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

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