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A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

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Feeding the hungry in so many ways

I can truly say I am a proud member of the Portage United Methodist Church. I have been a Methodist all my life and love my church family immensely.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Find adventure near Wolf Lake all week

Don’t forget that Fall into Wolf Lake continues throughout the week at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O in Chicago’s…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart welcomes its first Brews & Blues Fest to Festival Park

Hobart’s first Brews & Blues Fest welcomes local breweries from Indiana and beyond to Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, on Saturday.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Who you gonna call? When in doubt, try the library

Your local library is the place to come for great materials, fun and interesting events or classes, and easily accessible computers. And where…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

College & Career Expo a great opportunity to explore options

With the ever-rising cost of higher education, high school students and their families face increasingly crucial and challenging choices regar…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellenc…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Open communication is key

Open communication is key

The return to school is a highlight of the year for so many of us. It was exciting to have the students return to school a few weeks ago. As p…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point spacewalker Jerry Ross returns for book signing

The Crown Point Community Library will host a book signing with NASA astronaut Jerry Ross from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 30. Ross has co-authored a…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Freedom of speech is here to stay thanks to the U.S. Constitution

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Golden K Club has served Lansing for 33 years

Over the years I’ve written in my column a few times about a wonderful nonprofit organization that serves Lansing called the Golden-K Club. It…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Regional Development Authority renewal a must for 2015

Since its inception nearly 10 years ago, the Regional Development Authority has been a prolific economic development tool in Northwest Indiana…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Liss CARSTAR grants wishes thanks to benefit golf outing

A $22,232 check was presented to Kelsey Leichtnam, representing the Make-A-Wish Foundation, by Liss CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts of Crown …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Where were you that day, Portage?

When I was young, the question that always came up was, “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" 

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

It seems like every year, the Mann Park flea market in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood falls on a Saturday I work.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Help feed the horses by attending EEU hog roast Sunday

Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited hosts its third annual hog roast from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, south side of 73rd Av…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Ice or not - take the challenge to help your community

Ice or not - take the challenge to help your community

“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Space Race Run/Walk features laser light shows, simulator tours

Join the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 for the Space R…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Never settle for second best

Never settle for second best

Each year at Crisman Elementary School, a theme is selected which is intended to act as a guide or focus for the upcoming school year. This ye…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City begins Patriot Week with brunch, ends with services

For most of us, Thursday will bring back a flood of memories - we will remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news th…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

It looks like it's going to be a great school year - so far

When you sign up to be a parent, you sign up for all sorts of things. First, there is the diaper changing and the late nights praying for slee…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Many lasting memories were made this summer

Summer is winding down. We have just a couple of weeks of "official" summer left and it’s now been nearly three weeks since my kids have retur…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

The Jack Wickline story

The Jack Wickline story

John "Jack" Wickline was born in 1889 near Pittsburgh, Pa. In the early 1900s, Wickline moved to LaPorte County along the Kankakee River.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Splash Dance and Bizarre Bazaar keep summer alive in Hammomnd

While summer is winding down and children have returned to school, the city of Hammond still has plenty of fun planned.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 students honored for academics

A report released this summer indicated that all 23 of the students enrolled in our Advanced Placement Spanish course at Thornton Fractional S…

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

You'll never forget your pets

Our dog has cancer. Within two weeks, we found a strange growth, learned from a biopsy that it was cancer, had it removed and then found out i…

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Business seminar focuses on selling or succession

Tom Kraft, CPA, CFP and Larry Galler, business coach and columnist for The Times, will present a Business Succession Seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. …

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day weekend filled with activities

Well, I missed some cool local events over this past Labor Day weekend.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Remembering in Portage Township this weekend

Here we are already in September and the calendar is starting to fill up with many activities and events for young and old alike.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Car show one of many fundraisers helping St. Florian

Car show one of many fundraisers helping St. Florian

The parents, faculty and students at St. Florian School have been inspiring with their positive attitude and hard work.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Model boats coming to Hobart to vie for Clocktower Trophy

The City of Hobart welcomes the Indy Masters Clocktower Model Boat Race to Lake George this week. Races begin daily at 8 a.m. and continue unt…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Late Start Classes an option at Prairie State College

One of the great things about a community college is the flexibility in course scheduling. Since community colleges understand that students h…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downto…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

New journeys

Recently I took a walk along a familiar path through a small wooded area adjacent to my subdivision.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Swing and sing at upcoming series of WWII music programs

Get ready to glide over to the first of three programs on "Swinging and Singing: The Magic of Music in World War II," set for 1 p.m. Sept. 11 …

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Whether you see the results or not, all work is important

In this age of specialization, the meaning of work gets harder to explain. I know that sounds like a bunch of drivel, but think about conversa…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

New market debuts Sept. 5 and 6 at Lansing Municipal Airport

Next weekend a new event is coming to Lansing that will highlight antiques and vintage wares in our own historic landmark, the Ford Hangar.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Spaghetti dinner honors founder, dedicated volunteers

Campagna Academy is hosting a very special Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 to honor the 90th birthday of Campagna Academy’s late …

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Planting Possibilities hosts open house and mums sale

Planting Possibilities participants hops you will join them from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave., Schererville for an o…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

A Labor of Love

Gosh, you can tell school is back in session. The minute the kids are in class every day the temperature seems to go up outside. It’s just bee…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up now for fall activities

Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to e…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Schererville this weekend

When I promised at the end of last winter that I would not complain about a hot summer, I had no idea that by the end of August I'd hoping I c…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Talk a walk back into history and enjoy high tea

“History Speaks & A Cup of Tea” is a cemetery walk offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 or 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

County Line Orchard to open for season Sept. 6

County Line Orchard will open for the season Sept. 6. Visitors can enjoy numerous attractions, including apple and pumpkin U-pick fields, corn…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Communities help raise children

We have all heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The education of our children is a community event.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Sock Hop on Saturday features Chicago DJ Dick Biondi

The Gary Sportsman Club will host a sock hop Saturday featuring legendary radio personality Dick Biondi.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Human contact is the key to good winning over evil

For more than a week we have witnessed unspeakable hatred and pain, from our own heartland to the Middle East. From Ferguson, Mo. we have watc…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing mailman will be missed

In this day and age where we’re more connected than ever via social media, texting, Skype, email and a variety of other electronic outlets, we…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
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