• The Annual Irvington Holiday Open House

    IRVINGTON — The annual Irvington Holiday Open House is sponsored by the Irvington Business Association, and will be held Dec. 7 from 5-10 p.m. throughout the historic business district along East Washington and Audubon. Families are encouraged to come out and celebrate the season with activities in the historic district.Santa will be at George Thomas Florist (photos will be taken and can picked up at the Walgreens at 10th & Arlington available on Monday), and the kids can meet the Grin
  • IMPD Testing New Mental Health Screening Tool

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ten officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) are testing a new tool designed to help identify those who may be suffering from mental illness. The development of the tool is the result of a partnership between the IMPD, the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS), and NYU’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab. The tool is the first of its kind to be developed specifically for use by law enforcement officers in the field.The purpose
  • Pause for Paws: Helping Staff at St. Vincent Ascension

    INDIANAPOLIS — Paws & Think will have two special guests at St. Vincent Ascension Hospital. These special guests are two golden retriever puppies named Journey and Gus Gus who are training to be therapy dogs. Staff/Associates are invited to visit with the puppies for stress-relief while helping the puppies learn appropriate socialization skills.The next visit will be held Thursday, Dec. 13. This event is not open to the public.The Paws to Heal pet therapy program at St. Vincent is a pr
  • New Polio-like Disease Strikes Children in the U.S.

    Many of us have heard the troubling recent news of a new polio-like disease with no known cure that is attacking mostly children.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but very serious condition that affects the nervous system, particularly the area of the spinal cord called grey matter. The disease causes the muscles and reflexes in that area of the body to become weak.While this condition is not new, the increase in cases we&rsq
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  • Crowdfunding Opens for Local Project

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis residents in the the west side of the Monon16 neighborhood will get connected through public art, performance, and media thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding campaign. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the Harrison Center, as a follow-up to their successful campaign from last winter. Visit www.patronicity
  • Traveling with Paula: California, Here We Come! Architecture

    In the past I’ve told you that my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. Well we decided to include our little brother Mark and go this year to visit her in Oakland, California at the end of June. We had meant to take him on a trip three years ago when he turned 60 but schedules did not work out. Mark lives in Irvington too and has delivered our newspapers. So this is Day 3 of an 7 day trip.We had enjoyed ourselves in San Fran the day before bu
  • Beef & Boards Presents “A Christmas Carol”

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ timeless classic about redemption against all odds, is currently at the Beef & Boards stage. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage through Dec. 21.Jeff Stockberger plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Logan Moore as Bob Cratchit and Lance Gray as Jacob Marley. Joining them are David Buergler as Fred, and Rebecca Devries as Mrs. Cratchit. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are
  • Safe Holiday Shopping Tips from IMPD

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) wants to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. To that end, the IMPD plans to supplement existing patrols and take extra steps to protect shoppers at area retailers. Officers in marked vehicles, on mountain bikes (dependent on weather conditions), and on foot, will conduct high visibility patrols during peak shopping hours throughout the day and eveningShopping malls and other high traffic areas around
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  • Domestic Violence is a National Disgrace

    Two NFL players have recently been released from their respective teams on charges of domestic violence: Reuben Foster, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers and Kareem Hunt, a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Foster was a number one pick of the 49ers in 2017 and has a history of domestic violence and disorderly conduct charges dating back to his college freshman year. Foster saw his draft status drop due to concerns about his off-the-field behavior. Hunt likewise has had a history of
  • The Hanover Hurricanes

    “Imani’s practice is 6:30 to 8:00.”The Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, my daughter called to reiterate what she had told me the night before about my granddaughter’s soccer practice. I was visiting in New Jersey and my grandbeauties’ parents were at work, comfortable with leaving the septuagenarian to shuttle the athletes to their various sports events. Lisa knew that the complicated schedule of deliveries — grandson Xavion to this practice at this time
  • First Friday Events Showcase Local Artists’ Gifts

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Harrison Center, in partnership with Onyx + East, present Onyx + East, an artist reception and open studio night on Fri., Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. In the Harrison Gallery, the longstanding annual color-themed holiday group show features onyx-hued work from dozens of local artists. The theme spills into the Gallery Annex with work by Patrick Reith and Tonya Wong.The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange’s Winter Mini fills the gymnasium and Underground with their juried show
  • Eastside Teams Win Championships!

    The Warren Central Warriors won the State Championship in their division 6A on November 23, beating the Carmel Greyhounds 27-7 at Lucas Oil Stadium. This is the ninth win for the Warriors, and completed a perfect season for the team. Carmel’s Beau Robbins earned the IHSAA Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award. Head Coach Jayson West led the team to the victory — their fourth over Carmel in championship play.The win also cements Warren Central’s athletic dominance in student athle
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  • Indy Library’s “Jingle Books” Can Provide a Gift for Every Child

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis residents are encouraged to give the gift of reading during “Jingle Books 2018,” a project of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and Sondhi Solutions, to provide free books to children of all ages during the holiday season.During a launch event on Nov. at Central Library, Indianapolis First Lady Stephanie Hogsett, Sondhi Solutions representative Lindsay Szostak, and IndyPL CEO Jackie Nytes donated the first
  • An Artist Gathering Dec. 1

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Artist Gathering in Irvington, now in its second year, will be open Sat., Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 5295 E. Pleasant Run Pky., South Dr. Local artisans and craftspeople will be on hand with hundreds of unique, handcrafted items.This year, there will be handcrafted bears, plus jewelry, holiday floral arrangements, Irvington tiles, candy, jams, and much more in a beautiful setting. Cash or check payments only — no credit cards!
  • New Homelessness & Panhandling Initiative in City

    INDIANAPOLIS — Recently, a new initiative to address issues connected to homelessness and panhandling in the Mile Square was announced. Under the proposal, $500k in new funding will be allocated to increase visibility and police presence in areas experiencing a high occurrence of aggressive panhandling, as well as provide services and outreach for those experiencing homelessness.Under the proposal, up to $250k in new funding would be allocated to partner organizations for permanent housing
  • A Christmas Carol Embodies the Spirit of the Season

    Charles Dickens, that Victorian-era author and general champion of the poor and downtrodden, wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. The novella was a blockbuster for its time, and a critical success. Here, 175 years later, the story of Scrooge and his change of heart after visits from three ghosts — Christmas Past, Present, and Future — still is relevant and heartwarming.The Indiana Repertory Theatre has made A Christmas Carol a must-see holiday tradition. The adaptation by Tom Haas has be
  • Community News in Pictures

    IRVINGTON — The wreaths are up in Irvington thanks to the hard volunteer efforts of the Stanleys (Ed, Sharon, Maggie, Declan, Brian), Dave and Ann Skirvin, Betty and Maddie McGrath, Allie Barnes, Elain Lewis, Terry Lockward, Kathleen Porter, David Durban, and Sylvia Zimmerman.
    A special thanks goes out to local businesses Jockamos Uppercrust Pzza, Lincoln Square Pancake House, and George Thomas florist, plus the Irvington Community Council.
     
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  • Applause!: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

    • On Black Friday, many volunteers came out to Pogues Run Art and Nature Park to help plant 41 trees. That makes over a hundred trees planted in the park, located at 23rd and Dequincy on the east side. If you haven’t been to the park yet, it is a great place to take a walk with your (leashed) dog or a loved one. Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help.• The lucky 13th version of A Very Phoenix Christmas, “Merry Superstitious” is now showing at the Phoenix
  • Laddie at Garfield Park Dec. 1

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1940 film, Laddie, with Tim Holt, Virginia Carroll, and Peter Cushing, at the Garfield Park Arts Center on Sat., Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.According to Grayson, Laddie is a rarely seen film based on the novel by famed Indiana author and conservationist Gene Stratton-Porter. In the film, a young girl helps her brother win the heart of a neighboring young woman, despite the wishes of a meddling father. What secret does the father’s myst
  • Elf, the Musical at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – In his quest to discover his true identity, Buddy the elf is now in Indianapolis in Elf, The Musical at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. This holiday favorite comes to life on stage for the first time at Beef & Boards, with all the joy and comedy of the original film.Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and po
  • Making the Season Bright For All

    “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This biblical statement is found in one form or another in every virtually religion and culture. In our often cynical, greedy world, it is easy to forget the hungry, and to overlook people less fortunate. Jan DeFerbrache, executive director of Gaia Works, has devoted many years of her life to helping and giving. She has built a small army of volunteers who help collect, organize, transport, and support Gaia Works, an interdenominational n
  • Warriors, Dragons Move on to State Finals

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Warren Central Warriors defeated the Center Grove Trojans 27-20 on November 16. They will go on to the State Championship game against the Carmel Greyhounds on November 23 at 7 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.The New Palestine Dragons defeated the Michigan City Wolves 35-10 on November 17 to move ahead to the finals, where they will meet the Decatur Central Hawks on November 24 at 7p.m.Tickets are $15 per day and all seats are general admission. Purchasing tickets at the schoo
  • Local-State Partnership Wins $1.2M Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance granted $1,192,460 to a partnership between the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the City of Indianapolis’ Office of Public Health and Safety, and the Marion County Reentry Coalition to fight Marion County’s opioid epidemic.The “Integrated Response Project” aims to reduce opioid use and opioid-related deaths in Marion County by aiding two groups: those w
  • Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio Offers Holiday Shows

    INDIANAPOLIS — “Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret” will be on stage at the Studio in the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., on Nov. 24, 27 and 28. Shows begin at 1 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 24 and 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 27, Wed. Nov. 28. Tickets are $8 on Sat.m and $5 on Tues. and Wed. Children under 2 are free.Peewinkle’s largest production is a great start to the holiday season. Audiences will not only be entertained  and educated by the variety of
  • “The Unexpected Gift” at Buck Creek Playhouse

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Buck Creek Players continue their 45th season of quality theater with The Unexpected Gift, a Christmas play by Mike Willis. Showing at the playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave., for a limited run over three weekends November 30th through December 16th, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays.Jack (Tom Smith), a sixty-eight year old writer who lost his wife to cancer, is devastated and bitter. He seeks refuge from the rest of th
  • Sorority Donates to Perry Senior Services

    INDIANAPOLIS — Delta Theta Tau Sorority member, Marylynne Winslow, recently presented a check to Perry Senior Services transportation coordinator, Lauren Daeger and volunteer driver, Cindy Bertram. The Nu Tau Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority raises funds to distribute to charities throughout Perry Township, Franklin Township, and Johnson County by hosting an annual craft fair at Beech Grove High School the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The craft fair this year is from 9-3 on Saturday, No
  • Education Briefs: Nov. 23-29

    Innovate WithIN Applications Available for Students
    INDIANAPOLIS — Applications for the 2019 Innovate WithIN pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Ball State University, are now open to high school students across Indiana. Student teams are invited to submit video pitches online before Feb. 6, 2019, and new to this year’s program, middle school students interested in entrepren
  • Applause!: Nov. 23-29

    • Thank you to Al and Rhonda Hunter for their kindness and many contributions  (including the Bumps in the Night column) to the Weekly View. They are the hardest-working couple who give back in many ways to the community.• Small Business Saturday is November 24. Many local businesses will be open with specials, giveaways, prizes, and much more. Check out Hampton Designs Studio and Shop from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at 5515 E. Washington for a very cool day of shopping, a gift card giveaway,
  • World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 23-29

    From The Indianapolis News, Friday, November 29: Demobilization began today at Ft. Benjamin Harrison with the mustering out of the first 100 soldiers of Company P, 21st Battalion Engineers receiving discharge papers. Other soldiers looked on enviously as the “lucky 100” cheered with joy, threw their hats into the air, and danced about when told they could go to the post quartermaster, receive their last pay, and start for home. Tomorrow 150 additional soldiers will leave camp and Mon
  • Lost in the 50s

    This is a reprint from the Weekly View, 2011
    It was a time many of us recall with fondness. We witnessed the invention of Lifesaver candy, Kleenex, Super Glue and the AA battery. Televisions were black and white and so was the tile on the kitchen floor. Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Elvis blasted from transistor radios and every little girl dreamed of hearing Burt Parks singing “There she is, Miss America” just for her. Life was simpler, unemployment was at and all time low, and yo
  • 30th Annual Holiday Treefest Lights Up Warren PAC Nov. 16-20

    INDIANAPOLIS – Daily entertainment and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees (for viewing and for sale) take center stage at the 30th annual Warren Holiday TreeFest sponsored by the Warren Arts & Education Foundation Inc. The event takes place Fri., Nov. 16 through Tues., Nov. 20 at the Warren Performing Arts Center (WPAC), 9500 E. 16th St. on the campus of Warren Central High School. Hours are 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 12 noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, an
  • Groundbreaking New Martindale-Brightwood Library Set for Nov. 20

    INDIANAPOLIS — Local citizens are invited to celebrate a major milestone in the history of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood when ground is broken for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library on Tues., Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of E. 25th Street and N. Sherman Dr. (2434 N. Sherman Dr.).The groundbreaking will include presentations by Library and civic officials, the ceremonial turning of the shovel, and an announcement on new Google technology being made availab
  • Autumn Art Fair at GPAC

    INDIANAPOLIS — The 11th Annual Autumn Art Fair at the Garfield Park Arts Center will be held on Sat., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair features hand-created, family-friendly, affordable items (50¢ -$500) from about 50 local artistThis year, the fair will feature a new kid’s zone on the second floor. There are three new areas open this year, and a big selection of artisans plying their many trades. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday
  • Veterans Successfully Complete Mission on White River

    INDIANAPOLIS — From Nov. 9 – 11, 150 participants descended on Indianapolis for a Veteran’s Day extreme fitness challenge event lead by decorated combat Veterans of Special Operations through a national “rucking” network. The participants worked to complete military style missions, including clearing a half mile segment of the White River bank of invasive trees and brush, to increase view and restore access to one of Indy’s greatest assets.The Special Operatio
  • Former Tech Teacher Leads Adult Show Choir at “Circle of Lights”

     
    INDIANAPOLIS — Cindy Hartshorn, retired music teacher at Arsenal Tech High School, started a community choir, One Voice. The adult show choir is made up of former students from her Tech and John Marshall High School days, plus many singers from the area.One Voice has performed at the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show, and will be performing at the Circle of Lights tree lighting ceremony downtown on Nov. 23. The performance will be telecast on WTHR beginning at 7 p.m.If you are intereste
  • City Invests $35 Mil. in Public Safety Upgrades

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police, fire, and emergency medical agencies recently celebrated more than $35 million in investments in public safety technology infrastructure. The investments fund a new Computer-Aided Dispatch, radios, and radio network managed by the Public Safety Communications Division of the Office of Public Health and Safety, supporting public safety professionals in providing better service to the Indianapolis community.The new Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system repl
  • 28 Years of A Christmas Carol at the IRT

    INDIANAPOLIS — For more than 150 years, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been told across the world. It’s a story of reflection, community, legacy; a story that the Indiana Repertory Theatre will tell for the 28th year this holiday season.With the continued tradition of A Christmas Carol and a focus on community, the IRT will again offer special programming surrounding the run of the show. New this year to the production schedule is a Sensory Friendly performance on Dec.
  • Donation to Indianapolis Military Honor Guard

    submitted photoOn November 7, Bruce Buchanan (third, right), Owner of Flanner Buchanan, and Maureen Lindley (left), Vice President of Marketing, are shown presenting a check to members of the Indy Metropolitan Military Honor Guard (IMMHG), a local non-profit organization that renders final military honors to all veterans. IMMHG staff shown are (left to right) Walt Sherman, Commander; Dick Braun, Senior Trustee; Wes Anderson, Deputy Commander; and Ron Montague, Adjutant.  The check, given a
  • In Flanders’ Fields . . .

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the centennial anniversary of the Armistice that brought an end to carnage that was known as the Great War. When the guns fell silent across the ravaged land of the Western Front a hundred years ago at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it was 5:00 a.m. Monday, Indiana time. According to contemporary reports, three hours later throngs of happy citizens were marching around Monument Circle singing, shouting, and making merry with every noi
  • World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 16-22

    From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, November 22: At a conference of county food administrators yesterday, G. Harold Powell, representing United States food administrator Herbert Hoover, said America must help feed 200 million hungry Europeans and urged continued conservation of food so all available foodstuffs might be sent to Europe to relieve famine conditions. Michael E. Foley, State Council of Defense chair, said, “Hunger and liberty do not go hand in hand; you will have to feed the po
  • 2nd Annual Irvington Historical Society’s Holiday Fair

    IRVINGTON —  The Irvington Historical Society’s Holiday Fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ($5 admission which includes hors d’oeuvres by Mia’s Specialties, formerly Dufour’s in Irvington), and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (free admission, and cash lunch by Mia’s). Over 25 local artisans and craftspeople creations will be on display in this Christmas wonderland of shopping. Dozens of the vendors will be on hand fo
  • Grant Awarded for Preservation of Last Indianapolis Streetcar

    INDIANAPOLIS — The newly-formed nonprofit Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company was awarded a $3,500 grant to relocate and stabilize the last-remaining Indianapolis streetcar, Indianapolis Railways No. 153. This rare grant request fostered a unique collaboration between the Marion County Historic Preservation Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Indiana Landmarks, ultimately aiding HHTC to enlist a professional contractor to transport the rare and priceless car.William Whitmer,
  • Sherman Park Area Receives Federal Grant for Crime Reduction

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis East Promise Zone and the John Boner Neighborhood Centers have been awarded a Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Grant. The three-year, nearly $1 million grant will be used to target root causes of crime in a portion of the IndyEast Promise Zone. The area includes Sherman Park, 10th and Rural, Rivoli Theatre and the 10 East Art and Design District, and Englewood Village.The area designated for the CBCR grant is entirely within
  • Renew Indianapolis Celebrates 200th Property Owner

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) and Renew Indianapolis to celebrate the 200th property sale. The 200th sale marks a milestone for the City’s Land Bank and set a record for Renew Indianapolis, which works to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods by helping responsible buyers purchase vacant and abandoned properties.Last year, Mayor Hogsett announced a plan to rehab, transform, or demolish 2,000 homes over a two year period.The
  • Historic World War II Training Films at Garfield

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Sat., Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., film historian Eric Grayson will screen a series of World War II training films at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Seen today, he said, many of them are very funny because they were always accompanied by a flat narration reminding everyone of the obvious. He added that this is a selection of rare original training films, things seldom seen since the end of the war.Grayson will introduce the program and conduct a Q&A afterwards. Admission is $5
  • Indy Achieves, Enroll Indy Team Up for Scholars Program

    INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, families of current 7th and 8th grade students completing Enroll Indy’s OneMatch application will be prompted to sign up for in 21st Century Scholars, a need-based early promise program that provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. In 2017, only 52 percent of eligible Marion County 8th grade students enrolled in 21st Century Scholars. Hoping to engage more eligible stud
  • New IndyHub President – Blake Johnson

    The IndyHub Board of Directors has announced Blake Johnson as the new IndyHub president. Johnson joins the organization after serving as vice president of strategy for advocacy and communications at the national nonprofit Complete College America and brings more than a decade of nonprofit and government experience to the organization. He is also an elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council, representing District 12 on the city’s Eastside.
  • Applause!: Nov. 9-15

    • Veteran’s Day events include the Veteran’s Day Service at Indiana War Memorial downtown at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Flanner & Buchanan Veteran’s Day Parade kicking off at Michigan and Pennsylvania streets. This year’s Veteran’s Day marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, the war that was thought to end all wars. Thank a veteran and a veteran’s family (they serve, too) for all that we have and hold dear.• The Christian Park 6th
  • Education & Employment Academy Room in Brookside Unveiled

    INDIANAPOLIS — Brookside Community Development Corporation recently unveiled its Education & Employment Academy Room on Nov. 1. The new room will provide programming to teens who have aged out of the elementary afterschool program. This continuation of programming will instill a deeper impact on the youth served and allow staff to care for a child from the time they are in first-grade, all the way through their high school graduation. They plan on serving 45 at-risk middle and high sch
  • IPL Rate Settlement Approved

    INDIANAPOLIS — A comprehensive settlement agreement in the Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) rate case received Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approval. The agreement was negotiated by the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and numerous additional parties. Among the benefits:• The $17 fixed, monthly residential customer charge for most customers, those using more than 325 kilowatt hours (kWh), will remain unchanged. IPL’s original proposal i
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