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New Businesses Fill Vacancies in Business Corridor

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

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

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

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

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

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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Is It an Owl or Phoenix?

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

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

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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May Neighbor Spotlight: Kathleen Angelone

Kathleen Angelone has been abandoned in Germany, served as an attorney for Indiana Department of Revenue, volunteered all over the world, and calls Irvington home. She owns and operates Bookmamas at 9 Johnson on the south side of Washington Street. HISTORY Bookmamas originated with Kate Ayers and Amy LaCroix on the north side of Washington […]

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