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FAR Center Tango Event Is Dance with Photographs

Part of the stated mission of the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts is to “nurture community within the arts by means of collaboration between diverse art forms and other disciplines.” On May 31 and June 1, “Black + White,” to be held at FAR’s 505 Theater, is an event that puts that aspiration into action.

Bloom’s Greatest Hits: The Girls of Meadowood

Bloomington's unofficial dress code might be called laid-back casual. But there is one place in town that's the exception. Drop in at the Meadowood Retirement Community for social hour any Friday evening or on any special event day and you'll find the residents strategically dressed to the nines.

Afraid of Grappa? Don’t Be

Grappa is a misunderstood drink in this country and deserves more positive attention than it gets. I ask friends to try it, but after one sniff (the braver ones take a taste) they wrinkle their noses and push it away, the scaredy cats.

Williams Bros. Pharmacy Offers Home Solutions to Age in Place

According to AARP, about 90 percent of Americans want to continue living in their own homes as they age. “One change at home—a chairlift or a walk-in shower—can be the difference between living at home and living in a facility,” says Shaun Huttenlocker, manager of home medical equipment at Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy, 574 S. Landmark Ave.

Belinda Johnson-Hurtado: Attorney

The 2018 Women in the Law Recognition Award sits on Belinda Johnson-Hurtado’s desk at the Bloomington law firm Clendening, Johnson & Bohrer (CJB). The award, from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Women in Law Committee, celebrates her commitment to helping people overcome adversity, and serves as a reminder that her own path to success hasn’t been easy.

BIG Night Really Is a Big Night for B-town’s Game Designers

Piloting a skeletal ship through gloomy seas, Gaby Benninghoff, 21, is on a mission to collect souls while evading monsters and giant sharks. “We’re still working on the fog,” she says. “We’re going for a dark, scary underworld.”

Street Named in Honor of Toby Strout (PHOTO GALLERY)

On Friday, March 8, the portion of South Washington Street that runs in front of properties owned by Middle Way House, was named to honor the legacy of Toby Strout, who served as executive director of the nonprofit agency for 30 years.

Wedding Guide

Bloom’s 13th Annual Wedding Guide

Each of the four couples featured here found ways to express their individuality even as they upheld the wedding traditions of their communities and families. We hope their creativity can help you find ways to express yourself on your special day.

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FAR Center Tango Event Is Dance with Photographs

Part of the stated mission of the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts is to “nurture community within the arts by means of collaboration between diverse art forms and other disciplines.” On May 31 and June 1, “Black + White,” to be held at FAR’s 505 Theater, is an event that puts that aspiration into action.

Precision Eye Group Adds Bedford Office

“Giving back to the community where I grew up is pretty special,” says Dr. Brandy Deckard, an optometrist and native of Bedford, Indiana. “Getting to be a bigger part of that community is neat.”

Bloom’s Greatest Hits: Life on the Lake

On a hot, bright summer day on the lake, three houseboats are tied together side-by-side in a cove. The occupants—men, women, kids, dogs—are gathered on the upper decks, sipping cool drinks, nibbling on chips and hors d'oeuvres, taking in the sun and breeze, occasionally jumping in for a dip.

Bloom’s Greatest Hits: The Girls of Meadowood

Bloomington's unofficial dress code might be called laid-back casual. But there is one place in town that's the exception. Drop in at the Meadowood Retirement Community for social hour any Friday evening or on any special event day and you'll find the residents strategically dressed to the nines.

Under the Weather: How Climate Change is Messing with Monroe County

Indiana's seasons aren't quite what they used to be. Wet springs that lead to floods are often followed by summers with dangerously high temperatures. Winters can be strangely warm and dry, or just as easily bring record-breaking blizzards and below-zero temperatures. It's all due to climate change—and it's influencing what we eat, how we feel, and even how long some of us will live.

Afraid of Grappa? Don’t Be

Grappa is a misunderstood drink in this country and deserves more positive attention than it gets. I ask friends to try it, but after one sniff (the braver ones take a taste) they wrinkle their noses and push it away, the scaredy cats.

Get Ready to Be Inspired at Summer Garden Walk

If you are a gardener, or simply appreciate gardens and the outdoors, mark your calendar now so you can be sure to attend the Bloomington Garden Club’s 2019 Summer Garden Walk the weekend of June 8 and 9. This will be the 30th year for the popular event.

Michael Adams: Lexicographer

Most people think of dictionaries as thick volumes that lay out the definitions of words with resolute authority. But Michael Adams, provost professor of English at Indiana University, sees dictionaries as living documents, very human attempts to capture the complexity of language as it changes over time.

Priscilla Barnes: Star of TV and Film Performing in B-town

Actress Priscilla Barnes is directed by David Anspaugh in To Quiet the Quiet on stage at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, 107 West 9th St. The psychological thriller, by playwright and screenwriter Christy Hall, opens May 10.

Wedding Guide

Bloom’s 13th Annual Wedding Guide

Each of the four couples featured here found ways to express their individuality even as they upheld the wedding traditions of their communities and families. We hope their creativity can help you find ways to express yourself on your special day.

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