Lawrence “Caroling Cops” Adding to the Holiday Spirit

“Being able to unite the community is on everyone’s Christmas list this year,” said Lawrence Police Officer Jamon Jack. “This is our way of helping to do that.” Officer Jack is talking about the “Caroling Cops” — five reserve officers with the City of Lawrence who have volunteered their time and effort to create a singing group that will serenade shoppers, seniors, and school children this year throughout the Lawrence area. The Caroling Cops — Jamon Jack, Diane Mack, Steven Fishburn, Eric Trost, and Brian Robertson — joined together earlier … Read More

Irvington Open House

The annual Irvington Holiday Open House will take place on Fri., Dec. 9th. The event, sponsored by the Irvington Business Association, will be held between 5 and 9 p.m. Enjoy a ride on the trolley car, with stops at the Irvington Public Library at Washington St. and Audubon Rd., Bookmama’s on Johnson Ave., and the Irving Circle on South Audubon Rd. New to the event this year is a coloring contest. Kids can get a coloring page at the Irvington Public Library. Completed pages should be returned to the library … Read More

A Musical Christmas Offered at the Hancock Co. Historical Society

GREENFIELD — Join the Hancock County Historical Society at the beautiful Chapel in the Park, located at 28 North Apple St. in Greenfield for a “Musical Christmas” Sun., Dec. 4  at 3 p.m.  The Hancock County group, The Dulcimer Connection and the Paul Family of Noblesville (Christie and Montana Paul who play harp and Makalyn Paul who plays violin), will be providing the music.   Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will also be served. The Hancock County Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1964 … Read More

Warren Branch Reopening Dec. 10

INDIANAPOLIS — The entire community is invited to experience the many features of the newly-renovated Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during its grand reopening Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Warren Branch, 9701 E. 21st Street. The event begins with welcoming comments from Library CEO Jackie Nytes and Indianapolis City-County Council members Lakeisha Jackson and David Ray, followed by the Silly Safari animal show for families, demonstrations of the Library’s eBook Tinker Station and Job Center, and children’s activities that include … Read More

IRT’s “A Christmas Carol” a Seasonal Joy

Holiday traditions, whether it’s the mushroom soup casserole with bacon bits or the stringing of the lights on the porch,  can get old and stale. Let’s face it: Everyone takes a polite spoonful of the casserole and then scrapes it … Read More

Traveling with Paula: Part 3, Devils Tower

This past October, I told you my sister Gail and I take a trip together, just the two of us, every five or six years. She lives in Oakland, California and we only get to see each other a couple … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects infants and children under 5 years of age; however, it may also occur in adults. Initial symptoms of HFMD include fever, mouth sores, reduced appetite and sore … Read More

Uindy Theatre Presents Dark Political Comedy

INDIANAPOLIS — A ridiculous but smart satire about a Nebraska political race is the second theatre production this season from the Department of Theatre at the University of Indianapolis. The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb opens Dec. 2 in UIndy’s … Read More

A Beef & Boards Christmas Through Dec. 23

INDIANAPOLIS – The heartfelt joy of the holiday season takes the stage in style at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as Santa and his friends celebrate the 24th annual production of A Beef & Boards Christmas. Sure to make the … Read More

ProZack the Sad Elf — 2 Shows Only!

IRVINGTON — Q Artistry brings back this hilarious one man show as Ben Asaykwee brings to life your favorite downer elf. With original music, multiple characters and more, Prozack the Sad Elf is sure to get you in the mood … Read More

The Pulse Nightclub

My wife and I spent this last Presidential election day in Florida, a refuge for us for over 25 years now. As I write this article, the outcome of the race is still undecided. By the time this article runs, … Read More

Applause!: Dec. 2-6

• Christmas in Wanamaker will be Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade begins at noon and Santa will be around to hear special gift requests. The activities will be going on in the 8600-8900 blocks of Southeastern Ave. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Dec. 2-8

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, December 2, 1916: Freeman B. Ransom, The Good Citizens’ League president, has called a mass meeting at Pythian Castle Hall, 234 W. Walnut, for Monday evening to discuss caring for the large number of African-Americans … Read More

Granny’s Sewing Basket — Continued

Eric Cox, publisher of “The Knightstown Banner,” printed a lovely picture that he took of a full Moon above a soy bean field. As well as watching sunrises and sunsets, I am a Moon watcher. Last week a “super” Moon … Read More

It’s Time to Do the Dishes

For years I have dealt with a level of guilt when it comes to glassware and china that belonged to my Mom. Unwanted by the family, and devalued in a market disinterested in fine tableware, it has sat boxed in … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 2-8

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, December 6, 1916: Yesterday and today a large crowd of several hundred persons paid a 25¢ (2015: $6) admittance charge to see posters of the Great War drawn by world famous artists and cartoonists Frank … Read More

Peace, Be Still

A molten thought bubbled up from the man’s angry brain and blistered his lips as it exited. He was in his car, and once again, he was the embodiment of “rage in a cage.” He was the perfect driver and … Read More

Indiana University Football 2016

Congratulations to the Indiana University Fighting Hoosiers. They beat the Purdue Boilermakers at West Lafayette to retain possession of the Old Oaken Bucket. Carving out a 26-24 win gave them a 6-6 record for the season and a 4-4 conference … Read More