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Mayor Dan Ridenour Says YES to Muncie City Parks, Recreation and Employment Programs That Keep Kids Active

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour is stepping up to promote parks and improve the overall quality of life and place for the citizens of Muncie.  He began his administration with smart appointments and big plans to move Muncie Parks into the spotlight, but quickly found Muncie in the midst of a pandemic.  He might have had a perfect excuse to sit this year out for programs, but Mayor Ridenour did not look at the challenge as an…

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Changes to ‘Faeries, Sprites, and Lights’ at Minnetrista Due to COVID-19

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, IN—It is Faerie season in Muncie and now more than ever our community could use a dose of Faerie enchantment and the togetherness this event brings year after year. In light of COVID-19 and the guidelines and best practices surrounding it, we have been forced to cancel, postpone, or reimagine a number of traditional events. Faeries, Sprites, & Lights is no different. Leadership at Minnetrista put our heads together to reimagine this year’s event such that…


KaBoom! Muncie Fireworks Will Light Up Skies on July 4th and 5th

By: City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, Indiana will celebrate the City and America’s Independence Day with two spectacular fireworks performances by the world-renowned Fireworks by Grucci. The first show will be synchronized to music, aired by 104.1 HD1 WLBC and 104.9 WERK FM and will take place on the grounds of Muncie Central High School at 10pm on Saturday, July 4th. The second show will be displayed at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Sunday, July 5th, at dark.  “The show on…


Final Friday: ‘Bridges and Borders’ with the David Owsley Museum of Art 

By: Rachel Buckmaster—  Muncie, IN – Muncie’s creative community will be celebrated with the David Owsley Museum of Art’s first ever online Final Friday event on Friday, June 26 from 7 – 9 p.m.. Final Friday: BRIDGES & BORDERS will feature a variety of distinctive local voices, as emcees C.S. Hendershot and Michael Mares introduce PechaKucha speed talks on Facebook Live. Following the presentations, DJ Jannell will provide music and video collages inspired by summer and celebrating art and community. …


Tuhey Pool Opens To The Public Today, June 15th

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Today, June 15th, at noon Tuhey pool opened to the general public. The hours are Monday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pricing Adults (18 & up) $6.00 Teens (13-17) $5.00 Kids(3-12) $4.00 10 day punch card Adults- $35 Teens- $30 Kids- $25 You may visit the pool’s Facebook page here.   



Pondering Myers Briggs During The COVID-19 Lockdown

By: Dr. Joseph Misiewicz— Muncie, IN—Another day and more pondering as I maneuver around the house searching for things to do. Many friends know I’m a Myers Briggs (MB) believer and I’m now pondering my “INTJ” in lockdown mode. As an introvert, there’s much to smile about being home, somewhat alone and not having to deal with conversations. Having done many MB workshops I heard often from participants who felt their ‘type’ was different at home than at work. It…


Farmers Market at Minnetrista Moves Forward With Modified Model

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, IN—The Farmers Market at Minnetrista will be open for business on May 2nd from 9 a.m.–noon. The Farmers Market is classified an essential community service as an event which provides fresh and healthy food options for our community. Minnetrista has been working closely with the Delaware County Health Department for direction, to ensure that we are aware of all guidelines concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus) best practices. Farmers Market will understandably look different than it has in the…


Teaching During a Pandemic – A Century Ago

By: John S. Marsh— Muncie, IN—Recently, I took some time to read through the letters my grandmother, Frances Dyke, wrote to her beau (my grandfather, Charles Marsh) while he was away in WWI. She was 21-years-old and teaching high school in the small town of Horton, Michigan. The letters span from October 1918 to early January 1919, and one thing which she writes about is the “Flu.” This was during the Spanish Influenza pandemic which killed 20 million people worldwide,…


Curator of ‘Mexican Modernity’ Exhibition to Speak at Ball State’s Owsley Museum

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – Dr. Gregorio Luke, curator of “Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Collection” at the David Owsley Museum of Art, will give a free, public talk at 6 p.m. March 12 at DOMA. A 5 p.m. reception precedes the talk, and the exhibition will remain open until 8 p.m. for those who wish to enjoy an informed viewing following the lecture. Dr. Luke is the former director of the Museum of Latin…