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Celebrating 30 Years with 30 Days of Community

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Inc. believes Delaware County is a great place to live. They also believe they can make it even better. So they work every day to improve our community. They find a way to make a difference through grants to local nonprofits, scholarships to students, and leadership to the community…and they’ve been doing it for 30 YEARS! “We are excited for this important milestone and are planning a 30 Days…

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BY5 Early Childhood Initiative Adds New Program to Serve Pregnant Mothers

By: Thomas Kinghorn and Carrie Bale— BY5 Early Childhood Initiative (pronounced by five) is working to transform the community by connecting Kindergarten readiness to economic success. A community wide strategic plan has been developed with the involvement of over 80 community members. The comprehensive strategic plan focuses on 5 overarching goals to ensure the future success of our community so that young children have a strong foundation for life. Those 5 goals are: 1) The role of BY5 as a conveyor,…


Community Foundation Awards $60,555 to Local Nonprofits

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $60,555 to nine nonprofit organizations from the Maxon Foundation Fund. The Maxon Foundation Fund was established when assets of The Maxon Foundation were transferred to The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.  The Maxon Foundation was originally established by Maxon Corporation and the founding family as a way to give back to the community and support worthy causes in Delaware County.  The Maxon Foundation Fund…


Second Harvest Hosts First Annual Car Show

By: Becca Houser— Second Harvest Food Bank’s first annual Hot Rods for Hunger Inaugural Cruise-In presented by Dellen Ford-Lincoln will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, located at 6621 N. Old State Rd. 3. There will be six trophy classes and 50 Dash Plaques awarded throughout the day.  Entry for the event is a freewill donation. Other sponsors include: PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Midas, Midwest POS Solutions, G&G Oil Company of Indiana and Great Deals. Koorsen…


Community Maker Initiative Gets New Formal Name

By: John Fallon— The former Cintas building in downtown Muncie has a new name. The Board of Directors of Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that the facility has been formally named GearBox: Muncie—A Maker Hub. The name was selected after a few weeks of discussion among the organization’s leaders, consultation with branding experts, research into naming trends among other maker spaces throughout the country and thinking about an appropriate connection with the local community. While those involved in the…


United Way of Delaware County Adds Another School to Reading Club Program

By: Kelsey Crist— United Way of Delaware County announced adding another school to its Reading Club program. United Way of Delaware County will be returning to Longfellow and Sutton Elementary in addition to taking Reading Club to Wes-Del Elementary. Reading ability by the 3rd grade is one of the single greatest predictors of school success. United Way of Delaware County’s initiative to helping children read at grade-level has brought about a passion for children’s success and learning. United Way is…


“Dine for Cornerstone” Throughout September

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts invites you to “Dine for Cornerstone” at area restaurants throughout the month of September. Dining at local businesses in support of Cornerstone is an easy and fun way to support the organization’s programming, specifically the low-cost arts classes provided for children and families. Restaurants participating in this month-long fundraiser include: Chili’s Bar & Grill, Let’s Spoon Frozen Yogurt, Texas Roadhouse, and The Wedge Artisan Grilled Cheese. Each restaurant will donate a portion…



WIPB-TV Be My Neighbor Day Set for September 12

By: Michelle Kinsey— WIPB-TV will have its first Be My Neighbor Day, Saturday, September 12 from 1–4 p.m. at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this FREE family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor. Be My Neighbor Day events include: A neighborhood map guide to visit booths where the Muncie community’s great neighbors “live.” Participate in…


WATCH: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership Premieres Film DWNTWN: The Next Muncie

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) is premiering its follow-up video to the 2012 hit, DWNTWN: The Original Muncie. The second film, DWNTWN: The Next Muncie, follows three stories: a dancer trying to make a name for herself, a young couple beginning a life together as they move into their first apartment, and the staff of ProjectiOne working hard in their fabrication studio, contributing to the much talked about maker movement. In 2012, the DWNTWN Muncie campaign began as…