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Programming alert: Something you may not have dared to dream about for a long, long time is happening in a few weeks: The first half of the seventh—and final—season of Mad Men will premiere on Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m on AMC.
Last week, I was entertaining a group of friends at my home, and one of them asked to see a snippet of a show we were discussing that happened to be recorded on my DVR.
It’s January, we’ve had snowstorm after snowstorm, and we’re experiencing the coldest temperatures in decades. Time to call on AAA.
If you’re like me, you reacted with great trepidation to the news that Carrie Underwood was going to star in a live televised production of “The Sound of Music,” a sentimental favorite for baby boomers and beyond.
Going to see a lavish new musical in Chicago is always a special event. But when the lights dim in the theater, and there’s that moment of giddy expectation before the conductor’s baton drops to signal the opening chords of the overture, it’s difficult to imagine you’re about to embark on a …
Valparaiso University Students Eryn and John MacNeil of Crown Point at Chicago Broadway Run of "Once"
Valparaiso University students Eryn and John MacNeil, of Crown Point, stand under the marquee Saturday of Oriental Theatre in Chicago for the Broadway in Chicago run of "Once," which continues until Oct. 27.
A family portrait shows the Chrisman family, the late Robert Chrisman, front, surrounded by sons Troy and Sean, wife Janine and daughter Rian. A benefit will be held Saturday to help the family with medical bills and other expenses.
One Friday evening, while my daughter was home from college over the holidays, she casually asked if I would like to check out the first episode of Downton Abbey with her.
"Other Desert Cities," making its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, is a captivating production that rightfully earns its accolades.
It's hot outside, but area theaters are keeping audience members cool all summer with productions that range from the Towle's 'Next to Normal' to the Goodman's 'Crowns.' --Kathy MacNeil, assistant managing editor, Shore magazine
Happy holidays from the Shore staff! This week, take advantage of some world-class theater, or plan ahead for Winter Delights in Benton Harbor and an extraordinary exhibit in Michigan City.
A guide explains the various architectural styles represented by the structures viewed from Chicago's Millennium Park.
The "Modern Skyscrapers" tour focuses on downtown high-rises that were built after World War II.
The Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, is a world-famous example of a modernist structure designed by the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
I'll admit it, when I think "winter in Chicago," a 2-hour downtown stroll is not the first thing that comes to mind. But the recent blizzard and resulting social/cultural event cancellations gave me a bad case of cabin fever, so when I saw that the temperature was going to rise above freezin…
Every month or so, I receive an e-mail with only three letters in the subject line: "GNO." It doesn't mean anything to my husband or teens when they see the correspondence in my inbox, but for the half-dozen of us who are copied on the e-mail, it represents a much-needed respite from the dai…
At first glance, Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson may seem like your quintessential "regular guys"-and in many ways, they are. In fact, on a recent evening, they blend right into the crowd at the Borders bookstore on Clark Street in Chicago (even though much of the crowd is actually there to se…
Stretching a budget to feed a family--and worrying about the nutritional content--is always a chore, but in the current economic climate, the task can seem overwhelming. Accordingly, the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service of Lake County is offering an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education …
Business partners Dona Henry and Kelly Hite--who have 12 children between them--understand how difficult it can be for busy parents to plan and prepare meals every night, so they recently started a restaurant meal delivery service. The business, "Maitre d' to Door," offers online menus of so…
Last summer, NWI Parent reported on the increasing popularity of using sign language to communicate with babies ("Connecting with Your Baby through Sign Language," Jul/Aug 2008). Reinforcing this concept, Science recently published University of Chicago research indicating that children who …
This last December, fourteen 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade students from Montessori Children's Schoolhouse in Hammond participated in "Winter Survival in the Dunes," a 2-day, 1-night program at the Indiana Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton.
Unique basketball facility comes to Northwest Indiana
NWI Parent talks to T.J. Holsen, development director of Parents as Teachers of Lake County:
Leonardo makes waves in the special needs community
At Valparaiso's Boone Grove High School, students ages 15-18 are getting a dose of reality in their Child Development and Parenting Class, where they are assigned the daunting task of being a baby's sole caregiver for an entire weekend. The "baby" is actually a Baby Think It Over infant simu…
That's right, it's prom time again! But even though it seems like just yesterday, this time it's not for you . . . it's for your teen. A lot of elements remain timeless about this great high school tradition (the garter, the boutonniere, the corsage, the theme, the decorations, and the photo…
NWI Parent asked some local moms to describe their ideal Mother's Day, and the common denominator was the Great Outdoors . . . and spending time together with their families. Sound familiar?
It all started in Homewood in 1994, when Rob Scott was in high school, and decided to study the martial art of taekwondo.
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