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Inspire Awards from 2015 are pictured. Photo courtesy of Vicki Rubio and collegementors.org

Ontario Systems Congratulates Local Finalists of ‘2016 College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards’

Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections will honor higher education, career focus, culture, diversity and community service February 25th. MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, congratulated Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington,…


The upper roof of the “church in the woods” is just high enough to collect abundant solar energy. Photo provided.

Unitarian Universalist Church to Dedicate New Solar Panels

By: Wayne Meyer— “When the environmental and right thing to do merges with the practical and economical thing to do, then it truly is the time to take action,” according to Wayne Meyer, Coordinator of the “Green Team” at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church of Muncie. That’s the hopeful message…


Linda Jones at Lynd House. Photo provided.

Cats from ARF Settle Into New Home at Lynd House

By: Dee McKinsey— Former ARF residents have the run of the senior living facility Resident Linda Jones didn’t even know she liked cats, until one “picked me,” she said. The cat was a stray that stayed around Jones’ residence, and then was replaced by another. “God brought the cat to…


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Dramatic Play to Be Presented at Grace Baptist Church

By: Greg Zirkle— Overshadowed Theatrical Productions (Medinah, Illinois) will be presenting “The Hiding Place” this Sunday, February 21, at 6:00pm at Grace Baptist Church in Muncie.  “The Hiding Place” is a dramatic play based on the bestselling memoir of Corrie ten Boom about the sheltering of Jews in Nazi Germany. Cornelia…


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Shafer Leadership Academy Names Officers, Welcomes New Members

By: Mitch Isaacs— MUNCIE, Ind. —Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s nonprofit leadership development institute, is pleased to announce officers as well as new and returning members to its board of directors. These community leaders volunteer their time and expertise to provide the academy with policy direction and oversight. The…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Delaware County Nonprofits Receive $617,750 From Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $617,750 to 17 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation…


The roof-mounted solar array at Cornerstone is pictured. Photo provided.

Cornerstone to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Solar Energy Initiative

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts is celebrating Leap Day, and a leap into the future with a new solar power system, by hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, February 29, at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony, with light refreshments, will take place in the Colonnade Room on…


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ARF to Hold Valentine Adoption Event at PetSmart®

By: Dee McKinsey— (Muncie) – ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) will hold an adoption event at PetSmart®, 3450 N Morrison Rd, Muncie, during the Valentine Weekend. Several ARF rescued cats and dogs will be available to PetSmart® during the three-day event, Feb. 12, 13 and 14. ARF will have a “Kissing…


Volunteers are pictured giving away cleaning supplies for families in need. Photo by: Rebekah Gaillard

Whitely Community Council Introduces Improvement Initiatives

By: Isaac Reynoso— MUNCIE, Ind. – At the Whitely Community Council monthly meeting on Monday, goal committees introduced several exciting new initiatives for the Whitely neighborhood. Perhaps the most ambitious initiative is the “Year of Color” campaign introduced by Richard Ivy, co-chair of the Beautification committee. This project aims to extend…


Ice League girls huddle. Photo provided.

Project Leadership’s Ice League Kicks Off With Draft Day

By: Brenda Morehead— MUNCIE — The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League launched Saturday with a Draft Day for more than 100 middle school student athletes at Muncie Central High School. The day featured students taking part in skill drills showcasing their basketball talents, as well as motivational speeches…


Ice League Draft Day Drills. Photo provided.

Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student…


Laura and her two children. Photo provided.

Laura Williamson Named New Executive Director of Muncie Civic Theatre

By: Chris Griffith— Muncie Civic Theatre and the Board of Directors has announced that Laura Williamson will join the 85 year old institution as its new Executive Director and assume the role on February 1, 2016. In this position, Williamson will work with Chris Griffith and Paul Tavianini who continue…



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Discover Digital Climbers at MPL Connection Corner

By: Rebecca Parker— Kids and teens ages 8 and up are invited to a Digital Climbers launch party at Muncie Public Library’s Connection Corner this Wednesday, January 27 at 3pm. Kids will find out how they can earn badges and points as they become more skilled in STEM (science, technology,…


Delta Middle School students adopt ARF. Photo provided.

Delta Middle School Students Adopt ARF as 2016 Outreach Recipient

By: Dee McKinsey— Approximately 155 students in Delta Middle School’s eight grade have been collecting supplies for ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, since they returned from winter break. Christopher Overholt, eighth grade social studies teacher, says that his pupils picked ARF after two rounds of voting. The…