Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen from Plainfield JCPenney

In an already tough fundraising season, The Salvation Army was dealt a heavy blow on Wednesday night when a red kettle filled with cash was stolen from outside of the JCPenney store at 2611 E. Main Street in Plainfield. The kettle and the heavy metal stand to which it was locked both disappeared between 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. when The Salvation Army arrived to pick up the kettle.

The Salvation Army has filed a report with the Plainfield Police Department, which will be reviewing security footage of the area as part of its investigation. In the meantime, The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps is working hard to make the most of the ten remaining days in the organization’s annual red kettle campaign.

Volunteers are still needed to cover many bell-ringing shifts. Lieutenants Josh and Robyn Hubbard, pastors at the Eagle Creek Corps, are asking the public to help them make up for the loss by volunteering to ring at one of the local kettle sites across central Indiana. Volunteers can sign up for 2-hour shifts at over 100 locations by visiting www.RegisterToRing.com. Just one 2-hour shift can raise enough funds to feed a family of four in need for an entire week.

“Yesterday was a low day for us Eagle Creek,” shared Lt. Josh Hubbard, “but we are trying to count our blessings and continue forward in the joy of the season.”

If you have any information that may help the Plainfield Police Department with its investigation, please contact them at 317-839-8700.

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Indianapolis Weather Forecast for December 3, 2019

Mostly cloudy today with clearing skies late today into tonight.

Partly cloudy through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually warming as the week progresses.

The next chance of precipitation will be Thursday night with better chances for rain late this weekend.

SOURCE: National Weather Service

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Indianapolis Weather Forecast for December 3, 2019

Mostly cloudy today with clearing skies late today into tonight.

Partly cloudy through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually warming as the week progresses.

The next chance of precipitation will be Thursday night with better chances for rain late this weekend.

SOURCE: National Weather Service

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I-65 Lane closures scheduled in Boone County Tuesday and Wednesday Night

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces I-65 traffic under the State Road 39 (S.R. 39) Bridge in Lebanon will have one to two lanes closed, weather permitting.  The lane closures will occur between 10 p.m.-5 a.m. First on Tuesday, December 3 the northbound lanes will be restricted and then on Wednesday, December 4 work will occur in the southbound lanes.  This is for the inspection of the city of Lebanon’s architectural structure on the S.R. 39 Bridge.  Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.

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Indianapolis Weather Forecast for November 15, 2019

Mostly sunny skies today across central Indiana with dry conditions expected through the weekend. Below normal temperatures will continue into next week.

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Indianapolis Weather Update [Nov 11, 2019]

Rain will continue to steadily change over to snow from northwest to southeast today, with light accumulations of 1-3″ expected, with isolated higher amounts possible. Dramatically colder conditions are expected as the front moves through the area, with wind chills as low as -5 expected by late tonight into Tuesday morning. Highs Tuesday will only be in the 20s, with lows Tuesday night in the high single digits to low teens.

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DPW Is Ready for 1st Measurable Indy Snowfall

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is monitoring weather conditions and deployed 80 plow trucks at 11 a.m. to begin treating roadways and monitoring road conditions ahead of forecasted snowfall this afternoon.

At 11 p.m., a new crew of 80 drivers will continue treating roads throughout the night and into the morning commute, addressing bridge decks, overpasses, and major thoroughfares.

The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate when drivers are on the roadways to show real-time movements of DPW trucks. The Indy Snow Force Viewer displays which streets have been treated with salt or plowed of snow.

DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care when on the roads with plow and salt trucks. Keep three car lengths between your vehicle and the snowplow to allow a safe stopping distance for plow drivers and yourself.

For a list of winter driving tips and ways, residents can stay safe while driving in winter weather, visit indy.gov. Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.

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White River State Park Announces New Recycling Initiative

White River State Park (WRSP) is rolling out its newest intern-led initiative, the White River State Park Recycling Initiative. The initiative brings about the installation of several recycling receptacles that are projected to divert approximately 30 tons of waste from ending up in Indiana landfills each year.

Unique to this initiative is that it was developed by a WRSP student intern. Each year, WRSP hires interns from universities throughout the state to work on various projects throughout the park. In addition to their assigned duties, these interns are encouraged to identify opportunities to develop their interests and skills while providing a mutually beneficial return for the park. This past summer one intern decided to take a look at waste management in the park and develop recommendations aimed at saving costs and providing an added level of social responsibility. That student intern is Meghan Ziegler, a junior at IUPUI. Meghan’s passion for the environment and fondness of the park led her to complete a waste audit to determine the composition ratio of recyclable materials to organic waste in each area of the park.

“I am proud to say that White River State Park is aiding in the effort to make Indianapolis a more sustainable city, said WRSP Summer Intern and Project Lead, Meghan Ziegler. “As park visitors enjoy our over 250 acres of green space, waterways, and trails, they now have the opportunity to recycle, helping to preserve our beautiful park. It is gratifying to have had the support of our staff in believing in and launching this initiative. It is equally exciting to see it come to fruition.”

Meghan worked closely with WRSP Property Manager, Lisa Milton. Milton holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University. Together, they used the results of Meghan’s waste audit to determine the most effective placement of recycling receptacles. They also surveyed WRSP Grounds Maintenance staff on the relative abundance of waste in these areas.

“As a leader in environmental stewardship in our community, we see recycling as a critical mechanism by which we can all contribute to a sustainable future for Indiana,” said Lisa Milton, Property Manager for White River State Park. “Recycling is a common-sense practice that has many benefits to our community beyond simple waste reduction. It preserves habitat, conserves energy and natural resources, and creates jobs and benefits the economy. This is one of the many efforts by WRSP to promote a safe and healthy environment in Indianapolis.”

As a result of their work, the recycling initiative received the green light to install 10 co-mingled use recycling receptacles throughout the park. These initial ten receptacles will be placed in locations that will optimize the collection of recyclable materials. It is the hope of the staff to add additional receptacles throughout the park in the future. A map of the receptacles can be found by visiting https://www.whiteriverstatepark.org/recycling/.

SOURCE: White River State Park

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Indy Fuel 2019 Opening Weekend Home Games

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 – VS. CINCINNATI CYCLONES

Time: 7:35 p.m. at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: Avoid long lines at the box office by buying your tickets online at IndyFuelHockey.com!

Parking: Due to the “Christmas Night of Lights” show taking place at the Fairgrounds no parking will be allowed in the infield. To accommodate fans the Fairgrounds and Fuel staff have alternate plans to ensure all attendees have suitable parking. Fans can enter through Gate 1 and Gate 3 on 38th street as well as Gate 6 on Fall Creek Parkway. Parking attendants will be there directing traffic to help customers find the best spot available. For more information please go to indianastatefairparking.com.

Opening Night presented by IBEW Local #481 & PNC Bank: Be part of the action as the Fuel drop the puck on their 6th season! Indy plays their fifth game of the season and their first game at home against the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Bobblehead Giveaway: The first 2,500 fans will receive a bobblehead of Head Coach Doug Christiansen courtesy of Central Indiana Honda Dealers.

PNC’S Conquer the Cold: Bring items for preschool classrooms to help families fight the cold weather this year. Please bring: hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, tissues, hats, gloves and any other items that will help keep little ones warm and healthy.

Anthem: Blackhawks legend Jim Cornelison will be singing the national anthem to kick off the Fuel’s home season.

Fuel Do317 Night: Kick off your weekend with the Fuel and Do317! Take advantage of $3 beer and soda, $1 hot dogs and $7 limited t-shirts.

Postgame Autographs: Stick around after the game to meet the entire team during an autograph session throughout the concourse.

Broadcast Information: IndyFuelHockey.com, ECHL.TV

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 – VS. CINCINNATI CYCLONES

Time: 6:05 p.m. at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: Avoid long lines at the box office by buying your tickets online at IndyFuelHockey.com!

Indiana Farmers Insurance and Friends: Join the Fuel at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum with our friends from Garfield to show our appreciation for our home rink in our specialty Garfield Jerseys!

Pregame Fan Fest: Arrive early for a pregame fan fest in the lobby and the concourse of the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, featuring music, face painters, a sketch artist and more

Post-Game Jersey Auction: Bid on your favorite game worn jersey!

Broadcast Information: IndyFuelHockey.com, ECHL.TV

SOURCE: Indy Fuel

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Indy Halloween Events + Andrew Luck Giveaway

Naptown Buzz for October 24, 2019.

Indianapolis Halloween Events

2019 Indianapolis Trick-or-treat Hours

Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

24th Annual Safe Night Halloween at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

For the 24th consecutive year, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, along with dozens of community partners, are coming together to host Safe Night Halloween from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 31.

Not-So Silent Halloween October 25, 2019

At Not-So Silent Halloween, you get scary movies, creepy music, spooky lighting, a costume contest with cash prizes, and adult beverages in the Grand Hall at Indiana Landmarks Center.

Speedway’s 2019 Trunk or Treat to be held at High School Oct. 26th

The Speedway Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual trunk or treat event Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. at Speedway High School.

Spirits on Main at the Dallara IndyCar Factory Oct. 26th

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and event sponsor Indy Racing Experience have teamed up for “Spirits on Main,” the ultimate Halloween 2019 bash at the Dallara IndyCar Factory on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. (ET).

Halloween in the Catacombs 2019

Soundspace has announced “Halloween in the Catacombs,” a concert taking place at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Tomlinson Hall Catacombs beneath Indianapolis City Market.

Canceled: Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition

White River State Park (WRSP), in partnership with RadioNOW, has canceled the final Yappy Hour event of the season, Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition scheduled for today, Thurs., Oct. 24, 2019.

2019 Indy 500

Luke Bryan To Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert May 23 at IMS

Award-winning country music superstar Luke Bryan will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 23, the day before the 104th Indianapolis 500.

Giveaways

Fazoom currently has two giveaways open for entries.

Giveaway: Little Devils Card Game

Entries for the Little Devils Card Game giveaway are open until October 27, 2019.

Enter at fazoom.com/giveaway/giveaway-little-devils-card-game/.

Giveaway: NFL Andrew Luck Pop! Vinyl

Entries for the NFL Andrew Luck Wave 3 Pop! Vinyl Figure giveaway are open until November 3, 2019.

Enter at fazoom.com/giveaway/giveaway-nfl-andrew-luck-wave-3-pop-vinyl-figure/.

 

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