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Muncie Food Hub Partnership Joins Forces With Farmished

Muncie, IN—With similar goals and missions, the Muncie Food Hub Partnership and Farmished have combined efforts to help local food systems succeed. Through elections held last week, Kate Elliott, Dr. Josh Gruver, Russell Kischuk, and Elaine Vidal were elected to the Farmished Board of Directors. The four bring a range…

Campaign Chairman Kelly Stanley, YOC Board member. Photo by: Kyle Evens Berwyn Studios

Youth Opportunity Center Launches a $4.25 Million Capital Campaign

By: Polly Craig— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and YOC Foundation announced a $4.25 million Capital Campaign at an event on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The YOC’s Transforming Together: The Next Chapter Campaign addresses the YOC’s need to renovate existing facilities and create innovative treatment programs to more effectively…

V!VA Winners from today's awards presentation held at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2017 V!VA Award Winners Announced

By: Sara Shade, V!VA Committee— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club, and United Way of Delaware County presented the 2017 V!VA, or Very Important Volunteer Awards, earlier today at the Horizon Convention Center. The V!VA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to…

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Walk Multiple Sclerosis Scheduled for April 8th at BSU Alumni Center

By: Daphne Mack— WHAT:    Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events across the country raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the cumulative fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion. WHEN:    April 8, 2017, 8:30 am check –in,…

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Get Free One-On-One Tax Help at Maring-Hunt Library

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—The tax deadline is Tuesday, April 18 and the trained and certified tax preparation volunteers of the AARP Tax Aide program are ready to help! The AARP Tax Aide program will be at Maring-Hunt Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday until…

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Muncie Young Professionals April ProLunch: Using LinkedIn Professionally

By: Angel Tuttle— Muncie, IN—Muncie Young Professionals will be continuing its 2017 season of events with its next ProLunch on Tuesday, April 18th. The focus of this ProLunch will be using LinkedIn professionally. Establishing, building, and leveraging connections are important skills to possess in the 21st Century. The adage “It’s not…

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Indiana Pacers’ Darnell Hillman Offers Life Lessons on Attitude for YOC Kids

By: Polli Craig— Muncie, IN—Pacers legend Darnell Hillman, spoke to the Youth Opportunity Center’s boys basketball teams Tuesday afternoon during practice in the YOC gym. Hillman incorporated life lessons about “old-school” character values like respect for self and others, dedication, accountability, responsibility and commitment, into his motivational talk on Attitude….

The 2016 VIVA Awards presentation at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Matt Howell

VIVA Reservations Open for April 18th Event

By: Sara Shade— Muncie, IN —The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County announce that reservations for the annual VIVA Awards, celebrating Very Important Volunteers, are now open. The VIVA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to serve the…

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4th Annual “Runway for Rescues” to be Held April 1st

Muncie, IN – The 4th Annual Runway for Rescues will be held at 8 p.m., April 1, at The Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main Street, sponsored by Kishel Photography. It will feature fashions from the Buckle in the Muncie Mall, worn by models in the Kishel Photography Senior model program. Hair and makeup…

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Second Neighborhood Conference Connects More Neighbors, Ideas

By: Emily Royer— Neighbors picked up conference bags and name tags the morning of March 4th as they checked in for the second Neighborhood I.D.E.A. conference. While they greeted one another, they shared their level of enthusiasm for Muncie by placing a sticker on a “Continuum of Engagement” with options…

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Living Proof Reenactment Set for April 5th and 6th

By: Bruce Qualls— As we head into this season of school parties, proms and graduations, I devote myself to a project that is near and dear to me: “Living Proof.” I chair this event because if I can save at least one Delaware County youth from being in a drunk…

The Delaware County Pride Team performs in the lobby of IU Health, Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Delaware County Prevention Council Spring Programs

By: Dee McKinsey— Too Good for Drugs (TGFD). A school-based, evidence-based prevention program. DCPC is offering the program especially geared for grade school levels three – eight. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, have respect for self…