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:

Tradition Slam Poster

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 News – 9/18/12

Happy 100th Birthday Arsenal Tech!

Great Celebration for the Centennial of Arsenal Tech this past weekend!

Volunteers Needed!

Arsenal 5K

About 15 route volunteers are needed for the Arsenal 5K – September 22, 2012.  Arsenal Tech Campus 1500 E. Michigan Street

Job requirements include:

Check In 8:15 in the Arsenal parking lot. off of Oriental. Collect volunteer t-shirt.
Move to designated spot
Point participants in the right direction, make sure no one goes into the street
Cheer people on
Finished after the last person passes you. Probably around 10:00, and that would be Margaret Arena with a coaster wagon.

If you would like to volunteer, please call Tessie Lloyd-Jones for more information.  636-4194

Quarterly Neighborhood Summit Planning

Tuesday, September 18, 6 – 7pm.

John H. Boner Community Center – Partnership Meeting Room

Everyone is invited to attend a planning meeting for the next quarterly neighborhood summit.  We will be making decisions on when and where the next neighborhood summit is taking place.  The format for the summits will also be discussed.


Rivoli Grape Traipse    

3:00 – 6:30pm     9/29/12

A 3 stop wine tour around Indianapolis for the benefit of the Rivoli Theatre. We will meet at the John H. Boner Community Center on E. 10th St and be whisked away to visit Chateau Thomas Winery, New Day Meadery, and Easley Winery, where we will conduct tastings and a tour. There will be food, fun, and prizes. Transportation provided.  Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at:

or call Adam: 317.445.9139

Physical Recreation at the CommonWealth

Looking for ways to stay healthy, have fun, and meet new neighbors?  Join us for physical recreation at the CommonWealth Gymnasium, 23 North Rural Street.   Every week we’ll offer three different team sports.

 Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Basketball

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Volleyball

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – Dodgeball

 You can bring an entire team ready to play, or if you’re solo, you can join others that are there to create a team on the spot.  All players must be a minimum of age 13 and will be required to sign a waiver prior to playing.  $2.00 per person.  For more information, please contact Kyle Mobley at 437-1507

CPR Training & Certification

From Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator:

School #14 has a relationship with Riley Hospital. One of the amazing benefits of working with Riley Hospital is one of their staff is willing to come to School #14 and do first aid/CPR training and certification testing.  Normally this training and certification would cost upward of $40 but it is being offered for just $10 at School #14.  Currently, we have 10 slots open for people to take the class on Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm.  It is a long class so I am working on getting snacks and refreshments for during the class.  If you are interested in signing up for the class please e-mail me to reserve your slot.  If there is more interest I will schedule another class later in the school year.

Josette Jackson
Community School Coordinator
John H. Boner Community Center
Coordinating efforts at
Washington Irving IPS #14

1250 E. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 226-4214

Landlord Training Program

This eight hour course provides instruction on applicant screening, rental agreements, warning signs of drug and gang activity, and crisis resolution.  Classes are free and are offered two more times this year.  All classes take places from 8am – 5pm at the following locations:

September 19

LaQuinta Inn

I-465 & S. Emerson (5120 Victory Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46203)

September 22

Warren Township Trustee Office

501 N. Post Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46219


IMCPL Budget

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library is going to hold a meeting to present the 2013 budget for the library.

This meeting will take place on September 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the City-County Building (200 E. Washington)

Neighbors from several places in Indianapolis are planning to attend to show their support for the public library.

For more information, including the 2013 budget details, please see the library’s website.

Library Budget Sustains Services and Allows Future Planning

Voter Registration

Important Voter Registration Dates:

  • May 22, 2012: Voter Registation Opens
  • October 9, 2012: Voter Registration Closes for November 2012 General Election
  • November 6, 2012: General Election Day
  • December 3, 2012: Voter Registration Opens

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines.

You have the right to vote in Indiana, if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Register to vote online by visiting  Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who’s on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

For more information, please see the Indiana Secretary of State, Election Division website. 

Garden on the Go

Each Friday from 11:00am – 11:40am IU Health brings Garden on the Go to the John H. Boner Community Center.

Come over and check out the fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables that they offer year round!

Please click here for a full schedule of times and locations for Garden on the Go.

Neighborhood Meetings

9/18 – Little Flower  7 – 8pm     Little Flower School

9/19 – Windsor Park  6 – 7:30pm     Spades Park Library Branch

9/20 – Emerson Heights  6:30 – 8pm     Wallace Street Evangelical Church

9/25 – NESCO Board Meeting  6:30 – 8pm     Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Neighborhood Sports

Arsenal Tech – Titans Fall Athletic Schedule

Scecina – Crusader Athletic Schedules