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Learn to reclaim your time and reconnect at Morning Business Hour

Join First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway, Crown Point, from 8 to 9 a.m. April 25 and learn how to “Reclaim Your Time and Reconnect with Yourself,” presented by Dana Samardzich, owner of Optimal Balance Coaching.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Easter is the holiday of sacrifice, egg coloring and nylon stockings

The Easter season always bring childhood memories flooding back to me. I guess it's because, unlike Christmas, which was one a two-day event, this holiday season lasts for 40 days. . .40 very long days without candy or sweets of any kind.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart churches open their doors for Holy Week and Easter services

Happy Easter this Sunday to you and your family and friends. Perhaps a visit to the church of your choice will be just what your soul needs to be refreshed after this long winter.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Limited opportunity to see new Elaine Stritch film doc

OFFBEAT: Limited opportunity to see new Elaine Stritch film doc

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Holy Week offers Christians a chance to celebrate their faith

Today, Palm Sunday, begins the most holy week for Christians all over the world. With the late arrival of Spring, it is hard to believe we will celebrate Easter next weekend.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

A day in the life of a South Shore Line commuter

I still remember the first time that I rode to Chicago on the South Shore Railroad by myself. It was 1982, my senior year in high school, and I was going downtown to be inducted into the military at the old MEP Center on Michigan Avenue.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech promotes baby boomers with "Plus 50" initiative

Ivy Tech Community College knows the value of matching local job market needs with a trained workforce, and now they are working to prepare adults 50 and older for careers that give back to the community.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Crossroads chamber to host Best of the Northwest Expo

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the Best of the Northwest Business and Consumer Expo on Wednesday, May 28 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Merrillville.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Come to Whiting this Saturday to get in the mood for Easter

Spring is here. . .and gone. . .and here and gone again. It's been a tough winter for everybody, but with Easter on the horizon, it's time to come out of hibernation and hop on down to downtown Whiting for a day full of Easter fun this Saturday.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Give Local Crown Point on May 6 and make a difference

Give Local Crown Point on May 6 and make a difference

“Being the richest man the in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. . . Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful. . . that’s what matters to me.”

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart Garden Club and Friends of Robinson Lake host seedling giveaway

The Hobart Garden Club is thinking Spring with a giveaway of pecan, swamp white oak, and redbud tree seedlings, along with ninebark shrubs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robinson Lake Park, 5250 Liverpool Road, Hobart. 

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Science fair winners earn trophies at Col. Wheeler Middle School

Congratulations to Col. John Wheeler Middle School Science Fair overall winners Matt Sulka and Hugo Rodriguez.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Record Store Day takes music lovers back to the days of LPs and 45s

I don’t watch a lot of television. My family can attest that to me at least, most of what passes for entertainment is pretty low brow.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Saturday's Slugfest is a boxing event for Make A Wish Foundation

Spring is here and the City of Hammond's calendar of events is starting to fill up. It’s that time of year where everyone comes out of hibernation and gets involved. So get busy!

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Nominations being accepted for Hub City 's new Spike Award

Mayor Dave Uran presented Crown Point's Michael “Spike” Albrecht with a Community Inspiration Award last year for being a positive role model for youth as a member of the 2013 NCAA runner-up University of Michigan men's basketball team.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Let's have a hand for all the puppets who make us laugh

Many a child celebrates at their birthday party with an appearance by a clown. Personally, I'm not a fan of clowns and I know I'm not alone.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Spring offers plenty of activities for Hobart residents and guests

Happy April Fool’s Day! Oh, that was yesterday? Got cha, didn’t I?

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Seniors head to the Crown Point Civic Center for fun and fellowship

Senior citizens tired of being cooped up all winter can enjoy activities close to home by joining others at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

“Saving Lincoln” is a well-told story worth venturing out to see

When I was a history teacher, many years ago, I used to ask my students trick questions. Really, they were thought provokers.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

The City of East Chicago held an informational meeting Wednesday for contractors on the $17 million RDA-funded Phase One Waterfront Revitalization Project.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
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