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- Grant to boost Indy’s bikeability
INDYCOG recently received a $10,000 grant from Bikes Belong. The money will go toward improving bicycle infrastructure in five underserved urban neighborhoods. by Sarah Sheafer With the creation of the Cultural Trail, Indy Greenways andthe SustainIndy Bikeways Plan, which aims to create more than 200 bike-lane miles, Indianapolis is becoming more bicycle-friendlyby the day. With the promotion ofcycling gaining speed, INDYCOG, an Indianapolis bicycle advocacy group, andLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have joined forces to help fiveunderserved urban neighborhoods develop bicycle infrastructure plans.…
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- Perspectives in Education: Jeffery C. White
The cluster of incompetent administrators in IPS warrants significant change right now. by NUVO Editors As an urban school reformer, I believe that all childrendeserve a high quality education, that parents have a right to school choice, that good teachers should be rewarded, and thatgreat community schools create great neighborhoods. This isn’t happening for children and parents living in thepart of Indianapolis served by Indianapolis Public Schools district.…
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- Daniels Purdue move surprises everyone
Mitch Daniels keeps things interesting by taking the position of Purdue University’s president after leaving office as governor. When everyone expects him to zag, he zigs. by John Krull Trust MitchDaniels to keep things interesting. When the newsleaked that he would become Purdue University’s president after leaving officeas governor, it seemed fitting in oh so many ways.…
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- "Dump the Pump" Thursday
Travelers are encouraged to car pool and take public transportation June 21 for the American Public Transportation Association’s national “Dump the Pump Day.” by Jack Meyer Travelers are encouraged tocar pool and take public transportation June 21st for the American Public Transportation Association’snational “Dump the Pump Day.” APTA’s website says the day ismeant to increase the use and awareness of alternate ways of getting around toease reliance on automobiles and save money.…
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- Eagle Creek bike trail brouhaha
Bikers and birders battle over a proposal to upgrade trails on the park’s far west side to support mixed uses – including currently prohibited bike riding. by Robert Annis For more than a decade, Hoosier mountain bikers have beentransforming parks across the state, building and maintaining dozens ofacclaimed new trails, free of charge to taxpayers. Bikers have now set their sights on EagleCreek Park, the city’s largest, hoping to turn a mishmash of poorlyconstructed walking paths on the park’s far west side into a new six-milemulti-use trail system.…
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- Predicting imminent doom
No time like the present to panic about the future. by Steve Hammer Here we are, six months away fromthe end of the Mayan calendar and therefore the end of the world on Dec. 21. Time to check in on the preparations for the End of Days and the arrival of theFour Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their friends and hangers-on.…
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- Garden fairies cause early blooms
It’s as though I have a little garden fairy sitting on my shoulder whispering in my ear saying, “It’s going to be a dry summer. There’s no rain in the forecast. Keep watering.” Those same garden fairies must be talking to some of the plants, too, encouraging them to bloom early and set seed before [...]
- A Buffalo wing makeover
Wings are a wildly popular appetizer and snack, and meatballs are a classic comfort food. What I’ve done for this dish is taken all the savory fingerprints (no pun intended) of your average Buffalo wing, and combined them with the unpretentious approach of an easy-to-recognize meatball. And to give a nod to the trusty “wing,” [...]
- Raw food: Facts and faith
“ … their fruit will be for food and their leaves for medicine.” Ezekiel 47:12. There’s a revolution vibe going down. People fed up with toxic American machine food system, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food and artificial food are returning to the Garden of Eden, where the Bible talks about Adam and Eve being the [...]
- On Campus – June 21, 2012
Local Students Selected for Hoosier Boys State at Trine University • Local students were among the 520 boys selected to participate in the American Legion Hoosier Boys State at Trine University. Participants include Beech Grove High School student Steven Chan of Beech Grove, Roncalli High School student David Kirkhoff of Indianapolis, Roncalli High School student [...]
- Around Town – June 21, 2012
Local store holds raffle in honor of Buck Hanna • Indy Trading Post will raffle two rifles with proceeds to benefit the reward fund to find and convict the murderer of Charles “Buck” Hanna, who was killed in Oct. 2010. Hanna was a Beech Grove resident and an avid gun enthusiast, a regular at the [...]
- ‘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.