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Second Annual Freezefest Offers Seasonal Family Fun

The second annual Freezefest will be held January 20–22 at multiple locations throughout downtown Bloomington and will offer ice sculpture displays, live ice-carving demonstrations by internationally renowned sculptors, and food trucks.

Waldron Arts Center Reopens

The Waldron Arts Center reopened on January 4 for use by the public and visual and performing artists. This follows a 21-month closure during which the City of Bloomington completed repairs to stabilize and upgrade the facility. 

Bloomington Prepares for Afghan Evacuee Resettlement

For nine days in early September, Elizabeth Cullen Dunn distributed toothpaste, towels, diapers, and shampoo to Afghan refugees evacuated from Kabul to Camp Atterbury, the National Guard training post north of Columbus, Indiana.

Details Announced for 2021 Lotus Festival

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has announced the details of the 28th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival that will bring diverse voices from around the globe to Bloomington from Thursday, September 23–Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Poynter: Gannett Offloads Some of its Smaller Newspapers

The trend over the past decade that saw large newspaper chains and hedge funds purchasing smaller local papers—including the 2019 acquisition of The Herald-Times by Gannett—may be reversing, according to a story published July 27 by the journalism industry website poynter.org.

ROI Career Coaching Fellowship Launching with Inaugural Cohort of 19 Participants

Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has selected the first cohort of its Career Coaching Fellowship. Nineteen individuals serving across the Indiana Uplands as school counselors, career coaches, work-based and internship coordinators, teachers, adult educators, and an HR administrator have been selected for the fellowship.

City of Bloomington Teaches Job Hunters How to Make a Good Impression

In partnership with WorkOne, My Sister’s Closet, and Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM), the City of Bloomington’s Banneker Community Center and Department of Economic & Sustainable Development will host an employability skills training session on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Banneker Community Center.

Virtual Conference Addresses Indiana Invasive Species

Local invasive species groups called Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) are forming across Indiana with the help of nonprofit organization Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM).

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for seven awards that recognize and honor individuals, businesses, and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding volunteerism, accomplishments, and contributions in the community.

Black Authors Speak! Showcase Returns

On Saturday, July 17, local Black authors of all ages will present their work on the lawn of the Monroe County History Center as part of the Black Authors Speak! showcase.

Updates on Bloomington Summer Construction Projects

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington.

Bloomington Recognized as Indiana’s Rising Tech City

TechPoint, a nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, announced today that it will recognize the City of Bloomington with a prestigious Rising Tech City Award during the 22nd annual Mira Awards gala on Thursday, April 22.

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LOCAL NEWS

Second Annual Freezefest Offers Seasonal Family Fun

The second annual Freezefest will be held January 20–22 at multiple locations throughout downtown Bloomington and will offer ice sculpture displays, live ice-carving demonstrations by internationally renowned sculptors, and food trucks.

Waldron Arts Center Reopens

The Waldron Arts Center reopened on January 4 for use by the public and visual and performing artists. This follows a 21-month closure during which the City of Bloomington completed repairs to stabilize and upgrade the facility. 

Bloomington Prepares for Afghan Evacuee Resettlement

For nine days in early September, Elizabeth Cullen Dunn distributed toothpaste, towels, diapers, and shampoo to Afghan refugees evacuated from Kabul to Camp Atterbury, the National Guard training post north of Columbus, Indiana.

Details Announced for 2021 Lotus Festival

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has announced the details of the 28th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival that will bring diverse voices from around the globe to Bloomington from Thursday, September 23–Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Poynter: Gannett Offloads Some of its Smaller Newspapers

The trend over the past decade that saw large newspaper chains and hedge funds purchasing smaller local papers—including the 2019 acquisition of The Herald-Times by Gannett—may be reversing, according to a story published July 27 by the journalism industry website poynter.org.

ROI Career Coaching Fellowship Launching with Inaugural Cohort of 19 Participants

Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has selected the first cohort of its Career Coaching Fellowship. Nineteen individuals serving across the Indiana Uplands as school counselors, career coaches, work-based and internship coordinators, teachers, adult educators, and an HR administrator have been selected for the fellowship.

City of Bloomington Teaches Job Hunters How to Make a Good Impression

In partnership with WorkOne, My Sister’s Closet, and Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM), the City of Bloomington’s Banneker Community Center and Department of Economic & Sustainable Development will host an employability skills training session on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Banneker Community Center.

Virtual Conference Addresses Indiana Invasive Species

Local invasive species groups called Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) are forming across Indiana with the help of nonprofit organization Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM).

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for seven awards that recognize and honor individuals, businesses, and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding volunteerism, accomplishments, and contributions in the community.

Black Authors Speak! Showcase Returns

On Saturday, July 17, local Black authors of all ages will present their work on the lawn of the Monroe County History Center as part of the Black Authors Speak! showcase.

Updates on Bloomington Summer Construction Projects

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington.

Bloomington Recognized as Indiana’s Rising Tech City

TechPoint, a nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, announced today that it will recognize the City of Bloomington with a prestigious Rising Tech City Award during the 22nd annual Mira Awards gala on Thursday, April 22.

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