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Soar Above the Canopy of Lights

On an average day, Bloomington has one of the more attractive downtown squares anywhere. Add a Canopy of Lights, though, and you’ve got a winter wonderland. Dating back to the 1930s, the modern tradition began in 1985. And now, Aerial 812 shows you the festive Square like you’ve never seen it before. Click here to watch the video.

LP’s Top Stories of the Year Reflect B-town’s ‘Sense of Place’

A look back at the most-read stories of 2016 proves what engaged, caring, and creative-minded people live in and around B-town, says Limestone Post’s Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski. And while these stories cover all of our major categories — Arts, Food & Drink, Outdoors, Family, Healthy Living, and Explore/Discover — if we had one theme this year, Lynae says, “it’d be ‘sense of place.’” Click here to check out the top stories of 2016!

Is B-town’s Tap Water Safe? A Full Report

Reports about contaminants in Bloomington’s water supply have caused concern among residents, city officials, and consumer advocates (remember Erin Brockovich?). Journalist Michael G. Glab has looked into the controversy and discovered that drinking any water is a gambler’s game. Here’s his in-depth report on whether our drinking water is safe. Click here to read the full story.

6 Places Keeping Bloomington’s History Alive and Personal

When Indiana became a state in 1816, Bloomington was four years from its official incorporation. But the town named after fields of blooming flowers soon became a thriving and growing town. Here are some of the more interesting places that preserve the heritage of their times and help you connect to years past. Click here to read the full story.

Big Mike’s B-town: Dan “Carp” Combs

Limestone Post is proud to announce a new column by media powerhouse Michael G. Glab, called Big Mike’s B-town. Each article will be a profile of someone he has interviewed on his WFHB interview show, Big Talk! First in this series is Perry Township trustee Dan “Carp” Combs. Click here to read the full story.

Local Ultrarunner Competes (Again) in 100km World Championships

On November 27, ultrarunner Matt Flaherty of Bloomington will compete on Team USA in the 100km World Championships in Los Alcázares, Spain. Hot off a record-setting win in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon outside of Bloomington in October, Flaherty describes the 100km challenge — and why the battle of ultrarunning is worth it to him. Click here to read the full story.

Changing the ‘Us and Them’ Feeling in Bloomington Is ‘Imperative’

Through the ONE Community Initiative, the Bloomington Volunteer Network and six local nonprofits are trying to change the “us and them” feeling in the community. Susan M. Brackney spoke with the Volunteer Network’s Lucy Schaich about this shift in volunteering. Focusing on this initiative and these organizations, Schaich says, “is imperative for our community.” Click here to read the full story.

’Tis the Season — for Sports. Keeping Tabs on the Hoosiers

Between the Indiana University football team vying for another bowl appearance and the basketball season starting, sportswriters are busy in Hoosier Nation this month. And thanks to blogs, podcasts, and social media, info about the Hoosiers is at your fingertips. But how do you keep it all straight? Here’s a short list. Click here to read the full story.

Downey Hill, a Brown County Gem in Peak Season — by Air [video]

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, a Sycamore Land Trust property, is quintessential Brown County — a mature hardwood forest on rolling hills. During peak season, hiking its trail is a prime way to view the autumn colors. But drone company Aerial 812 and Sycamore’s Abby Perfetti give us another view — from above. Click here to watch the video.

Justice Unlocked Fills a Financial Gap in Legal Services

A paternity hearing could be just another day in court for some lawyers. But for a parent about to lose custody of their child, it could be the most important day of their lives. Local nonprofit Justice Unlocked offers legal services on a sliding scale so people don’t have to fight for justice alone. Click here to read the full story.

‘This Is Where’: 25 B-town Students Reflect on ‘Sense of Place’

Rachel Bahr assigned her high school English class at the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship to take photos of places in Bloomington and write descriptions about their “sense of place.” The project, called “This Is Where,” shows how personal, poignant, and different each person’s sense of place can be. Click here to read the full story and see the students' photos.

B-town ‘Champion’ Brings Somali Soccer Film to Bus-Chum

The film Men in the Arena, showing in Bloomington at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on October 26, documents two young Somalis who play on the national soccer team of their war-torn country. To escape terrorism, they emigrate to the United States. For several reasons, Bloomington’s Tyler Ferguson has championed the film. Click here to read the full story.