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‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ at IRT, Feb. 18 to Mar. 15, 2015

February 6, 2015 Leave a comment
Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indiana Repertory Theatre. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Carolyne Holcomb
Indiana Repertory Theatre

A play of thrilling suspense, morbid mayhem and potential murder comes to the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) in the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Hound of the Baskervilles,” adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright and directed by Peter Amster. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they undertake family secrets, haunted hounds, romance and mystery in this timeless tale of supernatural suspense, Feb. 18 to Mar. 15, 2015.

This sweeping story follows Baker Street’s fabled detective duo, whose obsession with the supernatural has them scouring the treacherous fog-filled Devonshire Moors for the phantom hound that haunts the Baskerville estate’s newest incumbent, Sir Henry.

This literary classic has been adapted into a contemporary humor-filled whodunit that introduces audiences to a variety of characters including a self-confessed “dabbler in science,” an amateur astronomer, a Darwinian butterfly-collector and a few strange behaving servants that will keep theatre-goers guessing until the very end.

Audiences are as attracted to the mystery and suspense of Sherlock Holmes as much now as they’ve ever been. The resurgence of this type of thriller is powerfully cast with a young, handsome and sophisticated team and surprises abound.

The set for The Hound of The Baskervilles features some of the largest moveable scenery the IRT has ever brought to the OneAmerica stage. This complete sensory experience includes a fight scene, dual background projection scenery, trap doors, quick sand and more.

And as a way of saying thanks to our local ‘detectives,’ the IRT welcomes all police, fire and first responders to a $10 discount for the entire run of The Hound of the Baskervilles in appreciation of their service to our community. This special offer can be redeemed online or by calling the ticket office at 317-635-5252.

The Hound of the Baskervilles begins Feb. 18 and runs through March 15. Total run time is approximately two hours and 40 minutes and includes two intermissions. This play features thematic music, thrilling scenes and brief strong language. It is recommended for audiences 12 years and older.

The Hound of The Baskervilles, Directed by Peter Amster

IRT OneAmerica stage, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

Feb. 18 – March 15 (Opening Night is Feb. 20 @ 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets range from $25-59, based on time and day, Student tickets $20

Info: or 317-635-5252

Indianapolis Home Show, Jan. 23-Feb. 1, 2015

January 10, 2015 Leave a comment
Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Indiana State Fairgrounds. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Tiffany Whisner
On behalf of the Indianapolis Home Show

WHAT: The Indianapolis Home Show is the nation’s oldest and the Midwest’s largest home-focused extravaganza with more than 900 exhibit spaces. Now in its 93rd year, the Home Show offers thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas for visitors to gather and compare.

The Indianapolis Home Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces 39 consumer shows in the home and garden category that collectively attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique Web visitors annually.

WHEN: 10 days: Friday, January 23 through Sunday, February 1, 2015

WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds – West Pavilion, Exposition Hall, South Pavilion


NEW THIS YEAR — Home Show Expansion!
New this year, the Indianapolis Home Show is expanding into all three exhibit buildings for the entire 10-day run of the show. Make sure to check out Exposition Hall, the West Pavilion and South Pavilion — all three exhibit spaces for the price of one ticket to the Indianapolis Home Show. Don’t miss out!

Centerpiece Home
Fischer Homes will build this year’s Centerpiece Home — a fully-constructed, decorated and landscaped home built entirely inside Expo Hall, showing the most current and exciting trends in architecture and style.

Interior designer Joy Perkins from Touch of Class works with Christine Robbins of the Fischer Homes team in decorating the Centerpiece Home to showcase a variety of options for customizing the home interior. Landscaping comes courtesy of Calvin Landscape in Indianapolis.

Move That Bus! Ty Pennington Comes to Indianapolis
Debuting in 2000, the reality show “Trading Spaces” helped make Ty Pennington a nationally-known figure as one of the show’s carpenters. He soon became a recognized star and released his first home improvement book. This charismatic home-design guru led top-rated, Emmy-winning “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Now he has a fabric line, a seasonal home décor line, a flooring collection and a new TV series, “On the Menu” on TNT. The Indianapolis Home Show is excited to welcome Ty, a foremost figure in the world of home improvement and design, for ONE SHOW ONLY on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m., presented by Home Pro/Bath Pro of Central Indiana!

Matt Muenster Creates a BATHtastic Room
He’s the host of “Bath Crashers” and “BATHtastic!” on the DIY Network. And he knows how to transform your bathroom into the most spectacular space in the house. Matt Muenster shows Home Show attendees all the cutting-edge new materials and amazing design tips to revitalize any bathroom, great or small. See how Matt can help you upgrade your most-used room with the hottest items around! He appears at the Home Show on Friday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25.

Greenery Growing with Feature Gardens
As the official Indianapolis Home Show Florist, McNamara Florist sets the scene with beautiful customized floral designs at the entryways to the Home Show and throughout the Show’s three exhibit buildings.

Twenty-one landscaped feature gardens offer greenery galore in the center of the West Pavilion, South Pavilion and sprinkled throughout the entire Home Show space.

The gardens will be produced by the area’s top landscape professionals, including: Wm. H. Brown Landscape Inc.; Fiano Landscapes; Country Gardens Lawn & Landscape; Fireboulder; Justin’s Landscape; Lemcke Landscape; Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply, Inc.; Above and Beyond Tree Service and Landscape; BPI Outdoor Living; Backyard Blessings; Bedrock Hardscapes; Kenneth Watson Design; Dave’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc.; Eagle Creek Nursery; MG Landscape & Irrigation; Brick Terra; Brower/Jacques Design, Inc.; Brownsburg Landscape & Lawn Care LLC; Frazee Gardens; Copper Canyon Landscape Design LLC; and Elements Concrete Studio.

Also, visit the Home Show for all your go-to green goodies, from cash-and-carry bulbs to those must-have gardening tools and products, all at your fingertips!

Home Made by Carmona
A DIY guru with a can-do attitude, Ursula Carmona is a handy wannabe and lover of all things beautiful. She’s a blogger and 2015 Home & Garden Trendsetter finalist with tutorials on how to give your home a makeover on pennies, from decorations and crafts to organized spaces and storage solutions. Ursula has practical DIY tips when she appears at the Home Show on Sunday, Jan. 25 and Monday, Jan. 26.

The Hoosier Gardener Digs into Natural Gardening
As the Hoosier Gardener, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp has been writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years. She is the founding editor and former co-owner of “Indiana Living Green.” She is coauthor of “The Indiana Gardener’s Guide” and author of “The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens” as well as a garden coach. Jo Ellen will show Home Show attendees how to put their green thumbs to work when she appears on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 29.

Her Highness, the Queen of Free
She’s addicted to getting something for nothing — and Cherie Lowe, the Queen of Free, shares freebies, strategies for everyday savings along with inspiration for those pursuing a debt-free life. Cherie appears weekly on WTHR-TV as a savings expert, and she’s been featured in “The Wall Street Journal” and on Yahoo Finance. Join the court of the Queen of Free at the Home Show on Sunday, Feb. 1!

Learn Some “Mommy Magic” from Mary Susan
Mary Susan Buhner is one of the Midwest’s premier parenting experts, and she is the host of Fox 59’s weekly “Mommy Magic” segment, offering relevant and helpful tips to make motherhood more manageable, fun and affordable. Get the scoop on becoming an inspired, empowered parent when Mary Susan appears at the Home Show on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31!

Tree House Goes Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond Companies, led by Dan Dawson, surely goes above and beyond with an amazing tree house feature that will have Home Show attendees feeling as if they are walking in the woods. Located in West Pavilion in the center of the Home Show, a 200-year-old tree sprawls outward and climbs upward. It is complete with a tree house of epic proportions, featuring all-natural, hand-crafted furniture.

The Choppin’ Hunger Challenge is Back!
Ever wonder what happens to the food you donate to your local food bank? Don’t miss the Home Show’s Choppin’ Hunger Challenge II on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. on the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage! Local Chefs Nick Mayes and Sam Brown compete to create the tastiest meal from chop baskets filled with items from Indiana food banks. The meals will be judged by WTTV News Anchor Debby Knox; Jolene Ketzenberger, Eat Drink Indy foodie blogger; and Chef Lauri Griffin, a culinary instructor and associate professor at Ivy Tech Community College. Come sample the meals, learn about what foods Hoosier families need most — and donate!


Hero Day – Opening Day
Pay honor and tribute to all our heroes on Hero Day, Friday, Jan. 23! All active and retired military, police and fire personnel get FREE ADMISSION for the day, plus FREE PARKING at the State Fairgrounds. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Home Show on opening day! All heroes will have access to a VIP lounge from 1-7 p.m. with prizes and beer samples plus live entertainment from 5-7 p.m.

Marsh Day Monday – Jan. 26
Show visitors are invited to stop by the Marsh booth from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Marsh Day. The first 750 households to visit will receive a free reusable Marsh grocery bag, one per household, while supplies last. Learn about tips and tools for health and wellness as well as information about Marsh’s in-store nutrition programs on the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage.

Sip in Style at the Tuscan Wine Garden
Inspired by the earthy and natural setting of a Tuscan villa, Cheryl Jacques and her team from Brower/Jacques Design has created an atmosphere where Home Show attendees can relax, dine and sip in style. This feature displays a rounded pergola and wrought iron fence with autumnal touches. PRP Wine International offers samples of wines from around the world — the perfect way to bring the Tuscan hillside to the Home Show.

Rustic Beer Garden in South Pavilion!
There’s beer, too! Taste a variety of craft beers and domestics in the South Pavilion’s beer garden, open for the entire 10-day Home Show. Courtesy of William H. Brown Landscaping in Zionsville, the beer garden combines wood and iron for a rustic feel. Along with greenery and water features, Brown’s beer garden invites in Home Show attendees with a bar and outdoor kitchen surrounded by patio lights.

Take the Belgard Walkway
Leading Home Show attendees from the West Pavilion to the South Pavilion is the Belgard Walkway, courtesy of Belgard Hardscapes in Indianapolis.

Getting Artsy
Students from Herron School of Art and Design let their creative juices flow with furniture design projects showcased at the Home Show in the South Pavilion! Check out the heart in their art, with furniture pieces using everything from wood, resins and acrylic to metal, ceramic, concrete and glass.

Check out the Appliance Showcase
Look for the latest product trends in the kitchen appliance industry, presented by hhgregg — appliances from Bosch, Thermador, Asko, Sub-Zero, Wolf, GE Café, GE Profile and GE Monogram.

Furry Friends Show Off Their Fashion
It’s a chance for your furry friends to model their best fashion finds! This fun-filled fashion show on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. benefits Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.

TICKETS: $14 – Adult           $3 – Children ages 6-12           FREE – Children 5 and under

Fridays                        1/23, 1/30       11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays                    1/24, 1/31       10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays                      1/25, 2/1          10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday-Thursday      1/26 – 1/29      11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

MARSH DISCOUNT: Stop by any participating central Indiana Marsh Supermarket, and get your Home Show tickets at $2 off the regular box office admission price!

ONLINE DISCOUNT: Check out the Indianapolis Home Show website and get $2 off admission — good every day! Make sure to go online and save!


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In Honor and Memory of Rod Bradway

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment
IMPD Officer Rod Bradway

IMPD Officer Rod Bradway

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

Rod Bradway, a five-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, died in the line of duty this morning responding to a domestic violence call. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and relatives.

To the brave, courageous and hard-working men and women of the IMPD, I simply want to say this: THANK YOU for your service to our community.

Paint and Hang

Originally posted on The Garfield Park Arts Center:

Photo by Average Jane on flickr

Ever just want to get together with a few friends and paint? Now’s your chance! We provide a relaxed setting, a knowledgeable instructor, and all the materials you’ll need. You you can bring food, your favorite beverage, and a desire to do something creative! Join us Thursday evenings at the GPAC. Ages 21 and older.

Click here to learn more.

Register online by visiting Play Indy, or call (317) 327-7135.

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Memorial Day 2013: A Day for Remembrance

Hancock County Veterans Park

Hancock County Veterans Park. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This observance originally began in the 19th century after the Civil War, and was originally known as Decoration Day.

There are a number of memorials and museums in Indianapolis and central Indiana dedicated to the memory of these brave soldiers and sailors. Here are a few:

  • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis
  • Indiana War Memorial Museum, 431 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
  • USS Indianapolis Memorial, Senate Ave and Walnut Street, Indianapolis
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
  • Hancock County Veterans Park, South Street and State Road 9, Greenfield (pictured above)
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 South 2nd Street, Vincennes
  • And many more across the state

Visit one of these sites today and take time to remember those who have bravely served their country.

Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana

Flag display at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.


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