Applause! June 16-22

• On Fri, June 23 at  9:00 p.m. at E. 10th St. & Hamilton Ave., Jomo Cole (Circle City Gaming Center) will host an evening of family, fun, free movie, free popcorn, and free soft drinks. Bring the kids, a blanket, or some lawn chairs, and enjoy the show on a huge 16 ft. screen. If it rains, the event will be held at the Methodist Church on 10th Street and Keystone Avenue.
• The Indiana Department of Education has announced Paramount School of Excellence as a Four Star School. This designation is the highest level of recognition a school can obtain, indicating academic excellence. Congratulations to the students and staff at Paramount School (Nowland and Brookside).
• Indy PAL Youth Football and Cheerleading Camps sign up will be Sat., June 17 from noon-4 p.m. at JTV Hill Center, 1806 N. Columbia Ave. The football camp is for those between the ages of 7-12, and the cheerleading camp is for girls between 5-12. There will be additional sign-ups June 26-30 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more informational, call Officer Shawn Anderson at 317-327-3187 or e-mail shawn.anderson@indy.govaward-DSCN0227
• Our own Paula Nicewanger (co-owner of the Weekly View) received her Alumna of the Year from Arsenal Technical High School, on Alumni Day, Saturday, June 10. She celebrated her 50th Tech High School Reunion the evening before on the 9th.
• Have you noticed the new bike racks in Irvington along East Washington and Johnson Ave.? Thanks to Trent Taylor, Irvington Green Initiative, the Knozone program, and intrepid volunteers Ed Myers, Erika Hinshaw, Paula and Steve Schmidt, Kathleen Eagan, and Don Lundberg for making this happen. Bike riders in Irvington appreciate it!
• The traffic box on the corner of Emerson and East Washington is sporting a new look, thanks to artist Andrea Light. The Frank N. Owings Family Foundation gave a grant to Irvington Development Organization for artist supplies and a stipend. Andrea’s work will also be exhibited at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center in the fall, courtesy of the Irvington Historical Society. Andrea is still working on the traffic box, so slow down and wave!
•   On Fri., June 16 at the Downey Ave Church (111 S Downey Ave.) there will be the 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. in Texas in 1865. Mayor Hogsett will introduce Dr. Leah Gunning Frances, VP and Dean of Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary who will be the host for an evening that will feature performances by the First Irvington Baptist Church Choir, Nick Tucker Jazz Trio, Folklorist Mac Bellner, opera singer Christopher Wilburn (who is also a Sgt. in the IMPD), Ed Adams reading Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Dr. Sally Perkins, a nationally known story teller. Sponsored by the Irvington Community Council and part of the 2017 Irvington Summer Music Series, the event is free for all and the doors open at 6:30 (program starts at 7:00 p.m.).

Next week’s Weekly View will be our annual Summer Combo issue, covering June 23 and 30. We’ll be closed the week of June 26-July 2, and be raring to go July 3!