Growing and Green on the East Side

Back in the day, you could call the local grocery store and they would put it together, and a kid on a bike would deliver it to your door. Then self-serve supermarkets came on the scene and put the corner grocer out of business, and forced everyone to get in cars to drive to the store for their weekly food purchases. While the vast majority of people shop for food in the store, a few are beginning to discover the joys of “calling it in” and having their groceries delivered … Read More

IMPD HQ to Get Mural

Partnership for Lawrence, Indianapolis Police, and the arts community are teaming up to create a mural for East District headquarters offices. The mural will be created indoors, in the roll call room, where officers will be able to see it every day before shifts. The design is open to competition and anyone may submit their idea to represent the theme of the mural: IMPD East District serving the East Side Community, working together to build a Better Quality of Life. The community will be invited to help paint the winning … Read More

Nativity Titan Archers Aim for State

INDIANAPOLIS — Nativity Catholic School’s newly formed Titan Archers earned their way to the Indiana State Fairgrounds on March 14 to compete in the Indiana State National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament.  The team is made up of 12 middle school students. Ninety-eight schools with over 2,000 participants from across the state took part in the contest. Top finishers for Nativity were Sarah Prusa, 7th grade, with a score of 264 out of a possible 300, and T.J. LaMarca, 8th grade, with a score of 253. Sixth grader, Ethan … Read More

South Side Resident Wins Indianapolis Hospitality Top Honor

INDIANAPOLIS — Southport Antique Mall (SAM) employee Geri Bell, was one of eleven award winners who were selected from a record breaking 102 nominees for the 2015 Rose Awards. Mayor Ballard, Josh Kauffman and local RTV6 personalities were on hand … Read More

Spring Has Sprung

I know Daylight Savings Time (DST) has its fans and foes, but life has been so much different since the time change and the advent of Spring! 9-5’ers now have a life after work, and hopefully the bitter sting of … Read More

What I Learned in Paris at the IRT

What I Learned in Paris, the latest offering by the Indiana Repertory Theatre, is another masterful production in their very strong season. Written by Pearl Cleage, the play is set in 1973 Atlanta, just as the first African-American mayor of … Read More

A Quiet Hero: A Life of Ryan White by Nelson Price

In 1985, 14 year old Ryan White just wanted to go to school like other teens. Unfortunately, he had the misunderstood and dreaded disease AIDS. At that time, other parents feared that Ryan would contaminate their children through casual contact … Read More

That Ayres Look

Those of us who grew up in Indianapolis before the early 1990s know that L. S. Ayres was the premiere department store in Indianapolis. The You Are There: That Ayres Look exhibit just opened March 14th at the Eugene and … Read More

Farewell to a True Golden Knight

Sad news for all Arlington High School Golden Knights. Scott Tegarden of the Class of 1968 has gone to the hands of the Lord after a life well lived. During his academic career at Arlington High School, Scott was a … Read More

Poet, former UIndy prof Alice Friman to speak April 1

INDIANAPOLIS — Poet, professor and former local resident Alice Friman will return April 1 for a reading and discussion at the University of Indianapolis. Now living in Milledgeville, Ga., where she is poet-in-residence at Georgia College, Friman is professor emerita … Read More

Applause!: March 27-April 3

• The members of the Indiana Photographic Society present “Window on the World,” Through the Lens Photography Exhibit IX from April 4-25 at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. There will be about 80-90 photographs on display. The … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 27-April 3

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, March 30, 1915: The Indiana Peace Society held its first annual meeting last night at the Y. M. C. A.  Speakers expressed the belief that the world was never more in need of peaceful movements … Read More

Sponsoring an Indy Car

I recently received an e-mail from Scott Cooper of Cutters RT. The team has British driver Jay Howard entered in this year’s Indy 500 in the #97 Green Machine Dallara/Honda. The team is part of the Bryan Herta Racing Team. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: March 27-April 3

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, March 30, 1915: Technical High School will graduate its first class in June, although the East Side institution will be only three years old. The 16 students who make up the class are finishing up … Read More

Life at the Intersection of Luck and Love: Moving On

Last week I wrote about the process of preparing our Irvington house for sale. The owner of a ranch-style home on three quarters of an acre in nearby Warren Park had accepted our First Right offer. This meant that whoever … Read More

A Thrill I Shall Not Soon Forget, Part 2

The inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, was born in 1861 at the outbreak of the American Civil War. He lived long enough to see the game he created become an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, … Read More

To Sleep, Perhaps?

I saw a program on TV about the business of “sleep.” Apparently, we are a nation of sleep-deprived people, a condition that has spawned an industry to address that. Our choices are many, as long as money is no object. … Read More