DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
Borough Introduces  New Parking App

In Memoriam
John C. Hammerle
1931 - 2018
The Downtown Indiana community was saddened to learn of the passing of John "Jack" Hammerle on February 7. The owner and operator of the One Hour Downtown Dry Cleaners on Philadelphia Street for 50 years, Mr. Hammerle was very active in the community and served on many boards. He was also a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Mr. Hammerle is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charline, his daughters and grandchildren. 

Read full obituary & leave condolences here

Upcoming Events
Winte r Warm Up
Saturday, February 24

12:00 Noon-3:00 PM
Family-friendly activities in IRMC Park
Free & Open to the Public

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Sampling tour of downtown Indiana's best winter foods!
Tickets $15.00
Children 10 & under free if accompanied by an adult ticket holder

Ticket purchases include chance to win two tickets to the March 5 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames game. 
Penguins tickets Courtesy S&T Bank

By phone 724-463-6110 or  at Showclix.com

Participating Restaurants
Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar
The Coney
HB Culpeppers
Food Co-Op Cafe
Grubs Sports Bar
Insomnia Cookies
Pita Pit
RBG Bar & Grill
Spaghetti Benders 
Twisted Jimmy's

Thank you to our Activity Sponsor

Thank you to our Media Sponsor

Special Thanks
Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County
Evergreen Boys & Girls Club of Indiana County
Haines Total Hockey
Indiana Gazette
Indiana Women's Flag Football League
St. Patrick's Day Parade 
Saturday, March 17 - 12:00 Noon
Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

Sponsored by 

Sign up your unit today! It is free to participate!
Photo courtesy Anthony Frazier
Get To Know 
Peter Broad

Occupation: Retired/Borough Council President
What drew you to joining the board of Downtown Indiana?
I was asked by Bill Simmons to represent the Borough on the board.

On what DI committees/event committees do you serve? 
What is your favorite thing about downtown?
It's physically attractive, and it feels like a real town.
Name a fun fact that people may not know about you?
I brew beer.
Welcome New Members 
Henry Hall Technical Services
Indiana County Humane Society
Indiana Kiwanis Club
Betsy & Erick Lauber
PA Career Link Indiana County
Ellen & Rod Ruddock
Kay & David Smith

Join Downtown Indiana and enjoy all of the benefits of membership! We offer memberships for businesses, nonprofits and individuals. 

Download a membership form here or sign up online.
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News from our Members & Partners

In honor of Black History Month, the NAACP Indiana County and the Center for Community Growth will present the PBS documentary "Slavery by Another Name" on Friday, February 23, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church (285 Twolick Drive, Indiana).

LIVE MUSIC with Namie Louder & Will Gomez at Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar - Friday, Feb. 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM. Will and Namie are a lively, acoustic duo from Johnstown, PA. They play music for all ages with their genres spanning from classic rock to modern-day hits. Come out for fresh, fun, and exciting music! BYOB 21+.

"Philadelphia Story" is the matinee at the Jimmy Stewart Museum this weekend February 17 & 18 at 1 PM. Starring Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Free admission for members, adults $9; seniors, military and students with ID $8; children 7 - 17 $7; and children under 7 free.

Friday Fish-tastic! The Indiana Elks BPOE with 2 Chefs will offer fish dinners every Friday during Lent. $10 per person. Open the public. Click here for details and menu options.

Basketball Double Header - The IUP Women's and Men's Basketball teams are back home to take on the Vulcans of Cal U on Feb. 17, 5:30 PM, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Both games will feature a Make-a-Wish presentation at halftime. All attendees will have a chance to contribute to the Make-a-Wish Foundation during the games. Tickets here

Heart of a Champion 
- an evening to celebrate two great champions Franco Harris and Sheriff Robert Fyock. March 24, 5:30 PM at the Indiana Country Club. Benefits MARTI-CBH (IUP) and The Open Door. $150 per person/$1250 table of ten. For more info visit heartofachampionawards.com .