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 News – 4/30/2013

Greetings Neighbors!

Near Eastside Bike Summit  – Tonight!

bike summitGardens for Growth

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Congrats to Englewood and their Gardens for Growth program which won a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant for $25,000!

Thanks to all the neighbors and friends who voted on Facebook to help make it happen!

Here was their proposal:

Gardens for Growth
A Proposal by Englewood Community Dev. Corp

Create an Outdoor Classroom/Playspace for all neighborhood residents to learn, engage, grow and play


The Englewood Outdoor Playspace will allow children and youth the opportunity to learn, experiment and grow in a natural environment not typically found in a low-income urban setting. This natural playspace is designed with areas for growing vegetables, water play, outdoor musical instruments, building with rocks and logs, an art space for creating and getting really messy, a sand pit and a climbing tree. The Englewood Outdoor Garden will serve as a catalytic garden space for neighborhood residents of all ages to learn how to grow their own healthy food. This space allows for neighbors who have gardening knowledge and skill to mentor those neighbors who do not yet have that skill. In partnership with ECDC, neighborhood residents will be able to utilize the health-department approved kitchen to learn how to cook and prepare vegetables they have raised, as well as learn how to can and preserve. It is our hope that these learned skills will lead to a healthier diet and quality of life.

Love this project?  Want to get more involved?  Contact Englewood Community Development 317-639-1541 to find out!

NESCO Pub Crawl

Sold out!  Check back again in the fall for more fun!

Indy Rezone

Join the East 10th Street Civic Association, I-AD, Indy Rezone and other community partners to have your voice be heard.  This workshop will focus on a fun exercise to envision what areas of 10th Street could look like if developed further.  More information – join the Civic Association’s e-newsletter  or sign up for the Indy Rezone newsletter at

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This Friday, Viscereality exhibit by students from Herron School of Art will be at Clifford Corners, 3125 E. 10th Street from 5-9pm

125 Leader Nomination

Imagine you are tasked with creating the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE WORLD!

Now, visualize the answers to these questions…

  • Who is somebody you know you could depend on to help bring together and wisely coordinate the area’s resources to meet this challenge?
  • Who is somebody you consider to be an effective implementer?
  • Who would roll up their sleeves with you and see this work through with you to the end?
  • Who is somebody that has the integrity, concern for the common good, and guts to help get this done?
  • Who is somebody you would ask to help connect you to the right people to see through this task?
  • Who is somebody that knows people from every walk of life that could help bring diversity and acceptance?

If you or somebody you know fits the description of at least 3 of these questions then you know someone who needs to be nominated for the 125 Indianapolis Neighborhood Leaders award!

Citizen’s Energy in collaboration with the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Peace Learning Center are celebrating Citizen’s 125th anniversary as a charitable public trust by rewarding 125 up and coming leaders throughout the Greater Indianapolis area.

Those selected will have had little to no previous recognition for their community efforts. We will give these leaders their long overdue recognition through a special ceremony hosted by key local dignitaries. We will also celebrate these individuals by connecting them to development opportunities to further their leadership skills and by expanding their networks in the city.

Applications are due by May 5th at 12pm.

Awards ceremony to take place June 4th at Brookside Park from 6-9pm. Leaders will receive a plaque, t-shirt, and jacket.

Please direct any questions to Carla Sallee,

Band of Neighbors – Angie’s List

Legacy Center Building Community Tour

May 14, 4 – 5pm  Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Interested in getting a guided tour of the Legacy Center?  Have you been wanting to sign up for a membership but want to check the place out first?  Want to know how you can help support the mission of this great fitness & education facility?  Here’s your chance!

To register

Lane Restrictions on I-70


April 29, 2013   Overnight I-70 Lane Restrictions To Replace Pavement Sensors   INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contractors will restrict traffic lanes on Interstate 70 during overnight hours this week to replace pavement sensors in the roadway.

  • On Monday, April 29 at 10 p.m. the two right lanes of westbound I-70 will be restricted near Emerson Avenue (Exit 87) until approximately 5 a.m.
  • On Tuesday, April 30 at 10 p.m., the left lane of westbound I-70 will be restricted near Emerson Avenue until approximately 5 a.m.
  • On Wednesday, May 1 at 10 p.m., the right lane of eastbound I-70 will be restricted near Emerson Avenue until approximately 5 a.m.

Crews will replace sensors in each lane that are used to continuously collect data, such as vehicle size and traffic volumes.

Nathan Riggs
Media Relations Director
INDOT Greenfield District
317-771-0520 (mobile)
317-467-3479 (office)

Neighborhood Meetings

May 2 –

Brookside   Centenary Christian Church   6:30p

May 6 –

Cottage Home –  Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center  6pm

Willard Park  – Woodruff Place Baptist Church   6:30pm

May 9 –

Arsenal Heights Civic League – The Damien Center   6pm