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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 5

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

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Crossword page 13

Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

Everything you always wanted to know about the canal...

Today, this is the south end of the canal from Broad Ripple as it enters the treatment plant.

By Alan Hague

Part Sixteen

The Downtown Canal

Indianapolis Water Company, now Citizens, White River Treatment Plant.

The Broad Ripple Gazette presented (in various issues from Volume 12 #18 through Volume 13 #9) the history and workings of the Indiana Central Canal as it exists today, from the canal’s creation at the dam on the White River in Broad Ripple, down to the Citizens White River Treatment Plant near the Fall Creek and 16th Street. Those articles came from an interview conducted at Citizens Energy in 2015 with Ed Malone, Director of Water Production for Citizens Energy Group, Edwin Morris, Operation Maintenance Supervisor for Citizens Energy Group, and Sarah Holsapple, Media Relations for Citizens Energy Group. This article covers the portion of the canal that was past the water treatment plant. It currently runs from 11th Street, through downtown and White River State Park, emptying in the White River near the southwest corner of the NCAA Hall of Champions. I had always believed that when the interstate was built downtown, the construction cut off the canal path. I had been told that the canal was piped underground at this point and then it re-emerged at 11th Street and flowed on the rest of the way to the White River in White River State Park. I thought the only changes were the construction of a concrete basin to replace the original earthen structure dug in the 1800s. I was wrong. During my interview with Citizens, the owners of the active canal from Broad Ripple to the White River Treatment Plant, I learned that the canal, in fact, ends at the treatment plant, with all its 8-million gallons a day emptying into the facility, to be treated and delivered to the water users in the city. The real story of the water in the downtown canal was a more complicated one and I would find those details at the Department of Metropolitan Development. In 2016, I met with John Bartholomew, Public Information Officer for City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development and Steve Schulmeyer, Project manager at City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development, at their City-County Building office to discuss the history of the downtown Canal Walk project. A little background on the history of the original Indiana Central Canal as it pertains to the downtown portion. According to a report by the Mid-Atlantic Region National Park Service, “The Internal Improvement Bill of 1836 provided for almost 1,300 miles of canals and railroads to be funded by $10 million in bonds and loans. The fact that this figure was twenty times the state government’s estimated revenues for 1836 indicates the magnitude of the undertaking.” The original Indianapolis portion of the canal ran from Broad Ripple on the north to Pleasant Run on the south. This eight miles was the only watered portion of the 11 miles of canal that was dug, before the program was abandoned in 1839 due to the State of Indiana going bankrupt. In part one of this series, I described how the canal fed power to downtown industries. In the 1870s the canal was abandoned south of Market Street. In 1960, during the construction of the State Office Building, the right angle bend to the west, south of Ohio Street, was altered to form two smooth 45 degree bends. In 1970, during the construction of the Interstate 65 ramp system, the canal was moved underground into a 60” pipe between 11th Street and 13th Street. (This is where I got the idea that today’s canal is a continuation of the river water canal from Broad Ripple, more about that later). In 1984, during the replacement of the West Street Bridge, the canal was moved underground into 48” and 24” pipes along the southern edge of Military Park. The canal south of 11th Street had become a wet, muddy area of a fastdeveloping downtown. In 1972, the Indianapolis Water Company started to title this part of the canal to the City of Indianapolis “for park and recreational purposes”. The agreement stated that the City had five years to take action on the canal. A 22-person Waterways Task Force was created by the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. A Lilly Endowment grant funded a feasibility study on transforming the canal into a usable public space. The study was complete in 1974, but the projected costs were high and the project was tabled.

The original canal went underground here when the interstate was built, cutting the flow off.

The current downtown canal dumps in to the White River via a waterfall at this point in White River State Park.

The original canal south of this point was cut off and backfilled in the 1870s.

Indiana Central Canal The original Indiana Central Canal from 21st Street to its end at Pleasant Run shown in blue on the 1920s map. Not shown here is the canal run from Broad Ripple to 21st Street.

The end of the original canal emptied into Pleasant Run here at Bluff Road in 1839.


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The History of Indianapolis Punk Rock opening

Mar. 3 & 10


Fish Fry

Mar. 4


BR Broads for the Cure Annual Fundraiser

Mar. 8

Wed. New Augusta Duo - free concert (see page 8)

Mar. 10 & 11

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

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Homebuyer Bootcamp

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Sidenerds Night Out - Sidener Academy event

Mar. 12


Daylight Saving Time Begins - 2 A.M.

Mar. 18


13th Annual Holliday Park Trail Run

Mar. 19


Music of Just Three - Free

Mar. 28


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Apr. 1


Village Ramblers in concert - open to public

Circle City Industrial Complex 1125 Brookside Ave 6 to 10 PM Christ the King Kessler Blvd at Crittenden 6 to 8 PM Broad Ripple Tavern 745 Broad Ripple Ave 2 to 5 PM Upland Tasting Room 4842 N. College Ave 7 to 9 PM

First Merchants Bank 5915 N College Ave 10am to noon DeveloperTown 5255 Winthrop Ave 6 pm to 10 pm clocks spring forward

Holliday Park 6363 Spring Mill Road

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Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Boulevard 4 pm Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Boulevard 6 pm

Kennington Amer Legion Post 2210 E. 54th St 7 pm

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Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

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Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

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North Side Optimist Club Meeting

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Mar. 15


Friends of Broad Ripple Park Mtg.

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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 Le Peep Restaurant 8487 Union Chapel Rd. noon

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A Coffee With A Cop event was recently held at Cornerstone Cafe, 651 E. 54th Street [OO23 on map].

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The Holidaires recently performed jazz classics on the stage at the Broad Ripple McDonald’s, 1020 Broad Ripple Avenue [G6 on map].

The winners of this past quiz were Bill Cosby’s Christmas Special Is A Real Snoozer with 19 points. Best Team Name Competition Winners: Riggs For Police Chief - Murtaugh For Sheriff. Movie Offspring

1. The ill-fated daughter of what famous movie couple, from a film released in 1939, was named Bonnie Blue? 2. Siblings from what 1954 musical were given Biblical names by their God fearing parents, starting with Adam and ending with Gideon and would have continued on to Zachariah, we’re told, if they hadn’t died prematurely sometime before the action in the movie takes place? 3. Kristen Dunst stars as the eldest of five daughters to parents played by Kathleen Turner and James Woods in the 1999 movie The Virgin Suicides. What daughter of an Oscar winning director, who herself is an Oscar winner, directed the movie? 4. Ben Meecham, played by Michael O’Keefe, has a basketball bounced off his head repeatedly by his father Lieutenant Colonel “Bull” Meecham in an attempt to humiliate him in a scene from the 1979 movie The Great Santini. What actor plays “Bull” Meecham?

Undefeated in Sports

1. Who was the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins when they went undefeated in 1972, a quarterback who was replaced by Earl Morrall during the season following an injury, but came back during the playoffs to lead them to a victory in Super Bowl VII? 2. What boxer held the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World from September 1952 until April 1956, before famously retiring undefeated? 3. In what year did Indiana University, under coach Bob Knight, win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, in a season in which they were undefeated, going 32-0? 4. Soccer club Arsenal went the entire English Premier League season of 2003-2004 without losing a single match, finishing with a record of 26 wins and 12 draws. In what city are Arsenal Football Club based?

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Greek God/ Flower? Hobbled/ A Small Depression? Celestial Body/ Far Off? Detective/ Go Quickly?

Star Wars Worlds

1. In what African country were all the scenes from the Star Wars series of movies, which were set on the planet Tatooine, filmed? 2. What is located above the planet Bespin? 3. What planet, which is entirely covered by one large city, was once the capital of The Galactic Republic and the capital of The Galactic Empire? 4. Kashyyyk, the homeworld of what major Star Wars character was only shown once, during a battle scene, in Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge Of The Sith?

Musical Characters

1. Of whom does Bob Dylan ask the following question in his 1965 song The Ballad Of A Thin Man: “Something’s happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do you…”? 2. What kind of creature is Jeremiah in the song Joy To The World, released in 1971 by the band Three Dog Night? 3. What band introduced the character Ivor The Engine Driver in their six part mini Rock Opera, A Quick One While He’s Away, released in 1966? 4. How does Chuck Berry describe Johnny B. Goode’s guitar playing in his song Johnny B. Goode from 1958?

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Indianapolis Women’s Chorus spring concert at Eiteljorg

The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus presents My Heart’s Friend, a spring concert in conjunction with the Eiteljorg Museum’s exhibit “Dogs: Faithful and True.” Who are our heart’s friends? We find companionship with other humans, our pets, the Sacred, and the world around us. Hear jazz, world music, American folk song, and Broadway alongside inspiring choral selections from the 12th century to the present, as we celebrate loving friendship in all its forms. Concert ticket includes parking validation. Also, Sunday concert ticket includes general admission to the museum. All tickets purchased on-line will be Will Call. Online ticketing will end at midnight on Friday 3/17. Tickets will also be available at the door, at the regular “at the door” prices. Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 19, 3:00 PM Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. For ticket and other information, visit

IPL withdraws rate increase request for natural gas plant

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), today filed a motion withdrawing its request for a rate increase to cover the cost of building a natural gas plant in Martinsville, Indiana. IPL has been notified by its construction contractor, CB&I Stone & Webster, that the project will not be complete on April 30, 2017 as previously anticipated. As a result, the decision has been made to file a motion to withdraw the rate increase request until a new construction timeline is confirmed.

Holliday Park Trail Run

The annual Holliday Park Trail is scheduled for March 18. 5-mile Trail Run (ages 10 and up) — Runners begin at 9:30 a.m., NEW! 3-mile Trail Hike (ages 10 and up) — Hikers begin at 9:30 a.m., 1-mile Trail Run/Hike (ages 6-12) – begins at 10:45 a.m. Tot Trot (ages 5 and under) – begins at 10:55 a.m., Free Kids Zone featuring climbing wall, crafts, games and more! Hospitality Tent for Race Participants. Event Management by Tuxedo Brothers Registration and T-shirt Pick Up - Pre-race registration and T-shirt pick up will be in the Holliday Park Nature Center on Friday, March 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick up will be in the Holliday Park Nature Center from 8:009:15 a.m. Limited to 600–must be postmarked by Monday, March 13th. You must be pre-registered by 4 p.m. Friday, March 10, to be guaranteed a shirt and goodie bag. There will be no shirts available on race day. Supervision will be provided during race events for children of participating parents. (Prior reservations required – limited to the first 50 children that are signed up) Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. Race headquarters will be in the Nature Center. Questions: 317-475-9482 or 317-327-7180. Entries over the phone will not be accepted.

Devon Kondaki art exhibition at Indianapolis Arts Garden

Devon Kondaki, an author/illustrator of children’s picture books from Indianapolis, will be having an art exhibition in the Indianapolis Arts Garden this March entitled: Welcome to WinzlowNation that shows the step by step process of how his picture books are created. There is a performance on March 9th at 12:15 to 1:15 PM and a gallery talk from 7 to 9 PM on March 29th at the Arts Garden. For more information:

Passover Seder - Congregation Shaarey Yeshua

Why is this night different from all other nights? Hear the telling of the story – experience the answer! Messianic Jewish Congregation Shaarey Yeshua invites you to celebrate Passover, Tuesday, April 11th, from 615-9pm, at the Ritz Charles Conference Center, located at 12156 N. Meridian

Street in Carmel. We will have a full Seder, catered meal, music, folk dancing, and fun for all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance by March 17: Adults: $50; Children 12 and under $25. Seating is from 5:30-6pm. Appropriate dress is business attire. Tickets may be purchased by check, made out to SHAAREY YESHUA, memo notation SEDER, mailed to 2415 E 72nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. For more information please see our website at, or call 317-202-0789, or email,

March Meeting for Herb Society of Central Indiana

Join us for a night to learn about “The Herb of the Year/Cilantro/Coriander” on March 6. 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. 317/253/9381 or - Refreshments at 6:30pm, Speaker at 7:00pm

Butler Univ School of Music Announces Spring Schedule

Butler University’s School of Music will present more than two dozen performances this spring, most of them free of charge and open to the public. Tickets for Music at Butler performances and Butler Opera Theatre performances are available in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, online at, or call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. For the most up-to-date information about all events at Butler, visit NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES - Featuring a broad selection of music and ensembles. Concerts are free to all. Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 PM - Chamber Singers, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall Thursday, March 23, 7:30 PM - JCA Composers Orchestra, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 PM - Jordan Jazz, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall BUTLER OPERA THEATRE - Too Many Sopranos Tickets: $15; $10 for seniors (55 and older); $7.50 for students (18 and under, or with Butler ID) Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM at Schrott Center for the Arts DUCKWALL ARTIST SERIES - Intimate recitals with School of Music faculty and guest artists. Performances are free to all and located in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 PM - Thomas Gerber, Harpsichord Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 PM - Michael Muszynski, Bassoon Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 PM - Larry Shapiro, Violin PIANO AT BUTLER SERIES - Recitals and master classes by guest pianists from around the world. Events are free to all and located in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. Sunday, April 9, 2:00 PM - Piano Area Student Recital

Lecture at Butler: Race, Class, Gender and College in the New Economy

Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, will deliver the annual Brahos Political Science Lecture, “College for Baby Mommas: Race, Class, Gender and College in the New Economy,” on March 14 at 7:30 PM in Pharmacy Building Room 150. Admission is free and open to the public. McMillan Cottom’s talk will address how for-profit colleges are a gendered credentialing organization that, as one comedian puts it, is “the college for baby mommas.” From mothers struggling to pay for beauty school to working class guys seeking “good jobs” to accomplished professionals pursuing doctoral degrees, the experiences of the everyday people behind the shareholder earnings, congressional battles, and student debt disasters illustrate that the growth of for-profit colleges is inextricably linked to larger questions of race, gender, work, and the promise of opportunity in America. Her lecture will not only detail how this big-money industry is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the United States today but also show that closing these colleges won’t end the vulnerabilities that made for-profits the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the 21st century. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series.

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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

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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

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

Indy Crime Watch

Gerardo Becerra IMPD Crime Watch Specialist 317-327-3781

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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

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

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I am a life-long resident of the Broad Ripple area. My family has been in Broad Ripple for many generations. Jacob Coil platted and named Broad Ripple in 1837. Two of his daughters married into my family in the 1870s. My grandfather was a mail carrier at the BR post office and a charter member of the American Legion Post #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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Broad Ripple Broads for the Cure Annual Fundraiser Saturday, March 4 Broad Ripple Tavern 745 Broad Ripple Avenue 21+, 2 – 5 PM, free The Broad Ripple Broads – a group of lovely women – are hosting one of their annual fundraising events at the Broad Ripple Tavern. I speak from experience – anything these women put their mind to will be fun and successful. They have been gathering lovely items for baskets and other goodies for the sort-of raffle. Bring cash – you buy tickets and place them in the hopper for the items you’d like to win. This columnist would not own a Kate Spade purse if not for this fundraiser. Be prepared to meet new friends and have a great afternoon - I hope to see you there! I hope to see you there.


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A Colts basket for the event.

New Augusta Duo Wednesday, March 8 Upland Tasting Room 4842 N. College Ave - 21+, 7 – 9 PM, free

The New Augusta Duo is David Schroeder (guitar/vocals) and Lisa Schroeder (bass/vocals) who are part of the larger New Augusta Bluegrass Band. Dave and Lisa have a wealth of songs in their back pocket and harmonize beautifully. Bonus: there are discounted growler refills. Feel free to bring food in or order delivery to tasting room.

SideNerds Night Out 2017 Saturday, March 11 DeveloperTown 5255 Winthrop Ave - 21+, 6-10 PM, $15-25, packages available

The theme of this year’s Sidener Academy fundraiser is Fantastic Brains and Where to Find Them. The evening will be full of food and drinks and fun and prizes and music all to benefit Sidener Academy students. The proceeds will help fund everything from art supplies to soccer nets and the Math Pentathlon. There are several ticket options – all are wizard themed – and all include a raffle ticket. Even if you can’t go you can make a donation or buy a ticket for a teacher or Sidener parent that might not be able to afford one. Visit: for ticket options and to donate. -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


Pure Barre is open in the parking garage at 6280 College Ave suite 400 [H2 on map]. The fitness studio is between Athletico and the pop-up Indy Eleven shop.

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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 readers (we now have 7000!). Here is his 16th column from Volume 2 #11 first published on May 27, 2005.

C I S Poetic Thoughts S A L C

by C.W. Pruitt II

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Love Bombs I’ve had the Love Bomb dropped on me many times. And I been told that I have dropped a few. A few years ago the great artist Bill Emmert and I visited Iowa City. We were funding the trip exclusively through selling our art and poetry along the way. Bill told me what a cool place Iowa City was and he assured me that I would like it. I told him that we would drop the Love Bomb on Iowa City. Iowa City proved to be a special place with a very mellow vibe. They had a walking mall downtown with a coffee shop / cigar shop. (I enjoy coffee and cigars) But the people of Iowa City truly made the trip worthwhile. I met a homeless guy named Michael. He was wearing all black with a long leather jacket. When he found out that I was a poet he began reciting his own crucifixion poetry, which was both cataclysmic and sublime. When Bill and I were getting ready to leave, Michael kept hugging me and telling me that he loved me. When we got in the van, I had tears in my eyes. I turned to Bill and said, “I wanted to drop the Love Bomb and it got dropped on me.” Let’s start a righteous war. Drop a Love Bomb today. C.W. Pruitt II April 4, 2005

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 Sarah Holsapple, Media Relations for Citizens Energy Group, the construction at the northeast corner of Broad Ripple Park is the restoration of the lift station. The lift station’s tanks and ventilation are being replaced. The estimated time of completion is May 1st. Readers will remember from Vol 12 #22, Everything you always wanted to know about the canal....part five, that this building is part of the sewage lift station that pumps sanitary sewage from the northeast side of Indianapolis into the main sewer further downstream.

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More new housing options in the Ripple In addition to the Coil/Fresh Thyme project, there are several new places to live open or planned for the Ripple. Have you seen the new 2 or 3 bedroom town home apartments on Winthrop known as “The Win”? These new 2- and 3-bedroom townhome apartments are in the heart of Broad Ripple. Located at 6159 North Winthrop Avenue. It’s steps to Kroger and according to its website the 30+ bars. My last column also mentioned the 108 new apartments near the Art Center open in September near Opti Park on 66th Street. Called the Park 66 Lofts, will feature 108 units. Mark Juleen from JC Hart said rents would be as follows: Studios to two bedroom units from $1,199 to $1,499. Finally, as we reported in the February 3 edition. Onyx and East Properties have applied to re-develop 7002 Westfield (currently a large house) into 29 townhouses. This is between the Shore Acres Apartments and the Condo Complex one mile north of Broad Ripple. They have filed plans to construct 31 units. All of the units will be for-sale townhomes priced from about $250.000-$325,000. They would like to begin construction this summer and have units available in 2018.


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Has BR lost its Mojo to Fountain Square? Is it me or has Fountain Square usurped BR as the new urban hipster hangout? A bike ride through Fountain Square just south of downtown made me wonder. Is Fountain Square is now the new home for the urban hipsters? The area still has an edginess that unfortunately we may have lost in the Ripple. The rents still are or appear to be affordable. The chains have not moved in. Bars do not dominate (not that I don’t like a cocktail but 39 here in the Ripple is enough). However, the Ripple has something neither Fountain Square nor downtown/ Mass Avenue does: Holliday Park, Marrott Park, Broad Ripple Park, and the Monon Trail, Plus we are within 5 miles of every shopping choice you could want (yes, I know the Millennials only buy off Amazon Prime). Downtown, Mass Avenue, and Fountain Square are great but they can’t compete with BR because they don’t have a bike trail or Park as nice as we do. The shopping is also lacking. But one wonders.

New Life for the old Steak House/Village Inn There is new life scheduled for the high profile old Broad Ripple Steak House (now boarded up with a sign “Village Inn”) and adjacent former Hooka Bar. Developer John Pantzer reports construction should start this spring on the project which features 8,000 sq. feet of office space and 1,200 square foot rooftop patio in building 2. Building 1, the former steakhouse space, will have a restaurant and bar. The steakhouse space will be approximately 5,000 sq. feet. There will also be a new second story 800 square foot patio.

photo by Bill Malcolm

Re-purposing Union Station Effective March 1, the Hoosier State train to Chicago is again being operated by Amtrak. Also, I have started a new group to clean up the beleaguered Amtrak/ Greyhound bus rail facility at 350 S. Illinois. Other cities (St. Louis, Milwaukee, Denver, St. Paul) have recently made similar facilities inter-modal transportation hubs and even dining and shopping destinations by re-purposing their Union Stations. Holliday Park Chief Named New Executive Director of Friends of Holiday Park Long time Holliday Park Manager Adam Barnes has accepted a job with Friends of Holliday Park as their new Executive Director. Best wishes! Upcoming at the Park: March 18 - Holliday Park Trail Run - Register at or call (317) 475-9482 for more information. Details at Bill Malcolm also writes for All Aboard Indiana and covers travel for The Midwest Eagle. Send story ideas and feedback to

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& Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes The Town of Broad Ripple was incorporated in 1894, and started holding regular meetings at that time. In each issue, I will print my transcription of the old Town of Broad Ripple meeting minutes. These are taken from original, hand-written minutes that contain many spelling errors. I transcribed the records as they were entered, including errors. I will make some corrections/additions to the text in brackets [ ]. The original minutes books are at the Indiana State Archives at 6440 E. 30th St.

Here is the one-hundred sixty-first installment:

From 1903, newly elected officers of the Town of Broad Ripple were sworn in, Frank Watts, who owned the general store where Runners Forum is today, was paid back $1.36 for oil, gasoline and matches. Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in Special Session this 9th day of May 1903. All members present. The minutes of May 5th 1903 read and approved. The following bills were read and on regular motion were allowed and orders drawn on the Treasurer for the respective assessments WH Mon + Co. $7.50 C.L. Kirk $18.00 None of the new elected officers were present, the board adjourned to meet Monday Night to swear in the new elected town officers. C.W. Silvey Pres C.L. Kirk clerk

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Black Circle Brewing Co. is open at 46th and the State Fair Train tracks, just west of Keystone. The micro brewer and Elena Ruz Cuban foods restaurant are located in the rear of the old Super 8 offices (readers will remember our history (V13 #4) of this building that included the 7/11 offices and before that Sutho Suds).

Broad Ripple Ind May 11th 1903 The Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in Special Session all members present. The minutes of May 9th read and approved. Daniel W. Harcourt was sworn in as Trustee from the First District. Elmore H. Pursel was sworn in as Town Treasurer. Elmore [this is an error in the book, should be Franklin] Dungan was sworn in as Town Clerk. Thomas Metsker [also an error, should be Medsker] was sworn in as Town Marshal. The Board organized electing Daniel W. Harcourt as President of the Board. On regular motion the board selected the first Tuesday night in each month as their regular meeting night. The Bond of Elmore H. Pursel with Henry C. Gresh and O.J. Pursel as sureties was accepted. The Bond of Thomas F. Metsker [error] was also accepted with George Sheets, James M. Watts and J.C. White as sureties. A bill for $19.90 was allowed C.W. Silvey for election expenses and an order drawn on Treasurer for same. The following were turned over to Thomas Metsker [error]. 1 pair nippers, 1 pair handcuffs, and 2 badges. On regular motion the Board adjourned. D.H. Harcourt Pres. F.E. Dungan Clerk

Broad Ripple Ind, June 2nd 1903 The Board of trustees of the town of Broad Ripple met in regular session all members present. A bill for $12.00 was allowed E.H. Pursel for services as treasurer. The following bills were also allowed. $10.00 to C.L. Kirk for duties as fire chief. $1.50 to Chas. Roberts for one day’s services as deputy. $33.00 to T.F. Metsker salary as Marshal. $1.00 to Dan. A. Day for 4 meals served prisoners. $3.50 to J. VanSyoc for 7 loads of gravel hauled, And $3.00 to James Smith for street cleaning and gravel hauling. On regular motion C.L. Kirk was appointed fire chief for one year. The Marshal was instructed to repair Jefferson Street between the canal and the railroad. On reconsideration of election expenses C.W. Silvery was allowed $1.00. No further business the board adjourned. D.W. Harcourt Pres. F.E. Dungan Clerk

Broad Ripple, Ind July 7th 1903 The Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in regular session all members being present. The following bills were allowed. To Joseph Wambaugh $5.00 for cable. To Broad Ripple Lumber Co $1.98 for pipe To H.C. Gresh $2.92 for supplies To Frank E. Watts for oil, gasoline and matches $1.36 To Melvin Kail $4.50 for services as Deputy. To James Smith $3.50 for gravel And to T.F. Metsker marshal $32.00. On motion the Board decided to have D.W. Harcourt consult an attorney concerning street improvements. No further business Board adjourned. D.W. Harcourt Pres J.E. Dungan Clerk

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The Fitness Lab, 1053 54th Street [OO25 on map], has been added to the Broad Ripple directory and The fitness center is south of 54th on the Monon Trail.

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Canal Bistro, 6349 Guilford Avenue [E4 on map], recently installed a new sign at the entrance.

Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

Where in the "Village"? Have you seen this big pencil? Where is it?

Answer on page 14

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: O equals H

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 3 in the left section of the top row which contains 3-4-5-7-8. The 3 in the left section of the middle row eliminates the space below the 7. The 3 in the middle section of the top row eliminates the space between the 4-2. The 3 in the left section of the bottom row eliminates the space between the 2-8. The only place left is below the 5. You have learned one technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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1. Marry 4. Mr. of The Wind in the Willows 8. It might be pressed in a book 12. Gave (fruit) 13. About 14. 50+ organization in Flanner & Buchanan lower level 16. Thermometer type 17. Gazette delivery vehicle 18. Compose 19. Eye doctor on the Avenue 21. Towel monogram 23. Be like a Slo-Poke sucker 24. Like Guilford at 64th Street 25. Golf ball positions 27. Colin of Men at Work 29. A favorite spot for Cajun at 54th 30. ___’easter 31. Pen tip of yore 34. Sweeney Todd’s locale 38. Bauxite, e.g. 39. Hookah and good food on Guilford 40. Like sashimi (but not most sushi) 41. Oodles 42. Enjoyed the Pawn Shop 43. Clear, or an Amazon show 47. The base of our most common number system 48. Used to be 49. Reading type 50. It comes before com 51. Computer input 52. La Brea goo

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55. ___-bodied 58. Boutique 60. ER worker 62. They were recently restored at Holliday Park 64. A word once used in wedding vows 66. Catch 67. Within walking distance 68. Send money, perhaps 69. Neat as a pin 70. Understood 71. Minus 72. Bullfight cheer


1. Not as good 2. Back space, in effect 3. Counter at Kroger 4. Sock part 5. Players of symphonies 6. Grate expectations? 7. It might be revolving 8. Depressed 9. 2 in the morning could be considered this or 25 Down 10. The East 11. Is the right size 12. It is sometimes given (as in firing) 15. Second word in starting a heat 20. Ownership map type 22. Kimmel ___ Repair on the Avenue 26. Part of TGIF 28. Indianapolis ____ Center 29. Positive vote

30. Common recyclables 31. Musical symbol 32. ____works is at 86th and Keystone 33. Like an Uri Geller spoon 34. ____12 Bierwerks is in the Holy Cross neighborhood 35. Behind in the rent 36. Not odd 37. Entered the election 41. Take off the safety 43. Tango requirement 44. “Shoot!” 45. ___ the Bunny

46. Your editor and clue writer 50. Thickheaded 51. Gillis of old TV 52. Monon _____ 53. Where the big hit goes on a 45 54. Count on 55. Path of a football 56. Cheaper way to buy staples, with in 57. Burt Lahr played a famous one in a Judy Garland movie 59. Laugh loudly 61. Bible word 63. Darn? 65. Cry of success

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24 happy people enjoyed the annual Valentines Dinner at Perk Up Cafe. I was happy to help serve food, wine and beer along with Veronika from Perk Up, and Dulce and John Albers of Crush and Brew. A craft Kolsch from local Bier Brewery and a California Cabernet Sauvignon from the Central Valley were the most popular pours of the night. Several white wine fans discovered the crisp refreshing taste of Seaglass Pinot Grigio, (a label that also produces a vegetarian food friendly Sauvignon Blanc.) Alice and Jeanette cooked up a 4-course meal with Southern food as the theme. Diners enjoyed shrimp, okra, collard greens and baby back ribs in a whole new way. A chocolate pecan bourbon pie and an assortment of Perk Up’s hand roasted coffee rounded out the meal. As usual, the real show stopper was the hand made valentine made by Alice’s husband Inacio. Each year he makes 12 intricate, puzzle like, pieces of art, for each couple. Every year we are amazed at the beauty and thought he puts into each one. We are encouraging him to have a show of his work at Perk Up soon. We all know how fresh, unique and delicious the breads, rolls, cakes and tortes that Alice and Jeanette make on a daily basis. To see them turn their charming, casual Cafe into a fine dining room one night a year is a real treat. I poured a Mardi Gras Celebration in northern Indiana last weekend that featured wines from Vino Indiana, and craft beers from Peoples Brewing in Lafayette. The plum and blueberry wines from Two EE’s Winery (located in Huntington, owned by wife and husband Emily and Ed, hence the name) and the Country Heritage Red from the same named winery in Morocco were the favorites. On the dry side, a merlot and pinot noir from Oakwood Wines in Sonoma county, and a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Silver Creek Winery in San Jose kept those who love smooth dry reds very happy. Vino Indiana mainly distributes in northern Indiana, but you can find some of their great value wines in the Indianapolis market. This Friday (March 3) I’ll be pouring a selection of wine flights from Italy, France and Spain at the WFYI Ice Miller Indy Wine Fest being held for the first time at the Old National Center downtown. Tickets are still available

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

Popular Pourings

Hidden History solution



The Wine Scene

Sudoku solutions

Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

Crossword solution

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Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5) Movie Offspring - 1) Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler (Gone With The Wind), 2) Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, 3) Sophia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola), 4) Robert Duvall Undefeated in Sports - 1) Bob Griese, 2) Rocky Marciano, 3) 1976, 4) London Anagrams - 1) Eros/ Rose, 2) Limped/ Dimple, 3) Meteor/ Remote, 4) Sleuth/ Hustle Star Wars Worlds - 1) Tunisia, 2) Cloud City, 3) Coruscant, 4) Chewbacca Musical Characters - 1) Mr. Jones, 2) A Bullfrog, 3) The Who, 4) Like A Ringing A Bell

Where in the Village? puzzle on Page 12


It is at the entrance to the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th Street [A4 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

45,000+ images now searchable Did you know that has more than 45,000 color pictures from all fourteen+ years of The Gazette's existence? (Like this one from 2004 of Otis Gibbs and Amy Lashley opening for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Vogue.) We have a search tool to allow visitors to sift through the historical collection of Broad Ripple images. If you find images you are looking for it is easy to order prints right from the website that are mailed to your home.

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66th Street Baptist Church A5 918 E 66th St Bethlehem Lutheran PP22 526 E 52nd St Broad Ripple United Methodist J5◄ 6185 Guilford Ave Christ the King Catholic Church KK30 5884 Crittenden Ave Congregation Shaarey Yeshua CC31 2415 E.72nd St Dayspring Church (Assemblies of God) CC31 2415 E.72nd St Midtown Christ Community Church MM21 5610 Broadway St Empowerment Church OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 2 Evanston Wesleyan Church DD30◄ 6902 Evanston Ave Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist J2 655 E. 62nd St First Congregational Church UCC BB20 7171 N. Pennsylvania St Glendale Christian Church BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Immaculate Heart of Mary LL22 5692 Central Ave Meridian Street United Methodist MM20 5500 Meridian St Mid East Church of Christ KK22 5879 Central Ave New Paradigm Christian I3◄ 6202 Carrollton Ave Northminster Presbyterian KK28◄ 1660 Kessler Blvd Progressive Spiritualist Church OO31◄ 2201 E. 54th Radiate Church (at BRMHS) H9 1115 Broad Ripple Ave St. Edward the Confessor, ACC GG32 6361 N. Keystone Ave. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church JJ20 6050 N. Meridian St The Worship Assembly of Indianapolis OO30 2131 54th St Thrivent Financial E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 103 Trinity JJ22◄ 6151 Central Ave Village Church of the Nazarene B5 6568 Cornell Ave Village Life Church J5◄ 6185 Guilford Ave

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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 Emmett’s 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 Fitness Lab OO25 1053 E 54th St 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. The Loft I5 6201 Winthrop Ave 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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Style C3 6503 Carrollton Ave Supercuts II30 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch D2 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio H3 6245 College Ave The Yoga Studio Annex C3 724 E. 65th St Three Stones Counseling E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 238 Title Boxing Club II32 2625 E. 62nd St True Fitness Wellness Center C3 716 E. 65th St Untitled Ink E4 6357 Guilford Ave

Urban Gypsy D4◄ 6407 Ferguson St 317-259-1788 D3◄ H4 JJ32 I5

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

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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. ste 3 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 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


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


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



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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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


Broad Ripple Apts







Metamorphosis H4 828 Broad Ripple Ave Modern Nails I7 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #140 Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling D3 6408 Carrollton Ave Mona’s Hair Design E4 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy PP25 5255 Guilford Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #107 Nedal’s Hair Design HH30 1920 Broad Ripple Ave New Energy Wellness OO29 2026 E. 54th One Life Pilates H3 6285 College Ave ste A One Body Inc. B4 6528 Ferguson St Osteopathic Clinic - Dr. Defrese D2 6471 Broadway St Pilates - The Integrated Body C4 6507 Ferguson St Planet Fitness OO30 5302 N. Keystone Ave Pure Barre H2 6280 College Ave ste 400 Reflexions I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Reiki Center of Indiana OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #139 Ripple Effect Salon E4 6354 Guilford Ave Sabai Salon D3 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon6 E2 6378 College Ave Salon Lofts H2 6280 College Ave ste 100 Salon on 65th C3 714 E. 65th St Salon Rue 52 PP23 648 E. 52nd St Sarah Beery Hair D3 6413 College Ave School of Metaphysics II31 6138 Hillside Ave Shampoo Salon H3 6247 College Ave Shine Twentynine Salon K3 6111 College Ave Skinners Hair Design I4◄ 6233 Carrollton Ave Snapdragon Salon & Spa JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center So.Be.Fit. OO25◄ 1134 E 54th Studio B The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa K2 6116 College Ave ste 3 Stepp-n-Style Salon OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 5

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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 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


Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel 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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Broad Ripple Kiwanis KK23 meets at Binkley’s 317-217-6139 H11◄ H4

Broad Ripple Village Assn. G5◄ 6323 Guilford Ave 317-251-BRVA

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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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Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co D I4◄ 6229 Carrollton Ave Illinois Street Food Emporium MM19 5550 Illinois St India Garden H4 830 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Tacos OO30 2196 E. 54th St Jazz Kitchen, The OO23 5377 College Ave Jet’s Pizza II32 2635 E. 62nd St Jimmy John’s H4 845 Broad Ripple Ave Keystone Deli PP31◄ 2344 E. 53rd St KFC II31 6154 N. Keystone Avenue Kilroy’s Bar and Grill H4◄ 831 Broad Ripple Ave King Dragon HH31 2134 E. 62nd St La Chinita Poblana G5◄ 927 Westfield Blvd La Mulita PP23 5215 College 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

Riviera Club 5640 Illinois St 317-255-5471



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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 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 Hotel Broad Ripple C5 6520 Westfield Blvd

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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 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 Public Greens D5 901 E. 64th St

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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 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

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8Fifteen D3 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More MM32◄ 2514 E. 56th St About Music E2 6346 College Ave Agrarian OO25 1151 E 54th ste B Alchemy Supply Company H5 916 Broad Ripple Ave Alley Girls G4 833a E. Westfield Blvd. Artifacts G5◄ 6327 Guilford Ave Athletic Annex Running Centre C5◄ 6528 Cornell Ave Audio Solutions E4 6340 Ferguson St Backyard Birds OO31◄ 2374 E. 54th St Be The Boutique MM19 5607 Illinois St Bella Bridesmaids C3 726 E. 65th St

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


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 Coby Palmer Designs OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 CVS G2 6290 College Ave CVS MM19 119 W 56th St Der Glass Werks Stained Glass K3 6055 College Ave

Dinwiddies I3 6216 Carrollton Ave Dream Fashion OO30 2182 E. 54th St Edible Arrangements HH32 2602 E 62nd St The Empty Vase PP25 1105 E. 52nd Erin Young Designs OO26◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio E Eva Maison G5 912 Westfield Blvd The Exchange H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Fira Boutique H5 918 Broad Ripple Ave

Good Earth Natural Food E4◄ 6350 Guilford Ave 317-254-8604 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 Luna Music 5202 College Ave Magic Bus, The 1073 Broad Ripple Ave

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Weaver’s Lawn & Garden 1316 Broad Ripple Ave


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

Broad Ripple Automotive OO31 5312 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Design Assoc. I2 660 E. 62nd St MM24 Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment E4 823 E. 64th St OO25 Broad Ripple Lock Service II31 2023 Broad Ripple Ave C4 Broad Ripple P&L I2 6224 College Ave MM19 Broad Ripple Restoration Painting G5 5916 Birchwood Ave PP23 Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave I7 Call My List H3 6285 College Ave Marigold C5◄ Camden Stained Glass OO24 6512 Cornell Ave 317-254-9939 5345 Winthrop Ave. ste C McNamara Florist II32◄ Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 2635 E. 62nd St 710 E. 52nd St M.H. Pomander’s Bridal OO26 Case Neighborhood Design Studio KK23 1101 E 54th St 5912 College Ave Michael’s Jewelry I6 Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 5 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Moondance Jewelry & Boutique D4 Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 6323 Ferguson St 1040 Broad Ripple Ave N. Rue & Co. OO26 Christina’s Complete Clean I5 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I 6201 Winthrop Ave National Moto+Cycle Co. PP23 Clark & Osborne A4 5206 College Ave 6617 Ferguson St Neat-O H3 Connect Think C4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave 724 Broad Ripple Ave, ste 2 317-257-5735 Covideo H5 Newman & Co. for Men C3 6235 Guilford Ave 720 E. 65th St David Electric Service JJ23 P.S. Jewelers B3 6013 College Ave 6575 College Ave Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 Palm Court Designs OO26 6418 Carrollton Ave 1134 54th St, Studio K Deckademics K2 Panda-ology J3 6108 College Ave ste 200 701 E. 62nd St Deering Cleaners E2 Petite G Jewelers MM19 6380 College Ave 5609 Illinois St Demerly Architects C5 Pitaya H4 6500 Westfield Blvd 842 Broad Ripple Ave Design 27 OO24 The Playful Soul C4 5366 Winthrop Ave 6516 Ferguson St. DeveloperTown PP24 Portico F3 5255 Winthrop Ave 804 Laverock Rd Dittoe Public Relations OO23 Posh Petals OO25 5420 N College Ave. ste 200 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A Draw It To Know It C4 PRINTtEXT PP23 6507 Ferguson St #102 652 E. 52nd St Easter Conservation Services OO26 Reese Kitchens OO25 1134 E. 54th St. Studio J 1057 E. 54th St Elgin Water Care H6 Rosalind Pope Surroundings OO26 1009 Broad Ripple Ave 1101 E 54th St Event One DJs E2 Runners Forum G5 6358 N. College Ave 902 Westfield Blvd Facets Studio I6 Rusted Moon Outfitters D5 6251 Winthrop Ave 6410 Cornell Ave FedEx/Kinko’s G6 Scandinavian Comfort KK23 1050 Broad Ripple Ave 5914 College Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 Schoolbelles II32 6235 Carrollton Ave ste B 2635 E. 62nd St Fizziology II31 The Secret Ingredient MM19 6161 Hillside Ave 5631 Illinois St Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ The Sewing Speakeasy H4 1305 Broad Ripple Ave 803 Broad Ripple Ave 317-983-3739 Front Row Tickets E2 Sherwin-Williams II31 6358 College Ave 2221 E. 62nd St ste A Forest Hills Landscape E2 Shop Tibet G3 5893 Forest Ln 835 E. Westfield Blvd. Gruuv Technologies JJ31 SoBro Vintage Market MM32◄ 5936 Keystone Ave ste 203 2417 E 56th St Harris Tire & Auto OO32◄ Solomon-Paris Antiques & Interiors PP25 5425 Keystone Ave 1103 E. 52nd Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters OO31 Teeki Hut H4 2374 E. 54th St 807 Broad Ripple Ave The Hatch II31◄ Toggery Resale Boutique II30◄ 6161 Hillside Ave 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Hit City Recording Studio OO23 Urban Gypsy Boutique D4◄ 707 E 54th St 6407 Ferguson St Hoosier Salon Admin Office D3 Urban Optiks E4 711 E. 65th St 6372 Guilford Ave Hope Plumbing PP31 Value World PP31 2144 E. 52nd 2350 E. 52nd St Hour Motors K3 Verdigris PP23 6121 College Ave 5208 College Ave Howald Heating & Air Cond. B5 Vintage 54 OO24◄ 6542 Westfield Blvd 317-255-4328 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters PP25 The Vintage Clothing Co MM32 1114 East 52nd St 2417 E 56th St Vintage Vogue II31 Hughey Automotive & Marine OO24 2361 Broad Ripple Ave 5337 Winthrop Ave. 317-507-7559 HH31

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 Lilly Lane B4 6556 Ferguson St 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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19 Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 5

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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


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

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The winner of the Pawn Shop’s annual chili cook-off was Dollie Settle. This is 2nd year in a row for Dollie!

by Brandt Carter Being Intentional Spending your daytime hours can be more fun if you have a worthy diversion. The problem is when you want to daydream, the computer or cell phone captures your attention. When you want to de-stress, a book could be too intense. Instead, a good solution is to just look out a window. If you are in a home or business that opens to the outdoors (large yard or small spot), you can invite wildlife into your view. The National Wildlife Federation offers lots of advice about a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This habitat needs to offer food, water, cover, and a place to raise young. That’s all. It can be as small as 3’x3’ to acres. If you are in fact offering these four elements, you can apply for certification through the Federation at http://www. If you want to build your habitat, now is the time to start with housing or “cover”. Putting out a bird house in late February and early March is a perfect invitation to those early birds. For first timers, it is important to know that the type of house you put out attracts specific kinds of birds. The hole size and the depth and size of the house will attract different kinds of birds. My favorite bird to attract is the house wren. They like a small house with a 1” to 1 1/8” hole. Any larger hole (like the houses you get in the big box stores) is an invitation for sparrows to take over. Another important feature of a birdhouse is a clean out. If the birdhouse is really built for birds and not decoration, there will be a wall or floor that can be opened so you can clean out last year’s nest. Kinds of bird houses can range from pottery bird bottles, gourds, wooden, composite, and plastic. It is also great to pick up a field guide and see which birds like to use a birdhouse. Not every bird will use birdhouse. Some favor their own nests. Cardinals and mourning doves like to build loose nests in shrubbery fairly close to the ground. Robins make their own nests along with hummingbirds and bluejays. Grackles and starlings also nest outside of birdhouses. Carolina wrens are often found nesting in a hanging planter or eave. Goldfinches don’t nest in houses either. If you are in a densely wooded area or water-side, you can offer more unique housing. Birds such as woodpeckers, wood ducks, and owls can be attracted to the right house. Purple Martins have condotype housing, AND they require a specific habitat to be successful. Also bluebirds are not found in our area, because they prefer open fields and country living. Near the birdhouse you can offer food. It is good to keep some distance between them because only one bird will use the house, but many birds will be attracted to the food. Offer fresh seeds like sunflowers, safflowers, millet, or peanuts to invite a good variety of birds to your window. If you have a small area, you may want to try a feeder that attaches to your window. If you have a large area, it is still good to place your feeders near the window so you can view the visitors. The next time you want to de-stress or daydream, look outside. See what your feeder and birdhouse has attracted. 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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. . . that you can upload your photos of ANYTHING in the Broad Ripple area from ANY TIME to add to the VirtualBroadRipple Archives? Go to The Patio (6308 Guilford Avenue [G4 on map]) from 1995 is one of the many photos to see at Virtual Broad Ripple.

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Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

On February 23rd a kitchen fire broke out at Twenty Tap 5406 College Avenue [OO23]. As of press time the restaurant was rebuilding and planning to reopen soon.

Random Ripplings The Spring Kickoff meeting for the Keystone-Monon Community Garden (KMCG) was held on February 15th at the Glendale Library branch. The group planned the second year for the garden plots. Several boxes of seed packets were on hand, donated by Whole Foods. The KMCG is located at the south end of Arsenal Park at 46th and Haverford, next to the bike polo courts. Readers may also remember Arsenal Park is the location of one of the mystery buildings described in the Broad Ripple Gazette Vol 12 #22, Everything you always wanted to know about the canal....part five. For more info: