57th Annual Flower & Patio Show: A Preview of Spring

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers have suffered through one of the coldest winters on record, but come March 14, when doors open to the 57th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show, they can get a breath of warmth and spring. One of the largest flower and patio shows of its kind in the U.S. runs Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Expo Hall and West Pavilion, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis. Inspired by the theme Fresh!, this year’s exhibition will present over 50 inspiring Showcase, Exhibitor … Read More

German Church Rezoning Request to be Continued Until March 18

CUMBERLAND — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission was scheduled to consider a rezoning request on March 4 that, if passed, would move a 100-year-old church on East Washington Street and German Church Road a step closer to being razed for another gas station and 24-hour convenience store. City-County Councilor Ben Hunter filed a request to continue the hearing to March 18 to allow him time to get all the parties together to discuss the matter. The MDC Hearing Examiner gave the request a favorable opinion on Feb. 12, but the … Read More

Sidewalk, Trails Slated for Lawrence

LAWRENCE — Students who walk or cycle to Lawrence Central High School and Belzer Middle School can look forward to a safer trek when a sidewalk on the drawing table for 16 years will finally be installed on the north side of 56th Street between Boy Scout Road and Franklin Road. In addition, a trail connecting Sunnyside and Oaklandon roads and not far from Amy Beverland Elementary School will be built for pedestrians and cyclists in the corridor once proposed for an extension of 79th Street. Back in the late … Read More

Protected Bike Lanes Coming to New York and Michigan Streets

INDIANAPOLIS — Protected bike lanes will be installed on New York and Michigan streets between College Ave. and Rural, with construction on the project beginning in May and completed in October. The city project, part of the RebuildIndy initiative, will … Read More

2015 NESCO Congress Rescheduled

INDIANAPOLIS — NESCO, in Partnership with East 10th Street Civic Association, will present the 2015 NESCO Congress: “Bring on the Biz!” The Congress will be held March 7 from 8 a.m. – noon at East Tenth Street United Methodist (2327 … Read More

Eastside Beautification Project Planned

INDIANAPOLIS — Peace Learning Center (PLC) is seeking volunteers and support for its Koinonia Project, a beautification service opportunity for youth and adults, that will empower more than 200 children and youth to participate in the revitalization of Indianapolis’ east … Read More

Well-Child Checkups are Important for All Children

To help your child grow into a healthy adult, I highly recommend regular well-child visits. These visits are especially important when children are younger and developing quickly. During well-child checkups, your child’s doctor will give any vaccines that are due … Read More

Epilogue Players Presents “I Never Sang For My Father”

INDIANAPOLIS — I Never Sang For My Father by Robert Anderson will be presented by the Epilogue Players weekends March 6th-22nd. Productions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The play involves … Read More

Maple Syrup Demo at Southeastway Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Did you know that it takes about 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, or that real maple syrup is fat free and has the same amount of calcium as whole milk? Visit Southeastway … Read More

Indy Parks Holds Meetings About Future

INDIANAPOLIS — City residents are invited to attend public meetings held in each Township as part of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Planning process. The department is seeking input from residents about the amenities they want. Upcoming meetings include: … Read More

Part of Franklin Rd. Renamed Craig Herbert Way

LAWRENCE — Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup recently renamed a portion of Franklin Road Officer Craig Herbert Way in honor of the Lawrence police officer who was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago. The dedication took place on … Read More

Nominations Open for Library’s African-American Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS — Nominations of local African-American women are being sought from March 8 – 22 for a nationally-touring exhibition, “Women of a New Tribe,” that will appear in Indianapolis August 3 – September 26, 2015 at Central Library, 40 E. … Read More

Gone Fishin’

When our seven-year-old was still going strong at midnight, Grandpa Jon resorted to blackmail with a promise to take him fishing in the morning if he would just go to bed. I am thinking it was around 1:30 a.m. when … Read More

It’s Time to Get the Fever for 2015

It’s the first week in March and it’s time to start gearing up for the 2015 Indiana Fever’s 2015 regular season. The Fever is starting it’s 16th season in Indianapolis. Hard to believe I talked with the Indiana Fever’s Media … Read More

Life Hacks

I saw this post on a social media page: “Why is everything a ‘hack’ all of a sudden. Vinegar hacks, cooking hacks, curling iron hacks. What does that mean and how did it start? I don’t remember hearing it before … Read More

John Lennon’s Lost Weekend, Part 1

In the summer of 1973, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s marriage was in trouble. Living up to her reputation as a provocateur, Ono tried to save her marriage by suggesting that her husband start an affair with their assistant, May … Read More

Applause!: March 6-13

• The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to help provide transportation for patients in Marion County, especially in the eastside community. To find out how you can help, call Robin Rockel, at 317-344-7812 or e-mail robin.rockel@cancer.org. • Community volunteers … Read More

Life at the Intersection of Luck and Love: The Newlyweds

Several people responded to last week’s column about the differences between men and women. Neil wrote that all couples have similar experiences. My old friend, John, mentioned the control of the thermostat. One of my friends surreptitiously turns down the … Read More

100 Years Ago: March 6-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, March 10, 1915: Thirty-two new Ford sedan cars led a two-mile long automobile parade, that included a truck carrying a band, through streets crowded with spectators to yesterday’s gala opening of the Ford Motor Company’s … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 6-13

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, March 10, 1915: The United German Societies of Indianapolis are making an effort to present to the public a series of authentic motion pictures which were not staged, but snatched by the camera man as … Read More