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New retail trend races into Schererville

New retail trend races into Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's hot new boutique was like the mythical village Brigadoon: here today, gone tomorrow.

July 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Denham Post Office in Pulaksi County, Indiana

Denham Post Office in Pulaksi County, Indiana

Denham Post Office in Pulaksi County, Indiana

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Hostess Sno-Balls Vintage Advertisement

Hostess Sno-Balls Vintage Advertisement

Hostess Sno-Balls,  commercially packaged soft spongecakes covered in marshmallow frosting and shredded coconut, were introduced in 1947 and originally sold with one pink cake and one white cake wrapped in cellophane.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Vintage Circus Sideshow Mermaid Poster

Vintage Circus Sideshow Mermaid Poster

Vintage circus sideshow mermaid posters heralded images of fantastical creatures bearing no resemblance to what was featured in the actual display.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am
Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant Vintage Advertisement

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant Vintage Advertisement

A steep A-frame design orange roof was the signature familiar and welcoming trademark of Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurants throughout the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Girl Scout Cookies Vintage Advertisement

Girl Scout Cookies Vintage Advertisement

Girl Scout Cookies have remained a popular staple fundraising venture for decades, with the addition of many new cookie varieties for sale compared to the original shortbread and sandwich cookie offerings.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Esther Williams Swimming Pool Marking Kit

Esther Williams Swimming Pool Marking Kit

Small fold-out diorama sales kits depicting the designs of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool line were used as marketing tolls.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Display of church statues and Mom's cookies are holiday finds

OFFBEAT: Display of church statues and Mom's cookies are holiday finds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Blessed Virgin Mary Antique Statue Display

Blessed Virgin Mary Antique Statue Display

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary features her head reflected in prayer, standing on a star-scattered orb representing earth and the heavens, which also features two prominent horns protruding from the globe with a serpent wrapped around.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
St. Patrick Statue Antique Display

St. Patrick Statue Antique Display

A statue representation of St. Patrick, attired in splendid robes and green cape, includes his staff in hand, with a snake coiled around the base.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
Vintage Nabisco Oreo Cookie Advertisement

Vintage Nabisco Oreo Cookie Advertisement

A vintage advertisement displays the smiles and good taste associated with Nabisco Oreo Cookies.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
A&P Grocery 1939 Advertisement for Jane Parker Fruitcake Line

A&P Grocery 1939 Advertisement for Jane Parker Fruitcake Line

An A&P Grocery 1939 advertisement heralds the holiday arrival of the Jane Parker Fruitcake Line.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
Bella Cakesicle Maker

Bella Cakesicle Maker

This fun and nostalgic gift set from Bella comes in a retro metal carrying case and contains everything you need to bake and decorate your own mini cakesicles. It is $25 at JCPenny stores nationwide or bellabaker.com.

April 10, 2013 6:30 pm
"The People's Home Library Cookbook" 1919

"The People's Home Library Cookbook" 1919

"The People's Home Library Cookbook" dates back to 1919 and was published as a handy home reference for questions about everything from recipes and cooking to housekeeping and medical concerns.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Frugal soup recipe reminiscent of yesteryear's cookbooks

FROM the FARM: Frugal soup recipe reminiscent of yesteryear's cookbooks

After the feasting and expenses from the holidays, once the leftovers are all gone, soup is always a great frugal way to begin new year menus.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
Phil Smidt & Son Vintage Post Card

Phil Smidt & Son Vintage Post Card

Phil Smidt & Son was a restaurant landmark in Hammond from 1910 to 2007 and famous for their frog legs signature dish.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Strongbow Inn Restaurant in Valparaiso in the 1950s

Strongbow Inn Restaurant in Valparaiso in the 1950s

A former turkey farm, Strongbow Inn, shown depicted in a 1950s postcard, has remained a favorite dining destination along U.S. 30 in Valparaiso for 75 years.

October 03, 2012 12:00 am
Vintage Dole Pineapple Advertisement 1957

Vintage Dole Pineapple Advertisement 1957

Dole Pineapple created an instant brand sensation with pineapple packed fresh in natural juices and canned as explained in this 1957 advertisement.

May 09, 2012 12:00 am
At Home: Buyer's market? Yes, but beware

At Home: Buyer's market? Yes, but beware

Mint condition: Whether you're buying a house or a car, don't believe everything the salesperson tells you, and remember these hallmarks of a smart buyer: Do your homework. Don't get emotional. Don't be in a hurry.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
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