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  • Steve D. 11:56 am on May 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: COVID-19, Creativity, Isolation, Pandemic, Resilience, Spirit   

    COVID-19 Pandemic in Muncie 

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    Home sewn masks – image source: Open Door Health Services

    It is a testament to the resilience of the citizens of this community having withstood these unprecedented times with courage, stamina, and creativity. Leave it to Munsonians to make “orange juice” when life throws oranges their way, or if it be apples, then “apple sauce.”

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  • Steve D. 10:32 pm on December 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Charity, Community,   

    The Bargain Box – Muncie 

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    The Bargain Box – 607 E. Charles St. – Kimbrough Historic District, Muncie

    A long-time Muncie thrift store, the Bargain Box in the historic home of Adam Wolfe in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District at 607 East Charles Street, has been the mechanism for the Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority philanthropical endeavors for the benefit of local charities.

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  • Steve D. 10:25 pm on September 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Media   

    Hometown Radio 

    On The Air

    Before actually moving to Muncie in 1971, one of the most memorable aspects of visiting our relatives here was listening to the radio stations, notably, WERK.

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  • Steve D. 4:29 pm on September 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Exchange Club of Muncie, Minnetrista   

    Flags of Honor 

    The Exchange Club Of Muncie Turns 96 – Muncie Journal

    The annual “Flags of Honor” is currently underway at Minnetrista, continuing until September 11th. Sponsored by the “Exchange Club” Muncie chapter, the organization is now celebrating its 96th year of serving the community.

    Visit Minnetrista today and sponsor a flag for $30. Closing ceremonies will be held at 6:00 pm in the Indiana Room on Monday, September 11.

     
  • Steve D. 2:50 am on February 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Business, Education, , Statistics   

    Muncie Ranked #46 for Best Small Places for Business – Forbes 

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    Ranked 4th in the state behind Lafayette, Bloomington, and Columbus, Muncie’s low cost of conducting business has helped propel the metropolitan statistical area into the top 50 small places for business and career in the nation according to a recent report by Forbes.

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  • Steve D. 5:12 am on February 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fiber-optics, , Technology   

    Moving Into Tomorrow 

    The Future is Arriving at the Speed of Light

    With the announcement of four fiber-optic hubs within Delaware County, it appears that the “people in high places” here in the Muncie area are indeed acting on their vision of the future by attracting high-tech businesses.

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  • Steve D. 4:10 pm on September 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Local Parks, Venues   

    A Hidden Gem – Mansfield Park 

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    Mansfield Park looking southeast from playground

    As a long time resident, I know the area pretty darned well, but it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I discovered a hidden asset within the city limits.

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  • Steve D. 3:42 pm on June 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Jazz Legend, Public Concerts   

    John Scofield – Live at Cornerstone! 

    John Scofield - Rüsselsheim, Germany on November 10, 2012.

    John Scofield – Rüsselsheim, Germany on November 10, 2012.

    Casually perusing a Muncie Three Trails concert series promotional the other day, I was shocked to notice legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield in the lineup list. With a few artists that I’m not familiar with scheduled for the summer sessions, John Scofield definitely caught my eye, and what really blew my mind was that his appearance is to be free to the public!

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  • Steve D. 4:03 pm on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Food and Beverage, Fundraisers, Local Business   

    Cheers for 30 Years! 

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    Being in the breadbasket of America means that no one need go hungry around here, especially on Sunday, April 17th of this year. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, “A Taste of Muncie” demonstrates once again how to eat abundantly well in the heartland.

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  • Steve D. 8:14 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Kitselman   

    Saving Kitselman House 

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    Suzette Kitselman, a 59 year old real estate professional currently living in Beverly Hills, California, is the granddaughter of Alva Kitselman and is petitioning to prevent the historic mansion from being demolished.

    Kitselman Mansion in Jeopardy – The Star Press, September 19, 2015.

    Application for National Registry of Historic Places

     
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