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Pumpkins come to life as book characters

Pumpkins come to life as book characters

GRIFFITH | Fourth-graders in Noel Kraus' class used their creativity to match with reading and pumpkins last week at St. Mary School. The students were asked to re-read one of their favorite books and, with their families, create a character from the book using a pumpkin. Just in time for Ha…

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Picking that perfect pumpkin

Picking that perfect pumpkin

Pumpkin growers have plenty to show during the nation's worst drought in decades, and the reason is pretty simple: pumpkins do well in dry weather.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am
A Halloween Hello

A Halloween Hello

October 29, 2011 12:00 am
Griffith man sets new record with pumpkin

Griffith man sets new record with pumpkin

John Barenie, of Griffith, stands next to his award-winning pumpkin that set a new Indiana state record at a weight of 1,308 pounds.

October 13, 2011 12:00 am
'Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!' set for Oct. 15

'Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!' set for Oct. 15

MUNSTER | Munster Parks and Recreation hosts its newest event "Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides! Oh My!" from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Centnnial Park.

October 10, 2011 5:03 pm
Local apple orchards and pumpkin patches make great family destinations

Local apple orchards and pumpkin patches make great family destinations

Visitors walk their finds back to a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch in 2010 at County Line Orchard in Hobart.

September 14, 2011 12:00 am
Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

PRETTY IN PINK - - A pumpkin dressed up in tribute to the special edition "pink" M&M candy created by the Mars Candy Co. for breast cancer awareness month is one of the special pumpkins featured at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster for Halloween.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
Web Ready

Web Ready

WEB READY - - A creepy pumpkin spider, which includes a smaller painted pumpkin as the head, is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
Pumpkin Patch Kid

Pumpkin Patch Kid

PUMPKIN PATCH KID - - A pumpkin dressed as a toddler is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
Around the Waist

Around the Waist

AROUND THE WAIST - - A pumpkin dressed as a physical trainer is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
A Big Deal

A Big Deal

A BIG DEAL - - Larry McRae of Chicago stands next to the 1,000-pound-plus pumpkin greeting guests at Brookfield Zoo this week in honor of Halloween 2010.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Looking for the Great Pumpkin? It's closer than Linus ever realized.

OFFBEAT: Looking for the Great Pumpkin? It's closer than Linus ever realized.

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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The great pumpkin crop

The great pumpkin crop

Noah Kneifel, 4, of Westville, picks out several pumpkins at Coulter's Produce and Greenhouses. While they may not have a bumper crop, local producers say their pumpkins are healthy and available in greater variety this season after a dismal crop last year.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am
The great pumpkin crop

The great pumpkin crop

Visitors prepare to walk their finds back to a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch at County Line Orchard in Hobart. The weather cooperated this year, leading to a more robust crop.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am
The great pumkin crop

The great pumkin crop

Pumpkin-toting visitors climb aboard a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch at County Line Orchard in Hobart.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am
Lowell Woman's Club plans Pumpkin Fest this weekend

Lowell Woman's Club plans Pumpkin Fest this weekend

LOWELL | "Orange" you glad it's nearly time for the Lowell GFWC/IFC Woman's Club fourth annual Pumpkin Fest?

September 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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New chief comes to Crossroads Chamber

I am Sue Reed, new executive director of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. I will be working in both the Merrillville and Crown Point offices and hope to bring enthusiasm, a wealth of expertise and new ideas to the chamber.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
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