2011 Rowing Club National Championships Coming to Indianapolis

More than 1,500 athletes will compete for national title at Eagle Creek Park

INDIANAPOLIS –Eagle Creek Park in partnership with the Indianapolis Rowing Center will host the 2011 U.S. Rowing Club National Championships July 13-17. The five-day regatta will feature more than 1,500 athletes competing for national titles at the junior, intermediate and senior levels in 70 events.

Due to the size of this event, the Eagle Creek Park Beach and Marina will be closed for public use Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17. Spectators are encouraged to visit the beach and marina to view the races. Eagle Creek Park’s concessions, grounds and other facilities, including the 42nd street boat ramp, will remain open and available to the public during these dates. For more information, please call Eagle Creek Park Senior Manager Carrie Kasnicka at (317) 327-7148.

The Indianapolis Rowing Center is a non-profit organization located in Eagle Creek Park that introduces the sport of rowing to youth and adults and provides development opportunities. The Eagle Creek Park Reservoir has hosted some of the most prestigious regattas held in the United States. In addition to hosting numerous U.S. Rowing National Championship regattas and several NCAA championship competitions, Eagle Creek hosted the rowing events for the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1994 World Rowing Championships, the only rowing world championships ever held on U.S. soil.

U.S. Rowing is a nonprofit, membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. With more than 16,000 individuals and 1,100 organizations, U. S. Rowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.

To learn about the Indianapolis Rowing Center, visit www.indyrowing.org. For more information about facilities, programs and events at Eagle Creek Park, visit www.indyparks.org.

3rd annual Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup

Join Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard at the 3rd annual Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup, August 6th and 7th, 9am-2pm, Northwestway Park, 5253 West 62nd Street, Indianapolis.

Celebrate Latino heritage during an exciting weekend of competitive soccer, in a fun family friendly atmosphere.

Register your team or individually now by visiting:

The Mayor’s website:

Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup Printed Newsletter

Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup Information Document

Deadline: July 28, 2011

Carlos May
Director of Latino Affairs
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis
P: (317) 327-3690 C: (317) 677-2141
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IMPD NW District Community Day – change in location.

Northwest District,

Due to construction at Guion Creek Middle School we were asked to change the location of Community Day.

The new location of Community Day:

New Augusta Academy North
6450 Rodebaugh Rd

This location has easy access from Michigan Rd either by 71st Street or 62nd St. This is a beautiful campus and we have all the room in the world.

Please make a note of the change of location and share this with others. We have attached a map in case you are not familiar with Rodebaugh Rd. If you forget and go to the old location, we will have a sign reminding you of the new location.

Thank you

Sgt Matt Grimes

Community Day 2011 New Location Flyer

City Of Indianapolis Launches IPhone Application

Potholes, high weeds and grass, trash collection issues, stray animals can now be reported via RequestIndy Mobile

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard today announced the launch of RequestIndy Mobile, a free application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices that allows users to report problems and request city services from the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC).

“RequestIndy Mobile offers yet another way to connect with city government. Now, in addition to calling the MAC and submitting requests online through the RequestIndy portal, people are able to report issues as they spot them,” Mayor Ballard said. “This is the next phase of development for the MAC in its mission to deliver outstanding customer service, and I am pleased to be able to tell residents, ‘We have an app for that.’”

RequestIndy Mobile features include:

  • Ability to attach an optional photo of the issue
  • Ability to specify issue location via GPS, GIS map or street address
  • Status check to track submitted issue to resolution
  • Users can provide details about issues when they are reported, such as the description of a stray dog or whether a pothole has caused property damage
  • Application is fully integrated into the City’s enterprise-wide service system, including work management systems for every city department
  • RequestIndy Mobile is currently supported on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS V 3.1.3 and higher. Some older devices will not be able to access all features of the application, and devices lacking either a GPS or camera will experience slightly limited functionality; however, users still will be able to successfully submit requests.

    RequestIndy is available for free at the Apple App Store by browsing the store. Users also may download it via the App Store in iTunes

    The application will continue to be tested throughout launch phases.

    Help IPL Keeep The Lights On

    Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has undertaken a community awareness initiative called “Keep the Lights On” to identify street lights with problems, and get those problems corrected.

    IPL counts on assistance from the public to let them know where there’s a light that:

    Is not lighting at night
    Is burning during daylight hours
    Has equipment defects, like a lens that’s loose and hanging, or a plate that’s come off the light pole.

    There are two convenient, simple ways to report a street light with problems:

    Call IPL’s “Lights Out Day or Night” number, 261-8111, and let them know the location of the light …
    – or –
    Visit IPLpower.com/Power Outages for an online form where you can report a street light problem.

    IPL has a handy brochure about reporting street light problems that it would like to share with customers via neighborhood organizations.

    If your organization would like IPL to send you some of these brochures, contact Matthew McCardle, IPL’s community relations manager, at matthew.mccardle@aes.com, with a contact name and address where you would like the brochures sent.

    Mayor’s Invite – Bike Ride


    Two-mile ride through Garfield Park promotes fitness for families and teaches bicycle safety

    INDIANAPOLIS – (June 29, 2011) Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard invites families to bring their bikes and helmets to Garfield Park on July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon for the “Indy Style Mayor’s Family Bike Ride, presented by Gray Goat Sports.” The two-mile route through the park will include stops along the way to participate in fun activities and learn about bicycle safety. Prior to the ride, Grey Goat Sports will offer bicycle safety inspections, and participants will have a chance to meet WISH-TV’s Indy Style hosts Andi Hauser and Tracy Forner.

    “Indianapolis is a bicycle-friendly community, and this family-friendly event is designed with Indy’s next generation of bicyclists in mind. Garfield Park provides an ideal setting for families to ride together and for kids to learn the rules of the road,” Mayor Ballard said.

    Riders will follow a path that weaves through historic Garfield Park and offers plenty of opportunities to hop off their bikes. At interactive stops, participants will be able to create a craft at the Arts Center, explore fitness activities on a playground, encounter critters at the Conservatory, and learn about bike safety from volunteers with the David S. Moore Foundation.

    Enjoy music, prizes, snacks and more at the “Indy Style Mayor’s Family Bike Ride, presented by Gray Goat Sports.” Bicyclists of all ages are encouraged to participate in this free event. Helmets are required for all participants.

    WHO: “Indy Style Mayor’s Family Bike Ride, presented by Gray Goat Sports”

    WHAT: Family bike ride with interactive stops

    WHERE: Garfield Park, Corporate Pavilion, 2432 Conservatory Drive

    WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Bike route open from 9 a.m. to noon. Last bike inspection ends at 11 a.m.

    Holiday Trash Collection

    Trash Collection Schedule Adjusted for July 4th Holiday

    Curbside recycling and trash collection will operate on a slide schedule
    during the holiday week

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents that there will be NO curbside recycling, residential or heavy trash collection on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

    All residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling routes will run one day behind for the entire week. Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday, July 5; Tuesday routes will be serviced on Wednesday, July 6; and so on. Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday, July 9. All services will return to normal schedules on Monday, July 11.

    For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622 (MAC).

    Indy Parks Presents Vintage Movie Night Summer Series

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Parks and Recreation’s Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) continues its Vintage Movie Night series with three new titles for summer!

    In June, laugh while watching the “W.C. Fields Comedy Night,” a compilation of some of his best short films including “The Fatal Glass of Beer” (1932), “The Golf Specialist” (1930) and “The Dentist” (1932).

    In July, check out “Sabaka” (1953) starring Nino Marcel, Boris Karloff and June Foray. This film is filled with drama and suspense and purportedly shot in India. June Foray is notable for being the voice of Rocky the Squirrel.

    In August, enjoy “The Hoosier Schoolmaster” (1935) with Norman Foster and Charlotte Henry. This rare film may be the only surviving projectable print.

    Vintage Move Nights is an ongoing monthly film series brought to you by the GPAC and presented by vintage film historian Eric Grayson. Tickets are available for $3 at the door or in advance by calling (317) 327-PARK. For more information on Indy Parks summer programming, please visit www.indyparks.org

    What: Vintage Movie Nights
    Where: Garfield Park Arts Center
    2432 Conservatory Drive
    When: June 18, July 23, and Aug. 20
    8 p.m. start time