• Find Out About the Bottleworks Project March 3

    INDIANAPOLIS — Storytelling Arts of Indiana and Indiana Landmarks proudly present the story behind one of the most ambitious development projects in the history of Indianapolis. The two organizations invite the public to “If These Walls Could Tell: Bottleworks Hotel” on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 N. Central Ave., for a matinee performance. A livestream option is also available for audience members who would like to watch from home.Hendricks Comm
  • Multimodal Meetup on Feb. 29

    BROAD RIPPLE —  There will be a Multimodal Meetup on Leap Day, Thursday, Feb. 29 from 7-9 a.m. at The Avenue Coffeehouse and Cafe. This is an opportunity for bikers and walkers to explore the new wider sidewalks and new bike racks on Broad Ripple Avenue. The meetup location is at the Broad Ripple IndyGo Red Line stop for bus riders or bike/bus communiters. All are welcome.At 9 a.m., ride out and back to Broad Ripple Park on the new multi-use trail.The Avenue Coffeehouse is located in
  • Library Adds Enhanced Classroom Resources

    INDIANAPOLIS — This spring, Indianapolis Public Schools will enhance the learning experiences for about 5,000 additional students through an expanded partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library. Twelve more IPS schools are slated to become part of the library’s Shared System, improving access to physical and digital resources within the classroom. The schools will join the 14 other IPS schools already part of the system.The Shared System is an interlibrary collaboration between
  • I-69 Finish Line Nearly Complete

    INDIANAPOLIS — Updates on the I-69 Finish Line reveal that rivers can expect as the nation’s newest interstate project is on track to officially open by the end of 2024.Construction northward began in Martinsville in 2019, with substantial completion of pavement up to Southport Rd. on the south side of Marion County. In 2024, crews will continue working alog the entire 26 mile corridor, with activity concentrated on the future I-69 to I-465 interchange on the southwest side, I-69 mai
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  • Citizens Energy Starts New Phase of Big Dig at Ellenberger Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — Citizens Energy completed all required blasting and tunneling in Ellenberger Park in August of 2023, and is moving into the next phase of the “Big Dig.”The next phase consists of connecting the existing Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) to the tunnels and shafts which will include the creation of sewers, with one built in Ellenberger Park behind the tennis courts where there is an existing CSO. In order to build the sewer, several trees have been removed from the a
  • Thomas Carr Howe High School

    Thomas Carr Howe High School opened its doors to its first class of students in the fall of 1938, marking the culmination of years of struggle by Irvington and east side citizens to secure a secondary school.Prior to being annexed by the city of Indianapolis in 1902, the town of Irvington had a schoolhouse for both elementary and high school students. After annexation, the city schools took control of the Irvington elementary school, designating it IPS No. 57, but no provision was made for a hig
  • “The LUME at Newfields Dali Alive” Opens March 2

    INDIANAPOLIS — Salvador Dali’s mesmerizing works will adorn The LUME Indianapolis on Floor 4 of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields beginning March 2. The Spanish artist is known for his surreal dreamscapes of melting clocks and fascinating creatures. Fluttering butterflies will envelop guests who step into Dali’s wild and wonderful worlds.The exhibition will showcase four large watercolor paintings by Dali from the IMA’s permanent collection. The paintings were o
  • Library Offers Help with Local Literacy

    INDIANAPOLIS — iRead-3 is an assessment of foundational reading skills for third graders. In Marion County, IRead-3 pass rates are below the state average. The Indianapolis Public Library has programs and services that help support local literacy. Here are a few highlights.• On The Road To Reading: The Indianapolis Public Library’s On the Road to Reading program improves students’ early reading skills before they start kindergarten and elementary school. Itty Bitty bookmob
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  • Indy East Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Board Openings

    INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyEast Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Board is a student centered, data driven initiative that focuses on the promise that every child in the IndyEast Promise Neighborhood will be ready for college and prepared for a career. It serves the Near Eastside and Martindale-Brightwood communities.The John Boner Neighborhood Center and Edna Martin Christian Center are working to engage young voices in the community and are taking the first steps to develop a Youth Advisor
  • Applause!: Feb. 23-29

    • Central Library is hosting a series of free programs covering nonprofit management topics beginning Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The series is free and covers topics such as recruiting volunteers, starting a nonprofit, developing a board of directors, and planning programs. The series ends March 30. For more information, visit indypl.org. Central Library is located at 40 E. St. Clair.• The destruction of trees at Ellenberger Park on Feb. 19 in order to build sewer connections as p
  • NBA All Stars Come to Indy to Play

    INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, Feb. 12, Mayor Joe Hogsett joined members of the NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee, Downtown Indy, Inc. President & CEO Taylor Schaffer, Prosecutor Ryan Mears, IMPD Acting Chief Christopher Bailey, IFD Chief Michael Beard and other law enforcement officials to discuss the coordinated and comprehensive public safety plans ahead of NBA All-Star 2024.To provide operations support for NBA All-Star 2024, Downtown Indy, Inc. (DII)  will mobilize its Clean Team a
  • New Chief of Police Sworn In

    INDIANAPOLIS — Christopher Bailey was named Chief of Police of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) on Monday, Feb. 12. Bailey served as the Assistant Chief of the IMPD for the four years prior to his appointment to Interim Chief earlier in 2024. In his 25 years of service with the IMPD and to the citizens of Indianapolis, Chief Bailey has had a profound impact on improving public safety and building police-community partnerships.Since 2014, Bailey has been a part of the
  • IMPD Receives Chest Seals to Help Save Lives

    INDIANAPOLIS – Central Indiana Police Foundation recently donated thousands of chest seals to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). These HyFin Vent Chest Seals will be distributed to every IMPD officer on the street, who will then be able to add the lifesaving tool to the trauma kits that they already have.Each package comes with two seals which are good to use for about five years. The seals play a vital role in treating penetrating chest injuries, pro
  • Beastside Brewfest Tickets Available

    IRVINGTON — The annual Beastside Brewfest will be held April 27 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes. Tickets are $35 in advance, available online at ontaptickets.com or $40 at the door, if tickets are available. Designated driver tickets are $10. The event sells out fast, so patrons are encouraged to reserve them early to avoid disappointment. The Historic Irvington Community Council organizes this very popular fundraiser for the community.This year, organizers are offering a $50 V
  • “The Folks at Home” at the IRT Feb. 20-March 16

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT) will present The Folks at Home, a modern family comedy by R. Eric Thomas, from Feb. 20-March 16 on the Mainstage.Starring Claire Wilcher, Garrett Young, Keith Illidge, Olivia Dawson, Sean Blake, and Tracy Michelle Arnold, the play is about an interracial couple living in South Baltimore, doing the best they can to achieve the American Dream. However, job loss, an overdue mortgage, and possibly a ghost in the attic make for challenges. This
  • Teacherville Helps Black Educators Afford Homes

    INDIANAPOLIS — Teacherville, an initiative by Educate ME Foundation, hopes to assist Black educators to achieve homeownership and to diversify the teacher workforce in the Indianapolis area.Teacherviille focuses on specific challenges to home ownership by Black educators. Many educators encounter financial challenges, from high student loan debt to low salaries. Teacherville focuses on breaking down economic barriers hindering Black educators from purchasing homes.Through strategic partner
  • “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the incredible true story of the life and musical legacy of the girl who became King with the hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, now on stage.Long before she was hit-maker Carole King, she was Carole Klein — a spunky young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful: The
  • Charges Filed in Murders on Far Eastside

    INDIANAPOLIS — Following an investigation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed murder charges Friday, Feb. 9 against 30-year-old David Hiner for his alleged role in the murders of 58-year-old Shannon Lassere and 52-year-old Marianne Weise.IMPD began investigating the murder of Shannon Lassere at 2200 N. Mitthoefer Rd. on Saturday, Jan. 27 and the murder of Marianne Weise at 2100 N. Mitthoefer on Thursday, Feb. 1. Both victims
  • Beech Grove Named an Indiana Clean Community

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has named Beech Grove as one of six Clean Communities in the state.From April 2021–November 2023, Beech Grove and five other municipalities were pilot participants for the program that replaced the Indiana Clean Community Challenge. Brown County, Fishers, Richmond, and Zionsville earned Silver Status; Merrillville earned Bronze Status.IDEM retooled the program to accept a broader range of projects, encourage coo
  • “A Christmas Carol Comedy” at the District Theatre

    INDIANAPOLIS — Brighten up your holiday season, get a different dose of Dickens with a hearty helping of laughs at A Christmas Carol Comedy at the District Theatre, running now through Dec. 23 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (matinees at 2 p.m.).This flashy, friendly romp through the beloved classic features some of the most amazing local talents to grace the stage, and was composed by Ben Asaykwee. Expect elaborate costumes, hilarious original music, and enough singing and d
  • Irvington Historical Society Honored and Unveiling of “Lost” Murals

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Historical Society will be honored by the Indiana Historical Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. They will be presenting their Outstanding Historical Organization Award for 2023 to the Irvington Historical Society for their  remarkable service to the community and demonstrated excellence in the application of professional standards and best practices. This year’s co-recipient is the EvansvilleWartime Museum.Founded in 1964, The Irvington Historical So
  • Kyle Ragsdale Named Harrison Center Christel DeHaan Curator

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Harrison Center recently renamed the senior curatorial position (held by Kyle Ragsdale) as the Christel DeHaan Curator. Harrison Center officials are also celebrating 20 years of Ragsdale’s presence in the Harrison Center community.After he attended graduate school, Ragsdale moved to Indianapolis as an emerging artist and painted out of his friend’s garage. A few years later, Executive Director Joanna Taft, invited Ragsdale to have a studio at the Harrison Ce
  • Cumberland Weihnachtsmarkt Held Dec. 2

    CUMBERLAND — The town of Cumberland will host the 12th annual Weihnachtsmarkt, a German winter market on December 2 from 12-7 p.m., Cumberland will close U.S. 40 to celebrate the holidays with artisan vendors, traditional food and beer, kids activities, holiday entertainment, and so much more. The event will be held in historic Cumberland on East Washington St. from Muessing to Starter St.One of the major attractions of the market are the many vendors offering an array of handcrafted gifts
  • AES Rate Increases Coming, But Smaller Than Original Proposal

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — AES Indiana recently announced that it has agreed to reduce its rate increase plan to customers in the area. Residential customers will see an average monthly bill increase of just over 7 %, increasing the average bill by $9.52. Other significant terms were secured that bring great benefits to residential customers, including terms obtained specific for low-income customers and vulnerable households.Among the terms benefiting all customers are:• AES agrees to NOT
  • Red Cross Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    INDIANA — With the holiday season upon us, the American Red Cross wants to make sure everyone is doing their part to keep themselves and their families safe. One way to lower your risk of holiday home fires is by practicing safe cooking and decorating practices. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States.The risk of a cooking-related home fire can be drastically reduced by following these 10 steps:• Never leave food that you are broiling or frying unattended &mdas
  • “White Christmas” at Beef & Boards

    INDIANAPOLIS — Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre wraps up its historic 50th Anniversary Season this holiday with the Irving Berlin favorite White Christmas, now on stage through the end of the year.Full of dancing, romance, laughter, and some of the greatest songs ever written, White Christmas tells the story of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, veterans with a song and dance act. They follow a pair of performing sisters to a picturesque, but failing, Vermont inn that happens to be owned by their
  • Indiana Landmarks Hosts Historic Northside Churches Tour Dec. 2

    INDIANAPOLIS — Five historic churches and a seminary will be featured in Indiana Landmarks’ 2023 Holiday Church Tour, a Dec. 2nd self-guided exploration that highlights the architecture, history and preservation of sacred spaces in and around Indianapolis’s Meridian-Kessler neighborhood. All but one of the spaces will be available for interior exploration, and some will be decorated for the holidays.The self-directed tour allows participants to go at their own pace, with select
  • Eskenazi Health Urges You Not to Ignore Your Seasonal Affective Disorder

    As we bundle up in hats, coats and gloves this winter, many of us will joke that we’re ready to move closer to the equator. While we might not be serious, living a significant distance from the equator is considered one of the factors that cause 5% of the population to experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that falls during several seasons of the year but is most common in winter.SAD may lead to an array of symptoms familiar to those suffering from other forms
  • The Season of Giving Begins

    Gaia Works, the Irvington-based nonprofit organization that helps people year round, has for many years had a holiday drive for gifts for the families at Coburn Place. Coburn Place provides shelter and resources for survivors of domestic violence. Currently, Executive Director Jan Deferbrache and many volunteers are gearing up for a few weeks of hectic activity — collecting gifts for all ages, food for the pantry, toiletry items for baskets, and money for other needed items that might not
  • Second Safe Streets Walk Nov. 25

    INDIANAPOLIS — Residents of Irvington and the east side will hold their second Irvington Safe Streets Movement event Saturday, Nov. 25 from 2-4 p.m. There will be two locations walkers can meet at — in front of the Magick Candle, 6125 E. Washington St. and a downtown Irvington location yet to be determined.  It is Shop Small Saturday, so participants may have difficulty finding parking along East Washington.Walkers are encouraged to wear bright clothing or costumes and bring sig
  • Phalen Leadership Academy Plans Complex on Far Eastside

    INDIANAPOLIS — Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) recently celebrated 10 years of impact in the Indianapolis area and looked ahead to the future by sharing plans for and hosting tours of the future site of the Sean Cowdrey Health and Wellness Sports Complex. The complex will offer a diverse range of multi-generational health and wellness, sports, and workforce development programming to the Far Eastside, a historically underinvested and underserved community.The complex, which will be built
  • IMPD Officer Honored with Impact Award

    INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD Officer Khyree Jones is the most recent recipient of the Hoosier Lottery Community Impact Award.Officer Jones was nominated by the Pacers organization for his work with the IMPD CARES (Children Accepting Responsibility for their Education and Success) mentor program. He is a six-year veteran of IMPD and has served as an IMPD CARES coordinator for 3 years.IMPD CARES is an IMPD mentoring program designed to encourage positive thinking, promote higher education, establish
  • Giving Machine Debuts in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — The “Giving Machine,” the popular vending machine that works in reverse by giving users an opportunity to donate items to charities, is opening to the public in two locations in the Indianapolis area. There will be at a soft opening on Black Friday, November 24 11 a.m. at Clay Terrace  in Carmel. The Grand Unwrapping on “Giving Tuesday” November 28 will take place at Newfields in Indianapolis. Giving Machines will stay open at both Clay Terrace a
  • Bona Thompson Memorial Center Brings the Holiday Spirit

    The Irvington Historical Society is providing a chance for early Christmas shopping at The Bona Thompson Memorial Center. This year’s event welcomes some new vendors as well as old favorites. The Bona Bookstore has a variety of books on various aspects of Irvington history. The newest offering is Celebrating Fifty Years of Homes – a coffee-table-style book with includes pictures and stories about every house that has been on The Benton House Irvington Tour of Homes.  Popular boo
  • School Zones Get Safety Tech Upgrades

    INDIANAPOLIS — Recently, city officials and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) celebrated the installation of new safety technology to protect students walking and biking in school zones.The beacons are solar-powered and will flash an hour before and an hour after the first school bell, then 30 minutes before the school bell and 90 minutes after the final bell.The city has planned installation of flashing beacon technology outside nearly two dozen Marion County schools located along thoroug
  • New Location for Recycling in City

    INDIANAPOLIS — A new community recycling drop-off site has been placed at the Julia M. Carson Government Center and Center Township Trustee’s Office at 300 E. Fall Creek Parkway N Dr.Residents are reminded that drop-off locations across the city are for disposing of recyclable materials only. All materials must be loose, clean, and dry and all cardboard boxes must be flattened before placing in a recycling bin. Bagged recyclables cannot be processed as plastic bags get caught in mach
  • New Development to be Named Arnold Place

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) and city officials recently broke ground for a 33-unit townhome development at 2434 and 2444 Winthrop Ave., which will offer market rate and affordable housing for homebuyers earning up to 80% of area median income. The townhomes will be named Arnold Place in honor of centenarian Albert Arnold and his family who have resided near the site in the Reagan Park neighborhood for more than 69 years.Arnold Place will sit on .
  • Community Thanksgiving Seeks Volunteers, Donations

    IRVINGTON — The Irvington Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a community-wide effort to ensure that everyone has a place to go and a warm meal to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. Let’s come together as a community to share the warmth and joy of the holiday season with those who need it most.The feast will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church & School, 30 S Downey Ave. on Thanksgiving, Thursday. Nov. 23. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. and meal is served from noon-2 p.m. The Irvington Community
  • Vonnegut’s Birthday Celebration Nov. 11

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library (KVML), a nonprofit organization with a mission to champion the legacy of writer Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency, celebrates Kurt Vonnegut’s 101st birthday with VonnegutFest on Saturday, Nov. 11. During this special celebration of all things Vonnegut, the public is invited to visit the museum in downtown Indianapolis for the unveiling of their education exhibit “Core of the American Exp
  • Grants to Help Small Businesses, Food Resources in Neighborhoods

    INDIANAPOLIS — LISC Indianapolis and the city will work together on creating a Small Business Technical Assistance Hub and Capacity Building Program, as well as supporting the growth of LISC’s Equitable Food Access Initiative and Food Justice Collaborative. The grant funds are made possible through $3.2M in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.LISC Indianapolis will create a TA Hub for small businesses to provide needed operations assistance including bookkeeping assistance, marketi
  • “A Christmas Carol” Tickets on Sale

    INDIANAPOLIS — A Christmas Carol, the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s classic annual event, will be presented Nov. 18 – Dec. 24 at the IRT Mainstage, 140 W. Washington St.Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption. As the weather turns cold, warm your heart with story and song at the IRT. This year, Rob Johansen will play the part of Ebenezer Scrooge, and Ryan Artzberger as Bob Cratchit.This year,
  • City Announces New Location for Animal Shelter

    INDIANAPOLIS —A new site location for the Indianapolis Animal Care Services animal shelter has been selected. Previously planned for the Sherman Park campus, the new proposed site is the former Clearstream property, located at 5001 E. Raymond St., just west of Emerson Ave. on the southeast side.The former Clearstream property is owned by the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) but has sat dormant for nearly two decades. The City is collaborating with both IHA and the U.S. Department of Housi
  • Local Creatives at the Gathering of Artists

    INDIANAPOLIS — Local creatives will be on hand selling their works on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5295 E. Pleasant Run Parkway S. Dr. Multiple artists will be represented, including garden art by Tom Gerardot, Adele Schluge, Dee Banta, Pat Brown, Judy Zipp, Linda Lake, Greg Bowsher, Lenore Friedly, and many more. Expect a big selection of work in all mediums, including woodworking, textile art, purses, paintings, and holiday decorations.Cheryl Anne Lorance  is one of the a
  • Halloween Festival Attracts 60K Celebrants

    IRVINGTON — The 77th Annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival finishe in spectacular fashion with the Street Fair on Oct. 28. The estimate of the crowd was 60,000, with hundreds of vendors on hand. The costumes this year were particularly great, and it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
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    “Married With Children,” presented by the St. Laurent family, won for group costume, Pop Culture category.
    Costume Contest First Place Winners included in the
  • Young Adult Reentry Partnership Announced

    INDIANAPOLIS – RecycleForce offers paid training on the job for young adults who have a documented interaction with the justice system, are 18-24 years old, low income and a resident of Marion County. The Young Adult Reentry Partnership is only open to those able to legally work in the U.S.YARP offers 2 pathways to success: training coupled with work experience and education. Participants will be trained in managing hazardous materials, operating powered industrial trucks, and directing ac
  • Traveling with Paula: California Here We Come, Part 4

    Last time, my daughter, son, grandkids and I went to Forest Lawn Cemetery to sprinkle their Dad and Papaw’s ashes and spent the afternoon at Paramount Studio Tour and evening at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.This day my sister, her fellow, my brother and I started out to the Greystone Mansion that we tried but failed to see the first day (closed after 5 p.m.).Greystone is in Beverly Hills and it was beautiful drive up rolling hills with huge homes and estates all around. The mansion is s
  • PR Mallory Building Open House Nov. 9

    INDIANAPOLIS —  The incredibly renovated interior of the landmark historic former PR Mallory Building on the near eastside of Indianapolis, will be on display at an open house on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:15-7:00 p.m. Now home to Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Middle School, and situated at 3029 E. Washington St. the building has become an educational gem on the east side.Vacant for 30 years, this important Indiana National Road site has been transformed into a stunning ce
  • Free Culinary Training Available at Second Helpings

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training (CJT) program is a free job training program designed to prepare individuals for a career in the culinary industry. CJT students are in class 8:00am – 2:00pm, Monday thru Friday at Second Helpings, 1121 Southeastern Ave. While in the CJT program, students learn a wide range of skills that employers look for in hiring people. From culinary skills, job skills, life skills and more, students learn:• Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Epilogue Players Presents “A Month of Sundays”

    INDIANAPOLIS — Epilogue Players presents A Month of Sundays by Bob Larbey from Nov. 9-19. Thursday to Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. Reservations and ticket information can be found at www.epilogueplayers.com. Tickets are $10 for all Thursdays, or $13-16 other days.A Month of Sundays is a comedy about the difficulties inherent in growing old. Cooper who has gone into a nursing home rather than become a burden on his family, flirts valiantly with
  • Election Day is November 7

    Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, and over 625,000 Marion county voters are registered and preparing to head to the polls. In anticipation of the upcoming election, the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis has refreshed VOTE411.org with comprehensive Marion County candidate information and polling location details.League of Women Voters of Indianapolis is a nonpartisan group of volunteers that is dedicated to educating voters and ensuring they come out to the polls. They strive to empower a
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