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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 2

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

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Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2017


‑ Sewing Speakeasy open Pg. 2 ‑ Laura is back! Pg. 11 ‑ Erbert & Gerbert’s Pg. 20

photo by Mario Morone

Alison Kothe, Lindsay Potter and Emily Sell from Random Acts of Flowers.

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Random Acts of Flowers By Mario Morone Random Acts of Flowers started blooming at 1057 East 54th Street, Suite F last fall. Executive Director Alison Kothe said, “We are a national non-profit organization based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Indianapolis is the fifth branch to open and we officially launched our mission on October 13, 2016. I personally became involved when some friends of mine who were involved in the initial startup funding for the branch, approached me about working for the organization. I was immediately enchanted by the mission and jumped at the opportunity.” Ms. Kothe explained. Program Manager Lindsay Potter said, “The mission of Random Acts of Flowers is to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness. Basically, we use flowers that would otherwise be thrown away, either after a wedding or special event, or flowers that are past their “sell-by” date at a grocery store or wholesaler, and we turn those flowers into Random Acts of Flowers new, beautiful arrangements 1057 East 54th Street, Suite F that we deliver to patients in local hospitals and residents in assisted living centers. In the process of accomplishing our mission, we are committed to operating with a sense of environmental responsibility. Therefore, beyond rescuing and repurposing these flowers that would otherwise end up in the landfill, we also recycle vases to use with our arrangements and we compost hundreds of gallons of organic waste on a local farm each week. However, the heart of our mission is the moment of kindness and caring that takes place between the delivery volunteer and the recipient. In a world where these touchpoints between strangers can be few and far between, it is our goal to bring a bit of joy and compassion to those who are the most vulnerable.” Program Coordinator Emily Sell said, “We have volunteer opportunities for every aspect of our operation, including picking up the donated flowers, repurposing the flowers for arrangements, arranging the bouquets and perhaps most importantly delivering to those in need of a spiritual lift. All shifts take place Monday through Thursday between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are our floral design shifts. Volunteers come in and create MOST ACCURATE DIRECTORY MAPS • HISTORIC PHOTOS This 1993 photo of the rocket playground at Broad Ripple Park is in the archive section

See Flowers pg. 3


The Village Winter Market is a second Winter Farmers Market in the area. It is in the basement of Broad Ripple United Methodist Church at 62nd and Guilford. (See pictures of the other market - Broad Ripple Winter Farmers Market - on page 4)

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1 Random Acts of Flowers

5 Cultural Districts Random

9 Poetic Thoughts

12 Random Rippling cops

14 Random Rippling Fresh

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5 BR Brewpub Quiz

9 Random Rippling Jimmy

12 Where in the Village?

15 Directory / Maps

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6 Classified Ads/Public Notices 10 Round the Ripple

12 Hidden History/Sudoku

19 Right in my Own Backyard

3 Calendar

7 Local Contacts

11 FitLit by Laura

13 Historic Ad

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4 Winter Farmers Market

7 Mistakes winner

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14 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

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Random Ripplings The Sewing Speakeasy is open at 803 Broad Ripple Avenue [H4 on map]. This is on the second floor at Broad Ripple Avenue and Carrollton.

You can also upload your old photos of Broad Ripple to share!

6535 Ferguson Street Indy- IN- 46220

317-755-6201 Serving children ages 3-6 years old since 2010 Notice of Non-discriminatory Policy

Village Montessori does not discriminate in enrollment, hiring practices, administration of it’s educational policies, or in the care of children based on race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic-economic status or religion.

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arrangements for that afternoon’s delivery. We never know what kind of flowers we are going to have to work with from week to week, which can be a fun challenge for our volunteers.” She added, “All of our arrangements are delivered in vases that are donated and so essentially, each vase equals one person that we can serve. We’re always in need of vases, so for individuals interested in our mission who aren’t able to attend one of our daily shifts, hosting vase drives at their school, church or place of business is a wonderful, and essential, way for them to be involved.” Ms. Potter added, “The wonderful thing about RAF is that it’s a very simple concept that has a huge impact. There isn’t anyone in our community who has not been touched by the experience of having a loved one require healthcare assistance. Everyone can relate to the fear, the stress and often just the boredom of being hospitalized. We do what we do in order to be a bright spot in what can otherwise be a difficult and trying time.” When asked about how the organization’s operations are funded, Ms. Sell said, “We are totally dependent upon the generosity of individuals and community businesses, foundations and service organizations.” Those interested volunteering can access: Individuals and corporations who wish to donate funds at: More information can be found at: or by calling (317) 282-0144. According to their website,, RAF took root after near fatal accident by founder Larsen Jay in July of 2007. He credited the outpouring of support he received in the form of daily visitors and dozens of floral arrangements while in the hospital as a key to providing the emotional lift and encouragement that helped him persevere through the multiple surgeries and challenging recovery process he faced. When Larsen was capable of leaving his room, he noticed how many of his fellow patients did not have visitors or flowers – the very thing that helped him so much in those early and difficult days. The first “Random Act of Flowers” delivery was made moments later as Larsen Jay repurposed his flowers and delivered them from his wheelchair. His recollections of these events inspired him to form the company in 2008. Random Acts of Flowers not only provides a second life to creating attractive floral arrangements, but also brightens the days of individuals receiving them. Alison Kothe, Lindsay Potter, Emily Sells and their volunteers’ acts of goodwill create lasting memories for recipients.

Thru Jan. 25

Student Art Show

Thru Jan. 31

Christmas Tree Disposal at BR Park

Thru Feb. 18

Art of Tom Sachs exhibit

Indianapolis Art Center 67th and Ferguson South parking lot

Herron School of Art and Design, 735 West New York St

Jan. 20


Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine - all-ages - free

Jan. 20


Otis Gibbs with Amy Lashley

Jan. 21


Pop-Up Indy Urban Flea

Jan. 23


Devour Indy begins

Jan. 24


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Jan. 26


Hiss Golden Messenger In-Store Performance

Feb. 2


Duct Tape Craft Class

Feb. 7


eHunt at Glendale

Feb. 17


Date Night - glass heart pop-up class

Aristocrat Pub 5212 College Avenue 9 pm HiFi 1043 Virginia Avenue 8 pm

The Hatch 6161 Hillside Avenue 10 am to 4 pm special at restaurants all over town Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Boulevard 6 pm Luna Music 54th and College Ave. 2pm (see page 8) College Branch 42nd & College Ave 4 pm (see page 6)

Glendale Branch 9 am (see page 6) Indianapolis Art Center 67th and Ferguson

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.


Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Jan. 24


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

Jan. 24


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

Jan. 24


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Jan. 24


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

Lutheran Church 526 E. 52nd St. Tuesdays at 7 am Riviera Club, 5640 N Illinois St. Tuesdays at 7:30 am

(see ad below for speakers)

Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23] Tuesdays at 11:45 am (2nd/4th Tues)

Le Peep Restaurant 8487 Union Chapel Rd. noon

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JAN 17 Jennifer Pyrz of IndyGo, Red Line Team, “Broad Ripple and the Red Line” FEB 7 Anna Shults, Founder and Head of School for ACE Prep, a charter school located in Midtown near 54th and Keystone

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BR Winter Farmers Market

Visit the WINTER Market Saturdays from 9am to noon - Bent Rail Brewery, 5301 Winthrop Ave. [OO24] 2016/2017 SEASON Through april

Jan 14 at the market:

The BR Winter Farmers Market at Bent Rail Brewery on Winthrop Below: Artisano’s Oils & Spices Middle: Treats from Circle City Sweets Right: David DuVall performed

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The signs say Pure Barre is coming to the parking garage at 6280 College Avenue [H2 on map], next to Athletico Physical Therapy.

answers on Page 14 The winners of this December 20th quiz were Our Smarts Are Unpresidented with 17 points. Best Team Name Competition Winners: Prancers, Vixens. Christmas Movies 1. In what Christmas themed 1989 movie does Juliette Lewis play Audrey and Johnny Galecki play Rusty? 2. In the 2009 animated movie that’s a version of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol what actor provides the voices of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Present? 3. Neil Patrick Harris, playing an amoral and hedonistic version of himself, appears in what Christmas movie from 2011? 4. Hugh Grant plays a man who lives a lavish but lazy lifestyle due to royalties from his late father’s hit song Santa’s Super Sleigh in what 2002 comedy that’s based on Nick Hornby’s 1998 novel? Animated Christmas TV Specials 1. The first animated Christmas Special made for television, which aired in 1962, featured Mr. Magoo in a version of what classic Christmas story? 2. What Christmas TV Special, which first aired in 1974, featured two elves named Jingle and Jangle, and Vixen, as a young reindeer? 3. In the 1965 Christmas TV Special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus, in explaining to Charlie Brown what Christmas is really about, quotes from the Gospel according to whom? 4. In How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which first aired in 1966, whose voice is described as sounding “like the coo of a dove”?

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Tom Sachs - Radiant City: Paintings 20002017 is on exhibit at Herron Galleries, on the IUPUI Campus at 735 W. New York Street. Below is a large rendering of the back of a dollar bill done entirely with woodburning. The exhibit runs through February 18. If you go, make sure to also see the Hans Op de Beeck film of artistic miniature dioramas down the hall.

Cultural Christmas 1. What is the name of the mysterious man who gives Clara the nutcracker doll in Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker? 2. A version of what piece of Christmas music written in 1914 by a classical composer from Ukraine named Mykola Leontovych, was in recent years used in commercials for Garmin GPS systems? 3. What British author, best known for his popular fantasy novels, wrote the Father Christmas Letters, which were written between 1920 and 1942 for his children, but were published posthumously as a collection in 1976? 4. What composer, known for works such as The Goldberg Variations and Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, wrote The Christmas Oratorio, first performed in 1734? Christmas Miscellany 1. According to Matthew’s Gospel when the Three Wise-men visited the infant Jesus they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. What are frankincense and myrrh? 2. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Christmastime meal enjoyed by certain ethnic groups in the United States, originated in what European country? 3. In the same year that the Cuban Missile Crisis and the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba occurred the Soldiers And Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis was first decorated with large strands of lights and dubbed the World’s Tallest Christmas Tree. What year was it? 4. Holly, a plant with a strong association with Christmas, is dioecious, a quality it shares with other plants such as Hops. What does dioecious mean? Christmas Hits 1. What are the next three words in the following lyrics from The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late): “Want a plane that loops de loop, Me I want…”? 2. What early stars of rap music recorded Christmas In Hollis in 1987? 3. What legendary rock performer recorded the song Wonderful Christmastime in 1979? 4. What 1967 song by Stevie Wonder hopes for a future where world peace and freedom reign, especially around Christmastime?

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Live Christmas Tree Disposal Wraps Up This Month

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indy Parks would like to remind citizens that the opportunity to drop off live Christmas trees at Indy Parks drop-off locations ends on Tuesday, January 31. The live Christmas tree disposal program continues to provide residents an opportunity to recycle their live trees for a variety of sustainable landscaping resources. Trees can be dropped off from dusk until dawn at the following locations. All ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands and other non-organic decorative materials must be removed from trees before dropping off. Drop-off locations for this year’s disposal are: Broad Ripple Park - South Lot - 1610 Broad Ripple Avenue

Glendale Branch Activities - 6101 North Keystone Avenue

Call 317-275-4410 Preschool Storytime at Glendale, February 2, 9 & 23 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. eHunt at Glendale, February 7 & 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Adults are invited to learn about the wonderful world of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eVideo and eMusic that can be freely accessed from the Library’s web branch. This class can free individuals from the limitation of having to find and carry around physical items, especially when traveling! Call 317-275-4410 to register. Sing Along With Miss Bobbie, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together. Tuesday Night Readers, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to this monthly discussion of both fiction and non-fiction titles. Call 317-275-4412 to register. Beginner’s Microsoft Word 2010, February 9 & 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes. Call 317-275-4410 to register. Coloring for Grown-Ups, February 13 from 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join others in discovering the joy of coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided. No registration is required. Foil Art Class for Kids!, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They’ll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants. Call 317-275-4410 to register.

First Erbert & Gerbert’s Franchisee In Indianapolis

Eighteen months ago, Carmel resident Keith Keokuk was treated to a free lunch and experienced a life-changing moment at the same time. Keokuk – a stalwart of corporate America with 20-plus years’ experience in marketing, sales and management – was having lunch with a former supervisor who had hired him and moved on to become CEO of the company. When their server asked how they wanted to settle the bill, Keokuk’s lunch partner said, “I’ll take the check. This guy has made me a millionaire.” Simultaneously a light bulb, or perhaps a flare, went off in Keokuk’s head: “It was at that moment I realized I needed to start putting my skills to use for myself and not others,’” said Keokuk, who had contemplated becoming a small-business owner for many years. Staying true to his promise to himself, Keokuk opened Indiana’s first Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop at 930 Broad Ripple Ave., on Jan. 14, hoping to put his corporate experience to work in promoting and growing a strong customer base for the successful franchise concept. Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is a Midwest iconic chain particularly popular in Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. President and CEO of the 100-unit chain, Eric Wolfe, has been working tirelessly to build the company since he acquired it with an investment group in 2004.

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Fresh-baked breads, meats and cheeses that are hand-sliced for freshness and chef-inspired soup and sandwich recipes all combine to pack a flavorful punch for customers are the fare of the day. Sandwiches featured are the Spartan with chicken, cherrywood-smoked bacon and Peppadew mustard or the Quatro with chicken and bacon, as well, but also cranberry wasabi that combines the tangy sweetness of cranberries with the heat of horseradish. The uniqueness of every Erbert & Gerbert’s sandwich extends to how it is prepared. After the bread is cut, the soft, white dough part – referred to as “the guts” or the extra bread in the middle is removed and put on top of the sandwich. Leaving a pocket in the sandwich helps to hold in the ingredients and improves portability. This location, serving a full menu will complement the company’s successful college campus models now open on the IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington and Purdue University campuses. Keokuk plans on becoming a multi-unit franchise owner and is already planning his second location in downtown Indianapolis this spring. In addition, he is scouting real estate for his third location. The chain is planning additional franchise growth by adding 15-20 locations in Indianapolis over the next five years and adding to local job growth. In addition, as a result of the franchise business model, 16,506 local businesses provide 189,000 jobs to the Indiana economy and account for $14.5 billion of the state’s economic output, and $5.4 billion of private sector payroll*.

Indianapolis Chapter 151 of NARFE monthly meeting

Indianapolis Chapter 151 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Truman Room at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, IN. All active and retired Federal employees and spouses are welcome to attend.

Herb Society of Central Indiana

Herb Society of Central Indiana 6:45 p.m., Monday, February 6th, John Hensel Gov. Center 10701 N. College Avenue. Derek Weaver, certified Herbalist and Herb room manager with Good Earth Natural Food Stores, will present: “Talking Mushrooms with a Fun Guy”. He will share his passion for natural living and practical healing. Public welcome. Herbie refreshments included. Contact (317) 253-9381 or www.

College Avenue Branch Events - 4180 N. College Avenue

Call 317-275-4320 Mother Goose on the Loose, February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 10:30 a.m. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required. Job Center at the Library, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and February 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. AftersCool @ College Avenue! February 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It’s a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new. Duct Tape Craft Class, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Call 317-275-4320 to register. CEO’s Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library’s 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general. Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options. Call 317-275-4320 to register.

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The Broad Ripple Gazette Editor

Alan Hague Regular Contributors: C.W. Pruitt II, Nora Spitznogle, Brandt Carter, Bob Schmidt, Jill A. Ditmire, Mario Morone, Laura Minor, John S. Hague, Robert Alloway, Susan Machledt, C. "Frog" Russell, Heidi HuffHague, Bill Malcolm, Vanessa Cleary.

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Neighborhood Associations Broad Ripple Village Association Brooke Klejnot, Executive Director 317-251-BRVA (2782) 6323 Guilford Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220 Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Assn. Caroline J. Farrar, Executive Director 317-283-1021 Arden Neighborhood Association Norm Tucker, Liaison 317.514.4360 Kesslerwood Civic League Whitney Kinkel 317-726-1606 Oxbow Estates Homeowner Association Matt Brooks, President Canterbury Neighborhood Association Sharon Dowling, President P.O. Box 20165 Indianapolis, IN 46220 Warfleigh Neighborhood Association Steve Brining, President Rocky Ripple Community Association Karen Stone, President 930 W. 54th Street College Ave Neighborhood Dev. Org. Sarah Larkin, President (CAN DO!) Midtown Indianapolis, Inc. Michael McKillip, Executive Director, 317-340-3014 Keystone-Monon Neighborhood Partnership Emily Clust Butler Tarkington Neigh. Assn. Clark Kirkman, President Town of Meridian Hills Clerk Treasurer - Jim Rush President - Walter Freihofer Councilors - Greg Jacoby, Sherman McMurray 7720 N. Penn. St. Indpls, IN 46240 Dawnbury-Keystone Neigh. Assn. Linda Phipps, President North Kessler Park Neighborhood Comm. Kassandra Green, President Riverwood Neighborhood Association Hal Ames - President

LOCAL CONTACTS Non-emergency IMPD calls 317-327-3811

Your City-County Councillor Colleen Fanning 317-935-4776 NEW! District 2: Bounded roughly by: Hoover Rd to Keystone and Kessler to 96th

Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate Rosemary Stockdale (317) 327-5140 Every Tuesday Glendale Library 3-5pm

Mayor’s Action Center: (317) 327-4MAC

Your IMPD Contact

Community Relations Unit Sgt. Joshua Barker (317) 327-6112

Indy Crime Watch

Gerardo Becerra IMPD Crime Watch Specialist 317-327-3781

Your IPS Contact

Kelly Bentley IPS School Board Member, District 3 317-226-4418

Broad Ripple Park

Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Director 317-327-7161

Holliday Park

Adam Barnes, Park Director 317-327-7180

911 Communications Liaison Deputy Diana Vanarsdall Marion County Sheriff’s Dept 317-327-4934

Your Wash. Twnshp. Contact Don Kite School Board President MSD Washington Township 317-624-1306

The items in the Local Government section are listed for information only and are not considered to be legal notices. No judgments, for or against, implied. Items are selected from public records as space provides. We are not responsible for errors or omissions.

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Mistakes Can Be Sweet Submit calendar items and press releases to:


We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. So many entries this time! Thanks to all of the readers that entered. Megan Hulland found a typo in volume 14 number 1. Megan will get a treat (up to $10 value) at Rene’s Bakery located at 6524 Cornell Avenue. You too can enter. Find a mistake in The Gazette and email it to us at Rules on page 7.

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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 #3. 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 is Assistant Band Director at BRMHS. As a board member of the BRHS Alumni Assn he is an organizer of the BRHS reunions for the classes of the 1930’s through the 1950’s held the first Sunday each June at Riviera Club. 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 BRMHS 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 seven Cultural Districts recognized by the City of Indianapolis. We try to let you know what is going on in the other 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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Have you ever noticed that every single time you walk into LUNA the music they’re playing is spot on? Lately they’ve had Hiss Golden Messenger’s sixth album, Heart Like a Levee, in heavy rotation. Singersongwriter M.C. Taylor is the man behind the Hiss Golden Messenger moniker. Taylor’s songs are intimate and layered with the beauty and doubt of family and adulthood. Bonus: He mentions West Lafayette in the groovy touring song, “As the Crow Flies.” Speaking of intimacy, an in-store performance is a wonderful way to hear music up-close and personal. Sneak away from work early to catch this show. photo by Andy Tenille Taylor is playing at The Bishop that evening.

Owl Prowl Night Hike Friday, January 27 Holliday Park 6363 Spring Mill Road ages 2+, $6 (pre-registration required), 6:30 - 8:30 PM What a hoot! Meet an Eastern Screech Owl, learn owl calls and dissect owl pellets, hike and listen for owl calls.

-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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Random Ripplings Jimmy John’s brand new building is open at 845 Broad Ripple Avenue [H4 on map].

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Red Line, improved transit for 2017 At the city council meeting held on January 9, Proposal 3, a measure to enact a tax dedicated to transit, was introduced by Council President Maggie Lewis. The measure will be heard by multiple Council committees with a public hearing and vote at the Rules and Public Policy Committee. The full council is expected to vote for final adoption on Monday, February 27, 2017. “The Marion County Transit Plan proposes significant improvements for a historically underfunded mass transit system,” said Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO. “Nearly 60% of Marion County residents voted in favor of a tax to improve the city’s transit system.” The maximum rate of 0.25% would be dedicated to funding service improvements including shorter wait times, extended weekend and late night operations, and other capital investments like new vehicles and rapid transit lines. Committee meetings continue until the final vote at the City-County Council meeting on February 27. The proposed new bus rapid transit line from Broad Ripple to downtown (the Red Line) faced a setback last month when a $75 million grant for the Red Line was not authorized by Congress when it failed to pass a new transportation budget that contained such authorization. However it still could be passed this year. According to Bryan Luellen of IndyGo:“Indianapolis’s Red Line is one project among 31 Federal Transit Administration grants awaiting Congressional action. The Red Line has already cleared two major hurdles: FTA recommendation for funding and inclusion in the President’s budget. Programs in nearly every area of government, from agriculture to foreign affairs, are also reliant on the appropriations process. The project is still on schedule and pre-construction work is underway. Outreach and stakeholder engagement continue as final construction documents are being prepared.” Not everyone is on board. Lee Lange of the Stop the Red Line group argues that the Federal grant set back is the perfect time for IndyGo to go back to the drawing board to develop a more appropriate plan that serves folks who actually use IndyGo. Her group is opposed to the establishment of a permanent lane down College Avenue for the route which they claim will cause the loss of parking, that it will be difficult to turn left off College, and that it will interfere with emergency vehicles.


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Two Winter Farmers Markets In The Ripple? Have you been to the Broad Ripple Winter Market? It is held every Saturday at the Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Avenue) and runs from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. According to the Market’s Mark Demerly, they are featuring more fresh produce this year including organic lettuce, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes all grown locally in Indiana. Fresh baked breads as well as salmon and bison meats are also featured, as is live music. SNAP participants can get double SNAP dollars for Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables by using their Hoosier Works EBT card to double

Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2017

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pictures from most of our stories on our website their purchases with 20 vendors participating. Also, reportedly a new Village Winter Market is being held at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church on Saturday mornings from 9-12. (This is across from Kroger.) However, the doors were locked when I stopped by on Saturday January 7. Since then, a message was received that temperatures closed the Jan 7 market. New shared office space opens The Hatch has arrived. It’s a shared office space environment for “creative co-working”. For those like me who tire of sitting alone working from our homes, it’s an intriguing idea. It costs $40 per day or $99 a month to use the facility (although you can rent an office as well). It also includes a conference room, rooms for telephone calls, a café, and a creative studio space for artists and photographers. You can visit them at 6161 Hillside Avenue near the LA Fitness. New apartments, grocery store open soon Would you like to take an elevator down to your grocery store? You can if you live at the new Coil Apartments on College. The new Coil Apartments will be opening in late March or early April while the new grocery store will be opening in late March. Studios start at $996 while one bedrooms start at $1286. Water and electric are paid separately as is the $100 parking fee if you want a spot in the garage. You can find them in The Hatch for now, taking lease applications, or see the new complex and grocery store at 6349 College Avenue where hard hat tours of the apartments are being scheduled.

Fair Grounds lists winter events

There’s something for everyone at the State Fairgrounds. Here are highlights for upcoming events: 01/21 - 01/22: Fantastic Food Fest - Champions Pavilion 01/28: Naptown Roller Girls - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion 02/03 - 02/05: Woodworking Show - Champions Pavilion 02/04: 2017 Brewers Guild WinterFest - West Pavilion 02/04 - 02/05: Great Train Show - South Pavilion 02/09 - 02/12: Winter Classic Dog Show - West Pavilion 02/10 - 02/12: World of Wheels


1/28 (9 to 10 a.m.) – New State Representative Carey Hamilton forum at John Strange Elementary School, 3660 E. 62nd Street (repeated Feb 11). Contact for details. photo by Bill Malcolm

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kOMpose, 6201 Winthrop Avenue, suite 2 [I5 on map], held a grand opening on January 14. There were free yoga classes all day.

a companion to “100 Days of Fitness”

by Laura Minor

100 Days 100 Ways Hello readers!! It’s been a while and I apologize for taking such a lengthy break...but I actually have a really good excuse. Let me explain... Back in July I received an email from a woman saying that they were looking for a personal trainer for a new project. First of all, as a business owner, I probably get at least 3 times the junk mail that others do (and I know you get a lot). So the fact that I even opened this email was a total fluke. And after I read the word “project” I almost hit delete as that usually translates to “free” or some kind of marketing scheme to try to swindle me out of hard earned $$. But, nevertheless, I read on. She explained that two best friends, local and renowned author, John Green (who wrote the NYT bestseller Fault in Our Stars), and Chris Waters were exploring an idea called “100 Days of Fitness” in which they would spend 100 consecutive days exploring the vast world of health and wellness. This could be exercise, diet, mental health, etc. The project would be videotaped and aired on YouTube (this is when I REALLY almost hit delete!). I thought to myself “wow, this seems a bit overwhelming,” as I am already a pretty busy person. But for some reason I thought what the heck!! Can’t hurt to meet just for fun to chat about it. And then turn it down :) Welp, as you may have guessed I didn’t turn it down... John, Chris, his filmmakers and I all met at the studio one afternoon and the layers that seemed overwhelming and stressful were slowly peeled away. They were looking for a “home base” local gym/trainer to visit twice a week during the 100 days, and the other days of each week they would participate in a myriad of activities ranging anywhere from boxing to aerial yoga to cooking classes and literally everything in between. And *added bonus* I would be getting paid! So, I decided to give it a go as a personal challenge and a new adventure. John wanted to base the series on the changes that the body experiences with wellness in ways that I could determine EXCEPT weight. He felt that there is too much emphasis on the number on the scale. So I came up with about 10 “metrics” to measure progress; such heart rate during a specific activity, flexibility gains, plank hold duration, etc. to set the bar on Day 1 and routinely measure it every so often to analyze the improvements (if any) in their fitness levels. As I write this today we are on Day 82. And it truly has been an amazing experience so far! The show has started airing and has showed 6 episodes as of now. I won’t talk too much about the details because I want you to see for yourself. Look up “100 days John Green” on YouTube and you can personally witness the journey of these two brave, hilarious and bromance friends! It’s funny, inspiring, informative and truly entertaining. To boot, they like to give me a hard time when I make them do things they would rather not...but they always do it. You will see some Monon trail running, park workouts, circuit training, swimming, an indoor obstacle course, boxing, nutritionist advice, etc. AND what’s even cooler is that you can download all of the workouts from the site and have them for yourself for free! Please follow with me on the show for the next 3 or so on YouTube or right here in the gazette to watch what happens mentally, physically, spiritually when you add wellness into your life. Who knows you may be inspired to try something that they did that you NEVER would have and fall in love with it. Trust me, they tried ALOT of things. Rest assured, watching the videos is entirely free. There are no marketing gimmicks, product plugs yadda yadda. It’s just a fun display of two friends trying to transition into a so-called “healthy mid life crisis”. I’ll leave the article saying that I also had the benefit of trying new things, got out of my comfort zone of being on camera, researched some new workout ideas, and was reminded to not judge a book by its cover (the original email). I can honestly say I am going to be pretty sad when the 100 Days is over. Such a fun experience, and after reading the comments on the videos it has already inspired thousands to follow along, which is the best part! :) John claims he wants to continue to train with me and I hope he is speaking the truth!! But if not, I have no doubt whatsoever that he and Chris will continue to do a regular fitness routine of some sort as they both regularly mention how much they have benefited physically, but even more so, mentally. Glad to be back to writing for this awesome publication! Cheers. 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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Random Ripplings

Taking the signs down at Old National Bank - Glendale. The Glendale branch closed on January 13. The Broad Ripple Branch at Paxton and College is open as usual.

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Random Ripplings The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department held “Coffee with a Cop” on January 11 at the American Legion Broad Ripple Post #3 at 6379 College Avenue [E3 on map].

Hidden History encryption by Jim Alred

answer on Page 14

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This one was sent in by Kate S. Have you seen this structure? It is a bit harder to locate. Where is it? Answer on page 14

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.




Answers on Page 14


Clue: W equals T

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 learn another, more complex way to solve. On the Medium puzzle, we see that the 3 in the left section of the middle row would eliminate the space above and below the 1 in the section below (lower-left section). This means a 3 will have to be in the left-most column of that section, but we don’t know where. That eventual 3 will eliminate the spaces above the 1 in the upper-left section. The 3 in the left section of the middle row eliminates the space above the 8-9. The 3 in right section of the top row eliminates the spaces on both sides of the 9. The only space left is the upper-right space in the section, two above the 4. You have learned another technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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Historic Ad This advertisement for Nick’s Sweet Retreat appeared in 1985. The ice cream and candy shop was at 920 Broad Ripple Avenue, where The Shop Hayes and Taylor is today [H5 on map]. I used to get ice cream cone here often. It was the first place I had been to where they would mix in whatever you wanted on a marble slab, before putting it in the cone.

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Broad Ripple Crossword Across

1. Position 7. Item, when paper, often with an inset feature 10. Front (as money) 14. Slang for those in front of the camera 15. Bard’s “before” 16. Spark 17. Actress Seyfried 18. Prepared the sheet music 20. Musical with La Vie Boheme and Light My Candle 21. All challenger 23. Oboes and saxophones 24. Sock feature 26. Drop in on 28. Watched the baby 31. Every bit 32. CD cuts 36. Pact 38. Frankenstein torchbearers 40. Apple, large-scale? 41. Do in the past 42. Top directory 43. Hold back 46. Like the engine that said “I think I can” 48. Emulate Dior 49. Ran into 50. Mend, perhaps 51. Tic-Tac-Toe win 52. Let up 54. In pieces

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58. Coarse paper variety 60. Gazette holder at some locations 64. The Death of a ______ 66. Give power to 68. Rock band with lots of makeup 69. One who folded is this 70. Respond to an SOS 71. Coin acceptor 72. Grammy-winning Dr. 73. Winter Olympics powerhouse


1. Headliner 2. Break 3. Your editor 4. Agent’s share 5. Cologne link? 6. Like Wayne Manor on 60s TV (Batman clue) 7. Honey wine 8. _____ Development 9. A pop 10. Tired pickup phrase 11. Leg up 12. More than want 13. Root beer brand 19. Locales 22. Not well 25. Word said before and after “papa” by Mrs Claus in Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer 27. Baseball stat 28. Commotion

29. Packing heat 30. Flirt 33. Not to be put before the horse 34. Nautical measure 35. Took 37. Random ___ of Flowers on 54th 38. ATM input 39. The Mousetrap on Keystone has a famous one 41. Barney, for one 44. Street outbreaks 45. In the past 46. They’re followed 47. “___ show time!”

49. Chess pieces 53. Start over, maybe 54. Sets a price 55. Jack and Jill acquisition 56. In addition 57. Part of R & R 59. Chip in chips 61. Opening run 62. Mystery board game 63. Enthusiastic, or the owner of the shoe store once where Naked Tchopstix is now 65. Trendy 67. Fresh

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One of the country’s largest wine competitions took place recently in California. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition had nearly 7000 entries from over 1400 US wineries. This competition is all about consumers. Wines are judged on taste, price, availability and consistency. If you’re looking for new labels, varietals and styles for the new year it’s worth taking a closer look at the wines that took top honors. Familiar names like Korbel, Hanna and even an ice wine from national restaurant/winery Coopers Hawk are on that list. See the entire list of winners at Another crowd pleaser is the new Apothic Inferno which received rave reviews from a group of friends and colleagues at a New Years Eve gathering. The plush red blend is aged in whiskey barrels which adds tantalizing and subtle notes of caramel and vanilla that add more of a richness than sweetness to the tooth purpling dry red. Enough chewy tannins balance it out and make it a terrific bottle for grilled burgers, steaks or meat topped pizza. The Apothic line of wines are all easy drinkers, affordable and available at local grocery stores. Jill A. Ditmire is an Omnimedia wine specialist, AWS certified wine judge, freelance broadcast journalist and 20 year home owner in the Warfleigh neighborhood of Broad Ripple. Send your questions and comments to Jill at

Random Ripplings

puzzle on Page 12


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


Hidden History solution



The Wine Scene

Sudoku solutions

Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2017

Crossword solution

puzzle on Page 13


Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5) Christmas Movies - 1) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 2) Jim Carrey, 3) A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas, 4) About A Boy Animated Christmas TV Specials - 1) A Christmas Carol (Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol), 2) The Year Without A Santa Claus, 3) The Gospel According To Luke (chapter 2, verses 8-14), 3) Cindy Lou Who Cultural Christmas - 1) Drosselmeyer, 2) Carol Of The Bells, 3) J. R. R. Tolkien, 4) Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Miscellany - 1) Essential Oils, 2) Italy, 3) 1962, 4) Plants are either Male or Female (not both) Christmas Hits - 1) A Hula Hoop, 2) Run-D.M.C., 3) Paul McCartney, 4) Someday At Christmas

Where in the Village? puzzle on Page 12


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B.R. Nails G7◄ 1062 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Barbershop J4 6194 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Fit Club B5 6542 Westfield Blvd Broad Ripple Massage Practice K3 6117 College Ave ste 5 Broad Ripple Therapy Associates B3 6524 Carrollton Ave Broad Ripple Spa H4 819 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Tanning II HH30 1908 Broad Ripple Ave Canvas Salon D3 6413 College Ave Scott A. Cavins, LMFT, LMHC KK28 1660 Kessler Blvd Changes Salon D4 6416 Ferguson St Cheek 2 Chic Aesthetics E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chic Retreat E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chrome Salon II30 6158 Hillside Ave Co/Laborosity E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 101 Collage Therapeutic Group G4 6325 Guilford Ave Complexions I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 8 CrossFit NapTown Monon PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave ste 120 The Dailey Method Indianapolis D4 725 E. 65th St, ste 200 Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC PP24 740 East 52 Street, ste 12 Embarque Yoga Therapy + Massage OO24 5345 N. Winthrop Ave., Ste. E emmetts THE STUDIO OO23 711 E 54th St Equis Consulting K2 6102 College Ave Eternal Knowing OO25 1111 E. 54th Street ste 141 Eva Maison G5 912 Westfield Blvd The Fitness Lab I5 6201 Winthrop Ave, ste 1 Flaunt C4 6515 Ferguson St Fortitude Fitness H4 723B Broad Ripple Ave Great Clips I7 1077 Broad Ripple Ave Hair Benders I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Hair Etc. E4 6360 Guilford Ave Hair It Is I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 10 Hairquarters B4 6551 Ferguson St Hair That Rocks PP25 1109 E. 52nd St Heal Thyself & Co I1 6220 Broadway St The Healing Room E4 819 E. 64th St Her Hair K2 6128 N. College Ave Herbonique H4 6332 Guilford Ave ste 205 Hillside Avenue Spa and Salon II30 6150 Hillside Ave Holistic Terra I2 6224 College Ave Indy Acupuncture J3 6155 College Ave Indy Physical Therapy H4 831 Broad Ripple Ave Inner Balance Acupuncture + Massage K3 6117 College Ave ste 2 Jo Jo’s Hair Studio II31◄ 6144 Hillside Ave Just Feet PP30 2021 E. 52nd St Ste. 211 JW Salon I4◄ 6233 Carrollton Ave Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 248 Kiac Braids OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 9 kOMpose I5 6201 Winthrop Ave ste 2 LA Fitness JJ31 6160 Keystone Ave Lacquer H2 6280 College Ave ste 100 #5 Leaf and Limb - a tiny spa G4 833 E. Westfield Blvd. Lotus Spa / Nails HH31 2138 E. 62nd St Macy’s - The Salon II32 Glendale Town Center Mane Addiction K2 6120 N. College Ave Massage Envy H2 6280 College Ave ste 150 Massage iNDY II31 6144 Hillside Ave ste 10 Mecca School of Massage I4 6225 Carrollton Ave

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Village Barber Shop 810 64th St ste 200 Warfleigh Barber & Supply 826 Broad Ripple Ave Weight Watchers Glendale Town Center Where Beauty Begins 6521 Winthrop Ave ste 9


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White Orchid Salon D4◄ 6419 Ferguson St 317-257-2468 Blue Heron B&B 7123 Edgewater Place Boone Docks Bed & Breakfast 7159 Edgewater Place Hotel Broad Ripple 6520 Westfield Blvd Indy Hostel 4903 Winthrop Ave Shirley's Bed & Breakfast 5870 Norwaldo Ave

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1001 Properties I5 6201 Winthrop Ave ste #7 A.M. Real Estate B5 6556 Cornell Ave American Village OO29◄ 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management I3 6215 College Ave Annex H5 6235 Guilford Ave Apter Properties D4 810 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Apartments I7 6184A Carvel Ave Broad Ripple Realty OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #300 Broad Ripple Trails PP27 5220 Luzzane Lane Brooks Real Estate Services C4 845 E. 65th St Carpenter Realtors K3◄ 6101 College Ave Carrollton Manor Apartments OO23 5322 Carrollton Ave

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Ad deadline January 27


Kelly Burrough, N.P. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic 5420 N College Ave. ste 101 N Scott Christy, D.D.S. Newspaper recycling bin 6201 Winthrop Ave Jeffrey Cox, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave P Mail collection Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry 1927 Broad Ripple Ave box Margarita Czeskis, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave B Mylinda Cripe, N.P. BlueIndy 1095a Broad Ripple Ave station 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 Annette Fearnot, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Dr. William Fulton, DC 6434 #D College Ave Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave Tronya Hawkins, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Andrey M. Horton, D.D.S. 6148 N. College Ave Indiana Center for Surgical Arts 6117 College Ave ste 4 Dr. John M. Klemen, D.D.S. 6112 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. ste 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, ste 205 Lincolnshire Apartments 6221 College Ave McLane Realty 6358 College Ave 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 Reserve at Broad Ripple 66th and Westfield Blvd School 80 Condominiums 920 E. 62nd St Shore Acres Apartments 1105 Westfield Court West Spirit Lake Condos 6800 Westfield Blvd Sycamore Group Realty 815 E. 64th Pl T&H Realty Services 760 E. 52nd St The Townes at Winthrop 6139 Winthrop Ave Veritas Realty 6440 Westfield Blvd Wellington Square Apartments 725 E. 64th St Winston’s Island Woods Condos 6700 Westfield Blvd


Allergy Relief Center 6471 Broadway St Sarah Amo, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Athletico Physical Therapy 6280 College Ave ste 300 Janice Bilby, M.D. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Avenue Chiropractic 1803 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Dental Assn. 6214 Carrollton Ave



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Supercuts 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio 6245 College Ave The Yoga Studio Annex 724 E. 65th St Three Stones Counseling 819 E. 64th St, ste 238 Title Boxing Club 2625 E. 62nd St True Fitness Wellness Center 716 E. 65th St Untitled Ink 6357 Guilford Ave






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Metamorphosis 828 Broad Ripple Ave Modern Nails 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa 1111 E. 54th ste #140 Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling 6408 Carrollton Ave Mona’s Hair Design 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy 5255 Guilford Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC 1111 E. 54th ste #107 Nedal’s Hair Design 1920 Broad Ripple Ave New Energy Wellness 2026 E. 54th One Life Pilates 6285 College Ave ste A One Body Inc. 6528 Ferguson St Osteopathic Clinic - Dr. Defrese 6471 Broadway St Pilates - The Integrated Body 6507 Ferguson St Planet Fitness 5302 N. Keystone Ave Reflexions 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Reiki Center of Indiana 1111 E. 54th ste #139 Ripple Effect Salon 6354 Guilford Ave Sabai Salon 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon6 6378 College Ave Salon Lofts 6280 College Ave ste 100 Salon on 65th 714 E. 65th St Salon Rue 52 648 E. 52nd St Sarah Beery Hair 6413 College Ave School of Metaphysics 6138 Hillside Ave Shampoo Salon 6247 College Ave Shine Twentynine Salon 6111 College Ave Skinners Hair Design 6233 Carrollton Ave Snapdragon Salon & Spa Glendale Town Center So.Be.Fit. 1134 E 54th Studio B The Spa @ French Pharmacie 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa 6116 College Ave ste 3 Stepp-n-Style Salon 2060 E. 54th St ste 5 Style 6503 Carrollton Ave








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Broad Ripple Family Dental 6117 College Ave 317-257-3368

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Dr. Robert D. Lucus, D.D.S. 6211 College Ave Martin Dentistry 1724 Broad Ripple Ave Northside Mental Health 6507 Ferguson St #101 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 Ripple Chiropractic 6507 Ferguson St #101 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 Broad Ripple Animal Clinic 6225 Broadway St Broad Ripple Canine Design 1430 Broad Ripple Ave City Dogs Grocery 6055 N. College Fur Bee 6552 Cornell Ave 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 Uptown Pup 2112 E. 54th St Village Dog, The 6224 Winthrop Ave


ACE Prep Academy 5326 N. Hillside Ave Amer. Legion Broad Ripple Post #3 6379 College Ave


Bishop Chatard High School 5885 Crittenden Ave Broad Ripple Fire Station #32 6330 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Magnet High School 1115 Broad Ripple Ave


Broad Ripple Masonic Lodge #643 1716 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Post Office 6255 Carrollton Ave



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Team Rehabilitation I7◄ 1081 Broad Ripple Ave 317-808-0350


Paw Patch Place 2040 E. 54th St 317-253-5964


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Public/Gov./Parks/Sch. Amer. Legion Kennington Post 2210 E. 54th St 317-259-8311


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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






Dan Wakefield Park 61st and Broadway St The Indianapolis Public Library Glendale Mall 6100 Keystone Ave Marott Park 7350 College Ave Nexus Academy Glendale Mall 6101 Keystone Ave Indpls North Side Optimists Park 775 E. 66th St Northside Montessori School 1224 East 52nd St Park Tudor School 7200 College Ave


Christ the King Catholic School KK30 5858 Crittenden Ave 317-257-9366 JJ32◄ BB23 JJ32 A3 PP25 CC22


School 55 - Eliza Blaker OO26 1349 E. 54th St School 84 - Joseph Bingham LL22◄ 440 E. 57th St Sidener Acad. for High Ability Students JJ32 2424 Kessler Blvd

Village Montessori School C4 6535 Ferguson St 317-257-7447

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21 = 21 & over D = Pet Friendly (outdoor) 3 Sisters Cafe H5 6223 Guilford Ave 10-01 Food & Drink H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave 317 Burger G5 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambrosia Ristorante KK23 5903 College 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

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Wash. Twp. Assessor’s Office 2188 E. 54th St Wash. Twp. Small Claims Court 5302 N. Keystone Ave ste E



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Hot Box Pizza 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hotel Broad Ripple 6520 Westfield Blvd Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co D 6229 Carrollton Ave Illinois Street Food Emporium 5550 Illinois St India Garden 830 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Tacos 2196 E. 54th St Jazz Kitchen, The 5377 College Ave Jet’s Pizza 2635 E. 62nd St Jimmy John’s 845 Broad Ripple Ave Keystone Deli 2344 E. 53rd St KFC 6154 N. Keystone Avenue Kilroy’s Bar and Grill 831 Broad Ripple Ave King Dragon 2134 E. 62nd St La Chinita Poblana 927 Westfield Blvd La Mulita 5215 College Ave










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Take Meridian St. North approx. 6½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile



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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Baskin Robbins II31 2201B Broad Ripple Ave Bazbeaux G3◄ 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen OO23 705 E 54th St Bent Rail Brewery PP24◄ 5301 Winthrop Ave 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 Brick House Dueling Pianos H5 6235 Guilford Ave BRICS E5◄ 901 E. 64th St

Broad Ripple Brewpub D 840 E. 65th St 317-253-2739


Broad Ripple Tavern 21 745 Broad Ripple Ave


Brugge Brasserie 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings 2747 East 62nd St


Brothers Bar and Grill D G5◄ 910 Broad Ripple Ave 317-252-5530 II32◄

Byrne’s Grilled Pizza 5615 Illinois St 317-737-2056


Cake Bake Shop C4 6515 Carrollton Ave Canal Bistro D E4◄ 6349 Guilford Ave Casba 21 G5 6319 Guilford Ave Chiang Mai Thai Noodle G3 815 Westfield Blvd Chick-fil-A GG32 6231 Keystone Ave Chipotle Mexican Grill H6 1002 Broad Ripple Ave Cold Stone Creamery H4 840 Broad Ripple Ave Connor’s Pub 21 E4 6331 Ferguson St Corner Wine Bar D G5◄ 6331 Guilford Ave


Cornerstone Coffee OO23◄ 651 E. 54th St Crackers Comedy Club 18 H3◄ 6281 College Ave The Dancing Donut OO26◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G Delicia PP23 5215 College Ave Diavola Pizza OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio I Domino’s Pizza I7 1045 Broad Ripple 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 Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop H5 930 Broad Ripple Ave Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe C4 6516 Ferguson St. Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli OO23 5410 College Ave Fire by the Monon C4 6523 Ferguson St Flatwater Restaurant and Bar D G4◄ 832 Westfield Blvd The Flying Cupcake MM19 5617 Illinois St Gallery Pastry Shop OO25◄ 1101 54th St, Studio G The Garden Table G5 908 Westfield Blvd George’s Mexican Tacos H4 801 Broad Ripple Ave Good Morning Mama’s OO24 1031 E. 54th St Geeks Seafood, Salads and Subs H4 6336 Guilford Ave Graeter’s Ice Cream MM19 5560 Illinois St Hibachi Bar H5 921 Broad Ripple Ave Hollyhock Hill 8110 College Ave HopCat H2 6280 College Ave ste 600

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I-465 and Michigan Road

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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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Landsharks 21 H4 810 Broad Ripple Ave Lava Lounge 21 G4 6308 Guilford Ave Louie’s Wine Dive H3 701 Broad Ripple Ave Luciana’s HH30 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Mama Carolla’s Italian Rest. OO24 1031 E. 54th St Marco’s Pizza H2◄ 6280 College Ave ste 200 Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge OO31 2380 E. 54th St McDonald’s G6◄ 1020 Broad Ripple Ave The Meridian LL20 5694 Meridian St Mineshaft Saloon 21 H4 812 Broad Ripple Ave Mississippi Belle OO30 2170 E. 54th St Moe & Johnny’s D OO23 5380 College Ave 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 Hookah Bar 21 G3 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Nicey Treat G5 916 Westfield Blvd Nicole-Taylor Back Room Eatery OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio C None The Wiser Tap Room G5 915 Westfield Blvd 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 Papa John’s Pizza GG32 6311 Keystone Ave

Pawn Shop Pub D 2222 E. 54th St 317-255-5430


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

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Public Greens D5 901 E. 64th St 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 Sahara H4 832 Broad Ripple Ave Sam’s Gyros OO23 5404 College Ave Sangrita D4 834 E. 64th St

CVS 119 W 56th St Der Glass Werks Stained Glass 6055 College Ave Dinwiddies 6216 Carrollton Ave Dream Fashion 2182 E. 54th St Edible Arrangements 2602 E 62nd St The Empty Vase 1105 E. 52nd Erin Young Designs 1134 E. 54th St. Studio E Eva Maison 912 Westfield Blvd The Exchange 912 Broad Ripple Ave Fira Boutique 918 Broad Ripple 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 Starbucks MM19 5601 Illinois St Subway H5 901 Broad Ripple Ave Sushi Bar H5◄ 901 Broad Ripple Ave Taste Cafe & Marketplace D PP23 5164 College Ave Taste of Havana H4 815 Broad Ripple Ave Thai Cafe I7 1041 Broad Ripple Ave Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. H7◄ 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Tiny House Treats OO25 1049 E. 54th St Triton Tap D H5 915 Broad Ripple Ave Twenty Tap OO23◄ 5406 College Ave Union Jack Pub H5◄ 924 Broad Ripple Ave The Vanguard G5 6319 Guilford Ave Village Tap Room 21 H4 838 Broad Ripple Ave VINTAGE 54 Collective OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave Vogue Inc 21 H3◄ 6259 College Ave Watami Sushi HH30 1912 Broad Ripple Ave Wellington Pub 21 G5 6331 Guilford Ave Wild Beaver Saloon 21 H4 723 Broad Ripple Ave WingLicious HH31 2132 E. 62nd St YATS D OO23◄ 5363 College Ave Youmi’s Crepes & Bubble Tea H4 823 Broad Ripple Ave

got SOLE? 6243 College Ave Habig Garden Shop 5201 College Ave Haus Love 5901 College Ave Hayes and Taylor - The Shop 920 Broad Ripple 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 ste 3 Indy CD & Vinyl 806 Broad Ripple 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 Junkyard Goddess 1051 E 54th ste A Kayak Pools Midwest 845 E. 65th St Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore 5619 Illinois St Lilly Lane Flowers 6525 Ferguson St Luna Music 5202 College Ave Magic Bus, The 1073 Broad Ripple Ave


McNamara Florist 2635 E. 62nd St M.H. Pomander’s Bridal 1101 E 54th St Michael’s Jewelry 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 5 Moondance Jewelry & Boutique 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I National Moto+Cycle Co. 5206 College Ave


Newman & Co. for Men 720 E. 65th St P.S. Jewelers 6575 College Ave Palm Court Designs 1134 54th St, Studio K Panda-ology 701 E. 62nd St Petite G Jewelers 5609 Illinois St Pitaya 842 Broad Ripple Ave The Playful Soul 6516 Ferguson St. Portico 804 Laverock Rd Posh Petals 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A PRINTtEXT 652 E. 52nd St Reese Kitchens 1057 E. 54th St Rosalind Pope Surroundings 1101 E 54th St Runners Forum 902 Westfield Blvd Rusted Moon Outfitters 6410 Cornell Ave Scandinavian Comfort 5914 College Ave Schoolbelles 2635 E. 62nd St The Secret Ingredient 5631 Illinois St


Sherwin-Williams 2221 E. 62nd St ste A Shop Tibet 835 E. Westfield Blvd. SoBro Vintage Market 2417 E 56th St Solomon-Paris Antiques & Interiors 1103 E. 52nd Teeki Hut 807 Broad Ripple Ave Toggery Resale Boutique 1810 Broad Ripple Ave United Vapers of America 843 E. Westfield Blvd. Urban Gypsy Boutique 6407 Ferguson St Urban Optiks 6372 Guilford Ave Value World 2350 E. 52nd St


Serendipity at the Post 2210 E. 54th St 317-259-8311


Gas/Service Stations Bob’s Food Mart 5628 Illinois St BP Service Station 7068 College Ave Rich Gas Station 6419 College Ave


8Fifteen 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More 2514 E. 56th St About Music 6346 College Ave Agrarian 1151 E 54th ste B Alchemy Supply Company 916 Broad Ripple Ave Alley Girls 833a E. Westfield Blvd. Artifacts 6327 Guilford Ave Athletic Annex Running Centre 6528 Cornell Ave Audio Solutions 6340 Ferguson St Backyard Birds 2374 E. 54th St Be The Boutique 5607 Illinois St Bella Bridesmaids 726 E. 65th St Bicycle Exchange 1053 E 54th St



Bike Line, The 6520 Cornell Ave 317-253-2611

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Blue Door, The D2◄ 6426 College Ave BlueMile I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave Bokay Florist KK31 5890 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits C5◄ 6510 Cornell Ave Broad Ripple Vintage D4◄ 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The G5◄ 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella G4 825 Westfield Blvd Clara K. Gifts G4 825 Westfield Blvd

Christian Science Reading Room HH31 2136 E. 62nd St 317-255-6176 Coby Palmer Designs 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 CVS 6290 College Ave

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Verdigris 5208 College Ave Vintage 54 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B The Vintage Clothing Co 6503 Ferguson St Vintage Vogue 2361 Broad Ripple Ave Weaver’s Lawn & Garden 1316 Broad Ripple Ave

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Good Earth Natural Food E4◄ 6350 Guilford Ave 317-254-8604 PP23 KK23 H5 G6 HH31 II31 I6 H4◄

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Marigold C5◄ 6512 Cornell Ave 317-254-9939 OO26 I6 D4 OO26 PP23

Neat-O H3 724 Broad Ripple Ave, ste 2 317-257-5735 B3 OO26 J3 MM19 H4 C4 F3 OO25 PP23 OO25 OO26 G5 D5 KK23 II32 MM19

The Sewing Speakeasy H4 803 Broad Ripple Ave 317-983-3739 G3


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a&g Digital Consulting 6055 N. College ste 201 ABC Roofing Co. 2376 E 54th St Adoption Support Center 6331 Carrollton Ave Airmaster Heating & Cooling 5416 College Ave Alterations Express 2315 E. 53rd St A O K Car Care 5581 N. Keystone Ave Apple Press 6327 Ferguson St Architectural Restoration, Inc. 2374 E. 54th St suite B ARRAY architecture + interiors 5367 College Ave Artcraft Upholstery 710 E. 52nd St Assassin HTPC 6220 College Ave AVI Systems 6413 College Ave Bierman ABA Autism Center 1025 E. 54th St Bray Technologies PC Repair 6132 College Ave

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Bright Ideas AA25◄ 7425 Westfield Blvd 317-257-4111 Broad Ripple Appliance MM32◄ 2725 E. 56th 317-259-8077




Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2017

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 Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Call My List H3 6285 College Ave Camden Stained Glass OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave. ste C Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 710 E. 52nd St Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Clark & Osborne A4 6617 Ferguson St Connect Think C4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave Covideo H5 6235 Guilford Ave David Electric Service JJ23 6013 College Ave Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 6418 Carrollton Ave Deckademics K2 6108 College Ave ste 200 Deering Cleaners E2 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Design 27 OO24 5366 Winthrop Ave DeveloperTown PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Dittoe Public Relations OO23 5420 N College Ave. ste 200 Draw It To Know It C4 6507 Ferguson St #102 Easter Conservation Services OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio J Elgin Water Care H6 1009 Broad Ripple Ave Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave Facets Studio I6 6251 Winthrop Ave FedEx/Kinko’s G6 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 6235 Carrollton Ave ste B Fizziology E2 6338 College Ave Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave Front Row Tickets E2 6358 College Ave Forest Hills Landscape E2 5893 Forest Ln Gruuv Technologies JJ31 5936 Keystone Ave ste 203 Harris Tire & Auto OO32◄ 5425 Keystone Ave Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters OO31 2374 E. 54th St The Hatch II31◄ 6161 Hillside Ave Hit City Recording Studio OO23 707 E 54th St Hoosier Salon Admin Office D3 711 E. 65th St Hope Plumbing PP31 2144 E. 52nd Hour Motors K3 6121 College Ave

Howald Heating & Air Cond. B5 6542 Westfield Blvd 317-255-4328 Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters 1114 East 52nd St


Hughey Automotive & Marine OO24 5337 Winthrop Ave. 317-507-7559

iDiz C4 6531 Ferguson St Indianapolis Granite and Marble OO24 5360 Winthrop Ave Indy Cellular Repair I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 2 Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 1102 E 52nd St Insights Consulting, Inc KK23 5948 N. College Ave Integrated Learning I2 6201 College Ave Integrity Development Partners B5 930 E. 66th St ITEX K2 6116 College Ave Jiffy Lube D3◄ 6401 College Ave Joy’s House HH30 2028 Broad Ripple Ave Kayak Pools Midwest C4 845 E. 65th St Kimmel Shoe Repair H3 733 Broad Ripple Ave Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 Lougheed Engineering MM28 1750 E. 56th St Magnet Films K2 6108 College Ave Mays Entertainment C3 6519 Carrollton Ave MicroVote General Corporation E4 6366 Guilford Ave Mirror Man, LLC I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Lower B Mod Home Ec OO25 1101 54th St, Studio D Momentum Design H4 6304 Guilford Ave, ste A Mr. Poster E4◄ 855 Main St MS-IL Corporate Offices D3 710 E. 64th St Newpoint Parking D5 6440 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 Optical Repair Shoppe JJ23◄ 6021 College Ave Passwater’s Auto Specialists H4 829 Broad Ripple Ave Pat’s Monon Automotive OO25 1055 E 54th St ste A PRN Graphics OO25 1051 E. 54th St #B Process Controls Corp. C4 6519 Ferguson St Professional Alterations HH30 1906 Broad Ripple Ave Professional Gifting, Inc. E4 6366 Guilford Ave ste 300 Random Acts of Flowers OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste F Re-Bath Designs JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Renaissance Studios Music C5 6516 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc E4 6330 Ferguson St Rogers Pools E5 6364 Westfield Blvd Royal Trophies & Awards C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Scofield Editorial E3 6345 Carrollton Ave Scott Dance Studio II31 6162 Hillside Ave Seamless Restoration OO23 5345 N. Winthrop Ave. ste A Shaver Shop OO30 2174 E. 54th St SmallBox I5 6219 Guilford Ave Smoking Iron Alterations C4 6507 Ferguson St #201 Sparkle Cleaners PP23 5167 College Ave Stretch Logistics I4 6220 Carrollton Ave Synergy Marketing Group I6 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 5 Techedvise C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Tender Loving Care Health II31 6100 N. Keystone Ave. ste 360 Tomato Fish Marketing JJ23 6055 N. College ste 201 Total Computing F6 6311 Westfield Blvd touchAsoul design studio B5 6500 Westfield Blvd The UPS Store I7◄ 1075 Broad Ripple Ave Vapor Protection Services C4 6544 Ferguson St Velvet Touch Dry Cleaners C3 6509 College Ave Voigt Creations PP24 740 East 52nd St ste 8 The Willows Center (banquet facility) DD25 6729 Westfield Blvd Zaahi Production Studios I3 6214 Carrollton Ave ste F Zech Studios OO30 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10

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Preserving Memories - Archiving History

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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 2

Broad Ripple History .org

The Experience and Integrity You Deserve.

IN BROAD RIPPLE VILLAGE Karen Van De Walle, C.S.J. - Potter 6503 Carrollton Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220 317.251.0688


6569 Carrollton Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-466-9702

Random Ripplings Right in my Own B a c k y a r d

Razzle Dazzle has closed at 841 Westfield Boulevard [G4 on map].

by Brandt Carter Clean Up Crew The holidays have come and gone. Whew! What a bustling time! From all the make-ready to the actual festivities and then cleaning up−nothing is ever dull or static. As the New Year unfolds, I think back on all the guests: ones dropping off gifts and treats, some stopping by to chat, or others coming in from out of town. I stockpiled provisions in anticipation that surprises would surely pop up at my doorstep. As for people, I believe in being prepared for as the biblical saying goes, “You never know if you will be entertaining angels.” For the other critters at my home, the cat, dogs, and yard critters are probably glad the streams of people have lessened. We often have guest dogs visit, so extra treats are in order. I save special toys for some canine visitors; others I have to hide so they are not destroyed. The frozen patio and yard are always a great place for play dates. Luckily the cat has no visitors. She does relish the birds on the other side of the big picture window. Her chatter and vocals entertain us, and let us know our birds are busy emptying the feeders. I also load up the provisions for the outdoor critters. It is especially important at this time of year to supplement birds during harsh weather conditions. I offer extra birdseed, suet cakes, and peanuts. I have put out a few more feeders and added the heated birdbath. Now I have the steady stream of outdoor visitors. The Downey, Red-bellied woodpeckers along with the nuthatches, flickers, and titmice gratefully dine at the suet feeders all day long. Every now and then I spy a blue jay trying to mine a peanut. The cardinals, house finches, photo by Bob Moul sparrows and chickadees You can see crows chasing hawks or owls in the sky show their gratitude for a free around Broad Ripple. meal of Backyard Premium blend made of sunflower, chips, safflower, and millet. They kick out the millet so my ground feeders (mourning doves, juncos, cardinals, and squirrels) get served a meal also! This month is also a great time to clean the kitchen of provisions that were overlooked. You can offer your backyard critters your stale nuts, wilted fruit, and tired popcorn and cranberries. You might try tying them to a tree or draping them over a shrub. Did you know crows love turkey carcasses? Put it in an old onion bag and tie it to a tree limb. You can also put stale bread and squash seeds in a tray feeder. They will appreciate withered apples too. The birds and critters in your backyard will be only too happy to help you clean up after the holidays!

Random Ripplings

A new mural was painted on Sangrita Saloon, 834 E. 64th Street [D4 on map], a few months ago. (We are catching up on Village happenings, 2016 was a busy year!)

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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Random Ripplings Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is now open on the corner at 930 Broad Ripple Avenue [H5 on map]. This had previously been Sigman’s Gallery.

The first customers on opening day!

Jan 20 - Feb 2, 2017