Front Row (L to R): Nancy Carlson, Jenni Marsh, Denise King (bison artist) Back Row (L to R): Sherri Contos, Jim Flatford, Megan Arnold, Kelly Shrock, Betty Brewer. Photo provided.

Dedication Honoring Muncie’s Bison-Tennial to Take Place October 6th

By: Shelley Shekell—  MUNCIE, Ind. – Delaware County’s Indiana Bison-tennial Public Art Project will reach its permanent destination at Tuhey Park during a dedication ceremony on October 6 from 4-5 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Dennis Tyler will give a proclamation to honor the bicentennial event and the significance of…

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2016 WIBU ATHENA Nominees Announced

By: Angie Rogers-Howell— Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for business women of East Central Indiana, is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 2016 ATHENA Awards. After closing public nominations on September 30th, WIBU received a total of twenty-three (23) candidates for the…

Local Food Summit will explore food solutions for our community. Photo provided.

Local Food Summit Set for Muncie, Indiana

By: Elaine Vidal— MUNCIE, Ind.— Local food producers and consumers will have an opportunity to network and explore food solutions for our community at the Local Food Summit on Wednesday, October 26th. The event, sponsored by the Muncie Food Hub Partnership, Edible Muncie of Delaware County, Purdue Extension-Delaware County, and Ball…

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Fields of Faith to Be Held at Muncie Fieldhouse on October 5th

By: Jeff Mosier— This year’s Fields of Faith Muncie event will be held Wednesday, October 5th at the Muncie Fieldhouse and will feature 16 students from Fellowship of Christian Athlete huddle groups from 11 schools and 3 counties. The FCA worship Band will be led by 4 year veteran and senior…

Mary Lou Gentis sets up supplies for "Color Me Calm," an adult coloring program. Photo by: Raven Brooks

Discover the Calming Effects of Coloring at Muncie Public Library

By: Raven Brooks— Muncie, IN—Adult coloring is a hot trend with new coloring books designed especially for adults popping up at bookstores, craft stores, and online. Libraries across the country are following the trend by adding adult coloring to their list of programs. Muncie Public Library is among those offering adults…

Financial education program to launch in October. Photo provided.

Boys & Girls Club Hosts Financial Literacy Workshop for Teens

MUNCIE, IN—During a full-day workshop, teens will participate in a financial literacy program called Money Matters. The Money Matters program was created by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide behavior-changing financial education to help teens get on the path toward budgeting, saving, planning for college and financial freedom….

Coffee and Paints at Cornerstone. Photo provided.

Cornerstone’s Upcoming Fall Workshops

By: Jessie Irwin— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts is offering a variety of workshops this fall. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a few hours of creativity, fun and community. These workshops are affordable, one-time commitments. Areas of interest include: visual arts and Muncie’s history. Kids and Paints…

Ball Brothers Foundation Supports Red Cross Disaster Relief

MUNCIE, In—Following significant tornado and storm damage in the Kokomo, Indiana area, Ball Brothers Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross. The emergency grant will support the organization’s work to provide disaster relief. “The Red Cross plays a critical role in helping…

"Pictured above are the 2015 ATHENA Awards winners: Top left, Sue Dalton (2015 ATHENA Professional) Top right, Kristen Bitzegaio (2015 ATHENA Young Professional) Bottom, The Back to School Teachers Store (2015 ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award.)" Photo provided.

2016 ATHENA Award Nominations Are Now Open

By: Karen Loyd— Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for business women of East Central Indiana, would like your help finding and honoring individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence, community service and actively assists women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills….

Minnetrista. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Minnetrista Celebrate’s Opening of National Museum of African American History and Culture with Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

By: Sam Condon—  Muncie, IN—Mark your calendars for September 24—the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). View the live streaming event at Minnetrista while enjoying A Place for All People poster exhibition, The Shemaniacs, and a light continental breakfast, beginning at 9am. Minnetrista…

Ball Associates Building Mural at 222 S. Mulberry Street. (East side of the building.) Photo by: Mike Rhodes

New Artwork Adorns Downtown Muncie Buildings

By: Sherri Contos—        MUNCIE—Muncie Arts and Culture Council, with the support of local building owners, has installed two prominent works of art on buildings in downtown Muncie. Large-scale, all-weather, temporary banners display reproductions of famous portraits and paintings, turning the sides of downtown buildings into art installations…

DreamFest, held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, was a fundraiser for TEAMwork for Quality Living. Photo by: Emma Rogers

Photo Gallery: DreamFest at the Fairgrounds

By: Molly Flodder— DreamFest coordinators of Saturday’s Experience Festival contacted winners of more than 25 prizes at Saturday’s DreamFest. The winner of the biggest package, a four-day trip to Los Angeles with VIP tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, was Chelsey Burton, a resident of Farmland and fourth grade teacher…

Members of the Muncie Rotary Club are pictured with Muncie Community Schools sports team members with their checks. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Rotary Club Presents Checks to Muncie Central HS Organizations

By: Tom Farris and Mike Rhodes— Today,  the Muncie Rotary Club presented checks totaling $2,000 to four Muncie Central High School organizations for their volunteer partnerships in working with the Muncie Rotary Club, handling visitor gate admissions to the 2016 Delaware County Fair.  Rotary members and group volunteers teamed together to man the…