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LaPorte man, 83, hurt while burning leaves

An 83-year-old LaPorte area man suffered third-degree burns Wednesday after his clothing and his golf cart caught fire.

April 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Winter delaying Valpo's spring leaf pickups

VALPARAISO | The snow has eased off and most of it has even melted, but the winter is still having an impact on city services, including leaf pickups.

April 02, 2014 4:55 pm

Don't leave your leaves in the street and leave

VALPARAISO | The fall leaf pickup season officially begins Monday when Valparaiso's fleet of seven leaf vacuums hits the streets and will continue through Nov. 29.

October 19, 2013 8:00 am
The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

Green drinks made with veggies, herbs and fruits stand up to all the hype by providing many nutrients the body needs.

September 08, 2013 8:00 am

Family strolls are now all about collecting insects and leaves

They say that golf is a perfectly nice walk interrupted by that confounded little ball. To that, I add a host of other disruptive activities, most of which I am not really very good at.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Griffith grower tips scales with state fair second place pumpkin

OFFBEAT: Griffith grower tips scales with state fair second place pumpkin

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Poison Ivy 2

Poison Ivy 2

Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Details of Design: Chicago exhibit includes treasured traces of Northwest Indiana

Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …

July 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

Tree and Leaves with Owl Terra Cotta Screen for Oliver P. Morton School, Hammond - 1936

This intricate screen, featuring the shady leaves of a sprawling tree forming a canopy for a wise owl, is from the now razed Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond. Created in 1936, it is just one panel piece of a decorative perforated terra cotta screen that was above the entrance of the school.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
How to make fall lawn care easier

How to make fall lawn care easier

It’s time for raking leaves, pruning shrubbery, and other seasonal fall lawn care tasks.

October 03, 2012 7:00 pm
Olga Petryszyn Displays one of the Large Prized Leaves of her H."Niagra Falls" Hosta

Olga Petryszyn Displays one of the Large Prized Leaves of her H."Niagra Falls" Hosta

Olga Petryszyn of Valparaiso displays one of the large prized leaves of her H."Niagara Falls" Hosta variety, a hybrid she developed and that has won honors and distinction.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am

Merrillville starts Spring Clean Up next week

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Public Works Department will start its Spring Clean Up Program on Monday. Branch and leaf collection will pass through the town one time this season.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am
Get a jump on summer by growing herbs indoors now

Get a jump on summer by growing herbs indoors now

Though many of us think of herbs as seasonings for food, they can also be used as aromatics, medicines and decoration. "Sage can not only be used in cooking, but have a lot of color varieties that can be extremely ornamental, including green, white and tri-color," says Nikki Witkowski, agric…

February 22, 2012 6:00 pm
Building budget

Building budget

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January 29, 2012 12:00 am
A good cart

A good cart

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
Fall for pumpkin

Fall for pumpkin

Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters such as carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.

November 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Autumn drive

Autumn drive

October 06, 2011 12:07 pm
IUN professor writes the book on identifying the trees around us

IUN professor writes the book on identifying the trees around us

Having earned my Girl Scout tree badge after being able to recognize both a catalpa and gingko tree, I was certain that helping my son with his college level botany assignment of differentiating 100 leaves would be a no-brainer, even if numerous years had elapsed since I'd sewn that round ba…

September 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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