Organizations Awarded $300K to Fight Food Insecurity

INDIANAPOLIS — In observance of World Food Day, October 16, a global day of action for those who are food insecure, today the Gene B. Glick Company announced it has awarded more than $300,000 to 50 organizations across eight states that are working to end food insecurity through Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable entities, funds and initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity. The grants announced totaling $306,552 are part of the Feeding Those in Need program, a grant program that aims to increase access to healthy, nutritious … Read More

Mass Ave. Industrial Corridor Rebranded

INDIANAPOLIS — The Mass Ave industrial corridor is getting a new name and a new look. The area just northeast of downtown, which has been mainly industrial, is being renamed “North Mass.” The long-vacant building located at 1417 Commerce Ave recently got a facelift with a mural of the Indianapolis flag. This building will serve as space for micro-manufacturers. Best Chocolate in Town is the first official tenant of the building, adding an industrial kitchen to supplement their Mass Ave storefront building. LISC contributed over $300,000 in grants, loans, and … Read More

Irvington Named Neighborhood of the Month

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently announced  that Irvington will be the city’s ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ for October, 2017. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative highlights a unique Indianapolis community each month, working to engage local groups, highlight the community’s rich history and promote projects by various City departments. Irvington, located about five miles east of downtown Indianapolis, was originally founded as a suburban town in 1870 before being annexed by the city in 1902. The spirit and traditions of this historic neighborhood are still alive today, due in … Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Lift Indy: Monon16

INDIANAPOLIS – Residents and businesses in the Monon16 neighborhood will soon see an influx of artists working with the community members thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by The Harrison Center. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 15, 2017, The Lift Indy: Monon 16 project will receive a matching grant from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program. The funding raised during this campaign … Read More

Applause!: Oct. 20-26

• A heads-up for travelers: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will install median cable barriers on 30 miles of I-74 between I-465 on Indianapolis’ southeast side and the Decatur County line at Exit 123. Installation of the cable barriers … Read More

Heartland Film Festival Closes Oct. 22

INDIANAPOLIS — The Heartland Film Festival will wrap up Sun., Oct. 22 with a closing night screening of Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies at 7 p.m. at Castleton Square AMC, following by an after party. Tickets may be available; … Read More

IMPD Deputy Chief Named President of NAWLEE

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD’s highest ranking woman, Deputy Chief Valerie Cunningham will head up the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives or NAWLEE.  The non-profit organization is committed to leading, inspiring and mentoring women of all ranks from law enforcement … Read More

Barbecue Premieres at the Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS — Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will present the Regional Premiere of Barbecue, which opens Oct. 27 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through Nov. 19 with Producing Artistic Director and Phoenix Founder Bryan Fonseca serving … Read More

Rosanna Hardin Hall Releases Book October 25

INDIANAPOLIS — Rosanna Hardin Hall, an Indianapolis-based artist whose paintings and watercolors reflect her journeys from her childhood in Woodruff Place to many locales around the world, is releasing her book, Poesia: Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione (Mesa Verde … Read More

Heroes from the Heartland Photo Submission Deadline Extended

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has extended the deadline for photo submissions of current and former service members for the annual Heroes from the Heartland display. The project recognizes Indiana’s faces of valor by showcasing the … Read More

KIB Receives Grant for Community Greening

INDIANAPOLIS — Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced that the Efroymson Family Fund has awarded KIB a $115,000 grant for beautification efforts, green initiatives, and programming. The largest grant ever awarded to KIB by the Efroymson Family Fund will be … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, October 20: Consumers are advised to save their sugar. The sugar supply in Indianapolis is shrinking and wholesalers are limiting retailers’ orders to 100 pounds. The European War is the primary cause of the shortage … Read More

Dancing With Witches

Friday the 13th was a perfect day for a gathering of a small group of the old gang from L.S. Ayres’ advertising department. The annual reunion was set for Saturday, October 14th, but Miki Catron came into town on Friday … Read More

Ball Canning Jars

The onset of fall means many things to we Hoosiers. Fall festivals, trips to Brown County to view the beautiful foliage, hot apple cider and campfires, and to an ever-growing number of people it means canning season. So, out come … Read More

What REALLY Happened to the H.H. Holmes House?

Having led ghost tours in Irvington for the past 15 years, I’ve learned a lot about this community’s history, her people and it’s folklore. That learning process continues every time I walk the streets and sidewalks of this historic eastside … Read More

October Madness

Hopes and Dreams: Trials and Tribulations I received an e-mail from  an Associate Publicist from Random House Publishing. Their Penguin books division which specializes in books about sports was sending out author John Feinstein on a publicity tour to promote … Read More

October Diary 2017, Part 1

“I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” — Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Every year I think about … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 20-26

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, October 25: The concluding races for the boys city bicycle championships will be held Saturday at the State Fair Grounds half-mile dirt track. Charles Wehr, City Parks Cycle Club supervisor, announced that there will be … Read More