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New GI bill for veterans takes effect tomorrow

The new veterans Education Assistance Act  is a praise-worthy compensation for veterans of the military Reserve and National Guard who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. This particular group of veterans had not, as yet, received adequate benefits, at least in comparison to the troops now in active duty. On Saturday, August 1, 2009, the new […]

MIBOR Releases Latest Housing Data

INDIANAPOLIS – According to statistics released this month by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR), pended sales continued an encouraging trend. During the second quarter of 2009, 7,218 homes pended. While down 6 percent from the same three-month period in 2008, the decrease continues to improve when compared to the double-digit declines seen earlier […]

President Obama plans visit to Elkhart Indiana on Wednesday

For the first time since May, President Barack Obama will return to Indiana on Wednesday. His destination is reported to be in the Elkhart area, where Hoosiers have been hit the hardest by the financial crisis. The exact time and destination of Obama’s visit has not yet been released to the public. Obama last visited […]

Crosby, Stills & Nash Downtown

Performing on “The Lawn” at Indianapolis‘ beautiful White River State Park is the long-lived and venerable rock group, Crosby Stills & Nash. For one night only out under the starry sky, the group will share their impeccable and unforgettable style with Hoosier fans not only from Indy, but also from nearby suburbs. The Lawn is […]

Fringe Next Preview: Fringe Festival Spotlights the Stars of Tomorrow

If you are looking to get a taste of what can be expected during the upcoming indyFringe Festival there are two great preview events coming up this weekend. Tomorrow night get down to The IndyFringe Building and take in the last Fringe Friday event before the big August event. This Saturday evening, August 1st @ […]

Fright Manor: We Dare You to Go In Alone

This Halloween, if you’re looking for the scariest adventure the Hoosier state has to offer, head to Fright Manor, located in the heart of Indianapolis. This spooky retreat promises to bring you “the scariest haunt in Indianapolis,” and year after year, Indy citizens agree; they keep coming back for more electrifying entertainment. Fright Manor is one […]

John Leguizamo: Work in Progress

Anti-recession-depression, anyone? This new theatre piece opens at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in downtown Indianapolis July 31. Showtime is 8 pm, and tickets range from $30 to $37. John Leguizamo is a renowned monologist whose “Work in Progress” is autobiographical in nature, heartfelt and uproariously funny. Leguizamo is a fast-talking, spicy kind of actor-comic, born […]

Fringe Friday, Indianapolis

The indyFringe Festival is hosting its last Fringe Friday event before the Festival kicks off on August 21st. Check out this FREE Indianapolis event, and preview some of the great Indianapolis performing arts talent you will see at the Fringe Festival. What?: Fringe Friday When?: July 31, 2009; 5:30 Mix and Mingle; 6:15-7:30 Performances Where?: […]

The Historic Hannah House

Right here in Indianapolis, Indiana, sits one of the Hoosier state’s most ominous attractions, known as the Historic Hannah House. Built in 1858 by prominent public figure Alexander Hannah, this dark building is rich with tradition and shrouded in mystery, making it one of the most-visited haunted houses in Indiana. Hannah wore many hats in the community, […]

Fireworks of Glass exhibit in Spacequest Planetarium

If you have kids in Indianapolis, you must let them take you to the famous Indianapolis Children’s Museum to check out the “Fireworks of Glass” installation. Located in beautiful and magnetic downtown Indianapolis, this facility is considered one of the most unique in the country. Many cities in Indiana, especially Indianapolis, possess wonderful and unique […]

Hoosier Hauntings

Every state has its whispered tales of murder and mayhem from years gone past, and Indiana is no exception. Each Autumn, as the year’s spookiest month approaches, Indianapolis citizens prepare to be terrified as they seek out some of the Midwest’s scariest spots for their annual Hoosier hauntings. This Halloween, if you want to be spooked but […]

MIBOR June Market Report Released

In Indianapolis real estate, a review of BLC® listing service market data by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) reveals that 7,218 homes pended, 6,735 homes sold and 12,652 new listings posted in the three months ending in June. The pended number – down 6 percent from the same three months in 2008 – […]

Scare Yourself Silly: Haunted Houses in Indiana

Here in the Hoosier state, as soon as the air begins to turn cooler and the leaves begin to fall, it’s officially time to begin celebrating one of the Midwest’s favorite holidays: Halloween. And Indianapolis is no exception. The city is filled with haunted houses and other spooky destinations for everyone from Indianapolis kids to teenagers […]

MIBOR June Market Report Released

In Indianapolis real estate, a review of BLC® listing service market data by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) reveals that 7,218 homes pended, 6,735 homes sold and 12,652 new listings posted in the three months ending in June. The pended number – down 6 percent from the same three months in 2008 – […]

Property Tax Appeals Deadline Approaching

Don’t forget that in order to appeal a current assessment in Indianapolis, taxpayers must file an appeal no later than forty-five days after receiving notice of the change in assessment. In Marion County, the deadline for the most recent assessment is July 30, 2009. The appeal must be received by the county assessor or postmarked […]

Ball State Board Of Trustees Agree on New Budget

Board of Trustees agrees on tuition and fees, new budget (7/24/2009) Tuition at Ball State University will rise 3.26 percent for the 2009-10 academic year, following approval by the university’s Board of Trustees during its meeting July 24 on campus. The increase will help to offset, but not completely counteract, increases in the university’s expenses […]

Locals Only Art and Music Pub

Locals Only Art and Music Pub opened its doors in 2005. While only one of many Indianapolis music venues, Locals Only has presented 6 live music shows each week and has been named number one Best Open Stage, number two Best Place to see Local Acts, number two Best Blues Bar,  and number three Best Rock Bar in Indianapolis. Fernhead live at […]

Pyramids: A Stunning Indianapolis Office Park

The Pyramids is a new and brilliant landmark in Indianapolis, located just south of the Interstate-465, between Zionsville and Carmel, Indiana. The grand office park is composed of three enormous pyramids formed almost entirely of glass panels, and joined by walkways. One full long side of the complex is fronted by a calm expanse of […]

Huge Indianapolis Home Buying Incentives Explained

Two Major Buying incentives currently exist in the metro-Indianapolis, Indiana area for purchasing homes $15,000 for Foreclosed Homes The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced that Hoosiers may be eligible for up to $25,000 in zero-interest, non-amortizing loans for Hoosiers to purchase foreclosed homes. Hoosiers who buy foreclosed homes to use as their […]

Indiana Microbrewers Festival

Beer connoisseurs from all over the country migrate to the Hoosier State for the Indiana Microbrewers Festival. Thousands of brew lovers flock to Broad Ripple for unlimited beer sampling, bands, food, games and fun. Indiana Microbrewers Festival has been making Indianapolis history for more than 14 years. The annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival is a popular Indianapolis event […]