Tag: Steve Raymer

This Holiday Season, Start a New Tradition — Shop Locally

Holiday shopping on Bloomington’s downtown Square. Photo by Steve Raymer BY CARMEN SIERING When holiday shopping starts in earnest on Thanksgiving weekend, many folks can’t wait to pack into the big-box stores, pushing and shoving to snag a bargain. But Talisha Coppock, executive director of Downtown Bloomington Inc., suggests a different scenario for those who [...]

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Helen Zike, 102, and Still Quilting!

Helen Zike with a quilt she made for the 2014 Monroe County Fair. Photo by Steve Raymer BY CARMEN SIERING When people meet healthy centenarians, they frequently ask the same question: What’s the secret to a long life? If you ask Helen Zike, who turns 102 on September 7, she’ll tell you: work hard, stay [...]

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Judge David F. Hamilton

Judge David F. Hamilton in his Bloomington chambers at the IU Maurer School of Law. Photo by Steve Raymer BY MIKE LEONARD The chambers of United States Court of Appeals Judge David F. Hamilton are like no other. The Court of Appeals ranks only below the Supreme Court as the highest court in the U.S. [...]

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The Farmers’ Market Marks 40 Seasons

BY CARMEN SIERING There’s nothing more quintessentially Bloomington than buying locally produced goods from the folks who produce them, and nothing epitomizes that buy-local spirit more than the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Now celebrating its 40th season, the Farmers’ Market started with just 23 vendors. That’s a far cry from the 130 vendor applications accepted [...]

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Bloom Wins Awards in the SPJ’s Best of Indiana Journalism Contest

Bloom won 16 Society of Professional Journalists "Best in Indiana Journalism" awards in all, including three first-place honors, seven second-place, four third-place, and two honorable mentions for writing, photography, design, and website. Here is a complete list of the Bloom winners. First Place Elisabeth Andrews, “Growing Up Black in Bloomington,” Feb/Mar 2013 Coverage of Minority Issues [...]

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James Wimbush: Diversity Advocate

James Wimbush. Photo by Steve Raymer BY MIKE LEONARD When James Wimbush was an undergraduate student attending two small colleges in his native Virginia, and as a graduate student at Virginia Tech, he never had a black professor. When he came to Indiana University 22 years ago and joined the faculty of the Kelley School [...]

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Saving ‘Big Cats’

BY ADAM KENT-ISAAC, PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE RAYMER A fierce roar pierces the silence with frightening volume and intensity. Then, another roar echoes out from a different place. And another. Suddenly, the whole forest is reverberating with a cacophony of deep, throaty growls and shrieks as lions and tigers and unidentifiable beasts call out to each [...]

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