The Lincolns Project: Week 3

Thank you to the many who have dropped by the office with bags of food to help Gaia Works and the community food box in Otterbein, on the corner of 17th and Gladstone. You are making a difference in people’s lives in our community! We will continue collecting nonperishable food through October 31. Our address is 195 N. Shortridge Rd., Suite D; our office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The community food box idea is really taking off, and we’re very happy to see other boxes popping … Read More

IMPD North District Hit By Gunfire

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives are investigating after the North District Headquarters, 3120 E. 30th St., was struck by gunfire. At approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 13, officers were sitting inside North District Headquarters when they heard shots ring out. Officers immediately took cover and began working towards the exit in an attempt to locate the suspect. Before officers could get outside, the suspect had fled the area. Luckily no one was injured in this shooting. The building did sustain damage to some of its windows and … Read More

Expansion on Tap for Triton Brewing Company

LAWRENCE — Triton Brewing Company, a traditional community-based production brewery, recently announced plans to grow its brewing and distribution operations in Indiana. The company, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, has increased its production nearly tenfold since 2011, and its beer is now available in more than 1,500 local and national retailers statewide. Triton Brewing Company, which has brewed more than 1,100 batches since 2011, will invest $435,000 over the next three years at its Indianapolis facility near Fort Benjamin Harrison in order to increase production and expand its Midwest … Read More

PourHouse Overflow Event Nov. 12

INDIANAPOLIS — The PourHouse will host their 10th annual OverFlow event on Sat., Nov. 12th this year. The OverFlow is a one day event for individuals experiencing homelessness to prepare them for the winter. Volunteers distribute coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and hygiene kits. They also have flu shots and other services, food, live music and games. It is a highly anticipated event by our friends living on the street! This year the organization needs supplies to help homeless individuals. They are in dire need of coats in size XL … Read More

Spirit & Place Celebrates 21st Anniversary Nov. 4-13

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2016 Spirit & Place Festival presents HOME as a place, a space, and an idea through 40 events November 4-13. Celebrating its 21st year, the Spirit & Place Festival is Indianapolis’ largest collaborative festival that uses the … Read More

“Ravens Benefit Ride” to Support Irvington Community Schools’ Art and Music Programs

IRVINGTON — In support of Irvington Community School’s K-12 art and music programs, the inaugural “Ravens Ride” will take place Sat., Oct. 29 — the same day as the 70th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival. The Ravens Ride route is approximately … Read More

21st Annual Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair Oct. 29

INDIANAPOLI — On Saturday, Oct. 29, Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner, the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police and community organizations are partnering to present the 21st annual Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair. The Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner … Read More

Hoosiers Asked to Keep Campaign Signs Out of Rights of Way

INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Transportation urges political candidates and their supporters to keep our roads free from encroaching campaign signs for the safety of the motoring public. The signs can block visibility for traffic entering and exiting the … Read More

Otterbein Neighborhood Community Meeting Oct. 20

INDIANAPOLIS — The Otterbein Neighborhood Association will hold their quarterly meeting on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Otterbein UM Church, 5009 E. 21st St. Special guests include Christ Staab, NESCO chair for crime reduction/code enforcement, Scott Wampler presenting a … Read More

Beech Grove Residents Learn Fate of St. Francis Hospital

BEECH GROVE — If you live on 13th Avenue and North of Main Street, or if you live North of Detroit and West of Beechwood Drive, you are requested to attend a meeting concerning the demolition of the old St. … Read More

Raphael Health Center Offers Crucial Catch Day Screenings

INDIANAPOLIS — Raphael Health Center will host A Crucial Catch Day – Screening Saves Lives. The community event is an opportunity to help women reduce their risk for breast cancer by providing education, outreach, navigation and access to cancer screening … Read More

The Octobers of Yesteryear

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” — L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables The human mind’s filing system resembles … Read More

This That and the Other

IndyCar Stuff Two IndyCar teams are switching power plants. Ganassi Racing will drop their Chevrolet engines and go back to Honda power. Chip Ganassi wants another Indianapolis 500 win and believes that the Honda engine has more endurance than the … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 21-27

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, October 22, 1916: The east steps of the State Capitol was the stage yesterday for the Seventh District Woman’s Franchise League’s celebration of Federal Amendment Day. The program included young women clad in Grecian robes … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 21-27

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, October 22, 1916: Indianapolis churches today will participate in the national appeal for financial help to aid the starving and destitute peoples of Armenia and Syria. Yesterday and today were named by President Wilson as … Read More

Applause!: Oct. 21-27

• Things are popping up on East 10th St.! The owners of Broad Ripple Brewpub, the oldest microbrewer in the state (before being a brewer was cool), is closing on the old Mayfair building at 10th and Hamilton. They will … Read More

The Curse of H.H. Holmes, Part 2

In Part 1 of the H.H. Holmes story last week, we joined the chase of America’s First serial killer using the words of his pursuer, Pinkerton Agent Frank Geyer. Obviously for his victims, including 10-year-old Howard Pitezel who Holmes murdered … Read More

It’s Creepy and It’s Spooky

The pumpkins are carved, bags of mini chocolate bars are stacking up and the neighbors lawn is covered with cobwebs and tombstones. Yes, it is once again Halloween season! While for many the spookiest of all holidays comes each year … Read More

Sidewalk Shenanigans

More than 3.1 million U.S. women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1st, 2014. Some inner consciousness of deference guides my interactions with the people I meet on the sidewalks of my wandering. I have not … Read More