Like any city, Indianapolis is home to a large and diverse number of organizations, from special interest groups to cultural and historical groups. Below are the latest headlines.

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

Indianapolis Blind

Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

Super Savings On the Southside

Savings on the Southside

Some of the first things I look for when I’m new to an area are the consignment shops, yard sales, and thrift stores. I’ve learned over the years that your family and your home can look it’s best without items at brand name prices. It’s easy to shop for name brand items at greatly reduced […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

Lakota Sioux

My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond


One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

Indianapolis: Not Just a Transition City, but a Place to Live

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Shout-out to a fellow Hoosier filmmaker and his video about the rebirth of Circle City. Have you watched it yet? Indianapolis: Circle City Rebirth from Dusty Frey on Vimeo. Local filmmaker, Dusty Frey, did an excellent job capturing the essence of Indianapolis and portraying why this city should not just be seen as an inbetween […]

I Love Indy’s Big Heart (#BracketsForGood)


One thing I love about Indianapolis is that people here are genuinely nice. We smile at each other, make conversation in the grocery checkout line, and are pretty polite on the roads. Oh sure, you’ll run into a grump here and there, but for the most part, we are happy to lend a hand. I’ve […]

Indianapolis Municipal Band to perform Spring Concert


The Indianapolis Municipal Band (IMB) will kick off its 2014 concert season with a Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00pm. My good friend Lidia plays the French horn in this band, which is the oldest all-volunteer community band in the city. According to Lidia, many of the members are retired music teachers or […]

Barter for new knowledge with Trade School Indianapolis


Want to learn about “Herbs for Healing?” It’ll cost you two pounds of organic produce. Can’t make heads or tails of Twitter? Pony up some AAA batteries and you’ll be tweeting in no time. Looking for tips to make your next garage sale a success? Bring some canned cat food or blankets for a local […]

Nominate an Author for the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

Indiana Authors Award

Starting February 3, the Indianapolis Library Foundation is opening up nominations to the public to vote for this year’s Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award works to promote the love of reading and writing among Hoosiers as well as recognizes the contributions that Indiana authors make to the literary landscape both locally […]

Protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus Animal Abuse Scheduled for Thursday


Join the Indiana Animal Rights Alliance protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus animal abuse! The event takes place Thursday, December 5th outside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, starting at 5, 5:45 p.m. Maybe the “Saddest Show on Earth” would be a more appropriate name for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose long and shameful history […]

TEDxIndianapolis: Mix It Up


TEDx Indianapolis 2013 was a day full of inspiration, innovation, and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. The theme of the full day conference was to Mix It Up. In other words, attendees were encouraged to look at things differently, meet new people, and open their minds to other possibilities. Each attendee received a swag […]

Storytelling on Wednesdays at the Glendale Public Library


“Everybody has a story to tell,” says Ken Oguss, a storytelling facilitator for the As I Recall Storytellers Guild. Care to share yours? Long before human knowledge was formalized in printed form there were stories—happy stories, fictional stories, educational stories, and just about any other kind you can imagine. In fact, for a very long […]

Watercolor Society of Indiana

For some 25 years, the Watercolor Society of Indiana has offered a safe haven for the Indianapolis arts in general and lovers of watercolor around the state. The society is a group of watercolorists that have banded together to promote the art within the Indianapolis art community and throughout the state of Indiana. It offers […]

Indiana German Heritage Society

Indiana German Heritage Society is a non-political, long-lived society dedicated to preserve and celebrate Indiana’s German heritage in and around Indianapolis. A full 40% of all Indiana residents have a German ancestry, and the German influence runs rife through all aspects of Hoosier life. Located in the heart of Indy, the Indiana German Heritage Society […]

The Oldest Orchestra in Indianapolis: Athenaeum Pops Orchestra

The Athenaeum Pops Orchestra, an Indianapolis music organization, grew out of a zither ensemble during the 1870′s. The German concert zither is a flat stringed instrument with a fretted fingerboard and 32 to 42 strings. It is popular in several European countries, most notably Germany and Hungary. It’s only natural that the ensemble at the […]

Athenaeum Docent Club in Downtown Indianapolis

The Athenaeum Docent Club offers classes to those who would like to prepare to be a Docent for the Athenaeum. This historic building is considered one of the main hubs of activity in the bustling metropolis of Indy and a bastion of Indianapolis culture. Classes are geared to be fun, as well as informative, providing […]

Athenaeum Damenverein

Founded by the Athenaeum’s Social Athletic Club known as the Athenaeum Turners (the Socialer Turnverein), the Athenaeum Damenverein is the women’s group representing the German House Athenaeum organization (Das Deutsche Haus Athenaeum). The group meets for social occasions and volunteers to support Das Deutsche Haus groups’ various activities. This organization has remained active since 1876, […]

Northside Knights of Columbus: An Indianapolis Social Society

The Northside Knights of Columbus is an Indianapolis organization and social club that connects men, women and children to a larger community. Though historically the Knights of Columbus are a Catholic social organization, the Northside Knights of Columbus in Indy are connected to both Catholic and non-Catholic Indianapolis area charitable and nonprofit organizations, which they […]

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center

The Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Indianapolis welcomes everybody, regardless of their culture or faith. The center’s stated goal is to offer a safe place for families and friends to flourish within the framework of the principles of Judaism and to promote a good understanding of Judaism, in addition to promoting good […]

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