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Easter bunnies: Rabbits should not be given as gifts, but make good pets for committed owners

Easter bunnies: Rabbits should not be given as gifts, but make good pets for committed owners

This time of year rabbits hop to the center of attention as humane educators work to dispel the idea that bunnies and chicks make good gifts for children on Easter morning.

April 12, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Schererville native finds worldwide success with digital strategy agency

Schererville native finds worldwide success with digital strategy agency

Having a bestselling book published in paperback is another accomplishment Schererville native Amy Webb can add to her long list of successes.

April 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Keeping lawn and garden care simple for safety

Keeping lawn and garden care simple for safety

Children and pets love the outdoors, making it important to take the proper safety precautions with gardening and lawn care. With the influx of organic products on the market and a shift toward more natural solutions, gardeners are finding more "green" options for their green thumbs.

April 03, 2014 9:30 am
Singing for Spring: High schools bring out their best for this season's musicals

Singing for Spring: High schools bring out their best for this season's musicals

High schoolers look forward to spring as a time for prom, time for baseball and time to sing. Spring musicals fill local school auditoriums with song and dance, showcasing the triple threat for students who can act, sing and dance.

March 23, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Financial aid resources help students get ahead on college loans

Financial aid resources help students get ahead on college loans

Financial aid forms and deadlines can stress out students, but with the right resources, they can navigate the system with ease.

March 21, 2014 1:19 pm
The classroom in the digital age: Social media and education

The classroom in the digital age: Social media and education

Social media grew on college campuses and continues to thrive there. Students use it for everything from staying connected with friends to discussing homework. In some classes, they are also learning how social media rules and strategies will apply when they enter the workforce.

March 21, 2014 12:58 pm
Perspectives on coping with loss: Local author writes about the caregiver's perspective on cancer

Perspectives on coping with loss: Local author writes about the caregiver's perspective on cancer

In times of turmoil, a man often feels like he is supposed to be strong and know what to do.

March 09, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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St. Florian School in Hegewisch to remain open

CHICAGO | St. Florian School in the Hegewisch neighborhood will stay open, according to parents and a letter from the Archdiocese of Chicago posted on the school’s website and Facebook page Friday night.

February 28, 2014 7:31 pm

Principal: St. Florian nearing goals, needs 'extra push’

CHICAGO | Fundraising and enrollment at St. Florian School in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood are on the rise but help is still needed, Principal Krista Wilkinson said.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian fundraising buys time

CHICAGO | Operation Save St. Florian has raised more than $100,000 in two weeks, enough to give supporters and school officials the opportunity to continue their efforts.

January 24, 2014 10:02 pm
Healthy parents: Setting good examples for kids in the new year

Healthy parents: Setting good examples for kids in the new year

Chasing after a toddler all day may seem like exercise enough, but a full workout is an important tool many parents need to de-stress. Thanks to local fitness centers that offer childcare and some other creative outlets, moms, dads and kids are able to enjoy the health benefits of staying fit.

January 02, 2014 9:00 am
Local residents 'adopt grandparents' to bring holiday cheer to everyone this season

Local residents 'adopt grandparents' to bring holiday cheer to everyone this season

Mary Kathryn King couldn’t forget what she saw during a visit to a senior living facility two years ago around Christmas time.

December 22, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Museum of Science and Industry brings Disney magic into holiday decorating

Museum of Science and Industry brings Disney magic into holiday decorating

Mickey Mouse and his friends have added their magical touch to the holiday celebration at the Museum of Science and Industry.

December 03, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal

A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal

Larissa Dragu was 11 years old when she celebrated her first Thanksgiving and remembers what it was like to observe a new holiday in a new country.

November 24, 2013 9:00 am
Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Thanksgiving traditions are often passed from one generation to the next.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Students give back while gaining real world experience

Students give back while gaining real world experience

Whether they are interested in a civil service career, completing community service projects for school or just want to help out someone in need, teens are volunteering their time at local hospitals and fire departments.

September 08, 2013 7:30 am
Bringing the beach home: Homemade sandboxes are easy, cheap ways to bring fun to the backyard

Bringing the beach home: Homemade sandboxes are easy, cheap ways to bring fun to the backyard

Bringing a piece of the beach to the backyard in the form of a sandbox can provide the perfect place for kids to explore, learn and have fun.

August 08, 2013 9:00 am
Looking out for the heroes

Looking out for the heroes

On Memorial Day, Pete Stenberg hopes everyone remembers to show our veterans respect, honor and gratitude.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pallet Projects: DIY-ers create recycled design

Pallet Projects: DIY-ers create recycled design

A little imagination and a knack for removing nails is all it takes to create trendy furniture and home decor using pallet wood.

May 25, 2013 12:22 am Photos

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Undiscovered Lafayette: Family friendly destinations in Boilermaker country

Undiscovered Lafayette: Family friendly destinations in Boilermaker country

Even if you don’t know what a Boilermaker is, there is plenty to enjoy in the hometown of Purdue University.

May 02, 2013 2:30 am Photos

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Healthy U: An educational event like no other

Healthy U: An educational event like no other

Healthy U is in session and ready to teach new lessons in healthy living.

April 07, 2013 1:00 am Photos

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Fairy gardens let kids showcase creativity

Fairy gardens let kids showcase creativity

Fairy dust mixed with dirt and imagination can create a special haven where kids can cultivate their green thumbs.

April 04, 2013 9:29 am Photos

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Local ballerinas take their show on the road

Local ballerinas take their show on the road

Studying ballet in Texas this summer won't be the first shared experience for lifelong friends Alexa Patrick and Liv Rivich.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The American Heart Association's 2013 Initiatives

The American Heart Association's 2013 Initiatives

The American Heart Association has big plans to continue educating and helping the public in 2013.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Atrial Fibrilation common across age groups

Atrial Fibrilation common across age groups

Properly managing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia, can help save a patient’s life. There are many local and online resources for those who are diagnosed with this disease, which affects more than two million people in the United States.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Challenger Center inspires love of space exploration

Challenger Center inspires love of space exploration

Challenger Learning Center students explore outer space while still on Earth but thanks to that experience, many start setting their sights to the stars.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitness tips for new moms

Fitness tips for new moms

Regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, improve cardiovascular fitness, boost mom's energy and mood and relieve stress.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cooking class teaches kids kitchen basics

Cooking class teaches kids kitchen basics

You probably won't hear the word "gross" from kids who attend the Southlake YMCA's no-bake cooking class.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Healthy eating for people on the go

Healthy eating for people on the go

Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Local businesses make it easier to choose better eating habits, and interest in their life changing programs continues to grow.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas Around the World fun for all ages

Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas Around the World fun for all ages

Visitors to Christmas Around the World will stroll through 50 trees decorated by local ethnic communities, enjoy intermittent falling "snow" and see performances on the Holiday Stage.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dyer family seeking toys for patients at Children's Hospital in Chicago

DYER | A Dyer family has organized a toy drive to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New toys can be dropped off by Dec. 14 at Dessert Menu, 1950 Hart St. in Dyer.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Fireplace maintenance prevents safety risks

Fireplace maintenance prevents safety risks

Before lighting up your fireplace this winter, experts recommend having it inspected for potential safety hazards.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Be Prepared: Keep winter at bay by properly winterizing now

Be Prepared: Keep winter at bay by properly winterizing now

Properly winterizing your home and yard now can help avoid problems when temperatures drop. Mice nesting under air conditioner covers, higher energy bills and frozen water pipes are just some of the issues that can creep up this winter. Avoid these problems and more in the new year with advi…

October 31, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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The bottom line: A new look at an old diaper solution

The bottom line: A new look at an old diaper solution

As a mom, you deal with a lot of poop. Cloth diapers conjure images of extra work and yes, lots more of the brown stuff.

October 03, 2012 8:00 pm
Prep work takes worry out of family travel

Prep work takes worry out of family travel

Before a family's vacation can begin, they have some work to do. Planning ahead can help them stay safe, maintain their sanity and take care of their furry friends back home.

July 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dyer mother shares bond with daughter in latest 'Chicken Soup' book

Dyer mother shares bond with daughter in latest 'Chicken Soup' book

Sometimes it's a case of daughter knows best. When Patricia M. Rompca, of Dyer, planned a trip overseas, she was nervous about traveling alone and the long flight. A gift from her only daughter eased her fears and inspired a story featured in "Chicken Soup for the Soul — the Magic of Mothers…

May 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Down syndrome group to host awards

It will be all glitz and glamor when the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana hosts its Awards Night on May 11.

April 23, 2012 9:30 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Brian Krug as Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Brian Krug as Youth of the Year

Brian Krug is proud to be the new Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, the highest award given to a member.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Brian Krug as Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Brian Krug as Youth of the Year

Brian Krug is proud to be the new Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, the highest award given to a member.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Hammond Christmas display brings light to season

Hammond Christmas display brings light to season

Peteyville is a Christmas wonderland of twinkling lights, more than 60 inflatables, and a Ferris wheel filled with Teddy bears. The electric bill alone for this little bit of magic, which welcomes visitors from Thanksgiving through New Year's, is about $125 a week. It also takes countless ho…

December 14, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Teaching about The Holocaust

Teaching about The Holocaust

One Northwest Indiana teacher has found the resources she needs to teach her students about The Holocaust, a history lesson she is passionate about.

October 19, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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D.156 may have vaccine next week

CALUMET CITY | Parents in Lincoln Elementary School District 156 will soon have the option to have their children vaccinated for H1N1.

October 06, 2009 12:00 am

Crete may offer rail service to industries in future

CRETE | Crete officials are hoping the addition of railroad service will entice industrial companies to locate in the village.

October 05, 2009 12:00 am

Florian Fest flourishes

CHICAGO | The streets around St. Florian Church bustled Sunday with children, teens and adults attending its annual festival.

October 05, 2009 12:00 am
Calumet City celebrates Polish heritage

Calumet City celebrates Polish heritage

CALUMET CITY | Parishioners of St. Andrew the Apostle Church joined together Sunday during the 14th annual celebration of Polish-American Heritage Month.

October 05, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Crete helps school district get federal dollars

CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U will receive federal funding for road improvements thanks to the help of the Crete Village Board.

October 03, 2009 12:00 am
Instructor dances with the stars

Instructor dances with the stars

CALUMET CITY | The young girls mirroring Liza Brown's dance movements Saturday morning seemed unfazed by the fact that earlier this month their teacher did a sound check with the Black Eyed Peas.

September 29, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Walk to raise funds for lung cancer fight

CHICAGO | A Hegewisch park that is often filled with walkers and joggers will soon host a group looking for more than just exercise.

September 28, 2009 12:00 am

School program brings everyone together

LANSING | The gymnasium at Memorial Junior High School was packed Friday afternoon with students, teachers and parents there to learn how to put the positive atmosphere from school into action when they leave the building.

September 26, 2009 12:00 am

Oak wilt disease hits in Crete

CRETE | A pin oak tree in Crete has been diagnosed with oak wilt disease and its owner wants others in the community to know their trees might also be at risk.

September 25, 2009 12:00 am

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