The Christmas season is in full swing now. I think our late Thanksgiving threw things off a little because we usually don’t do any decorating on Thanksgiving weekend and it’s normally the first Saturday in December that we go and pick out a real tree. I’m big on holiday traditions and our ro…
The holiday season is here and I’m typing up my column in the midst of turkey and stuffing and pie and much good spirit surrounded by family. Thanksgiving is a once a year deal where the world seems to slow and the most important thing is gathering around the table with those you love. Every…
Monday is one of the highlights of the year at the Lansing Historical Museum. The museum will open its annual Festival of Lights exhibit following the Lansing Historical Society’s November meeting at 6 p.m. and a holiday performance by the Wolffgang Choir from Hobart High School. The event i…
Last weekend, I attended the seventh annual Evening of Thanks dinner at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing. The event is organized by the Lansing Volunteer Recognition Committee, made up of eight individuals who make contact with the many churches, schools and civic organizations in Lansin…
Lansing honored its volunteers recently at its annual Evening of Thanks dinner. A total of 45 awards were presented and more than 300 attended the dinner at the Serbian Social Center.
I wish I had more time for reading and most of my reading seems to happen in the summer. I’m not big on fiction and what I most enjoy reading are autobiographies and biographies. The last two books I’ve been reading as we moved out of summer and into fall are those of two local people who fo…
The American Legion Auxiliary Edward Schultz Unit 697 will host its pancake breakfast on Nov. 9 at the Post, 18255 Grant St. in Lansing. The breakfast will include pancakes prepared by the Lansing Copper Muggers, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cocktail and choice of coffee, milk, or juice.
Jim Belushi performing with the Sacred Hearts Band at a Chicago store opening event.
For the past several years, the International Thespian Society has held a food drive in late October called Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat. This service project is done by chapters throughout the country and each year students from Thornton Fractional South High School’s drama department tak…
Well, things have cooled down and it’s been a little gloomy the past few days, but we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest that took place last weekend.
LANSING | As Fire Prevention Week was observed during the second week in October, Lansing author Carrie Steinweg visited third-graders at Greenwood School in South Holland to read her children's book, "Old 104 Rides Again."
Pictured is Carrie Steinweg, right, with teacher Erica Lohr and her third-grade class.
As I’m typing this column, Lansing Autumn Fest is a few hours away. By the time you read this, two days of the fest will be past us. The event has definitely met the goal of bringing the community together. It’s a huge effort that takes an entire community.
Fourteen years ago when I was pregnant with my second son, I took one of the routine tests that is supposed to screen for potential birth defects. I expected that it would be another routine test and there was no cause for worry.
Lansing’s biggest event of the year is coming quickly. In less than two weeks, the Fox Pointe and Park Plaza will be bustling with activity as the second annual Lansing Autumn Fest gets underway.
I’m really excited about the 2013-2014 year for the Lansing Historical Society. I am again serving as the society’s vice president, which means that one of my duties is arranging programming for the upcoming year.
LARC will be holding its 21st annual fish fry from 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27* at the LARC workshop, 19043 Wentworth Ave. in Lansing.
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is seeking nominations for the annual ATHENA Award, which will be awarded at the seventh annual Lansing Volunteer Recognition Evening of Thanks Dinner on Nov. 8 at the Serbian Social Center.
This past week I had a fun opportunity to take a media trip to Indianapolis and get acquainted with some of the outgoing exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and some fascinating ones that will soon open or that will debut in the spring.
Although there are still a few weeks left until summer is officially over, it speeds up the end of the lazy days when kids are heading back to school the third week of August.
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