Ethel Winslow’s Story Archive

NEAR Moves Forward in New Space

The  Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) organization has been around since 2003, starting life as Indy-east Asset Development, then changing its name to NEAR. The organization’s focus has always been on improving the near-eastside of Indianapolis by investing in its people and often untapped creative energies. NEAR has also committed … Read More

87th Annual Marion County Fair June 16-25

A waterskiing squirrel, athletic dogs and racing pigs are among entertainment in store for visitors to the 87th annual Marion County Fair, Fri., June 16 through Sun., June 25 at the Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue (located just east of the I-465 & Southeastern Avenue interchange). Throughout the … Read More

Store Closures, Lack of Access Drive Food Insecurity on East Side

The closure of many east side Marsh supermarkets in the past several months has made the “food desert” even worse say many residents. As the grocer goes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and hopes to be bought by another company, the odds of all the Marsh stores closing are getting worse. … Read More

City Re-Launches Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership

Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials announced a re-launch of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnersship (IVRP) on May 15. The partnership, beginning with the first meetings with the Executive Law Enforcement group in IVRP, will be focused on creating new initiatives to combat crime on city streets. Mayor Joe … Read More

Dial “M” for Murder at the IRT

The final production for the Indiana Repertory Theatre in the 2016-17 season is the suspense play Dial “M” for Murder by Federick Knott. The film adaptation in 1954 by Alfred Hitchcock may be familiar to audiences, and the IRT’s staging of the play reflects some of the film version. However, … Read More