• Stutz Open House Explores Hoosier Creativity

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis art collectors and patrons are invited to visit over 70 studios filled with one-of-a-kind artwork on display and for sale at the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St. Proceeds benefit the Stutz Residency Program.Started in 1997, the Stutz Residency Program provides studio space for up to two emerging artists. This is one of the largest cumulative grants to in
  • CICF Announces 5 Year Plan to Promote Inclusivity

    INDIANAPOLIS — Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced its 5-year strategic plan on Thursday, April 11. The plan will execute its mission to mobilize people, ideas and investments to make this a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential — no matter place, race or identity. The foundation called for a more Inclusive City by helping to create environments and neighborhoods that empower people, changing systems that unfairly h
  • JPMorgan Chase Announces $1 Million Investment in IPS and EmployIndy

    INDIANAPOLIS — JPMorgan Chase recently announced investments totaling $1 million to Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), EmployIndy and JFF to increase access to work-based learning opportunities for IPS high school students. Alongside local and national leaders, JPMorgan Chase made the announcement at the Arsenal Technical High School STEM Learning Lab.IPS launched new college and career options as part of the new All-Choice High School Model at the start of this academic year. Under the ne
  • DigIndy Project Reaches Milestone

    INDIANAPOLIS — Citizens Energy Group’s DigIndy Tunnel System project reached a significant milestone on April 10 when its 20-foot-diameter underground tunnel boring machine completed mining the Lower Pogues Run and White River Tunnels. Mining is now complete on four of six tunnels and 17 of 28 miles.The Lower Pogues Run and White River Tunnels comprise more than seven miles of the DigIndy Tunnel System. Work to prepare the two new segments to capture raw sewage is ongoing, and the tu
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  • Applications Open for City’s 2019 Violence Prevention Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS — As part of the City’s community-focused public safety strategy, the Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) launched the second year of the Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership, a grant program that seeks to invest $300,000 per year into Indianapolis neighborhoods. The public safety strategy also includes the return to community-based beat policing, peacemakers working in high-crime neighborhoods, and the ongoing targeted enforcement of illegally-possessed
  • Paws & Think Youth-Canine Graduates Pups at Warren Central

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Paws & Think wrapped up a week-long Youth Canine Program at Warren Central High School Friday, April 11th right after school. The program, Pups and Warriors (or PAWs), helps 11 at-risk students at Warren Central who have been identified based on emotional, socio-economic, and behavior issues. The students have been training shelter dogs in basic obedience skills and manners using positive training methods, and the counselors and teachers who work with these student
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can’t Take It With You Comes to the IRT

    INDIANAPOLIS — For its 2018-2019 season closer, the Indiana Repertory Theatre will produce one of the most popular plays in the American canon, You Can’t Take It With You. On the OneAmerica Mainstage April 23 – May 19, the iconic madcap comedy written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman explores the importance of finding happiness in the everyday, featuring eccentric characters who unapologetically pursue joy by playing the xylophone, dancing, making candy, throwing darts and mo
  • Easter Egg 5K and Egg Hunt Benefits St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

    INDIANAPOLIS — Registration is still available for the  third annual St. Vincent de Paul Easter Egg 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m., at Military Park, on a course winding around the Canal. All registered runners will receive a tie-dye shirt, a medal with a bottle opener, beer or root beer, popcorn, and an Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be face paintng, music and more, and there will be age group awardsfor the 5K race.As a special bonus, Earth Day celebratons will begin
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  • Applause!: April 19-25

    • The Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS), is urging companies to contact the group if they are redeveloping properties that include vegetation. INPS (formerly INPAWS) will come in and rescue any native plants on the property. INPS volunteers dig up the plants, pot them and relocate them – mostly through an annual sale, which will be held at Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Ave,  in Indianapolis on May 11th from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Proceeds fund youth and adult native p
  • Real ID Deadline Looms

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles reminds Hoosiers time is running out to upgrade to a Real ID before the October 1, 2020 deadline.After October 1, 2020 the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require anyone wishing to board a domestic commercial flight to have a Real ID-compliant license, permit, state-issued identification card, or passport.A Real ID-compliant license, permit, or identification card is a more secure form of identification which mee
  • Great Indy Cleanup Focuses on Christian Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, kicked off the Great Indy Cleanup on April 6 in neighborhoods all across Indianapolis. Large cleanups are planned throughout the city in four different quadrants aimed to achieve a more connected and healthy city through neighborhood-driven greening initiatives.KIB and the Mayor’s Office of Business and Neighborhood Services, with support from the Department of Public Works, are coor
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Basketball Wins Tourney, Ranked #1 in Nation

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers participating in public safety basketball league recently won the Atlanta, Georgia tournament, and became Number 1 ranked team in the nation.The National Law Enforcement and Public Safety basketball league is comprised of law enforcement officers, Federal agents, and firefighters from across the nation. The teams are ranked by the number of games won and participation in tournaments.This is not the first time the In
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  • Crime Gun Intelligence Center Introduced

    INDIANAPOLIS – Local and federal law enforcement partners recently introduced Indianapolis’ Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) to the community. An embrace of the technology-led precision policing model, CGIC allows IMPD and its partners to more effectively target the most violent offenders and their sources of crime guns.Referring to the first weekend in April when six people were killed by gunfire, “this weekend, we saw the senseless devastation crime guns have on our commu
  • East 38th St. Bridge to Close for Deck Replacement

    INDIANAPOLIS — On or after April 16th, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will close a bridge on East 38th Street to begin replacement of the bridge deck. The 4-lane bridge spans over railroad tracks on East 38th Street east of North Arlington Avenue. The bridge was originally constructed in 1935 and was last rehabilitated in 1995.The $4.5 million construction project is expected to reopen November 2019, as weather permits. Local traffic will be able to access residential an
  • Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.5 Mil. in Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced grant awards totaling $1,558,806 to not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County. The grants support 41 initiatives related to transportation access, healthy youth, education, arts and culture, and affordable housing, among others.Some of the projects funded include:• Exodus Refugee Immigration, for interpretation, transportation and basic needs assistance to support the r
  • Anber Waves Strikes Hopeful Note for Rural Future

    The family farm has never been an easy place to raise a family or earn a living. Always at the not-so-tender mercies of weather, commodity prices, and rising taxes, the people who work the land and put food on our tables have to be dedicated and resilient. The Olsons, stars of James Still’s Amber Waves at the IRT, battle all these elements in this thoughtful production running through April 28.Set in present-day Indiana, Amber Waves tells the story of the Olsons. Dad Mike (Torsten Hillhous
  • Library’s 2019 McFadden Lecture Features Ta-Nehisi Coates

    INDIANAPOLIS — Award-winning author, journalist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will present The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s 42nd annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave.Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle; We Were Eight Years in P
  • 42nd Street at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is taking audiences to that famous avenue as it presents the ultimate show-biz musical: 42nd Street, now through May 19. A celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre, 42nd Street also won the Tony Award for Best Musical.Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before openin
  • Applause!: April 12-18

    • The Robson-Voorhees Neighbors Association will meet to discuss their first Great Indy Cleanup (April 27) on Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. at the East Washington Library, 2822 E. Washington St.• A special memorial bench was donated to the Irvington Branch library by the Indianapolis Warren Township Lions Club in October, and it will be dedicated on Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. It is dedicated to the memory of three special Lions Club members: Thomas Kennedy, Arnold Nelson, and Dr. Th
  • Scecina Summer Camps 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS — Scecina Memorial High School will offer Crusader Camp this summer. Kids are encouraged to come play, learn, act, bake. Scecina offers sports camps in basketball, cheer, football with Coach Ott Hurrle, soccer, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. There’s more: Cupcake Wars, Theater, Bricks4Kidz, and Safe Sitter offered through Ransburg YMCA.Check out scecina.org/camps. The camps are affordable and easy to register. For more information, contact Miriam Medina (habl
  • Amber Waves Strikes Hopeful Note for Rural Future

    The family farm has never been an easy place to raise a family or earn a living. Always at the not-so-tender mercies of weather, commodity prices, and rising taxes, the people who work the land and put food on our tables have to be dedicated and resilient. The Olsons, stars of James Still’s Amber Waves at the IRT, battle all these elements in this thoughtful production running through April 28.Set in present-day Indiana, Amber Waves tells the story of the Olsons. Dad Mike (Torsten Hillhous
  • New Indy Peacemakers Hope to Curb Violent Crime

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Hogsett joined Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Chief Bryan Roach and Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) Director of Community Violence Reduction Shonna Majors recently to introduce the new Indy Peacemakers who will be focused on disrupting the spread of violence and fostering positive community engagement throughout the city. The three team members are:• Joaquina Everette comes to the City after spending nearly two decades in the medical
  • Ford Partners with City on Mobility Challenge Program

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ford and the City of Indianapolis are launching the Indianapolis City:One Challenge, a co-creation and crowdsourcing program for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility.As cities like Indianapolis evolve and new technologies take shape, the way people move around is changing. Locally, city leaders are looking to encourage more people to use public transit by making it more accessible, efficient and affordable.The City:O
  • Final Beam Placed at New Lawrence Police Headquarters

    LAWRENCE — On Tuesday, March 26, a brief ceremony was held at the new Lawrence Police Department headquarters facility currently under construction, located at 5150 N Post Rd, where the final steel beam was lifted into place, marking an important milestone in the construction project, signaling the onset of the next phase of construction.Citizens from across the community have joined Lawrence police officers, firefighters, and other city employees in signing the beam, which is the final on
  • Cathedral Senior Player Receives Kiwanis Scholarship

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ross Welch, a senior at Cathedral High School, was one of five Marion County Senior High School Boys Basketball players who received a Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis Boys Basketball Academic All-Star Scholarship on March 22 at the 73rd annual Indiana State High School Boys Basketball Finals Luncheon. The luncheon, presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment, honors the eight state finalist basketball teams.Student-athletes from across the area received a $1,000 scholarship
  • News Briefs April 5-11

    Cumberland Parks Presents Master Plan
    CUMBERLAND — The Town of Cumberland and their design consultants will present the final draft of the Cumberland Parks Master Plan on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m at the Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St.This will be the final public meeting for the plan before adoption. The plan was created after surveys, interviews, public meetings, and e-mails with the community.
    Group Holds Event to Raise Digital Safety Awareness
    INDIANAPOLIS — Warren Township Cou
  • Beech Grove Library Renovations Complete

    BEECH GROVE — A larger children’s area, increased patron seating, and creation of a single entrance point are among the features of the newly-renovated Beech Grove Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 1102 Main St.The $151,000 project involved adding space to the children’s area by reallocating under-utilized staff rooms and moving the Library’s interior entrance closer to the entrance to the building most used by patrons. It results in a single welcoming and monito
  • IACS Announces Adoption EGGstravaganza

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) recently announced an Adoption EGGstravaganza! For the entire month of April, the shelter will be running an Easter-themed adoption promotion, aimed at getting all of our animals into loving, new homes. Adoption fees will be either FREE, $5, $10, or $15, depending on which Easter egg you are lucky enough to choose.Adoptions include: microchip, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and heartworm testing. To see our adoptable animals visit www.ind
  • On My Way Pre-K Applications for 2019/2020 School Year Available

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is now accepting applications from families in 20 counties who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program for the  2019/2020 school year. The pilot program was expanded in 2017 from five to 20 counties to provide the benefits of early childhood education to more Hoosier children from low-income families.F
  • IRT Announces 2019-2020 Season

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Repertory Theatre has announced the 2019-2020 season, which ranges from classic and beloved stories to thought-provoking and diverse work. Scheduled from September 4, 2019 to May 10, 2020, the season will take audiences on a journey through modern and historical times, realistic and magical elements, and intense and heartwarming emotions.The Signature Six Series includes Twelve Angry Men, And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears, Morning A
  • Applause!: April 5-11

    • That rain/snow/yuck that hit March 30 washed out the Batman’s Birthday car show, which is rescheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beck’s Service Center, 6025 S. Madison Ave. Looks like there will be a great line-up of cars.• The Allstate Foundation recently awarded Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JA) a $50,000 grant to support its Empowering Success Initiative, learning programs for K-12 students to empower young people to plan and prepare for care
  • Indiana Black Expo Moves Headquarters to East Side

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Black Expo, Inc. recently announced its purchase of the Crossroads Bible College Building on the east side of Indianapolis to relocate its headquarters and house programming for its new Performing Arts Academy. The 43,000+ square feet building, located at 601 N. Shortridge Rd., will house music production, dance, videography and photography studios that will be used by youth that participate in its Performing Arts Academy and local arts organizations.“Over the
  • Enrollment Open for Paramount Schools’ New Middle School

    INDIANAPOLIS — Paramount Schools of Excellence has established a third site at 1849 Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive to serve 5 –8th grade students. The new middle school, Paramount Englewood opens on August 2 for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Paramount Schools of Excellence was founded in 2010 with the commitment to inspire learning through an unparalleled academic approach and transform communities by changing lives.Establishment of a second middle school program continues Par
  • Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy Enrollment Begins

    INDIANAPOLIS — Enrollment is open for the second annual Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy and they are currently accepting applications for the 2019 class.The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, a partnership between the Indiana Troopers Youth Services and The American Legion, Dept. of Indiana, provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program also allows these highly motivated young people to consider law enforcemen
  • Statehouse Celebrates 2019 Hoosier Women Artists

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Hoosier Women Artists competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout Indiana.This year, 39 honorees were selected from a pool of 220 entries judged by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals. The entries were selected for display by Lieutenant Governor Suzanna Crouch and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, who hosted the event along with the Indiana
  • Donald Davidson, Sarah Fisher Talk About Racing, Brickyard Culture

    INDIANAPOLIS — On April 4, Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian and storyteller extraordinaire Donald Davidson returns to Indiana Landmarks Center for an entertaining evening of racing insights as he chats with retired driver and former team owner Sarah Fisher.Known for his radio program The Talk of Gasoline Alley, Davidson entertains fans by balancing humor and encyclopedic insider knowledge in story-like responses to questions. Fisher will add unique insights to the conversation, drawin
  • Applause! March 29-April 4

    • Community Hospital East’s changes are causing some confusion for Emergency Room patients, unfortunately. As a friendly reminder, please use the entrance on East 13th or East 16th, following it BEHIND the building. (See the map on this page.)• SAVE THE DATE: Our very own Alan Hunter will be hosting a discussion of The Band, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first performance, on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Irving Theatre, 5505 E. Washington St. A line-up of loca
  • Call-a-Pacer Program Begins

    INDIANAPOLIS — Children and families are invited to hear children’s stories inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line.By dialing 317-275-4444 or toll-free 877-275-9007, listeners will hear recorded stories from Pacers players who demonstrate their love of reading as a way to encourage young ones to “read like a pro.&rdquo
  • Home of the Good Shepherd

    Last fall NPR aired a series of investigative stories about the treatment of incarcerated women in prisons across the United States. The report found that female inmates are “disciplined more often and more harshly than men for low-level violations.” The report also found that some institutions rationed “basic hygienic supplies,” which makes the Seinfeld episode that found Elaine in a theater restroom stall without toilet paper asking the women in the next stall for some
  • Lighthouse East Announces Closure at End of School Year

    INDIANAPOLIS — Lighthouse East, located at 4002 N. Franklin Rd., which serves roughly 300 students in grades 7-12, announced that it will permanently close on June 7, the last day of the 2018-2019 school year. The Lighthouse South campus will remain open.“We’ve tried for years to run a successful school in this community. We launched and relaunched, and we still haven’t been able to meet our own expectations and, most importantly, the needs of our families,” said Ad
  • Dear Mr. Davis

    Dear Mr. Davis:You probably don’t remember, but I sat near you in the MedCheck; I had accompanied my daughter there so that she could have my granddaughter examined for an illness. Of all the people who swirled around us that day, I remember you because of the information about yourself that you conveyed.Of the commercials that I see on my daily commute through the offerings of my non-cable-connected TV, several are solicitations from companies that provide services to block cyber intrusio
  • NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center Opens on East Side

    The NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center opened at an official ribbon-cutting on March 15. This is the first state psychiatric hospital that has opened in the last 50 years. The facility is designed to serve 1,500 patients annually and will replace Larue Carter Memorial Hospital.Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch joined Family and Social Services Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H., among others, were on hand to open the building. “This beautiful, new facility rep
  • Five Artists Selected for Statewide Mural Project

    INDIANAPOLIS – Jiffy Lube of Indiana recently announced that five Hoosier artists have been selected to expand the company’s “Every Part Matters” public art project in 2019. The artists were chosen from a record pool of 65 applicants to add five new murals across Indiana.Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis’ local arts agency, “Every Part Matters” was created in 2015 with a goal of embracing the arts and giving bac
  • IACS Hosts March Madness Adoption Event

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) has prepared a different kind of March Madness bracket. Running through March 31, IACS will be hosting an animal adoption special.The two-week long event will feature four teams made up of adoptable cats and dogs. Teams will be announced on IACS’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts starting at 7 p.m. Throughout the event, if a team member is adopted, a substitute will jump in. The team with the most adoptions at the end of
  • Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Show Celebrates 11th Anniversary

    INDIANAPOLIS — Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic celebrates its eleventh anniversary of presenting the finest magic stars in the world with two headliners, on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the District Theatre Cabaret stage, 627 Mass. Ave. There will be a Karl Hein Lecture at 9 p.m. following the show.Jonathon LaChance is returning for his second performance with Indy Magic. Karl Koppertop is the second headliner, who has appeared on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us!Taylor Martin hosts and performs w
  • Education Briefs March 18-28

    IPS Offers Free Meals During Spring Break
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch starting Monday, March 25 through Friday, April 5. Seven locations will offer breakfast and 17 will offer lunch. The Bus Stop Cafe will also visit community sites, including the Irvington branch of the library.Local schools participating include Arsenal Tech High School for breakfast and lunch (7:15-8:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Lunch only from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. wil
  • Trinity Haven Hires Founding Executive Director

    INDIANAPOLIS — A member of the LGBTQ community who has deep experience working with transitional housing and homelessness has been named the founding executive director of Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first home for LGBTQ youth who have nowhere safe to live. Jenni White comes to Trinity Haven after serving at Coburn Place Safe Haven since 2010, most recently as vice president of mission impact.Slated to open this summer, Trinity Haven is located in a large Arts and Crafts-style home in M
  • A Doll’s House, Part 2 Explores Truth and Consequences

    The IRT’s latest offering, A Doll’s House, Part 2, explores what happens after Ibsen’s master work, A Doll’s House, ends. Lucas Hnath’s play isn’t a sequel as much as a continuation of the conversation between Nora and the family she left behind. Fifteen years after Nora slams the door on her stifling middle-class life, she comes back to a changed landscape. And the audience gets to listen in on hard truths being told.Nora (Tracy Michelle Arnold) returns to th
  • Applause!: March 22-28

    • Congratulations to the Indianapolis Animal Care Services, who recently received a generous donation of $10,000 to help pay for heartworm treatments, training, and enrichment supplies. Plants for Pets and Aquatic Arts are long-standing supporters of the IACS.• Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is seeking volunteers for several clean-ups in Indy now that the warm weather looks like it wants to stick around for a while. There are several slated for the east side. Visit www.kibi.org/projects f
  • Eastside Herald Evolved into The Weekly View

    We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary as the Weekly View and last week’s front page article by Ethel gave you the story of our start. I’d like to fill you in on what happened in the beginning. The Eastside Herald started in 1935. It was independently owned for 70 years by various owners. One of our co-owners Judy started delivering the newspaper in 1999 and later became a salesperson too. Ethel started as copy editor in 2004. I was working as a graphic artist at the Star doing r
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