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City of Muncie Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

By: Sherri Contos— Muncie, IN—The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its second round of funding for FY 2017 and the NEA Chairman has approved the City of Muncie for a grant in the amount of $50,000.  This grant will support an artist in residence program, where the City of Muncie will partner with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council to provide visiting artists with a temporary residence and gallery exhibition space, as well as facilitate access to studio…


Lowe’s Volunteers Spruce Up the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie

By: Mike Rhodes— Don’t you just love it when dozens of volunteers come to your house and donate their time to spruce it up? And bring their own equipment and materials with them? Wait, you mean that hasn’t happened to you? Well it has for the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. And things are looking very good, indeed. For the last two days, dozens of volunteers from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Heroes project have donated time, materials and equipment to…


United Way of Delaware County Announces 2017 Campaign Leadership Team

By: Juli Metzger— Fundraising to support 29 programs aimed at conquering generational poverty, illiteracy Muncie, IN – United Way of Delaware County (UWDC) announced its 2017 Campaign Leadership Team today, assembled to address the goal of conquering generational poverty in Muncie and Delaware County. Led by third-generation Chair Casey Stanley, the team will run a campaign that will ultimately support 29 local programs provided by 26 partner organizations aimed at collectively reducing youth illiteracy, with a specific target of bringing all third…


“Inside Out’s” Fresh Directions Hot Meals Program: Feeding Over 300 Children Every Day

By: Tracy Dishman— Muncie, IN—Going to the grocery, eating out at a local restaurant, or grabbing a snack from the cabinet…it’s just something we do. We all have this in common. We eat food. In tough times, keeping the kitchen stocked with food can be a challenge. It’s a challenge that folks right here in our community are living with. Delaware County is number one in the State of Indiana for food insecure and vulnerable children. One out of every…


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, which recognizes individuals across the country who promote neighborhood development, participation, and collaboration. Mary’s nominator, Heather Williams of Ball State…


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 patrons of the arts.  Nominations are now being accepted. Nomination forms are available at this direct link:  http://munciearts.org, by email…


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 experiences as a television journalist.  Her story is below.  Muncie, IN—Every push and pull of his bike pedals meant adventure for…


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 the frontline with the kids, and planted a vision for the care of the next generation of children in our…


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 in Muncie, Stanley is the seventh chair to be employed by this family of companies, which has produced more UWDC…


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 housing needs more comprehensively. Muncie Habitat for Humanity will begin a new Critical Home Repair Program focused in the 8…