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REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

When I was little and we played Duck, Duck, Goose, I would sit there, cross-legged and wincing, praying I wouldn't be tapped the next "goose" as a classmate walked around the circle.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Reinventing the reel: Hoosier Theatre goes digital

Reinventing the reel: Hoosier Theatre goes digital

WHITING | Once a movie palace known for silent films, the Hoosier Theatre is now fitted with equipment to make the sights and sounds of Hollywood pop.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Want to stop smoking? Quit Week starts Monday

CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Bugged by head lice?

Bugged by head lice?

With school back in session, students will be sharing pencils and glue, but there's a chance they could share even more.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
REGION RANTS: Paradise found

REGION RANTS: Paradise found

When I typed "West Beach Recreation Area" into the iPhone map app on Tuesday, I was surprised to see the estimated travel time was 32 minutes.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

February 18, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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SLICE OF LIFE: Renewing four decades of love

My parents stood before the altar last Saturday, he in a gray suit, and she in an ankle-length pink dress and a cane to lean on.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

A package of chicken breasts. A four-pack of chocolate- and coffee-flavored Greek yogurt. A 15-foot section of fence.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Teaching life lessons on Father's Day

A grasshopper hops into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you." The grasshopper asks, "You have a drink named Steve?"

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Golf, the four-letter word

Every time I pull in or out of the garage, I see a piece of my past, resting against the concrete wall.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Children offer lemonade for Oklahoma tornado relief

VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.

May 24, 2013 8:15 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Shattering Powerball dreams

Seven minutes. I was seven minutes late to buy my chance at hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: A kid at heart in a grown-up world

In just over a week, I'll turn 33 years old.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Living a Pinteresting life

Hello. My name is Vanessa, and it has been 22 minutes since I last logged in to Pinterest.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Living life in automatic drive

I'm starting to hate little modern conveniences.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Glitter, flashing lights and the sounds of Christmas

Adults are no fun.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Be on the lookout for memories in the making

It happened.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

For veterans, the puff of diesel exhaust from a passing bus or a song on the radio can bring them back to their military vehicle in the battlefield.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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