New Businesses Fill Vacancies in Business Corridor

Posted on September 12, 2017

There was much gnashing of teeth and wailing when we lost some of our beloved restaurants and the fabulous dress shop Retulled, but it looks like many of the spaces on the south side of the Washington Street business corridor are at least in the works to be leased again. Jamie Zentz of Geneva Hair […]

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Beautify the Streetscape and Pennsy Trail

Posted on September 12, 2017

It’s been a tough few weeks for Irvington’s front door, so now’s the time to show it a little love. We need an army of volunteers to fan out across Washington Street and Ritter Avenue, and there’s a simultaneous cleanup along the Pennsy Trail. Everyone is welcome to help us put a little shine on […]

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A Big Thank You to Starbucks

Posted on September 12, 2017

The streetscape has taken a beating lately. Yet another hit-and-run driver collided with the much-used trash container at the Audubon Road and Washington Street intersection. But this one had to hurt; the collision tore the steel door off. Given its high visibility at that busy corner and how much it is used, Starbucks is donating the […]

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September Neighbor Spotlight: Don Flick

Posted on September 12, 2017

By Cheryl Hizer “I’m an IDO Board member who met my fairy tale princess in Irvington almost 30 years ago, where I’ve constructed my own happily ever after.” Don Flick’s love affair with his wife Lisa AND Irvington started in 1988! Don, currently serving on IDO’s board and as president of Irvington Historical Society, grew up in Jasper, […]

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RequestIndy App Improves Communication between Residents, City Agencies

Posted on September 8, 2017

By Heidi Unger For many years, the City of Indianapolis has worked to improve communication between residents and the mayor’s office. The Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) serves as the point of contact for residents who have concerns that city agencies can address. Is trash accumulating at a property on your block? Tired of swerving around a pothole […]

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44th Annual Benton House Tour of Homes

Posted on September 6, 2017

By Katie Hughes Mark your calendar for historic Irvington’s 44th Annual Benton House Tour of Homes, the longest consecutively running home tour in the city of Indianapolis!  The tour will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Exploring a Century in Irvington,” putting the spotlight on […]

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August Neighbor Spotlight: JJ Stenzoski

Posted on August 30, 2017

By Cheryl Hizer We in Irvington know JJ Stenzoski as one half of Delta Duo and enjoy the Delta Blues sound of this duo every First Friday, typically at 10 Johnson or The Irving. Delta Duo performs several times a year at Hopwood Cellars in Zionsville, and you can catch them in the second week of the Indiana State Fair. If you haven’t […]

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IDO Invites Members to 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted on August 9, 2017

Current and aspiring IDO members, please join us to celebrate IDO’s 15th anniversary, at our annual meeting at Irving Circle Park. Save the date for 6-9 p.m., Saturday, September 9. Purchase tickets by Thursday, August 31. Evening in the park: Ticket holders can enjoy table seating and a light dinner. We’ll conduct some IDO business […]

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ICAN Broadens Reach in Irvington Community

Posted on August 5, 2017

By Heidi Unger A year ago, when Rev. Trey Flowers brought his family to Irvington and became pastor of Downey Avenue Christian Church, he was intrigued with the neighborhood’s close community feel and the network of churches working together. “It was a breath of fresh air,” he says. “Irvington is such a caring, tight-knit community. […]

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Claim a Tax Credit with Your Gift to IDO

Posted on July 21, 2017

IDO has great way for you to help the Irvington Streetscape stay bright, clean, and green while also saving some “green” on your state taxes. For the second year now, the state of Indiana is offering Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to businesses and individuals who donate to the Washington Streetscape Maintenance Fund. When […]

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