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Ivy Tech Helps Local Workers Achieve Degrees—Debt Free!

When Roy McRoberts, 60, graduated from high school, he went into the military instead of going to college. After serving his country, he was busy providing for his family. Although he says he always wanted to attend college, he didn’t think it was a possibility until now.

Charlotte Zietlow’s Book on Bloomington Tells How Ordinary Folks Can Change Government

Charlotte Zietlow is arguably Bloomington’s leading citizen, having served as a City Council member, Monroe County’s first female County Commissioner, and in countless other political and community roles. Now, at 82, she’s written a book that chronicles the city’s political history, explores the fragility of democracy, and demonstrates how ordinary citizens have the power to change their government.  

Andrew Davis Clothiers:  A Local Success Story on the Square (GALLERY)

At a time when clothing can be purchased everywhere from big-box stores to online retailers, Andrew Davis Clothiers offers something that is increasingly rare: personal service from experts who are knowledgeable not only about the products, but also about their customers’ needs.

Bloomington & Vine: Exploring Owen Valley Wines

Just 20 minutes west of Bloomington, on Highway 46, the town of Spencer, Indiana, is enjoying a renaissance (see story, “Spencer Reimagined," page 118). The downtown boasts new shops and restaurants, and most notably, the restored Tivoli Theatre. The Owen Valley Winery has established a tasting room just off the theater lobby.

Doris Sims: Public Servant

In February, Doris Sims, director of the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, was named a Living Legend at the Black History Month Gala. “I thought, ‘Oh, to be put in that category!’ I never set out to be a legend,” Sims says. “It was humbling.”

Exclusive Video: B-Line Trail

Except for a few rainy days, it's been a sunny and beautiful summer so far in Bloomington. Bloom Magazine's visual communications intern Deonna Weatherly captured a few hours of one such day along the B-Line Trail in this video.

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Thank You, Randy White

On a momentous day in 1975, in the pulp-and-paper town of Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, a stout 8-year-old boy was taken by his mother’s hand to see his first live play. The show was Godspell and the boy was Randy Timothy White. The performance made such an impression on young Randy that for the first time he began to question his future occupation—maybe he wouldn’t be a hockey player after all. Maybe his future was in the theater.

Ivy Tech Helps Local Workers Achieve Degrees—Debt Free!

When Roy McRoberts, 60, graduated from high school, he went into the military instead of going to college. After serving his country, he was busy providing for his family. Although he says he always wanted to attend college, he didn’t think it was a possibility until now.

Bloomingfoods’ Positive Change: Nickels & Dimes at Checkout Add Up to Benefit Charities

Since January 2016, cashiers at Bloomingfoods’ three locations have been asking customers if they would like to round up their purchases to the next dollar as part of the co-op’s Positive Change program. And while it may seem like a small amount on any given purchase, when several thousand customers participate, that pocket change adds up.

Andrew Davis Clothiers:  A Local Success Story on the Square (GALLERY)

At a time when clothing can be purchased everywhere from big-box stores to online retailers, Andrew Davis Clothiers offers something that is increasingly rare: personal service from experts who are knowledgeable not only about the products, but also about their customers’ needs.

COVER STORY: A New Era Begins

Only three times before—in 1905, 1916, and 1923—has Indiana 
University started an academic year with new head coaches in 
both football and men’s basketball. 
Expectations are high.

Switchyard’s Plan for New Brewery: Beer, Food & Free Co-Work Space

When Kurtis Cummings and Jeff Hall thought about opening a brewery, they wanted their venture to mirror their passions and values, and they wanted to add something to the community. From those musings, and many test batches of beer, Switchyard Brewing Company was born.

B-town Gets a Salt Cave: Known as a Relaxing, Healthy Escape

Laura Chaiken likens the experience of visiting the Bloomington Salt Cave to getting “a nice big pink hug.” Visitors are surrounded by four tons of pink Himalayan salt on the walls and floor, 500 twinkling lights on the ceiling, and the quiet sounds of nature.

Doris Sims: Public Servant

In February, Doris Sims, director of the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, was named a Living Legend at the Black History Month Gala. “I thought, ‘Oh, to be put in that category!’ I never set out to be a legend,” Sims says. “It was humbling.”

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