DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
We've been working on the downtown flower baskets. Our small band of dedicated staff and volunteers planted and assembled the baskets (even in the dark!) The next step was to put the linings and flowers in the hay racks. We are done with the 900, 800, 700 blocks and the 600 block to Carpenter Avenue. We will finish up by the end of the week. Then we'll let the sunshine and rain (with some help from our water cart) do the rest!

This year, circumstances required us to reinvent the way we do the flower baskets. To make it work, we definitely had to rely more volunteer power and support from the communty. Thank you to everyone who helped by sponsoring a basket or lending a hand.
We couldn't have done it without you!
Thank You
For Supporting Our Efforts to Beautify Downtown
Thank You Flower Basket Sponsors
Connie Biss
The Book Nook
BPO Elks 931
Marshall Chriswell
The Coney
Grub's Sports Bar
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
Dana & Kitty Henry
Indiana Garden Club
InFirst Bank
InFirst Financial
Betsy & Erick Lauber
Lucy Rae Gifts & More
Linda Mitchell & Richard Stinebiser
Samantha Muir & Lynn Botelho
Malcolm Polley
Joyce Sharman
Upstreet Financial
Vicki Stelma & Charles Manges
Welcome to Indiana
Thank You Volunteers
Kathy King
Lisa Kuzneski
Maddie Kuzneski
Tracy Levitz
Jennifer Rairigh
Richard Stinebiser

Thank You For In-Kind Support/Supplies
Borough of Indiana
Martin's Foods

July 19, 2018

5:00 PM in IRMC PARK
Sampling 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Visit downtown Indiana's best restaurants & sample their specialties! Our restaurants go all out to win votes and this year we will crown ONE winner for Best Overall Experience! Plus live music by Franky Johnson, prizes & more!

Tickets $30

Tickets Available at
Downtown Indiana
Online at  showclix.com
By phone 724-463-6110

Participating (as of June 21)
7th Street Marketry &
The Food Co-Op of Indiana, PA
The Appalachian Kitchen
The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar
CH Fields
The Coney
Dan Smith's Candies & Gifts
Grub's Sports Bar
HB Culpepper's
Insomnia Cookies
Romeo's Pizzeria & Mediterranean Kitchen
Woody Lodge Winery with Sandy's Custom Cuisine

Downtown Indiana Quarterly Membership Meeting

Monday, June 25 
Donatello's Restaurant 
791 Philadelphia Street 

5:00 PM
Networking, light hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

5:30 PM
Quarterly Meeting
Update on Downtown Indiana's efforts
Open forum for members to ask questions,
make suggestions and voice their opinions. 

Please RSVP by June 22. 

Many thanks to our host Donatello's for
providing refreshments and welcoming us into their restaurant !

11 AM - 2 PM

Celebrate with Hair 4 Everyone
as they open the salon!

Refreshments & fun

Ribbon Cutting - 12:30 PM

Welcome Hair 4 Everyone to the downtown!

During the event you will be able to
book appointments & purchase products

There will also be giveaways and free consultations!
Annual Culture of Good
Backpack Giveaway
at Verizon

Our local Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, located at 401 Phladelphia Street, will once again participate in the Culture of Good backpack giveaway on July 22 from 1 - 4 PM. To make the day even more special for the children who come to claim their backpacks, Verizon Wireless is looking for groups that would be willing to provide an activity, craft or face painting at the event. Verizon is also looking for food vendors who may want to take part.

The idea is to create an afternoon of family-oriented fun that can be enjoyed by local families. The event will take place in the Verizon parking lot and those interested can contact Downtown Indiana via email or call Amanda at Verizon (724-403-3985).

Details for the backpack giveaway and how a child can claim their backpack will be announced shortly.
Star Spangled Celebration - July 4

Join the YMCA of Indiana County, Graystone Church and the J.S. Mack Foundation as they present the 3rd annual Star Spangled Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Mack Park Fairgrounds from 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. This Independence Day celebration will incorporate food vendors, craft shows, activities for children, and entertainment. 

Admission is $3 an individual and $10 for the family. Visit them to learn more.

New This Year - Wine Walk!

Downtown Indiana and Woody Lodge Winery are pleased to partner with the YMCA of Indiana County to present a wine walk from 2 pm - 6 pm during the Star Spangled Celebration.

Tickets $15 
  • First 300 advance tickets purchased get a commemorative wine glass at the event. 
  • Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA, Downtown Indiana, or Woody Lodge Winery. Call 724-463-6110 to order tickets or with questions.

Advance Ticket purchase also grants entry into the Star Spangled Celebration day of events.

Follow the event here and keep up with us!
Upcoming Downtown Indiana Events!
 Lovin' Downtown Every Second
July 13, August 10

Quarterly Membership Meeting
June 25 - Donatello's - 5 pm

First Commonwealth Bank Taste & Tour
July 19, 2018

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF)
September 8, 2018

S&T Bank Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018 

Wine Walk
November 2, 2018

Lucy Donnelly Holiday Festival & Parade
November 16, 2018

​First Commonwealth Bank It's a Wonderful Life Festival
November 17 - December 16, 2018
We are happy to include information from members about special events,
sales, services, etc. in the weekly DI DIgest

Please email your information to linda@downtownindiana.org  by Wed. at 9 am
We can also share info on Facebook, Twitter & our website - just ask!

Visit us at www.downtownindiana.org to sign up for your membership!
Nonprofit, businesss & residential memberships available.
The Download
News from Our Members & Partners
Enjoy Chef Mitchell's chicken and pork barbeque and benefit the pets at the Indiana County Humane Society shelter. Meals are $8.00 with takeout available. Ending time is approximate depending on food availability.

What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet early morning joggers, a lonely short-wave radio DJ, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the writer of a most unusual letter, and numerous others. Through a series of songs, scenes and monologues, they'll survive lonely nights and sleepovers, discover whether the Monster Under the Bed is real and maybe even get to answer that all-important question: "Is anybody out there?"

June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, July 1
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

Tickets available at  indianaplayers.com
Indiana Eye Care is doing a 50% off sunglasses special on June 27th. Stop by for a special look at all of your favorite designer sunglasses. They will be giving you half off both prescriptions and non prescription suns. If you're already a patient they will have your prescription on hand. Outside prescriptions are welcome!

We will be providing light refreshments including a selection of wine from  Woody Lodge Winery LLC. . RSVP to our event and be entered in an extra door prize drawing!

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Hosted by
Dan Smith's
Candies & Gifts

June 29, 5-7 PM

@ Dan Smith's Candies & Gifts
799 Philadelphia St.

Drawing for Dan Smith's Candy, snacks & fun!
Friday, July 13, 5-10 PM
TIckets available at The Artists Hand or online.
The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar is hosting a great night of live music and local art! Starting the night with the opening reception of "What We Call Home" by Ashley Bouton complimented by live music by  Alan Craigie . This part of the evening is free and includes light refreshments and wine. 

Speals On Wheels  will be serving up delicious food from both of their trucks from 5pm to 10pm.

Live music blasting off in the parking at 7 PM! The lineup includes Dan Stonerook  opening up for the  Jukehouse Bombers !

Sound and lighting provided by  Crisp Entertainment !

You're invited to a unique farm-to-table dining experience prepared by the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts students. This fundraiser dinner features produce from our local farmers, live music, and complimentary beverages all while supporting our non-profit cooperative.

$30/person for co-op members
$35/person for non-members

The Food Co-Op is also inviting vendors who'd like to donate food for the event to have a table or display at the event. Diners will then get to meet some of the farmers and growers behind the produce.

Buy tickets at the co-op market, 701 Philadelphia Street. The market is now open six days a week: Tuesday through Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm.

1:00PM on the 3rd FLOOR

June 23 and 24, 2018
1952 production of “BEND OF THE RIVER”
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Julie Adams and Arthur Kennedy.
Western of 1840s Oregon with conflict between Stewart, outlaw turned wagon-train scout, and Kennedy, his one-time comrade who steals settlers' supplies.

June 30 and July 1, 2018
1952 production of “CARBINE WILLIAMS”
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Wendell Corey, and James Arness.
History of the inventor of the famous rifle, his problems with the law, and his simple family life.

Featured films for the matinees will be 15% off during the showings only.
Subject to availability 

Adults - $9.00
Seniors, Military, Students with ID - $8.00
Children 7-17 - $7.00
Children under 7 – FREE
(All prices subject to change without notice)
#TBT to NAFF17
Save the Date for NAFF18
Saturday, September 8
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