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Fourth of July festivities are over and do you know what that means? Dam Duck Race tickets are now on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20 from any member of the Hobart Community Foundation, including this writer.
Happy Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, after which we fought to win our independence from Great Britain.
Jaycee Fest opens Thursday through Sunday at a new location, Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road, directly across the street from Festival Park. The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and bands will start performing at 6.
Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, is the place to be Saturday as the City of Hobart hosts its third annual Storm Water District Water Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flag Day and Father’s Day in the same weekend, isn’t that something? Flag Day commemorates the 1777 resolution of the Second Continental Congress adopting the flag of the United States. The U.S. Army also celebrates its birthday on this date.
It’s finally here! This summer's Concert in the Park series kicks off with the Great Lakes Navy Band “Liberty Call” performing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Bandshell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart.
The public is invited to a Flowers for a Veteran Carnation Sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. until sold out Friday at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. Christian Awareness Committee members will be selling red, white and blue carnations for $1 each outside the Waterfall Caf…
Memorial Day weekend is this weekend, and while you dust off the grills and lawn chairs, I invite you to remember that Memorial Day is a national holiday to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The School City of Hobart Education Foundation and the Hobart Chamber of Commerce will present the 20th annual Outstanding Educators Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hobart High School Board Room, 2211 E. Tenth St.
This Sunday, we honor our mothers. Please take time to tell your mother about the special place she holds in your heart.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service honoring Suella 'Sue' Goza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southlake Worship Center, 3440 W. 61st Ave. Sue was a retired Lake Station English teacher who, after retirement, put her lifelong love of horses into action as th…
First Unitarian Church of Hobart, East Fifth and Main streets, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Happy Easter this Sunday to you and your family and friends. Perhaps a visit to the church of your choice will be just what your soul needs to be refreshed after this long winter.
The Hobart Garden Club is thinking Spring with a giveaway of pecan, swamp white oak, and redbud tree seedlings, along with ninebark shrubs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robinson Lake Park, 5250 Liverpool Road, Hobart.
Happy April Fool’s Day! Oh, that was yesterday? Got cha, didn’t I?
The last Friday every month, including this Friday, a ceremony is held at 5 p.m. at the Doughboy Monument, Seventh and Lincoln streets, Hobart, to honor U.S. service members recently fallen in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.
Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., will host its Spring Choral Concert at at 6 p.m. today. Both the Advanced and Intermediate choirs will perform under the direction of Vocal Music Director Dean Wolff, who promises a wide variety of music, from Mozart to modern pop, with a little Andrews …
To those of you of Irish heritage and also those who just like to enjoy a bit of the blarney, I wish you a most enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day weekend and invite you to participate in one or more of the fun-filled events listed below. This week, it’s corned beef and cabbage dinners along with L…
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian Lenten season. Members of all faiths are invited to worship together from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. Mondays through April 7 at Community Lenten Worship Services followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 654 E. F…
For a hearty meal, attend the 27th annual Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Bridget Parish Center, Second and Main streets, Hobart.
The Hobart Community Foundation has joined the Energizing Indiana Home Energy Assessment Program.
Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Hobart community. The commitment can be for as little as one or two days per month and, depending on the route, takes between 1 to 2 hours in the middle of the day to deliver.
The Hobart Lions Club is hosting a pork chop dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 Linda St., Hobart.
Chili and hot dogs will be on the menu Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. as the Hobart Kiwanis Club hosts its 16th annual Chili Supper at Trinity Lutheran Church's gym, 891 S. Linda St., Hobart.
The long-awaited “Brews in the Barn” event begibs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Those fortunate enough to have purchased tickets will gather at County Line Orchard, 200 N. County Line Road, Hobart, to sample more than 20 craft brews and an eclectic food buffet, while bidding on silent auction items.
Looking for a little help with your New Year’s resolutions? Statistics tell us that 45 percent of Americans make promises at the start of the new year. The most popular resolution is to lose weight, but a mere 8 percent achieve their goals.
Hobart was quiet last weekend as the snow fell and the winds blew. About the only sounds outdoors were the snow plows occasionally going down our street. After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it was kind of nice to have a relaxing weekend just staying at home. Of course, th…
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is a time for dreams and plans. What will 2014 bring for you and your family? I wish you joy and peace, and for at least one of your dreams to come true this year.
Visit Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 Luther Drive, Hobart, tonight for the children’s program “Bright Star at Bethlehem” beginning at 6 p.m.
A blanket of snow has arrived in Hobart, perhaps setting the stage for the arrival of Santa’s sleigh later this month?
The Christmas season is in full swing this weekend in Hobart.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, I give thanks to the fine residents of Hobart for supporting all of our many civic groups and our nonprofit organizations for the great causes they support with their time and resources.
“Answer’s Afternoon of Trivia” will be held at noon Saturday at Festival Park Community Center, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart.
Hobart Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 Linda St. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk and coffee will be served.
Monday is Veterans Day, a time for the community to say thank you to all veterans who wore our county’s uniform. Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor invites all residents to meet at Veterans Park, 5899 E. 73rd Ave. for a short 11 a.m. ceremony held jointly by American Legion Post 54 and Veterans of …
“The Region Remembers: WWII,” a video presentation of 20 interviews with Northwest Indiana veterans, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., Hobart.
Bring your costumed kids to trick or treat in downtown Hobart from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at participating merchants who display a table outside or an orange poster in their storefront. Children’s activities will be available in the Third and Main streets corner parking lot, including face pa…
First District American Legion and its posts from Lake County, including Hobart Post 54, assisted by Sons of American Legion, will hold a fundraiser for homeless veterans from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at East Gary Memorial Post 100, 1899 Central Ave., Lake Station. Admission is free ad t…
Hobart Tri Kappa's annual luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. The sorority invites the whole family to enjoy a delicious lunch while listening to the widely-acclaimed University of Notre Dame Glee Club a cappella group, The Undertones, present a …
Hobart Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Hobart Food Pantry Drive on Saturday. Nine thousand grocery bags are being dropped off in most neighborhoods this week thanks to Strack & Van Til. Hobart residents are asked to donate nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables, soup, boxed di…
The Rebuilding Together Hobart/Lake Station work day is Saturday. Volunteers are to meet at 8 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 891 S. Linda St., Hobart, to be assigned to one of 10 pre-selected homes in the area. The goal is to assist homeowners who may not have the means or expertise to ma…
For the past seven years, we have all enjoyed reading “Hobart Happenings” from the pen of June Kegebein. Alas, she has now decided to slow down a bit and retire from writing this column. We sincerely thank June for her many hours of work and her dedication to the residents of the city of Ho…
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