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Garden parties, wilderness walks at the Crete Library

CRETE | The displays in the Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., are once again highlighting the people of the area and allowing their journeys in life to fill the library's spaces.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

Several students from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School participated in the Southwest Suburban Conference Visual Arts Festival, held Feb. 14 at Governors State University including, from left, Jayla Neely, Katie Kuester, Josephine Edelbrock, Kayla Reiser, Chris Tillman, Mia Guzynski, …

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School's Visual Arts Department was named the Best School Art Program in the state of Illinois by the Illinois Art Education Association in November 2013 — now this semester, it has been time for the department's students to shine. Several H-F ar…

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

Four students from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School have recently received college scholarships for their high-school art portfolios, including senior Jonnea Herman.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Ozinga projects earned statewide recognition

Ozinga projects earned statewide recognition

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete worked on municipal projects in Crown Point, Hammond and Valparaiso that won statewide recognition from the concrete industry.

February 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.

August 25, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Public art effectively builds host communities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public art effectively builds host communities

Why are communities throughout our country and around the world developing large-scale outdoor art projects? There are many reasons why.

May 16, 2013 12:05 am
Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Three-D printing technology is a game changer in the arts and crafts world.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Her favorite travel companion: Mom

Her favorite travel companion: Mom

When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. She taught me to keep a travel diary to record my memories. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Calumet New Tech's The Collage is amazing club

YOUNG VOICES: Calumet New Tech's The Collage is amazing club

The Collage is Calumet New Tech High School’s poetry club and literary magazine. Charmaine Wierzbicki is the sponsor, I’m the senior editor, and Tania Flores is the junior editor. Joining this club was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

March 04, 2013 12:00 am
Origami takes on new facets, new fans

Origami takes on new facets, new fans

Origami, which began hundreds of years ago in Japan, has in recent decades attracted the attention of artists, scientists and mathematicians, said Vanessa Gould, director of the 2010 documentary "Between the Folds."

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Give vintage holiday items a fresh look

Give vintage holiday items a fresh look

Forget Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas." For me, Christmastime will forever be evoked by David Cassidy crooning "My Christmas Card to You," and I still have the 1972 Partridge Family holiday record album to prove it.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant holiday gifts

Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant holiday gifts

Crafts don't have to be complicated. With the holiday season ahead, an easy, enjoyable craft can cover many gifting bases. What could be more fun than experimenting with a simple tie-dye?

November 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Culture Nut: Magical Ice-Carving Festival in St. Joe in its 9th Year

Culture Nut: Magical Ice-Carving Festival in St. Joe in its 9th Year

It’s all about speed this year for the Ninth Annual Magical Ice Carving Festival, February 8-10 in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. Hopefully not in how fast the ice melts, but in how fast it’s carved, during the festival’s new speed-carving competition.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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DIY nursery chic: 5 drool-worthy projects

DIY nursery chic: 5 drool-worthy projects

Nursery decor is one area where new parents can save some money by creating their own design elements.

November 11, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Getting started on your fall DIY projects

Getting started on your fall DIY projects

Fall is the perfect time to complete home projects you put off during the dog days of summer. There are a number of basic changes you can do right now that are easy and inexpensive.

November 08, 2012 7:30 am
Mom-and-pop decor companies carve out niches

Mom-and-pop decor companies carve out niches

For small, mom-and-pop shops that produce goods for the home but don't have big advertising budgets, the Internet helps level the playing field, bringing customers who are looking for something different.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Taliesin West's Frank Lloyd Wright archives moving to New York City

Taliesin West's Frank Lloyd Wright archives moving to New York City

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West, winter home of the modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has housed thousands of archived sketches, models, manuscripts and personal belongings since his death in 1959.

September 20, 2012 6:45 pm
No Whiskey Blu tasting tonight, but save the evening at William B.'s

No Whiskey Blu tasting tonight, but save the evening at William B.'s

Whiskey Blu event is canceled but never fear there is always William B.'s steakhouse at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

September 20, 2012 8:30 am
Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

Shown is a doodle lettering creation, "Simplify Your Life," by Stephanie Ackerman, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. 

September 17, 2012 9:00 am
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