Broad Ripple Gazette Volume 16 Number 11 (May 24 - June 13, 2019)

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The Broad Ripple Gazette

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

Crossword page 13

May 24 - Jun. 13, 2019

Special Three Week Issue - Next BR Gazette will be delivered to our 170+ locations on June 14

Random Ripplings Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 57th & Washington. [LL22 on map], held the first Annual Tech-free Day. All students were outside building and gardening learning new and useful life skills. The goal is to put down the gadgets, and get outside, problem-solving, and creating.

Installment Ten

Chapter Nine

From your editor: I have received several requests for a reprint of the 1968 publication “A History of Broad Ripple” by The Junior Historical Society and The Riparian Newspaper, both of Broad Ripple High School. We haven’t published this information since 2004 and many new residents are now in Broad Ripple and have never read it. Where we come from is important. It has some errors. I will try to correct them as they appear. I will attempt to reprint the entire booklet. I will include each section as space permits. -AH

Farmer shakes jail Broad Ripple Village saw great advancement in the business field at the turn of the century. In 1887, the Kingan Meat Packing Company built several ice houses on the river bank just east of the Monon tracks. [NOTE: This is about where McDonald’s is today.] The company chose this site because the ice froze hard here at the widest part of White River. The houses were approximately 40’ by 200’, had no windows, and were connected to White River by ramps on which the ice from the river was carried. The ice houses were a source of employment for the men of Broad Ripple who cut the ice on White River in the winter and stored it in the houses for use in the summer to preserve the meat at the Kingan Plant. The ice was usually cut when it was about 9” thick. Area boys would then drag the cut ice up to the store houses on the river bank. The blocks were packed in sawdust to keep them separated. In the spring, the ice blocks were hauled by flat cars to the Kingan Plant in downtown Indianapolis. The business was operated by a man named Brady until February 2, 1902, when the ice houses burned down. In the late 1880’s or early 1890’s, a jail was built in the community on the northeast corner of Winthrop and Broad Ripple avenues [NOTE: This is where Qdoba is today]. This small 5’ by 12’ by 7’ one-room brick and wood structure, complete with barred windows, was built to house weekend rowdies who came to Broad Ripple. John Morganson, the first town marshal, kept the offenders behind bars during the weekend until they could be tried in court on Monday. The last two Broad Ripple marshals prior to the town’s annexation were Thomas Medsker and Robert DeVault. The great flood of April 1913 swept away the jail roof and weakened the foundations. Even though the roof was repaired soon after, it was not to remain for long. Bob Burford, a 6’ 7” farm hand, indignant about being jailed for

See HISTORY pg. 4


Top: Douglas David, local artist with a studio at 71st and Keystone, showing his latest paintings in space #1 on Artist Row. Above: Bob Ross was at the 2019 Art Fair! Right: Artistic lamps by artist Kathy Lockmann of Jack Riley Lighting in Michigan. She uses antique oil lamp bases from England and fashions stems and leaves, incorporating antique brass and glass door knobs. Miniature lighting is embedded inside the glass flowers. Below: Watercolor boats by Howard Scott of South Bend. Howard recently discovered watercolor crayons. The resulting vivid colors inspired him to expand his art beyond his miniatures.

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Studio C, a restaurant by Greg Hardesty, has opened at 1051 E. 54th Street suite C [OO25 on map].

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The Exchange, 912 Broad Ripple Avenue [H5 on map], has moved out of Broad Ripple.

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Calendar .Sights.Sounds.Places. May 25


BR Farmer’s Market

May 25


Hot Rods & Heroes Car Show

May 28


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Jun. 1


14th annual Dog Olympics (ARPO)

Jun. 1


Village Clean-Up

Jun. 2


BRHS Reunion classes of the 40’s & 50’s

BRHS 1115 Broad Ripple Ave 8 am to noon Kennington Amer. Legion 2210 E 54th St. 11 am to 5pm location TBA 6 pm

BR Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (first Saturday each month)

meet at Fire Station 10 am

10 am to noon

Riviera Club 5640 N. Illinois St Noon

(RSVP 317-253-4371)

NINE Broad Ripple Collector pins available!

Jun. 6 &7

Thu. /Fri.

85th annual Fish Fry (see page 6 notices)

See all 9 pins in the set at Artifacts - 6327 Guilford Ave

Jun. 6


Tails & Ales - rescued dogs for adoption

Jun. 12


ISBVI Career Fair (see ad page 4)

Jun. 20


Art Walk - Third Thursday

Jun. 21


Touch A Truck - pre-registration 327-7161

Jun. 23


BRVA Duck Race

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Fairview Presbyterian Church 46th and Capitol 5 to 8 pm Broad Ripple Brewpub 65th & Monon Trail 6 pm to 9 pm Ind Sch for Blind & Visually Impaired noon to 3 pm

Throughout the Village 5 pm to 8 pm Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 9:30 am to 11 am

Rainbow Bridge (Guilford and Canal) 3 pm to 5 pm

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Calendar .Social.Business.Service. May 28


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

May 28


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

May 28


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

Jun. 4


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Jun. 20


Open In Indiana Broad Ripple Business Connect

Jul. 17


Friends of Broad Ripple Park Meeting

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

(2nd/4th Tues)

Fresh Thyme Market comm. rm. 6301 College [F3] noon (see ad below for program)

Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23] HoiTeaToiTea

6283 N. College Ave. 3 pm to 5 pm

BR Park Family Center 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 6:45 pm

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JUN 4 Film historian Eric Grayson, also known as Dr. Film. Eric will talk about Hoosier stars Carol Lombard and Irene Dunne, Indiana vintage films, and his own recent restoration of “Little Orphant Annie” JUN 11 Evening meeting, Think with a Drink at Half Liter BBQ, 5301 Winthrop Ave

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History of BR

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drunkenness and disturbing the peace, began to shake the jail’s rafters until the roof broke loose from its mounting boards. In 1932, after time and decay had destroyed the remains of the Broad Ripple jail, the lot where it stood was cleared. In 1903, Hershel Brenemann opened the Brenemann House, a chicken dinner restaurant, at 6240 North Bellefontaine (Guilford Avenue). In 1920, it was sold and the building was razed. The land was then converted into a parking lot and later was purchased by the Kroger Grocery Company. [NOTE: The parking lot was actually the car lot for Hoster-Roberts Ford. Kroger bought the land around 1954 for the store.]. Elmer Hitchcock opened a photoengraving concern on Broad Ripple Avenue in 1908. It was sold 12 years later to make room for Zivien’s, Broad Ripple’s first department store [NOTE: This is where Warfleigh Barber & Supply is today]. Just prior to the 1910’s, the Buddenbaum Lumber Company was built where the Broad Ripple Lumber Company now stands [NOTE: Today this is Cholita Taqueria and all of the businesses to the rear, along Winthrop]. Broad Ripple was serviced by two telephone exchanges. One was located on the present site of the Broad Ripple Library [NOTE: Today this building is SmallBox.] and was first operated by the five Stegger sisters. The second telephone exchange was located in Dr. Robert Light’s grocery store, on Broad Ripple Avenue. Mrs. Imo McKensie was the first switchboard operator. The two companies merged in 1917. The home of Dr. Robert Light was located where the Roselyn Bakery now stands [NOTE: razed for the parking garage], and his office was on the site of the present Shell gas station at the corner of College and Broad Ripple Avenue [NOTE: razed for the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market]. The home of Dr. Joseph B. Bates, another physician, was located on the site of the present-day Carter Building, on the southwest corner of Guilford and Westfield Boulevard. Arnholter’s harness shop was located on the southeast corner of Guilford and Westfield Boulevard, where Rudy’s Liquor Store is today [NOTE: This was the longtime home to The Corner Wine Bar.]. A barber shop and the office of Dr. Hesler were located south of the harness shop. A streetcar depot stood on the corner of Broad Ripple and Guilford, where the Pittsburgh Paint Store now stands [NOTE: This is Brothers Bar and Grill today.]. In 1914, after the depot was abandoned, George’s Restaurant was built in its place. Other businesses also competed for a part of the Broad Ripple trade. Among these was Kassebaum’s grocery, hardware, and drygoods store at 924 East Westfield [NOTE: Where the Bungalow is today.]. Additional businesses were Stewart’s Furniture Store, LaRue Heady Grocery, and Jules Medias’ Meat Market. In later years the meat market was closed and Jules Medias opened a men’s clothing store [NOTE: Where Cold Stone Creamery is today.]. This completes Chapter 9 of the booklet. Chapter 10 will appear in a future issue.

Random Ripplings The Red Line station on College just south of Kessler Boulevard was assembled on Wednesday, May 15.

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M is for Movies all the answers to these questions start with letter “M” 1. What 1973 movie was the first collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro? 2. In what 1981 film does Faye Dunaway give an unflattering portrayal of a Hollywood legend? 3. Peter Lorre starred in what 1931 German language film about a child murderer that was directed by Fritz Lang? 4. What 1979 movie featured the first starring role for Bill Murray? The 1960s 1. Who did Cassius Clay defeat in 1964 to become the World Heavyweight Champion? 2. Who wrote The Feminine Mystique, which was published in 1963? 3. What British fashion designer is credited with naming and introducing the mini-skirt in 1965? 4. What act was first to take the stage at 1969’s Woodstock Music Festival, finishing their set with a version of the Negro spiritual Motherless Child? Crossword Clues 1. Smog or Spork e.g. Eleven letters - the fifth letter is “M”? 2. Mild oath. Four letters - the fourth letter is “D”? 3. Current German Chancellor. Six letters - the third letter is “R”? 4. Classic Voltaire work. Seven letters - the fifth letter is “I”? Acronyms and Abbreviations 1. What does the “K” stand for in KMart? 2. What does the acronym ZIP stand for in ZIP Code? 3. What do the letters in the name of the rock band O. A. R., whose biggest hit to date is the song Shattered (Turn The Car Around), stand for? 4. Gordon Shumway, a character from a 1980s television series, was better known by what acronym? Rap Music 1. What was the name of the deranged fan in the single by Eminem released in 2000? 2. What group released the album Straight Outta Compton in 1988? 3. What is the name of Salt N Pepa’s DJ? 4. Who had a hit with a re-working of Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise called Gangsta’s Paradise in 1994?

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85th Annual Fairview Fish Fry, Thursday & Friday, June 6 & 7, 2019, Fairview Presbyterian Church, 46th & Capitol 5:00 – 8:00 pm Eighty-four years ago Fairview Presbyterian Church needed a new roof. The men decided they could get a rail car load of shingles, get a group of men together and put on the roof at cost. But how were they to pay for the shingles? That’s when the women decided to host a fish fry. Those fish fries have continued through the decades and have helped out in many ways. It is a feeder into our church; many new members got their first exposure to Fairview out on the lawn at a fish fry. Food, Fun, Faith and Friends, a great combination on an evening in June or anytime. It feeds the community; not only as a long-standing community event but proceeds are donated to community organizations who serve our neighbors. Recent recipients include: Dayspring, Julian Center, MLK Multi-service center, Second Helpings, Wheeler Mission, Coburn Place, Gennesaret Free Clinic, School 43, and A Caring Place Adult Daycare. We have found other ways to fix our roof and now we want to help our community partners. This year we plan to support organizations working to promote mental wellness in our community. Indiana’s oldest church fish fry will adhere to old traditions; still the best hot fish in town and we will serve the Calkins family secret salad dressing and lots of homemade desserts and delicious side dishes. An adult meal is just $10 and includes fish or chicken—plus two sides and tea or lemonade. Of course, one can choose additional a la carte sides and canned soda or bottled water. And don’t forget the amazing a la carte desserts packaged up ready for you to eat on site or take home! Kids meals (for children 5-10) are $5 and include one side and tea or lemonade. Children under 5 eat for free! Please join us, and let our family feed your family on June 6th and 7th!

Jiffy Lube of Indiana to Be Honored for Exceptional Commitment to the Arts

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that Jiffy Lube of Indiana will be honored this fall with Americans for the Arts’ national Arts and Business Partnership Award. Presented annually, the Arts and Business Partnership Awards—formerly called the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America awards—honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and an arts and business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships, and board membership. The awards will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 3, 2019, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. Jiffy Lube of Indiana’s mural initiative, “Every Part Matters,” has created original, artist-designed murals on the exterior walls of nine oil change locations in central Indiana, and is on track to add five more murals in 2019 plus several in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area over the next two years. In addition, the company’s support of original music and other arts initiatives makes Jiffy Lube of Indiana a local leader in forging innovative partnerships that both enrich the arts scene and enhance their business. For more information about Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the Arts and Business Partnership Awards, please contact Jillian Thomas at

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Job Center at the Library, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and June 6, 13, 20 & 27 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.

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WE BUY MUSIC! Cash paid for vinyl records, CDs, and more at Indy CD & Vinyl on Broad Ripple Avenue. (317) 259-1012 Voted Best Record Store in Indianapolis year after year. 806 Broad Ripple Avenue. CASH PAID For Vinyl Records, Books, DVDs, Vintage Furniture. Highest prices paid. 317-372-1161

Duct Tape “Squishy” Art Class, June 5 at 1:00 p.m. Young people and teens ages 6 - 17 are invited to make a toy for themselves or a friend in this class led by Art With a Heart. Go Strategy Game Club, June 6 at 4:15 p.m. School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials. The Madam Walker Story, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn the story of Madam C. J. Walker (1867 –1919), a philanthropist, entrepreneur and hair care industry pioneer as told from a different point of view. Learn about her early life and the rich legacy she created for women, African Americans and Indianapolis. Animal Meet and Greet With Silly Safaris, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to three live critters during this casual drop-in session with Silly Safaris. Ask questions and take pictures while the animals are there! Blastoff With Magic Show, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages and families are invited for a fun, interactive magic show by Daniel Lusk.

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Summer Reading Kickoff at Glendale, June 1 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children and families are invited to register for the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, “Keepin’ It 100,” and enjoy games, crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and more! True Grit: the NEA Big Read! June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to participate in an expert-led discussion of the classic Western novel, “True Grit,” as part of the national Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Summer Showtime Films: Incredibles 2, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. Children and families are invited for a showing of the film, “Incredibles 2” (PG). Animal Shows With Silly Safaris, June 7 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children of all ages and families are invited to sit down with Silly Safaris and enjoy this show about animals. Three to five live animals will be on hand. Newspapers & Mags 24/7 at Home - Library Databases, June 11 and 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 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 your own home. Summer Showtime Films: Captain Underpants, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. Children and families are invited for a showing of the film, “Captain Underpants” (PG). Animal Meet and Greet With Silly Safaris, June 14, 21 & 28 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to three live critters during this casual drop-in session with Silly Safaris. Ask questions and take pictures while the animals are there! Blastoff With Magic Show, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. Children of all ages and families are invited for a fun, interactive magic show by Daniel Lusk. Minnetrista Theatre Preserves Presents “Little Red Riding Hood,” June 16 at 2:00 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to a performance that pays homage to the classic story of “Little Red Riding Hood” while putting a new spin on it. Characters explore the diverse interpretations of the story, including a new version set in space!

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Neighborhood Associations Broad Ripple Village Association Colleen Fanning, Executive Director 317-251-BRVA (2782) 818 Broad Ripple Ave Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Assn. Chelsea Marburger, Executive Director 317-283-1021 Arden Neighborhood Association Gene Valanzano, President Kesslerwood Civic League Whitney Kinkel 317-726-1606 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 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, Pres. - 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 Primrose Village Northdale Neighborhood Assn Matthew Williford - President

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

Your City-County Councillor Colleen Fanning 317-327-4241 District 2: Bounded roughly by: Hoover Rd to Keystone and Kessler to 96th

Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocates Mo McReynolds (317) 327-5121 Greg Garrett (317) 327-5119

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

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Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Director 317-327-7161

Holliday Park

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We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. Patricia O’Brien found a typo in The Broad Ripple Gazette. Patricia 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, lower left.

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The background of The Gazette:

I am a life-long resident of the Broad Ripple area. My family has been in Broad Ripple for many generations. Jacob Coil platted and named Broad Ripple in 1837. Two of his daughters married into my family in the 1870s. My grandfather Girstle Hague 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 great grandparents John E. Hague and Nora Hague lived at 6148 N. College Avenue and 6170 Guilford Avenue. My great grandparents John Dawson and Nora Ringer Dawson lived at 6122 Carrollton Avenue. My 2nd great grandaunt and uncle, Sarah Coil Thompson and Hamlin Thompson, lived at 6116 Guilford Avenue. 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 was Assistant Band Director at BRHS, now band director at Crispus Attucks High School. 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? 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 longtime 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.

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Buzzing Around Town with Nora Spitznogle

Hello darlings! I’m excited about porch music season. Here is a little roundup of regularly scheduled outdoor music and Josh Kaufman’s album release shows. I hope to see you out and about. I’ll be the one wearing the attractive orthopedic boot. I broke a bone in my ankle and don’t intend on letting it slow me down. As a friend reminded me, at least it’s not during State Fair season!

Josh Kaufman NDOXO Vol 1 album release concerts Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 The Jazz Kitchen 5377 N. College Ave - 21+, 7:30 & 9:30 each day, $25-35

Random Ripplings It was a rainy start for the first Broad Ripple Third Thursday Art Walk held on May 16th. Above: Self Portrait by Ellen Ross-Musick at The Bungalow, 924 Westfield Boulevard [G5 on map]. Below: The jewelry art from Krista Bermeo Studio was featured at Artifacts, 6327 Guilford Avenue [G5 on map].

Indianapolis’s own Josh Kaufman, winner of The Voice season six has released a new album, NDOXO Vol 1, and is celebrating with two nights of shows at the Jazz Kitchen. The album that channels his beautiful vocal work into a gracefully catchy blend of soul, funk, R&B, rock, and classic pop. I credit Josh with getting me to watch The Voice. I was a doubter, regularly telling people that more talented musicians had played at CATH and slept on my sofa than were on the shows. As it turns out The Voice features musicians that have been paying their dues and playing gigs and sacrificing to continually play - just like Josh has done. Since he won The Voice he’s headlined the Indy Jazz Fest, made his Broadway debut as the lead role in the Tony Award-winning play, Pippin. He sat in with one of my favorite bands, The Roots, on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and lots of other great things. Josh is playing two shows each night, 7:30 and 9:30. Tickets available through the website and by calling The Jazz Kitchen (317.253.4900).

Flatwater music on the patio Wednesdays - Sundays 823 Westfield Blvd - all-ages, free, W-Sat 8 pm, Sun 6 pm

Flatwater Restaurant hosts and great variety of music on their patio stage. The food is excellent and the music top-notch. Check their facebook page for the music schedule.

Did You Know?

. . . that you can see photos of Broad Ripple from various years at and help preserve BR history? Just click on the BR Photo Archive button. You will get a clickable map of Broad Ripple with red dots marking photo locations. If you have ANY pictures of Broad Ripple from the past, you can share them with the archive and get your pictures added to the map. It is important to record and save our history!

The Jazz Kitchen music on the deck Wednesdays and Thursdays 5377 N. College Ave - 21+, free


L O C A T I O N !

Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine play every Wednesday - weather permitting from 6 - 9:30. They are a great duo, playing a combination of original songs and not-so-standard bluegrass, blues, jazz, and pop covers. They are often joined by their talented musician friends. The Latin band Grupo Bembe plays from 7-10 Thursdays - weather permitting - on the deck. Join the folks inside to dance the night away with the Latin Dance Party. Free dance lessons with Jen & Austin at 8:30 and full dinner including the Paella service until 10 pm.

-Nora Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora’s Web site, send any questions, comments or suggestions to

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While this photo was taken to show off a new car, it also reveals a bit of history in the background ( so many old photos do. Please look through your old photo albums!). Knue’s corner building is shown to the left - with Shepherd’s Drugs, Covered Wagon Antiques, and College Package Liquor Store. Keever’s yellow brick building is on the right - with Bernice’s Restaurant, Doc Keever’s office above, and not shown, but to the right of this photo is Demaree Cleaners.

photo courtesy of Don Albershardt

Ken Poisel delivering the new Philco refrigerator to Mrs. John Hook at her residence at 6109 Spring Mill Road.

ACR Appliances - the story of a corner: part five

photo courtesy of Don Albershardt

Don and Nancy lived at 5215 N. College Avenue (on left) and AC Radio was next door (right) at 5207.

By Alan Hague Background: In 2008 through 2019 I conducted a series of interviews with Don Albershardt. Don ran ACR Appliances at 5215 College Avenue from the 1960s into the 1990s His dad, Milton, started with a small radio shop on 52nd Street around 1927/28. I will try to tell the story of this store and also of the surrounding businesses at that corner in the coming installments. It is an interesting story.

In the last installment it is the 1930s. Milton Albershardt dies just three years after opening the store at 5207 N. College Avenue. Manager Ken Poisel buys AC Radio and marries Frances.

Don recalled a story his mother told him about the building across the street from AC Radio. In the 1930s, when Doc Keever was preparing to build the two-story yellow brick building at about 5212 N. College Avenue (currently the Aristocrat Pub), it was discovered that the corner building with Huff’s Drug Store and the WilJo-Hen Apartments above had been built one cement block width onto Keever’s property. Mr. Knue had built that building in the early 1920s (according to the listings in the city directories). “Mom said she watched the men fistfight over the boundary from our second floor apartment across the street,” recalls Don. The two men eventually worked it out and amended the deeds. That “concrete block width” rider was still on the books when Don sold that building to Rick Rising-Moore in the 1980s for the eventual Aristocrat Pub. Ken Poisel is now running AC Radio at 5207 N. College Avenue. Francis and Milton’s boy, Don Albershardt, goes to Nora Grade School, then IPS School 70, then to John Strange, then back at Nora. Don goes to high school at Tech, where his dad attended. In 1951, AC Radio participated in the Philco Old Refrigerator Derby. Customers registered their old refrigerators with the store and then the customer with the oldest one won a new Philco refrigerator. Based of the photos of AC Radio owner, Ken Poisel, and the winners, there was a tie for the oldest refrigerator in Indianapolis. One of the winners was Mrs. John Hook, Bud Hook’s mother, the other winner was Mrs. Serepta Brendel. (John Hook started Hook’s Drugs around 1900 and his son, Bud, took over in 1956.) Mrs. Hook won a brand new Philco Model 1018 refrigerator. It was funny, because she was considered to be one of the wealthiest women in the city, and yet she still had such an old refrigerator!

photo courtesy of Don Albershardt

The new building, at 5215 N. College Avenue, for ACRadio in November 1968. Notice that the sign now slides the Radio part up against the AC part. Soon the store will become ACR Appliances.

Don went to Purdue and studied Electrical Engineering. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and served from 1953 through 1955. Don came home on a 10-day pass in 1954 and married Nancy. They lived at the house to the north of AC Radio at 5215 N. College Avenue (see photo above). Ken Poisel ran the store for years, with Don as Vice President & General Manager. Eventually for health reasons, Ken turned over the day-to-day operations of the store to Don. Ken and Frances had been spending many months out of the year in St. Petersburg for some time and built a home there. Don realized that AC Radio had outgrown the 5207 N. College Avenue Carter Building. He tore down his home to the north at 5215 and built a new 60’ x 100’ building. AC Radio moved into the new building in April 1968. – e n d o f AC R p a r t f i v e –

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Poetic Thoughts

by C.W. Pruitt II

Staying low often allows for perspective. It seems that people seek the advice of the humble when their lives are running out of control. Paradoxically, the earthy ones are often quite radiant. Below is a poem about one, who to me, exemplified earthy radiance:

Random Ripplings

Plenty Lifestyle, 1051 E. 54th Street, suite A [OO25 on map], has closed. Rebel Antiques has opened at this location.

After sleeping all night in the tall grasses He went down to address the masses Knowing that the lowly have much worth He said “blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth� C.W. Pruitt II April 24, 2006 CW Pruitt II has been on the poetry scene in Broad Ripple for years. Email your questions/comments to

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Random Ripplings

More historic streetcar rails were dug up during the Red Line construction. This rail was unearthed at 54th and College Avenue.

Hidden History

answer on Page 14

Where in the "Village"?

Have you seen this Broad Ripple mural? Where is it? Answer on page 14

Hidden History is a simple letter-substitution cipher. If K equals B in one word, K will equal B throughout the puzzle. Solve by looking for frequentlyused letters and common patterns.


Answers on Page 14


Clue: K equals W

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. Lets try to place a 6 in the left section on the middle row in the easy puzzle containing 4-5-8. The 6 in the right section of the midddle row eliminates the spaces to the right of the 5. The 6 in the center section eliminates the spaces to the left of the 8. The spaces above and below the 5 are eliminated by the 6 in the left section of the bottom row. The only place left is to the left of the 4. You have learned one technique used to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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The winners of pairs of tickets to the 2019 Broad Ripple Art Fair were Cathy Hart-Walls and Terri Shackelford. Thanks to all who entered.


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1. Dominates 5. Weapons 9. Fri follower 12. “Huh?” 13. Short street named after Broad Ripple’s founder 14. Star Trek android 15. Oolitic natural resource 17. Press 18. Command to Fido to bark 19. Father’s Day gift 20. Sergeant, for one 21. Hat store with an outlet on Keystone 23. Maze solution 25. As well 28. Knighted one 29. Eye doc who started in Broad Ripple 30. Bucks? 32. Close by 34. What Horton does 37. Go out with 38. Bill of Microsoft 40. Narrow opening 41. Instruction list 43. Word after Patty or Tuna 44. The Crimson ____ 45. Horse “steering wheel” 47. Where a scene might be shot 49. “What’s ___?” 50. Chess ending

51. Rip 52. Roasting rod 54. B-F connection 56. Youth 60. Sugar source 61. Hubble, for one 63. Got gray 64. Friend in war 65. Proposal point 66. Embarrassed 67. _____ and shine 68. Drop in the mailbox


1. Hogwarts messengers 2. Make topping for pie 3. April or May? 4. Swipes 5. Behave 6. Classic mini-series with LeVar Burton 7. Short skirt 8. “Luca Brasi _____ with the fishes” 9. Tina Fey played her on SNL 10. Lots and lots 11. “Shark ____” reality TV show 14. Most in need of cleaning 16. A reason for going to Aspen 22. Aspirations 24. Baseball bat wood 25. Contributes 26. “Everybody ___ and pretty?” Mickey Mouse line

27. Set on 29. A threat 31. Echoed 33. I did this at Broad Ripple Brewpub last weekend 35. Take IndyGo 36. Fret 39. Makes angry 42. Take a load off 46. Drink of the gods

48. Fools 51. Informs 52. Fight memento 53. Use a beeper 55. Glassed grocery section 57. Not a one 58. Hunting season descriptor 59. Oboe, for one 62. Spot

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Hidden History solution

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puzzle on Page 12



The Wine Scene

May 24 - Jun. 13, 2019

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

Super Summer Sipper Wine and Sunshine. Two of my favorite things. So imagine my glee when my friendly FedEx man Bob had me sign for a box with a sample of Sunseeker Rose inside. The name alone made me smile. So did the Rhone shaped bottle that looked as if a sunset had melted into the glass. The bottle neck is a brilliant red orange that slowly fades to a pale pink. An artsy logo in bright white chunky lettering looks as if it is hand painted. Together, the EYE appeal was enough to make me go look for a corkscrew. Sunseeker is one of the many new labels offered by E and J Gallo Wines of California. This dry style rose is a blend of syrah, grenache, pinot noir and sangiovese. The 4-grape blend offers up a fruity nose with crisp tart flavors of red apple, red raspberry and a hint of wild strawberry. The flavor is fresh and the finish is very dry. Chill a bottle while you fire up the grill and then enjoy it with veggies, fish or chops. Sunseeker Rose is widely available and affordably priced. 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


Crossword solution

puzzle on Page 13


Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5) M is for Movies - 1) Mean Streets, 2) Mommie Dearest (Joan Crawford), 3) M, 4) Meatballs The 1960s - 1) Sonny Liston, 2) Betty Freidan, 3) Mary Quant, 4) Ritchie Havens Crossword Clues - 1) Portmanteau, 2) Egad, 3) Merkel (Angela), 4) Candide Acronyms and Abbreviations - 1) Kresge (for founder Sebastian Spering Kresge), 2) Zone Improvement Plan, 3) Of A Revolution, 4) ALF (Alien Life Form) Rap Music - 1) Stan, 2) N. W. A., 3) Spinderella, 4) Coolio

Where in the Village? puzzle on Page 12

Answer: It is at the Broad Ripple Fit Club - 6542 Westfield Blvd [B5 on map].


Random Ripplings The Optimist Club of North Side Indianapolis did the annual Spring Cleanup at Opti Park on May 11. L to R: Michele Baker, Kent Dicken, Deb Kelb, Kathy Drewes, Bob Fisher, Janet Dicken, Dave Daniell, and Jennifer Marshall. For park info:

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Eckert and Ross Fine Art 5627 Illinois St Forrest Formsma Fine Art 1134 E. 54th St. Studio M Gallery 10 2070 E. 54th St ste 10 Grace Michael Photography 6055 N. College ste 200 Green Men Restoration Gallery 2376 E 54th St Half Baked Pottery 6511 Ferguson St Imagine Me Photography Studio 5219 Keystone Ct Indianapolis Art Center 820 E. 67th St Kiley Studios 6328 College Ave Half Baked Pottery 6511 Ferguson St Michael Mendez Portraits 6180 Washington Blvd Paint Box Studios 2070 E. 54th St ste 7


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Places of Worship 66th Street Baptist Church 918 E 66th St Bethlehem Lutheran 526 E 52nd St


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Broad Ripple United Methodist 6185 Guilford Ave Christ the King Catholic Church 1827 Kessler Blvd Congregation Shaarey Yeshua 2415 E.72nd St Dayspring Church (Assemblies of God) 2415 E.72nd St Midtown Christ Community Church 5610 Broadway St Empowerment Church 2192 E. 54th St Evanston Wesleyan Church 6902 Evanston Ave Faith Temple of God 5217 Keystone Ct Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist 655 E. 62nd St First Congregational Church UCC 7171 N. Pennsylvania St Glendale Christian Church 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 St. Edward the Confessor, ACC 6361 N. Keystone Ave. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 6050 N. Meridian St St. Paul’s On The Way 803 Broad Ripple Ave The Worship Assembly of Indianapolis 2131 54th St Trinity 6151 Central Ave Whole Man Ministries 1241 E. 54th St.


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Zen Nail Lounge 6247 College Ave


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


1001 Properties 6201 Winthrop Ave ste #7 American Village 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management 6215 College Ave Annex 6235 Guilford Ave Apter Properties 810 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Apartments 6184A Carvel Ave Broad Ripple Flats 6018 N. College Broad Ripple Realty 1111 E. 54th ste #300 Broad Ripple Trails 5220 Luzzane Lane Brooks Real Estate Services 845 E. 65th St Carpenter Realtors 6101 College Ave Carrollton Manor Apartments 5322 Carrollton Ave The Claridge Apts 6007 College Ave The Coil 6349 College Ave College Court Condos 5347 College Ave College Manor Apts 6350 College Ave Eclipse Real Estate 6402 Cornell Ave Edgewater Apartments 6701 College Ave Equitable Solutions 6251 Winthrop Ave. ste 4 The Fountains Condominiums 5630 N. College Jade North Apartments 6565 College Ave JR Walsh Realty 6535 Cornell Ave Summit at Keystone 6630 Glenbrook Dr Landford Realty Corp. 6332 Guilford Ave, ste 205 Lincolnshire Apartments 6221 College Ave LIV Indy 6556 Cornell Ave McLane Realty 6358 College Ave McNulty Real Estate Services 930 E. 66th St Monon Place Apartments 5900 Carvel Ave


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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 Peacock Companies 836 E. 64th St Reserve at Broad Ripple 66th and Westfield Blvd River House 6311 Westfield Blvd School 80 Condominiums 920 E. 62nd St Shore Acres Apartments 1105 Westfield Court West Spirit Lake Condos 6800 Westfield Blvd Summit at Keystone 6630 Glenbrook Dr T&H Realty Services 760 E. 52nd St TBH Management 6028 Keystone Ave


The Townes at Winthrop 6139 Winthrop Ave Trinitas 6344 Cornell Ave Veritas Realty 6440 Westfield Blvd Wellington Square Apartments 725 E. 64th St The Win of Broad Ripple 6159 Winthrop Ave 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


Monument Title 6053 College Ave 317-218-9908

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


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

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Broad Ripple Pediatrics (Dr. Halberstadt) C4 6527 Carrollton Ave Broad Ripple Therapy Associates B3 6524 Carrollton Ave Kelly Burrough, N.P. I7◄ 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic OO23 5420 N College Ave. ste 101 Scott Christy, D.D.S. I5 6201 Winthrop Ave. ste 3 Jeffrey Cox, MD H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry II30 1927 Broad Ripple Ave Margarita Czeskis, M.D. I7◄ 1095a Broad Ripple Ave

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

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 George Pendygraft, P.C. 6770 Spirit Lake Pippin Dental & Braces 2248 E. 53rd St Dr. Michael Pratt, DC 6434 #A College Ave QuaLife Psychology 6544 Ferguson St Ripple Chiropractic 6507 Ferguson St #101 Square One Wellness 5422 Keystone Ave St. Vincent Immediate Care 6320 College Ave 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 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 2604 E 62nd St Fur Bee 6552 Cornell Ave Good Dog Hotel and Spa 5345 N. Winthrop Ave Groomingdales of Indianapolis 2182 E. 54th St


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 Blickman Educational Trail 11 E. Arden St 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 Broad Ripple Village Assn. 818 Broad Ripple Ave Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel Ave The Children’s Corner Preschool 6050 N. Meridian St


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Planet Fitness 5302 N. Keystone Ave Plush 5944 N. Keystone Ave Pure Barre 6280 College Ave ste 400 Reiki Center of Indiana 1111 E. 54th ste #139 Ripple Effect Salon 6354 Guilford Ave Sabai Salon 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon 6 6378 College Ave Salon Lofts 6280 College Ave ste 100 Salon on 65th 714 E. 65th St Salon Rue 52 648 E. 52nd St Sarah Beery Hair 6413 College Ave School of Metaphysics 6138 Hillside Ave Shine Twentynine Salon 6111 College Ave So.Be.Fit. 1134 E 54th Studio B Soul Evolve 6220 College Ave The Spa @ French Pharmacie 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa 6116 College Ave ste 3 Style 6503 Carrollton Ave Sunny’s Hairbiz 2070 E. 54th St ste 6 Supercuts 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio 6245 College Ave The Yoga Studio Annex 724 E. 65th St Title Boxing Club 2625 E. 62nd St True Fitness Wellness Center 716 E. 65th St Untitled Ink 6357 Guilford Ave

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Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. N 6344 Kingsley Dr Newspaper Can See recycling bin EYE 6117 College Ave ste 3 Annette Fearnot, MD P 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Mail collection Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave box Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave B Tronya Hawkins, MD BlueIndy 1001 Broad Ripple Ave station 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 The Kolbe Center 1803 Broad Ripple Ave

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Take Meridian St. North approx. 6½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile 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 Joella’s Hot Chicken G7 1072 Broad Ripple Ave Just Pop In D5 6406 Cornell Ave Keystone Diner PP31 2344 E. 53rd St Keystone Sports Review MM31 5602 Keystone Ave 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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Brugge Brasserie D 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings 2747 East 62nd St Burgerfuel 6320 Guilford Ave


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

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

Byrne’s Grilled Pizza 5615 Illinois St 317-737-2056 Cake Bake Shop 6515 Carrollton Ave Canal Bistro D 6349 Guilford Ave Captain Sushi 6253 College Ave Chiang Mai Thai Noodle 815 Westfield Blvd Chick-fil-A 6231 Keystone Ave Chipotle Mexican Grill 1002 Broad Ripple Ave Cholita Taqueria 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Cold Stone Creamery 840 Broad Ripple Ave Condado Tacos 838 Broad Ripple Ave Connor’s Pub 21 6331 Ferguson St Cornerstone Coffee 651 E. 54th St Crab General 921 Broad Ripple Ave

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Bazbeaux 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen 705 E 54th St Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar 5902 College Ave Birdy’s Bar & Grill 21 2131 E. 71st St Biscuits Cafe D 1035 Broad Ripple Ave Books & Brews 6420 Cornell Ave Brick House Dueling Pianos 6235 Guilford Ave BRICS 901 E. 64th St


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Restaurant/Bar 3 Sisters Cafe 6223 Guilford Ave 317 Burger D 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambassador Lounge 21 6319 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






The Sapling School 838 E. 65th St ste A 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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Christ the King Catholic School KK30 5858 Crittenden Ave Dan Wakefield Park JJ22 61st and Broadway St Holliday Park FF19 64th and Spring Mill The Indianapolis Public Library JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center 6100 Keystone Ave IPS Butler Univ Laboratory School 55 OO26 1349 E. 54th St IPS Center for Inquiry School 84 LL22◄ 440 E. 57th St Marott Park BB23 7350 College Ave Indpls North Side Optimists Park A3 775 E. 66th St Northside Montessori School PP25 1224 East 52nd St Park Tudor School CC22 7200 College Ave

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Dairy Queen 2104 East 52nd St The Dancing Donut 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G Delicia 5215 College Ave Diavola Pizza 1134 E. 54th St. Studio I Domino’s Pizza 1045 Broad Ripple Ave Donatos Pizza 2357 Broad Ripple Ave The Donut Experiment Glendale Town Center Egyptian Cafe & Hooka Bar 21 D 6265 Carrollton Ave Einstein Bros Bagels D 1055 Broad Ripple Ave Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe 6516 Ferguson St. Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli D 5410 College Ave Fire by the Monon 6523 Ferguson St Flatwater Restaurant and Bar D 832 Westfield Blvd The Flying Cupcake 5617 Illinois St Gallery Pastry Shop 1101 54th St, Studio G The Garden Table 908 Westfield Blvd Good Morning Mama’s 1031 E. 54th St Goodfellas Pizzeria 912 Broad Ripple Ave Graeter’s Ice Cream 5560 Illinois St Half Liter 5301 Winthrop Ave ste B HoiTea ToiTea 6283 College Ave Hollyhock Hill 8110 College Ave HopCat 6280 College Ave ste 600 Hot Box Pizza 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hotel Broad Ripple 6520 Westfield Blvd Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co D 6229 Carrollton Ave Illinois Street Food Emporium 5550 Illinois St

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Landsharks 21 810 Broad Ripple Ave Lava Lounge 21 6308 Guilford Ave Liter House 5301 Winthrop Ave Louie’s Wine Dive 701 Broad Ripple Ave Luciana’s 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Mama Carolla’s Italian Rest. 1031 E. 54th St Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge 2380 E. 54th St McDonald’s 1020 Broad Ripple Ave The Meridian 5694 Meridian St Mineshaft Saloon 21 812 Broad Ripple Ave Mississippi Belle 2170 E. 54th St Moe & Johnny’s D 5380 College Ave Monkey’s Tale Bar 21 925 Westfield Blvd Monon Coffee Company 920 Westfield Blvd Natural Born Juicers 882 Coil St New Paradise Cafe Hookah Bar 18 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Nicey Treat 916 Westfield Blvd Nicole-Taylor Back Room Eatery 1134 E. 54th St. Studio C None The Wiser Tap Room 915 Westfield Blvd Noodles & Co 927 Broad Ripple Ave The Nook by Northside 6513 College Ave Northside Kitchenette 6515 College Ave Northside Social 6525 College Ave Old Pro’s Table 827 Broad Ripple Ave One Up Arcade Bar 21 723 Broad Ripple Ave Papa John’s Pizza 6311 Keystone Ave Papa Murphy’s Pizza 2130 Broad Ripple Ave


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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. Pizza Hut HH31 2236 Broad Ripple Ave 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 Rhino Bar MM19 5615 Illinois St

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18 Vol. 16 No. 11 Ripple Bagel & Deli 850 Broad Ripple Ave Rock Lobster 21 820 Broad Ripple Ave The Rook...A Pub 2450 E 71st St Sahara 832 Broad Ripple Ave Sam’s Gyros 5404 College Ave Sangrita 834 E. 64th St Shalimar Indian Restaurant 1043 Broad Ripple Ave Sidewok Café, The 1087 Broad Ripple Ave Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery 930 Broad Ripple Ave SoBro Cafe 653 E. 52nd St Starbucks 854 Broad Ripple Ave Starbucks 5601 Illinois St Sushi Bar 911 Broad Ripple Ave Taste Cafe & Marketplace D 5164 College Ave Taste of Havana 815 Broad Ripple Ave Thai Cafe 1041 Broad Ripple Ave Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Tiny House Treats 1049 E. 54th St TikiTiki Lounge 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Triton Tap D 915 Broad Ripple Ave Twenty Tap 5406 College Ave Txuleta Basque Cider House D 1011 Westfield Blvd Union Jack Pub 924 Broad Ripple Ave The Vanguard 6319 Guilford Ave VINTAGE 54 Collective 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B Vogue Inc 21 6259 College Ave Watami Sushi 1912 Broad Ripple Ave YATS D 5363 College Ave Youmi’s Crepes & Bubble Tea 823 Broad Ripple Ave

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Gas/Service Stations Bob’s Food Mart 5628 Illinois St BP Service Station 7068 College Ave Citgo 1731 E. 52nd 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 A ‘bit of Whimsy PP23 5208 College Ave About Music E2 6346 College Ave Agrarian OO25 1151 E 54th ste B 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 (service open in rear) C5 6520 Cornell Ave 317-253-2611 Bokay Florist 5890 Keystone Ave Boost Mobile 5202.Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits 6510 Cornell Ave Broad Ripple Vintage 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella 825 Westfield Blvd CBD American Shaman Indy 912 Westfield Blvd CBD Jubilee 6161 Hillside Ave City Gear 2332 E. 53rd St Civvies 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Clara K. Gifts 825 Westfield Blvd Coast to Coast Imports 5350 Keystone Ave Coby Palmer Designs 2060 E. 54th St ste 5 CVS 6290 College Ave CVS 119 W 56th St Danni Nicole 839 E. Westfield Blvd. Dawson & Daisy Boutique 6418 Carrollton 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

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting 1057 E. 54th St Foundry 317 Home Interiors 819 Westfield Blvd

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Good Earth Natural Food E4◄ 6350 Guilford Ave 317-254-8604

got SOLE? I3◄ 6243 College Ave H. Josephine Home C3 6516 Carrollton Ave Habig Garden Shop PP23 5201 College Ave Haus Love KK23 5901 College Ave Hayes and Taylor - The Shop H5 920 Broad Ripple Ave Head Lines G6 1056 Broad Ripple Ave Health Spot Vitamins HH31 2128 Broad Ripple Ave Hedlund Hardware II31 2369 Broad Ripple Ave Heritage Clothier and Home Store OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio K Indy CD & Vinyl H4◄ 806 Broad Ripple Ave Indy E Cigs 18 H5 901 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Smoke Shop 18 HH31 2234 Broad Ripple Ave J. McLaughlin MM19 5611 Illinois St JackRabbit I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave Jewels by Park Lane MM24 923 E 56th St Johnny’s Smoke Time 18 GG32 6309 Keystone Ave Kayak Pools C4 845 E. 65th St Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar D4 6416 Ferguson St Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore MM19 5619 Illinois St Lola Blu Boutique E5 6350 Cornell Ave Luna Music PP23 5202 College Ave LUXEredux Bridal Boutique OO25 1101 E 54th St Magic Bus, The 18 I7 1073 Broad Ripple Ave

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 Naptown Thrift 2174 E. 54th St 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 Reveal by Polish 6539 Carrollton Ave Posh Petals 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A Rainbow Kids 2326 E. 53rd St Rebel Vintage 1051 E 54th ste A Runners Forum 902 Westfield Blvd Rusted Lady Antiques and Eclectics 6415 Ferguson St 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 Vintage 54 Collective 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B The Vintage Clothing Co 2417 E 56th St Vintage Vogue 2361 Broad Ripple Ave World Record Shoppe 2184 East 54th St


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 A O K Car Care 5581 N. Keystone Ave


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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 The Artistry Group 652 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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Bright Ideas AA25◄ 7425 Westfield Blvd 317-257-4111 Broad Ripple Appliance MM32◄ 2725 E. 56th 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 Byrne Art Studio K3 6055 College 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 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 Enterprise Rent-A-Car H2 6280 College Ave (roof) EnVue B5 930 E. 66th St Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave EZ Software Solutions KK23 5948 N. College 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 HendrixRaderWise B5 921 E. 66th St 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 PP30 1919 E. 52nd Hoskins Interior Design OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste G Hour Motors K3 6121 College Ave

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


Huntington Learning Center 2635 E. 62nd St ste 2020 iDiz 6531 Ferguson St Indianapolis Granite and Marble 5360 Winthrop Ave Industrial Sales and Engineering 2070 E. 54th St ste 5


Hughey Automotive & Marine OO24 5337 Winthrop Ave. 317-507-7559 C4 OO24 OO28

Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 1102 E 52nd St Innovatemap H6 1002 Broad Ripple Avenue Ave ste 201 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 Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St LEL Home Services KK31 5936 N. Keystone Ave. Lena and Lyle Institute KK31 5936 N. Keystone Ave. Life in the Moment B5 930 E. 66th St LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 Lilly Lane B4 6556 Ferguson St Lodestone Events E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 101 Lougheed Engineering MM28 1750 E. 56th St Magnet Films K2 6108 College Ave Manufacturers Service Co. OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 1 Mays Entertainment C3 6519 Carrollton Ave MicroVote General Corporation E4 6366 Guilford Ave Modern Surfaces OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 8 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 Nygaard’s Service Center KK23 5898 College Ave OASIS H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave (lower level F&B) Odyssey H6 1002 Broad Ripple Ave Olis Construction HH29 1654 Broad Ripple Ave One Stop Cellular Repair I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 1 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 Polish Interior and Art Design C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Primavera Panel Co. E2 6358 College Ave 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 Raygun Workshop OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave Renaissance Studios Music C5 6516 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc E4 6330 Ferguson St Roger Ward Engineering C3 6555 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 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 The Speak Easy PP24 5255 Winthrop 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 TR Property Management PP30 2101 E. 52nd St ste C 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 Zech Studios OO28 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10

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19 May 24 - Jun. 13, 2019

The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 16 No. 11

New Bike Line coming to serve you better Service department remains open in back

Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter News Flash…News Flash…News Flash Robbery happened 2:30am. Speeding tickets written. Baby arrives. Explosion in population. Graffiti found on windows. Murder in the early morning. Ground too wet to plant.

Network News, the radio, Alexa, Internet news?....NO…This is a report from my backyard! Yes, robberies are happening nightly. The marauding raccoons are knocking down every birdfeeder and making off with the birdseed. We thought we could trick them by bringing in the feeders around midnight, but alas, the pesky critters just came earlier. And now, the moms are bringing their babies. These thieves are the bane of a backyard birdfeeding humans. They also delight in stealing any pet food left outside, and they will also help themselves to some vegetables in the garden. Keeping the critters at bay will often cause a human to become quite creative. Whether rabbit, chipmunk, raccoon, opossum thieves, a person may begin with baffles and sprays and usually must resort to live traps and relocation. This year has been extremely taxing because coyotes, foxes and deer are invading urban areas. The question now is who will win, the robbers or the residence? Speeding tickets…I wish I could issues them to the squirrels and the chipmunks. The piney and fox squirrel run rampant through the trees and yard much to the delight of the dogs and cat. It is this amusement that entertains me and frustrates my pets. Upon occasion though a murder will happen. There is no justice or sentence when my cat presents me with a chipmunk. I am only too happy to bury it, thus, I can be assured that my plants and tomatoes will remain mine and not their dinner. Now the graffiti is another issue. My house often suffers from nature’s marks whether from tree berries, animal droppings, or birds slinging the suet on my window. Our cars often have an erratic paisley design on their hoods and tops. The car wash enjoys the business during spring and fall when berries, seeds, and leaves are plentiful. Cleaning the roof and windows challenges us a bit more. It becomes a chore that we have to endure to put the house back in order to make it look like humans inhabit the premises, and we have not been overrun by nature. Now the weather is another thing. We did have a terribly wet, cool spring. I call it a Red Bud spring because the cool temperatures encouraged the flowering trees to stay for a longer period. And the wet spring brought forth a first in my yard. I was blessed to stumble upon morel mushrooms lining my driveway! This was a first for finding and tasting the delicacy. We had them fried and also in a wonderful cream asparagus pasta. My hope is they will reappear next year! We all know we can’t do much about the weather, and we have to adapt to the days. It will be interesting to see how the summer unfolds, hot and dry, hot and humid, hot and hot, or hot and cool. We just get to wait and see. Finally, it is fun imaging my backyard as a nursery. I have found empty blue eggs from baby robins. I know the rabbits hollow out a soft nest in our yard. As reported, the baby raccoons are plentiful along with the squirrels. The cardinal pairs are plentiful at the feeder, and I have found robin nests and Carolina wrens nesting in the planters. My favorite is the house wren. I talk to her while I work in the garden just below her house where she is raising her chicks. A backyard is not much different than life. There are weather events, crimes, births and deaths, growth, redevelopment, sports, and news. Take time to go outside whether it is your own backyard or a public space. I like to put life into perspective….If you are an adult, how many spring/summers will you probably experience going forward, or if you have children, how many spring/summers will you have them at home? Observe, enjoy. Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site Email your bird questions to


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Random Ripplings


Newby Cyclery, previously National Moto+Cycle Co., at 5206 N. College Avenue, is gone [PP23 on map].

20 Vol. 16 No. 11

The Broad Ripple Gazette

May 24 - Jun. 13, 2019

Random Ripplings The Indianapolis Ukulele Club performed at the annual Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) plant sale.

Random Ripplings

The annual breakfast in the Garden was held on May 11th at First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church at 47th and Central Avenue.

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