The Blog
A Brief History of BRAG

by BRAG Resident Kim Mathews about the beginnings of BRAG.  Led by founder and the first president, Jane Lommel, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG) began in April 2005 when hundreds of concerned citizens met to discuss the blight in the area.  June saw the first official BRAG meeting – where residents met to discuss strategy – and by October, … Read more

Head over to the IMA to see some Neat(ure) Exhibitions!

Spring has sprung and the Indianapolis Museum of Art has a number of exhibitions right now that may be of interest to nature lovers: Audubon: Drawn to Nature This exhibition features the stunning works of John James Audubon, a key figure in ornithology, American art and conservation. It includes 75 of the masterful hand-colored etchings of birds that Audubon observed and … Read more

A Guide to Earth Week 2017 with KIB

It’s here! It’s here! It’s really here!! Earth Week is finally upon us and we have SO much going on this week. Here’s a little run down of all the ways Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is celebrating and how you can get involved to party for our planet. Monday: We’re kicking off the week with a work day at the River West Triangle. … Read more

Joan Marsden

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Retired Lilly, biochemical manufacturing What neighborhood do you live in? Forest Manor, 51 years; originally from Canada, St. Johns, New Brunswick What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  Downtown because there is so much going on. Visiting the zoo and museums now with a great-grandchild to feed the ducks. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I’ve been … Read more

Great Indy Cleanup 2017: BRAG Neighborhood

by BRAG resident Chris Dossman about how BRAG was selected to be the focus neighborhood for Great Indy Cleanup 2017 I love my city and I especially love my neighborhood.  It saddens me to see all of the trash piling up along our streets, sidewalks and greenspace. Cleaning it up has become my passion (Just call me the Trash Lady). If … Read more