• Indy Architects’ Home Tour Sept. 15-16

    INDIANAPOLIS — The American Institute of Architects Indianapolis (AIA) has selected six homes to be on its annual Architects’ Home Tour Sept. 15-16. The popular self-guided tour will feature both new and remodeled homes in a variety of architecture styles. The featured homes are:• Buchanan House, 705 N East St., in Chatham-Arch neighborhood, designed by Demery Architects.• Cedar Street, 485 W Cedar St., Zionsville, designed by Rottmann Collier Architects.• CUBE House,
  • The Colts’ Preseason

    The Colts opened the 2018 preseason schedule with a visit to  Century Link Field in Seattle last Thursday night to play the Seahawks. The whole sports world was focused on #12 of the Colts to see if he is really back and ready to play. While he showed a bit of rust, he generally looked ready to go as he led the first two offensive drives as the team scored a field gold on each. Overall Luck completed 6 passes on 9 attempts for 64 yards. The offensive line tried a number of different sets an
  • I Am Not Who I Think I Am

    In the tasting room of my favorite cidery, I like to sit in a particular place. When I enter the room, I immediately head for a corner where the L-shaped bar meets a wall. I think of this corner as “my place,” and I am greeted and treated well by all of the staff of Ash & Elm. Most of the staff members know that I have a particular preference in cider, but will come to verify that I am going to maintain my custom, or if I’m bolting the corral and heading for the range. I ha
  • The Real Story of “The Natural”

    This column first appeared in the June 28, 2013 issue of the Weekly View.
    The Major League All-Star game is just around the corner and once again network time usually devoted to regular season baseball games will be filled with baseball-themed movies like Major League, Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, Eight Men Out and, of course, The Natural. But did you ever stop to think, is Robert Redford’s character in The Natural based on a real life player? Well, the answer is yes — and
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  • World War I 100 Years: Aug. 17-23

    From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, August 21: Yesterday evening, the city’s downtown streets were filled with cheering, shouting, and singing as 1,258 African American men, escorted by a platoon of mounted police and patriotic black organizations waving flags and banners, marched enthusiastically to Tomlinson Hall to hear “Godspeed” and blessings from family and friends as they prepared to depart for Camp Dodge, Iowa and their long expected opportunity to help America win t
  • 100 Years Ago This Week: Aug. 17-23

    From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, August 21: Indianapolis public school officials are anticipating 45,000 children on opening day next month. Superintendent Ellis U. Graff announced that no overcrowding is expected in the coming school year because fifty Indianapolis grade schools will each have an additional classroom available to accommodate students. The extra space comes about with the elimination of German language classes. These rooms will more than take care of the seating for the expe
  • Hoosier Pride & Tradition — UHL Pottery

    Business was booming for the Uhl family, of Lisberg Germany, in the 1840s. But August Uhl dreamed of taking his talents to America, the land of opportunity. So, in 1848 he left his home and his father’s business and sailed to the United States.After months of travel by river boat, testing clay samples along the Ohio River, he settled in Evansville. Within the year, he was joined by his younger brother Louis, and A & L UHL of Evansville was formed.It seemed like a winning combination wi
  • IndyFringe 2018: 11 Days, 7 Stages, 62 Shows

    INDIANAPOLIS — For 11 days in August, IndyFringe takes over Mass Ave. in Downtown Indianapolis. From Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 26, fans of live local theatre line up for a chance to see thought-provoking, crazy, provocative, insightful, and innovative programming thanks to IndyFringe. Indy’s Fringe festival is unique in that performers receive a percentage of the box office for their shows, plus they have full artistic freedom —almost unheard of in fringe-theatre ci
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  • City Receives Fed Money to Widen Emerson Ave.

    INDIANAPOLIS — On July 20, Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director Anna Gremling to celebrate the appropriation of over $10 million in federal transportation dollars to help fund the widening of Emerson Ave. from County Line to Stop 11 roads. The future project will improve traffic flow on the south side of Indianapolis.According to the application, the widening of Emerson Ave. will address significant traffic bottlenecks north of the Indianapolis-Gre
  • Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership Grants Announced

    INDIANAPOLIS — City officials recently awarded $300,000 in grant funding to organizations engaged in evidence-based violence reduction programming. In combination with the Community Crime Prevention Grant program administered by the Central Indiana Community Foundation — which has seen a 25 increase in funding over the last two years — this represents the largest investment in neighborhood-based anti-crime efforts in more than a decade.The groups selected take different approac
  • Cumberland Arts Festival Art Preview Aug. 15

    CUMBERLAND — A special feature of this year’s Cumberland Arts Festival on Sat., Aug. 18 is the “Ten Worthy Places” Plein Air Art Competition. The paintings, created between June 16 and Aug. 10  will be showcased to the public at a Preview Night, Wed., Aug. 15, from 5 – 9, at the Historic Buckley House, 11706 E. Washington St. and at the Cumberland Arts Festival, Aug. 18.In preparation for the Preview Night, the paintings will be at Cumberland First Baptist Chur
  • Public Safety Citizens Academy Applications Accepted

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indy Public Safety Foundation announce that applications are now being accepted for the 9th class of the Public Safety Citizens Academy (PSCA). The PSCA is a free, 11-week program that gives community members a behind-the-scenes look at Indy’s public safety agencies — IMPD, IFD, IEMS and more. The goal is to build relationships and increase engagement between first responders and the community members they serve.In addition to the 11 weeks of class sessions a
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  • Applause!: Aug. 10-16

    • Irving Circle Concerts continue at Irving Circle Park on Sat., Aug. 11 from 7-9 p.m. This month’s concert features the Round Ups, a great local country swing band. The concert is free, and concessions will be available. The Friends of Irving Circle put on this music series and raise funds to keep the fountain and landscaping on the Circle in tip-top shape. It is a family-friendly event.• The City of Lawrence is holding a Community Safety Day Sat. Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
  • Dulcimer Celebration Aug. 25

    IRVINGTON — Dulcimer Celebration! will be held Sat., August 25  from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Irvington Public Library and the Irvington Presbyterian Church. This event is part of the Irvington Summer Concert Series and is sponsored by the Central Indiana Folk Music & Mountain Dulcimer Society and the Irvington Community Council.The Dulcimer Celebration! begins at the Irvington Public Library at 10 a.m.with a lecture on the history of the dulcimer and workshops by mountain dulcim
  • First Dragon Boat Races at White River State Park Sept. 29

    INDIANAPOLIS – The White River Alliance, the premier organization for regional water resource protection in Indiana, and Indy SurviveOars, Indiana’s only breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, are coming together to host the first ever White River Dragon Boat Race and Festival on Sat., Sept. 29 at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St.A community-wide competition, the Dragon Boat Races will feature live racing with 46-foot long dragon boats, food and beer trucks. Dragon boat
  • Picasso Puppies at Garfield Park Aug. 18

    INDIANAPOLIS — Bring your favorite canine companion to the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) to make pet-friendly artwork and participate in other activities on Sat., Aug. 18 from noon-3 p.m. The arts staff will have nontoxic paint and other doggie-safe materials to create unique keepsakes with pets, including a Robert Indiana “LOVE” inspired painting and a clay paw print ornament. Admission is $10 for 2 art projects. Register online at www.indyparks.org or call 317-327-PARK.Sev
  • Indy Peacekeepers Part of Violence Reduction Efforts

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently introduced the first two Indy Peacemakers, James C. Wilson and Robert Fry, who will provide day-to-day operational and capacity-building assistance to community groups engaged in violence prevention. They will serve under the guidance of Shonna Majors, who was hired last month to serve as the City’s first Director of Community Violence Reduction.“Indianapolis is in the midst of necessary criminal justice reform, and the most effective w
  • “Godspell” at Theatre at the Fort Aug. 4-12

    LAWRENCE — The hit musical Godspell will be presented by Fat Turtle Theatre Company and Arts for Lawrence on Aug. 4-12. Shows on Saturdays will be at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., and a show on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available pre-sale on Brown Paper Tickets for $15, or $20 at the door. Theatre at the Fort is located at 8920 Otis Ave. in Lawrence.Godspell was the first major musical by award-winner Stephen Schwartz, featuring hits like “Day by Day,” and &l
  • New Palestine Native Trains at the Navy’s Largest Aviation Training Center

    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jerry Jimenez, Navy Office of Community Outreach
    PENSACOLA, Fla. — A New Palestine native is serving at the Navy’s largest aviation training center. Airman Declan O’Daniel serves as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida. An aviation ordnanceman is responsible for the maintenance, inventory and loading of ordnance onto aircraft.O’Daniel
  • Irvington Ice Cream Social Aug. 5

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Historical Society’s 54th annual Ice Cream Social will take place Sun., Aug. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave. Admission to enjoy the festivities will be free. Cake, ice cream, and other food can be bought with tickets purchased at the event. All proceeds go to support the Irvington Historical Society and Bona Thompson Center. Downey Ave. will be closed to through traffic for a couple of blocks in front
  • How to Deal with Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the word eczema is a term that means irritated skin. There is no known reason why some children and adults have the condition and others do not.It’s believed that heredity plays a role in who gets it, and that those who have asthma and/or allergies stand a greater chance of contracting eczema, which is most often found in cities and polluted areas.It is believed that eczema is a sign that your immune system is working extra hard, whic
  • First Friday Art Open Houses Aug. 3

    INDIANAPOLIS — The first Friday of the month brings several open houses and special arts events throughout the city. This month’s First Friday will take place Aug. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at various venues.At Indiana Landmarks’ Rapp Family Gallery, the August 3 First Friday art show presents “Goddess: Layered Visions,” an exploration and celebration of female energy presented by FLAVA FRESH! The show includes paintings, sculpture and mixed media works by more than 20 artist
  • Applause!: Aug. 3-9

    • Don’t miss Hampton Designs Studio & Shop three day Grand Opening in  the Historic Irvington Masonic Lodge at 5515 E. Washington St.  Thurs. Aug. 2 – ribbon cutting and drag performances starting at 4 p.m. Fri.,  Aug. 3 – First Friday local artists Roxy Cotton and Yasha Persson, plus jeweler Brittany Darr-Spencer, owner of The Local Radish, and Carrie Schmidt, owner of Renegade Henna, (applying wearable henna art). Sat. Aug. 4 – complimentary brun
  • Lawrence Swears in Eight New Officers

    LAWRENCE — Lawrence Police (LPD) conducted a Swearing-In ceremony for eight new Lawrence Police Officers on July 30 at the Lawrence Government Center Public Assembly Room. It was the largest group of new officers in Lawrence Police Department history.The new officers bring a variety of experience and education to the Department, including four graduates from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), joining LPD from other area law enforcement agencies. There are also college graduates, U
  • Great Balls of Fire! Million Dollar Quartet to Debut at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre heats things up this summer as it presents its premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet through Aug. 26. Filled with iconic music and based on a true story, it relives one of the most remarkable nights in music history.Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for what would be one of t
  • Beech Grove Project Receives Federal Funds

    BEECH GROVE — On June 26, MPO Executive Director Anna Gremling presented Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley with a check for $410,836 to help pay for a multi-use trail along Thompson Road.Beech Grove was one of the 15 communities and agencies in Central Indiana to receive federal funding for the 8 foot wide path. The path will run on the north side of Thompson Rd. from 9th Ave. to Emerson Ave. Sidewalks will extend north from the path along both sides of Yazoo Dr. to and through the Woodmont
  • “Step Right Up” to the Indiana State Fair August 3-19

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair is full of traditions and memories for Hoosiers statewide, and this year Fair organizers are adding additional exciting features to enjoy. With a new interactive animal exhibit, a new roller coaster and popular Big Top Circus entertainers, you won’t want to miss this year’s Fair. The Indiana State Fair will run Aug. 3-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, located on the east side at the corner of 38th St. and Faill Creek Parkway. Advance tic
  • Navy Honors Survivors of USS Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command as well as one of the command’s historians joined the survivors of World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) and their families for a luncheon at the Columbia Club of Indianapolis July 20.As part of the annual reunion of the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization, Rear Adm. Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Richard Hulver, Ph.D. participated in a panel discussion about the past year’s many developments in
  • City of Indianapolis and IndyGo Announce New IndyGo Veteran Pass

    INDIANAPOLIS — Veteran Fare Cards are now available from IndyGo, allowing veterans to ride IndyGo fixed route service fare-free. The effort to provide veterans with free access to the transit system has been championed by several veteran service organizations and Indianapolis leaders.To register, veterans must complete the enrollment process in person at the Julia Carson Transit Center, 201 E. Washington St. Veterans must fill out an application, provide proof of eligibility, and have a ph
  • Hundreds of Schools Request Handheld Metal Detectors

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Over 3,228 total handheld metal detectors have been requested by 369 school entities — including 94 percent of all traditional public school corporations. On July 9, the governor announced that the state would make the metal detectors available at no cost to traditional public, charter and private schools that request them. This program is one part of comprehensive approach by the state to bolster its school safety efforts.The program makes available one handheld
  • Greatriarchs of Monon16 Installed on East Side

    INDIANAPOLIS  — The Harrison Center threw an impromptu Porch Party on July 17 at the corner of 16th and Lewis Street in Indianapolis to honor the six subjects of Abi Ogle’s public art exhibit, “Greatriarchs of Monon16.” As a precursor to PreEnactIndy 2018, the exhibit is a tribute to the strength and resilience of six incredible African American individuals who reside in and have spent their lives loving the community. The portraits are a powerful reminder of the gro
  • Bicycles for the Homeless Ministry Seeks Donations

    INDIANAPOLIS — Have an old bike sitting in your garage that you never ride anymore? Your used adult bicycles can make a big difference in the lives of Indy’s homeless community. Started in 2011, our Bicycles for the Homeless Ministry has given out over 1,700 bicycles. Homeless neighbors need transportation to get to jobs, medical appointments, social service agencies, and more.St. Vincent dePaul Bicycles for the Homeless Ministry can accept just about any used bicycle as long as it i
  • “The Rainmaker” at Buck Creek Aug. 3-12

    INDIANAPOLIS — Buck Creek Players brings hope and beauty to the stage this summer with N. Richard Nash’s classic American play, The Rainmaker, opening on Fri., Aug. 3, and continuing for a limited two-weekend run through Sun., Aug. 12. Curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays.Set in the hard years of the Depression-era Dustbowl, The Rainmaker is a story of recognizing the beauty and potential locked away inside all of us. Saddled to a fai
  • Agreement Reached in IPL Rate Case

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), and numerous additional parties have reached a comprehensive settlement agreement resolving all issues in the utility’s pending rate case. If approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), the agreement would hold the fixed, monthly residential customer charge for most customers at its current $17 level.Under the agreement, IPL’s overall operating
  • Hampton Designs Studio & Shop Opens Aug. 2

    IRVINGTON — Hampton Designs Studio & Shop will celebrate its grand opening over three days: Thurs. Aug. 2 through Sat. Au. 4. Hampton Designs Studio & Shop has relocated to the ground floor of the Historic Irvington Masonic Lodge at 5515 E. Washington St. The grand opening will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday with a ribbon cutting, and drag performances begin at 4:30 p.m. and occur every half hour until 9 p.m. There will be a cash prize giveaway and complementary drinks and sweets.The sec
  • Applause!: July 27-Aug. 2

    • Upcoming neighborhood meetings on the east side include: St. Clair Place on Thurs., Aug. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at John Boner Neighborhood Center, St. Clair Place Room (2236 E. 10th St.), and Brookside on Thurs., Aug. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Old Centenary Church (1035 N Oxford St.). Neighborhood meetings are a great way to meet others in your community and get involved!• Help Friends of Dogs Outside (FIDO), FACE, and IACS will kick off a pilot project on Sat., July 28 from 10 a.m.-1
  • Listen Up: Indiana Reading & Information Services

    So here you are, reading your friendly local newspaper — a habit you may have cultivated since early adulthood, or have recently acquired to get away from the endless online squabbling or cable news blather-fests. But what if you suddenly couldn’t read it because your eyesight failed or you struggled to turn the pages? What would you do to get your weekly fix?Since 1990, Indiana Reading & Information Services (IRIS) has served the disabled community by providing a reading service
  • Groundbreaking at Community Justice Campus

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett was recently joined by Marion County Sheriff John Layton, members of the City-County Council, neighborhood leaders, and other dignitaries to break ground on the future Community Justice Campus. Located on the site of the former Citizens Energy Coke Plant in the Twin Aire neighborhood, the campus will be home to a jail, courthouse, Sheriff’s Office, and an Assessment and Intervention Center. This center, a cornerstone of Mayor Hogsett’s criminal
  • Public Asked for Opinions About Proposed Purple Line Rapid Transit

    INDIANAPOLIS — Public input is needed to help determine stop placement, lane configuration, and downtown routing for Indianapolis’ second rapid transit line, the Purple Line.The Purple Line will provide frequent transit service between Downtown Indianapolis and Lawrence, and is one component of the larger Marion County Transit Plan, which proposes significant improvements system-wide. This bus rapid transit service is a core operational element of an efficient and connected grid of r
  • Ice Cream Social at Bona Aug. 5

    IRVINGTON — The Annual Irvington Historical Society Ice Cream Social will be held Aug. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, at the corner of Downey Ave. and University.Since the early 60’s, the Irvington Historical Society has put on an Ice Cream Social which has raised funds for a variety of preservation projects. Currently, the social raises money to maintain the Bona Thompson Memorial Center and support its many exhibits.Guests can enjoy Sundae&rsqu
  • Applause!: July 20-26

    • The pool at Brookside Park is closed for the rest of the swimming season due to a mechanical problem. Please consider going to another of our great east side park pools, including Ellenberger, Willard, Garfield, Douglass, or the Washington Park spray park.• An outdoor vendor section will be a new feature of this year’s Irvington Presbyterian Church Country Fair, and applications are now being accepted. The vendor application for the Country Fair, sponsored by the IPC Women, is
  • “My Little Chickadee” at Garfield Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the famous Mae West and W.C. Fields film, My Little Chickadee, on Sat., July 21 at 8 p.m. at Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive.   It will, as always, be preceded by a short selected by Grayson.According to Grayson, both stars were dumped by Paramount for being cantankerous, so Universal picked them up as a team. In this 1940 film, West plays a “no-good woman” who marries Fields, a con artist movin
  • Raiders of the Lost Antiques Showcases Near-Eastside Businesses July 21

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore Indy’s premiere antique shops located on the Near Eastside as part of the Second Annual “Raiders of the Lost Antiques.”Enjoy special discounts and sample local coffee, beer, cider, and food throughout the day. Complete your Raiders Passport and be entered to win even more goodies. For advance tickets, visit Eventbrite.com (FREE)Participating businesses include:•  Audrey’s Place Thrift St
  • 2018 Indiana Authors Award Winners Announced

    INDIANAPOLIS — Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners and finalists of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation funded through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.The winner of this year’s $10,000 National Author Award is New York Times bestselling children’s author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, a former Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis resident whose 16 books for young re
  • Eastside News and Events Briefs July 20-26

    42nd Annual Gav’s Classic July 21
    INDIANAPOLIS — Gav’s Classic, celebrating its 42nd year, will be held July 21 from 11 a.m. to ? It is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament that is a fundraiser for a great cause. The proceeds from this year’s event will go towards a young lady  who just graduated from Anderson University and who has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A portion of the proceeds will also go to Catholic Charities where the young lady had also served as an intern.In ad
  • Benton House Book Sale Raises Funds for Historic Property

    One of the largest fundraisers for the historic Benton House in Irvington is the annual Book Sale, taking place this year Fri. July 20 from 5-8 p.m., Sat. July 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun., July 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will be used to support and maintain the 145 year old home, located at 312 S. Downey Ave. The book sale will be held in the parking lot of the Benton House. Cash, check and credit cards (a $1 extra donation for credit card sales
  • New Commander of Training Bureau Named

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and Chief Bryan Roach recently announced the appointment of Major Richard Riddle, to the position of Commander of the IMPD Training Bureau.“Commander Riddle has served in numerous positions of leadership with the IMPD over his 18-year career. It is with this experience, that he brings new life into the training academy, where we know he will build on a solid foundation that has been set by his predecessors,”
  • What About Us? Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform” to be Held July 15

    IRVINGTON — U.S. citizen spouse Harlon Wilson and his El Salvadoran husband, Luis Enrique Gonzalez-Ortis are taking their struggle to keep their family together with the “What About Us? A Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform” on July 15 at 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Irvington Branch library, 5625 E. Washington St. Everyone is invited to hear their story, and the stories of others affected by the changing immigration conversation, and to enjoy culturally di
  • Dr. Hanson Named New Superintendent of MSD Warren Twp.

    INDIANAPOLIS — After working in Warren Township for 14 years, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Timothy Hanson has been named by the Board of Education as the MSD of Warren Township Superintendent of Schools as of July 1, 2018. Dr. Hanson, a native of Illinois, has earned five degrees in education — two degrees from Ball State University, as well as a degree from University of Cincinnati, Eastern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. He started his career in Indiana as a
  • Applications for Crime Prevention Grants Being Accepted

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, is accepting applications for the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program through 5 p.m. on July 31. The grant program is funded from resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council, in partnership with Mayor Joe Hogsett, and has been administered by The Indianapolis Foundation since 2013.This year, the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program will align with th
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