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Vickie Goens

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am a home health care physical therapist with Suburban Home Health. What neighborhood do you live in? Garfield Park is the neighborhood I grew up near and then back to in 2007. What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? Garfield Park is inspiring in that the park offers natural surroundings where a person can observe the birds … Read more

Glenn Blackwood

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Former Emergency and Trauma Radiologist and Assistant Professor  What neighborhood do you live in? Fletcher Place! What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  The Scottish Rite Cathedral inspires reverence and admiration, and displays the effects of human wisdom in the arrangement as well as the choice of materials. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I first learned about … Read more

Fairbanks Symposium at the University of Indianapolis to examine role of greenspaces in city development

(INDIANAPOLIS) Local and national community leaders will discuss the value of urban parks and greenspaces in maintaining a world-class city at the upcoming Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership at the University of Indianapolis.  “Building Vibrant Cities Through Greenspaces and Parks” is the topic of this year’s symposium, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on … Read more

Orchids; Not Just a Tropical Treasure

This past weekend, a friend and I spent an afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see their current exhibit, Orchids: Cultivating Beauty. The exhibit features hundreds of beautiful orchids from all over the world, each unique in their own way. The orchids are currently on display in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, but are also decorating the Lilly … Read more

Laura Hurrle

  Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am a site director for an organization called Art With a Heart. What neighborhood do you live in? I live in Irvington.  What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? I love the grounds of the Indiana Museum of Art and the 100 Acre Nature Park for the beautiful landscaping combined with all of the art and the park-like … Read more