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Sign up by Friday for St. Pat's Day Window Decorating Contest

The city is inviting Crown Point businesses to help transform the downtown into a St. Patrick’s Day experience in anticipation of the annual S…

March 05, 2015 12:00 am

Refresh and refuel in Portage

Since I was in the second grade, my mom and dad have always taught me to be a service-oriented person. I joined Girl Scouts then and we were a…

March 04, 2015 12:00 am

Interviews will help prepare a vision for Hobart's northwest side

Hobart community leaders and residents are being asked to share their ideas to revitalize the area by interview.

March 04, 2015 12:00 am
Experience Maple Syrup Time at Deep River park

Experience Maple Syrup Time at Deep River park

Head over to Wood’s Historic Grist Mill in Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy., Hobart, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14, 15, 21 and …

March 01, 2015 12:00 am
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention at schools

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention at schools

In Porter County, all teachers, assistants, and administrators have the opportunity to be trained through Porter County Education Services usi…

March 01, 2015 12:00 am

World Day of Prayer observed Friday in Hub City

The First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St., Crown Point, will host a World Day of Prayer program Friday. All Christian women are invit…

March 01, 2015 12:00 am

Munster students head to We the People contest with purpose

The students understand how important the coming competition is. They are fully prepared to make their cases before We the People judges in Wa…

March 01, 2015 12:00 am

Campagna Academy encourages youth to make a difference

Youth in Campagna Academy’s residential and day treatment programs have been busy planning and executing their own fundraising event.

February 27, 2015 12:00 am

Free income tax preparation available from AARP

The American Association of Retired Persons is offering free income tax preparation at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., fro…

February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Community invited to celebrate comfort dog's birthday

Birthdays were always a big deal in my family. No matter how old you got, my mom always baked a cake and made your favorite meal. I still love…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Chamber and Lions team up to help Post 485 Raise the Roof

Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help, especially when you are the one who has helped and protected others.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Mama Mia! annual Hobart spaghetti dinner is Thursday

It's Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner time from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Bridget Parish Center, 568 E. Second St., Hobart.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
Catch a preview of Dillinger Museum space in Hub City

Catch a preview of Dillinger Museum space in Hub City

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Lake Court House Foundation will host a sneak preview of the new John Dillinger Muse…

February 22, 2015 12:00 am
Positive behavior system at Central Elementary School

Positive behavior system at Central Elementary School

At Central Elementary School in Portage we are dedicated to educating our students in a positive learning environment that encourages students…

February 22, 2015 12:00 am

Library serves as proving ground for We the People competitors

There isn’t some fancy facility that the students use for their preparation. No glitzy new turf installed for practicing in groups of 4 to 5. …

February 22, 2015 12:00 am

Window decorating added to St. Pat's Day festivities

Downtown Crown Point business owners are invited to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Window Decorating Contest. Enter by March 6, and window…

February 22, 2015 12:00 am

Burnham native a published author

Well, I screwed up.

February 20, 2015 12:00 am

Manufacturing Certification training for in-demand jobs still open at SSC

South Suburban College is still offering career program class options for the spring semester through their new Manufacturing Certificates beg…

February 19, 2015 12:00 am
Lew and Susan Wallace

Lew and Susan Wallace

Through all of their adult lives Lew and Susan Wallace wrote. Actually, Susan was published years before Lew. Her poem "Patter of Little Feet"…

February 19, 2015 12:00 am

Fine Arts Lane added to summer Food & Arts Festival in Crown Point

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists to join the new “Fine Arts Lane” during the 2015 Food & Arts Festival in Cr…

February 19, 2015 12:00 am

Much fun to be had at Lansing Country Club

Back in Lansing's early days, if you weren’t a farmer, it’s likely you worked at one of several brickyards in town. One of those brickyards wa…

February 19, 2015 12:00 am

Portage Township YMCA; improving our quality of life

Being a 70s enthusiast and a disco diva, I find myself reminiscing every time I go out shopping for clothing or shoes. The 1970s seem to be ev…

February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Take “20 Minutes for God” on Lenten Wednesdays in Hobart

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Season of Lent. Members of all faiths are invited to “20 Minutes for God, ” a week…

February 18, 2015 12:00 am

What Can I Do @ my Library?

Have you taken a look lately at what the Hobart branch of the Lake County Public Library has to offer? We've been adding new programs as well …

February 18, 2015 12:00 am
Film fest makes its way to Gary

Film fest makes its way to Gary

The fourth annual Film Festival in Gary, presented by actor William L. Johnson, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at The Gl…

February 15, 2015 12:00 am
Be a parent

Be a parent

My father, a retired junior high school principal, was always fond of this quote, “You’re not their friend; you’re their parents. They have 80…

February 15, 2015 12:00 am

Give the gift of life today by donating blood in Hub City

This is the weekend of love, so give a little love by donating blood from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in Hammes Hall at St. Mary Catholic Co…

February 15, 2015 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln created a legacy that still resonates today

My oldest son, Matt, just turned 16. We celebrated with birthday cake, of course.

February 15, 2015 12:00 am

Free financial aid workshops offered at PSC

Paying for college is often the biggest barrier people face when thinking about higher education. But there are loans, grants, work study, sch…

February 15, 2015 12:00 am

Gonzalez and Kiernan headline Lakeshore chamber awards

Louie Gonzalez, president of Ivy Tech Community College East Chicago, and John Kiernan, president of Calumet Breweries, will be honored as the…

February 13, 2015 12:00 am

Be creative for Valentine's Day and all year long

Valentine's Day is Saturday, and if you still need ideas for how to make it special, you are in luck. I happen to be a Valentine expert and wi…

February 13, 2015 12:00 am

Calumet City native pens book, 'Stupid Genius'

Well, winter is surely here. I probably shouldn’t say this, but it’s not looking to be as much of a monster as last year’s was.

February 12, 2015 12:00 am

Share a meal with The Salvation Army

U-Cook’s cooking school chefs will create a special meal for you Feb. 26, and your donation of dried and canned goods for The Salvation Army w…

February 12, 2015 12:00 am
Spring into action when you attend the annual Volunteer Fair

Spring into action when you attend the annual Volunteer Fair

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received -- only what you have given: a full heart, enri…

February 11, 2015 12:00 am

Veterans and military welcome at Family Fun Night

The workshop “Navigating the VA System” has been rescheduled as part of a Family Fun Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Hobart's First Unite…

February 11, 2015 12:00 am
NWI Comic Con returns, new art exhibit opens

NWI Comic Con returns, new art exhibit opens

The Northwest Indiana Comic Con returns to the South Shore on Feb. 21 at Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville. The comic book …

February 08, 2015 12:00 am
Sleep essential for children

Sleep essential for children

One of the many ways our 11 to 14-year-old children attempt to assert their independence is by fighting us about when to go to sleep. Be stron…

February 08, 2015 12:00 am

Women need to see red and get heart healthy

My wife will often throw some news tidbit or a statistic at me during our dinner conversations. My well-worn response is usually "I'm not surprised."

February 08, 2015 12:00 am

Give the gift of life by donating blood today in Hub City

Give the gift of life by donating blood today. The First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point, 218 S. Court St., is having a blood drive from 8:…

February 08, 2015 12:00 am
Meet cops and mayor, fly a mission, see a play, donate prom dresses

Meet cops and mayor, fly a mission, see a play, donate prom dresses

Despite the chilly weather, there are still plenty of activities in Hammond this month to get you out of the house and enjoying the season. Sh…

February 06, 2015 12:00 am
Lew Wallace, governor and diplomat

Lew Wallace, governor and diplomat

After returning from his Civil War service, General Lew Wallace found an attraction to politics. While he had two unsuccessful runs for U.S. C…

February 05, 2015 12:00 am

National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart disease

Awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women has nearly doubled in the past 12 years. However, most women fail to make the connec…

February 05, 2015 12:00 am

Hot time in the city with our firefighters

As most of you know, I take great pride in being a firefighter’s wife. For most of our 30 years together, Randy has either been a volunteer or…

February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Blizzard gives neighbors an opportunity to help each other

What’s happening in Hobart this week is SNOW! The blizzard hit hard on Super Bowl Sunday and more is expected this week. As you read this, per…

February 04, 2015 12:00 am
Tourism bureau focuses new campaign on men

Tourism bureau focuses new campaign on men

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently launched “Man Up Along the South Shore,” a new campaign highlighting attractions, e…

February 01, 2015 12:00 am
Whole brain teaching

Whole brain teaching

Central Elementary School in Portage is focusing on student-centered instructional strategies known as Whole Brain Teaching.

February 01, 2015 12:00 am

Latin Week celebrated by Crown Point students

Last week, Crown Point High School’s Latin Club joined Latin students statewide to celebrate Latin Week. The theme was inspired by the 2015 Na…

February 01, 2015 12:00 am

A companion dog is trained to be more than a family pet

“I’m a forever dog. If you can’t give me forever, then I am not your dog. It’s really that simple.”

February 01, 2015 12:00 am

Chamber hosts Antiques & Collectibles Show and more

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Antiques & Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. F…

January 29, 2015 12:00 am
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