Kurt Vonnegut’s Boyhood Home the 2017 Decorators’ Show House

INDIANAPOLIS — The 56th annual St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens will begin Sat., April 29 through Mother’s Day, May 14. Local interior designers, landscape designers, and their support teams donate hundreds of hours, as do the members of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, to refurbish an area home and its surrounding property. All ticket and tour proceeds benefit Eskenazi Health. This 100 percent volunteer initiative has raised over $12 million for the city’s public hospital, and is the longest running decorator show house in the nation. This … Read More

German Church At Risk of Being Demolished Unless Cash Raised

CUMBERLAND — The 100-year-old church at the corner of German Church Road and Washington Street is once again in jeopardy of being demolished. Federal housing tax credits that are required to redevelop the property as senior housing have been delayed by the federal budget process, and the congregation has requested $75,000 by May 4 to pay for upkeep. If the money doesn’t come, the church says the building will come down on June 1. So the town is partnering with Indiana Landmarks to raise money through tax-deductible contributions. So far, … Read More

Binford Redevelopment & Growth Area Gets Facelift April 29

INDIANAPOLIS — Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will host nearly 200 volunteers this Saturday in the Binford Redevelopment and Growth (BRAG) neighborhood as part of the April Great Indy Cleanup. Volunteers will join neighbors in street cleanups, habitat restoration, and tree plantings along Binford Ave. between 65th and 75th Street April 29 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The BRAG neighborhood was selected as KIB’s 2017 Focus Neighborhood during a public selection event in November 2016. BRAG leaders completed an application and presented their case to the community. The BRAG neighborhood is Mayor … Read More

Indy Library Launches Projects to Reach New Immigrants

INDIANAPOLIS — Newly-arrived immigrants and individuals with limited English proficiency can receive assistance on using Library resources and improving their English language skills through several new initiatives at The Indianapolis Public Library. As part of a two-year, $192,200 grant from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund’s Innovation Fund, IndyPL is partnering with the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis to have the Center’s Natural Helpers assist individuals with Library card applications and connect them with other Library resources. Known as the Immigrant Welcome Center Neighborhood Branch, this free assistance is available for … Read More

Senior Source Special Section: April 28-May 4

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This Week’s Issue: April 28-May 4

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Photos of Meaningful Hoosier Places Sought for Exhibition

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Landmarks and iMOCA want photos of special Hoosier places for an exhibition called Meaningful Places. Photo subjects can be any place that has meaning, whether it’s personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic or natural. Photographers may submit up … Read More

Eastbound I-70 Exit to Post Rd. Closes April 28-May 1

INDIANAPOLIS — Milestone Contractors plans to close the eastbound Interstate 70 (Exit 91) ramp to Post Road starting Fri., April 28 at 9 p.m. until Mon., May 1 at 6 a.m. for concrete paving and patching on the ramp. During … Read More

Dreamgirls at Footlite Musicals

INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals concludes its 2016-2017 season with Dreamgirls every weekend May 5-21. Indianapolis’ oldest continuing community theatre presents its productions at its home, the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St. Curtain time for its Thursday, Friday and … Read More

Applause!: April 28-May 4

• It’s almost May, and that means the Indy 500 Film Festival at the Irvington Branch Library is back on. Patrons can  relive the magical moments in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tues., May 9 and Tues., … Read More

Selling a Concept

The Boss and I watched the film The Founder the other night. It’s a 2016 film staring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the man who turned a drive-in restaurant into an international food icon and changed the eating habits of … Read More

George W. Julian

“I know of nothing better than to settle in the vicinity of Indianapolis, which is undoubtedly destined to be one of the largest cities of the Middle West, and where we shall be accessible to society, libraries and lectures,” said … Read More

Paramount’s Robotics Teams Return to Worlds for the 4th Time

INDIANAPOLIS — Paramount School of Excellence’s VEX IQ Robotics recently returned to the VEX IQ Worlds championship for the fourth consecutive year. Paramount was represented by two elementary and one middle school teams. Eighth-grader, Sam Clouse, has been a part … Read More

Community Health Network Chief Nurse Exec. named Nurse of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Network Chief Nurse Executive for ambulatory care services Kim Walton was recently named “Nurse of the Year” by StarMedia. Five winners were honored for various categories. The “Nurse of the Year” was selected from those five … Read More

13th Drug Take Back Day April 29

INDIANA — On Sat., April 29 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 13th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal … Read More

Pack 462 Packs in the Fun for 2017 Pinewood Derby

INDIANAPOLIS — Pack 462 Lions, Tigers, Bear, Wolves, and Webelos had a fun afternoon of racing during the pack’s 2017 Pinewood Derby Race.  Each Cub scout built, decorated, and raced his own car. With 28 cars racing, the boys and … Read More

The Lorraine Motel: Prelude and Aftermath, Part 2

On Thursday, April 4, 1968, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was staying in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King traveled to the river city in support of striking African-American city sanitation workers. King had gone out … Read More

Visualizing Space

In a recent edition of The New York Times, the back page of section A was covered by a full page advertisement for skin care products from a major player in the beauty business. The red star logo for Macy’s … Read More

One Man’s Trash . . .

The closets are overflowing, your two car garage won’t even accommodate your mower and you are strongly feeling the “urge to purge.” Don’t kick it to the curb, sell it at a yard sale! Sales are a lot of work, … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 28-May 4

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, May 3: Indiana is the first state which has made complete conscription arrangements. Last Saturday anticipating the enactment of the conscription bill, Governor Goodrich named ninety-two county conscription boards which are to take the census … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 28-May 4

From The Indianapolis news, Tuesday, May 1: This was Suffrage Calling Day. Visiting suffragists bearing the yellow badge and armed with a pencil and pad formed the May Day cohort by which every woman in Indianapolis will be urged to … Read More

Indycars at Alabama

The Indycar boys met last Sunday at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham Alabama for the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama— the third leg of the Indycar season. Once again qualifying was dominated by the Team Penske Chevys. Will Power … Read More

Rose Mary’s Words of Wisdom Upon Growing Old, Part 2

Whether they’re wise or foolish, we very rarely heed other people’s advice or insights, including those of physicians who warn us about salt, exercise and weight! This story bears repeating: When our friend and former colleague, Helen Ernstes, was in … Read More