Posts filed under: "Irvington News"

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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Discover the Best of Irvington

Quick reminders: In case you missed previous announcements, here are the details for two upcoming events. IRVINGTON FARMERS MARKET Sunday, the beloved Irvington Farmers Market, brought to you by Irvington Garden Club, has resumed its summer schedule of the second Sunday of the month, noon to 3 p.m. in Ellenberger Park. The next market will […]

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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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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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