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- Threshold Choir: Comforting with song
The Threshold Choir brings peace and hope to both patients and their families in their final hours or at other times of hardship. by Micah Ling It’s easy to forget – and sometimes difficult to admit – that the human animal is still very much an animal, with basic, core, even primal needs. We might argue that music is one of them; not as essential as water or air, perhaps, but certainly a necessary component for many a life.…
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- Rocky Ripple Rally and Demonstration
On Saturday, Aug. 18, around 200 residents and supporters gathered to demonstrate against the Army Corps of Engineers’ current floodwall plans. by Emma Faesi The Rocky Ripple for Flood Protection rally,held Saturday, Aug. 18 in Rocky Ripple, embodied the eclectic slice of thepopulation for which Rocky Ripple is known. Couples in jeans and t-shirts,young women in summer dresses, moms and dads with kids in tow, long haired bikertypes, and dogs of all shapes and sizes filled Hohlt Park at the pre-protestgathering.…
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- Corps aims to finalize flood management
Rocky Ripple residents’ fate hangs in the balance as the Corps prepares to construct the final segment of a levee system along White River in Midtown Indy. by Rebecca Townsend A long-standing saga involving the Army Corps of Engineers,the City of Indianapolis, the Townof Rocky Ripple and the White River continues. As the Corps prepares to construct the final segment of alevee system aimed to provide better flood protection to an estimated 1,500homes and businesses throughout the project area from Broad Ripple to Butler,the fate of Rocky Ripple remains uncertain.…
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- Interactive rezoning aims to transform cityscape
If city planner Tammara Tracy has it right, Indy is on the cusp of a radical transformation process. “Zoning isn’t exciting; it’s what youcan accomplish with zoning that’s exciting,” she says. by Rebecca Townsend If city planner Tammara Tracy has it right, Indy is on thecusp of a radical process of transformation, akin to historical innovationssuch as architect Alexander Ralston’s original blueprint of the Circle City in the 1820s,George Kessler’sPark and Boulevard Plan in 1909 and UniGov in 1970. The reason for her excitement: Indy Rezone, an effort to nurture growth in thecity’s sustainability and livability through a revision of zoning anddevelopment regulations.…
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- Perspectives in Education: Indy’s NAACP
The local NAACP encourages participation in a new round of talks on education, adhering to the philosophy that “if you are not on the table, you are on the menu.” by NUVO Editors Editor’s Note: This week the NUVO news desk receivedthe following letter to the editor from the Greater Indianapolis NAACP. To those interested in education reform withinthe city, the time is now to engage in the greater debate about how we canimprove Indy’s educational landscape.…
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- Council approves domestic partnerships
Approving broader distribution of health benefits was just the tip of the iceberg at Monday’s council meeting. Also in the mix: the mayor’s ’13 budget intro, complete streets and hotel workers. by Rebecca Townsend From hotel workers to ex-offenders and domestic partnershipsto Complete Streets — not to mention a budget presentation from the mayor— the City-County Council tackled a wide varietyof business Monday night. The council signified its unified support for a CompleteStreets ordinance, passing it on to the mayor with a 28-0 vote.…
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- Why spend money when you can make it?
My daughter Sophia and I are extreme couponers. Often times we leave the store with either the store owing us money or extra products because of coupon overage. Many of our local stores will not allow a transaction to be in the negative but will allow the consumer to use that overage on other items. [...]
- Legal concerns when starting a business
By Chuck Roach Starting a business can seem overwhelming. The legal organization of the business alone will have a major impact on its long-term success. Among the first decisions that the business owner will make is its structure. The decision has long-term implications, so the advice of an attorney or accountant is strongly encouraged. Organization [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Top ten ways I’m coping with the drought #2
10. Saving money by cooking all my meals on the asphalt road in front of my house. 9. Offering my front yard for cheap Brickyard parking. Sure, I’m on the wrong side of town but think about how you’ll miss the race traffic. 8. Setting up a sweet corn stand. “Fresh picked. Fresh cooked” 7. [...]
- Skip the ‘sticks’ with fresh fish
If you’ve noticed the trend that I gravitate more toward fish dishes during the summer months, then good for you. But to be honest, this compulsion often goes uncalculated. Most people are aware about the benefits of fish as a good-oil, good-fat protein; but—all gastronomic pedagogy aside—sometimes fresh fish just feels right. Unfortunately, the Hoosier [...]
- Are we there yet?
Summer road trips are when folks detour healthy eating habits and dent their health by pigging out on free-way, convenient store Road Kill. You can make wiser choices when away from home, but you must take control and plan ahead to by-pass foods congested with fat, sugar, salt, chemicals and calories. For a high-energy start and to [...]
- ‘Hilly Hundred’ riders fill up on fried chicken, cider
How much fried chicken does it take to feed 5,000 hungry cyclists? It may sound like a joke, but Greenwood resident Daina Chamness has to know the answer, right down to the last chicken leg.
- Public safety director has become a lightning rod
Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf.
- 3 hurt when vehicle strikes Eastside house
Three people were injured early today after the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into an Eastside house.
- Kennedy outlines neighborhoods proposal
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy on Sunday unveiled a neighborhood plan that she says would take the city back to grass-roots policies.
- Divers search Georgia lake for Plainfield man in wheelchair
ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say divers planned to resume a search Monday for a 68-year-old man in a wheelchair who fell into a Georgia lake while getting off a large boat.
- New app will help you find a place to park
Worried about finding a place to park Downtown? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. ParkIndy, the group that operates the city’s privatized parking meters, continues to tap into the growing market for smartphones. Officials today will announce plans for an app that maps available parking spaces Downtown.