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Neighborhood Notes 11/3/14

Election Day – TUESDAY!

Local government accounts for nearly a tenth of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its decisions have an enormous impact on Americans’ daily lives.  Since local campaigns are kind of low key, voters somehow get the impression these elections aren’t all that important — but nothing could be further from the truth. Positions on the school board, zoning commission and library board shape the quality of life and future direction of our towns — the places where we live our lives — in ways that are vastly more direct than the federal government.

Democracy can still work, but leaders elected by a handful of voters isn’t democracy at all. Your neighbors, your kids and your property values are all counting on you to guide your town to a future that’s supported by a true majority. Find the time, make the difference and vote.

If you are already registered to vote, here’s where you can find more information on where your polling place is located and who the candidates are:  https://indianavoters.in.gov/PublicSite/PublicMain.aspx

Arsenal Tech Swim Team – Team Marathon

Saturday, November 8th 9am

Arsenal Tech High School

The Tech Boys and Girls Swim Team will be collectively swimming a marathon to raise money for this years team. We want to step up our game this season with new team suits, caps, goggles and warm-ups and to be able to do this we are asking for your help. We will swim 1845 lengths of the pool to make up our 26.2 miles. We are asking you to sponsor the team or one of our swimmers with $1 per length. If you would like to sponsor us you can let a swimmer or a coach know. Feel free to sponsor us for as many lengths as you would like but if you are willing to sponsor 1 mile (70 lengths) we will provide you with a 2015 Team Shirt. Feel free to contactMackenzie Cain or Josh Bowling with questions. You are more than welcome to stop by on the 8th to cheer the team on.

Pack the Pantries

The City of Indy’s 7th Annual Pack the Pantries hunger relief initiative kicks off October 31, 2014 and will culminate on December 19, 2014 with the Caravan of Care. Pack the Pantries is a city-wide effort that raises awareness about issues of hunger in our community and encourages residents to help their neighbors during the holiday season when the need is greater. All donations benefit Midwest and Gleaners Food Banks who provide hunger relief to Indianapolis children and families.  For more information:

http://www.indy.gov/egov/mayor/programs/neighborhoods/frontporchalliance/pages/2014-pack-the-pantries.aspx

 

 

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 10th

City’s Fall Leaf Collection Begins November 10

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collecting fall leaves in Marion County beginningMonday, November 10 through Friday, December 5. Residents may dispose of as many as 40 bags of leaves per household each week during the collection window on their regular trash day.

Each year, DPW collects about 2,000 tons of leaves through this free program.

Indianapolis residents are asked to follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Place leaves in plastic or specially built large paper yard waste bags.
  • Place leaf bags outside by 7 a.m. on your regular trash day.
  • In cart areas, keep all leaf bags at least 3 feet away from trash carts so trucks can access carts. Keep in mind, any trash outside carts will not be collected.

This fall, residents should also clear leaves and debris from storm drains to avoid drainage and flooding problems.

It is illegal for residents to burn leaves in Marion County. Smoke from burning leaves pollutes the air with harmful particles and is hazardous to young children and people with heart and lung disease.

To find your regular and heavy trash days, enter your address at this link.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at 317­-327­-4622, visit www.indy.gov/dpw or use the RequestIndy application on your smartphone.

East Washington Library Calendar

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Community Health Fair

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Holds Community Health Fair

Free health screenings and wellness tips part of Nov. 8 event

 Indianapolis, October 27, 2014 — Eskenazi Health will be hosting a community health fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its newest health center, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, located at 5515 W. 38th St., on the corner of Moller Road and West 38th Street.

Health screenings and information provided during the event will include blood pressure, depression, asthma and HIV, as well as weight loss tips and CPR demonstrations. Participants will also have a chance to meet nurses and physicians who provide care at the health center, and visit a wide variety of information booths on topics such as diabetes education, fatherhood resources, Hispanic resources, Alzheimer’s disease, financial counseling, autism and family planning. Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services, which is located at the facility, will be on hand to showcase its outpatient areas and services. Fair participants will also have a chance to dispose of unwanted prescription medications at the event.

“The Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Health Fair offers a great opportunity for families in Indianapolis to take advantage of the various health resources and screening tools all at one location,” said Dr. Kenneth Klotz, chief physician executive at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street. “We want to be a welcoming place for the community for not only urgent medical needs but also their primary care.”

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street was designed to represent a community center that also offers health care. The facility brings comprehensive health care to the International Marketplace Coalition, formerly the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, in a way that is environmentally friendly, culturally focused and available for all.

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, which is located in the International Marketplace Coalition, West 38th Street Health Fair

Eskenazi Health provides primary care for all ages, prenatal care, health and wellness programs, physical therapy, urgent care, radiology, pharmacy services and other diagnostic testing services.

This year, Eskenazi Health has teamed up with the community to host health fairs throughout Indianapolis. The events offer comprehensive health screenings and information on a variety of topics. For more information about the Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Health Fair, please call 317.880.3838

Open Burning Caution

Indianapolis Fire Department urges residents to use caution when open burning
Chilly weather and falling leaves offer opportunity to re-educate and remind

 

The Indianapolis Fire Department would like to remind residents to use caution and follow set guidelines with regard to leaves and open burning.  Burning leaves in Marion County is illegal and fines of up to $2,500 may be imposed to those in violation.  The IFD encourages you to visit the Department of Code Enforcement website at http://indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/envsvcs/Pages/Open-Burning.aspx  or call 327-2236.   The website has excellent resources available with information about leaf collection, open burning and other options such as composting.  Legal open burning includes cooking fires such as barbecue grills, campfires, patio fire pits, chimenea’s and dried twigs, limbs or branches collected from your property within an appropriate container.  The use of a non-combustible metal container with a ventilated mesh covering is mandatory and the fire must be attended at all times.  Never let a child or pet play near an open burn.  We ask that if you do burn twigs and sticks, please be considerate of your neighbor and let them know in advance. The smoke and by-products produced by open burning may be an irritant to those who live near you and can create or worsen a pre-existing medical condition.  Any fire considered a nuisance and reported to the IFD or IMPD can and will be extinguished…even if it is legal.

Small Business Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

Support our local Near Eastside businesses on Nov. 29th!

For more info: http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com/

Steer In Benefit for DayStar Childcare

Join neighbors and friends at the Steer In on Thursday November 13th to raise funds for one of our local day care centers – DayStar Childcare.  Make sure to mention DayStar Childcare before checkout all day at Steer In on November 13, and 15% of proceeds will go towards helping the DayStar Parents Group recognize our amazing teachers with special surprises throughout the year.

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Near Eastside Story Slam

Indy Near East Rivoli Park Neighborhood Art

We are striving to bring beauty to the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

If you join us by painting or donating, we will add your name to the wall.  Please consider donating 22 dollars to sponsor one 22 inch geometric section of the design. The sides of the larger sections of the design are 53 inches.  Would you support a larger portion of the design with a donation at the $53 level?  Each section of the mural represents the people of the neighborhood interconnecting.

The wall that we are decorating is 120 feet long and 12 foot high.  This intersection at E 10th Street and N Sherman Drive is passed by a steady stream of people in cars, on bikes and on foot.  We have removed the graffiti and chipped paint and started work on the endcap on the East end of the wall through the donations of just a few people. We want to bring joy and peace and beauty to the people who both live here and travel through here with the design created by Near Eastside artist, Andrew Severns. You can connect with him on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/andrewsevernsart.  

We are a up and coming neighborhood with so many wonderful people and so much potential. We want to bring art to the residents and the residents to art as we engage them in our projects as volunteers.  The design is made in such a way as to encourage community participation in painting it.  Please contact Lisa Boyles at (317) 372-6983 or basilheart@gmail.com if you would like to help us paint or you have paint donations.

We have chosen colors to accommodate the mural on the other side of the street.  We hope to raise more than the amount listed to be able to also decorate the columns of this underpass with the colorful geometric design as well and decorate other areas in the neighborhood too.  Spread the word!

Please support this project at whatever level you are able.  Suggested donations:  $22 for a small section…$53 for a larger section…$120 to go above and beyond to support the painting of a column. We will be having a celebration party on Saturday November 22nd from 3-5 pm with all the donors and volunteers invited.  Your check donation can also be mailed in to NEAR at 2236 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46201 with Rivoli Park Mural Project in the memo line.  Your donation will be tax deductible.

It is our sincere hope that this art will bring a smile to those that pass by and see the joy that went into this project.

More info and how to donate:  http://www.rockethub.com/projects/47006

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Neighborhood Notes 10/21/14

Neighborhood Summit – Thank you!

Summit PictureA huge thank you to everyone who attended the Neighborhood Summit on October 9th!  A lot of decisions, updates, and great information was shared by neighbors and organizations.  Make sure to be on the look out for information about NESCO Congress which will be happening February 21st, 2015.  That information will be posted here and on the NESCO website (http://nescocommunity.org) The minutes and PowerPoint presentation from the meeting should be posted to the Quality of Life plan website by the end of the week (http://neareastplan.org) so make sure to catch up if you weren’t able to make it.   Thanks again and we’ll see you in 2015!

Megan – Director of Neighborhood Engagement, JHBCC

East 10th UMC Children and Youth Center Events

Saturday, October 25th- Cornhole Tournament at A Stone’s Throw in Brownsburg sponsored by the Golden Sunrise Sertoma Club.  Come show your cornhole skills, and you could possibly win $100.00!  Please see attached flyer and help to spread the word.  The Golden Sunrise Sertoma Club has fundraisers throughout the year to help raise funds for Indiana youth and social service agencies including the Youth Center!!!

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 Tuesday, October 28th City BBQ Fundraiser-We had a great reunion at City BBQ in Carmel last year, and it is time to do it again!  Please join us at City BBQ on Tuesday, October 28th to help raise funds for the Center!  The Center will receive 25% of the proceeds for anyone ordering with a flyer that day.  I have attached a copy of the flyer which has all of the rules and regulations.  Please make copies and help spread the word by passing out the flyers to your family and friends.  You can share on Facebook and Twitter and also take them to work to help spread the word.

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 Finally, SAVE THE DATE for our 9th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, November 20th!  We will be emailing and mailing out our invitations soon.  Thank you so much for all of your support!!!

NESCO Halloween Pub Crawl

There are limited seats available for the 2014 Halloween Pub Crawl!  Head over to Eventbrite to get yourself registered!  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nesco-halloween-pub-crawl-2014-tickets-12961958567?aff=eac2

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JHBCC Harvest Celebration

Join friends at the 2014 John H Boner Community Center Harvest Celebration November 1st, 2014.  The event will be held at Marian, Inc. and begins at 6:30pm.  Join the Boner Center as they celebrate old friends and new.  If you’d like to get tickets to this event, head over to their website – http://jhbcc.org/events/harvest-celebration-2014/

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Know Your Rights – Landlord Tenant Issues

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Near Eastside Story Slam

The East End Story Syndicate and Tin Comet Coffee present:

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Zoning Training

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NESCO’s Happy Haunted Halloween

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This event  is a safe alternative to trick or treating for our neighborhood kids. This years HHH will include – costume contest, adult pie eating contest, trunk or treating in School 54 parking lot, and trick or treating at Businesses along 10th Street.

FOR Trunk or Treat participation – we are asking that people set up trunks starting at 4:30pm and that all trunks are set up prior to 5pm.  The theme for this year’s Happy Haunted Halloween is “Old School Haunts” (i.e. Dracula, Frankenstein, mummies, Casper the Friendly Ghost, werewolf, cemetery, etc.) NESCO President to award prize for the best trunk!!

If you’re interested in volunteering a trunk please contact Kelly Wensing, NESCO President nescopresident@gmail.com for more info.

Marion County Conference on Re-entry

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Neighborhood Meetings

All NESCO neighborhood meetings should  be on the NESCO calendar at http://nescocommunity.org

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!

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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

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