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Hub City ready to welcome trick-or-treaters Friday

Friday is Halloween, so let’s hope for some wonderful trick-or-treating weather. Crown Point’s trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. If you are out driving, please remember to watch for those little ghosts and goblins.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Ghosts, books, giggly stories and Chicago trip planned

Adults will enjoy listening to local author Mark Marimen as he presents “Ghost Tales of Indiana” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. Enjoy the spooky atmosphere, cider and festive treats.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Chili supper and chili cook-off set for Crown Point

St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 12718 Marshall St., Crown Point, will host a free Chill Supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Fall fun in Hub City today includes open house and Pumpkin Fest

Head to the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St., for an open house to kick off Fire Prevention Week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Ride a fire truck, explore the EDITH Trailer, enjoy refreshments and more.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Downtown square features fall fun in Hub City

Fall is here and there is plenty of fun in Crown Point. Mayor David Uran and Crown Brewing will host Octoberfest from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday on South Main St., south of the downtown square. To make room, the Farmers Market will move to the municipal parking lot north of the Crown Point Post O…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Plant and Rummage Sale looks toward next spring's gardens

Summer is winding down, and many gardeners find their thoughts turning to next year. The Crown Point Garden Club will host a Perennial Plant and Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 326 S. Main St., Crown Point.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point spacewalker Jerry Ross returns for book signing

The Crown Point Community Library will host a book signing with NASA astronaut Jerry Ross from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 30. Ross has co-authored a children’s book with Susan Gunderson, "Becoming a Spacewalker; My Journey to the Stars." He is also the author of an adult book, "SpaceWalker; My Jou…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City begins Patriot Week with brunch, ends with services

For most of us, Thursday will bring back a flood of memories - we will remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news the morning of  Sept. 11, 2001.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Swing and sing at upcoming series of WWII music programs

Get ready to glide over to the first of three programs on "Swinging and Singing: The Magic of Music in World War II," set for 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Sock Hop on Saturday features Chicago DJ Dick Biondi

The Gary Sportsman Club will host a sock hop Saturday featuring legendary radio personality Dick Biondi.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

School's back in session and teams could use some support

Crown Point Community Schools welcomes staff and students to first day of classes Thursday. Take time this fall to support one of the many high school sport teams. Enjoy watching tennis match, a game of football or soccer, or a cross country meet. If you don’t have a  copy of the schedule, v…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Summer winds down as Crown Point schools get ready to reopen

A clear sign of summer winding down is the return to the classroom of Crown Point Community School Corp. students Aug. 21. With the conclusion of the Lake County Fair today, the Crown Point Cruise returns to the downtown square from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cruise to Wittenberg Village for Thursday's Car Cruise

With the Lake County Fair in town until Aug. 10, Thursday’s Crown Point Car Cruise will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wittenberg Village, 1200 E. Luther Drive.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City ready to host Lake County Fair starting Friday

The Lake County Fair begins Friday and runs through Aug. 10 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. 

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Parade winners named by a grateful 4th of July Parade Committee

The 4th of July may be over, but visit to see photos from this year’s parade.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Go trippin' near and far with the Southlake YMCA

The Southlake YMCA is booking reservations for two upcoming trips.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Parks offer families plenty of fun all summer long

Independence Day is gone, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy summer and plenty to do here in Crown Point and the surrounding area for those who are enjoying a staycation.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Parade and fireworks highlight Independence Day in Hub City

Friday is Independence Day, and the Crown Point Fourth of July Celebration Committee began working on this year's parade in earnest in January. This year’s theme is Pedals on Parade.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Join the crowd tonight for Gospel Fest on Old Courthouse steps

Crown Point Festival Days end tonight with the annual Gospel Fest hosted by the Lake court House Foundation. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to the east side of the Old Courthouse to enjoy music from local church choirs and soloists beginning at 6 p.m.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Hometown Festival Days continue with dolls, food, crafts and music

Hometown Festival Days continue this week in Crown Point. Bring your favorite doll and line up on the east side of the Old Courthouse downtown at 11 a.m. Monday for the annual Doll Parade. No advance registration is necessary.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Pancakes and petunias on tap in Hub City on Saturday

Start your Saturday with the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, hosting its 20th annual pancake breakfast from 7 to11:30 a.m. at the fire station, 126 N. East St.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Dive right in - Hub Pool is open in Crown Point

Hub Swimming Pool, 1000 E. South St., Crown Point, opened Memorial Day weekend. The pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial Day to include Mass and service at Maplewood Cemetery

Happy Memorial Day weekend. Don’t forget to put out your flag Monday.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Mass and ceremonies set for Maplewood Cemetery on Memorial Day

With the cool weather we had this week, it is hard to believe Memorial Day is just a week away.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Pedal on Parade is 4th of July Parade theme in Hub City

Summer is right around the corner, and the Crown Point 4th of July Celebration Committee has announced Pedal on Parade as this year’s parade theme.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Old Sheriff's House in Crown Point opens this weekend for tours

The Old Lake County Sheriff’s House and Jail, 226 S. Main St., opens this week for tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through September.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Take a cruise, garden, paint, and read with Hub City events

Enjoy learning about and seeing the unique architecture of Chicago on a day trip with the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Art, food and gardening events fill weekend in Crown Point

There's a busy weekend ahead in the Hub City, with activities focusing on everything from art to water gardens

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Holy Week offers Christians a chance to celebrate their faith

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Science fair winners earn trophies at Col. Wheeler Middle School

Congratulations to Col. John Wheeler Middle School Science Fair overall winners Matt Sulka and Hugo Rodriguez.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Seniors head to the Crown Point Civic Center for fun and fellowship

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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Garden club members ready to welcome Spring and birds

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…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Church and city serving up corned beef for St. Pat's Day

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.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Learn how to grow your own family tree at Hub City library

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Have you ever thought about "growing" your family tree?

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Spring must be coming, Tri Kappa eggs to hatch soon

You know spring is right around the corner when Crown Point's chapter of Tri Kappa begins selling its handmade chocolate eggs.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Join Lutherans for “A Night of Abundant Blessings”

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.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City hosts State of the Region Luncheon next month

Mother Nature is finally giving us a break from the bitterly cold weather. It's time to begin thinking Spring.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Stop fighting winter and go ice skating in Hub City

Ready to embrace winter? We might as well, since Mother Nature has us in her grip.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Shop the square for unique gifts and grab a bite, too

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.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City offers food, music, games, and more in February

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.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Students can apply for scholarships beginning Tuesday

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.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

Get out and play now that snow has been cleared

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.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Share a meal, join the jury or see a movie in Crown Point

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.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

As 2013 ends, give thanks for a great Hub City to live in

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…

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Take advantage of school break for family fun in Hub City

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.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Take time to enjoy the season in and around Crown Point

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.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Festive concerts mark the holiday season in Hub City

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.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Visit Hub City for the decorations and the downtown shopping

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.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point coed headed to Honduras to help the needy

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.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point parks department arranges letters from Santa

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.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
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