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Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Memory Gamino, 17 of Whiting, works on a dragon creation Saturday during the inaugural Chalk-A-Lot Festival in downtown Whiting. The fest featured about 40 artists producing chalk creations on the sidewalks along 119th Street. It also included street performers, music, art booths and local r…

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

About 40 artists participated Saturday in the first year for the Chalk-A-Lot Festival that featured artists producing chalk creations on the sidewalks along 119th Street in downtown Whiting.

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Evelyn Camille, left, Ryan Johnson, and Tara Vance, all of Whiting, look at chalk drawings Saturday on the 119th Street sidewalk in Whiting. About 40 artists participated in the first year for the Chalk-A-Lot Festival in downtown Whiting.

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Concrete 'gallery' unveilings

Pedestrians walk along 119th Street near the Family Chalk Court during the inaugural Chalk-A-Lot Festival in downtown Whiting. The festival featured about 40 artists producing chalk creations on the sidewalks along 119th Street, and also included street performers, music, art booths and loca…

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Riding to recovery

Riding to recovery

Veterans wait in line for lunch served by the USO Saturday as they stop at American Legion Post 279 in Gary's Miller neighborhood for lunch during the Ride 2 Recovery United Healthcare Great Lakes Challenge.

August 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Riding to recovery

Riding to recovery

Mike Avalos helps Mike Lage roll up his sleeve Saturday as the San Antonio veterans stop at American Legion Post 279 for a lunch break during the Ride 2 Recovery United Healthcare Great Lakes Challenge. The 375-mile trek from Chicago to Detroit began at Soldier Field in Chicago and will conc…

August 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Riding to recovery

Riding to recovery

Bicyclists stretch a they prepare for the next leg of their Chicago to Detroit bike ride as part of the 2013 Ride 2 Recovery United Healthcare Great Lakes Challenge. The group of more than 200 injured veterans stopped at American Legion Post 279 in the Miller section of Gary for a lunch brea…

August 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Riding to recovery

Riding to recovery

Veterans break for lunch Saturday during the Ride 2 Recovery United Healthcare Great Lakes Challenge. A group of more than 200 bicyclists made up of veteran soldiers, sailors and Marines is riding as part of the event.

August 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Riding to recovery

Riding to recovery

Injured veterans participating in the Ride 2 Recovery United Healthcare Great Lakes Challenge on Saturday pull into the American Legion Post 279 in the Miller section of Gary. More than 200 soldiers, sailors and Marines are riding the 375 miles from Chicago to Detroit as part of the event ev…

August 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Portage festival brings home the bacon

Portage festival brings home the bacon

Molly Rau, left, and Cheryl Cassoday, of The Victory Christian Center, fry bacon, then deep fry it in batter during the Christian Center's first Bacon Fest Saturday in Portage's Founders Square Park. The event featured bacon-laden food, inflatable bounce houses, music and various vendors.

August 24, 2013 5:31 pm
Portage festival brings home the bacon

Portage festival brings home the bacon

Diana Sowers and Nathan Michael, 7, of Valparaiso look over items at vendor's booth Saturday during the Victory Christian Center Bacon Fest in Portage's Founders Square Park. "Today's the one day to go gluttonous," said Mike Signorelli, associate pastor at Victory Christian Center, who added…

August 24, 2013 5:31 pm
Portage festival brings home the bacon

Portage festival brings home the bacon

Batter-dipped bacon sizzles as it is deep fried Saturday during the festival.

August 24, 2013 5:32 pm
Munchkin Margaret Pellegini with Fan Jennifer Gonzalez of Valparaiso

Munchkin Margaret Pellegini with Fan Jennifer Gonzalez of Valparaiso

Jennifer Gonzalez, of Valparaiso, right, laughs with Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living munchkins from the film "The Wizard of Oz," during an autograph session at the start of the 31st annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton in September 2012. Pellegrini, 89, died Wednesday, Aug.…

August 07, 2013 5:31 pm
Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Portage and Indiana State Police investigate the scene of a stabbing Tuesday morning on McCasland Avenue.

March 26, 2013 11:40 am
Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Portage and Indiana State Police apprehend a man Tuesday at an apartment complex on Canden Avenue after a stabbing on McCasland Avenue.

March 26, 2013 11:42 am
Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Portage and Indiana State Police prepare to load a man onto a gurney on Canden Avenue following a stabbing incident Tuesday.

March 26, 2013 11:14 am
Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Two men transported to hospital after Portage stabbing

Portage and Indiana State Police surround an apartment building on Canden Avenue on Tuesday morning as they search for a suspect wanted in a stabbing.

March 26, 2013 10:46 am
Songs, activities highlight School City of Hobart festival

Songs, activities highlight School City of Hobart festival

Children participate in the Treat Walk Friday night during Spring Fest at Hobart High School.

March 22, 2013 9:05 pm
Porter County's festive life

Porter County's festive life

Jennifer Gonzalez, of Valparaiso, laughs with Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living munchkins from the film "The Wizard of Oz," during an autograph session last September at the start of the Oz Fest in Chesterton.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
012613-nws-ILfreshfest, Fresh Youth Fest

012613-nws-ILfreshfest, Fresh Youth Fest

T.F. North Cheerleaders perform Friday during the Collins Fresh Youth Fest in Calumet City.

January 25, 2013 5:37 pm
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