• Saturdays – Zionsville Farmers Market
  • August 18 (Tues) VRA Meeting
  • August 19 (Wed) Coffee with a Cop
  • August 22 (Sat) Hazardous waste collection
  • August 31 (Mon) Opening of the Inaugural BCSSI Olympics 
  • September 19 (Sat) Village Picnic

President’s Letter

Hello neighbors,

BE AWARE:  one of our neighbors noticed a guy riding his bike down Pine Street last Sunday afternoon.  The man stopped at their next door neighbor’s house, acted like he was stretching for a moment and then tried the car door handles.  The guy was Caucasian, wearing a red tank and black backpack.  The Police were notified, but let’s all be on the lookout and lock our doors!! 

Our next meeting is August 18th at 7pm at SullivanMunce. Agenda:

1)     General business and potential changes to the By-laws;

2)     Ralph Stacy will discuss the Century Structure program here in the village.

Also, I am trying to set up a special meeting in early September with Gavin Merriman (Zionsville Stormwater Program Coordinator) to discuss the latest round of flooding in the village and how the VRA might be able to assist in finding solutions. I will send a special eblast announcement if and when a date is firm.

Thanks to Todd Rech for putt-ing on the Second Annual ZVRA golf outing. It was a great outing and I hope a tradition that will continue to grow.

Hazardous waste is only collected once a year in Zionsville.  That date this year is Saturday, August 22nd:  http://www.zionsville-in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/HHW-Flyer_Fall-2015.pdf

Please mark your calendars for the Village Picnic on September 19 and the VRA Annual Meeting on October 13.

I hope to see you soon,

Scott Lusk


Village News and Events

The 2nd Annual VRA golf outing took place on Saturday, August 8th.

We had great weather and even more fun! Two teams tied for 1st place with a score of four under par.

Congratulations to the teams of:

Paul McCoy, Tracey McCoy, Larry Schiller, and Matt Price

Joe Singler, Dave Kornowa, Phil Martini, and Todd Rech

Prizes were awarded to the following for…

Closest to the Hole:  Kerry Dienhart

Long Drive (women): Erika Singler

Long Drive (men): John Gill

Putting Contest:  Paul McCoy

Marshmallow Drive: Joe Singler Joe also ate the most marshmallows Saturday!

It was a great day and more importantly, a great way to spend some time with your neighbors in the Village. Looking forward to next year already!

Hello All,


We here at ZPD are getting ready to participate in “Coffee with a Cop”.  If you have not heard about it, Coffee with a Cop is a nationwide community outreach initiative.  It allows police and community members to get together in an informal setting and get to know each other.  Many times our interaction with the community is under stressful circumstances.  Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for casual, stress free conversation.  Our first event will be held on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 from 9-11 am at the Zionsville McDonald’s (50 Brendon Way).  Whether you have specific questions or just want to get to know your police department better, stop on by for a cup of coffee and good conversation.  This will be the first of many so keep an eye out for other dates and times in the following months.


Please pass this on to your neighbors. Also, if you are a business owner and are interested in hosting a future event, please contact me.  We look forward to seeing you out there!





Detective Josh Samuelson, CFCI

PE 213

Criminal Investigations Division

Zionsville Police Department

1075 Parkway Drive

Zionsville, IN 46077

O- 317.873.5967, ext. 4241

F- 317.873.8026



The SullivanMunce Cultural Center announces appointment of Museum Director

Dr. Kristina Huff has been appointed to Museum Director of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Dr. Huff has extensive experience working and volunteering in library and museum contexts.  Originally from Oklahoma, Kristina has a PhD in Literature from the University of Delaware and taught at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia.  She has experience in exhibits and publications with the State Historical Society of Iowa Library.  She and her husband moved to Zionsville in the fall of 2013.

Dr. Huff’s new position includes developing and managing exhibitions and collections for the P.H. Sullivan History Museum.

The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is located at 225 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville, IN, just two blocks west of the brick Main Street.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please call 317.873.4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org  for more information.

Registration Now Open for the Inaugural BCSSI Olympics August 31 – September 3

Boone County Senior Services Inc. (BCSSI) will host the inaugural BCSSI Olympics August 31 – September 3 at various venues throughout Boone County. The Olympics feature 10 events, including something for all ability levels and indoor and outdoor activities.

 The events this year are: Opening Ceremony with keynote speaker Josh Bleill, Community Spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts and torch lighting by Dr. Paul Honan, Torch Captain, Euchre, Bocce Ball, Track and Field, Horseshoes, Swimming, Basketball Shoot, Bowling, Golf, Nature Walk, Line Dancing and Closing Celebration.

The BCSSI Olympics is open to men and women age 60 and over. Medals will be awarded in various age categories for most of the events. 

Registration forms are now available at BCSSI in Lebanon and Zionsville, as well as through all of our sponsor locations, in addition to on-line at www.booneseniors.org. Deadline to register is August 21st.

The cost is just $10 for the four days of fun, and a collectible t-shirt! Additional fees apply for golf and bowling.

For more details, contact Anita Bowen or Sonya Shoup at (765)482-5220 or (317)873-8939, or by e-mail bcssi@booneseniors.org.

Farmers Market

Have you been to the Farmer’s Market yet? There is still time! There are several new vendors for you to try out. There are also celebrations where you can watch a cooking demonstratio and participate in a free yoga class. It’s an event every Saturday morning! Read on and be sure to mark your calendar.

Yoga at the Farmers Market: 

9/5 “Free Range Yoga at the Market With Simply Yoga”

9/12 “From Farm to Flow With Peace Through Yoga”

Farmers Market Special Events: 

September 12 – Chef Peter Fulgenzi cooking demonstration sponsored by IU North

Welcome to these new vendors:

Saw-whet Farm (produce)

Simplicity Holistic Health (juice)

Woodland Honey Co. (honey)

Blue Yonder Organic Farm (produce)

Xchocol’Art (artisan chocolates)

Wildflower Farms (flowers and herbs)

Sweet Peas Flower Farm (cut flowers, flower bar)

Farming for Life (fermented foods)

Dunbar Heritage Farms (produce)

Making Your Yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

by Beth Bugbee

Have you ever been walking in the village and seen this sign in front of someone’s home?  it designates the residence as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  This is a program to help people restore wildlife habitats in their yards and has been growing in popularity for the past 40 years.

I went to their website, nwf.org, and learned more about it.  Basically there are four components all wildlife needs to survive-food, water, cover and a place to raise their young.  Here are 5 simple tips to get started.  Plant a shrub that flowers for pollinators and produces berries for birds and other animals.  Put out a birdbath.  Even small water features will be used by wildlife.  Provide cover with dense shrubs, wildflower gardens, rock walls and evergreens.  Mount a nesting box for birds, plant host plants for butterfly caterpillars or install a frog pond as places to raise young.  Put away the chemicals.  (Okay, that is going to be a tough one for me!)

You can easily get certified by completing their form and sending in $20.  The form is a checklist that ought to take you only a few minutes to complete.  There are many benefits included in the certification including a subscription to NWF’s Garden for Wildlife newsletter and a one-year membership to NWF which includes a subscription to National Wildlife magazine.  You also get a 10% discount on nesting boxes, feeders, birdbaths and other products from the National Wildlife catalog.  AND you can buy a yard sign like the ones you have seen on your walks! 

For more ideas and suggestions, the NWF bookstore has a 127-page book, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, that can be purchased at their website, http://bit.ly/nwfbook, for $15.  Of course, our wonderful library has a copy also.  I have it checked out presently, so you will need to wait a bit to get your hands on it.  I promise I’ll return it soon! 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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