Non-Profit

Chamber Honors United Way With Education Award

By: Jenni Marsh— Muncie, IN—United Way of Delaware County received the Outstanding Contributions to Education Award last Thursday night at the annual dinner of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. United Way was recognized for its focus on early childhood education to end generational poverty. “We are honored to receive this award,” said Jenni Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer of UWDC. Other winners Thursday included Ivy Tech Community College, awarded with the Community Impact Award. DIY/Group, Inc., who was…


PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle Brings Candlepin Bowling to the Muncie Mall

By: Erin Williams, PlySpace Residency Coordinator— Muncie, IN—PlySpace, an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the Mall and will be open to the public during select times from October 26th to November 4th, 2018. Main Stream explores the game of bowling as…


“Music and Memory” Brings Music Therapy To Nursing Home Residents

By: Dr. Joe Misiewicz— Muncie, IN—A group of Ball State University student volunteers are helping forgotten Hoosiers living in nursing homes by providing them free iPods® and personalized music therapy. The program is called “Music and Memory” and their mission is to bring iPods® and individualized music playlists to the elderly, with special emphasis on those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. We believe that personalized digital music can greatly enhance the quality of life for many nursing home residents, especially those with…


Leigh Edwards Presented With Fisher Governance Award During Chamber of Commerce Dinner

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—Leigh Edwards, president of Muncie Civic Theatre’s board of directors, has been selected as the 2018 winner of the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award. The award, which recognizes the outstanding service of a board member to a Delaware County non-profit organization, was presented at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner on October 25. Edwards has served on the Theatre’s board since 2010 and has been president for the past three years….


Unitarian Universalist Church Bazaar in the Woods Set for Nov 3rd

By: Sue Errington— Muncie, IN—Greeters at Muncie’s oldest continuous running bazaar will welcome shoppers of all ages to the Bazaar in the Woods on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8am – 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie, located at 4800 W. Bradford Dr. Start the day with a breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy and cinnamon rolls at the Chalice Cafe, or take a lunch break of red beans and rice (meat or veggie) and fruit crisps, both…


Pat Hart Announces Retirement at Conclusion of Red Ribbon Breakfast

By: Steve Lindell & Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Pat Hart, 24 year executive director of the Delaware County Prevention Council, announced her retirement today at the conclusion of the annual Red Ribbon Week Breakfast. The Council’s work has been near and dear to Pat’s heart for all that time, but she determined that now is the time to pass the torch on to someone else to lead the group. The effort of the council is to help children, and the community,…


BY5 Announces New Executive Director, Missy Modesitt

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, Indiana — Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. recently announced Missy Modesitt as the organization’s new executive director. “We are very excited to have someone with Modesitt’s unique combination of experiences and skills lead BY5 in the next phase of our development,” said Pat Botts, chairman of the board of directors of BY5. “Her background gives her a great perspective about how early childhood education can lead to a stronger economic environment and a better…


Cornerstone To Host Annual Community Halloween Party On Oct 25th

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Halloween is just around the corner; this year celebrate with the entire family by attending Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ annual Community Halloween Party. Tricks and treats will be had on Thursday, October 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. as Cornerstone’s Colonnade Room is transformed into a spooky lair of fun and games. The Community Halloween Party is open to children and families of all ages and is free to attend. Costumes are encouraged, but not…


Writers’ One-Day Mini-Conference Set For November 3rd

By: Jama Kehoe Bigger, MWW Director— Muncie, IN—A one-day writers’ mini-conference, “Reaching Your Writing Goals,” for fiction and nonfiction authors at all experience levels, is set for Saturday, November 3 at the Ball State University Alumni Center. Hosted by Midwest Writers Workshop, Inc. (MWW), the event features breakout sessions led by three successful East Central Indiana authors, each with newly released books. “This program gives participants a jam-packed day with sessions on craft improvement – finding stories, plotting, character development –…


“Candidates Of the Future” Returns

By: Aimee Robertson-Fant, Organizer, Muncie Action Plan/Muncie Neighborhoods, Co-Founder, Muncie Matters Muncie, IN—Last year a full house of active East Central Indiana citizens from all walks of life interested in affecting change in their communities attended the inaugural “Candidates of the Future”—a collaboration between Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Shafer Leadership Academy, Building Better Neighborhoods/Muncie Action Plan which is a grassroots, deeply-inclusive and one-of-a-kind-to-the-community workshop, rooted in the belief that everyday citizens can lead and run for local office. “We completely underestimated the…