18 Musical Acts Perform on the Final Day of 9-Day Woody Guthrie Festival in Irvington!

Posted on July 14, 2012

The organizers of the 9-day Woody Guthrie Festival in Irvington have hit upon something. Events ranging from musical acts, movies and discussions all based on Guthrie’s music, musings and philosophies have brought in record crowds to many of the IRV businesses that have served as hosts.  Today will be no exception.  The final day of […]

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LISC Facade Grants: Irvington Businesses Benefit!

Posted on July 10, 2012

Thank you to our friends at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for awarding 47 local businesses and commercial properties with facade grants to improve the outside structure and signage of their buildings. Irvington Development Organization and IRV merchants have benefitted from this grant many times! This year Geneva Hair Studio and Amber Rose were recipients – congrats! Want to learn more […]

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Irvington Hosts Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration

Posted on July 6, 2012

All week! All free! All ages! Our friends at the Irvington Community Council are hosting a big week-long event July 6-14 for the Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration & Jamboree in Irvington. Culminates with a day-long concert at Ellenberger Park. Schedule includes: FRIDAY JULY 6 –Celebration of Woody Guthrie in Song & Poetry, Underground 9 Studio, 9 South Johnson […]

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“Street Lamp Blonde,” a New Brew for an Irvington Cause!

Posted on June 29, 2012

A new brew is being tapped TONIGHT, June 29, at 4pm for a great Irvington cause! Irvington Development Organization is teaming up with Black Acre Brewing Co. to launch a new brew called “Street Lamp Blonde”. Black Acre is donating $1 per SLB beer to help fund the new streetlights that will be purchased for the Irvington Streetscape so come […]

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Irvington’s Historic Signage

Posted on June 26, 2012

Ever noticed the cool historic signage around Irvington? There’s the Victoria, the Jeffers, the Muriel and of course others you would instantly recognize like the Irving! Irvington has these and a number of other inscribed and architecturally integrated signage along East Washington St.  According to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC), “a sign is considered […]

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Great Neighborhoods, Great City Research

Posted on June 18, 2012

Interesting findings in the just released “Great Neighborhoods Great City” report from the Goldseker Foundation. The focus of this research is on Baltimore but includes many great points that Indianapolis and our local neighborhoods can learn from. This quote reminded us of the pride many of us have in our Indianapolis neighborhoods: “One of the charms […]

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Celebrate “Independents” Week July 1-7

Posted on June 12, 2012

July 1-7 is Celebrate Your “Independents” Week. What does that mean for you? Shop local, eat local, support your independent Irvington (and other local) businesses! Do it early and often. Check out more info from the ambia.net website: The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), local Independence Business Alliances, national partners and business declare the week […]

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Irvington Garden Tour June 24

Posted on June 7, 2012

Want to view the charm of Irvington, donate to The Benton House AND get a free plant? Come to the Irvington Garden Tour, June 24 from 1-5. Only $10! Advance Tickets available 2 weeks before the tour from these 3 locations: Antique Mall of Irvington: 5502 E Washington Street Bookmamas Inc.: 9 South Johnson Avenue […]

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“Like” IDO on Facebook

Posted on June 7, 2012

If you love Irvington, won’t you consider “Liking” Irvington Development Organization by clicking on here and hitting the Like button? https://www.facebook.com/IrvingtonDevelopment You may ask: what does IDO do for Irvington? Well for starters, IDO… Recruits exciting new businesses to the heart of Irvington. Did you know that IDO helped to recruit Black Acre Brewing Co. and Ossip Optometry? Oversees the Irvington […]

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(Almost) World Famous Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Poster Contest

Posted on June 6, 2012

Some claim that The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is the largest and longest Halloween festival in the nation! With that notoriety, wouldn’t you love to be the artist who designs this year’s IRV Halloween Festival poster? Just look at the cool design from last year! If you would like to put your artistic talents to […]

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