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How to drive your vehicle for 300,000 miles

How to drive your vehicle for 300,000 miles

Numbers always have significance.

July 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Step back in time at Amish Acres

Step back in time at Amish Acres

Individuals interested in the ways and lifestyle of the Amish need only take a short drive to Nappanee, Ind.

June 22, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Steppers, singers, swing bands, soldiers and solidarity celebrated

Steppers, singers, swing bands, soldiers and solidarity celebrated

"Dancing with the Stars on the Nostalgic Stage of World War II" is a multi-media musical program focused on the popularity of dancing in America during the years of 1934 to 1948.

June 21, 2014 9:05 pm Photos

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Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches away from a monkey, feeding a bird on their shoulders, and having an "Otter Body Experience."

June 16, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

One could make the argument that fireworks have lost some of their heat in recent times.

June 16, 2014 11:36 am Photos

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Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

MERRILLIVILLE | For some at body builders at Universal Fitness, working out is a way of life for those dedicated to health and fitness, for others it was a way to stay off the streets.

June 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Fastest Movers, ranked by Mobilewalla

Fastest Movers, ranked by Mobilewalla

This week’s Fastest Movers include a whole new spin on angry avians, with Angry Birds Epic, and two spanking-new games: VVVVVV and Jupiter Jump.

June 15, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Early on, in his new 176-page paperback book of his childhood stories, author Richard Post, who was raised in the Polish neighborhood of Chicago known as "Goose Island" during the 1940s and 1950s, shares a vivid story about the importance his…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Running for a Cause: Local races raise money for charities

Running for a Cause: Local races raise money for charities

Doug Early isn't the most experienced runner among his racing friends, but he perhaps has the most to gain.

June 13, 2014 11:52 am Photos

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Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

The style and sophistication of Art Deco design had been a seductive siren calling to Chuck and Julie Kaplan for years. In response they had collected pieces enough to outfit a home. So when the decision came 13 years ago to move from Illinoi…

June 13, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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At Home in Harbor Country with Chef Jean and Cynthia Joho

At Home in Harbor Country with Chef Jean and Cynthia Joho

The main reason that (Chef) Jean and Cynthia Joho wanted a home in southwestern Michigan was the latitude, similar (about 44 degrees) to the latitude in Alsace in France where Chef Joho was brought up and first learned about cooking from his …

June 13, 2014 8:30 am

Wind and Waves: Kite boarders make the most of Lake Michigan's surf

Wind and Waves: Kite boarders make the most of Lake Michigan's surf

When Michael Szromba and his buddies get together to kite board, a crowd of onlookers is usually nearby watching in awe as they put on their own type of air and water show.

June 11, 2014 11:46 am Photos

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Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Preservation is a way of capturing the tastes of the seasons at a time when food is at its peak and in abundance.

June 10, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan

Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan

The blowing winds and shifting snows also had another effect, this one on the shores of Lake Michigan. It unearthed a shipwreck.

June 10, 2014 11:50 am Video Photos

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Hand [Water] Crafted: Local seafarers have a passion for building a masterpiece

Hand [Water] Crafted: Local seafarers have a passion for building a masterpiece

Chuck Banks' father's hobby was building wood boats, a skill and love he passed down to his son when he would visit his Northwest Indiana home during summers.

June 09, 2014 12:23 pm Photos

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Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Four-year-old Westin Hahn's love of LEGOs inspired his family to throw him a LEGO themed birthday party complete with a LEGO brick cake and custom centerpieces, gift bags and balloons put together by mom, Alina.

June 08, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Fastest Movers, ranked by Mobilewalla

Fastest Movers, ranked by Mobilewalla

This week’s Fastest Movers include opportunities to save or destroy the world: Play a devastating disease in Infection 2 Bio War Simulation, or protect the world in Soul Guardians.

June 08, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week May 25 – 31, 2014

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week May 25 – 31, 2014

This week’s Fastest Movers include peaceful themes of farming and fishing, and deadly ones like bounty hunting and fighting evil across the universe.

June 01, 2014 3:43 pm Related

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He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

Not every teenager spends their 16th birthday at a magic shop in Chicago, but Nathan Colwell of Schererville did.

June 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

One of the summer season’s most popular destinations is the amusement park. Visitors travel far and wide to visit parks across the country and we are lucky to have some great amusement parks with thrilling roller coasters, exciting family rid…

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Museum of Science and Industry: 70th Anniversary U-505 Special Events

Museum of Science and Industry: 70th Anniversary U-505 Special Events

On June 4, 1944, the German sub known as U-505 was captured off the coast of West Africa. Tracking and disabling this elusive U-boat not only protected vital supply lines, but the swift and courageous action taken to save and secure the sub y…

May 29, 2014 4:26 pm Photos

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Life on board the U-505

Life on board the U-505

U-boats were designed with little concern for the comfort of their crews. The subs were first and foremost weapons platforms with one goal: delivering their torpedoes to Allied targets as efficiently as possible.

May 25, 2014 4:40 pm Video Photos

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Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

While the Mag Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier never seem to get old, try somewhere new this summer while visiting Chicago and discover the fun neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown.

May 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Sands That Deliver: After the polar vortex, beach season has never looked so good

Sands That Deliver: After the polar vortex, beach season has never looked so good

Don't be surprised if the crowds are just a little bit bigger and the smiles just a little bit wider when the beaches of Indiana, Michigan and Chicago once again heat up for another busy summer. After all, we've never been more aware of how l…

May 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Still Saving the Dunes

Still Saving the Dunes

Herb and Charlotte Read have spent a lifetime involved in conservation of the Indiana dunes. As a young boy, Herb took walks with his family in the singing sands, identifying prickly pear cactus, hairy puccoon, and pitcher plant. He fell in l…

May 18, 2014 8:24 am Photos

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Museum of Science and Industry: 70th Anniversary U-505 Special Events

Museum of Science and Industry: 70th Anniversary U-505 Special Events

On June 4, 1944, the German sub known as U-505 was captured off the coast of West Africa. Tracking and disabling this elusive U-boat not only protected vital supply lines, but the swift and courageous action taken to save and secure the sub y…

May 16, 2014 4:26 pm Photos

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Moms Unplug: Busy female executives make wellness a life priority

Moms Unplug: Busy female executives make wellness a life priority

Whether an executive, Realtor/trainer, or business owner, these busy women who all work 40 plus hour weeks, have learned to manage their time making a healthy lifestyle a top priority.

May 11, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Live to 100 Mom!: Cycling classes provide productive workout for all ages and skill levels

Live to 100 Mom!: Cycling classes provide productive workout for all ages and skill levels

Women of all ages and skill levels can get in shape at their own pace with cycling classes.

May 11, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Live to 100 Mom!: Zumba and Tabata offer fun ways to keep moving and keep in shape

Live to 100 Mom!: Zumba and Tabata offer fun ways to keep moving and keep in shape

“Our bodies are designed to move and our lifestyles have disabled that – leading us to becoming more and more sedentary,” says Sharon Sporman, Regional Executive Director Wellness/NIR at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness noting that as we …

May 11, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday will see plenty of carefully prepared breakfasts in bed, handmade cards, and flowers.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shedding Tears (of joy) and Pounds: Contestants in Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Challenge lose and win

Shedding Tears (of joy) and Pounds: Contestants in Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Challenge lose and win

Sue Kiefer of Crown Point is ready for warm temperatures for more reasons than just an end to the long winter of 2014.

May 04, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Best Bets: Top events for the week to come

THROUGH APR 26 Spring Public Show 7:30 Fri-Sat, Merrillville Community Planetarium, 199 E  70th Ave, Merrillville. 219.650.5486. mcpstars.org/public/spring. This family presentation of “The Water Planet” celebrates Earth by comparing it to th…

April 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Earth Day at the Zoo

Earth Day at the Zoo

APR 26 Earth Day at the Zoo 11am-3pm, Washington Park, 115 Lakeshore Dr, Michigan City. 219.873.1510. michigancityparks.com. Washington Park Zoo offers free crafts and environmental education in honor of Earth Day.

April 24, 2014 1:56 pm

Art, antique and jewelry in spotlight at Navy Pier

Art, antique and jewelry in spotlight at Navy Pier

Arts fans will want to head to Navy Pier for the Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show.

April 24, 2014 2:00 am

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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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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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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