• Coca-Cola “Before” Tour Reveals Beautiful Surprises

    The iconic Coca-Cola Bottling plant on Mass Ave. and College Ave. was sold last year to a developer, Hendricks Commercial Properties, from IPS, who has used the property as a bus hub for many years. Since the building went up in 1931, it has captured the attention of passerby because of its beautiful terra cotta exterior festooned with fountains and Art Deco ornamentation. Few have seen the inside of the building in years, unless they worked for IPS or worked in the plant until 1964, when Tony H
  • Cumberland Arts Goes to Market 2017

    CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Arts Goes to Market’s theme this year is “A Celebration of Art and Community.” The event will be held Sat., Aug. 19, from 9 – 4 at the  Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St.This is their 9th annual arts and crafts festival, which is held in conjunction with with the Cumberland Farmers Market. The market offers unique art and craft items, fresh produce, silent auction, great entertainment including The Irish Airs and Silly Safaris
  • IMPD Promotes Several to Command Staff

    INDIANAPOLIS – Chief Roach recently appointed Commander Chris Bailey to Deputy Chief of Investigations, Lt. Craig McCartt to the Major of Investigations, Major Tom Sellas to the Commander of Homeland Security, and Lt. Brian Mahone to the Major of Homeland Security.Deputy Chief Chris Bailey joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 1999. In 2015, he was appointed as the North District Commander.Major Craig McCartt joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 1995. Major McCartt is a reci
  • Franciscan Health Hosts Kids’ Car Seat Safety Event

    INDIANAPOLIS — Franciscan Health Indianapolis is encouraging parents and caregivers to have children’s safety seats inspected based on recommendations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The hospital’s Child Passenger Safety Clinic is offering free inspections with certified technicians available to demonstrate the proper use of car seats and booster seats for youngsters. The event is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 21, in the parking lot of Franc
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  • Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

    Francesca Zappia’s new book, Eliza And Her Monsters, centers on high schooler Eliza Mirk’s public (Eliza) and private (Lady Constellation) personas. And are they ever different! Eliza is the perfect embodiment of that painfully shy, strange and darkly clothed person all teens know. As Lady Constellation, she’s the anonymous creator of the extremely successful web comic, “Monstrous Sea.” Early in the book, Eliza’s homeroom teacher asks Eliza to show new student
  • Applause!: Aug. 18-24

    • Near Eastside Area Renewal will be celebrating their 100th developed home on Mon., Sept. 18th. Mayor Joe Hogsett and NEAR’s community partners will be on hand for a press conference at 10 a.m. Then, from 4-7 p.m.,there will be a street party and open house with local food, drinks, music, and fun, engaging activities. Events will take place on E. 9th between Tacoma and Temple, in front of four of the nine affordable homes they are currently developing.• Looking forward to IndyFr
  • World War I 100 Years Ago: Aug. 18-24

    From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, August 18: The Star’s Sammy Backer Booster movement is growing rapidly with names added to the honor roll of men who believe in the axiom that an act of kindness is the best tonic for a soldier facing the foe. The names listed on the Sammy Backer muster roll affords the man left at home a way to do his part by cheering a Sammy who soon will be one of the thousands engaged in the trench warfare in France. The duties are few – a word of cheer &ndas
  • A Return to Simplicity: Mission Style Furniture

    With a passion for the environment and a love of nature, Gustav Stickley introduced simplicity to the American public in early 1900s. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of his native state, Wisconsin, Stickley’s philosophy of “organic architecture” was based on four ideas: a house should be constructed in harmony with it’s surroundings, local materials should be used in construction, artificial light should be kept at a minimum and natural light maximized, and an open fl
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  • Colts Preseason Loss

    The Indianapolis Colts opened their 2017 preseason as they normally do, with a loss — this time to the Detroit Lions. The Lions joined the Horseshoes for a joint practice session starting last Thursday, then met them on the Lucas Oil field on Sunday. Andrew Luck did not dress but instead patrolled the sidelines, observing the on field performance of the team. He must have surmised that without him under center, the team’s offense is pretty hapless. Granted, three of the offensive lin
  • The World’s Longest Yard Sale Eclipsed

    2017 was the 30th anniversary year for the 127 Yard Sale, a.k.a. “The World’s Longest Yard Sale,” which started in 1987. I’ve written about the yard sale before and my wife and I have taken this long strange trip several times now. The 127 yard sale bills itself as the longest yard sale in the world, and they’re probably right. After all, it is a 690 mile long route that travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The sale fo
  • This Week’s Issue: Aug. 11-17

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  • IndyFringe Celebrates Lucky 13 Aug. 17-27

    For 11 days, Mass Ave. will be a glorious creative carnival of theatre, dance, music, comedy, street performers, magic, and a hint of chaos at IndyFringe. This, their 13th year, follows on the heels of a wildly successful 2016 Fringe.So what is a Fringe Festival? The first Fring popped up in the 1940s when eight theatre companies showsed up at the Edinburgh International Festival, where they hoped to get attention for their work from the throngs of people who gathered to see the big performances
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  • Public Meeting for Future Park at former Outlaws HQ Property

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indy Parks will hold a meeting about a future park at 2204 E. New York St., the former property of the Outlaws, on Aug. 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Place Baptist Church, 1739 E. Michigan St.Earlier this year, Indy Parks acquired the property at the corner of Jefferson and New York, which was the former Outlaws clubhouse. The clubhouse was raided by federal, state, and local authorities in July 2012 after years of trouble. More than 40 club members were arrested on a v
  • Neighborhood of the Month is Mass Ave.

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that Mass Ave will be the City’s Neighborhood of the Month for August. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative highlights an Indianapolis community each month, working to engage local organizations and promote neighborhood-based projects by various City departments.Known for being “45 degrees from ordinary,” Mass Ave is a favorite destination for its shopping, dining, and arts scene. The neighborhood boasts an electric atmospher
  • CAFE Announces New Chief Executive Officer

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Board of Directors for Community Alliance of the Far East Side (CAFE) formally announced Michael Howe as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Aug. 7.Howe has dedicated the past 20 years working in the non-profit sector. From Vice President of Neighborhood Services at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center to Executive Director at Social Health Association of Indiana, where he implemented a nationally recognized evidence-based curriculum. Most recently, Howe was the Executiv
  • IRT’s Finding Home Slated for Broadcast on WFYI in December

    INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s (IRT) 46-year history, patrons will soon be able to enjoy a production while sitting in the comfort of their homes. Special project funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. promises that Finding Home: Indiana at 200 will be broadcast by the end of the year.Finding Home, one of IRT’s most ambitious artistic endeavors, was a two-part production produced on IRT’s Upperstage in the fall of 2016. It featured 60 mini
  • Spooky Indiana: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

    Spooky Indiana: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore as retold by S.E. Schlosser is a marvelous edition to the ever growing collection of stories about Hoosier hauntings and unexplained phenomenon. As the experienced author of several of the “Spooky” story collections published by Globe Pequot, Schlosser brings her expertise to this set of Hoosier tales. The book is divided into two sections: “Ghost Stories” and  “Powers of Darkness and
  • Fundraiser for Horse Patrol Association Aug. 25

    INDIANAPOLIS — Join the IMPD Mounted Horse Patrol Association, the Mounted Patrol Unit, and its horses Fri., Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. for a fun night of polo. Polo at Sunset is now in its second year and money raised benefits the construction of a new facility and barn for the Mounted Patrol officers and horses.Gates open at 4 p.m. at Hickory Hills Polo Club, 7551 E 100 N, Whitestown, IN 46075. The event begins at 6 p.m.Sponsorships are available now at impdmountedpatrol.org. Admission is $20 per
  • Youth Scholarships for Patriotic Education

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Flag Education Test program was started in the Department of Indiana in 1996. By 2004 over 300 elementary schools in the state of Indiana ordered over 18,000 tests and comic books. The Division of Student Activities of the Indiana Secondary School Administrators approves the American Legion Flag Education Test.The Flag Education Test is to be given in participating elementary schools during the month of November to coincide with Veterans Day, which is when the tests are
  • Applause!: Aug. 11-17

    • Indiana’s own President Benjamin Harrison would be 184 this year. In honor of his birthday, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N Delaware St., is offering free tours of his mansion on August 21. Guests may arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will meet reenactors playing Pres. Harrison and his wife, Caroline. Join the celebration by singing the President “Happy Birthday” and enjoy free cake in the dining room where the First Family had many celebrations
  • Surpassing Adversity: The Japanese American Journey

    IRVINGTON —  The Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave., is hosting an important exhibit about a part of American history many do not know about: the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Sponsored by the Hoosier Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Irvington Historical Society, the exhibit is curated and designed by Anne Moore.Visitors will explore artifacts from the internment camps, including photos and personal life stories from the
  • Advertise in the Benton House Home Tour Guide 2017!

    The Weekly View publishes the official Benton House Home Tour Guide every year a week prior to the tour. This is a great advertising opportunity for Irvington-area businesses to get their name out there at an affordable price! If your business specializes in home restoration/renovation/improvements, interior design, housewares, cleaning services, insurance, or other home-related goods and services, this would be a great place to advertise! Call us at 317-356-2222 for more information.
  • Advertise with us! Education Guide 2017

    There’s space available for your ad in the Education Guide Special Publication! If you own an education-related business (tutoring, day care, after-school program, etc.), check out the great advertising rates for this publication. Call 317-356-2222 for more information.
  • This Week’s Issue: Aug. 4-10

    Thanks to all our readers and advertisers! We have some great special publications coming up, including The Education Guide in mid-August. If you have an education-related business, give us a call at 317-356-2222 for our affordable advertising rates in this twice-yearly publication. We’re also taking advertising space reservations for the Benton House Tour of Homes Guide in September — give us a call!
  • Pilot Crisis Team Program Launched on East Side

    On July 31, Mayor Joe Hogsett, IMPD Chief of Police Bryan Roach, IEMS Chief Dr. Charles Miramonte, officials from Eskenazi Hospital, and others celebrated the launch of the City’s pilot Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) in front of East District headquarters. The program marks the start of an innovative approach to crisis response for IMPD. MCAT is based on an integrated health care model, bringing together the professional expertise of a police officer, a paramedic, and a licensed clin
  • Dep. Chief James Waters Passes Away After Accident

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced the passing of Deputy Chief of Investigations James (Jim) Waters on July 27. He was 48. He was receiving treatment for injuries sustained from an auto accident that occurred on the interstate on Sun., July 23. Chief Waters was off-duty at the time of the accident and in his city-assigned police car.Chief Waters honorably served the City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for nearly 30
  • Annual Ice Cream Social and More at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center

    IRVINGTON — The first weekend of August 4-6 will be wildly busy at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Avenue: three new exhibits, a public evening reception, and the Annual Ice Cream Social.The Irvington Historical Society opens new exhibits with an evening reception on Fri., Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. The special reception will focus on “Surpassing Adversity” with remarks by Gordon Yoshikawa and light refreshments. Three new exhibits will open, and the public is i
  • Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan Killed in Line of Duty

    HOMECROFT — The Southport Police Department and the City of Indianapolis mourned the tragic loss of Lieutenant Aaron Allan who was killed in the line of duty after he was shot while trying to help at the scene of a car accident July 27. Lt. Aaron Allan with the Southport Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of South Madison and Maynard avenues in reference to a crash with entrapment. A Homecroft police officer also responded.As Lt. Allan approached the inverted vehicle to a
  • What to Know About Plant-Related Rashes

    It’s summer, which means it’s a great time to be outside hiking, running and biking. It’s also a great time for plants to grow. While we love seeing green trees and beautiful flowers come out, there are also some plants we wish didn’t grow at all. I’m talking about those plants that can cause us to have rashes. Those are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.Poison ivy, oak and sumac all release an oil called urushiol when the leaf or other plant parts are damaged
  • Book Share Station Conveyance opens at The Alexander at CityWay

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Public Collection’s newest free book share station at The Alexander Hotel at CityWay welcomed its first visitors July 27. Titled Conveyance, it was designed and fabricated by Project One Studio.This new installation brings the number of book share stations, located throughout greater Indianapolis, to 10.The large rectangular art installation provides book lovers an immersive environment, with bench seating and natural lighting. Interior lights activate at night to
  • Pacers Reading Tour at Garfield Park

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    Children from the Garfield Park Day Camp joined Indiana Pacers mascot Boomer during the Pacers Reading Tour on July 26 at the Garfield Park Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library. ‘My favorite book that they read was If You Give a Pig a Pancake,’ said 12-year-old Quintin Brown. “I love to read because it increases my vocabulary and it’s fun!’
  • August 21 Eclipse Visible in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — The total eclipse on August 21 will appear as a partial eclipse in Indianapolis, with 91 percent coverage of the sun by the moon. Evansville will have much better viewing, with 99 percent of the sun covered by the moon.The rare phenomenon will be seen beginning at 12:57 p.m. and reach full coverage for the viewing area at 2:25 p.m. local time (EDT). The eclipse will be over by 3:48 p.m. Eye protection must be used to view the eclipse.Central Library will host The Great Ameri
  • The Cabaret Celebrates 10th Anniversary and New Home

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Cabaret and Buckingham Companies announced plans recently that will give The Cabaret a prominent, permanent downtown location in the Metzger Building at 9th and Pennsylvania Street in the heart of the evolving Library Square. The new space, which also houses the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Gallery 924, and once served as the Rollerland skating rink from the 1940s to the late 1970s, provides the perfect venue for The Cabaret.Renovations will begin in August. The Caba
  • Mid-Summer Sports

    Newgarden Takes the Lead
    Sunday’s Mid-Ohio Honda 200 at the sports car course in Lexington Ohio was another dominating performance by the Penske Team’s newest member Josef Newgarden. To say that the 26-year-old Tennessean hook-up with the Captain has been a success is an understatement. In taking his third win of the 2017 season, Newgarden has matched his career win total with three and now is the current point leader in the race for the 2017 Indy Car Championship. He now has six car
  • Indiana Officer Is Fatally Shot by Survivor of Car Wreck, Police Say

    A Southport Police Department officer was trying to help the occupants of a car that had flipped over when he was attacked, the police said.
  • Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

    There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed.
  • Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in One Year

    There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed.
  • This Week’s Issue: July 28-Aug. 3

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  • Indiana State Fair Celebrates the “Wonderful World of Food” Aug. 4-20

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair will celebrate the “Wonderful World of Food” throughout the course of the fair. There will be a featured food each day of the Fair from Aug. 4 to Aug. 20. All the featured foods will include a spotlight on Indiana farmers who produce the various items. Fairgoers will be able to enjoy samples, cooking demonstrations, food eating contests, fun recipes to share and so much more. The dates and featured foods include: Aug. 4 – Deep Fried F
  • Scecina Hires New Principal

    INDIANAPOLIS – President Joe Therber today announced the appointment of the next principal of Scecina Memorial High School. Joseph (Joe) Brettnacher, Ph.D., who currently is the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Columbus in Ohio, will begin serving the Scecina Community as principal on Mon., Aug. 7.As he prepares to join the Scecina Community, Brettnacher said, “I am honored and excited by the opportunity to serve Scecina Memorial High School as the next principal
  • Winners of Play-A-Part at Buck Creek Players Ready to Go in “Peter Pan”

    INDIANAPOLIS — A BCP audience favorite, all roles in the Play-A-Part Fundraisers are “won” through an online silent auction with no required auditions. Veteran performers join first-timers to give this classic musical a comedic twist much like The Carol Burnett Show or Saturday Night Live. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinker Bell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night, and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that
  • Eskenazi Receives $1.5 Mil. Grant from Lilly Endowment

    INDIANAPOLIS — Eskenazi Health and Eskenazi Health Foundation recently announced a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence (IEEI). The Eskenazi Health program provides meaningful internships for students from Indiana colleges and universities to help the students achieve meaningful employment.The timing of the announcement was fitting as July 26 marked the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).S
  • “At the sign of the Big Red Rooster”

    Late last month there were news reports of a “gas war” between two south side Indianapolis stations, which reminded me of the “gas wars” of the late 1950s and early 1960s. In those days of black and white television and “duck and cover,” a gallon of fuel was 21.9ȼ which when adjusted for inflation is around $1.79 in today’s money; the price per gallon in the current “war.” Actually, today’s “gas war” with a reported low
  • IndyFringe Tickets on Sale Now

    INDIANAPOLIS — With over 74 acts and 400 shows, buskers on the streets and music in the air, IndyFringe17 will once again bring live theatre to Mass Ave from August 17-27.  See a complete schedule of special events and shows at  IndyFringe.org. On July 24 until the beginning of the festival, IndyFringe will offer early-bird tickets to the general public. Visit the Web site for links to online ticket sales. Please note that some performances will be in high demand, and tickets are
  • A Sweet Journey to My Past

    For Christmas this year the Boss and I got each other Ancestry DNA Tracing Kits. You know, fill a tube with spit, put in a tube and send to Ancestry.com. When I received the results, months later, the biggest surprise was that my DNA revealed me to be 32% Irish. While I knew I had Irish ancestors, I didn’t realize that they were so dominate in my gene pool. I’m 52% Western European but the Emerald Isle is the biggest factor in my heritage, or at least according to my DNA results.The
  • A Cabinet Of Curiosities From The Civil War In Indiana, Edited by Nancy Niblack Baxter

    Bet you thought you knew all about Indiana’s involvement in the Civil War. A Cabinet Of Curiosities From The Civil War In Indiana: Important, Moving, and Sometimes Odd Stories of the Human Side of the War edited by Nancy Niblack Baxter is sure to introduce you to some new aspects of Indiana and the Civil War. Arranged in chronological order, the book has segments on Prelude to War, Mid-War: Raids and Routings, Mid-War: The Cavalry and Artillery, Mid-War: The Women and Children’s Conf
  • Indiana Recycling Coalition Receives Grant to Start Food Composting Program

    INDIANAPOLIS —  The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) recently received a $50,000 Food Waste Solution Search Grant, a program of The Closed Loop Foundation, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, who fund research and development of technologies and business models focused on building the circular economy. The IRC, and seven other recipients, were selected from a national pool of over 150 applicants.ReFED, a data-driven organization formed to tackle food waste, estimates that &ld
  • Irvington Green Initiative Offers Meet and Greet Aug. 2

    INDIANAPOLIS — Irvington Green’s summertime meet and greet dot connector, ‘FRESH & LOCAL- FOOD’ happens Wed. Aug. 2 with Bookmamas and the Wednesday Fresh Market from 4 to 7 p.m. The Resilient Community series Meet & Greet includes growers, markets, initiatives, resource info and samples of fresh seasonal salsa & salad on the Bookmama’s walk, 9 S. Johnson. The  Wednesday Fresh Market is right across the street in front of 10 Johnson coffee house wit
  • This Week’s Issue: July 21-27

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  • Youth Summer Jobs Program Fosters Work Skills and Leadership

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s (KIB) Youth Tree Team for a work day in the Martindale Brightwood neighborhood. Work will include watering and maintaining trees, and counting pollinators to kick-off KIB’s week-long Pollinator Count effort.
    Mayor Joe Hogsett helped water trees and beautify part of a Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
    Throughout the summer, the Youth Tree Team works to preserve and maintain the trees that are plan
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