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Our society needs fewer talkers, more doers

I hear and see many well-educated, well-spoken and well-meaning young people talk a big game about what is wrong with our country and what should be done about it. Television and print journalists, academic types, political activists and celebrities, all lacking much real life experience, co…

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Second-grade teacher Jane Jones helps student Alyssa Snow-Ames plant vegetables Tuesday in the new teaching garden at Parkview Elementary School in Valparaiso.

May 28, 2013 5:42 pm
Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Third-graders Jolee Smith, left, and Kylie Begley plant a strawberry plant Tuesday in the new teaching garden at Parkview Elementary School in Valparaiso. The garden was installed with support from the American Heart Association and Methodist Hospitals.

May 28, 2013 5:41 pm
Get in on the Fun: Upcoming Lake Michigan Area Social Events

Get in on the Fun: Upcoming Lake Michigan Area Social Events

Welcome to the Times Party pages, where we cover the social scene in our area. If you have an upcoming social event or fundraiser you would like featured in our Shore or Times Weekend pages, contact Kathleen.Dorsey@nwi.com with an invitation. 

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Get in on the Fun: Upcoming Lake Michigan Area Social Events

Get in on the Fun: Upcoming Lake Michigan Area Social Events

Welcome to our Times Party pages, where we cover the social scene in our area. If you have an upcoming social event or fundraiser you would like featured in our Shore or Times Weekend pages, contact Kathleen.Dorsey@nwi.com with an invitation. 

April 15, 2013 12:00 am

Get in on the Fun: Upcoming Lake Michigan Area Social Events

Welcome to our Times Party pages, where we cover the social scene in our area. If you have an upcoming social event or fundraiser you would like featured in our Shore or Times Weekend pages, just contact philip.potempa@nwi.com with an invitation. 

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Betty Clayton, executive director of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, holds a dog that was dropped off at the door of the shelter in a bucket. Clayton says the building cannot hold any more animals and has not had an adult cat adopted in three months.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Debbie Heath, a Humane Society of Northwest Indiana employee, vacuums floors around cages Monday at the shelter.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Sandra Phelps, an employee of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood, cleans puppy cages Monday at the shelter. The shelter is at capacity and is hoping future owners apply to adopt one of its 103 animals.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Humane Society runs out of space, looks for good homes for more than 100 pets

Sandra Phelps, an employee with the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, cleans puppy cages Monday at the shelter.

August 27, 2012 2:29 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Bob Burns, of Virginia Beach, Va., photographs the 1889 Hook and Hastings Opus 1417 organ Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

For demonstrational purposes, Mayu Hashigaya, of Norman, Okla., pumps the 1889 Hook and Hastings organ as James Russell Brown plays Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:38 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Scot Huntington, of Stonington, Conn., is the president of the Organ Historical Society. He restored the 1889 Hook and Hastings organ being used at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Catherine Bruno, of Hampden, Maine, admires the 1889 Hook and Hastings Opus 1417 organ Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

James Russell Brown plays an 1889 Hook and Hastings organ Monday for members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Organ society brings past to life

Organ society brings past to life

Dennis Northway of Chicago talks to members of the Organ Historical Society at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso on Monday. Northway is the chairman of the Organ Historical Society Convention.

July 09, 2012 4:40 pm
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