Bonus Coverage

Bonus Coverage

  • New litter receptacles are installed on Mass Ave
    The Mass Ave Clean/Green Committee has worked diligently to place new litter receptables on Mass Ave, replacing others badly worn. Co-chaired by Mick McDaniel (co-owner of Artisans Gallery) and Tracy Robertson (owner of Mass Ave Pub), the committee [Read More.…]
  • Land Trust report: Explore National natural landmarks during Mental Health Awareness Month
    By Shawndra Miller, communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust There’s no shortage of crises snagging our attention these days. It seems that wherever we turn, there’s some dire prediction or distressing news story. But in unsettled times, [Read More.…]
  • District Theatre production to explore the concept of ‘self’
    A journey of “self in the aftermath” is at the heart of What Is This Place?, a play written by Jan White to be performed the weekend of April 22-24 on the District Theatre mainstage. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and [Read More.…]
  • IndyPL’s Center for Black Literature & Culture increases tech options
    The Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library has made changes to its space, including interactive kiosks and a new interactive website that gives visitors an opportunity to take a deeper dive into information on Black history, [Read More.…]
  • 10th Street closure extended through Feb. 19 due to cold weather
    East 10th Street won’t reopen under Interstaters 65 and 70 until at least Feb. 19, the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced. The portion of the street between College and Highland avenues has been closed to allow for overhead [Read More.…]
  • Land Trust report: Major gift earmarked for southwest Johnson County forested area
    By Shawndra Miller / Communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust Nature is the beneficiary of a major contribution to Central Indiana Land Trust – a $1 million gift from Leonard and Kathryn Betley and their family in December 2021. The money [Read More.…]
  • Indy Parks report: Watkins Park is beneficiary of Sharing the Dream project
    By COURTNEY CONWAY / Indy Parks public information officer Tucked away on the Near Northwest side of Indianapolis, Watkins Park has long been a place of fun and refuge for people of all ages. For decades, families have come to the park to enjoy [Read More.…]
  • Street closure update: Around Downtown hospital project, plus North Split work
    Utility work to prepare for a new downtown hospital by Indiana University Health is progressing, leading to the next phase of traffic changes near the Methodist Hospital campus.*The intersection of 16th and Capitol Avenue will be closed for utility [Read More.…]
  • The January arts scene: First Friday openings plus active stages
    AT THE CIRCLE CITY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The Schwitzer Gallery will host street artist Kwazar Martin. The show, Kwiz, honors his grandmother Liz, and will feature Martin’s canvas acrylic and aerosol work, both in portraiture and in highlighting his [Read More.…]
  • Concerned about climate change? Support the Million Tree Initiative
    By Jamison Hutchins / Stewardship manager, Central Indiana Land Trust The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference put the spotlight on the importance of global and national action on climate. The world’s leaders set policy that affects us [Read More.…]
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes: The evolution of neighborhoods
    By Dale Ogden / Contributing editor I moved to Indianapolis in 1983 and rented a studio apartment across the street from the Benjamin Harrison Home. That experience would be fodder for an entirely different article. There have been some changes [Read More.…]
  • Ground is broken on landmark expansion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail
    Local dignitaries and officials of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail convened on the corner of South and Meridian streets on Nov. 4 to break ground on the trail’s expansion. As reported in the March 2020 edition of Urban Times, the project involves [Read More.…]
  • Thought about taking a 358-mile walk in Spain?
    A Chatham Arch couple recommend it – and offer some advice An abridged version of this essay was featured in the November edition of Urban Times. Much of the extra material in this report offers the advice Penny and John Hall offer. Scroll down to [Read More.…]
  • CCIC artists to open their studios on First Friday, Oct. 1
    Reports on the exhibits in the Schwitzer Gallery and Full Circle Nine Gallery are featured in the October edition of Urban Times. The following press release from the Circle City Industrial Complex details the other artists at the Near Eastside [Read More.…]
  • Dia de Muertos to be staged in outdoor setting
    Garfield Park’s celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos, will be celebrated at the Corporate Shelter right outside the Garfield Park Arts Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. The “Day of the Dead” festival was [Read More.…]
  • Construction under way for ‘re-imagined’ Broad Ripple Park Family Center
    By COURTNEY ROGERS / Indy Parks Superhero trainings, moonlight madness egg hunts, gingerbread house building. For the past two decades, the Broad Ripple Park Family Center has been the home of programs and activities created for families to have fun [Read More.…]
  • Stadium Village hosting a mid-day Block Party on Saturday
    The Blue River Band will provide live music for the Stadium Village Business Association’s Block Party, which will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at 629 Russell Ave. Food will be provided by Iozzo’s and Chef JJ’s. Attendees should [Read More.…]
  • Traffic update: Methodist Hospital expansion, Delaware Street project and latest from North Split
    METHODIST HOSPITAL: Major utility work is starting soon to prepare for the new IU Health Downtown hospital and expanded Methodist medical campus south of 16th Street. Utility work on nearby streets is scheduled to begin on Sunday, Sept. 22. [Read More.…]
  • July 4th festivities return, Woodruff-style
    Slides from left to right:Team Woodruff shows off its trophy after earning the gold at the Eastside Games.Nora Pidgeon and Charlotte Powers in the Fourth of July parade.Patriotic paraders take part in the Fourth of July festivities.The Woodruff [Read More.…]
  • First Friday report: Updates from the Harrison Center, Circle City Industrial Complex and more
    Works by Becca Ito will be on display in the Harrison Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. First Friday, Aug. 6, in the Harrison Center, which will be open for full capacity and without any requirements for advance registration. Ito’s exhibit, In This Sign, [Read More.…]
  • Row report: Summer rains bring flowers – and flooding
    By Julie L Rhodes, collective impact director, Reconnecting to Our Waterways While all that rain we received in June and July was great for our gardens and green lawns, all that rain also meant more mowing and weeding and more flooding on your [Read More.…]
  • When Helio, true to his word, returned to The Old Northside
    By Jameson Terzini / Old Northside resident The Lead Up: It was the warm and sunny morning of May 3 and my wife, Kimmy, was walking our chocolate lab, Frank, as she normally would as I got ready for work. Upon her return home she surprised me with a [Read More.…]
  • First Friday, July 2: Reports from the Harrison Center and Circle City Industrial Complex
    The Harrison Center will become a three-ring circus on First Friday, July 2, with three shows related to the fabled Big Tops. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is required for entrance to this social distance event. Guests can register at [Read More.…]
  • First Friday, June 4: Reports from the Harrison Center and Circle City Industrial Complex
    The Harrison Center will continue with its “social distanced” First Friday openings on Friday, June 4, with a show headlined by Jonathan McAfee, a painter and Herron School of Art and Design graduate who returns to Indianapolis with Oh! Happy Day, [Read More.…]
  • IndyFringe to return in August – with a few new wrinkles
    After a year of pandemic-induced darkness, the IndyFringe Theatre Festival will return to Mass Ave with a revamped format to showcase local and Midwest talent while providing a safe theatre-going experience with both indoor and outdoor venues.  [Read More.…]