Free Crime Prevention Workshops Available

INDIANAPOLIS — Recent business robberies and home burglaries on the east side have put many people on edge. However, armed with expert information, residents can take steps to make themselves less of a target. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it will offer lunch-and-learn crime prevention presentations to local businesses in Marion County. The 30-minute presentations are designed to provide important safety information within the typical employee lunch break. Local businesses and agencies are encouraged to offer the free programming at their place of business as a service … Read More

Near Eastside Congress Slated for Feb. 20

INDIANAPOLIS — Join NESCO and near eastside residents and stakeholders Feb. 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at East Tenth Street United Methodist Church (2327 E. 10th St.) to celebrate the near eastside community, meet neighbors, and learn about strategic initiatives. The Congress will start with the standing tradition of a pitch-in breakfast and networking from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Neighbors are asked to bring a breakfast dish to share. Beverages will be provided by the Congress steering committee. Come and see who will be the next NESCO Legend … Read More

Lecture Examines Revival of Historic Main Streets

INDIANAPOLIS — In a free lecture on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center, national preservation expert Vincent L. Michael examines the history of the Main Street program, founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1977, and its impact on communities. Dr. Michael will also explore the role of preservation in community planning, and discuss international heritage areas that focus on community and economy, an outgrowth of the Main Street program. As one of the three pilot communities in 1977, Madison played an important role in … Read More

Marion County Transit Plan Implementing Indy Connect

INDIANAPOLIS — Based on years of planning, IndyGo, with the support of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), is shepherding a Marion County transit plan through a public involvement process. Throughout the month of February, public meetings, community outreach, and input opportunities will solidify a strategy for significant mass transit improvements in Indianapolis. This spring, the IndyGo Board of Directors could endorse a Marion County plan aligned with this regional strategy while serving local needs. By 2021, the expanded system would bring high-frequency service … Read More

Advertising Deals For This Month

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Oaklandon Civic Theatre Presents A Passion for Harmony

INDIANAPOLIS — Philip Gulley’s heart-warming stories have been skillfully adapted for stage by local playwright James Trofatter. The Oaklandon Civic Theatre will present A Passion for Harmony Feb. 26-March 6 at the theatre, 6450 Oaklandon Rd. Tickets are $12. Easter … Read More

Q Artistry Presents White City Murder

INDIANAPOLIS — Q Artistry will open a new musical, White City Murder, in March 2016 starring Claire Wilcher and Ben Asaykwee. The two person musical will explore the life of H. H. Holmes through the eyes of the Columbian Exposition … Read More

Khaos Company Theatre Presents The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

INDIANAPOLIS — Khaos Company Theatre will present a loving tale between a mother and “son” in the United Kingdom during the height of WWI. There will be performances on Valentine’s Day weekend for The Old Lady Shows Her Medals written … Read More

Mutt Strut 2016 Moves to Garfield Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Mutt Strut will be held on Sunday, May 15 in a new location, Indy’s historic Garfield Park. Mutt Strut is IndyHumane’s largest annual fundraiser, with a goal to raise $400,000 for the pets and programs at the Humane … Read More

Carole Lombard Film Featured at Garfield Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Fort Wayne native Carole Lombard will make her second appearance at the Garfield Park Arts Center’s 2016 Vintage Movie Nights on Sat., Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., in Rumba (1935) with frequent co-star George Raft. Film historian Eric … Read More

Hoopla Video & Music Streaming Comes to IndyPL

Hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and music albums are now available for free streaming directly to one’s computer or mobile device from The Indianapolis Public Library through a partnership with hoopla digital, a popular online streaming service featuring … Read More

The Last Minute Rush

I stopped by the neighborhood Kroger to grab bread and milk, focused on getting home to start dinner, and the date on the calendar was the farthest thing from my mind. As I  headed for the dairy department I saw … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 12-19

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 18: Campaign advertising in motion picture theaters is having its first real try-out in Indianapolis and in other Indiana cities. Warren T. McCray, one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, is … Read More

True Love

Good grief! I’ve turned the pages in our calendar twice since Christmas, and here we are at Valentine’s Day. While I was in the hospital, one of the young nurses asked me how long Bill and I had been married. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 12-19

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, February 15: The Indiana committee of the Commission for Belgium Relief has been consolidated with the Michigan committee in Detroit. Indiana committee chairman Henry Lane Wilson said Hoosiers have been generous to appeals for help … Read More

Peyton Finally Has Two Rings

The Big Dance is over. The NFL season ended with kind of a fairy tale finish as the Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos in pulling off a mild upset in beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10. The  irresistible force (Panther … Read More

Applause!: Feb. 12-19

• Little Flower Neighborhood will be offering a “speed neighboring” event Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Shi-Kay Lounge, 1514 N. Emerson. It will kind of be like speed dating, but instead of a date, you get to meet … Read More

Social Literacy

I saw a TV advertisement with this text: “More then (sic) free prescriptions;” another ad’s text touted “signiture (sic) tacos.” A large audience of television viewers were treated to advertisements with gross errors; the first used an adverb in the … Read More

Charlie Osborne and the Hiccup

I love trivia, but frankly, who doesn’t? Trivia occupies the mind, makes you feel smarter than you really are, and sometimes leads your mind down totally different paths than you first started out on. For example, it was almost 94 … Read More