Posts filed under: "Blog"

Coal Factory and Pennsy Trail Updates

  (updated Aug 29, 2014) Margaret Banning, Executive Director of the Irvington Development Organization, provides an update an important Irvington project: Hello Irvington Friends and supporters, It’s hard to imagine a project with more profound benefit to our neighborhood being heard by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC).  On October 1, the Irvington Coal Factory site plan and design […]

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How to Make AmazonSmile Work for Your Favorite Charity (hopefully that’s IDO!)

Guest Blogger: Vishant Shah Prime, Pantry, Instant. If you and your online shopping habits recognize these labels, then you probably rent movies, buy (or sell) things on Amazon.com. Amazon is a great way for my family to save time and money and buy items we can’t purchase locally. We order household products online that are delivered […]

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The Magic #8 Bus Goes to the Zoo!

Irvington Development Organization is partnering with IndyGo and others to sponsor a series of events called the “Magic #8 Bus”. These events are focused on family-friendly, affordable outings to cultural, arts and sporting events. Our next event is a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo, including the incredibly cool Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. Thanks to the good folks at the Zoo, […]

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Irvington Welcomes Two New Stores: Your Local Deli & Market and Day Ja Voo

Guest blogger Becky Schlomann Photos courtesy of Becky Schlomann; thumbnail image by Nancy Larner Ruschman This month, Irvington welcomes two new stores to our Washington Street business district: Your Local Deli & Market and Day Ja Voo.  Here’s what you can expect.   Owner Mary Jensen opened Day Ja Voo last week, and says she’s […]

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Rev Up Your Giving Through June 6 and Receive a Bonus!

Guest blogger: Vishant Shah: Memorial Day Weekend is a time to remember those who served, spend time with friends and family and catch the race. Retailers also have some really good sales of the weekend. As you plan all of your different activities for the weekend, consider donating $100 to the Irvington Post Office for […]

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Third Annual Irvington Folk Festival – Better Than Ever!

      Press release from the Historic Irvington Community Council: The little ‘hood that could is doing it again — our Third Annual Folk Festival, better than ever! Irvington’s Third Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival! Featuring: Bluegrass at the Bona! Tibetan crystal bowl music! Guitar-tuning workshop! Children’s Concert! Announcing the Pete Seeger Social Justice […]

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New Commercial Development Planned for Irvington!

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 4, 2014                             Media Contact:  Margaret Lawrence Banning, 317/260-0669 New commercial development planned for Irvington City support for ‘Coal Factory’ in South Irvington jumpstarts project (Indianapolis, IN) The Irvington Development Organization (IDO) announced today that it has secured […]

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A Stroll Down East Washington Street in 1910

Guest writer: William Gulde: Historic postcard image: Courtesy of Carol Orbison and the Irvington Historical Society; Washington Street image: Old National Road with view of Trolley rails. Photo cred: Paul Diebold, Irvington Historical Society:  This article generated a good deal of interest when it was initially posted on the blog, Vintage Irvington, so we thought it a […]

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Shop at Kroger, Benefit Irvington Development Organization!

Guest writer: Tricia Hayes One little card can do a lot of good for Irvington! Use this card to pay for your groceries or gas at Kroger, and they will donate 3% of each purchase to IDO. Just put money on the card at the store office before you check out, and then use the […]

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Community Input Session – Jan 21, 2014

  We want to hear your voice… Many of you recall the evening of November 17th when the former Historic Irvington Post Office crumbled to the ground during a severe storm carrying near-tornadic winds. The bricks and debris have now been cleared and it’s time to talk next steps. We’re asking you to join the Irvington […]

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