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July 2018 Newsletter: Pennsy trail artwalk, IDO volunteers needed, Neighbor Spotlight: Yasha Persson, Irvington Lodge, ice cream social, IDO tax credit, Irvington Green update.
June 2018 Newsletter: Annual Irvington garden tour, volunteers needed, new businesses, Irvington Green update, Neighbor Spotlight: Eric James of Tres Gatos Farm & Community Garden.
May 2018 Newsletter: Recap on spring street cleaning, Irvington flags for sale at the Farmers’ Market, Irvy 500 postponed, Neighbor Spotlight: Jason Ammerman, GM at Bonna Station.
April 2018 Newsletter: Vote for Irvington’s Main Street, Irvy 500, Lilly Grant: Irv@150, Neighborhood Cleanup, Neighbor Spotlight: East Indy Dental Care
March 2018 Newsletter: An Irvies recap, new dentist office in Irvington, and spring tree planting.
February 2018 Newsletter: Learn about the future of transit in Indy, celebrate 140 years with IUMC, save on taxes through our NAP program, volunteer for our spring tree planting, and read our community spotlight on Geneva Hair Studio.
January 2018 Newsletter: Find out the new location of Great Indy Seed Swap and everything you need to know about The Irvies.
December 2017 Newsletter: We bring joyous news of holiday festivities and beyond. Vote for your favorite neighbors to win Irvies awards. Find out how to save some green by donating to IDO, and plan to join the Green Initiative at the group’s next get-together.
November 2017 Newsletter: This month, we tell you about tax credits that are available when you give to IDO, opportunities to learn about and influence city planning, and multiple holiday shopping events and celebrations in the neighborhood.
October 2017 Newsletter: We report back from our 15th annual membership meeting and announce a fun new event scheduled for February, Irvington’s Black Hat Society shares its many successes, and we learn more about IDO’s founder.
September 2017 Newsletter: Our business corridor gains new businesses, we call for volunteers to help with cleanup activities, and our Public Spaces committee installs more bike racks.
August 2017 Newsletter: ICAN broadens its reach in community advocacy, a talented artist completes a public art project, and musician JJ Stenzoski tells us a little about his experiences.
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 Newsetter: 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