Archive for November, 2014

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November 30, 2014

Are your eyes (and waist) still bulging from your Thanksgiving feast? Put on a little weight? Caught a sniffle from the crew sitting at the kids’ table? Got a case of the holiday blues? 100 years ago, they had an […]

Indianapolis Collected: Coal smoke brought Indy’s darkest hour

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November 29, 2014, 4 Comments

The city of Indianapolis has earned a lot of dubious distinctions during its nearly 200-year history.  In August 2014, Terminix ranked Indy as #14 ...

In The Park: Christian Park

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November 29, 2014, 2 Comments

As trees begin to drop the last of their crisp leaves and the sun sets ever earlier, there’s no denying it: winter has descended upon the Circle Cit ...

At Your Leisure: When Black Friday Comes!

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November 28, 2014, 1 Comment

Happy Black Friday! After stuffing ourselves on the most thankful of holidays, many will trek out today to find that sought after deal of the century ...

  • Indianapolis Then and Now: Billboards in Indianapolis
    November 27, 2014, 3 Comments

    Billboards have had a long and sometimes controversial place in Indianapolis history and are in the news again as billboard companies lobby for a proposal to lift a decade-long ban on new and digital billboards. Residents will have an oppor ...

  • Penny Post: Looking North on Delaware
    November 26, 2014, 3 Comments

    Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND., JUN 23, 1909 – 2 PM Message: Dear Folks: Am in Ind – now. Went down and talked to Lillian’s husband, and her, over phone. Write me at V – Lela Addressed to: Mrs. Laura Long Ladoga, In ...

  • Misc. Monday: Reminisces of an Ayres Christmas
    November 24, 2014, 2 Comments

    Guest Author: Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacher For seventy years, from 1922 to 1992, the place to celebrate holiday traditions in Indianapolis was L. S. Ayres & Co. Animated window displays drew crowds of fascinated onlookers to L. S. Ayres ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Thanksgiving Love and Lard
    November 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    Vintage Meat Recipe Book, 1946… an Adventure in Fat! There are some history enthusiasts who yearn to recreate the “good old days.” These intrepid time travelers long to capture the mindset of an ancestor… feel the ha ...

  • At Your Leisure: Fire on Ice. A Look at Pro Hockey
    November 21, 2014, No comments

    The puck has dropped on Indy’s next chapter of professional hockey after a decade hiatus. The Indy Fuel have started their inaugural season at the refurbished Fairgrounds Coliseum. Although they aren’t lacing up against National Hockey ...