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Vanessa Renderman

REGION LIFE: Swatting at skeeters

An industrial whirring has unseated the jack-in-the-box ice cream truck jingle as the new favorite summer sound.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

REGION LIFE: A twisted tale

I was on a mission for a hot pretzel and ended up in a hurricane.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Lifting the gated life

We had our theories.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

When I was little and we played Duck, Duck, Goose, I would sit there, cross-legged and wincing, praying I wouldn't be tapped the next "goose" as a classmate walked around the circle.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Paradise found

When I typed "West Beach Recreation Area" into the iPhone map app on Tuesday, I was surprised to see the estimated travel time was 32 minutes.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Around and around we go

Most of last week, I started my commute with swear words.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: We're featuring back-to-school, more features

BOB HEISSE: We're featuring back-to-school, more features

What has happened to the summer? You know it’s winding down when students are heading back to school.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Times honored at Associated Press awards event

Times staffers brought home several awards in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Association News and Photo contest.

April 25, 2014 8:30 pm
FROM the FARM: Readers looking for special cookie recipes

FROM the FARM: Readers looking for special cookie recipes

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Renewing four decades of love

My parents stood before the altar last Saturday, he in a gray suit, and she in an ankle-length pink dress and a cane to lean on.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: It's sad when children become commodities

MARC CHASE: It's sad when children become commodities

Could you put a price tag on the time you spend with your children -- or worse yet literally barter your children away like property?

July 09, 2013 12:00 am
SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

A package of chicken breasts. A four-pack of chocolate- and coffee-flavored Greek yogurt. A 15-foot section of fence.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Teaching life lessons on Father's Day

A grasshopper hops into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you." The grasshopper asks, "You have a drink named Steve?"

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Golf, the four-letter word

Every time I pull in or out of the garage, I see a piece of my past, resting against the concrete wall.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Shattering Powerball dreams

Seven minutes. I was seven minutes late to buy my chance at hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Times wins 6 Lisagor Awards

CHICAGO | The Times captured six Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism on Friday.

May 03, 2013 10:22 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Emphasis on beauty leads to ugly outcomes

If you watch TV, you've probably seen the latest Dove commercial.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: A kid at heart in a grown-up world

In just over a week, I'll turn 33 years old.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Easter brings a time of renewal

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, a Region native, does a bit about holidays.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
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