Labor Day Weekend Coffee Taste-Off Along Kirkwood Avenue (near I.U.)

. . . and the winner is ___________.

  1. The FarmBloomington (their Sumatra beans)!
  2. Pourhouse (Costa Rican beans).
  3. Starbuck’s (bold beans of the morning).



Some places, like SOMA, the Uptown Cafe, and the Village Deli might want a rematch.

Congratulations to Master Chef Daniel Orr of The FarmBloomington, located between Washington and Walnut Streets along Kirkwood Avenue!!!

New Hoosiers’ Movie In the Making — “Fast Forward To The Past”

“Fast Forward To the Past”


Humorous movie about current day Indiana University students, local residents, and the town of Bloomington, based on historical events.      

Synopsis of Plot:

~ Humorous, silly, ridiculous, odd, fun, surprising, and entertaining stories about a Southern Indiana town where people from the world-wide over visit and go to university.


~ Four young college students make best friends with a small group of “townies”, aka “cutters”, who either cannot afford tuition, would rather work, or just hate the idea of spending another four years studying after high school.


~ A special DVD player is the “time machine” that takes college students and “townies” back in time  (not in this particular order) to:


1820 – Indiana Theological Seminary established near the present day Second and South Walnut Streets

Setting: Site of the original Indiana University; examples of segregation; funnier times during the Industrial Revolution


1865 – Celebration at the conclusion of the Civil War

Scene: Farmers’ Market by the Monon B-Line


1876 – James A. Woodburn debating clubs discuss the future issues of 19th century America and the world


1884 – Lightning strikes the original university building; Fact or Fiction?


1894 – Kirkwood Hall built out of Indiana limestone on the present day location of the university campus.  Setting: Dunn Woods (with talking trees)


1907 – County Courthouse of limestone erected with a clock on the town square. Clock made in Kentuckiana mistakenly gets blown to pieces by illiterate quarry work crew.


1912 – Teddy Roosevelt comes to town during his presidential campaign as the national leader of the Bull Moose Party!


1926 – Famed musician Hoagy Carmichael goes to law school; The “Roaring Twenties”  Scene: Music in front of Nick’s on Kirkwood Avenue; outside people’s homes, in concert halls, etc.


1939 – Gala “Gone With the Wind” showing at the IU Auditorium;

Scene: Showalter Fountain


1940 – The last year of peace before the US enters WWII; I.U. wins first national championship; Close relationships formed that might be broken, etc.


1953 – I.U. wins another national men’s basketball championship as the country prospers.  Scenes: Wildermuth Fieldhouse, Starlite Drive-In; Sock-Hop


1967 – A time of cultural change – The football team goes to the Rose Bowl.  Scenes: IMU and Jordan Meadow, Memorial Stadium tailgating


1976 – A great age for rock and roll. I.U. wins 32 and never loses.  Scenes: Assembly Hall, IU Auditorium, 3rd Street, Kirkwood Avenue, Walnut Street


1979 – The annual Little 500 is immortalized on film with “Breaking Away.” Scenes: tbd


1981, 1984, 1987, or 1989  –


1999 – Information Technology’s Y2K Anxiety

Scenes: tbd


2020 – Future scene at Wright Quad beach volleyball match between the housekeeping and dietary staff and the Campus policemen


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