Tag: Beverly Calender-Anderson

B-town Has Sister Cities In Nicaragua and Cuba

BY JEREMY SHERE From IU’s diverse faculty and student body to East 4th Street’s bevy of ethnic restaurants, Bloomington has a strong multicultural flavor. Just as significant, but less well known, is Bloomington’s longstanding relationship with its sister cities, Posoltega, Nicaragua, and Santa Clara, Cuba. (A third sister city connection, with LuChou Province in Taiwan, [...]

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Growing Up Black in Bloomington

AS TOLD TO ELISABETH ANDREWS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHANNON ZAHNLE The history of African Americans in Bloomington is as old as the city itself. In 1818, the year the city was established, African American residents William Cooley and Aaron Wallace bought parcels of land together, only the second land purchase on record. Bloomington went on to [...]

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Gladys DeVane Receives Two Honors in Two Weeks

Gladys DeVane. Photo by Shannon Zahnle BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Gladys DeVane’s contributions to Bloomington could fill volumes. Educator, community activist, storyteller, and actress are just a few of the roles she has played during her nearly 50 years here. On February 25, DeVane was honored as the 2012 City of Bloomington Black History Month [...]

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How You Can Join the Fight Against Graffiti

BY ROSIE PIGA PIZZO Businesses should not feel alone in fighting the graffiti problem that has been plaguing Bloomington. Since spring 2009, the city has stepped up efforts to fight graffiti through the use of a Safe and Civil City Hotline (355-7777), a Report Graffiti form found online, and an increase in police patrols. According [...]

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