Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Present Bach to Handel – a Concert of Baroque Music

The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Benjamin G. Del Vecchio, will present Bach to Handel – A Concert of Baroque Music, on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at Avon Middle School North (1251 Dan Jones Rd, Avon.) Beginning with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No […]

Review: Thai Thai Restaurant

I try and eat a bit lighter when the weather warms up outside. One of my go-to cuisines is Thai food. Thai food is flavorful, yet light and I like that it can be spicy. There are a few Thai restaurants in Avon and I thought it was time to visit Thai Thai Restaurant in […]

Review: Cherry Delight at Frost Bite

There aren’t many local ice cream shops around and visiting Frost Bite in Avon is a must. Frost Bite is located near the intersection of  U.S. Hwy. 36 (Rockville Rd.) and State Rd. 267. You can’t miss the fun blue and white sign with an ice cream cone on it. For many, the shop may […]

Old Bob’s: Worth a Visit

Driving along U.S. 36 (Rockville Rd.) in Avon, you may drive right past Old Bob’s. It’s the store where lawn chairs and mini barns are displayed outside along with Old Bob’s unassuming sign and store front. The next time you’re in Avon, stop at Old Bob’s. I’m a bird watcher and my main reason for stopping […]

Budget Books and More at Half Price Books

Half Price Books is a discount bookstore which opened its first location back in 1972 in Texas. There are now locations in sixteen states and there is one in Avon, Indiana. Did I mention it’s the only Half Price Books in Hendricks County? Half Price Books is located in the Gables of Avon shopping plaza […]

November, 2012 Avon Home Sales Rise 161.1 Percent Versus 1 Year Ago

The Avon real estate market showed significant improvement in several key stats in the month of November, 2012. While total sales were off by 28.6 percent versus the previous month’s total of 63, compared to November of 2011, the most recent total of 45 closings represents a 32.4-percent improvement. Also, from September through November of

Moms Unite at Indianapolis based GetOutMom.com

Moms have a lot on their plate. Whether they are staying at home or juggling a career, it is often impossible for women to be everything to everybody all the time. Now moms can start depending on each other for the help they need, and make money to boot. GetOutMom.com is an Indianapolis business connecting […]

Jim Sorgi: In the Shadow of the Mannings

Always a backup, never a Manning. That seems to be the story with former Avon, Indiana resident Jim Sorgi, an NFL quarterback who has yet to see a full game on the turf. While he’s been a great backup for Peyton Manning for the past six years, you have to imagine that Sorgi hoped for […]

Bruce Kopp: Central Indiana Television Personality

Though many famous people from Avon, Indiana are nationally recognized, whether it’s in the racing world (Larry Dixon, Chet Fillip) or the acting world (Steve Talley), there are a few that are more hometown heroes than famous faces. One such person is Indianapolis media personality Bruce Kopp, a veteran of television and radio in the […]

Steve Talley: Slowly Rising Actor from Avon

While several famous actors and actresses have come from Indianapolis and the surrounding Indiana cities, Avon, Indiana only has one actor from within its borders, and “famous” is not the first word most would use to describe him. Best well known for his roles in two American Pie movies (American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile […]

Sergio Gomez: Duranguense Singer, Musical Martyr

Avon, Indiana seems like an unlikely place to spawn a group of musicians sporting tubas, trombones, and synths. Duranguense is a Mexican genre of music, closely tied to banda and norteño, played with an odd ensemble of sax, trombone, a tuba bass line, and, in keeping with modern times, lots of synthesizers. You might expect […]

Chet Fillip: Racing’s Jack of All Trades

Some people are born with steering wheels in their hands and gasoline in their veins. These people have a knack for hopping in any vehicle and instantly bonding with it, making it bend to their will and slip around curves like butter. It doesn’t matter what it is–tractor, pickup, stock car, space shuttle–these people feel […]

Larry Dixon: Top Fuel Champion from Avon, Indiana

Aside from basketball, racing is the most celebrated sport in Hoosier country. The home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and countless other race tracks, big and small, Indiana loves speed. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that a number of famous Indiana people are affiliated with a racing community, whether it’s NASCAR, midget cars, or drag racing. One […]

Avon Real Estate Report

Not surprisingly, the number of homes sold in Avon, Indiana jumped significantly from January to reach 34.  This figure, however, is still down from February’s 2009 total of 45 homes sold.  The total number of pending transactions also trended in a positive direction, moving from 29 in January to 36 in February.  However, this figure […]