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American Cancer Society spreads hope with a local touch

American Cancer Society spreads hope with a local touch

As a national organization, one of the greatest challenges it faces is mobilizing on the local level.

October 19, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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Drenth's Highway Garage looks toward the future

Drenth's Highway Garage looks toward the future

Drenth’s Highway Garage is marking its 1-year anniversary by celebrating the success the company has experienced and looking toward the future.

October 18, 2014 2:07 pm
Nancy Snider Memorial Ride raises money for Hobart food pantry

Nancy Snider Memorial Ride raises money for Hobart food pantry

Nancy Snider loved to ride.

October 11, 2014 3:01 pm
Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Walk into any grocery store at this time of year, and customers likely are hit with piles of Halloween candy, just waiting for little ghosts and goblins.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nielsen Subaru gives pets a helping paw

Nielsen Subaru gives pets a helping paw

Nielsen Subaru of Portage will once again open its doors to pets in need of homes by holding an Adopt-A-Pet Drive Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 12, 2014 12:38 pm Photos

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Family trips with pets take some planning

Family trips with pets take some planning

One of the hardest parts about going on a vacation is leaving the family pet behind. While making the decision to travel with a pet can be fun and enjoyable, local experts say it takes a little planning and lot of precaution so every member of the family safely returns.

September 07, 2014 9:37 am
Recycling class teaches the basics of eco-friendly living

Recycling class teaches the basics of eco-friendly living

For most people, recycling is about what they can toss in their blue bin or recycling cart that gets placed at the curb.

September 06, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Volunteering can be a family affair

Volunteering can be a family affair

Volunteering time to make the life of a rescued pet better is often a rewarding experience for both adults and children.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Picking out a pet: Make sure you do your homework

Picking out a pet: Make sure you do your homework

A dog can round out the perfect family. However, do homework in advance, and you're much more likely to end up with a friend for life than a return trip to the pound.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

Helping veterans have a roof over their heads is the focus of the 2nd annual Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Poker Run.

August 27, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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On a budget? Paint it! Worn-out upholstery gets a new lease on life

On a budget? Paint it! Worn-out upholstery gets a new lease on life

Does that chair sitting in the corner of your room need a facelift? Rather than reupholstering it, try painting it.

August 23, 2014 1:35 pm Photos

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Neonatal Care: Special technology dedicated to saving the youngest and most fragile

Neonatal Care: Special technology dedicated to saving the youngest and most fragile

It takes a certain type of medical professional to work in the hospital unit that treats the most fragile patients.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

As the parent of a son serving in the U.S. Air Force, Art Georgian knows the importance of supporting this country’s servicemen and women, including those who have been wounded and have long roads to recovery.

August 21, 2014 1:42 pm Photos

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Get rid of the gunk with a garage sale

Get rid of the gunk with a garage sale

Garage sales are a great way to rid your house of clutter, and make a few bucks while you're at it.

August 10, 2014 3:34 pm Photos

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First day of school presents jitters for kids, parents

First day of school presents jitters for kids, parents

For children heading to school for the first time, it can be an emotional experience for both child and parent.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Bus safety tips can save a child’s life

Bus safety tips can save a child’s life

Sometimes, some of the best safety tips are the easiest.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Sure, the bathroom for most is the place where you get business done, but for many, it's much more. The bathroom is an oasis; a place to relax after a long day and a place where four walls separate you from the outside world.

July 13, 2014 1:17 pm Photos

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Gardeners take advantage of community resources

Gardeners take advantage of community resources

Avid gardener Linda Mapes enjoys spending time outdoors, tending to her plants and taking in the sunshine.

July 05, 2014 1:57 pm Photos

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Annual Summer Fest includes car and bike show, concert

Annual Summer Fest includes car and bike show, concert

Rev your engines and head to Valparaiso, as this week’s Summer Fest will offer classic cars, entertainment and an opportunity to give back to the community.

June 18, 2014 6:15 am
Flowering Passion: Master Gardeners show off garden projects next weekend

Flowering Passion: Master Gardeners show off garden projects next weekend

A garden featuring more than 500 roses is one of several that will be showcased on this year’s Lake County Master Gardeners Association annual Garden Walk.

June 07, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Creative Car Games: How to keep the whole family entertained while on long summer road trips

Creative Car Games: How to keep the whole family entertained while on long summer road trips

Summer is upon us, and that means road trips for many families.

June 05, 2014 11:00 am
Back to Life: Limiting plant damage after the polar vortex

Back to Life: Limiting plant damage after the polar vortex

This year’s winter in the Midwest was rough on more than just people.

May 24, 2014 10:31 am Photos

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Summer activities fun for all ages

Summer activities fun for all ages

Summer is just around the corner, and communities across Chicagoland are gearing up for annual events that will draw thousands to the region.

May 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Humane Society Calumet Area vies for piece of $600,000 in grants: HSCA competes in national Rachael Ray competition

Humane Society Calumet Area vies for piece of $600,000 in grants: HSCA competes in national Rachael Ray competition

Humane Society Calumet Area is one of 50 shelters nationwide vying for a piece of $600,000 in grant funding.

May 18, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Fueling up the smart way: Proper nutrition is a vital component for Mom's health

Fueling up the smart way: Proper nutrition is a vital component for Mom's health

Just as gasoline is needed to run most cars, food is needed to energize the human body.

May 11, 2014 9:30 am
Outside in NWI: Local parks provide fun day trips as the season finally changes

Outside in NWI: Local parks provide fun day trips as the season finally changes

Looking for a day trip to take with the family? You don't have to venture far to find the perfect trip.

May 10, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Bird Watching: Northwest Indiana offers an abundance of feathered species to appreciate

Bird Watching: Northwest Indiana offers an abundance of feathered species to appreciate

Despite Mother Nature's latest attempt at keeping winter around, Spring is officially here and bird enthusiasts say this is a great time to catch hundreds of species that migrate through this region.

May 04, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Northwest Indiana's craft brewery industry is exploding and residents don't have to go far to find a vibrant microbrew scene.

April 29, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Innovative green technology learned and practiced at local universities

Innovative green technology learned and practiced at local universities

Sitting on top of an academic building at Purdue University Calumet is a vertical axis wind turbine that on a windy day, generates the same amount of energy in one hour that it takes to light a 50-watt light bulb for 20 hours.

April 20, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Nutritious gardens: Master gardners share ways any gardener can grow produce

Nutritious gardens: Master gardners share ways any gardener can grow produce

Choosing which fruits and vegetables to plant in your garden can often feel like a stop light: green (even newbies shouldn't have problems), yellow (use caution if you're a novice), and red (don't even think about it).

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

As Spring weather is just starting to show itself, gardeners are busy planning this year's bounty.

April 03, 2014 8:30 am
Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Including children in planting a garden can be a great cooperative project for both parents and kids.

April 03, 2014 7:30 am
Stop and 'grow' the roses: Local garden groups offer workshops on how to grow roses

Stop and 'grow' the roses: Local garden groups offer workshops on how to grow roses

Symbolic of beauty and love, roses hold a special place in many gardeners' hearts.

April 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Remotely work from home

Remotely work from home

While Svjetlana Stojanovic prefers working in an office setting, having the option of working from home occasionally is a fantastic benefit, she says.

March 09, 2014 6:12 pm
Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stuck in the house with your family and have nothing to do? These creative crafts will help alleviate any cabin fever kids are experiencing this cold winter and rainy spring.

March 06, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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The job never stops at parks

The job never stops at parks

While there’s a perception among some that parks and recreation departments are inactive during the winter months, that couldn’t be farther from the truth – especially the winter this region has experienced.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Winter Jobs

Winter Jobs

This winter has dumped snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures on the region – leaving residents huddled in their homes or digging their way out of mounds of snow.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

The Dunes Learning Center will hold its first ever family camp this weekend, giving parents and kids the opportunity to explore maple sugaring and enjoy a camping experience.

February 21, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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The job of a plow driver

The job of a plow driver

Driving down U.S. 30 at 3 a.m. in the middle of a snowstorm is not for the faint of heart.

February 16, 2014 3:50 pm Photos

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Seasonal jobs

Seasonal jobs

Unless you’re looking for jobs that involve snow removal, you may have noticed a lack of job openings in some industries.

February 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Indoor herbs: Winter cold doesn't stop local gardeners from growing tasty plants

Indoor herbs: Winter cold doesn't stop local gardeners from growing tasty plants

With winter weather at full force outside, for area gardeners, Spring may seem like years away - not months.

February 09, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Presidents come to life through books and movies

Presidents come to life through books and movies

Visit any book store or library and you'll likely find several books on past presidents.

February 06, 2014 11:30 am
Party like a president

Party like a president

As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.

February 06, 2014 7:15 am
The job of coaching

The job of coaching

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field tonight, all eyes will be on Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.

February 02, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Atrial fibrillation risk and treatments

It may start with a feeling as if the heart is skipping a beat or beating too hard or fast.

February 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Coverletters

Coverletters

It may be one of the more painful aspects of applying for a job - the dreaded cover letter.

January 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Employment gaps

Employment gaps

Being out of work is difficult, and sending out resume filled with employment gaps can present a huge hurdle to ending that unemployment.

January 19, 2014 4:40 pm Photos

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Get rid of those winter blues

Get rid of those winter blues

The winter doldrums, the blahs, the winter blues - they're all terms to describe what many experience at this time of year as cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight start to wear on many people.

January 12, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

A clean slate. That's what the New Year is to many, including financial experts who say now is the perfect time to start saving if you haven't been.

January 12, 2014 7:00 am
Setting goals

Setting goals

If you made a New Year's resolution this week, you join 44 percent of Americans who did the same this year, according to a poll released by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

January 05, 2014 3:22 pm
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