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GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

Tom Brokaw got it right when he said, “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

The Times of Northwest Indiana should be applauded for its investigative report on poverty. I anticipate it will be required reading in the social justice classes all of our students at Calumet College of St. Joseph take as freshmen.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pay it forward by volunteering to help keep Gary clean

One of the biggest problems plaguing Gary over the years has been that of physical appearance. A backlog of garbage and other debris in front of abandoned houses, alleys and in illegal dump sites exacerbates the matter in this cash-strapped city coping with the long-term impact of population…

December 26, 2012 10:00 pm

Hobart church sets Christmas gala, gift giveaway for Friday

HOBART | Advancing Christ's Kingdom Ministries, 1001 W. Ridge Road, will host a Christmas Extravaganza and Gift Give Away starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.

December 17, 2012 12:05 am
Great gift ideas for kids to give

Great gift ideas for kids to give

Between family, friends, coaches and teachers, some children give as many holiday presents as they receive. This year, encourage your child's creativity with easy kids' crafts they'll give as gifts.

November 12, 2012 9:00 am
Still Paying High Rates

Still Paying High Rates

October 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Shop where you live, give where you live

"Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." 

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

November 21, 2011 12:00 pm
Housing costs

Housing costs

american dollars in the hands

October 08, 2011 12:00 am
Merrillville Fire Department gets help from Santa for delivery

Merrillville Fire Department gets help from Santa for delivery

Jasmine Sharp, 10, gives a hug to Santa while her sisters, Kiley Simpson, 6, middle, and Cortnie Sharp, 8, take in the surprise visit. St. Nick was accompanied by Merrillville Station II firefighter Lt. Mike Trajkovski to the home in Merrillville. The fire station has been delivering donatio…

December 21, 2010 9:18 pm
Merrillville Fire Department gets help from Santa for delivery

Merrillville Fire Department gets help from Santa for delivery

Cortnie Sharp, 8, left, reacts after opening a new coat while Kiley Simpson, 6, unwraps gifts during a visit Tuesday evening to their Merrillville home from Santa and the Merrillville Fire Department. Firefighters have been bringing Christmas cheer to needy families for a decade.

December 21, 2010 9:17 pm

Charitable Giving is Easier Than You May Think

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2009, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
money in the hands

money in the hands

american dollars in the hands

October 12, 2010 4:28 pm
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