• Lots of Flags, Fun and Fireworks Around Indy

    The Heartland knows how to celebrate America’s birthday in style! There are lots of patriotic, community-spirited events taking place over the next two weeks. Get on your walking shoes, grab the kids (or kids at heart) and be prepared to have some fun as everyone gets into the swing of summer.Get a head start on the flag waving and patriotism on June 23 at the PatriotFest at Ft. Harrison VFW Post 7119 (6525 Lee Rd.) from 3:30-11:30 p.m. The summer party has a great cause — the Hoosie
  • Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival on June 23-24

    INDIANAPOLIS — One of the region’s best art and cultural experiences returns to downtown Indianapolis this weekend, June 23-24: the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival. Native American artists and performers from more than 50 tribes across the U.S. and Canada will converge on the Eiteljorg Museum to show and sell their art, including jewelry, pottery, beadwork, basketry, painting and sculpture.The 26th annual Indian Market and Festival takes place on the beautiful Eiteljorg grounds
  • 18th Annual Irvington Garden Tour June 24

    IRVINGTON — Throughout the past 18 years, those attending the garden club’s annual garden tours have had the opportunity to walk shaded paths, witness the flashing shadows of overhead branches on the ground and maybe, if one was nearby, sit on a garden bench. This year’s tour is scheduled for Sun., June 24, 1-5 p.m., and tickets are still only $10 (children under 14 are admitted free of charge). Tickets for the tour may be purchased the day of the tour at the Benton House Histo
  • IMPD Announces Start of Pilot Diversion Program

    INDIANAPOLIS — The City of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) announced the start of a pilot program that will seek to divert individuals experiencing homelessness and suffering from mental illness and addiction from the criminal justice system. The pilot will provide the first non-jail and non-emergency department option for IMPD officers in Downtown District, enabling them to transport willing individuals to t
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  • Fireworks Laws in Indiana

    INDIANA — Fireworks in the state of Indiana are permitted from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset June 28-July 5-9. They are permissible from 10 a.m.-midnight on July 4.• You must be 18 or older to purchase fireworks.• An adult must be present for children to use any kind of fireworks.• Use of fireworks is limited to your own property, the property of someone who has approved your fireworks, or a location specifically designated for the use of consumer fireworks.Fireworks pose
  • Can the Kaiser

    Today’s passion for urban gardening began in the months leading up to America’s entry into World War I when preparedness was the watchword and various measures were being taken for food conservation. One was “promoting the general cultivation of vacant lots,” and locally the Indianapolis News editorially recognized “the city women can exert a tremendous influence in the back-yard garden movement.”Recognizing “with war at hand,” Gov. James Goodrich
  • Traveling in the Heat

    Looking back at some of my most memorable childhood moments, many of them are ties to vacations and travel. In the 1950s and early 60s, I had two aunts and a grandfather who lived in Cincinnati and across the river in Covington KY. My Dad’s sister and family lived in a Cincinnati suburb and my Mom’s Dad and sister lived across the river. A summer visit was always on the schedule, usually in July. Mind you, this was before the interstate system was completed so it was a five hour trip
  • Marion County Fair Queen and Court Announced

    submitted photoSisters Paige Wells (left) and Julia Wells reign over the 88th Marion County Fair this week as Queen and Princess, respectively. The sisters were crowned during the annual pageant on June 15, the fair’s opening night. This is the second consecutive year that sisters have won both titles. As Queen, Paige receives a $1,000 college scholarship, among other gifts, while Princess Julia receives gifts and a $100 scholarship.The sisters, from Franklin Township, are the daughters of
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  • Indy Mega-Adoption June 23-24

    INDIANAPOLIS — More than 1,000 dogs and cats from more than 20 area animal shelter and rescue organizations will be up for adoption at the Indy Mega-Adoption Event on June 23 and June 24. The adoptable animals are a variety of ages, sizes and breeds. They already are fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. The adoption fee is $30, which is less than half the price normally charged in some area shelters. Pets will go home with their new owners the same day.The event will be held noon-6 p.m. bo
  • 2018 Indiana State Fair Competition Entry Deadline July 1

    INDIANA — With more than 8,200 blue ribbons and cash prizes to be awarded, individuals interested in competing at the 2018 Indiana State Fair, August 3-19, should register by July 1 at 11:59 p.m., as entry fees will rise at midnight.Entries are currently being accepted for all Livestock departments, Agriculture & Horticulture, Indiana Arts, Brewers Cup, Baton Twirling, Cheerleading, Youth Talent, Fiddle Competition and Indiana Bred and Owned.Competitors have the option to enter contest
  • City Targets Violent Crime with New Initiatives

    INDIANAPOLIS — As part of a community-focused public safety strategy, Mayor Joe Hogsett introduced the new Director of Community Violence Reduction, Shonna Majors, and launched the Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership, a grant program that will seek to invest nearly $300,000 into Indianapolis neighborhoods this year. The public safety strategy also includes the ongoing targeted enforcement of illegally-possessed handguns by IMPD and their state and federal partners.An Indianapol
  • Miracle Place Awarded $10,000

    INDIANAPOLIS — Miracle Place, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence serving the Indianapolis community, has been awarded a $10,000 donation from Weaver Insurance Group through the 2018 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Awards. Miracle Place is located at 940 N. Temple on the east side.As a whole, the team at Weaver Group has supported Miracle Place for years and over half of the employees individually donate their time as volunteers by participating in the nonprofit’s after school
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  • Solstice Labryrinth Walk June 21

    CUMBERLAND — Cumberland First Baptist Church is hosting a Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk, Thurs., June 21 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cumberland First Baptist Church is located at 116 S. Muessing St. in Cumberland. Walk the quiet path of the outdoor labyrinth to discard the problems of daily life and focus on the connection to God and Spirit.Live cello music will enhance the meditative experience.   Linger on the Labyrinth Path in the light of the longest day of the year. There will be
  • Children of Late Officers Receive Scholarships at Car Show

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana students whose law enforcement parents died in the line of duty will receive college scholarships during the 5th annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show to Benefit the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The car show takes place Sat., June 16 at the Church Brothers’ Shadeland shop, 751 North Shadeland Ave.The Foundation honors the memory of Indiana State Police Lt. Gary Dudley, who was killed while participating in a charity bicycle ride to ra
  • No Partridges in This Pear Tree

    The strawberry season this year was disappointing, to say the least. Last year, I joked about having to play “Strawberry Twister” for weeks as I gathered thousands of red ripe strawberries every day from the overgrown patch in the back yard — this year, the berries were fewer and smaller and some strawberry plants simply up and died due to a strange winter and cold spring. The harvest was small, leaving me to figure out what to do to help things along in 2019.However, the yard
  • Independent Music + Art Festival June 16

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Harrison Center and Circle City Apartments present the annual Independent Music + Art Festival (IMAF) with the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange (IHE) on June 16th from noon to 8 p.m.  Now in its 17th year, IMAF is a free, daylong outdoor festival highlighting the best independent local and regional musicians, visual artists, food vendors and crafters. Founded in 2002, IMAF celebrates musicians who perform original live music and artists who create original work. Admissi
  • Theatre On The Square Reopens As The District Theatre

    INDIANAPOLIS — The much-anticipated reopening of the historical theatre will happen on June 22 with its first show, “Going Back to Indiana: An intimate evening with Elizabeth Eckert and Cheley Tackett.”Elizabeth Eckert, a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, garnered the attention of Hoosiers throughout the U.S. with her single “Bloomington,” a tribute to the town where she spent her formative years. Ohio native Cheley Tackett, a poignant w
  • Applause!: June 15-21

    • Old Bethel UMC will hold its vintage quilts show and bake sale June 23 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the church, 7004 E. 21st St. (corner of 21st and Franklin). There are some beautiful quilts on display from church members, and there will be a sale of quilting accessories and a bake sale. Many of the quilts on show have deep family connections, and you’ll get to hear the stories behind them.• The Irvington Historical Society will have a workshop with the Indianapolis Historic P
  • St. Andrew the Apostle Class of ’74 – All Classes Reunion Sept. 14-15-16

    INDIANAPOLIS — St. Andrew Grade School Class of ’74 is holding a class reunion the weekend of September 14-16.  If you attended St. Andrew the Apostle School, 4052 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, please make plans to attend, and let your fellow classmates know about the reunion. The event will be open to all classes from St. Andrew’s. Friday evening, Sept. 14, there will be a gathering at 8:00 p.m. at Whiskey Business on Pendleton Pike to enjoy Toy Factory, one of Indy’s
  • 100 Years Ago This Week: June 15-21

    From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, June 20: The “Own Your Own Home” campaign received a strong endorsement yesterday in remarks by William Headrick and Judge James Collins to Nordyke & Marmon employees during a noon-time rally. The movement received further impetus when Headrick and Collins addressed a crowd at an evening meeting in Riverside Park. There is no more practical way to promote Americanism declared Headrick, “than for each family to live in the security offer
  • Advertise in Our New Monthly Section!

    The Weekly View has always been about positive news on the east side of Indianapolis and surrounding communities. We want to provide resources for those in our neighborhoods who are suffering from addiction and mental health issues, so we are introducing a new special section each month that highlights the help that is available. If you have a business that helps people with mental health issues and/or addictions, your ads would be perfect for this section. Call us at 317-356-2222 for more infor
  • 88th Marion County Fair Opens June 15

    INDIANAPOLIS – The gates to the Marion County Fair swing open for its 88th annual edition Fri., June 15 through Sun., June 24 at 7300 E. Troy Ave. with a full complement of fun and entertainment for all ages on the agenda.Headlining this year’s event are the “fair-well” performances of Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel. The world-famous rodent demonstrates her skills on skis and spreads her water safety messages June 15 through June 19 in what is one of her final bookings b
  • Indy Achieves Launches to Help Students Earn Degrees

    INDIANAPOLIS — On April 19, 2017, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the creation of the Indianapolis Promise Task Force. Charged with assembling recommendations on how to improve access to post-secondary educational opportunities for all Marion County residents, the Task Force met regularly over the last year with representatives from state and local government, institutions of higher education, workforce development and education nonprofits, as well as major corporate employers.Recently, Mayor
  • Monumental Marketplace June 15

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Monumental Marketplace is back and bigger this year, as Indiana Grown’s signature event returns to downtown Indianapolis on Fri., June 15. Located on Monument Circle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoosiers will be able to sip, sample and shop from more than 150 Indiana Grown vendors at this one-of-a-kind farmers market style experience.Monumental Marketplace is free to attend and offers a variety of local lunch options, from tasty hand-breaded tenderloins to mouthwaterin
  • IPS Announces its 2019 Teacher of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools is pleased to announce its 2019 Teacher of the Year. Alexandria Stewart is a middle school teacher at Center for Inquiry School 70, 510 E. 46th St. Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee surprised Stewart with the exciting news in front of her math class before she was escorted to the gymnasium for a school-wide celebration with students, teachers, school commissioners and district officials.Stewart has been a teacher for nearly five years. She joine
  • Applause!: June 8-14

    • Arsenal Technical High School (Tech) is having Alumni Day, Sat., June 9. Gates open at 8 a.m. The Cafeteria will be open with Tech merchandise to buy and the campus will be open for self-guided tours. The Alumni Program is at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come. School location is 1500 E. Michigan St. More information at www.athsalumniassoication.org• NeighborLink is looking for volunteers to assist with projects. It is a private nonprofit organization that provide
  • Dept. of Education Announces Dual Language Pilot Program Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced the grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Pilot Program. The DLI Program provides grants to school corporations that establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or other languages approved by IDOE.Skiles Test Elementary School in Lawrence Township is one of the schools included in the program.In its fourth year, the DLI Program distributes financial assistance
  • “It’s a Gift” at Garfield Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1934 film It’s a Gift with W.C. Fields and Kathleen Howard on Sat., June 9, at 8 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. It will, as always, be preceded by a short selected by Grayson.In the film, an unsuccessful grocer (Fields) has to contend with a nagging wife (Howard), destructive and rude customers, and loud, inconsiderate neighbors.  When his rich uncle dies, he gets the chance of a lifetime to
  • “Annie” Now On Stage at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS — With red hair, grit, and plenty of spunk, America’s favorite orphan proves her worth to a billionaire and a new generation as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents Annie as its 2018 Season Family Show. Now on stage, the seven-time Tony Award winner stars 12-year-old Claire Kauffman in the title role.The Broadway musical, which opened in 1977, is derived from Little Orphan Annie, a 1920s Chicago Tribune comic strip by Harold Gray that was inspired by James Whitcomb
  • Red Line Construction Begins on Shelby St.

    INDIANAPOLIS — Construction crews have begun construction on the Red Line. Construction began with roadway and sidewalk improvements along Shelby. No lane restrictions are anticipated, but some lane shifts will occur along Shelby Street at Campus Drive North, Southern Avenue, and Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive. Drivers are asked to please move carefully as workers will likely be using flags to direct traffic.Roadworks on Shelby St. from Hanna to Troy will continue through June 15. Improv
  • General James Longstreet at Gettysburg, Part 1

    Visiting Gettysburg has been a constant in my life for nearly 30 years now. If you are a fan of American history, there is no better place for you than Gettysburg. Although it’s been 155 years since the last shots were fired, the landscape of Gettysburg is ever changing and the battle goes on. In the three decades since I first visited the Borough, (in Pennsylvania, they are called Boroughs, not towns) I’ve seen battles over towers, casinos, cycloramas, visitor centers, hotels, railr
  • Summerfest Kicks Off Festival Season on East Side

    INDIANAPOLIS — Summerfest 2018 will be held on June 1, 2, and 3. Hours are 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 3-11 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Summerfest is held at Little Flower Catholic Church, on the corner of North Bosart and Nowland Ave.Little Flower Church’s Summer Festival has food, fun and entertainment for all. The festival features a raffle with a $5,000 grand prize as well as a huge silent auction that runs all three days. Poor Jack Amusements will be on the midwa
  • IndyPL’s 2018 Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 4

    INDIANAPOLIS — Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the universal stories of fictional and real-life heroes and experience the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Everyday Superheroes,” June 4 through July 28 at all IndyPL locations.This year’s theme builds on the recent popularity of superhero cinema and highlights the stories of those who not only wear capes and tights, but also the heroes and
  • First Friday Events June 1

    INDIANAPOLIS, — Friday, June 1 is First Friday throughout Indianapolis. At the Harrison Center, 1505 N. Delaware, “Points of Reference” will be featured with an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The Harrison Gallery showcases Jerry Points’ abstracted landscapes in “The Gathering.”  In the Speck Gallery, building on last year’s Lake Isle of Innisfree exhibit and performance, the Harrison Center and Indianapolis Choral Artisans present Come to the Woo
  • Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park Task Force Wins National Award

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park Task Force won the prestigious Neighborhood USA Physical Revitalization/Beautification Award for 2018 for Multi-Neighborhood Partnerships. The Task Force has drawn from the strengths of Otterbein neighborhood, plus several local organizations, and Indy Parks to improve and enhance the Pogue’s Run Nature Park at 23rd and Dequincy, making it a destination for people who love the arts as well as nature. The award was given at the
  • “Dogfight” at Buck Creek Players

    INDIANAPOLIS – Buck Creek Players is proud to present the critically-acclaimed new musical, Dogfight, based on the 1991 film of the same name starring River Phoenix and Lilli Taylor. Called “poignant, funny and totally endearing” by AM New York, and nominated for nearly a dozen prominent New York Awards, Dogfight will open on Friday, June 1, and continue for a limited three weekend run through Sunday, June 17. Curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. m
  • Applause!: June 1-7

    •  Busy, busy weekend on the east side! Summerfest (see page 1 for details) is always a great time. Woodruff Place will have its annual Flea Market Sat. June 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. June 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in this historic neighborhood in the 1800 block of Michigan/E. 10th. Lots of bargains in front of some of the most beautiful homes on the east side.A little further afield, Check out the Greenfield First Presbyterian Church 35th Annual Strawberry Festival (116 W. South St.)
  • UIndy Etchings Press Announces Book Prize Winners

    INDIANAPOLIS – Etchings Press, the University of Indianapolis student-run publisher, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Book Prizes.Since 2013, the Etchings Press Book Prize has solicited submissions of unpublished poetry and prose, chapbooks and novellas to compete for publication. To choose the 2018 winners, the University’s Department of English 479 class reviewed 56 submissions and narrowed them down to one book in each of the three categories. Winners receive a cash prize
  • The Indianapolis Foundation Announces $1.36 Million in Grants

    INDIANPOLIS — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), approved 21 grants totaling $1.36 million. These competitive grants were approved by the board of directors on May 15 and included $835,500 in support from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund to three library initiatives.Competitive grants address a range of services and opportunities. A few grantees include:• Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network — the grant will f
  • 20th Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive Begins June 18

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive, a collaboration of local businesses, organizations and non-profits, whose mission is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school, will host its annual kickoff event on Mon., June 18 at the Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis in the parking lot. During this event, participating businesses and organizations can pick up their collection drive supplies, which includes a free
  • How to Treat and Prevent Pink Eye

    Pink eye is an irritating inflammation of the clear covering of the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids, also known as the conjunctiva. Although it’s a common problem found primarily among preschoolers, schoolchildren, high school and college students, teachers and daycare workers, it’s easily treated, and by implementing a few protective measures, it’s easy to avoid.The term “pink eye” is used only to describe viral conjunctivitis, which is a highly cont
  • Trump’s Summer Campaign Priority: Target Red-State Democratic Senators

    The strategy, meant to take advantage of President Trump’s star power among core Republican supporters, will take him to six states where he can bring a message devised to stoke partisan outrage.
  • Indiana School Shooting: Teacher and Student Wounded; Gunman Detained

    A student opened fire at a middle school on Friday morning. “Here we go again, and it’s just really, really, really unfortunate,” an Indiana police official said.
  • Indiana School Shooting Leaves Teacher and Student Wounded

    A male student opened fire at a middle school in suburban Indianapolis on Friday morning, the local authorities said. The suspect was in custody, they said.
  • Two People, an Adult and a Teenager, Shot at Indiana Middle School

    The shooting on Friday came a week after a deadly rampage at a Texas high school. The authorities said a suspect was in custody.
  • Special Olympics Levels the Playing Field

    Note: This story was produced by Indianapolis Public Schools for its Achiever Newsletter and district website.
    High-fives and big smiles have been on full display for months at Center for Inquiry School 27, where students have been practicing and preparing to participate in the upcoming Special Olympics Unified Game Days.Students of varying abilities have been jumping hurdles, throwing balls and perfecting their long jumps in anticipation of the May 29-June 1 games at Arsenal Technical High Scho
  • Officer Receives Honorable Mention as Top Cop

    INDIANAPOLIS — As part of National Police Week IMPD Sergeant Matthew Morgan was honored as an honorable mention for the prestigious TOP COPS award.On Aug. 7, 2017 Sergeant Morgan responded to a person struck by a train behind the Garden City Elementary School located at 4901 Rockville Rd. Sergeant Morgan had detailed knowledge of the area from working the district for the past 15 years. He knew there was a path through a creek leading up to the tracks, which are otherwise inaccessible due
  • Wall Flowers at the Bona

    IRVINGTON — Spring is finally here, and the gardens of Irvington are a riot of blooms, so the Bona is celebrating with a Wallflower exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 29. The Bona Thompson Memorial Center is located at 5350 University Ave. in Irvington. Hours are Wednesdays 1-3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. The Bona will be closed on May 27 to observe Memorial Day.Thanks to the Irvington Garden Club, there will be an exhibit of the tools of the gardeners’ tra
  • Winners of the 2018 Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarship

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis City-County Councillor Blake Johnson has announced the recipients of the 2018 Eastside Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors (or adults planning to enroll in post-secondary education for the first time) who live or go to school in Council District 12 and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and volunteerism. This year, the program awarded $20,000 in scholarships — the largest sum to da
  • Moving Wall Comes to Lawrence

    LAWRENCE — Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 295 will bring the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall to Lawrence May 31-June 4. There will be an opening ceremony June 2 at 1 p.m.The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.The Wall will be on display at Lee Road and Memorial Park Dr. in Lawrence. It will be open 24 hours a day.

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