The dark skies following Sunday's vicious storms, with power out for tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the region, were scary for people driving through the region, unsure of where debris might be hiding.
A big thanks to Valparaiso for the stylish, practical and forward-looking street lamps at the new Ind. 49 interchange. The light shines down on the roadway, not into drivers’ eyes and not up into the heavens.
GRIFFITH | On Saturday, December 1, the Imagine Griffith Committee is sponsoring the first annual “Lighting, Caroling and Cocoa” event in downtown Griffith from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.
The Doelling Decorating Center was extensively damaged after a lightning strike started the warehouse roof on fire Aug. 4. Damage is estimated to be nearly $500,000 with the building needing to be completely rebuilt.
Paul Doelling, owner of Doelling Decorating Center, stands inside his warehouse that burnt after a lightning strike Aug. 4. He estimates the damage at nearly $500,000. "It was so overwhelming that I seriously, seriously considered quitting," Paul said of the choice to rebuild the long-time store.
Paul Doelling, owner of Doelling Decorating Center, looks at a large hole in the ceiling of his burnt-out store in Valparaiso. The business was struck by lighting on Aug. 4 causing extensive damage to the long-time store.
Paul Doelling, owner of Doelling Decorating Center in Valparaiso, looks at soot on his hand while standing Tuesday in a salvaged portion of his business that burned from a lightning strike earlier this year.
Malissa Doelling talks to a customer on the phone in the temporary location of the Doelling Decorating Center after their long-time storefront was hit by lightning and burned Aug 4.
Paul Doelling, owner of Deolling Decorating Center in Valparaiso, walks inside the burned-out warehouse of his business. The store was struck by lighting on Aug. 4 causing extensive damage to the long-time store.
The Doelling Decorating Center has relocated to Marsh Street after the long-time business burned from a lightning strike on Aug. 4.
With the holidays approaching, a new chandelier could be a fun and affordable way to make over the dining room.
Once upon a time, you loved the look of your living space, but now it feels so last-century. If this sounds like you, consider injecting new energy into your home by making a few high-impact changes without a high-roller budget.
I am in the dark about a lot of subjects, and light is one of them. But the dark is a great place to start when seeking enlightenment on lighting, says at least one lighting expert.
Aleksandar and Sharon Desancic of Munster spent Wednesday uncovering their inground swimming pool and testing and preparing the water for the first time this season.
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More than 100 residents gathered Friday night in Hobart's Festival Park for the city's third annual Christmas Tree Lighting. It included holiday music performed by Hobart High School band under the direction of Brian Grenier. There were free carriage rides with Dick Stevens and Bob the horse…
Bob the horse await his next passengers for free carriage rides Friday night in Hobart's Festival Park. The park was the scene for the city's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
Sue Soria, 14, center, plays Christmas carols last month with the Hobart High School Band during the 3rd annual Hobart Christmas Tree Lighting in Festival Park.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider a $1 million lighting project for both the east and west buildings of Portage High School.
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