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West Bloomington Revitalization Project Dedicates Memorial Garden, Murals

By Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director Ideas, like plants, need a nurturing location in which to grow and take root. The West Bloomington Revitalization Project, at the corner of Washington and Allin streets, offers the perfect environment for ideas to germinate and blossom. It is the growing ground for many west-side community projects like…

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FUTURE IN STORE: Family Members Favor Turning B-N Building Into Training Center for Women

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Paul Swiech, Health Editor; Photos by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Gloria McKittrick, her sister Patricia Killian and brother Greg Erickson walked through the former neighborhood grocery store once owned and operated by their great-grandfather and grandparents at 1311 W. Olive St., Bloomington. “I love seeing the old, wood…

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‘A Long Way to Go’: B-N Celebrates 40th Annual Cultural Festival at Miller Park

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Kelsey Watznauer, Education/Public Safety Reporter; Photos by Lewis Marien BLOOMINGTON — Tip-toeing ballerinas, poetry-inspired rappers, a country rock duo, a squad of jump ropers, aspiring pop singers and a dashiki-clad drummer took the stage Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, to celebrate the 40th annual Cultural Fest at Miller Park.…

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