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Chesterton woman makes hooked rugs based on memories

Chesterton woman makes hooked rugs based on memories

Instead of photographs on her walls, Marian Sykes, 89, hangs rugs. Not just any rugs, though. These are rugs she designed and made herself based on her memories from when she lived in Chicago. 

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dorsey Connors in Easter Bonnet with Live Duck and Nest in April 1952

Dorsey Connors in Easter Bonnet with Live Duck and Nest in April 1952

In this 1952 archive photo from United Press Wire Service, Dorsey Connors models a new Easter bonnet. Perched atop the hat is a live duck in its nest.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
Helpful Household Tips From Columnist Dorsey Connors

Helpful Household Tips From Columnist Dorsey Connors

Chicago Sun-Times Syndicated Newspaper Columnist Dorsey Connors also hosted her own television series launched in the 1950s to share helpful housekeeping hints and crafting ideas.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's downtown will drive future development

Portage's downtown will drive future development

Founder's Square Park has been the home of a farmer's market for several summers

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Quilters hit century mark

Quilters hit century mark

CROWN POINT | Barb Atkinson is 80 and proud to still be quilting after 16 years as one of the dedicated members of the Trinity Quilters at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Teens and adults have plenty to do at the library

HAMMOND | Teenagers and adults have plenty of reasons to visit the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., in coming weeks.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
Hobart plans to return Brickie Bowl to glory days

Hobart plans to return Brickie Bowl to glory days

HOBART | City Councilman P. Lino Maggio played high school football and fondly remembers the Brickie Bowl during its glory days.

August 10, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

PORTAGE | Local youngsters created holiday crafts Tuesday at the Portage branch of the Porter County Public Library.

July 03, 2013 4:29 pm Photos

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July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

Melanie Warren, 4, makes a hand print to create a fireworks image on construction paper Tuesday at the Portage Public Library.

July 02, 2013 1:51 pm
July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

Siblings Sarah, 7, and Ryan, 4, Smith create Fourth of July crafts at the Portage Public Library Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 1:19 pm
July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

Kristal Rada, head of Youth Services at the Portage Public Library, assists Alex Sulski, 5, and Julie Wozniak, 6, with their Fourth of July art projects Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 1:20 pm
July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

July Fourth crafts at the Portage Public Library

Sarah Smith, 7, created this fireworks image at the Portage Public Library Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 1:20 pm

Craft program always available to children at Merrillville library

MERRILLVILLE | A free craft table is available to children visiting the Lake County Public Library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.

April 21, 2013 12:05 am

Merrillville library has craft program, table for children

MERRILLVILLE | A free craft table is available to children visiting the Lake County Public Library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.

March 12, 2013 12:05 am

Get fit, shop and have fun with Highland parks department

HIGHLAND | Keep busy this month with the Highland Parks and Recreation Department. Cal (219) 838-0114 for more information. Here are some upcoming activities:

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
Do-it-yourselfers give new life to old dinnerware

Do-it-yourselfers give new life to old dinnerware

Vintage dishware doesn't have to gather dust in the china cabinet.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Calling all quilters and crafters

PORTER COUNTY | Porter County Extension Homemakers are sponsoring the 2013 Quilt/Craft Retreat on Jan. 24-26. The retreat will be held at Camp LRCA, Crown Point, west of Lakes of the Four Seasons.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Have fun this winter indoors or outdoors in Hub City

Welcome to 2013! Crown Point children return to classes Monday as winter break ends. Now that the holidays are over, here are some suggestions for enjoying winter, some depending on the cooperation of Mother Nature.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant holiday gifts

Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant holiday gifts

Crafts don't have to be complicated. With the holiday season ahead, an easy, enjoyable craft can cover many gifting bases. What could be more fun than experimenting with a simple tie-dye?

November 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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