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Purdue Cooperative Extension Service

Parents and children invited to play with blocks

CROWN POINT | Has your child be asking you to come and play? If so, Purdue Extension will help you do just that at a Block Party from 5 to 7 pm. today at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.  Register through Purdue Cooperative Extension Service by calling (219) 755-3240.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Food, nutrition program held Friday at Lake Station library

LAKE STATION | The Family Nutrition adviser from Purdue Cooperative Extension Service discusses a variety of food and nutrition topics from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Station/New Chicago branch of the Lake County Public Library, 2007 Central Ave.

February 09, 2014 12:05 am

Training planned for weather observers

CROWN POINT | Community Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Just in time for Easter

Just in time for Easter

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

CROWN POINT | Purdue Cooperative Extension Service's Lake County Master Gardener Help Line is in operation again for the gardening season, through Sept. 28, by calling (219) 755-3240. Master Gardeners staff the desk at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Office, 880 E. 99th Ct., Suite A…

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
Nancy Smith receives Lucile Smith Scholarship

Nancy Smith receives Lucile Smith Scholarship

CROWN POINT | Nancy Smith, Crown Point, was recently named the 2012 Lucile Smith Scholarship winner by the Lake County Extension Homemakers.

May 14, 2012 10:26 am
Youth club leaders elected

Youth club leaders elected

EAST CHICAGO | While Indiana voters went to the polls Tuesday in the primary election, members of A Better Place 4-H Club recently chose club officers in their own election.

May 09, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Cooks show what they 'can' do

Cooks show what they 'can' do

CROWN POINT | Class members prepared jams and jellies through an intensive Home Food Preservation course taught recently by Extension educator Corinne Powell at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service office.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Students have a blast

Students have a blast

GARY | Members of the TBLA Eagles 4-H Club found out the sky is no limit last week as they launched their own model rockets. With help from Henry Skinner, calculus teacher at Thea Bowman High School, the 4-H members spent several weeks building their own rockets and preparing for the launch.…

March 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chasing away their cabin fever

Chasing away their cabin fever

CROWN POINT | Lake County Mini 4-H members enjoyed a Cabin Fever Party on Feb. 18 at the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service offices. Mini 4-H Superintendent Kris Reed organized crafts, games, and snacks for the children, with assistance from the 4-H Junior Leaders, 4-H volunteer…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Webinar to explore home-based food businesses

CROWN POINT | With the significant popularity of farmers markets, more and more people are looking to produce and sell their own specialty products.

February 23, 2012 12:00 am
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Provides Canning Classes

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Provides Canning Classes

CROWN POINT | A five-part series of Home Food Preservation classes are being offered by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to individuals interested in learning current food preservation techniques and to help them preserve food safely.

January 23, 2012 3:55 pm

Gardeners elect new board of directors

CROWN POINT | Lake County Master Gardeners Association recently elected a new board of directors: President Sharon Taylor-Raduchel, Vice-President Bill Tobin, Secretary Eileen Truby, Treasurer Judy Kopchik, Sandy Evans, Sheree Japchinski, Peter Kesheimer, Kathy Kick, Julia Laumeyer, Linda Le…

January 18, 2012 12:00 am

Benefit Bank counseling offered by extension service

CROWN POINT | The Benefit Bank is an online self-service income enhancement program that helps moderate to lower income families in securing benefits.

January 07, 2012 12:00 am

Homemaker scholarship applications available

CROWN POINT | Lake County Extension Homemakers Association is accepting applications for the Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship that is offered annually.

January 07, 2012 12:00 am

Illiana Vegetable Growers School set

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University and University of Illinois cooperative extension services will sponsor the Illiana Vegetable Growers' School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Teibel's Restaurant, U.S. 41 and 30. The program will be of special interest to vegetable farmers, including market ga…

December 15, 2011 12:00 am
Learning continues after school

Learning continues after school

EAST CHICAGO | Young people at the Roberto Clemente Center have an opportunity for hands-on learning about science, engineering, and technology as their after-school 4-H club explores topics ranging from food science to robotics.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Purdue Extension Provides Boiling Water Canning Home Food Preservation Class

Purdue Extension Provides Boiling Water Canning Home Food Preservation Class

CROWN POINT | A boiling water canning class on canning applesauce and apple pie filling is being offered by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to individuals interested in learning food preservation techniques and to help them preserve apples safely.

September 13, 2011 2:03 pm
Purdue Co-op Extension Hosts Boiling Water Canning Food Preservation Class

Purdue Co-op Extension Hosts Boiling Water Canning Food Preservation Class

CROWN POINT | A Boiling Water Canning class on canning tomatoes and tomato juice is being offered by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to individuals interested in learning food preservation techniques and to help them preserve tomatoes safely.

August 16, 2011 5:15 pm
Homemakers cook up scholarship

Homemakers cook up scholarship

Jan Webber, left, of Hobart, presents the Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Lake County Extension Homemakers Association to Melissa Cappo, of Munster, who is majoring in nuclear medicine technology at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. Webber coordinates the schola…

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
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