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4th of July Celebrations for 2016

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Monroe Lake Written by Betsy Sweeny, intern, and Teal Strabbing, Sales & Services Coordinator. Looking for fun things to do and see in Bloomington for the 4th of July? Bloomington's patriotic festivities kick off on the 1st and continue through the 9th. We've got racing, live music, ice cream, lakes, a parade, and plenty of fireworks. Hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July, maybe we'll see you around town at one of these fun events! On July 1st drive on over to the south side of town for the Bl …

Top 10 Prettiest Spots on the IU Campus

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IU Greenhouse For a campus that's consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the country, how can we possibly narrow down the list to the top 10? You're right, we can't. So here are 10 gorgeous spots on campus that run the gamut from well-known favorites to hidden gems, but we know it's not exhaustive. Please share your memories and other favorites in the comments! 10. The Greenhouse It's probably one of those buildings you've passed a thousand times before, but next time you're nearby, swing in fo …

10 tips to get the most out of Taste of Bloomington

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Taste of Bloomington The Taste of Bloomington is a one-day culinary extravaganza, with tons of food, drinks, music, kids' activities, and socializing in the heart of downtown. Head to Showers Plaza on June 18, but not befeore you read these expert tips from seasoned Taste attendee Laura Newton. 10. Parking doesn't have to be tricky. Neighborhoods near the site of Taste get a bit crowded, so don't be afraid to park at the Convention Center and take a stroll up the B-Line Trail right to City Hall. It's a good  …

Sneak Peek: Arts Fair on the Square 2016

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Arts Fair on the Square Tom Duffy The third Saturday in June is one of the best days to visit Bloomington for two simple reasons: food and art. The Taste of Bloomington is a huge food festival where attendees can eat and drink products from local restaurants and producers while enjoying live music. Check out our top 10 tips to get the most out of Taste. But this blog is about the art. One of the best art festivals in the region takes place on the courthouse square, thus the simple yet descriptive name Arts Fair on the Square.  …

Try something new: Make natural soap with the experts

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Soapy Soap Maybe you're a skin-care fiend, or maybe you've never given a second thought to what creepy chemicals might be living in your soap. Either way, I bet you don't know what the "volcano technique" is, or whether oatmeal or coffee (yes, coffee) is more exfoliating. You also probably don't know how cool it is to explore a local soap-making facility and then make some yourself. Julie gets to check the temperature on our soap-to-be You get to do just that at Soapy Soap, a local natural soap compa …

Get behind the scenes in an artist's studio June 4-5

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BOST mary uthuppuru A fabulous weekend is planned for your sense of art discovery and enrichment during the Bloomington Open Studios Tour. Thirty-five artists have been creating new works and tidying up their studios to prepare to welcome the public on June 4th and 5th. You can find detailed artist information with images and maps for navigation at The artists will all share their unique perspectives, materials, and processes, and will demonstrate their craft, offer hands-on oppor …

Top 10 Events in Bloomington for June, 2016

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Indiana Limestone Symposium Once we get over the monumental weekend that is IU Graduation, the town takes a nap for a few weeks. But by June, when the weather is more dependable and the traffic is wonderfully minimal, Bloomington is ready to party. There are tons of events going on, but here are approximately 10 of the biggest. Click on the pictures to learn more. To find out about everything that's going on, check out our Events Calendar. Limestone Month Limestone has been an important part of the culture of this a …

Kid-Friendly Hidden Gems - Spring 2016

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griffy lake hiking Spring time is a great time to get outdoors (finally!) and enjoy the natural beauty of Bloomington. But it's also a temperamental season, with cool, rainy days often on the forecast. For this reason, we've come up with two kid-friendly activities that will suit the changing weather and your kid's changing interests. Griffy Lake and Nature Preserve Most people know about Griffy Lake and the 1,200 acres of nature preserve that surround it. But you might have forgotten about the nearly two …

Free events this summer in Bloomington

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Bloomington Farmers Market It doesn't matter if your idea of an expensive meal is filet mignon or PB&J. Everyone likes free stuff. Luckily for those of us who live in or travel to Bloomington, it's ridiculously easy to find free things to do, especially in the summer. I'll share with you some of the best free things to do here this summer because you deserve it. For more local events, check out our massive Events Calendar. Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Yes, this is a place to get great local produce, meat, da …

Funny Business Part 2: An Interview with Jon Hancuff

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Jon Hancuff Comedy Attic The Comedy Attic and Limestone Comedy Festival have put Bloomington on the map in the world of comics and comedy fans. We heard from club owner Jared Thompson about how the Comedy Attic got started and how it's developed into one of the country's top clubs. Now it's time to hear from someone who actually gets up onstage. Jon Hancuff is a local comedian who performs regularly in Bloomington and around the Midwest. In this Q&A he tells us what it's like and why Bloomington is so darn funny.  …

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