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Ball State’s Healthy Lifestyle Center Recognized With Healthy Community Alliance of East Central Indiana’s “100,000 Award”

Ball State University’s Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) has been recognized for its dedication to the neighbors and communities it serves.

The Healthy Community Alliance of East Central Indiana (HCA), in its annual partner meeting, recently presented its “100,000 Award in Memory of Dr. George Branam” to the Healthy Lifestyle Center. The annual award is given to an organization that supports the work of the HCA through outstanding leadership, innovative collaborations, and an unwavering dedication to improving the health and well-being of the community.

“This award has special meaning for me personally, as I valued Dr. Branam as a personal mentor

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East Side coffee shop scores a win through art amid pandemic | Entertainment

The couple moved to Madison from New York City, where he had a shop of the same name in Brooklyn from 1999 until 2011.

Just before their first child was born, he said, they were driving around, looking for a bigger place to live that they could afford.

“I had been in New York for 26 years and she said, ‘What about Madison?’ And I thought, ‘Why not?’ “

His wife grew up in Oshkosh and he’s originally from Minneapolis. In Madison, they and their sons, 12 and 11, are closer to family.

“So, we came out here for kid-raising

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2021 Best of the East Bay: Arts and Leisure | People + Style






The Orinda Theatre has been a key part of the community since 1941. 




BEST WAY TO GET AN AESTHETIC UPLIFT

The East Bay’s outdoor artworks are plentiful—and free to enjoy.

Our region has always been known for its public art projects,
 especially the bold murals that can be found throughout Oakland. 
Recently, this trend is even more
visible; it’s also become increasingly important to the cultural fabric of the community.

With museums and galleries closed during the pandemic, art aficionados had to make do with viewing art online, which is fine as a stopgap measure but

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Embracing the vineyard lifestyle in East County

Set atop a ridge overlooking an East County landscape reminiscent of the Tuscan hills, Ray and Daran Grimm’s new home on about 2 acres is everything they’d hoped for and more. Vineyards, wine and art, an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, all central themes of their lives — could they better right-size their lives?

With sweeping views of the Trevi Hills Winery and Muth Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, their property is just a short drive from downtown San Diego, La Jolla, the airport and all the city’s arts and sports activities.

Chatting over a glass of Trevi Hills wine at

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Longview native’s books inspired by woods of East Texas | Lifestyle

Author May Cobb’s inspiration for her novels comes from the East Texas woods of her childhood.

The Longview native’s latest book, “The Hunting Wives,” was released this past month and is set in the fictional town of Mapleton.

“I call the town Mapleton, but it’s really Longview,” said Cobb, who now lives in Austin. “I just fictionalized it and gave it a different name, but anyone in Longview will recognize it.”

Cobb lived in Longview her entire life until she left for college.

“I still have family there, and I just think it’s such a special place,” she said. “I

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