Limestone Post Magazine has just become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With the need for reliable local news being more important than ever, we are committed to publishing articles that help our readers to make informed decisions about our community. Edited photo of the Monroe County Courthouse in early morning. | Limestone Post

We are proud to announce that Limestone Post Magazine has become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! With the need for reliable local news being more important than ever, we are committed to publishing articles that help our readers to make informed decisions about our community. Click here to read what this means for Limestone Post and community journalism.

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    Welcome to Limestone Post, an independent, nonprofit magazine committed to publishing informative and inclusive stories about Bloomington, Indiana, and the surrounding areas. We are a 501(c)(3), and any donation you make to support our local journalism is tax deductible. You can donate here. And, as always, you can subscribe for free! If you’d like to learn more, send us an email.

    December 11, 2019

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Each fall since 2016, students in Rachel Bahr’s class at Bloomington’s Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship have completed a class project, called ‘Sense of Place,’ and shared their work with Limestone Post. The ‘places’ covered this year include a quarry, a corn maze, a grandparents’ farm, neighborhoods, parks, and even the activity of creating art. | Photo of Waterfall Shelter in Lower Cascades Park by Bailey Knapp

Each fall since 2016, students in Rachel Bahr’s class at Bloomington’s Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship have completed a class project, called “Sense of Place,” and shared their work with Limestone Post. The “places” covered in this year’s videos include a quarry, a corn maze, a grandparents’ farm, neighborhoods, parks, and even the activity of creating art. Click here to watch all 16 videos.

James Ian Mair and James Stevenson have been making films in Greene County since they were ten years old. Their company, Moonlight Films, produces mostly horror films, relying heavily on local talent to put the production together. (l-r): Deron Morgan, special-effects specialist, among other roles; Ben Mair, actor (and brother James Ian Mair); Katie Harbridge, actor; James Stevenson, co-founder of Moonlight Films. | Courtesy photo

Oh, the horror! James Ian Mair and James Stevenson have been making films together in Greene County since they were ten years old. Their company, Moonlight Films, produces mostly horror films, relying heavily on local talent. Their next release, Blood Cove, premieres at the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer on October 27. Click here to read how horror is made in Greene County.

Truth Matters is an event to help people detect disinformation in the news and on social media platforms. After watching two films on the topic, audience members will be able to ask questions to the panel of media experts pictured above: (clockwise from top left) Filippo Menczer, professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and director of IU’s new Observatory on Social Media; Jen Senko, director of the film ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad,’ who will participate via Skype; Alex J. Semchuck, associate professor of communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington; and Jason Peifer, assistant professor at the IU Media School (Courtesy photos). The background image is a screenshot of Hoaxy, a tool that visualizes the spread of articles online, which was created by Menczer and his team at the Observatory on Social Media.

Fake news masquerading as journalism? Truth Matters, an event at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on October 19, features two films and a panel of media experts that will help people detect disinformation in the news and on social media platforms. (Limestone Post is one of 14 sponsors of this event.) Click here to learn more about Truth Matters.

Adam Nahas in Burl and Ingot Tool Library showing a piece of armor that he made. The Tool Library is part of Artisan Alley, the collective art space, studio, workshop, computer lab, gallery, and other projects that began in Nahas’s basement more than a decade ago. | Limestone Post

Big Mike’s B-town: Adam Nahas, Artist’s Artist

The concept of Artisan Alley — the collective art space, studio, workshop, computer lab, gallery, and other projects — began in Adam Nahas’s basement more than a decade ago. But the path from home workshop to one of Bloomington’s largest art collectives was not a straight line. Writer Michael G. Glab maps out Nahas’s journey. Click here for the story.

In July, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum holds its annual monthlong series of workshops and public events in Solsberry, capped by the Fire@Nite Iron Pour on July 27. (in yellow hardhat) Sculpture Trails founder Gerry Masse working the iron furnace at a previous event. | Courtesy photo

Fire@Nite, Sculpture Trails Iron Pour, ‘Lights Up the Night Sky’

This July in Greene County, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum marks 10 years of “giving back” their passion for metalwork. The museum conducts monthlong workshops for students and working artists, with many events open to the public, capped by the Fire@Nite Iron Pour, which “lights up the night sky,” says writer Laurie D. Borman. Click here to read what’s happening at Sculpture Trails.

The Bloomington Fire Department sent five firefighters to Sierra Leone in February to share expertise and training methods with the Sierra Leone Fire Force. The trip was coordinated by BFD Chief Jason Moore and Sierra Leonean Eastina Taylor, who participated last summer in the IU Mandela Washington Fellowship. | Courtesy photo

Bloomington Firefighters Train with Sierra Leone Fire Force

In February, the Bloomington Fire Department sent five firefighters to Sierra Leone to train with the Sierra Leone Fire Force. The trip was coordinated by BFD Chief Jason Moore and Sierra Leonean Eastina Taylor, who participated last summer in the IU Mandela Washington Fellowship. Taylor wrote about the experience for LP. Click here for the full story.

Members of the music group Adilei performed in the gymnasium of Childs Elementary in April as part of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation’s Lotus Blossoms educational outreach program. Childs fifth-grader Stella H., 11, called the performance "an eye opener.” | Courtesy photo

Student Review: Yodeling Group Adilei at Childs Elementary ‘An Eye Opener’

In April, Adilei, a yodeling-based a cappella group from the Republic of Georgia, performed at Childs Elementary School as part of the Lotus Blossoms educational outreach program presented by the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. Childs fifth-grader Stella, 11, reviewed the performance for Limestone Post, calling it “an eye opener.” Click here for Stella’s review and a brief video of Adilei.

Antoinette Leach was living in Sullivan County in 1893 when she became the first female lawyer in Indiana. While her law practice specializing in “Commercial Law and Collections” prospered, she was also active in politics, including local and national suffrage associations. This photo is of a suffrage parade in downtown Sullivan that Leach likely organized. | Photo courtesy of the Sullivan County Historical Society

Hoosier Lawyers, Voters Owe Debt to Antoinette Leach

Since Antoinette Leach began her career as Indiana’s first female lawyer 126 years ago, “the power and presence of women lawyers have increased exponentially, mostly in the past 30 years,” writes Diane Walker, who adds that “both women lawyers and women voters — and, one could argue, all Americans — owe a debt to Antoinette Leach.” Click here to see why.

Lee Ranaldo (left) of Sonic Youth plays at Landlocked Music in 2012. Ranaldo also recited a poem about Bloomington that he had written in 1990. Landlocked has hosted about 50 in-store performances since it opened in 2006. | Photo by Jeremy Hogan

13 Years of ‘Intimate’ Performances at Landlocked Music

Since it opened in 2006, Landlocked Music has been showcasing performers as varied as Kurt Vile, a gong player, and members of Sonic Youth. On May 1, they host psychedelic-folk songwriter Kath Bloom. Landlocked co-owner Heath Byers talked to writer Josephine McRobbie about 13 years of in-store performances. Photography by Jeremy Hogan. Click here to read the full story.

As a nonprofit, Limestone Post intends to develop programs that will help citizens engage more effectively in the community, with programs such as workshops, seminars, a speaker series, and more. | Limestone Post

Limestone Post Joins the Nonprofit Journalism Movement

Limestone Post is joining a national movement of media outlets by becoming a nonprofit organization. While continuing to publish in-depth articles covering the interests and concerns of people in our community, as a nonprofit Limestone Post also intends to develop programs that will help citizens engage more effectively in this community. Click here to read the post from Publisher Ron Eid.

While strides have been made toward income equity between men and women, Indiana ranks 49th in the country in gender wage gap. Amanda Stephens (pictured), a lawyer and Ph.D. candidate in gender studies, says, “We need to look at what is going on in our society that allows this pay gap to persist.” | Photo by Nicole McPheeters

High Cost of Living Among Factors in Local Gender Pay Gap

Indiana has the 49th largest gender wage gap in the nation. And the cost of living in Monroe County compounds the problem. While strides have been made, at the current rate it will take decades to achieve equal pay. Writer Hayley Miller looks at the data and gets the perspectives of three local experts. Click here to read the story.

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    “It’s not been that long when you look back at when we’ve had those votes. Certainly we need to get out and do that more, fight for what we believe in.” —Owen County Circuit Court Judge Lori Quillen, in "Hoosier Lawyers, Voters Owe Debt to Antoinette Leach" by Diane Walker
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