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Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

On a little track in a covered arena in Hobart, individuals with disabilities light up as they escape the restrictions and difficulties of everyday life for an hour a week on the back of a horse in a therapeutic riding program.

April 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week (April 13 – 19, 2014)

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week (April 13 – 19, 2014)

This week’s Fastest Movers include farming cats, zombie-killing bees and homicidal gingerbread men, plus virus detection and social interaction help from Fling Dating and Refresh.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

Top Apps in Food and Drink, ranked by Mobilewalla

Top Apps in Food and Drink, ranked by Mobilewalla

Things seem to be getting pretty healthy at the top of the Food and Drink charts. Check out the following apps to find several that are focused on light and fresh recipes for clean eating and drinking.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Related

Apps for Golfers, ranked by Mobilewalla

Apps for Golfers, ranked by Mobilewalla

It’s time for the 2014 Masters Tournament and, naturally, a spike in golf fever. The following apps are for golf lovers.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

(April 6 – 12, 2014)

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

Apps for Easter, ranked by Mobilewalla

Apps for Easter, ranked by Mobilewalla

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to hop, hop, hop on down the bunny trail. Enjoy the following apps that celebrate Easter, bunnies and spring.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Related

World-Building Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

World-Building Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

Is the real world not living up to your expectations? Build a new, virtual one with one of these popular world-building and world-simulation apps.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Related

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

(March 30 – April 5, 2014)

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Related

Tattoo-Related Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

Tattoo-Related Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

If you have been considering getting a tattoo, or if you love tattoos already, check out the following apps devoted to ink.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Related

Apps for the Virtual Farmer, ranked by Mobilewalla

Apps for the Virtual Farmer, ranked by Mobilewalla

It’s harder and harder for actual farmers to keep their children in the agriculture business, but the virtual farm business is growing exponentially. Join the faux-farm industry with these apps.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Related

A polite reminder: College students learning it's never too late to learn etiquette

A polite reminder: College students learning it's never too late to learn etiquette

The world could use more politeness and niceties.

March 29, 2014 11:58 pm Photos

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Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

(March 23 – 29, 2014)

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Related

Apps for March Madness, ranked by Mobilewalla

Apps for March Madness, ranked by Mobilewalla

The NCAA College Men’s Basketball final tournaments are underway. Use the following apps to celebrate basketball and the tournament, whose championship game is April 7.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Related

Card-Based Adventure Games, ranked by Mobilewalla

Card-Based Adventure Games, ranked by Mobilewalla

Card-based adventure games are accessible entries into the world of role-playing. The following card-based apps feature science-fiction and fantasy themes.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

Yoga by Numbers works to bring poses to the people

Yoga by Numbers works to bring poses to the people

Combine Twister, paint-by-numbers and the ancient Hindu practice of breath control, meditation and poses, and you get Yoga by Numbers.

March 23, 2014 7:30 am

Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

“Just a guy, a camera and a lot of clicking,” Michael Lewandowski says on his Lew Shots Facebook page.

March 18, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Start a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition

Start a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition

Whether or not you claim Irish as your heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is a day we can all celebrate. It is also an excellent opportunity to bring your family together and establish some of your own special traditions.

March 16, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

The subzero temperatures and excessive amounts of snow are forcing parents to be creative to keep their kids entertained and occupied.

March 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

On March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

March 01, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Surviving the Season: Playing Outdoors in Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside, really cold but Vikki Armstrong, owner of Beyond Fitness in St. Joseph, (which she describes as a fully integrated system to improve quality of life, whether that means fitness training, weight management, recovery fr…

February 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

What kid isn’t fascinated with dinosaurs? We see them in movies and books and play with miniature versions, but how often are we exposed to true specimens of these massive creatures that once roamed the earth?

February 23, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Barbie to feature in this year's SI Swimsuit issue

Barbie to feature in this year's SI Swimsuit issue

After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.

February 16, 2014 10:00 am

Lots of snow means lots of skiing opportunities

Lots of snow means lots of skiing opportunities

For Lowell resident Michele Johnson, cross country skiing at Lemon Lake County Park is a family affair.

February 16, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50

GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50

G.I. Joe is turning 50.

February 09, 2014 9:45 am

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Six

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Six

Finally, the Super bowl is here and guests are coming over for what should be an all-time great social gathering. The food table is planned. But what if something doesn't go to plan? Not to worry. Easy buffet table fillers can be put together…

January 31, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Autos, food, entertainment star side by side at charity event

Autos, food, entertainment star side by side at charity event

Car fans are gearing up to enjoy the upcoming Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, which runs Feb. 8 to 17.

January 29, 2014 1:45 pm

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Five

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Five

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Murder, mayhem and mystery in Lake County: Kentucky author investigates Indiana crime in new book

Murder, mayhem and mystery in Lake County: Kentucky author investigates Indiana crime in new book

As a history buff raised in Northwest Indiana, I simply couldn't resist the title of Kevin McQueen's latest book "Murder and Mayhem in Indiana."

January 29, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Game On: Super Bowl more than one-day holiday for football fans

Game On: Super Bowl more than one-day holiday for football fans

Bronco and Seahawk fans are more than just thrilled their teams are playing in ultimate game for this season in America's favorite sport.

January 26, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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MIDDLEAGEZZ Close encounters with premium soap

MIDDLEAGEZZ Close encounters with premium soap

Premium soap may not be the first place to cut corners

January 21, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Four

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Four

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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10 contestants competing in Slim Down Challenge

10 contestants competing in Slim Down Challenge

Editor's note: In 2010, Times Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.

January 18, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Three

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Three

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 13, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Two

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Two

What's with all these mac and cheese recipes?

January 06, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana turns into 'Bead Town' as interactive art exhibit comes to benefit the Region

Northwest Indiana turns into 'Bead Town' as interactive art exhibit comes to benefit the Region

The Region prepares to be home to a unique art exhibit and interactive experience, as famed artist, Stephan Wanger kicks off the opening of Bead Town Northwest Indiana tomorrow evening.

January 05, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Bowl Game TV Party Foods

Tailgating 2013: Bowl Game TV Party Foods

This time of year, most of us are forced to give up outdoor tailgating at high school, college, and professional football games. We do have, however several football TV gatherings.

December 27, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Packing Up After the Season

Tailgating 2013: Packing Up After the Season

With the recent cold snap following another cold spell, it's probably time to pack up for the season.

December 22, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: More Christmas Shopping for the Tailgater

Tailgating 2013: More Christmas Shopping for the Tailgater

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 13, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Looming large: Parents find a craft craze to like

Looming large: Parents find a craft craze to like

Cooper Volkman is 8 years old and full of energy. While his 10-year-old sister sits down easily to focus on projects, Cooper tends to be perpetually in motion.

December 13, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Portage night club under new management

PORTAGE | Shenanigans, 6121 U.S. 20, is under new management and is hosting a promotional Christmas party Dec. 21.

December 11, 2013 2:00 pm

I went to the holiday office party and all I got was fired

I went to the holiday office party and all I got was fired

Tis the season to celebrate the most beloved of blue moon occurrences.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Christmas Shopping 101 for the Tailgater

Tailgating 2013: Christmas Shopping 101 for the Tailgater

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Thanksgiving Week Tailgate Party with Turkey Soup

Tailgating 2013: Thanksgiving Week Tailgate Party with Turkey Soup

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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No need to wrap: Some 'gifts' headed straight home

No need to wrap: Some 'gifts' headed straight home

Getting up early on Black Friday for a little shopping? Doing your part on Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, too? It's all in the name of gift-giving — or at least the guise of it.

December 01, 2013 1:00 pm

Emmy Award Winning Producer inspires students with message

Emmy Award Winning Producer inspires students with message

When The History Channel's Emmy Award-winning senior television producer and region native Sean Kennedy was a kid, he never dreamt he'd be in a tux making his acceptance speech in front of millions. In fact, he thought he'd have a career in science.

December 01, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Reminiscent Voices: Hobart’s Wolffgang choir sings songs of the past

Reminiscent Voices: Hobart’s Wolffgang choir sings songs of the past

It’s an unlikely pairing - a group of high school choir singers that have become sweethearts of the region’s war veterans. While the elite singing group that calls themselves Wolffgang does sing a variety of timeless classics that appeal to a…

December 01, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Each Thanksgiving, Dana Parker wakes up and begins gathering coupons.

November 27, 2013 7:12 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Bar Cookies

Tailgating 2013: Bar Cookies

The American tailgater's favorite and most practical dessert is the bar cookie.

November 26, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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A grand march: McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade celebrates 80 years in holiday spotlight

A grand march: McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade celebrates 80 years in holiday spotlight

Thanksgiving conjures up thoughts of feasting, fun and family togetherness. Added to that equation are the elaborate Thanksgiving Day parades which take place annually across the country.

November 25, 2013 11:53 pm Photos

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