IDO Archived Newsletters

We email our e-newsletter to members, friends and neighborhood residents periodically throughout the year. Sign up to keep up with all the cool IRV happenings!  The IDO Newsletters are designed to keep the community up to date on the latest IDO news and developments. Please email to suggest a story. We’d love to hear from you!

July 2017 Newsletter: Receive a tax credit for your donation to IDO! Also, find out about two summer events and a neighbor with lots of historical information.

June 2017 Newsletter:  Our Public Spaces committee has been very busy lately. Read about it in our June newsletter. We also give details on School 57’s new learning garden and events that are happening soon in the neighborhood.

May 2017 Newsletter: Summer brings outdoor concerts, and we announce the schedule for those performances. Also, we share details about the annual home tour, some new history tours, and a revamped Discover Irvington celebration.

April 2017 Newsletter: We spotlight record store owner Rick Wilkerson, reveal survey responses, and call on artists and volunteers to fulfill various needs in the neighborhood.

March 2017 Newsletter:  This month, we give an update on the Coal Yard development, shine the spotlight on Tyler Sheller, talk about facade grants, and announce a new summer music series.

February 2017 Newsletter: While winds and kisses blow this season, we talk to Andrea De Mink, share news from the latest IHPC hearing, and tell you about streetscape donations, the latest from Irvington Green Initiative, a fun conference, a volunteer opportunity, and new signage.

January 2017 Newsletter: Let the snowflakes fall while we share the latest development news, Irvington’s new sign,
the IGI comeback, a request for your opinion, and changes to our communications committee.

December 2016 Newsletter: Our December issue offers info on Irvington’s two annual winter events, the Luminaria and the Holiday Open House, along with a quick survey so you can help us improve our newsletter.

November 2016 Newsletter: This month we’re featuring highlights from the wildly popular Irvington Masquerade Ball, shining a spotlight on our neighbor, Tara Schnaus Elder, who is Simply Helpful, providing a Safe Routes to School survey for your kiddos, and taking a look at a plethora of new businesses on the block.

October 2016 Newsletter: The haunted Halloween season is here so we’re talking with our own gypsy, Carrie Schmidt of Eastside Gypsies. We also have highlights from the IDO Harvest Gala, info on the Neighbor Power conference, a recap of the annual IDO meeting, and some buzz on the Coal Factory.

September 2016 Newsletter: Fall into September’s newsletter, where we talk with a sweet business owner, send a loud and proud thank you from the IDO Gala, introduce the new sign and sign maker, celebrating classic Irvington Homes, and call for Streetscape cleanup volunteers.

August 2016 Newsletter: As summer’s end draws near, we have the beachy vibes of Cafe Carib’s owner, the IDO Harvest Gala fun-filled-fundraiser, an Irvington re-Sign artist competition, and a smarter way to shop at Kroger.

July 2016 Newsletter: As the heat rises to welcome July, we have your Irvington updates: colorful pics from the Irvington Garden Tour, the highly anticipated IDO Harvest Gala, and a Streetscape fundraiser with an ROI.

Vacation Month-no June newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter: We have the latest from a new homegrown business, details on the annual Folk Festival, opening day of the Farmers Market, Sweet Thursday Jazz at the Coal Yard, construction updates, a June Bride, and fun ways to keep the lights on in Irvington.

April 2016 Newsletter: Despite the snow, spring is here!; our neighbor spotlight features Mechanically Inclined Auto; we also discuss a chance to give back, the spring construction schedule, and the Annual Benton House Easter bash.

March 2016 Newsletter This month we’re featuring our neighbor spotlight, Streetscape spring cleaning, showing off a new exhibit at the Bona, and a new space for a local food favorite.

February 2016 Newsletter This month our neighborhood spotlight shines on Rita Franco, a farewell to our Dufour’s, a grant opportunity for facade improvements, and a call to beautify our community.

January 2016 Newsletter Large-scale tree planting near Irvington Terrace, parking in Irvington, Neighbor Spotlight, and new restaurant, The Mug, which will be coming to Irvington in the not-too-distant future!

December 2o15 Newsletter Holiday open house, Irvington Luminaria, Giving back by Shopping Kroger and more!

November 2015 Newsletter Irvington Halloween Festival, Neighborhood spotlight on an Irvington musician, Pennsy Trail Opens.

October 2015 Newsletter Youth Voice series, recap of the IDO Annual Mtg, Simply Divine Cupcake’s new food truck.

September 2015 Newsletter IDO Annual Meeting/Fundraiser, New vintage store opens in Irvington, praise for Irvington Lofts, Home Tour, new parking plan, Streetscape volunteer opportunity

August 2015 Newsletter New Restaurant: Hummingbird Cafe, IDO Annual Meeting/Fundraiser, Pennsy Trail updates, Kroger Card Fundraiser.

July 2015 Newsletter The man behind the Irvington Folk Festival, Discover Irvington events, Just FLOW with it block party, Benton House Book Sale, Streetscapes Maintenance Update.

June 2015 Newsletter New youth volunteer writer for IDO, June events, Irvington Folk Festival.

May 2015 Newsletter New IDO Volunteer Coordinator, the Benton House Egg Hunt, Discover Irvington.

April 2015 Newsletter Chef Dan’s, Pennsy Trail Update, IDO Internships and Discover Irvington Event

March 2015 Newsletter IDO March Newsletter: Neighbor Spotlight, Updates on Pennsy Trail & Irvington Post Office + More!

February 2015 Newsletter IDO Feb Newsletter: Updates Galore!

May 2014 eblast Magic #8 Bus Ride to Indy Zoo & Orangutan Center

Apr 2014 e-blast New Development: The Irvington Coal Factory

Jan 2014 e-blast Irvington Historic Post Office Collapse

Feb 2014 e-blast Magic #8 Bus Ride to Golden Ace for St. Pat’s

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Feb 2013 E-Blast
This month we’ll continue to bring the greenest Indianapolis has to offer by presenting Renee Sweany. Renee is the Queen of Green. If you’ve had any interest in things sustainable over the past 5 years, you’ve certainly crossed paths with Renee or her work. She’s the Co-Founder of Green Piece Indy, the Founder of Rush Hour Recycling, the author of the Ask Renee column in Indiana Living Green Magazine and the Sales and Brand Manager for PACT Apparel.May 2012 Newsletter
There’s much to celebrate in our May 2012 Newsletter including the Irvington Streetscape groundbreaking, 2nd Anniversary of Homespun Modern Handmade, Q&A with an IDO Board Member, Recipe of the Month, Word from an IDO Donor, Important Updates on Irvington Streetscape Construction and more!April 2012 Newsletter
A plethora of information in our April 2012 Newsletter including: Ossip Comes to Irvington, Q&A with IDO’s New President, Recipe of the Month, Word from an IDO Donor, Important Dates, IDO Lately. Enjoy!