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Paynetown does the time warp again

Paynetown State Recreation Area at Monroe Lake will transform the present into the past July 12-14 during the lake’s annual Heritage Days.


City announces incentives for sustainability

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development has announced that it will accept applications for its Sustainability Partnership Grant Program. Deadline is July 1.


Monroe County Library hosts genealogy class

On Monday, June 12, the Monroe County Public Library’s Bloomington branch will host a discussion-based class entitled “Finding Female Ancestors” the genealogy of women.


Local pool opens Saturday

Bryan Park Pool, which is located south of campus on Woodlawn Avenue, will open on May 25 and run through September 2. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


Speaker promotes peace in Syria

On Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Shadi Alkattan will give a presentation on the prospect for peace in war-torn Syria sponsored by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition.



City and county team up for historic preservation

The City of Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission and the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review are partnering up to celebrate Historic Preservation Month.


City promotes the welfare of animals

Mayor Mark Kruzan announced Bloomington will be recognizing Be Kind to Animals Week starting Sunday, along with the American Humane Association which has celebrated it every year since 1915.


Stoops honors Bloomington’s Tibetan high lama

Rinpoche, the director of Bloomington’s Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center  and Kumbum Chimtse Ling Temple, was the first Tibetan lama to lead prayer on the Senate floor before commencing business.


Local office awarded ‘General’s Cup’

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller awarded the Attorney General’s Cup on Monday to the Steven Douglas Law Office, recognizing its contributions to the March Against Hunger food drive.



Emergency personnel assist the victims at the scene of a bomb blast during the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, Monday, April 15, 2013. (Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald/MCT)

IU students recount Boston blasts

In the race’s fifth hour, multiple explosions near the finish line at Monday’s Boston Marathon killed at least three and injured dozens.


Farmers’ market opens, doubles worth of SNAP

Because of a $20,000 grant from a private foundation, the market is offering to double the worth of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamps when exchanged for Market Bucks.




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