Posts filed under: "East Side Indy"

We present to you, The Irvies

The Irvies (a nod to The Dundies from the much-beloved show The Office) is a community award ceremony where businesses, neighbors, and our very own larger-than-life personalities are nominated and selected for awards demonstrating their unique talents, notoriety, and contributions to the greater good of Irvington. This fundraiser for the Irvington Development Organization (IDO) will […]

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October Neighbor Spotlight: Bernie De Koven

When we shared in July about the Expression Swings Bernie De Koven had been instrumental in getting installed at Ellenberger Park, the response was immediate and overwhelming! Irvington loves Blue, as he’s known around town. It should come as no surprise that Blue wanted to leave a legacy of play in his favorite place: Ellenberger Park. Bernie, the […]

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Black Hat Society’s Spirited Fundraising

By Katie Hughes Have you ever seen a fleet of cyclists dressed as witches riding around through the neighborhood and wondered what’s going on? Meet the local Irvington Black Hat Society (BHS). BHS is a  nonprofit group of theatrical witches that was  created a year after its founder, Karin Mullins, saw a Facebook posting of […]

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IDO Looks Back on Its 15th Year

Irvington Development Organization’s 15th Annual Membership Meeting was held September 9, 2017 at Irving Circle Park in conjunction with the Circle’s Summer Concert Series. Members enjoyed a light meal s provided by Kroger’s deli, and heard about IDO’s  accomplishments this year and the many business comings and goings in the past year. D. Gaither, Tim […]

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IDO Founding Mother and Children’s Rights Champion

By Heidi Unger Irvington resident and attorney JauNae Hanger remembers Irvington of 2002 as a neighborhood with enormous potential but a struggling business corridor. “We saw mom-and-pop businesses open and close their doors. You couldn’t keep a business open on this street,” she said, reflecting on shared disappointment in business failures on Washington Street, which […]

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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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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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August Neighbor Spotlight: JJ Stenzoski

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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