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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

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
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