Posts filed under: "Neighbor Spotlight"

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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September Neighbor Spotlight: Don Flick

By Cheryl Hizer “I’m an IDO Board member who met my fairy tale princess in Irvington almost 30 years ago, where I’ve constructed my own happily ever after.” Don Flick’s love affair with his wife Lisa AND Irvington started in 1988! Don, currently serving on IDO’s board and as president of Irvington Historical Society, grew up in Jasper, […]

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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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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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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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May Neighbor Spotlight: Kathleen Angelone

Kathleen Angelone has been abandoned in Germany, served as an attorney for Indiana Department of Revenue, volunteered all over the world, and calls Irvington home. She owns and operates Bookmamas at 9 Johnson on the south side of Washington Street. HISTORY Bookmamas originated with Kate Ayers and Amy LaCroix on the north side of Washington […]

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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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March Neighbor Spotlight: Tyler Sheller

Some members of our neighborhood have all types of exotic and rustic animals; you’ll find chickens, donkeys, and, with Tyler Sheller, even a horse! Well, not exactly a horse, more like a Great Dane. (But he’s as big as a horse!) Tyler is actively involved with a local group, Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue, and his […]

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February Neighbor Spotlight: Andrea De Mink

Andrea De Mink wears many hats. She has administered the Irvington Neighbors Facebook Page nearly since its inception, where she also entertains neighbors with discussions about her electricity usage. She serves on the Historic Irvington Community Council, which holds monthly meetings and participates in events throughout the year. You can see her walking through the […]

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November Neighbor Spotlight: Tara Schnaus Elder of Simply Helpful

This article was posted from our November IDO Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter which includes highlights from the Irvington Masquerade Ball, a run-down on new Irvington businesses, and additional great info here. Tara Schnaus Elder’s aptly named business, Simply Helpful, lends a hand to those who need help minimizing the chaos in their […]

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