month : 01/2020 13 results

Breweries and wineries are easy to find in Indiana but minorities don’t see much representation

By Tyler Fenwick Everyone has a story about how they got into making wine or brewing beer. More often than not, it seems those stories have something to do with finding peace or being introduced to something new. It wasn’t the family business or even a longtime dream. It was a passion developed over time, maybe never perfected, but always ...

Boardroom Briefs

Cultural Trail receives grant  Indianapolis Cultural Trail announced it has received a $1 million grant from Anthem Foundation to support programs and maintenance that will help keep the trail open throughout the year.  The grant was part of Anthem Foundation’s 75th anniversary celebration.  "Indianapolis Cultural Trail ...

First ever Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival to debut

By Breanna Cooper ERIC WINSTON WILL USE the tradition of documentaries to share culture and history by showcasing the stories of African American life during the first ever Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival at Central Library on April 10-11.  Winston, a resident of Xenia, Ohio, chose Indianapolis for the festival because of the ...

Muncie’s Neely House restaurant reimagines traditional Midwest meals

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes THE GRACEFUL SCRIPT OF Thomas Neely's hand gets shakier with age, his diary entries noting everything from current events to reflections on mortality.   "Yesterday, and to day, were real pleasant. This day has been warm enough to sit in the house with the windows open. There are number of men at work, building ...

The Indiana-India connection

By Marcia Reed-Woodard INDIANA OFFICIALS HAVE EMBARKED upon a zealous global campaign to woo foreign investors. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) reports foreign direct investment increased by 300% between 2016 and 2018. “Our state has a very internationally-focused governor and secretary of commerce who continue taking ...

Ivy Tech Community College creates new diversity position

By Abbie Willans IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE officials made diversity a major focus in 2019 and soon realized officials needed to expand their offices and hire people whose sole job would be to shape a “sustainable, inclusive culture.” To that end, Ivy Tech officials created a new position and named Doneisha Posey executive director of ...

Long-term care close to home

By Brytnie Devon BEFORE TRANQUILITY Nursing And Rehab opened its doors in May 2019, Indiana residents needing long-term care for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or advanced pulmonary disease had to go out of state. Now, patients needing this type of specialized care can receive care in the state’s only skilled nursing facility specializing ...

La Porte: A town with plenty of intimate attractions

WHEN LA PORTE WAS settled in 1832, it took just three years for the small settlement to grow to the size required to be considered a town. Since then, La Porte has provided several historic contributions to Indiana’s story, and the story of the Midwest. Nicknamed “Maple City” for the maple trees planted throughout the town in the 1850s, ...

A&I Variety MeaTs and Produce helps quell effects of food insecurity

By Tyler Fenwick ROBERT HEARST HAD AN “aha” moment after visiting family in mississippi and getting to see his cousins’ grocery store.  Why couldn’t he do the same thing in Indianapolis? It would be a big help for a city with some 200,000 people living in food deserts, according to researchers at Indiana University-Purdue Univers...

Bridging the past and the present

By Breanna Cooper EVERY FAMILY HAS A unique history. Thanks to the popularity of websites like Ancestry.com and television shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” Americans are enamored with learning more about the ancestors that make up their family tree. While word of mouth and family Bibles can be a wealth of knowledge, you may be ...