Free Crime Prevention Workshops Available

INDIANAPOLIS — Recent business robberies and home burglaries on the east side have put many people on edge. However, armed with expert information, residents can take steps to make themselves less of a target. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it will offer lunch-and-learn crime prevention presentations to local businesses in Marion County. The 30-minute presentations are designed to provide important safety information within the typical employee lunch break. Local businesses and agencies are encouraged to offer the free programming at their place of business as a service … Read More

Near Eastside Congress Slated for Feb. 20

INDIANAPOLIS — Join NESCO and near eastside residents and stakeholders Feb. 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at East Tenth Street United Methodist Church (2327 E. 10th St.) to celebrate the near eastside community, meet neighbors, and learn about strategic initiatives. The Congress will start with the standing tradition of a pitch-in breakfast and networking from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Neighbors are asked to bring a breakfast dish to share. Beverages will be provided by the Congress steering committee. Come and see who will be the next NESCO Legend … Read More

Lecture Examines Revival of Historic Main Streets

INDIANAPOLIS — In a free lecture on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center, national preservation expert Vincent L. Michael examines the history of the Main Street program, founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1977, and its impact on communities. Dr. Michael will also explore the role of preservation in community planning, and discuss international heritage areas that focus on community and economy, an outgrowth of the Main Street program. As one of the three pilot communities in 1977, Madison played an important role in … Read More

Marion County Transit Plan Implementing Indy Connect

INDIANAPOLIS — Based on years of planning, IndyGo, with the support of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), is shepherding a Marion County transit plan through a public involvement process. Throughout the month of February, public meetings, community outreach, and input opportunities will solidify a strategy for significant mass transit improvements in Indianapolis. This spring, the IndyGo Board of Directors could endorse a Marion County plan aligned with this regional strategy while serving local needs. By 2021, the expanded system would bring high-frequency service … Read More

Meet the Artists at Central Library

INDIANAPOLIS — The works of prominent local African-American artists will be on display during the 28th annual Meet the Artists exhibit, continuing through March 26 at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. This year’s version of Meet the Artists features works by 21 artists representing a variety of mediums. The exhibit, sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library’s African-American History Committee, has become one of the city’s premiere cultural events while providing an avenue for African-American artists to showcase their works. Participating artists include Kevin Johnson (mixed media); Alison … Read More

ICAN Sells “Puppy Love” Valentines

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) is selling “Puppy Love” valentines again to help raise funds for its service dog training program. Five years ago, the organization introduced these special  gift box valentines and offered an unique delivery option that included a visit from a service dog in training to businesses, schools, retirement communities and healthcare facilities located within 20 miles of the Indianapolis downtown area. ICAN is happy to again offer these valentine gift boxes along with the service dog delivery option for 2016. Also new to … Read More

Mayor Appoints Eastsiders to Administration

INDIANAPOLIS — Following the first cabinet meeting of his administration, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the appointment of several new hires including: Linda Broadfoot as Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, Jason Larrison as Director of the Department of Code Enforcement, Emily Mack as Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, Lori Miser as Director of the Department of Public Works, Sarah Riordan as the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, and Maxine Russell as Director of the Department of Minority and Women Business Development. Linda Broadfoot lives in … Read More

Oaklandon Civic Theatre Presents A Passion for Harmony

INDIANAPOLIS — Philip Gulley’s heart-warming stories have been skillfully adapted for stage by local playwright James Trofatter. The Oaklandon Civic Theatre will present A Passion for Harmony Feb. 26-March 6 at the theatre, 6450 Oaklandon Rd. Tickets are $12. Easter … Read More

Q Artistry Presents White City Murder

INDIANAPOLIS — Q Artistry will open a new musical, White City Murder, in March 2016 starring Claire Wilcher and Ben Asaykwee. The two person musical will explore the life of H. H. Holmes through the eyes of the Columbian Exposition … Read More

Khaos Company Theatre Presents The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

INDIANAPOLIS — Khaos Company Theatre will present a loving tale between a mother and “son” in the United Kingdom during the height of WWI. There will be performances on Valentine’s Day weekend for The Old Lady Shows Her Medals written … Read More

Mutt Strut 2016 Moves to Garfield Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Mutt Strut will be held on Sunday, May 15 in a new location, Indy’s historic Garfield Park. Mutt Strut is IndyHumane’s largest annual fundraiser, with a goal to raise $400,000 for the pets and programs at the Humane … Read More

Carole Lombard Film Featured at Garfield Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Fort Wayne native Carole Lombard will make her second appearance at the Garfield Park Arts Center’s 2016 Vintage Movie Nights on Sat., Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., in Rumba (1935) with frequent co-star George Raft. Film historian Eric … Read More

Hoopla Video & Music Streaming Comes to IndyPL

Hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and music albums are now available for free streaming directly to one’s computer or mobile device from The Indianapolis Public Library through a partnership with hoopla digital, a popular online streaming service featuring … Read More

The Last Minute Rush

I stopped by the neighborhood Kroger to grab bread and milk, focused on getting home to start dinner, and the date on the calendar was the farthest thing from my mind. As I  headed for the dairy department I saw … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 12-19

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 18: Campaign advertising in motion picture theaters is having its first real try-out in Indianapolis and in other Indiana cities. Warren T. McCray, one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, is … Read More

True Love

Good grief! I’ve turned the pages in our calendar twice since Christmas, and here we are at Valentine’s Day. While I was in the hospital, one of the young nurses asked me how long Bill and I had been married. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 12-19

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, February 15: The Indiana committee of the Commission for Belgium Relief has been consolidated with the Michigan committee in Detroit. Indiana committee chairman Henry Lane Wilson said Hoosiers have been generous to appeals for help … Read More

Peyton Finally Has Two Rings

The Big Dance is over. The NFL season ended with kind of a fairy tale finish as the Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos in pulling off a mild upset in beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10. The  irresistible force (Panther … Read More

Applause!: Feb. 12-19

• Little Flower Neighborhood will be offering a “speed neighboring” event Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Shi-Kay Lounge, 1514 N. Emerson. It will kind of be like speed dating, but instead of a date, you get to meet … Read More

Social Literacy

I saw a TV advertisement with this text: “More then (sic) free prescriptions;” another ad’s text touted “signiture (sic) tacos.” A large audience of television viewers were treated to advertisements with gross errors; the first used an adverb in the … Read More

Charlie Osborne and the Hiccup

I love trivia, but frankly, who doesn’t? Trivia occupies the mind, makes you feel smarter than you really are, and sometimes leads your mind down totally different paths than you first started out on. For example, it was almost 94 … Read More

Advertising Deals For This Month

February is a busy month at the Weekly View! We have two great advertising/marketing sections that are priced right for your business. We’re also taking last-minute ads for our annual Business Card Directory. We’ll design the ad for you at … Read More

East 10th St. Civic Association to Dissolve

INDIANAPOLIS —  The East 10th Street Civic Association (E10SCA) has been a catalyst in helping to transform the Near Eastside. Over those years, they have been instrumental in bringing new businesses to East 10th St., as well as promoting green … Read More

To Kill a Mockingbird at the IRT

To Kill a Mockingbird, the classic American novel by Harper Lee, was published in 1960 and its themes still resonate today. The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s latest production of this important work is rich in the imagery and tension that made … Read More

Rep. Kirchhofer Named State Dir. for Women in Government Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was recently sworn in as a state director for the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG). Kirchhofer joins 199 fellow female state legislators who currently serve in this role. Kirchhofer will serve … Read More

Mythic Indy Collection Launches Feb. 5

INDIANAPOLIS — Mythic Indy, a collection of quirky stories set in Indianapolis and written by notable Indiana authors, is now available. Proceeds from the $25 book will benefit Second Story, a nonprofit that helps kids learn to love creative writing. … Read More

Childhood Vaccines Offer Protection from Serious or Potentially Fatal Diseases

To help your child grow into a healthy adult, I highly recommend children receiving all immunization (vaccines) from birth to age 18. Vaccination is a way of creating immunity to certain diseases by using small amounts of a killed or … Read More

Community Invited to YMCA Valentine Dances

INDIANAPOLIS — Local YMCA’s will host Valentine Dances for Families from Feb. 5-19 at various YMCA’s throughout the area. Dads and daughters, moms and sons, grandparents and grandchildren or anyone who wants to have an evening of fun are invited … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 5-12

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, February 5: Services will be held at Deaconess Hospital, 202 N. Senate Av. tomorrow afternoon in memory of Miss Margaret Hamilton, a graduate nurse of the hospital, who died in France, October 22. Nurse Hamilton … Read More

The Long Goodbye

The Case Manager at Community East, registered nurse Lisa Gading, told me a touching story about her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. I interviewed Lisa who hopes to add to the understanding of the process that people go through. … Read More

Toy Cap Guns

One of the truly All-American toys, cap guns have struck a nostalgic chord with today’s collectors. Abundant and often affordable, their appeal has landed them in the top 10 collectible toys from the 20th Century and their popularity continues to … Read More

Jazz and Pool

I was sitting in the Coal Yard Coffee Company bobbing my head to the bump of the upright bass when a man approached me and said, “You shoot pool? Your hat…” I looked up, surprised, then took off my hat: … Read More

Applause! Feb. 5-12

• Thank you to everyone who came out to the Seed Swap on Jan. 30. There was a great group of people, lots of seeds and stories swapped, and great information for this year’s garden. • Did you know that … Read More

Sports Scoring Potpourri

The most goals scored by a single team in a professional hockey game was 16 by the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens beat the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3 on March 3, 1920. That same year the Canadiens combined with the Toronto St. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 5-12

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, February 8: Indianapolis opened its first public school exclusively for foreigners last night with the enrollment of more than sixty men and three women representing ten nationalities — Greek, Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Turk, Armenian, … Read More

Whatever Happened to John Brisker? Part 2

For three seasons (1969-71), John Brisker ruled the ABA. He averaged 26.1 pts per game, which is crazy good, but more importantly, he led the league in fights and his intimidation factor was off the charts. In an outlaw league … Read More