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Exhibition featuring local artist underway at BAAC Gallery on Main; reception scheduled for Friday

The Batesville Area Arts Council is presenting Back to the Basics, an exhibition by Aline McCracken, at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St., through Feb. 29. This exhibition features a series of watercolors, exploring beauty found in everyday simple objects: locally grown...

Download the new, free app from White River Now, featuring up-to-date local news, live streams

It’s now easier than ever to keep up-to-date with the latest local news and to stay connected with your favorite local radio stations. The White River Now media family has released the all-new White River Now mobile app for your iPhone and Android. The free...

Winner of Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s Christmas photo contest announced

Dianne Palmer Reed (pictured above, center, with White River Now's Butch Ketz, left, and Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Lackey Moody) is the winner of the third annual Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Christmas photo contest. Reed's winning photo (below) was posted on the Crye-Leike...

Area groups team for community meal; hold drive for Family Violence Prevention

On Saturday, Dec. 21, two area groups combined to provide a community holiday meal as well as hold a toy drive. According to a press release, organizers John Kunkel and Shannon Hix wanted to have an event for anyone who might be spending the holidays...

Sulphur Rock students welcomed by special holiday greeters

Frosty the Snowman, some of Santa's reindeer, and Saint Nick himself were on hand yesterday to welcome students at Sulphur Rock Elementary School. Rudolph, Cupid, Frosty, and Santa were played by principal Stacy Lindsey, bookkeeper Jacqui McSpadden, interventionist Johnnie Moore, and custodian Benny Goings,...

Eagle Mountain kindergarten students spread Christmas cheer through carols

Featured image: Eagle Mountain Elementary students in the lobby of First Community Bank during this week's Christmas carols outing. Kindergarten students at Eagle Mountain Elementary recently spent an afternoon singing Christmas carols at Woodlawn Nursing and First Community Bank in Batesville. Participating classes included Gena Barker's...

Oaks 7 Cinema in Batesville to re-open next month; new seats, sound, and more planned

Work will soon begin on a major revamp for the area's only multi-screen theater, the Oaks 7 Cinema at 2250 Harrison St. in Batesville. The theater closed earlier this month after the Oaks II Center did not renew its lease with the cinema's previous tenant,...

Main Street Batesville enjoys ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’

Main Street Batesville was festive this weekend as crowds enjoyed "An Old Fashioned Christmas" Friday and Saturday. Attendees enjoyed a variety of vendors, old-fashioned games, live entertainment, Christmas cartoons at the Melba, a toy workshop sponsored by Home Depot, and more. The event was sponsored...

Old Independence Regional Museum partners with Batesville Community Center to highlight history of Fitzhugh Park

Featured image (from left): Michael West, Twyla Gill Wright with the Old Independence Regional Museum, Jeff Owens with Batesville Parks stand with the diorama. Image submitted.   Something new is attracting a lot of attention within the entry of Batesville’s Community Center and Aquatics Park. A large...

Main Street Batesville to celebrate “An Old Fashioned Christmas” this weekend

This weekend, Main Street Batesville will celebrate "An Old Fashioned Christmas." The event will feature a wide variety of activities, performances, vendors, and shopping - all on Main Street in Batesville. Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently visited the studios of the White River Now family of...

Learn more about Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s Christmas photo contest

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s third annual “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” contest is currently underway. This year, it’s a Christmas photo contest. Contestants should use their imagination to stand out from the crowd. It could be a photo of anything Christmas-related from the Elf...