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$8,000 Donated in Four Days for ARF Rescue Dog ‘Gracie’ UPDATED

By: Dee McKinsey— Muncie, IN—Tiny Gracie, an ARF rescue, is going to get her heart operation, thanks to the generosity of Hoosiers and the support of the news media. Gracie, a 10-week old Shih Tzu/Dachshund Mix with a heart murmur, sees a Purdue veterinarian cardiologist at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The estimate for Gracie’s operation is approximately $3,800. ARF originally thought the cost would be $2,000, but after consulting with Purdue’s veterinarians the cost increased. ARF did not have the…

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Celebration of Diversity Day at the Islamic Center was a Great Success

By: Jason Donati— Muncie, IN—The Islamic Center of Muncie partnered with R.A.C.E. Muncie to host a ‘Celebration of Diversity’ meet and greet at the Islamic Center on Saturday, March 12th. The celebration followed a recent resolution unanimously passed by Muncie City Council to promote religious freedom and respect for all beliefs in the City of Muncie. Nearly 140 community members attended the celebration on Saturday including Mayor Tyler, his wife Vickie, Police Chief Steve Stewart, Fire Chief Eddie Bell, Community…


Foundations Bring Grantees Together to Share Lessons Learned, Visit Prairie Creek

MUNCIE—Two Muncie-based family foundations are hosting a summit this week that will bring together grantees focused on the environment, outdoor education, and outdoor recreation. Ball Brothers Foundation is the lead host of the summit which will introduce Muncie area grantees to like-minded organizations from the Leelenau area of northern Michigan which are supported by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation. The two day event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the new Courtyard hotel in downtown…


Michael Wolfe Turns to “Makers” To Enhance Downtown Culture

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— “Makers, and the art of making – whether we’re talking about art, science, manufacturing – are in Muncie’s DNA.” It’s obvious that Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer for Muncie’s largest technology firm, is enthusiastic about invention. From his office at Ontario Systems headquarters, he talks me through some of the details behind his collaboration with Sustainable Muncie Corporation’s latest project, a development on the east side of the city called Gearbox, where he…


Muncie-Delaware County Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Muncie, IN– Our community has been honored as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers. “Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “We are very proud of Muncie and the numerous organizations and individuals behind them for joining forces and working tirelessly to…


Donate Wigs and Celebrate Cancer Survivorship This Saturday

By: Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey— The Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (a Public Service Organization) invites the community-at-large to a free event to Celebrate Cancer Survivorship, this Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00-2:00 pm at Union Missionary Baptist Church (A.L. Dew Memorial Chapel), 1103 N. Macedonia, Muncie, IN. People are living longer after an initial diagnosis of cancer. Prevention strategies and early detection are important factors of which everyone needs to be aware. There is no cost to…


Muncie Fundraiser Draws Crowd to Fight Hunger

By: Karen McTague— The chill in the air made for a great day for a bowl of soup at the first annual Delaware County Fill-A-Bowl fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB). Nearly 200 people gathered at the Second Harvest office and warehouse to share a meal and learn about the current efforts of the organization to combat hunger in the Delaware County area. SHFB Board Chairman Jeff Sikora, President/CEO of PrimeTrust Financial, provided opening remarks about the work…


IHS Exhibit Explores Impact of Ball Brothers Canning History

By: Rachel Hill Ponko—  The old-fashioned art of canning and preserving foods is enjoying new popularity, and a new Indiana Historical Society (IHS) exhibition is taking guests back to its Hoosier beginnings. The newest Indiana Experience offering, You Are There 1948: Communities Can!, explores the impact the Ball Brothers Company from Muncie, Ind., had on the original food preservation movement across the United States. Communities Can! opens March 5, 2016, and runs through Aug. 12, 2017, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located…


Applications for 2016 David Sursa Leadership Award Available

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award.  The award will reward, recognize and encourage extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize and promote positivity, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has established the David Sursa Leadership Award in honor of…


Whitely Community Council to Partner with Muncie Fire Department

By: Rebecca Parker— The Whitely Community Council furthers its Year of Color Campaign by gaining approval from the Muncie Fire Department to paint fire hydrants in the community. This is the council’s first step in gaining access to community property for its beautification efforts. The campaign focuses on the integration of Whitely’s pastel color palette. The color palette represents the Centennial Place properties, which are a distinctive attribute in the community. These initiatives employ goal one and five, beautification and…