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IHS Awards $10,000 Grant to Delaware County Historical Society

Muncie, IN—Researchers will soon have better access to Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) records thanks in part to a $10,000 Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS). The funding will support a DCHS project to catalog and provide a detailed inventory of its collections. This is the second Heritage Support Grant awarded to DCHS. In 2016, the Muncie-based…


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What’s Happening At Minnetrista

Exhibits Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection Through September 30 Explore the waters in Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection. This exhibition showcases a variety of messages in bottles found along U.S. shores. Discover where the messages were found and while learning about the importance of cleaning America’s Rivers. Owned and Curated by Chad Pregracke, Founder & President,…


Cyanotype Photograph, made with photoreactive paper, water, and sunlight. Learn this process during the Pool Project at Tuhey Pool and Catalina Swim Club. Photo provided.

PlySpace Resident Artist Anthony Bowers Brings ‘Pool Project’ To Muncie

By: Erin Williams, PlySpace Residency Coordinator— Muncie, IN—Muncie Arts and Culture Council’s artist-in-residence program PlySpace continues its summer programming with a new project in collaboration with the Muncie Tuhey Pool and the Catalina Swim Club. Throughout the week of August 18th, PlySpace will host Anthony Bowers, a visual artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bowers will partner with the Tuhey Pool and Catalina Swim…


(L-R) Jud Fisher and John Craddock are pictured. John was awarded the Fisher Governance Award in 2017. Photo provided.

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

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—August 15 is the deadline for submitting nominations for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual Fisher Governance Award. The award honors the efforts of a board member of a Delaware County non-profit organization whose strategic planning and oversight skills have contributed to the organization’s mission, financial stability, and general effectiveness. The award winner will be honored at the…


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Celebrates Community, Economic Impact of Indiana’s Longest Rail-Trail. Photo by: Angie Pool

Cardinal Greenway Trail Voted 2018 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee

By: Patricia Brooks— Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Celebrates Community, Economic Impact of Indiana’s Longest Rail-Trail  Washington, D.C.—Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails organization, announced the induction of Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway Trail into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. Stretching nearly 62 miles between Marion and Richmond—featuring shaded woods, running rivers, urban centers, small towns and bucolic farmland—the Cardinal Greenway is the…


Camp Adventure is an outdoor education facility on the southwest side of Muncie. BBF Rapid Grants in 2018 helped to support renovations at the camp as well as a “Challenge Education” course at Camp Adventure for Cowan Community School’s 7th graders. Photo provided.

Ball Brothers Foundation Grants Promote Outdoor Learning         

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—A series of Rapid Grants awarded by Ball Brothers Foundation this spring and summer is supporting efforts to connect learning, nature, and youth. “Recent research suggests that the average American child spends several hours a day in front of digital screens,” shared Jud Fisher, president and chief operating officer of Ball Brothers Foundation in reflecting on…


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Motivate Our Minds Announces New Executive Director

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN –Jonathan Jones has been named the new Executive Director of Motivate Our Minds. “Motivate Our Minds is excited to have Jonathan Jones join the organization as Executive Director,” said Derek  Wilson, MOM board vice president. “He brings quality experience leading similar programs in Indianapolis and exudes professionalism. We can’t wait to see the positive impact…


A story performance from the inaugural A Midsummer Night's Narrative Storytelling Festival. Photo provided.

The Facing Project to Hold Second Annual Storytelling Festival at Madjax and Cornerstone Park

By: Amory Orchard— Muncie, IN—On July 28th, The Facing Project will hold its second annual “A Midsummer Night’s Narrative Storytelling Festival” on the theme of Unity. The festival begins at 5 PM and will include a Writers Fair with local authors, a meet and greet with celebrity storytellers and writers, opportunities for attendees to share their own stories through “Humans…


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Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery Opens at Cornerstone Center of the Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening and dedication of the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. This is a well-deserved recognition of Muncie Center for the Arts founder Judy Barnes and her vision for Cornerstone Center for the Arts. This renovation of the second-floor west wing includes new flooring, updated lighting, and renovated…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie collected school supplies during its Stuff the Bus event during the week of July 9-13. Photo provided.

Get School Supplies at the Back To School Extravaganza on July 20th

By: Amy Gibson— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie, in partnership with AIM, Meridian Health Services Pediatrics and Suzanne Gresham Center, and Inside Out, will be holding a Back 2 School Extravaganza at their Madison Street Clubhouse, on Friday, July 20th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. To celebrate the end of another successful summer of AIM programming, and help…