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Bagpiper Admits Instrument ‘Is Just Loud All the Time’

Bagpipes aren’t the most common of instruments in the middle of Indiana, so it seems only right to ask Angus Martin how he got started. “The piping was my dad’s idea,” Martin explains. So was his first name, Angus. “When I was born, my dad was going through a Scottish kick,” inspired by his Scottish roots, though Martin adds that they also have Irish, German, French, Danish, and Welsh ancestors. However, Martin, who’d never heard a bagpipe, had other notions: “I was 8 years old and the tuba sounded like a great idea.”

Picasso Moon Painting Offers ‘Something Artful,’ Says Owner

Tim Murphy of Picasso Moon Painting specializes in interior residential and commercial painting. He has done jobs as varied as painting a lawn totem pole to painting a 3,000-square-foot home inside and out. His commercial clients include the Uptown Cafe and several medical offices.

Puzzle Maker Marc Tschida’s Project Leads to Adventure of a Lifetime

Last year, Marc Tschida, owner of Press Puzzles, began selling a limited-edition, 385-piece puzzle depicting the painting Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copely. The wooden puzzle featured 15 shark-shaped pieces and sold for $95. “I really wanted to sell shark-themed puzzles to pay for a cage-diving trip with great white sharks. It’s an expensive trip,” Tschida explains.

Oddball Fermentables Offers Cysers for Craft Brew Lovers

Like a lot of craft beer lovers, Drew Schradder and James Robinson tried their hand at home brewing, and while they were making some good brew, they realized it wasn’t anything special. So they started experimenting with ciders, meads, and even wine before honing in on something different: cyser, a variety of mead made with apple juice and honey.

Housing for 
the Homeless: Work Starts on Crawford II Building

Crawford Homes, located on South Henderson Street, provides permanent, supportive housing for those suffering from long-term homelessness due to mental illness, chronic disease, late-stage addiction, and physical and developmental disabilities. Crawford I opened in 2013 and, according to those involved with the 25-unit complex, has proven to be a success.

A Tiny, Tiny Home 
That’s Meant to ‘Live Large’

Last year, Loren Wood Builders constructed a 5,000-square-foot home on Covenanter Drive. Early this year, the home builder and remodeler went the other way, creating a house measuring just 20 feet by 8 feet—160 square feet of living space that can accommodate up to two adults and a child.

Latest Soapy Soap Endeavor Lets Customers Design Their Own Soap

After more than four years in business, Bloomington-based Soapy Soap Company’s vegan, gluten-free soap and body care products have become a staple in local stores, at multiple grocery chains throughout Indiana, and in specialty shops in other Midwestern states.

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Bagpiper Admits Instrument ‘Is Just Loud All the Time’

Bagpipes aren’t the most common of instruments in the middle of Indiana, so it seems only right to ask Angus Martin how he got started. “The piping was my dad’s idea,” Martin explains. So was his first name, Angus. “When I was born, my dad was going through a Scottish kick,” inspired by his Scottish roots, though Martin adds that they also have Irish, German, French, Danish, and Welsh ancestors. However, Martin, who’d never heard a bagpipe, had other notions: “I was 8 years old and the tuba sounded like a great idea.”

Picasso Moon Painting Offers ‘Something Artful,’ Says Owner

Tim Murphy of Picasso Moon Painting specializes in interior residential and commercial painting. He has done jobs as varied as painting a lawn totem pole to painting a 3,000-square-foot home inside and out. His commercial clients include the Uptown Cafe and several medical offices.

Puzzle Maker Marc Tschida’s Project Leads to Adventure of a Lifetime

Last year, Marc Tschida, owner of Press Puzzles, began selling a limited-edition, 385-piece puzzle depicting the painting Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copely. The wooden puzzle featured 15 shark-shaped pieces and sold for $95. “I really wanted to sell shark-themed puzzles to pay for a cage-diving trip with great white sharks. It’s an expensive trip,” Tschida explains.

COVER STORY: To Be Muslim in Bloomington

With hate crimes on the rise, the threat of mass deportations, and the federal government’s attempts to restrict immigration from predominately Islamic countries, these are anxious times for Muslims in America.

Oddball Fermentables Offers Cysers for Craft Brew Lovers

Like a lot of craft beer lovers, Drew Schradder and James Robinson tried their hand at home brewing, and while they were making some good brew, they realized it wasn’t anything special. So they started experimenting with ciders, meads, and even wine before honing in on something different: cyser, a variety of mead made with apple juice and honey.

Housing for 
the Homeless: Work Starts on Crawford II Building

Crawford Homes, located on South Henderson Street, provides permanent, supportive housing for those suffering from long-term homelessness due to mental illness, chronic disease, late-stage addiction, and physical and developmental disabilities. Crawford I opened in 2013 and, according to those involved with the 25-unit complex, has proven to be a success.

A Tiny, Tiny Home 
That’s Meant to ‘Live Large’

Last year, Loren Wood Builders constructed a 5,000-square-foot home on Covenanter Drive. Early this year, the home builder and remodeler went the other way, creating a house measuring just 20 feet by 8 feet—160 square feet of living space that can accommodate up to two adults and a child.

Latest Soapy Soap Endeavor Lets Customers Design Their Own Soap

After more than four years in business, Bloomington-based Soapy Soap Company’s vegan, gluten-free soap and body care products have become a staple in local stores, at multiple grocery chains throughout Indiana, and in specialty shops in other Midwestern states.

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