Bonus Coverage

Bonus Coverage

  • Report from the Land Trust: Saluting Black Leaders in Conservation
    By Shawndra Miller, Communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to lift up some Black voices of the American environmental movement. Though often unsung, these and many other individuals deserve our [Read More.…]
  • More details: The Indianapolis Zoo’s major expansion project, complete with chimpanzees
    On Friday, Urban Times posted news of a major new development at the Indianapolis Zoo – the creation of not only a new Welcome Center and Global Center for Species Survival (both opening this coming Memorial Day), but also the International [Read More.…]
  • Community Food Box Project fights food insecurity
    By Dale Ogden,Contributing editor When Marsh Supermarkets closed its remaining 44 stores in 2017, many of us got a small taste of what Indy’s underserved residents have endured for years. In 2015, Double 8 closed its last stores on Sherman Drive, [Read More.…]
  • Support buildings ‘designed to mesh’ with new IU Health complex
    Indiana University Health has outlined design plans for a multi-use support building and a utility plant to serve its new Downtown Indianapolis hospital under construction at its expanding healthcare campus south of 16th Street. Filed recently with [Read More.…]
  • 40 years: Reflecting on an essential Indianapolis institution
    By Karin Ogden / CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana and Karen Campbell / Founding board member In the 1970s and ‘80s, medical technology was rapidly advanced in the U.S., causing major breakthroughs in the treatment of childhood [Read More.…]
  • Land Trust: Help create a timelapse of urban waterway
    By Shawndra Miller, communications manager, Central Indiana Land Trust Want to help document changes in the natural world in real-time? Chronolog, a nationwide citizen science project, has a new site along the White River in Indy. And all that’s [Read More.…]
  • Major improvements under construction at five city parks
    By RONNETTA SPAULDING /Chief communications officer, Indy Parks From groundbreakings, construction sites and newly designed family centers, Indy Parks is reshaping park spaces inside and out. It continues to be a joy to jumpstart development efforts [Read More.…]
  • Library’s Digital Collection now includes treasure trove of IPS images
    ALSO: Help sought to identify photographs of city parks Thousands of blueprints, drawings, photographs and other documents detailing the architectural environment of the Indianapolis Public School system are now available to view on The Indianapolis [Read More.…]
  • Land Trust report: Growing tomorrow’s environmental professionals
    By Shawndra Miller / Communications Manager, Central Indiana Land Trust If you’ve seen a crew of young people out pruning trees, caring for native plant installations, or pulling invasive plants on city property, you may have encountered an Urban [Read More.…]
  • 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.…]