Monthly Archives: August 2014

John C. “Papa Jack” Eichacker

John C. “Papa Jack” Eichacker passed away on August 21 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Jack Eichacker had an enthusiasm for life and a passion for making his corner of the world a better and more humane place. His positive attitude and infectious smile made him a friend to … Read More

Local Artist Susan Hodgin Loses Her Battle

Indianapolis has lost a talented artist, loving mother and a sweet soul; Susan Hodgin, age 36, passed away on Friday, August 22, from cancer. An east sider, with a studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts, Hodgin’s artwork has been featured in this publication several times. Her last show … Read More

Burma Shave and A&W

Cheer Up Face/The War is Past/The “H” is Out/of Shave at Last/Burma Shave. If you traveled down any highway, country roadway, or rural pathway during the 1950s, you saw the Burma Shave signs. They were as much a part of your journey as a hot back seat, a scolding from … Read More

Applause!: Aug. 29-Sept. 5

• The 2014 Feast of Lanterns was well attended on Aug. 23, but Mother Nature didn’t exactly cooperate! A big “Thank You” should go out to all the volunteers and organizers who made the event possible. The Feast is truly a neighborhood-driven event that makes the east side unique. • … Read More


I have a few thousand songs on my iPod, which play as I fall asleep at night. I will sometimes waken to a song that I must climb from my bed to identify, but in the weeks before the publication of this column, I often woke to more familiar offerings … Read More