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David Howard: Renaissance Man on the Move

To use a juggling metaphor, David Howard is a guy who keeps a lot of plates spinning. His latest project is Alley Works, a new apartment building with a restaurant complex at the former Yellow Cab site on 6th Street, west of the downtown Square.

World Foods Market: New Name, New Owners, New Wines

Local grocery store Sahara Mart experienced several changes in 2020— including name and ownership—but new owner Sara Noori says international offerings will remain the focus at the store, now known as World Foods Market.

Work-From-Home Tips From Work-From-Home Veterans

The pandemic has ushered the home office to the forefront of work life. Gallup, Inc., indicated last October that 33% of the U.S. workforce worked from home full time and another 25% did so some of the time. Three veteran Bloomington work-from-homers offer their tips for novices to the practice.

Brad Kimmel: New Head of WFIU & WTIU

Brad Kimmel says he has long been drawn to mission-oriented public media, and “everything lined up” when he was offered the job of executive director at Indiana University Radio and Television Services, which includes WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television.

Wedding Guide

15th Annual Wedding Guide: A Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding

Mike Jacob admits that he’s not a particularly romantic guy. So it’s no surprise that his marriage proposal to Natascha Buehnerkemper was unconventional. “Getting on a knee—that’s not me,” he says. Yet their wedding was hauntingly beautiful and quixotic.

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  • Business & Finance
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David Howard: Renaissance Man on the Move

To use a juggling metaphor, David Howard is a guy who keeps a lot of plates spinning. His latest project is Alley Works, a new apartment building with a restaurant complex at the former Yellow Cab site on 6th Street, west of the downtown Square.

World Foods Market: New Name, New Owners, New Wines

Local grocery store Sahara Mart experienced several changes in 2020— including name and ownership—but new owner Sara Noori says international offerings will remain the focus at the store, now known as World Foods Market.

Work-From-Home Tips From Work-From-Home Veterans

The pandemic has ushered the home office to the forefront of work life. Gallup, Inc., indicated last October that 33% of the U.S. workforce worked from home full time and another 25% did so some of the time. Three veteran Bloomington work-from-homers offer their tips for novices to the practice.

Michelle Moyd: Historian

Before she moved to Bloomington in 2008, Michelle Moyd, the Ruth N. Halls associate professor in the Indiana University Department of History and the associate director of the IU Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, moved around. A lot.

Wedding Guide

15th Annual Wedding Guide: A Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding

Mike Jacob admits that he’s not a particularly romantic guy. So it’s no surprise that his marriage proposal to Natascha Buehnerkemper was unconventional. “Getting on a knee—that’s not me,” he says. Yet their wedding was hauntingly beautiful and quixotic.

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An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website, magbloom.com, but we need your help.

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