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Tri Kappa chapter seeking Christmas House Walk hosts

Zeta Psi chapter of Tri Kappa sorority is seeking additional homes to feature in the organization's 18th annual Christmas House Walk on Sunday, Dec. 7. Homeowners in Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and surrounding communities can have their home featured.

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Life, and chocolates, is all about the choices you make

Stuffed way back in my refrigerator is an expensive box of chocolates that someone gave us as a gift. Every time I clean out the refrigerator, I take them out, think about Forrest Gump, and then place them back on a shelf.

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Fill a bag for Hobart Kiwanis Food Pantry Drive this Saturday

The Hobart Kiwanis Club will conduct its annual Food Pantry Drive on Saturday. All residents should have received a grocery bag on their doorstep this week with a letter from the Kiwanis. If not, feel free to fill your own bag with nonperishable food items.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Since WWI, Gold Star Mothers have offered support and love

My earliest recollections of the way that war comes home were in the early 1970s. I remember the images on the TV screen each evening as soldiers came home from Vietnam, first in small waves followed by a trickle.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Downtown square features fall fun in Hub City

Fall is here and there is plenty of fun in Crown Point. Mayor David Uran and Crown Brewing will host Octoberfest from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday on South Main St., south of the downtown square. To make room, the Farmers Market will move to the municipal parking lot north of the Crown Point Post O…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Family health fair offers screenings at Hammond center

HAMMOND | St. Catherine Hospital is hosting a free Fall Family Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hessville Family Care Center, 3432 169th St. Physicians and staff will offer tours and provide health information for the entire family. There will be free screenings for blood press…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Remote-controlled planes to fly in Hammond

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive, will host the annual Remote Control Pilot Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Watch these planes controlled by pilots on the ground, and enjoy a special plane performing a candy drop for children. Admission is free, and concess…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Join Campagna Academy community at the Run for the Roses

“Runners, take your marks. Get set. Go!” These words will resound from the campus of Campagna Academy on Saturday, Oct. 18, as runners and walkers from around the region gather for our ninth annual Run for the Roses 5K Run/2.5 Mile Family Walk & Kids Fun Run.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
USDA Deputy Undersecretary visits Jeorse Park Beach with mayor

USDA Deputy Undersecretary visits Jeorse Park Beach with mayor

USDA Deputy Undersecretary Butch Blazer met with East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and representatives of state agencies this week to discuss the city's plans for Jeorse Beach.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Diversity and Inclusion Symposium matched with awards luncheon

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana Inc. will host a Diversity and Inclusion Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St. in Hammond, and a Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19, 2015, at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

October means sweaters instead of sweating - and Oktoberfest

Just about to rip September's page off my calendar as I look forward to my favorite month of the year.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Redar Park market closing Thursday, but the fun moves indoors

Thursday is the last day you can visit Schererville’s Redar Park Farmers Market this year. The closing of the outdoor market is kind of a sad reminder that winter is almost here. Yes, I know, it’s just the beginning of fall, with pumpkins and mums starting to make their appearance, but you k…

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart and Lake Station will be Rebuilding Together on Saturday

Rebuilding Together Day is Saturday for Hobart/Lake Station, concentrating on residents of both communities who need help maintaining their homes.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Plant and Rummage Sale looks toward next spring's gardens

Summer is winding down, and many gardeners find their thoughts turning to next year. The Crown Point Garden Club will host a Perennial Plant and Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 326 S. Main St., Crown Point.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

The U.S. has survived elections as well as the Civil War

As we approach mid-term elections nationwide, we would do well to remember that in spite of events, the work of a democracy must go on.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk benefits Challenger Learning Center

Blast off with the Space Race 5K Run & 2K Walk this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. 

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart welcomes its first Brews & Blues Fest to Festival Park

Hobart’s first Brews & Blues Fest welcomes local breweries from Indiana and beyond to Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, on Saturday.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Free programs and support groups serve cancer patients

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit programs and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point spacewalker Jerry Ross returns for book signing

The Crown Point Community Library will host a book signing with NASA astronaut Jerry Ross from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 30. Ross has co-authored a children’s book with Susan Gunderson, "Becoming a Spacewalker; My Journey to the Stars." He is also the author of an adult book, "SpaceWalker; My Jou…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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