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Archives for July 2010

Maybe Now is Not a Bad Time to Buy a Home After All

If you fall into the category of someone who isn’t sure whether now is a good time to buy a home then I have just three words for you: Get out there! With interest rates at historic lows and with a great selection of Indianapolis homes for sale the state of current market is almost […]

Brownsburg Pending Sales Show Improvement in June, 2010

In one of the most important areas of measurement—total pending sales–the Brownsburg real estate market showed significant improvement in June, 2010. After nose-diving from 81 to 21 the previous month, total pending sales were up 114.3 percent in June, with 45 total pending sales making their way through the pipeline. At least for now, that’s […]

Avon Real Estate Market No Surprise in June, 2010

You can’t lose two-thirds of your pending sales one month and expect everything to be fine the next month. This was partly true for the Avon real estate market in June, 2010. While total pending sales in Avon, Indiana did rebound from the worst 1-month drop in 15 months, total closed sales were down significantly. […]

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

In this difficult economic times, we can all use a little help navigating the rocky waters of the business world. Unfortunately, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying doesn’t offer much sound advice for our current situation. It does, however, promise a welcome breath of hilarity to distract us from our money woes. Carmel […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

What do you get when you mix Roman farce with Broadway? Stephen Sondheim’s smash hit A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, of course! BOBDIREX Theatre Company presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Athenaeum Theatre July 22 through August 7. This Indianapolis theatre event features […]

Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool, Where Learning Is Play Is Learning

Looking for some  fun, educational family activities in Indianapolis this summer, especially directed at toddlers and tots? Check out the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool, where learning is play and play is learning. Indianapolis children from the ages of three to five can attend preschool classes at the world-famous Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, classes that are […]

Marion County Fair July 22 to 31: Prequel to the Indiana State Fair

Can’t wait until the Indiana State Fair lights up the Indiana State Fairgrounds once more in August? This weekend you don’t have to! The Marion County Fair takes over the Marion County Fairgrounds July 22 to 31, offering Indianapolis people a pre-state-fair warm up. With an entire week of entertainment, competition and great food, the […]

Church Basement Ladies

The church basement kitchen is arguably the center of every congregations social community, and the women who run it find themselves responsible for an entire community. Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates Church Basement Ladies in their latest musical comedy offering, running July 22 to August 3. This laugh riot musical offers four female perspectives […]

Indianapolis Makes List of Most Improved Housing Markets in June, 2010

The Indianapolis real estate market took a serious blow in May following the expiration of the federal tax credit for new home purchases. Pending sales totals in all townships were sent hurtling downward in what appeared to be the beginning of a new slump, and when the market would recover was anyone’s guess. While conclusive […]

Funky 60s Musical: Hair July, 2010

The 1960s changed the United States in a dramatic way. As the American subconcsous was torn between war and love, a new counter culture emerged to dominate trends and revolutions of the time. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical not only changed the way we think of musicals but also the content and context of […]

Free: Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks (July 20 to 25)

Indy Parks and Recreation is all about creating those special Summer memories that last a lifetime. That is why this Indianapolis organization has created a whole menu of FREE to affordable Summer fun to bring families and friends together. Concerts and film galore fill grassy knolls across the city with Indianapolis people, their blankets and […]

A Grand Night For Singing at Actors Theatre of Indiana at Carmel

Music and theatre have been intertwined since the dawn of performance. Nobody understood this better than Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, who revolutionized the American musical. The Actor’s Theatre of Indiana celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein’s achievements with A Grand Night for Singing, an Indianapolis theatre and music event. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $20.00 […]

Pike Township Real Estate: 3 Months Steady Improvement Wiped Out in May, 2010

Three months of steady improvement for the Pike Township Real estate market was basically wiped out in May, 2010. Starting with the total number of homes sold, there was a 3.5-percent drop, from 115 sales in April to 111 in May. This figure remained unchanged versus May, 2009. Meanwhile, total pending sales nose-dived 61-percent, from […]

Top Hats, Tales and Tea Parties at the Benjamin Harrison Home

Story time brings parents and kids together almost every night, transporting them to magical far away lands and teaching important life lessons. But what if story time can transport Indianapolis people and their Indianapolis kids through time? The Benjamin Harrison Home north of Indianapolis downtown presents Top Hats, Tales and Tea Parties Wednesday, July 28 […]

Washington Township Pending Sales Take Nose Dive in May, 2010

The total number of homes sold in Washington Township rose 8.8 percent, from 181 in April to 197 in May, 2010. Compared to last May this was an even bigger increase of 22.4 percent. Somewhat overshadowing this good news, however, was the fact that the total number of pending sales was down a hefty 57.6 […]

Indians Blow Big Lead as IronPigs Feast on Bullpen

The Indianapolis Indians were back at Victory Field for the first time in two weeks as they welcomed the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to the Circle City for a four-game series. This was the Tribe’s longest stay away from downtown Indianapolis thanks to the Triple-A All-Star game that was held this past week in Allentown, Pa. […]

Review: Mind Tripping Magic Act at the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis Downtown

Lounge acts aren’t something Indianapolis theatre sees much of these days, but this once popular phenomenon still reigns in glitzy places like Las Vegas or Atlantic City. In an attempt to revive this seemingly lost art, the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis downtown invites Indianapolis people to be part of its newest lounge act. Mind Tripping, […]

Lilith Fair at Verizon Wireless Music Center Celebrates Female Musicians

Lilith Fair dazzled the music industry from 1997 to 1999, showcasing the talents of female artists across the United States. More than a decade later, Lilith Fair makes its triumphant return to the world of Summer concerts with a 2010 tour like no other. Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana welcomes Lilith Fair to […]

A Photo Tour of Barley Island Restaurant and Brewhouse

Located at 701 Broad Ripple Avenue in beautiful Broad Ripple Village, Barley Island Restaurant and Brewhouse opened their doors in November of 2009. It is the second location in the Indy area, with the original restaurant in Noblesville, Indiana.  Featuring a menu with a variety of pub fare that includes Indiana raised premium aged beef […]

IZOD IndyCar Series: New Car Decision Announced

It was a big week for the IZOD IndyCar Series. On Wednesday they hosted an event at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to announce which company earned the right to produce chassis for the series beginning in 2012. Among the groups competing for the contract included current chassis manufacturer Dallara, along with Lola Cars, Swift […]