The City of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability is partnering again with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for their 8th annual post holiday recycling event!
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
The following materials will be accepted for recycling:
The City of Indianapolis, Department of Public Works just issued the following statement to the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
In recognition of the public concerns with the options presented by the Corp of Engineers Final Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS), the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW), in conjunction with Citizens Energy Group, has initiated an analysis of the “canal west bank” option. Based on preliminary findings, DPW has asked the Corp of Engineers to further study this option as a possible federal alternative for the flood damage reduction project. Additionally, DPW has officially requested that the Corp delay issuing a Record of Decision (ROD) indefinitely to allow for further discussion on the potential canal west bank option (which includes an indefinite extension of the comment period).
This request is currently under consideration by the USACE.
Technically the deadline for public comment is still TOMORROW, Thursday, October 31st! As such we’d encourage all neighbors to continue sending your personal opinions on the FSEIS to the USACE by emailing or reach out to City of Indianapolis – Mayor Greg Ballard‘s Chief of Staff .
For additional information on Floodwall plans visit http://butlertarkington.org/floodwall/.
Attention Neighbors — The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon will pass through Butler Tarkington this weekend! We hope you’ll cheer the participants on…and we want you to be aware of the potential road blocks.
For more information visit: http://www.monumentalmarathon.com/downloads/2013-IMMfulloverview.pdf.
In Spanish-speaking countries, they’re known as Ciclovias. In most cities across America, they’re called Open Streets. Either way, they’re events that close city streets to vehicles so people can fill the streets to walk, bike, dance, socialize and play.
Now Indianapolis is joining the fun. The inaugural Open Streets Indy is Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. on Westfield Boulevard between College Avenue and 53rd Street. The free family event features an afternoon of active fun where participants can enjoy themselves and explore their city from a new perspective. Activities along the 1.8 mile-route will include participatory fitness classes, group dances, chalk art, games, music, food trucks, and kids’ activities and contests.
In addition, there are several activity hubs. The Rivera Club will host a one-mile fun run, tennis games, shuffleboard, pickleball, live music, and food and drink for purchase. Alice Carter Place Park at Westfield Boulevard and Meridian Street will feature free kids’ activities and prizes , including a bounce house. The Chase Bank parking lot at 56th and Illinois will feature bicycling activities with bike decorating and a bike bucket workshop.
“Open Streets Indy is a community event that provides an opportunity for physical activity in a fun, safe
The first Ciclovia is said to have taken place in Bogata, Columbia, in the 1970s. Several Latin American cities now block off streets every Sunday and on holidays for the exclusive use of runners, skaters and bicyclists. At the same time, aerobics instructors, yoga teachers and musicians lead people in various dances and routines. Bogota’s weekly Ciclovias are attended by approximately 2 million people. Today more than 90 North American cities have hosted Open Streets events.
WHAT: Open Streets Indy
Programming organizations include the following.
Animal Care and Control, Ballare Ballroom, Big Car, CICOA Aging & IN-Home Solutions, Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA), The Dailey Method, Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, Green Bean Delivery, IndyCOG, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Rowing Center, Indy Air Bears, Indy Parks, Invoke Studios, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), Minority Health Coalition of Marion County, MOTUS Dance, Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society, Riolo Dance, Santosha School Yoga, Tango Indy
Event sponsors include: American College of Sports Medicine, Central Indiana Community Foundation,
The Midtown Education Summit is a comprehensive effort to bring together Midtown community members with representatives of the many schools that serve the families and children of those neighborhoods. This event will provide the opportunity to gather information regarding many of the school choice options (K-12), programs offered, admissions requirements, open house dates, application deadlines and more. It will be an important night to learn more about the schools and programs through individual conversations with school officials and faculty to get clarity of the large number of quality options that exist for our children in the Midtown Area.