Applause!: March 24-30

• Want your voice to be heard? No matter your political leanings, informed and engaged citizens need to have their voices heard in Washington. To stay up to date on our Representatives, visit and search for your Rep. Contact phone numbers that go directly to their offices can be found there. Want to contact your Senator? The Web site is and there are direct contact numbers on the site as well.
• Deputy Prosecutor of Neighborhoods Daphne Whitmire is now representing the east side. She specializes in crime prevention strategies and addressing quality of life issues. She is available to speak at neighborhood groups. E-mail her at or call 317-327-1420.
• Cindy Oetjen, a Deputy Prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Community Prosecution Division presents a free program, Power Against Fraud, to educate about ways to prevent identity theft and protect people from falling victim to various scams. This program is available to any civic group, crime watch, faith based organization and schools. To schedule a presentation, e-mail her at or call 317-327-5716.
• Congratulations to ArtMix on their recent grant from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. The money will go to provide adaptive and inclusive arts programs for people with disabilities.
• The Tindley Tigers made it to the Class A Finals! The eastside team will play Lafayette Central Catholic on March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St. Admission is $15 per session. There may still be tickets available at the gate. If you want to see the game at home, tune in to Fox Sports Indiana. Go Tigers!
• Indianapolis Crispus Attucks has also made it to the finals in Class 3A. Their game against Twin Lakes will be on March 25 at 6 p.m. The historic high school is geared up for a major win.
• Irvington Development Organization has been busy helping businesses with facades recently. The facade grants program helped Simply Divine Cupcakes, and Indy Cycle Specialist with exterior building improvements. They also helped Antique Mall of Irvington to repair and rehab their building. As you may recall, the 103-year-old building partially collapsed in September of last year. IDO is working with the Irvington Historical Society in applying for an Indiana Landmarks grant for the building, which is one of last remaining original buildings in the commercial district on East Washington St.
• Many eastside neighborhoods will be holding Spring Cleanups April 1, including the southeast side of Indianapolis. On April 8, the near-eastside will hold their cleanups. Call Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Lauren Wright at 317-264-7555, ext. 116 for more information, or visit KIB’s Web site at for more information.
• If your church is having special Easter or Good Friday services, contact the Weekly View to advertise! We have special rates for holiday events; call 317-356-2222 to place your ad!