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Holiday Muncie Makers Market at Light Up Dwntwn

By: Moth Danner– Muncie, Indiana –The Holiday Muncie Makers Market is coming to Light Up Dwntwn! Our local artisans will stock this festive gift market during the 2016 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canan Commons, on Walnut at the Roundabout in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, December 1st, from 5-8pm. This fun annual family event features Santa Claus, children’s activities, music, and…


Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Innovation Connector presents to the audience attending the Excellence in Innovation Awards. Photo provided.

Muncie Innovation Connector Recognizes Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Excellence in Innovation Awards

Muncie, IN – Muncie Innovation Connector recently hosted the second annual Excellence in Innovation Awards at the Horizon Convention Center. This celebration recognized leaders in business innovation including those who are well established and others who are emerging. Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Innovation Connector, served as the evening’s emcee. Karl LaPan, President & CEO of the Northeast Indiana…


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United Way of Delaware County Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

By: Shelley Shekell— Pledges to Help Children Expand Their Personal Libraries, with a 1-to-1 Match from MutualBank Charitable Foundation  MUNCIE, In— United Way of Delaware County has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Locally, United Way’s #GivingTuesday campaign is focused on improving literacy…


From left: Teanna Evans, Lanisha Huggins, Tamica Crumes, Kara Sage, Jeannine Lee Lake and Mary Snyder. Standing in the back of the women is Georedt Huggins, whose parents started Feed My Sheep in 1995. Photo provided.

“Feed My Sheep Program” Runs Through November 24th

By: Jeannine Lee Lake— Beginning around 7 am Monday, Oct. 24, Feed My Sheep kicked off its annual monthlong food drive to collect canned goods and no perishable food items for less fortunate families. Nearly fifty locations throughout East Central Indiana will serve as collection sites from October 24 through Nov. 24. The food drive is part of our 21st…


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Dollison receives WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award-Metzger, Jarrett, YWCA are ATHENA Recipients

By: Angie Rogers-Howell— At its annual Catalyst for Empowering Women Symposium and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Muncie’s Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU) presented three ATHENA Leadership Awards and one WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. The ATHENA Leadership Awards are a nationally-recognized award which WIBU has been pleased to present for over fifteen years. From a pool of twenty-three nominees, the ATHENA judges…


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Cornerstone to Offer Half Price Gift Certificates

By: Jessie Irwin— Support the arts in Downtown Muncie for Small Business Saturday by purchasing class gift certificates from Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Cornerstone will offer $50 class gift certificates for just $25 in celebration of the holiday shopping season beginning on Friday, November 25 through Saturday, November 26. Gift certificates are good towards the fees of any Cornerstone…


Curtis Cristler performs during The Facing Project's "Facing Homelessness in Fort Wayne." Photo by: J.R. Jamison

The Facing Project Celebrates 5 Years And National Reach on November 20th

By: Stephanie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Five years ago, The Facing Project was founded in Muncie, Indiana, by writers Kelsey Timmerman and J.R. Jamison. What started out as a one-off project, telling the stories of people in Muncie facing poverty, has now grown into a national nonprofit that has spread into 100 communities across the country. On November 20th, the organization will…


90 years ago this week, Ball Brothers Foundation was established. In partnership with the Muncie-Delaware Chamber of Commerce, BBF held a ribbon cutting at 222 S. Mulberry Street to commemorate the occasion. Photo by: Erin Ailstock

Ball Brothers Foundation Marks 90 Years as a Community Catalyst

By: Jud Fisher— MUNCIE— With its centennial anniversary just a decade away, Ball Brothers Foundation continues to explore innovative ways of accomplishing its historic goals. “Ninety years later, our founders’ priorities are more relevant than ever,” says Jud Fisher, president and chief operating officer of the private Muncie-based philanthropy. “Our mission hasn’t changed, but the way we live it out…


Conference participants of Muncie’s Neighborhood IDEA Conference at Ball State University. Photo Provided

Proposals Accepted for the 2nd Annual Neighborhood I.D.E.A Conference

By: Mitch Isaacs—  Muncie IN—In March, 130 citizens gathered for the first Neighborhood I.D.E.A. Conference. The steering committee has now opened program proposals for the second conference, scheduled for March 4, 2017. “Through the IDEA conference, Muncie’s neighborhood associations have gained access to tools and resources to sustain effective, collaborative neighborhood networks and keep open the lines of communication between…


Signage outside of the Animal Rescue Fund on Riggin Road.

ARF Seeking Director for Organization

By: Angie Sexton— The Animal Rescue Fund, Inc., (ARF) and Promoting Animal Wellness, Inc., (arf’s PAW) is seeking a mission-driven director to actively promote and manage the organization. PAW is a new professional shelter medicine program of animal wellness providing vaccination and other medical procedures to low income residents, staffed by a veterinarian that graduated from Purdue. The director is…