December 26th, 2017

Good Neighbors

by cgindy

When neighbors, Joe and Julie Whitsett completed the renovation of their stunning home, we were more than a little curious to see the finished product. The former taxicab company building that we share a parking lot with had been nothing but a shell without even a roof for many years. See it, we did as […]

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December 5th, 2017

Bulldogs in the City

by Katelyn Castiglia

The Butler Bulldogs have made the Butler-Tarkington area home base since 1928, but bulldogs roam throughout the city. As part of Butler’s core curriculum, students are required to complete an ICR (Indianapolis Cultural Requirement), which consists of a semester of volunteering somewhere outside of the Butler “bubble.” The ICR is also paired with a variety […]

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November 28th, 2017

Lift Indy: Monon 16

by cgindy

  Across the country, communities are trying to figure out how to revitalize a neighborhood without displacement. We believe that the arts can provide a solution to this program. People are displaced when they are not known or valued. The arts will elevate the neighborhood story and the long term residents so that they are […]

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November 19th, 2017

The John Herron Art Institute

by Emma Hall

  With both Herron School of Art and the Herron Morton Neighborhood carrying his name, one would assume that John Herron was some kind of famous politician, architect, or artist. That, however, was not the case. John Herron was a real estate investor who owned a great deal of land. Beyond that, there wasn’t much […]

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October 26th, 2017

IndyCar Power Couple: the Kimballs in the Old Northside

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

Charlie and Kathleen Kimball are Old Northside residents, Indy transplants from Southern California, and big names in the world of auto racing.  Charlie is an IndyCar driver and Kathleen has her own business, Kimball Marketing Group, launched over a year ago.  They met each other in high school (but didn’t start dating until after college) […]

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May 31st, 2017

Urban & Suburban

by Emma Hall

Intern Emma Hall talks with two Oaks Academy Middle School students about their visions for the Monon 16 neighborhood, where their school is located.   I came into the interview with two big questions for students Grace and Jaden. I wanted to know what changes they would like to see in the Monon 16 neighborhood, […]

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May 26th, 2017

A Birthday Song

by Emma Hall

On May Wright Sewall’s 173rd birthday we remember her as a champion not only for  women, but for everyone. She is known for her fight for women’s rights, world peace, and education. She was a main leader of countless women’s rights organizations including the National Council of Women of the United States, the National Woman […]

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May 23rd, 2017

Riverside

by cgindy

Read about musician Emma Hall’s last song during her music residency, which centers around Riverside High School. My time at Herron High School continues to be incredibly important to me and everyday I think back on my experience there. I wasn’t awarded with “Most School Spirit” by my senior class for no reason. I am […]

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May 18th, 2017

Maple Crossing

by cgindy

Music resident Emma Hall discusses her song “Rising to the Same Sun” about the Maple Crossing neighborhood.   So much of my life revolves around 16th Street that I rarely spend time north of it. I live on the southside, but I spent many of my childhood weekends at the Harrison Center, went to Herron […]

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May 11th, 2017

Annual Art & Food Truck Festival

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Join Herron High School this Saturday, May 13th from 4-9pm for the Annual Arts and Food Truck Festival! For the past five months, I’ve had the privilege of leading the Community Arts Council to plan this event, an annual show of student artistic accomplishments with the backdrop of food trucks galore. The Community Arts Council […]

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