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Billy Young: The Bicycle Man (video)

Billy Young works on a bike in his apartment. Photo by John Bailey BY CARMEN SIERING Bloomington is a bike town and it’s common to see people riding bikes for recreation and sport, and even as a means of transportation. But for some folks, having a bike means a whole lot more. That’s something Billy [...]

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The Bridge Spiritual Center for Seekers of Restorative Therapies (photo gallery)

Karla Kamstra. Photo by Stephen Sproull   BY BARB BERGGOETZ The Bridge Spiritual Center, located in the inner corridor of Fountain Square Mall, is a sanctuary for those seeking calmness and balance in their lives, says owner Karla Kamstra. The center, which opened in June, offers therapies like Reiki, reflexology, and crystal healing, as well [...]

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Fine Dining

Photos by Aubrey Dunnuck     Pickled Carrots Chef Erika Yochum Feast Bakery Cafe  A fun little garnish for salads or tacos or a mezza plate. 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds (or freshly picked, thin, baby carrots) Peel from one lemon 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups water 1 [...]

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Charlie Bird of Bloomington (Video)

Charlie Bird shows off for the crowd at the Bloomington Community Farmer's Market. Image captured from video by Nick Bauer. Charlie Bird's hobbies include cycling, paddle boarding, dancing at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, and taking photos with his fans. He frequently makes appearances at school carnivals and local festivals, and he keeps the community [...]

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IU Flash Mob: Keep Your Head Up! (Video)

Image captured from video by Duane Busick At precisely 12:10 p.m. on October 18, a group of approximately 100 students began dancing to Andy Grammer's “Keep Your Head Up” in front of Indiana University's Showalter Fountain. As part of IU's Ballroom and Social Dance class, Mary Hoedeman Coniaris choreographed and organized the flash mob. The goal was [...]

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IU Football: IU vs. Nebraska (Photo Gallery)

Photo by John Bailey IU Football couldn't have asked for better weather for it's 104th homecoming. However, the wonderful weather wasn't enough to tip the scales in the Hoosiers' favor. The team started out behind and never managed to catch back up. Despite a valiant defensive effort, including two interceptions, the IU offense remained lacking. The [...]

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IU Football: IU vs. MSU (Photo Gallery)

Photo by John Bailey After a disappointing loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on September 24, some Hoosiers fans were anticipating a similar outcome at the game against Michigan State University on Saturday, October 1. They were wrong. The Hoosiers blew fans away with their first overtime win since 2010. If you couldn't make [...]

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Lotus World Music & Arts Festival 2016 (Photo Gallery)

More than 30 international artists performed at the 23rd Annual Lotus World Music Festival which ran September 15-18 in Bloomington. Photo by Darryl Smith Take a look at the performances and fun from the 23rd Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, which took place September 15–18. On Saturday night, the popular Swedish swing/hip-hop group Movits! [...]

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