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Three Minutes in McDoel Gardens

In Trent Deckard’s second neighborhood tour for Limestone Post, he shows us the tight-knit community of McDoel Gardens. Since the 1800s, the historic Bloomington neighborhood has been diverse and vibrant. Today, it’s home to some of Bloomington’s most vigorous startups and nonprofits, classic bungalow and gable-el homes, parks, and artwork. Click here to watch the video.

With Local Base, ‘Driftless’ Magazine Is a Journey Through the Midwest

Writer Ann Georgescu reviews Driftless magazine, calling it a “collaborative work of art in ink and paper.” Working out of Bloomington and Chicago, the magazine’s three-member publishing team curates the photography, feature stories, illustrations, guides, recipes, and other content that captures all that is poetic and beautiful about the Midwest. Click here to read the full story.

Terry Hutchens, the Hardest Working Sportswriter in Indiana, Owns His Beat Again

After 22 years at The Indianapolis Star, mostly covering IU sports, Terry Hutchens was told he “didn’t own” his beat. They parted ways, and he became an old-school sportswriter in the digital age. Now he has a regular gig at BtownBanners.com, freelances for other news sites, writes books, and teaches journalism at IU–Bloomington. Click here to read the full story.

Inspired by European Bike Culture, Evren Kent Cycles Finds a Home in B-town

After living in American and European cities with robust bicycling cultures, Scot Wright brings his cycle-centric lifestyle to B-town. His bicycle-refurbishing business, Evren Kent Cycles, and showroom in the I Fell building, called Re:Cycle, helps bikers like Lindsay Welsch keep their beloved spokes spinning. Click here to read the full story.

From Wild Fowl to Feathered Friends, Chickens Have a Rich History with Humans

In what writer Ann Georgescu calls “an epic tale of success and survival,” the globetrotting chicken has crossed many cultural and political boundaries in its migration from the jungle to our backyards. Through one man’s experience in Bloomington (and then in Brown County), Georgescu reveals our tangled relationship with these captivating birds. Click here to read the full story.

Killing ‘Martha Stewart,’ or Letting Go of Goals and Relentless Perfectionism

Taking a trip to celebrate your team’s World Series victory should be fun. But as Samantha Eibling — homemaker, yoga teacher, and battler of perfectionism — races to get things done before she can go, panic sets in. How does a teacher of “peace” and “ease” get in such a mess? How does she get out? Click here to read the full story.

Quaff ON! Brewery ‘Abides’ in Nashville, Expanding Its Production and Adding a Distillery

When it seems another craft brewery or distillery is opening every month, it’s natural to ask, how many can a community support? Quaff ON! Brewery, which is both building a new beer-making facility and starting a distillery in Nashville, shows writer Jonna Mary Yost how such companies can be integral parts of community development. Click here to read the full story.

The Top 10 Limestone Post Stories of All Time (Since Our Launch, Anyway)

Since we launched in September, the praise from Limestone Post’s readers has been epic. So thank you, readers! And thanks to our writers, photographers, and videographers for their excellent work! While we’re just as fond of numbers 11 on down, here are our top 10 most-read stories. Click here to read the full story.

Curious Kids Explore Science and Art at IU

Children ranging in age from kindergarten to eighth grade take over IU classrooms on Saturdays. At the School of Education, prospective teachers get real-life field practice and youngsters get real-world experiences in art and science that they might not otherwise get at school. Click here to read the full story.

Stirring the Pot: A Trio of Treats

Ruthie Cohen says volunteering at Habitat for Humanity is both humbling and empowering. But her biggest contribution isn’t hanging doors or framing sheds — although she has learned such skills (more or less). Rather, the skill she brings to the worksite has helped her find a home among her fellow volunteers. Click here to read the full story.

Managers of Local Bars Say Preventing Sexual Assault Is More Art Than Science

While alcohol is called the single most common date-rape drug, at least one study shows that the culprits of unwanted sexual contact in bars are usually sober. In this report by Sarah Gordon, the people who run three bars in Bloomington and the prevention programs coordinator at Middle Way House talk about preventing sexual assault. Click here to read the full story.

Impressions, Memories of a Bloomington Winterscape

As we post this photo gallery by writer/photographer Ann Georgescu, we may be having sunny days near 50 degrees, but these images taken last February remind us of what winter could look like. It also reminds us that we live in one of the most beautiful places in any season. Click here to read the full story.