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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v14n03)
Round the Ripple - by Bill Malcolm
posted: Feb. 03, 2017

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Holliday Park Sap to Syrup Day to be held Feb. 25
Celebrate the magic of maple trees! Join Holliday Park personnel anytime between 12:30-2 pm to journey around the trails learning all about making maple syrup. Register at

Holliday Park Trail Run Scheduled for March 18
Run a five-mile or walk a three-mile course leading through Holliday Park to Marott Park.
Details at or call (317) 475-9482 for more information.

IPL offers winter energy savings tips
IPL has five convenient and easy resources available to customers receiving higher electricity bills. Budget Billing allows customers to pay the same amount for 11 months and then settle the difference on the 12th month.
Payment Extensions can be requested online at or by calling the automated system at 317.261.8222 and selecting option 2 from the main menu.
Preferred Bill Date is offered for IPL customers who want a due date that best matches their paydays.
Financial Assistance is available by calling the Connect2Help line at 2-1-1-.
PowerToolsTM programs can be found at, and are available to help customers manage their household's energy usage and bills.
Information on all of IPL's payment and billing options can be found by going to

Art Museum schedules orchids and more
There is a lot going on at the Indianapolis Museum of Art including:

Orchids: Cultivating Beauty
Feb. 9 / 5-9 p.m. (exhibition preview for IMA members)
Feb. 10 - Mar. 5 (exhibition open to public)
Included with general admission and free for IMA members
Explore the beauty of orchids with Orchids: Cultivating Beauty and experience these unusual and delicate flowers all over the IMA campus. Come see rare varieties, learn about orchids as a decorative plant and discover how orchids have inspired 5

Film Screening: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Feb. 23 / 7 p.m.
The Toby
$12 Members / $18 Public

Edible Orchids: Toast to Tastings
Feb. 24 / 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Elder Greenhouse
$20 Members / $25 Public
Enjoy an evening surrounded by Orchids: Cultivating Beauty while sampling wine and desserts inspired by the exhibition. Local chefs will develop delicious desserts inspired by the geometry, color and history of these captivating plants. Sample wines, and then choose a glass of your favorite to sip while watching the chefs complete their creations.

Bill Malcolm also writes a travel column in The Midwest Eagle and is a reporter for All Aboard Indiana (as a volunteer for both). He advocates for fair and affordable utility rates for a national association based in Washington, D.C. He welcomes reader feedback and story ideas. Send to
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