Neighborhood News – 11/13/12

Hello Neighbors!

The holidays are almost upon us, winter has apparently decided to show up this year,
and there are loads of things going on!  Scroll down to see some of the great
community events happening on the Near Eastside.

Commonwealth Gym

Tuesdays 6-8 Basketball

$2 entry (ages 13 and up)

Wednesdays 7-9 Volleyball

$2 entry (ages 13 and up)

More info?  Contact Kyle Mobley

Near Eastside Library News

East Washington Branch –

Spades Park Branch –

IMPD East District Task Force Meeting

6:30 pm Wednesday, November 14

East District Headquarters

Eastgate mall South entrance
Police – Fire – Homeland Security – EMS – Animal Care and Control – Public Safety Communications

Holiday Trash

There will be NO TRASH, HEAVY TRASH, LEAF SERVICE or CURBSIDE RECYCLING SERVICE on November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving; however, all Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday, November 23rd, and all Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday, November 24th.

Fall Leaf Collection

Open burning of leaves is illegal in Indianapolis/Marion County.

Fall Leaf Collection Guidelines

  • City leaf collection program begins November 5, 2012 and runs through November 30, 2012.
  • Each household is permitted 40 bags of leaves for weekly disposal.
  • Place leaves in large plastic trash bags or specially-built large paper lawn-waste bags.
  • Place the leaf bags out by 7:00 a.m. on your regular trash day.
  • Separate your leaf pick-up from your regular trash. For example, put leaves on opposite side of driveway or use different colored bags and/or tie wraps.
  • Keep all leaf bags at least three feet away from cart collection areas to ensure DPW trucks can service the cart.
  • Make sure sewer inlets and drainage pipes are clear of leaves to avoid drainage problems.

Making your own home compost from organic waste is another way to dispose of your fall leaves. Learn how you can set up home composting.

Glass Open House

Susan Vogt is having a Glass Open House at her home in Cottage Home (just west of Tech High School off 10th, near Mass Ave) Saturday 11/17, from 11:30 – 6:00.
Items will include hand blown items mainly vases, as well as fused jewelry and drawer pulls. New holiday item: blown and paperweight pumpkins. Lots of sale items as well as snacks and beverages.

947 N. Highland Ave.
Indpls., IN 46202
(Orange House)

Better Buildings

The neighborhood/organization contest is in full swing!  Remember to see how many applications you can gather and get them in as soon as you can to Rachel (, Alvin (, and Ashley ( at I-AD/Better Buildings.  You can also apply here

RFI-DPR-Improvement of Park System

Mayor Ballard and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite respondents to creatively challenge the city’s current thinking of parks management to improve the parks system as a whole by increasing revenue; creating cost savings and efficiencies; improving the communities’ connection and access to parks; and improving the quality of life for residents.

RFI is due on Friday, November 23, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Submit proposal in PDF format to

Small Business Saturday

Shop small, shop local on the 10 East Biz District

Little Green Bean Boutique is a participating retailer of American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” promotion – see & they’ll have Swag Bags for the first 30 customers with purchase! Regular Saturday business hours from 10am – 5pm. See their facebook event page for more info.

Documentary Showing: Solar Mamas

Rafea- a 30 year old Jordanian mother of four – is traveling outside
of her villiage for the first time to attend the solar engineering program at India’s Barefoot College. She will join poor women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skill to change their communities.

Trailer for Documentary:

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Community Cinema brings communities together to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues. KI’s goal is to bring intergenerational relations and dialogue by having rich discussion between youth, adults, and seniors about the presented documentary.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
KI EcoCenter
159 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

After School Program Providers Education Forum

Near Eastside Quarterly Neighborhood Summit – December 4, 2012

Tinsel Town on 10 East

Tinsel Town on 10 East – Fri. 12/7 from 6 – 8pm at the future site of Legacy Plaza (in front of Brookside Elementary) Join us for our tree lighting, Santa’s arrival & much more!

Sat. 12/8 from 10am – 4pm at the future site of Legacy Plaza & along the 10 East Biz District! Photos with Santa & fun activities at the future site of Legacy Plaza. Shop the businesses of the 10th East Biz District for special sales or events like the Handmade Market at the Little Green Bean Boutique!

Sat. 12/8 10 am – 4pm Handmade Market at Little Green Bean Boutique. See Facebook event page for more info:

Neighborhood Meetings

Windsor Park               11/14         6 – 7:30 PM      Spades Park Library  (Day changed for November due to Thanksgiving)

Emerson Heights        11/15         6:30 – 8 PM      Wallace Street Evangelical Church

Little Flower                 11/20        7 – 8 PM             Little Flower School

NESCO Board                11/27         6:30 – 8 PM      Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center


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