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Linda Kolarik

Dam Duck Race tickets available in Hobart for Aug. 17 event

Fourth of July festivities are over and do you know what that means? Dam Duck Race tickets are now on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20 from any member of the Hobart Community Foundation, including this writer.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart ready to celebrate with music, run, parade and fireworks

Happy Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, after which we fought to win our independence from Great Britain.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycee Fest will rock Hobart from Thursday through Sunday

Jaycee Fest opens Thursday through Sunday at a new location, Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road, directly across the street from Festival Park. The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and bands will start performing at 6.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart hosts Water Awareness Festival with info and entertainment

Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, is the place to be Saturday as the City of Hobart hosts its third annual Storm Water District Water Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Weekend events mark Flag Day and Father's Day in Hobart

Flag Day and Father’s Day in the same weekend, isn’t that something? Flag Day commemorates the 1777 resolution of the Second Continental Congress adopting the flag of the United States. The U.S. Army also celebrates its birthday on this date.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Band, food and books come to Festival Park on Thursday

It’s finally here! This summer's Concert in the Park series kicks off with the Great Lakes Navy Band “Liberty Call” performing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Bandshell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am

Buy a carnation and help build a home for a veteran

The public is invited to a Flowers for a Veteran Carnation Sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. until sold out  Friday at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. Christian Awareness Committee members will be selling red, white and blue carnations for $1 each outside the Waterfall Caf…

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served and sacrificed

Memorial Day weekend is this weekend, and while you dust off the grills and lawn chairs, I invite you to remember that Memorial Day is a national holiday to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Mock Hostess Sno Ball Cake great for gatherings

FROM the FARM: Mock Hostess Sno Ball Cake great for gatherings

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart educators to be honored at awards dinner Thursday

The School City of Hobart Education Foundation and the Hobart Chamber of Commerce will present the 20th annual Outstanding Educators Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hobart High School Board Room, 2211 E. Tenth St.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am

Join Ron Jackson in wishing someone special a Happy Mother's Day

This Sunday, we honor our mothers. Please take time to tell your mother about the special place she holds in your heart.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial service to celebrate the life of teacher and EEU manager

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service honoring Suella 'Sue' Goza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southlake Worship Center, 3440 W. 61st Ave. Sue was a retired Lake Station English teacher who, after retirement, put her lifelong love of horses into action as th…

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Church members hold rummage sale, provide Cafe Agape meal

First Unitarian Church of Hobart, East Fifth and Main streets, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart churches open their doors for Holy Week and Easter services

Happy Easter this Sunday to you and your family and friends. Perhaps a visit to the church of your choice will be just what your soul needs to be refreshed after this long winter.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart Garden Club and Friends of Robinson Lake host seedling giveaway

The Hobart Garden Club is thinking Spring with a giveaway of pecan, swamp white oak, and redbud tree seedlings, along with ninebark shrubs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robinson Lake Park, 5250 Liverpool Road, Hobart. 

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Spring offers plenty of activities for Hobart residents and guests

Happy April Fool’s Day! Oh, that was yesterday? Got cha, didn’t I?

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Fallen soldiers honored Friday at Doughboy Monument service

The last Friday every month, including this Friday, a ceremony is held at 5 p.m. at the Doughboy Monument, Seventh and Lincoln streets, Hobart, to honor U.S. service members recently fallen in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart High presents Spring Choral Concert tonight

Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., will host its Spring Choral Concert at at 6 p.m. today. Both the Advanced and Intermediate choirs will perform under the direction of Vocal Music Director Dean Wolff, who promises a wide variety of music, from Mozart to modern pop, with a little Andrews …

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate St. Patty's Day this weekend in Hobart

To those of you of Irish heritage and also those who just like to enjoy a bit of the blarney, I wish you a most enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day weekend and invite you to participate in one or more of the fun-filled events listed below. This week, it’s corned beef and cabbage dinners along with L…

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Spend "20 minutes for God" on Lenten Mondays in Hobart

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian Lenten season. Members of all faiths are invited to worship together from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. Mondays through April 7 at Community Lenten Worship Services followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 654 E. F…

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
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