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Carrie Steinweg

Lansing Autumn Fest a success

I, like many others, am in recovery mode this week after the conclusion of Lansing Autumn Fest. It’s been a long year of planning the 2014 fest and the last six to eight weeks have been pretty intense for the entire board of the Lansing Association for Community Events, but it all paid off n…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Final day of Lansing Autumn Fest honors our military

I’m typing this up just a few hours before the gates open for the third annual Autumn Fest. I’m excited. I’m relieved. I’m proud. I’m so proud of our community and so many people who come together to make this fun, family event happen — kids, adults, seniors, organizations, school groups and…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

50 things you’ll love about Lansing Autumn Fest

In Lansing Autumn Fest’s first year in 2012, I was there all three days and I had a blast. Over those days I worked at the T-shirt booth, helped at the Lansing Juniors' scarecrow booth, attended the Pilars of Honor Ceremony, donated blood, took a ton of pictures and judged the chili cook-off…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

LARC to hold annual fish fry fundraiser

This past week at the Lansing Historical Society September meeting, I got the chance to learn more about a great organization in Lansing that many residents are unfamiliar with. LARC is a nonprofit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities through providing work opportu…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Historical Society covers the history of LARC

LARC, which originally began as the Lansing School of Special Education, has been in existence in the 1980s and continues to serve the community as a facility for adults with developmental disabilities. The Lansing Historical Society’s new season begins Monday with a program on the history o…

September 21, 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’s a branch of the Kiwanis Club for senior volunteers and I’ve known several of the members for a long time. My kids have been recipients of some of t…

September 14, 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 returned to school. It always seems to go too quickly, but it was an incredibly wonderful season. I’ve been looking back at pictures and recalling all the …

September 07, 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

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 seem to become less personally connected and the face-to-face interaction is more uncommon, yet more precious than ever. While relationships through …

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Fundraisers in honor of 2 Lansing men are successful

I recently wrote about a couple of fundraisers in Lansing both being held in memory of men from Lansing who died very young. The fundraisers were done in their honor to raise funds for two worthy foundations.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Autumn Fest to return in October

I’m a little giddy as I’m typing up this column because I’m in Lansing Autumn Fest mode. I’m a member of the board of the Lansing Association for Community Events, the nonprofit volunteer group that organizes the Lansing Autumn Fest that is brought to the community with the cooperation of th…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Help local family get stem cell therapy for daughter

Over the 10 years that I’ve had kids in the public schools in Lansing, they’ve had some absolutely amazing teachers and administrators. One of the them was Eric Melnyczenko, an assistant principal who really had a positive impact on the kids in the school. My kids talked about him often and …

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lions Club to host golf outing Aug. 23

In Lansing we are fortunate to have many involved volunteers who do so much good for our community. One of the oldest and biggest volunteer groups in the village is the Lansing Lions Club. It’s a group so close to my heart. I know many of the members personally who care so deeply about helpi…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Fun for golfers, cyclists coming up

Summer is a time to get out and enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways. If you’re an avid golfer, there are two fundraisers next month that may interest you.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Pieces of family history are priceless

Pieces of family history are priceless

One thing I have been so thankful for as I’ve been raising children is that my kids have had an opportunity to know their grandparents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Pieces of family history are priceless

Pieces of family history are priceless

Pictured is Dennie Clark, of Charleston, Ill., grandfather to Times columnist Carrie Steinweg, in his World War I uniform.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

The campus of Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing can be seen in this aerial photo.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

Another month has been checked off the calendar that was full of activity. It started off with my boys’ last few soccer games as part of the Lansing Soccer Club. The club is very well organized with dedicated coaches. I love that it also takes us throughout Northwest Indiana to different tow…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

George Dommer, right, and his friend Don Olsen, at the goodbye party for Dommer, a lifelong Lansing resident who is moving to Arizona to be closer to his family. Olsen grew up just around the corner from Dommer in the "Oak Glen" area of Lansing and the two have known each other their whole lives.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

In 1928, George Dommer was born in a house at 17849 Torrence Ave. He’s lived all his life in Lansing, but this week he has been packing up what he’s accumulated in his 85 1/2 years here and is heading for Arizona to live with his daughter.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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