Five Thursdays, Five Neighborhoods: Walking Tours in May

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Landmarks in celebration of Preservation Month partners with Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis, will offer a walking tour of a different historic neighborhood every Thursday in May. The 90-minute tours start at 6 p.m. and cost $10 per person. You’ll learn the history of each area and its revitalization, see the range in house styles, get the scoop on average sale prices, and see the interior of a home. Each tour covers about one mile. At the conclusion of the tour, you have the option of continuing … Read More

Lifetime Achievement Award

IRVINGTON— The Irvington Garden Club in conjunction with The Irvington Historical Society presented Paula Lewis with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, April 13th at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center. For over 27 years Paula Lewis has been planting seeds in Irvington. Once planted, they have been watered and nurtured with her love and prayers. Paula started The Irvington Garden Club in 1998 by running an ad in the Eastside Herald asking for those interested in gardening and service to their community. Her faith in God, her love of Music … Read More

Hancock Co. Children’s Choir Heading to Carnegie Hall

HANCOCK CO. — An audience of 300 gathered at Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield on April 12 to attend Flying Free, the Hancock County Children’s Choir’s spring concert. Under the direction of Artistic Choral Director, Gayle Roschi, the choir performed a variety of pieces providing an evening of enjoyable entertainment to a nearly full house. Allen Miller, Butler University faculty and Indianapolis Symphony member, accompanied the choir. Mr. Miller also treated the audience to a solo performance of “Bugler’s Holiday.” Violinist Mr. Johnny Smith, graduate of Indiana University Jacobs … Read More

Registration Open for Fishing Derby

INDIANAPOLIS — The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7 at Eagle Creek Park’s Coffer Dam, located at the first right south of the  71st Street gate … Read More

Health & Fitness Expo

INDIANAPOLIS — Franciscan St. Francis Health is one of the major sponsors of the second annual WTHR Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The family event will feature a … Read More

Community, Damien Center Form Clinic Partnership

INDIANAPOLIS — The Damien Center recently expanded its existing on-site medical clinic through a newly formed partnership with Community Physician Network Infectious Disease Care, a collaboration that  allows both organizations to meet the growing need for accessible HIV care in … Read More

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: April 1864

The health of the city “is improving and the general health may now be considered good.” During the winter, there was “a large amount of sickness” — congestion, spotted fever, and small-pox — some fatal. Prevalent now, mostly among the … Read More

It’s Time to “Call-a-Pacer” at the Indy Library

INDIANAPOLIS — Children of all ages and families are invited to “Call-a-Pacer” and hear members of the Indiana Pacers read their favorite stories in children’s literature on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line. By dialing 275-4444, or toll-free … Read More

Mayor Names Leaders to Your Life Matters Task Force

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Black Expo President Tanya Bell and Indiana Civil Rights Commission Executive Director Jamal Smith have been named to co-chair the Your Life Matters Violence Prevention Task Force. Last month, Mayor Ballard joined community leaders to announce plans … Read More

Franklin Twp. Historical Society Announces Activities

INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday, May 3, the historic Meeting House (built 1871) will be open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be instructional guided tours of the Big Run Cemetery across the street. The Meeting House … Read More

Spring is Here…Or is It?

Opening Night at the Vic What’s the best way to celebrate the beginning of spring in Indianapolis? By attending the opening night Indians game at Victory Field, of course. The night was beautiful, the crowd was large and enthusiastic, and … Read More

100 Years Ago this Week: April 18-25

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, April 19, 1914: Indianapolis is war mad after passage of Congressional resolutions justifying the President in using armed force “to enforce his demands for unequivocal amends for affronts and indignities committed against the United States … Read More

Second Hand Rose . . . or Fashionista?

A pair of 1940s sensible shoes with a 70s midi-skirt.  High waisted skirts with over-the-knee boots. Polka dot shirts with bell-bottom pants. Retro fashion is here to stay, and why not? What other form of styling allows you to live … Read More

Teach Your Children Well

Recently I took my wife and daughter out antiquing on a sunny Saturday morning. Coming off the coldest, bitterest winter I can remember, we really were just itching for a reason to get out of the house. We piled in … Read More

For Lo, The Winter is Past

Or is it? Eek! They’re predicting snow! T. S. Eliot started “The Wasteland” with “April is the cruelest month.” I understand what he meant. From the time I was young, I often become restless and have a sense of aloneness … Read More

Applause!: April 18-25

• Congratulations to the following local schools for achieving Four Star ratings from the state: Cathedral HS, Franklin Central HS, Bunker Hill Elem., Union Elem., Herron HS, Calvary Christian, The Oaks Academy, Center for Inquiry II, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, … Read More

Going Boxing

I was young in a household often raked by the gunfire of anger and early in my growing years, I learned to express myself in the same violent way. I used to tell people that my anger was so bad … Read More