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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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Celebrate 25 Years of Concerts in Irving Circle Park

This summer, join Friends of Irving Circle in celebrating 25 years of summer concerts in the park. All concerts are free of charge and family friendly. Irving Circle Park, one of historic Irvington’s most treasured landmarks, is located where South Audubon Road meets East University Avenue. The bands play from 7 to 9 p.m. while […]

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Showcase Your House on the Home Tour to Support Irvington Landmarks

The 43rd Annual Benton House Tour of Homes is on Sunday, September 17th 2017, and the Home Tour Committee is now recruiting homeowners to showcase their homes. Consider participating, even if you’re unsure about it. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on the tour? Benton House board member and past tour participant […]

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IDO Survey Yields Great Feedback

We received a lot of helpful feedback in response to the survey about our newsletter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete it. We’ve compiled a spreadsheet containing all responses and we’re working to incorporate these ideas in future editions of the newsletter. Here are some of the survey results. Which of […]

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April Neighbor Spotlight: Rick Wilkerson

If you consider yourself a vinyl aficionado, you have likely met Rick Wilkerson. He owns and operates Irvington Vinyl, which shares a storefront with Bookmamas at 9 Johnson Ave.  (See a message from Rick on YouTube.) BUSINESS OWNER Along with two partners, Rick started his first record store, Missing Link Records, in 1994 in Broad […]

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Calling All Civic-Minded Irvingtonians

Irvington is known for its engaged and active neighbors. If you’ve ever wondered how you too can have all that fun you hear about on Facebook and give back to this community we love so dearly, now’s your chance. All the Irvington organizations are hosting a “job fair” for volunteer positions with our respective groups. […]

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