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Fall Workshops and Camps at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—It’s officially fall at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the organization will host a variety of one-time workshops and camps this fall. Upcoming programs in October include If Muncie Walls Could Talk, Monthly Dance Club, Fall Break Arts Camp, Pints & Paints at The Fickle Peach, and Bad Art Night at Cornerstone. In November, Cornerstone will host Rock and Roll Summer Camp’s Autumn Workshop, Monthly Dance Club, and Byrd, Bearcats, and Bikers: Putting Indiana Sports History…

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Opinion: Don’t Vape and Tell Your Kids Not to Start

By: Dee McKinsey, Coordinator, Tobacco Free Coalition— Muncie, IN—Indiana just announced a $2.1 million project to combat youth vaping in the wake of an alarming number of respiratory illness nationwide. There are more than 300 cases nationally, seven suspected vaping deaths, including one in Indiana, along with several Hoosiers seriously ill. The Indiana campaign will be three-pronged with a youth support component, social media outreach, and a toolkit for educators and parents. The message is simple, according to Indiana Gov. Eric…


Rosenthall Orthodontics Giving Back In September For United Way

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Rosenthall Orthodontics in Muncie has found a unique way to support United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties during the month of September. Dr. Mark Rosenthall came up with the idea before the start of this year’s United Way fundraising campaign. “He really wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that gives so much to our community,” said Lisa Peters, outreach coordinator for the office. This year, Rosenthall Orthodontics is donating 5…


2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients Announced

By: Braydee Euliss, Deftly Creative & Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC), in conjunction with the City of Muncie, celebrated the 3rd biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Muncie Civic Theatre. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors given by the city to individual artists, teachers, non-profit organizations, and patrons of the arts. The Mayor’s Arts Awards were presented in eight distinct categories: Arts Advocate, Arts Leader, Arts Educator, Corporate Arts,…


Informational Meetings Planned On ‘How And Why To Install Solar Panels’ On Houses, Businesses.

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will sponsor informational meetings during September to tell area residents and business owners how they can add solar panels on their houses or businesses to offset their electric bills. The first informational meeting will be at Yorktown United Methodist Church, 2301 S. Broadway St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The second meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Ball State University in the College…


International Festival Fundraiser To Be Held Sept 21

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—Muncie’s Ross Community Center is celebrating the local and global community with an International Festival fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine. According to Jacqueline Hanoman, Ross Center executive director, guests will “experience the splendor of the world” at the Center at 1110 W. 10thStreet.  “There will be food from 12 countries, a variety of entertainment ranging from African-style drumming to salsa dancers, and a silent auction,” she said.  “This event will…


Nominees Announced for 3rd Biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards

By: Braydee Euliss, Executive Director, Muncie Arts & Culture Council— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC), in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will celebrate the 3rd biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards on Friday, Sept. 13, at Muncie Civic Theatre. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors given by the city to individual artists, teachers, non-profit organizations, and patrons of the arts. Awardees will be honored during the Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony, beginning at 7 p.m. on…


Dessert Auction to Support Families in Need

By: Maria VanVreede, Board President, Project Stepping Stone— Muncie, IN – Project Stepping Stone will hold its 10thAnnual Dessert Auction on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  A free lunch will be served beginning at noon, followed by an auction of homemade desserts and community items beginning around 12:30pm. Project Stepping Stone is a non-profit that manages three homes providing transitional housing rent-and-utility-free for low-income families. The six months families spend in a PSS home allows them to recover, save and move…


United Way Suicide Prevention Event Set For Morrow’s Meadow On Sept 29th

By: Juli Metzger— Yorktown, IN—United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties is helping raise awareness about the growing urgency behind suicides across the state by helping sponsor “You Are Not Alone,” an afternoon event at Morrow’s Meadow in September, which is suicide prevention month. Pam Taylor, whose 35-year-old son died by suicide in 2015, is lead organizer of the event, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 under the pavilion in the park….


Muncie Robotics Team Expanding Reach; To Move From MadJax to Matthews

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—Robotics Team 1720 PhyXTgears is moving out of Madjax (514 E. Jackson St.) and into a new warehouse location north of Muncie. “PhyXTGears had an opportunity pop up that we had to jump on,” said Shawn VanNess,” robotics team president. “We will be moving soon into a new permanent home in Matthews.” Matthews is located about 16 miles north of Muncie in Grant County. This will also mean a name change for the team. “We will…