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New Pekin, Ind., Has ‘Oldest’ 4th of July Celebration in the Nation

Every year since 1830, a small town in southern Indiana has celebrated the 4th of July, making it what the townspeople (and The Library of Congress) say is the “Oldest Consecutive 4th of July Celebration in the Nation.” Writer Michael Waterford looks into this event, which rivals those in towns hundreds of times its size. Click here to read the full story.

Studios an Integral Part of B-town Music Scene [video]

Bloomington’s vibrant, homegrown music scene thrives in genres that span the spectrum. With such talent and energy, it’s only natural that a recording industry would be a part of the scene. In this short documentary made for Limestone Post, filmmaker TJ Jaeger tours a few of the area’s many studios. Click here to watch the video.

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One World’s ‘New Business Model’ Opens Doors for Startups

Jeff Mease, co-founder of One World Enterprises, has long shared his business knowledge — and even his commissary — with numerous startups. Now the guy who’s “fascinated about localism” has doubled-down on his collaborative business model with a new, bigger commissary, which he will share with other entrepreneurs in his KitchenShare program. Click here for the full story.

Stirring the Pot: Consider the Zucchini

Ruthie Cohen tells us to look at the familiar, the routine, the same old road, with a sense of wonder. “The surprise of rediscovery can be sweet and surprising,” she says. Consider the zucchini. Usually overlooked as a secondary ingredient or a side dish, this commonplace veggie has the makings of a star. Click here to read the full story.

From Lake Monroe to the Milky Way, a Photographer’s Long Exposures

Nathan Clark doesn’t so much shoot for the stars as shoot at them. His time-exposure photography is stunning, but his work also focuses on his more down-to-earth interests — the outdoors, geology, and conservation. Here is a gallery of some of his favorite shots. Click here to read the full story.

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Outfitted: Paddling the Lakes and Rivers of Southern Indiana

Adventure-travel writer, outfitter, and explorer of the unknown, Michael Waterford says some of the best excursions can be had in southern Indiana. In this introduction to paddling, he offers suggestions on how to get on local lakes and rivers. It’s the first step, he says, to saving them. Click here to read the full story.