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Spaghetti dinner honors founder, dedicated volunteers

Campagna Academy is hosting a very special Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 to honor the 90th birthday of Campagna Academy’s late founder, the Rev. Michael Campagna.

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Planting Possibilities hosts open house and mums sale

Planting Possibilities participants hops you will join them from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave., Schererville for an open house. Attendees will be able to tour the hoop house, greenhouse, and “Field of Dreams” while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Add Philip Dickerman to the long list of acclaimed Whiting musicians

I always thought I had a fairly good grasp of the many  talented musicians from Whiting, but I recently read about a young man of whom I had never before heard.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
New medical building receives blessing

New medical building receives blessing

MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists’ newest facility was blessed and dedicated last month during a packed ceremony. The blessing program performed by the Rev. Gregory Holicky was hosted by Barb Greene, president of Franciscan Healthcare Munster; Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F., chairper…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Public welcome at tonight's discussion of song lyrics

GARY | The Gary Commission on The Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with the Minority Male Initiative & Student Support Services at Ivy Tech College, is sponsoring a Village Circle Talk, “The Devastating Impact That Violent & Obscene Lyrics Are Having on Our Youth,” from 6…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Schererville this weekend

When I promised at the end of last winter that I would not complain about a hot summer, I had no idea that by the end of August I'd hoping I could complain. I know we have a few weeks left of “official summer,” so there is still a chance, slight though, but a chance.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Talk a walk back into history and enjoy high tea

“History Speaks & A Cup of Tea” is a cemetery walk offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 or 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Take a cemetery tour with Hobart historians

HOBART | Hobart First United Methodist Church and the Hobart Historical Society will sponsor a History Speaks & A Cup of Tea Cemetery Walk, with sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple, available until Monday by calling the c…

August 25, 2014 3:32 pm
Lake Area United Way hosts networking event

Lake Area United Way hosts networking event

MERRILLVILLE | Board members and staff of Lake Area United Way made “A Toast to The Vanguard” at its signature "Fifth Thursday" networking event earlier this year at Innsbrook Country Club.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sock Hop on Saturday features Chicago DJ Dick Biondi

The Gary Sportsman Club will host a sock hop Saturday featuring legendary radio personality Dick Biondi.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Human contact is the key to good winning over evil

For more than a week we have witnessed unspeakable hatred and pain, from our own heartland to the Middle East. From Ferguson, Mo. we have watched in horror scenes and images that appear to be straight out of the 1960s, while from Syria those with a stronger stomach than mine could watch the …

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Two Six Nation members indicted for role in racketeering conspiracy

Two Six Nation members indicted for role in racketeering conspiracy

EAST CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors Friday announced indictments against who they allege are key members of a Chicago-area street gang that used East Chicago as its base of operations in Indiana.

August 22, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Ivy Tech and the City of East Chicago partnership could expand campus

Ivy Tech and the City of East Chicago partnership could expand campus

Ivy Tech Community College and the City of East Chicago have proposed a partnership to expand educational opportunities to East Chicago’s underserved North Harbor community.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting-Robertsdale community the real winner in the Battle of 119th Street

Now that school is back in session, summer has decided to warm it up. But that doesn't change the fact that high school football season is heating up as well.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point to kick off Patriots Week with a brunch

Crown Point Mayor David Uran has declared Sept. 7 to 12 as Patriots Week in the city.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Raising the roof for scholarships

Raising the roof for scholarships

SCHERERVILLE | The Northwestern Indiana Roofing Contractors Association has awarded four scholarships to area youth.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart to host its first Military Appreciation Picnic on Sunday

Hobart’s first Military Appreciation Picnic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. All military personnel, veterans and their families are invited.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Those who look so happy might just be so sad

When I was much younger and had a lot more free time, I used to stay up late to watch standup comedy on cable TV channels. The 1980s were a golden age for that art form with Sam Kinison, Gallagher, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

School's back in session and teams could use some support

Crown Point Community Schools welcomes staff and students to first day of classes Thursday. Take time this fall to support one of the many high school sport teams. Enjoy watching tennis match, a game of football or soccer, or a cross country meet. If you don’t have a  copy of the schedule, v…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks for a great ride and a lot of memories

This is my last regular monthly column as Munster town manager. I have enjoyed sharing with you some of the things going on in Munster and Northwest Indiana.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
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