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Teachers Awarded $4,706 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, Ind. —Ten local teachers will receive $4,706.80 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, thousands of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $600 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County, Ind., are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms. Teachers…

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Dr. Thomas Arnold Awarded Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award

By Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— MUNCIE, Ind. – Dr. Thomas Arnold received the Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. to recognize his creativity and innovation in the classroom. Arnold, a history teacher at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, was nominated by the former Director of Academic Affairs at the Indiana Academy, Dr. Jeff Smith, for his creativity in bringing art and art history together in his…


Local Non-Profits Partner for Muncie Symphony Patrons

By Dan Wolfert— MUNCIE, Ind.—Two local non-profit agencies with long histories in the Muncie community have come together to provide an added benefit to symphony attendees this upcoming season. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Hillcroft Services’ Reliable Transit Division have partnered together for the 2021-22 MSO season to provide FREE shuttle service for MSO patrons in need of extra assistance to and from the two main parking lots that feed Emens Auditorium. This service will be offered for all…


Residents Invited to Attend Solarize ECI Zoom Meeting

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, Ind.—Indiana residents and business owners will learn how the federal tax credit of 26% has been extended through 2021 and 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize East Central Indiana. The Zoom meeting sponsored by Solarize ECI, a grassroots community group affiliated with Solarize Indiana, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-minute presentation followed…


Ball Venture Fund Drives Innovation in Higher Education

By Melissa Jones— MUNCIE, Ind. — Throughout recent years, college enrollment nationwide has seen a steady decrease. To stay relevant, David Wantz, president and CEO of Independent Colleges of Indiana, said colleges need to do one thing: innovate. “Colleges are going to have to find a way of differentiating themselves in order to stay alive,” Wantz said. “From a strictly pecuniary viewpoint, they’ve got to diversify. They’ve got to innovate, or they’ll die.” To spearhead innovation, ICI has, for the…


11 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $136k in Grant Funding

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $136,400 to 11 non-profit organizations during the third Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2021. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education,…


$2 Can Get You Further This Saturday

By Mo Orbin, Neighborhood Coordinator— MUNCIE, IN—The “$2 Tour of the Village” returns on Saturday August 28th, from 4p – 8p on a closed University Avenue between Calvert and Dill Streets. This event is hosted by Village merchants, the Riverside/Normal City Neighborhood Association (RNC), and the Muncie Action Plan and is made possible by the support of Ball State University as well as sponsors including the Muncie Map Company and Tribune Showprint. “The Village is an important part of our…


2021 Women’s Equality Day Honorees

By Juli Metzger— MUNCIE, Ind.—Recognized for their distinct and honorable contributions in their community and in their circle of influence, six Muncie women are the honorees for the Coalition of Women’s Organizations 2021 Women’s Equality Day celebration. The event celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Honorees this year are: Lindsey Arthur, CEO of Habitat of Muncie, Distinction in Community Development Leadership Dr. Mia D. Johnson, Chancellor of Ivy Tech, Anderson campus, Distinction in…


Second Harvest Food Bank Employees ‘Give Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow’

By Kim Gillenwater— MUNCIE, Ind.—At Second Harvest Food Bank, we believe our greatest asset is our amazing team of employees. Dedicated, hardworking, and caring, they put their hearts into providing essential resources to our neighbors in need and continuing the mission of giving help for today and hope for tomorrow. Whether by making sure there are plenty of nutritious food options at a tailgate distribution or connecting with local community members and organizations, they continuously strive to connect with the…


Join the Muncie Community for the Flags of Honor, September 4-11

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, Ind.—One thousand American flags will wave on the lawn at Minnetrista beside the White River Greenway during Flags of Honor, September 4-11. Flags of Honor is in partnership with the Exchange Club of Muncie in honor and memory of local veterans, current service personnel, fallen heroes, and all who wish to display their pride for our country. With a gift of $30, friends, families, and organizations will receive a ribbon to place on a flag to…