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Vol. 10 No. 25

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

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Hundreds lined up along Broad Ripple Avenue to watch the 5th annual Lights Up! Parade put on by the Broad Ripple Village Association. The snow stopped about an hour before the 5:30pm start time. I counted 23 parade entries, including the Broad Ripple Magnet High School marching band and Santa Claus. Before the parade families enjoyed food, music and activities at the firehouse. After the parade everyone congregated back at the firehouse for the lighting of the tree.



(Santa photo by Mark Dickhaus)

More pictures on page 21. See all of the pictures at Page 24

Broad Ripple Village Association’s


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David Stuckert, Anne Collins and Andrew Brake of Agrarian.

photo by Mario Morone

Agrarian Urban Homestead and Supply By Mario Morone


The seeds of Agrarian’s early success planted by Andrew Brake, Anne Collins and David Stuckert were the result of their shared interest in chicken farming and urban homesteading. Their store at 661 East 49th Street is the first of its kind in Indianapolis and was recently selected as the Best New Local Shop by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. “The three of us founded this business to provide an in-town source for chicken farming supplies and more generally, urban homesteading supplies. Andrew is very involved in the urban chicken movement in Indianapolis and both he and Anne raise chickens at their homes in the Meridian-Kessler area. Anne is very familiar with the

urban homesteading movement and has selected a wonderful array of homesteading products and unique gifts that include locally handmade items and everything needed for homesteading activities like bee keeping, fermenting and maple sugaring, to name a few,” Stuckert stated. “I think people feel out of touch with where their food comes from,” says Ms. Collins. “Gardening and raising chickens are just two of the ways that people are getting back in touch with their food sources. They want to gain some kind of control in growing their own healthy choices, organically and reducing their reliance on big stores and manufactured food. Keeping chickens in an urban area is an easy thing to do because you don’t need a lot of space. Many people begin gardening and then move into keeping chickens; they go hand-in-hand. My grandmother lived in Columbia, South Carolina Agrarian and had always grown her own food and raised 661 East 49th St. chickens. It was her appreciation for her fresh food and her love for tending to her garden that (317) 493-1186 inspired me. I wanted to teach my children that same admiration. I have a degree in psychology from the College of Charleston and worked in medical sales until I had my three children. They inspired me to look at life differently and that is why I started keeping chickens. I wanted to teach them where food comes from and that we directly affect our environment. I hope that Agrarian can inspire others as well,” she added. “Chickens are a terrific alternative form of composting. I was concerned about throwing out table scraps and instead gave them to my chickens. The obvious benefit of raising chickens is the eggs and knowing where they come from,” Brake said. “You give them table scraps and they give you food and fertilizer,” Stuckert

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5 BR Brewpub Quiz

9 Random Rippling Mr. Blair 14 Random Rippling Garden

20 From the BRMHS anncmts

1 Agrarian

6 Poetic Thoughts

10 Where in the Village?

15 Historic Ad

21 Random Rippling Legion

2 Random Rippling Zech

6 Mistakes winner

10 Hidden History / Sudoku

15 Crossword

21 More Lights Up!

3 Calendar

7 Local Contacts

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16 Round the Ripple

22 Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple

3 Bright House WiFi

8 Classified Ads

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16 Random Rippling Envy

23 Right in my Own Backyard

4 Buzzing Around Town

8 Public Notices

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3 Random Rippling Santa

9 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

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Now taking orders for the Holidays L.E. Kincaid & Sons Quality Meats Since 1921 56th & Illinois St.

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Zech Studio, 2060 54th Street #10 [OO30 on map], held a holiday open house on December 13. The studio was filled with samples of Barbara Zech's ceramic art.

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emphasized. Brake added,” There are two different kinds of chickens – egg-laying and meat birds. I raise egg-laying chickens - Leghorns that lay white eggs and Rhode Island Reds that lay brown eggs. You can also get Americana Chickens that lay beautiful blue eggs. The breed of chicken determines what color eggs they will lay, it’s genetic.” Brake continued, ”I’ve raised chickens in the city for a long time and developed a business called Naptown Chickens ( to provide complete chicken packages for homeowners and schools. The package includes the chicken coop, the chickens and all of the equipment and supplies that are needed to get started. The chicken packages for the schools are sponsored by local businesses so that the schools don’t have pay anything. Through the store we even offer the package on a trial basis for those who are not yet certain that they want to raise chickens.” “We decided to open our store at the corner of College and 49th Street because we knew that there is a high concentration of chicken farmers in the Broad Ripple area and, although there are also a good number of chicken farmers around Irvington and Fountain Square, we feel like it’s an up and coming corner,” Brake added. “We want our store to be a bricks and mortar alternative to the internet where customers can actually come in, look at our products, compare prices and talk to us. If we don’t know the answer, we have experts who can help. In urban homesteading, one may not have the ability to do everything, but we can help provide the tools and education to accomplish the task,” Stuckert added. Agrarian will hold workshops throughout the year on urban homesteading topics. In January and February, the workshops will cover chicken farming, composting, soap making, maple sugaring, seed starting and tree care. A December seminar on beekeeping was a huge success and another is now planned for January. Some other areas customers can learn about are rainwater harvesting, worm composting, canning and raised-bed gardening. Agrarian posts information on workshops and classes on its website, and facebook at: pages/Agrarian/698201780196828 Agrarian’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, they are closed on Monday. Inquiries can be answered at 493-1186. Agrarian’s chicken farming and urban homesteading supplies in a retail rural setting can be discovered in the budding Meridian-Kessler urban corridor at 49th and College Avenue.


Dec. 21


Live Outdoor Nativity

Dec. 21


Holiday Studio Show

Jan. 28


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Epworth United Meth. Ch. 6450 Allisonville Rd. 5 to 7 pm Douglas David Fine Art 7172 N. Keystone 11 am to 5 pm Broad Ripple Park Family Center 6 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

A banner above College Avenue letting residents know about the new WiFi service.

Bright House Networks Expands WiFi Coverage in Broad Ripple - Free WiFi HotSpots Now Available Bright House Networks has announced that it has expanded Bright House Networks WiFi access to the Broad Ripple area. The company now offers 20 HotSpots throughout the Broad Ripple area. This initiative is part of the 150,000 Bright House Networks WiFi and Cable WiFi HotSpots that are available in major cities nationwide. Bright House Networks WiFi HotSpots are now available in the locations of College Avenue and Westfield Boulevard from 67th Street down to 62nd Street. This includes the majority of the commercial and entertainment areas, in addition to Broad Ripple High School’s football stadium. A map of the WiFi Coverage is available at www. “Our customers can now conveniently access Bright House Networks WiFi HotSpots while out shopping, dining and enjoying the sights of Broad Ripple,” said Don Williams, Vice President of Bright House Networks Indianapolis Division. “Bright House Networks is dedicated to keeping its customers connected, and we are confident that these WiFi HotSpots will enhance their experience when it comes to exploring what Indianapolis has to offer.” Bright House Networks WiFi allows any WiFi enabled device, such as a personal computer, tablet, Smartphone, or digital audio player, to connect to the Internet. Customers who subscribe to Bright House Networks’ Standard High Speed Internet service or faster can access the HotSpots in any of Bright House Networks’ WiFi locations at no additional cost by logging into their My Services or Road Runner login credentials. Cable customers that do not live in a Bright House Networks service area can also use these free HotSpots by authenticating their Xfinity, Time Warner, Cox or Optimum login credentials. Non-cable subscribers can also purchase WiFi access for a per use fee in any WiFi location.

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Chad Mills and the Upright Willies, The Innocent Boys, Stampede String Band Friday, December 27 Birdy’s Bar and Grill 2131 E. 71st Street, 21+, doors 7:30, $5 presale

I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Chad Mills twice in the last few months. Once was planned, the second accidental – he happened to be playing at a fundraiser that I attended last weekend. Every single time I see him I’m blown away by his talent and his ability to win the crowd over. Whether he’s playing with the Upright Willies in a bar or solo in a room full of people seeming more interested in eating fancy food and drinking craft beer, Chad’s songs and voice always wins them over. The Upright Willies are big rock fun. The band includes William Rood (upright bass), Grover Parido (cello), Bob Stewart (percussion), and Chad playing stringed things and singing. The Stampede String Band is made up of a trio of banjo, guitar, and bass playin’ musicians singing beautiful harmonies. I look forward to hearing them in person! It is hard to hang a tag on the Innocent Boys. They’re a little bit rockabilly, a little bit bluegrass, and a lot of fun. Banjo, guitar, harmonica, accordion, bass, and harmonies all add up to a big sound.

New Year’s Eve Roundup Tuesday, December 31, 2013

There are plenty of great places in the neighborhood to ring in the New Year. Cheers!

Random Ripplings

Looks like a new Froggy tradition has been born. Families gathered at Plump's Last Shot, 6416 Cornell Avenue [D5 on map], to have a buffet breakfast and visit with Santa. This breakfast had been held in the past at the Kennington Post. Below: Bobby Plump and Jonathan Plump with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Brenda Williams and Cold Fusion The Jazz Kitchen 5377 N. College 21+, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, $80 – includes dinner, dessert, champagne toast, party favors

Once you make a reservation at The Jazz Kitchen for New Year’s Eve, you don’t need make another decision. The ticket price includes dinner and dessert, tax and gratuity, champagne toast, party favors, and fabulous music. If you haven’t heard Brenda Williams yet, you’re missing out. You have just enough time to remedy that. You’ll be charmed by her fabulous voice and talented, all-star band. The menu looks great – the food at The Jazz Kitchen is always great.

Indien, Minute Details, Kaleidostars, DJ Diablo Birdy’s Bar and Grill 2131 E. 71st Street, 21+, music starts at 9:30, $6

It’s an indie Indy night at Birdy’s. They have a great lineup of local bands to ring in 2014. Go early and have dinner – the food is always good. The Kaleidostars are sexy rock fun. Lindsay Manfredi plays guitar and sings, Eric Klee Johnson plays bass, Marc Johnson plays guitar, and Brian Fields is the drummer. They deliver powerful energy, glam rock swagger and ambitious sounds.

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Punk Rock Night New Year’s Eve Melody Inn 3826 N. Illinois Street, 21+, doors 8:00, music 9:00

The Melody Inn has a great lineup to celebrate the last hours of 2013. The Fuglees, The Crypto-Kats, Mr. Clit and The Pink Cigarettes, and Maella Cai Vane & Friends Burlesque will entertain with high-energy music and almost-naughty burlesque. In Melody Inn fashion, the countdown to the New Year toast will be with PBR and apparently there is a scheduled countdown to a bra drop. I hope someone takes photos.

Glitz & Glamour NYE The Vogue 6259 N. College Ave 21+, 9:00 doors and show, $20, VIP packages available

The Vogue knows how to throw a dance party! Put on your party clothes and dance in the New Year.

I sure enjoyed hanging out with you all in 2013 and I look forward to seeing you in 2014. Have a happy and safe New Year!

-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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answer on Page 22

The winners of the December 3 quiz were Game Of Drones with 16 points. The winners of the Best Team Name Competition were Kitty Cat Warriors Back From Retirement.

Classic Literature Films 1. What British filmmaker, later known for his epic films of the 1960s, directed movie versions of the Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations in 1946 and Oliver Twist in 1948? 2. Fredric March, Liam Neeson and Hugh Jackman have all played what character in different movie versions of what classic novel? 3. Alan Arkin plays Yossarian, Art Garfunkel plays Nately, Bob Newhart plays Major Major and Jon Voigt plays Milo Minderbinder in a 1970 movie version of what novel? 4. Who plays Captain Ahab in the John Huston directed version of Moby Dick, which was released in 1956? December History 1. On December 1st 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger. In what city did this significant event in the Civil Rights Movement take place? 2. On December 5th 1492, Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover what island, which is now shared by the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic? 3. On December 20th 1989 Operation Just Cause, a U. S. invasion of what country began? 4. John C. Calhoun became the first Vice President to resign from office on December 28th 1832. Who was the President with whom he had disagreements, which led to his resigning? Famous Marriages 1. The grandson of what U. S. President married the daughter of what other U. S. President on December 22nd 1968? 2. Eric Clapton wrote the song Wonderful Tonight as a tribute to his wife Pattie Boyd. To what other musician had she been married prior to her marriage to Clapton? 3. Former soccer star Mia Hamm is married to what now retired baseball player, who was a six time all-star? 4. Which of Henry VIII’s six wives was he still married to at the time of his death? Pick A Letter

All the answers to these questions start with the same letter you decide which one

1. What novel by Herman Wouk, which continued the stories of the Henry family and Jastrow family, was turned into a major miniseries in 1988? 2. The Elk, which is the second largest North American species of deer behind the Moose, is also known by what other name? 3. What is the capital of Namibia? 4. The element Tungsten is represented by what letter on the periodic table? TV Bands 1. Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem is a band that featured on what TV show? 2. Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky were the four members of what TV band? 3. What band from a TV show that aired on Nickelodeon are often referred to by the initials BTR? 4. What TV band starred in the 1968 film Head written by Jack Nicholson and the film’s director, Bob Rafelson? 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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 most leaves have turned some have stayed green the fallen ones have left a soft and somewhat crunchy path beneath my feet before the green ones color and fall to tread upon later this Fall

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We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. Becky Ellis was the first to find a typo in volume 10 number #24. Becky 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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District 3: Bounded roughly by: Spring Mill to Keystone and 52nd to 96th

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The background of The Gazette:

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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First Baptist Athletics announces new director

First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, 8600 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, announces Steven Carr as the new Director of First Baptist Athletics (FBA). Steve replaces George Robinson who retired December 15 after 24 years as FBA Director. Steve, an Indianapolis resident, is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. He brings experience in youth sports, urban Young Life programs, and most recently case management for the Indianapolis Department of Child Services. According to Steve, “I have had a chance to see the product of George Robinson’s many years of service and the impact FBA has had in the community and I am humbled by that. I look forward to carrying on the strong tradition of "good sports" and will continue to work towards excellence in providing families a wonderful experience. I want each person who takes part in FBA to feel like he/she is the most important person in the world to us.” First Baptist Athletics is a year-round, community athletic program offering baseball, softball, soccer and basketball for children and teens, aged 5-18. FBA began in 1968 with four baseball teams and has grown to several thousand children/players annually. The FBA program stresses good sportsmanship, citizenship, respect, and learning the game. More information on First Baptist Athletics can be found at

They’ve Shot Flanigan show at Fountain Square

Since 2002, Indianapolis-based THEY’VE SHOT FLANIGAN have been establishing themselves as a strong and consistent presence in the Midwestern rock and roll scene. With a sound that is deeply rooted in classic rock and heavily influenced by contemporary independent and progressive artists, the band makes music that is simultaneously dark and catchy, heavy and melodic, intense and contemplative. THEY’VE SHOT FLANIGAN have released two EPs and two full-length albums. Their FINAL SHOW will be Saturday, January 11th at Grove Haus (1001 Hosbrook Street) in Fountain Square. The event is allages, with doors opening at 8pm and TSF playing promptly at 9. Admission is $10 at the door and there will be FREE BEER for those over 21 with ID.

Indianapolis Men’s Chorus presents “Be Merry, Be Bright!”

Third holiday concert added for 2013! WHEN: Friday, Dec. 20 - 8pm Saturday Dec. 21 - 3pm & 8pm WHERE: Marian University Theatre, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, (IMC) as part of their “Let it B” 2013-2014 concert season, presents “Be Merry, Be Bright!” Under the direction of Artistic Director Greg Sanders, the IMC and its 60-plus member choir will present a lively holiday concert packed with songs of the season. Paying homage to the letter “B”, the repertoire will include songs made famous by Irving Berlin, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Burl Ives, Bing Crosby and more. The concert includes a rollicking stage band to get your toes tapping - holiday spirit galore! During the 2012 season, the holiday concerts sold out. A third performance has been added this year to accommodate the demand. TICKETS: $20 online at or $25 at the door 90 minutes before curtain. Flex passes for 3 or 6 shows are available.

FREE AREA DELIVERY of pet food. Serving shut-ins, Seniors, new moms and those with health and time restraints. Call City Dogs Grocery for details. 926-3647 PLAY THE PIANO BY CHRISTMAS! with the "Play-Piano-In-A-Day" SelfInstruction Booklet. No prior music experience necessary. Suitable for teens and adults. Written by local teachers. For immediate delivery send $20 (cash only) to RIXIE, 725 East 64th Street A5, Indianapolis 46220.

CONDO FOR SALE 7421 Harbour Point $134,900 HARBOUR CLUB townhouse w/2 beds, 1½ baths, attached garage, spectacular view of LAKE! Beautifully updated, 5 minutes from Broad Ripple. Sandi Werner / RE/MAX Legends 317.850.6111


Trash, junk, and property cleanup. Whether you need a rental, warehouse, garage, or basement cleaned out, call Mark at 317-455-8480. Fully Insured Time to start thinking about the holidays. Look for holiday fashions, makeup, and gifts from AVON Contact Sara Butler at 317-251-4901 or Your Avon representative serving the Broad Ripple Community Frankenstein Furniture Company We will bring your furniture back to life! Restoration and repair of antique and modern furniture (317) 985-4190 or

Become A Therapeutic Foster Parent for INDIANA MENTOR. We need dedicated foster parents to provide a caring and nurturing home for children and adolescents. Is Foster Care Right For You? For More Information Call Katherine York, Recruiter at (317) 208-7708 to find out more or visit

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Library Closings for holidays

All Library locations will be closed on December 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday. All Library locations will close at 5pm on December 31, and will remain closed on January 1 for the New Year's holiday, except the InfoZone which will be open from 10am - 5pm on New Year's Day. Our web branch remains open to serve you. As always, you can renew your materials online, over the phone at 317-269-5222, or return them to any library location's drop box.

Glendale Branch

6101 North Keystone Avenue, 275-4410 Preschool Storytime at Glendale, January 2, 9, 23 & 30 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for themed stories, songs and fingerplays. Baby Storytime at Glendale, January 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30 a.m. Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies. Healthcare Information @ the Library, January 11 & 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adults are invited to drop in anytime during the scheduled time to receive one-on-one information about the Affordable Care Act and the health care marketplace from representatives of local health care organizations who can explain and answer questions. eBook Tinker Station, January 11 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

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

Craft Beer for Wine Lovers I've found the perfect beer for wine lovers. Not too hoppy. Not too sweet. Multi layered, elegant with notes that pair well with food. That's the good news. The bad news is you can't always get it in Indy. Yet. Daredevil Brewing Company mainly distributes in southern Indiana but this culinary-compatible craft brewery is making more of its beer available in the Indianapolis area. (Check out the "Aggressively Fun Appreciation Tour" dates below.) Owners Michael Pearson and Bill Ballinger have the credentials and the passion to make this operation work. Both are engineers with Eli Lilly which gives them the "science" part of the equation. Both are self-proclaimed "foodies" which means they approach their craft as if they were preparing a meal or baking a cake. As I have said before, making beer is VERY much like baking. You DO have to have a recipe. Measurements matter. Pearson spent time in Colorado where craft beer has been king for decades. He moved to Indiana and met Ballinger in a homebrew club. The two competed for years entering award-winning beers in the Indiana Home Brewing Contest. One year Pearson would win. The next Ballinger would take the title. Finally they decided to pool their talents and give it a try for real. I am so glad they did. Their setup is in a garage in rural Shelby County. It's spotless as a microbrewery facility should be. BIG shiny stainless steel tanks. They had a solid financial plan in place before they even put the first recipe together. Smart. They researched and found the best branding for the product. Smart. They are more focused on quality than quantity. Smart. And they decided to focus on production creating kegs for restaurants and growlers for the home. Instead of wasting time, energy and money on multiple styles, they chose one as their flagship. Liftoff IPA. They use West Coast hops which add a citrusy accent to the golden-hued ale. Aromas of orange peel, tangerine and a subtle but spunky hint of pink grapefruit make this beer work well as a refreshing drink or partner for food. Think of Sauvignon Blanc. That white wine has similar characteristics, so any food you would enjoy with that wine could work with "Liftoff IPA". Shrimp, fish, chicken. Vegetarian dishes would rock with the citrusy notes and clean finish of the IPA. Lift Off is now available in four packs of 16 ounce cans. Daredevil is making some small batch brews on the side. Including its anniversary ale which was just released last week. And once again, THIS is a beer for wine lovers. The "J.W.P. American Stout" got its name from Ballinger's time in the army. He said they had to eat MRE's (those military pouches of meals ready to eat). He said as a foodie it was horrible. But with the instant packet of food was an instant packet of coffee, sugar and hot cocoa mix. He used to blend the three together with some water and create a "Pudding". They called it John Wayne Pudding in a note of respect to the American actor who made many a war film. That same flavor profile can be found in J.W.P. It's deep dark brown in color, rich creamy mouthfeel and aromas and flavors of mocha, milk chocolate, caramel. Rich elegant flavors BUT not heavy or filling. Just pure pleasure. In the wine world I liken this one to an intense Petite Syrah. J.W.P would be a delight with prime rib or a hearty meat and potatoes crock pot stew or chipotle-sauced BBQ ribs. Better yet, poured into a tall glass over a generous scoop of Edy's S'Mores or French Silk ice cream. Oh my. Daredevil Brewing makes what it calls "aggressively fun craft beers" and thus the upcoming tour. Grab a glass and go! Twenty Tap, Indianapolis, Wednesday, January 8th Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville, Thursday, January 9th Tomlinson Tap Room, Indianapolis, Friday, January 17th The Tap, Bloomington, Saturday, January 18th Black Market, Indianapolis, Monday, January 20th Pizzology, Carmel, Tuesday, January 21st

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Mr. Blair, above, held an Open Mic Night at brics, 901 64th Street [E5 on map], on December 7. The event completely filled the ice cream shop. Open Mic Night is a place to express your poetry, music, or any other talent and is sponsored by On Your Level Youth Project.

Jill A. Ditmire is an Omnimedia Wine Specialist who shares wit and wisdom nationwide in print, TV and radio, and is also an AWS-certified wine judge. Jill and doggyboy Harp live in Warfleigh, where she also consults and teaches in an effort to keep the doggyboy’s treat jar filled with biscuits and her freezer stocked with ice cream. Send your questions and comments to Jill at

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Where in the "Village"?

This is another one from Frog. You have seen this mini locomotive. Where is it? Answer on page 22

Traditional Family-Style Dining

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Hidden History

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.

encryption by Jim Alred

answer on Page 22


answers on Page 22


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 an 1 in the middle section of the bottom row which contains 2-5-6-7-9. The 1 in the center section of the top row eliminates the space above the 6. The 1 in the left section of the bottom row eliminates the spaces on both sides of the 5. The only place left is to the left of the 6. You have learned one technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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Frog insisted on including this one. Yes, this is your editor/Gazette delivery boy on the wrong side of a camera telling Santa what he wants for Christmas at Plump's Last Stand on Cornell.

Random Ripplings photo by Howie Shipley

The opening night of the Bill Brink photography show was December 6 at Perk Up, 6536 N. Cornell Avenue [C5 on map]. This event kicked off the fund raising for the Bill Brink Memorial Garden Project. The garden will run alongside the Monon Trail east of Cornell Avenue from 65th to 67th Street. The show will remain on display through the new year.


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ASEBELLA BOUTIQUE (Affordable Luxuries)

Fine Jewelry, Moissanite Diamonds, Purse Parlor, Men’s Den full of ties, skincare & cologne. Fragrant Oils, Oil burners, Eczema Kits, Acne Kits....and more.

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 am to 6 pm *10% discount for the month of December *Saturday is Senior discount day.

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Random Ripplings The Business Division (BizDiv) of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) held the annual holiday party on December 10 above Marigold at 6512 Cornell Avenue [C5 on map]. Pictured: Justin McKeand reading the winners of the raffle. Good food and drink was donated by Firehouse Subs, Monon Food Company, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Cork and Cracker, and HotBox Pizza. Gifts were donated by Flatwater Restaurant, Ambrosia, Hot Box Pizza, Marigold Clothing, The Bike Line, and Dr. Eve Earley.

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Random Ripplings Ms. West held the annual Broad Ripple Magnet High School vocal students Holiday Concert at the Broad Ripple McDonald's on December 11. There were 15 of Ms. West's private vocal lessons students in the performance. This was the first public performance for many of the students. Pictured: Reyanna Clark accompanied by Scott Apple.

PENNYWISE PRIX FIXE MENU SERVED SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY Enjoy three courses for $1995 (Entrée only, $14.95)

First Course (Petit Plats): • CWB SALAD choice of dressing • CHICKEN PATE pink sea salt, warm roll, sour pickles • GRILLED VEGETABLE SKEWERS goddess dressing Second Course (Entrées): (Select one) • BISTRO STEAK 6 oz. choice Angus, potatoes & fresh veggies • CHEESE RAVIOLI dried tomato cream sauce & garlic toast • TILAPIA blackened, fresh lemon, wild rice & fresh veggies • TARRAGON CHICKEN carrot soufflé & fresh veggies Third Course (Desserts): (Select one) • CHEESECAKE with butter caramel or chocolate sauce • BOURBON BROWNIE SUNDAE ice cream & chocolate sauce Reservations can be made in person at Corner Wine Bar, or by calling 255-5159.

TASTING SERIES events begin at 7 pm

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Resolutions–Great Wines with Lighter Fare

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Who needs food with Bourbon? (Kidding– food, too!)

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Random Ripplings The sign is up at 5425 Keystone Avenue for JS Garden. The restaurant is expected to be open late December.

Little America


Little America was a kiddie amusement park and adult sports area located just west and south of where Hedlund Hardware is today. Did you work there? Did you ride the ponies there? Did you drive balls at the driving range? Call 508-6634 or email us at to share your memories, photos, or anything else. A few Little America pictures can be viewed at:

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Historic Ad

This ad for Schafer Jewelers appeared in 1952. The store was at 6317 Guilford Avenue, in the south end of the building where Usual Suspects [G5 on map] is today.

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The sign is up on the new Broad Ripple parking garage for Massage Envy Spa.


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Westfield re-opens The Mayor’s office confirmed that Westfield Boulevard at Broad Ripple Avenue was scheduled to re-open on December 13. It was closed due to construction of the new office building and connection to a water main. This made the already bad afternoon congestion worse at this tricky intersection. Also, a reader has asked us to investigate the afternoon congestion on Broad Ripple Avenue. Should the bike lanes go? The street is backed up daily in the afternoon hours which makes it a slow crawl from Keystone to College.

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Sample a class this winter at Broad Ripple Park Broad Ripple Park offers sampler fitness classes and more next month. Are you thinking of taking a class? The new "sampler series" at Broad Ripple Park has classes for you. Take a few days of a class for a few bucks and decide if you want to enroll. These include boot camp fitness, Beda fitness, low impact aerobics, yoga, and more. Classes start in January. Pick up their winter/spring fun guide for details or visit Find a health care provider taking exchange plans in the Ripple A word of caution to those buying health insurance at, the new Federal exchange for those who lack insurance. The insurance offerings feature much more limited networks of providers (compared to current plans), no out of state coverage, and no out of network coverage. I was offered only two company choices: Anthem and MDWise (with both offering silver, bronze, and gold plans). Finally, the silver plan (which has no premium for some) also has a $6,000+ annual deductible. This means the plan pays nothing until you have spent this much. Therefore, despite the lack of monthly premium, it may be inferior to the bronze plan (which has a modest monthly premium charges but no onerous annual deductible). So compare the silver, bronze, and gold plans carefully. See last week’s Indianapolis Business Journal for details. Finally, you have until March 31 to sign up. Go to the new and improved www. today if you currently lack health insurance. You will need 2014 projected income information so that they can determine your premium subsidy (if any). Holliday for the Holidays? Holliday Park has some great winter programs including birding through the eyes of photographers (Audubon Society) on January 15. To donate to restore the ruins and exhibit hall renovations, go to Also, don't miss the new nature photography exhibit when you visit the nature center.

28,000+ images now searchable Did you know that has more than 28,000 color pictures from all nine years of The Gazette's existence? (Like this one from 2004 of Dick Wolfsie at the opening of Big Hat Books, when it was on Westfield Boulevard.) 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.

Use caution crossing the Monon at the College/75th intersection A reader has let us know that the crossing is very dangerous at 75th and Westfield on the Monon. He was hit by a turning car and suffered permanent leg injuries and recommends that trail users always use the crossing button when attempting to cross this intersection. Sasha's celebrates 36 years! Business come and go in the Ripple. One business has been here for 36 years. That would be Sasha's jewelry and watch repair at 739 Broad Ripple Avenue. Take Amtrak to Chicago for winter break Enjoy a fun train trip to Chicago for a weekend get away over the break. Why drive and fight the snow and parking hassles when you can take Amtrak and relax? Leave December 27 for a 2 day weekend. Fares from $85 round trip. Include a hotel for $280. Visit for details and join us on Hoosiers for Passenger Rail on Facebook. Year in Review What column is complete without a few comments on the year ending 2013. The hot topic this year was of course the Whole Foods debate. I tried to stay neutral but was amazed at the passion on both sides when I attended May’s BRVA meeting on the topic at the Lutheran Church across from the Kroger. The most disturbing story of the year was the 2 home invasions in the Ripple. One of those arrested told Fox59 that he was the nicest robber you would ever want to meet (!) and that it was all about “the money”. Finally, our new parking garage opened. Is it me or is the turquoise covering and entire building architecture disappointing and out of character for the neighborhood? I preferred the plan that featured apartments and a parking garage. Bill Malcolm is a long time Village resident who writes about energy,transit, and travel. He can be reached at

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66th Street Baptist Church A5 918 E 66th St Bethlehem Lutheran PP22 526 E 52nd St Broad Ripple United Methodist J5◄ 6185 Guilford Ave Christ the King Catholic Church KK30 1827 Kessler Blvd Congregation Shaarey Yeshua CC31 2415 E.72nd St Dayspring Church (Assemblies of God) CC31 2415 E.72nd St EpiCenter MM21 5610 Broadway St Evanston Wesleyan Church DD30◄ 6902 Evanston Ave Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist J2 655 E. 62nd St Glendale Christian Church BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Immaculate Heart of Mary LL22 5692 Central Ave Mid East Church of Christ KK22 5879 Central Ave New Paradigm Christian I3◄ 6202 Carrollton Ave Northminster Presbyterian KK28◄ 1660 Kessler Blvd Progressive Spiritualist Church OO31◄ 2201 E. 54th Radiate Church (at BRMHS) H9 1115 Broad Ripple Ave Soma Church PP22 526 E 52nd St St. Paul’s Episcopal Church JJ20 6050 N. Meridian St Trinity ES Jungle JJ22 6151 Central Ave Village Church of the Nazarene B5 6568 Cornell Ave

Jeffery A. Evans, Attorney 6202 College Ave 252-4384

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Food-Retail/Grocery 21st Amendment 2201 E. 62nd St A1 Package Liquor 1721 E. 52nd Big Red Liquors 1067 Broad Ripple Ave BP Service Station/Convenience 7068 College Ave Cookies by Design 2635 E. 62nd St Cork and Cracker 2126 Broad Ripple Ave Fresh Market 5415 College Ave


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Hugh Baker Law 2015 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Dana E. Daniels 6325 Guilford Ave, suite 210 Law Office of Gary Colasessano 1915 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Keith Shelton 6251 Winthrop Ave. suite 12 Law Office of Robert Burkett 1111 E. 54th Street, Suite 106 Lawrence Law Firm 6100 Keystone Ave Suite 257 Luetzelschwab Law, LLC 711 E. 65th St Mellowitz & Hanefeld 6100 N. Keystone Ave Mercho Legal Services 6402 Cornell Ave Monday, Rodeffer, Jones & Albright 1915 Broad Ripple Ave O'Ryan Law Firm 1901 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Vanessa L. Powell 6117 College Ave Ste 3 Office of MaryAnn Schlegel Ruegger 6417 Carrollton Ave Pavlack Law 6507 Ferguson St #201 Ross & Brunner 6434 College Ave, suite F Springer Law Group, LLP 2002 E. 62nd St Kimber Leigh Whyte 1111 E. 54th St, suite 121


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Rene’s Bakery 6524 B Cornell Ave 251-2253

David Logue & Assoc. Insurance 6556 Ferguson St


B.R. Nails G7◄ 1062 Broad Ripple Ave Brandon Hair Designer JJ23 6025 College Ave Broad Ripple Barbershop J4 6194 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Body, Mind & Spirit KK22 5944 Central Ave Broad Ripple Massage Practice D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 234 Broad Ripple Tans HH30 1908 Broad Ripple Ave Scott A. Cavins, LMFT, LMHC KK28 1660 Kessler Blvd Changes Salon D4 6416 Ferguson St Classic Cleaners/Tan I6◄ 1037 Broad Ripple Ave

Bogie's Barber Shop (317) 254-8015 (317) 701-3006 837 Westfield Blvd. Mon: 9-12 Tue, Thu, Fri: 9-7 Wed: 10-7 Sat: 9-3

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The Coaching Cabin OO25 1049 E. 54th St Collage Therapeutic Group G4 6325 Guilford Ave Complexions OO23 5420 N College Ave. The Dailey Method Indianapolis D4 725 E. 65th St, Suite 200 Eclectic Peace Beauty Lounge D4 819 E. 64th St ste 101 Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC PP24 740 East 52 Street, Suite 12 emmetts THE STUDIO OO23 711 E 54th St Eternal Knowing OO25 1111 E. 54th Street ste 141 EyeMAX C3 6503 Carrollton Ave Facets Studio I5 6251 Winthrop Ave The Fitness Lab I5 6201 Winthrop Ave, Ste 1 Flaunt C4 6515 Ferguson St Great Clips I7 1077 Broad Ripple Ave Hair @ 6310 E2 6310 College Ave Hair Benders I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 9 Hair Etc. E4 6360 Guilford Ave Hair It Is I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 10 Hairquarters B4 6551 Ferguson St Hair That Rocks PP25 1109 E. 52nd St He Does Hair - Todd Shrider G3 826 E. Westfield Blvd. Heal Thyself & Co I1 6220 Broadway St The Healing Room D4 819 E. 64th St Herbonique H4 6332 Guilford Ave suite 205 Indy Acupuncture J3 6155 College Ave Indy Physical Therapy H4 831 Broad Ripple Ave Inner Balance Acupuncture + Massage G3 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Just Feet PP30 2021 E. 52nd St Ste 211 Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 248 LA Fitness JJ31 6160 Keystone Ave Lotus Spa / Nails HH31 2138 E. 62nd St Macy’s - The Salon II32 Glendale Town Center MakeUp by Sparkle I3 6214 Carrollton Ave Ste. E Massage iNDY II31 6144 Hillside Ave Ste 10 Mecca School of Massage I4 6225 Carrollton Ave Metamorphosis H4 828 Broad Ripple Ave Modern Nails I7 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #140 Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling D3 6408 Carrollton Ave Mona’s Hair Design E4 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy PP25 5255 Guilford Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #107 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 Sabai Salon D3 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon6 E2 6378 College Ave Salon 64 D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 102 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 Simplicity Massage Studio J3◄ 6161 College Ave Skinners Hair Design I4◄ 6233 Carrollton Ave Snapdragon Salon & Spa JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center

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1001 Properties 6201 Winthrop Ave #7 American Village 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management 6215 College Ave 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


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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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H6 KK32 I7◄ II30 I3


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 #34 6440 Westfield Blvd 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 Magnet 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 Wash. Twp. Small Claims Court 5302 N. Keystone Ave Suite E



Broad Ripple Village Assn. 6311 Westfield Blvd 251-2782


Broad Ripple Family Dental 6117 College Ave 257-3368


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 Margarita Czeskis, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. 6344 Kingsley Dr EYE Can See 6311 Westfield Blvd #103A Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave 621-3680 Dr. William Fulton, DC 6434 #D College Ave


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


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


Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave 251-0085

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Paul Kolman, D.D.S. C5◄ 6508 #4 Westfield Blvd 255-8546 Martin Dentistry JJ30 1927 Broad Ripple Ave 759 - 9358 E4 H6 OO24 H4 D2 DD25 D2

Ripple Chiropractic C4◄ 6507 Ferguson St #101 559-4313

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Broad Ripple Kiwanis meets at Binkley’s 217-6139


Carrollton Manor Apartments 5322 Carrollton 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 Jade North Apartments 6565 College Ave JR Walsh Realty 6535 Cornell Ave Ashford at Keystone 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 Pangea Grove Apartments 5018 Lemans Dr 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







Bark Tutor 2122 Broad Ripple Ave 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 6552 Cornell Ave Good Dog Hotel and Spa 5345 N. Winthrop Ave




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Paw Patch Place 4850 College Ave 253-5964





Blue Heron B&B 7123 Edgewater Place Boone Docks Bed & Breakfast 7159 Edgewater Place Indy Hostel 4903 Winthrop Ave Shirley's Bed & Breakfast 5870 Norwaldo Ave

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So.Be.Fit. OO25◄ 1134 E 54th Studio B The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa K2 6116 College Ave Ste 3 Style D4 820 E. 64th St Supercuts II30 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch D2 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio H3 6245 College Ave Three Stones Counseling D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 238 Title Boxing Club II32 2625 E. 62nd St 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 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 D4◄ 6419 Ferguson St

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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


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21 = 21 & over D = Pet Friendly (outdoor) 10-01 Food & Drink H5 1001 Broad Ripple Ave 317 Burger G5 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambrosia Ristorante KK23 5903 College Ave Amer. Legion Kennington Post D D5◄ 6440 Westfield Blvd CLOSED 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 Baskin Robbins HH31 2201B Broad Ripple Ave 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

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


Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave

Brothers Bar and Grill D G5◄ 910 Broad Ripple Ave 252-5530 Brugge Brasserie 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings 2747 East 62nd St

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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






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 Cook's Pizza H4 801 Broad Ripple Ave

Corner Wine Bar 6331 Guilford Ave 255-5159


Cornerstone Coffee OO23◄ 651 E. 54th St Crackers Comedy Club 18 H3 6281 College Ave Donato’s Pizza II31◄ 2357 Broad Ripple Ave Eat + Drink PP23 5168 College Ave Egyptian Cafe & Hooka Bar 21 D H4 6265 Carrollton Ave Einstein Bros Bagels D H8◄ 1055 Broad Ripple Ave Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli OO23 5410 College Ave Fire C4 6523 Ferguson St Firehouse Subs H2 6280 Broad Ripple Ave ste 300 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 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co 6229 Carrollton Ave India Garden 830 Broad Ripple Ave Jazz Kitchen, The 5377 College Ave Jimmy John’s 845 Broad Ripple Ave

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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

I-465 and Michigan Road

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

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Take Meridian St. North approx. 6 ½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile




Sushi Bar H5◄ 901 Broad Ripple Ave Taste Cafe & Marketplace D PP23 5164 College Ave Taste of Havana H4 815 Broad Ripple Ave Taverna HH30 1850 Broad Ripple 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 Triton Tap H5 915 Broad Ripple Ave Twenty Tap OO23◄ 5406 College Ave Twist Lounge OO26 1134 54th St


Union Jack Pub H5◄ 924 Broad Ripple Ave 257-4343



Upper Room H4 803 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 yogülatte OO23 5412 College Ave Zest D OO26◄ 1134 54th St




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 Mama Carolla’s Italian Rest. OO24 1031 E. 54th St Marco’s Pizza H2◄ 6280 Broad Ripple Ave ste 200 Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge OO31 2380 E. 54th St McDonald’s G6◄ 1020 Broad Ripple Ave MCL Cafeteria II31 2121 Broad Ripple Ave 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

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Noodles & Co H5 927 Broad Ripple Ave Northside Kitchenette C3◄ 6515 College Ave Northside Social C3 6525 College Ave NYX Nightclub 21 H3 6283 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 Perk Up D C5◄ 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D G3◄ 823 E. Westfield Blvd. 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 Ripple Bagel & Deli H4◄ 850 Broad Ripple Ave Rock Lobster 21 H4 820 Broad Ripple Ave The Rook...A Pub CC32 2450 E 71st St Sabbatical D 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

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


8Fifteen 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More 6507 College Ave About Music 6343 College Ave Audio Solutions 6371 Guilford Ave Backyard Birds 2374 E. 54th St The Badd and The Beautiful 841 E. Westfield Blvd. Bébé Gâté 920 Broad Ripple Ave Bella Bridesmaids 726 E. 65th St Bicycle Exchange 5345 Winthrop Ave ste B Big Hat Books 6510 Cornell Ave


E2 E5 OO31◄ G4 H5 C3 OO24 C5◄


Blue Door, The D2◄ 6426 College Ave BlueMile I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave BlumLux H4 6332 Guilford Ave Suite 205 Bokay Florist KK31 5890 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits E4 6367 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Vintage D4◄ 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The G5◄ 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella G4 825 Westfield Blvd Carter's Garage G4 833a E. Westfield Blvd.

Ceramic Dreams D OO26 ◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G 202-9200 Chelsea’s 902 Westfield Blvd Cloth 908 Westfield Blvd


La Piedad

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Coby Palmer Designs OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 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 Don's Vapor Electronic Cigarettes G4 843 E. Westfield Blvd. Edible Arrangements HH32 2602 E 62nd St The Exchange H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Fine Estate Rugs KK23 5914 College Ave Girly Chic Boutique G5◄ 922 Westfield Blvd

Good Earth Natural Food 6350 Guilford Ave 254-8604


got SOLE? 6243 College Ave Habig Garden Shop 5201 College Ave Hardwickes Pipe & Tobacco 743 Broad Ripple Ave Haus Love 5901 College Ave Head Lines 1056 Broad Ripple Ave Health Spot Vitamins 2128 Broad Ripple Ave Hedlund Hardware 2369 Broad Ripple Ave I Do Too Fashion 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 3 Indie Bike 5206 College Ave


Indy E Cigs 1430 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Smoke Shop 2234 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Upcycle 6354 Guilford Ave Jewels by Park Lane 923 E 56th St Kayak Pools Midwest 845 E. 65th St Letters From Home 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Little Super 5208 College Ave Lucky B 912 Westfield Blvd Luna Music 5202 College Ave Magic Bus, The 1073 Broad Ripple Ave Marigold 6512 Cornell Ave McNamara Florist 2635 E. 62nd St M.H. Pomander's Bridal 1101 E 54th St Michael’s Jewelry 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 5 Moondance Jewelry & Boutique 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I


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Indy CD & Vinyl H4◄ 806 Broad Ripple Ave 259-1012 HH31 E4 MM24 C4 OO26◄ PP23 G5 PP23 I7 C5◄ II32◄ OO26 I5 D4 OO26

Neat-O H3 724 Broad Ripple Ave, ste 2 257-5735

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 Periwinkle G5◄ 6323 Guilford Ave Pitaya H4 842 Broad Ripple Ave The Playful Soul C4 6516 Ferguson St.

Portico F3 804 Laverock Rd

Broad Ripple Lock Service II31 2023 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple P&L I2 Posh Petals OO25◄ 6224 College Ave 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A 923-6000 Broad Ripple Restoration Painting G5 PRINTtext PP23 5916 Birchwood Ave 652 E. 52nd St Brothers Floor Covering OO24 Reclamation OO25◄ 1025 E. 54th St 1051 E 54th St ste B Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 Reese Kitchens OO25 6038 Keystone Ave 1057 E. 54th St Call My List H3 Ripple Surf Board Shop H4 6258 College Ave 832 Broad Ripple Ave Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 Rosalind Pope Surroundings OO26 710 E. 52nd St 1101 E 54th St Carreau Design C5 Rusted Moon Outfitters D5 6528 Cornell Ave 6410 Cornell Ave Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 Sherwin-Williams II31 1405 Broad Ripple Ave 2221 E. 62nd St Suite A Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 Shop Tibet G3 1040 Broad Ripple Ave 835 E. Westfield Blvd. Classic Cleaners I6 Solomon-Paris Antiques & Interiors PP25 1037 Broad Ripple Ave 1003 E. 52nd Clark & Osborne A4 Snazzi Boutique E4◄ 6617 Ferguson St 6356 Guilford Ave Connect Think C4 Spider's Shirt Shack G4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave 833 E. Westfield Blvd. DEA, Inc. C4 Susan Van Huss Design Studio OO24 6548 Ferguson St 5343 Winthrop Ave Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 Teeki Hut H4 6418 Carrollton Ave 807 Broad Ripple Ave Deering Cleaners E2 Toggery Resale Boutique II30◄ 6380 College Ave 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Demerly Architects C5 Toolbox Men's Supply Company C5 6500 Westfield Blvd 853 E. 65th St DeveloperTown PP24 Urban Optiks E4 5255 Winthrop Ave 6372 Guilford Ave Drewmont Graphics OO24 Utterly Pink G3 5343 Winthrop Ave 839 E. Westfield Blvd. Earthwave Technologies D3 Value World PP31 710 E. 64th St 2350 E. 52nd St Easter Conservation Services OO26 Vibes Records OO25 1134 E. 54th St. Suite J 1051 E. 54th St Elgin Water Care H6 The Next Step E4 1009 Broad Ripple Ave 6352 Guilford Ave Event One DJs E2 The Village Experience K3 6358 N. College Ave 6055 College Ave FedEx/Kinko’s G6 Weaver’s Lawn & Garden H10◄ 1050 Broad Ripple Ave 1316 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 The Wedding Studio G3 6235 Carrollton Ave Suite B 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ Wild Side Smoke Shop H5 914 Broad Ripple Ave 1305 Broad Ripple Ave 475-4475 Front Row Tickets E2 6358 College Ave Service Greg Smith Associates, Inc. C4 Aaron M. Rader Bail Bonds D4 6515 Carrollton Ave 819 E. 64th St, Ste 218 Hit City Recording Studio OO23 Adoption Support Center E3 707 E 54th St 6331 Carrollton Ave Hope Plumbing PP31 Airmaster Heating & Cooling OO23 2144 E. 52nd 5416 College Ave Hour Motors K3 Alterations Express PP31 6121 College Ave 2315 E. 53rd St Howald Heating & Air Cond. B5 Alterations United Repair G4◄ 817 Broad Ripple Ave 6542 Westfield Blvd 255-4328 Apple Press C4 Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters PP25 6327 Ferguson St 1114 East 52nd St Architectural Restoration, Inc. OO25 Hughey Automotive & Marine OO24 1101 54th St, Studio G 5337 Winthrop Ave. 507-7559 Artcraft Upholstery PP23 Indianapolis Granite and Marble OO24 710 E. 52nd St 5360 Winthrop Ave Assassin HTPC I2 Indy Cellular Repair I5 6220 College Ave 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 2 Auto Detailers PP31◄ Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 5212 Keystone Ct. 923-0261 1102 E 52nd St AVI Systems D3 Insights Consulting, Inc KK23 6413 College Ave 5948 N. College Ave Bray Technologies PC Repair K3 Integrated Learning I2 6132 College Ave 6201 College Ave Integrity Development Partners B5 Bright Ideas AA25◄ 930 E. 66th St 7425 Westfield Blvd 257-4111 ITEX K2 Brinkman Press OO31 6116 College Ave 2112 E. 54th St Jiffy Lube D3◄ Broad Ripple Appliance MM32◄ 6401 College Ave 2717 E. 56th 259-8077 Joy’s House HH30 Broad Ripple Automotive OO31 2028 Broad Ripple Ave 5312 Keystone Ave Kayak Pools Midwest C4 Broad Ripple Design Assoc. I2 845 E. 65th St 660 E. 62nd St Kimmel Shoe Repair H3 Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment E4 733 Broad Ripple Ave 823 E. 64th St

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Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 Lougheed Engineering MM28 1750 E. 56th St 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 Newpoint Parking ste 205 F6 6311 Westfield Blvd Noble of Indiana JJ23 6060 College Ave Nogginwerks B4 6523 N. Carrollton Ave Northern Comfort Heating & Cooling PP25 5240 N Winthrop Ave Nugent Design B5 930 E 66th St 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 6141 Primrose Ave 255-8754 Pak Mail 2113 Broad Ripple Ave Passwater’s Auto Specialists 829 Broad Ripple Ave Pat's Monon Automotive 1055 E 54th St ste A Premier Music Studios 6177 College Ave PRN Graphics 1051 E. 54th St #B Process Controls Corp. 6519 Ferguson St Re-Bath Designs 6038 Keystone Ave Renaissance Studios Music 6516 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc 6330 Ferguson St Riverwalk (banquet facility) 6729 Westfield Blvd Rogers Pools 6364 Westfield Blvd Royal Trophies & Awards 6539 Carrollton Ave Sasha’s Watch & Jewelry Repair 739 Broad Ripple Ave Scofield Editorial 6345 Carrollton Ave Small Box Consulting 6219 Guilford Ave Smoking Iron Alterations 6507 Ferguson St #201 Sparkle Cleaners 5167 College Ave Stretch Logistics 6220 Carrollton Ave Synergy Marketing Group 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 5 Techedvise 6500 Westfield Blvd Tender Loving Care Health 6100 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 360 TGS Architects 6535 Ferguson St 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 Zech Studios 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10


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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

• Hey, Rockets! Your Wrestling team competed very well at the Bishop Luers Invitational this past Saturday, despite a short-handed crew. The team finished with a 2-3 record. Freshman phenom Deshawn Adams lost his first match of the year, but still finished in 2nd place. Deshawn’s record for the season is now 12 and 1. Jordan Clay went a perfect 5-0 to win the tournament and was voted tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler. Jordan is now 13 and 0. GREAT JOB TEAM!!

• Congratulations to the girls' swim team on doing very well at its first swim meet. All 12 girls had personal best times. Highlighted were 1st place swims by Junior Margaret Commons and Freshman Jessica Halsmer.

• Donald Crouch, a 7th grade member of the Advanced Band (Wind Ensemble)

and the Marching Band, has been selected to the IMEA All-State Honor Band. He will be traveling to Ft. Wayne for rehearsal with 60 other Honor Band students from all over Indiana, and then performing a concert for Music Educators from all over the world. The other interesting part of this is that he will be the YOUNGEST student there! Congratulations, Donald! Well done!

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• Congratulations Emmanuel Evans on your selection to the 2-A All-State Football team! Well done, Emmanuel!

• Congratulations to the Rocket Wrestlers!

The team lost close matches to Scecina and Ritter, but defeated Chatard this past Saturday. Stacy Williams, Jordan Clay, Samarcus Hollingsworth and Deshawn Adams all finished with perfect 3-0 records. Solomon Mabry went 2-1. Great job, gentlemen! The team still has a few slots open for Varsity wrestlers. If you are interested, contact Coach Jewell after school.

• Congratulations Jasmine Turner, Junior Theatre student, who received an

audition letter for Americas Got Talent on January 25, 2014, here in Indianapolis! Well done, Jasmine!

• Congratulations to the following Rocket Football players on their selection as All Conference Players. Offense: Quarterback C.J. Shittu, Most Outstanding Offensive player; Wide Receiver Emmanuel Evans, and Offensive Lineman Jordan Clay. Defense: Line Backer Christian Brown and Defensive Lineman Kevin McDuffie. Receive All-Conference Honorable Mention: Running Back Reggie Soriano, Offensive Linemen Charles King and MaDarrell Murphy, Defensive Back Samarcus Hollinsworth, and Line Backer De’Shawn Adams. Congrats, gentlemen!!

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Broad Ripple American Legion Post #3, 6379 College Avenue [E3 on map], recently held the annual Christmas dinner for members. Santa arrived after dinner and gave presents to all of the children.

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by Laura Minor

The good old holidays are here again! And while most of us love this time of year, it doesn’t come without the usual obstacles of added stress, skipped workouts, gluttonous dinner parties and those lovely homemade candies just to mention a few. When you think about it, this time of year can really wreak havoc on our minds and bodies (not to mention the wallet!). Hopefully most of you have agreed with what I have already stated, so I would like to present you with a challenge this year: focus on giving health/fitness/wellness based gifts in lieu of the usual candles and picture frames that collect dust in your closet only to be re-gifted! And while buying your spouse a new treadmill isn’t exactly what you have in mind, fear not; there are hundreds of options that are really affordable and effective! Here are some ideas: 180 Headphones with Ear Warmer: These are amazing! They are like ear muffs with headphones that will keep you warm and moving along to your tunes on those frigid outside workouts. A must have for those who brave the temps throughout the winter. Approx Cost: $20-30 Yoga/Fitness Classes: If a loved one is currently taking or has mentioned wanting to try a fitness class this would be a perfect way to support his/her healthy lifestyle while also saving them money. There are tons of LOCAL studios/gyms that offer classes of all varieties. AND most of them offer packages at discounted rates if you buy in bulk. Healthy Gift Baskets: Instead of giving the baskets filled with cheese, salami or popcorn, opt for one that has much healthier items such as mixed nuts, fruit, and other natural snacks. They are very easy to find and pre-made so you needn’t do any work! The prices of these will obviously range due to size and items. Personal Training Sessions: This is a great idea for someone who is already working with a trainer or has expressed interest in trying this service but has been dragging their heels for whatever reason. Depending on the person, it may be a good idea to get them sessions with a buddy (either another or yourself) so they will feel more comfortable. Varies depending on trainer and length of time (NEVER forget to ask if they are certified!). Water Filtration Bottle: BPA-free stainless steel bottles have become the fitness water bottle of choice. Look for one that has its own water filtration system and they keep water cool for hours. They are not only eco-friendly but will save the recipient $$ since they will not need to buy bottled water. Approx cost: $25-40 Magazine Subscriptions: I love receiving a gift that runs through the entire year! Examples include Shape, Men’s Health, and Fitness which offer workouts, recipes and general health tips. For the cooking enthusiast consider options such as Cooking Light, and for those with a specific interest/hobby there is a magazine for just about any sport under the sun i.e. Runner’s World, Mountain Bike Action. Varies from $15-$75/year Perfect Pushups: These are a hot item among men and women alike. Not only do the handles help you keep your wrists in a neutral position, but the height of the handles also allows you to lower even further to the ground, increasing the intensity of the exercise. They also come with an instructional poster of moves. Approx cost: $40 Keep in mind that not everyone would be thrilled to get gifts such as personal training sessions or a fitness magazine if they have never expressed interest. You shouldn't get someone a gift just because you want them to exercise or be more healthy. In fact it may make them even more resistant or you may end up with a Perfect Pushup lodged in your skull! **Disclaimer Laura Minor is not responsible for poor judgment in gift giving! 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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Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5) Classic Literature Films - 1. David Lean, 2. Jean Valjean/ Les Miserables, 3. Catch-22, 4. Gregory Peck December History - 1. Montgomery, AL, 2. Hispaniola, 3. Panama, 4. Andrew Jackson Famous Marriages - 1. Dwight Eisenhower (David) and Richard Nixon (Julie), 2. George Harrison, 3. Nomar Garciaparra, 4. Katherine Parr Pick A Letter - 1. War And Remembrance, 2. Wapiti, 3. Windhoek, 4. W TV Bands - 1. The Muppet Show, 2. The Banana Splits, 3. Big Time Rush, 4. The Monkees

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Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter Backyard Birds Legend “How Santa Knows Who’s Naughty or Nice” One day, a chickadee lit on my feeder and began singing. His song told me a Christmas tale about the year Santa Claus lost the List. Goodness, Santa didn’t know who had been naughty or nice. There was no list! Three days before the big night, Santa was still searching his house, workshop and stable – no list. The Mrs. could be of no help because she had to bake her stollens and kugels to finish her holiday projects. Meanwhile, Santa bellowed, “Where is the List? There will be NO Christmas. I don’t know who has been naughty or nice!” After much rummaging and fretting, there was a peck, peck, peck at the window. Two snowy owls that lived in the hollow of the old tree outside the kitchen window pecked until they got Santa’s attention. “Can we help?” they asked. Santa replied, “Oh, if only. You see, I have no list. Without it, there will be no trip and no gifts!” The two wise owls put their heads together to try to save Christmas. They knew the reindeer could not help because they had to save their strength for the big night. The snowshoe hares were too small to hop very far. The seals only went as far south as the California Coast – not far enough. The elves were too busy making last minute gifts. Was there no one at the North Pole to help? Was there no magic left – no miracles? Finally, the aha! Only one group could help: the birds of the world. All the owls had to do was fly far enough south to issue the alert. Because birds inhabited almost every earthly corner, each bird could go to the home of a boy or girl and watch to see who was naughty or nice. Then the birds would report back so Santa could make the List again. That is exactly what happened. Christmas was saved. Santa wrote the List again because “a little bird told him so”… That is, who was naughty or nice. Because all the gifts were delivered on time that year so long ago, birds have been very much a part of every Christmas celebration ever since. Feeding the birds a special treat is an important part of the holidays – a sheaf of wheat, seed wreaths, fruit and nuts. And this is why having a bird’s nest in your Christmas tree brings luck for the New Year.

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BRVA Initiatives

Reminder to Businesses and Residents Snow Removal is Critical


Contribute to the Bill Brink Memorial Garden

Biz Div hosted its annual holiday party on Wed. Dec 11 at the Marigold Clothing second floor loft. Forty business and community leaders attended and a great time was had by all. We’d like to thank our hosts, Marigold Clothing; Monon Food Company, Firehouse Subs and HotBox Pizza for providing delicious food; Cork + Cracker and Broad Ripple Brew Pub for wine and beer; and Flatwater, Ambrosia, Bike Line, and Dr. Eve Early for donating door prizes. There is no Biz Div meeting in January. Email to join the Biz Div eBlast list.

Snow removal is critical to creating a safe and positive experience for everyone who uses the Village. And, snow removal is part of our shared responsibility as community members. Per city code, it is the responsibility of residents and businesses to clear sidewalks and drives in front of their properties (Sec. 431-106). The Department of Code Enforcement can cite businesses and residents for not keeping their sidewalks, drives, and access ramps clear of snow and ice. Let’s all do our part to keep the Village accessible and safe!

Current Activities in Broad Ripple Village Bringing 2013 to a Close and Ushering in 2014

and Central Canal Towpath, designating the Art2Art Trail. The first public art installation along the trail, As we close another year, we’d like to take a moment to “Gateway” by Michelle Corollo, was unveiled and thank Jay Wetzel, 2013 BRVA President, who has done will adorn the mixed-use parking structure at the such great work for the Village. He devoted much of corner of Westfield Blvd and College Ave. his time connecting with constituents and sharing the Thank you for another Successful BRVA’s vision, bringing a greater understanding and Broad Ripple Farmers Market Season wider awareness of our work and our goals. We look forward to working with him in his new role as Past The BRVA would like to thank vendors, attendees, President. We’d also like to recognize Bridget Carson and volunteers for making the 2013 season of the and Jonathan Gates, who have finished their board Broad Ripple Farmers Market (BRFM) a success. terms this year. Bridget was integral in the coordination Our sincere gratitude to Market Master, Barbara of the 175th Anniversary celebration in 2012 and Wilder, and her devoted team of volunteers who work very hard to lead the organization’s membership, governance, make the BRFM and communication committees. Jonathan served one of the best in a critical role in membership engagement and event the city. We'd also planning, hosting one of the organization’s most like to recognize successful public meetings. We thank both Bridget our partner Tom and Jonathan for all their hard work and contributions Wood Subaru for to the BRVA and Village. Lastly, we’d like to welcome their contributions. Mark your calendars for opening Justin McKeand as our new President. His passion for small business is only rivaled by his passion for day in 2014: May 3. See you next year! engaging community members. We are certain that Families Celebrate the Holiday under his leadership, 2014 will be a productive year Season at BROAD RIPPLE Lights Up! for the BRVA and Village. Several inches of snow created a winter wonderland for BROAD RIPPLE Lights Up! on December 14. Art2Art Makes Significant Hundreds of families gathered at the firehouse for Progress in 2013 The BRVA is a proud partner of the Art2Art working holiday crafts and entertainment and then lined group. Art2Art is an arts and recreational trail the streets for the Lights Up! Parade. The event connecting the Indianapolis Art Center to the IMA culminated in a lighting ceremony at the firehouse using the Monon Trail and Central Canal Towpath. accompanied by music from Gamblin’ Christmas. In 2013, Art2Art took major steps from being a We’d like to thank our sponsors, without them, the concept to becoming a reality. The Broad Ripple event wouldn’t be possible: Bright House Networks, Alliance for Progress, the BRVA’s 501c3 fundraising Brothers Bar & Grill, Howald Heating Air and arm, raised funds to stabilize the Faces sculpture Plumbing, Fire by the Monon, and SmarTravel. A along the Art2Art Trail. Signage was added to special thank you to the BROAD RIPPLE Lights Up! existing markers along portions of the Monon Trail committee and volunteers.

Bill Brink was a self-taught wildlife photographer, naturalist and outdoorsman who, until his death occupied the Broad Ripple home in which he was born. He was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Broad Ripple” and impacted many who live and work here. A group of friends and family have come together to establish the Bill Brink Memorial Garden, which will be located along the Monon Trail east of Cornell Avenue from 65th Street to 67th Street. The Garden will be a lasting memorial to Bill, who taught and inspired so many about the great outdoors, wildlife, wildflowers, art and the wonder of nature all around us. The Bill Brink Memorial Garden will be a landscaped linear oasis. It will reflect Bill’s passion for the great outdoors, native Indiana plants, wildlife, art and Broad Ripple Village. There will be a variety of plant habitats including a rain garden, forest wildflowers and a prairie as well as benches, public art and lighting.

Work on the Garden began this fall with the removal of invasive shrub honeysuckle along the Monon Trail near 66th Street (Bill would be very proud of this as he lectured often about the harm done by invasive honeysuckle) and fundraising for the garden is already underway. The goal is to raise $35,000 to complete the project; additional funds will be needed for ongoing maintenance of the garden. Several volunteer planting and maintenance days will be scheduled for 2014. Visit to make a tax-deductible donation to the project or to volunteer.

BRVA Membership

Broad Ripple is a special neighborhood, and it needs all of our support to thrive. Your participation and contribution goes a long way toward BRVA efforts to strengthen our Village. Become a new member or renew your membership today! Visit get-involved/ to pay online or download a Resident Membership or Business Membership form to complete and return to the BRVA office with a check. Please note: the deadline for businesses to be listed in the 2014 BRVA directory has been extended to January 31, 2014.

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