Chef-driven, farm-to-table food is what Bevi Bistro will bring to the Muncie and Ball State communities with their newest location opening in the Village. The new restaurant turned bar opened Oct. 10, 2018, and is located at 1529 W. University Ave.
The original location in Granger, IN opened in November 2017, and serves a variety of local dishes and cocktails. The new location in Muncie plans to offer similar dishes along with the holding of a three-way liquor license. Items include cauliflower torta, poutine tater tots and sweet potato gnocchi. Drink options include custom cocktails and “over the top milkshakes” adorned in buttercream, sprinkles, miniature donuts and more.
Muncie’s newest eatery will be open Monday through Wednesday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., and will be closed on Sundays.
The 6th annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival was hosted at IUPUI's Wood Plaza Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The festival showcased multiple dance performances, traditional and local food vendors, along with kid friendly activities. September is important to Chinese culture because it showcases the Chinese Moon Festival throughout the month, and is the largest festival after Chinese New Year.
Muncie community members gathered to share in laughter, food and activities Thursday on the Washington Street Bridge for Muncie’s Bridge Dinner.
Multiple parts of the community were represented at the events from the presence of local food and item vendors such as the Guardian Brewing Company and the Muncie Central Jazz Band to decorations created by second grade classes from Burris Laboratory School.
Erin Moore, program manager with the Office of Community Engagement at Ball State, said this biannual event hosted by Muncie Neighborhoods was sparked by Peter Kageyama’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, which cultivating community pride for each facet of their hometown.
A variety of water-based activities were hosted at Lafollete Fields on Sept. 23, 2018 during Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Kappa Psi's annual philanthropy event, Island Wars. All money raised goes towards the Greek's philanthropies, the Boys & Girls Club and the Arthritis Foundation.
The Muncie Fire Department and Police Department gathered at Texas Roadhouse on Sept. 18, 2018, to participate in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges Rib-Eating Competition. Ten percent of all meals bought during the competition was donated to the charity of the winner's choosing. The Fire Department chose Toys for Tots because they work with the organization every year during the holiday season.
The Ball State Women's Golf team hosted the Cardinal Classic tournament Sept. 16-18, 2018, at the Player's Club in Yorktown, Indiana. After completing 36 holes, the Cardinals held second place, finishing the day with a score of 594 (18-over-par). The tournament between the 17 colleges concludes Tuesday afternoon.
The festival is held annually educate the community in the history, arts and culture of Muncie. Community engagement is encouraged through booths, activities and crafts throughout the Emily Kimbrough Historic District. Events such as Olde Wrestling, Beard Contests and more were held.
Ball State University sororities welcome home new members Sunday, Sept.16, 2018 at the Quad.
An estimated 300 people were in attendance as part of the annual White River Clean-Up. The clean-up began in 2007, and has since organized 2,700 volunteers to clean over 98,000 pounds of trash out of the river, including 650 tires.
The Cardinals met the Hoosiers in Bloomington for the non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 15. The Cardinals went into the game positive, but came out defeated with a final score of 38-10. Ball State will welcome Western Kentucky to Scheumann Stadium on the 22nd.
Ball State's Women's Soccer team defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha in a game Sept. 14 at Briner Sports Complex. Neither team scored during the first half, but the Cardinals pulled through defeating the Durangos 3-1. The women's team now has a record of 4-1-1.