonstrating their continuing support for the Lawrence Police Department (LPD) and LPD’s Boy Scout Explorer Post. Flanner and Buchanan, which also owns Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, has a long history of philanthropic contribution to the Lawrence community. The presentation was held in the lobby of the Lawre
  • Councillor’s Scholarship Program Kicks Off Second Year

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis City-County Councillor Blake Johnson announced recently that the Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarship is now accepting applications for its second year. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (or adults planning to enroll in postsecondary education for the first time) who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism.The scholarship program, which is open to residents and students in Council District 12,
  • IRT Presents Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) kicks off 2017 with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a blockbuster production which debuts on the OneAmerica Mainstage from Jan. 10 through Feb. 4 before travelling east to Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York.Set in 1967, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner follows two sets of parents as they learn their children have fallen in love with someone of a difference race.​Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner emphasizes “famil
  • IPL Seeks Rate Increase

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), requested a rate increase recently with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to cover the cost of replacing older and outdated generators with one of the cleanest, most efficient natural gas plants ever to be built in Indiana. If IPL’s request is approved by the IURC, new rates are expected to be effective by the end of  2017. IPL is also seeking approval for customers to benefit financially from the sale o
  • Love Letters at Epilogue

    INDIANAPOLIS — Epilogue Players will present two weekends of the touching show, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, featuring two of their member couples. The first weekend will feature Peg Arbuckle and Dave Harold (Jan. 13-15). The second weekend will feature Serita Borgeous and Steve Demuth (Jan. 20-22).Melissa and Andrew meet in the second grade and share nearly 50 years together in letters, cards and notes passed between them. This is a memorable journey through the lives of two people.Admiss
  • Pinkeye Caused by Various Factors

    Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva — the clear, thin tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. There are a number of different culprits for causing pinkeye. The four most common include viruses, bacteria, irritants and allergens. There is no set treatment for pinkeye as each cause requires a different regiment.Symptoms of pinkeye include redness in the white part of the eye or inner eyelid, green o
  • Phoenix Theatre Presents How to Use a Knife

    INDIANAPOLIS — Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening Jan. 19 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through Feb. 12, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director.Amidst the chaos of a New York City kitchen, Chef George is trying to turn his life around. As he struggles to stay sober, he must also contend with two spirited Guatemalan line-cooks, a pot-smoking busboy, an eerily quiet Afri
  • Midwest Cheeses With a French Pedigree

    Jacobs & Brichford’s Briana with truffles has an alluring edge, while the Connersville, Ind., farm’s Ameribella has a satin creaminess.
  • The Year in Review: 2016

    From Aleppo to Zika, the year 2016 will go down as a year when history was reshaped. Across the globe, we saw a return to nationalism and protectionism, despite the onward march of a globalized economy and shared prosperity.Overseas, the Syrian civil war came to head in Aleppo, as rebels and Assan’s forces battled, creating misery and death for civilians trapped between forces. Russian forces, siding with Assan, bombed the city to force rebels out. At the end of December, a short-lived cea
  • Thanks to Generous Community, Gaia Works Helps the Needy

    On December 19, Jan DeFerbrache came by the office to pick up the toys and food our readers have so generously donated to the Gaia Works holiday gift and food drive. Donations of jackets, hats, scarves and gloves, plus toys, food, and gift cards were greatly appreciated. Thank you to our great readers for their continued support of us — and Gaia Works!Jan noted that this year, many hands were involved in helping keep the spirit of giving alive. Groups stepped up with donations to the ladie
  • Lawrence Fire and Police Provide Holiday Items for Families in Need

    LAWRENCE — On Friday, December 16th, Lawrence Fire, Police, and several volunteers including Mayor Steve Collier, met at Lawrence Fire Station 38, 4450 McCoy St., to prepare hundreds of boxes of food and children’s toys for families in need. These items were distributed the 17th as a part of LFD’s Annual Christmas Assistance Program.Volunteers, firefighters, and police officers, joined together to pack hundreds of boxes with donated food, clothing items, and children’s to
  • IPS Serves Warm Meals During Break

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools is honored to offer free breakfast and lunch at selected sites this winter break as an extension of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.Foodservice staff will offer lunch at 16 schools and breakfast at one site each week. Meals will not be served on Fri., Dec. 23, or Mon., Dec. 26. The IPS winter break meal sites include: School 88 (5802 E. 16th), School 54 (3150 E. 10th), School 105 (8620 Montery Rd.), School 82 (4700 English Ave.), Scho
  • Growing Up Boomer: Holiday Edition

    I’m a cusp Boomer/GenX child — too young to share the cultural experiences of Boom Boomers, too old to share the cynicism of GenX. My father was a Depression baby, which left a mark: He was, to put it nicely, frugal. My mother was a farm girl who shared my father’s, um, practicality. Needless to say, Christmas was always a struggle between the commercial “buy stuff” message and my parent’s inability to part with a dime unless it was for good reason. Where thes
  • The Christmas Letter

    For the last 25 years or so, I have created that under-appreciated, dreaded Christmas letter! You know the one, all about the cat’s surgery, your root canal that went terribly wrong, and the vacation to some beach. I never meant to do this, but after my daughter went off to college and I didn’t have her little school photo to stick in the card any more, I decided to paste up a few family pics and add captions, copy it off and send it out to all the family and friends. That way I didn
  • On Thin Ice

    Winter sports in Indianapolis in the 1950s were very limited. Most of my outdoor activity centered around sledding on Brown’s Hill ([southwest corner of Washington St and Emerson Ave.), building snow forts, and engaging in snowball fights. Once there was a strange sight of a cross-country skier slowly gliding across Pleasant Run Golf Course. However, there was one very popular sport — sliding across any patch of an icy surface, generally without skates.On the north side of Ellenberge
  • Wrapping Party at Gaia Works!

    The elves were busy Dec. 19 at the Magic Candle, wrapping presents for the good boys and girls in the community. Emma the shop cat also got into the spirit by “helping” at the wrapping party
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    Emma the shop cat got into the spirit of things as well.
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    Manda Montes and her helper wrapped gifts to go to needy children in the community.
  • Women’s Fund Awards Over $200K to Local Not-For-Profits

    INDIANAPOLIS — Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded $215,591 to 15 not-for-profit organizations that are making the community’s women and girls stronger, healthier and more self-sufficient through programs that address domestic abuse, the gender pay gap, immigration, reproductive healthcare and more.A full list of Women’s Fund grants can be viewed at cicf.org. Recipients include:• The Jul
  • Luminaria a Big Success!

    Despite very cold temperatures and a smattering of snow, the 40th Annual Irvington Luminaria was a big success Dec. 18. Many people went to the Irving Circle and enjoyed holiday cheer and cookies, had their pictures taken with Santa in an antique sleigh, and sang carols. There was even a proposal on the Circle as lights glittered around the happy couple!Started in 1976 by our very own Rose Mary Clarke, the Luminaria has endured as a holiday tradition in the historic neighborhood. It is an opport
  • An Anti-Semitic ‘Troll Storm’ in Montana

    These hate crimes and incidents of harassment were reported in the last week.
  • William Hudnut, Mayor Who Transformed Indianapolis, Is Dead at 84

    Under Mr. Hudnut, Indianapolis went from a sleepy Midwestern town to a thriving city, a transformation driven largely by a focus on professional sports.
  • Lighting Up the Night in Irvington — Luminaria

    Established in 1976, the Irvington Luminaria has been a delightful event that depicts the beauty and humble atmosphere of both Irvington and the holiday season. This, the 40th anniversary of the first Luminaria, promises to be big, beautiful, and moving. Every year, people from all over the city (and outside Marion County) head into Irvington to see the neighborhood’s lovely luminaria. More than just Irvington, this is an east side event that brings young and old together for a magical eve
  • Still Taking Donations for Gaia Works

    Talking to Jan Deferbrache at Gaia Works is always an inspiration. It is rare to find someone so focused and determined to make a positive change in the community! Dropping off food donations for the pantry on Dec. 10 to the Magic Candle, Jan was very grateful for all the donations that have been coming in for the kids of Coburn Place, the food for the pantry, and the many people who “shopped Irvington” on Dec. 9 and were continuing to “Shop Small” this holiday season. Su

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