Neighborhood News – 12/11/12

A big Thank You to everyone who attended the Neighborhood Summit last week!




And a BIG Thank you to East 10th Street United Methodist Church for hosting the meeting!!

The next meeting will be NESCO Congress February 16, 2013.  See you next year!!



Holiday Concert Tonight!!

Holiday concert

Arsenal Tech Annual Madrigal Dinner

Re-enactment of ancient Advent Season celebration also known as the Boar’s Head Feast harolding the arrival of the Christmas season. Time period roughly 14th & 15th century based upon 1340 Oxford College tradition. Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes!

An evening of merriment that beckons patrons to step back into time and enjoy a fantasy of kings and queens in their royal court with knights and fair maidens at Christmastide. Feasting, singing, skits, laughter, prayer, and concluding with a concert of Sacred Carols. The students of Arsenal Tech trade their school uniforms for period costumes and spend many hours perfecting their performance. Caution, the evening is interactive and you are required to enjoy yourself!

December 15, 16, & 17

Reception 6:15pm

Seating 6:45 pm

Feast 7:00pm

Make reservations by email at
Information required: Name, email, phone, date attending, number of adults, number of children 12 and under. Adults $16.00, Children 12 & Under $8.00.
We will take credit card payments, there is a $1.00 per order processing fee.
Madrigal students should reserve and purchase family tickets through the music office.

Rain Garden Meeting Tonight!!!

Rain Gardens

Brookside Elementary School #54

Community Council Meeting

December 14, 2012

10 – 11:15am

For more information or to see how you can be involved, please contact Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator at 226-4254 or

Homestead Verification

If you haven’t already done so…

Just a friendly reminder to file the “Pink” Homestead Verification Form or risk losing your homestead deduction beginning in 2013.  All Homeowners claiming the Homestead Tax Exemption have until 1/1/2013 to file the Homestead Verification Form that was mailed with tax bills for the past three years.  The form only needs to be filed once before the deadline, but failure to file by the deadline could result in costly property tax adjustments for homeowners.  Here is a link to a recent IBJ article outlining the history and details:


FOCUS Facade Program

The 2013 application for the FOCUS Façade program is now available! It is both attached to this email and available on the FOCUS website, Please forward liberally to others and encourage many to apply. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2013. Awards should be announced by the end of March, 2013.

Indy Greenways Master Plan Project Office

Do you have thoughts or ideas about the direction of Indy’s Greenways? Does your organization or neighborhood group have information to share? Indy Parks has opened a project office specifically for the Indy Greenways Master Plan. We encourage you to stop by the office and share your ideas or discuss issues with the project planners. The office is located at Boulevard Station, the former rail depot at the intersection of the Monon Trail and 38th Street. The office is open on Wednesdays from 8:30-4:30. Stop by any time during those hours. You can also schedule an appointment by sending an email to . The project office is just one of many ways you can provide feedback and direction to the plan. We encourage you to get involved!


Community Builder Social Media

Want to stay up to date with what your Community Builder is up to?  Check out my Twitter account @NESCommBuilder

Also, if you’d like to stay up to date on this blog, simply click the gray circle on the left above and sign up!

If you have info to put on the blog about community happenings, send it over to on or by Monday and I will get it on the blog each Tuesday morning.

Thanks!! – Megan


The Oaks Academy Christmas Chapel

The Oaks Academy cordially invites all families, friends, donors and partners to join us for Christmas Chapel at the Fall Creek location (2301 North Park Avenue, 46205) from 9:00 to 9:30am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

In addition to song, scripture and prayer,  special musical performances will be performed by The Oaks Academy choir and band.

Kindly RSVP to Linda Adams by email ( or phone (317.931.3688).


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

IPS Magnet School Applications

Indianapolis Public School – Magnet School Applications are due December 15, 2012.  Everyone must apply each year for magnet schools even if their children are currently enrolled in one.  Please make sure to get your application in on time.

Link to Magnet School Explanation –

Link to Magnet School Applications –


Near Eastside Library News

East Washington Branch –

Spades Park Branch –


Paramount School of Excellence Events

There are lots of things happening over at Paramount School of Excellence.  To stay updated, connect with their event page!


Neighborhood Meetings

12/19    Windsor Park    Spades Park Library Branch   6 – 7:30PM

12/20  Emerson Heights   Wallace Street Evangelical Church   6:30 – 8PM



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