Protesters affiliated with the Indiana Forest Alliance work to protect 300 acres of the Yellowwood State Forest Back Country Area in Brown County in 2017. Since 2012, the Indiana Division of Forestry has increased logging of state forests by 400 percent, says IFA's Anne Laker. | Photo courtesy of the Indiana Forest Alliance

Since 2012, the Indiana Division of Forestry has increased logging of state forests by 400 percent, says Anne Laker of the Indiana Forest Alliance. In this guest column, Laker talks about the dangers facing our publicly owned forests and an Indiana Senate bill that could protect them. She also previews the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Bloomington. Click here to read the full story

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    February 18, 2019

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Cicada Cinema, a small, community-driven and volunteer-run pop-up theater in Bloomington, hosts a variety of underrepresented films and related activities. Pictured here is a recent event at Hopscotch Coffee. Cicada Cinema will screen Amazon Studios’ ‘Beautiful Boy,’ a film about coping with addiction, followed by a discussion, at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts on Tuesday, February 12. | Photo by Nicole McPheeters

In collaboration with IU Cinema, IU Center for Rural Engagement, and the FAR Center of Contemporary Arts, Cicada Cinema is screening Amazon Studios’ Beautiful Boy, a film about coping with addiction. Amazon Studios has targeted theaters near areas with a high density of opioid overdoses and addiction for this partnership. Click here to read the full story.

Her grandson’s fascination with dump trucks has helped Ruthie Cohen to up her game in the kitchen. Now she considers “other methods and materials for cooking.” Led by “a little child with his toy bulldozer in hand,” she explores how a Japanese donabe, left, and a Tunisian tagine, right, can enrich your kitchen creations. | Photo by Ruthie Cohen

Her grandson’s fascination with dump trucks has helped Ruthie Cohen to up her game in the kitchen. Now she considers “other methods and materials for cooking.” Led by “a little child with his toy bulldozer in hand,” she explores how a Japanese donabe and a Tunisian tagine can enrich your kitchen creations. Click here to read the full story.

After January’s polar vortex gives way to February’s cold, gray weather, it might seem like spring will never arrive. But don’t let cabin fever set in. LP’s Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski has compiled a list of expos, games, concerts, films, and other February activities all across our community that will “get you out of the house.” | Limestone Post

After January’s polar vortex gives way to February’s cold, gray weather, it might seem like spring will never arrive. But don’t let cabin fever set in. LP’s Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski has compiled a list of expos, games, concerts, films, and other February activities all across our community that will “get you out of the house.” Click here to read the full story.

For many, suppressing the feeling of hunger with restrictive diets only leads to more-intense levels of hunger, writes Amanda Boyer. Think “hangry.” But the practice of intuitive eating — eating in a way that honors and respects your body’s hunger and fullness as well as your cravings, such as for a scone (pictured here at Two Sticks Bakery) — could be a more healthful and pleasurable approach to food, without dieting. | Limestone Post

Suppress Dieting, Not Hunger, with Intuitive Eating

For many, suppressing the feeling of hunger with restrictive diets only leads to more-intense levels of hunger, writes Amanda Boyer. Think “hangry.” But the practice of intuitive eating — eating in a way that honors and respects your body’s hunger, fullness, and cravings — could be a more healthful and pleasurable approach to food, without dieting. Click here to read the full story.

Zaineb Istrabadi (center), pictured here in Bloomington in 1974 with her father, Rasoul (right), and cousins, calls herself “a Baghdadi. Hoosier” Writer Michael G. Glab calls her the apotheosis of a Midwesterner in his profile of the longtime senior lecturer in IU’s Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures. | Courtesy photo

Big Mike’s B-town: Zaineb Istrabadi, Baghdadi Hoosier

Zaineb Istrabadi calls herself “a Baghdadi Hoosier.” Writer Michael G. Glab calls her the apotheosis of a Midwesterner in his profile of the longtime senior lecturer in IU’s Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures. He also calls her “a woman of the world” and a member of one of Bloomington’s most storied families. Click here to read the full story.

Peregrine Falcons in America have soared back from the brink of extinction since the 1960s, even in Indiana. Just as humans caused their decline, “it was also dedicated humans who brought these birds back,” writes Jared Posey. This “standout conservation success story” is unusual because peregrines “may be benefiting from an increasingly urban landscape," such as Kinney, pictured here in Indianapolis. | Photo courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Peregrine Falcons, a Conservation Success Story

Peregrine falcons in America have soared back from the brink of extinction since the 1960s, even in Indiana. Just as humans caused their decline, “it was also dedicated humans who brought these birds back,” writes Jared Posey. This “standout conservation success story” is unusual because peregrines “may be benefiting from an increasingly urban landscape.” Click here to read the full story.

Lead Care Coordinator for Client Services at Positive Link, Tammy Baynes, holds an HIV antiviral drug called Atripla. While this drug does not cure HIV/AIDs, it does slow the spread of infection and prolongs life. | Photo by Nicole McPheeters

Overcoming Stigma and Suspicion To Trust Antiretroviral Therapy

If early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of transmitting HIV by 96 percent through medicine that prevents the growth of HIV, then why are some people reluctant to try it? Writer Haley Miller and photographer Nicole McPheeters continue their inquiry into how people live with the threat or diagnosis of HIV. Click here to read the full story.

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Stirring the Pot: Mini Mommy

“Every family has its outliers,” writes Ruthie Cohen in Stirring the Pot. The outlier in her family is Eve, aka “Mini Mommy,” the only one of Ruthie’s five children who shares her enthusiasm for cooking. “Mea culpa,” admits Ruthie. But her and Eve’s time in the kitchen has inspired some hearty winter fare. Click here to read the full story.

As we approach New Year's, LP takes a look back at our top stories of 2018. This photo appeared in a photo series on local farms in April. Two-year-old Esmé and Little John, a small male goat, pose for a picture on the Barnhouse Farms property. The family has two does, named Meg and Sprinkles, whom they milk for the soap, and Little John, whom they keep as a companion for the does. | Photo by Chaz Mottinger

Holiday Roundup: Our Top Stories of 2018

Limestone Post Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski presents her annual roundup of our top stories of 2018 — once again showing the wide-ranging interests of our readers. As you enjoy some of the best local writing and photography of 2018, we at Limestone Post and all of our contributors wish you a very happy 2019! As always, thank you for reading! Click here to read the full story.

Old men yukking it up at a diner shows that “deep down inside, we’re all 12-year-olds who need something solid and predictable in our lives,” writes Troy Maynard. | Photo by adrian on Unsplash

My Dad Voice: A Big Step to Fill

Old men yukking it up in a diner reveals to Troy Maynard that “deep down inside, we’re all 12-year-olds who need something solid and predictable in our lives.” In his latest My Dad Voice column, Troy writes about the hope that he has the strength to be the anchor of his family, much like his step-father. Click here to read the full story.

Just as theater teaches us about ourselves and about the world we live in, local youth theater programs help students (of all ages) learn literacy, creativity, self-determination, critical-thinking skills, and empathy, writes Jennifer Pacenza. | Photo courtesy of Cardinal Stage Company

Behind the Curtain: The Ways the Stage Teaches

Just as theater teaches us about ourselves and about the world we live in, local youth theater programs help students (of all ages) learn literacy, creativity, self-determination, critical-thinking skills, and empathy, writes Jennifer Pacenza. In her latest column for Limestone Post, she looks at how theater does much more than just entertain. Click here to read the full story.

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    “On the evenings of April 5 and 6, 1945, groups of black officers approached the club, demanded entry, and were subsequently arrested by the armed white officer barring the door. The protesting officers argued that they possessed equal rights to white officers and simply wanted that to be respected. Instead, they were met with staunch racism, disrespect, humiliation.” —Paul Bean, in "Tuskegee Airmen at 1940s Hoosier Airfield Played Role in Military Desegregation"
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