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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Irvington Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social

Posted on July 21, 2017

By Cheryl Hizer Irvington Historical Society’s 53rd annual Ice Cream Social will take place Sunday, August 6th, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bona Thompson Memorial Center. Admission to enjoy the festivities will be FREE, as always. THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS AND PARTNERS White River Jazz Band: The sounds of jazz will fill the air, thanks to this long-running partnership with […]

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Is It an Owl or Phoenix?

Posted on July 21, 2017

More than a year ago, the artwork on the traffic box at the corner of Emerson Avenue and Washington Street had succumbed to vandalism and a hit-and-run collision. Here’s hoping the third time’s the charm. IDO issued a call to artists to re-re-paint the box this spring, and Irvingtonian Andrea Light won the contest with […]

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Benton House Books (And More) Sale

Posted on July 12, 2017

By Todd Grooten The annual Benton House Book Sale will be held July 21–23 on the grounds of the historic Benton House, at 312 South Downey Avenue, with free admission. If you’re looking for great used books at great prices, join us at the following times: Friday, July 21, 5–8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, July […]

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July Neighbor Spotlight: Steve Barnett

Posted on July 12, 2017

Steve Barnett is no stranger to history. In fact, it’s widely known that if you need to find out something about your Irvington home, Steve’s the man to ask. He has meticulously created a database of the homes east of Linwood Avenue, south of 10th Street, north of Brookville Road, and west of Kitley Avenue. Steve […]

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Fulfilling a Personal Mission for More Bike Racks

Posted on June 13, 2017

Trent Taylor wants more places to safely park his bike in Irvington. Trent had mapped where the racks are now and likely places for additional ones. He did a spreadsheet and prioritized the locations. He was determined. He contacted members of  Irvington Green Initiative, who connected him to the intrepid team on IDO’s Public Spaces […]

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