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Gayle Faulkner Kosalko

'Shrek' and the gang come to life on Marian Theatre Guild stage

Many, many years ago my favorite TV program was "Rocky the Flying Squirrel" and my favorite section of the show was the "Fractured Fairy Tales" narrated by Sir Edward Everett Horton. He was a famous character actor going way back to the 1930's, but his voice was always recognizable.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting all about old photos, monkeys, iceboxes and music

At our recent Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society ID Day, held during an extremely nippy Oktoberfest, we were able to add about 75 new identities to people in the museum's photo collection.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Life, and chocolates, is all about the choices you make

Stuffed way back in my refrigerator is an expensive box of chocolates that someone gave us as a gift. Every time I clean out the refrigerator, I take them out, think about Forrest Gump, and then place them back on a shelf.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

October means sweaters instead of sweating - and Oktoberfest

Just about to rip September's page off my calendar as I look forward to my favorite month of the year.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Dairies still tell history from a personal perspective

Are diaries a thing of the past? Today we call them "journals" and that word itself has become a verb, as in "I journal every night."

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Add Philip Dickerman to the long list of acclaimed Whiting musicians

I always thought I had a fairly good grasp of the many  talented musicians from Whiting, but I recently read about a young man of whom I had never before heard.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting-Robertsdale community the real winner in the Battle of 119th Street

Now that school is back in session, summer has decided to warm it up. But that doesn't change the fact that high school football season is heating up as well.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Museum trips offer chance to make friends with marionettes and more

Years ago my husband and I went to Prague, specifically to see Czech marionettes perform a Mozart opera. I had been told by friends that it was the perfect place for us to vacation.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Reminiscing about families and roots in 'the Harbor' and EC

I have always said that Indiana Harbor and Whiting are the Calumet Region's cradle of civilization. Having dinner recently with friends we've known for more than 30 years, I was surprised to find that both of their parents came from Indiana Harbor and graduated from Washington High School, a…

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

History will come to life with your story of Whiting explosion

Younger generations may think that Pierogi Fest put Whiting on the map, but if you were alive in 1955, you know it is just another event that earned Whiting headlines across the nation.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Pierogi Fest puts Whiting in the spotlight again for 20th year

Whiting's Pierogi Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has once again gained national notoriety.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Summer with the Symphony offers Disney tunes on lakefront

You've heard of the Ravinia Festival, offering wonderful live concerts where you can sit out under the stars and listen to symphony music after enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner. Often, big name performers are featured with a full orchestra.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Trio of women are among many to admire in Whiting

There are many ladies in the Whiting-Robertsdale community that I admire very much.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Storms wreak havoc on more than just trees and power lines

I always enjoy a good storm. I love the sound of thunder, and the sight of lightning immediately makes me think of Frankenstein's monster coming to life in the old black-and-white film.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting's beautifully restored park is a gem on the lakefront

We took a walk through the new Lakefront Park in Whiting last week and I was truly amazed at how beautiful it is.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting is the place to be for Mickey, Minnie and you July 4

The Whiting community held its first 4th of July Parade 94 years ago. Back then, the parade featured men in bowler hats, church organizations and community bands, of which there were many.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting receives appropriate and anonymous anniversary gift

It's Whiting's 125th anniversary and soon there will also be an official celebration of Lakefront Park and its beautiful renovations. So what do you get the city as a gift to celebrate these two special occasions?

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
From potholders to pink flamingos, chain letters live on

From potholders to pink flamingos, chain letters live on

Remember chain letters? Back when I was first married and people actually sent mail via the post office, I would get variations on a theme.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial Day, planting flowers and yoga in the park

What a lovely Memorial Day weekend in our little town of Whiting. We met more than a dozen Whiting folks flower shopping at Home Depot on Sunday. I guess we all have the same plans for our homes.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
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