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Annual White River Clean-Up Scheduled to Take Place at Westside Park

By Lindsey Cox, MDCB, Vice-President— MUNCIE, Ind.—Save the Date and Pre-register for the annual White River Clean-up: September 18, 8 am-noon at Muncie’s Westside Park! Since 2006, Muncie-Delaware Clean & Beautiful and the Muncie Sanitary District have organized over 4,600 volunteers to remove 130,000 pounds of trash (including over 800 tires) from the White River. Join us this September as that tradition of stewardship continues! This year’s event will be in honor of Toni Cecil’s memory. Toni, who passed in April…

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Muncie Land Bank Hires Meghan Jennings as Executive Director

By Amy Leffingwell— MUNCIE, Ind. – The Muncie Land Bank recently hired Meghan Jennings as the Executive Director on July 12, 2021 to manage the organization in its mission to acquire abandoned and blighted property, preserve it, and provide it to the public for strategic redevelopment. She is joining the organization at a time of increasing growth, as the Muncie Land Bank recently sold 27 properties in five auctions. Meghan received her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from…


Restoration Work Has Begun On Cornerstone Center for the Arts Exterior

By Dee McKinsey— MUNCIE, Ind.— Critical restoration work has begun on the upper floors of the west side of Cornerstone Center for the Arts (also known historically as the Masonic Temple) to stop water damage and bricks and mortar deterioration. The damage over the years has begun to impact not only the outside of the building but also hand-painted artwork inside. Some of the interior walls and a portion of the historic murals, 22 oil-on-canvas paintings, each 12 x 14 feet,…


Coalition of Women’s Organizations To Host 29th Annual Women’s Equality Day Program

By WaTasha Barnes Griffin— MUNCIE, Ind. — The Coalition of Women’s Organizations will host its 29th annual Women’s Equality Day program at 5 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021 in the Muncie City Hall auditorium. The celebration will honor six local women who have made significant contributions to the community. This event will pay special tribute to Vivian V. Conley, who was at the forefront of many community issues relating to education, civil rights, and older residents, according to a release. Women’s Equality Day…


TeenWorks, Inc. to Host 1st Annual TeenWorks Golf Tourney

By TeenWorks— Proceeds of the event will support the 2021-2022 year-round Pro program which serves 35 local teens, as well as the 100 teens anticipated to participate in the 2022 Summer program. MUNCIE, Ind.—TeenWorks, a central Indiana nonprofit dedicated to empowering teens to achieve excellence in community, college, and career, will host its 1st Annual TeenWorks Tourney at Maplewood Golf Course on Friday, September 17th. Participating community members will golf in groups of 4 and can register by contacting Regional…


How Local Organizations are ‘Flipping the Script’ on Workforce Development Efforts

By Melissa Jones— MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie and Delaware County have recently welcomed a multitude of economic development announcements rife with job opportunities. But the region has long faced a shortage of qualified workers—a shortage that was only further fueled by the pandemic. Ball Brothers Foundation recently made two grants to support local workforce development efforts, hoping to help Muncie to be more competitive and ready for post-pandemic ventures. “By partnering with a number of community organizations on workforce development…


PlySpace Artist in Residence, Jung Sun Kang to Perform Piano Recital at Cornerstone

By Sarah Shaffer— MUNCIE, Ind.—PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce “First Sonatas”, the artist talk and piano recital featuring PlySpace Artist in Residence, Jung Sun Kang. “First Sonatas” will take place in the E.B. Ball Auditorium of Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Friday, August 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. “First Sonatas” will serve as the world premiere of Kang’s sonata composed while at the PlySpace Artist Residency…


Chris Holtmann To Speak At Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet

By Jeff Mosier— MUNCIE, Ind.—Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very happy to announce that Chris Holtmann, Ohio State University Men’s Head Basketball Coach, will be the special guest speaker for the 2021 FCA Banquet Thursday AUGUST 19th at the Horizon Convention Center. Coach Holtmann’s played at Taylor University. He began his college head coaching career at Gardner-Webb University followed by Butler University, until his move to Ohio State in 2017-2018. There is no cost to attend…


Muncie Land Bank Closing In On Goal of Selling 39 Properties

By Amy Leffingwell— Muncie, IN— Since March of 2021, 27 of 39 properties held by the Muncie Land Bank have been successfully sold to local Muncie residents. With a growing number of properties left vacant due to blight and demolished dilapidated houses, along with a difficult to maneuver tax sale system, the Muncie Land Bank was established in July of 2017. By November of that year, the State of Indiana incorporated the Muncie Land Bank. In October of 2018, Ball…


Soup Kitchen of Muncie to Hold Annual Dinner and Auction

By Dottie Kreps, Soup Kitchen of Muncie board member— MUNCIE, Ind.—For over 25 years the Soup Kitchen of Muncie has been serving those in need of a meal in our community. Now you have a chance to support the Soup Kitchen and enjoy an evening out.  On August 28th the Annual Soup Kitchen Dinner and Auction will take place at the Horizon Convention Center. Cocktails will start at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6pm. Volunteers work with the staff…