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The downtown Indianapolis scene is bursting with things to do and see, a great many within walking distance. Below are the latest downtown headlines.

Milktooth Wins Hearts and Minds in Fletcher Place and Beyond

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#IndianapolisIN –  Several months ago I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the interior of a space on Virginia Avenue in the heart of Fletcher Place in Indianapolis. At that time the building, a former auto repair shop, had recently been acquired by local culinary talents Jonathan and Ashley Brooks. On that particularly […]

Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

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#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This […]

Young Actors Theatre’s “The Witches” is Free Treat for Local Families

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#Indianapolis — Have your kids outgrown Zoo Boo but haven’t graduated to Hannah Haunted Acres yet? Enter stage left: “The Witches,” a frightfully fun, live theatre production by Young Actors Theatre (YAT).  Adapted from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, “The Witches” tells the story of “Girl” and her grandmother who travel from […]

A Mammogram and a Show at Indy Fringe Festival

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The Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is known for its edgy theatrical offerings, live stage shows that push the limits of human emotion and experience. This year, one of those shows is taking that emotion and turning it into something practical. The Actual Dance, a play written by Sam Simon, is the true story of Sam’s […]

Fletcher Place Block Party Hosted by Angie’s List

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From its earliest days as “Columbus Neighbors” and “Unified Neighbors,” the Indianapolis company Angie’s List has believed in the power of people who live near each other to help one another by providing feedback on local service providers. On Thursday, July 10, Angie’s List will be hosting a free Block Party in the historic downtown […]

Chilly Water Brewing Company Is New Hot Spot in Fountain Square

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There is a new player in the Indianapolis craft brewing scene. Chilly Water Brewing Company recently opened in the Hinge Building in Fountain Square, 719 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis. Owned by Skip Duvall, former head brewer at the Fountain Square Brewery, Chilly Water brews its fare on-site. The start-up’s current selection includes 5-String E.S.B (Extra Special […]

Run, Walk, Roll a 5K & Feel Good About Doing It

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The Joseph Maley Foundation’s (JMF) mission is simple: “Serve children of all abilities.” Funds raised from the foundation’s 6th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll on July 12, 2014 will go towards helping JMF fulfill it’s mission through a variety of efforts. The Run, Walk and Roll is open to people of all fitness levels […]

Cool Off with Penguins 3D at the IMAX

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The newest movie at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater is sure to help audiences cool down during the dog days of summer. Penguin 3D  opens this Friday, June 27,  and it takes the audience on an adventure to South Georgia Island they won’t soon forget. We meet ‘our penguin’ as he waddles out of the […]

Lincoln Square Pancake House Is a Tasty Downtown Spot

Breakfast at Lincoln Square Pancake House

I’m a big proponent for downtown living, but I know that happy and successful urban living requires the presence and support of local business. So when Lincoln Square Pancake House decided to set up shop in a former car dealership at 2330 N. Meridian Street, I was happy. After months of driving by the breakfast […]

Local Band Draws Big Crowds

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One of the best things about living in Indianapolis is the cultural experiences you can have on a daily basis. Indianapolis is home to many Indie musicians and artists. The city warmly encourages artists to express their creativity with a wide range of opportunities and Indies love it. You might be asking yourself with is […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 5K

Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon and 5K

It’s May, and for Indianapolis that means Indy 500 hundred all the time! The 500 Festival is a month-long celebration of the race and our city. It kicked off this weekend with the 38th annual 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I ran the accompanying 5K. Okay, so ran is a subjective term. Still, I finished, and […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

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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 […]

Dancing with Dolphins – Indianapolis Zoo

Dolphin at Indianapolis Zoo

  My husband has always loved dolphins so when we learned that the Indianapolis Zoo had a dolphin show we had to check it out. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to a pod of eight Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Kimo (M), Ripley (F), Nova (F), and China (F) were the first dolphins acquired by the Indianapolis […]

A Diller, a Dollar, a Visit to The Thirsty Scholar

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When The Thirsty Scholar first opened at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, I assumed it was a bar. I was only partly correct. It’s actually a coffee, beer and wine bar. Tuesday through Friday, The Thirsty Scholar opens at 8:00 a.m. It’s a little too late for the typical rush hour crowd, […]

Downtown Indy Stay-cation with Tweens & Teens

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If there is one thing kids love (at least my kids), it’s Spring Break. If there is one thing kids hate, it’s staying home for Spring Break. While Central Indiana doesn’t have much to offer in the way of sand and surf, there are several things for the tween and teen set that make a […]

Indianapolis Ranked #1 for Downtown Living

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Livability.com recently ranked Indianapolis as the #1 city to live in when in comes to downtown dwelling. The criteria used by the website included: Good entertainment options Well-planned design Unique architecture Green spaces Walkability Moving from suburbia to downtown has been a dream of mine (and my husband’s) for several years, especially since our daughter […]

New Day Offers Crafty Recipe for Stress Relief

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You know the feeling. Get the kids to 3 different places at the same time. Finish up that big report for the boss. Spin your wheels figuring out what’s for dinner and trying to remember if you turned the iron off before you left the house. Soon, the stress builds up so that you can […]

Homespun Has a New Home on Mass Ave

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The north end of Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis welcomed a new neighbor recently when Homespun: Modern Handmade opened the doors of its new digs. Homespun isn’t new to Indianapolis; its previous location was in Indy’s historic Irvington neighborhood. The move to Mass Ave gives the boutique a larger space for more product and for […]

Sister, Sister: Two Girls, Two Suburbs, One Night on the Town

Ghost the Musical Girls Night Out in Indianapolis

My family is from southern Indiana. I grew up in the toe of Indiana’s boot, but my sister and I both ended up Central Indiana. We live less than 20 miles apart, in north side suburbs, and mostly touch base whenever we’re in our homewtown. Recently, we’ve both been making an effort to get together […]