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Awards were presented by NUSA president Tige Watts and accepted by Kenyonta Hudson, Whitely Community Council Executive Director; Cornelius and Mary Dollison; Rebecca Parker, Technology Coordinator for Muncie Public Library; and Frank Scott, Whitely Community Council President. Photo provided.

Whitely Community Council Wins National Awards at Neighborhoods, U.S.A. Conference

By: Erin Moore— Devotion. Commitment. Enthusiasm. Collaboration. Inspiration. Inclusivity. These six words only begin to describe Mary Dollison’s legacy in the Whitely neighborhood and Muncie at-large. Her significant contributions to our community were nationally recognized at the 42nd annual Neighborhoods, U.S.A. (NUSA) conference in Omaha, Nebraska, this May. Mary was a recipient of NUSA’s “Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods” award,…


(L-R) Mayor Dennis Tyler, Ned Griner, recipient of the 2015 Mayor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement and Steven Merritt. Photo provided.

Nomination Forms Now Available For 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards in Muncie

By: Sherri Contos, Executive Director, Muncie Arts & Culture Council— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) in conjunction with the City of Muncie, would like to announce the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards to be presented September 26, 2017. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and…


Steve Bell is pictured on June 15th where he resides in Muncie. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Legendary Television Journalist Steve Bell Speaks to Muncie Rotary Club

Editor’s note: Steve Bell spoke to the noon Muncie Rotary Club on Wednesday and presented a :30 minute rough cut of a documentary covering his life and experiences as a television journalist. The documentary is being produced by Bob Mugge and his wife Diana Zelman. Lisa Renze-Rhodes, Director of Media Strategy at Ball State University interviewed Steve about his life and…


Kelly Stanley, YOC board member and campaign chair speaks with retired circuit court judge Steven Caldemeyer. Photo by: Kyle Evens, Berwyn Studios

The Youth Opportunity Center Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Kids

By: Polly Craig— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner and program at the Horizon Convention Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Surrounded by more than 370 friends, donors, board members and staff the evening celebrated visionary retired circuit court judge Steven Caldemeyer’s commitment to youth and families, honored direct-care staff who work on…


Casey Stanley. Photo provided.

United Way of Delaware County Names Casey Stanley As 2017 Annual Campaign Chair

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie native will become first third-generation chair, seventh from Ontario family of companies Muncie, IN – Casey Stanley, a lifelong Muncie resident, was named the 2017 campaign chair for United Way of Delaware County, the first time in the organization’s 92-year history to appoint a third-generation chair. As the Vice President of Products & Marketing for Ontario Systems…


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Muncie’s Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant From Vectren Foundation

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN– Vectren Foundation recently awarded $225,000 to Muncie Habitat for Humanity over the next three years in order to help serve an additional 70 families with housing needs in Muncie, Indiana. These funds will help expand Muncie Habitat for Humanity’s home repair services and their staffing capacity in order for the organization to respond to community…


Members of CBC will hold a speed-networking event on June 22nd. Photo by: Lorri Markum

Community Business Connections To Host Speed-Networking Event on June 22nd

By: Kaitlyn Davis— Muncie, IN—Community Business Connections (CBC) is hosting a speed-networking event June 22 at the Courtyard Marriott for those interested in learning about the benefits of meeting other business professionals. CBC: Get Connected will begin with an open meet and greet, where guests can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar, courtesy of the Courtyard Marriott. Following…


MPL employee Sara McKinley and MSD employee Jason Donati look at reusable tote bags made possible by a partnership between Muncie Public Library and Muncie Sanitary District. Photo by: Loren McClain, Muncie Public Library

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, 2017

By: Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library— Muncie, IN—Muncie Public Library (MPL) and Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) are working together to celebrate World Environment Day on Monday, June 5, 2017. The celebration will take place at Kennedy Library from 4-6 p.m. and will feature environmental information, free reusable tote bags, seed planting activities, and the chance to meet Mr. Blue, the…


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Open Door Farmers’ Market is Back

By: Katy Crist— Open Door Health Services would like to announce that the Open Door Farmers’ Market is back again this year and better than ever. The market will begin on July 18th and run through mid-to-late October, to be located in the east parking lot at 333 S Madison Street in Downtown Muncie, which is the same location as last…