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On The Beat – Community & Culture

October 4th, 2018 by

MICHIGAN TO REQUIRE PEOPLE ON FOOD ASSISTANCE TO WORK

Aug. 16, 2018

Emily Lawler, Michigan Live

Starting Oct. 1, healthy Michigan residents receiving food assistance will have to prove they are working if they want to continue receiving benefits. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources is ready to help impacted residents reach those demands.

Michigan Live: Website

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BLOOMINGVEG: ADVOCACY GROUP FOR VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS (NEWCOMERS WELCOME)

Aug. 12, 2018

Julie Gray, Bloom Magazine

Kirstin Milk and Frank Brown Cloud founded BloomingVeg, a nonprofit support group for vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers. Every month, BloomingVeg has a potluck to bring the community together to learn about the variety of dietary choices.

Bloom Magazine: Website



QUILTER’S COMFORT: UNUSUAL TEAS MADE LOCALLY

July 6, 2018

Jana Wilson, Bloom Magazine

Patricia Coleman is a self-taught tea maker who loves to experiment. “I don’t wait around for someone to make something I want,” she said. Not all teas are sold at once, as ingredients are seasonal. Her teas are sold in local restaurants and at her Flowing Colors Studio.

Bloom Magazine: Website



BLOOMINGTON FOOD EVENTS ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY TO TRY LOCAL RESTAURANTS

April 19, 2018

Haley Sicks, Bloomington Beat

The Bloomington community has many unique restaurants. Devour Bloomington and Taste of Bloomington are events to help bring locals “into restaurants that maybe they haven’t frequented,” says Gwen Turner, executive director of Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association.

Bloomington Beat: Website

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MEALS ON WHEELS HELPS SENIORS WHO CANNOT COOK FOOD AT HOME

April 19, 2018

Xinyu Zhao, Bloomington Beat

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization whose “mission is to serve those who cannot cook for themselves due to illness,” said Executive Director Kathleen Romy. It ensures elders who fail to eat healthy receive daily, well-balanced meals.

Bloomington Beat: Website