Gayle Faulkner Kosalko
It's here. This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 13th annual Garage Mahal will fill the city of Whiting.
You'll find Whiting in the "pink" this month as the city embraces events to fight breast cancer with what is officially known as a "Paint the Town Pink" campaign.
The folks in Whiting had a ball last Saturday, a tennis ball that is, as they celebrated the christening of the new Piatek Tennis Courts. Special guest was world champion Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels. The verse on the beautiful memorial board is "from Whiting to Wimbledon" and this daughter of th…
I was recently interviewed by a wonderful young man, a student at Purdue University whose class was assigned to write news articles about local cities and towns.
I soon will be a M.O.B.
It's funny how the passing of someone from your childhood that you never met can affect you greatly. I'm talking about the death of Annette Funicello from The Mickey Mouse Club.
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that be the case, then for years men have been drawn to Whiting.
As a child, Easter was a very different holiday compared to all the rest. The preparation took 40 days, beginning with Ash Wednesday.
Put on your mufflers and mittens to greet Spring, because whether Mother Nature cooperates or not, there will be plenty of "Springy" things to do Saturday in Whiting.
In 1807, Madame Laporte, a free wealthy woman of color, built a typically French Creole cottage in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans, La.
One doesn't have to be born and bred in Whiting to improve its quality of life, as proven by Paul DePoy, this year's honored Carl A. Binhammer Award for volunteerism recipient. To say "bloom where you are planted" really applies to this talented man.
If you'd ask anyone in Whiting who is our most well-known artist, the answer would be the late Al Odlivak, whose works are exhibited all over town.
Having the chance to volunteer at the Whiting Museum often makes one feel like an excavator. While we toil, scanning and putting vast amounts of information into a computer-designed museum program, we often come upon interesting items about Whiting of which we knew nothing.
Happy Valentine's Day. There have always been famous couples throughout literature who symbolize the world's great lovers Well-known duos include Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet, Victoria and Albert, and of course, Archie and Veronica. . .and Betty.
You always hear about "fashion statements." I have one.
With the loss of our beautiful building at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and 119th Street due to the recent fire, it got me thinking about how many other beautiful buildings exist in Whiting. Many of these structures give Whiting its hometown Americana flavor.
Last Sunday afternoon, people were at the Whiting Community Center enjoying the Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce flea market. Twenty-four hours later, people were there sorting through bags of clothing and other donations to help 10 families whose apartments were destroyed in a devast…
It seems that Mother Nature realized that it's January and she had forgotten to give us winter, so now, unfortunately, it's business as usual.
So far, 2013 has been a year of tremendous loss for the Whiting-Robertsdale community with the passing of JoAnn Jancosek and Al Odlivak.
Happy New Year! I'd wish you luck with your New Year's resolutions, but since it's three days into 2013, you've probably broken those self-promises by now. I know I have - except for one.
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