FACE Clinic Ready to Cut the Ribbon on Expanded Facility

FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic will officially cut the ribbon Saturday, Feb. 24, to open its new medical facility that serves as the state’s largest low-cost, high-volume clinic for companion animals. The ribbon cutting will take place from 11:15-11:40 a.m. at the clinic. The new clinic, which was funded through private donations and philanthropic support, consists of a 7,000 sq. foot expansion to its current space at 1505 Massachusetts Ave. The expansion included the renovation of the current clinic and the construction of a new second-story addition. The total project cost … Read More

IMPD PAL Club Member Recieves Full Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Police Athletic League (PAL) club recently congratulated a past participant on receiving a scholarship to Illinois State University. Bryce Jefferson started playing with the PAL club football league at age 7. Bryce played football for the PAL club until he turned 13. During those years, he was introduced to great leaders, mentors, and coaches that saw his potential and helped him develop on and off the field. Bryce continued to play football for Perry Middle School during his 7th and 8th grade … Read More

Paws & Think Therapy Dogs Visit ProAct Kids in Action

INDIANAPOLIS — Paws & Think therapy dogs visited six schools —Charles Fairbanks, Oaklandon, Raymond Brandes, Sunnyside, Crestview, and Mary Castle — in the Indianapolis area as part of ProAct’s Kids in Action Program. During these visits, the therapy dog handler discussed things like: how to approach a dog, how to care for dogs, what makes a responsible pet owner, how to read dog body language, differences between therapy dogs and service dogs, and a discussion on the importance of therapy dogs to the community. The goal of these visits is … Read More

Beech Grove Schools Receive IndyPL Library Cards

BEECH GROVE — More than 2,800 students in grades K – 12 at five Beech Grove public schools can now access The Indianapolis Public Library’s growing collection of digital and physical materials and online research databases with their new IndyPL Library cards. The eResource card provides students access to eBooks; eAudiobooks; streaming video, music and magazines; and more than 80 online databases to help with their academic study. The special card allows limited borrowing of books and other physical items, but young children can upgrade to a full Library card … Read More

Neighborhoods May be Impacted by North Split Reconstruction

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced in September 2017 their intention to reconstruct the I-65/I-70 split beginning in 2020. The scope of the project is huge, including the rehabilitation, replacement, and/or widening of 32 bridges, reconfiguration of the I-65 exit and entrance ramps on 11th and 12th streets, the addition of lanes on I-65 and I-70, and a reconstruction of the North Split interchange. The state noted that the interchange was 50 years ago, and can no longer handle the large amounts of traffic that flow through the interchange. … Read More

State Announces New Initiatives to Combat Opioid Crisis

INDIANA —  The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced two initiatives as part of the state’s effort to attack the drug epidemic. First, the Next Level Recovery website, www.in.gov/recovery, now has a new geolocation feature designed to help Hoosiers find Division of Mental Health and Addiction-certified addiction treatment providers throughout the state. Additionally, FSSA is preparing to open a new addiction residential treatment unit specializing in opioid use disorder at Richmond State Hospital to support Hoosiers with an immediate need of services, particularly those in East Central Indiana. The … Read More

Sheffield Woods Named Neighborhood of the Month

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that Sheffield Woods will be the City’s Neighborhood of the Month for February, 2018. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative showcases the unique culture, history, and neighborhood groups that make Indianapolis special. Sheffield Woods, made up of an estimated 250 homes on Indianapolis’ northeast side, is a community dedicated to the safety and well-being of its neighbors — a dedication exemplified by the Sheffield Woods Neighborhood Association.  Formed in 1996, their achievements encapsulate how the efforts of a single neighborhood can make our city … Read More

Cinderella at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS — Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s Pyramid Players present the classic fairy tale Cinderella live on stage select dates starting through March 17. This Prince Street Players production of Cinderella is a magical retelling of the beloved story in … Read More

Is President’s Day Really a Holiday?

Monday the 19th was President’s Day, or at least it was in Indiana. There are some states who don’t celebrate the Lincoln part of it. A few states don’t celebrate it at all, and several more only celebrate Washington’s birthday. … Read More

Ante Up

Happily tossing three coins in a Roman fountain may be romantic and putting another nickel in the nickelodeon, as the old song says, may bring love and “music, music, music,” but grudgingly travelers ante up for the daily privilege of … Read More

IACS Announces Partnership With New York Rescue

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) recently announced a new partnership that will save the lives of hundreds of cats each year. On Friday, February 16th, 20 cats were transported to an SPCA rescue group in New York. IACS … Read More

Hancock Co. Launches PulsePoint App

GREENFIELD — Hancock Health, Hancock County 911 Center and Emergency Medical Services leaders have joined forces to bring the lifesaving PulsePoint app to Hancock County. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in … Read More

Give Me That Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

In 1913, the U.S. Navy issued a lightweight shirt in the shape of a “T” to be worn as an  undergarment. It was a round necked collarless shirt, usually made of cotton and, at its inception, it appeared to be … Read More

Daytona 500

The twenty-seven year old  Austin Dillon won the 2018 Daytona 500, the first race of the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series in his #3 Richard Childress Chevy. Daytona is the Crown Jewel of NASCAR racing and one of the world’s … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 23-March 1

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, February 23: The first Girl Scout Troop in Indianapolis has been organized in Irvington by twenty girls between the ages of ten and eighteen. The new troop is officially designated Red Clover Troop No. 1, … Read More

Don’t Touch Anything

“What are you allowed to touch in the bathroom?” My daughter was querying my granddaughter, reviewing the “Rules For the Usage of Public Restrooms.” Imani promptly answered her mother: “The toilet paper.” I laughed, then cringed, for I had damaged … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 23-March 1

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, February 25: The War Department will send 500 men to Indianapolis high schools Emmerich Manual Training and Arsenal Technical April 1 for specialty training in blacksmithing, automobile repair, and gunsmithing. Purdue University will provide instruction … Read More

Thomas Edison in Indianapolis

The most famous and prolific inventor of all time, Thomas Alva Edison died over 85 years ago. His  tremendous influence on modern life remains unchallenged by any other American, living or dead. Edison’s inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, … Read More

The Reel West Exhibit at Eiteljorg Examines Westerns

INDIANAPOLIS – Generations of Americans have enjoyed the Westerns that galloped across screens at the movies and on TV. Now visitors can experience a new exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum that takes an in-depth look at the historic, artistic and … Read More

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse at the IRT

INDIANAPOLIS — Will has a cozy, familiar home in a boot in the barn. But when his cousin Monty takes him to the big, dangerous city, Will learns to wade through plush carpets, climb hot water pipes and outwit mischievous … Read More

“Singin’ in the Rain” at Garfield Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Film historian Eric Grayson will screen the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, on Sat., Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. “This … Read More

“The Bridges of Madison County” at Footlite Musicals

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis’ oldest continuing community theatre will present The Bridges of Madison County at its home theater, the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St. March 2-18. Curtain times for its Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances is 7:30 p.m. … Read More

Organizations Team to Assist Employers in Battling Opioid Epidemic

INDIANAPOLIS — Joining forces with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration in its effort to combat the opioid epidemic, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana recently announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative. The impact of … Read More

Applause!: Feb. 16-22

• Indianapolis Shakespeare Company will be holding auditions for the Travelling Troupe on February 25-26 at Butler University, Lilly Hall. Call backs are scheduled for February 27th. Auditions are by appointment only. Visit www.indyshakes.com to book your audition. • Spades … Read More

My Left Foot

When I was a teen, I leapt and gamboled as if I were a young colt; I ran for the pure joy of it, and showed off my springs by jumping up to slap street signs. One day while on … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 16-22

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, February 20: The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce war contract bureau has been so successful in obtaining war contracts for Indiana businesses that in many parts of the United States it is known as the “Indianapolis … Read More

200 Years Ago: Feb. 16-22

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, February 21: Jacob Dorsey Forrest, general manager of the Citizens Gas Co, notified city officials today “that every public and private consideration at this time warrants the complete suspension of gas main extensions.” Although franchise … Read More

Come Visit the Catacombs

Next Wednesday, you have a special opportunity to explore one of Indianapolis’ most unique historic landmarks: the Catacombs under City Market. On Wednesday, February 21st from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., you are invited to visit the Catacombs courtesy John Barnes, … Read More

An American Classic — the Lunch Box

The America of the 1800s was a time of growth and development of the country’s infrastructure. Building railroads and roadways, clearing forests, working the mines and manning the factories required an immense amount of manpower, and when lunchtime came . … Read More

Frank Reich Will Guide the Horseshoe

Just in case you have not gotten the word, Frank Reich is the Colts’ new head coach. The 56 year old Pennsylvanian Is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he played quarterback. He was drafted by Bill Polian … Read More