October 31st, 2014

Trick or Treat!

by Brant Wilson

In my neighborhood of Herron-Morton Place, everyone counts down the days to Halloween. Everyone marks their calendars for the day of costumes and candy. Almost everyone’s porch lights are on, and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone under the age of 13 without a costume. Everyone knows that October 31 is a day for […]

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October 28th, 2014

Food, Culture, & Community: The Grub House

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

For lunch today Andrew and I went to the Grub House on 20th and College, a modest and humble hole in the wall establishment created in 2014. This place’s menu features some of the best soul food I’ve had in a long time. Andrew had their house-favorite chicken philly with a heaping side of fried […]

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October 24th, 2014

Sunday Nights in Fountain Square

by Emily Vanest

Kyle Ragsdale’s painting for the newest City Gallery billboard captures a moment with friends in the Fountain Square Sunday night dinner group he has been a part of since 2006.  Week after week, this group of neighbors has gathered to sit down and share a meal together.  It’s not fancy — paper plates and plastic […]

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October 21st, 2014

“Downtown Conversations” with Singer/Songwriter Chad Caroland

by Andrew Christenberry

  This past weekend brought with it a refreshing bit of new perspective embodied in 48-hour resident Chad Caroland. Caroland, a native Tennessean singer/songwriter, was kind enough to spend some time getting to know our beloved Circle City. Driven by his curiosities in the Indianapolis art scene, Caroland cruised up I-65 in his 1986 baby […]

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October 17th, 2014

The Hern Family: There’s No Place Like Home, Home, Home, Home

by cgindy

Kevin and Amy Hern and their four children have moved in and out of the King Park area several times in the last decade, living in 4 different houses on the same street in the Herron Morton Place neighborhood. In the early 2000s, Kevin moved to Indianapolis to begin a new job with Eli Lilly. […]

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October 14th, 2014

City Suppers!

by Emily Vanest

The City Gallery, in partnership with the Harrison Center for the Arts and Indiana Humanities invites you to be part of our first annual “City Supper” on Sunday, November 9. We want to “promote neighborliness, encouraging Indy residents to open their homes and welcome friends and neighbors throughout the year.” You can make a pot […]

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October 10th, 2014

The Unexpected “Commute”: An Urbanite in the Rough

by Andrew Christenberry

  I didn’t grow up in Indianapolis, or anywhere remotely resembling Indianapolis for that matter. The majority of my formative years were spent in a semi-rural town in central North Carolina. My town in the Appalachian foothills, teamed with winding country roads, stretches of towering deciduous forests, and large granite boulders that I just knew […]

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October 7th, 2014

The Most Interesting Store in Indianapolis

by Adeleine Sinsabaugh

Value World is the most interesting store in Indianapolis. This chain of thrift shops, unique to Indianapolis has four locations, spanning from Fountain Square to 52nd Street. Inside, the stores are cluttery, and perhaps not the most aesthetically appealing, but they contain an astonishing array of commodities paired with low price tags. Books, clothes from […]

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October 3rd, 2014

Old Northside Gem Gets Some TLC

by Andrew Christenberry

On the Westside corner of 16th and Delaware Street, sits the oldest Church building in the Old Northside neighborhood. Built in 1901, the church building, which is now in the care of the Eastern Orthodox congregation of Joy of All Who Sorrow, has recently been the recipient of some careful cosmetic upkeep. On the first […]

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