Applause!: July 21-27

• The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival poster contest is now open for entries! The annual poster contest winner will receive a $500 award, and their work will be used as the predominant image for the 2017 Halloween Festival. Second place gets $250 and third $100. Entries are $25 and are due at the Irvington Branch library by Tues., Aug. 1. For more information and complete list of contest rules, visit
• The Auxiliary to Community Hospital East will sponsor a Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories “Around the Clock Sale” in the breezeway near the main lobby. The sale begoms Tues., July 25 at 7 p.m., and ends Thurs., July 27, at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit hospital programs/services. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 317-355-5120. Community East is located at 1500 N. Ritter Ave.
• There will be a Circuitry & Robots Workshop July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brightwood Branch library, 2435 N. Sherman Dr. School-age children and teens are invited to join the Art Lab and learn about basic circuitry and create a moving robot from various parts. Space is limited to 20 per session. Call 317-275-4310 to register.
• Be prepared for a major construction project on Pendleton Pike between Oaklandon and Carroll roads beginning on or just after July 24. One lane in both directions will be closed and traffic will be shifted to sttart the first phase of construction. They are replacing a culvert. The project is expected to be completed by October.
• Beech Grove’s former Marsh location on Albany will be converted to a Safeway grocery store. Other former Marsh stores have been purchased as part of an auction; no word yet on the Irvington Plaza or the Franklin Road former Marsh stores.
• Speaking of former stores, the Weekly View has — or had — a green distribution box at Irvington Plaza next to the Marsh. It was badly vandalized in late June and disappeared shortly thereafter. We will not be replacing the box; please pick up papers from the green box near the tobacco store in the Plaza. We’ve also had some reports that people are emptying a few of the boxes and taking lots of papers, leaving many faithful readers empty-handed. If you know someone doing this, please tell them that we have older editions of the paper available at the office that go into recycling — they are welcome to them if they call us first at 317-356-2222 and check for availability.
In June, we adjusted our distribution routes to better serve our readers and advertisers, and to make the routes more efficient for our hard-working carriers.
• Mosquito problems? Call the city’s Mayor’s Action Line at 317-327-4MAC or visit the Web site to submit information online. The city has also introduced an app for your phone to request services.