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Village Voice 12 2014: December



Announcements

  • ZVRA announces a new welcoming committee
  • November 29th (Sat) Christmas in the Village events begin
  • December 6th (Sat) SullivanMunce for the Holidays
  • December 6th (Sat) Carol of Homes Holiday Tour
  • December 31st (Wed) New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!
  • Vectren announces next phase of gas line replacement to begin in early January

Letter from the President

Hello neighbors,

The Village during the Holidays is always such a wonderful time. I cannot imagine another place outside of the North Pole itself with such a joyful spirit. 

We have one more event that has been added to the enjoyment of Christmas in the Village. Sally Zelonis has implemented a door decorating contest for the merchants and a separate one for the residents.  You still have one more day to sign upso jump in and and help make this a new village holiday tradition!  You will actually have until December 4th to decorate and we won't hold it against anyone if the decorating fails to happen. Thank you to those that are participating and to Sally for championing this.  
Sign up at: http://www.zvra.com/announcements/firstannualdoordecoratingcontest

Remember that many of your neighbors and fellow VRA members own businesses in the Village that sell unique and special items that you just can’t get at the mall, so please take some time to “keep it local” and shop here in Zionsville for some special gifts!

Kathy Scales-Brown has been working hard on the VRA Christmas Progressive dinner and I know that she and all the Volunteers are working hard to make it another fantastic Village evening. It is great to see so many people take part in such a rich neighborhood tradition. On behalf of the entire board, we are very excited to see you there.

Please assist me in welcoming the following new members to the VRA

Phil and Sara Martini

Brad and Kathryn Gibson

Tom and Kathy Price

Wade and Carol Mullet

Stewart and Suzanne Worrel

Vicki Townsend

Alex and Jennifer Choi

Tristan and Kate Coram

Paul McCoy and family

Adam and Cara Weber

I would also like to thank Erika Singler and Sara Martini for starting a formal welcoming committee for those new to the village. See more info later in the VV.

At a meeting last week Brian Hall, Vectren Supervisor over the work in Zionsville, and Josh Bala, Superintendent for Miller Pipeline, were nice enough to attend and field questions regarding the ongoing gas pipeline upgrade. Attached is the contact info for Brian. He is the best contact with any concerns regarding your streets, sidewalks, and overall property.

Brian Hall
Sr. Operations Supervisor
Lafayette, Attica, Frankfort
765-449-5605 – Office
765-714-7172 - Cell

There is so much going on in December: parties with friends, family and neighbors; seeing the decorations; and shopping the Main Street merchants. I hope to see you all out and about.

Cheers,

Scott Lusk


Village News and Events


The ZVRA has formed a Welcoming Committee! 

The goal of the committee is not only to welcome our new neighbors to the village, but also to inform them that they can join the ZVRA. Please help our welcoming committee by reaching out when someone new moves in on your street so that we can drop by and say hello, give them information about the ZVRA and invite them to our next event. Currently Erika Singler and Sara Martini are on this committee. 

If you have a new neighbor please reach out to Erika Singler or Sara Martini via e-with the address. Erika and Sara can be reached below or just let us know if you see either of us out and about the village.

Erika: erika@halcombsingler.com, (317) 430-3332
Sara: sarasingler@gmail.com, (513) 519-3957


The Holidays are Here!

by Beth Bugbee


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Get ready, we're off to a festive start! The season will be kicked off in the Village on Saturday, November 29th. The trolley will be running all day to take you back and forth to all the Village shops. Tell your friends to park at Lions Park to catch the trolley. Please make your holiday purchases in our wonderful shops because it is "Small Business Saturday."

The afternoon will be packed with fun activities. A horse-drawn carriage will be giving free rides from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Amy Lacy will be reading her Christmas story, "Where is Christmas?" at 4 p.m. at Black Dog Books. Walk over to visit the animals at the petting zoo on Main and east Pine.

Be sure to be on the sidewalk at 5 p.m. to see the parade and you know who-SANTA! We've heard he is coming to town. He will help us all light our tree after the parade.

Santa will be back every Saturday (11-4p.m.) and Sunday (noon-3p.m.) through December 21st.

The next Saturday, December 6, is the Carol of Homes Holiday Tour. Six beautifully decorated homes will be available to tour from 10-4p.m. This is not your ordinary home tour. Each home will also be adorned by members of the Zionsville High School show choirs singing their hearts out. If you want to get in the spirit of the season, this is the way to do it. To get tickets, go to zchoirs.com.

You can make this winter a little warmer by visiting the Hope for Heroes collection drive at Akards. Now through December 19th, drop by items or money off to help our American veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Indianapolis area. If you visit Akards on Wednesday, December 3, you can also get a picture with Santa! 


SullivanMunce Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening of several annual Holiday special events.
  On Saturday, December 6, SullivanMunce for the Holidays opens with the Guild’s annual bake sale featuring delicious, homemade treats and goodies.






Celebrate A Place Called Zionsville by Participating in the First Annual Gingerbread Placemat Competition for children of all ages.  The “Place-off” will be at SullivanMunce Cultural Center (SMCC) on December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm while supplies last. Participants will be provided with a 11” foam gingerbread house placemat and materials for decorating.  Placemats will be judged for creativity and over-all appearance. Three winners will be selected and contacted. The finished placemats will be on display at local restaurants and/or the SullivanMunce Cultural Center gallery during the holidays. Other craft activities are available for children of all ages and will continue through December 20, 2014.

Our Artisans Holiday Boutique also debuts on Saturday, December 6. A shopper’s delight, this fabulous boutique features handcrafted gifts and items that are perfect for holiday gift-giving.  Items include: art, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, scarves, ornaments and more. The boutique offers a discount for SullivanMunce members. Our holiday boutique continues through December 20, 2014.

An annual tradition, our Chili Bowl Sale, continues as unique, hand-crafted chili bowls are for sale; filled with hot chili and all the fixings for just $12 each. 

“First Come, First Hung” exhibitionThe exhibition is exactly what the name implies:  the first forty artists through our doors on Saturday, November 15, 2014 will automatically be accepted into this popular exhibit that allows both the amateur and the professional artist the opportunity to showcase their talent in our galleries December 6 through December 20, 2014. 

All proceeds from these events and activities benefit the programs, exhibitions and events of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center. Hours for Saturday activities are from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please call 317.873.4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.


Next phase of Vectren gas line replacement announced by Brian Hall of Vectren. If weather allows, sewer locates could start in December and gas replacements in early January. See the PDF attachment at the bottom of the Village Voice. 





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Jill Worth Rezek,
Nov 24, 2014, 8:51 AM
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