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Today, Palm Sunday, begins the most holy week for Christians all over the world. With the late arrival of Spring, it is hard to believe we will celebrate Easter next weekend.
Congratulations to Col. John Wheeler Middle School Science Fair overall winners Matt Sulka and Hugo Rodriguez.
Senior citizens tired of being cooped up all winter can enjoy activities close to home by joining others at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St.
According to the calendar, Spring has arrived, and the Crown Point Garden Club will host its April 4 meeting at 1 p.m. at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St. The guest speaker will be Master Gardener Donnee Smith, who will discuss humming birds and other birds that are attracted by…
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 218 S. Court St., Crown Point, will host a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread and beverage for $10. Children meals and carry-outs are available.
Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Have you ever thought about "growing" your family tree?
You know spring is right around the corner when Crown Point's chapter of Tri Kappa begins selling its handmade chocolate eggs.
Looking for something fun to do? Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Crown Point will host “A Night of Abundant Blessings” on March 21 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7.
Mother Nature is finally giving us a break from the bitterly cold weather. It's time to begin thinking Spring.
Ready to embrace winter? We might as well, since Mother Nature has us in her grip.
Mother Nature sure is having fun with us. If you are tired of staying indoors, come to the downtown square and check out the shops in the lower level of the Old Lake Courthouse and around the square itself.
Trying to stay warm has been a real challenge. While I enjoy the snow, I hope that by having a real winter, Mother Nature will grant us a real spring and summer.
The Crown Point Community Foundation will begin accepting online scholarship applications Tuesday, marking the first time that the foundation has accepted applications online, and all applicants must apply online.
Well, Mother Nature sure gave us a winter to remember! Now that all of the city, county and state employees have worked so hard to dig us out of the snow, I am sure everyone is looking for something fun to do after spending so much time at home.
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over. It always seems we put so much work into getting ready for the holidays, and then they are over so quickly. The new year has us often making resolutions. I stopped doing this because I could never follow through. I hope that you have better luck.
Since this is my last column for 2013, I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! As we reflect back on the year, let us remember the good times we enjoyed with our loved ones. Crown Point is a wonderful city to live in. There is always a lot for families to participate in and enjoy and many…
Crown Point school children are on winter break. If you are looking for some fun things to do with them, here are a few suggestions.
I am really having a hard time believing this year is almost over. Can we just stop time? This Friday will end the school year for Crown Point Community School Corp. students and staff. Christmas vacation begins Dec. 23.
The Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., will host two free holiday concerts. The Crown Point High School Bellavoce and OYP Choral Groups will perform holiday music at 6 p.m. Wednesday, ending the program with a holiday sing-a-long.
It is hard to believe that we are just 30 days away from celebrating a new year. Despite the cold, Crown Point is in a holiday mood.
Alexandra Jostes is a 2013 Crown Point High School graduate attending Indiana University in Bloomington. She is studying neuroscience with a pre-med track and joined the club Global Brigades.
The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is helping get letters to the North Pole for Santa Claus this year. Children can write to Santa on a park department forms and return it on or before Dec. 12 (before Santa gets too busy in his workshop) to receive a personalized letter back from Santa.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Remember to put your flag out to honor our men and women who have served our country. Crown Point American Legion Post 20 and the city of Crown Point are hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on the east side steps of the Old Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Happy November! Today is the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary Crazy Bunco at the fire station, 126 N. East St. Lunch will be served at noon, with games beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $10.
Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, arrives Thursday. Trick-or-treat hours for the city of Crown Point are from 5 to 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Joey Betz, a Colonel John Wheeler Middle School teacher and cross country/track coach. who ran the Chicago Marathon and placed 249 out of 45,000 runners.
The Old Sheriff’s House Foundation will open the doors on the “Criminally Insane” Haunted House at the Old Lake County Jail, 226 S. Main St., Crown Point.
Come downtown today to enjoy free, family-friendly events.
St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., has opened the school year with a flurry of activity.
Take time this afternoon to visit the Old Lake Courthouse for its 135th anniversary. A free celebration will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 5.
There is still time this month to enjoy the Crown Point Car Cruise from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays on the downtown square, and the Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on South Main Street.
The Crown Point Community Library has plenty of activities to join this month.
Happy Labor Day. This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but there is still a lot going on for families in Crown Point on weekends.
The Crown Point High School boys’ basketball team is hosting its annual golf outing Sept. 8 at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, and is seeking sponsors.
Crown Point Community School Corp. children return to the classroom Thursday, so drivers should pay special attention for young pedestrians and school buses. Everyone needs to remember when that stop arm comes out, all vehicles must stop and let the children get to a safe place. Hope everyon…
Families can enjoy another free movie night Friday hosted by Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department. The feature this month is "Rise of the Guardians."
With students getting ready to return to school, the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., is offering several free workshops this week for parents and students.
Four-H members have been busy these last few weeks finishing projects and meeting at the 4-H Building, where judging has been conducted in preparation for the Lake County Fair, which opens Friday and runs through Aug. 11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 899 S. Court St.
The Crown Point Community Foundation currently has three scholarships available. If you are a female resident of Crown Point 21and older who is returning to school, apply for the Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship. Women may use this award toward vocational or academic studies.
Take some time today to visit the Antique Farm and Tractor Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Sponsored by the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society Inc., gates open at 8:30 a.m., with a flag ceremony at 8:45 and activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Crown Point 4th of July Celebration Committee appreciates all the volunteers, sponsors, the City of Crown Point, the police, fire and emergency management departments who helped make the parade and fireworks show possible. These events rely solely on donations and the work of the all-vol…
Thursday as we celebrate our country’s birthday, let us remember the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. The Crown Point Celebration Committee has been diligently planning the July 4 parade and fireworks.
Gospel Fest will be held today at 6 p.m. on the east side of the Old Lake Court House on the downtown square in Crown Point.
Enjoy a string concert at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Crown Point Community Library, 221 N. Main St. This free event will take place in Meeting Room 2 featuring Crown Point High School Orchestra graduates Dan and Madison DeGoey and students Amanda Pavot, Jordan Krause, Brandon Ritter, Blake Henso…
A Crown Point-based organization called MAAP, for More Advanced Individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, is a nonprofit that provides information, networking and more for individuals, their families and professionals dealing with autism disorders.
The Crown Point 4th of July Parade Committee is seeking military veterans and current members of the armed forces to participate in this year's parade, "Hats off to Our Heroes." These heroes are invited to ride on floats representing each branch of the U.S. armed forces. If you would enjoy t…
Happy Memorial Day, with summer just around the corner. Crown Point students only have seven more days of school.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1288 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host its free Breakfast and Blessings from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Happy Mother's Day to all moms today!
The Hub Run will begin at 2 p.m. today at the downtown square. This 5K/2K is a CRS Gold Cup Series race. Cost to register today is $25 for all ages.
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