Posts filed under: "Irvington News"

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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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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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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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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