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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

Crown Point will celebrate Veterans Day at Old Courthouse and schools

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.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Bunco and bowling fundraisers set for Hub City today

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.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

Hub City offers Halloween fun, run, bunco and lunch

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.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

CP teacher and coach runs marathon in memory of student

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Old jail will be transformed into Halloween Haunted House

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.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Head downtown for family-friendly fun today in Crown Point

Come downtown today to enjoy free, family-friendly events.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Hub City has plenty of fun on tap next weekend

St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., has opened the school year with a flurry of activity.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point's Grand Old Lady celebrates 135 years

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.

September 21, 2013 8:15 pm

Cruise, shop and tour historic buildings in Hub City

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.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Stop by the library to read to the dogs, listen to music and talk books

The Crown Point Community Library has plenty of activities to join this month.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am

Keep busy in Hub City at business, art and garage sale events

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.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Hub City hoopsters seeking sponsors for annual golf outing

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.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

School opens Thursday for Crown Point students

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…

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Movies for families and seniors offered by parks department

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."

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Library eases back-to-school transition with free workshops

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.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Hub City gets ready for the Lake County Fair opening Friday

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.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am

Hyb City foundation has three scholarships to award

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.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Visit final day of Antique Farm and Tractor Show

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.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am

Volunteers lead the way to another July 4 celebration

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…

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

"Hats Off to Our Heroes" at Hub City parade and fireworks

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.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

Enjoy Gospel Fest on the lawn of Old Court House tonight

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.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Library hosts string music concert featuring Hub City students

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…

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

Art auction and reception to support autism services

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.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

Military and veterans invited to ride in Fourth of July parade

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…

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Fill the summer with theater camp, safety class and July 4 parade

Happy Memorial Day, with summer just around the corner. Crown Point students only have seven more days of school.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Church offers a free breakfast and fellowship to all

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.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Car cruise, pool opening and school honors signal spring

Happy Mother's Day to all moms today!

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

Make way for the Hub Run this afternoon in Crown Point

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.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
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