When Dmitriy Volodko boarded a plane to the United States from Ukraine six years ago, it was the first time he had seen the inside of an airport, let alone a plane. When he arrived in New York City, it was a struggle to locate his luggage. “I had zero language skills,” he says. It was his skill as a competitive ballroom dancer, a career he began at age 8, that made the journey possible.
BY CRAIG COLEY As a person with autism, cerebral palsy, and a learning disability that makes abstract reasoning and spatial relations difficult, Adria Nassim has become an advocate for people with disabilities. Since 2016, Nassim has written a bi-weekly column for The Herald-Times, giving readers her perspective on living with disabilities. Herald Times Editor Bob […]
As part of Bloom’s Greatest Hits and in anticipation of this season’s Little 500 bicycle race, we look back at this story published in our June/July 2014 issue.
It seems fitting that a man who calls himself the unofficial pickleball ambassador in Bloomington would travel all the way to Spain to participate in an international pickleball competition pitting North American players against those from Europe.
After Bloomington interior designer Lauren Cowan worked with older clients who wanted their new-home builds to include age-friendly features, she and her husband, Peter Cowan, decided to start a new business. “Age-friendly designing is stimulating and meaningful,” says Lauren.
At some point in our lives, usually as teenagers, we probably all sneaked a taste of sherry from the cheap bottle used for kitchen recipes. One awful taste was enough to put us off of it for good. But, wait, let’s try again.
Andy McManis says fashion has always been a big part of her life, from making her own clothes with her mother to working at a boutique that offered styling services for celebrity clients, including concert promoters, music video producers—even the World Music Awards. Now, as owner of Skirt & Satchel, McManis has brought her fashion sense to Bloomington, targeting the city’s young professionals.
There really is a gender difference when it comes to philanthropy says Alisa Hendrix. For women, the commitment more often extends beyond the act of giving money.
Where others see waste, Stephen “Chip” Glaholt and Mark Menefee see opportunity. Co-leaders on the new Indiana University photobioreactor project, Glaholt and Menefee plan to put photosynthetic
algae to work high atop IU’s Central Heating Plant. There, carbon- and nitrogen-rich emissions will be condensed and diverted from plant smokestacks to a maze of algae-filled pipes. Add a little sunlight and the waste is transformed into nutrient-rich biofertilizer.
Whether they blended cultures or families, had a traditional ceremony or one a little less so, each of these four couples had a wedding day to remember. If you’re planning a wedding, we hope you’ll find some inspiration in these stories and photographs.
Inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the altar is a collaborative space where visitors are encouraged to leave a photograph, written memory, or object that commemorates someone who has died.
As the co-founder of the Hudsucker Posse hoop dance troupe and executive director of FlowMotion Events, Paula Chambers knows a thing or two about the circus arts.
Auditions for Cardinal Stage Company’s production of Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 17. Auditions are open to anyone age 18 and over. Auditions will be held at the Cardinal Stage office at 900 S. Walnut and those auditioning are asked to bring a resume […]
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.
Hidden away in the woods on the outskirts of Bloomington, this famed institute, the brainchild of husband-and-wife scientists, is a focal point for archaeological research on human origins.