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Karen Swim may live near Detroit, but her works takes her around the country - including this region - without ever having to leave her house.
If you're planning a holiday party this year, take note — help is available.
With holiday breaks from school approaching, and the cold already here, crafts are the perfect way to spend quality time with kids while exercising their creativity.
The holidays are a meaningful time of year for families, but sometimes that meaning can get lost in the hubbub of Black Friday shopping, presents under the tree and running from party to party.
Ever walk down the street and see a beautifully decorated home, adorned with twinkling lights and big red bows for the holiday season?
Imagine having to prepare 130 30-pound turkeys, 1,400 pounds of mashed potatoes and 450 pumpkin pies - all for guests who are about to walk through your front door.
It's official - winter weather has arrived.
While the turkey takes center stage at most families' Thanksgiving dinners, there is a another table element that's competing for that top spot.
The night sky this fall should prove to be an exciting time for astronomers-novice and experienced alike.
Want to earn a few extra bucks for the holidays?
The weeks leading up to the holiday is a great time to gather children and plan the perfect fall decorations to adorn the table and welcome guests.
Sharalynne Pasztor is living her dream. While many gardeners draw inspiration from books and other gardens in the region, Pasztor is gaining hers from a trip to Italy, where she toured 11 gardens in 10 days.
Kristy Moreland will finish her degree from Indiana University Northwest this December, but her road to graduation wasn't an easy one.
For area stores specializing in Halloween costumes and decorations, October is more like December.
When fall arrives in the Midwest, there's no better place to see the changing leaves than a short drive from Northwest Indiana..
It's often assumed work at the Indiana Dunes State Park slows down when temperatures drop.
Ghosts, goblins and mummies - they all have one thing in common. They make great ideas for crafts.
Pumpkins, apples, squash - Fall is a time of the year many chefs look forward to because of the bountiful harvests that produce appetizing dishes.
Fall colors are approaching their peak as cool weather nears, and now's the time to plan day trips to get a front row view.
Lovers of fall are just days away from seeing bursts of color brightening landscapes.
A lot can happen in 24 hours - car accidents, fires, medical emergencies, mass casualty incidents, just to name a few.
Every morning, Pete Stenberg wakes up, and his mind automatically focuses on one thing – veterans.
Just weeks away is a palette of colors that will fill horizons landscaped with trees. Autumn is a favorite time of year to catch one of nature's beauties, as leaves begin to turn hues of orange, red and brown.
Social media can be an essential component to the success of a business.
Nocturnal life is illusive, but educators at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens are hoping to give visitors a glimpse into a world that would otherwise never know exists.
Just as Facebook and other social media sites can paint a professional picture, they can also paint a very crude or unflattering picture of an employee or job candidate.
Just because temperatures are cooling and leaves are beginning to fall doesn't mean landscaping must suffer.
If you're only use sites like Facebook and Twitter to check in with friends, employment experts say you're missing out on a golden opportunity.
If you're in between jobs, staying marketable and keeping your job skills fresh can be your biggest challenge.
The next time you pick up a six-pack of Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin beer at the grocery store, check the bottom and you may see a familiar name.
SCHERERVILLE | Tucked away in a quiet area of Schererville, yet not far from the hubbub of U.S. 41, is a shed filled with bird houses and accessories to make any garden its own tranquil paradise.
As a young child, Greg Wiseman had the world in his view.
One of the most well known jewels of the region is the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Sunset Hill Farm County park is a go-to place in Porter County for activities that include festivals, camps and fitness programs.
Chances are you've worked with one.
Although Linda Ebert had been a gardener most her life, she had no intention of ever becoming a commercial grower.
Located off County Road 500 East where it intersects with the Kankakee River, the bridge is a piece of Porter County history.
Visiting lighthouses is a favorite vacation activity to do down the East Coast, but those in Northwest Indiana don't have to venture far to find these lakeside beauties.
The tough labor market has left many 2013 graduates still looking for jobs.
Standing at the end of the Plum Creek Greenway Trail's 250-foot long wooden bridge, a visitor may feel on top of the world.
Nurses, caregivers on front lines of aging populations:As baby boomer population's age goes up, so do their medical needs
As the Baby Boomer population continues to age, geriatric care has become a field to watch.
Ask anyone, and most can remember their favorite teacher. Several studies show the most important factor determining a student's quality of education is the quality of the teacher.
As one of the region's longest single walkways, the Calumet Trail is the perfect place for walkers who enjoy trekking a variety of distances.
Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.
Anyone who has seen a show based on a true-life profession knows writers often take creative liberties with story lines.
The Cancer Resource Centre is a place where people come to be inspired and empowered.
As a senior in the Indiana University School of Nursing, Laurie Rutkowski is preparing to embark upon a career where helping people is her top priority.
Walk the Region: A tranquil walk or a treasure hunt, Stoney Run has trails for nature lovers and geocachers
With 316 acres of woods, ponds and open meadows, nature lovers will enjoy navigating the eight miles of hiking trails Stoney Run County Park has to offer.
Gardening doesn't have to be for masters - after all, everyone starts as a novice at some point.
Walk the Region: Plenty of trails and a glimpse of the nature the Region has to offer at Taltree Arboretum
As morning dew glistens on rose petals in the garden and birds migrating north break the silence, walkers at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens have a variety of sights and sounds to explore.
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