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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 24

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Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2017

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

Close to 20,000 at the 2017 Drumstick Dash for Wheeler Mission

The turkey realizing that he has to try to outrun the pack in just a few minutes. He always gets caught. The 2017 Dash raised over $800,000 for Wheeler Mission.

The Golden Singers from Broad Ripple High School sang God Bless America.

Mayor Joe Hogsett sounded the horn to start the Dash. EZ Software Solutions is located at 5948 N. College Avenue.

photo by Mario Morone

EZ Software Solutions - POS design on College By Mario Morone


Entrepreneur Ali Hessaraki owns EZ Software Solutions, L.L.C., located at 5948 N. College Avenue. He recently went off-line to describe his company’s business model. “I got started in the business when a friend of mine, Gino Pizzi, who owns Ambrosia restaurant, had his computer system crash one Friday evening. He called me for assistance and I helped him out. Programming is easy but building the knowledge base for a particular industry is hard. We came out with our first version of restaurant Point of Sale (POS) software in 2002. First, we worked with Ambrosia, then Midtown Grill and Red Room. Now we are in 32 states with offices in North Carolina, Davenport, Iowa and San Diego, but our home office is here. We have a point of sale for hospitality, fine dining, fast food, over the counter and drive through restaurants. We also have a product specifically designed for retail that would be perfect in a butcher shop, flower shop, grocery or clothing store. EZ Dine and EZ Retail are trademarks. You can’t copyright the product, but you can EZ Software Solutions 5948 N. College Ave. [KK23 on map] trademark the name,” he noted. “The Point Of Sale determines what (877) 853-1263 happens from the time a customer arrives at a business until they leave – and then handles the accounting afterwards. It makes the server or cashier’s job easier to take an order at a bar, table or counter, it notifies the production staff what to make, and it receives the customers’ payments. All of this information is put together, simplified and it makes everyone’s job easier. It automates many of the business processes, like time sheet management, reservations and inventory control,” Hessaraki explained. His company began operating in a modest office space, but has continually grown and

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recently relocated to the Broad Ripple area. “We moved into our new building about 10 months ago (to 5948 N. College Avenue) and built a garage in the back. When I started the business in 2001, my first office was in Carmel with 300 square feet. We later moved to the Riviera Building and expanded from 800 square feet to 1,500 square feet where we had the entire first floor. After that, I bought a building off 46th and Keystone Avenue. We operated from that location for years, and fortunately it’s a property which I still own.” EZ Software Solutions is among many small and growing companies in the Broad Ripple Area. “We currently staff 21 full-time and two part-time employees. They work in the areas of sales, marketing, programming, and technical and office support,” Hessaraki said.

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1 Drumstick Dash 2017

4 Random Rippling Gallery

7 Mistakes winner

11 BR Farmers Market

12 Hidden History/Sudoku

1 EZ Software Solutions

4 Random Rippling Market

8 Buzzing Around Town

11 Random Rippling Byrne’s

13 Crossword/Historic Ad

2 Random Rippling mural

5 Random Rippling St. Paul’s

8 Random Rippling Monon

11 Random Rippling Brewpub 14 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

2 Random Rippling dinner

5 BR Brewpub Quiz

9 Poetic Thoughts

11 Frog’s Random Rippling

15 Directory/Maps

3 Calendar

6 Classified Ads/Public Notices

9 Random Rippling Poster

12 Frog’s Random Rippling

19 Life of the Party - NEW!

4 Random Rippling Chinita

7 Local Contacts

12 Where in the Village?

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10 Round the Ripple

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First Congregational United Church of Christ



Nativity story and Carols with choir, organ, cello and harp



Christmas stories, Communion, and Carols with a Jazz Combo and Quartet

First Congregational United Church of Christ is a community of faith that identifies as a progressive, inclusive, spiritually alive servant community of Jesus Christ. We believe that we are called by Jesus to be a transforming presence for God in the world. By this we mean that we strive to welcome and love everyone; we worship, learn and grow in faith; we equip and empower each other to make a difference in our lives and in this world. Whoever you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 N Pennsylvania St 317-257-5397

Random Ripplings There is a new mural on the floodwall at the north end of Opti Park, just south of the Indianapolis Art Center. The artist is William Denton Ray. Ray, a local artist, went to Herron School of Art and Columbus College of Art.


Lawn, Garden & Nursery Wreaths ● Roping Winter Deco Pots ● Snowmen Grave Blankets ● Greenery

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Frazier Firs Fresh from Michigan



Large Selection of Colors and Sizes

OVER 55 YEARS IN THE TREE BUSINESS Over 50 Years in the Same Location

1316 Broad Ripple Avenue 317-255-9635 1 Mile West 62nd & Keystone - next to Broad Ripple Park

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New Paradigm Christian Church, 6202 N. Carrollton Avenue [I3 on map], held the annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 19.

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Amir and Ali Hessaraki at EZ Software Solutions office.

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Calendar .Sights.Sounds.Places.

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photo by Mario Morone

His life story is an inspiring one. “I immigrated to America in 1979 from Tehran, Iran and earned an undergraduate degree in computer science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). I taught computer science there for 19 years. Well-known IUPUI economics professor Mohamed Kaviani is a long-time friend. In 1984, I earned my master’s degree from Ball State University in computer programming. One of the most rewarding things about the business is having my two sons, Amir and Ali, Jr., work with me. One runs the EZ Retail side of the business and the other runs the EZ Dine side. In business, I’ve had to take many risks, but they have paid off with countless rewards,” he reflected. When Hessaraki was starting out, COBOL (Common Ordinary Business Operating Language) and FORTRAN (F) were widely-used programming languages. As the field of computer science has expanded into numerous new languages for countless new applications today; C# (Sharp) and Swift have become more common. He emphasized that once a person knows the basics, other programming languages can be much easier to learn. To learn more about how your company can benefit from EZ Software’s point of sales solutions, call 1 (877) 853-1263 or access their website at If you’re dining or patronizing a retail establishment this holiday season, Ali Hessaraki and his staff may power your business transactions easily and from their new home office in Broad Ripple.

thru Dec. 1

Residential Leaf Collection

thru Dec. 2

ISBVI Holiday Plant and Tree Sale

up to 40 bags per week

Ind Sch for Blind & Visually Impaired

Dec. 1


Holiday Studio Show

Dec. 1


Joyous Christmas music 7:30 pm

Dec. 2


BR Winter Farmers Market - Opening Day

Dec. 2


Rocky Ripple Holiday Craft Bazaar

Dec. 2


Alice Carter Place Park Tree Lighting

Dec. 3


Broad Ripple Lights Up! and Parade

Dec. 8


Fourth and Final Anniversary Party

Dec. 15


Art Center’s Annual Student Show Opening

Dec. 15


Riffing w/Rusty

Dec. 17


Breakfast with Santa

Jan. 23


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Douglas David Fine Art 7172 N. Keystone 5pm to 8pm

Fifth Church Of Christ, Scientist Indpls 655 E. 62nd Bent Rail Brewery 5301 Winthrop Ave

9 am to noon

Rocky Ripple Town Hall 930 W 54th St 10 am to 3 pm

Alice Carter Place Meridian and Westfield 4:30 pm Fresh Thyme Plaza along canal 3 pm to 9 pm PRINTtEXT 652 E. 52ND St 6 pm to 9 pm Indianapolis Art Center 67th and Ferguson 6 pm to 8 pm Black Circle Brewing Co. 2201 E. 46th Street 8 pm

Plump’s Last Shot 6416 Cornell Ave [D5] 9 am to noon Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Blvd 6 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Dec. 5


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

Dec. 5


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

Dec. 5


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Dec. 12


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

(2nd/4th Tues)

Dec. 19


Friends of Broad Ripple Park Mtg.

(3rd Weds)

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

(see ad below for program)

Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23]

Fresh Thyme Market comm. rm. 6301 College [F3] noon BR Park Family Center 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 6:45 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

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DEC 5 Joan Hostetler, “Discovering your heritage through DNA testing”. Joan is director of Heritage Photo and Research Services and The Indiana Album. DEC 12 Evening meeting, Think with a Drink at Thr3e Wise Men, 1021 Broad Ripple Ave

KCBR sponsors Village Clean-up, 1st Saturday of the month

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Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2017 La Chinita Poblana, 927 Westfield Boulevard [G5 on map], has closed. The owners have another project to do, and hope to return with another restaurant in the future.

EIGHT Broad Ripple Collector pins available! See all 8 pins in the set at:

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6327 Guilford Ave

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Green Men Restoration Design Center and Gallery is open at 2376 E. 54th Street [OO31 on map]. This is right next to Backyard Birds.

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The signs are up for Annabelle’s Garden Farmers Market at 5170 College Avenue [PP23 on map]. This is between the Red Key Tavern and Taste.

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The winners of this past quiz were Have Some Coleslaw with 18 points in a tie-breaker over The CIA Spied On Congress And Found Lots Of Chatter And No Intelligence. Best Team Name Competition Winners: We’re Not Funnier Or Smarter Than Anyone Else Here. Sci-Fi Cinema 1. An alien named Klaatu and his robot Gort arrive on earth to warn about the dangers of atomic warfare in what classic science fiction movie from 1951? 2. What were the names of the three children, who hide E. T. in their home in the 1982 movie E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial? 3. How many sequels to original 1968 movie version of The Planet Of The Apes, starring Charlton Heston, are there? 4. A robot from what 1927 silent movie, directed by Fritz Lang, inspired the look of C-3PO in the Star Wars movies?

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The sign is up for the future St. Paul’s On The Way space on the second floor at Carrollton and Broad Ripple Avenue.

Mixed Drinks 1. What simple mixed drink is frequently referred to only by initials in England; initials it shares with a form of taxation employed throughout the European Union? 2. What gin-based cocktail that mostly uses fruit flavored liqueurs and fruit juices is named for the Southeast Asian country where it originated? 3. What food stuff (not a garnish) is sometimes added to whiskey, lemon juice and some form of sugar to create a Whiskey Sour? 4. What four liquors traditionally go into a Long Island Ice Tea? World War I 1. Which of the following countries was not a member of the Allied Powers: France, Italy, Bulgaria or Japan? 2. The first day of what prolonged World War I battle is considered the worst day in the history of the British Army, with over 57,000 casualties sustained? 3. In what year did America join the conflict? 4. A ceasefire between Germany and the Allied Powers, effectively ending World War I, took place at 11am on what date in November 1918? Fill in the Blanks 1. Capital of Mongolia: _____ Bator? 2. Women’s Golf equivalent of the Ryder Cup: The _____ Cup? 3. James Joyce novel: The _____ Of The _____ As A Young Man? 4. Short-eared cat breed: Scottish _____? 2014 State Fair Musical Acts 1. What rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez and who has had hits with Timber and Give Me Everything, performed at the Coliseum? 2. BritBeat, who performed a free show at the State Fair, are a tribute act for what band? 3. Josh Kaufman, the Indianapolis-based singer who performed at the State Fair, won the 6th season of the reality show The Voice. He was a member of which judge’s team at the time of the final? 4. What band, who played a show at the State Fair, released the album Point Of Know Return in 1977?

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Broad Ripple Magnet High School Golden Singers trip

The Broad Ripple Magnet High School Golden Singers will perform at the Top Choirs of America at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY on April 3-8, 2018 We are seeking your support in making this trip a reality for our students. The students have been working hard by fundraising and performing to make monthly payments. We are excited and know this trip is possible with your support and contribution. A trip of this magnitude, with 45 high school singers and 5 chaperones will cost over $72,000. The trip is all inclusive and costs $1360 per person. This will be a memorable trip for our students as we have the opportunity of a life time to perform at Carnegie Hall. It will also be a bittersweet moment, as our school is scheduled to close at the end of the school year. We thank you for your time and look forward to your support of the Broad Ripple Choral Music program. Text: DONATE BRCHOIR to 317-333-6764 or mail donations to: Broad Ripple MHS, ATTN: Martha Riley, 1115 East Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

Indianapolis Library Events

College Avenue Branch - 4180 N. College Avenue - 317-275-4320

Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My! December 2 at 11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement. Job Center at the Library, December 4, 11 & 18 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and December 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Mother Goose on the Loose, December 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 10:30 a.m. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required. Nutcracker Ballet Storytime, December 6 at 10:30 a.m. Young ones ages 3 and older are invited for a special ballet storytime with the Ballet Theatre of Indiana, featuring some of the Nutcracker story, based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s work, and a short ballet lesson. Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

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

Magazines & Newspapers 24/7 at Home, December 5 & 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Adults are invited to learn how to use the Library’s online databases to freely access an array of magazines and newspapers to find answers to their questions from the comfort of their own homes. Call 317-275-4410 to register. Baby Storytime at Glendale, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:30 a.m. Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies. Paws to Read at Glendale, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It’s a great way to improve a child’s reading skills and self-confidence. Call 317-275-4410 to register. Tuesday Night Readers, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to this monthly discussion of both fiction and non-fiction titles. The book to be discussed is “Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg. Two’s and Three’s Storytime, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts

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House for rent - 6065 N. Park, $1495. 2 large BR, 1.5 BA, screened porch. (317) 582-0582



Arms aslant? Legs lagging? Back bungled? If this is you call 911. If this describes your wood chair, call Matthew for repair. Other wood items returned to function as well. 25 years local experience. Free est., p/u & del. 317 840 0803

Roommate wanted for Broad Ripple Condo. Rent and utilities are a flat 600 dollars per month. Can view Condo starting Dec.9 and can move in starting Dec.15. For more information and viewing leave message at 317-847-5554. Large Bedroom with 6 foot long closet. Roommate will be a lady in her 50s.


focusing on early literacy skills. Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale, December 7 & 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes. Call 317-275-4410 to register. Coloring for Grown-Ups, December 11 from 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join others in discovering the joy of coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided. No registration is required. Out of This World Science! December 12 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kid scientists ages 6 - 12 are invited to explore outer space science through books, experiments, games and more. Call 317-2754410 to register. Encaustic Art Class, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They’ll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique. Call 317-275-4410 to register. Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group, December 19 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.

Butler University School Of Music Fall Concert Schedule

Butler University’s School of Music will present a wide array of exciting performances during the fall semester, culminating with the annual Rejoice! concerts on December 8 and 9 in Clowes Memorial Hall. Tickets for Rejoice! and all other ticketed performances are on sale now at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office and at Here is the schedule: Duckwall Artist Series: Jazz Faculty - Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - Admission: Free Music at Butler Series: Rejoice! with Butler choirs and Wind Ensemble Friday and Saturday, December 8-9, 7:30 PM Clowes Memorial Hall - Tickets: $10 general admission

Butler University’s Woods Lecture Series Fall 2017

All talks are free and open to the public without tickets. For more information, call 317-940-6866. Jordan Ellenberg - How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM - Schrott Center for the Arts The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In this talk, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how wrong this view is: Math touches everything we do, allowing us to see the hidden structures beneath the messy and chaotic surface of our daily lives. It’s a science of not being wrong, worked out through centuries of hard work and argument. Drawing from history as well as the latest theoretical developments, Ellenberg demonstrates that profound mathematical ideas are present whenever we reason, from the commonplace to the cosmic. And, he shows how to use this knowledge in our lives, whether you’re a business looking to discover the power of big data, a corporate audience out to improve logic and understanding within your organization, or a college crowd with an appetite for the latest research by one of America’s rising scholarly stars.

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Rates start as low as $15 per issue for directory page ads. 4” x 5” ads are as low as $74 per issue. 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

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

Your City-County Councillor

Arden Neighborhood Association Gene Valanzano, President

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

Kesslerwood Civic League Whitney Kinkel 317-726-1606

Joel Smith (317) 327-5121 Greg Garrett (317) 327-5119

Oxbow Estates Homeowner Association Tom Hackett, President Canterbury Neighborhood Association Patty Koors, 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

Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocates Mayor’s Action Center: (317) 327-4MAC

Your IMPD Contact

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

Indy Crime Watch

Gerardo Becerra IMPD Crime Watch Specialist 317-327-3781

Your IPS Contact

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

Broad Ripple Park

Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Director 317-327-7161

Holliday Park

Adam Barnes, Park Director 317-327-7180

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

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

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

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We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. Sheila Seleman found a typo in The Broad Ripple Gazette. Sheila will get a treat (up to $10 value) at Rene’s Bakery located at 6524 Cornell Avenue. You too can enter. Find a mistake in The Gazette and email it to us at contest@ Rules on page 7.

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 Association, he is an organizer of the BRHS reunions for the classes of the 1940’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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Town with Nora Spitznogle Happy December and all of the celebrations the month brings – Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Years Eve. No matter how you celebrate there is plenty of music and merriment to be found. Cheers!

The Leisure Kings Saturday, December 2 The Jazz Kitchen 5377 N. College Ave - 21+, doors 5 pm, shows 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-35

Before you read further, stop and buy tickets to this show, as it’s sure to sell out. If you don’t love it, swing into the Red Key after the show – I’m waitressing that night — and I’ll buy you a drink. If you love it, feel free to pop in also. Billed as the “R Rated” Big Band Show, the evening promises to be jinglejam packed with laughs and music. The talented duo behind the comedy and songwriting is Mike Wiltrout and Sean Baker. They have been playing together since 2002 and continue to surprise their followers with their clever lyrics and special effects. Underneath the merriment are two very talented musicians. Enjoy an evening of merriment and good cheer!

An Evening with Hooshir, IU Hillel’s A-Capella Group Saturday, December 9 Arthur M. Glick JCC 6701 Hoover Rd - all-ages, 7-9 pm, $36 – 90

This sounds like an amazing evening of beautiful music. Hooshir (“Shir” in hebrew means song) is Indiana University’s premier a-capella group. The students are from different walks of campus life - music, business, education, and geoscience are just a few of the many degrees being pursued by the talented men and women of Hooshir. Hooshir performs a mix of Jewish music, secular Israeli and American pop music, and standards. Their repertoire ranges from current pop artists such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce to popular Israeli artists.

Riffing w/Rusty Friday, December 15 Black Circle Brewing Co. 2201 E. 46th St - 21+, 8 pm, free

I am never disappointed when I see Russel Johnson, Jr., whether he is performing or we are chatting on the sidewalk. I am also looking forward to visiting Black Circle Brewing Co. They have been hosting a bunch of shows and I’m sorry that I haven’t visited yet. Rusty will take over the tunes and in the process is sure to take us through the breadth of his vast knowledge of musical history. Good cheer is promised!

First, let us celebrate the four glorious years that this independent periodical shop was open! Jenneane and Benjamin Blevins are closing the retail space to pursue their creative studio projects full time. I can’t wait to see what this creative, community-minded couple does next. They are celebrating with pie, punch, people, and periodicals and releasing an uber-limited broadsheet to mark the occasion.

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-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

Random Ripplings The 54th and Monon Shops held a holiday open house. Left: Forrest Formsma Fine Art, 1134 E. 54th Street, studio M [OO26 on map] Right: Anthropomorphic martini glasses at Heritage Clothier and Home Store, 1134 E. 54th Street, studio K [OO26 on map]


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Poetic Thoughts

by C.W. Pruitt II

I wrote these 3 short poems on April 3, 2017.

turning the page sometimes it is nice to turn the page and be free from crowded dialogue

sitting alone? i am sitting alone thinking higher thoughts– alone and not alone

a nice kind of magnetism

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it is hard for me to tell what goes here and what goes there but it would be a nice kind of magnetism to have Mr. Poster has closed at 855 Main Street [E4 on map]. The owner has retired.

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Happy Holidays everyone! Did this year go fast or what? Look for my Broad Ripple Year in Review next column. Meanwhile, there are too many holiday events going on in the Ripple. Here are a few:



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Santa And His Reindeer In The Ripple Don’t miss live reindeer and Santa from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday December 2 at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Buy a Christmas tree, wreath, or poinsettia. ISBVI is at 7725 N. College, follow the signs to the NE side of the property. If you can’t make this event, Weavers Nursery (1316 Broad Ripple Avenue) and Johnny’s on College Avenue next to the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market have trees, including Fraser Firs – my favorite.


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Art Center Student Show Exhibition Opens On December 15 the 80th Annual Student Show Exhibition Opening reception will be held from 6 – 9 PM at the Indianapolis Art Center. Additionally, gallery visitors will have an opportunity to see work made as part of the Insider Art program, an outreach program where they provide studio art classes for young people in the Marion County Jail. IMA Holiday Light Show The Newfields (aka the Indianapolis Museum of Art) has a holiday light display this year known as Winterlights. See their website for details. Tickets are $25.

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They are also featuring a Lilly House tour. The House is decorated again this year with poinsettas and more. Both look like holiday musts. Last Chance For Health Insurance Are you un-insured and under 65 (and do not receive health insurance from your employer)? Go to by December 15 to enroll. You may qualify for a monthly subsidy such that your out of pocket premium cost will be zero. Yes, we have only 2 plans available but you may qualify for a subsidy. Are you low income? Enroll anytime in the Healthy Indiana Plan, Indiana’s version of Medicaid. Over 65? You have until December 7 to make plan changes to your Medicare options including the Part D drug plan. Campfire, What Animals Eat, and Coyotes Holliday Park has a busy December including: • Friday, Dec. 8: Family Friday Night Campfire: Constellations, 6:30-8pm • Sunday, Dec. 10: Create & Decorate Herb Candle Workshop, 1:30-2:30 pm • Wednesdays: Dec. 13 & 27: Beastly Brunch - The animals at the nature center eat rather interesting food, 10:30-11 am • Tuesday, Dec. 19: Small Wonders: Coyotes, 9:30-10:30 am Upcoming in the Ripple • Dec. 1 – Christmas Music, 7:30 pm, Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, 655 E 62nd Street at College Avenue • Dec. 2 – Indiana School for the Blind Plant Sale, Christmas tree sale, etc. See Santa and his reindeer while you pick out your Christmas Tree. 9am to 4 pm • Dec. 2 – Opening day, BR Winter Farmers Market, Bent Rail Brewery, 5301 Winthrop, 9 to noon • Dec. 3 – Broad Ripple Lights Up and Parade, Canal Promenade, 3 to 9pm. • Dec. 7 – Medicare enrollment changes deadline • Dec. 15 – Health Care Marketplace enrollment deadline ( Bill Malcolm also writes for All Aboard Indiana and has a syndicated travel column. He welcomes reader feedback and story ideas. Send to

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At the November 18 market, the last outdoor market of the season. The Winter Farmers Market opens December 2 at Bent Rail Brewery, 5301 N. Winthrop Avenue [OO24 on map].

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Right: Doggies Sonny and Mr. T know exactly how to get treats from the Three Dog Bakery booth. Below: The pouring rain didn’t stop market-goers.



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Sunday, November 12th, the old gang converged upon Plump’s Last Shot to toast the birthday of the late “Mayor of Broad Ripple,” Bill Brink. Gone from us six years now but as the “Bill Brink Memorial Gardens” on the Monon Trail attest, NOT, or ever to be, forgotten. Happy 69th in Heaven Bill. We hopefully will all be back next year for your big 70.


photo by Patrick MacDonald

Above: Chad Mills performed at the 2 year anniversary party for Byrne’s Grilled Pizza, 5615 N. Illinois Street [MM19 on map]. Below: Robert Rolfe Feddersen performed at the 27th anniversary for Broad Ripple Brewpub, 840 E. 65th Street [C5 on map].



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Robert E. Kennington American Legion Post 34 2210 E. 54th Street (317) 259-8311

Dining room open to the public Introducing Chef Eddie and Southern Flavors

BBQ is now available at American Legion Post 34 in SOBRO Try our Gumbo and Shrimp and Grits

We have new public dining hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lunch 11-2 and Dinner 5-9

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Have you seen this colorful storage building? Where is it?

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Random Ripplings It is about that all of the construction equipment is gone and the street is clear, there is NO PARKING on the east side of Cornell Avenue north of 64th Street. Just my humble opinion but... shouldn’t this have happened months ago while they were building Just Pop In and destroying traffic to and from the area businesses?

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Hidden History

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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: E equals Z Sudoku is a nine by nine grid. The solution (each puzzle has only one) will have all the numbers from one through nine in every row and every column. In addition, the grid is divided into nine three-by-three sections. Each of these three-by-three sections will also contain all the numbers from one through nine. Each Sudoku puzzle from Pappocom can be solved using logic alone. If you prefer guessing, you can – but there is a logical way to solve every puzzle. Let’s learn another, more complex, two-step, way to solve. On the medium puzzle, we see that the 1 in the left section of the middle row would eliminate the three spaces in the row between the 8-7 and the 2-6. This means the 1 will eventually go in one of the two spaces between the 8-7 or the 2-6. We can use this eventual 1 placement to eliminate the spaces above the 7 in the middle section of the top row. The 1 in the right section of the top row eliminates the three spaces at the top of the middle section of the top row. The 1 in the middle section of the bottom row eliminates the spaces above the 8 in the middle section of the top row. This only leaves the space above the 3 for the 1 in the middle section of the top row! You have learned another technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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Historic Ad

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This ad for Davis Grocery ran in 1954. The grocery was at Kessler and College, where Haus Love and Ambrosia Ristorante are today [KK23 on map]. Note that crabapples are for sale! And Christmas trees are $3.

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1. “It’s a ____!” Admiral Ackbar warning 5. Arcade toy grabber 9. Take a break 13. A cup in golf 14. Common soda flavorer 15. Indy’s WNBA team 16. Like a boarded-up house 18. Togetherness 19. Pins on a lane 20. Tied 21. Opens a banana 22. Took charge 23. First word in Beauty and the Beast theme 24. One tread on a flight 27. Make a lap? 28. Go it alone 32. Trap set by the police 33. Like too-small pants 35. Bright and shiny 36. Restaurant at 65th and College 39. Smallest possible audience 40. Oven reminder 41. See 23 Down 42. Adam of Batman fame 44. Olde tyme pen tip 45. They are often manicured 46. E lead-up 48. A pop 49. Number of Amigos in the Chevy Chase movie 51. Maker of bags and wrap

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52. Sticky goo 55. Baton ___ 56. Change languages? 58. Workplace “management” course 59. A powerful emotion 60. Music carrier a few years back 61. Come together 62. Spotted 63. Hamiltons


1. Not this 2. Amenity in the room at some hotels 3. Hey! That’s me! 4. Write 5. Some have four leaves 6. Like school paper 7. Prayer’s end 8. Marry 9. A much-missed French restaurant once on Westfield 10. Axis of ___ 11. Tennis matches 12. Attempt 15. Indy’s hockey team 17. Tickle pink 21. Garden walkways 23. With 41 Across, one of the most successful golfers of all time 24. Emma of film 25. Grows weary 26. What a person looks like from a low flying plane

27. Like Hound Dog on Elvis Presley’s 45 of Don’t Be Cruel 29. Often served in ring form 30. Sales force aids 31. Flying companions in Harry Potter series 32. White coat? 33. Shy 34. In the direction of 37. Afterwards 38. Elsie in old ads for Borden 43. Occupies part of where Blocks, and later, Lazarus, were at Glendale

45. Wasn’t straight up 47. Broad Ripple Brewpub was the first restaurant to make this in Indiana 48. Meal holder 49. Muscle fitness 50. Really big 51. Like many winter days 52. Scotch, for one 53. Like ___ of bricks 54. Cincy team 55. Classic McCartney and Wings album with Uncle Albert 56. Not just a 57. English class, for short

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The Wine Scene

Sudoku solutions

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Hidden History solution

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

Million Milestone Easley Winery has been growing grapes in Southern Indiana and producing award winning wines in its downtown Indianapolis winery since 1974. The winery just surpassed 200 thousand gallons of wine produced in a calendar year and capped its one millionth bottle, that’s a LOT of juice! Easley wines are sold in Indiana and 8 other US states. To keep up with demand the winery added a brand new state of the art Italian bottling line. One of the bottles being capped and labeled on it is “No Opposition Cabernet Sauvignon”. It’s a bold, dry smooth red wine that tastes great with anything from burgers to burritos.

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Science meets Art : Culinary Conversations The theme was the” Science of Fermentation” and guests at the Da Vinci Pursuit fall fundraiser a few weeks ago sipped, sampled and learned more about that process in beer, wine and food. One of the four conversationalists was Broad Ripple Brew Pub brewer Jonathon Mullens. He talked about creating new English style ales for BRBP and sampled a deliciously tart and tangy sour beer. The wines were Italian but widely available and enjoyed by all. Folonari Chianti - smooth, dry red wine with notes of black cherry and raspberry, made from fermented juice of the Sangiovese grape. Folonari Pinot Grigio - crisp, refreshing dry white wine with notes of green apple and lemongrass made from the fermented juice of pinot grigio grapes. Folonari Moscato - off dry white with a bit of fizz and notes of white peach and mandarin orange made from the fermented juice of the muscat grape. 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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Sci-Fi Cinema - 1) The Day The Earth Stood Still, 2) Michael, Elliot and Gertie, 3) Four (Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Conquest of The Planet Of The Apes, and Battle For The Planet Of The Apes), 4) Metropolis Mixed Drinks - 1) Vodka Tonic (Vodka And Tonic/ VAT – Value-Added Tax), 2) The Singapore Sling, 3) Egg White, 4) Gin, Vodka, Rum and Tequila World War I - 1) Bulgaria, 2) The Battle Of The Somme, 3) 1917, 4) The 11th (Known as The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month) Fill in the Blanks - 1) Ulan, 2) Solheim, 3) Portrait/ Artist, 4) Fold 2014 State Fair Musical Acts - 1) Pitbull, 2) The Beatles, 3) Usher (stolen from Adam Levine), 4) Kansas

Where in the Village? Answer: puzzle on Page 12

It is at Indpls North Side Optimists Park 780 E. 66th Street [A3 on map].

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Petrov Frame Atelier 5172 College Ave 293-2122 Potter’s House, The 6503 Carrollton Ave 251-0688 Ruth D. Stoner Artistry in Clay 6340 Ferguson St S.D. Battista Painting Conservation 5430 New Jersey St Stu’s Studio 6537 Carrollton Ave The Framer - Tom Altpeter 777 E. 66th St The Thompson Collection 6516 Carrollton Ave TK Nelson Fine Art Gallery 6331 N. Keystone Ave Walter Knabe 1134 E. 54th St. Studio H

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First Congregational Church UCC BB20 7171 N. Pennsylvania St (317) 257-5397 Glendale Christian Church 1788 Haynes Ave Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana 1788 Haynes Ave Immaculate Heart of Mary 5692 Central Ave Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation 6502 Meridian St Meridian Street United Methodist 5500 Meridian St Mid East Church of Christ 5879 Central Ave New Paradigm Christian 6202 Carrollton Ave Northminster Presbyterian 1660 Kessler Blvd Perfecting Word Worship Center 2070 E. 54th St ste 14 Progressive Spiritualist Church 2201 E. 54th Radiate Church (at BRMHS) 1115 Broad Ripple Ave St. Edward the Confessor, ACC 6361 N. Keystone Ave. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 6050 N. Meridian St The Worship Assembly of Indianapolis 2131 54th St Trinity 6151 Central Ave


21st Amendment 2201 E. 62nd St 21st Amendment 5561 Illinois St Big Red Liquors 1067 Broad Ripple Ave Bob’s Food Mart 5628 Illinois St BP Service Station/Convenience 7068 College Ave Cork and Cracker 2126 Broad Ripple Ave Fresh Market 5415 College Ave Fresh Thyme Farmers Market 6301 College Ave



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Dr. Robert D. Lucus, D.D.S. 6211 College Ave Martin Dentistry 1724 Broad Ripple Ave Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling 6408 Carrollton Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC 1111 E. 54th ste #107 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 QuaLife Psychology 6544 Ferguson St Ripple Chiropractic 6507 Ferguson St #101 St. Vincent Physical Therapy 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dirk A. Sterley, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave Team Rehabilitation 1081 Broad Ripple Ave Three Stones Counseling 819 E. 64th St, ste 238 Urban Optiks 6372 Guilford 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


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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


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


Bishop Chatard High School 5885 Crittenden Ave Blickman Educational Trail 11 E. Arden St Broad Ripple Fire Station #32 6330 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Magnet High School 1115 Broad Ripple 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 McNulty Real Estate Services 930 E. 66th St Monon Place Apartments 5900 Carvel Ave Monon Walk Apts 6115 Winthrop Ave Morris Group Realty 5936 N. Keystone Ave., ste 203 Pangea Grove Apartments 5018 Lemans Dr Park 66 Flats 888 E. 66th St 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



Agape Empowerment Counseling 1111 E. 54th Street, ste 115 Sarah Amo, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Athletico Physical Therapy 6280 College Ave ste 300 Janice Bilby, M.D. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Avenue Chiropractic 1803 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Dental Assn. 6214 Carrollton Ave


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Broad Ripple Therapy Associates 6524 Carrollton Ave Kelly Burrough, N.P. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic 5420 N College Ave. ste 101



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

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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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Paul Kolman, D.D.S. C5◄ 6508 #5 Westfield Blvd 317-255-8546

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Thompson Home Sales C4◄ 6507 Ferguson St #203 (317) 519-3542







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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Modern Nails I7 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #140 Mona’s Hair Design E4 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy PP25 5255 Guilford Ave 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 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 Salon 6 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 Shine Twentynine Salon K3 6111 College Ave So.Be.Fit. OO25 1134 E 54th Studio B Soul Evolve I2 6220 College Ave The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa K2 6116 College Ave ste 3 Style C3 6503 Carrollton Ave Sunny’s Hairbiz OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 6 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 Title Boxing Club II32 2625 E. 62nd St True Fitness Wellness Center C3 716 E. 65th St Untitled Ink E4 6357 Guilford Ave

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Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2017 Scott Christy, D.D.S. 6201 Winthrop Ave. ste 3 Jeffrey Cox, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry N 1927 Broad Ripple Ave Newspaper Margarita Czeskis, M.D. recycling bin 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Mylinda Cripe, N.P. P 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Mail collection Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) box 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. B 6344 Kingsley Dr EYE Can See BlueIndy station 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 Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC 740 East 52 Street, ste 12 Dr. Andrey M. Horton, D.D.S. 6148 N. College Ave Indy Physical Therapy 831 Broad Ripple Ave Richard Jones, MDiv, LMFT 819 E. 64th St Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT 819 E. 64th St, ste 248 Dr. John M. Klemen, D.D.S. 6112 College 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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Broad Ripple Kiwanis KK23 meets at Binkley’s 317-217-6139

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The Sapling School 838 E. 65th St ste A 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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21 = 21 & over D = Pet Friendly (outdoor) 3 Sisters Cafe H5 6223 Guilford Ave 317 Burger G5 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave

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Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel Ave Christ the King Catholic School 5858 Crittenden Ave Dan Wakefield Park 61st and Broadway St Holliday Park 64th and Spring Mill 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


Carmel I-465 and N. Meridian

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

I-465 and Michigan Road

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

Downtown Indianapolis

Take Meridian St. North approx. 6½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile HoiTea ToiTea H3 6283 College 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 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 2196a 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 Mulita PP23 5215 College Ave






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Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave

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

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


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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

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La Piedad C5 6524 Cornell Ave 317-475-0988


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

Brugge Brasserie 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings 2747 East 62nd St Burgerfuel 6320 Guilford Ave



Ambrosia Ristorante 5903 College Ave Arby's 6483 Keystone Ave Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant 5212 College Ave Average Joe’s Sports Pub 21 814 Broad Ripple Ave Bamboo House 2328 E. 53rd St Baskin Robbins 2201B Broad Ripple Ave 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 Brick House Dueling Pianos 6235 Guilford Ave BRICS 901 E. 64th St







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

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

Riviera Club 5640 Illinois St 317-255-5471









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Take I-69/SR37 Southbound (becomes Binford Blvd.) approx. 3¼th miles to 62nd St. Turn right (West) on 62nd. Take 62nd (becomes Broad Ripple Ave.) approx. 3 ½ miles




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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 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 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 D 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 Good Conduct H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Good Morning Mama’s OO24 1031 E. 54th St Geeks Seafood, Salads and Subs H4 6336 Guilford Ave Goodfellas Pizzeria H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Graeter’s Ice Cream MM19 5560 Illinois St Hibachi Bar H5 921 Broad Ripple Ave

AOK CAR CARE 5581 N. Keystone Ave 317-251-3034

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 Miss Behavin H6 1001 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 Naked Tchopstix D H3◄ 6253 College Ave Naptown Bar-B-Q PP31 5230 Keystone Ct 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 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 Papa Murphy’s Pizza HH31◄ 2130 Broad Ripple Ave

Pawn Shop Pub D OO31◄ 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 Cafe D C5◄ 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D G3◄ 823 E. Westfield Blvd.

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Plump’s Last Shot D D5◄ 6416 Cornell Ave Public Greens D5 901 E. 64th St Qdoba D G4 6334 Guilford Ave Raffi’s Mexican Tacos H4 801 Broad Ripple 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 ste B Vogue Inc 21 H3◄ 6259 College Ave Watami Sushi HH30 1912 Broad Ripple Ave Wellington Pub 21 G5 6331 Guilford Ave 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 Catchygirl Boutique 819 Broad Ripple Ave City Gear 2332 E. 53rd St Civvies 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Clara K. Gifts 825 Westfield Blvd Christian Science Reading Room 2136 E. 62nd St Coby Palmer Designs 2060 E. 54th St ste 5 CVS 6290 College Ave



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

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CVS 119 W 56th St Der Glass Werks Stained Glass 6055 College Ave Dinwiddies 6216 Carrollton Ave 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 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting 1057 E. 54th St Fira Boutique 918 Broad Ripple Ave

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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 Heritage Clothier and Home Store 1134 E. 54th St. Studio K 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 Johnny’s Smoke Time 6309 Keystone Ave Kayak Pools 845 E. 65th St Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore 5619 Illinois St Lola Blu Boutique 6350 Cornell Ave Luna Music 5202 College Ave LUXEredux Bridal Boutique 1101 E 54th St Magic Bus, The 18 1073 Broad Ripple Ave

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Marigold C5◄ 6512 Cornell Ave 317-254-9939 Mass Ave Toys 1057 54th St, Studio J McNamara Florist 2635 E. 62nd St Michael’s Jewelry 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 5 Minus Skate Shop 2196b E. 54th St Moondance Jewelry & Boutique 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I National Moto+Cycle Co. 5206 College Ave


Newman & Co. for Men 720 E. 65th St P.S. Jewelers 6575 College Ave Palm Court Designs 1057 E. 54th St ste C Petite G Jewelers 5609 Illinois St Pitaya 842 Broad Ripple Ave The Playful Soul 6516 Ferguson St. Plenty Lifestyle 1051 E 54th ste A Portico 804 Laverock Rd Posh Petals 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A PRINTtEXT 652 E. 52nd St Rainbow Kids 2326 E. 53rd St The Real Resale Boutique 2182 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 Unique Thrift Shop 2350 E. 52nd St Urban Gypsy Boutique 6407 Ferguson St Verdigris 5208 College Ave


The Vintage Clothing Co 2417 E 56th St Vintage Vogue 2361 Broad Ripple Ave


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Neat-O H3 724 Broad Ripple Ave, ste 2 317-257-5735 B3 OO25 MM19 H4 C4 OO25 F3 OO25 PP23 PP31 OO30 G5 D5 KK23 II32 MM19 II31 G3 MM32◄ PP25 H4 II30◄ PP31 D4◄ PP23

Vintage 54 Collective OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B 737-2146 II31

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Weaver’s Lawn & Garden H10◄ 1316 Broad Ripple Ave 317-255-9635 World Record Shoppe 5218 Keystone Ct



a&g Digital Consulting 6055 N. College ste 201 Adoption Support Center 6331 Carrollton Ave Airmaster Heating & Cooling 5416 College Ave Alterations Express 2315 E. 53rd St


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 AVI Systems 6413 College Ave Bierman ABA Autism Center 6060 College Ave Bray Technologies PC Repair 6132 College Ave


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A O K Car Care MM32 5581 N. Keystone Ave 317-251-3034 OO31 OO23 PP23 D3 JJ23 K3

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 Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment E4 823 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Lock Service II31 2023 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple P&L I2 6224 College Ave Broad Ripple Restoration Painting G5 5916 Birchwood Ave BSTIX OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 2 Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Call My List H3 6285 College Ave Camden Stained Glass OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave. ste C Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 710 E. 52nd St Case Neighborhood Design Studio KK23 5912 College Ave Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Christina’s Complete Clean I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Clark & Osborne A4 6617 Ferguson St Connect Think C4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave Covideo H5 6235 Guilford Ave Custom Living OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave ste A David Electric Service JJ23 6013 College Ave Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 6418 Carrollton Ave Deckademics K2 6108 College Ave ste 200 Deering Cleaners E2 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Design 27 OO24 5366 Winthrop Ave DeveloperTown PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Dittoe Public Relations OO23 5420 N College Ave. ste 200 Draw It To Know It C4 6507 Ferguson St #102 Easter Conservation Services OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio J Elgin Water Care H6 1009 Broad Ripple Ave EnVue B5 930 E. 66th St Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave EZ Software Solutions KK23 5948 N. College Ave Facets Studio I6 6251 Winthrop Ave FedEx Office G6 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 6235 Carrollton Ave ste B Fizziology II31 6161 Hillside Ave Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave Front Row Tickets E2 6358 College Ave Forest Hills Landscape E2 5893 Forest Ln Green Men Restoration Design Center OO31 2376 E 54th St Harris Tire & Auto OO32◄ 5425 Keystone Ave Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters OO31 2374 E. 54th St The Hatch II31◄ 6161 Hillside Ave Hit City Recording Studio OO23 707 E 54th St Home Room OO25 1101 54th St, Studio D Hoosier Salon Admin Office D3 711 E. 65th St Hope Plumbing PP31 2144 E. 52nd Hour Motors K3 6121 College Ave

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


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

iDiz C4 6531 Ferguson St Indianapolis Granite and Marble OO24 5360 Winthrop Ave Industrial Sales and Engineering OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 5 Indy Cellular Repair I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 2 Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 1102 E 52nd St Innovatemap K3 6053 College Ave Integrated Learning I2 6201 College Ave ITEX K2 6116 College Ave J.T. Alterations PP31 5250 Keystone Ct Jiffy Lube D3◄ 6401 College Ave Joy’s House HH30 2028 Broad Ripple Ave Kayak Pools C4 845 E. 65th St Kimmel Shoe Repair H3 733 Broad Ripple Ave LandWorx Engineering E4 6367 Guilford Ave Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St Life in the Moment B5 930 E. 66th 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 Momentum Design H4 6304 Guilford Ave, ste A MS-IL Corporate Offices D3 710 E. 64th St National Association of Letter Carriers OO30 2182 E. 54th St Newpoint Parking D5 6440 Westfield Blvd Nogginwerks B4 6523 N. Carrollton Ave Northern Comfort Heating & Cooling PP25 5240 N Winthrop Ave Nygaard’s Service Center KK23 5898 College Ave OASIS H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave (lower level F&B) Olis Construction HH29 1654 Broad Ripple Ave Online Transport I4 6220 Carrollton Ave PactSafe E2 6338 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 Rubbr OO24 5343 Winthrop 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 OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 1 Simplicity Cold Pressed Juices OO25 1101 E 54th St ste E SmallBox I5 6219 Guilford Ave Smoking Iron Alterations C4 6503 Ferguson St Sparkle Cleaners PP23 5167 College Ave Synergy Marketing Group I6 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 5 Tech Motors Auto Services PP31 5250 Keystone Ct 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 touchAsoul design studio B5 6500 Westfield Blvd The UPS Store I7◄ 1075 Broad Ripple Ave Velvet Touch Dry Cleaners C3 6509 College Ave Village Recording Studio G4 841 Westfield Blvd 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 OO28 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10

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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 14 No. 24

The Life of The Party Adventures in Entertaining

by Elizabeth Morse

Holiday Entertaining. Stay Classy. It’s easy to feel the pressure of the holiday season. The latest promos are stacked attractively to catch your eye everywhere you go. Your inbox is flooded with promo codes. Should you send Christmas cards or Seasons Greetings? Include EVERYONE at the office to your cocktail party? And how about food, what should you serve? You want to be trendy. You want to be in the now. You WANT that bottle of Pumpkin Spice Moscato but you know it’s probably wrong. Secretly, you’re over “hip” and you just want great food and drink, and well, an awesome vibe. You want your guests to leave relaxed, thinking that your event was a welcome and refreshing oasis of holiday bliss. Well, folks. I’m here to let you in on a little something. The classics are ALWAYS going to be cool. Here’s how to have smooth sailing this tinsel time: You see, good choices never go out of style and that said, it’s time to talk about the upcoming season and what excellent entertaining selections look like. And by selections, I really mean three things: the style of the event and the food and libations that you plan to serve. During the holidays, you can’t go wrong by choosing sparkling wines. Fizz is festive, great food wine, fits any budget and runs the gamut from dry to sweet. For the most part, bubbles also don’t stain carpet. You’ll find one paired with each of the parties mentioned. Category 1- The Open House First things first. Set the mood for your event with a fun invitation. I’m a proponent of paper, but has some clever (free) options and you can track RSVPs quickly. You won’t need tons of food/wine options for folks to enjoy themselves. A huge platter of colorful cut-out cookies (stars, trees, Santas, etc.), a super-fresh and varied selection of fruits and vegetables with both sweet and savory dips (*Tip: lemon yogurt is a great fruit dip) and a chaffing pan full of spicy meatballs. I love making little “stations” around the house to spread out snacks. For instance, cookies and a stack of napkins in the living room with meatballs closer to the kitchen. You get the idea. It prevents clogs of people and helps migration and conversation. As far as beverages go, offer a few non-alcoholic options and just one festive bubbly! A value-driven option when you need decent wine and lots of it, is a fine way to go. I’m loving a fun Italian varietal called Duvello (that’s the grape, like Prosecco) and the specific wine I’ll suggest is Palladiano Durello Spumante Brut. This wine has been served in the bars of Veneto for years. Just a good, solid sparkler. Bright fruit with loads of Granny Smith apple flavor tempered by a bit of honey. Delish. About $8.99 per bottle. Finally, make sure you’ve got your play list filled with up-beat holiday tunes. Think Brenda Lee & Ertha Kitt. Turn on the tunes, put the pets in a bedroom and turn the porch light on. Category 2- The Dinner Party Typically one is hosting these events for besties. Frankly, if you’re going to have dinner with folks you don’t adore, why go crazy cleaning your house and cooking for them. Right? I mean, if you don’t love them–go out. If they’ve made it to the inner circle and they’re coming to a dinner party at your house, pull out the stops. Create an impressive menu that can be prepared largely in advance so that you can enjoy time with friends. Personally invite friends with a phone call or card. I think an Evite here is a little tacky. Again, set the tone for your event. When guests arrive, have a nice piece of Mycella Blue Cheese and ginger snaps out to snack on. For dinner serve: green salads with cashews, pear slices & dried cherries (made ahead and set in the fridge). The main meal could be a beautiful truffle-honey roast chicken & root veggies (email me for these recipes). It’s one pan, beautiful and delicious. For dessert, bourbon brownies served with ice cream. One of my all-time favorite wines is Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé. A French classic with a stunning deep salmon color. Strawberry, raspberry & cherry flavors. If you really feel fancy, there’s a site online that will cover your bottle in mad amounts of glitter–any color. Tah-dah! Now you have a center-piece for your table. Just google the name of the wine and the glitter site will pop up. You’re welcome. Worth the $80ish price tag. Offer coffee with dessert and don’t forget your tunes. Category 3- The Big Family To-Do If you are hosting the big gathering, then you can organize the meal. This can be a little dicey in some families, but it’s your house. Here’s how I’d proceed: make a list of who’s coming and how many people need to be fed. Identify what needs to be made (turkey, ham, three savory sides, four pies, Aunt Sally’s special marshmallow salad) and make a LIST ON PAPER. Next, call or send everyone an email and ask them to please bring whatever you have assigned to them. Keep the correspondence light, never bossy, just pointing out that nobody wants to have 5 green bean casseroles and no scalloped corn. You shouldn’t feel like you need to make every single thing (unless you want to–then be sure to spread the word!) but there needs to be a semblance of order. Chaos ruins big events. As the host you should provide the main course and the beverages. In this category, I’d go with J Vineyards Cuveé 20 Brut for the meal. A traditional blend of Champagne grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier) from California. There’s a little apple in this one too, but I love the citrus and pear flavors and the delicious yeasty smell. Around $34.99 This is a little expensive, but at family events, do you really want everyone indulging? I vote for offering a nice glass at dinner to toast the family. One and done! *I almost forgot! A note about kiddos: It is so nice to grab a bottle of sparkling white grape juice to include youngsters. It really makes them feel grown-up and you may be surprised at how they rise to the occasion. I’m also always a click away and happy to help you with your entertaining quandaries. Would like a recipe mentioned here? Shoot me an email at and I’ll respond. Cheers! Elizabeth Morse, an owner of Corner Wine Bar on Guilford Avenue, grew up in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood and is a graduate of both Broad Ripple High School and IU. A Hoosier Chef, Restaurateur, Food Writer, Wine Guru & Master Gardener who believes in supporting all things local. Email her at

Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter Where’s Brandt? Right in my Own Backyard is moving to every other issue. We thought it was fair to lighten the load after more than 325 almost continuous issues! In Brandt’s off issues, we have a new columnist, Elizabeth Morse from the Corner Wine Bar, writing The Life of the Party.

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