Walk to Remember Carries Message of Love 2,000 Miles

INDIANAPOLIS – On Oct. 11, more than 1,000 adults and children, many holding balloons, gathered in Sarah T. Bolton Park in Beech Grove. They took this time to remember children, grandchildren and siblings lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and newborn loss. Between songs and prayers, they heard the names of their lost infants read. For 29 years, the annual Walk to Remember has been a part of many central Indiana families’ way of honoring these special sons and daughters during Infant Loss Awareness Month. Balloons have been a symbol of loss … Read More

Halloween Festival Winners!

IRVINGTON — Winners of the many contests that make up a part of the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival were announced at the Street Fair on Oct. 25. In the Human Costume Contest, ages 0-5 Sarah and Matthew Heinze took home the first place prize as Siamese cat twins, complete with song. Second place went to Andrew Kennedy as a junior fire chief, with dalmatian, in homemade firetruck and third was Annabelle Hawk as the Wicked Witch of the West. For ages 6-9, first place went to Nora Hopper-Gaunce as a … Read More

New City-County Building Plaza to serve as “Community’s Backyard”

INDIANAPOLIS — The winner in the City-County Building Plaza Design Competition was recently announced by city officials. The winning design by Design Collective features a splash park, ice rink, café, game area, presentation platform and outdoor seating area. It also recognizes the former Marion County Courthouse that stood on that site until its demolition in 1962 by outlining the footprint of the building with pavers. “The winning plan will recreate the City-County Building Plaza into downtown’s new backyard,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “This design encourages people to come downtown year-round … Read More

KidsPlay Presents “CSI Neverland”

GREENFIELD — KidsPlay, Inc. children’s theatre will present Wade Bradford’s CSI Neverland on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 9th at 2 p.m. at the HJ Ricks Centre for the Arts at 122 … Read More

IMPD Swears in 28 New Police Recruits

INDIANPOLIS — On Oct. 27, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department swore in 28 new recruits which comprise the 10th IMPD Recruit Class. Mayor Ballard’s 2015 budget will allow IMPD to hire 90 more recruits next year and 280 recruits between … Read More

Nativity’s Long-Time Coach Retires

INDIANAPOLIS — Coach Jim Mahin was honored during Nativity Catholic School’s homecoming festivities on Sun., Sept. 21. Jim started his coaching career for Nativity Catholic School in 1986, and coached for 28 consecutive years. He not only taught his players … Read More

KIB Named a Dog-Friendly Company

INDIANAPOLIS — Barker Kitsen, a San Francisco-based, national blog catering to urban pet parents has recently named Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) as one of the most dog-friendly small businesses across the country. Since 2013, KIB has had a formal … Read More

Library Plan Reflects National Report on Libraries’ Future

INDIANAPOLIS — The existence of the nation’s public libraries as a virtual and physical place to meet emerging community needs makes them uniquely equipped to thrive in this new information-rich, knowledge-based society, according to a report by the Aspen Institute … Read More

Wake Up Everybody

There is so much hatred, war and poverty.. –Wake Up Everybody The Heartland Film Festival gave me an opportunity to sample an eclectic selection of fine films, including “Drunktown’s Finest,” an examination of Native-American lives and stereotypes; “Amira and Sam,” … Read More

Applause!: Oct. 31-Nov. 7

• Many thanks to all the donors and volunteers that have contributed to the mural at E. 10th and N. Sherman Dr. The online fundraiser to continue the beautification work throughout the Rivoli Park neighborhood continues through Nov. 7th. New … Read More

Interesting NFL Weekend

The NFL experienced one of the most unusual if not exciting midterms last weekend. For most of the teams it was their eighth game of the schedule, so the first half of the season is now in the record books. … Read More

Able to Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

If someone were to refer to you as a pannapictagraphist would you: A. need to see a doctor? B. start a diet immediately? or C. confess to a priest and never ever do that again? You most likely wouldn’t do … Read More

Sylvia —The Likens Story

During my dance with ink and paper I have met Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, statesmen, scholars, moon-walking astronauts, government and law enforcement officials, criminals, Hall of Fame athletes, stars of stage, screen, radio and TV and a vast assortment of … Read More

New Leaves Amidst the Old, Part 2

Although I sometimes write about the golden days of youth, here in the wintertime of my years, I am no Pollyanna who sees the world through rose-tinted glasses. The warm fuzzies of nostalgia can do only so much to warm … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 7

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, November 1, 1914: The king of mirth reigned supreme in Indianapolis last night as thousands of joyous masqueraders marched in a grand carnival procession that wended its way through downtown streets. An immense crowd of … Read More

World War II 100 Years Ago: Oct. 31-Nov. 7

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, November 6, 1914:  The time for receiving donations for the “Christmas Ship” has elapsed. The various toys and other articles are packed and soon the last shipment will be sent to New York. Hoosiers may … Read More