Big Plans Taking Shape for the Rivoli Theatre

The Rivoli Theatre has been part of the east side community since it was built in 1927 — a place to go for movies, concerts, and to hang out with friends. Once a beautiful Spanish Mission Revival theatre that hosted first-run films and seated 1,500, the theatre at 3155 East 10th St. was designed for movies and for stage productions. However, after changing ownership several times over the years, the theatre fell victim to the big multiplex suburban movie theaters growing in popularity in the 70s and 80s. When the … Read More

Little Flower Summerfest Kicks Off Church Festival Season

INDIANAPOLIS — Little Flower Summerfest 2015 will take place May 29th, 30th, and 31st at the church, located at 4720 East 13th St. (on the corner of Nowland and Bosart). Hours of the festival will be 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The festival features a raffle with a $5,000.00 grand prize as well as a huge silent auction that runs all three days. Poor Jack Amusements will be on … Read More

Community Health Network Announces Major Projects

INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Network is making a major investment in Indianapolis with two new large building projects totaling more than a quarter of a billion dollars. The first will include a $175 million development with a new hospital on the campus of Community Hospital East and a new $60 million cancer center at Community Hospital North. Both projects will break ground this year. “As healthcare continues to evolve, Community Health Network will strive to provide access to quality care with an emphasis on the overall patient experience,” said Bryan … Read More

Flanner and Buchanan Holds Memorial Day Service

INDIANAPOLIS — Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers will conduct a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25 at the Hoosier Patriot Memorial on the grounds of Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E. Washington St. At 10 a.m., a musical patriotic … Read More

The Scan’s The Plan!

Think the risks of cigarette smoking are exaggerated? Lung cancer tops the list of deaths from cancer in the United States. Smoking causes 85 percent of all lung cancers, and about one-third of all adults in the U.S. smoke. That’s … Read More

Walker Career Center Shines at ACE

INDIANAPOLIS — The Architecture Construction and Engineering (ACE) Student Presentation and Scholarship Awards were recently held  at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel. Six schools, including the Walker Career Center (WCC), from around the Indianapolis area participated. The event highlighted students’ … Read More

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: May 1865

ndianapolis continued to be draped in sorrow as the month began. The city hall, “profusely decorated” with wreaths, garlands, streamers, and flags, stood along with commercial buildings festooned with the colors of the national banner and portraits of Lincoln, shrouded … Read More

10 Educators Named Finalists for Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award

INDIANAPOLIS — Ten Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) teachers have been chosen as finalists from a field of 161 nominated for the Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award. For the second year, the award recognizes IPS teachers who make a tremendous difference in … Read More

Accidents & Death at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IMS is a place of speed. Specially designed cars built with material designed to absorb the impact of a crash at 230 miles an hour. Still, there are accidents, injuries, and on certain occasions, fatalities. The death of Dan Wheldon, … Read More

Book Review: Noblesville by Kurt A. Meyer

While restoring his historic house in Noblesville, a sunbeam magically filtered through antique glass transports David Henry to 1893. Thus begins Kurt A. Meyer’s book, Noblesville. David develops a life in the society of 1893 Noblesville to complement his life … Read More

Paving on Pendleton Pike Begins in June

LAWRENCE — Construction crews plan to place a new asphalt surface treatment on nearly 12 miles of US Highway 36/State Road 67/Pendleton Pike between Interstate 465 and Fortville in early June. Contractors have started replacing curb ramps, and median curb … Read More

Indy Library’s Summer Reading Program “Beatz & Bookz” Kicks Off June 1

INDIANAPOLIS — Children of all ages and families are invited to tune up their reading performance and pump up the volume for reading during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Beatz & Bookz,” beginning June 1 and continuing … Read More

Peter Pan at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — The beloved story by Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan, soars into Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through July 3 as the 2015 Season Family Show. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the … Read More

Remembering Scott Romebke, the 2015 Indy 500 Starting Field and We Have a Car in the 500 Field!

The 21-year-old Gabby Chaves from Bogota Columbia will be piloting the #98 Bowers & Wilkins Speakers Dalara Honda for the Bryan Herta Racing Team. Gabby is a rookie and will be starting in 29th position. The Cutter Racing team is … Read More

Applause!: May 22-June 4

• The Community Hospital East Auxiliary will sponsor a Strawberry Fest on Thursday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until supplies are sold out. Strawberries, ice cream and cake for $3.75 per serving.  Proceeds to benefit hospital programs/services. The hospital is … Read More

The Lincoln Assassination 150 Years Later, Part 3

The conclusion of last month’s trip to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln ended with a trek I had been dreaming of since I was a young boy. I had participated in the … Read More

One Hundred Years Ago: May 22 and May 29

From The Indianapolis Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1915: Members of the Irvington Civic Association turned out last night with their shovels, lawnmowers, scythes and sickles and cleaned Audubon Rd from Washington St to the C. H. & D (today’s CSX) … Read More

Training Day

A friend watched me soak the crusted pan that had been used to produce part of the dinner we had consumed. She noted that my soaking of the pan — designed to make cleaning easier — was behavior that she … Read More

Boop Oop A Doop . . .

With a body modeled after Mae West and an attitude to rival Lady Gaga’s, she has evolved into a cult figure with thousands of fans world wide. Although only a cartoon character, her obvious sensuality and her “I can do … Read More

In Memoriam

The trunk in my mental attic has many memories of Memorial Day. It was commonly called Decoration Day because people put flowers on the graves of the deceased. It was a big deal to my elders’ generation. Mother and our … Read More