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03/30/2020

posted Mar 30, 2020, 3:22 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 30:  Youth Art Month activities and displays at various locations throughout Zionsville through April 4.  
  • Monday, March 30 - Monday, April 6:  Zionsville Town Hall and Town facilities will be closed in the interest of the safety of the community and the Town of Zionsville employees.  
  • Monday, March 30 - Monday, May 1:  Spring Break for Zionsville Community Schools.  After Spring Break, ZCS will be closed until at least May 1 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
    • This includes all activities, rentals, special events, performances, etc.  ZCS will be closed to the community. 
  • Monday, March 30 - Monday, May 1:  Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will be closed until at least May 1 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  
    • All events and and on-site services have been cancelled and the outside drop boxes will remain closed.  The library is open online, though.  They have added several new digital services and are offering a few new virtual kids events during the time of closure.
  • Monday, March 30 - Tuesday, April 14:  SullivanMunce Cultural Center will be closed to the public.  
  • Tuesday, March 31:  Board of Directors of Zionsville Town Hall Building Corporation annual meeting at 1:45pm.  
    • No member of the Board will attend in person, but will instead attend remotely.  The public is invited to attend by conference call.  The call in number is to be determined but notice will be updated prior to the meeting with the number.  More information at https://www.zionsville-in.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1786
  • Tuesday, March 31:  Board of Directors of Zionsville Redevelopment Authority annual meeting at 2:15pm.  
    • No member of the Board will attend in person, but will instead attend remotely.  
    • The public is invited to attend by conference call.  The call in number is to be determined but notice will be updated prior to the meeting with the number.  More information at https://www.zionsville-in.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1785
  • Tuesday, March 31:  Board of Directors of Union Township Building Corporation annual meeting at 3:15pm.  
    • No member of the Board will attend in person, but will instead attend remotely.  The public is invited to attend by conference call.  The call in number is to be determined but notice will be updated prior to the meeting with the number.  More information at https://www.zionsville-in.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1784
  • Wednesday, April 1:  Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at 6:30pm.  Information regarding joining the meeting via webinar at https://www.zionsville-in.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1783&month=4&year=2020&day=1&calType=0  Agenda:  https://www.zionsville-in.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04012020-1065

Upcoming VRA Events:
Sunday, May 17:  We recently announced that the VRA will host a potluck at Elm Street Green on May 17 from 12:00-3:00pm.  The event is still on the calendar but we are keeping an eye on the guidelines for gatherings as groups.  If we are still able to have the potluck, it will be a great opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, see/meet your neighbors, and let the kids play.  As with our Annual Picnic, all Village residents will be invited to the potluck.  Fingers crossed that it will be safe to gather as a larger group at that point!

Businesses open for carry-out and/or delivery:
Several Village and area restaurants are open for carry-out and/or delivery.  Information regarding the restaurants' statuses can be found at https://www.zionsvillechamber.org/business-updates.html and https://files.constantcontact.com/40fc59bf201/1e1595bc-69c7-4cea-9e65-c683a930280b.pdf
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

03/23/2020

posted Mar 23, 2020, 5:09 AM by phillip martini

What a week it has been!  Before I list the upcoming events/cancellations below, I want to remind everyone that several of the restaurants in the Village are open for carry-out and/or delivery.  They are an important part of our community and I am sure that any support that you can give them during this time would be greatly appreciated.  

Information regarding the restaurants' statuses can be found at https://www.zionsvillechamber.org/business-updates.html and https://files.constantcontact.com/40fc59bf201/1e1595bc-69c7-4cea-9e65-c683a930280b.pdf

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 23:  Youth Art Month activities and displays at various locations throughout Zionsville through April 4.  More information at https://www.sullivanmunce.org/uploads/7/4/2/7/74271925/youth_art_month_2020.pdf  
    • Please note that some facilities may be closed due to precautions for COVID-19.
  • Monday, March 23 - Monday, April 6:  Zionsville Town Hall and Town facilities will be closed in the interest of the safety of the community and the Town of Zionsville employees.  
  • Monday, March 23 - Monday, May 1:  Zionsville Community Schools will be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes all activities, rentals, special events, performances, etc.  
    • ZCS will be closed to the community. With the exception of Spring Break (March 27-April 3), students will have eLearning days until at least May 1.
  • Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, April 14:  SullivanMunce Cultural Center will be closed to the public.  

Upcoming VRA Events:

Sunday, May 17:  Last week we announced that the VRA will host a potluck at Elm Street Green on May 17 from 12:00-3:00pm.  The event is still on the calendar but we are keeping an eye on the guidelines for gatherings as groups.  If we are still able to have the potluck, it will be a great opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, see/meet your neighbors, and let the kids play.  As with our Annual Picnic, all Village residents will be invited to the potluck.  Fingers crossed that it will be safe to gather as a larger group at that point!
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

03/16/2020

posted Mar 16, 2020, 6:03 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 16:  Youth Art Month activities and displays at various locations throughout Zionsville through April 4.  
  • Monday, March 16 - Monday, April 6:  Zionsville Town Hall and Town facilities will be closed in the interest of the safety of the community and the Town of Zionsville employees.  No meetings will be held at Town facilities.  
  • Monday, March 16 - Monday, April 6:  Zionsville Community Schools will be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes all activities, rentals, special events, performances, etc.  
    • ZCS will be closed to the community. Students will have eLearning days until Spring Break.  Spring Break is March 27-April 3.  
  • Monday, March 16 - Tuesday, April 14:  SullivanMunce Cultural Center will be closed to the public.  

Upcoming VRA Events:

Save the date:  The VRA will host a potluck at Elm Street Green on May 17 from 12:00-3:00pm!  As with our Annual Picnic, all Village residents will be invited to the potluck.  It will be a great opportunity to enjoy the park, see/meet your neighbors, and let the kids play.  We are in the early stages of planning so look to future e-mails for more details.  
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

03/09/2020

posted Mar 9, 2020, 5:26 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 9:  Youth Art Month activities and displays at various locations throughout Zionsville through April 4.  
  • Monday, March 9:  ZCS School Board meeting at 6:00pm in the Educational Services Boardroom (900 Mulberry St). 
  • Wednesday, March 11:  Zionsville Parks & Recreation Board meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall.  
  • Thursday, March 12: Invasives and the Terrestrial Plant Rule from 7:00-8:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Invasive plant species impact Indiana in various ways, including loss of biodiversity, degradation of habitats, decreased agricultural yields and impacts on recreation and tourism.  Beginning April 18, 2020, the Indiana Terrestrial Plant Rule will make it illegal to sell, gift, barter, exchange, distribute, transport, or introduce 44 invasive pest plant species within the state.  Mary Welz, Regional Specialist with SICIM, will discuss what this means for our community and the future of invasive management within Boone County.  
  • Thursday, March 12:  Middle School E-Day
  • Saturday, March 14:  VRA fire station visit from 1:00-2:00 at ZFD Fire Station 91 (100 N. Ford Road).  The event will include a tour of the fire station, Q&A session, and important safety tips.  It is recommended that visitors park across the street at Boone Village.  The fire department would like to have a headcount for attendance, so if you plan to attend 
  • Saturday, March 14:  Is that Snake Venomous? from 1:00-2:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Do you know how to identify venomous snakes?  What venomous snakes live in Indiana?  What is the difference between venomous and poisonous?  Join in to learn the answers to these questions and more.
  • Saturday, March 14:  2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour from 2:00-4:00pm at Town Hall (St. Vincent Community Room - 207).  The Fly Fishing Film Tour is fly fishing's most anticipated annual event.  The original and largest tour of its kind, each show is a high-energy celebration.  Tickets are $10 and will be available to purchase at the door by cash or credit card.  All proceeds go to Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery.
  • Saturday, March 14:  VCA Eagle Park Animal Hospital Ribbon Cutting and Open House from 2:00-4:00pm at VCA Eagle Park Animal Hospital (1008 West Oak Street).  Hospital tours, food & refreshments, education stations, visit with doctors and staff, and more.  
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

03022020

posted Mar 2, 2020, 5:17 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 2:  Zionsville Town Council meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall. 
  • Wednesday, March 4:  Monthly Bird Walk with Zion Nature Center from 8:00-9:00am at Turkey Foot Park.  Join a Naturalist on the first Wednesday morning of every month for a casual hike to spot birds in our local parks.  This is a great way to explore Zionsville's parks while learning about birds who call our town home.  All experience levels welcome.  They will have a few field guides and binoculars available to borrow.  
  • Wednesday, Marcy 4:  Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at 6:30pm at Town Hall. 
  • Friday, March 6:  Youth Art Month Opening Receptions from 5:00-7:00pm at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, Goodman's Jewelers, and Fivethirty Home.  Youth Art Month exhibition runs through April 4.  
  • Friday, March 6:  Art After 5 from 5:00-8:00pm at Art IN Hand Gallery.  This month includes student art from Zionsville Middle School.  Stop in for light refreshments and to browse many fine art items from their group of talented artists.
  • Saturday, March 7:  Zion Nature Center Summer Camp Registration opens at 9:00am at Zion Nature Center.  Registration must be completed in person at Zion Nature Center.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Children must be the correct age at the start of their camp to participate.  Camp fees are non-refundable.  

Upcoming VRA Events:
Saturday, March 14:  The Zionsville Fire Department will provide a one hour event for VRA members at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 14.  The event will include a tour of the fire station, Q&A session, and important safety tips.  The fire station is located at 100 N. Ford Road.  They recommend that visitors park across the street at Boone Village. 
     The fire department would like to have a headcount for attendance, so if you plan to attend please fill out the short survey at https://forms.gle/T1kuPxXvkDQJydSdA
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

02242020

posted Feb 24, 2020, 6:03 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Tuesday, February 25:  Zionsville Architectural Review Committee meeting at 8:00am at Town Hall (RL Turner Conference Room - 205).  
  • Thursday, February 27:  Zionsville State of the Town at 7:00pm at Town Hall (St. Vincent Community Room - 207).  Hear from Mayor Styron as she shares her vision and initiatives for Zionsville in 2020.  
  • Saturday, February 29:  Leap Day Drop-in from 1:00-3:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Celebrate Leap Day by learning about the animals in nature that make big leaps!  Drop-in anytime between 1:00-3:00pm to make your own leaping creature to take home. 

Upcoming VRA Events:
Saturday, March 14:  Please note the updated date.  The Zionsville Fire Department will provide a one hour event for VRA members at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 14.  The event will include a tour of the fire station, Q&A session, and important safety tips.  The fire station is located at 100 N. Ford Road.  They recommend that visitors park across the street at Boone Village.  We will have more information as the date gets closer.
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

Untitled Post

posted Feb 17, 2020, 5:38 PM by phillip martini

our weekly Zionsville Village update is below.  

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, February 17:  Through the Lens: Lloyd Riley Exhibition at SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Exhibition runs through February 22.
  • Monday, February 17:  President's Day - No school for ZCS; Town Hall is closed
  • Monday, February 17:  Reuse Heart & Sole Annual Shoe Collection at various locations throughout Boone County.  All types of shoes in both reusable and unusable conditions will be collected.  Collection continues through February 18.  
  • Tuesday, February 18:  Teacher Day - No school for ZCS
  • Tuesday, February 18:  Zionsville Town Council meeting at 7:30am at Town Hall.  
  • Tuesday, February 18:  Board of Police Commissioners/Zionsville Safety Board meeting at 8:00am at Town Hall.  Zionsville Safety Board meeting has been cancelled.
  • Tuesday, February 18:  Zionsville Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall.  
  • Wednesday, February 19:  Knee-high Naturalists from 9:30-11:30am at Zion Nature Center.  Knee-high Naturalists is a new, monthly series for the youngest nature enthusiasts.  In this drop-off program, children will learn all about the wonders of nature with the Zion Nature Center Naturalists.  Similar to their summer camps, activities will take place both inside and outside of the Zion Nature Center.  This program will provide a hands-on, nature-based educational experience for your child.  Ages:  3-5 years.  Children must be fully potty trained.  
  • Saturday, February 22:  Legislative Breakfast - Third House Session from 7:30-9:00am at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.  All residents of Boone County are invited to meet local legislators and hear the latest from the Indiana State House.  Event will take place in the Hussey/Hoffman rooms.  
    • Only the 5th Street library entrance will be accessible for this early morning event.  No registration required and donuts and coffee will be served.
  • Saturday, February 22:  Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee public information meeting at 2:00pm at Town Hall (St. Vincent Community Room - 207).  Attendees are invited to learn more about the Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee's desire to implement a Historic Conservation District within the Village of Zionsville.  All citizens are welcome to attend and participate.
  • Saturday, February 22:  Living Soil, Healthy Garden from 1:00-2:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Soil is so much more than dirt.  Healthy soil is the foundation of every yard and garden.  Your garden's soil is a living ecosystem that needs to be protected and nourished.  The program will get down and dirty on soil facts, soil testing and how to maintain and help the community within your soil thrive.

Upcoming VRA Events:
  • Saturday, March 7:  Save the date!  We are working with the Zionsville Fire Department  to set up a tour of the fire station for VRA members.  We have the date confirmed but are still working with the ZFD in regards to timing and other details.  
    • There will be more information in future e-mails. 
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

02/10/2020

posted Feb 10, 2020, 5:51 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, February 10:  Through the Lens: Lloyd Riley Exhibition at SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Exhibition runs through February 22.
  • Monday, February 10:  Reuse Heart & Sole Annual Shoe Collection at various locations throughout Boone County.  All types of shoes in both reusable and unusable conditions will be collected.  Collection continues through February 18.  
  • Monday, February 10:  Reminder: Sycamore Street Bridge Closure.  
  • Tuesday, February 11:  Tubs of Love Dog Wash to Support Humane Society for Boone County from 2:00-5:00pm at PetValu (53 Boone Village).  Join Zionsville Chamber's Executive Director, Allyson Gutwein, to wash your dog and help out the Humane Society. 
  • Wednesday, February 12:  Zionsville Board of Parks and Recreation meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall.  (VRA note:  The potential of a Lincoln Park concert series coordinated by the VRA is on the agenda.)  
  • Friday, February 14:  Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Saturday, February 15:  Junior Naturalists from 10:00am-12:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Kids will work with Zion Nature Center staff to clean and feed the Nature Center's turtles, snakes and other educational animals.  Participation is limited to one date, and registration is required.  Adults must stay during program.  Ages: 6-12 years old with an adult.  
  • Saturday, February 15:  Great Backyard Bird Count from 10:00-11:00am at Zion Nature Center.  Each year more than 200,000 people from around the world participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Join the Zion Nature Center as they record the number of bird species around the Nature Center and within the Zion Nature Sanctuary.
Upcoming VRA Events:
  • Saturday, March 7:  Save the date!  We are working with the Zionsville Fire Department  to set up a tour of the fire station for VRA members.  We have the date confirmed but are still working with the ZFD in regards to timing and other details.  There will be more information in future e-mails.
VRA/Village: 
  • A reminder to everyone to keep your house and car doors locked...  One of our VRA families recently had two of their cars riffled through in the area of 3rd St. & Poplar.  Luckily nothing valuable was taken but both cars were left unlocked overnight. 

Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:

As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.

Brick Street Inn Expansion Presentation - February 4

posted Feb 3, 2020, 5:17 PM by phillip martini

Just a reminder that our February meeting featuring a presentation by Paul Vezolles, owner of the Brick Street Inn and Auberge Restaurant on Main Street, is on this Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Brick Street Inn.  

The presentation will cover an expansion plan that will make the Brick Street Inn and Auberge Restaurant a better community asset for local residents and visitors as a place to eat, gather, stay, and celebrate various occasions.  They are striving to deliver high standards of design, comfort, and service while enhancing the charming character of the place and adhering to the town's architectural guidance for the village business district.

Mr. Vezolles and the Brick Street Inn/Auberge Restaurant have generously invited VRA members to arrive around 20 minutes before the meeting for an informal gathering, including appetizers and drinks.  This will be a great opportunity to mingle and meet the members of the Brick Street Inn team before the presentation.

We will also be collecting dues at the meeting, if you haven't paid yet for the year.  It is $20 for a family and $15 for an individual.


Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, February 3:  Through the Lens: Lloyd Riley Exhibition at SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  
    • Exhibition runs through February 22.
  • Monday, February 3:  Reuse Heart & Sole Annual Shoe Collection at various locations throughout Boone County.  All types of shoes in both reusable and unusable conditions will be collected.  Collection continues through February 18.  
  • Monday, February 3:  Zionsville Town Council meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall.  
  • Tuesday, February 4:  VRA meeting at 7:30pm at Brick Street Inn.  Presentation from Paul Vezolles, owner of the Brick Street Inn and Auberge Restaurant on Main Street, regarding an expansion plan that will make it a better community asset for local residents and visitors as a place to eat, gather, stay, and celebrate various occasions.  
  • Wednesday, February 5:  Toddler Trek with Zion Nature Center from 10:00-11:00am at Creekside Nature Park.  Spending time outdoors has numerous benefits for a child's physical and emotional well-being.  Each month they will meet at different Zionsville parks to play, explore, and watch the seasons change.  Toddler Trek is rain or shine (with the exception of severe weather).  Dress for the weather and prepare to get moving!  Ages: 5 years and under with an adult.
  • Wednesday, February 5:  Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at 6:30pm at Town Hall.  
  • Friday, February 7:  "Art After 5" from 5:00-8:00pm at Art IN Hand Gallery.  Student art from Butler Lab School at IPS 55.  Stop in for some light refreshments and to browse many fine art items from their group of talented artists.
  • Saturday, February 8:  Junior Naturalists from 10:00am-12:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Kids will work with Zion Nature Center staff to clean and feed the Nature Center's turtles, snakes and other educational animals.  Participation is limited to one date, and registration is required.  Adults must stay during program.  Ages: 6-12 years old with an adult.  

Lincoln Park Concert Series:
As many of you probably know, the Lincoln Park Concert Series will be moving to Lions Park this year.  Many Village residents were disappointed with the move so the VRA is exploring the possibility of starting another, smaller concert series in Lincoln Park.  We recently learned that the Zionsville Cultural District intends to host concerts at the park in August, so we are aiming for one concert a month in both June and July.  Earlier this week the VRA sent an e-mail to our members, with a link to a survey, to gauge the interest of the community.  We will be looking at the survey results as of February 7th, so please fill yours out this week! 

Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:

01/19/2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 5:16 PM by phillip martini

Your weekly Zionsville Village update is below.  Please note the new VRA event below.

Upcoming Events:Upcoming VRA Events:
  • Tuesday, February 4:  Presentation from Paul Vezolles, owner of the Brick Street Inn and Auberge Restaurant on Main Street, regarding an expansion plan that will make it a better community asset for local residents and visitors as a place to eat, gather, stay, and celebrate various occasions.  They are striving to deliver high standards of design, comfort, and service while enhancing the charming character of the place and adhering to the town's architectural guidance for the village business district.  Meeting will be at the Brick Street Inn at 7:30pm.

Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee:
The Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee will hold public meetings in the next two months to present the Conservation District Ordinance they are working to gain support for.  One meeting is this week (Jan 23) and a future meeting date is as follows:
  • Saturday, February 22:  2:00pm at Town Hall (2nd Floor)
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:

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