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Review: ‘The Way of Imagination’

“How can we keep from crying out in wonder and praise?” asks Scott Russell Sanders in one of the alternately exultant and grieving essays contained in his newest collection, The Way of Imagination.

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.

For Foodies: 9 New Places to Indulge!

The throes of a pandemic might seem an inauspicious time to open a new restaurant or food store, but Bloomington has seen a healthy number of new such venues launch in the face of considerable obstacles.

Life at Bell Trace in the Pandemic

The sweet potato casserole, a traditional part of a holiday meal at Bell Trace, took a new path from the kitchen in the year of COVID-19.

Applications Now Open for City’s Solar and Energy Efficiency Loan Grants

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Recover Forward initiative, the City of Bloomington is providing support for organizations to improve building efficiency through projects such as solar installation, appliance and lighting upgrades, and weatherization with the goals of reducing utility costs and saving energy.

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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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Review: ‘The Way of Imagination’

“How can we keep from crying out in wonder and praise?” asks Scott Russell Sanders in one of the alternately exultant and grieving essays contained in his newest collection, The Way of Imagination.

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.

Gladys DeVane: Storyteller

Gladys DeVane, 81, is a storyteller, scriptwriter, and actor. She first learned stagecraft competing in oratorical contests as a child and acting in plays in high school and college.

For Foodies: 9 New Places to Indulge!

The throes of a pandemic might seem an inauspicious time to open a new restaurant or food store, but Bloomington has seen a healthy number of new such venues launch in the face of considerable obstacles.

Alain Barker: IU Music School Career Development Director

The Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University’s world-renowned conservatory, has traditionally prepared students for careers in performing, composing, or teaching music. But in recent years, all of those “legacy tracks” in the music field have evolved dramatically.

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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