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- Written by Julie Workman
Four years ago, three sisters embarked upon a grand adventure when they bought The Gingerbread House Toy Store from the original owner’s family. The store had been in business since 1972, and had only ever had the one owner, so the sisters were not only taking on a business venture, they were taking over the legacy of a beloved institution right in their own hometown.
- Written by Tricia Stiller
The onset of autumn may signal the end of the outdoor Farmers’ Market Season, but fear not; the bounty of the harvest is not gone, it’s simply moving indoors.
For the past decade the Downtown Bloomington Association has celebrated fall’s Harvest with an annual Thanksgiving Farmers Market which is held on the main floor of the US Cellular Coliseum.
- Written by The Event Experience Company
With social media at our fingertips, many couples look to websites for wedding inspiration – especially with regard to wedding photos. Our media feeds are filled with stunning, or maybe silly and sometimes downright hilarious photos of couples celebrating their big day.
- Written by Michelle Pawley
The first time that an acquaintance told me that I should try acupuncture, I’m pretty sure that I thoughtlessly rolled my eyes, like a teenage girl. After years of wrestling with interstitial cystitis, the idea of moving my “qi” through energetic meridians seemed, at best, silly—and at worst, fraudulent.
- Written by Morgan Jackson
Have you ever watched the movie Grease and wanted to jump in and start swing dancing right along with them? Or maybe you’ve seen ballroom dancers in action, waltzing effortlessly across the floor and thought, ‘Wow, I wish I could learn to do that.’ Most adults never act on these desires because they think they’re not good dancers! Or perhaps they used to take dance class when they were younger, but now fear that they wouldn’t be able to keep up as an adult. Then there are some who feel they’ve completely missed the window for learning to dance - they should have started taking lessons when they were a kid.
- Written by Karen Tucker
What do you do when you find out that company is coming? If you’re like me, you run around like a crazy person making the house presentable before guests arrive. Why do we do this? Why do we knock ourselves out to clean for company, but often don’t make it a priority for ourselves and our family?
- Written by Karen Moen
Are you wondering about your family’s past, its heritage, its roots, its cultural impact, and your ancestors? When did your family arrive in the United States? What events affected your ancestors so profoundly that they would venture out to new and unknown areas while leaving behind that which they knew so well? What boat brought your grandfather to these shores? Who was with him? Or perhaps you’re curious about the community in which you live. What areas were settled first? How did Front Street get its name? Luckily, the Library offers resources to aid in your quest to find answers.