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Irving Berlin could always write the perfect song for any holiday. His tune "Count Your Blessings" is great for Thanksgiving.
I really don’t like mentioning Christmas before Halloween or Thanksgiving, but. . .
That was an interesting summer, don't you think? Other than snow, I think we had all the seasons in one, spring to summer to fall to summer again. That’s why I love Northwest Indiana, always an adventure.
The U.S. National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Schererville’s American Legion Post 485, 7485 Burr St.
The Schererville Chamber of Commerce will host its 50th annual All-you-can-eat Corn Roast on Friday at Redar Park, Austin and Gregory streets.
Memorial Day is Monday, and for some people, it’s become a three-day mini-vacation, filled with planting and a cookout or two. Sometimes, we seem to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.
This Sunday, you can make a difference in the life of a Wounded Warrior. All you have to do is eat breakfast.
If spring’s arrival hasn’t inspired you to start cleaning out your garage, attic, or basement, watch an episode of TV's "Hoarders." I’ve emptied entire rooms during the commercials.
Cindy Jansky, of Caliber Funding, and Pam Bilyak, of Tupperware, would like to thank everyone who helped, attended and donated to the Schererville Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Mardi Gras Fashion Show this month. It was a great success and proceeds will be presented to the PTOs of Grimmer Middl…
Daylight savings time begins March 10. Yes, I know it’s more than a month away, but it’s a date I look forward to almost as much the White Sox spring opener - April 1 vs. Kansas City Royals.
Even though Christmas was yesterday (for most of us), it’s not over until the tree comes down or the cookies are gone, whichever comes first, and if you’re a betting person, bet on the cookies.
Hopefully, everyone had a great Thanksgiving and lots of fun at the Town of Schererville's and Schererville Chamber of Commerce's Christkindlmarket. Thanks to all the vendors who came and braved the night.
Have you noticed how Halloween has taken over October? Tombstones and goblins are mixed with mums and pumpkins; soon it will be pilgrims, then Christmas nativity scenes and Santa Claus pushing to the front.
Fall is definitely in the air. Pumpkins and scarecrows are starting to show up on doorsteps and leaves are beginning to change color and fall. Pretty soon, Halloween Peeps will make their annual appearance.
Schererville Chamber of Commerce’s 49th annual All-You-Can-Eat Corn Roast returns Friday to Redar Park, Austin and Gregory streets. Chairs Ken Balazs and Lynnette Yepsen have thousands of ears of corn ordered and a great evening planned.
Here it is the end of June, summer’s officially just kicking off and if you are in Schererville, you are busy.
We’ve moved! By we, I mean the Schererville Chamber of Commerce. Our office is now on the southwest corner of Joliet and Austin streets, and the address is 149 E. Joliet St.
Schererville's cement ducks are decorated for spring and I've seen a few White Sox garden gnomes cropping up around town. So it's official, spring is here and it's time to get outdoors.
This was the best winter ever. I'm still knocking on wood, but since we've set our clocks forward, and according to the calendar March 20 was the vernal equinox (or for regular folks, the first day of spring!), I am a happy person. It's nice to see things blooming, even as we anxiously watch…
Many of us are starting our Lenten journey today, Ash Wednesday, while for others, including the members of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and St. George Hellenic Orthodox Church, Lent begins Monday.
As January ends, I hope everyone is rested and ready to start a busy year.
I hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas.
Santa Claus will arrive at 5 p.m. Friday at Schererville's Town Hall, 10 E. Joliet St., by firetruck (Mrs. Claus is using the sleigh for a family reunion at Teibel's). After he lights the town's Christmas tree, Santa will go inside and, with elves Lisa and Robin, meet and great everyone. Mak…
At the end of April, Schererville and its Park Board hosted the Pennsy Greenway Trail groundbreaking. Just six months later, almost everyone present that day watched Oct. 15 as Town Council President Hal Slager cut the yellow ribbon and officially opened the bike trail.
Schererville Lions Club is collecting items for troops overseas. Thanks to donations received from our community over the years, the club has been able to send hundreds of packages.
The American Legion is the world's largest veterans group, with 2.6 million members and more than 14,000 posts.
Schererville Chamber of Commerce's 48th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Corn Roast will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. (beer garden stays open later) Friday at Redar Park, Austin and Gregory streets.
The annual Celebrate Schererville Festival begins tonight and runs through Sunday at Redar Park, Austin Avenue at Gregory Street.
I hope everyone in Schererville is ready for a very busy summer.
Even though our spring hasn't been warm and sunny, Schererville is coming out of winter hibernation!
Clocks have moved forward. There's more sunlight peaking through. Nancy Laskarin, from Schererville's International Market, is calling vendors. The White Sox are getting ready for opening day. We are welcoming spring and putting another Northwest Indiana winter in the past.
About two years ago, Schererville Chamber of Commerce member Perry Ferrini stopped by the office around noon.
Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis and Judith Resnick. On Jan. 28, 1986, this group of seven astronauts boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger. Seventy-three seconds into their flight, the shuttle broke apart and disintegrated over the…
With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fast approaching, I'd like to wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas. I hope that your shopping's finished, all your gifts are wrapped and there are still some cookies left for Santa and his crew.
Before digging into the turkey and stuffing, please give thanks for the blessings He brings and the freedoms we enjoy. President Franklin Roosevelt expressed four freedoms, freedom of speech, of worship, from want and from fear.
Every now and then, you get to see something you've never seen before and probably will never see again. No, I'm not talking about the Cubs winning the World Series.
There is a tree on the corner of Austin and Wilhelm streets whose leaves are the first to change color each fall. This is my signal to buy mums, stock up on Halloween candy and find my winter throws.
Have you noticed how summers are becoming shorter? The calendar may read the same, but "back in my day" summer ran from Memorial Day to the day after Labor Day. It now ends, as children will agree, in the middle of August, when the new school year starts.
When my husband, Ken, and I moved to Schererville, one of the first events we attended was the Schererville Chamber of Commerce's All-You-Can-Eat Corn Roast. Back in the day, it was at Sauzer's Park, behind Kiddieland on U.S. 30 just west of U.S. 41.
The history that surrounds us is fascinating. The glacier that once occupied Lake Michigan left traces throughout our county.
Little did I know when I wrote that it was time to change flags from Bears to White Sox how many people would remind me I had forgotten another team. I don’t know how I did it, and since it is one of my family’s favorites, all I can do is apologize and say Go Blackhawks!
Everyone in Northwest Indiana deserves credit for surviving another winter. Whatever Mother Nature sends us, we get through it.
I would like to thank everyone who responded to last month’s column by cleaning out their closets, basements and attics and then donating items to organizations that can use them.
A few years ago, I watched a BBC television program asking the question: "How clean was my house."
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the "quiet-before-the-storm" holiday when families get together to enjoy great food (thanks to the cook who woke before dawn to put the turkey on), debate whether to wash the dishes or just pitch them, doze off and/or watch Detroit try to win a football game. The pe…
Although I wish it was called Gifts for Goats or Dollars for Ducks, the children at Immanuel Presbyterian Church are raising money for - are you ready - The Heifer Project.
I had great plans for summer, rearrange the plants, re-do the front porch, sit outside and read. Summer, however, had different plans, like not showing up.
It can't be the end of August. Our new grill hasn't been used, my lawn "art" is still in the shed, plans are being made for Labor Day weekend and yet I'm still waiting for the long, hot summer to arrive. My grandmother always said, "The older you get, the faster time goes by," but this is ri…
It's time for a corn roast....
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