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Something big is coming up, and it’s not more snow!

Brrr! I thought the weather was only supposed to be frightful before Christmas.

All of this snow might be bringing you down, but fret not!  Our neighbors are coming together to bring you great opportunities to have fun, make memories, and get more connected on the Near-Eastside.

If you’ve got an announcement or event that our neighbors should hear about, be sure to send those in to CoraLyn Turentine by emailing or calling 317.808.2336.  And don’t keep the good news you find here to yourself; share it with your neighbors and encourage them to join in the fun!

Happy Reading!

CoraLyn Turentine, Director of Neighborhood Engagement

John H. Boner Community Center

2236 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN


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Last weekend we were snowed out, but we’re not letting that slow us down!  The NESCO Congress has been rescheduled for Saturday March 7. 2015 from 8:00 am – noon at Englewood Church

Hosted by NESCO in partnership with East 10th Street Civic Association, the theme for this congress is “Bring on the Biz.” Not only will this be a great time to connect with neighbors across the Near-Eastside, but it will also give you the chance to get the inside scoop on Near-Eastside business initiatives.  You’ll get to hear from our great local business owners and redevelopment leaders, and share your input on how we should continue moving forward as a community.

We’re keeping it pitch-in style so bring your favorite breakfast item, and we’ll see you there!



The only thing better than a neighborhood party is a neighborhood pie contest!  Apple, cherry, key lime, pumpkin, sweet potato, lemon meringue, banana cream, razzleberry…hungry yet?

You can whip out your BEST secret pie recipe and enter it to win a glamorous prize pack on Saturday March 14th at 11:00 am right here at Arsenal Tech High School.  And let me tell you, this pie contest is serious business. You and your home-made pie have the chance to be named on the new NESCO PI Day plaque displayed at Pogue’s Run Grocer (can we say ‘bragging rights’!).  You’ll also win an incredible gift basket of kitchen gadgets from ZESCO.COM!

Now some of you are pie-makers, but let’s be honest…most of us are probably pie EATERS! If you can’t get enough of some delicious homemade pie, then you need to make sure you’re the highest bidder at the Pie Auction.  You read that right! Contestants will be submitting 2 pies: one for the pie contest and one for the auction.

For contest entry information, visit our event page at

April 30 Neighborhood Summit

Thursday April 30, 2015, 6:30 pm

Westminster Neighborhood Ministries

2325 E. New York St., Indianapolis

How do you define “quality of life” for our community? Maybe it’s having litter-free streets and well-lit neighborhoods. Maybe it’s having strong locally-owned businesses, and a high employment rate.

Here’s the deal, for more than 40 years, Near Eastside neighbors have held onto the strong philosophy that ordinary residents can mobilize extraordinary growth and prosperity in their communities. Most recently, these efforts have been propelled forward by the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan (for which John H. Boner Community Center is the convening agency), an intensive, neighborhood-driven strategy for building the Near Eastside into a community that our residents can be proud of.

About 4 times per year, neighbors are encouraged to come out to the Neighborhood Summits to provide input and inspiration for this plan, as well as to network with one another, and to provide progress reports on current initiatives.

So whether or not you’ve ever participated in a neighborhood event before, whether you feel very confident and competent in driving neighborhood initiatives or feel a bit like a fish out of water, we welcome and encourage you come out and add your voice.

Groups wishing to reserve two to three minutes to provide an update, make note of a community challenge, or to celebrate an accomplishment can send in their agenda items to CoraLyn Turentine, Director of Neighborhood Engagement for the John H. Boner Community Center, at or by calling 317.808.2336

You DON’T Want to Miss These Awesome Opportunities!

Near Eastside Neighbors & Friends -

I may be a little biased, but I happen to think that the Near-Eastside is home to some of the most talented, most passionate, and most invested community members in the city. Not to toot our own horn, but look at how much we are willing to pour into making this a great community to live, work, and play in! For the past several decades, we’ve made an intentional effort to band together for the greater good, and those efforts are paying off.  There are numerous upcoming opportunities for our neighborhood youth and adults to gain scholarships to further their education, build new skills in crime prevention and community building, gain meaningful work experience, and even win cash prizes!  Yes, you read that correctly!

Someone is going to take advantage of these opportunities and reap the benefits…it might as well be the Near Eastside! So check out these upcoming opportunities for our neighbors to grow and shine! By the way, if your neighborhood group or organization has an upcoming event that our fellow Near-East-siders should know about, make sure to send details to me at to be included in upcoming posts and announcements!

These aren’t all of the great things going on in and around our neighborhood.  Make sure to check out the NESCO website for more info and a neighborhood calendar (which you can post to as well!).  You can also check out the NESCO Facebook page at


CoraLyn Turentine

Several Middle-Schoolers will be awarded cash prizes…they might as well be Near-Eastside Middle Schoolers!

Money Smart

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations are sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest in support of Money Smart Week Indiana April 18-25, 2015.

Students in grades 6 through 8 are encouraged to answer this year’s Money Smart essay question (see below) with a typed essay of 500 words or less.

Three finalists, along with their families and teachers or adult sponsors, will be selected to attend the Money Smart Week Indiana Kickoff Luncheon in Indianapolis on Friday, April 17, 2015.

The winners will receive a CollegeChoice 529 Savings Account through the generous sponsorship of CollegeChoice 529, ISM College Planning, Indiana Council for Economic Education, the John H. Boner Community Center, Fifth Third Bank and PNC Bank. The winner will receive $1000 and the runners up will each receive $750.

For more information and to apply, download the an application at the link provided below:


Gang  training

Open for the community:

  • Learn the signs of gang involvement
  • Learn about drug trends affecting the community
  • Learn how to take action
  • Hear from IMPD and other public safety experts in the gang/narcotics field

Those interested should plan to meet at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1224 Laurel Street, Indianapolis on Saturday March 7 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Registration begins at 9:30 am.


kibKnow a high-schooler looking for a summer job?
We need responsible, motivated and team-oriented Indy youth to join KIB’s Youth Tree Team!

Earn a paycheck and receive some serious resume building enrichment while making a difference in your city—all while having fun!

Youth Tree Team is KIB’s seven-week summer job program for currently enrolled high school students (and adult leaders) who are interested in improving their community through improving their environment. You will learn not only how to properly plant and maintain trees, but also hone valuable skills like professionalism, environmental responsibility, financial management and team building.

Oh, and you’ll be able to do other fun stuff like camping, rafting and networking with Indy professionals!

Every year, Youth Tree Team members water around 5,000 KIB trees each week—by hand (that means you have to be able to carry at least 80lbs)!

So what are you waiting for? Visit our website and apply today!

Our Neighbors Could Be The Next Recipients of these INCREDIBLE Scholarship Opportunities!


We currently are seeking the 2015 class of Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars and encourage you to help open the door of opportunity for a deserving individual to attend Ivy Tech or IUPUI. The application deadline is March 1. Scholarship recipients are undergraduates who fall into one of these areas:

  • Are 25 years or older, with dependents
    • Have physical disabilities
    • Were raised in the child welfare system

Nina Scholars receive financial support toward the cost of attendance for up to six years at IUPUI or four years at Ivy Tech. School program staff coordinates services, tutoring, mentoring and group support for Scholars.

Since its inception in 2001, the Trust has presented a defining moment in the lives of 509 students through the Nina Scholars program. We invite you to help us identify individuals who you feel meet the criteria and would embrace this opportunity to become a Nina Scholar.

On behalf of Trustees Carol Schilling, Kent Agness and Lisa Shover Kackley, as well as my talented colleagues, all of whom share a passion for and commitment to the communities we serve, I thank you. Thank you for sharing the exciting news about this scholarship program and for all you do to improve the quality of life in Indiana.

Gene D’Adamo
President & CEO
For more detailed information and application guidelines, please visit our website at


Come together with fellow students, academics, and community members for a three-part series that presents critical tools for community organizing. Through a dynamic, hands-on training process, the audience will gain both a theoretical understanding of community organizing as well as develop practical skills and access to tools used in developing and advancing issue advocacy campaigns. Space is limited, we strongly encourage participants to attend all three training sessions. Preference will be given to those who plan to attend all three days. Training is FREE and will take place at the Chase Legacy Center.

Professional development

Participants will:

  • Actively participate in simulations to begin to understand important concepts such as power, relationships, and tactics
  • Develop a groundwork for understanding the lessons of the history of community organizing and its role in promoting healthy democracies
  • Learn important tools to support their involvement in issue advocacy
  • Learn campaign development and how to bring a vision to reality and take action
  • Connect with others on the campus and around Indianapolis with shared interests in community organizing tactics
  • Learn about and have the opportunity to network with local efforts and community organizing campaigns to share tips and resources

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:

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:



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 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  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:

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  

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 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:

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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 ( The minutes and PowerPoint presentation from the meeting should be posted to the Quality of Life plan website by the end of the week ( 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!

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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 –

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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 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

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 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 for more info and a neighborhood calendar (which you can post to as well!).  You can also check out the NESCO Facebook page at



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

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 

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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


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



September 13, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm



at Willard Park, 1901 East Washington Street, Indianapolis



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,

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


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, and our Facebook page

Thanks again!


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:

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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 –

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:

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:

 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!!!



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:

Neighborhood Notes – 8/12/14

Feast of Lanterns


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 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 –


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 –

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:

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:

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.

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


See the NESCO Calendar for more community events!


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