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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 9 No. 24

Including the Cultural Districts and Midtown: Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington, and Meridian St.

page 18

Sudoku page 10

Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2012

Annual Drumstick Dash fills Village for Wheeler Mission photo by Martin Chittum

The 10th annual Drumstick Dash, benefiting Wheeler Mission, drew thousands of runners and walkers to the Village on Thanksgiving morning. According to the official results, the top three male finishers were 1 Ryan Kienzle of Canton, OH (22:17.4), 2 Andrew Sherman of Indianapolis (22:21.2), and 3 Cale Allen of Fishers (22:27.0). The top three female finishers were 39 Molly Hirt of Bloomington (26:24.6), 43 Becky Boyle of Indianapolis (26:29.8), and 61 Karen Bower (First female to catch the Turkey!) (27:00.0). Travis Carpenter was the first male to catch the Turkey. Many photos are available at

Parcha Sweets - Chef Marion's bakery By Mario Morone Charlotte Sanders discussed the sweet aroma of success that lead her to Parcha Sweets, located at 2101 Broad Ripple Avenue. [Old-timers may remember Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips at this location in the 70s -Alan] “I started working here in April of 2011. I went to school at Ivy Tech for their baking and pastry program. Toward the end, I didn’t have any work experience, but went to the business, interviewed with Chef Marion (Mulero), became their baker and since have recently become the 2101 Broad Ripple Ave shop’s front-end manager. The store opened in November of 2010. She [II31 on map] trained me in how to bake everything (317) 254-2000 that appears in the store,” Ms. Sanders explained. She described their desserts: “We have over 13 different varieties of cup cakes. We do mini Bundt Cakes, Coconut Macaroons, pies and a Puerto Rican style pastry called a Quesito. On a daily basis, we have those items and Mini-Pies, Chocolate Mousse and French Macaroons. Latin and South American countries have a dessert called Tres Leches (Spanish for “three milks”). We do our own version here with three types of milk and in-house made marshmallow fluff. One of our best selling items is our Ginger sandwich, which is a generous size Ginger Cookie filled with rich cream cheese. We offer dessert tables as well for the holidays, weddings and special occasions. We’re a small business with a lot to offer.” Her hobby proved to be the ideal recipe for a career. “When I was in college, it was something I enjoyed in my free time, baking cookies in a small oven. A couple of friends told me that I should have a small business. I decided to go to school and

Parcha Sweets

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7 Local Contacts

3 Calendar

8 Classified Ads

4 Buzzing Around Town

photo by Mario Morone

because of job transitions, I was able to go and graduate with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Ivy Tech in December of 2011 and am now a Certified Pastry Chef from the American Culinary Federation. All of my professional experience has been here at Parcha Sweets from selling kiddie cakes and couture purses. We try to stretch out and do different things,” she noted. Their European selection of menu items includes Tiramisu and Chocolate Truffles. In addition to ethnic items like Tres Leches, they have Puerto Rican style Bread Pudding and Mousse in assorted flavors. Their All-American selection includes Cranberry White Chocolate Pudding, Fudge Brownies and Chocolate Cake with Hazelnut Glaze, Mini-Pies and Fruit Tarts. Ms. Sanders mentioned some recent specials: “We’re promoting our pies and mini-

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20 Howling at the Moon

10 Where in the Village?

15 Mistakes winner

21 Poetic Thoughts

10 Sudoku/ Hidden History

15 Historic Ad/Crossword

21 BRMHS open house

8 Public Notices

11 Frog's Random Rippling

16 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

22 Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple

5 Random Rippling men's

9 Holiday Preview Party

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16 BR Farmers Market

23 Right in my Own Backyard

5 From the BRMHS anncmts

9 Douglas David Fine Art

13 Broad Ripple Museum

17 Business Directory/Maps

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Parcha Sweets is located at 2101 Broad Ripple Avenue.

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pies (5” and 9” pies) in apple, pumpkin, pecan, cherry, blueberry and peach. Every Thursday, we have Happy Hour from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the month of November, you buy one item and get 25 percent off the second item of equal or lesser value. On Sundays, all items except for pre-order items are 50 percent off in the store. We’re going to try a different special in December,” she said. An Indianapolis native, she attended Perry Meridian High School. According to their website,, Passion Fruit is known as “Parcha” in Puerto Rico. The Passiflora Edulis is a vine species of passion flower native to Paraguay, Brazil and northeastern Argentina. Widely believed to lower blood pressure, it is cultivated commercially in frost-free areas. It is widely grown in India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Peru, California, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Australia, East Africa, Mexico, Israel and South Africa. Passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit can be grown to eat or for its juice, which is often added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma. The winter hours for Parcha Sweets are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday photo by Mario Morone while summer hours A variety of cup cakes at Parcha Sweets. are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. They offer catering for wedding receptions, bridal showers, rehearsals, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, church events, charities, corporate events or other special occasions. Inquiries can be answered at 254-2000 or at: Citing the rewards of her work, Ms. Sanders said, “Customers being satisfied are the most rewarding thing, which means that we’ve done our job very well and they are our marketing tool telling others about our business. A customer’s positive experience is the most rewarding thing in this business.” Customers can discover the rewards of Charlotte Sanders’ labor at Parcha Sweets.

Nov. 30


Art For The Holidays Exhibit

Dec. 1


Village Cleanup

Dec. 1


Rocky Ripple Holiday Craft Bazaar

Dec. 1


Alice Carter Place Re-Dedication & Tree Lighting

Dec. 2


Miracle On 54th Street Holiday Celebration

Dec. 2


Butler Wind Ensemble Concert: Sounds Of The Season

Dec. 4


BRVA Board of Directors meeting

Dec. 4


Monon Corridor: 54th to 42nd planning

Dec. 7


Gingerbread Houses – ages 2-10


Hoosier Salon, 714 East 65th St 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm meet at Fire Station 9 am [G4]

9 am to noon

Rocky Ripple Town Hall 930 W 54th St 10 am to 4 pm Meridian & Westfield at 57th

3 pm

54th St and College Ave 2 pm to 7 pm (see page 4) John Wesley Free Methodist Ch. 5900 W. 46th St. 6:30pm Indianapolis Art Center library, 820 E. 67th St [A4] 6 pm DeveloperTown 5255 Winthrop Ave [PP24] 6:30 pm Broad Ripple Park 10-11:15am

$11/child 327-7161 to sign up.

Dec. 8


Broad Ripple Lights Up! and Parade (see ad page 14)

Dec. 9


Holiday Classical Concert: chamber ensemble of the ISO

Dec. 15


Breakfast With Santa - free for kids/open to public

Jan. 22


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Fire Station 2 pm to 7 pm

Glendale Branch IMCPL noon

American Legion Post 65th and Westfield 9 am to noon Broad Ripple United Methodist Church 6 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Dec. 4


Broad Ripple Toastmasters Lutheran Church 526 E. 52nd St

Tuesdays at 7 am

Dec. 4


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

(Veteran Recognition)

Dec. 10


BRVA Business Division Holiday Celebration

Dec. 11


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23] Tuesdays at 11:45 am Half Baked Pottery 918 Broad Ripple Ave [H5] 6:30 pm (2nd/4th Tues)

Kennington Amer. Legion 6440 Westfield Blvd [D5] noon

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

Visitors always welcome at the

Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club

Meeting Day: Lunch meeting every Tuesday 11:45-1:00 Meeting Place: Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar Camaraderie! Service! Friendship! Fun! Food! --------------------------------------

UpcomingWeekly Programs & Guest Speakers Dec 4 - Amanda Clark Pfeiffer on Epidermolysis Bullosa Dec 11 - Chef JJ Boston on Chef JJ's Back Yard and the Big Green Egg Dec 18 - Christine Burns, Broad Ripple Magnet High School

For information about Broad Ripple Kiwanis, please visit our website at


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Holiday Open House

Customer Appreciation Day Every Sunday

at the

Carter Building corner of Westfield and Guilford

Sun. Dec. 2 from 1-4 pm


Carter's Garage - Blush Shop Tibet - Utterly Pink

NOW SERVING International Gourmet Pastries Italian, French, Moroccan, Mexican & Puerto Rican Selections


Refreshments - Holiday Items - Gift Ideas

*Free Parking on Sunday in BR

Buzzing Around Town with Nora Spitznogle Happy December! Don’t forget to add music to your holiday shopping lists. We are lucky to have three wonderful independent music stores in our neighborhood. They not only sell music in all forms, but they have great selections of music paraphernalia, record players, tee shirts, gift certificates, and other cool goodies. You can also purchase local singer-songwriter recordings at a cart in City Market on Wednesdays.

Miracle on 54th Street Holiday Celebration 54th St. and College Ave Sunday, December 2 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., all-ages, free

The merchants of 54th Street and College Avenue are throwing open their doors for a holiday party featuring music, Santa Claus, and collecting toys for Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign. There will be food and drink tasting, holiday treats, games, and members of the armed forces will be there to collect your donations of new, unwrapped toys for needy children in Central Indiana. Music will be provided by the St. Thomas 7th grade, the Girls Scouts at Immaculate Heart, and the choir at St. Joan of Arc. Miracle on 54th Street is being sponsored by the merchants of 54th Street and College Avenue.

Melissa Ferrick, Anne Heaton Wednesday, December 5 The Irving Theater 5505 E. Washington St 8:00 p.m., $17 advance/$20 at door, all-ages

Since it’s been over eight years since CATH coffeehouse closed, I should give you some history. CATH was in a cozy renovated gas station on the northeast corner of 54th and College, where Fresh Market is now. The coffeehouse hosted at least 100 acoustic singer-songwriter shows a year. I had the pleasure of managing the coffeehouse and booking the music. And most of the musicians slept on my sofa on the way to their next gig. One of the most ardent music fans was Robin Coleman. After CATH closed Robin started booking the displaced musicians at various other venues and I gratefully passed the baton of “Godmother” of the folk music scene to her. She started Segment of Society and hasn’t looked back, booking hundreds of shows in the last eight years. Robin has been encouraging me to see Melissa Ferrick for a decade. She has

offered to drive me to Chicago, and various other cities to catch a show, but it never worked out. I can’t imagine how excited Robin is to have finally booked Melissa for a local show! Ferrick is often called a music icon. Her voice is instantly familiar and comfortable and photo courtesy of Melissa Ferrick her fierce guitar driven Melissa Ferrick folk rock cuts right to heart of her songs. Her impressive career longevity as an independent artist is well earned and speaks to her amazing talent. She has taken inspiration from the incredible artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, and Weezer, I’m also looking forward to hearing Anne Heaton again. I was lucky enough to hear her play at CATH and she is an alumnus of my sofa. I’ve been listening to bits of her new record as I write this. Her voice is as strong as ever and her piano playing is the perfect accompaniment to her soaring voice and gorgeous songs. I can’t wait for the show. See you there!

Broad Ripple Lights Up Holiday Festival and Parade Broad Ripple Village Saturday, December 8 all-ages, free, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Village kicks off the holiday season with an afternoon of family activities, music, crafts, and a visit from Santa Claus. The parade starts at 5:30 at Broad Ripple Magnet High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Avenue [H9 on map], winds down Broad Ripple Avenue, loops around to Westfield Boulevard, turns onto Guilford Avenue and ends back on Broad Ripple Avenue. After the parade make your way to the Fire Station at Guilford and Westfield for the tree lighting.

Santa at the 2011 parade.

I’ll see you out and about! -Nora Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora’s Web site, send any questions, comments or suggestions to

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The Broad Ripple Gazette Toolbox Men's Supply Company has opened at 853 E. 65th Street [C5 on map]. The men's underwear, activewear and swimwear shop is now where Segway was most recently.

The Paw Patch Place is a full service Veterinary Hospital specializing in Dogs and Cats.

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MOST ACCURATE DIRECTORY MAPS • HISTORIC PHOTOS This is a column with items of interest to our readers pulled from the daily announcements at Broad Ripple Magnet High School.

From the BRMHS Announcements •

All this could be yours!

nated prize money he won from a talent contest to the school band program. Bryan Thompson, a saxophone player in the Broad Ripple Band, finished third in the Indiana Talent Showcase held earlier this year. Thompson received his $250 third place prize money in early October and promptly gave the money to the band program. “This is indicative to the type of students we have at Broad Ripple. They care about their school Not many teenagers would be this selfless. We congratulate and thank Bryan for his act of kindness,” Principal Mike Akers said.

• Congratulations to those students who participated in The Link’s Celebration of the Arts on Saturday. Junior Andrea Martinez received a third place award and 8th grader LizBeth Rojas won first place in the middle school division. Congratulations Rockets!

• Congratulations to the 2012~2013 Performance Season Broad Ripple Dance

Ensemble Full Company Members: Turiya Vorhis, Daijon McDowell, VaJaun Savage, Koby Bluitt, Keaire Davis, Dionna Wilcoxson, Aniyuah Owens, Brige Byndum, Andrea Burnett-Sircy, Courtney Clark, Tamyra Davis, and Courtney Chatman. Congratulations also to Apprentice Members: Alexis Thomas, Jasmyne Garnett, Toriana Buckner, Tiana Johnson, Rayanna Wilburn, Sheniah Willis, Kenyatta Franklin, and Asia Hopson.

• Congratulations to the Broad Ripple Wrestling Team for placing 3 wrestlers

in the finals of the Booneville High School Invitational. Jordan Clay finished 1st place in the Heavyweight Division with a 5-0 record. He was also a finalist for the outstanding wrestler award. Stacey Williams finished in 2nd place in the 182 pound weight class with a 4-1 record. And Mushon Scott finished in 2nd place in the 126 pound weight class with a 4-1 record. Other wrestlers competing included Seniors Tyler Brown and David Lloyd. Sophomore Solomon Mawbury and Freshman Reggie Serviano made their wrestling debuts. The team showed great potential. Congrats on a job well done. Any high school or middle school students wishing to join the wrestling team should see Coach Clemmons or Coach Moore in the wrestling room after school.

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During the Oct. 5-7 Circle City Classic weekend,14 IPS scholar-athletes were recognized for their academic achievement at the annual NCAA Coaches Luncheon at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jamonte Hampton and Kimberly Graves, Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities. The Spirit of Broad Ripple Marching Band finished second in the Circle Classic Parade on Oct. 6. More than 100,000 people packed downtown Indianapolis for the annual fall parade. “The kids have much to be proud of. Many of them were fighting colds, and this was the first weekend of the fall break, so we could not be happier,” said Broad Ripple Band Director Thomas Ewigleben. An unexpected second “win” came when, due to a delay in the schedule, Broad Ripple was asked by event organizers to play again. Ewigleben then invited the Blue Devils band from Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy to join the Rockets in a selection performed together. The combined Broad RippleShortridge band lined up, danced and played to a thrilled crowd.

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The winners of the November 20 quiz were Turducken, Turducken, I Need A Good … Kiss with 17 points. The winners of the Best Team Name Competition were Don't Tickle Me Elmo Until I'm 18. Thanksgiving Movies 1. What 1969 movie based on a song, and starring the song’s composer, centers around events that occurred on Thanksgiving? 2. What 1986 Woody Allen movie, which won him an Oscar for its screenplay, begins and ends on Thanksgiving? 3. Who directed the 1987 movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles about the desperate attempts of a character played by Steve Martin to get home for Thanksgiving? 4. In his debut feature film, 1986’s She’s Gotta Have It, Spike Lee plays one of three men dating Nola Darling, played by Tracy Camilla Johns, all of whom she invites to Thanksgiving dinner in a key scene. What is the name of the character Lee plays? English English 1. Americans call it a Flashlight, what do the English call it? 2. The English call this part of a car The Bonnet, what do Americans call it? 3. Americans call this device to sooth babies a Pacifier, what do the English call it? 4. The English call this tool a spanner, what do Americans call it?

25,000+ images now searchable Did you know that www. has more than 25,000 color pictures from all nine years of The Gazette's existence? (Like this one from 1961 taken of the editor and his family on BR Ave by what is now Kilroy's.) We recently added a search tool to allow visitors to sift through the historical collection of Broad Ripple images. If you find images you are looking for it is easy to order prints right from the website that are mailed to your home.

TV Locales 1. A group of friends from what television show hung out at The Peach Pit? 2. What private detective lived in a trailer parked in a lot near the beaches of Malibu? 3. What family owned the Mercantile, the only store in Walnut Grove? 4. On the classic sit-com The Honeymooners, Ralph and Alice Kramden’s apartment was located in what well-known area of Brooklyn? The Pilgrims 1. The Pilgrims had already left England twelve years before heading to the New World. In what European country did they settle? 2. The Pilgrims subsisted on biscuits often baked up to four times to keep them from going soft, both on their sea voyage and once they made landfall. What name is given to these biscuits? 3. In what year did the Pilgrims first land at Plymouth? 4. Who was the leader of the Plymouth Colony, who wrote a comprehensive history that gives us the best account of the Pilgrims story? Lead Singers of the 1960s 1. Who was the lead singer of the group The Animals, who had a hit with the song House Of The Rising Sun? 2. John Sebastian was the lead singer of what band? 3. Who performed lead vocals with both The Jeff Beck Group and Faces? 4. Who sings lead vocals on Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground? The Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz is held at the 65th and Cornell Avenue pub every Tuesday at 7pm. Teams up to six people each compete for weekly prize ($25 gift card) and a prize given to the best team name ($15 gift card). The questions and answers from a previous quiz night are printed here. To enter the quiz, just show up at the Brewpub on a Tuesday and start or join a team. Call the Brewpub at 253-2739 for more info.

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Broad Ripple Village Association Brooke Klejnot, Executive Director 251-BRVA (2782) 6311 Westfield Blvd, Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46220-1789


Mayor’s Action Center: (317) 327-4MAC

Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Assn Caroline J. Farrar, Executive Director 283-1021

Samantha White

Arden Neighborhood Association Norm Tucker, Liaison 317.514.4360 Kesslerwood Civic League Whitney Kinkel 317-726-1606 Oxbow Estates Homeowner Association Matt Brooks, President

Your IPS Contact IPS School Board Member, District 3 317-225-1626

Your Wash. Twnshp. Contact Don Kite School Board President

MSD Washington Township 317-624-1306

Broad Ripple Park

Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Director 317-327-7161

Your Neighborhood Liaison Mark Warner

Canterbury Neighborhood Association Ruth Clark, President P.O. Box 20165 Indianapolis, IN 46220

Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison

Warfleigh Neighborhood Association

911 Communications Liaison

Rocky Ripple Community Association Karen Stone, President 930 W. 54th Street

Marion County Sheriff’s Dept 317-327-4934

College Ave Neighborhood Dev. Org. Sarah Larkin, President (CAN DO!) Midtown Indianapolis, Inc. Kathryn Shorter, President Keystone-Monon Neighborhood Partnership David Eckert, (317) 251-5965 Ravenswood/White River Neigh. Assn. Susan Stamm, president (317) 255-1070 Butler Tarkington Neigh. Assn. Jeremy Stewart, President

City of Indpls 317-429-7807 (work hours only) Deputy Diana Vanarsdall

Your IMPD Contact Sgt. Alan Leinberger

Community Resource Liaison North District, Indpls. Metro. Police Dept.


Indy Crime Watch

Questions about starting a group 317-327-6100

Your City-County Councillor Will Gooden 317-319-4398

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I am a life-long resident of the Broad Ripple area. My family has been in Broad Ripple for many generations. Jacob Coil platted and named Broad Ripple in 1837. Two of his daughters married into my family in the 1870s. My grandfather was a mail carrier at the BR post office and a charter member of the American Legion Post. My grandmother Helen Dawson Hague worked at the Broad Ripple National Bank in Mustard Hall that became Fletcher Trust, then AFNB, then Bank One, and now Chase. My uncle Glen Hague worked at TV News and at Hoster-Roberts Ford, which is now Passwater’s and the Old Pro’s Table. My great-grandfather, grandmother, uncle, father, sister and son all graduated from BRHS; I am class of 1978. My son John is BRHS class of 2006, and works with several bands in IPS. I am currently the organizer of the BRHS reunions for the classes of the 1930’s and 1940’s. For many years, I have wanted a newspaper that answered my questions. Where did that store go? Why were those people digging on the corner? When is the BRHS Homecoming Parade? What happens at that business? The Gazette is that paper. You will get an unbiased look into what is happening in Broad Ripple because I have no financial interests in Broad Ripple, nor am I affiliated with any of its organizations. I am simply a resident who is passionate about the area. You will also read about the history of Broad Ripple. This history continues to expand as I uncover new sources of stories and photos. The Gazette’s area of coverage has no real boundaries. Historically, the town of Broad Ripple extended down to 54th Street. The goal of the Gazette is to share with readers stories that are within 10 minutes or so from the heart of Broad Ripple - covering events in the Midtown region. Also, Broad Ripple is one of the six Cultural Districts recognized by the City of Indianapolis. We try to let you know what is going on in the other five districts as we can. One question I often get is how an article gets into the Gazette. We do not accept payment for articles. Article subjects are picked by me for inclusion based on the interest to the residents and visitors to the Broad Ripple area. Since this is a bi-weekly paper, we will not be able to cover news as it happens. Rather, our focus is on issues that are not time sensitive. You will probably never see these stories anywhere else, so getting them a week or so later will be much better than not at all. We try to include a new/recently opened business or long-time business feature article in each issue. I have hundreds of stories planned, but if there is something you want to read about, please let us know. I think you will enjoy the Gazette. I know I enjoy bringing it to you. -Alan Hague

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SALON Rocky Ripple Holiday Bazaar

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Book-Signing at Shaarey Yeshua

Former television network chief correspondent for the Middle East, David Dolan, will be the speaker at Messianic Jewish Congregation Shaarey Yeshua on Friday, December 7th, at 7:30 P.M. Mr. Dolan is the author of several books and blogs, and is a current resident of Jerusalem. The event is free. The location address is 2415 E. 72nd Street, one block east of N. Keystone Avenue. For more information, call 317-202-0789.

Miracle On 54th Street Celebration To Benefit Toys For Tots

Join us for the second annual Miracle on 54th Street Holiday Celebration supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign. Kick-off the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 from 2 – 7 p.m. on the corner of 54th Street and College Avenue as we welcome Santa Claus and celebrate the spirit of the season with free food/ drink tastings, holiday treats, fun and games, live entertainment and more! We ask those attending to support Toys for Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy for the 64th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign. This annual program supports more than 27,000 needy children in Central Indiana and reaches over 7 million children nationwide. Members of our armed forces will be there to personally thank donors for their generosity! Miracle on 54th Street is being sponsored by the merchants of 54th Street and College Avenue including: Be - The Boutique, Bebop Pizza Kitchen, Caress Law Group, Compass Chiropractic, Creative Video & Multimedia, Daugherty Tegarden & Partners, Dezelan Insurance, Emmetts The Studio, Moe and Johnny’s and Cornerstone Coffee House, Road Pictures, Scout’s Treats, The Fresh Market, The Jazz Kitchen, Twenty Tap, and Yats.

Celebrate Alice Carter Place - Meridian and Westfield @ 57th

Re-Dedication and Tree Lighting, Saturday December 1 at 3:00 p.m. Midtown Inc. invites you to our neighborhood's newest tradition as we celebrate the season and light the tree at Alice Carter Place! Light refreshments will be served. The Tree Lighting will be an opportunity to explore Midtown's newest gem. Alice Carter Place has new landscaping. beautiful curving sidewalks and

BROAD RIPPLE AREA FOR RENT Newly decorated apartments, near Monon Trail. Spacious, quiet, secluded. Starting $475. 5300 Carrollton Avenue 257.7884 EHO

Condos For Sale NORTH SHORE 2 BR condo on the LAKE w/views of White River! Spacious great room, wb fireplace, granite kitchen, 2 car garage. Minutes from Broad Ripple! $134,900. Sandi Werner RE/MAX Legends 317.850.6111 ON THE MONON TRAIL Broad Ripple at The Reserve 3 Bedroom Plus Loft 2 Bath Bright End Unit $249,900 Call 317-694-7685

APTS FOR RENT GOVERNOR WINTHROP APARTMENTS 2 bedroom apartments w/carport for rent at 919 E 46th St. Call for rent special. Efficiency apt for $375. 490-5559

Saturday, December 1 from 10-4 at the Rocky Ripple Town Hall, 930 West 54th Street. All handmade items including jewelry, hand knit and hand sewn items, refrigerator magnets, holiday decorations. Free admission. Come Participate in a Neighborhood Discussion! How will the Monon Corridor look and feel in the next 20 years? Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm, Developertown, 5301 N. Winthrop Avenue (use east entrance). All are welcome! Topics Include: Neighborhood Planning Discussion for New Zoning Overlay to be adopted by the City of Indianapolis. Dialogue regarding many properties along the Monon Corridor from 54th Street to 42nd Street. Infrastructure, Allies, Parking, Lighting. North Midtown Economic Area Overview. Check the MKNA website for more information on the planning process underway in conjunction with the City of Indianapolis Department of Planning.


FOR SALE SHEAR UPHORIA is a laid back salon with a cool atmosphere. It is a five chair plus one room salon. Currently booth space or private room are available for rent. Rent is extremely reasonable. If interested please contact Tiersa at 317-696-6419 for more information. Location: Broad Ripple

CLEAN QUALITY Queen Anne chair, beige, $45. Light hardwood bunk beds, new condition, $75. 850-1758 or 255-0260 WOW! Gorgeous antique rolltop desk. $995.00 865-354-9284 SEASONED FIREWOOD For Sale $70.00 per rick for pick-up, $90.00 delivered, $15.00 stacking fee. Call Damion 317-629-4621

commemorative bricks honoring donors who helped develop Midtown's newest gathering place. Celebrate the season and celebrate Midtown! Please visit our website at

Free Rain Garden and Native Planting Lunch and Learns

The City of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability will host three free Lunch-and-Learn sessions about the City’s rain garden and native planting area program for site designers, landscapers, landscape architects, nursery managers, plant suppliers and interested residents. The sessions will be held at the Department of Code Enforcement’s Vonnegut Conference Room at 1200 S. Madison Ave on December 4, 5, and 11 from 12pm to 1pm. Rain gardens are one type of green infrastructure the City is implementing for improved water quality, cost savings, and enhanced quality of life. Rain gardens with native planting allow for more infiltration than turf grass lawns or conventional landscaping. Storm water travels through the plant roots and the soil, filtering out contaminants, bacteria and nutrients typically found in storm water runoff. They reduce the amount of storm water runoff and reduce drainage and flooding concerns in neighborhoods. Lunch-and-Learn sessions require pre-registration to attend. Attendees will learn about water quality concerns in Marion County, how the rain garden and native planting area program works, how to register projects with the city and how a rain garden can benefit your business. Lunch will be provided for all registrants. Sign up to attend at the SustainIndy homepage or at http://tinyurl. com/RainGardenLunch. For more information on the rain garden and native planting area program and other green infrastructure projects visit or follow us on Twitter at @sustainindy.

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HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY The Broad Ripple Village Association Holiday Preview party was November 9. Many local shops stayed open late to give shoppers a jump on the season.

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The annual Douglas David Fine Art Holiday Party was held on November 9 at the 71st and Keystone gallery/studio. Below, Douglas David showing one of his paintings.

New yellow bus seats have been installed in the sidewalk in front of Ossip Optometry, 804 Broad Ripple Avenue [H4 on map], at the IndyGo bus stop.

Above: Carla Miller offered her "upcycled clothing from recycled t-shirts" at The Bungalow. Left: A miniature Christmas scene in a TV ornament Below: Christmas trees and animals at The Bungalow.

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Where in the "Village"? Photographer-on-the-prowl Frog sent in this one. Have you seen this water trough for doggies? Where is it? Answer on page 22

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Hidden History

It is because of them that this paper exists.

Hidden History is a simple letter-substitution cipher. If K equals B in one word, K will equal B throughout the puzzle. Solve by looking for frequentlyused letters and common patterns.

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answers on Page 22


CLUE: D equals U

Sudoku is a nine by nine grid. The solution (each puzzle has only one) will have all the numbers from one through nine in every row and every column. In addition, the grid is divided into nine three-by-three sections. Each of these three-by-three sections will also contain all the numbers from one through nine. Each Sudoku puzzle from Pappocom can be solved using logic alone. If you prefer guessing, you can – but there is a logical way to solve every puzzle. Let’s start with the easy puzzle. We will try to put a 6 in the left section of the top row which contains 1-2-7. The 6 in the right section of the top row eliminates the spaces to the left and right of the 2. The 6 in the middle section of the top row eliminates the spaces to the right of the 1. The 6 in the left section of the middle row eliminates the space above and below the 2. The only place left is the top left corner, two space above the 1. You have learned one technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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While each year on "Black Friday" most hit the stores, the good folks at The Alley Cat Lounge, 6267 Carrollton Ave [H4 on map], have their "Customer Appreciation Day." Patrons enjoy a great variety of food prepared by the staff. With raffles and give away items all day long a great time was had by all who attended. PS - check out the Thursday steak special! Yum!

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Random Ripplings An artistic view of the construction along the alley behind Johnny's Market and the American Legion at 64th and College. The project is installing a storm drain in the alley and connecting it to the main sewer line at 64th Street. This should end the serious flooding that occurs during almost any rain storm. Thanks to Mark Dickhaus for this photo. All of the project photos are at www.broadripplegazette. com. They are well worth checking out!

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Broad Ripple United Methodist Church, 6185 Guilford Ave [J5 on map] held the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 9. Below: Event organizer Cathy Todd in the busy church kitchen.

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We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. Fred Kortepeter was the first to find a typo in volume 9 number #23. Fred will get a treat (up to $5 value) at Rene’s Bakery located at 6524 Cornell Avenue. You too can enter. Find a mistake and be the first reader to email the mistake to us at Rules on page 7.

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65. Fairy tale starter 66. One street east of Keystone 68. Atkins or Low-Carb 69. Allows 70. Minimum pay for an actor 71. Angry 72. RCA satellite service 73. Green-____ Lady, 1970 Sugarloaf hit 74. Betty Friedan was a founder


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33. Finishes the lawn 34. Silent musical notes 37. Location 40. Drops the lawsuit 42. Sometimes more is this 45. A needle pulling thread 47. Tread 50. Jim Morrison's band 52. Is out in front 54. Slangy booze

56. Tracey, of Growing Pains 57. Singles 58. Behaves 60. Breakfast in bed comes on this 61. Might be 20% off 63. Batman or Superman 64. Fret 67. ___ Zeppelin, one of the editor's favorite bands

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The Wine Scene as seen by The Broad of Ripple (Jill A. Ditmire)

My kind of Holiday Spirits Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan has some craft spirits that will bring plenty of HO and no HUMBUG to your holiday celebrations. The Distillery is located in an 1800's era building that once housed a factory that made corsets and buggy whips. (Think about THAT for a moment and you will understand why corsets are no longer the fashion). That sense of time, history and local influence is reflected by owner and distiller Bill Welter who is originally from nearby Valparaiso, Indiana. Bill uses organic grains from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois to make his eclectic eco-friendly spirits. I recently tasted a few and so should you if artisan spirits are on your Santa's Wish List this season: * Roads End Rum–Made from black strap molasses; rich and oh so smooth. * Bilberry Black Hearts Gin–Bilberry is a crossbred fruit from blueberry and huckleberry. Great floral notes and subtle hints of juniper. * Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey–Notes of butterscotch, caramel, and warmth. Delish! * Jalapeno–White rye whiskey distilled with jalapeno peppers grown in Welter's own garden The local cocktail culture continues to grow both downtown and in Broad Ripple. In case you want to make your own, or give some of these tasty "components" for the holidays, here are some other craft spirits that you can find on bar menus and local wine/liquor shoppes: Backbone Bourbon, Johnny Drum Kentucky Bourbon, Concannon Irish Whiskey, Dolin Vermouth, Hum Liqueur, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Sortilege Maple Whiskey, Square ONE Cucumber Vodka, Koval Ginger Liquor.

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Some final shots from the 2012 Farmers Market courtesy of Jinny Sauer Bastianelli. The upper one is a cute doggie in a pack. The lower on is of Tim Burton and cousin of Burton's Maple Syrup. The Farmers Market will start up again in the spring of 2013. See you there!

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Mother Nature’s Sun C4 6516 Ferguson St. New Energy Wellness OO29 2026 E. 54th One Life Pilates H3 6285 College Ave suite A One Body Inc. B4 6528 Ferguson St Osteopathic Clinic - Dr. Defrese D2 6471 Broadway St Pilates - The Integrated Body C4 6507 Ferguson St Reiki Center of Indiana OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #139 Salon6 E2 6378 College Ave Salon Rue 52 PP23 648 E. 52nd St School of Metaphysics II31 6138 Hillside Ave Shampoo Salon H3 6247 College Ave Shear Artistry I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Ste 2 Shear Uphoria D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 102 Skinners Hair Design I4◄ 6233 Carrollton Ave Snapdragon Salon & Spa JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center So.Be.Fit. OO25◄ 1134 E 54th Studio B The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Specific Kneads Massage G2 6220 College Ave Static Salon C4 6503 Ferguson St Style D4 820 E. 64th St Supercuts II30 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch D2 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Center H3 6245 College Ave Touch by an A.N.G.E.L. Massage D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 238 Untitled Ink E4 6357 Guilford Ave Urban Gypsy D4◄ 6407 Ferguson St Village Barber Shop D3◄ 810 64th St suite 200 Virginia Jarvis Coiffures C3◄ 716 E. 65th St Weekend Warrior Med. Supplies H11 1430 Broad Ripple Ave Weight Watchers JJ32 Glendale Town Center Wellness Space, The G5 916 Westfield Blvd Suite 240 Where Beauty Begins I5 6521 Winthrop Ave Suite 9 White Orchid Salon OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave. suite E


Blue Heron B&B 7123 Edgewater Place Boone Docks Bed & Breakfast 7159 Edgewater Place Indy Hostel 4903 Winthrop Ave Shirley's Bed & Breakfast Broad Ripple Area


1001 Properties 6201 Winthrop Ave #7 American Village 2026 E. 54th St Apter Properties 810 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Apartments 6184A Carvel Ave Broad Ripple Realty 1111 E. 54th Ste #300 Broad Ripple Trails 5220 Luzzane Lane Brooks Real Estate Services 845 E. 65th St Carpenter Realtors 6101 College Ave


The Claridge Apts 6007 College Ave College Court Condos 5347 College Ave College Manor Apts 6350 College Ave Edgewater Apartments 6701 College Ave Equitable Solutions 6251 Winthrop Ave. suite 4



Carrollton Manor Apartments 5322 Carrollton Ave 257-7884

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EYE Can See 6311 Westfield Blvd #103A Kelly Burrough, N.P. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave 621-3731 Compass Chiropractic 5420 N College ave. Suite 101 Scott Christy, D.D.S. 6201 Winthrop Ave

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Bazbeaux G3◄ 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen OO23 705 E 54th St Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar KK23 5902 College Ave Birdy’s Bar & Grill 21 CC31◄ 2131 E. 71st St Biscuits Cafe D I6◄ 1035 Broad Ripple Ave Boogie Burger D HH30◄ 1904 Broad Ripple Ave BRICS E5◄ 901 E. 64th St


Tronya Hawkins, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Harvey Himelstein 6320 Ferguson St Dr. Andrey M. Horton, D.D.S. 6434 College Ave Jansen Chiropractic and Wellness 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Ste 9 Dr. Ronald L. Johnston, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave Dr. John M. Klemen, D.D.S. 6112 College Ave


Dr. Robert D. Lucus, D.D.S. 6211 College Ave Martin Dentistry 1927 Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Millicent Moye 2620 Kessler Blvd 644-5000 Northside Family Physicians 6320 Ferguson St Tameka O'Neal, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Ocularis Optometry 5345 Winthrop Ave. suite D Ossip Optometry 804 Broad Ripple Ave Osteopathic Clinic - Dr. Defrese 6471 Broadway St George Pendygraft, P.C. 6770 Spirit Lake Dr. Michael Pratt, DC 6434 #D College Ave Dr. Joel Sagalowsky, D.D.S. 6117 College Ave Ste 4 Shepherd Internal Medicine 6201 Winthrop Ave, Ste 4 St. Vincent Physical Therapy 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dirk A. Sterley, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave Darlene Vaughn, D.D.S. 6214 Carrollton Ave Mitch Wohlmuth, D.D.S. 917 E. 62nd St


Bark Tutor 2122 Broad Ripple Ave


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II30◄ E4◄ D2 HH30 C3 J2

Paul Kolman, D.D.S. C5◄ 6508 #4 Westfield Blvd 255-8546


Brothers Bar and Grill D G5◄ 910 Broad Ripple Ave 252-5530


Brugge Brasserie G5◄ 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings H5 6235 Guilford Ave Canal Bistro D E4◄ 6349 Guilford Ave 254-8700 Casba 21 G5 6319 Guilford Ave Chumley’s Grill 21 H4◄ 838 Broad Ripple Ave Connor’s Pub 21 E4 6331 Ferguson St

Corner Wine Bar 6331 Guilford Ave 255-5159

JJ30 KK32 E4 H6 OO24 H4 D2 DD25 D2 K3 I5 H6 C3 I3 I5

Broad Ripple Animal Clinic 6225 Broadway St BR Animal Wellness Center 5897 College Ave Broad Ripple Canine Design 1430 Broad Ripple Ave City Dogs Grocery 5209 College Ave Fur Bee 911 Main St Good Dog Hotel and Spa 5345 N. Winthrop Ave


Pet Supplies “Plus” 2238 E. 62nd St. The Neighborhood Veterinarian 2110 E. 62nd St. Three Dog Bakery 844 Broad Ripple Ave Village Dog, The 6224 Winthrop Ave


Amer. Legion Kennington Post 6440 Westfield Blvd 259-8311


KK23 H11 PP23◄ E5◄ OO24

Paw Patch Place 4850 College Ave 253-5964

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Public/Government Bishop Chatard High School 5885 Crittenden Ave Broad Ripple Amer. Legion Post #3 6379 College Ave Broad Ripple Fire Station #32 6330 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple High School 1115 Broad Ripple Ave


Broad Ripple Masonic Lodge 1716 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Post Office 6255 Carrollton Ave


Broadway Park 61st and Broadway St Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel Ave Indpls. Mar. Cty. Public Library Glendale Mall 6100 Keystone Ave Marott Park 7350 College Ave Indpls North Side Optimists Park 775 E. 66th St Park Tudor School 7200 College Ave School 55 - Eliza Blaker 1349 E. 54th St School 84 - Joseph Bingham 440 E. 57th St Wash. Twp. Assessor’s Office 2188 E. 54th St


Broad Ripple Kiwanis meets at Binkley’s 217-6139

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Broad Ripple Village Assn. 6311 Westfield Blvd 251-2782


Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave


Margarita Czeskis, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Dr. Rob Diegel 840 E. 64th St Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. 6344 Kingsley Dr Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Dr. William Fulton, DC 6434 #D College Ave

Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave 251-0085





Broad Ripple Brewpub 840 E. 65th St 253-2739





Broad Ripple Apts





Baskin Robbins HH31 2201B Broad Ripple Ave 253-5333





10-01 Food & Drink H5 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambrosia Ristorante G5 915 Westfield Blvd

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill D G7 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Arby's FF32◄ 6483 Keystone Ave Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant PP23◄ 5212 College Ave Average Joe’s Sports Pub 21 G4 814 Broad Ripple Ave


AVE School 80 Condos





Broad Ripple Family Dental 6117 College Ave 257-3368

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Advanced Orthopaedic Foot/Ankle 6215 College Ave Allergy Relief Center 6471 Broadway St Sarah Amo, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Arno Family Medicine 2620 Kessler Blvd 644-5000 Janice Bilby, M.D. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave 621-3731 Broad Ripple Avenue Chiropractic 1803 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Dental Assn. 6214 Carrollton Ave

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Jade North Apartments 6565 College Ave JR Walsh Realty 6535 Cornell Ave Lakewood Lodge 6630 Glenbrook Dr Landford Realty Corp. 6332 Guilford Ave, suite 205 Lincolnshire Apartments 6221 College Ave McLane Realty 6358 College Ave Monon Mortgage 6525 Ferguson St Monon Place Apartments 5900 Carvel Ave Monon Walk Apts 6115 Winthrop Ave Morris Group Realty 5936 N. Keystone Ave., Ste 203 RE/MAX Ability Plus 711 E. 65th St School 80 Condominiums 920 E. 62nd St Secure Real Estate Group 5345 N. Winthrop Ave. Shore Acres Apartments 1105 Westfield Court West Sycamore Group Realty 815 E. 64th Pl T&H Realty Services 760 E. 52nd St The Townes at Winthrop 6139 Winthrop Ave Veritas Realty 930 E. 66th St Wellington Square Apartments 725 E. 64th St

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Amer. Legion Kennington Post 6440 Westfield Blvd 259-8311

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Cornerstone Coffee OO23◄ 651 E. 54th St Crackers Comedy Club 18 H3 6281 College Ave Donato’s Pizza II31◄ 2357 Broad Ripple Ave Egyptian Cafe & Hooka Bar 21 D H4 6265 Carrollton Ave Einstein Bros Bagels D H8◄ 1055 Broad Ripple Ave Fire C4 6523 Ferguson St Flatwater Restaurant and Bar D G4◄ 832 Westfield Blvd Good Morning Mama’s OO24 1031 E. 54th St Greek's Pizzeria H4 6336 Guilford Ave H2O Sushi HH30 1912 Broad Ripple Ave

Hollyhock Hill 8110 College Ave 251-2294

Hot Box Pizza H4◄ 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co I4◄ 6229 Carrollton Ave India Garden H4 830 Broad Ripple Ave Jazz Kitchen, The OO23◄ 5377 College Ave Jimmy John’s H4 845 Broad Ripple Ave JT’s Grille and Bar OO30◄ 2210 E. 54th St Keystone Deli PP31◄ 2344 E. 53rd St Khoury’s 21 HH30 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Kilroy's Bar and Grill H4◄ 831 Broad Ripple Ave KFC II31 6154 N. Keystone Avenue La Bamba H4 840 Broad Ripple Ave La Chinita Poblana G5 927 Westfield Blvd

La Piedad 6524 Cornell Ave 475-0988


Landsharks 21 H4 810 Broad Ripple Ave Lava Lounge 21 G4 6308 Guilford Ave Locals Only MM32◄ 2449 E. 56th St Mama Carolla’s Italian Rest. OO24 1031 E. 54th St Marco’s Pizza G5◄ 916 Westfield Blvd Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge OO31 2380 E. 54th St McDonald’s G6◄ 1020 Broad Ripple Ave MCL Cafeteria II31 2121 Broad Ripple Ave

Carrollton Manor Apartments 5322 Carrollton Avenue


Flowers & Gifts 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A 923-6000

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How To Get To Broad Ripple From: Castleton I-465 and I-69


Take I-69/SR37 Southbound (becomes Binford Blvd.) approx. 3 ¼th miles to 62nd St. Turn right (West) on 62nd. Take 62nd (becomes Broad Ripple Ave.) approx. 3 ½ miles






Mediterra G3 815 Westfield Blvd The Meridian LL20 5694 Meridian St Mineshaft Saloon 21 H4 812 Broad Ripple Ave Moe & Johnny’s D OO23 5380 College Ave Monical’s Pizza HH32◄ 2635 E. 62nd St. Monkey’s Tale Bar 21 G5 925 Westfield Blvd Monon Coffee Company G5◄ 920 Westfield Blvd Monon Food Company D C5◄ 6420 Cornell Ave Naked Tchopstix D H3◄ 6253 College Ave New Paradise Cafe S H5 6314 Winthrop Ave Noodles & Co H5 927 Broad Ripple Ave Northside Kitchenette C3◄ 6515 College Ave Northside Social C3 6525 College Ave Old Pro’s Table H4◄ 827 Broad Ripple Ave

Pawn Shop Pub D OO31◄ 2222 E. 54th St 255-5430 Pei Wei JJ32 Glendale Town Center Penn Station East Coast Subs I7◄ 1089 Broad Ripple Ave Peppers 21 H3 6283 College Ave Perk Up D C5◄ 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D G3◄ 823 E. Westfield Blvd. (closed for rebuilding) Plump’s Last Shot D D5◄ 6416 Cornell Ave Poccadio I7 1045 Broad Ripple Ave Qdoba D G4 6334 Guilford Ave Red Key Tavern 21 PP23◄ 5170 College Ave Red Room, The G5 6335 Guilford Ave











Bungalow, The G5◄ 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella G4 825 Westfield Blvd








Ripple Bagel & Deli H4◄ 850 Broad Ripple Ave Rock Lobster 21 H4 820 Broad Ripple Ave Rookies Eatery & Pub CC32 2450 E 71st St Sabbatical H5 921 Broad Ripple Ave Sam’s Gyros OO23 5404 College Ave Shalimar Indian Restaurant I7◄ 1043 Broad Ripple Ave Sidewok Café, The I7◄ 1087 Broad Ripple Ave SoBro Cafe PP23 653 E. 52nd St Starbucks H4◄ 854 Broad Ripple Ave Subway H5 901 Broad Ripple Ave Sushi Bar H5◄ 901 Broad Ripple Ave Taste Cafe & Marketplace D PP23 5164 College Ave Thai Cafe I7 1041 Broad Ripple Ave The Usual Suspects G5 6319 Guilford Ave Three Sisters Cafe E4 6360 Guilford Ave Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. H7◄ 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Tru Nightclub 21 H5 6235 Guilford Ave Twenty Tap OO23◄ 5406 College Ave Union Jack Pub H5◄ 924 Broad Ripple Ave Village Cigar 21 C3 6513 College Ave Vogue Inc 21 H3◄ 6259 College Ave Wellington Pub 21 G5 6331 Guilford Ave Wild Beaver Saloon 21 H4 723 Broad Ripple Ave YATS D OO23◄ 5363 College Ave ‘Za pizza H4 801 Broad Ripple Ave

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Ad deadline December 7



Zest D OO26 1134 54th St

Gas/Service Stations BP Service Station 7068 College Ave Rich Gas Station 6419 College Ave

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8Fifteen D3 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More C3◄ 6507 College Ave About Music E2 6343 College Ave addendum G5 908 Westfield Blvd Audio Solutions E5 6371 Guilford Ave Backyard Birds OO31◄ 2374 E. 54th St Be: bon vivant OO23 5369 College Ave Bead Angels D4 6419 Ferguson St Bébé Gâté H5 920 Broad Ripple Ave Bella Bridesmaids G5 916 Westfield Blvd Bicycle Exchange OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave ste B Big Hat Books C5◄ 6510 Cornell Ave

Bike Line, The 6520 Cornell Ave 253-2611


Blue Door, The D2◄ 6426 College Ave BlueMile I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave Bluemingdeals PP31◄ 2242 E. 53rd St

Blush Shoetique G4 833 E. Westfield Blvd. 529-1899 Bokay Florist 5890 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits 6367 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Vintage 824 E. 64th St

Carter's Garage 833a E. Westfield Blvd.


Good Earth Natural Food 6350 Guilford Ave 254-8604


Ceramic Dreams D OO26 ◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G Chelsea’s G5◄ 902 Westfield Blvd Coby Palmer Designs OO31 2376 E. 54th St CVS G2 6290 College Ave Der Glass Werks Stained Glass K3 6055 College Ave Designer Men’s Room C3 720 E. 65th St Dinwiddies I3 6216 Carrollton Ave The Exchange H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Fine Estate Rugs KK23 5914 College Ave Found G4 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Fox Studios KK23 5901 College Ave Girly Chic Boutique G5◄ 922 Westfield Blvd














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Take Michigan Road south approx. 2 ¾ miles to Westlane Rd. Turn left (East) onto Westlane Rd. Take Westlane Rd (becomes 73rd, then 71st St.) approx. 4 miles to College Ave. Turn right (South) onto College Ave. Take College Ave. approx. 1 mile Take Meridian St. North approx. 6 ½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile




I-465 and Michigan Road

Downtown Indianapolis



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Take US31 (Meridian St.) South approx. 3 ¼ miles to 71st St. Turn left (East) on to 71st St. Take 71st St. approx. ½ mile to College Ave. Turn right (South) onto College Ave. Take College Ave. approx. 1 mile







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got SOLE? H3◄ 6243 College Ave Habig Garden Shop PP23 5201 College Ave Half Baked Pottery H5 918 Broad Ripple Ave Hardwickes Pipe & Tobacco H3◄ 743 Broad Ripple Ave Head Lines G6 1056 Broad Ripple Ave Health Spot Vitamins HH31◄ 2128 Broad Ripple Ave Honey Boutique G4 841 E. Westfield Blvd. I Do Too Fashion I5 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 3 Indie Bike PP23 652 E. 52nd St

Indy CD & Vinyl H4◄ 806 Broad Ripple Ave 259-1012

Jewels by Park Lane MM24 923 E 56th St Kayak Pools Midwest C4 845 E. 65th St Letters From Home OO26◄ 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Little Super PP23 5208 College Ave Lucky B G5 912 Westfield Blvd Luna Music PP23 5202 College Ave Magic Bus, The I7 1073 Broad Ripple Ave Marigold C5◄ 6512 Cornell Ave McNamara Florist II32◄ 2635 E. 62nd St Michael’s Jewelry I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 5 Moondance Jewelry & Boutique D4 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. OO26 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I Niche H5 916 Broad Ripple Ave Night Owl Baby D5 6406 Cornell Ave P.S. Jewelers B3 6575 College Ave Palm Court Designs OO26◄ 1134 54th St, Studio K

Panda(ology) G3◄ 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. 722-0555 Periwinkle G5◄ 6323 Guilford Ave Pitaya H4 842 Broad Ripple Ave The Playful Soul C4 6516 Ferguson St. Portico F3 804 Laverock Rd

Bogie's Barber Shop

La Piedad

Authentic Mexican Restaurant Open Every Day at 11am

(317) 254-8015 (317) 701-3006

6524 N. Cornell Ave (317) 475-0988

837 Westfield Blvd. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9-7 Wed: 10-6 Sat: 9-3

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Posh Petals OO25◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A 923-6000 Reclamation OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave Reese Kitchens OO25 1057 E. 54th St Redemption G3 826 E. Westfield Blvd. Ripple Surf Board Shop H4 832 Broad Ripple Ave Rosalind Pope Surroundings OO26 1101 E 54th St Rusted Moon Outfitters D5 6410 Cornell Ave Sherwin-Williams II31 2221 E. 62nd St Suite A

Shop Tibet G3 835 E. Westfield Blvd. 251-5285 Solomon-Jones Antiques & Interiors 1002 E. 52nd (temporary location) Snazzi Boutique 6356 Guilford Ave Susan Van Huss Design Studio 5343 Winthrop Ave Teeki Hut 807 Broad Ripple Ave Toggery Resale Boutique 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Toolbox Men's Supply Company 853 E. 65th St Ubër Design 5912 College Ave Urban Optiks 840 E. 64th St


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Utterly Pink G3 839 E. Westfield Blvd. 257-7465 Value World 2350 E. 52nd St Vibes Records 1051 E. 54th St The Next Step 6352 Guilford Ave The Village Experience 6055 College Ave


The Wedding Studio 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd.


Aaron M. Rader Bail Bonds 819 E. 64th St, Ste 218 Adoption Support Center 6331 Carrollton Ave Airmaster Heating & Cooling 5416 College Ave Alterations Express 2315 E. 53rd St Alterations United Repair 817 Broad Ripple Ave Ambre Blends Studio 6544 Ferguson St Apple Press 6327 Ferguson St Architectural Restoration, Inc. 1101 54th St, Studio G


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Weaver’s Lawn & Garden H10◄ 1316 Broad Ripple Ave 255-9635


E3 OO23 PP31 G4◄ C4 C4 OO25

Artcraft Upholstery 710 E. 52nd St

Auto Detailers 5212 Keystone Ct.



AVI Systems 6413 College Ave Bray Technologies PC Repair 6132 College Ave

Bright Ideas 7425 Westfield Blvd 257-4111

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Brinkman Press OO31 2112 E. 54th St Broad Ripple Appliance MM32 2717 E. 56th Broad Ripple Automotive OO31 5312 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Design Assoc. I2 660 E. 62nd St Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment E4 823 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Lock Service II31 2023 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple P&L I2 6224 College Ave Broad Ripple Restoration Painting G5 5916 Birchwood Ave Brothers Floor Covering OO24 1025 E. 54th St Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Call My List H3 6258 College Ave Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 710 E. 52nd St Carreau Design C5 6528 Cornell Ave Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Classic Cleaners I6 1037 Broad Ripple Ave Clark & Osborne A4 6617 Ferguson St DEA, Inc. C4 6548 Ferguson St Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 6418 Carrollton Ave Deering Cleaners E2 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects C5 6500 Westfield Blvd DeveloperTown PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Drewmont Graphics OO24 5343 Winthrop Ave Earthwave Technologies D3 710 E. 64th St Easter Conservation Services OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Suite J Elgin Water Care H6 1009 Broad Ripple Ave Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave FedEx/Kinko’s G6 1050 Broad Ripple Ave

Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2012

Firebelly Marketing 6235 Carrollton Ave Suite B


Front Row Tickets 6358 College Ave Greg Smith Associates, Inc. 6515 Carrollton Ave Hit City Recording Studio 707 E 54th St Hour Motors 6121 College Ave


Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave 475-4475

Howald Heating & Air Cond. 6542 Westfield Blvd 255-4328

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Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters 1114 East 52nd St


Indianapolis Granite and Marble 5360 Winthrop Ave Indy Cellular Repair 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 2 Infinite Self Storage 1102 E 52nd St Insights Consulting, Inc 5948 N. College Ave Integrated Learning 6201 College Ave Integrity Development Partners 930 E. 66th St ITEX 6116 College Ave Jiffy Lube 6401 College Ave Joy’s House 2028 Broad Ripple Ave Kayak Pools Midwest 845 E. 65th St Kimmel Shoe Repair 733 Broad Ripple Ave


Hughey Automotive & Marine 5337 Winthrop Ave. 507-7559

Klassical Keys 833 E. 64th St 594-3418

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Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 MicroVote General Corporation E4 6366 Guilford Ave Mirror Man, LLC I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Lower B Momentum Design H4 6304 Guilford Ave, suite A Mr. Poster E4◄ 855 Main St National Moto Cycle PP23 5206 College Ave Noble of Indiana JJ23 6060 College Ave Northern Heating & Cooling PP25 5240 N Winthrop Ave Nugent Design B5 930 E 66th St NVS K2 6116 College Ave Ste 3 Nygaard’s Service Center KK23 5898 College Ave

OASIS H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave (lower level F&B) Olis Construction HH29 1654 Broad Ripple Ave Online Architecture E5 6344 Cornell Ave Optical Repair Shoppe JJ23◄ 6021 College Ave

Painting By A Woman’s Touch JJ28 6141 Primrose Ave 255-8754 Pak Mail II31◄ 2113 Broad Ripple Ave 255-SHIP Passwater’s Auto Specialists H4 829 Broad Ripple Ave Premier Music Studios J3 6177 College Ave PRN Graphics OO25 1051 E. 54th St #B Process Controls Corp. C4 6519 Ferguson St Re-Bath Designs JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Renaissance Studios Music C5 6516 Cornell Ave Ringo's Vintage Cars B5 6568 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc E4 6330 Ferguson St Riverwalk (banquet facility) DD25 6729 Westfield Blvd Rogers Pools E5 6364 Westfield Blvd Royal Trophies & Awards C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Sasha’s Watch & Jewelry Repair H3 739 Broad Ripple Ave Scofield Editorial E3 6345 Carrollton Ave Small Box Consulting H4 6332 Guilford Ave Suite 207 Smoking Iron Alterations E4◄ 6358 Guilford Ave Stretch Logistics I4 6220 Carrollton Ave Techedvise C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Tender Loving Care Health II31 6100 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 360 TGS Architects C4 6535 Ferguson St

TNT Auto Repair & Sales 5250 Keystone Ct 259-4211 Total Computing 6311 Westfield Blvd touchAsoul design studio 6500 Westfield Blvd The UPS Store 1075 Broad Ripple Ave Velvet Touch Dry Cleaners 6509 College Ave Village Montessori School 888 E 66th St Wilsbach Entertainment 6507 Ferguson St 250-8469 Zech Studios 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10


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Howling at the Moon by Susan Smith There is always something going on in Broad Ripple. Businesses come and go and this publication keeps us posted. Not only do I write this column but as a reader it is how I keep up with our community. I have a business location downtown as well so I look to Urban Times to keep me abreast on what’s coming and going there. I am getting dizzy from all the changes. Downtown is on an apartment craze. Developers are building new properties in all price ranges. Suddenly it can be affordable to live downtown again. The condo building seems to be slowing in favor of apartments since the economy has taken a beating. There are some pricey apartments but then there are some that are affordable based on income. Six years ago I remember when that concept was introduced for the blighted corner at 49th & College by developer Leif Hinterberger. Neighbors and the neighborhood association opposed it. Meetings were held regularly to discuss the “affordable” apartments that were proposed. No one, at the time, could get past that word. Would it be government subsidized and “low” income? Hinterberger introduced us to TIF (Tax Increment Financing) and tax abatements which needed explaining because no one was familiar with it. While he and his supporters did all they could to bring forward thinking to the neighborhood other developers moved ahead with city planners and politicians and lo and behold his model has sprung up elsewhere, most notably in a project called Trail Side in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It is a four story building with 60 plus affordable apartments, underground parking for residents and commercial space for lease on the ground level. It is directly across the street from our downtown storefront and was in the planning stages when I signed the lease so I missed out on the meetings prior to construction. It was built in a year and became ready for occupancy last May. The apartments are full but no takers on the commercial space below. Fellow merchants understand. Developers do not. Rent

for commercial space has to be affordable as well. Parking for patrons has to be available. My observation shows that all of these new developments have ground floor commercial. Who do they think is going to fill it? Small retail business is drying up, as much as we tout “Shop Local”. Everyone wants unique, quaint businesses that give charm and character to their community but small business is in trouble due to the economy, government regulations, internet competition and even lack of support. The proposed development at 49th and College also had commercial space on the ground floor. As a resident and a business owner of that area, that is dubbed SOBRO, I am sad that TIF, tax abatements and political interest seem so focused on downtown and the Fountain Square area. It is amazing the changes occurring there and the blight that has been replaced. But as I drive home from my Mass Ave. store north on College I pass that corner and I wonder if it still sits locked in controversy and financial stalemate. Other neighborhoods seem to get things done but this one resisted change and a bright developer with ideas that others have copied. I hope to hear soon that the gridlock is broken and that corner will have a new lease on life with Hinterberger at the helm after all these years trying to make it happen. Aah… politics. I am out of the loop on the 49th and College corner now that I moved my store from there to 52nd and College three years ago….a corner with a whole hot bed of activity and its own share of comings, goings and politics. We are so grateful to have our anchor business, Aristocrat Pub, back and running. They reopened this month after a devastating fire closed them for more than a year. It is so good to see lights and action again. The street is jammin’. Their new bar is beautiful and friendly as it is configured in a big square serving 60 taps. The dining room side is family friendly and hopping. They had some kinks to work out as they were slammed with business by those who couldn’t wait for their favorite neighborhood haunt to reopen not to mention the curious from other areas. Things are settling and business seems rosy. As the literal dust settles more is falling as another bar/restaurant (maybe two) will be opening across the street. Food columnist Jolene Ketzenberger from the Indianapolis Star reported in August that it was to be starting construction in September as a restaurant and bar opening in January but in September the Indianapolis Business Journal reported (that what once was zoned for and approved by Meridian Kessler Land Use Committee) has now changed direction and become two different named restaurants in the same building with a shared kitchen due to parking concerns of the neighborhood. As for me, I’m just howling at the moon thinking is there no other use for old buildings but bars and restaurants? The old Monon Fitness Center at 5301 Winthrop has been proposed to be a microbrewery, beer garden and restaurant. It would seat 500 people indoors and out and accommodate another 500 for standing. The zoning hearing is December 13th. I grew up at 55th and Winthrop and that site used to be Lux laundry. It had a bad fire. This could be a big deal due to brown field issues. Couldn’t that become affordable apartments in a residential neighborhood? Now we’re dealing with more politics. Does anyone need pet therapy? Susan Smith is a life-long area resident and is the owner of City Dogs Grocery located at 52nd and College and at 884 Massachusetts Avenue. Send your pet related questions/comments to

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Serving Broad Ripple Since 1979

Poetic Thoughts

by C.W. Pruitt II

6520 Cornell Ave 317.253.2611 I wrote the two baseball-related poems on September 8, 2012. They contain a whiff of patience and persistence.

BRMHS Community Day

one one with the moment a nice cosmic change satchel paige hesitation pitch has one swinging on front foot timing is everything finding one to hit in the moment in one minute not now

one hit meandering success staggering achievement starts with one hit

C.W. Pruitt II September 8, 2012

CW Pruitt II has been on the poetry scene in Broad Ripple for years. Email your questions/comments to


Broad Ripple Magnet High School held a public Community Day on November 16. Amazing student tour guides Christian Peek and Zach Collins took our group all over the school, describing everything in detail, including the television studio, art, music and theater departments.

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Sudoku solutions

puzzles on Page 10

Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple

Hidden History solution

puzzle on Page 10


by Laura Minor

The holidays are here again!! Wow, I feel like I just wrote that same sentence yesterday about last year. As I sit and write this on Black Friday, I wonder how many of you are out there strolling the mall with thousands of others deciding which candle or knickknack to add to the ever-so-lovely collection that “collects” dust. I say, if you are going to spend money, why don’t you spend it on items that will be used to better one's health and wellness?! And, you don’t have to be a fitness maniac to benefit from putting health items on your list… I will share some great fitness-related gift ideas for everyone on your list from the novice to the guru; AND they won’t break the bank either!!


2012 Gift Guide


Crossword solution

puzzle on Page 15


For the “At-home-Exerciser”: For that person who prefers to not go to a crowded and sweaty gym, so bring the gym to them! Perfect Pushup Handles/Jump Ropes Workout DVDs iTunes Gift Card Misc Equipment such as: Free Weights, Bands, Kettlebells, Medicine Balls Sporting Goods store gift card For the Yogi: For those who love to get down on the mat! Yoga mat/bag Headbands Class Package to a gym or studio Yoga Clothing Yoga DVDs/Magazine Subscription For the Cardio Junkie: For that person who prefers to get their sweat on outdoors! Heart Rate Monitor/GPS Swim Goggles Music Arm Band w/Case and headphones Itunes Gift Card Runner’s World Mag subscription Dri-Fit Clothing For the Health Food Nut: For that person who wasn’t upset about the Twinkie drought! Eating Light Mag subscription Juicer/Smoothie Maker Healthy Cookbooks Fruit Baskets For the Novice: For that person who is new or getting back to fitness. Workout Clothes Beginning Pilates/Cardio DVDs 3 and 5 lb Weights Personal Training sessions A workout buddy at the gym….priceless! ☺

Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 6) Thanksgiving Movies - 1. Alice’s Restaurant (Arlo Guthrie), 2. Hannah And Her Sisters, 3. John Hughes, 4. Mars Blackmon English English - 1. A Torch, 2. The Hood, 3. A Dummy, 4. A Wrench TV Locales - 1. Beverly Hills 90210, 2. Jim Rockford (The Rockford Files), 3. The Olsens (The Little House on the Prairie), 4. Bensonhurst The Pilgrims - 1. The Netherlands, 2. Hardtack, 3. 1620, 4. William Bradford Lead Singers of the 1960s - 1. Eric Burdon, 2. The Lovin’ Spoonful, 3. Rod Stewart, 4. Nico

Where in the Village? puzzle on Page 10

Answer: It is on the Monon Trail

at brics, 901 64th Street [E5 on map].

Obviously these are just the tip of the iceberg on options that can help in the quest for health and fitness. Best part?? All of these items can be bought in BROAD RIPPLE! Remember, shop local people! Happy Holidays. Laura Minor owner and operator of So.Be.Fit. Personal Training and Fitness studio located at 54th and the Monon. She is passionate about teaching others how to “FIT” exercise and physical activity into their daily lives, and have fun while doing so! Visit her website at or e-mail her at

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Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter A Nifty Gift It’s gift-giving season again. If you’re like me, there’s a lot of thought behind each selection. What has pleased before, what might be appreciated this year, what has caught my eye — options race through my mind morning, noon, and night. In the midst of this year’s quandary, I hit on a bright idea: a gift that could give hours of enjoyment, entertain anytime, provide good mind exercise, invite solitude or collaboration, and be low-tech without need for batteries or connectivity. Aha, puzzles! Puzzles strike me as a sensational present. They come in variations to suit all ages and sidestep predictability, triggering surprise and fascination. Once this “light bulb” went on in my mind I got to wondering how long puzzles have existed. It didn’t take long to discover that a British mapmaker named John Spilsbury popularized puzzles around 1760. He cut maps into shapes and multiple pieces to teach children geography. In the 1880s the treadle saw was used to cut wood with a picture glued or painted on it. Pencil tracings were scribed on the back, and then the crafter would cut along the lines. Cardboard puzzles followed in the late 1800s, cut by dyes and large presses. They were still reserved for children and were largely what we would call visual aids and educational toys. The explosion of jigsaw puzzles came in the 1920s and ‘30s. Multiple companies produced a wide range of puzzles — some cardboard, some wood. Images included great artwork, maps, and pictures of technology. At the same time, more intricate and difficult puzzles gained wider appeal with children and adults alike. This was still the pre-television era, the time when radio provided a frequent backdrop for families to put puzzles together while listening to broadcasts. Also this was the day when companies used puzzles as premiums, thus making the game form all the more popular. Weekly puzzles were also created. For a few cents young adults, families, and teachers could buy hours of fun, concentration, problemsolving, and entertainment. Jigsaw puzzles fit the bill for multiple audiences. They could be done in a group, by one person, people of different languages and educational skills, day or night. Amazingly, jigsaw puzzle sales reached 10 million per week in 1933. What person reading this column who was alive then did not put together a United States puzzle while growing up? In just the past few years the Backyard Birds store has carried puzzles, noticing a significant uptick in sales. I asked some folks about the appeal of puzzles. “I love the pictures I can choose in a jigsaw puzzle. The colors are usually so vibrant.” “Our family always takes a puzzle to the lake. Surprisingly, we don’t tire of putting a puzzle together more than once.” “We like to put our puzzles together without looking at the box lid to add to the challenge.” These are a few of the comments from people whose favorite puzzles are Birds of the Backyard, Wildflowers, Flags of the U.S., Cardinals, and Barnyard scenes. 1000-piece puzzles are probably the most popular with 750, 500, 300 and 150-piece variations following in appeal for children. There are 3-D puzzles, puzzle globes, and puzzles with irregular border shapes. There are double-sided puzzles and monotone puzzles that make assembly daunting. Although I have not put one together, there are family puzzles with three different sized pieces ranging from large to small so puzzlers of all skill levels can work together. You can even make you own puzzle from your photo or drawing. I have had good luck with and I understand in addition to local photo developers provide do-it-yourself puzzles that can be ordered in different sizes and number of pieces. You can also create online jigsaw puzzles at sites like With all these possibilities, puzzles are a winning idea for this season’s gifting. Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site Email your bird questions to


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