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Irvington Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social

By Cheryl Hizer Irvington Historical Society’s 53rd annual Ice Cream Social will take place Sunday, August 6th, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bona Thompson Memorial Center. Admission to enjoy the festivities will be FREE, as always. THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS AND PARTNERS White River Jazz Band: The sounds of jazz will fill the air, thanks to this long-running partnership with […]

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Public Art Commission Work for Local Artists

Each day, thousands of people drive, walk, and ride East Washington Street (the Historic National Road) and along the way see historic buildings and houses, a revitalized streetscape — with plants, trees, and new lamp posts — and a smattering of public art in the mix. Irvington Development Organization would like to hire an artist […]

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Kroger Store Nourishes Your Family and IDO

If you’re a Kroger shopper, you can prompt — at no cost to you — donations to IDO every time you shop.  All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus card on Kroger’s website and choose IDO as your Community Rewards recipient.  At the end of each quarter, Kroger sends us a portion of […]

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IDO Facilitates Face-lifts and Better Access to Irvington Businesses

IDO helped Simply Divine Cupcakes and Indy Cycle Specialist (ICS) obtain façade grants from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), an organization that works with local leaders to invest in housing, health, education, public safety, and employment. The façade grants program helped Simply Divine Cupcakes put a fresh new look on its new bakery and brought […]

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Irvington Summer Music Series Debuts in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a terrific year for music right here in Irvington. In addition to open stages at 10 Johnson Avenue, Sweet Thursday Jazz at Coal Yard Coffee, First Fridays, and more, Irvington Summer Music Series will run from May through September 2017. Featuring two events each month, the series schedule offers […]

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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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Coal Yard Development Slows Following Tax Credit Announcement

Recently, we were notified that 61 Indiana applicants competed for this year’s IHCDA rental housing tax credit awards and only 16 projects were chosen. Unfortunately, the Coal Yard Lofts project did not receive this award, but Third Street Ventures intends to apply for the tax credits again in fall 2017. Note that the terms rental […]

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A Look Back at The Irvington Lofts

By Nancy Larner Ruschman Remember the former Indy East Motel? If you do, you might recall what an eyesore the structure was, not to mention the crime and other troublesome elements it attracted. In 2006 the city revoked Indy East’s license to operate, and finally shuttered it in 2009 due to an extremely high number […]

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IDO Purchases Former Irvington Post Office!

Great news! IDO and the Irvington Historical Society have formed a partnership and purchased the building at 5502 E. Washington St. (the former Post Office). It’s official–the papers were signed this afternoon. We plan to secure loans and grant money where available to stabilize it as soon as possible. The plans for its eventual use […]

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IDO Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Irvington!

The Irvington Development Organization (IDO) invites you to join us for a lively cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 on Saturday, September 22 at Q Artistry (The Lodge), 5515 E Washington St. A Night Out in Irvington is our signature event, hosted each year at a local business and highlighting Irvington at it’s best! This year’s […]

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