• Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.

    At an Indiana factory operated by the same corporate parent, more than 700 blue-collar workers are being laid off as their jobs are moved to Mexico.
  • This Week’s Issue: April 21-27

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  • 24th Annual Stutz Open House

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House, taking place April 28 and 29, will showcase 60+ artists across all mediums. The event continues to showcase the vibrant art culture and diversity of Stutz artists — and is a favorite among art lovers, families and guests. The event, now in its 24th year, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.This art-focused event will also feature live music, food and beverages, classic cars
  • IPS Recommends Closing Three High Schools

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Facilities Utilization Taskforce has released a comprehensive report to analyze and make recommendations on IPS facilities. Most of the district’s seven high schools are at less than 50 percent capacity. The taskforce, convened in September 2016, is comprised of eight internal and eight external members.The report notes that enrollment in IPS has declined substantially since the early 1970s, and despite rapid growth in Center Township in the housing market, new res
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  • Paramount School Celebrates Completion of Peace Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Paramount School of Excellence, 3020 Nowland Ave. will celebrate the completion of the Paramount Peace Park on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. and thank Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, IPL’s Project Green Space Initiative, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Herron School of Art, Keystone Construction, Citizen’s Energy Group, Scenic Construction Services and R & B Architects. Joining them for our National Barrier Awareness Day dedication
  • Cops Versus Kids in Basketball Playoff

    INDIANAPOLIS — Local community activists have arranged for a friendly game of basketball between inner city kids from District 17 and IMPD officers as a fundraiser for a Youth Gaming Center. The first annual Cops versus Kids Basketball Playoff will be held Saturday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Brookside School 54, 3150 E. 10th St. (near Rivoli theatre). Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 6 and over; 5 and under are free. Family admission for up to five people is availabl
  • CIOS Annual Orchid Show April 22-23

    INDIANAPOLIS —  Garfield Park Conservatory will be alive with beautiful, blooming orchids April 22-23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Orchid enthusiasts from across the Midwest will display their stunning orchid exhibits throughout the Conservatory in hopes of winning a prized ribbon. Orchid vendors will also have plants and growing supplies for sale. The Central Indiana Orchid Society hosts this annual juried event and society members will be on hand to answer your orchid questions.Six orchid s
  • Traffic Signal Box Public Arts Project

    In 2012, Foundation East commissioned the first round of traffic signal box murals in Irvington along East Washington Street. In 2013, the remainder of the traffic boxes throughout Irvington were painted through a second commission by Foundation East. Since then, neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis have painted traffic signal boxes. The signal box at Washington Street and Emerson Avenue was damaged and replaced in 2015. Irvington Development Organization (IDO) is making it available for repain
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  • Tulip Mania

    There was a short period of time (1636 – 1637) in Holland when a single tulip bulb sold for ten times the annual income of a skilled workman.  In some instances, single bulbs were traded for twelve acres of land, four oxen, twelve fat sheep, 1,000 pounds of cheese or — believe it or not — two tons of butter.As a result, tulip bulbs soon became a luxury item noted for their multicolored and intricate lines and flame-like streaks (caused by a mosiac virus). Toward the end of
  • City Kicks Off 2017 Construction Season

    INDIANAPOLIS — The City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) recently announced that the City is investing an estimated $102 million in infrastructure improvements, including transportation, stormwater and Indy Parks enhancements.City leaders kicked off the 2017 construction season by highlighting its resurfacing program which targets nearly 70 lane miles of deteriorating roadways. DPW is beginning work to resurface 71st Street on the northeast side of the City.This year’s constr
  • Epilogue Players Present First Monday in October

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Epilogue Players will present First Monday in October by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee May 5-21st on Fridays and Saturdays  at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. This show is directed by long time Epilogue member Marsha Grant. Ticket prices are $12 for members, $13 for seniors and $15 for others.Produced on Broadway, this play by the authors of Inherit the Wind excites a modern-day debate when the President appoints a conservative female judge named Ruth Loomis t
  • Phoenix Theatre Breaks Ground for New Building

    INDIANAPOLIS — Phoenix Theatre announces the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of its new, state-of-the-art facility on May 2 at 1 p.m. at 705 N. Illinois St..  Details for the ceremony will follow at a later date.Construction will begin in May of 2017 at the northwest corner of Illinois and Walnut Streets — directly on the Glick Peace Walk of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail — in downtown Indianapolis.In January 2016 the theatre purchased property at the northe
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  • IMPD Detective Receives Ruthann Popcheff Memorial Award

    INDIANAPOLIS — Det. Nathan Schmidt is the 2017 recipient of the 34th annual Ruthann Popcheff Memorial Award presented by the IMPD Victim Assistance Unit. The award is given to an officer who goes out of his/her way to treat victims with dignity, compassion, and respect. Officers nominated for this award have gone beyond the normal call of duty to provide exceptional services to victims of crime. This year six officers were nominated for the award which is presented during National Crime Vi
  • IndyPL’s Sharon Bernhardt: 50 Years of Dedicated Service

    INDIANAPOLIS — This year’s observance of National Library Week, April 9 – 15, celebrates the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians to promote and support library use. The Indianapolis Public Library is proud to share the story of the longest-tenured librarian in the Library’s illustrious 144 year history.This year, IndyPL celebrates Sharon Bernhardt’s 50th year of continuous service, the most for any Library employee past or present. Her intro
  • Community Health Network Foundation Receives Funding for Health Initiatives

    INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Network Foundation recently received $2,560,494 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to address the unmet health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on the east side of Indianapolis by bridging the gap between clinical and community service providers. Social needs include housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and transportation.Community is one of only 32 organizations in th
  • SCORE Youth Soccer & Leadership Academy Kicks Off

    INDIANAPOLIS —The opening ceremonies for the SCORE Soccer and Leadership Academy took place Thurs., April 6, at Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek at 9443 E. 38th Street in Indianapolis. It was a good turnout with dozens of children registered and physicians and medical staff providing BMIs and mini physicals.All games and practices will be held at Grassy Creek Park, located at 10510 E 30th St. SCORE has an additional Soccer and Leadership Academy in Indianapolis at Kuntz Stadium on the W
  • Restored “Little Orphant Annie” at Garfield Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1918 silent film, Little Orphant Annie, starring Colleen Moore, at the Garfield Park Arts Center, on April 16, at 8 p.m. He recently restored the film using three badly deteriorated prints owned by the Library of Congress. He will speak about the restoration process and give the introduction to the film.Annie includes footage of famed author James Whitcomb Riley who had died two years before. He had been featured in a film celebrat
  • Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

    Baseball season — both Little League and professional — is upon us. Celebrate the season with the new book Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Produced by the same publisher as the popular “Indianapolis Then and Now” series, the new ballpark book has the same look. It features 143 pages of text and pictures about lost ballparks throughout the United States and a couple in other lands.The short history of ballparks in the front of the book is chock-a-block w
  • IRT Closes Season with “Dial M For Murder”

    INDIANAPOLIS — Playwright-in-Residence, James Still, directs the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s season closer Dial “M” for Murder, a thrilling stage play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic. Weaving an ever-tightening web of danger and deception, the production reveals what happens when a murder plot goes wrong.Unlike most mysteries Dial “M” for Murder invites audience members to be in on the murder plan from the beginning of the play.Hitchcoc
  • Applause!: April 14-20

    • All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 16 in observance of Easter. While the Library is closed, patrons can review the Library’s catalog of materials or renew and place holds on items at indypl.org. All IndyPL locations will reopen at their regular times on Monday, April 17.• All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Friday, April 14 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Branches resume regularly scheduled business
  • Now, In Our Day: Part 7

    For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;The flowers appear on the earth;The time of the singing of birds is comeand the voice of the turtle (dove)is heard throughout the land.
    The great Shakespeare’s poetry could not surpass the Bible’s Song of Solomon. I cannot have too much poetry in my life.Flirtatious Lady Spring beckons me away from my to-do list. “Come out!” she whispers seductively. “Come out to birdsong, the color and scent of flowers, and the
  • A Beautiful Night at the Vic

    The last several years the Boss and I have been able to be at the Vic for opening night. While we were unable work that out this year, she was able to buy us tickets for the third game of the opening series against the Tribe’s old nemesis, the Toledo Mudhens. It was a lovely night —a clear sky with a spring chill in the air. The full moon was visible. The official attendance was 6,479. Texan Tyler Eppler was on the mound for the Tribe. In his first start for the Tribe. Tyler is 6&rsq
  • Mayor Says Indiana Man’s Deportation ‘Feels Like a Defeat for Our Community’

    Roberto Beristain, an undocumented immigrant whose wife voted for Donald Trump, was dropped off in Juárez, Mexico, by immigration agents.
  • Cleanups Slated for April

    April may bring showers that bring May flowers, but it is also the month when the city of Indianapolis focuses attention on cleaning up neighborhoods from litter, illegal dumping, and heightening awareness of the importance of community efforts to achieve goals.KIB’s Great Indy Cleanup is an anti-litter program in partnership with the City of Indianapolis designed to assist individuals and community groups combat heavy litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets
  • New Book Share For Downtown

    INDIANAPOLIS  —The Public Collection’s next free book share station will be located outside The Alexander Hotel at CityWay, the expansive neighborhood, art, and living destination in downtown Indianapolis.Expected to open this summer, the new installation, Conveyance, will be developed by PROJECTiONE, a digital design/fabrication studio in Muncie, Indiana, founded by Ball State University graduates Adam Buente and Kyle Perry.Designed to complement the collection of art inside th
  • Weekly View Columnist Featured in National Documentary

    Regular readers of the Weekly View are familiar with Alan Hunter’s work. The hard-working columnist of “Bumps in the Night” (and the author of more than a few local history tomes) tackles historic subjects from Abraham Lincoln and Nixon, to Puckwudgies, pop culture icons, rock stars, and sports figures. Last year, he wrote a two part series “Whatever Happened to John Brisker?” about the infamous ABA player who mysteriously vanished. (To read the articles online, vis
  • A Call For Volunteers in Irvington

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Volunteer Organizations are joining together to showcase the events and volunteer opportunities available within the community. There will be a meeting April 23 from 2-6 p.m. at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave. for prospective volunteers.Individuals, families, and business owners are invited to this informational meeting for several Irvington organizations. Representatives of Friends of Ellenberger, Friends of Irving Circle Park, Irvington D
  • Indiana Humanities Awards Funds for Humanities Programming

    INDIANAPOLIS — Projects ranging from teacher workshops incorporating Indiana’s historic Buffalo Trace into lesson plans, Saturday-morning book classes centered on social justice, a future presidents summer camp and more have received funding from Indiana Humanities. Public media, local libraries, small museums and other nonprofit organizations from South Bend to Batesville will receive Humanities Initiative Grants totaling $29,901 for projects that will intertwine history, literature
  • Call-a-Pacer Library Program Begins

    INDIANAPOLIS — Children and families are invited to hear their favorite Dr. Seuss stories 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.”The 2017 “Call-a-Pacer” schedule includ
  • Miranda at the IRT

    The complexities of the Middle East are a metaphor for the internal emotional and spiritual conflicts of the title character in Miranda, the latest Indiana Repertory Theatre production. Playright-in-Residence James Still has crafted an intriguing play that at its heart is about the secrets we keep from ourselves, as well as from others.Set in 2014-15 Yemen, prior to the most recent outbreak of conflict, the title character of Miranda, played with a twitch of cynicism and world-weariness by Jenni
  • My Fair Lady at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – A beloved musical has returned to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre after 20 years. Lerner and Loewe’s classic My Fair Lady is Broadway’s version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and is now on stage through May 14.Set in Edwardian London, My Fair Lady tells of the transformation of Eliza Doolittle, a dirty, defensive and insecure cockney flower seller. On a cold March night she meets Professor Henry Higgins, a c
  • Traveling with Paula, Mount Rushmore, SD

    In this past February’s article, I told you my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. She lives in Oakland, California and we only get to see each other a couple of times a year during hurried family events. This year we went out West and this is Day Five of our adventure.We had a great time at the wedding the night before and like most parties we attend we were one of the last to leave — we danced all evening. Luckily our cabin was only
  • IPL Launches Bill Payment Kiosks

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) recently launched two new Kubra EZ-PAYTM self-service bill payment kiosks in the lobby of their Customer Service Center, located at 2102 N Illinois St., as an additional payment option for customers.The payment kiosks are an easy and secure way for customers to pay their bills quickly and with a variety of convenient payment methods, including cash, debit or credit card, and check. These kiosks will be available during regular bus
  • Advertising Opportunities with the Weekly View!

    This is a great advertising opportunity for businesses catering to seniors and their families. Give us a call at 317-356-2222 for more information and to place your ads!
  • Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Court Rules

    With contradictory rulings in two circuits, the Supreme Court may end up deciding whether a landmark law protects gay people from job discrimination.
  • Deadline Up, Families Remain in Lead-Contaminated Housing in Indiana

    The failure to evacuate the families points to several problems, like limited rental options and landlords who will not accept public housing vouchers.
  • It’s My Business Spring 2017

    Check out these great local businesses!
  • Mayor Launches “It’s My City” Initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently launched the “It’s My City” initiative. Led by the City of Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Eli Lilly Co., this three-year campaign will aim to spark a recommitment to civic engagement in Indianapolis.Forty years ago, Mayor Bill Hudnut challenged Indianapolis residents to “put litter in its place” with the “Hudnut Hook.” This short public service announcement encouraged everyone to do their par
  • Otterbein Neighborhood Plans Beautification Events

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Otterbein neighborhood clean up will be on April 8th from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents will meet at the UMC Thrift store lot (no parking in lot). Parking is available across the street at the Marion Academy. 5009 E. 21st St.The neighborhood association is asking all able-bodied neighbors to come out and help pick up trash along the curbs and waterway. Please spread the word to neighbors that there will be a dumpster out the whole weekend and people are free to come dump any
  • Prosecutor Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

    INDIANAPOLIS — Each year the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a public event, gathering survivors, advocates, and community members to show support for victims of crime and their families. This year’s event will be held on April 5, at the IMPD Engagement Office located at 4209 N. College Ave. Partner booths and networking begin at 11:00 a.m., and a brief presentation will take place at noon. The public is invited to a
  • Arlingon H.S. Senior Receives Kiwanis Scholarship

    INDIANAPOLIS — Curtez Hudgins a senior at Arlington High School in Indianapolis, was one of five Marion County Senior High School Boys Basketball players who received a Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis-NextGear Boys Basketball Academic All-Star Scholarship on March 23. The scholarship, sponsored by NextGear Capitol, was presented at the 71st annual Indiana State High School Boys Basketball Finals Luncheon, which honors the eight state finalist basketball teams.Other recipients were John Dietr
  • Cumberland Offers Safe Exchange Zone

    CUMBERLAND —  The Town of Cumberland offers a safe place to meet to buy or sell items via online lists and social media at its Town Hall parking lot, located at 11501 E. Washington St.The well-lit parking lot provides a safer alternative than commercial parking lots where people go. After a series of high-profile robberies that started with criminals luring individuals to a meeting place on the pretext of buying items, safe zones in well-lit and highly patrolled areas are being create
  • FACE Holds Puppy Adoption April 1

    INDIANAPOLIS — The FACE Clinic, 1505 Massachusetts Ave., will host the “We Built This Puppy Adoption Event” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Construction has begun on the FACE clinic and they would need to get all of their dogs adopted out as their kennels undergo construction.Until April 1st all dog adoption fees will be $50 and will be adopted with a PetCo Adoption packet.Please fill out a dog adoption application on the FACE website, www. facespayneuter.org, leading up to the event and th
  • Leading Ladies at CrazyLake Acting Company

    GREENFIELD — In the grand tradition of Dustin Hoffman’s Tootsie, Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire and John Travolta’s Edna Turnblad, come actors Trever Brown and Corey Yeaman as Leo Clark and Jack Gable — also known as Maxine and Stephanie — in CrazyLake Acting Company’s production of Leading Ladies.The show begins innocently enough with Brown and Yeaman portraying two struggling actors in the raucous comedy, re-enacting scenes from Shakespeare at the loca
  • “ReadIN” at Central Library Celebrates Language & Early Literacy

    INDIANAPOLIS — Families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and literacy in support of Reach Out and Read Indiana during the community “ReadIN’ on Sat., April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. This free event will feature community guest readers, musical performances, arts and crafts, and opportunities to win prizes and help build the home libraries of at-risk preschoolers.The non-profit Reach Out and Read is de
  • Jungle Book at the Children’s Museum is a Big Hit

    It is no surprise that The Jungle Book, performed in the Lilly Theatre at the Children’s Museum, was an amazing and whole-family-enthralling show. Every production we have seen at TCM has been great for the whole family. And everything director Ben Asaykwee (also of Q Artistry) has written has been absolute genius. We expected nothing less than awesome, and we were not disappointed.The classic story of the Jungle Book was retold in a fun and energetic style, that celebrated storytelling it
  • Go to Your High School Reunion!

    My 50th High School Reunion from Tech High School is this year (Class of ‘67) and I’m on the reunion committee. Our committee is small so decision making has been easy — the more people, the more time spent making choices.Tech in the 60s was enormous — 5,400 students on a 76 acre campus with 10 buildings! It was and still is a beautiful campus. They’ve added several new buildings and a fountain in the middle where the “square” use to be. The buildings ha
  • “Biblioburro,” a.k.a. The Donkey Library, Comes to Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — Second graders from an Indianapolis school anonymously donated more than 1,300 books to Horizon House March 16. With the students’ approval, Horizon House then gave the books to The Public Collection so kids all around the city could enjoy them.After reading the book “Biblioburro,” based on a true story of a Columbian boy who donated and delivered books to villages on his donkey, the 2nd graders held a book drive to encourage others to read, be kind, and gi
  • Stormwater Informational Meeting in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE — There will be a stormwater informational meeting to discuss the development of the city’s master plan later this month. The City of Lawrence has been working with the City of Indianapolis to develop a comprehensive strategy to use the funds Lawrence has paid into the Marion County Stormwater District to help resolve storm water issues.The meeting will take place at the City of Lawrence Government Center’s Public Assembly Room, located at 9001 E. 59th St. Lawrence on
  • IndyPL Provides Students with Library Cards

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    Third and fourth-graders at Sense Charter School, located on the city’s near southeast side at 1601 Barth Ave., showed off their new library cards from The Indianapolis Public Library during a March 15 celebration event. They are among the school’s 332 students to receive library cards as part of IndyPL’s initiative to provide library cards to all students in Marion County. In addition to books and other physical materials, the new eResource Library Card allows
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