Waking up "Naptown" one mind at a time...

Ghost Legends of Indiana

Indiana, a US State in the Midwest, is the location of numerous ghost sightings, and there are many locations that are considered to be haunted by locals. Some of the hauntings are celebrated in festivals, and most have some truth behind them.


Haven't Been in 10 Years...

...Might have to make it out this year. The fair is a remarkable place. It is held for a dozen days each summer. Yet, it lives for generations in the memories of families who experience it together. Over 750,000 people visit the Indiana State Fair each year. Three quarters of a million people can't be wrong about fun! There is something for everyone.

Giant Selection of Bands/Musicians in Indy Area

HERE IS A LINK for a huge assortment of bands and musicians in the Indy area. Of course, these are only bands who have "registered" but there are still hundreds to sort through. Have fun!

Upcoming Events in Indy

Here are a list of upcoming events in the state of Indiana for 2009. I'd have to say one of the most intriguing is the 64th annual 'Mermaid Festival', June 16th -20th, in North Webster. The 'Wizard of Oz' festival in September might be fun.


National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project is a nonpartisan nonprofit education and advocacy organization that details how your tax dollars are being spent. The project's Web site is a running total of expenditures in Iraq with options to find out how the money could be used on other programs such as housing, education and health care.  http://costofwar.com

Pages to Prisoners Project

Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project strives to encourage self-education among prisoners, aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars. Volunteers collect reading materials such as dictionaries, thesauri, law books, westerns and history books for free distribution to prisoners who request titles. A Bloomington group meets Sundays at 2p.m. and Mondays and Thursdays at 7p.m. at Boxcar Books, 118 S. Rogers, Suite 2. Call 812/339-8710 or write to  boxcar@boxcarbooks.org; www.boxcarbooks.org.

Earth 911

Earth911.com is a comprehensive search engine for finding a recycling center near you by city, ZIP code, and/or type of item you want to recycle.
Find out more community meetings and projects in your area by visiting the BRANCHES website.

The Women in Black

The Women in Black group in Indianapolis gathers rain or shine for silent protest on the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the north side of Monument Circle. WIB seeks to educate and energize the community by focusing on what they believe the government should do to promote a lasting peace in Palestine and Israel and by exposing the community to the disastrous effects that current and historical policies have had on Palestinians and Israelis. The group is committed to nonviolence and holds silent vigils dressed in black as a way to make their position and sorrow visible. Women are invited to join the protests. 317/846-3982; judith_a_king@hotmail.com.

Plant a Million

Plant A Million is a project of the Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council and the ten Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Central Indiana. Begun in 2004, the project’s main goals are to educate people about the benefits of trees and their management, and to help the citizens of Central Indiana plant a million or more mostly native trees in the 10-county area. To find out how your neighborhood group can participate or to find out about scheduled tree planting events, go to www.plantamillion.org .