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Middlebury & Bristol

Slime, Guinea pigs and posters? Creativity abounds in next batch of Little BIG Idea Grants

By | Countywide, Elkhart, Featured News, Goshen, Little Big Idea Grant, Middlebury & Bristol, Nappanee & Wakarusa | No Comments

Elkhart County residents unleashed their imaginations for the next batch of Little BIG Idea Grants. We love seeing that kind of inspiration, joy and community spirit that the Little BIG Idea Grant exists to support. Already, the grant program launched under the Vibrant Communities initiative…

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We’re winners! Action Agenda process gets award from Indiana planning organization

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The Vibrant Communities initiative’s efforts to transform Elkhart County is winning statewide recognition. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, some of the key organizers of Vibrant Communities will accept an award at the Hoosier Planning Awards. The award for Outstanding Communication & Outreach is being presented…

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Celebrate! February is Little BIG Idea Month in Elkhart County

By | Countywide, Elkhart, Featured News, Goshen, Little Big Idea Grant, Middlebury & Bristol, Nappanee & Wakarusa | No Comments

From painted rocks and positive messages to racing pumpkins and Christmas cheer, the first few months of the Little BIG Idea Grant have helped to deliver amazing cool ideas throughout Elkhart County. To celebrate, the Elkhart County Commissioners have declared February to be Little BIG…

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Steering Committee sets 2018 implementation priorities, engaging ‘hands, heart and eyes’

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The Vibrant Communities initiative is picking up speed on implementation as 2018 begins. The steering committee met recently for a strategic planning retreat at Schrock Pavilion in Goshen and emerged with a set of priorities organized around the 77-item Action Agenda that was set forth…

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Four projects, including one involving Kool-Aid, receive Little BIG Idea Grants in January

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You have to love an idea involving Kool-Aid, right? January’s recipients of Little BIG Idea Grants includes Canvas and Kool-Aid, which was Robert Taylor’s idea to bring the Elkhart community and especially kids together to create art while enjoying fruit punch. Canvas & Kool-Aid will…

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After wonderful 2017, Vibrant Communities looks forward to exciting 2018

By | Countywide, Elkhart, Featured News, Goshen, Little Big Idea Grant, Middlebury & Bristol, Nappanee & Wakarusa | One Comment

By Arvis Dawson & Suzie Weirick 2017 has been an outstanding year for the Vibrant Communities initiative. As the co-chairs of this movement, we’re invigorated by how Elkhart County’s cities and towns are working together to create better places to live, work and play. By…

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