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month : 11/2016 10 results

Local Krampus Caught on Tintype!

Photojournalist Adam Reynolds has documented both war-torn and everyday life in the Middle East. But a recent project, using a photography technique from the 1800s, took him to a fantasy world in Bloomington to capture fearsome, furry demons — Krampus. Take a look at the monsters that will parade through downtown Bloomington on Saturday, December 3. Click here to see the photo gallery and read the full story.

Stirring the Pot: At Thanksgiving, Let ‘the Absurdities’ Creep In

Ruthie Cohen shares her wisdom about what’s most important at Thanksgiving dinner. People often get distracted by the bird, the side dishes, or the presentation. In this edition of Stirring the Pot, she advises not to suppress “the absurdities and silliness that creep in” — and enjoy not knowing how it will all turn out. Click here to read the full story.

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Local Ultrarunner Competes (Again) in 100km World Championships

On November 27, ultrarunner Matt Flaherty of Bloomington will compete on Team USA in the 100km World Championships in Los Alcázares, Spain. Hot off a record-setting win in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon outside of Bloomington in October, Flaherty describes the 100km challenge — and why the battle of ultrarunning is worth it to him. Click here to read the full story.

Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Cyber Monday generally means shopping online from home or work. Not only does that hurt our wonderful local businesses and launch money into the ether, it deprives you of the chance to meet and get to know the shopkeepers and their staff — who are, after all, your neighbors. Shop locally this holiday season and support these wonderful businesses. Click here to see where you can save!

How You Can Share Your Time and Talent with ONE Community to Serve These 6 Organizations

The City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network has created a new initiative, called ONE Community, to change how people serve nonprofits in Bloomington. A collaboration between the city and six organizations on the northwest side of Bloomington, the initiative focuses on a shared vision of creating healthy, asset-rich, success-ready individuals, families, and youth. Click here to watch videos of each of the six organizations.

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A Cardinal Stage Spring Subscription — a Gift So Good, You Might Want One for Yourself!

What could be better than giving the gift of live theater? Cardinal Stage Spring Subscriptions are the perfect gift for anyone on your list. But the benefits are so plentiful and so good, you’ll probably want one for yourself. A subscription includes Oliver! in December and three standout shows in the spring season. But there’s so much more! Click here to see everything a Cardinal Stage Spring Subscription includes!

Changing the ‘Us and Them’ Feeling in Bloomington Is ‘Imperative’

Through the ONE Community Initiative, the Bloomington Volunteer Network and six local nonprofits are trying to change the “us and them” feeling in the community. Susan M. Brackney spoke with the Volunteer Network’s Lucy Schaich about this shift in volunteering. Focusing on this initiative and these organizations, Schaich says, “is imperative for our community.” Click here to read the full story.

’Tis the Season — for Sports. Keeping Tabs on the Hoosiers

Between the Indiana University football team vying for another bowl appearance and the basketball season starting, sportswriters are busy in Hoosier Nation this month. And thanks to blogs, podcasts, and social media, info about the Hoosiers is at your fingertips. But how do you keep it all straight? Here’s a short list. Click here to read the full story.

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Downey Hill, a Brown County Gem in Peak Season — by Air [video]

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, a Sycamore Land Trust property, is quintessential Brown County — a mature hardwood forest on rolling hills. During peak season, hiking its trail is a prime way to view the autumn colors. But drone company Aerial 812 and Sycamore’s Abby Perfetti give us another view — from above. Click here to watch the video.

Ultrarunner Matt Flaherty Breaks Record in Tecumseh Marathon

An 80-degree day did not stop Matt Flaherty from breaking the record in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon recently. Flaherty tells Limestone Post about the experience, how trail marathons differ from other kinds of long-distance running, and about his participation this month in the 100K World Championships — that’s 62 miles. Click here to read the full story.