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On The Beat: Community and Culture

October 15th, 2019 by

A CATHOLIC SCHOOL REMOVES ‘HARRY POTTER’ FROM ITS SHELVES, CLAIMING THE BOOKS’ SPELLS ARE REAL

Sept. 3, 2019

AJ Willingham, CNN

Concern over the spells present in the Harry Potter books has led to a Catholic school banning them from its shelves. This ban has led to“undesired attention” according to the pastor Rev. Dan Reehil.



THE SUMMIT: A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WOMEN, TRANSGENDER & NONBINARY FOLKS

Aug. 26, 2019

Janet Mandelstam, Bloom Magazine

Monroe County Public Library hosted The Summit, a conference concerned with providing a space for women and the LGBTQ+ community to feel safe and discuss the issues concerning them. The conference will be held on Sept. 28.



AMERICANS HAVE SHIFTED DRAMATICALLY ON WHAT VALUES MATTER MOST

Aug. 25, 2019

Chad Day, Wall Street Journal

American values have changed. Religion, patriotism and having children have become less important to young people today according to a survey by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. This may affect the upcoming election.



MOVIES IN THE PARK

Aug. 12, 2019

Barb Berggoetz, Bloom Magazine

The Bloomington community comes together to enjoy films, both classic and new releases, in the 21-year-old tradition Movies in the Park, presented by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Films are voted on by the public and chosen to appeal to all ages.



LOCAL DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SERVICES INVOLVE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IN PATIENT CARE

April 19, 2018

Christine Stephenson, Bloomington Beat

Dementia Friendly Bloomington gives those living with dementia and their caregivers support from the community. Services includes training for employees of local businesses and high school students helping in assisted living facilities.