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Local book club to be featured in Woman’s Day magazine

Local book club to be featured in Woman’s Day magazine

SCHERERVILLE | Since being founded in 2002 by the now-late Nancy Warren, the It’s About Time book club has met bimonthly to discuss books, forge friendships and meet local authors. Members say they have bonded by sharing joy and sorrow and kn…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

BOOKS: Forensic anthropologist's latest book focuses on monstrous murderer

BOOKS: Forensic anthropologist's latest book focuses on monstrous murderer

The title of Kathy Reichs’ latest novel, "Bones Never Lie" (Random House 2014; $27) reflects her philosophy as a forensic anthropologist. She has in the past consulted with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and contin…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

Visitors to Seattle's Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

October 12, 2014 12:45 am Photos

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A widow's interior life as she emerges from grief

A widow's interior life as she emerges from grief

"Nora Webster" is a compelling portrait of a grieving widow's interior life as she slowly emerges from the pain of her husband's death. The story is filtered so completely through Nora's point of view that the reader almost can't see how emot…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Smoky Mountains offer something for everybody

Smoky Mountains offer something for everybody

Nestled between the great state of Tennessee and the Tar Heel state of North Carolina is the wonderment of forest ridge upon forest ridge that makes up the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

October 05, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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Lena Dunham bares more in new memoir

Lena Dunham bares more in new memoir

It's that brazen willingness to bare all that drives Dunham's work, and readers of this collection of smart, funny and poignant essays will thank her for it.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

London exhibit charts chilling allure of gothic

London exhibit charts chilling allure of gothic

There's a part of us that loves to be scared.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

What to watch during the spooky season

October is full of scary and gory things on the big and small screen that are enough to make a grown-up shiver in his boots and scream like a toddler. However, there are oodles of more family-friendly Halloween movies with tamer themes and sc…

October 04, 2014 12:30 pm

Book Review: Book of N.Y. objects sure to spark debate

Book Review: Book of N.Y. objects sure to spark debate

Sam Roberts, the urban affairs correspondent at The New York Times, wrote a column two years ago highlighting 50 city-defining objects, but reader feedback inspired him to expand the list to the 101 featured here.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Local legal eagles share passion for jazz with radio listeners

Local legal eagles share passion for jazz with radio listeners

Every Tuesday night, Bill Satterlee and Kent Lindquist have a routine.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Art begets art': Purdue North Central campus a visual beehive

'Art begets art': Purdue North Central campus a visual beehive

Even before Lisa Tressler was a student at Purdue North Central in Westville, she was always intrigued by the varied display of large and impressive art sculptures along the campus entrances on U.S. 421.

September 27, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Cincy a Queen City for the arts

Cincy a Queen City for the arts

Today, Cincy is perhaps better known for its nine Fortune 500 headquarters, its well-regarded universities, its divisive chili, its much celebrated Great American Ballpark and more.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Book looks at life, death of Phil Hartman

Book looks at life, death of Phil Hartman

Before his murder by his third wife, Phil Hartman was known not for tragedy but comedy, spending eight years as part of the casts of "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" and "NewsRadio."

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Whether you want to pick apples locally or make it a road trip, there are numerous places around Indiana and into Michigan where you can pick dozens of different varieties of apples.

September 16, 2014 8:00 pm Related

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MIDDLEAGEZZ: The Non-Sporting Life and What I Like About Professional Athletes

MIDDLEAGEZZ:  The Non-Sporting Life and What I Like About Professional Athletes

A wise sportswriter once wrote that the wonderful thing about spectator sports is the fact that at the end of day whether “your” team or “your” player wins or loses may make you feel temporarily sad or disappointed or elated and brimming with…

September 15, 2014 3:00 am

Season's new phones are all about selfie image

Season's new phones are all about selfie image

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Something doesn't add up in 'The Mathematician's Shiva'

Something doesn't add up in 'The Mathematician's Shiva'

When Rachela Karnokovitch dies, mourners from around the globe descend upon the home of the woman considered to be the greatest female mathematician in the world.

September 04, 2014 5:27 pm

Book tells of importance of women at wartime

Book tells of importance of women at wartime

When her editor first asked Atwood to write a book on women heroines in the WWI, she assumed it would be a book mainly about nurses.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Redenbacher name more than popcorn branding

Redenbacher name more than popcorn branding

It's a common question he's often asked.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Siblings of song: Donny and Marie ready to take the stage in Aurora

Siblings of song: Donny and Marie ready to take the stage in Aurora

Their musical act has topped the "Best of" lists in Las Vegas for the past few years and has drawn audiences from around the world. This week, Donny and Marie Osmond bring their award-winning concert to the Chicago area for a seven-show engagement.

August 24, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Making purchase returns can get a little crazy

Last week, I discussed product returns and some of the seemingly strange policies retailers have regarding items for return. My readers continue to share their often-entertaining and sometimes strange tales from the return department:

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago author shares tips from glamorous role models in book

Chicago author shares tips from glamorous role models in book

Instead of feeling beaten down by the perfection, Chicago resident Rachel Bertsche challenged herself to use her favorite celebrities as role models instead.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Historian and author Deborah Harkness teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a very 21st century kind of place.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue Cal students win for best garden

Purdue Cal students win for best garden

After a successful run last year, Purdue University Calumet Director of Intramurals Matt Dudzik decided to bring back a friendly gardening competition.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baked in Family Tradition: Henze grandson back in bakery biz with purchase of Chuck's Bakery

Baked in Family Tradition: Henze grandson back in bakery biz with purchase of Chuck's Bakery

Heinz Henze Jr. said he's dough-kneading, powdered sugar-sifting proof that baking is a family trade art form.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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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