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Updated  10/05/12

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN HOME PLACE

PIC OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

 

If you want to see something

FUNNY

(and clean), click here

 

Many thanks to Chuck Baumann.  This is hysterical.

 

October 5, 2012

 

DON’T FORGET: 

 

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, October 6, Saturday, from 7-11 a.m. at the Fire Station at 108th and College Avenue.  The price is $6 per adult and $4 per child 12 and under.  Toddlers eat for free!!  The Community Emergency Response Team of Hamilton County will be assisting and will be available to answer your questions regarding their volunteer organization.

 

 

September 28, 2012

Got the following note from Chuck Baumann about the War Years Group meeting on Wednesday.  Here is the video.

 

WELL ANOTHER DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING HAS TAKEN PLACE (on a Wednesday no less) and we had 40 bodies turn out on this damp day).  MAJOR WALTER COOPER, A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR IN B-24's, GAVE QUITE A TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN TRAINING THE YOUNG MEN AND HIS EXPERIENCES IN TROUBLES – FLIGHT & OTHERWISE.

 

SO YOU BODIES MISSED IT--MAKE SURE TO MAKE OCTOBER’S MEETING --LOOK FOR YOU THEN!!

 

BE WELL & BE SAFE !!!

 

 

September 25, 2012

1.  DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH’S WAR YEARS GROUP.  (It’s tomorrow, the 26th, a Wednesday)

 

2.  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, October 6, Saturday, from 7-11 a.m. at the Fire Station at 108th and College Avenue.  The price is $6 per adult and $4 per child 12 and under.  Toddlers eat for free!!  The Community Emergency Response Team of Hamilton County will be assisting and will be available to answer your questions regarding their volunteer organization.

 

3.  Remember to register to vote for the general election on November 6, 2012.  Call Hamilton County Voters’ Registration at 317-776-9632, if you have any questions.

 

August 22, 2012

Hi.  I know, it’s been a long time.  Lots of things have been happening on a personal level.  So, I have not been able to post.  There are quite a few things to post, but I will just start with:

 

Next Thursday is this month’s War Years Group.  Sounds interesting.

 

 

July 6, 2012

Two things:

 

1.  Vacation Bible School at Pleasant Grove Church, July 23-26, 6:15-8:00, call

 

2.  July War Years Group meeting, click here.

 

3.  Happy and safe weekend (and keep your fingers crossed for rain, ok?).

 

July 4, 2012

 

Here is some information that you might not know about the Declaration of Independence.  Seems appropriate for today.

 

July 2, 2012

It’s July.  No, seriously, it’s July already!  How did that happen?  Half the year is gone and I’m only about 1/8 of the way through my to-do list.  Someone has to put the brakes on the earth or slow down time so I don’t get further behind.

 

Anyhoooo, here is the latest newsletter from the HomePlace Area Lions Club.

 

I don’t know if the recent rain has lifted the bans on fireworks.  Personally, I’m sticking to sparklers.  Not only is it safer, it brings back fun memories.

 

 

June 29, 2012

A couple of things….

 

1.  Earl Zimmerman of the WWII Round Table passed away recently.  From Chuck Bauman:

 

“HE WILL BE CREMATED.  HIS DAUGHTER WILL TAKE HIS ASHES TO "ARLINGTON.”  WILL BE INTERRED.  FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT CHUCK AT THE LIBRARY/MUSEUM 317-582-0507.

 

EARL ZIMMERMAN WWII ARMY AIR FORCE-RAIDS ON "POLESTI" OIL FIELDS, SHOT DOWN, LANDED IN TURKEY, P.O.W. THERE UNTIL ESCAPED.  WAS ONE OF MANY ON THAT RAID RECOMMENDED FOR MEDAL OF HONOR.  RETIRED ARMY, MEMBER OF THE INDY SERVICE CLUB,-ROUND TABLE-HOME PLACE VETS, KofC VETS GROUP.”

 

2.  There has been a development in Carmel’s attempt to annex Home Place.  Go to Concerned Citizens for Home Place’s web page for a link to an article from the Indy Star.  There will be more information forthcoming from the CCHP in the coming weeks.  So, be sure to check back here.

 

3.  Info from Chuck Baumann about the War Years Military Discussion Group and a new video.

 

“HELLO … THIS ONE GIVEN BY SEVERAL BODIES ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS----HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT ONE?  BETTER NOT MISS JULY’S SPEAKER (EVEN THOUGH IT WAS OVER 100* THEY CAME – ANOTHER FULL HOUSE)   MAKE TIME FOR US IN JULY.  ALL BE SAFE & BE WELL!!! TILL NEXT MONTH.”

 

4.  I hope you have a happy and safe weekend.  Stay indoors if you possibly can and be VERY CAREFUL with outdoor fires of any kind.

 

 

June 27, 2012

The HomePlace Area Lions Club donated a park bench to Pleasant Grove Church for their playground.  It was tested by club members after the June meeting. This bench will provide the only seating near the swings.

 

 

(Front row: Lions Margie Cole, George Moorhous, Cathy Burke and Molly, and Marita Douglas.  Back row: Lion President Dean Hanssen, Lion Muttie Fleener, Pleasant Grove UMC Pastor Perry Montgomery, Lions Sandi Hobbs and Marlene Littleton)

 

Thanks to Sandi for the info.

 

June 25, 2012

You might want to mark your calendars for the

 

Home Place Pride Picnic – August 4, 1-3 p.m.

 

The Home Place Neighborhood Association and HomePlace Area Lions will be hosting the Home Place Pride Picnic on Saturday, August 4, in the park behind Pleasant Grove Church.  Dogs are welcome (on leash).  This is a free event for residents of Home Place!  Chicken and sides have been donated until they run out, but bring your own drinks (non-alcoholic).

 

June 22, 2012

don’t forget…

 

June 22 and 23:  Fish Fry at Pleasant Grove Church

 

June 23:               Used Book Sale

 

Food and books, what more can you ask for?

 

Happy weekend!

 

June 18, 2012

 

 

Marcella West “shuffled off this mortal coil,” as they say, on December 2, 2011.  She was 95 years old and her health had been declining in the past few years.  Although her body failed her, her mind did not.  So, it is hard for me to believe that she is gone from us.  When I drive past her house, I still wave and say, “Hi, Marcella,” just as I did when she was alive.  (I knew she couldn’t hear me, but I hoped she could feel the good wishes I was trying to convey.)

 

On Saturday, a group of family and friends met for a celebration of her life.  As more than one person said, she was a remarkable woman.  If you click on the link above, you will find her obituary which lists some of her many accomplishments.  However, as with all such documents, it fails to convey the whole person.

 

I don’t remember when I first met Marcella.  I knew of her and I used to see her sitting on her patio as I drove my car or bike past her house.  She would sit there and read her paper during good weather.  I can’t pinpoint the time when I actually was introduced to her.  Perhaps that is because she was the sort of person who never met a stranger.  I do remember stopping my bike on more than one occasion and walking up the driveway to talk to her.

 

Later, when I became involved in the Greater Home Place Neighborhood Association, I came to know her better.  She was the Treasurer and I the newsletter editor.  As others pointed out on Saturday, she was a driving force behind the Association and served for many years on the Board.  Her counsel and memory were very much relied upon by the rest of us who served.

 

In recent years, she was pretty much housebound but she had not lost interest in her family, friends or neighborhood.  Any time I dropped by, I could be sure that she would be willing to listen.  I listened to her as well.  She had such an extraordinary life, not all of it easy by any means.  Over the years, I came to know her as a quietly determined and elegant woman of many accomplishments.

 

As memory after memory testified on Saturday, she also had a kind heart that she put into practical effect.  Her nieces, nephews and friends told of her generosity and the gifts that will not be forgotten no matter how much time passes.

 

I hope that she knew, in turn, how much we love her.

 

 

June 15, 2012

Got some news about a lovely place just now available to rent in Home Place.  I will post pictures later on, but I wanted to get the information out there just in case someone is interested.  I don’t know all the details, but I do know that it is a double, both sides are available for rent, and the owners have just done a MAJOR remodel on both sides.  If you are interested, you call 317-850-0368.

 

June 13, 2012

FISH, FRIENDS AND FUN

 

 

Pleasant Grove Church (on 111th between College Avenue and Pennsylvania Parkway) will host its annual fish fry the weekend of June 22 (Friday and Saturday).  In addition to the fish (which is the best), they serve cole slaw and pie and drinks and a few other things which I forget, because I usually stick to the above menu.  And the prices are VERY reasonable.  So, load up the car and come on over.  I think you’ll love it, too.

 

P.S.  According to my sources, the Used Book Sale on the Saturday, June 23th (the same weekend as the fish fry) will be really great as the Neighborhood Association has received a lot of “new” used books to sell.  That’s kind of cool, you can go to the book sale, then have lunch (or dinner) at the fish fry.

 

June 8, 2012

 

Three bits of news from Home Place:

 

1.     From Chuck Baumann about the meeting on May 31, 2012:  “Wow  -- The Navy’s run to Murmansk, Russia.  Cold, cold, cold- lots of men lost as well as ships,  even 5 tons of gold bullion (it's already been gotten by the British).  We had a great turn out & a great speaker with a lot of interesting history  --  from seaman to aviator-(dive bomber pilot).  Very interesting stories & history--was invited back to Russia just last year for a celebration.  Sorry you missed it if you were not there-Hope to see you in June.  Be safe & be well!!!”  Chuck also sent us pictures from the event.  Check them out here.

 

2.     Don Ogle, Chairman of the War Years Group, has announced the speaker for the next meeting.  Click here for more information.

 

3.     From the current Tattler about the annual Used Book Sale:  “On Saturday, June 9th, beginning at 10 a.m., we will be sorting the books in preparation for the sale. If you would like to bring books, magazines, puzzles, games, etc., that would be a good time to do it. If you’d like to stay and help us sort, you would be MORE than welcomed! If you have items to donate and need us to pick them up, please call our voice mail at 222-1831. We will return your call and make arrangements.”

 

Happy weekend!

 

June 6, 2012

 

From:  Dwight D. Eisenhower to the men who hit the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, 68 years ago today:

 

“Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

 

 

June 5, 2012

 

The latest Tattler has been published.  Check it out here.  Lots of things going on this summer in Home Place.

 

Want to see previous editions of the Tattler?  Click here.

 

May 23, 2012

Memorial Day is fast approaching.  So, I thought I would post some information about the flag, which a lot of us will be flying on that day.  Click here to read the article.

 

Many thanks to Dianna for giving me this link.  There is quite a bit of interesting information to be found through the link.

 

On Friday, I will have some more information about Memorial Day.

 

 

May 21, 2012

Every year, the Home Place Area Lions Club awards scholarships to Home Place Area seniors or children/grandchildren of Club members.  On May 17th, Club President Dean Hanssen presented the scholarships to:  Hanna Larson (IU), Ashley Lawrence (In China), Rachel Neawedde (undecided) and Alexandria Truex (IU).  This year, the Club also awarded a grant to previous scholarship recipient Luke Fahrson to continue his education.

 

Best of luck to the recipients and many thanks to Club members for their continued support.

 

May 18, 2012

Just got this update about the McShane house (see May 11th entry below) from Katherine Dill, the Executive Director of the Carmel Clay Historical Society: 

 

Hello everyone,

 

I wanted to let you know that several people have looked at the McShane house. One was a realtor interested in tearing it down and building a new home. He already contacted the Zoning Dpt. to see if it was listed on any historic registry preventing him from doing so. Unfortunately, right now there is not. I have notified Indiana Landmarks, our contacts at the city, township, etc. to see if that individual does buy the home, what we can do to delay/stop him.

 

So, if you were ever considering buying the home, now is the time to do it. I will keep you all in the loop. Right now it is listed at $163,500.

 

 

It would be too bad if this old house were torn down.  I’m still hoping someone has the wherewithal and interest to buy and restore it.

 

 

P.S.  Hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this lovely weather we are having.  Happy week end.

 

May 16, 2012

Everywhere you look, there are advertisements for iron man trials, marathons, mini-marathons, 5K’s, 2K’s.  Just got an e-mail (thanks, dede) about a different kind of endurance trial.  This one, the Department of Defense's Military Working Dog Trials, was held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, May 4-6 of this year and is part training exercise and part competition (Navy won this year).  Working dog teams from all branches of the military participated in training and instruction that simulates deployment type situations.  In addition, there was an Iron Dog to round out the competition.  The winners are shown below.  Click here for a story by Maria Goodavage about this event.

 

Competition Winners:

Patrol - 3rd place, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Dorsey; 2nd place, U.S. Army Sgt. Alfredo Guajardo; 1st place, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ekali Brooks;

Explosive Detection - 3rd place, U.S. Army Sgt. Jarred Palmer; 2nd place, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Brown; 1st place, Brooks;

Drug Detection - 3rd place, U.S. Army Spc. Cesar Ventura; 2nd place, U.S. Army Spc. David Cartwright; 1st place, U.S. Army Sgt. Paul Helm;

Iron Dog - 3rd place, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Handy; 2nd place, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Kitts; 1st place, Guajardo;

TOP DOG - Brooks

 

Congratulations to all of the teams and many thanks to them for their service.

 

 

May 14, 2012

At the District Conventions of the Indiana Lions Club, they elect Trustees for some of the charities that are supported by the Lions, including cancer control, speech & hearing, the eye bank and leader dog.  At the convention last month, Home Place Area Lion Cathy Burke and her dog Molly were elected as Leader Dog Trustee.  Way to go Cathy!

 

I am linking to the local district of the Indiana Lions Club.

 

May 11, 2012

The McShane house over on Westfield has been listed.  It is for sale for $163,350.

 

There are no pictures available yet (www.jsruizrealty.com).

 

According to what I understand, that house belonged to the McShane family (one of the original settlers of Home Place) and before the Civil War the property was part of the Underground Railroad.

 

Wouldn’t it be neat if someone could buy and restore it?

 

P.S.  Happy weekend!

 

 

May 9, 2012

The Neighborhood Association hosted its third annual Ice Cream Social this past Sunday.  Click here for some pictures, courtesy of Chuck Baumann.

 

P.S.  I wasn’t able to attend the Social because of work, so I hope someone got my ice cream.  Would hate it to go to waste.  Handel’s, mmmmm.

 

May 7, 2012

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

 

Below is a link to something inspiring.

 

The video is about a Gulf War paratrooper named Arthur who was crippled, overweight, and broken down and found his way back to a normal life.  I am not endorsing (or knocking) the particular program he adopted.  I just want you to get your week off to a good start, and this gentleman’s achievement is VERY impressive.  It will only take 5 minutes of your time.

 

http://www.wimp.com/inspirationaltransformation/

 

P.S.  The website I am linking to is www.wimp.com who says it has “The best videos on the web.  Suitable for all ages.”  I checked out a few other videos and think they are suitable for all ages.  I will let you decide if they are the best.

 

May 4, 2012

A couple of things:

 

1.  Just got the video from the latest War Years meeting.  Many thanks to Chuck Baumann, who very kindly made this video available to the website.  Take a few minutes and enjoy.  Click here if you would like to see it.

 

2.  Don’t forget the Ice Cream Social (see entries below or click here)

 

3.  Major Moves …. If you missed the open house in March, go to this link for the latest info about the construction on U.S. 31.  If I am reading the information right, 106th Street will be done in 2014 --  http://us31hamiltoncounty.in.gov/

 

4.  The latest edition of the Home Place Tattler has been published.  Click here to read it online.

 

P.S.  Have a great weekend!

 

May 2, 2012

More info on the Ice Cream Social (from the Home Place Tattler):

 

“Bring your chair or a blanket to spread on the lawn.  Enjoy the clowns, complete with balloons and toys, as well as face painting for the children, big or small.”

 

 

May 1, 2012

Okay, I am back in business – sort of.  Have lost some entries, which I will try to reacquire  (think I have been able to recover everything) but in the meantime, I want to make sure everybody knows about the

 

Ice Cream Social on Sunday, May 6

2 to 4 at 108th and College

 

It is free for members of the Neighborhood Association and you can become a member at the door.  The cost is $2 for everyone else.

 

I am pretty sure there will be a clown and everybody gets to check out the fire engines (the firefighters are great about answering questions).  There may be a few surprises as well.  So, come on over, have some ice cream and talk to your neighbors.

 

April 25, 2012

Still having computer problems, so this will be short.

 

1.  War Years Group meets April 26, 2012, at 1:30 at Hensel Government Center.

2.  Easter Egg Hunt pix available on Facebook at HomePlace Area Indiana Lions Club.  The Club had a great turn out with about 50 kids.  Many thanks to Mike Nickels (son of Lion Barb Nickels) for setting up the Facebook account.

3.  Next Lions Club meeting will be next Tuesday evening.  For more details, call 222-1831.  The topic will be:  Computers.

 

More later …

April 15, 2012

Am having computer issues that will not be resolved until this Friday (keeping my fingers crossed).  Am uploading from a secure, undisclosed location.  So, see you on Saturday (more fingers crossed).

 

Meanwhile, here is a link to a recipe (video no less) that is easy and very good.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EtYvJ3AKQ

 

If you don't want to mess with the puff pastry, Meijer's sells pretty good mini croissants.  Cut one open, spread the Nutella (also available at Meijer's) inside.  Put in the toaster oven for a few minutes and voila!  All the flavor with half the work.

 

April 9, 2012

As a former cat owner, I have a great deal of admiration for their athleticism.  So, I am pleased to share this YouTube video with you.  It will only take a minute of your time.  Click on the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmTxB5nXlzk

 

P.S.  Don’t forget the deadline for Lions Club scholarships (see entry for April 4th below).

 

April 6, 2012

 

My Mom reads cookbooks the way some people read novels.  Recently, she asked me to make one of the recipes she found in a book titled, My Mother’s Southern Entertaining, written by James Villas and his mother, Martha Pearl Villas.  I tried it and it’s pretty tasty.  So, I thought I would share it.

 

The name of this recipe is “Jezebel.”  According to the author it “is a fiery, unique sauce spooned over cream cheese that has as many variations in Southern households as does pimento cheese.”  The ingredients (which include pineapple preserves and prepared horseradish, to name 2) sound like they clash, but they go together quite well.  I am  not a big fan of cream cheese, but I have used it as a dip for crackers and as a topping for cottage cheese.  Unless I totally messed up the recipe (something I have been known to do), it is more piquant than fiery.

 

If you are interested, you can find this book at the Carmel Clay Public Library (as soon as I return it).  The recipe can be found on page 91.

 

HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!

 

P.S.  Don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (see April 4th entry).

April 5, 2012

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

If you are a resident of Home Place and plan to further your education (college/trade school), there is still time to apply for a Lions Club scholarship.  Contact your Guidance Counsellor.  The deadline is April 12th.  Click here for more information.

April 4, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  Click here for more info.  Last year was the 1st time the Lions Club sponsored this event, and there were lots of eggs to find and some REALLLLLLY big Easter baskets to win.  Hope the weather is as nice as it was last year.  It was absolutely perfect. 

April 1, 2012

Click here for the emergency information referenced in the Tattler.  No, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke.  The Neighborhood Association (specifically their Secretary) has kindly put together some information that might be helpful.  It never hurts to be prepared, even if you were never a Boy Scout.

 

February 21, 2012

ANNEXATION UPDATE MEETING:  This meeting will update attendees about the status of Carmel’s attempt to forcibly annex Home Place.

 

DATE:                   Sunday, March 4, 2012

PLACE:                 Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 106th & Westfield Boulevard

TIME:                    3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

For more information, go here.

September 19, 2011

 

UPDATE:  Only part of the information below is accurate.

 

You CAN call the number and have your cell phone added to the DO NOT CALL list.

 

If you DON’T, your cell phone WILL NOT BE released to a telemarketing company.

 

For more details, go to http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

 

Sorry for the confusion…..

 

Just got this info from the Neighborhood Association Secretary.  In case you don’t want a lot of nuisance calls on your cell phone, you might want to do this.

 

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Month.

 

All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.

 

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

 

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.

 

It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

 

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.

 

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.asp

 

 

 

I said I would get news to you about the Lions Club Halloween Party, and HERE it is.  There have been a few changes from previous years, so check out the info at the link.  It will be held on Monday, October 31st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church, 455 E. 111th Street and is for children in the Home Place Area, ages 0 to 12 years old.  For more details, click HERE.

 

 

 

KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST ($5)

October 1st, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Home Place Fire Station, 108th and College

 

Come join the fun, bring your appetite and help Kiwanis raise money to benefit children and youth of our area!

 

 

 

There’s a new Tattler being distributed.  Check it out HERE.  Many thanks to Andrea Hern, the editor, and Dianna Glass, field reporter extraordinaire, for pulling this together.  Lots of good info, so don’t miss it.

 

September 7, 2011

A couple of things for you today.

 

If you are interested in the Cemetery just west of College Avenue on 106th Street, take a look at this

 

Also, the Lions Club is planning a Halloween party for the kids.  So far, the plan is for a party at Pleasant Grove UMC (on 111th Street between College Avenue and Pennsylvania Parkway).  I will post more information when it is available.

 

September 5, 2011

LABOR DAY (A holiday for me, hope for you, too).  I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to September and the promise of cooler days.  The long-term outlook is for temperatures no more than 80 degrees, if you believe the forecasters.  At any rate, it is 57 degrees at 10 a.m. and the skies are clear and beautiful.  So, I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy it.

 

September 4, 2011

Sad news to relate – Mary Belle Leisure, long-time Home Place resident, passed away Thursday night.  She was 97 years old.  She is survived by her niece, Sue Fleener, who has taken such wonderful care of her for many years.  Her funeral is scheduled for September 6th at Pleasant Grove Church.  Visitation is 12 to 2, with the funeral at 2.

 

April 23, 2011

The Lions Club did it!  They got their first ever Easter Egg Hunt in, in between thunder storms.  Yesterday, things were looking kind of grim, dark, rainy, and windy.  Today, all they had to contend with was a little bit of wind.  The sun was shining and the temperature warm.  There was a nice turn out, and each of the kids got a basketful of eggs.

 

Four extra lucky kids won great big baskets full of goodies when they found the golden eggs.  Two others won even more candy when they guessed how many jelly beans and Sixlets were in their respective containers.

 

So, congratulations to all and many thanks to those who joined the Lions for this fun event.

 

Special thanks are due to the Pleasant Grove UMC for use of their grounds and to Cindy Hanssen and Barb Nickel, who organized the whole event.

 

On a less pleasant note, Lion Marlene Littleton has been hospitalized for a GI complaint.  She hopes to be home by Monday, though.  Wishing her all the best.

June 29, 2010

Have you ever moved away from an area and, years later, wanted to know what it looks like today?  You’re in luck.  Click here.  When you enter an address you will see a picture of that place.  There's a little map with a little man on it - you can move the little man up and down the block if you need to.  Pretty cool, huh?

June 27, 2010

Check out the pictures of the fish fry as well.  Here they are.  Part 1 and Part 2.  Many thanks to Chuck Baumann for putting these slide shows together.  Hope you enjoy!

June 26, 2010

Busy weekend here in Home Place with the Pleasant Grove Fish Fry and the Used Book Sale.  We have a slide show from the Used Book Sale you can see here.

June 23, 2010

Just got a little film about kitchen fires, and all I can say is YIKES!!!.  Many thanks to Dianna Glass for bringing it to my attention.  Click here if you would like to see it.  It is an eye opener!

May 6, 2010

EUREKA!!!  The boundary signs have been replaced.  Click here to see them.  They were getting rather bedraggled.  So, Association Board members Muttie Fleener and Mark Swanson undertook to replace them.  The Endowment Fund provided the funds to get them prepared and installed.

 

A bit of background information:  some years ago, the Association applied for and was granted permits to install signs at the historical boundaries of Home Place   (N:  116th Street, S:  96th Street, E:  Pennsylvania Parkway, W:  the Monon).  There were a total of six signs.  Some of you may remember them in their old locations.

 

Later on, two of the signs were removed and never put back when Carmel and the County were working on the Monon Trail and Central Park.  The same thing happened to the sign at 106th and Pennsylvania Parkway, when Carmel put in the roundabout at that intersection.  A fourth (the one at 116th and College) was removed a couple of years ago by the Carmel Street Department, even though we had the necessary permits.  This occurred in the beginning days of the annexation fight and despite the fact that the Mayor and Council of Carmel had assured us that Home Place would be able to retain its identity, even if it was annexed.

 

So, we had to obtain permission from some of our neighbors to place the signs on their properties (well outside of the right-of-ways).  We appreciate their support!!

 

We used the same plans as before, so you might not notice a big difference in the signs that had not been taken down.  I thought I would post this update, in case you noticed and wondered what was going on.

 

Many thanks to Muttie Fleener and Mark Swanson for getting this much-needed job done.

 

May 3, 2010

Go here for pictures from the Ice Cream Social!

May 2, 2010

We had a great time at the Ice Cream Social today.  Despite the rain, which was with us off an on for the entire time, we had a good turn out.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  I will be posting some pictures shortly, courtesy of Chuck Baumann (curator of the Home Place Library-Museum).  Special thanks go to Home Place Area Lions Club, who co-sponsored the event along with the Greater Home Place Neighborhood Association.  The firefighters of Station 45 were very kind and cordial to all of us, even letting the kids climb into the fire trucks and look around.  Speedy the Clown and his buddy, CheeChee provided laughs and balloon animals for the kids.  The entire Board of the Association worked to bring this event to the folks of Home Place.  We were very glad that so many joined us for a fun time.  Maybe next year?!

March 30, 2010

Guene Kalal, Co-President of the Home Place Area Lions Club, is participating in this year’s Race for the Cure, which will be held on April 17th.  Click here to see her website describing why she is participating in this event.

March 26, 2010

 

A little more information about the landscaping at the intersection:  It was designed by and is being installed by Kevin Hughes of Rosie’s (104th & College).  Thanks to the efforts of the Neighborhood Association and the Township Trustee Doug Callahan for bringing this project to fruition.  Still don’t know what is being planted there.  More later….

March 20, 2010

I drove through the intersection at 106th and College today.  Work is well underway to complete the islands, there.  There are several trees and what looks like some decorative grass (I now that isn't what it’s called, but I can’t think of the correct name right now.)  I will try to find out what kind of trees and what else is being planted there.  Not to mention who is doing the work.  It looks promising.

 

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