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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.
Congratulations to Crown Point High School seniors Kelsey Hopkins and Brandi Collins, who have advanced to National Merit Scholar Finalist contention. They students are now being considered for National Merit Scholarships.
The Crown Point Fourth of July Celebration Committee is proud to announce this year’s theme, "Hats Off to Our Heros."
Congratulations to Sean Ives, a seventh-grader at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, who will be representing his school in both the National Geography Bee and the National Spelling Bee. Sean will travel to Washington D.C. on May 20 to compete in the geography bee, and return a week lat…
The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library will host a one-day book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the library, 122 N. Main St.
Today, Christians all over the world are celebrating the Risen Christ. I wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter. Hopefully, warm weather is right around the corner.
June seems like a long way off, but to look ahead, why not form a team for the fight against cancer. The Southlake Relay for Life fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. June 7 the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Crown Point. Teams will walk around the fairgrounds throughout the night afte…
Crown Point is the place to be today if you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The fun begins at noon with the kickoff of the St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser in the small bay at the Crown Point Fire Station 126 N. East St. Head shaving will continue until 4 p.m., with proceeds raised by "sha…
Are you looking for something fun to do? Would you like to get out and meet people? Whether you are young or a senior citizen, there is plenty that you can do to help in our community.
It is the time of year again to hunt for Crown Point's Gamma Theta chapter of Tri Kappa Chocolate Easter Eggs, going on sale this week.
If you are 50 or better, attend the AARP meeting Feb. 25 to learn about chocolate.
Love is in the air with Valentine's Day on Thursday, and to help celebrate, the Crown Point Community Library is holding a fun raffle.
As the winter winds swirl, why not settle in with a good book and then join a discussion on it.
Are you getting cabin fever yet? There is always lots to do in Crown Point is you want to get out of the house as winter continues into February this week.
Back by popular demand, "Frozen Stiff," the dinner theater murder mystery hosted by the Lake Court House Foundation, is having an encore weekend Feb. 8,9, and 10 in the Maki Ballroom.
Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of activities and classes planned.
Welcome to 2013! Crown Point children return to classes Monday as winter break ends. Now that the holidays are over, here are some suggestions for enjoying winter, some depending on the cooperation of Mother Nature.
Happy New Year! Many of us have turned our thoughts to 2013 and things that we would like to change in our lives. I have several suggestions for you to add to your resolutions list.
Merry Christmas! On Tuesday, Christians all over the world will celebrate Jesus’ birth. In keeping with the season, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School raised more than $1,000 for God’s Groceries, the St. Mary’s food pantry.
Christmas is a time to remember others. This year the Crown Point High School’s Lead Council has joined The Salvation Army to help its annual clothing drive. Students are collecting gently used and new clothing.
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