ST. JOHN | It may not seem like sailing weather in Northwest Indiana, but that didn't stop Katelin Ellis' physics class at Lake Central High School from holding the school's inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta recently.
MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, is shown at a dinner party in her honor at the Ellis Family home in Gary in the 1950s.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
EAST CHICAGO | Money remaining from a federal grant received last year will be used to repair a crack in the Goodman Park swimming pool, East Chicago officials said.
Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood in this June 10, 1948 photo. "Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use," Williams maintained, referring to her "miniature pool" measuring about 20 by 30 feet.
HOBART | The city's Community Pool will be undergoing improvements to make it handicap accessible for the summer season, city officials said.
The popular Crown Point Hometown Festival Days Corn Roast will offer fun for the whole family Friday and Saturday in downtown Crown Point. Now running two days, the event kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday on South Main Street. This event has been expanded with more street closures, giving attendees…
Scores of Lansing children first learned to tread water and play swim tag in the city's Lan-Oak Pool.
I can't believe it's not wood: It's porcelain with the look and texture of rustic, reclaimed wood (www.settecento.com ). The tile line, called Lodge, works well in areas like this pool surround, where wood would look nice but the real thing is impractical.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Bloom High School Township District 206 board will look into reopening the swimming pool at Bloom Trail High School.
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