Next Steps on the Pennsy

The Indianapolis greenways system will get a little longer by July 2015 if all goes according to plan. The long-awaited second phase of the Pennsy Trail on the east side will be discussed at the next Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) meeting August 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St. (Public Assembly Room, Second Floor). The public is invited to the meeting. The first phase of the Pennsy stretched from Arlington Ave. to Shortridge Rd. and was completed in 2009. The 1.2 miles of paved … Read More

Volunteers Needed for Benton House Book Sale

IRVINGTON — One of the largest charitable booksales in Indianapolis will be held Friday, July 25 from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 from noon-4 p.m., at the Benton House, 312 S. Downey Avenue. To get ready for the sale, organizers are looking for help carrying boxes up from the basement to the tent in the parking lot (assembly line fashion) on July 23 at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided to volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wissel by calling 317-572-8584 or e-mailing bentonhousebooksale@gmail.com … Read More

Theatre Review: Q Artistry’s ZirkusGrimm

Q Artistry’s 2013 production of ZirkusGrimm was so successful, they decided to do it again this summer. A slightly different cast, some judicious editing, and the addition of some new songs make this zirkus (“circus” in German) a wonderfully new … Read More

Entertainment on the Plaza Continues

GREENFIELD — Entertainment On The Plaza continues with a free performance by The Park Avenue Band on Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m., on the Hancock County Courthouse south lawn and City Plaza in downtown Greenfield. The Park Avenue Band, … Read More

The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Poster Contest

The Historic Irvington Community Council (HICC) is requesting proposals for a poster to commemorate the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival. The poster should represent and reflect the spirit and essence of the event. Entries may be created using a variety of … Read More

Theatre Review: Bobdirex’s Hair

The Age of Aquarius is alive and well in Bobdirex’s production of Hair, now at the Athenaeum. The “American tribal love-rock musical” first took the stage in 1968, and its music has never really left the consciousness of Baby Boomers … Read More

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: July 1864

The sound of improvement can be heard in every quarter of the city. The “splendid” additions taking place on South Meridian Street where the city’s main wholesale business will be carried on and the new buildings “springing up” along Massachusetts … Read More

The Kings of Ebenezer

Although the anniversary date has recently passed, my mind wanders back to a sad incident from 40 years ago. I was almost 12 years old and thunderstruck by the news, and even more stunned by the fact that no one … Read More

The Indiana Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee Luncheon & Gary Lee

This coming Saturday, July 19, the Indiana Gymnastics Hall of Fame will hold its third annual induction of candidates to the IGHOF at the Athenaeum Turners building in downtown Indianapolis. The Hall of Fame was an idea proposed by Betty … Read More

100 Years Ago this Week: July 18-25

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, July 20, 1914: The Fletcher Savings & Trust Co has adopted the Flak system of finger prints for identification of depositors, who are unable to write their names, to insure absolute security and certainty of … Read More

Applause!: July 18-25

• A big thank you to the “anonymous weeders” helping out at Irving Circle. You are a big help in keeping the beds beautiful. •  Connect-2-Help reported recently they have received over 275,000 calls from Indiana residents seeking help with … Read More

Retro Footwear

“Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world” — Marilyn Monroe Shoes reflect our personality, our fashion sense, our role in society and our mood on any given day. Without a word they say, … Read More

The Kindness of Strangers

The landline to my friend’s house rang, and I answered it. “Nancy?” a woman’s voice inquired. I told her that my friend was in Colorado, and I was caretaking the house and animals. “Well, I wanted to tell her that … Read More