Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Year in Review: 2014

Polar vortexes and ISIS. Ebola and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Protests in the streets. The year 2014 certainly had memorable moments. The Ebola epidemic began in February in West Africa, eventually infecting 18,000 people and killing 6,000 by the end of the year — one of the worst … Read More

Irvington Luminaria Dec. 21

IRVINGTON — For the last 37 years, Irvington has celebrated the holiday season with a community-wide luminaria. This year, the 38th annual event will be held on Sunday, December 21 from 6-10 p.m., Everyone is invited to set out candles along the sidewalk, up the walkway and along the porch … Read More

Navistar to Close East Side Foundry

INDIANAPOLIS — Navistar International Corporation announced that it will close its foundry operations in Indianapolis where it currently produces engine blocks and heads for its proprietary engines. This transition will occur during the first half of next year, and the company expects to complete the foundry closure in the summer … Read More

Baby Boomer Toys for Christmas from the 1950s

In 1950 the Tiny Tears doll was introduced to American girls by the American Character Doll Company. Tiny Tears had a small hole by each of her eyes which produced a crying effect when the doll’s stomach was squeezed. The doll was loaded with water from her baby bottle and … Read More

New Program “Jingle Books” Gives Books to Kids for the Holidays

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes and Travis DiNicola, Executive Director of Indy Reads, recently introduced a new program to make sure that every child in Indy receives a book as a gift this holiday season. “Jingle Books” will make free books available to parents … Read More