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Local DJ Maddog Hits High Seas with Kesha (Photo Gallery)

Although Madison True has been a professional DJ for just a little more than three years, she’s been spinning 90’s-inspired dance beats since first tinkering with the DJ software FruityLoops while a student at Bloomington High School South.

My Sister’s Closet Needs Funds for New Location

Since opening its doors in 1998, My Sister’s Closet has helped low-income and at-risk women dress for success. But the nonprofit organization does more than provide suitable workplace attire.

April: Autism Awareness Month School Inclusion Is a Priority

Adria Nassim is a young woman with autism, cerebral palsy, and a learning disability. She is also a self-advocate with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), a columnist with The Herald-Times, and a public speaker. And she knows all about the importance of school inclusion.

The Crazy Horse Tavern: Where the Food Shines

The Crazy Horse Tavern on West Kirkwood, located just off the west side of the downtown Square, offers a family-friendly atmosphere on the restaurant side, separate from the bar.

Bloom’s Greatest Hits: A Guide To Golf In Our Own Backyard

Indiana does not generally fit the golfer's notion of paradise, like, say, Florida, Hawaii, or even Myrtle Beach. We are missing the temperate climates, the sandy dunes, and the ocean breezes that conjure up the golfer's idyll. But Indiana is actually a great place to play golf, precisely because most people don't think of it that way.

Endwright Center Offers Garden Programs & Trips

A short drive up West Ind. 46 in Ellettsville, The Endwright Center offers educational programs for active adults, including many on gardening. “We’ve had classes in bonsai and houseplant care,” says Director Rebecca Ball. “And we’re considering programs on container gardening and small gardens.”

Gene Shipp: Veteran of Three Wars

Gene Shipp, who turned 100 in March, is an Army veteran of three major wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Ivy Tech ‘Day in the Life’ Program Added at Bloomington Campus

Lillian Lyle knows she wants to go into nursing, but the Eastern Greene High School junior wants to get a better feel for the college campus where she’ll spend a lot of her time and energy in a few years. She says the Day in the Life student visitation program at Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington gave her that chance.

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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Jerome Harste: Artist of Many Genres

It wasn’t until he retired from Indiana University that Jerome Harste began creating art for public consumption. The author of scholarly and children’s books and a distinguished professor of literacy, culture, and language, Harste, 77, was IU’s first Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair of Teacher Education. But when he retired in 2006, the teacher became the student.

My Sister’s Closet Needs Funds for New Location

Since opening its doors in 1998, My Sister’s Closet has helped low-income and at-risk women dress for success. But the nonprofit organization does more than provide suitable workplace attire.

What Are You Reading?

BY CRAIG COLEY Jo Ann Vogt Coordinator, Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services If Jo Ann...

Retro Scarf Exhibition & Sale To Benefit Projects in Africa

For many, the term “designer fashion” conjures up visions of expensive garments destined for the wardrobes of the wealthy. An upcoming exhibit and sale, “Retro Visions: Democratizing Scarf Art,” refutes that notion while helping some of the world’s poorest people—women and children in Kenya.

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.

The French Way: Start the Weekend with Aperitif at La Vie en Rose

As a transplant from southern France, Stéphanie Laparre draws on her roots to set the tone for her café, La Vie en Rose. Since it opened a year ago, the café, 402 1/2 W. 6th St., has become known as the spot where you don’t order the coffee to go.

Volunteers in Medicine Offers Full Dental Care

The dental clinic at Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) sees about 100 patients each month. During those visits, dentists Steve Pritchard and Park Firebaugh and dental hygienist Jan Firebaugh do what most of us might see as routine dental care: they conduct exams, perform cleanings and extractions, take X-rays, and fit dentures.

Endwright Center Offers Garden Programs & Trips

A short drive up West Ind. 46 in Ellettsville, The Endwright Center offers educational programs for active adults, including many on gardening. “We’ve had classes in bonsai and houseplant care,” says Director Rebecca Ball. “And we’re considering programs on container gardening and small gardens.”

Jacky Comforty: Documentarian

Jacky Comforty is a documentary filmmaker and oral historian with two seemingly disparate subjects: Holocaust studies and inclusive education.

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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