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Thursday, August 21st, 2014
3:48 pm - Anyone still here?

kendokamel
Just checking in to see if anyone is still in here!

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012
11:09 am - Black Tie Beach at Fairfax lake Monroe, an Improv Everywhere event

kiralira
We are going to spend a day at the beach wearing black tie attire! Saturday, August 18th, 2012, from 3pm - 6pm at the Fairfax Beach, Lake Monroe.

Black Tie Beach is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2010: http://improveverywhere.com/

Everything else about our day at the beach will be normal. Please bring what you would normally bring to the beach (towel, beach bag, sandcastle building tools, beach umbella, Frisbee, kite, etc.) The only unusual thing is that we will be doing all of this in black tie, while acting like it is perfectly normal dress for the beach. Plan on swimming in the ocean in your attire (you should try to find cheap/used clothes.)

It is OK if your clothes are stained, damaged, or ill-fitting. Go to Goodwill or ear that old bridesmaid dress you will never wear again, but please no jokey outfits. Wear dress shoes as well, but there is no need to wear your shoes into the ocean, unless you want to. We recommend wearing a bathing suit underneath your outfit rather than underwear. Bring a change of clothes if you want for afterward.

If anyone asks you why you’re wearing formal wear, reply that you just “felt like dressing up” or “enjoy dressing up at the beach.” Claim that you do not know anyone other than the few people you might be with. Never say it is a prank, stunt, flash mob, or Improv Everywhere event. Keep a straight face!

DRESS
Black tie. For men this means a black or white tuxedo.  We
ar a dark suit with a white shirt if you can’t find a tux.For women this means a long evening gown of any color. No wedding dresses (we don’t want to look like we are a wedding party taking photos.)

BRING
Bring as many normal beach accessories as you like, see sample list above. Bring sunscreen. Bring a change of clothes. Bring food. Bring a boat (although black tie boating isn't quite as funny). Bring an umbrella beacuse there is no shade at the Fairfax beach. Bring friends if you like, but be sure to share these instructions with them.
It costs $5 to get into the park if you don't have a DNR state park annual entrance permit.


Check out Improve Everywhere's info from last year's Black Tie Beach Event! http://improveverywhere.com/2011/09/12/black-tie-beach-2011-2/

Contact me if you have any questions! kgartell@gmail.com
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Or go to the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/447968911892133/

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
3:11 pm - Chiropractors

bitter_crimson
There was a chiropractor thread back in 2010 but I figure it's all right to make a new one two years down the road.

Looking for a good local chiropractor, preferably someone gentle (as I have a lot of complicated preexisting conditions and I'd prefer not to mess up my body even more) and queer+trans friendly if possible. Affordability would also be a plus. Anyone have any recommendations?

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012
1:25 pm - So, to those of you farmiliar with Forest Ridge...

topolinaxx
Do they ACTUALLY tow? Because while the apartment is nice enough aesthetically, I think it's bullshit that my boyfriend pays half the rent but has to park in the next lot over.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012
11:32 am - PSA: Two county-wide tornado drills scheduled for Wednesday

kendokamel
This is from the HT but it's behind the paywall, so I'm not sure how many people will see it:

HeraldTimesOnline.com
Two tornado drills set for Wednesday
By Christy Mullins 331-4266 | cmullins@heraldt.com
March 19, 2012

Two tornado drills will sound in Monroe County Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, officially declared by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The drills are designed to get schools, businesses and families practicing and talking about their emergency plans. The first will sound between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and the second between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

In the event of actual severe weather, the drill will be postponed to the next day.

It’s the one day of the year the county has every siren checked for correct operation “by putting eyes and ears on them,” said emergency management director Jim Comerford. The rest of the year, the sirens are monitored electronically each morning and night.

“It’s important that everyone, regardless of where they are when severe weather strikes, knows what to do and where to go,” he said.

Comerford stressed that the sirens are for outdoor warnings only. He also recommends a weather radio for all homes, especially homes that aren’t close to sirens. “If you can hear one in your home, that is good, but not the intent,” he said.

Text message and email alerts from the National Weather Service also are a good idea, Comerford said. The county does not have plans for its own text messaging alert system.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is statewide, with Indiana University and surrounding counties also participating.

The university will use IU-Notify, an electronic emergency notification system, for two tornado drills between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., both coinciding with the county’s drills.

Messages will be sent via email, text, social media, digital signage, campus cable TV and campus websites to students, faculty and staff. according to a university press release. The messages will be clearly marked as tests.

This is the first time in recent years that no IU campus is on spring break during the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The drills, part of “Operation Stormy Weather” on all IU campuses, are designed to encourage faculty, staff and students to be prepared for the tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, lightning and flooding that come with spring. That means reviewing shelter plans for the buildings where they work and have classes, then finding those shelters when the drills sound.

Emergency officials in Greene County will hold a free tornado spotters course, open to the public this week.

“Damage can still be seen from last year’s tornadoes in Indiana,” said Roger Axe, director of the Greene County Emergency Management Agency. “It seems the fury of tornadoes is on the rise all across the nation and Indiana has not been spared, and this is just the beginning of tornado season.”

The tornado spotters course will be this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Greene County Fairgrounds between Bloomfield and Switz City.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
1:44 pm - PSA: Bakehouse has tasty mini cakes for a buck, today (Wednesday)

kendokamel
Title says it all - the Bakehouse has their "baby cakes" (mini bundt cakes covered in ganache or glaze) for a dollar each. Omnomnom!

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Monday, January 9th, 2012
9:07 am - PSA: Road Work

kendokamel
Here is the latest road work schedule, according to the HT:

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

1. As part of the Ind. 45/46 Bypass reconstruction project, INDOT is changing the following traffic pattern changes, starting Tuesday:

Ind. 45/46 between 10th Street and Third Street: Traffic will be shifted to allow the construction of the eastbound lanes.

Third Street between Pete Ellis Drive and Hillsdale Drive: Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

College Mall Road from Third Street to Second Street: Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Ind. 45/10th Street from Ind 46 to west of Pete Ellis Drive: Traffic will be shifted to allow the reconstruction of southbound Ind. 45.

2. Starting Monday, 17th Street will be closed between Jordan Avenue and the Ind. 45/46 Bypass for a pipe replacement. The closure is scheduled for two days, with work anticipated to begin at 8 a.m. No through vehicle traffic will be allowed, however local residents will have access.

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012
12:17 am - Well, we made it!

kendokamel
Welcome to 2012! Be safe, everyone!

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
11:16 am - Reminder: National test of the Emergency Alert System today at 2pm

kendokamel
This will be broadcast on all channels on local, cable, and satellite television and radio, and will last for approximately three minutes.

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Friday, November 4th, 2011
1:03 am

thelonebamf
Can anyone direct me to a place for reasonably priced alterations? I have a top and a dress that need to be taken in a bit. The only place I know of is a dry cleaner in "the shoppes" on college mall.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011
8:56 am - PSA: Nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to be held at 2pm Eastern on November 9

kendokamel
On November 9, at 2pm (our time), there will be a nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System. It will be broadcast on all channels of regular, satellite, and internet-based television and radio.

Here's the government website that explains more

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011
4:38 pm - Paid Research Study

paprstar

We are researching why some people do not become addicted to nicotine. We are seeking Daily and Social/Nondaily Smokers

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I promise that we will not try to get you to quit or tell you about how smoking affects your health.


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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
3:26 pm - Is this community even active anymore?

topolinaxx
And if so, does anyone know what the FUCK is going on on Basswood Dr? Last night six or seven cop cars and at least one ambulance went whizzing by my apartment around 8 or so, and just like 15 minutes ago, another couple cop cars, an ambulance, and a fire truck. All down toward the Canterbury area, it looked like. I mean, I know this shit happens, but that seems like an excessive number of emergency vehicles and two days straight? Huh?!

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011
4:25 pm - Student found dead in Read dormitory of apparent suicide

kendokamel
If you haven't heard by now, a student was found dead in his dormitory, yesterday evening, of apparent suicide.

Link to IDS article


I'm posting the contact info for CAPS. If you are feeling overwhelmed or just want to talk to someone, please please please give them a call:

CAPS
http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml

Phone: 812-855-5711


How to Help a Friend
http://www.indiana.edu/~health/departments/caps/brochures/how_to_help_a_friend.html

Counseling Services at Ivy Tech
812-330-6287

Services Available to Non-Students
Center for Human Growth: 812-856-8302

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Monday, September 19th, 2011
10:29 am

serendipitynsa
Is there any way OUT of Bloomington on public transportation? As far as I can tell the only bus that leaves Bloomington is the shuttle to the airport, there's no way to get to any of the surrounding cities/towns or anything?

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011
5:58 pm - Belly Dance Classes for Every Body!!!

d_c_m

Fall Classes!

Belly Dancefit for Every Body!
September 6  - October 25
8 Week Class
Tuesday nights: 6 pm - 6:50 PM

Advanced Belly Dancefit for Every Body!
September 6  - October 25
8 Week Class
Tuesday nights: 7 pm - 7:50 PM

COST: 8 weeks is only $57 or $49 with student ID.

REGISTER: Contact Panache School of Ballroom & Social Dance at 812-822-0050. You can also register via email at info@panachedance.com.

More info:http://www.ddbd.org/classes.html

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Monday, August 29th, 2011
9:23 am - PSA: Another creepy guy menacing female students

kendokamel
From the alert email received:

On 08/28/11, at approximately 12:44 a.m., two female students reported that they were walking westbound in the area of E. Atwater Avenue and S. Fess. The females reported they saw a male standing in the area. They stated that the male "made them feel uncomfortable". The females reported that they turned around and began to walk in the other direction. They reported that the male began to follow them. The females stated that they began to run, and the male began to run after them. The females approached an IUPD police officer, who happened to be conducting a vehicle stop in the area. The females reported that when they approached the police officer, the male who had been chasing them turned around and ran away. Officers of the IUPD have just completed searching the area. The suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid to late 20's, short dark hair, approximately 5'08" to 5'09", with "large muscles". The suspect was wearing a gray tank top and khaki shorts. The suspect did not brandish a weapon and did not say anything to the females. The intentions of the suspect are not known; however, caution should be used.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Indiana University Police Department at 812-855-4111. The Indiana University Police Department encourages everyone to follow these tips to help them stay safe when out and about: • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid unsafe situations. • Walk with a friend, especially at night or in the early morning, whenever possible. • Stick to well lit, well-traveled areas. Do not take shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots or alleys. • Keep your purse securely held with your hands and not merely hanging on your shoulder. Indiana University Police will send alerts and information such as this to members of the campus community, if there is potential danger to people or property. Where danger may be very high, that information will be sent via text. For other situations, such as this one, that information will be sent via email. For additional security and safety tips go to the Protect IU site http://protect.iu.edu/; check the Crime Prevention section http://protect.iu.edu/police/crime-prevention.

Lieutenant Andy Stephenson
Indiana University Police

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
5:34 pm - PSA: Female student reports strong-arm attack near campus

kendokamel
This was an email I received from alert@indiana.edu:

Female Student Reports a Strong Armed Robbery near the Bloomington Campus.
August 24, 2011 IU Bloomington

The Bloomington Police Department is investigating a report of a robbery on Indiana Avenue, between 12th and 13th Streets. A 22-year-old IU student reported to BPD that she was robbed of her purse while walking in that area at approximately 1:00 AM on Aug 24. She reported that she saw a person standing under the railroad overpass, and as she walked under the bridge, he grabbed her purse and took her cell phone. She did not see any weapon, and she was not injured.
She described the suspect as possibly a white man, six foot, slender build and wearing all black clothing. She stated that he may have been wearing a hood but could not give any further description. She reported that he ran southwest from the scene. She also said she observed a second male subject running away from the scene as well. Officers checked the area but were
unable to locate any suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477 or the Indiana University Police Department at 812-855-4111.

The Indiana University Police Department encourages everyone to follow these tips to help them stay safe when out and about:
• Be aware of your surroundings and avoid unsafe situations.
• Walk with a friend, especially at night or in the early morning, whenever possible.
• Stick to well lit, well-traveled areas. Do not take shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots or alleys.
• Keep your purse securely held with your hands and not merely hanging on your shoulder.

Indiana University Police will send alerts and information such as this to members of the campus community, if there is potential danger to people or property. Where danger may be very high, that information will be sent via text. For other situations, such as this one, that information
will be sent via email.

For additional security and safety tips go to the Protect IU site http://protect.iu.edu/; check the Crime Prevention section http://protect.iu.edu/police/crime-prevention.
For more information contact: Keith Cash Chief of Police kcash@indiana.edu (812) 855-4286

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
12:30 pm - PSA: Wednesday is move-in day. STAY IN YOUR HOMES, CITIZENS!*

kendokamel
But if you can't do that, here is the list of traffic pattern changes:

Street patterns will change on Sunday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 24 to allow for optimal traffic flow as students move into residence centers. Changes will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To alleviate traffic jams, residents are asked to promptly remove vehicles from loading areas surrounding the residence halls.

No vehicles will be permitted in the circle drive at Briscoe Residence Center (Fee Lane side) at any time on August 24. The drive will re-open following move-in.

The circle drive at Eigenmann Residence Center will reverse direction on August 24. Traffic will enter on Union Street and exit on Tenth Street.

Sunrise Drive, between Ashton and Teter, will become one-way southbound from Tenth Street to Seventh Street on Sunday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 24.

The streets surrounding Collins Residence Center will be one-way on August 24. Woodlawn Avenue will be southbound from Tenth Street to Ninth Street; Ninth Street will continue westbound to Park Avenue; and Park Avenue will be northbound to Tenth Street.

For information about state road construction projects visit the Indiana Department of Transportation Web site at http://www.in.gov/indot/.



*If you have errands to run, I would highly recommend doing them today, and avoiding campus and any stores or restaurants on Wednesday.

Also, watch out for people going the wrong way down the one-way streets.

Also also, IU bus service will be suspended on Wednesday. BT is still a go, but expect very long delays.

Edit about BT: The busses are bypassing the IMU stretch of 7th, due to traffic restrictions on Woodlawn. The #6 eastbound will go from Indiana out to 10th Street, and the #6 westbound will go from 10th to Dunn, and pick up 7th at Dunn. I'm guessing that the other busses that hit that stretch of 7th between Indiana and Woodlawn are doing the same thing.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
3:14 pm - mattress

amymorris
Looking to buy a (preferably new) mattress...is there a place in town that has especially good prices?

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