DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
Downtown Indiana Goes Into the Streets

On Saturday, April 21 IUP students joined Downtown Indiana to clean up IRMC Park.

Organized by the IUP Office of Service Learning, Into the Streets, is an annual day of service. It is part of a national project that encourages university members to participate in the local community’s outreach services. The program provides students with an introductory service experience while also supporting an ongoing involvement in community service affairs. 

Students from Cooks Honors College and Kappa Sigma fraternity spent the morning weeding, picking up litter, sweeping sidewalks and making IRMC Park welcoming for lunch breaks, events and those taking a stroll downtown.

As part of the Adopt-A-Block program, Evergreen Garden Club wil also volunteer their time and efforts to keep IRMC Park clean and inviting.

Special thanks to DI member Kay Smith who volunteered along with the students!
Downtown Indiana Welcomes Woody Lodge Winery!

Born out of love for fine wines, Woody Lodge Winery has become the premiere location for fine wines in Central Pennsylvania. A family-owned business, they have been a popular participant Downtown Indiana's annual Wine Walk.

Friday, April 27, 11 am - 8 pm
622 Philadelphia Street
Prizes, food, drinks and, of course, wine to sample and buy.

Sneak Peek ~ Soft Opening
Thursday, April 26, 4-7 pm
Woody Lodge Winery 622 Philadelphia Street, Indiana

11 am - 7 pm
11 am - 5 pm
Are You Using the Parking App?

As the weather grows warmer and we venture out more, don't forget to make convenience part of your parking plan. The PassportParking app can be used to pay for parking in the downtown Indiana area. Download to any smartphone and use it to park at 600+ parking spaces while shopping, dining or doing business downtown.

Users of the app can monitor parking sessions, extend parking sessions (when available), view payment history and receive email receipts.

Download PassportParking at the App Store or Google Play . You can also manage your parking at the PassportParking website .

Evergreen Garden Club
Hilltop Baptist Church
ICW Vocational Services Inc.
Indiana Borough Planning Department
Lucy Rae Gifts & More
S&T Bank

Thank you!

Flower Basket Sponsors
Connie Biss
The Book Nook
Marshall Chriswell
InFirst Bank (2)
InFirst Financial
Betsy & Erick Lauber
Lucy Rae Gifts & More
Linda Mitchell &
Richard Stinebiser
Samantha Muir &
Lynn Botelho
Malcolm Polley (2)
Joyce Sharman (2)
Welcome to Indiana
For more information about these programs, visit us online .

If you would like to Adopt -A-Block, contact the Downtown Indiana Office at 724-463-6110 or linda@downtownindiana.org .

Flower baskets can be sponsored for $50 each and sponsors will be recognized by Downtown Indiana. To sponsor a flower basket, complete this form and return to Downtown Indiana or sign up online .
Thank You First Energy Foundation!
We are delighted to welcome and thank the First Energy Foundation for its support of the 2018 Northern Appalachian Folk Festival. First Energy Foundation has signed on as a Musician Sponsor.

The Foundation was established to serve and strengthen communities in First Energy's service area which includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. With a commitment to leaner energyresources, smarter technology and a more sustainable planet, FirstEnergy serves 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
NAFF18 Presented by Downtown Indiana
Downtown Indiana invites artists, craftspeople, antique dealers, food vendors & non-profits to become a part of NAFF

Questions? Call 724-463-6110 or email  NAFF.vendors@gmail.com
We Offer:

  • Professional Chefs
  • Planning Coordination Option
  • Audio Equipment
  • Adequate Parking
  • Round Tables
  • Linens
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Bowling Alley
  • Cake Decoration
and much more!

 475 S 13th STREET, INDIANA PA  
Project Welcome Mat June & July Opportunities
Please join us as we put out the 2018 Welcome Mat for parents of incoming IUP students during Freshman Orientation.          

During the months of June & July there will be 12 orientation sessions.
  • 2,400 Welcome Bags will be distributed to parents during their students Freshman Orientation.
  •  May 1 Deadline - If you would like to provide a promotional item for your business or organization, please bring it to the Indiana County Tourist Bureau by May 1 – no exceptions. So that we can prepare adequately, please email info@visitindianacountypa.org if you plan to participate
  • For those who participated in the coupon book, you are still welcome to provide a flyer, pen, or informational materials to be placed in the bags.

Please note that participation in Project Welcome Mat is free but limited to those who are a member of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, or Downtown Indiana.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Items to be delivered to ICTB at the Indiana Mall
New Market Looking for Vendors!
Are you an artist? Either schooled or self taught. A crafter? A repurposed creative reuse connoisseur, Antiques and vintage picker. Furniture refinisher, Potter, painter, etc..

An open market is coming to downtown Indiana and looking for unique vendors who may be interested. Join this community of small grass roots entrepreneurs!

The Shabby Girl Shanty is moving into 701 Philadelphia Street and has space to share with others. 

Call 724-541-9880 or 814-257-9854
for more information & appointment
Welcome New Members
Hilton Garden Inn/CH Fields
Kuzneski & Lockard, Inc.

We are happy to include information from members about special events, sales, services, etc. in the DI DIgest which goes out weekly to 3,000+

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!

to sign up for your membership!
Nonprofit, businesss & residential memberships available.
The Download
News from Our Members & Partners
May 18 - 20, 2018


A variety of events in honor of the 110th anniversary of the birth of James Stewart has been announced by Foundation President, Timothy F. Harley. The weekend kicks off with the George Bailey Awards Dinner honoring Steelers great Rocky Bleier at Indiana’s Rustic Lodge. The event begins on Friday, May 18th with a cocktail reception at 6pm followed by the dinner and ceremony. Judy Stewart will join Board Chairman Gerard Thomchick to make the presentation. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Please call the Museum for reservations (724-349-6112).

On Saturday, May 19th, the Museum will present a birthday gift to the community in the form of “The Randy Riggle Nostalgia Show” at 1:30 at the Indiana Theater. Riggle has performed his family-friendly show at prestigious sites across the country, including Caesars Palace, the Liberace Museum, the Flamingo Hotel and many nationally known comedy venues. Judy Stewart will be on hand to introduce this exciting and fun look back at the 50s and 60s. Admission is free and limited to the first 270 guests.

Later in the day, The Experimental Aircraft Association will present a program on the restoration of Jimmy Stewart’s Airplane at the Main Terminal of the Jimmy Stewart Airport. Beginning at 2:30, they will share a slide show on the project, and then the plane will be displayed outside the building for all to see. Carson Greene will contribute personal anecdotes about his flying career and Mr. Stewart in 1960. Judy Stewart will also make an appearance during this presentation which is open to the public.

The Museum’s Saturday Matinee at 1:00 will be Mr. Stewart’s classic performance in It’s a Wonderful Life. Regular admission fees will apply.

On Sunday, May 20th, the birthday of James Stewart will be celebrated at the Museum with a variety of free events beginning at 11 am. The Punxsutawney Chapter of the American Automobile Association will be showcasing a selection of antique autos curbside on Philadelphia Street. There will be special film showings in the Museum Theater throughout the day. At 1:30 there will be a birthday cake and sing-along. At 2:00, Judy Stewart will make remarks and introduce the incomparable “Michelangelo Master Magician,” who will delight guests with his feats of prestidigitation. The performance is free and limited to the first 50 guests. The Museum will close at 4:00.

Line Up for Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival Announced

Saturday, May 26
IRMC Park (North 7th Street, downtown Indiana)
10:00 Dad Band
10:30 Horace Mann Elementary Jazz Ensemble
11:00 Punxsutawney High School Jazz Choir
11:30 Westsylvania All-Star High School Jazz Combo
12:15 Nevin Saylor Big Band
1:30 Funky Fly Project
2:45 Jimmy Adler Band
4:15 Shawn Maxwell
5:45 Tubby Daniels Band
7:30 The Commonheart
Indiana Free Library
Evening in the Stacks
Friday, October 26
More Events ... Mark Your Calendar!

Indiana Women's Flag Football Leauge is partnering with Disobedient Spirits to throw another off-the-hook mixtape dance party on April 28 from 8 pm - 1 am!

All proceeds from this event go to support Indiana Women’s Flag Football League’s mission to promote women and young girls in sport. A portion of proceeds will go toward our annual Mack Park Beautification Projects. 

YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND. ID and e-tickets required to enter.

Your business has the power to feed a child! Join us on May 23rd to help fight weekend hunger and support ICCAP's Power Pack Program. At this event you will enjoy plates inspired by the children you are helping while members of the Indiana community entertain the crowd with their cooking skills.

Individual tickets are $50 each, and table for eight is $400. Purchasing a table for eight will include a sign/banner with your company name/logo at the event and also the ability to feed one child for a year. Your business also has the opportunity to become a corporate sponsorship for $1500. Corporate sponsors will receive celebrity chef status, a table for eight, the ability to feed three children for one year and a sign/banner with your company name/logo at the event.

Please RSVP for this event by May 16th. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. RSVP to Jenna Mack at 724-349-1924x300 or jmack@klrealestate.com. Please make all checks payable to ICCAP-Power Pack.

On May 23rd registration and networking will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the lunch will start at 12:00 p.m. and go until 1:30 p.m.
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 31

5:00 PM Reception & Registration, 6 PM Inductee
Recognition Dinner followed by Dessert Reception 
KCAC/Ed Fry Arena

The 4th Annual Indiana County Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony dinner is set for Thursday, May 31, at the KCAC. Please join the Chamber in welcoming the 2018 class of the Indiana County Business Hall of Fame:

Deceased Inductees
Lewis L. McGill
C. Gilbert Wolfenden
Living Inductees
James Miller
James (Jim) L. Carino
Ticket Price: $75 per person or $725 per table of 10
Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar
This annual exhibit features work from the museum’s permanent collection by women artists. Enjoy a cup of fine coffee or tea as you take in the exhibit.  Women of Art will be open from April 11 - May 21.
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