Posts filed under: "East Side Indy"

IDO Invites Members to 2017 Annual Meeting

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

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

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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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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Fulfilling a Personal Mission for More Bike Racks

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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Volunteer Irvington Showcases Opportunities

By Lisa Watson On April 23, seven not-for-profit organizations with a focus on Irvington came together to hold the first Volunteer Irvington event. The goal was to showcase the volunteer opportunities that each organization has available. There was a great and steady turnout, and we all met a lot of wonderful neighbors, including those who […]

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June Neighbor Spotlight: School 57 Learning Garden

By Cheryl Hizer George W Julian Elementary School 57, located at Ritter and Washington Street, was awarded a Learning Garden in April of this year. Installation took place on Tuesday, May 16. Students visited their new gardens by grade level immediately following installation, and with the help of The Kitchen Community educators, teachers, and family […]

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Experience Irvington’s Gardens in June

By Ed Myers, President, Irvington Garden Club Throughout the past 16 years, those attending the garden club’s annual garden tours have had the opportunity to walk shaded paths, witness the flashing shadows of overhead branches on the ground and maybe, if one was nearby, sit on a garden bench. Others have felt the cooling effect […]

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