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Neighborhood Notes – 9/10/14

Near Eastside Neighbors & Friends – 

Thanks for reading!  Here are a few of the things happening in and around our neighborhood for this week.  If you’d like your event or activity posted here, make sure to send details to me at mfetter@jhbcc.org or give me a call at 808-2336.  

You’ll notice that the format below is a little different due to some site changes.  If you want to see one of the pictures larger, just click on it and it will pop up in a larger format.  

Obviously, this isn’t all of the great things/news about what’s happening in our neighborhood.  Make sure to check out the NESCO website http://nescocommunity.org for more info and a neighborhood calendar (which you can post to as well!).  You can also check out the NESCO Facebook page at http://facebook.com/nescoindy

Thanks!

 

Megan Fetter

 

9/11 Memorial Mass

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9/11 Events

9/11 Events Open to the Public 

8:30 AM – Unveiling and Dedication of new piece to 911 Memorial next to IFD Station 13 ….429 W Ohio Street.  The widow of General Timothy Maude will be the guest speaker.  General Maude was the highest ranking military member to perish on 9-11.   His widow is the sister of two Local 416 members.    Challenge coins, lapel pins, and shirts available for purchase with all the proceeds going to the continued upkeep of the memorial.

12:00 PM   Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church  317 N New Jersey St.  Indianapolis, IN 46204

4:00 PM     Firefighters Local 416     “Firefighters 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony”   748 Mass Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204

Mass Ave Restaurants – Give Back program  (All Day)

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2014 Your Life Matters Decision House

 

I am writing to request your participation for an event hosted by the Indy Public Safety Foundation and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Your Life Matters Decision House 2014 is the brainchild of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.  Originally implemented in 2010 in Corpus Christie, TX by then Town Manager Riggs, the idea is to visually educate young teens about the importance of good decision making.  The event mission is to offer attendees an interactive/inside glimpse of bad decision making and the potential lifelong consequences that follow.  The event will have several interactive components, one of which is a live action drama.

 

Another component of Your Life Matters Decision House is the opportunity to offer students an expo type event where they are able to meet and talk with representatives from various social service agencies.  We would like to have 50 organizations with services or products helpful to teen’s mental/emotional needs for better decision making.  Would you be willing to be a part of our event with a table presentation, information and giveaways for the students?

 

For your assistance in sending a staff member to provide information at your booth/table we will gladly recognize you as a corporate sponsor and will add your name and logo to any printed materials.  We will also recognize you in our press release and any media interviews.  I am confident that you will find the message for the event one that you as an organization will get behind.

 

The event is hosted by the Indy Public Safety Foundation and Bankers Life Fieldhouse with support of the following Public Safety agencies: IFD, IMPD, ACC, IEMS, DHS, Marion County Prosecutor’s office, Juvenile Courts and Family Advocacy. 

 

Your Life Matters Decision House 2014 will take place on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM – students will visit the Expo from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.  It will be at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis at 125 S. Pennsylvania St.  Parking will be free.  The target audience for this event is IPS and Private Schools, with a focus on freshmen and sophomores.  Set up time will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 (more details on this and parking will be provided in a confirmation email).

 

I have attached a FACT sheet with additional information about all the components of Your Life Matters Decision House 2014.  Your Life Matters Decision House 2013 was a huge success but we need your help to make this event a success once again this year! 

 

If you are interested in participating in Your Life Matters Decision House 2014, please send replies, requests and questions to:

 

Elia James

Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager

Division of Homeland Security

Department of Public Safety

201 N. Shadeland Ave

Indianapolis, IN  46219

elia.james2@indy.gov

317-327-1478 (Office)

317-327-3900 (Main Office)

317-506-7770 (Mobile)

317-327-7508 (Fax)

 

Hope for the City Celebration

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Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit

Quarterly meeting to celebrate, acknoweldge, and make changes to our neighborhood Quality of Life Plan.  If you have items you’d like to celebrate, talk about or have put on the agenda, please call or send them to Megan Fetter 808-2336 or mfetter@jhbcc.org 

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Golden Sunrise Sertoma

Help support the East Tenth UMC Children & Youth Center by participating in this fun event!

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Labyrinth Tour

 

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Eskenazi Health Center Community Day

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Eskenazi Health invites you to attend Eskenazi Health Center Community Day on Sept. 13. This year’s event will be at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, 3840 N. Sherman Dr. The health fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is hosted by three Eskenazi Health Center locations, Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek and Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington.

 

Free health screenings will be offered during the event including asthma, cholesterol, glucose (diabetes), skin cancer, blood pressure, body mass index, STD, HIV, hearing and vision. Free immunizations for children and adults will also be offered. Shot records are required for children. In addition to the screenings, a variety of community groups will be on hand to distribute important information. This year’s event will also include exciting entertainment with a local DJ playing a variety of musical favorites.

Some of the booths that will be set up during Community Day will include information on a wide variety of topics, such as child safety, women’s health, asthma education, Medicaid, financial counseling, mental health, educational opportunities and physical fitness. In addition to the many booths and health screenings, a limited number of bicycles and helmets will be given out to health fair participants.

Please call 554.3430 for more information about Eskenazi Health Center Community Day.

 

Beyond Coal Events

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You’re invited to our celebration and appreciation picnic! We’ll celebrate and share stories, and best

practices learned in our campaign, and discuss how we move forward to build on our success!

Saturday, September 13: Indy Beyond Coal Campaign & Power Indy Forward Celebration

& Appreciation Picnic with City-County Councillor At-Large Zach Adamson

When:

Saturday,

September 13, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where:

Shelter

at Willard Park, 1901 East Washington Street, Indianapolis

RSVP: 

Click

Here to RSVP

Please feel free to forward the invitation to other campaign leaders and volunteers. 

*NOTE: Please RSVP so we can alert you to any event changes, and properly plan for the event. The event can be pitch-in style, and some food and drinks will be provided! Given the spirit of pitch-in style, please plan to pack you’re own favorite dishes if you have dietary or allergy considerations. Two grills are located at the shelter. 

Monday, September 22: Special City-County Council Resolution Announcement

The Indianapolis City-Council Council will announce a special resolution thanking the Power

Indy Forward Campaign and IPL.

When: Monday, September 22nd, meeting begins at 7pm

Where: Public Assembly Room, City-Council Building, 200 East Washington Street

Questions: Contact Jodi,

jodi.perras@sierraclub.org

Criminal Justice Academy

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting the fourth annual Community Justice Academy every Monday in October. The Community

Justice Academy is part of an ongoing and comprehensive effort by the Prosecutor’s Office to educate and engage citizens about crime prevention strategies and the criminal justice system.

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LYN House Birthday Party

 

 

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Pride – Story Slam 

Come on out and share your story!

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 St. Matthew’s 105th Anniversary

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St. Matthew’s Sunday

September 21, 2014 

Keeping the Faith for 105 Years!

Service:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Church facility tours – 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cookout:  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opening of Sealed Time Capsule – 1910:  2:00 p.m.

Join us for the celebration of our 105th anniversary!

Special service; guided church tours; dinner provided by the 

congregation; opening of time capsule sealed within building

in 1910…contents top secret!

2837 East New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201

Reverend Ralph Wm. Spears, Pastor

revralphs@sbcglobal.net

 

Neighborhood Notes – 8/26/14

NESCO Feast of Lanterns Thanks you!

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A big thanks to all who came out, participated, and volunteered at our very soggy Feast of Lanterns!  While this year didn’t exactly work out, we’re looking forward to planning next year.  If you’d like to be involved – stay tuned for future volunteer opportunities at our quarterly Neighborhood Summits (Next one is Oct 9th – See below), the NESCO website http://nescocommunity.org, and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IndyFeast

Thanks again!

NESCO

Quarterly Neighborhood Summit

The next neighborhood summit is coming up in October!  If you have items you see as challenges for the neighborhood, please send them to Megan Fetter.  If you have celebrations you’d like to have mentioned at the meeting, send those too!  We’re looking at closing up our “garage” and we need to start thinking about what other items to feature on our agenda.  The neighborhood’s quality of life plan is a work in progress and we need your help.  Come on out and help improve the quality of life of the Near Eastside!  More info on the neighborhood’s quality of life plan can be found here:  http://neareastplan.org

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Town Hall Meeting

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National Welcoming Week – Immigrant Welcome Center

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More events from Welcoming Indianapolis – http://www.eventbrite.com/o/welcoming-indianapolis-6855185731

Out of the Darkness Walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP’s vision to create a world without suicide.

More info here:  http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2598

East Washington Street Library Sept. Calendar

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East Tenth UMC C&Y Annual Event – Save the Date

A note from Jean Casmir Hill -

 

Dear Friends of East Tenth United Methodist Children & Youth Center:

 I wanted to send you a brief note to let you know that our annual dinner and fundraising event is scheduled for Thursday, November 20th.

 We are still in the planning process for the event, so we don’t have a theme quite yet, but we do know some of the details.  I wanted to get you the details so that you can plan to be in attendance!

 What?  East Tenth United Methodist Children & Youth Center’s 9th Annual Event

Where?  Marian, Inc., 1011 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN

When?  Thursday, November 20 at 6:00pm

Why?  To celebrate the past year with us and help us raise funds to continue growing

 We will be sending our fun invitations to you in the mail as we do each year, and you can expect to receive that sometime late September or early October.  Know someone that you would like to receive an invitation in the mail from us?  Please share their name(s) with us!!  You can easily do this by filling out this link:  http://bit.ly/easttenth2014

 Attached is a copy of our Event Sponsorship opportunities.  If you would like to participate in our event as one of our sponsors, please fill out the form entirely and return it to us no later than Friday, October 24, 2014.  If you are interested in being an Event Title Sponsor, please return the attached form no later than Friday, September 5, so that your logo/name can be included on our event invitations!

 We look forward to seeing you at our annual event!  In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to chat, please give me a call on my cell phone at 317-339-4102.  Have a great day!!!

Sincerely,

 Jean

Jean M. Casmir Hill

East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center, Inc.

Harvest Celebration – Save the Date

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WFYI – Neighborhood Project

We’re living in a time in Indianapolis where many of our neighborhoods are in a state of change.

In the news, we hear from neighborhood leaders when there’s a festival or event, from the city when a new policing initiative is announced, and from people on the street after a major crime has taken place. And while these items are important, we know they don’t tell the whole story.

That’s why this summer WFYI news is partnering with local freelance journalist Andrea Muraskin andAmerican Public Media’s Public Insight Network (PIN) to produce a radio series on our city’s changing neighborhoods. And we’re trying something new: the ideas for this series will come from you.

More info on this project and how you can participate can be found here:  http://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/is-there-a-story-in-your-neighborhood-waiting-to-be-told

Neighborhood Notes – 8/12/14

Feast of Lanterns

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When: August 23, 2014 – Spades Park – 1800 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Check out the Event Calendar for details on Feast Classes, Training and day of Events.

Volunteers Needed!

If you’d like to volunteer to help with the festival on August 23rd, head to our website http://vols.pt/b8JD2N for more information.  We do not give out your email address to anyone but you will have to enter it to view the volunteer positions.

 

Nesco Feast of Lanterns’s Facebook Wall

Pedal and Park is back again this  year!  Bike over to the festival and they will take care of your ride.
2014 Feast of Lanterns Band Line Up!!!!
3:45-4:30 – Kyle Billingsley
4:45-5:30 – Chris Dance and the Holy Echo
5:45-6:35 – Deadbeat Sailors
6:50-7:40 – Silv…

Arsenal Tech Benefit 5K Run/Walk

Please join us for the 15th Annual Arsenal 5K Run/Walk!  It takes place entirely on the beautiful and historic Arsenal Tech High School campus.  Over the last 14 years, the 5k committee has awarded over $30,000 in college scholarships to local high school students. Start or Join a race team from your neighborhood, church, business or organization.  This is a Rain/Shine Event.

For more information or to register – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-arsenal-5k-run-walk-tickets-11309219179?aff=eac2

 

Indy Junior Roller Derby

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IJRD is a Non-Profit junior roller derby organization which provides a fun-filled environment focused on teaching the fundamentals of skating and putting those skills to good use while learning the sport of roller derby.

To sign up your girls – http://www.iloveijrd.com/

NESA Fall League Registration

NESA Fall Flier

Indy Fringe

IndyFringe is a place, an event, an environment, an attitude, a movement, an incubator for new talent and a magnet for imaginative, thoughtful, hopeful and transformational people

We are an annual Theatre Festival and a year round theatre for emerging artists and new work.

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More info:  http://www.indyfringe.org/

Indy Do Day

Indy Do Day is a people-powered community day of service when the residents of Indianapolis take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of their neighbors.  Indy Do Day is October 2-4, 2014.

Participating in Indy Do Day is as easy or complex as you want to make it. Indy Do Day is a framework for service and action, and does not need to be an organized or approved community project. Be creative in how you participate and give back to the community. The sky’s the limit!

More info:  http://indydoday.org/

Neighborhood Cleanup Resources – KIB

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful offers resources and contacts for holding cleanups in your neighborhood.  If you’d like to hold a cleanup event, head to their website for more info on how they can help.  http://www.kibi.org/programs/beautification/great-indy-cleanup/

Urban Box – First Fridays Artist Call Out

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The East 10th Street Civic Association is looking for “Seasoned Artists” (ages 55+) to participate in their September IDADA First Friday show.  If you or someone you know would like to showcase your work to the community, please contact Brianna VanValin bvanvalin@civicassoc.org

 

See the NESCO Calendar for more community events!  http://nescocommunity.org/calendar/

Neighborhood Notes – 7/29/14

Free Crime Prevention Presentation – Tonight!

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IMPD Community Day – This Wednesday!

Come show your support for the IMPD East District and have a great time with the community!

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National Night Out Events

Family Night Out

Join Near Eastside residents and friends at Englewood Christian Church for an evening of carnival games, prizes, free food, and fun! The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Family Night Out is a participating event in National Night Out!

More info available on the Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/402329446574790/

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10th Street Night Out

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Emerson Heights NNO

EHCO NNO

 

Bosart Brown NNO

Join your Bosart-Brown Neighbors in taking a bite out of crime.

National Night Out is an event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhood is organized and fighting back!

FREE ENTRANCE!

Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, courtesy of Eastside Community Baptist Church, have fun and get to know your neighbors!

Don’t forget to bring a dish of your own!

More info on their Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/810463808966718/

 

Fall Soccer SignUps

The Near East Soccer Alliance Fall Season is open for registration.  Practices begin Saturday, August 23rd.  Games begin after Labor Day.  More info and registration is available on their website http://neareastsoccer.com.  You can also find info on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/neareastsoccer

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 Sister’s Comfort Food Grand Opening

The soft opening is over for Sister’s Comfort Food and they are celebrating their new business.  Come and join them Friday August 8th for some great home cooking!

Sisters Grand Opening

 

Feast of Lanterns Volunteers

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Volunteers are needed for the Feast of Lanterns!  If you’d like to help out, head on over to VolunteerSpot to sign up for a shift.  No job is too big or too small!

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for NESCO Feast of Lanterns – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/b8JD2N
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Megan Fetter 808-2336 or mfetter@jhbcc.org and she can sign you up manually.

2014 Feast of Lanterns Band Line Up!!!!
3:45-4:30 – Kyle Billingsley
4:45-5:30 – Chris Dance and the Holy Echo
5:45-6:35 – Deadbeat Sailors
6:50-7:40 – Silver Dollar Family Band
7:55-8:45 – The ‘Rents
LANTERN LIGHTING
9:15-11:00 – The Bonesetters

Neighborhood Information available at http://nescocommunity.org

 

Neighborhood Notes – 7/15/14

Near Eastside Story Slam

The latest Story Slam is happening THIS Friday night at Tin Comet Coffee!

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School Starts August 4th

IPS OPEN ENROLLMENT MAKES SIGNING UP FOR SCHOOL EASY

The start of school is fast approaching, and we’re excited to be welcoming both new and returning families to Indianapolis Public Schools. Students and families, here’s what you need to know to make your enrollment process easy.

Keep these dates and times in mind:

Monday, July 14
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 17
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, July 18
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 19
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 20
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, July 21
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 24
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, July 25
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information on what you need to take with you to enroll, items that needs updating and everything else, head to the IPS website.  http://www.ips.k12.in.us/2014/07/10/open-enrollment/

LA INSCRIPCIÓN ABIERTA DE IPS HACE LA SUSCRIPCIÓN PARA LA ESCUELA MÁS FÁCIL

El comienzo del año escolar se acerca rápidamente y estamos muy emocionados de dar la bienvenida tanto a las familias nuevas como a las familias que regresan a las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis. Estudiantes y familias, esto es lo que usted necesita saber para hacer su proceso de inscripción más fácil.

Mantega estas fechas y horas en su mente:

Lunes, 14 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Martes, 15 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miércoles, 16 julio
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Jueves, 17 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Viernes, 18 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sábado, 19 julio
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Domingo, 20 julio
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Lunes, 21 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Martes, 22 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miércoles, 23 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jueves, 24 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Viernes, 25 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

LISC Small Business Loans

LISC is now able to provide loans to small businesses owners, veteran-owned enterprises and businesses locating in under served neighborhoods.  Through the Community Advantage program, LISC will administer loans up to $250,000 to finance working capital, inventory, equipment, business acquisition, real estate development and tenant improvements that help small businesses thrive.  Created by the U.S. Small Business Administration to spark the growth of businesses in under served areas, LISC is one of a few lenders with a national license to offer loans via Community Advantage.

LISC is collaborating with its investment affiliate,  the New Markets Support Company (NMSC) to provide small business loans. Applications will be accepted by LISC’s NMSC throughout the Greater Indianapolis area.  NMSC has provided over $700 million of commercial loans and investments to distressed urban and rural communities.

LISC Indianapolis has already administered loans through its New Markets Support Corporation subsidiary including the conversion of The Foundry building in Indianapolis, now home to a real estate firm, an internet car dealership and a cafe.  [HOTLINK to The Foundry Article? Insert picture]. Learn about the LISC Small Business Loans by contacting Mary Los, Vice President of Small Business Lending  – mlos@newmarkets.org / 312 697-6152 or  Rachel McIntosh at rmcintosh@lisc.org or (317) 454-8488 to learn more about LISC’s SBA lending.

More information about LISC can be found on their website – http://www.liscindianapolis.org

Paramount School of Excellence – KaBOOM! Event

Nathan’s Famous is on a nationwide mobile tour which will incorporate promotion of the KaBOOM! mission and goals along the way.

·         Date: Tuesday, July 22 from 12:00-2:00pm

·         Play Day: Nathan’s Famous will host a “play day” on PSOE’s campus and would love to invite your summer students, families, and community members to attend. The “festival” type play day will include carnival games, food tastings, giveaways and more all provided by Nathan’s Famous.

·         NASCAR: Nathan’s Famous will be donating sets of four tickets to four children and their families to attend the NASCAR race on the 27th.

http://www.nathansfamous.com/happenings/mobile_tour

Englewood Community Cleanup Day

    

Community Cleanup THIS Saturday!  Neighbors will meet at Englewood Church parking lot at 57 N. Rural in the parking lot and walk to the site of the proposed Oxford Place Senior Apartments.  The cleanup will run until around noon.

Foundation East BoxaBonanza

Foundation East presents BoxaBanza, a public art and place making project taking place on the 2014 Indy Do Day (Oct. 2-4). Area Indianapolis artists will pair up with Near Eastside neighborhoods to transform existing traffic signal boxes along public corridors into works of art representing the vibrancy of these communities. In a perfect world, Foundation East would have the funding and manpower to transform every signal box within the Near Eastside into a work of art. This is not, however, a perfect world. Therefore, BoxaBanza will focus on 5 neighborhoods within the Near Eastside and provide matching funding to provide full-color vinyl wrap for up to 15 traffic signal boxes. To be considered for BoxaBanza, please submit this application by July 31, 2014.

Application

BoxaBanza Neighborhood partners will be notified by August 4th regarding their acceptance.

If selected as a neighborhood partner, Foundation East will coordinate work between area artists, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, and other community organizations to transform the traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood into place making works of public art. Foundation East will also work to provide the funding and materials needed for the painting of traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood.

Please read through the following information to learn more about BoxaBanza. (Note: if you are super antsy and just want to get to the application, click your way through to Page 3).

Questions? Contact Foundation East at artfunddream@gmail.com or through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FE1159

Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58 New Student Registration

Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 is having Student Registration
July 21st through July 30th from 9:00 to Noon, and from 1:00 to 3:00.

Please remember that you are required to bring the following documents with you to enroll a child:
Original birth certificate (no photocopies)
Proof of residence: a current utility bill or lease with the family’s address printed on it
Picture ID for the guardian enrolling a student
Immunization records
If you do need to update your student’s immunization, you can take advantage of free immunizations offered at the Back-to-School Family Day on Saturday, July 26, at the Marion County Public Health Department at 3838 North Rural.

On Sat. August 2nd there will be a Back to School Event for parents and students in the gym from 10:00 to 11:30. 

Caulk of the Town – NEAR

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We now have Caulk of the Town sign-up forms (for individuals and teams) on our website. Now is the time to put together a volunteer team from your work, neighborhood, friends, or church for this October 25 event. Now is also the time to encourage others to join with us in this community weatherizaton event. Here is the link: http://www.nearindy.org/projects/caulk-of-the-town  We are also still welcoming sponsoring organizations; if you or yours would like to sponsor, please let us know.

Near East Open Doors Tour

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Neighborhood Home Tour Opens Doors to Homeownership

Saturday, August 16
11am – 3pm
East 10th St. & Dorman St.

If you’ve ever wanted to see inside the historic homes or the shiny new contemporary houses going up around the Near Eastside, now’s your chance.

Next month, NEAR is partnering with a cluster of local developers to host the first ever Near East Open Doors Tour—a tour of Near Eastside homes that span the spectrum of pricing, neighborhoods, and styles. We’re out to prove that—historic or modern, affordable or affluent—the Near Eastside has homes for anyone looking to settle in a great community near downtown, near developing trails, wooded urban parks, interesting shops and eateries, and robust educational options.

But don’t feel like you have to be in the market for a new house to join the fun. Anyone is welcome to see all the great homes and experience the community the Near Eastside offers.

More info here:  http://www.nearindy.org/near-east-open-doors-tour/

The Neighborhood Project

How is your neighborhood changing?

By Andrea Muraskin | Jul. 01, 2014

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Is there a story in your neighborhood waiting to be told?

This is your opportunity to help shape news coverage of the place you live.

My name is Andrea Muraskin, and I’m a freelance journalist. I’m working with 90.1 WFYI News on a new initiative we’re calling the Neighborhood Project. We’re using the PIN to learn about changes in Indianapolis neighborhoods from the people who make this city their home.

In the questionaire below, we’re looking for trends, concerns and points of pride. Most of all, we want to know about changes: good, bad, and in between. After submitting your answers, you may be contacted for more information and perhaps an interview.

Stories generated by this project will air on 90.1 FM and be shared on wfyi.org and via social media. We can take comments until August 31, 2014.

Contact information you share on this form may be used by WFYI and other news organizations that are members of the PIN to contact you with future queries. It will not be used for advertising or fundraising purposes.

Thank you for your input!

Submit Stories Here

IMPD Community Day – New Date!

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Feast of Lanterns Volunteers

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer for the Feast of Lanterns Festival happen August 23rd, please contact Megan Fetter mfetter@jhbcc.org or 808-2336 for more info.  You can also check the Feast Facebook page for more details as they come about.  https://www.facebook.com/IndyFeast

Potential Volunteer Positions Available:

Sell Tickets for Food

Bathroom Patrol

Trash Patrol

Sound/Entertainment Liaison (all event position)

Lantern Hanger

Lantern Teardown

General Set up/Tear Down

Tent Liaison (all event position)

 

Neighborhood Meetings and Events

For more information about Neighborhood Meetings and NESCO Events – Please go to the NESCO website http://nescocommunity.org

Neighborhood Notes – 7/1/14

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit

The next neighborhood summit is next week!

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Directions to Shepherd Community Center

Just in case you’re not familiar with where to go at Shepherd, here’s a map to help you out.

Be Aware of State Fireworks Laws

Use Caution and Be Safe

With the fireworks season in full swing, Indiana citizens and retailers are being reminded of a new state
law governing the use and sale of fireworks. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Fire &
Building Safety division urges Hoosiers to play it safe when using fireworks this summer.
In 2006, an estimated 9,200 people were injured by fireworks in the United States and had to be treated
in a hospital emergency room according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
“When handled by professionals, a fireworks show may look easy, but each year they cause injury, death
and property damage because of misuse and accidents,” said Jim Greeson, State Fire Marshal.
In March of 2006, Governor Mitch Daniels signed a new law that will help fund important public safety
programs around the state, such as firefighter training, through the collection of a 5-percent safety fee
on the sale of all fireworks. The law also includes requirements regarding where and when consumers
can set off fireworks, as well as requirements for structures where fireworks are sold.
“Hoosiers need to remember that restrictions are in place regarding the use of fireworks, as well as the
possible penalties for violators,” Greeson added. “We want to stress the personal responsibility of each
fireworks consumer. Obey our laws, follow directions for safe use and apply common sense.”

Fireworks law provisions:
Fireworks may be used only on the user’s property; or on the property of someone who has
consented to the use of fireworks; or at a special discharge location.
Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older and children may possess
or use any kind of firework only when an adult is present.
Penalties for violating the fireworks law can range from a Class A misdemeanor up to a Class C
felony in the case of the reckless or intentional use of fireworks that results in a person’s death.
On Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve, fireworks may be discharged
from 9 a.m. to midnight. Any other day of the year fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Local laws may further affect fireworks use.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows that in 2006, approximately 1,300 people were
injured by fireworks. In addition, approximately 1,000 people were injured by sparklers and 800 by
bottle rockets.
The IDHS Fire & Building Safety Division recommends Hoosiers check the fireworks they purchase to
ensure they contain the following information: Class “C”

Consumer Fireworks
1.4 g   “If you find a package that you cannot read because it is in a foreign language, it says Class ‘B’ fireworks,
or 1.3 g, we strongly encourage you to call the CPSC hotline (800-638-2772),” Greeson added.
Facts (According NFPA statistics)
Approximately 95-percent of all fireworks are produced in China.
In 2006, 49% of emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 46%
were to the head.
55% of the 2006 fireworks injuries were burns, while 30% were contusions and lacerations.
One-third of the people injured by fireworks were under the age of 15.
The risk of fireworks injury was two-and-a-half times as high for children ages 10-14 as for the
general population.
Sparklers, fountains, and novelties alone accounted for 28% of the emergency room fireworks
injuries in 2006.

If you choose to use fireworks, the IDHS Fire & Building Safety Division suggests following these
important safety tips:
Preparation
Obey local laws, including ban of fireworks due to drought.
Buy fireworks from a reliable, licensed dealer.
Read and follow all directions.
Do not alter any fireworks or attempt to make fireworks.
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Safety glasses are recommended for the person lighting or nearby the fireworks, such as a
helper.

Location and Conditions
Keep a fire extinguisher, water supply, hose or bucket of water nearby.
Use fireworks outdoors, never indoors.
Use in a clear, open area.
Keep spectators a safe distance from the show.
Be cautious of lighting any fireworks during strong wind conditions and light fireworks with
prevailing wind blowing away from the spectators.

Fireworks Use
Don’t allow children to handle, play with, or light any fireworks.
Designate one person to ignite fireworks.
Light only one firework item at a time.
Never attempt to re-light, alter or fix any fireworks.
Never smoke when handling fireworks.
Drinking alcohol and using fireworks do not mix.
Never aim, point or throw fireworks at another person.

Pets and 4th of July

1. Know when fireworks will be happening and how they’ll impact your home.Contact your local municipality to find out when your area is likely to have fireworks. Mark the dates on a calendar so that you can keep track of when to ensure your pets are cared for. If you know or suspect that the fireworks will be heard at your house, take the precautions outlined in the following steps.

  • Check that your pets’ ID tags and microchips are in date; mark the calendar when renewal payments are due and be sure to make the payments. If your pet does go running off during fireworks events, it’s much easier to be able to identify its ownership with these features.
  • Fireworks upset pets as a result of the noise, smell of sulfur, and flashing lights.

2.  Desensitization of noises helps to prevent a phobia of loud noises, use a cd like Sounds Scary, well before the firework season, or after the event.

3.  Prepare the house. The house becomes your pets’ safety zone, so it’s important to prepare it properly.

  • Keep some lights on. Keeping a light on will calm your pet and make him feel more secure, rather than being scared in a dark room.
  • Dampen the noise. Close the curtains in the room and, if your animal is a caged one, cover up the cage in a thick blanket, but make sure it is breathable so your animal doesn’t suffocate. This will also help to stop the flashes of light affecting your pet.
  • Plan to use familiar sounds to drown out the noise of the fireworks. Music from a stereo or turning on the TV are likely familiar sounds that can sooth your pet. Just make sure not to play these sounds ridiculously loud as they can become bothersome themselves.

4.  Prepare the room. Select a suitable room where you will contain the pets for the duration of the fireworks. An inner room that is least impacted by the noise is ideal. It should be a room that you can close off to prevent your pet from running about the house and injuring itself, wrecking furniture, etc. If you have more than one pet, be sure they don’t mind being confined in the same room, or select several rooms for different pets. For example, dogs and cats will usually appreciate being kept separate.

  • Make the room cozy. Put down familiar, clean bedding somewhere pleasant such as under a table, on or behind a chair, etc. Add some familiar chew toys, scratch pads, balls, etc., to keep your pets amused and distracted.
  • Ensure that the room temperature is pleasant; warm if it’s cold weather, or cool if it’s hot weather.
  • Consider whether sound might be soothing. If your pet is used to music, turn some on at normal volume. Also, the sound of rainwater is very soothing to pets.
  • Use lavender. This is optional, but you might like to use lavender scented items to help calm your pet. Use a spray or gently bruise the leaves and flowers of some fresh plants. Just make sure that it’s out of reach of your pet. Using heated scent oils or incense is not recommended as a frantic pet can knock them over and start a fire or injure themselves.
  • Add a litter tray for cats.
  • Remove any sharp items from the room in case your pet starts jumping or running around.

5.  Prepare yourself. In the desire to ease our pet’s pain, sometimes we can transfer some of our anxiety and upset to the pet. If you’ve prepared properly in advance, there is no need to feel upset and worried as you can be reassured about the safety of your pet.

  • Realize that the startled and frantic reactions of your pet are often the principal source of your own upset.  Being ready for their reactions can help to keep you calm as well.


6.  Confine your pet.
 Half an hour to an hour before the fireworks are due to be set off, place your pet into the chosen room. If you’re concerned about not being able to locate your pet (for example, cats aren’t always easy to find), consider finding your pet several hours earlier. Mealtime is a good time to round up every pet, provided it falls before the fireworks are set off. If your dog needs a walk, be sure to walk her before confining her.

  • Even if your pet is caged, place it into the secure and comfortable room you’ve selected.
  • If your pet is a horse or other farm animal, make sure it has clean bedding and is inside the stable or barn.

7.  Provide food and hydration. Be sure to leave sufficient water and food for your pet in the confinement space. Many pets will be uneasy, or even frantic. If your pet has access to water, it will help calm him, and food supplied in your pet’s regular portion will make him feel like it’s a normal day.

8.  Keep an eye on your pet, and if possible, stay with her. Comfort her and talk to her. Be friendly but don’t fuss over her too much; this can increase her anxiety if she picks up on yours and can reward and encourage fearful behavior.  If it’s not possible to stay with her, (perhaps because you’re out or busy (you may be at the firework display), don’t worry – the previous steps should ensure that your pet has been adequately cared for.

  • Allow your pet to hide somewhere in the room if wished. It’s your pet’s way of coping (a “bolthole”)  and dragging them out of a safe spot can increase their anxiety levels. Don’t fuss over her too much.

9.  Check on your pet after the fireworks. Reassure him and remove the protection (blankets, etc.) as long as you’re sure that the loud fireworks are over. Let him have free run of the house to see how he behaves before considering letting him return outside (it might be best to wait until morning, if possible). Check for signs of stress in your pet:[6]

  • For cats, signs of stress include running away, soiling the house, hiding away and refusing to eat.
  • For dogs, signs of stress include barking a lot, running away, soiling the house, hiding and cowering, clinging to owners, whimpering, trembling and shaking, pacing and panting, and refusing to eat.
  • If your pet is stressed, keep him indoors overnight. Keep a litter tray somewhere in the house, or walk a dog after the fireworks but don’t let him off his harness and be sure to stay with him the whole time.

10.  Do a yard sweep before letting your pets back outside. Collect any sparklers, firecrackers, etc., as well as party items and broken objects. This will prevent your pet from being injured by unfamiliar objects.

 

 

 

IMPD East District 8th Annual Community Day

 

Near Eastside Soccer Alliance

So much World Cup excitement is happening this summer! Make sure to get your kids signed up for our Fall soccer leagues which start at the end of August.

Online registrations: http://neareastsoccer.com/

In Person registrations:
Shepherd Community Center
4107 E. Washington St.
July 16th
8 – 10am

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
727 N. Oriental
July 26th
9am – noon

 

Feast of Lanterns Vendors

Are you interested in being a vendor for the 2014 NESCO Feast of Lanterns on August 23? Please sign up on our website: http://nescocommunity.org/vendors

IPL Project Greenspace Grants

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is offering Project Greenspace grants to neighbors and community organizations. If you have a project idea, head on over to their website to see how you can apply for these grants. The deadline to apply is July 11th!

For more info check out the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Website.  http://www.kibi.org/programs/beautification/project-greenspace/

 Individual Development Accounts – John H. Boner Community Center

Rolling Roll Calls

Many NESCO neighborhoods have held IMPD rolling roll calls in their neighborhoods.  These roll calls may (but do not have to)  include food and beverages, a block party, and/or getting neighbors out to meet with IMPD officers in the neighborhood.

If you wish to host a rolling roll call event in your neighborhood, please contact Steve Talley at Steve.Talley@indy.gov

Emerson Heights Rolling Roll Call/Block Party

St. Clair Place Rolling Roll Call

Clogged Sewer Drains

With all of the rain happening this spring/summer, please call Citizens Energy Group to report clogged sewer inlets -

317-924-3311 ext. 2

NESCO Calendar

Make sure to check out the NESCO Calendar on their website http://nescocommunity.org for more events and information.

Neighborhood Notes – 6/17/14

NESCO Games week!

Congrats to all of the participants this week!  Make sure to check out the NESCO Games website (http://nescogames.com) and see below for what’s happening this week!

NESCO Games – What’s happening this Week!

Want to know what you are doing this week?!?!? NESCO GAMES!

Frisbee Golf, 6/17 @ Brookside Park
Trivia, 6/18 @ 7p– Golden Ace
Cards, 6/19 @ 6pm – Clifford Corners
Cooking, 6/20 @ 1:30 pm – Chef’s Academy
Basketball, 6/20 @ 6pm – Legacy Center
Track, 6/21 @ 8am – Arsenal Tech Track

www.nescogames.com

Neighborhood standings and full event details on the website.

Real Time Medal Tracker – http://www.nescogames.com/medal-tracker.html

Solstice Party in the Park – Windsor Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rivoli Park Labyrinth Summer Solstice

Join us as we celebrate a year of bringing light and life to this community space with a picnic potluck on the summer solstice. The event is on Saturday, June 21st at 6 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and something to share to eat if you can. If you have another offering to share, such as playing music or creating art, that would be fun to add to the mix. The Rivoli Park Labyrinth is located a half block south of the Value World on E. 10th St. in the 900 block of N Kealing Ave.

DPS Citizens Academy

Be a Public Safety Advocate!

The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety (DPS) is excited to introduce the inaugural DPS Citizens Academy.

The mission of the DPS Citizens Academy is to raise awareness about the diverse, difficult and crucial roles the employees of the department fill in order to enhance public safety and quality of life for citizens and visitors of Indianapolis.  Furthermore, the DPS Citizens Academy will develop community advocates to help address future challenges in public safet

The DPS Citizens Academy will run every Wednesday from June 25 through September 10 (off the week of July 4) from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Participants will cycle through a set of the unique and engaging modules offered by representatives from the Department’s agencies: Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), Division of Homeland Security (DHS), Division of Animal Care & Control (ACC), Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD).

In addition, participants will be able to take advantage of exciting ride-a-long opportunities to see first-hand the courageous work performed each day by DPS employees.  This one-of-a-kind experience will provide insights into the Department’s operations and develop champions throughout the community to help address crime and public safety issues in Indianapolis.

The inaugural class will be limited to 30 participants, so click here to submit your application today!   Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 18.

Feast of Lanterns – Lantern Making Workshops

More information about the Feast of Lanterns can be found here:  http://nescocommunity.org/feast-of-lanterns/ 

10 East Biz District Bicycle Tour & Scavenger Hunt

Check out our upcoming 10 East Biz District Tours & Scavenger Hunt! We have 2 options to offer: Thurs. June 19 (walking) & Wed. June 25 (bicycle)!!! And swag bags to the first 35 registrants. Fun times ahead!!! – with Audrey’s Place New Furniture, Audrey’s Place Furniture, Thrift, and Antique Store, Tin Comet CoffeeSisters Comfort FoodThe Turntable ShoppeTick Tock LoungeHouse of 5thLittle Green Bean Boutique, Classic Cuts Barber Shop, Pogue’s Run GrocerTim & Julie’s Another Fine MessGordon’s Ice Cream ParlorUrban BoxMetta YogaJazz JuiceBrookside Dance Academy, & Jimmy V Guitar

Wednesday, June 25 @ 630 pm – 8 pm: bike tour – bike helmets STRONGLY encouraged

Meet at E10SCA office – 3125 E. 10th Street, Suite J
Parking is located on-street or in the back parking lot.
Swag bags for the first 35 registrants! sevans@civicassoc.org / 317.633.8162

More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1442171909365794/

 

Blight Elimination Public Input Hearing

When: Tuesday, July 8th at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Old City Hall (202 North Alabama)
What: The state recently awarded the state 6.4 million dollars to tear down the worst of the worst properties in the city. The public has an opportunity to comment on homes being proposed for demolition.

If you believe there is a home on this list that should not be torn down, please attend this hearing.

 

Near Eastside Story Slam – THIS Friday!

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Mozambique art and drama exhibit – Urban Box

Indy ReZone Open House – TODAY!

 

Vietnamese Buddhist Culture at An Lac Temple

 

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit – July 10th

Quarterly meeting to manage the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or is otherwise interested in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis is welcome to attend. We will be voting on important items to be added, edited, or removed from the quality of life plan. We may also be forming task forces to work on items that are currently in the plan. As always, we will celebrate the great things our neighborhood has been doing to improve the quality of life for all individuals who live and love our community.

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U-Pick Vegetable Garden – Growing Places Indy

The wait is over! We’re excited to debut our new U-Pick vegetable garden at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Centerthis Thursday from 4-7 p.m., with additional weekly hours Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon!
You’ll have the chance to pick squash (quantities limited!) and basil, plus baby kale, baby collards and baby chard, or mix the three.
Our Farm Stand will run the same days and hours as the
U-Pick, featuring scallions, turnips, chard, collards, kale, garlic scapes, various herbs, mulberries, pea shoots, sunflower shoots and fresh-cut flower bouquets.
Credit cards, cash, checks and SNAP EBT will be accepted for produce at both the U-Pick and the Farm Stand! TheFresh Bucks matching program will match SNAP as well.

More details:http://conta.cc/1pb1en4

Immigrant Welcome Center – Donation Challenge

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More about the Immigrant Welcome Center:  http://immigrantwelcomecenter.org/

Chocolate 5K – to benefit Teacher’s Treasures

Proudly partnering with Teachers’ Treasures, Inc.!

All chocolate is compliments of NR Road Racing. It is not mandatory for you take part, but you are more than welcome to have some sweet treats on us! There will be chocolate stations set up along the three mile course and of course, some more at the end!

We’ll supply the Ghirardelli® chocolates along the way. For any of you with food allergies, please read the following “Allergy Information” from the Ghirardelli® people. We’ve also found what may be a blast from the past for some of you… Remember Choc-ola? Well it’s back & we have it for you.

For more info on how to sign up:  https://www.facebook.com/events/496660563799418/?source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

NESCO Neighborhood Info

Additional neighborhood events and information can be found on the NESCO website:  http://nescocommunity.org 

 

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