January, 2017   |   Volume III, Issue I

Fall Events Recap

IVNA sponsored two activities for neighbors during the fall. First, as part of a special grant project, IVNA neighbors were able to choose and plant a tree on city property between the sidewalk and street in front of their homes for only $20. The second event took place in late October and included a tour of Robber's Cave and an opportunity to meet your neighbors at the new Blue Blood Brewing Company.
IVNA Tree Planting
In spring 2016, the association was approached by an organization that received a grant for trees to be planted on city property between the street and sidewalk. There were 30 trees total available and neighbors across Irvingdale, Indian Village and Everett neighborhoods took advantage of the opportunity.

A total of five Indian Village residents took advantage of the opportunity. Homeowners were able to get a tree at the cost of only $20 dollars and a group of volunteers helped plant the trees Saturday, October 8. Great Plains Nursery provided the trees, with 10 different tree species available ranging from Bur Oak, Red Oak, English Oak, Northern Pecan, Hackberry, American Sycamore, Northern Catalpa, Kentucky Coffeetree and Swamp White Oak.

Thanks to Anna Wishart and Kendall Weyers for approaching the board with this opportunity and helping enhance the long-term beauty of Indian Village.

Robber's Cave Tour and Neighborhood Meet and Greet
On Sunday, October 24, a group of 31 neighbors toured the 5,000 sq.ft. Robber's Cave located below the new Blue Blood Brewery. It was a great history lesson and a few neighbors were able to add their own details from past adventures in the cave, but we won’t mention names! 

Blue Blood’s name is Inspired by their roots in law enforcement, so it is very fitting that the brewery now resides atop a cave where outlaws likely once hid out. According to legend, before becoming a meeting place for outlaws Robber’s Cave was used by the Pawnee Indians, was part of the Underground Railroad and once a brewery.
After the tour IVNA handed out a few food voucher prizes and some of the group hung around the restaurant and socialized with neighbors. Special thanks to Blue Blood Brewing Co. and their event coordinator, Jamie, for helping to coordinate this event. Learn more about Blue Blood or check out the cave tour schedule at bluebloodbrewing.com.


Yard of the Month

With most IVNA yards now covered in a layer of snow, it may be hard to think back to the fall when colorful fall plants graced many a home in IVNA. One home that really stood out was that of Nathan and Holly Gaebel of 1718 Pawnee - our October winners of  Yard of the Month!  Their cozy brick home boasted many colors of fall mums, large orange pumpkins and sported large hairy spiders during the Halloween season.  The window boxes always filled with seasonal flowers and their curved walkway make their home inviting to all.  Many thanks to them for their efforts in adding charm to our quaint Indian Village neighborhood.  

Mark Your Calendars Now!
Indian Village Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

The Indian Village Neighborhood Association (IVNA) annual meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Southminster United Methodist Church, 16th & Otoe Streets. 

The IVNA board pushed the annual meeting this year to the third Tuesday of the month to avoid LPS spring break. As usual, we will have a couple of speakers to talk about building and maintaining stronger safer neighborhoods and communities. City Council member Jane Raybould will talk about current issues. We will talk about past and future events that we have planned for the upcoming year in your Indian Village Neighborhood. Attendees will also vote as a neighborhood for individuals to serve on the IVNA board.

Light refreshments will be served.  Join your fellow neighbors for an evening of conversation in which you can share your ideas, celebrations and concerns.  A $20.00 yearly membership fee to join the neighborhood association may also be purchased at this time.

We will also have information on the upcoming Indian Village Block Party, Community Crops garden, the Arapahoe gardens, annual Indian Village garage sale and other Indian Village sponsored family events. Don’t forget about our Facebook page and website, www.indianvillagena.com. Up to date information is available at both sites!

Indian Village is a historic and charming neighborhood with much to offer Lincoln families.  In order for us to improve and succeed as a neighborhood we need your participation. Please plan to join us on March 21 to make your voice heard and join the effort to make IVNA a great place to live and work!


Membership Dues: 
Membership in the association is open to anyone wishing to see Indian Village grow and flourish. Membership dues are a suggested $20 per year, which helps to offset increasing operational costs. 

Download the form and mail or pay online. Membership is not a requirement in order to participate in most activities of the association, but your contribution helps fund our efforts to continue to make Indian Village a great place to live and work. 

We Need Your Help!

IVNA exists to help build a sense of community in our neighborhood and improve the quality of life for all residents. We value your input and support, and one way you can help is to volunteer to assist with one of our neighborhood events. If you're interested in finding out more about being a volunteer, send us an email and a board member will contact you.
Another way you can help is to join the Board of Directors and offer your ideas and input on making IVNA the best neighborhood in Lincoln! Positions are currently available and will be voted on at the annual meeting in March. Board service typically includes attending monthly board meetings when able, offering input and ideas, an opportunity to use your talents and interests toward building a better community, and helping with IVNA events as your schedule allows. If you're interested in joining the board, send us an email and our board president, Jeremie Memming, will contact you with details.

The board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at Southminster UMC (16th and Otoe). All are welcome to attend.

Treasurer's Report:
Balance, January 8, 2017

New StarTran Bus Routes

As you may know, Star Tran has instituted new bus routes throughout the city which went into effect November 1. The old Arapahoe/Arnold Hts. route that went down 17th Street through the center of Indian Village has been replaced with the new 56 Sheridan and South 13th service lines. As part of the change, buses will be limited to stopping only at the designated bus stops. 

Within IVNA, the 56 Sheridan bus stops are located at:  1) Van Dorn and 10th; 2) Van Dorn and 16th; 3) Van Dorn and 17th; and 4) Van Dorn and 22nd. The South 13th bus stops are: 1) 13th and Dakota; 2) 13th and Arapahoe; 3) 13th and Calvert; and 4) 13th and Burnham. You can view both routes in detail at http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/startran/routemap/   
The cash fare is $1.75, children are free and a senior (62+) with proper ID is $0.85.  Monthly passes for unlimited rides are also available.

View passes and fares at 
http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/startran/passes-fares.htm. For more information on the Star Tran bus service please visit their home page at: http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/startran/

Emergency Numbers

911 Center Non-Emergency: 402-441-6000
Animal Control: 402-441-7900
Crime Stoppers: 402-475-3600
Downed Power Lines: 402-475-3233
Gas Leaks: 800-303-0357
Poison Control: 800-955-9119
Trees and Limbs: 402-441-7035
Litterbug Hotline: 877-665-4887


New Sign at Arapahoe Community Garden

Many of you may have seen the new sign and bench located at Arapahoe Community Garden (corner of 14th and Arapahoe). IVNA is proud to be one of the sponsors of Arapahoe Community Garden. The site is managed by Southview Baptist Church in cooperation with Community Crops. The new gardening season will be approaching before we know it. For more information about reserving a plot, visit the Arapahoe Community Garden website here.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 10, 7pm
IVNA Board Meeting
Southminster UMC, 16th and Otoe

Tuesday, February 14, 7pm
IVNA Board Meeting
Southminster UMC, 16th and Otoe

Tuesday, March 21, 7pm
IVNA Annual Meeting
Note: Meeting is taking place on the 3rd Tuesday of March in order to avoid Spring Break

Saturday, May 6, 12pm-3pm
Spring Block Party
Save the Date!!
IVNA Board of Directors:
Jeremie Memming (President)
Andy Gueck (Vice President)
Beth Baldwin (Secretary)
Jon Stanton (Treasurer)
Deb Lyon
Mark Pomeroy
Scott Richert

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All rights reserved

Contact information:
PO Box 21871
Lincoln, NE 68542
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The Indian Village Neighborhood Association meets the 2nd Tuesday of most months at 7:00pm at Southminster United Methodist Church - 2915 S 16th St
All are welcome to join us!


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