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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 4

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

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Crossword page 13

Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2017

Crossroads of America Scout Band - 100th anniversary concert at Belzer

By Alan Hague The 100th Birthday Concert for the Crossroads of America Scout Band was held at Camp Belzer on February 12. My connection to the band is from growing up across the street from the Lobraico’s. Multiple generations of the Lobraico family played in it. My father remembers Mike Lobraico, who started Lobraico’s Rexall Drugs that opened at the corner of Guilford and Westfield in 1925 (now Runners Forum and The Red Room), practicing his trumpet on the porch of his 61st and Carrollton house. Mike’s son Joe and grandson Joey both also played in the band. Mike’s granddaughter Mary tells me that boys from the band would play carols in the Broad Ripple drug store at Christmas. The back of the program from the 100th anniversary concert lists the many activities coming during the 100th Anniversary Celebration Week at Camp Belzer - July 2 - July 8, including community parades, vintage campsite, Scout Band museum, Merit Badge work and the finale 100th Anniversary Concert.

photo courtesy of Jen Handley

(Clockwise from left) Chad Handley, Jen Handley, Ben Carlson, Elise Rorick, Maggie Hohne and Laurie Schneider from The Hatch.

The Hatch - creative spaces by Glendale By Mario Morone


Hatch co-founder and chief creative officer Ben Carlson described the inspiration behind the innovative workspace at 6161 Hillside Avenue. “I own a social media company called Fizziology with my partner, Jen Handley. We were looking for a new home for our company, and were excited by the co-working options we found for our teams in Los Angeles and Nashville. We thought that fusing the co-working revolution with a really creative space would be something Indy needed.” Handley and Carlson then partnered with Chad Handley for his background in real estate development and design along with Laurie Schneider whose background in advertising was a fit for running operations and member experience. The team discovered a nondescript two-story office The Hatch structure where computer 6161 Hillside Avenue [II31 on map] micrographic company Anacomp once was located. The colorful logo on the building’s north side brightens any overcast winter day with inspiration. “While Indy has technology incubators, we didn’t feel there was a place for creative people to call home. This building is in Broad Ripple - the creative heart and soul of Indianapolis. The Hatch is for freelance writers, designers, photographers, as well as small business people and people who work from

home. As more of the economy shifts from going to work in the same office for decades to a gig economy, there are thousands of people who need a place like this for their business,” he explained. The Hatch utilizes the Broad Ripple space as a multi-purpose facility. On a recent Wednesday, approximately 180 people attended a Linking Indy Women networking event. Verge, a local tech organization, and Creative Mornings have also hosted events from the stage that overlooks a large work area. There are power outlets everywhere in the building built into the seating and tables and a Wi-Fi network with dedicated fiber optics is free for all members. “We are looking into other locations in Indianapolis and other markets,” Carlson says. According to their website,, The Hatch is available for individual memberships, corporate memberships, large and small events, private office suites, and creative studio rentals. The Hatch provides a sense of community among its members and is a welcome addition to the vibrant Broad Ripple Village corridor.

1 Crossroads of America

4 Levee tree clearing

8 Buzzing Around

11 Random Rippling EYE

14 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

1 The Hatch

5 Random Rippling Burger

9 Sertoma

12 Where in the Village?

14 Random Rippling UpCycle

2 Random Rippling Greek’s

5 BR Brewpub Quiz

9 Poetic Thoughts

12 Random Rippling canal

15 Directory / Maps

3 Random Rippling Smoking

6 Classified Ads/Public Notices 10 Random Rippling mural

12 Hidden History / Sudoku

19 Right in my Own Backyard

3 Calendar

7 Local Contacts

10 Round the Ripple

13 Historic Ad

19 Random Rippling Toys

4 Winter Farmers Market

7 Mistakes winner

11 FitLit by Laura

13 Broad Ripple Crossword

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Smoking Iron Alterations has moved and reopened at 6503 Ferguson Street [C4 on map]. It had previously been next door.

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Feb. 23 & 25

Thu./ Annual Plant Sale Ind Sch for Blind & Visually Impaired 9 am to 2 pm Sat.

Feb. 25


Sap to Syrup Day

Feb. 25


Chili Cook-Off

Feb. 25


Mr. Blair’s Open Mic Night

Feb. 27


Library Board of Trustees (see page 6)

Feb. 28


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Feb. 28


Fat Tue - Pork ’N Beans Brass Band

Mar. 3


The History of Indianapolis Punk Rock opening

Mar. 10 & 11

Fri. Sister Act Broad Ripple HS 1115 Broad Ripple Ave 7 pm $8 /Sat.

Mar. 11


Sidenerds Night Out - Sidener Academy event

Mar. 12


Daylight Saving Time Begins - 2 A.M.

Presidents Day

IPS School holiday, USPS holiday

Holliday Park 6363 Spring Mill Road

12:30 to 2 pm

Kennington Amer. Legion 2210 E 54th St. 4 to 6 pm brics 901 64th St. [E5] 7 pm to 9 pm Glendale Branch 6:30 pm

Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Boulevard 6 pm Jazz Kitchen 54th and College 7 pm

Circle City Industrial Complex 1125 Brookside Ave (see p. 6)

DeveloperTown 5255 Winthrop Ave 6 pm to 10 pm clocks spring forward

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Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Feb. 21


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

Feb. 21


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

Feb. 21


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Feb. 22


Friends of Broad Ripple Park Mtg.

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Feb. 28


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

(2nd/4th Tues)

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

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Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23] Tuesdays at 11:45 am BR Park Family Center 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 6:45 pm Le Peep Restaurant 8487 Union Chapel Rd. noon

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Mike Massonne, levee project manager for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, describes the tree clearing process.

Levee project tree clearing mtg at Library By Alan Hague An open house was held at the Glendale branch of the Indianapolis Public Library on February 6. Representatives were on hand from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to answer questions about the upcoming tree clearing along the White River levee on the north side of Indianapolis. The ACE conducted a survey of the entire levee for the White River that starts on the north end in Broad Ripple and goes south along the river. Hundreds of detailed cross-sections were drawn showing every tree and its relationship to the levee wall. From these cross-sections it was determined which vegetation could remain and which would be removed. As shown in the above right photo, the cross-sections show the height of the dirt around the levee wall. Based on ACE standards, a dotted line (enhanced with green) shows the minimum area that cannot contain any plant growths. If a tree had a root ball in

One of the hundreds of cross-sections of the canal. Enhanced with colors for clarity. When the root ball of a tree (red) on the levee is above the “no root� zone (green), that tree is allowed to remain (as in this example cross-section).

the critical area and the tree fell over in a storm, the root ball would rip from the levee allowing for further erosion and possible breach. Anything putting roots in to the designated areas is slated for removal. Many trees though have their entire root ball (highlighted in red) above that minimum safe line and can therefore remain on the river bank. Jacob Sinkhorn, project engineer from the Corps, said that the clearing will happen this Spring.

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Remodeling has begun for BurgerFuel that will open in the old Quality Leasing building at 6320 Guilford Avenue [G4 on map]. Quality Leasing moved out about 6 years ago.

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answers on Page 14 The winners of this January 31, 2017 quiz were We Have No Wrong Answers - Just Alternative Facts with 20 points. Best Team Name Competition Winners: We Thought This Was Speed Dating.

Year in Review – Movie Taglines of 2016

1. What installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe released in May was promoted with the tagline: “United We Stand. Divided We Fall”? 2. What animated movie released in June was promoted with the tagline: “An unforgettable journey she probably won’t remember”? 3. What movie released in September was promoted with the tagline: “The untold story behind the Miracle on the Hudson”? 4. What movie released in December was promoted with the tagline: “A rebellion built on hope”?

Year in Review – Sports

1. What soccer team became unlikely English Premiere League Champions in May, as they were given odds of 5000-1 of being champions at the beginning of the season? 2. Who took over from Frank Vogel as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in May? 3. American swimmer Katie Ledecky won four gold medals and one silver, while setting two world records, at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In which of the four categories that make up competitive swimming did she win all five medals? 4. A major sports story was broken by Steve Wyche, a reporter from, in August, when he noticed what player doing something unusual at a preseason game?

Year in Review – People in the News

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1. Mexican Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán was recaptured in January following his escape from a maximum security prison six months earlier, which he achieved with the aid of a tunnel built under his cell. By what nickname is he better known? 2. In February what CEO of what company defied an order by the FBI to unlock the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, who, along with his wife Tashfeen Malik, was responsible for the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernadino, California? 3. Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who did President Barack Obama nominate as his replacement, a nomination that the GOP led Senate refused to vote on? 4. The UK Independence Party, better known as UKIP, was highly influential in bringing about a vote to leave the European Union in the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum held in June. Who was the party’s leader at the time?

Year in Review – Happenings

1. Millions of documents created by Mossack Fonseca, a law firm and corporate service provider, detailing thousands of offshore accounts belonging to numerous prominent people were leaked to a German Newspaper, which published details of the documents in April. What are these documents popularly known as? 2. What acclaimed series, which was first available for viewing on Netflix in July was set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana? 3. As is traditional, part of the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympic Games, held in August in Rio de Janeiro, was handed over to the city that will be hosting in 2020, to offer a preview of their opening ceremony. What city will it be? 4. What television journalist’s memoir entitled Settle For More, and first published in November, has a section which focuses on the first Republican debate, held in Cleveland in August, and hosted mainly by Fox News? Year in Review – Albums 1. In February the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the musical Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and in June the musical itself won eleven of the record-breaking sixteen Tony nominations that it received. Who is single-handedly responsible for the show’s music, lyrics and book? 2. Who released the album Lemonade in April, which Rolling Stone magazine named the best album of the year? 3. Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, whose critically acclaimed album Coloring Book, released in May, which is the first streaming-only album to receive a Grammy nomination, is better known by what stage name? 4. What singer, who released the album Dangerous Woman in August, first came to prominence playing Cat on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and also starred in its spinoff Sam & Cat?

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Junot Díaz to Present 2017 McFadden Memorial Lecture! The entire community is invited as award-winning author Junot Díaz presents The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2017 McFadden Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Diaz will discuss his career as a writer and social activist during this presentation moderated by local journalist Raphael Sanchez and conduct a book signing following the program. Díaz is best known for his short story collection, Drown (1996), and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), which also earned the National Book Critics Circle Award. His second short story collection, This Is How You Lose Her (2012), was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O Henry Award. Díaz was selected as one of the 39 most important Latin American writers under the age of 39 by the Bogotá World Book Capital and the Hay Festival, and as one of the 20 top writers for the 21st century by The New Yorker magazine. Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Díaz has been a critical voice on immigration policy in the United States and the deportation of Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans by the Dominican government. He is the cofounder of the Voices of Our Nation Workshop and honorary chairman of the DREAM project, a non-profit education involvement program in the Dominican Republic. In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the title character is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who, from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister, dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. The book provides an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere, and risk it all, in the name of love. This free lecture is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. For more information, call 317-275-4099 or visit

Traffic Improvements And Changes At Fall Creek Parkway Near Central Avenue Bridge

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that in the coming days, traffic pattern changes will be made to increase traffic safety and operational efficiency along Fall Creek Parkway. DPW installed vertical pavement markers on the south side of the center lane along Fall Creek Parkway between 30th Street and Central Avenue. This addition will separate opposing lanes of traffic and provide three inbound lanes and two outbound lanes along Fall Creek Parkway between 30th Street and College Avenue. Starting February 1, traffic headed westbound on Fall Creek Parkway at College Avenue will see a dedicated left turn lane and left turn arrow at the traffic signal. This will allow drivers to turn left and proceed southbound on College Avenue. Additional traffic safety in the area: - Increased barricades on Central Avenue at Fall Creek Parkway to improve safety. - Detour signs on Fall Creek Parkway westbound from 30th Street denoting an upcoming left turn signal. - Removing existing pavement markings on Fall Creek Parkway at Central to eliminate left turn opportunities at the intersection. - Additional pavement markings will allow two inbound lanes to proceed through the intersection


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of Fall Creek Parkway and Central Avenue. At this time, no pedestrian traffic is permitted on the Central Avenue bridge over Fall Creek. These measures and improvements come after the closure of the bridge over Fall Creek at Central Avenue. The bridge is closed for replacement and is scheduled to reopen in 2018.

JCC Indianapolis Receives Largest-Ever Endowment Gift

The generosity of Irwin and Ann Katz (of blessed memory) will be remembered forever through an endowment created by their children to sustain arts programming at the JCC. The Irwin and Ann Katz Cultural Arts and Education Endowment Fund was established with a gift from the family representing the largest-ever endowment gift given to the JCC. The endowment will provide funding of about $35,000 every year to support JCC arts programming. Irv Katz (1919-2015) was a founding partner of law firm Katz, Sapper & Miller and was devoted to the JCC for more than 70 years. He was the only board president to serve two consecutive terms, leading the JCC at a pivotal time after World War II when the organization was raising funds to purchase land and construct the current facility. The annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts was transformed from a one-week book fair to a major three-week cultural arts event when in 2000, Irv made a significant commitment to an annual contribution over a 15-year time period. In addition to financially supporting the growth of adult continuing education programs, Irv Katz also led the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (1972-75).

Glendale Branch - 6101 North Keystone Ave - 317-275-4410

Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group, February 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Join community fiber crafters to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or sew in a social environment. The Glendale Branch also hosts “Knit2Help,” during which the public is invited to make such items as hats and scarves for the homeless at Horizon House. Library Board of Trustees, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.

Coffee With A Cop I

Please join IMPD North District’s Police officers and your neighbors for coffee and conversation. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:30am at Moe & Johnny’s, 5380 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 This will be the first of two Coffee With A Cop events held this day. No agenda or speeches, just an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and suggestions, while you share with and get to know the officers and neighbors in your community...!!!

Coffee With A Cop II

Please join IMPD North District’s new Commander Joshua Barker, Police officers and your neighbors for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and suggestions, while you share with and get to know the officers and neighbors in your community!!! Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm Meijer Supercenter 5550 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 This will be the second of two Coffee With A Cop events organized by IMPD North District for this day.

March Meeting for Herb Society of Central Indiana

Join us for a night to learn about “The Herb of the Year/Cilantro/Coriander”. Ever wanted to learn how an herb came about, its history and how to grow your herb, as well as harvest it. And then what to do with your herb after you’ve harvested it. If so this is the place to be. Members will present information on the propagation/cultivation, culinary and medicinal uses of the herb as well as it’s history. Join us for a fun and educational night. Public Welcome John Hensel Clay Center Government Center. 10701 N. College Ave. Contact 317/253/9381 or Refreshments at 6:30pm Speaker at 7:00pm

Herb Society of Central Indiana at Garfield Park

Join Garfield Park on March 11 making and blending herbal teas. We will also talk about the herb of the year Coriander/cilantro. Adult workshop 10:00 to 11:30. Reservations required, limited seating Call 317/327/7184

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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

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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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It has been two years since Cynthia Layne died and so many of us have fond memories of her. In the early days of this column – volume 4 – I wrote, “it does not get any classier than the beautiful Cynthia.” She was so sweet and thanked me each time was saw each other after that. She is missed by her adoring fans and the whole jazz community. Her longtime collaborators, Rob Dixon, Kenny Phelps, and Reggie Bishop will be paying a musical tribute her. If you never had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia, this will be a great evening to learn more about her fabulousness.

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The History of Indianapolis Punk Rock (and beyond*) Friday, March 3 Circle City Industrial Complex 1125 Brookside Avenue - all-ages, free, 6-10 PM

Things like this give me justification for my habit of hanging onto things way too long. I’ve packed and hauled a file folder of punk rock show flyers through at least a dozen moves (including one out of state). There was creativity with a dash of the practical in making a flyer to promote a band and a show. The typical flyers were created on an 8 ½ x 11-inch piece of paper so they could fit on the Xerox machine. I was never the flier creator – my specialty was making buttons with my Badge-A-Minit pinback button press. I was however, a champion flyer hanger. Have tape, will travel. The exhibition will feature not only flyers, but photographs and historical information from the Indianapolis punk rock scene in the late 1970s through the 1980s in Satch Art Space and the adjacent Stokol Gallery. History of Indianapolis Punk Rock (and beyond*) show will hang at the Circle City Industrial Complex from March 3 – 31. There will be an opening party

on First Friday, March 3, with a performance by Indianapolis band, Cheetah Priest – the band debuted at the Tonic Ball in November. A display of historic punk records and ephemera will be shown by Indiana Music and Entertainment Museum. I have loaned my collection to exhibit, I’m not sure if any will be on display, but I can’t wait to see the collection. The exhibition in the Stokol Gallery will be open weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm, from March 3 through March 31, 2017. A special showing will be on Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm. *well, at least to Bloomington and Lafayette… -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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Photos courtesy of Dick Feldt

Left to right: Reverend Charles R. Harrison; Jay Abbott, Special Agent-in-Charge, Indianapolis FBI; Fanchon Stinger, FOX59 News.

The Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple Honors Reverend Charles R. Harrison as the winner of the 2016-2017 Service to Mankind Award

Most of our current readers have not seen CW’s columns from the early days of the Broad Ripple Gazette when we only had 2500 The Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple awards the Service to Mankind Award to readers (we now have 7000!). Here is his 5th column from Volume an individual or group that has provided outstanding service to those in need in our community. This year’s winner is Reverend Charles R. Harrison, Pastor 1 #17 first published on December 24, 2004. of Barnes United Methodist Church and founder and head of The Ten Point Coalition of Indianapolis. The award was presented to the Coalition for their success in fighting crime in “so many” Indianapolis neighborhoods this past year. The Reverend Harrison lives and works in Indianapolis -- a city in which the black population represents twenty-seven percent of the population but accounts for the majority of the reported crime. He organized a group of friends into what became The Ten Point Coalition of Indianapolis. Today, The Ten Point Coalition of Indianapolis conducts faith walks and faith patrols. Participants wear bright yellow vests as they walk or ride in neighborhoods where there are boarded-up houses and stores and few if any streetlights -- neighborhoods the police are reluctant to visit. On their faith walks and faith patrols, which take place at least five days a week, members of the coalition talk to the people of the neighborhoods and often offer curbside counseling. Their presence fosters an aura of caring and serves as a great deterrent to crime. They provide street-level intelligence to law enforcement and watch over potential hot spots. Reverend Harrison and his colleagues make a special effort to reach and positively influence high risk young people, particularly those between fourteen and twenty years of age, to improve their chances of leading meaningful, productive lives. Harrison is currently the president of the board of directors of The Ten Point Coalition and the chaplain for the Indiana State Police. He is a member of numerous ministerial boards of directors and he has received many prestigious awards including Sagamore of the Wabash and the Distinguished Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award. We have just recently learned that Reverend Harrison will soon go to Washington, D.C., together with his nominator, Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, to be awarded the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Reverend Harrison has been serving his parish, his neighbors and the citizens of Indianapolis by dedicating his life to the church and its teachings. He has worked tirelessly to guide and protect the residents of our city’s most at-risk neighborhoods. Reverend Harrison accepted the award on behalf of the partners “who do the hard work” as he put it -- the pastors, the churches, IMPD, Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Ten Point Coalition, and businesses that hire felons and stay on top of them every day. “It’s all of them working together to try to improve the quality of life in the high risk areas of our city.” High-risk areas were identified as Butler/Tarkington, Crown Hill, and United Northwest, with the latter now posing the greatest challenge. Reverend Harrison expressed proudness for the number of days Butler/Tarkington and Crown Hill had gone without a homicide. In each of these areas, he commented that most of the neighborhoods in the areas are normal, but there are a few places in each which cause the big problems for all. Notable guests in attendance were Fawn Porter Harrison, wife of Reverend Harrison; Fanchon Stinger, FOX59 News; Reverend Rob Fuquay, Pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church; Jay Abbott, Special Agent-in-Charge, Indianapolis FBI. Following Reverend Harrison’s remarks, Mr. Abbott directed his comments towards Broad Ripple Sertoma, thanking them for what they do and for reaching out and selecting Reverend Harrison as the Sertoman of the Year. Ms. Stinger emphasized that all of us need to reach out to the younger generation and give them hope, just as Reverend Harrison is doing.

C I S Poetic Thoughts S A L C

by C.W. Pruitt II

Christmas time celebrates the birth of the ultimate spiritual master. We can evolve spiritually by reaching out to him. Here are two poems on that subject that I wrote on the same day:

Transcendental Friend Jesus is my friend Jesus Christ can send me to transcendental heights With other-worldly sights C.W. Pruitt II November 26, 2003

Transcending Karma I’m not trying to say this to alarm ya But with Jesus Christ you transcend your Karma C.W. Pruitt II November 26, 2003


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

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According to the Broad Ripple Village Association, this fall several students from North Central painted this Broad Ripple mural on the retaining wall along the south side of the canal behind Nicey Treat, 916 Westfield Boulevard [G5 on map].

Holliday Park Sap to Syrup Day February 25 Celebrate the magic of maple trees. Come over to Holliday Park anytime between 12:30-2 pm to journey around the trails learning all about making maple syrup. Try a syrup taste test, complete a craft, and enjoy delicious Sugar Maker’s Sundae. Tours will depart every fifteen minutes, meet in the lobby. Preregistration required by calling 3277180 or visiting www.hollidaypark. org. 12:30-2 pm $7/person Details at



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Proposed flood wall in the news again The ongoing drama of the proposed floodwall along the Central Canal continues. Reader Jim Polito of the Save the Warfleigh group opposes new state legislation regarding the flood wall. His group supports the proposed Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project which they say provides extensive benefit including flood protection for Broad Ripple, Warfleigh, south Warfleigh and north Butler-Tarkington. They claim the project is fully funded and shovel ready with federal funding providing 75% of construction costs. The group says that the city continues to work with Rocky Ripple to explore

future projects that would provide Rocky Ripple flood protection (apparently left out of the current plan). Nevertheless, Polito claims new legislation in the state legislature suggests either a Rocky Ripple or Butler-Tarkington resident sue the City to stop the project and would expose residents to the ever-present threat of catastrophic loss of life and property as they impose attorney’s fees.

New apartments near Opti Park open in September New apartments near Opti Park on 66th Street will open in September. Named the Park 66 Lofts, the complex is features 108 units. Follow Bill Malcolm on Twitter (@billmalcolm6), on Facebook (including Hoosiers for Passenger Rail, and on LinkedIn. He also writes for All Aboard Indiana, works on improving passenger rail service in the state, and advocates for a DC-based association fighting for fair and affordable utility rates. Send story ideas and feedback to

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Days 29-42 Hello readers. I hope that you have been following along with the show I have been writing about entitled “100 Days”. This show highlights local author John Green and his best friend Chris Waters tackling various fitness and diets challenges for 100 consecutive days. Week 5 hits in and it is apparent that the “honeymoon phase” may be over in regards to Chris and John. They have been trying to stay the course with workouts and diet. But, as life happens, there are obstacles as well. Realistically, it would be highly unlikely that everything would go 100% according to plan for an entire 100 days. Especially when it comes to making somewhat drastic changes to lifestyles. Week 5 displays this fact as John and Chris get into a minor spat about diet pitfalls. It was the first time that the “bromance” was not in full display. And I wasn’t surprised... it didn’t get too ugly though and by the end of the workout all was well in the land of 100 Days. This was also the week of Thanksgiving as we all know can be quite a challenge, as John admitted while visiting family in Montana. Although he did get in some runs and hiked out there in that lovely state, so not a total bust!! And Chris went on a morning holiday run with his buddies on our lovely local tow path, which is a great tradition for him. Week 6 was a pretty intense regimen. The guys visited the Naptown Roller Girls (our local roller derby team) and John clearly underestimated the hardcore-ness of this group. After falling on a turn and bruising his tail bone, they continued to do a non-skating boot camp style workout that left them both pretty exhausted and with a new appreciation for the sport. They also met with their dietitian to regroup with new goals and expectations. She suggested more frequent snacks during the day and list writing to remember the WHY in their journey. I found her tips to be helpful as did they. The last part of week 6 as far as I was involved was a tough free weight workout with me which I’m not sure they particularly enjoyed, but I did this workout for exactly that reason. I wanted to show them the vast amount of ways you can work, fatigue and build the same muscle group. There is no one way to do “resistance training”. Working out does not mean just cardio and pumping weights. It wasn’t their favorite style, which I was expecting, and wasn’t going to make them do it again....but I at least wanted them to try it. And last, but CERTAINLY not least, was their final workout of the week with boxing instructor Suzana. Suzana used to work for me and she’s about as intense as they come. Let’s just say they both agreed it was the hardest workout they had ever endured. Dozens of nonstop drills and her “breaks” included mountain climbers and burpees. It didn’t look pleasant and John even dry heaved. Personally, this is not my style as I don’t find nearly passing out and vomiting the picture of health...but that’s why it is good there are so many different types of fitness/training out there. Some people swear by their trainers while others would not enjoy that physical feeling. If you have been following along it is also quite clear that the guys are becoming much more fit. Their strength and endurance have markedly increased despite a few bumps in the road. Their accountability towards one another and to me is a huge boost toward their success!! If you would like to challenge yourself to your own fitness desires I would definitely recommend having a buddy, spouse, trainer etc. to help keep you on the course in a positive way!! 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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EYE Can See is open at 6117 College Avenue suite 3 [K3 on map]. It offers assistive technologies for individuals with low-vision or blindness.

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Where in the "Village"?

This one is pretty obscure. Have you seen this brick that says Brazil? The brick was made in Brazil, Indiana. Where is it? (The brick, not Brazil, Indiana)

Answer on page 14

Random Ripplings Work is progressing on the wall at the canal for the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market / The Coil Apartments at College and the canal [F3 on map]. Large boulders are being installed on the north bank of the canal as a retaining wall.

Hidden History encryption by Jim Alred

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: P equals N

Sudoku is a nine by nine grid. The solution (each puzzle has only one) will have all the numbers from one through nine in every row and every column. In addition, the grid is divided into nine three-by-three sections. Each of these three-by-three sections will also contain all the numbers from one through nine. Each Sudoku puzzle from Pappocom can be solved using logic alone. If you prefer guessing, you can – but there is a logical way to solve every puzzle. Let’s start with the easy puzzle. We will try to put a 5 in the right section of the middle row which contains 3-4. The 5 in the left section of the middle row eliminates the 3 spaces in the top row of the section. The 5 in the center section eliminates the 2nd row in the section. The only place left is to the right of the 3-4. You have learned one technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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Historic Ad This advertisement for A-C Radio Electric Shop appeared in 1952. The long-time appliance store was at 5207 N. College Avenue, where Edward Jones (Patrick Lane) is today [PP23 on map]. Look for the history of ACR in a future Gazette.

Most Accurate Broad Ripple Business Directory

Stores - Restaurants - Bars - Salons

Broad Ripple Crossword Across

1. According to phrase, it will be a long time till they come home 5. Important subject marker 8. Headphone item missing from some phones 12. Term for old fashioned electronic messages 14. “The Way We ___” 16. atop 17. Teaching surface of yore 19. Vanished 20. Ruin 21. Who let them out? 23. Order partner 24. Brings home 26. Justification 28. Travels to 31. Towel monogram 33. Captain Kirk kept one 34. We do this in the Village as much as possible 35. Common tattoo 36. Bakery pastry 39. Play division 40. Sprayed for bugs 42. Last of 26 43. Bad news often comes in this 45. 1205 and Hotel Tango are local places that make this 46. Corn unit 47. Carney or Linkletter 48. Shirt type found at Teeki Hut 49. Ctrl-v

answer on Page 14

51. Hard to find 53. Goes out, in a way 55. Place 56. Venus de Milo’s lack 58. Places for briefs? 61. Sale tag words 63. What an investment should do 66. You should do this locally 67. The ____ Door on College 68. Long-form test answer 69. Very small 70. Put a stop to 71. Car-boot contents


1. It’s connected to the Wellington, for short 2. Fixes the squeaky wheel 3. Stole 4. Minute part 5. Wee hour 6. Be in charge 7. Find them and maybe get a treat! 8. Hill folk band type 9. Says “I’m sorry” 10. One-time Tonight Show host now on TBS 11. Was sure of 13. Irving Berlin’s “Blue ___” 15. Barely beat 18. Tasty sandwich at the Alley Cat, for short 22. The Brown Derby’s Cobb is famous

25. Chuck, perhaps 27. Last word on a family business sign, with and 28. Furnace output 29. Per 30. Pirates of the Caribbean, for one 32. Candidate’s concern 35. First Lady’s title 36. Man cave 37. Pants part 38. Not there 40. Aquarium fish 41. Like a knot 44. Victorian, for one 48. Early child movie star Shirley

49. Lennon’s “Give ______ A Chance” 50. Sports stat 51. We have four places to get it with a fifth coming to 49th and College 52. Popular 51 Down ingredient 54. Rocks 55. Ago 57. Like cotton candy 59. Like a Monday Times crossword 60. The Tin ____ was where Boogie Burger is today 62. Like Bond 64. Overnight flight (with 65 down) 65. See 64 Down

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The time is right to take a second look at some of the tried and true wine regions of the world. Odila Galer-Noel with Frederick Wildman Wines has some good advice. “We’ve been so enthralled discovering new wines from new regions we’ve kind of set aside those traditional wines and regions from France, Spain, Italy and Greece”, says Galer-Noel. Spain is a good place to start when it comes to easy drinking great value wines, in both red and white. “Crianzas are straight forward red wines, spicy and warm and under $13. Even reservas which have spent a few more years softening up in the bottle making the wine more lush and round, they are still under 20 and a great price.” A good starter is the El Coto de Rioja Crianzamedium bodied, smooth with notes of dark fruit and spice. Don’t forget about France either. “Rhone is making a comeback with some great values. Look for the Cotes du Rhone, Liracs, Cotes du Ventoux, whites and roses as well as red blends are lively and pack a lot of flavor for twenty dollars or less”, says Galer-Noel. “There are delicious and affordable reds and whites from the Burgundy region too, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the star grapes.” Galer-Noel says many long time producers like Olivier Le Flaive and Joseph Faively offer classic Burgundy wines at new world wine prices.

puzzle on Page 12


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

Everything Old is New Again

Hidden History solution



The Wine Scene

Sudoku solutions

Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2017

Crossword solution

puzzle on Page 13


Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5)

Year in Review – Movie Taglines of 2016 - 1) Captain America: Civil War, 2) Finding Dory, 3) Sully, 4) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Year in Review – Sports - 1) Leicester City, 2) Nate McMillan, 3) Freestyle, 4) Colin Kaepernick (Sitting during the National Anthem) Year in Review – People in the News - 1) El Chapo, 2) Tim Cook/ Apple, 3) Merrick Garland, 4) Nigel Farage Year in Review – Happenings - 1) The Panama Papers, 2) Stranger Things, 3) Tokyo, Japan, 4) Megyn Kelly Year in Review – Albums - 1) Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2) Beyoncé, 3) Chance The Rapper, 4) Ariana Grande

Where in the Village? puzzle on Page 12


It is on the sidewalk at Monon Food Company - 6420 Cornell Avenue [C5 on map].

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

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B.R. Nails 1062 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Barbershop 6194 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Fit Club 6542 Westfield Blvd Broad Ripple Massage Practice 6117 College Ave ste 5 Broad Ripple Therapy Associates 6524 Carrollton Ave Broad Ripple Spa 819 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Tanning II 1908 Broad Ripple Ave Canvas Salon 6413 College Ave Scott A. Cavins, LMFT, LMHC 1660 Kessler Blvd Changes Salon 6416 Ferguson St Cheek 2 Chic Aesthetics 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chic Retreat 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chrome Salon 6158 Hillside Ave Co/Laborosity 819 E. 64th St, ste 101 Collage Therapeutic Group 6325 Guilford Ave Complexions 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 8 CrossFit NapTown Monon 5255 Winthrop Ave ste 120 The Dailey Method Indianapolis 725 E. 65th St, ste 200 Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC 740 East 52 Street, ste 12 Embarque Yoga Therapy + Massage 5345 N. Winthrop Ave., Ste. E Emmett’s The Studio 711 E 54th St Equis Consulting 6102 College Ave Eternal Knowing 1111 E. 54th Street ste 141 Eva Maison 912 Westfield Blvd Fitness Lab 1053 E 54th St Flaunt 6515 Ferguson St Fortitude Fitness 723B Broad Ripple Ave Great Clips 1077 Broad Ripple Ave Hair Benders 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Hair Etc. 6360 Guilford Ave Hair It Is 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 10 Hairquarters 6551 Ferguson St Hair That Rocks 1109 E. 52nd St Heal Thyself & Co 6220 Broadway St The Healing Room 819 E. 64th St Her Hair 6128 N. College Ave Herbonique 6332 Guilford Ave ste 205 Hillside Avenue Spa and Salon 6150 Hillside Ave Holistic Terra 6224 College Ave Indy Acupuncture 6155 College Ave Indy Physical Therapy 831 Broad Ripple Ave Inner Balance Acupuncture + Massage 6117 College Ave ste 2 Jo Jo’s Hair Studio 6144 Hillside Ave Just Feet 2021 E. 52nd St Ste. 211 JW Salon 6233 Carrollton Ave Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT 819 E. 64th St, ste 248 Kiac Braids 2070 E. 54th St ste 9 kOMpose 6201 Winthrop Ave ste 2 LA Fitness 6160 Keystone Ave Lacquer 6280 College Ave ste 100 #5 Leaf and Limb - a tiny spa 833 E. Westfield Blvd. The Loft 6201 Winthrop Ave Lotus Spa / Nails 2138 E. 62nd St Macy’s - The Salon Glendale Town Center Mane Addiction 6120 N. College Ave Massage Envy 6280 College Ave ste 150 Massage iNDY 6144 Hillside Ave ste 10

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Stepp-n-Style Salon 2060 E. 54th St ste 5 Style 6503 Carrollton Ave 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


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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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


1001 Properties 6201 Winthrop Ave ste #7 A.M. Real Estate 6556 Cornell Ave American Village 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management 6215 College Ave Annex 6235 Guilford 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



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Kelly Burrough, N.P. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic 5420 N College Ave. ste 101 Scott Christy, D.D.S. 6201 Winthrop Ave. ste 3 P Mail collection Jeffrey Cox, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave box Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry 1927 Broad Ripple Ave B Margarita Czeskis, M.D. BlueIndy 1095a Broad Ripple Ave station Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. 6344 Kingsley Dr EYE Can See 6117 College Ave ste 3 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


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


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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Carpenter Realtors 6101 College Ave 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. 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












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Mecca School of Massage 6225 Carrollton Ave 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 Pure Barre 6280 College Ave ste 400 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








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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 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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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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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 Baskin Robbins II31 2201B Broad Ripple Ave

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School 55 - Eliza Blaker 1349 E. 54th St School 84 - Joseph Bingham 440 E. 57th St Sidener Acad. for High Ability Students 2424 Kessler Blvd Village Montessori School 6535 Ferguson St Wash. Twp. Small Claims Court 5302 N. Keystone Ave ste E

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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








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








Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel Ave Christ the King Catholic School 5858 Crittenden Ave 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

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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














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Bazbeaux 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen 705 E 54th St Bent Rail Brewery 5301 Winthrop Ave Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar 5902 College Ave Birdy’s Bar & Grill 21 2131 E. 71st St Biscuits Cafe D 1035 Broad Ripple Ave Boogie Burger D 1904 Broad Ripple Ave Brick House Dueling Pianos 6235 Guilford Ave BRICS 901 E. 64th St



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


Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave

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

Brugge Brasserie G5◄ 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings II32◄ 2747 East 62nd St Byrne’s Grilled Pizza MM19 5615 Illinois St 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 Hot Box Pizza H4◄ 715 Broad Ripple Ave

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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


















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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 18 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 The Nook by Northside 21 C3 6513 College 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 Glendale Town Center Penn Station East Coast Subs 1089 Broad Ripple Ave Perk Up D 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D 823 E. Westfield Blvd. Plump’s Last Shot D 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

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


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

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


Blue Door, The 6426 College Ave BlueMile 1079 Broad Ripple Ave Bokay Florist 5890 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits 6510 Cornell Ave Broad Ripple Vintage 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella 825 Westfield Blvd Clara K. Gifts 825 Westfield Blvd Christian Science Reading Room 2136 E. 62nd St Coby Palmer Designs 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 CVS 6290 College Ave CVS 119 W 56th St



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

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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


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 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


Vintage 54 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B The Vintage Clothing Co 2417 E 56th 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

Marigold 6512 Cornell Ave


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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 Verdigris 5208 College Ave


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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


Broad Ripple Automotive 5312 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Design Assoc. 660 E. 62nd St Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment 823 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Lock Service 2023 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple P&L 6224 College Ave Broad Ripple Restoration Painting 5916 Birchwood Ave Cabinetpak Kitchens 6038 Keystone Ave Call My List 6285 College Ave Camden Stained Glass 5345 Winthrop Ave. ste C Cardinal Manufacturing 710 E. 52nd St Central Indiana Comm. Foundation 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Christina’s Complete Clean 6201 Winthrop Ave Clark & Osborne 6617 Ferguson St Connect Think 6507 N. Carrollton Ave Covideo 6235 Guilford Ave David Electric Service 6013 College Ave Deanna Hoskins Interior Design 6418 Carrollton Ave Deckademics 6108 College Ave ste 200 Deering Cleaners 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects 6500 Westfield Blvd Design 27 5366 Winthrop Ave DeveloperTown 5255 Winthrop Ave Dittoe Public Relations 5420 N College Ave. ste 200 Draw It To Know It 6507 Ferguson St #102 Easter Conservation Services 1134 E. 54th St. Studio J Elgin Water Care 1009 Broad Ripple Ave Event One DJs 6358 N. College Ave Facets Studio 6251 Winthrop Ave FedEx/Kinko’s 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing 6235 Carrollton Ave ste B Fizziology 6161 Hillside Ave Flanner & Buchanan 1305 Broad Ripple Ave Front Row Tickets 6358 College Ave Forest Hills Landscape 5893 Forest Ln Gruuv Technologies 5936 Keystone Ave ste 203 Harris Tire & Auto 5425 Keystone Ave Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters 2374 E. 54th St The Hatch 6161 Hillside Ave Hit City Recording Studio 707 E 54th St Hoosier Salon Admin Office 711 E. 65th St Hope Plumbing 2144 E. 52nd Hour Motors 6121 College Ave


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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


Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2017

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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 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 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 6503 Ferguson St 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 Whitehot Marketing I5 6201 Winthrop Ave, ste 4 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

19 Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2017

The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 4

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


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Backyard Wildlife Just as the Broad Ripple Gazette illuminates with facts, anecdotes, photos, and interesting articles of the Village, I would like to share some FYI data about the backyard wildlife that you can see around the streets and parks of the area. • 392 species of birds have been seen in Indiana • Birders sponsored by Backyard Birds did a study of the birds visiting at a neighboring lake for one year and identified more than 70 species of birds and ducks. • The cardinal is our state bird and the bordering states except Michigan. The crested male is red, and the female is a beautiful tawny brown with blushes of red. • You will see a variety of ducks on the canal and the lakes. Most of our Canada geese do not migrate in the winter. • It is very common to see Red-tailed hawk in the area. This large bird is carnivorous, and an opportunistic feeder finding small mammals such as rodents, but they will also consume birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. They can be used in falconry. • If you see a large gray bird, check to see if it is a mockingbird. These entertainers can have from 53-150 themes as their songs. Their repertoire can keep you up at night if your windows are open. • The robin (the brown bird with an orange belly) does not migrate although it is considered a harbinger of spring. When the ground thaws, the worms are easier to find but in the winter, they will flock around the flowering fruit trees heavily laden with frozen berries. • It’s very possible to see our national symbol, the bald eagle, flying along the White River. They are no longer strangers in the village. • If you are out and about at night, you may see the night hawks flying around parking lots or you may even hear the Great Horned Owl hoot or the call, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”of the Barred Owl. • Starling and Grackles are especially plentiful when there is snow cover. You can use Google to figure out the difference! They are not the same bird and are often confused.

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. . . that you can upload your photos of ANYTHING in the Broad Ripple area from ANY TIME to add to the VirtualBroadRipple Archives? Go to canal and dirtier banks (and rats). Fox squirrels spend more time on the ground than in trees. They have two litters a year and have on average three babies in each litter. • On the White River, be on the lookout for cranes, ducks, deer, muskrat, fox and herons in addition to the usual numbers of fox and gray squirrels, turtles, and groundhogs. • Blue Herons are the long and large silhouettes you might see if you look up. Although they are usually found on the banks of the river, they will visit residence fish ponds. Although it is fun to people-watch in Broad Ripple, the village and surrounding area offers challenges for those who enjoy watching and observing nature. It’s fun to see the visitors observing all the wild life (birds, animals, or people!) on the streets of Broad Ripple Village. •

image by Jan Luckett

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If you are walking along the canal, the interloper pet ducks that have been released are very identifiable. But you might see mallards and Canada geese. Remember the male and female mallards look very different. Here’s is your yearly caution: DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS! There is enough food for them and feeding them will lead to overpopulation of the

Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site Email your bird questions to

20 Vol. 14 No. 4

Don Colvin, Deputy Director of Indy Parks Planning, at the open house.

The Broad Ripple Gazette

Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2017

photo by Taylor O’Neal

Broad Ripple Bark Park open house by Taylor O’Neal, Assistant Park Manager

Don Colvin, Deputy Director of Indy Parks Planning, presented some renderings of potential improvements to the dog park. Those improvements include artificial turf, specifically designed for dogs, to be put in at the most heavily used area of the dog park (right near the entrance where it is currently a muddy/sandy area). He had different types of turf samples for people to see and feel and explained the process of how it all works and how it would be installed. He then moved on to talking about agility equipment. He had some pictures of different styles and on the renderings he had some potential placements that could be a good flow through the dog park. Lastly, he talked about extending the fence on the eastern border of the dog park out about 10 feet (almost to the property line) which would increase the size of the dog park about 10,000 sq ft. Don opened the floor to questions and comments. The open forum was a mixed bag of opinions. The first few people who commented were not for the artificial turf. Don had to clarify that really our only options at this point would be to do the turf or to leave it how it is. In the past it’s been seeded, it’s been over seeded, he’s laid sod down, and year after year it just becomes a muddy mess (from the grass going dormant in the winter months when we still have people and dogs walking all over it, so it just dies). Don explained how most new dog parks are putting artificial turf in their parks because of the longevity and durability of it. He gave the name of a park in Cincinnati, Washington Park, that has it and

photo by Taylor O’Neal

encouraged the attendees to look it up and look more into the turf. One major item that was brought up by attendees was getting a shelter with benches at the dog park. Don said he looked very much into it and gave the cost rundown for it. A small dog park was requested by several people, asking if the satellite dog park behind the Family Center could be turned into a small dog park. Don said that that could be doable, but major upgrades to it would have to be done, leaving no money for the main dog park improvements. Final decision on the dog park will not be open for a vote, but Don does want to get preferences from the members, so he did go around the room taking preferences. I think this was a great opportunity for people to see the reality of how far the $15,000 will get us (which isn’t very far). Members asked how they could be more involved and how they could do more fundraising. I told them of 1 or 2 potential events in the future that we may have (we’re still working out all the details) for fundraising. I also invited them to join the Friends of Broad Ripple Park, which is a great way to become more involved, not just with the dog park, but with Broad Ripple Park as a whole. The Friends of Broad Ripple Park meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:45pm at the Broad Ripple Park Family Center.

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