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Sharp Seniors: Guided autobiography program helps memory and recall

Sharp Seniors: Guided autobiography program helps memory and recall

When Leslie Darrow, executive director at Hartsfield Village in Munster, discussed the idea of using Guided Autobiography with Brenda Obinger, Memory Support Recreation Director at the village’s Assisted Living Memory Support Unit, the two discovered many of the activities they already were …

August 20, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Historian and author Deborah Harkness teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a very 21st century kind of place.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Author Harkness harkens back to centuries past

Historian and author Deborah Harkness teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a very 21st century kind of place.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Creating the comforting ambiance of personal and permanency in a rental space takes some planning, otherwise there goes the damage deposit when moving on.

August 09, 2014 10:47 am Photos

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How to eat healthy should be taught at home, in schools

How to eat healthy should be taught at home, in schools

When my children were still in elementary school, I often joined them in the school cafeteria during lunchtime.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
The Pickle & Turnip puts a modern spin on mezze

The Pickle & Turnip puts a modern spin on mezze

The other day, my daughter Nia told me that Maya Angelou had died. Nia knew about Angelou from an early age as I had returned from a trip to her home near the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a copy of her children’s book she had inscribed to my daughter.

July 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Gary Shakespeare Company brings the Bard to Steel City

Gary Shakespeare Company brings the Bard to Steel City

Corya Channing asks me to wait a second as she steps outside the black box-style theatre, home to the Gary Shakespeare Co., in the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District. It’s only after she’s cleared the door does she mention the word Macbeth. Also known as the “Scottish” play when spoken …

July 22, 2014 3:51 pm Photos

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Fashion on the Shore judges show their expertise

Fashion on the Shore judges show their expertise

“This is not a fluff fashion show,” Anna Russo Seiber, owner of the ARS Gallery/Arts & Culture Center, a not-for-profit art center in the historic Benton Harbor Arts District, says vehemently as she discusses her role as judge in the annual Fashion on the Shore (FOTS) held Friday May 9 a…

July 20, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Colorful local garden stops traffic

Colorful local garden stops traffic

Kreuger, who retired last year after 33 years at a lead plant in Hammond and his wife, Christine, a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, are 24/7 gardeners.

July 20, 2014 3:13 pm Photos

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Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

With summer at its peak, it's time to move beyond grilled burgers and cold corporate brewed beer by taking it up a couple of notches and then pairing it with right wine or in some cases, a handcrafted microbrew.

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Schools give students a solid foundation in fashion

Fashion on the Shore, which was held at the beginning of May at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, a stately building in downtown St. Joseph, was created to spotlight the works of student designers and showing the attendees what these emerging artists’ works look like on runway models.…

July 14, 2014 4:10 pm
Martha Cares saves pets one sculpture at a time

Martha Cares saves pets one sculpture at a time

When Peachy, her beloved Lhasa Apso, died after 16 years as a favored family member, it took almost a decade before Martha Cares found the emotional courage to adopt another pet.

July 13, 2014 4:13 pm Photos

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What would Washington grow? A look at the favorite meals of Founding Fathers

What would Washington grow? A look at the favorite meals of Founding Fathers

When we visualize George Washington, the first president of the United States, our images might be of his standing in the hull of a boat as he crosses the Delaware with his troops on a snowy winter night or his face on our dollar bill.

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Local Revolutionary War sites teach children U.S. heritage

Local Revolutionary War sites teach children U.S. heritage

In 1840, seven years before he died, William Tuffs told a reporter for the Goshen Democrat about how he disguised himself with “sundry old clothes, a cap stuck full of feathers and painted face” ensuring that “neither friend nor foe could identify him,” boarded three ships carrying tea that …

July 03, 2014 1:50 pm Photos

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Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Sure they're safe to eat but we don't often munch on them; instead we push them aside to get to the main course. But edible flowers come in all varieties and tastes.

June 29, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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Sleep-friendly foods for a good night's rest

Sleep-friendly foods for a good night's rest

On any given night, over 50 million Americans are having difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night or unable to call it quits and head to bed instead of playing one more game on their smart phone or turning another page in a book.

June 18, 2014 9:29 am
Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 15, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Preservation is a way of capturing the tastes of the seasons at a time when food is at its peak and in abundance.

June 10, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Honoring Maya: Delicious comfort food from the late author, poet

Honoring Maya: Delicious comfort food from the late author, poet

The other day, my daughter Nia told me that Maya Angelou had died. Nia knew about Angelou from an early age as I had returned from a trip to her home near the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a copy of her children’s book she had inscribed to my daughter.

June 02, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H. to visit his mentor Harry Quebert.

June 01, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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In the kitchen with Gail Simmons

In the kitchen with Gail Simmons

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 27, 2014 3:00 pm
DiVine Intervention and Miller Bakery Memorial Day

DiVine Intervention and Miller Bakery Memorial Day

Round Barn Winery is having a "DiVine" Memorial Day weekend. --- Jane Ammeson, Shore Contributing Editor.

May 22, 2014 10:00 am
DiVine Intervention: The perfect Memorial Day event

DiVine Intervention: The perfect Memorial Day event

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Recipes from a Southern kitchen

Recipes from a Southern kitchen

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Emerald Avenue: Farm-to-table dreamland

Emerald Avenue: Farm-to-table dreamland

If Mother Nature decided to make a food court, it wouldn't be to satisfy cravings for fats, sugar and salt like many mall food courts but instead would put us in close proximity to verdant green fields and nature's bounty.

May 19, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Sail Away: Mackinac Island sailing race beckons from Chicago

Sail Away: Mackinac Island sailing race beckons from Chicago

In 1898, five sail boats left Chicago, racing northeast to Mackinac Island, a journey 333 miles or 289.4 nautical miles long.

May 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Dowagiac softens an industrial reputation

Dowagiac softens an industrial reputation

Once nationally known for its wood burning Round Oak brand pot bellied stoves, this somewhat quirky charm remains part of this Southwest Michigan riverside city with its beautifully restored Victorian era downtown and city parks fragrant with dogwood and redbud blossoms.

May 19, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Looking back over his 32 years of participation in the annual Krasl Art Fair, held on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Randy Higdon marvels not only in the changes of the fair but also in his own work.

May 15, 2014 9:33 am Photos

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Heartland Home Tour opens homes and hearts for charity

Heartland Home Tour opens homes and hearts for charity

Six architectural gems like the Miles house will open their doors on June 7 for the Annual Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour to benefit Heartland Alliance.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

When I first visited the big rambling historic home on Front Street belonging to my friend Ann, it was one of many stretching from the charming downtown of Buchanan.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am
Live to 100 Mom!: Zumba and Tabata offer fun ways to keep moving and keep in shape

Live to 100 Mom!: Zumba and Tabata offer fun ways to keep moving and keep in shape

“Our bodies are designed to move and our lifestyles have disabled that – leading us to becoming more and more sedentary,” says Sharon Sporman, Regional Executive Director Wellness/NIR at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness noting that as we age, we lose muscle and bone mass along with flexi…

May 11, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Cooking in a different time: 'Downton Abbey' inspires a delicious look at Edwardian recipes

Cooking in a different time: 'Downton Abbey' inspires a delicious look at Edwardian recipes

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 07, 2014 3:00 pm
'Ramp'-ing up Demand: Top chefs look to Medora for this spring ingredient

'Ramp'-ing up Demand: Top chefs look to Medora for this spring ingredient

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 06, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

With sunny skies and warm weather (finally), it’s time to hit the road for some family fun in Southwest Michigan, the perfect drive for a great day trip.

May 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, tucked among the glacial-cut rolling hillsides, has been one of the region's best-known wineries and most popular restaurants for almost half a century.

April 30, 2014 5:05 pm Photos

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Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Local foods and spirits are a continuing theme at The Grille at Harbor Shores where in the upcoming months they’re creating pairing dinners with both Greenbush Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Sawyer, Michigan and the Journeyman Distillery, a Three Oaks based artisan maker of such distill…

April 30, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Ming Tsai at last year's Senior PGA cooking demonstration.

April 23, 2014 3:30 pm
Senior PGA: Chefs giving food and cooking demonstrations are on par with healthy and tasty foods

Senior PGA: Chefs giving food and cooking demonstrations are on par with healthy and tasty foods

I was very excited to see the line-up of celebrity chefs that KitchenAid is bringing to Southwest Michigan for this year’s 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

April 23, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Keeping the Region healthy: Local corporation and environmental advocate team up

Keeping the Region healthy: Local corporation and environmental advocate team up

Once a fight between industrial Goliaths and Save the Earth "tree huggers" is now an alliance in Northwest Indiana.

April 20, 2014 8:00 am
Marinating Sticks: Gary woman's invention seals in the flavor

Marinating Sticks: Gary woman's invention seals in the flavor

With five children to feed, church suppers to make, determination and a strong belief in the Lord, Mary Hunter created, with what she considers divine intervention, a new way to add flavor to meat without going through the long process of marinating.

April 16, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Shelf Life: The plot thickens in Anne Perry's Victorian mystery series

Shelf Life: The plot thickens in Anne Perry's Victorian mystery series

While most of us don't see beyond the headlines of today, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry reads them not with an eye to the future but instead looks back into the past.

April 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Modjeskas aren't the only thing sweet about revived, downtown Louisville

The 4-foot penguin first appeared at the end of my hall, but 30 minutes later when I opened my door, the rotund red bird was there in front of me. “Don’t worry,” said a man walking by. “They’re always on the move.”

April 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Waterfront Film Festival brings the silver screen to South Haven

Waterfront Film Festival brings the silver screen to South Haven

Success came quickly when after graduating; a film he made received a lot of recognition at Sundance and travel around the world.

April 08, 2014 9:18 am Photos

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Mead: A new brewing trend from the distant past

Mead: A new brewing trend from the distant past

Once thought of as the “nectar of the gods” and a favorite of those hard living marauding Vikings circa 1000 A.D., mead dates even further back to China back in 2000 B.C. And now, this drink made of fermented honey often blended with herbs, fruits, berries and spices, is making a comeback.

April 08, 2014 9:04 am Photos

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Natural Remedy: Healing gardens offer benefits for the body and mind

Natural Remedy: Healing gardens offer benefits for the body and mind

Gardens beguile with their scents, colors, textures and blooms, creating a sense of calm and nurturing. But even more than that, many therapists believe that gardens can heal us.

April 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Gardens for mental health

Gardens for mental health

Gardens not only delight with their beauty, they also can positively impact families with children in many other ways as well.

April 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Local birder receives award for advancing ornithology in our region

Local birder receives award for advancing ornithology in our region

Kenneth J. Brock always enjoyed nature and being outdoors but he wasn't in it for the birds.

April 01, 2014 8:30 am
Lessons from Extinction: Local researcher uses pigeons as a cautionary tale about the relationship of humans and nature

Lessons from Extinction: Local researcher uses pigeons as a cautionary tale about the relationship of humans and nature

For those who think feather creatures are for the birds, the plight of the passenger pigeon is the story for you.

April 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Local mother of five publishes childrens book about loving and learning

Local mother of five publishes childrens book about loving and learning

Love, time spent together, cuddling, educating and fun are the reasons that Breanne Mitchell liked to play a game with her babies that provided all those elements.

March 30, 2014 9:00 am
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