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Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

On a little track in a covered arena in Hobart, individuals with disabilities light up as they escape the restrictions and difficulties of everyday life for an hour a week on the back of a horse in a therapeutic riding program.

April 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Pancake breakfast to benefit T.F. South drama department

Who doesn’t love a big stack of pancakes cooked up by our wonderful Lansing service organization called the Copper Muggers? This Saturday you can get your fill of pancakes and sausage and support the students that take part in several yearly productions in T.F. South’s drama department.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

LANSING | Over a four-day period students from T.F. South High School's History Club collected just over $800 with the intentions of donating the funds to benefit local veterans. "The students collected every day in second period, and the class which raised the most would win breakfast. The …

April 16, 2014 6:08 pm
T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

From left to right: Lansing Junior Woman's Club President Gloria Chavez-Gomez, T.F. South student Debo Akinsanya, Jo-Ellyn Kelley, Laura Martini, mother of LCPL Philip J Martini, Rosalie Putignano member of Lansing Junior Woman's Club and T.F. South students Deanna Cruz, and Daniela Salas. T…

April 16, 2014 6:10 pm

Take opportunities to hear history firsthand

I love history. I love to read about history, I love to write about history and, most of all, I love to hear about history. And for a history buff, there’s nothing better than hearing about historic events from those who lived through them.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held a recent Fat Tuesday Bash at the Lansing Country Club with proceeds going toward the 2014 Lansing Autumn Fest. L.A.C.E. is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring together those in the community through a series of public e…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Moving toward double digits

My youngest boy just had a birthday. It’s always a time for reflection as they hit this yearly milestone. It causes you to look back and also to look ahead. This was his 9th birthday. He’s my baby. And, I suppose many moms tend to look at the baby of the family and keep them younger in their…

April 10, 2014 1:15 am
Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

LANSING | Entertainer Steve Justman visited the Lansing Public Library to perform for the Lansing Historical Society's March meeting. Justman's program was titled "Songs of the Railroad" and audience members sang along to such tunes as "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Wabash Cannonball"…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

LANSING | St. Ann Parish recently hosted Scout Sunday with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts from Lansing attended. Participating were Lansing American Legion Post 697, Boy Scout Troop 276, St. Ann Girl Scouts and their leaders.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

April 08, 2014 4:10 pm
L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

April 08, 2014 4:11 pm
Times correspondent visits journalism students

Times correspondent visits journalism students

LANSING | Times correspondent and community online liaison Carrie Steinweg recently visited T.F. North High School in Calumet City where she spoke to students on the newspaper and yearbook staffs about careers in journalism and how to submit news articles to appear on The Times Communities pages.

April 08, 2014 3:31 pm

St. John to host vendor fair, breakfast

LANSING | A Palm Sunday pancake breakfast and vendor fair will take place at St. John Lutheran School on April 13. Pancakes will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. Adults are $8 and children under 10 and seniors over 65 are $5. The Easter Bunny will be at the event to visit with kids and post…

April 08, 2014 3:25 pm
Mom served family, church, school, community

Mom served family, church, school, community

Delia A. Martinez (nee Munoz) was the kind of mother who would drop everything and do anything to help out her family, according to her son Matthew Martinez. “She’d always stop what she was doing to babysit her grandchildren,” he said. “She was so proud of them and her boys.”

April 07, 2014 12:05 am

Tuesday is Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day

At last week’s Village Board meeting, Village President Norm Abbott presented a proclamation declaring April 8 as Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day. By designating that day, it helps bring awareness to the sacrifices made by our public servants and specifically to Officer Kenneth Novak Jr. …

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
T.F. South graduates win televised dream wedding

T.F. South graduates win televised dream wedding

LANSING | Joe Wagner and Dolly Sintich are heading into a whirlwind 42 days. The couple, formerly of Lansing, were selected the winners of a dream wedding courtesy of ABC 7's "Windy City Live."

April 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Thanks to those who attended fest kickoff

The Lansing Association for Community Events recently held a kickoff meeting for Lansing Autumn Fest 2014. I’m a member of the board of directors of LACE, the nonprofit that organizes the festival. Our board was happy to get a great response from the community.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

LANSING | In August, Lansing will officially become a college town as classes begin at the Visible Music College.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SSC Literary Magazine wins numerous awards

LANSING | South Suburban College’s student literary art publication, The Scriblerian, was the recipient of several awards for excellence from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).

March 28, 2014 2:35 pm

Gourmet wine dinner will benefit Boy Scouts Calumet Council

MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.

March 28, 2014 2:27 pm
National Guardsman organizes fundraiser to benefit first responder families

National Guardsman organizes fundraiser to benefit first responder families

LANSING | Mike Sanow of Lansing has seen first hand the difficulties placed on the family of a first responder when there is an injury. His step-brother, Del Pearson, was shot in the line of duty as a Chicago police officer two years ago.

March 27, 2014 11:49 am
Historic Lansing building to become music college

Historic Lansing building to become music college

LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school whic…

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Preparing fish

Preparing fish

Aaron Kras prepares a batch of fresh ocean perch at Knights of Columbus Hall in East Chicago.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Fish dinners

Fish dinners

Rose Bobby helps serve dinners at East Chicago's Knights of Columbus Hall.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
frog legs and fish

frog legs and fish

Nathan Kras lays out battered frog legs on a tray of seafood.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Seafood dinners

Seafood dinners

Fried shrimp and fish dinners star at local fish frys.

March 25, 2014 11:17 pm
Beyond the Sea: Region fish frys expand their menus

Beyond the Sea: Region fish frys expand their menus

We've hit the Lenten season which means that there are a lot of hungry people in the Region seeking out seafood at the end of the week.

March 25, 2014 11:17 pm Photos

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Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

LANSING | Janette Quinn of livingstories.us presented a program for members of the Lansing Historical Society at their February meeting. Quinn talked about questions to ask when interviewing a family member about their life and about collecting thoughts to write your own history.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

March 24, 2014 6:03 pm
Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

March 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

March 24, 2014 6:05 pm
Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

LANSING | Cub Scouts from St. Ann Pack 247 recently held their annual blue and gold dinner. As part of the dinner, the Webelos 2 took part in a crossover ceremony to Boy Scouts and receive their Arrow of Light. The scouts also took part in a cake contest with a theme of "Race Day."

March 24, 2014 6:01 pm Photos

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T.F. South graduates competing for televised dream wedding

T.F. South graduates competing for televised dream wedding

LANSING | ABC-7's Windy City Live is holding a contest with four couples as finalists competing to receive a dream wedding that will take place live on the air this spring. Joe Wagner and his fiancé, Dolly Sintich, who are both formerly of Lansing, now live in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.

March 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Santa headed to a new home

An era will be coming to an end this year as the beloved Santa House in downtown Lansing will be coming down to make way for additional parking. The house is operated by the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, but sits on village property.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing residents to hold candlelight vigil

LANSING | Residents of the Lansing community are planning a candlelight vigil for Sunday night at 7 p.m. outside the home at 17918 Wildwood Avenue in Lansing where a 2-year-old girl died Wednesday. An autopsy showed that the child died of child abuse and blunt force trauma. Her father has be…

March 22, 2014 4:17 pm
Woman had battled cancer since 1975

Woman had battled cancer since 1975

Born in Chicago’s Roseland area, Helen Hazekamp (nee Jostes) graduated from Pullman Tech High School in 1939. There, she met her future husband, Clarence “Shorty” Hazekamp. After high school, Helen worked as a secretary in Chicago, while Clarence served in the Army during World War II. They …

March 22, 2014 12:05 am

Gourmet wine dinner will benefit Boy Scouts Calumet Council

MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.

March 21, 2014 6:05 pm
Lansing man was dedicated to family

Lansing man was dedicated to family

Thomas Eisha was born in Chicago, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School and Washburn Trade School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, children Laura, Linda, Thomas and Michael and ten grandchildren.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Region services help improve relationships, ensure safety

Region services help improve relationships, ensure safety

Several agencies and services are available in the region to help improve family relationships and ensure a safe environment for residents. Sometimes that means providing emotional support or plans to develop new goals.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing Juniors welcome new members

Lansing Juniors welcome new members

LANSING The Lansing Junior Woman's Club installed new club members at its February meeting. Clarice Fuss, Alissa Bolz, Sue Bierzychaduk and Dorothy Dodaro are the newest members.

March 14, 2014 3:43 pm
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