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Stepping up to the plate: pumpkin pie eating contest brings families together

Stepping up to the plate: pumpkin pie eating contest brings families together

At the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds, pumpkins are picked, painted, rolled like a bowling ball and putted. However for some people, the best thing to do with a pumpkin is to eat it.

September 27, 2014 7:21 pm
Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

November 20, 2013 10:15 am
A Cut Above: How to buy, prep, carve, preserve your pumpkin

A Cut Above: How to buy, prep, carve, preserve your pumpkin

Think you know the latest tricks for carving a creepy pumpkin? The pros continue to push the barriers.

October 24, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Picking that perfect pumpkin

Picking that perfect pumpkin

A kid shops Sunday for the right pumpkin for Halloween in Chicago.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am
Local apple orchards and pumpkin farms offer favorite autumn attractions

Local apple orchards and pumpkin farms offer favorite autumn attractions

Fall has moved in after a very unusual weather year that has not been good for apple orchards, but has helped produce some good pumpkin crops. Some area farms that open in the late summer and fall have had to make adjustments due to unusual conditions this year, but families can expect to fi…

October 03, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Spreading pumpkin love

Spreading pumpkin love

Amelia Jimenez, 4, of Portage, decorates her pumpkin at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest over the weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

September 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Spreading pumpkin love

Spreading pumpkin love

Looking a bit like a pumpkin herself, 10-year-old Isabella Schuhrke, of Lowell, competes in the pumpkin pie eating contest over the weekend at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

September 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Spreading pumpkin love

Spreading pumpkin love

Townes Auksel, 3, of Porter, bowls with pumpkins over the weekend at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

September 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Spreading pumpkin love

Spreading pumpkin love

Maddy Metros, 9, of Hobart, and Gianna Mack, 7, of South Holland, take part in the pumpkin pie-eating contest at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. This year's festival is Sept. 26-28.

September 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

INDIANAPOLIS | The man Northwest Indiana thinks of when it thinks of pumpkins is once again best in the state.

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm
Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

John Barenie, of Griffith, holds the trophy he received as winner of the 2012 Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair. Barenie's 1,293-pound  pumpkin beat the second-place finisher by 208 pounds. The win is Barenie's second in a row and third since 2002.

August 13, 2012 10:36 am
Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.

June 27, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Fall for pumpkins

Fall for pumpkins

Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters and dietary fiber. It also has no cholesterol or saturated fats.

November 17, 2011 9:00 am Photos

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Fall for pumpkin

Fall for pumpkin

Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters such as carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.

November 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Fall for pumpkins

Fall for pumpkins

'Tis the season for pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin hummus are just a few options to tap into antioxidant health benefits.

November 16, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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A delicious pumpkin pie...that you drink

A delicious pumpkin pie...that you drink

Why should Thanksgiving have all the fun? Let Halloween in on the pumpkin pie action by turning the classic autumnal dessert into a punch.

October 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Costume parade Saturday on C.P. square

CROWN POINT | Crown Point's annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the downtown square.

October 19, 2011 12:00 am
Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

October 10, 2011 11:00 am
It's the great pumpkin display

It's the great pumpkin display

Merv Barenie uses Vaseline to coat one of the pumpkin carvings to ensure it stays sealed to prevent rot. The pumpkin is part of the Barenie family Griffith pumpkin display, which has a "Cars" theme this year.

October 29, 2010 12:00 am
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