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

Sudoku page 10

Feb 7 - Feb 20, 2014

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Broad Ripple Village Association’s


Find out what your neighborhood association is doing for you!

Inspire - genius unleashed at 65th and Ferguson By Mario Morone



Ellen Robinson is the catalyst for Inspire, located at 6503 Ferguson Street. She recently described the entrepreneurial path that guided her there. “I have an English Journalism degree and worked in the corporate sector and have always had a desire to help people. I went back to school and earned a SPEA (Masters in Public and Environmental) degree from Indiana University and thought about social work, but really felt I was meant for behind-the-scenes non-profit work,” she mentioned. “My first non-profit job was at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in fund raising. I worked for about 12 years in the non-profit sector and was most recently the Executive Director of the Lawrence Township School Foundation (LTSF). About seven years ago, I went through a leadership program in which I got to create visions for my life. One of my visions was to inspire people through creative expression. I see now that this was the thought seed that has grown into Inspire today. What I have learned from classes, many mentors and teachers and personal life experience is that words are very powerful. Our thoughts are like seeds that we plant…they are energy. And whenever we put energy out, it comes back to us as opportunities, or doorways, to step into the thought or vision they we have created. The process is one of setting our intention and then letting go of what we think needs to happen next…it is letting go Inspire of the mental constructs that can sometimes 6503 Ferguson Street [C4] confine us. Looking back, I can clearly see that once I put out the vision of inspiring (317) 201-1399 people through creative expression, doors www.elleninspires.com began to present themselves to me in response to my intention. For instance, I was jogging on the Monon Trail one day and these poems or words would come to me. I knew these words were important and I would rush home to record them on the computer before they disappeared from my consciousness. A little while later I was working with a career coach who encouraged me to paint. I was resistant at first, but once I started painting, a feeling of great freedom came over me. I had a mental construct that ‘I don’t paint.’ Once I let that go, I opened myself to new possibilities. My daughter, who was two years old at the time, was painting in our sunroom when my sister happened to be there and noticed she was painting a faux finish. I did not even know what a faux finish was and my sister explained it is a layer on top of a layer. I photo by Mario Morone Ellen Robinson opened Inspire at 6503 Ferguson Avenue in realized then that I could March of 2013. paint the words … today, pieces (words) of those poems are now in my greeting cards and paintings. A little while later, the same coach called me and asked when I would get those canvases made into greeting cards as she knew that was a passion of mine. She gave me three names to call and from

David Gilman presenting to the committee in the Ruth Lilly Library.

January zoning issues at BRVA meeting By Alan Hague

alan@broadripplegazette.com The January meeting of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) Land Use and Development Committee was held at the Indianapolis Art Center Ruth Lilly Library on January 28. Committee chair Jim Holland called the meeting to order at 6:06pm. There were only two items on the agenda. 1) 912 E. Westfield Boulevard / 6335 Guilford Avenue - Petition 2013-DV3-038 - Hearing date February 11. David Gilman representing Chris Mill regarding a variance of development standards of the commercial zoning ordinance to provide for a lounge/nightclub, with a 675 sq. foot, 2nd level patio (200 sq. feet permitted) and to provide for 9 parking spaces, with substandard adequate maneuvering area. This request is from The Red Room (restaurant/bar above Chelsea’s) to allow for the addition of a 2nd floor outdoor lounge above the next door shop to the east, Lucky B. This proposal was first presented for feedback at the November meeting. The added deck area would be built upon new steel beams that would rest on the sidewalls of the building below, so as to not exert any forces on the roof. The deck would be 675 sq. ft. with seating for about 45 people. In addition to the existing 21 Red Room parking spots at Chelsea’s, 9 additional

See ZONING pg. 3 those I connected with a printer (Steve Moore of Delp Printing) who told me that he would create digital samples free of charge if I returned to have them color printed,” Ms. Robinson explained. Her creative discovery led to new possibilities. “I went to (former Broad Ripple business) Ginko and they put out my (card) samples to be sold that very day. They wanted to see my original canvases, too and began to sell those for me as well. After that, I got my cards into seven or eight stores locally. At the LTSF, I felt my purpose there was complete and it was time for me to move on. I created and conducted Inspire Your Life workshops in my home in early 2012 and received feedback that these were valuable to the participants. I feel as if I’ve received a gift through this and really want to share what I’ve learned. One class in particular through the United Centers for Spiritual Living gave me the logical tools with which to share with others, what I had known and experienced. We are all inherently creative because at any time, we can choose a new thought that can change the trajectory of our lives. This is a cornerstone concept for my workshops as well as Inspire as a whole,” she reflected.

See INSPIRE pg. 6

1 Inspire

7 Local Contacts

10 Hidden History / Sudoku

1 BRVA zoning

8 Classified Ads

11 Random Rippling Ambrosia 15 Historic Ad

21 Howling at the Moon

3 Calendar

8 Public Notices

11 Where in the Village?

15 Crossword

22 Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple

9 Wine Scene Jill A. Ditmire

12 Random Rippling awning

16 Round the Ripple

23 Right in my Own Backyard

4 Buzzing Around Town

14 Random Rippling Snazzi

20 From the BRMHS anncmts

5 BR Brewpub Quiz

10 Random Rippling Cloth

12 Random Rippling Mortuary 17 Business Directory

23 Random Rippling Salon

6 Poetic Thoughts

10 Random Rippling Badd

13 Frog’s Random Rippling

24 BRVA Village News & Views

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Calendar .Sights.Sounds.Places.

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A rendering of how the Red Room deck might look from the street.

Thru Feb. 18

Into The Wild exhibition

Thru Feb. 23

Benaiah Cusack art exhibit

Hoosier Salon 714 East 65th St [C3]

The Bungalow 924 Westfield Blvd [G5]

Feb. 7


Feb. 8 &9

Sat. Indy CD and Vinyl reopening celebration Indy CD and Vinyl - 806 Broad Ripple Ave [H4] /Sun.

Feb. 8


PRINtEXT Opening Party

Feb. 11


Massage Envy Grand Opening (see ad page 14)

Feb. 11


BRVA Member/Volunteer Appreciation Party

Feb. 14


Graeter’s Ice Cream opens

Feb. 15


Singles Dash (see page 8 and ad page 23)

Feb. 15


ToxAway Day

Feb. 17


One Book, Two Cities: Preserving Family Photos

Feb. 22


Indianapolis Opera: Inn of the Seven Dwarves

Feb. 22


Daddy Daughter Date Night - The Roaring 20s

Feb. 25


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

courtesy of The Red Room

spots would be arranged for north of Bambu, the lot to the east of Lucky B. The Metropolitan Development staff is in support of the proposal. The BRVA Land Use committee voted to support it. 2) 6542 Westfield Boulevard - Petition 2014-CZN-800 / 2014-CVR-800 - Hearing date February 13. David Gilman for Stenz Construction regarding the rezoning of 1.6 acres from the C-S (FF) to the C-S (FF) district to provide for retail uses, with outdoor seating and a variance of development standards of the commercial zoning ordinance to provide for a zero-foot rear transitional yard (15 feet required). This request is for an 8200 sq. ft. retail addition to Howald Heating, Air Condition and Plumbing. The design is a one-story retail center extending to the south along the Monon Trail. A large portion of this center would be for an expansion of CrossFit, already located on the Monon Trail in the existing Howald building. There was a long discussion by the committee members asking for changes to be considered to make the new building fit with the newly-adopted Envision Broad Ripple plan. Along the trail, that plan calls for buildings with small footprints, 50 feet from the centerline of the trail and with a minimum height of 20 feet. To achieve this, the architects would have to push the Monon side of the building to the east, make the building narrower and add a second floor. These changes would add cost and would not be suitable for the CrossFit use and not desirable for retail tenants. While the committee was generally in favor of this proposal, a decision was delayed until the February meeting to wait until the final drawings are complete. The petitioner agreed to seek a 2-week continuance with the Hearing Examiner, moving that hearing to Feb 27. The next public meeting of the committee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 6pm at the Art Center.

The Box Cars concert - Free

Northminster Pres. Church 1660 Kessler Boulevard 7 pm

652 E. 52nd St [OO23] 8 pm

Massage Envy - 6280 ste 150 College Ave [H2] 3 to 6 pm

Broad Ripple Tavern - 745 Broad Ripple Ave [H3] 5:30 pm 56th and Illinois Street

Broad Ripple Avenue at Compton 9 am

Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave 10 am to 2 pm

Glendale Branch Library 6 pm to 8 pm Glendale Branch Library 2 pm

Arthur M. Glick JCC 6701 Hoover Road 7 pm to 10pm Indianapolis Art Center 67th and Ferguson 6 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Feb. 11


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

Feb. 11


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

Feb. 11


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Feb. 11


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

Lutheran Church 526 E. 52nd St

Tuesdays at 7 am

Riviera Club, 5640 N Illinois St Tuesdays at 7:30 am (Chuck Mack, spkr.)

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

Charles Schwab 8332 Woodfield Crossing Blvd noon

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

Visitors always welcome at the

Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club

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Meeting Day: Lunch meeting every Tuesday 11:45-1 Meeting Place: Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar Camaraderie! Service! Friendship! Fun! Food! --------------------------------------

UpcomingWeekly Programs & Guest Speakers

Feb. 11 - Chuck Mack, co-founder of Veterans Antiquities: Helping Vets Make, Learn, and Earn through the Arts Feb. 18 - Michael Kaltenmark, Dir. External Relations for Butler U., author of Good Boy, Blue, and dad of Trip, the Butler bulldog For information about Broad Ripple Kiwanis, please visit our website at www.broadripplekiwanisclub.org


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Buzzing Around Town with Nora Spitznogle


Greetings from Ballangarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland. While the sunshine is limited, it is a good 50 degrees warmer here than Indianapolis as I write this. Not only can you see the ground, but the grass is green! I’ve been lucky enough to stand on the farm where my great-grandfather lived and meet charming relatives. The first week of my holiday has been spent chasing down relatives and enjoying a lovely thatched-roof cottage and losing track of what day of the week it is. Next week will be spent touring and seeking out music. The big music news here is that Garth Brooks sold out three Dublin shows in 90 minutes – 240,000 tickets! I’ll have more to report next time.

Remembering a Friend - Pete Seeger Tribute Friday, February 7 Harrison Center for the Arts 1505 N. Delaware St. - all-ages, free, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

I think we’ll all Pete Seeger fans whether we realize it or not. Pete’s death especially effected the music community. Geoff Davis has gathered a group of musicians to celebrate Pete’s music and share joy, hope, love, peace and sorrow. The event will be in the spirit of Pete Seeger. Each musician will play a few songs and share thoughts about Pete and his influence. The full line up was still being formed at press time; the concert will open with sing-alongs. The show will be an intimate gathering with the musicians sitting among the fans in an acoustic setting. We concert will end with the Moontown Pickle Stompers leading a community sing. It sounds like a lovely and fitting tribute to Pete Seeger.


Rick Dood & The Dickrods CD Release Friday, February 7 Birdy’s Bar and Grill 2131 E. 71st St. - 21+, 8:30 PM Three new Broad Ripple Collector pins now available!

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You guessed, the band is led by Rick Dodd. The Dickrods include some of my favorite musicians, Sean Jackson, Erik Styles, Andy Shutz and Chad Dressler. I always enjoying seeing them play and I’m sure they’ll be in rare form as they celebrate the release of their record, Tavern Songs. Their sound is Americana and their sensibility is firmly tongue-in-cheek as you can tell by their name! I can promise great music, laughter, and a fun time.


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The winners of the January 28th quiz were Dean - He Hate Me with 15 points. The winners of the Best Team Name Competition were Urinary Track Stars. The following questions were created for us by Dean Knapp for which we are grateful.

Indy CD & Vinyl’s Grand Re-Opening Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 Indy CD & Vinyl 806 Broad Ripple Ave. - all-ages, free

Annie Skinner, Andy Skinner and Eric Davis have purchased Indy CD & Vinyl from founder Rick Ziegler. They are celebrating by throwing a big old party and showing off new products, a reconfigured space – including more room for instore performances – and 10% off all purchases. They’ve lined up Indianapolis’ best deejays for the party. Saturday – Noon-9pm Noon: Cool Hand Lex 1pm: Action Jackson 2pm: Jackola 3pm: DJ Lockstar 4pm: DJ Helicon 5pm: DJ Metrognome 6pm: DJ Gabby Love 7pm: DJ Indiana Jones 8pm: Rusty Redenbacher After-party Saturday night at The White Rabbit Cabaret for REAL TALK with A-Squared and Action Jackson (21+, 10:30pm-3:00am) Sunday – Noon-5pm Noon: A Squared Industries 1pm: Shimmercore DJ set 2pm: Crookshanks 3pm: DJ Little Town


PRINTtEXT Grand Opening Saturday, February 8 652 E. 52nd (52nd Street & College Avenue) all-ages, free, 8:00 PM -

PRINTtEXT is a lovely and cozy periodicals shop. I popped in one Saturday night recently (which may or may not have occurred while I was waitressing at the Red Key) and was immediately charmed with the spot. Proprietors, Janneane and Benjamin Blevins, have over 300 titles on hand ranging from fashion, literature, design, food, architecture, art, theory, and politics. Everything, really. Their vision for “PRINTtEXT is a shop, salon, archive, and study. Browsing is mandatory. Discourse is expected. Disagreements are encouraged.” They’ll be on hand to talk about the shop’s publications and anything else you like. For an online look at the periodicals visit: printtext.co -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 www.queenbeemusic.blogspot.com, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com


Literary Trivia 1. What pseudonymous American author of short stories coined the phrase “Banana Republic” after a three year sojourn in Honduras in the late 1890s? 2. What Spanish author, a seaman for the Holy League naval forces, lost a hand at the Battle of Lepanto on October 7th 1571, against the Ottoman Empire? 3. What British author, who wrote the children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was married to actress Patricia Neal from 1953 to 1983? 4. The short story and subsequent novel, Flowers For Algernon, formed the basis for a 1968 movie starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom. Who was the story’s author and what was the name of the movie? Naval Battles 1. What was the decisive battle between the English and Spanish navies off the coast of Calais, France, that took place on July 29 1588, which led to the defeat of the Spanish Armada? 2. The naval battle of Salamis during the Second Persian Invasion was a major victory for the Greeks over the Persian Empire in late September 480 B. C. turning the tide in favor of the Greeks. Themistocles was the Greek commander. Who was the Persian King? 3. The British battleship HMS Hood was sunk by what German battleship in the Straits of Denmark on May 24 1941? 4. During what World War II naval battle, which took place in June 1942 from the fourth to the seventh, were four Japanese aircraft carriers, the Akagi, the Hiryu, the Kaga and the Soryu, sunk by U. S. naval forces? Conductors 1. What conductor led the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1930 until his death on July 10th, 1979? 2. What Hungarian-born conductor and violinist led the Philadelphia Orchestra for forty-four years from 1936 until his retirement in 1980? 3. What legendary Italian-born conductor conducted in his early years at La Scala Opera House in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the height of his career with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 1926 to 1936? 4. What Austrian-born conductor was the principal conductor for the Berlin Philharmonic from 1955 until 1989, and who, because of the prodigious number of recordings made in his lifetime, is considered to be the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time with 200 million records sold? Stage Names 1. What comedian, star of television, radio and film, who claimed to never be older than thirty-nine despite living to the age of eighty, was born Benjamin Kubelsky? 2. What Bronx-born leading man, whose character was the first to say “I am Spartacus” in the famous scene from the 1960 movie Spartacus, was born Bernard Schwartz? 3. What actress, who starred in films in her native Germany before moving to Hollywood, started out life as Maria Magdalene von Losch? 4. Frederick Austerlitz and Virginia Katherine McMath were better known by what stage names? College Venues 1. In what city is the main campus of the University of South Dakota located? 2. In what city is the main campus of Idaho State University located? 3. In what city is the main campus of Utah State University located? 4. In what city is the main campus of the University of Miami (Florida) located? The Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz is held at the 65th and Cornell Avenue pub every Tuesday at 7pm. Teams up to six people each compete for weekly prize ($25 gift card) and a prize given to the best team name ($15 gift card). The questions and answers from a previous quiz night are printed here. To enter the quiz, just show up at the Brewpub on a Tuesday and start or join a team. Call the Brewpub at 253-2739 for more info.

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Inspire’s clients originate from all walks of life. “I work with young people. An 11year old celebrated her birthday here and I worked with a retiree on certain aspects of her life. Her vision was to find the creator that was lost and is still there. I create this safe space where people can be who they are. I want people to have the freedom to shine. It’s healthy to occasionally examine our beliefs to see if they truly are our beliefs, or if they are mental constructs handed down from our family and/or society. If we determine that the belief no longer holds true for us, it is okay to let it go,” she emphasized. Her inspiration to help others goes beyond categorization. “Labels don’t define me. I see myself as an intrinsic living guide, learning to live from the inside out - a guide and a catalyst. I work with people individually and in groups, both in the studio and on location. I don’t teach people to paint, but provide the canvass for them to express the creativity that is inherent in all of us. The Inspire Studio is available to book for team building, workshops and/or Girls’ Night Out. A woman who does local team building recently had a group spend the day at Inspire. There was an open house in late November featuring a holiday market with local artists, designers and creators. On New Year’s Eve, individuals painted and enjoyed a glass of champagne,” she recalled. Inspire’s retail area provides a creative outlet for local and regional artists. “My sister, Marianne Brown, makes pottery and Ryan VanHoy, who is my cousin, whose studio is in Fountain Square, also has pottery available for sale in the store. Greenwood, Indiana native Brandi Cottingham has whimsical paintings for sale,” she added. Among Ms. Robinson’s artistic finds are some works from Z-Pots and V-Goods. Inspire Store and Studio hours are Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by chance just look for the sign inviting you in to Paint, Shop and Be Inspired. Individuals can show up during these hours to shop as well as paint a canvas for just $15. Events this month include a Numerology Reading Chart Class on Sunday, February 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., a Numerology Basics Class on Sunday, February 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a SoulCollage Workshop on Thursday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More classes are listed at www.elleninspires.com/events and other information is available by calling 2011399. A recent I LOVE February Party occurred February 1, which precedes Inspire’s first anniversary opening of March 1st. “I do workshops and classes. Joni Hansen is my mentor and teacher in Nashville, Indiana. I do numerology one on one with people and in workshops. Painting du Coeur (French for “Painting of the heart”) is a 6-week class that runs through February 12. On March 4, a Painting Mandalas, Journey of Self Discovery, class begins. We’re going to be painting Mandalas (Sanskrit meaning “A sacred circle.”) A mandala can be as simple as a child’s circle. There are 12 stages of mandala development that mirrors the stages of spiritual evolvement. I also create custom workshops for individuals, work teams, teachers or groups of friends,” she described. The allure of a historic location was calling her. “I love Broad Ripple and also had this thing about Mass Ave. I had found a space there that I really loved, but it wasn’t moving. My husband Tim and I were driving through Broad Ripple on New Year’s Day in 2013 and saw the space that Inspire currently inhabits today. We parked the car and looked in the window. I knew it was where Inspire was supposed to be. I called the number that was listed on the sign that very minute. Two days later, my husband and I met John and Nancy Hill to see the space. It was serendipity. I’ve truly learned that when I am holding onto something tightly, figuratively; emotionally, I am not allowing that other thing to come in - this was the case with finding the space in Broad Ripple. Through the journey of Inspire, I have learned so much and intend to keep evolving and growing with it,” she concluded. Ellen Robinson can help you open that creative door that she has discovered at Inspire in Broad Ripple Village.

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Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Assn Caroline J. Farrar, Executive Director 283-1021 www.mkna.org meridiankessler@aol.com

Mayor’s Action Center: (317) 327-4MAC

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Kesslerwood Civic League Whitney Kinkel 317-726-1606 whitneykinkel@sbcglobal.net Oxbow Estates Homeowner Association Matt Brooks, President mattlobby@yahoo.com Canterbury Neighborhood Association Katie Vrabel, President Katie@cnaindy.org P.O. Box 20165 Indianapolis, IN 46220 Warfleigh Neighborhood Association www.warfleigh.net Rocky Ripple Community Association Karen Stone, President www.rockyripple.org 930 W. 54th Street College Ave Neighborhood Dev. Org. Sarah Larkin, President (CAN DO!) cando4846@aol.com Midtown Indianapolis, Inc. Michael McKillip, Executive Director michael@midtownindy.org, 340-3014 www.midtownindy.org Keystone-Monon Neighborhood Partnership David Eckert, (317) 251-5965 www.kmnp.org info@kmnp.org Ravenswood/White River Neigh. Assn. Susan Stamm, president (317) 255-1070 rwnasuze@att.net Butler Tarkington Neigh. Assn. Jeremy Stewart, President btnapresident@gmail.com www.butlertarkington.org Town of Meridian Hills Clerk Treasurer - John Taylor President - Walter Freihofer Councilor - Terry O'Brien Councilor - Kristina Frey P.O. Box 40437 Indianapolis, IN 46240 meridianhills.org

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Your Wash. Twnshp. Contact Don Kite School Board President MSD Washington Township 317-624-1306 dkite@msdwt.k12.in.us

Broad Ripple Park

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Your Neighborhood Liaison Gary Loveless - Mayor's Office

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911 Communications Liaison

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Your IMPD Contact

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Indy Crime Watch

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Your City-County Councillor Will Gooden 317-319-4398 william.gooden@indy.gov www.indygov.org/eGov/Council

District 3: Bounded roughly by: Spring Mill to Keystone and 52nd to 96th

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The background of The Gazette:

I am a life-long resident of the Broad Ripple area. My family has been in Broad Ripple for many generations. Jacob Coil platted and named Broad Ripple in 1837. Two of his daughters married into my family in the 1870s. My grandfather was a mail carrier at the BR post office and a charter member of the American Legion Post. 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 works with several bands in IPS. I am currently the organizer of the BRHS reunions for the classes of the 1930’s and 1940’s. 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 BRHS 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 six Cultural Districts recognized by the City of Indianapolis. We try to let you know what is going on in the other five 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

Photos from each issue are available to view and purchase at www.broadripplegazette.com

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Legs wobbly? Arms weak? Back crooked? If this is you, call 911. If this describes your solid wood chairs, call Matthew. Other solid wood items repaired also. 35 years local experience. [317] 840-0803 FREE AREA DELIVERY of pet food. Serving shut-ins, Seniors, new moms and those with health and time restraints. Call City Dogs Grocery for details. 926-3647 Frankenstein Furniture Company We will bring your furniture back to life! Restoration and repair of antique and modern furniture (317) 985-4190 or msmith139@indy.rr.com


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CEMETERY LOTS Singles Dash 5k Run/Walk

Packet Pick Up @ BlueMile-1079 Broad Ripple Ave, Thursday, February 13: 4:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, February 15: 7:00-8:30 AM Packet Pick Up @ BlueMile Broad Ripple -1079 Broad Ripple Ave. Saturday, February 15: 8:00-8:45 Start Line Gear Check 8:45 AM-Pre-Race Meeting (Start Line Intersection of Compton St. & Broad Ripple AvenueJust East of BlueMile) 8:55 AM - National Anthem 9:00 AM - 5k Start 9:15 AM - Free Sweeties Gourmet Hot Chocolate & Cookie Sandwich served in the “WARM” Brothers Bar and Grille! 10:15 AM - Awards, After Party, Music, and Epic Pictures at Brothers Bar and Grille (enjoy Free Hot Chocolate & Cookie Sandwich, and an entire Menu at Brothers!) RaceMaker Productions is excited to bring the Singles Dash 5k Run/Walk to Indianapolis, Indiana! This race takes place in Broad Ripple Village, starting at the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and Compton Street. You will run through Broad Ripple and along the Monon trail with hundreds if not a thousand other Single Dashers! Enjoy festive music at the start/ finish, hilarious custom signage along the course that will have you LOL’ing your way to a new 5k PR! We are also including Single Dash “custom candy hearts,” a sweet “Single Dash” travel coffee mug, and free festive photos taken from throughout the course that will be available on facebook/flickr! Immediately following the completion of your run we will host an after party and awards ceremony at Brothers Bar & Grille 1 block from the finish! This warm and epic after party includes a free hot chocolate & cookie sandwich from Sweeties Gourmet Treats! Brothers Bar and Grille will also host a “best dressed” contest, and best “shirt message” contest! Some people ask why race in February, and we say cause Cupid is Stupid, and Single Dash is a party! Join us in Broad Ripple on February 15, 2014 for a blast of a race! Couples welcome, just don’t get mushy with your significant other till after the race! SWAG: Stuff We All Get, Official Singles Dash Race Bib, Custom Message Singles Dash Long Sleeve Dri-Fit, Singles Dash 5k Tumbler Traveling Mug, Custom Singles Dash 5k “Candy Hearts”, Free Festive & Fun Facebook Photos, Official 5k Chip Time, “Sweeties Gourmet” Hot Chocolate & Cookie Sandwiches, “Best Dressed” Costume Contest, Award & After Party @ Brothers Bar and Grille. (One block from Finish, immediately following race!)

BR Applebee’s hosts First Book Dining to Donate on Feb. 11

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Applebee’s in Broad Ripple (1072 Broad Ripple Avenue; 317-2554839) is hosting Dining to Donate to benefit First Book of Greater Indianapolis, which provides new books to underprivileged children by raising funds to provide book grants to qualified programs and schools in the metropolitan Indianapolis area. From 11 a.m. to midnight, Applebee’s will donate 15 percent of any meal purchased with the First Book Dining to Donate voucher. The Dining to Donate voucher is available on First Book of Greater Indianapolis’ Facebook page, facebook.com/FirstBookOfGreaterIndianapolis, and website, www.firstbook.org/ greaterindy. For those with a smart phone, Applebee’s will accept the voucher by showing it on the phone’s screen. “We appreciate Applebee’s willingness to help First Book of Greater Indianapolis,” said Sarah Roberts, chairman of the First Book of Greater Indianapolis Advisory Board. “While

“LOCATION - LOCATION” Oaklawn N. Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road. 4 plots, 63C-3&4, 63D-1&2, 3rd row from street. $1795.00 each. All 4 $1725.00 ea. (317) 514-7373 having a great meal and fun time at Applebee’s, folks can help reduce childhood illiteracy in Indy. Just $20 puts eight books into the hands of kids and $50 provides a full year of bedtime stories to a family in need. We hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to put new books in the hands of underprivileged children in Indianapolis.” In 2013, First Book of Greater Indianapolis distributed 79,890 books to approximately 50,000 needy children in the metropolitan Indianapolis area. First Book of Greater Indianapolis received funds from the Junior League of Indianapolis, the Target Corporation, the Willard Bridgewater Children’s Fund of the Johnson County Community Foundation and individual donors. The grants are used to purchase brand new, high quality books which the programs and schools distribute directly to the children they serve. In addition to book grants, First Book of Greater Indianapolis secured two truckloads of books to distribute free-of-charge to qualified schools and programs. To be eligible to register for First Book, groups must be either a Title I school or classroom or a program/school/classroom where at least 70 percent of the children served are from low-income families. First Book of Greater Indianapolis is raising funds to award grants to programs and schools in the Indianapolis metropolitan area so they may acquire books children can take home and keep. Registered programs and schools are eligible to acquire books through the First Book National Book Bank distributions and the First Book Marketplace. By making new, highquality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. Information: visit www.firstbook.org/greaterindy.

Glendale Branch Library

One Book, Two Cities: Preserving Family Photos - From Daguerreotype to Digital, February 17 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. As part of the One Book, Two Cities shared reading experience with Cologne, Germany, adults are invited to learn about preserving family history through photos. Presenter will be Joan Hostetler of the Indiana Album, a community-submitted digital collection of historic photos collected throughout the state. Learn how to date, identify, sort and archive photos, as well as how to organize and backup digital files. Also discussed will be ideal preservation environments and standards for scanning old photos. Attendees are encouraged to bring a few mystery or problem photos for review and sharing.

Canine Companions for Independence dinner event

An evening of a Italian buffet, entertainment, and silent auction to raise money for these exceptional service dogs (Canine Companions for Independence) that are given FREE of charge to people with disabilities. We have over 15 puppy raisers in Indy that start the wonderful journey of the making of a service dog. That evening you can meet puppies-intraining and some of the teams that are working in Indiana. Save the date to dine, socialize, listen to music, and buy creative, special treats! Learn more about Canine Companions: local www.cci-indy.org or national www.cci.org. March 23, 2014 Sunday from 4:30-8:00pm at Milano Inn 231 S. College Avenue (317) 264-3585. Buffet, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Cash Bar. Tickets: www.servicedog. brownpapertickets.com. For More Information: Brandt Carter 317-319-8180

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

Snooze but don’t Lose Wines I love the snooze button on my phone. I know when it sounds that I can tap it and enjoy another 9 minutes of non-thinking. What a relief. In this rush-rush, overscheduled world, it’s nice to be able to find something so simple that creates such a sense of joy. Even if it’s short-lived. I feel that way about wine too. The ones you can always find and enjoy no matter where you are shopping, be it a specialty store or a grocery. Like my snooze button, these bottles are always good to go, providing a satisfying sip or two without a lot of thought. OR money. And since Punxsutawney Phil says we are in for 6 more weeks of snow, sleet, ice and gray days it’s good to know that when we stock up on bread, milk and eggs we can add a bottle of vino to our basket as well. 2013 La Finca Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina–smooth and creamy finish on this dry red with tasty notes of blackberry, cocoa and brown sugar along the way. Fire up the grill and pair with burgers, brats or Italian sausage. Great value!! 2009 Conn Creek Herrick Red, Napa Valley, California–leathery tannins make for lip-smacking goodness with notes of black cherry, plum, caramel and subtle eucalyptus and cardamom. This one tastes as if it should cost much more. Food-friendly red and perfect bottle to pour for your Valentine. They will think you spent MUCH more than you did. 2011 Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California–rich, rugged red with notes of blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, black pepper. Decant and enjoy great value. Pair it with a deep dish pizza or sloppy joe’s or crock pot chili. YUM! Jill A. Ditmire is an Omnimedia Wine Specialist who shares wit and wisdom nationwide in print, TV and radio, and is also an AWS-certified wine judge. Jill and doggyboy Harp live in Warfleigh, where she also consults and teaches in an effort to keep the doggyboy’s treat jar filled with biscuits and her freezer stocked with ice cream. Send your questions and comments to Jill at jill@broadripplegazette.com

glvickrey@myhomeinindy.com Broad Ripple National Kitchen & Bath Assoc. Past President, (NKBA) National Assoc. of the Remodeling Industry Past Executive Vice President, (NARI)

Advertising in the Gazette is easy! 1) go to www.broadripplegazette.com 2) click on Advertising Information There, you will find details, such as: - upcoming ad deadlines, delivery area - detailed artwork specifications for your graphic artist Click on the picture for the type of ad you want Display Ads or Classified Ads Then, you can either print out an ad contract, or simply follow the step-by-step wizard that takes you through the ad process from start to finish. If you don’t have access to the web, or just want to speak directly to someone, call us at (317) 508-6634.

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Cloth has closed the store at 908 Westfield Blvd [G5 on map]. The store at 31 west City Center Drive in Carmel remains open.

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The Badd and The Beautiful has closed the store at 841 Westfield Bouvelard [G4 on map]. The shop is now online at www. baddandbeautiful.com, although at press time the site was not operational.

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Hidden History

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.

encryption by Jim Alred

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Sudoku is a nine by nine grid. The solution (each puzzle has only one) will have all the numbers from one through nine in every row and every column. In addition, the grid is divided into nine three-by-three sections. Each of these three-by-three sections will also contain all the numbers from one through nine. Each Sudoku puzzle from Pappocom can be solved using logic alone. If you prefer guessing, you can – but there is a logical way to solve every puzzle. Let’s start with the easy puzzle. We will try to put an 8 in the right section of the bottom row which contains 1-2-4-6. The 8 in the left section of the bottom row eliminates the spaces to the left and right of the 1. The 8 in the middle section of the bottom row eliminates the spaces to the left of the 6. The only place left is to the left of the 4-2. You have learned one technique needed to solve Sudoku puzzles. There are many more.



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in the rough 317.253.1220 6239 Allisonville Road

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Ambrosia Italian Restaurant is up and running smoothly at the new location at Kessler and College. Eventually, the snow will melt and we can enjoy the new deck.

Where in the "Village"?

Consignment Boutique

This one was sent in by Frog. Have you seen this wooden Indian? Hope your memory isn’t rusty. Where is it? Answer on page 22



PENNYWISE PRIX FIXE MENU SERVED SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY Enjoy three courses for $1995 (Entrée only, $14.95)

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Second Course (Entrées): (Select one) • BISTRO STEAK 6 oz. choice Angus, potatoes & fresh veggies • CHEESE RAVIOLI dried tomato cream sauce & garlic toast • TILAPIA blackened, fresh lemon, wild rice & fresh veggies • TARRAGON CHICKEN carrot soufflé & fresh veggies Third Course (Desserts): (Select one) • CHEESECAKE with butter caramel or chocolate sauce • BOURBON BROWNIE SUNDAE ice cream & chocolate sauce Reservations can be made in person at Corner Wine Bar, or by calling 255-5159.

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During the Snowpocalypse in January the large awning covering the Bazbeaux outdoor deck collapsed. A stronger design will be built in the spring at the 811 Westfield Boulevard [G3 on map] pizza restaurant.

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Albertson’s Mortuary has opened at 6320 Ferguson Street [E4 on map].

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I had the honor of meeting this group at Plump’s last shot. Kate asked me to sing “Back Home Again In Indiana” for their scavenger hunt!! She sent me this letter.... They had a very full schedule as you can see..... Hi Frog! We met a few weeks ago at Plump’s Last Shot! I was with a team of 8th grade girls basketball players from the Chicago area. I promised you I would send you a short summary of what we were doing in Indiana that weekend. Sorry it has taken me so long to get this to you. If you are still able to write up something for the Broad Ripple Gazette, we’d be thrilled. If not, we still had a wonderful time, and I am really grateful to you for singing for our girls, and otherwise making us feel welcome. Thanks. Hoosiers Quest 2014. Our girls are 8th graders living in and around Hinsdale, IL. They play for the Hinsdale Inferno, which is a feeder team for Hinsdale Central High School. Our club, Hinsdale Inferno, has taken teams on a similar kind of Hoosiers trip before. Most of the other teams are boys basketball teams. Here are some of the cool things we did: • watched the movie “Hoosiers” together as a team • watched clips of the actual Milan 1954 Indiana state championship game • played in a basketball tournament in West Lafayette, Indiana, not far from where I grew up, playing Indiana high school basketball myself • went to a Butler Women’s Basketball Game at Hinkle Fieldhouse • Practiced at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, IN • Dined at Plump’s Last Shot in Broad Ripple • Toured the NCAA Hall of Champions • Completed a “Hoosiers”/Indiana/Basketball-related scavenger hunt at the Circle Centre Mall (the girls had to do fun things like interview locals to find out who was the leading scorer on the Pacers, who is the President of Basketball Operations, find a local to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana”) Every place we went, we met neat people, humble and welcoming, who made us excited to be taking part in a tour of Indiana basketball legends. Plump’s Last Shot was no different. All wonderful people. We had the time of our lives. Kate (Silavs) Howell Benton Central Lady Bison, Class of 1984 University of Indianapolis Lady Greyhounds, Class of 1988

photo by C. "Frog" Russell


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Random Ripplings Snazzi has closed the Broad Ripple Store at 6356 Guilford Avenue [E4 on map] and moved to 720 Adams Street, Carmel.

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This ad appeared in 1952. Zivien’s Department Store was at 828 Broad Ripple Avenue [H4 on map], where Metamorphosis is today. Rayon gowns and boxed gift novelties!

Broad Ripple Crossword

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1. Cake _____ - TLC show 5. Catchall category 10. Best 13. It can be made by tatting 14. Use a loom 15. Possess 16. Used BabelFish or a Babel fish 18. Yoked workers 19. It is Sn on the periodic table 20. Sled pieces 22. “Cheers”, for example 25. Top jobs 26. _______ Got Talent 29. Where ones puts a Babel fish 30. The Alley Cat, for example 31. Some of the are Great 33. Bright, colorful fish 37. “I had no ___!” 39. Get through to 41. Faucet malady 42. Roosevelt or Pendergrass 44. Drink sipper 46. Mimic 47. It comes before com 49. What most businesses collect 51. Egg on 52. Referred to by X,Y on a line 53. Shrieks 56. Baby’s first word, maybe 57. Records in the book 58. Acid type 64. Georges

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1. Deli favorite 2. Paddle 3. What they did with the ashes 4. 12th-grader 5. Nocturnal scavenger 6. It is steeped 7. Monopoly token 8. At any point 9. What we always want to do to 10 Down 10. They are due in April 11. Kaput 12. Flairs 15. Like some guests 17. Slow movement icon 21. Like Felix, in The Odd Couple 23. Baddie in The Lion King 24. Swipes 26. Not much 27. Like some beds 28. Restaurant capacity info 32. Heap type 34. Italian eatery 35. Kelly of morning TV 36. Crown 38. Could be email or street

40. Saintly glow 43. Class offered at Indy Hostel 45. Put on the scale 48. Side of the forehead 50. The _____ Fox was at 86th and the Monon Trail 51. Pleaded 53. Like Oscar, in The Odd Couple

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Serving Broad Ripple Since 1979 We have a lot going on in the Ripple. American Legion Post building sold, Post leader Ericksen passes The shuttered American Legion Post #34 building is being sold (pending approval of the members). According to Bill Roberts of the Post, the Legion is looking for a new location as the current building was too large. Roberts said he could not disclose who the buyer is nor what the use will be for the building, which includes a


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bar and restaurant. Sadly, Major (Retired) Gordon R. Ericksen, 66, Indianapolis, passed way January 20, 2014 He was an active member and leader of the American Legion Post #34 where he served as past commander for three years, and as finance officer. Riverwalk closes, to re-open April 1 as the Willows Event Center The Riverwalk is now the Willows Event Center at 6729 Westfield Boulevard has closed until April 1 when it will be re-named The Willows. According to Mary Anne Hawkins, they are remodeling the facility including adding an outdoor wedding garden. A separate building, known as the Lodge, is also being re-done. The facility can hold 600 and is used for weddings and other special events. It is owned by Crystal Catering which also owns The Fountains in Carmel, Crane Bay, and the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Save money on your utility bill and donate $25 to BR Park (all for free) Did you get your January heating bill yet? Was it a shocker? If you are like me, you are looking to save money on your energy costs given the cold and snowy winter. Now you can make a $25 donation to the Friends of Broad Ripple Park. Sign up today for a Home Energy Assessment from Energizing Indiana. For each completed Home Energy Assessment (HEA), the Friends receive $25 from Energizing Indiana. Download the Home Energy Assessment Enrollment Guide to learn more or sign up now for your HEA.

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28,000+ images now searchable Did you know that www.broadripplegazette.com has more than 28,000 color pictures from all nine years of The Gazette's existence? (Like this one from 2004 of ceramic models of the Broad Ripple McNamara building, when it was at 61st and the Monon Trail.) We recently added a search tool to allow visitors to sift through the historical collection of Broad Ripple images. If you find images you are looking for it is easy to order prints right from the website that are mailed to your home.

Affordable Care Act Health Care Exchange Insurance Plan Providers in Broad Ripple Located After extensive research, I finally was able to locate hospitals, doctors, and clinics that actually take the Health Care Exchange Insurance offered in Broad Ripple by the 2 providers in Marion County, MD Wise and Anthem. Both insurance plans offer narrow networks of hospitals and doctors that differ from their regular offerings. They do not offer any out-of-network coverage and out-of-state coverage is limited to emergencies only. Those taking MD Wise Marketplace Insurance Plans (Gold, Bronze, and Silver): • Franciscan Alliance, St. Vincent Health, IU Health, Riley Hospital for Children, Eskenazi Health, Peyton Manning’s Children Hospitals • St. Vincent Medical Clinic, 1001 Broad Ripple Avenue, 338-4200 Those taking Anthem Pathway X HMO/POS Direct Access Insurance (Gold, Bronze, and Silver Plans): • Community Hospital, Wishard Health Hospital (Eskenazi), Riverview Hospital, Hancock Regional Hospitals • Community Family Clinic/Dr. Irene Fox, 1095 Broad Ripple Avenue, 621-3680 • Dr. Stephen Segal, 1810 Broad Ripple Avenue, 251-8550 • Dr. Stephen R. Beck, 2704 E. 62nd Street, 257-1535 Uninsured? You must enroll by March 15 or face a penalty For details and information on other providers not listed above, call MDwise Marketplace at 855-417-5615 or Anthem at 877-292-1966. To enroll for Affordable Care Act insurance, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 800/318-2596. You must enroll by March 15 (for April 1 coverage) to avoid a penalty. Remember your premiums may be FREE if you elect a high deductible silver plan and make under a certain amount ($48,000 per year for singles). Holliday Park Trail Run set for March 22 Mark your calendars for the annual trail run at Holliday Park which is scheduled for March 22. This month we have the following events: 2/16 Backyard bird count, 1:30 p.m. 2/19 Works of Thoreau It won’t be long before the skunk cabbage starts peeking through the snow. (The plant generates its own heat.) Art Center opening reception set for February 14 A new student show opens February 14 at the Indianapolis Art Center. A wine and cheese reception is scheduled for that night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Indianapolis Art center. Also, mark your calendars for the Broad Ripple Art Fair which will run from May 17-May 18. More Friday night films at the IMA The Friday Night Film Series continues at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Upcoming films include: February 14 » The Strong Man (1926) with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (Tickets $30 for the public). This is the first film directed by Frank Kapra. February 21 » Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914). This film features Charlie Chaplin More Ripple events (and beyond) Feb 15 – Writing your family history at the Nora Branch Library, 2 p.m. Feb 16 – Mayer Hawthorne at the Vogue (8 p.m.) Feb 18 – The Ain’t Too Late Show—A Climate Change Game Show at Indyfringe, 719 E. St. Clair, 6 p.m. $5 Feb 22 – Butler Symphony Orchestra Concert Feb 24 – Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks at Butler University Apr 3-14 – Butler Arts Festival Bill Malcolm is a long-time Broad Ripple resident who covers transit, travel, energy, and other issues for 4 publications including the new one, All Aboard Indiana! (a journal for Hoosier passenger rail advocates). He welcomes reader feedback, comments, corrections, and story ideas and can be reached at bill@broadripplegazette.com

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Douglas David Fine Art CC31 7172 N. Keystone Ave 257-7515

Editions Limited C4 ◄ 838 E. 65th St Forrest Formsma Fine Art OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio M Frame Designs C4 838 E. 65th St Gina Rosenow Decorative Artist OO25 1101 54th St, Studio G Half Baked Pottery C4 6511 Ferguson St Hoosier Salon Fine Arts Gallery C3◄ 714 E. 65th St Indianapolis Art Center A4◄ 820 E. 67th St Inspire C4 6503 Ferguson St Kiley Studios E2 6328 College Ave Half Baked Pottery H5 918 Broad Ripple Ave Michael Mendez Portraits JJ21 6180 Washington Blvd Potter's House, The C3 6503 Carrollton Ave Ruth D. Stoner Artistry in Clay E4 6340 Ferguson St Sara Morris Photography G4 825 Westfield Blvd S.D. Battista Painting Conservation OO21 5430 New Jersey St Sigman’s Gallery H5◄ 930 Broad Ripple Ave Stu’s Studio B3 6537 Carrollton Ave Susan Van Huss Design Studio OO24◄ 5343 Winthrop Ave The Framer - Tom Altpeter B3 777 E. 66th St The Thompson Collection C3◄ 6516 Carrollton Ave TK Nelson Fine Art Gallery GG31 6331 N. Keystone Ave Zaahi Production Studios I3 6214 Carrollton Ave Suite F


BMO Harris Bank D H3◄ 714 Broad Ripple Ave C.H. Douglas & Gray CC23 7040 College Ave Cassen & Co, M.S. CPA HH29 1702 Broad Ripple Ave Chase G3◄ 706 Broad Ripple Ave Debra L. Kelb, CPA D4 819 E. 64th St

Edward Jones - Kevin Schloneger C4◄ 838 E. 65th St ste B 257-7588 Edward Jones - Brad Buroker 5936 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 103 Fifth Third Bank 1036 Broad Ripple Ave First Financial Bank 6320 College Ave Forum Credit Union 6501 College Ave Highfield & Associates 6144 College Ave Huntington Bank 724 Broad Ripple Ave


KeyBank 6410 College Ave


Milestone Advisors 6053 College Ave


January & Engel 688 E. 63rd St 255-8943

LJI Wealth Management 6569 Carrollton Ave 466-9702

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Old National Bank D K3◄ 6135 College Ave Old National Bank II31◄ 6100 Keystone Ave PNC Bank II31 6170 Keystone Ave Raymond James I4 6235 Carrollton Ave Sage Capital Management, LLC B4 921 E. 66th St, Suite B Yount & Company, CPAs F6 6311 #150 Westfield Blvd

Places of Worship

66th Street Baptist Church A5 918 E 66th St Bethlehem Lutheran PP22 526 E 52nd St Broad Ripple United Methodist J5◄ 6185 Guilford Ave Christ the King Catholic Church KK30 1827 Kessler Blvd Congregation Shaarey Yeshua CC31 2415 E.72nd St Dayspring Church (Assemblies of God) CC31 2415 E.72nd St EpiCenter MM21 5610 Broadway St Evanston Wesleyan Church DD30◄ 6902 Evanston Ave Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist J2 655 E. 62nd St Glendale Christian Church BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana BB29◄ 1788 Haynes Ave Immaculate Heart of Mary LL22 5692 Central Ave Mid East Church of Christ KK22 5879 Central Ave New Paradigm Christian I3◄ 6202 Carrollton Ave Northminster Presbyterian KK28◄ 1660 Kessler Blvd Progressive Spiritualist Church OO31◄ 2201 E. 54th Radiate Church (at BRMHS) H9 1115 Broad Ripple Ave Soma Church PP22 526 E 52nd St St. Paul’s Episcopal Church JJ20 6050 N. Meridian St Trinity ES Jungle JJ22 6151 Central Ave Village Church of the Nazarene B5 6568 Cornell Ave

Food-Retail/Grocery 21st Amendment 2201 E. 62nd St A1 Package Liquor 1721 E. 52nd Big Red Liquors 1067 Broad Ripple Ave BP Service Station/Convenience 7068 College Ave Cookies by Design 2635 E. 62nd St Cork and Cracker 2126 Broad Ripple Ave Fresh Market 5415 College Ave


Insomnia Cookies 809 Broad Ripple Ave Johnny’s Market 6335 College Ave Just Pop In 6302 Guilford Ave Kroger 6220 Guilford Ave Lilly Orchard 71st and College Locally Grown Gardens 1050 E. 54th St Nicole-Taylor Pasta 1134 E. 54th St. Suite C


Rock & Hard Place Gen. Store 826 Broad Ripple Ave Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating 724 E. 65th St SweeTies Gourmet Treats 1081 Broad Ripple Ave Village Pantry 6302 College Ave


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Good Earth Natural Food Store 6350 Guilford Ave 254-8604

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David Logue & Assoc. Insurance 6556 Ferguson St


State Farm - Elizabeth Marshall K2 6124 N. College Ave 255-2700


Anastasia Demos Mills 5954 College Ave Caress Law Group 5420 N. College Avenue, Suite 100 Coffey Law 6532 Cornell Ave David E. Dearing, Attorney 6100 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 657


Hugh Baker Law 2015 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Dana E. Daniels 6325 Guilford Ave, suite 210 Law Office of Gary Colasessano 1915 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Keith Shelton 6251 Winthrop Ave. suite 12 Law Office of Robert Burkett 1111 E. 54th Street, Suite 106 Lawrence Law Firm 6100 Keystone Ave Suite 257 Luetzelschwab Law, LLC 711 E. 65th St Mellowitz & Hanefeld 6100 N. Keystone Ave Mercho Donaldson Legal Services 828 E. 64th St Monday, Rodeffer, Jones & Albright 1915 Broad Ripple Ave O'Ryan Law Firm 1901 Broad Ripple Ave Law Office of Vanessa L. Powell 6117 College Ave Ste 3 Office of MaryAnn Schlegel Ruegger 6417 Carrollton Ave Pavlack Law 6507 Ferguson St #201 Ross & Brunner 6434 College Ave, suite F Springer Law Group, LLP 2002 E. 62nd St Kimber Leigh Whyte 1111 E. 54th St, suite 121


Jeffery A. Evans, Attorney 6202 College Ave 252-4384

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Hair/Spa/Fitness/Health/Wellness 61 eleven Salon K3 6111 College Ave A Do I3 6207 College Ave A Sign of the Tymes Salon HH33◄ 2750 62nd St Abstract Nails & Wellness Studio D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 103 Adorn I3 6201 College Ave Agape Empowerment Counseling OO25 1111 E. 54th Street, Suite 115 Air-Tan I3◄ 6249 College Ave Angelanna Armando - Esthetician/Nail Tech KK26◄ 5877 Crestview Ave Art of the Soul Center OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave. suite C Balance Pilates Studio E4 6340 Ferguson St bambū G5 916 Westfield Blvd Belladonna C4 6512 Ferguson St Bill’s Hair Design J2 6163 College Ave Bobby Cooper Salon D4 725 E. 65th St, Suite 100

Bogie’s Barber Shop 837 Westfield Blvd 254-8015


Rene’s Bakery 6524 B Cornell Ave 251-2253



B.R. Nails G7◄ 1062 Broad Ripple Ave Brandon Hair Designer JJ23 6025 College Ave Broad Ripple Barbershop J4 6194 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Body, Mind & Spirit KK22 5944 Central Ave Broad Ripple Massage Practice D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 234 Broad Ripple Tans HH30 1908 Broad Ripple Ave Scott A. Cavins, LMFT, LMHC KK28 1660 Kessler Blvd Changes Salon D4 6416 Ferguson St

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

Massage Envy H2 6280 College Ave Ste. 150 253-5000

Massage iNDY II31 6144 Hillside Ave Ste 10 Mecca School of Massage I4 6225 Carrollton Ave Metamorphosis H4 828 Broad Ripple Ave Modern Nails I7 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #140 Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling D3 6408 Carrollton Ave Mona’s Hair Design E4 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy PP25 5255 Guilford Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #107 Mother Nature’s Sun C4 6516 Ferguson St. New Energy Wellness OO29 2026 E. 54th One Life Pilates H3 6285 College Ave suite A One Body Inc. B4 6528 Ferguson St Osteopathic Clinic - Dr. Defrese D2 6471 Broadway St Pilates - The Integrated Body C4 6507 Ferguson St Reiki Center of Indiana OO25 1111 E. 54th Ste #139 Sabai Salon D3 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon6 E2 6378 College Ave Salon 64 D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 102 Salon Rue 52 PP23 648 E. 52nd St School of Metaphysics II31 6138 Hillside Ave Shampoo Salon H3 6247 College Ave

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Classic Cleaners/Tan I6◄ 1037 Broad Ripple Ave The Coaching Cabin OO25 1049 E. 54th St Collage Therapeutic Group G4 6325 Guilford Ave Complexions OO23 5420 N College Ave. CrossFit Broad Ripple. B5 6542 Westfield Blvd The Dailey Method Indianapolis D4 725 E. 65th St, Suite 200 Eclectic Peace Beauty Lounge D4 819 E. 64th St ste 101 Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC PP24 740 East 52 Street, Suite 12 emmetts THE STUDIO OO23 711 E 54th St Eternal Knowing OO25 1111 E. 54th Street ste 141 EyeMAX C3 6503 Carrollton Ave Facets Studio I5 6251 Winthrop Ave The Fitness Lab I5 6201 Winthrop Ave, Ste 1 Flaunt C4 6515 Ferguson St Great Clips I7 1077 Broad Ripple Ave Hair @ 6310 E2 6310 College Ave Hair Benders I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 9 Hair Etc. E4 6360 Guilford Ave Hair It Is I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 10 Hairquarters B4 6551 Ferguson St Hair That Rocks PP25 1109 E. 52nd St He Does Hair - Todd Shrider G3 826 E. Westfield Blvd. Heal Thyself & Co I1 6220 Broadway St The Healing Room D4 819 E. 64th St Herbonique H4 6332 Guilford Ave suite 205 Hillside Avenue Spa and Salon II30 6160 Hillside Ave Indy Acupuncture J3 6155 College Ave Indy Physical Therapy H4 831 Broad Ripple Ave Inner Balance Acupuncture + Massage G3 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Just Feet PP30 2021 E. 52nd St Ste. 211 Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 248 LA Fitness JJ31 6160 Keystone Ave Lotus Spa / Nails HH31 2138 E. 62nd St Macy’s - The Salon II32 Glendale Town Center MakeUp by Sparkle I3 6214 Carrollton Ave Ste. E

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Shear Artistry I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Ste 2 Simplicity Massage Studio J3◄ 6161 College Ave Skinners Hair Design I4◄ 6233 Carrollton Ave Snapdragon Salon & Spa JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center So.Be.Fit. OO25◄ 1134 E 54th Studio B The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa K2 6116 College Ave Ste 3 Style D4 820 E. 64th St Supercuts II30 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch D2 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio H3 6245 College Ave Three Stones Counseling D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 238 Title Boxing Club II32 2625 E. 62nd St Touch by an A.N.G.E.L. Massage D4 819 E. 64th St, Suite 238 Untitled Ink E4 6357 Guilford Ave Urban Gypsy D4◄ 6407 Ferguson St Village Barber Shop D3◄ 810 64th St suite 200 Virginia Jarvis Coiffures C3◄ 716 E. 65th St Weight Watchers JJ32 Glendale Town Center Wellness Space, The G5 916 Westfield Blvd Suite 240 Where Beauty Begins I5 6521 Winthrop Ave Suite 9 White Orchid Salon D4◄ 6419 Ferguson St Blue Heron B&B 7123 Edgewater Place Boone Docks Bed & Breakfast 7159 Edgewater Place Indy Hostel 4903 Winthrop Ave Shirley's Bed & Breakfast 5870 Norwaldo Ave


1001 Properties 6201 Winthrop Ave #7 American Village 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management 6215 College Ave Apter Properties 810 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Apartments 6184A Carvel 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 Village Dog, The 6224 Winthrop Ave


Amer. Legion Kennington Post #34 6440 Westfield Blvd Bishop Chatard High School 5885 Crittenden Ave Broad Ripple Amer. Legion Post #3 6379 College Ave Broad Ripple Fire Station #32 6330 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Magnet High School 1115 Broad Ripple Ave


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


Broadway Park 61st and Broadway St Canterbury Park 5510 Carvel Ave Indpls. Mar. Cty. Public Library Glendale Mall 6100 Keystone Ave Marott Park 7350 College Ave Indpls North Side Optimists Park 775 E. 66th St Park Tudor School 7200 College Ave School 55 - Eliza Blaker 1349 E. 54th St School 84 - Joseph Bingham 440 E. 57th St Wash. Twp. Assessor’s Office 2188 E. 54th St Wash. Twp. Small Claims Court 5302 N. Keystone Ave Suite E


Carrollton Manor Apartments 5322 Carrollton Ave The Claridge Apts 6007 College Ave College Court Condos 5347 College Ave College Manor Apts 6350 College Ave Edgewater Apartments 6701 College Ave Equitable Solutions 6251 Winthrop Ave. suite 4 Jade North Apartments 6565 College Ave JR Walsh Realty 6535 Cornell Ave Ashford at Keystone 6630 Glenbrook Dr Landford Realty Corp. 6332 Guilford Ave, suite 205 Lincolnshire Apartments 6221 College Ave McLane Realty 6358 College Ave Monon Mortgage 6525 Ferguson 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 RE/MAX Ability Plus 711 E. 65th St School 80 Condominiums 920 E. 62nd St Secure Real Estate Group 5345 N. Winthrop Ave. Shore Acres Apartments 1105 Westfield Court West Sycamore Group Realty 815 E. 64th Pl T&H Realty Services 760 E. 52nd St The Townes at Winthrop 6139 Winthrop Ave Veritas Realty 930 E. 66th St Wellington Square Apartments 725 E. 64th St


Carpenter Realtors 6101 College Ave 519-3542

Broad Ripple Kiwanis meets at Binkley’s 217-6139


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Allergy Relief Center 6471 Broadway St Sarah Amo, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave

Bark Tutor 2122 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Animal Clinic 6225 Broadway St BR Animal Wellness Center 5897 College Ave Broad Ripple Canine Design 1430 Broad Ripple Ave City Dogs Grocery 5209 College Ave Fur Bee 6552 Cornell Ave Good Dog Hotel and Spa 5345 N. Winthrop Ave








Broad Ripple Apts







Broad Ripple Realty 1111 E. 54th Ste #300 Broad Ripple Trails 5220 Luzzane Lane Brooks Real Estate Services 845 E. 65th St



Paw Patch Place 4850 College Ave 253-5964




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Dr. Joel Sagalowsky, D.D.S. 6117 College Ave Ste 4 Shepherd Internal Medicine 6201 Winthrop Ave, Ste 4 St. Vincent Physical Therapy 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dirk A. Sterley, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave Darlene Vaughn, D.D.S. 6214 Carrollton Ave Mitch Wohlmuth, D.D.S. 917 E. 62nd St

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Janice Bilby, M.D. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Avenue Chiropractic 1803 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Dental Assn. 6214 Carrollton Ave


Kelly Burrough, N.P. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic 5420 N College Ave. Suite 101 Scott Christy, D.D.S. 6201 Winthrop Ave Margarita Czeskis, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. 6344 Kingsley Dr EYE Can See 6311 Westfield Blvd #103A Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Dr. William Fulton, DC 6434 #D College Ave Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave Tronya Hawkins, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Dr. Harvey Himelstein 6320 Ferguson St Dr. Andrey M. Horton, D.D.S. 6434 College Ave Jansen Chiropractic and Wellness 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Ste 9 Dr. Ronald L. Johnston, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave Dr. John M. Klemen, D.D.S. 6112 College Ave


Dr. Robert D. Lucus, D.D.S. 6211 College Ave


6Northside Family Physicians 6320 Ferguson St 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


Broad Ripple Family Dental 6117 College Ave 257-3368

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Paul Kolman, D.D.S. C5◄ 6508 #4 Westfield Blvd 255-8546 Martin Dentistry JJ30 1927 Broad Ripple Ave 759 - 9358 H6 OO24 H4 D2 DD25 D2

Ripple Chiropractic C4◄ 6507 Ferguson St #101 559-4313

Broad Ripple Village Assn. 6311 Westfield Blvd 251-2782

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21 = 21 & over D = Pet Friendly (outdoor) 10-01 Food & Drink H5 1001 Broad Ripple Ave 317 Burger G5 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambrosia Ristorante KK23 5903 College Ave Amer. Legion Kennington Post D D5◄ 6440 Westfield Blvd CLOSED Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill D G7 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Arby's FF32◄ 6483 Keystone Ave Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant PP23◄ 5212 College Ave Average Joe’s Sports Pub 21 G4 814 Broad Ripple Ave Baskin Robbins HH31 2201B Broad Ripple Ave Bazbeaux G3◄ 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen OO23 705 E 54th St Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar KK23 5902 College Ave Birdy’s Bar & Grill 21 CC31◄ 2131 E. 71st St Biscuits Cafe D I6◄ 1035 Broad Ripple Ave Boogie Burger D HH30◄ 1904 Broad Ripple Ave BRICS E5◄ 901 E. 64th St

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


Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave

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

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How To Get To Broad Ripple From: Castleton I-465 and I-69


Take I-69/SR37 Southbound (becomes Binford Blvd.) approx. 3 ¼th miles to 62nd St. Turn right (West) on 62nd. Take 62nd (becomes Broad Ripple Ave.) approx. 3 ½ miles





Brugge Brasserie G5◄ 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings II32 2747 East 62nd St Canal Bistro D E4◄ 6349 Guilford Ave Casba 21 G5 6319 Guilford Ave Chumley’s Grill 21 H4◄ 838 Broad Ripple Ave Connor’s Pub 21 E4 6331 Ferguson St Cook's Pizza H4 801 Broad Ripple Ave

Corner Wine Bar 6331 Guilford Ave 255-5159


Cornerstone Coffee OO23◄ 651 E. 54th St Crackers Comedy Club 18 H3 6281 College Ave Donato’s Pizza II31◄ 2357 Broad Ripple Ave Eat + Drink PP23 5168 College Ave Egyptian Cafe & Hooka Bar 21 D H4 6265 Carrollton Ave Einstein Bros Bagels D H8◄ 1055 Broad Ripple Ave Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli OO23 5410 College Ave Fire by the Monon C4 6523 Ferguson St Firehouse Subs H2 6280 Broad Ripple Ave ste 300 Flatwater Restaurant and Bar D G4◄ 832 Westfield Blvd Good Morning Mama’s OO24 1031 E. 54th St Greek's Pizzeria H4 6336 Guilford Ave H2O Sushi HH30 1912 Broad Ripple Ave

Hollyhock Hill 8110 College Ave 251-2294 Hot Box Pizza 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co 6229 Carrollton Ave India Garden 830 Broad Ripple Ave

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Village Cigar 21 C3 6513 College Ave 253.0450



Jazz Kitchen, The OO23◄ 5377 College Ave Jimmy John’s H4 845 Broad Ripple Ave JT’s Grille and Bar OO30◄ 2210 E. 54th St Keystone Deli PP31◄ 2344 E. 53rd St Khoury’s 21 HH30 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Kilroy's Bar and Grill H4◄ 831 Broad Ripple Ave KFC II31 6154 N. Keystone Avenue La Bamba H4 840 Broad Ripple Ave La Chinita Poblana G5 927 Westfield Blvd

La Piedad 6524 Cornell Ave 475-0988


Landsharks 21 H4 810 Broad Ripple Ave Lava Lounge 21 G4 6308 Guilford 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 MCL Cafeteria II31 2121 Broad Ripple Ave Mediterra G3 815 Westfield Blvd The Meridian LL20 5694 Meridian St Mineshaft Saloon 21 H4 812 Broad Ripple Ave Moe & Johnny’s D OO23 5380 College Ave Monical’s Pizza HH32◄ 2635 E. 62nd St. Monkey’s Tale Bar 21 G5 925 Westfield Blvd Monon Coffee Company G5◄ 920 Westfield Blvd Monon Food Company D C5◄ 6420 Cornell Ave


Naked Tchopstix D H3◄ 6253 College Ave New Paradise Cafe S H5 6314 Winthrop Ave Noodles & Co H5 927 Broad Ripple Ave Northside Kitchenette C3◄ 6515 College Ave Northside Social C3 6525 College Ave NYX Nightclub 21 H3 6283 College Ave Old Pro’s Table H4◄ 827 Broad Ripple Ave Orange Leaf Yogurt H2 6280 College Ave ste 400

Pawn Shop Pub D OO31◄ 2222 E. 54th St 255-5430 Pei Wei JJ32 Glendale Town Center Penn Station East Coast Subs I7◄ 1089 Broad Ripple Ave Perk Up D C5◄ 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D G3◄ 823 E. Westfield Blvd. Plump’s Last Shot D D5◄ 6416 Cornell Ave Poccadio I7 1045 Broad Ripple Ave Qdoba D G4 6334 Guilford Ave Red Key Tavern 21 PP23◄ 5170 College Ave Red Room, The G5 6335 Guilford Ave Ripple Bagel & Deli H4◄ 850 Broad Ripple Ave Rock Lobster 21 H4 820 Broad Ripple Ave The Rook...A Pub CC32 2450 E 71st St Sabbatical D H5 921 Broad Ripple Ave Sam’s Gyros OO23 5404 College Ave Shalimar Indian Restaurant I7◄ 1043 Broad Ripple Ave Sidewok Café, The I7◄ 1087 Broad Ripple Ave

Vogue Inc 21 H3◄ 6259 College Ave Wellington Pub 21 G5 6331 Guilford Ave Wild Beaver Saloon 21 H4 723 Broad Ripple Ave YATS D OO23◄ 5363 College Ave yogülatte OO23 5412 College Ave Zest D OO26◄ 1134 54th St

Gas/Service Stations BP Service Station 7068 College Ave Rich Gas Station 6419 College Ave

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8Fifteen D3 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More C3◄ 6507 College Ave About Music E2 6343 College Ave Audio Solutions E5 6371 Guilford Ave Backyard Birds OO31◄ 2374 E. 54th St Bébé Gâté H5 920 Broad Ripple Ave Bella Bridesmaids C3 726 E. 65th St Bicycle Exchange OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave ste B

Bike Line, The 6520 Cornell Ave 253-2611


Blue Door, The D2◄ 6426 College Ave BlueMile I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave BlumLux H4 6332 Guilford Ave Suite 205 Bokay Florist KK31 5890 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits E4 6367 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Vintage D4◄ 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The G5◄ 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella G4 825 Westfield Blvd Carter's Garage G4 833a E. Westfield Blvd. Ceramic Dreams D OO26 ◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G Chelsea’s G5◄ 902 Westfield Blvd

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SoBro Cafe PP23 653 E. 52nd St Starbucks H4◄ 854 Broad Ripple Ave 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 Taverna HH30 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Thai Cafe I7 1041 Broad Ripple Ave The Usual Suspects G5 6319 Guilford Ave Three Sisters Cafe E4 6360 Guilford Ave Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. H7◄ 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Triton Tap H5 915 Broad Ripple Ave Twenty Tap OO23◄ 5406 College Ave Twist Lounge OO26 1134 54th St Union Jack Pub H5◄ 924 Broad Ripple Ave Upper Room H4 803 Broad Ripple Ave































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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 Take Meridian St. North approx. 6 ½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile





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







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Coby Palmer Designs OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 CVS G2 6290 College Ave Der Glass Werks Stained Glass K3 6055 College Ave Designer Men’s Room C3 720 E. 65th St Dinwiddies I3 6216 Carrollton Ave Don’s Vapor Electronic Cigarettes G4 843 E. Westfield Blvd. Edible Arrangements HH32 2602 E 62nd St The Exchange H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Fine Estate Rugs KK23 5914 College Ave Girly Chic Boutique G5◄ 922 Westfield Blvd

Good Earth Natural Food 6350 Guilford Ave 254-8604


got SOLE? H3◄ 6243 College Ave Habig Garden Shop PP23 5201 College Ave Hardwickes Pipe & Tobacco H3◄ 743 Broad Ripple Ave Haus Love KK23 5901 College Ave Head Lines G6 1056 Broad Ripple Ave Health Spot Vitamins HH31◄ 2128 Broad Ripple Ave Hedlund Hardware II31 2369 Broad Ripple Ave I Do Too Fashion I5 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 3 Indie Bike PP23 5206 College Ave Indy CD & Vinyl H4◄ 806 Broad Ripple Ave Indy E Cigs H11 1430 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Smoke Shop HH31 2234 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Upcycle E4 6354 Guilford Ave Jewels by Park Lane MM24 923 E 56th St Kayak Pools Midwest C4 845 E. 65th St Letters From Home OO26◄ 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Little Super PP23 5208 College Ave Lucky B G5 912 Westfield Blvd Luna Music PP23 5202 College Ave Magic Bus, The I7 1073 Broad Ripple Ave Marigold C5◄ 6512 Cornell Ave McNamara Florist II32◄ 2635 E. 62nd St M.H. Pomander’s Bridal OO26 1101 E 54th St Michael’s Jewelry I5 6251 Winthrop Ave suite 5 Moondance Jewelry & Boutique D4 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. OO26 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I

Neat-O H3 724 Broad Ripple Ave, ste 2 257-5735

Niche H5 916 Broad Ripple Ave Night Owl Baby D5 6406 Cornell Ave P.S. Jewelers B3 6575 College Ave Palm Court Designs OO26◄ 1134 54th St, Studio K Periwinkle G5◄ 6323 Guilford Ave Pitaya H4 842 Broad Ripple Ave The Playful Soul C4 6516 Ferguson St.

Portico F3 804 Laverock Rd

Posh Petals OO25◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A 923-6000 PRINTtEXT PP23 652 E. 52nd St Reclamation OO25◄ 1051 E 54th St ste B Reese Kitchens OO25 1057 E. 54th St Ripple Surf Board Shop H4 832 Broad Ripple Ave Rosalind Pope Surroundings OO26 1101 E 54th St Rusted Moon Outfitters D5 6410 Cornell Ave Sherwin-Williams II31 2221 E. 62nd St Suite A Shop Tibet G3 835 E. Westfield Blvd. Solomon-Paris Antiques & Interiors PP25 1003 E. 52nd Spider’s Shirt Shack G4 833 E. Westfield Blvd. Susan Van Huss Design Studio OO24 5343 Winthrop Ave Teeki Hut H4 807 Broad Ripple Ave Toggery Resale Boutique II30◄ 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Toolbox Men’s Supply Company C5 853 E. 65th St Urban Optiks E4 6372 Guilford Ave Utterly Pink G3 839 E. Westfield Blvd. Value World PP31 2350 E. 52nd St Vibes Records OO25 1051 E. 54th St The Next Step E4 6352 Guilford Ave The Village Experience K3 6055 College Ave Weaver’s Lawn & Garden H10◄ 1316 Broad Ripple Ave The Wedding Studio G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Wild Side Smoke Shop H5 914 Broad Ripple Ave


Aaron M. Rader Bail Bonds 819 E. 64th St, Ste 218 Adoption Support Center 6331 Carrollton Ave Airmaster Heating & Cooling 5416 College Ave Albertson’s Mortuary 6320 Ferguson St Alterations Express 2315 E. 53rd St Alterations United Repair 817 Broad Ripple Ave Apple Press 6327 Ferguson St Architectural Restoration, Inc. 1101 54th St, Studio G Artcraft Upholstery 710 E. 52nd St Assassin HTPC 6220 College Ave

Auto Detailers 5212 Keystone Ct.


D4 E3 OO23 E4 PP31 G4◄ C4 OO25 PP23 I2


AVI Systems 6413 College Ave Bray Technologies PC Repair 6132 College Ave


Brinkman Press 2112 E. 54th St


Broad Ripple Automotive 5312 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Design Assoc. 660 E. 62nd St Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment 823 E. 64th St


Bright Ideas 7425 Westfield Blvd 257-4111 Broad Ripple Appliance 2717 E. 56th 259-8077


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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 Brothers Floor Covering OO24 1025 E. 54th St Cabinetpak Kitchens JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Call My List H3 6258 College Ave Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 710 E. 52nd St Carreau Design C5 6528 Cornell Ave Central Indiana Comm. Foundation I11 1405 Broad Ripple Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Classic Cleaners I6 1037 Broad Ripple Ave Clark & Osborne A4 6617 Ferguson St Connect Think C4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave DEA, Inc. C4 6548 Ferguson St Deanna Hoskins Interior Design C4 6418 Carrollton Ave Deering Cleaners E2 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects C5 6500 Westfield Blvd DeveloperTown PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Drewmont Graphics OO24 5343 Winthrop Ave Earthwave Technologies D3 710 E. 64th St Easter Conservation Services OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Suite J Elgin Water Care H6 1009 Broad Ripple Ave Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave FedEx/Kinko’s G6 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 6235 Carrollton Ave Suite B

Flanner & Buchanan H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave 475-4475 Front Row Tickets 6358 College Ave Greg Smith Associates, Inc. 6515 Carrollton Ave Hit City Recording Studio 707 E 54th St Hope Plumbing 2144 E. 52nd Hour Motors 6121 College Ave


Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters 1114 East 52nd St


Howald Heating & Air Cond. 6542 Westfield Blvd 255-4328 Hughey Automotive & Marine 5337 Winthrop Ave. 507-7559

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Indianapolis Granite and Marble OO24 5360 Winthrop Ave Indy Cellular Repair I5 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 2 Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 1102 E 52nd St Insights Consulting, Inc KK23 5948 N. College Ave Integrated Learning I2 6201 College Ave Integrity Development Partners B5 930 E. 66th St ITEX K2 6116 College Ave Jiffy Lube D3◄ 6401 College Ave Joy’s House HH30 2028 Broad Ripple Ave Kayak Pools Midwest C4 845 E. 65th St Kimmel Shoe Repair H3 733 Broad Ripple Ave Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St

LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 Lougheed Engineering MM28 1750 E. 56th St Mecca Companies E5 911 Main St MicroVote General Corporation E4 6366 Guilford Ave Mirror Man, LLC I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Lower B Momentum Design H4 6304 Guilford Ave, suite A Mr. Poster E4◄ 855 Main St Newpoint Parking ste 205 F6 6311 Westfield Blvd Noble of Indiana JJ23 6060 College Ave Nogginwerks B4 6523 N. Carrollton Ave Northern Comfort Heating & Cooling PP25 5240 N Winthrop Ave Nugent Design B5 930 E 66th St Nygaard’s Service Center KK23 5898 College Ave OASIS H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave (lower level F&B) Olis Construction HH29 1654 Broad Ripple Ave Online Architecture E5 6344 Cornell Ave Optical Repair Shoppe JJ23◄ 6021 College Ave

Painting By A Woman’s Touch 6141 Primrose Ave 255-8754


Pak Mail II31◄ 2113 Broad Ripple 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 Re-Bath Designs JJ31 6038 Keystone Ave Renaissance Studios Music C5 6516 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc E4 6330 Ferguson St Riverwalk (banquet facility) DD25 6729 Westfield Blvd Rogers Pools E5 6364 Westfield Blvd Royal Trophies & Awards C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Sasha’s Watch & Jewelry Repair H3 739 Broad Ripple Ave Scofield Editorial E3 6345 Carrollton Ave Small Box Consulting I5 6219 Guilford Ave Smoking Iron Alterations C4 6507 Ferguson St #201 Sparkle Cleaners PP23 5167 College Ave Stretch Logistics I4 6220 Carrollton Ave Synergy Marketing Group I5 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 5 Techedvise C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Tender Loving Care Health II31 6100 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 360 TGS Architects C4 6535 Ferguson St Total Computing F6 6311 Westfield Blvd touchAsoul design studio B5 6500 Westfield Blvd The UPS Store I7◄ 1075 Broad Ripple Ave Velvet Touch Dry Cleaners C3 6509 College Ave Village Montessori School A4 888 E 66th St Zech Studios OO30 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10

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This is a column with items of interest to our readers pulled from the daily announcements at Broad Ripple Magnet High School.

From the BRMHS Announcements

Congratulations Sabrina Labrosse-Elmore! Sabrina will be representing BRMHS at the Indiana Poetry Out Loud State Competition!

• Congratulations Color Guard! The BRMHS Color Guard had its first contest

of the year on Saturday and came home with a second place in its division. Saturday’s score was better than the best score of any contest last year. Way to go, ladies! The next contest is this coming Saturday. Good luck!

Congratulations to the following students on their success in the Bullying Prevention Poster Contest: 7th grade, Danny Galan placed third and Jalan Pyles placed second. 8th grade competition, both Jennifer Argumedo and Raja Baker received Honorable Mention awards. Great job, Rocket artists!

• Congratulations Jherica Law, winner of the IEA I Have a Dream Scholarship!!!! • Hey, Rockets! Your Varsity Wrestling team competed in the IPSAC Tour- • Congratulations to all those students who participated in the ISSMA Solo & nament Friday and faired very well! The team competed in only 10 of the 14 weight classes, but still placed second. Jerry Cole was 6th; Solomon Mabry, Reggie Soriano and Stacy Williams placed 4th; Deshawn Adams and Quincy Fouse finished in 3rd place; and Jordan Clay was runner-up. Chris Sharp, Samarcus Hollingsworth and Moshun Scott were your 2014 Conference Champions! Great job, gentlemen! Congratulations!

Ensemble Contest this past Saturday. Gold medals to Adam Jones, Sierra Myles, and Drayshawn Gatlin. Adam Jones won the Gold in Group One so he qualified for State Contest in two weeks as a soloist. Also Congrats to Group 1 trumpet trio Jones, Quincy Foust and Charles McClendon who also qualified for State!

State Music Association Solo and Ensemble competition this past Saturday! Silver medals went to Ruby Smith in Division I and Markyel Cushenberry and Shulaya Thomas in Division 2. Gold medals in Division 2 went to Meredith Resener, Kayla Sims, the Anderson quartet and Broad Ripple Orchestra B. Chantal Gatlin, Jeremy Anderson, Jessica Thomas, Jessyca Woods and Broad Ripple Orchestra A received Gold medals in Division I which qualifies them to go on to State competition! We are so proud of all of you!

Fellow Rockets! Your Wrestling team competed in the Sectional Tournament this past Saturday. The Team finished in 6th place, competing with only 8 Wrestlers! Both Stacy Williams and Reggie Soriano suffered injuries, but finished in 6th and 8th place. Dashawn Adams also placed 6th,while Solomon Mabry finished 8th. Four Rockets will move on to Regionals next week. Samarcus Hollingsworth placed 4th, Moshun Scott was Runner-up, Chris Sharp finished in 3rd place and Jordan Clay was your Sectional Champion. Great job Men!!!

• Congratulations go out to all of the students who participated in the Indiana

Vol. 11 No. 3

The Broad Ripple Gazette

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Howling at the Moon by Susan Smith On Tuesday morning, January 14th, I sat at my computer and opened emails. It was snowing to beat the band and it was beautiful. I am not a wimp and I love it (or did at that time…fast forward a few weeks and not so much). At any rate, the stage was set for an email sent by Patty Spitler, co-host of Pet Pals TV, a Saturday morning TV show. This email was her recent blog opening with “Check out the discussion, Pet Pals TV is going to Alaska to see the Iditarod!”. Well that got my attention on so many levels. I am intrigued with the Iditarod dog sled race that runs 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. The photos that accompanied the blog were breathtaking. There were descriptions of “The Land of the Midnight Sun” and the historic village that nestles at the base of Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest peak. There were pictures of dogs and mushers and spectacular glaciers. The trip that was described is available to all to accompany Patty and her co-host Paul Poteet. It is provided by Classic Escapes and is a week-long adventure leaving February 26th. Aside from touring the marvelous landscape of Alaska it is all about the race. The tour includes options of going to the kennel to meet mushers and sled dogs, learn the ropes and hear stories from the trail, experience a 40-minute sled ride, take a snowshoe walk on the trail and make s’mores at a campfire (a 15-hour day). Also included is attendance at the annual Musher’s Banquet where mushers draw their starting numbers from a boot. The banquet draws a crowd of nearly 2,000 spectators. As I read the email and the links to Classic Escapes itinerary I daydreamed. Wouldn’t it be grand? Maybe I could write it off as a business expense. (I represent at least three sponsors of the Iditarod by carrying their products in my stores.) I started thinking about what I would wear. I would take my trusty hooded parka and Cuddle Duds (a brand of thermal underwear). I envisioned the basic, no-frills accommodations that were described without TV and internet and were a part of the more remote nights out. I longed for the nature and the escape. I was ready to sign up right then! I thought long and hard but I procrastinated. That procrastination changed everything. We had our own dose of Alaska. It was warmer in Fairbanks than Indianapolis. I started thinking of real business trips and trade shows coming in March to Orlando and July to Las Vegas where it is warm. As I said, the Iditarod has fascinated me. In February, 2011 I wrote about it in this column. Here is some of that article with statistics from that year: Since 1973 the Iditarod sled dog race has been held on the first Saturday in March. Starting last Fall the Eagle Pack bags of dog food that have been coming in to my store have been promoting the event and running a contest for a lucky winner to have all expenses paid to attend “The Last Great Race on Earth”. I am proud to say Eagle Pack food is made in Mishawaka Indiana and is a sponsor for the sled dogs. As the official dog food sponsor Eagle Pack will supply food along the trail and will dedicate funds to the health and care of the Iditarod dogs. Another company I do business with is Muttluks. They are the brand of dog boots worn by the Iditarod dogs (a requirement). I have sold more than a few these last weeks. Such an extreme sport requires extremely quality products. It has been said that the greatest athlete on the planet is the Iditarod sled dog. This race begins in Anchorage ending in Nome and covers 1,049 miles (significant for the 49th state). It is the most extreme and beautiful terrain: across mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coastline. The Iditarod Trail, now a National Historic Trail, had its beginnings as a mail and supply route to the inland communities: mail and supplies went in and gold came out. In 1925, part of the Iditarod Trail became a life saving highway for epidemic-stricken Nome. Diphtheria threatened and serum had to be brought in by dog mushers and their faithful hard-driving dogs in a 5 ½ day relay stretch called “Serum Run”. Early races were over 30 days long but now are between 10 and 17 with the world’s record being 8 days and 22 hours. More people have reached the summit of Mt. Everest than have finished the race. Dogs and mushers must have a passion to run. It’s different than cross country skiing because it is about spending your life with your dogs. One musher said “when the team is built I have one big dog with 16 tails, 64 legs, 1 sled and myself and during the race I have no other concerns than the dog immediately in front of me”. The object of the race is to determine which musher and dogs cover the race in the shortest time under their own power without the aid of others. That is determined by the nose of the first dog to cross the finish line. One year the race was won by one second. During the race 45 vets are at 25 mandatory checkpoints. There is a required minimum of 8 hours at two different checkpoints and 24 hours at a third to insure dogs and mushers are properly rested.

Little America

Little America was a kiddie amusement park and adult sports area located just west and south of where Hedlund Hardware is today. Did you work there? Did you ride the ponies there? Did you drive balls at the driving range? Call 508-6634 or email us at info@broadripplehistory.org to share your memories, photos, or anything else. A few Little America pictures can be viewed at: www.broadripplehistory.org/br_pics_stores.htm

Advertising in the Gazette is easy! 1) go to www.broadripplegazette.com 2) click on Advertising Information There, you will find details, such as: - upcoming ad deadlines, delivery area - detailed artwork specifications for your graphic artist Click on the picture for the type of ad you want Display Ads or Classified Ads Then, you can either print out an ad contract, or simply follow the step-by-step wizard that takes you through the ad process from start to finish. If you don’t have access to the web, or just want to speak directly to someone, call us at (317) 508-6634.

I watched an interview with the 2010 winner, Lance Mackey, and was amazed. His father won the Iditarod in 1978 and his brother won in 1983. It was his legacy. In 2001 he was diagnosed with cancer. He was determined to run and in 2002 attempted but was scratched half way due to his illness. In 2005 he won the Yukon Quest, another 1,000 mile race, in his rookie year repeating that race as a winner in 2006, 2007, and 2008 making him the only 4 time Yukon champ in history. In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was the 4 time back to back champion of the Iditarod. The Yukon and the Iditarod are only weeks apart! March 5th is this year’s race and it has the following registrants: 47 male and 15 women. 46 are from Alaska, 8 from other states and 8 from other countries. For fun keep your eye on Marshall Newton and his sled team. He is from Jamaica (of all places) and ran his rookie year last year under the training of Lance Mackey. His country is excited about him and apparently so is Jimmy Buffet and Margaritaville as they are his sponsors. And we think we’re having trouble adjusting to all this ice and cold! Disney has some winter movies along this theme to curl up and watch during this frigid season: White Fang, Snow Buddies, Snow Dogs and Eight Below. On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen! Oops. Wrong sled team, wrong musher. Susan Smith is a life-long area resident and is the owner of City Dogs Grocery located at 52nd and College and at 884 Massachusetts Avenue. Send your pet related questions/comments to susan@broadripplegazette.com

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Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple

Feb 7 - Feb 20, 2014 Hidden History solution

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by Laura Minor

Guest columnist


Arty Clark of Be Restored Massage Therapy and Bodywork


A Different Approach… Do you suffer from low back pain? If you do, you are one of the growing numbers of adults in the U.S. who suffers from this sometimes debilitating condition. A recent statistic stated that 8 out of 10 Americans will experience back pain. Those who experience back pain miss an average of 3.98 days of work and require 4.68 treatments, but only 61.15% see improvement. Today I would like to share one new idea that will help you think of your back pain in a different way. The problem is NOT your back!! (Unless you have had a traumatic injury) Your pain is coming from tension caused by a different part of the body. I am going to discuss one type of back pain that is felt across the low back, along the belt line of your pants. This pain is typical of those of you who sit at a desk at work or sleep on your side with your legs curled up. Figure 1 shows what ideal posture looks like. Figure 2 shows adaptively shortened stomach and hip flexor muscles while sitting. Now we can start to see where the tension is coming from. When we sit the stomach muscles are shortened. If the stomach muscles shorten the opposite Figure 1 action must take place on the back muscles. The back muscles are lengthened and still responsible to stabilize the spine. This creates the sensation of weakness in the back. In this scenario the pain itself is coming from referred pain from a trigger point in the stomach.(figure 4) A trigger point is created by muscles that are too short and tight. These tight muscles restrict blood flow, creating a trigger point. (figure 3) Figure 2 In my 12 year career as a Neuromuscular Therapist, I believe that the reason for this alarming number of back pain complaints coupled with low recovery rates is due to misinformation given to the client. We should stretch our short tight muscles instead of where you feel pain. We should be stretching and treating the stomach muscles rather than the back. You don’t want to bring your knees to your chest as this shortens your abdominal muscles even more and stretches your back even further. When the stomach is restored to its ideal length the tension is eliminated from the back. Figure 3 To recap the new and different way to avoid back pain or to recover more quickly and completely is by not thinking of your back as the problem. We all must find where the restrictions are in our bodies that are creating the tension you feel as back pain. A skilled therapist can help determine where your restrictions lie. If you have back pain that is felt across the belt line of your pant the most likely restriction is in your abdominal muscles. These trigger points refer pain to your lower back. You can start your recovery by Figure 4 stretching over an exercise ball. Arty Clark is a local Neuromuscular and Massage Therapist in SoBro. He has been helping people get out and stay out of pain for 12 years. Laura Minor owner and operator of So.Be.Fit. Personal Training and Fitness studio located at 54th and the Monon. She is passionate about teaching others how to “FIT” exercise and physical activity into their daily lives, and have fun while doing so! Visit her website at www.sobefitindy.com or e-mail her at laura@broadripplegazette.com


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Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5) Literary Trivia - 1. O. Henry (Sydney Porter), 2. Miguel De Cervantes, 3. Roald Dahl, 4. Daniel Keyes/ Charly Naval Battles - 1. The (Naval) Battle Of Gravelines, 2. Xerxes, 3. The Bismarck, 4. The Battle Of Midway Conductors - 1. Arthur Fiedler, 2. Eugene Ormandy, 3. Arturo Toscanini, 4. Herbert Von Karajan Stage Names - 1. Jack Benny, 2. Tony Curtis, 3. Marlene Dietrich, 4. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers College Venues - 1. Vermillion, South Dakota, 2. Pocatello, Idaho, 3. Logan, Utah, 4. Coral Gables, Florida

Where in the Village? Answer: puzzle on Page 11

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Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter Party On and On and On . . . Does winter seem never ending? Is it still too dark, too cold, or too bleak? Let’s beat back the doldrums by scoping out opportunities to add zest to the days ahead. February offers much more to celebrate than just Valentine’s Day. Did you know this is also American Heart Month, American History Month, Black History Month, Children’s Dental Health Month, International Friendship Month, Cherry Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Wild Bird Feeding Month, Responsible Pet Owners’ Month? Coming up with activities that connect to these commemorations can certainly make days interesting, and Backyard Birds is ready to help you make National Wild Bird Feeding Month a gratifying adventure that benefits our feathered friends when they need it most. Ready for more February designations? How about Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month, AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, Beans (Dried and Fresh) Month? It’s also Dog Training Education Month, Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month, International Boost Self-Esteem, International Expect Success Month, Library Lovers Month, Love The Bus Month, National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, National Hot Breakfast Month. A few more to let you create festivities: National Laugh-Friendly Month, National Mend A Broken Heart Month, National Pet Dental Health Month, National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, National Time Management Month, National Women Inventors Month, Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month, Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month. What amazing variety! A list of weekly February observances holds possibilities for tie-in activity with a Broad Ripple connection: Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 1-7,Women’s Heart Week: 1-7, Boy Scout Anniversary Week: 2-8 Children’s Authors & Illustrators Week: 2-8, Just Say No to PowerPoint Week: 2-8, Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week: 7-14, Celebration of Love Week: 9-15 Jell-O Week: 9-15, National Pancake Week: 9-15, Random Acts of Kindness Week: 9-15, Great Backyard Bird Count: 14-17, National Nestbox Week: 14-21, National Engineers Week: 16-22, National Entrepreneurship Week: 17-22, National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 23-3/1. I’m going to target a couple of these myself and invite friends along to join the occasions. Are you exhausted yet? Just in case you want still more reasons to party: February 1 is Change Your Password Day and February 2 is Groundhog Day and XLVIII Superbowl. Woo Hoo! Break out the snacks! February 7 is Bubble Gum Day and Girl Scout Cookie Day. Autism Sunday is the 9th. Don’t forget Lincoln’s Birthday on February Return Shopping Carts to 12 and Presidents Day on the 17th. Certainly the Supermarket Month and you can’t forget to celebrate National Gum Drop Valentine’s Day Wahoo! Day (15th) or International Tongue Twister Day and National Margarita Day, both on the 22nd. It’s time raise a toast to George Washington that day as well. For Pete’s Sake Day on the 26th and National Tooth Fairy Day on the 28th have me closing out February exhausted. Hope you don’t have a birthday this month because I am all partied out! Just think, we have to be ready to celebrate Mardi Gras on March 4th. Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site www.feedbackyardbirds.com. Email your bird questions to Brandt@BroadRippleGazette.com

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Hoosier Salon Gallery, 714 E. 65th Street [C3 on map], recently celebrated the opening of the Into The Wild exhibition featuring the works of Thom Robinson, Randal Gunyon and Karen Graeser. The exhibit runs through February 18.

Karen Graeser and Randal Gunyon at the opening night party.

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www.brva.org Changes to Biz Div in 2014

In an effort to better leverage resources, the BRVA has decided to adjust the programming for Business Division, more commonly known as Biz Div. The goal of Biz Div is to help businesses stay informed about important issues impacting the Village, to connect businesses to opportunities and resources, and to engage businesses in the community. The mission hasn’t changed. In fact, we believe the proposed programmatic changes will help us better deliver the mission to Village businesses. Biz Div will not hold monthly meetings and distribute monthly eBlasts in 2014. Instead, it will coordinate quarterly cocktail

hour gatherings and distribute a quarterly eBlast. Each eBlast will feature several resources to help businesses find efficiencies and attract and retain customers. The reduced meeting frequency allows us to focus on building relationships with businesses in the Village. We will rededicate our energy to meeting businesses face-to-face, to proactively welcoming new businesses and connecting with established businesses. We are eager to get started! If you don’t already receive the Biz Div eBlast, please email bizdiv@brva.org to join the list.


Meet a Business Member

Cork + Cracker

Ron and Michelle Miller took ownership of Cork + Cracker, located at 2126 E. Broad Ripple Avenue, on November 26, 2012. Cork + Cracker features over 500 wines, 250 of which are less than $15, wine accessories, gifts, beer, and locallysourced food products from The Best Chocolate, Endangered Species, Hoosier Mama, Mile Square Coffee, New Fangled Confections, and Smoking Goose.

Current Activities in Broad Ripple Village BRVA Appreciation Party Set for Feb 11!

To honor, and celebrate, the many contributions of our members and volunteers, the Broad Ripple Village Association is holding a Member & Volunteer Appreciation Party on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Broad Ripple Tavern, 745 Broad Ripple Avenue. The event, for BRVA members over 21, will feature free food, drinks, and games. There will be door prizes and live entertainment during the two-hour event. All BRVA members are welcome to attend, but reservations are needed. To reserve a spot, call 251-2782, or visit brvaAppreciatesYou. eventbrite.com. Not a BRVA member? Just visit www.brva.org and look for the “Become A Member” link on the left side of the homepage or become a

Learning Center, Marigold Clothing for providing the meeting space, and Monon Food Company and Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea for donating food and drinks. We’ll be looking for volunteers to plug into committees to assist board members in accomplishing their goals. If you are interested in helping, please email info@brva.org or call 2512782. Ron and Michelle Miller

BRVA Gathers Neighborhood Businesses to Discuss Cooperative Marketing Campaign

The Broad Ripple Village Cultural District brand has not had a facelift since its original launch in 2005. The BRVA hosted a discussion with area businesses and Broad Ripple-based marketing firms to discuss how to reinvigorate the brand and attract more visitors to the area. Over 30 people attended and contributed their ideas. The BRVA sees this as the first of several meetings to engage area businesses regarding a cooperative marketing campaign to showcase the cultural district and neighborhood. If you have ideas you’d like to share or have an interest in helping move the project forward, contact info@ brva.org or call 251-2782.

member at the event. Partnering in the effort are Zink Distributing Company and long-time BRVA Singles Dash Raises Money for Broad Ripple member Broad Ripple Tavern. Mark your calendar Organizers at Racemaker Productions will donate and reserve your spot today! $1 to the BRVA from every registration for its BRVA Board Engages in Strategic Planning inaugural Singles Dash 5k on Saturday, February 15! Don’t let the name fool you, although it will Session On January 18 the BRVA board participated in be a great event for singles, couples are welcome a strategic planning session to create an annual as well. The route starts at BlueMile (1079 Broad operating plan for 2014. Board members worked Ripple Ave.) at 9:00AM and takes runners through in small groups to define action steps and timelines Broad Ripple along the Monon Trail and Westfield for their respective committees. Board members Boulevard. Festive music and comical signage will will hone program objectives with their committees be placed along the route. Organizers will host an over the next few months with a big reveal in April. after party Brothers Bar & Grille with hot chocolate We’d like to thank our facilitator, John, from Peace and cookie sandwiches. Runners can register at www.racemaker.org/singlesdash5k; the fee is $45.

Since Ron and Michelle took ownership, they expanded the wine by more than 100 labels. They hope to continue to expand food options in the shop to further provide a convenient shopping experience for customers. Looking around the shop, it is easy to see that the vast selection makes it a great one-stop-shop. Customers will find unique gift items alongside carefully selected artisan cheese, crackers, charcuterie and dips to enjoy with their wine. Need help picking out the perfect wine? Ask Ron or Justin (the shops only employee), they are there to help and love to walk customers through the buying process! You can see Ron and Michelle at one of Cork + Cracker’s special events. Four times a year, they coordinate a Grand Tasting that is held at Bark Tudor next door. The next tasting is on February 22. No RSVP required. 60 wines and several local food products will be available to taste. Admission is only $7. Ron and Michelle believe in community spirit and in everyone helping each other out. That’s why they so fully support selling locally-sourced food in the shop and support the BRVA. Collaborating with other small businesses and the BRVA helps connect them to customers and the community they are so proud to be a part of. Ron and Michelle look forward to being involved in more things in Broad Ripple, whether its sponsoring events or volunteering for projects to make Broad Ripple a better place. Join the Cork + Cracker email list, friend them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. www.corkandcracker.com Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm Saturday: 10am-8pm Closed Sundays

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