Issue: June/July 2017

Jean Capler: Social Worker

When Jean Capler was named Bloomington’s 2016 Woman of the Year, it was something of a surprise. “I was really honored, but I looked at the list of other women who have received the award and there were a lot of impressive women doing pretty impressive things,” she says. “And I just do what I do.”

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Monroe County NOW Ready to Take Action & Make a Difference

Bloomington resident Laura Collins woke up the day after the 2016 election and could not believe Donald Trump was president. “It devastated me,” Collins recalls. “I had to take the day off work.” When the shock wore off, Collins decided she had to do more than take a day off work. She had to take action and make a difference.

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Kids Assemble Their New Bikes at Boys & Girls Clubs of B-town

Sixty-five local children put together their new bicycles, supplied by the Wheels & Wellness public health project, on Saturday, April 1, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington on South Lincoln Street. Bill Morrow, a nurse practitioner with Riley Physicians at IU Health in Bloomington, led the effort, which developed into a multi-organizational partnership that raised about $12,500 to purchase the bicycle kits.

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Jon Chickedantz: Restaurateur

For more than 20 years, a visit to Malibu Grill meant a visit with JB (John Bailey), the downtown restaurant’s loquacious long-time managing partner. When JB took off for Nashville, Tennessee, at the end of 2016, some folks wondered what that might mean for the popular restaurant.

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