Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Community Blogs


The relationship between grief and joy is complex – one can’t exist without the other. This year, community blogger Elise Hofer Derstine is giving thanks for those bittersweet moments that bring the two into focus.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.
 Kari Horton poses with two of her sons.

Being grateful for the toughest times makes it easy to be thankful for the great moments too, community blogger Kari Horton says.

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.
 A photo taken during Diane Overmyer's visit to Uganda.

After going on a mission trip to Uganda, Diane Overmyer returned with a new perspective on how lucky she is to live in a country with so much to offer, as well as admiration for the happiness of those with few material possessions. 

Posted on Nov. 23, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
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 This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H.
Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

Community blogger Angela Bell shared some simple tips for making your Thanksgiving celebration environmentally friendly.

Posted on Nov. 20, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir,” which delves into a middle school girl’s struggles with learning how to be an outsider and navigating gender roles.

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Posted on Nov. 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
On a commute home during a rainstorm, community blogger John D. Yoder was fortunate enough to receive help from a young woman with an umbrella. 
 Old theater building on Main Street in Goshen.
Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

The Goshen Theater – once called the Jefferson Theater – on Goshen’s Main Street stayed open longer than other theaters of the time were able to, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

 Members of the Penn High School Spell Bowl team celebrate the school's 14th state spell bowl crown after winning at Purdue University-West Lafayette on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

The school won its 14th state championship Saturday, Nov. 15, with a perfect score of 90 out of 90.

 This large and colorful mixed-media print is one of 198 framed art prints available to borrow from the Elkhart Public Library.
Posted on Nov. 13, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

The library gives art lovers access to 198 framed prints they can take home for six weeks, community blogger Steve Gruber says.

 Wilma Moore, senior archivist of African-American history at the Indiana Historical Society, will present her program
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

The Indiana Historical Society’s senior archivist, Wilma Moore, will speak on the history of African-Americans in Indiana. The topic ties in with an soon-to-be-released oral history series on local African-American history.

 A view of an inspirational message on the side of one of CAPS' Elk Art statues at the annual Vines & Steins auction in June. The auction raises funds crucial to the CAPS mission of ensuring every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.

In a new community blog written by Child And Parent Services (CAPS), which works to ensure local children live free of abuse and neglect, the nonprofit will share stories of building stronger families and a more vibrant community.

 Community blogger John D. Yoder appreciates and relies on the knowledge of mechanics in our local bike shops.
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Mechanics working on both cars and bicycles have sets of knowledge that should be honored and appreciated, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Their work allows cyclists (and drivers) to ride with peace of mind. 

 The Northern Indiana Artists Juried Gallery show and opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Arts on Main.
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.

Community blogger Diane Overmyer attributes part of her artistic growth to art organizations she’s participated in over the past 15 years. She encourages others to get involved in special interest groups.

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