Don't mind us, just browsing Google flights for no particular reason. | Photo via @darrengodssonfielding
Breaking news: Indy isn’t an only child. In fact, did you know that Naptown actually has nine sister cities? Today, we’re sharing the cities that are the Mary-Kates to our Ashley.
What are sister cities?
Also known as a twin town or a friendship city, the relationship comes about when two different places make an agreement to promote lasting cultural ties. The idea is to form a fellowship that encourages trade + tourism and empowers Hoosiers to serve as citizen diplomats and global advocates.
The cities are selected based on a number of factors, including preexisting governmental + trade relationships, historicalandancestral connections, shared geographic challenges, and faith-based groups.
Media Workshop Open Play | Mon., Sept. 19 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Central Library | Free | The Learning Curve children’s area will have media learning specialists available + families will be welcome to test out tech and toys. 💻
Community Sing | Mon., Sept. 19. | 6-9 p.m. | Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Ave. | Free | Sing along with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, performing songs like “La Bamba” + “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
Super Coffee is designed to impress your taste buds. | Photo provided by Super Coffee
Not-so-fun fact: One Starbucks Frappuccino contains 52 grams of sugar and 370 calories.
Fortunately, there’s a better option — meet Super Coffee, the nation’s No. 2 bottle coffee brand behind Starbucks.
Think of it as the latest + greatest in latte innovation: Super Coffee is just as tasty (and caffeinating) as Starbucks, but with ten grams of protein, zero grams of sugars or artificial sweeteners, and nearly 200 fewer calories.
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A new, $700 millionmixed-use development is planned at East 111th Street + North Pennsylvania Avenue in Carmel. The “transformative” project would span 38.5 acres with multifamily housing, retail space + public outdoor space. 🏗️ (IBJ)
Plant-based eaters, rejoice.Black Leaf Vegan‘s first brick + mortar location will have its grand opening on Sat., Oct. 8 at 335 W. 9th St. The business started as Indy’s first vegan food truck.
Circle Centre Mall is getting an off-price fashion retailer. Daily Thread — which discounts its merchandise a minimum of 50% — plans to open a store downtown on Fri., Dec. 2 on the second floor, in the space formerly occupied by New York & Co. 👚 (IBJ)
Marion County homeowners will like this news. City-County Council unanimously passed a tax relief ordinance that will give them a one-time property tax credit of up to $150 on their Spring 2023 bill. The credits will be funded from American Rescue Plan Act dollars. 🏠 (IndyStar)
Project 888is on a quest to compile the stories of Hoosier WWII heroes lost at sea + it needs your help. If you have any photos or biographies of the 888 service members killed in the USS Indianapolis tragedy, reach out to the USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization. 🚢 (WTHR)
The 2022-23 Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre schedule has been released with prices ranging from $15-$45. Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, Tick... Boom!” is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 30, among 12 other shows. Get tickets. 🎭
Cheers to Hoosier winemaker Nicole Kearney, who’s getting national recognition.
Before she became “Martha Stewart famous,” Nicole sat down with INDYtoday + shared her favorite local restaurants, wine pairing recs, and the Hoosiers she looks up to.
She was featured in Martha’s “Self Made” series, which highlights female entrepreneurs from all over. The article discussed the lack of Black-owned wine labels on the market + Nicole’s advice for those looking to grow their own businesses.
Until then, soak up some of her success by stopping by Total Wine & More for a bottle or two of Manifest Chardonnay.
Today’s issue was written by Anna.
Editor’s pick: I hope your weekend was as good as mine. On Saturday, I was able to stop by the Bates-Hendricks Street Fest + Art Squared in the Fountain Fletcher District. I topped all that off with a stop by Hotel Tango to celebrate its 8th anniversary. On Sunday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday in my hometown of Danville, IN — home of the Mayberry Cafe. What did I get him? Tickets to a Shakespeare play, as part of Indy Bard Fest. “All’s well that ends well.”
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