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- Sister Cities Fest celebrates global connections
A cultural street festival of international significance is set to showcase some of the burgeoning bonds stretching from the heart of Indy to cities in Asia, Europe and South America. by Rebecca Townsend Kudos to any Indianapolis resident who can name the city’seight international sister cities — bonus points to those who havebenefited from the foreign relations that appear to be multiplying in theHoosier capital. For those yet to get connected, a cultural street festivalof international significance is set to showcase some of the burgeoning bondsstretching from the heart of Indy to cities in Asia, Europe and South America.…
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- Thumbs up: The Why in the road
Indy is preparing to celebrate the importance of its back roads with the world premiere of The Why in the Road. The movie is among the highlights of the upcoming Preserving the Historic Road conference to be held Downtown. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: The Why inthe road The “Wander Indiana” suggestion on Indiana licenseplates a generation ago generated plenty of derision, but Hoosiers know thatwandering the back roads is the only way to truly appreciate the true richnessof the state’s character.…
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- Thumbs up: Designated drivers
One more thing for which to be thankful this fall: fewer intoxicated Colts fans on the road. Thanks to the Indy Express Bus, fans from Fishers and Carmel can leave the driving to someone else. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Designateddrivers One more thing for which to be thankful this fall: fewer intoxicatedColts fans on the road.…
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- Thumbs down: We’re still fat
Only seven states had self-reported obesity rates higher than Indiana in 2011. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: We’restill fat Only seven states had self-reported obesity rates higherthan Indiana in 2011.…
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- Thumbs Up: Certified badasses
RecycleForce is the first nonprofit in the Midwest to earn certification in the externally audited R2 standard of best-practices handling of toxic materials. by NUVO Editors Thumbs Up: Certifiedbadasses NUVO pledged its support for local nonprofit RecycleForcewith a Cultural Vision Award — and that was just for its work recyclingall sorts of challenging materials and providing vocational and communitysupport for ex-offenders working to make successful transitions back into freesociety.…
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- Crosscountry Dream Act walkers hit Indy
Members of the Campaign for the American Dream, a group of undocumented students and allies walking across the country, met members of the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance and took a rather cold tour of the Indiana Statehouse. by Rebecca Townsend A group of undocumented youth from across the U.S. spent thepast few days in Indianapolis, drumming up support for the path to citizenshipthat thefederal Dream Act could offer young people raised in the U.S. but tagged asforeign. The group that stopped in Indy is walking across the countryencouraging people to support the Dream Act.…
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- A church at the end of a rainbow
Brenda Worden finds peace at Indianapolis church Years ago Brenda Worden saw the brightest rainbow over a building when passing by on a Thursday evening. There was no sign – it had been swept away by a recent tornado. That Sunday, not knowing what the building was, she went to see what had been at [...]
- Odiferous onion family
If an onion rings in the forest, does anyone cry? Really, an onion a day can keep the doctor away which should bring tears to your eyes. Our friends at The National Cancer Institute peeled away the layers to reveal, scallions, leeks, sweet onions, contain antioxidants that help block cancer, lower cholesterol and prevent disease. [...]
- Many thanks, Frankie
It was probably during my fifth or sixth month in my first job at a Mexican restaurant that a cook named Frankie beckoned me to the back of the kitchen. This was near closing time, and I was at the helm of the expeditor’s station. I didn’t know what Frankie — a big-shouldered guy with [...]
- To those folks who make the South Side likeable
By Scott Emmett Not long ago, I was asked just what it is that I like about the South Side. I have been chewing on that question ever since and I think I have an answer. I like the Southside because of: Marcia. She is a greeter at Meijer in Greenwood. Every time I see [...]
- Former Franklin Township Youth Football Coach to miss former children
To the editor, Football season is here, but my referee crew members and I will not work games at the field that I have worked at for the last 13 years. I have been a fixture on Franklin Township Youth Football for all that time, but as of recent was not asked back because of [...]
- Labor Day visual essay: Follow ‘the invisible shift’
While most of us are putting the kids to bed or slipping on our robes and slippers, a small army of workers are just beginning their day. The Star’s photography staff came together to capture their work, from road construction on I-69, to diners and fire department houses.
- For Democrats, diversity is their trump card
Democrats arriving here for their national convention that starts Tuesday say not to expect the overt pitch to women and Hispanics that Republicans made at their convention last week.
- Indiana’s share of Isaac proves soggy, not severe
There was plenty of rain. Water-clogged streets, too. Even flood warnings.
- Citizens Energy Group’s Indy customers will get combined statement
The next month will bring the biggest changes that customers will see from Citizens Energy Group’s takeover of the municipal water and sewer utilities.
- Exec Angela Dabney works with businesses to support investment in United Way
Each year, more than 70,000 people donate to United Way of Central Indiana. On Friday, the nonprofit will announce its goal for the 2012 fundraising campaign. Angela Dabney, vice president of resource development, was instrumental in helping to raise the nearly $40 million the organization received last year.
- IMPD seeking suspect in fire, shootings of 4
Indianapolis metropolitan police are seeking a suspect they think shot four people, including a woman and her son whose house was set on fire and a man who later died from his wounds.