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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v14n04)
Round the Ripple - by Bill Malcolm
posted: Feb. 17, 2017

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Holliday Park Sap to Syrup Day February 25, 2017
Celebrate the magic of maple trees. Come over to Holliday Park anytime between 12:30-2 pm to journey around the trails learning all about making maple syrup. Try a syrup taste test, complete a craft, and enjoy a delicious Sugar Maker's Sundae.
Tours will depart every fifteen minutes, meet in the lobby. Pre-registration required by calling 327-7180 or visiting
12:30-2 pm $7/person Details at

Proposed flood wall in the news again
The ongoing drama of the proposed floodwall along the Central Canal continues.
Reader Jim Polito of the Save the Warfleigh group opposes new state legislation regarding the flood wall.
His group supports the proposed Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project which they say provides extensive benefit including flood protection for Broad Ripple, Warfleigh, south Warfleigh and north Butler-Tarkington. They claim the project is fully funded and shovel ready with federal funding providing 75% of construction costs.
The group says that the city continues to work with Rocky Ripple to explore future projects that would provide Rocky Ripple flood protection (apparently left out of the current plan).
Nevertheless, Polito claims new legislation in the state legislature suggests either a Rocky Ripple or Butler-Tarkington resident sue the City to stop the project and would expose residents to the ever-present threat of catastrophic loss of life and property as they impose attorney's fees.

New apartments near Opti Park open in September
New apartments near Opti Park on 66th Street will open in September. Named the Park 66 Lofts, the complex is features 108 units.

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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