"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

12 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $89,683 From The Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., awarded $89,683 to 12 non-profit organizations during the third Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and…

Proposed site for On the Mark, For the City, a collaborative mural project. Photo provided.

On the Mark, For the City: A Muncie Mural Project

By: Braydee Euliss— MUNCIE, INDIANA – On the Mark, For the City: A Muncie Mural Project by We’re Trying Collective On the Mark, For the City is a collaborative mural project that aims to harness the power of art and creativity to celebrate the diversity of our community and its welcoming and inclusive nature….

Matt Howell shows off his DreamFest "Dream Kit" he recently won at the Muncie on the Move breakfast. Photo provided.

DreamFest Comes to the Fairgrounds on August 27th

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—East Central Indiana’s first “experience festival” kicks off next weekend on Saturday, August 27, from 12 noon-5 p.m. DreamFest, a fundraiser for Muncie nonprofit TEAMwork for Quality Living, will give attendees of all ages the chance to “Dream. Learn. Do.” Those attending the event at the…

Pictured: (Left to right) Krista Hoevel, Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Hugh Hanlin and Dr. Jim Dalton, IN-AJSOP, presenting the Bobby Jones Award at the 12th annual conference of the IN-AJSOP. Photo provided.

Youth Opportunity Center Counselor, Receives Statewide Award

Muncie, IN—Krista Hoevel, LMHC, CSAYC, LCAC, Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) director of counseling services for residential programs, was recently honored for her statewide role in the field of treating sexually maladaptive youth. Hoevel received the 2016 Bobby Jones Award for Excellence at the IN-AJSOP (Indiana Association of Juvenile Sexual Offender…

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Cornerstone’s Fall Twelve Week Classes Announced

By: Jesse Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will offer a series of classes this fall for youth, families and adults in a wide variety of areas. The Fall Twelve Week Class Session begins the week of September 12 and continues through December 10. Cornerstone’s class fees are affordable, one-time…

Some of the fresh food available at the Muncie Makers Market. Photo by: Sarah Gremer

Muncie Makers Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

By: Miss Moth Danner— Muncie, IN—National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, 2016. In celebration, the Muncie Makers Market is joining the Old West End Neighborhood Association (OWENA) for a day of fun on Saturday, August 13th. From 8am-1pm, the OWENA will bring their annual Rummage Bazaar to Downtown Muncie,…

Ashlee Bane. Photo by: Tony Frederick, at CS Kern

Sustainable Muncie Corp. Names Full-time Executive Director

By: Michael Wolfe— Muncie, IN—Sustainable Muncie Corp. has hired Ashlee Bane as its Executive Director. Bane will take on the full­-time role of Executive Director for the organization, which is working to complete the initial buildout and launch of Madjax Muncie Maker Force at the corner of Madison and Jackson…

BY5 Offers Free "Dive In" Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th. Photo Provided.

BY5 Offers Free “Dive In” Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th

By: Carrie Bale— Muncie, IN –Families, children and community members are invited to come to a “Dive In” FREE swim event to show your support for increase access to High Quality Pre-K opportunities for more children in Delaware County and in Indiana. Come join us for FREE at Tuhey pool…

Lindsay Stafford and Liz Valpatic beside one of the 8 foot yellow ducks on the property of Woof Boom Radio. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

The Ducks Are Back in Town

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—So, there you are, driving down the road minding your own business. Being a good driver, you’re watching your speed and not exceeding the posted 35mph speed limit. Suddenly, your peripheral vision alerts you to a flash of something big, bright and intensely yellow. You immediately apply your brakes…

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Volunteers Needed for September 27th Bicentennial Torch Relay

Muncie, IN—Volunteers are needed when the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay passes through Delaware County on Tuesday, September 27th.   According to local relay coordinator, Nancy Carlson, one or two volunteers will staff each spot where one Torch Bearer hands the torch to the next. Total, the county needs 24-48 volunteers between…

Youth who recently volunteered at the Muncie Mission. Photo provided.

Muncie Mission Blessed By Muncie Elk’s Grant & Youth Volunteers

By: Don Ford— Muncie, IN—Thirty eight youth, plus adults, from Walk By Faith Community Church, Roann, IN (near Wabash) recently blessed Muncie Mission by doing volunteer work. For the last few years the youth group has converged for a week long camp at Taylor University and has chosen to include…

Muncie, IN. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Rapid Grants to 20 Organizations

MUNCIE, IN—A new youth beekeeping project, clean-up of a brownfield site, and a literature in nature project are all receiving funding boosts through Ball Brothers Foundation’s Rapid Grant program. Since February, Ball Brothers Foundation has awarded nearly $80,000 in Rapid Grants to 20 organizations. “Ball Brothers Foundation initiated the Rapid…

Past winners have included: Jeff Parsons, Nancy Turner, Julie Metzger, Patt Botts and Teresa Willman.

Nominations Sought for Ball Brothers Foundation’s $10,000 Fisher Governance Award

MUNCIE—August 15 is the deadline for submitting nominations for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual Fisher Governance Award. The award honors the efforts of a single board member of a Delaware County nonprofit organization whose strategic planning and oversight skills have contributed to the organization’s mission, financial stability, and general effectiveness. The…