CHAIRish the Children – Fundraiser for the Villages

#Indianapolis – The Villages is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency. Families interested in adoption and fostering turn to the Villages for guidance and assistance. With more than 20 offices located throughout the state, the organization serves more than 1,400 children and their families daily. On Saturday, November 8th, the annual fundraiser CHAIRish […]

Who’s Napping Now?

Indianapolis used to be called “Nap Town” for it’s sleepy demeanor. As recently as 25 years ago, downtown Indianapolis was shuttered up and locked down after the business crowd left at 5:00pm and weekends could be described as “ghost town.” Oh, how times have changed! No one can accuse Indianapolis of napping any more. Just […]

Indiana’s ALL-IN Challenge is for All

Indiana Humanities has kicked off a challenge for all Hoosiers of our great state–the All-IN challenge. Charged with encouraging the humanities throughout the state, this challenge promises to promote the organization and the arts. These eight topics will be shaping the conversations taking place throughout the eight weeks of ALL-IN. This topics challenge participants to […]

Local Band Draws Big Crowds

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 […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

Cultural Diversity in Indianapolis

    One of the reasons I love living in Indianapolis is the cultural diversity found within the city. Cultural diversity is nothing new to Indianapolis. A mixed population of Native Americans, Scots-Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch and people from Ohio founded the city in 1821. During the middle of the 19th century, Indianapolis had tried to establish […]

Gardens for Growth

The community surrounding Englewood Church on the near Eastside has always amazed me with their generosity and the way they work as neighbors to share life together. On any given day you’ll find the neighborhood kids outside playing tag or ring-around-the-rosie, each week they hold a dinner that’s open to the community, and it’s not […]

Ziptrek Ecotours Scores Hit with 800-foot Zipline Ride in Downtown Indianapolis

To say the heart of downtown Indianapolis Indiana was beating would be an understatement. “Racing” might be a better word as tens of thousands of visitors, both local and international, gave this city a pulse like it has never had before, not like this. And the remarkable thing was that, as of Thursday, February 3rd, […]

Jabberwocky: International Flair Highlights Women’s Stories of Immigration and Nationalization

You may not know it, but March is nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, a month to look back and contemplate the multitude of effects women have had on our society in addition to the struggles of equality many women face, even today. Despite all the efforts of the past few decades, women largely remain […]

National Basketball Legend and Indiana Native John Wooden Died at Age 99

John Wooden was known as one of the best coaches in the history of sports, right up there with Bill Bellicheck and Vince Lombardi. The impact he made on the game of basketball is undeniably huge, beginning with is fame at Purdue University and through his unbeatable coaching record. Wooden led UCLA to 10 NCAA […]

Celebrity Servers Features Bob Sanders’ Chasing Dreams Team

This coming Monday, May 17, 2010, is the date set for a fund-raising event featuring the Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders. He and his friends, all Indianapolis sports celebrities, will meet in the kitchen at Morton’s Steakhouse, an elegant Indianapolis restaurant, swapping their blue and whites for aprons and dinner plates. It’s all part of […]

Béla Fleck Brings The Africa Project to Indianapolis

Béla Fleck, a world-renowned banjo virtuoso best known for his work with New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, is taking part in Indianapolis‘ celebration of Black History Month. The famous musician will be performing with his Africa Project at Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University this Friday, February 19. The Africa Project […]

Media Star Jane Pauley

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31 of 1950, media star Jane Pauley is one of the most widely-recognized of the many famous people from Indianapolis. She is best known as a co-host on The Today Show and Dateline NBC, both from the National Broadcasting Company network. Pauley was active in Warren Central High School […]

INDY Awards in Indianapolis hosted by the Indiana Film Society

The INDY Awards are hosted by the Indiana Film Society as a chance to showcase, celebrate, and honor Indianapolis filmmakers. The film festival, in which INDY Awards are given out, is hosted ever other year as a way to enhance Indianapolis arts and film. The purpose of the INDY awards are to connect Indianapolis people. […]

Gay rights group plans demonstration

A gay rights group says it’s planning a demonstration July 2 in Bloomington to fight a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage in Indiana.

Bill Cook: A Leader in Indianapolis Health

Bill Cook of Indianapolis is the founder of Cook Group Incorporated, a medical research facility responsible for many breakthroughs in medical technologies. Over the years, Cook Group Incorporated has grown to expand across the world. As a global leader in medical research, Bill Cook has been directly or indirectly responsible for breakthroughs in minimally invasive […]

Indianapolis Royalty: the 500 Festival Princesses

When May rolls around in Indianapolis, the city gears up to celebrate the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Indy 500) with a little help from the 33 500 Festival Princesses, who are chosen each year to represent the 500 Festival. The festival is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to produce a series of events in […]

The Athenaeum Turners: Founding a German Dynasty in the Midwest

The German phrase “Sozialer Turnverein” can loosely be translated to mean the “Turners Club.” Turners are gymnasts, but the German group that sprang up in Indiana in general, and Indy in particular, during the 1800’s, has expanded to include all kinds of athletic and associated social endeavors, such as lectures, parties and dramas. The Athenaeum […]