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mayorThere is so much good news in Jeffersonville due to the economic impact ripple effect of The Big Four Bridge project. I am thrilled that our city is winning awards that shine a spotlight on what we all know: that a great place Jeffersonville is to live, work and play! I love living life in Jeffersonville!

This summer and fall Jeffersonville was honored to receive a trifecta of prestigious awards: the Primacy of Place award from Ball State University; the 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Community Achievement Award and the bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. We've got momentum on our side and more progress is on our horizon including the downtown marina that has just broken ground.

Now it's almost time to kick off the holidays with opening of the Jeffersonville Ice Skating Rink. You are invited to "Shop, Dine and Skate", Friday, November 28 through January 25, 2015 to bring a little bit of Rockefeller Center to your family's holiday. The Jeffersonville Ice Rink is located at the corner of Market and Spring Streets. Mark your calendar! You don't want to miss what is fast becoming a tradition in Jeffersonville: The Nutcracker on Ice will be Saturday, November 29th at 11am.

Our downtown merchants have a wonderful holiday season planned for visitors of all ages. I encourage everyone to shop and dine local in Jeffersonville. Take a moment to visit www.jeffmainstreet.org and get all the details about our local merchants.

Mayor Mike Moore

Shop Local for the Holidays

Shop-Local 2There's no place like home for the holidays, and nothing makes Jeffersonville more feel like home than our locally owned businesses. Show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Jeff.

Grinny Possum Fiber Arts is a cozy place for gift ideas whether you're a seasoned knitter, or are just beginning.

Ann Merriman, Owner of Grinny Possum Fiber Arts said, "Grinny Possum Fiber Arts was started in 2004. I got started with knitting. It was a passion and I wanted to share it with others." Now's the time to get started on those homemade holiday gifts. With classes for all experience levels, and a friendly and helpful staff, Grinny Possum Fiber Arts has all you need to make homemade creations for your loved ones.

"We do weaving, spinning, crochet, knitting. We do classes and all that. And we share with others," said Ann. "People want to make gifts for their friends and family, and so that's always nice. A handmade gift is very nice and there's a lot of love in each stitch."

Riverside Cigars is the perfect place to find a gift for the cigar or pipe smoker on your list.

"We carry all kinds of accessories from humadors, as in dehumidization boxes that keep your cigars at humidity for smoking. We carry cutters, we carry lighters, we carry gift packs of cigars. So if there's a cigar smoker or pipe smoker in your life, this is a great place to come for one of those gifts," said Jeff MouttetĀ¬, Co-Owner and Co-Founder, Riverside Cigars. "Every business I know down here is small, family owned, friendly people know your name when you walk in. people at the bank know your name, and that's just a really good feeling on a day to day baisis to have. There's free parking, it's a clean comfortable atmosphere, it's a friendly staff and it's really just a great experience coming out here for your holiday shopping.

Chestnuts and Pearls sells antique and vintage items and work from 20 area artists. The shop is located at the foot of the Big Four Bridge on the first floor of the Old Bridge Inn.

Jan Sowder, Co-Owner of Chestrunts and Pearls, said, "Jeffersonville is a great place to do business because people are so friendly. We have great shopkeepers and we have a great group of customers that come through our businesses. We have about 20 artists and they range from painters, we have one artist that does her work in Cork. We have jewelry designers. We have potters and glass artists. We have all price ranges and a great selection of gifts. Of course we love buy local. it keeps the money local and helps people do what they love by creating art."
Riverside Cigar

There's so much to do in Jeffersonville this holiday season. Patron our many wonderful shops during the Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House on November 13th. The Jeffersonville Ice Skating rink opens on Black Friday November 28th. There's Small business Saturday on November 29th, Light up Jeffersonville and the Light up the Holiday Parade on November 29th. And don't forget about the Holiday Cookie Stroll on December 6th.

So give the gift of shopping local this season and enjoy everything that Jeffersonville has to offer!


Ice rinkThe City of Jeffersonville is bringing a little bit of Rockefeller Center to downtown with the opening of the Jeffersonville Ice Rink! The rink is open from November 28-January 25. Plus, the downtown shops and restaurants have all the gifts and holiday cheer to make your season bright!

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Shop-Local 2There's no place like home for the holidays, and nothing makes Jeffersonville more feel like home than our locally owned businesses. Show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Jeff.

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mainstreetJeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville. Be sure to check out their website for information about upcoming community events, the Jeffersonville Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park, and other news.

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The Jeffersonville Parks Department has a great lineup of programs and activities for all ages! The new website features bios on every park in Jeffersonville as well as events and activities.

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