Bonus Coverage

Bonus Coverage

  • Marcus Hatcher demonstrates worth of Public Allies program
    By Holden Hartle / Public relations intern, Butler University Marcus Rodney Hatcher epitomizes what it means to be an underdog. Some may say that comes from his roots which are embedded deep into the Indianapolis concrete. He, just like his dad, and [Read More.…]
  • Find your grounding at a nature preserve this fall
    By Shawndra Miller, communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust Countless studies have shown the many benefits of getting out in nature. With September being National Self-Care Awareness Month, it’s a great time to experience the healing [Read More.…]
  • North Split update: Timeline for two street reopenings
    The East 10th Street interstate underpass is expected to reopen in early September, while Ohio Street should reopening in early October, the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced. Central Avenue, which had been closed since mid-July, [Read More.…]
  • Significant Johnson County forest land now under Land Trust’s protection
    By Shawndra Miller / Communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust In another victory for nature, the Central Indiana Land Trust has protected a large property in southern Johnson County. Callon Hollow, as it is known, spans 109 acres of [Read More.…]
  • Spend time on our waterways – with appropriate safety in mind
    By Julie L Rhodes / Collective impact director, Reconnecting to Our Waterways Whether spending time along our waterways or paddling a canoe or kayak on the river or creek, there is much fun to be had in these natural spaces. But the waterways demand [Read More.…]
  • Zoo’s trio of Amur tiger cubs are doing well
    Zoo’s trio of Amur tiger cubs are doing wellZoya, a seven-year-old Amur tiger born in the Indiapolis Zoo, has produced another generation of the threatened species, having given birth on May 27 to triplets. Fourteen-year-old Pavel is the father of [Read More.…]
  • Celebrating 50 Years with Eagle Creek Park
    One of the most beautiful spaces in the Indy Parks family is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Indy Parks is asking residents to help to make it spectacular. With 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest, Eagle Creek Park is one [Read More.…]
  • Over 100 volunteers get dirty on Mass Ave cleanup day
    Leaders of the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District’s Clean/Green Committee got the season off to a good start on one of its key near-term objectives – stewardship of the mile-long Mass Ave corridor. Over 100 volunteers got dirty on a sunny Sunday [Read More.…]
  • 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.…]