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Whitely Community Council Accepting Applications for Executive Director

Muncie, IN—With the help of a generous grant from the George and Frances Ball Foundation, Whitely Community Council has announced that they are accepting applications for an Executive Director, to start in the new year. The Whitely Community Council is a neighborhood association representing the Whitely Community located on the east side of Muncie. It values shared information and opportunities…


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Mary Dollison Explains Upcoming Changes to Whitely Community Council

By: Mary Dollison— Last month, I was honored to receive the WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award at the Athena/Catalyst event. Receiving the award filled me with gratitude, but it also made me reflect on “lifetime achievement” and on what I still hope to achieve in my life. Over the years, Cornelius and I have worked very hard with the hope that…


Steve Lindell accepts the Robert and Beverly Terhune Corporate Champion award on behalf of Woof Boom radio. Photo provided.

Cornerstone Recognizes Founders at Annual Donor & Community Reception

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, In—On Thursday, December 1, Cornerstone Center for the Arts hosted its Annual Donor & Community Reception. This is the second year for the event which recognizes the founders of the organization with awards named in their honor. This year, the event specifically recognized the efforts of the members of the Masonic Community Building Foundation which transitioned…


A scene from Edible Muncie's new video, "Stop Gap"

Edible Muncie Video Highlights Challenges of Local Food Deserts

By Erin Moore, Ball State Office of Community Engagement— Muncie, IN—The local non-profit organization Edible Muncie of Delaware County has unveiled a new video, Stop Gap, to document the transportation challenges faced by residents who live in one of the Muncie’s food deserts. Food deserts are defined by the USDA as places where at least 500 people reside more than one…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Five Delaware County Nonprofits Receive Grant Funding From Community Foundation

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., awarded $68,500 to five nonprofit organizations during the last 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 generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which…


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…