Influence the City’s Future through Indy DMD Engagement

Posted on November 24, 2017

If you live or work in Marion County, you no doubt have thoughts about the infrastructure, plans, initiatives, and organizations that move us forward and also those that don’t serve us well. Understanding key concepts of city planning, our many existing assets, and challenges from the past can help all of us know how to […]

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Holiday Highlight: Local Shopping Opportunities

Posted on November 24, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner, don’t miss these opportunities to shop, celebrate, and gather with loved ones in Irvington. Irvington Historical Society Holiday Fair The Irvington Historical Society Holiday Fair continues a tradition set by the Gathering of Artists. Unique holiday gifts from the best local artisans will be offered in a two-day […]

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The Irvies: Get Out and Vote!

Posted on November 24, 2017

The Irvies 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, notorieties, and contributions to the greater good of Irvington. This fundraiser for the Irvington Development Organization (IDO) will be hosted Saturday, February 24th approximately 7pm at the Irvington Lodge […]

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71st Annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

Posted on November 24, 2017

As the leaves fall each year, here in Irvington a certain excitement settles in with witches and ghost tours until the blessed day of the Annual Halloween Festival. This year was no different than the 70 years before. The week long festival started with Jack the Ripper joining the Masquerade Ball held at the Ice […]

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November Neighbor Spotlight: Justin St. John

Posted on November 24, 2017

In our October newsletter, we hinted at this month’s neighbor spotlight. “I was a heavy-equipment operator in the Marine Corps and won the Hard Dog award while attending Mixed Martial Arts training.” Most of us know Justin St John as the owner-operator of Maximum Grow Gardening(MGG) at 6117 East Washington Street. But you may not know […]

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We present to you, The Irvies

Posted on October 18, 2017

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

Posted on October 18, 2017

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

Posted on October 18, 2017

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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IDO Looks Back on Its 15th Year

Posted on October 18, 2017

Irvington Development Organization’s 15th Annual Membership Meeting was held September 9, 2017 at Irving Circle Park in conjunction with the Circle’s Summer Concert Series. Members enjoyed a light meal s provided by Kroger’s deli, and heard about IDO’s  accomplishments this year and the many business comings and goings in the past year. D. Gaither, Tim […]

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IDO Founding Mother and Children’s Rights Champion

Posted on October 14, 2017

By Heidi Unger Irvington resident and attorney JauNae Hanger remembers Irvington of 2002 as a neighborhood with enormous potential but a struggling business corridor. “We saw mom-and-pop businesses open and close their doors. You couldn’t keep a business open on this street,” she said, reflecting on shared disappointment in business failures on Washington Street, which […]

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