Artist Extraordinaire: Art Reception & FUNdraiser at the Bona Thompson

On Sunday, July 31st from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. local Irvington artist Elizabeth (Lisa) Seagull Heeter will have An Art Reception & FUNdraiser at the Bona Thompson, 5350 E. University. I first met this extraordinary artist two years ago at the Irvington Halloween Festival Poster Contest Auction. I had entered and hadn’t won anything, but my poster was being auctioned off and her poster was the first place winner. I looked at it up close trying to figure out how she did it — it was a combination of cut … Read More

Assistance Available for Carrier Employees

INDIANAPOLIS – The city’s Carrier Task Force will partner with Pete the Planner to host a multi-part program for employees affected by the relocation of Carrier’s Indianapolis facility. The program, entitled “Your Money Plan,” will be held over a four month period and provide each shift of displaced Carrier workers and their families resources to begin planning for their financial future, at no cost to them. The “Your Money Plan,” will offer three workshops aimed at preparing workers and their families with a comprehensive financial strategy. The first phase will … Read More

Book Drive to Restock The Public Collection’s Free Book Share Begins

​INDIANAPOLIS  — The Public Collection, an art and literacy project that provides free books for readers of all ages, is hosting a book drive to restock the shelves of its nine Indianapolis-area book share stations. Gently-used books of all kinds can be donated at: • Indianapolis Public Library branch locations • Indianapolis City Market (2nd floor) • Chase Tower • Garden Table restaurant in Broad Ripple • Athleta at The Fashion Mall Large donations can be delivered to the Library Services Center at 2450 N. Meridian St., or donors can … Read More

Irvington Performing Arts Academy Launches Second Semester

IRVINGTON — The Irvington Performing Arts Academy will launch their second semester in mid-August. Classes started last February with a production of the timeless classic Annie with twelve amazing young actors with little to no theatrical experience. The students ages 6-18 performed for two audiences of over 300 people in late April. Recently, the group held a musical theater camp at the Irving Theater, and are eager to start classes beginning mid-August and will offer a musical theater class featuring the Disney Classic Cinderella, a beginning theater basics class and … Read More

Church Brothers Car Show Cancelled for 2016, Organizers Working on 2017 Event

INDIANAPOLIS — In spite of weeks of efforts to schedule a make-up date for the 3rd annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show, company president Ted McClintic has made it official: the 2016 car show has been cancelled. The event, … Read More

It’s Time to Call-the-Fever

INDIANAPOLIS — Children of all ages and families are invited to hear members of the Indiana Fever women’s basketball team read their favorite stories in children’s literature during “Call-the-Fever” on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line. By dialing … Read More

Non-profits Work to Improve Civic Engagement, Voting

INDIANAPOLIS – With the presidential election around the corner and Bicentennial celebrations in full swing, patriotism and civic duty are top of mind for many Hoosiers. Spirit & Place, alongside Indiana Humanities, aims to keep this momentum going by drawing … Read More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 Release Party at Bookmamas

After nineteen years, our beloved magical characters from the Harry Potter saga are grown up with children of their own. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2 starts at the train station as Harry and Ginny’s son … Read More

PAWS Hosts Pool Party & Dog Dive Contest

GREENFIELD — On Sat., Aug. 13, Partners for Animal Welfare Society is hosting its 12th Annual PAWS Pool Party and Dog Dive Contest at Riley Park Pool, 300 Apple St., Greenfield.  The Dog Dive Contest begins at 10 a.m. There … Read More

48 Years Ago

The national political conventions of the last two weeks have been full of controversy and upheaval. There has been more hate spewing and fist shaking than at anytime in recent memory. Social media has become a platform for everyone to … Read More

The “Ice House”

While we may complain of sweltering summer days of ninety degree temperatures, relief is readily available in our air conditioned homes or businesses and shopping centers. We suffer through traffic delays in our air conditioned cars, and even if we … Read More

Friday Night Fights at Rock Steady Boxing

INDIANAPOLIS — Rock Steady Boxing will hold its 2nd Annual Friday Night Fights with Golden Gloves of Indiana. The event will feature special guest Frank Martin, the first fighter from Indianapolis to win the Golden Gloves national title since 1984. … Read More

What’s in a Name?

A 15-year-old boy, having been directed by adults to file an income tax return, did so; he received a letter of inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service that asked why the name on his return was different from the name … Read More

Heyward-Wakefield: Elegant Simplicity

Heywood Brothers built their first chair in the family barn in 1826. Over the next decade they grew into one of the most respected furniture factories in the U.S., challenged only by the opening of the Wakefield Rattan Company in … Read More

World War 1 100 Years Ago: July 29-Aug. 4

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, August 1, 1916: Unless Hoosiers respond generously this week to the appeal for “little luxuries” for Indiana’s National Guard in Texas, the carload to be sent by the Woman’s Press Club of Indiana will be … Read More

The End of July . . .

The Brickyard Wrap Up I watched the end of the race on line on YouTube. It looked very similar to the 2015 Brickyard end. Kyle Busch easily took the checkered flag but with Matt Kenseth rather than Joey Lagano in … Read More

Rites of Passage

“To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) . . . ” Bill and I have become great grandparents! The years have sped by so that I didn’t realize how old we’ve become. The birth of … Read More

The Death of the VCR and the Birth of MTV, Part 1

Another birthday is coming up for this guy on July 30th. Like most fellows, I don’t pay much attention after all these years. If it weren’t for my lovely family making a fuss, it would be just another day for … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: July 29-Aug. 4

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, August 3, 1916: The proposed codification of the city ordinances before the Indianapolis city council has a section making the molestation of any birds, their nests, eggs or young punishable by a fine up to … Read More

Applause!: July 29-Aug. 4

• Indy Parks recently opened a brand new park serving the south east side of town. Wildwood Park at 8100 Southeastern Ave., is the result of $1 million of public and private funds. The park has a water spray ground, … Read More