Category: Community

Buddhist Cultural Center Celebrates 40 Years Here

The dharmachakra (wheel of dharma) that adorns the entry gate of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC) is almost luminous, freshly gilded for the center’s 40th anniversary celebration. Yet, despite its decades-long history, visitors still ask, “Why is this place in the middle of Indiana?”

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We Are You—Working To Bring People Together

In December 2016, Jenn Harmless was on Facebook with three friends. All were concerned with the increasing number of hate incidents in Bloomington and across the country. At one point, someone asked, “Well, what are you doing about it?”

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‘Follow the Fish’—A Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt

The gilded fish that adorns the Monroe County Courthouse not only spawned a city (see page 106), it has spawned a scavenger hunt. In honor of the county bicentennial, 25 numbered brass plaques bearing its image have been placed on sites of historic or cultural significance around Monroe County.

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12th Anniversary Gala: A Big Thank You to Bloom Supporters

Bloom Magazine celebrated its 12th anniversary on August 9 with a party in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). More than 200 business and civic leaders, educators, artists, members of the arts community, humanitarians, and contributors to the magazine attended the event, which was a fundraiser for Shalom Community Center.

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The Many Ways Our Food Bank Gathers Produce for the Hungry

With its bustling farmers’ markets and ever-growing interest in farm-to-table cuisine, it’s no secret that Bloomington residents have an appetite for locally grown produce. What people may not know is that the farmers who bring their goods to market also make fresh vegetables and fruits available to people seeking food security.

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Fix-It Fair: An Ecological Way to Save Some Green

Whether you’re working to keep items out of the waste stream or just want someone to repair a much-loved keepsake, the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) invites you to attend its first-ever Fix-It Fair. The event, on Saturday, August 18, will be held at the main library branch, 303 E. Kirkwood, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

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The Many Ways Our Food Bank Gathers Produce for the Hungry

With its bustling farmers’ markets and ever-growing interest in farm-to-table cuisine, it’s no secret that Bloomington residents have an appetite for locally grown produce. What people may not know is that the farmers who bring their goods to market also make fresh vegetables and fruits available to people seeking food security.

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Animal Shelter Renovation Aims To Keep Rescue Animals Healthier

When the Bloomington Animal Shelter hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its newly renovated and extended building in June, a 6-month-old shelter dog named Spike cut—or rather tore—the ribbon, with an assist from shelter Director Virgil Sauder and Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton.

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Bloomingtonians Who Broke the Color Barrier

In 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson smashed baseball’s color barrier when he became the first African American to play in the major leagues. Since then, many other African Americans have made history by surmounting racial prejudice in a wide range of fields, including medicine, law, education, public service, and sports. 

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