Woodruff Place Home, Garden, and Coop Tour June 24-25

INDIANAPOLIS — Visit seven homes, four gardens, three chicken coops, one artist studio, and our treasured Town Hall at the Woodruff Place Home, Garden and Coop Tour June 24 and June 25 from noon-5 p.m.. Neighbors will provide a vintage fashion show at 2 p.m. each day, a display of many beautiful old and new photographs at Town Hall, and live entertainment. Advance sale tickets (credit card sales) are available for $15 online through Eventbrite. The day of tour price is $18 at the Town Hall, 735 Woodruff Place East … Read More

17th Annual Irvington Garden Tour June 25

IRVINGTON — The Irvington Garden Club will host its 17th annual Garden Tour on June 25 from 1-5 p.m. One of the longest running garden tours in Indianapolis, the tour of eight gardens promises to be inspirational and educational. Over the past 17 years, tour guests have had the opportunity to walk shaded paths, witness the flashing shadows of overhead branches on the ground, and maybe, sit on a garden bench surrounded by beautiful flowers, fragrant herbs, well-tended vegetable patch (and possibly a cat). Others have felt the cooling effect … Read More

Re-Entry Education Facility to Close

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) recently announced the agency will close its Indianapolis Re-Entry Education Facility (IREF), located at the corner of New York and Randolph streets on the east side of Indianapolis. IREF is a minimum-custody level facililty with a 420 bed capacity, but currentlyh the facility holds 183 inmates. Previously, IREF operated as the Indiana Women’s Prison, and has been operating continually as a correctional facility since 1873. The closure is expected to occur on or before July 31, 2017 and would reduce the overall … Read More

Local Students Selected for Future Presidents of America Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Eleven students, one from each Marion County School District, have been awarded full scholarships to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s Future Presidents of America youth leadership camp, held from June 26-30. The 11 students, ages 12-16, were chosen by their school district’s superintendent to represent their school district as a credit to their potential as future leaders in the community. This is the third year that Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has hosted the Future Presidents of America youth leadership camp. The following students were selected for the 2017 … Read More

This Week’s Combo Issue: June 23 and 30

The Weekly View’s Summer Combo issue is here! This week’s paper covers two weeks — June 23 and 30.  We will be on vacation, returning to the office bushy-eyed and bright-tailed on July 3, and our next issue will be … Read More

BOBDIREX Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

INDIANAPOLIS —  BOBDIREX, under the direction of Bob Harbin will follow last year’s critically acclaimed premiere of Billy Elliot: The Musical with another Indiana premiere, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. This production will be at Marian University Theatre opening June … Read More

Eskenazi Health Hosts Health Insurance Enrollment Event

INDIANAPOLIS — On Sat., June 24, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus will host a special opportunity for eligible Central Indiana residents to access various health insurance opportunities. Enroll Indianapolis Day at Eskenazi Health will allow … Read More

Fathers and Families Center Honors Deserving Fathers at Annual Luncheon

INDIANAPOLIS — Five dedicated and highly-successful fathers were recognized for their accomplishments by Fathers and Families Center as it celebrated responsible and nurturing dads at its 13th annual Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon, presented by Ryan Consulting Group. The five deserving … Read More

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Offers 4th of July Events

INDIANAPOLIS — If you’re spending the day in Indianapolis hoping to snag a perfect spot to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has fun, free activities for the whole family the day before and … Read More

A Brief History of Father’s Day

While Father’s Day was last weekend, this article still seems appropriate. Father’s Day is still one of the U.S.’s summer holidays. Barbecues and outdoor activities are popular ways to celebrate. I even saw some fireworks Sunday night. Father’s Day started … Read More

Profane, But Not Sordid

While sitting in church one Sunday last month, the pastor spoke the words you don’t want to hear, “I’ve got some bad news.” I settled back in the pew to hear about what is now broken and what small fortune … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, June 29: Mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, sisters and brothers, each carrying a large bunch of flowers, bid farewell to 150 Serbians who left yesterday to fight for the liberty of their people against the Teuton … Read More

The Paul George Fiasco

In an earlier column I outlined a few of the reasons why the Pacers might not be able to financially afford resigning their superstar forward Paul George to a new contract. There was also speculation that his hometown team, the … Read More

100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 24: The Hoosier State Auto Association has completed laying out a system of highways across the state of Indiana. The highways are organized on a business basis, and each county will pay for the … Read More

Applause!: June 23-July 6

• The Marion County Public Health Department and the Northeast District Health Office will be hosting an Eastside Community Day on Wed., June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 6042 East 21st St. (corner of 21st and Arlington). There will … Read More

Other People’s Children

On a recent trip to my “washateria,” a four year-old boy was gamboling about the aisles, roaming from the arcade machines to the folding tables. His mother circled through, occasionally crossing paths with her child as she unloaded washers and … Read More

Collectible Luggage

Antique steamer trunks, vanity cases and even that old Samsonite suitcase you carried off to college in 1987 are at the top of the most wanted collectibles list for the summer of 2017. Collectible vintage luggage is sought by repurposers … Read More

Gus Grissom and Apollo 1

Al is on vacation. This column is reprinted from the February 17, 2012 edition. I’m a space kid. I was born just over a year after America launched her first man into space and I was named by my mother … Read More

Pages of Life

“Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is.” —Henry David Thoreau    Walden Last week I wrote about turning flip-flops through … Read More