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Lighting sets the atmosphere for your home

Lighting sets the atmosphere for your home

Jenny Mitschelen is the owner/designer at Decorating Den Interiors in Bridgman, Michigan. Decorating Den provides full-service interior design service and home furnishings. Jenny takes pride in seeing a project through from concept to completion.

April 17, 2014 3:00 am
Grandmother made activity books

Grandmother made activity books

Bonnie Jean Spoerner was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother, said Jack Spoerner, her husband of 60 years.

April 17, 2014 12:05 am
Valparaiso man loved the outdoors

Valparaiso man loved the outdoors

David Carmichael loved the outdoors, and enjoyed spending his time fishing and taking trips to Canada and Michigan.

April 16, 2014 7:50 pm
Ask the Expert: New trends allow for faster recovery times

Ask the Expert: New trends allow for faster recovery times

Orthopedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana (OSNI) has been operating in Northwest Indiana for more than 17 years. Dr. Joseph Hecht, OSNI’s senior partner, specializes in arthritis related conditions and treatments, with an emphasis on knee and hip reconstructions. He completed his residency…

April 16, 2014 5:11 pm Photos

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Woman was advertising pioneer

Woman was advertising pioneer

Corinne Schiller was a pioneer in the advertising world, working for clients including Quaker Oats and Oscar Meyer in the 1960s, even working as a commercial producer and director, said her nephew, David Hofferber.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

Winning a new van could change Dawn Zubrenic’s life.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Choose artwork, accessories based on what you love

Choose artwork, accessories based on what you love

Gwen DeBruyn is the founder and director of creative design at Bayberry Cottage in South Haven, Michigan. The store is known for its unique, affordable furniture and accessories.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Some kitchen trends are worth investing in

Some kitchen trends are worth investing in

Robert Northington is owner of Robert Northington Interior Design in Valparaiso, which was founded in 2010. His firm specializes in all phases of interior design, from concept to completion.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Repurposing furniture gives home unique look

Repurposing furniture gives home unique look

Although many resale shops rely on donated items, Hammond Salvage and Resale buys items from different sources and prides itself in providing its customers with unique items that you can't find at the big box stores.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo man had variety of interests

Valpo man had variety of interests

Valentine George Domagalski had a wide variety of interests, from keeping the yard immaculate to taking trips on steam trains, said Cookie Domagalski, his wife of 25 years.

April 13, 2014 12:05 am
Valpo man had variety of interests

Valpo man had variety of interests

Valentine George Domagalski had a wide variety of interests, from keeping the yard immaculate to taking trips on steam trains, said Cookie Domagalski, his wife of 25 years.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Albanese gummy bears make international art debut

Albanese gummy bears make international art debut

HOBART | More than 120,000 Albanese gummy bears have made their international art debut in Japan, featured in a large-scale stained-glass window at the museum Espace Luis Vuitton Tokyo.

April 10, 2014 7:26 pm Photos

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Valpo man proud of heritage, Cubs

Valpo man proud of heritage, Cubs

John Trakas was an easygoing, patient man who had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, his children said.

April 09, 2014 12:05 am
Many options when selecting doors for your home

Many options when selecting doors for your home

Meghan Healey-Hunter has been in retail sails for Schilling in St. John for eight years. Schilling, which has been in business for more than 65 years, prides itself in having the knowledge and versatility to serve every customer, regardless of budget or the complexity of their home improveme…

April 08, 2014 5:22 pm Photos

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Fireplaces can be focal point of room

Fireplaces can be focal point of room

Michael Harrigan and his wife, Nancy, have operated Munster-based Architectural Accents for 25 years. The shop offers architectural millwork and custom cabinetry and specializes in curved interior trim for homes, including casing, baseboards and crown moldings. They also design and build fir…

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Quality furniture pieces are worth investing in

Quality furniture pieces are worth investing in

Michele Ramirez is general manager and a senior designer at Walter E. Smithe Furniture in Merrillville. She began her career with Smithe 15 years ago and assists her clients with furnishing and decorating their homes and businesses.

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There are many options for great sunroom décor

There are many options for great sunroom décor

Carolyn DeYoung is an interior designer at DeYount Interiors, which has been located in St. John since 2005. DeYoung and Sons has been in business in the region since 1929. Carolyn DeYoung has a degree in fine arts in interior design from Harrington College of Design and has been working at …

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The foyer can set the tone for your home

The foyer can set the tone for your home

Jan Levan is an ASID interior designer and accredited home stager. She has owned her own interior design company, New Solutions, Inc., for 12 years. She and Tina Hines have co-owned Ambiance Your Home Your Story, Inc. since August 2013. The store specializes in unique home décor items and gi…

April 08, 2014 4:57 pm
Dozens of flooring options are available

Dozens of flooring options are available

Jennifer Smith opened Floor Art in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 2011 after working in her family’s business, Tile Mart, for 20 years. Her goal is to create a comfortable, knowledgeable, environment with the most inventory and selection at a great value.

April 08, 2014 4:50 pm
Options abound for window treatments

Options abound for window treatments

“Expressions by Jan” is a mobile window treatment service owned by Jan Guigue that comes to your home or office. It is based out of South Haven, Michigan and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The South Haven native has been creating custom window treatments and accessories since 1987.

April 08, 2014 4:45 pm
Area rugs serve a variety of purposes

Area rugs serve a variety of purposes

Mary Kay Hylton is co-owner of Harbortown Interiors, located in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan.

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Bathrooms are trending away from tubs

Bathrooms are trending away from tubs

Ralph Herrbach opened WaterPlace in New Buffalo, Michigan, in 2008 after spending 33 years in the plumbing industry.

April 08, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Habitat for Humanity helps residents get a new start

Habitat for Humanity helps residents get a new start

Star Washington and her young son, Avontie Dejohnette, were living in a small apartment in Hammond in March 2012.

April 08, 2014 3:40 pm Photos

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Office should be a space you enjoy

Office should be a space you enjoy

Carol Brademas has owned Interiors Etc., in Mishawaka, Indiana, for the past 39 years.

April 08, 2014 9:36 am
Woman was dedicated to family, career

Woman was dedicated to family, career

Olivia Garcia was not only loved by her family, but also by her friends, co-workers and patients, said her daughter, Sally Skowronski.

April 05, 2014 12:05 am
Hebron woman adored grandchildren

Hebron woman adored grandchildren

Helen Tkach was protective and nurturing, and always loved to have a good laugh, said her daughter, Vicki Karius.

April 04, 2014 12:05 am
Don’t be discouraged by picky eaters

Don’t be discouraged by picky eaters

Young children can have minds of their own, so what do you do if your toddler, who used to be willing to eat anything, suddenly decides he is only going to eat hot dogs and macaroni and cheese?

April 03, 2014 8:00 am
Hobart man overcame obstacles

Hobart man overcame obstacles

Joe Popp had a contagious smile and a love of people and was always anxious to help anyone in need, said his son, Greg Popp.

April 02, 2014 11:00 am
Miller woman had zest for life

Miller woman had zest for life

Jean Doyne was a hard working, well-educated woman who loved to laugh and have fun with her family and friends, said her daughter, Sylvia Doyne Collins.

March 31, 2014 10:07 pm
Hebron man was lifelong farmer

Hebron man was lifelong farmer

Kenneth Fraikin was a kind, generous, hard-working man who was always willing to help, said Jane Fraikin, his wife of 31 years.

March 30, 2014 9:06 pm

C.P. man heads to Evansville for Hoosier Lottery Roadshow

CROWN POINT | When Crown Point resident William Sparling bought a scratch-off Hoosier Millionaire ticket a few months ago, it wasn’t a winner.

March 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Woman was inspiration to many

Woman was inspiration to many

When Eileen McHenry Hasse was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) six years ago, she made the decision she wouldn’t miss anything in her kids’ lives, said her brother, Bob McHenry, Jr.

March 24, 2014 5:39 pm
Navy vet was a devoted family man

Navy vet was a devoted family man

John Shingler was devoted to his family, his faith and his country, said Carol Shingler, his wife of almost 46 years.

March 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Woman was center of family

Woman was center of family

Doris Eley was the matriarch of her family and always a nonconformist, saying what she meant even if it wasn‘t the most popular, said her daughter, Paula Bryan.

March 22, 2014 11:45 pm
Valpo family cherishes devoted mom

Valpo family cherishes devoted mom

Laurel “Laura” Donner was a devoted, loving mother who was always willing to go the extra mile for her daughters — sometimes, literally.

March 17, 2014 12:05 am
Portage man dedicated himself to family

Portage man dedicated himself to family

Jerry Merritt was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved to play on the floor with the grandkids, share a laugh or offer advice to whoever needed it.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Woman loved spending time with family and friends

Woman loved spending time with family and friends

Patricia Warran was outgoing and had many life-long friendships, said her son, Jay Warran.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

Planners discourage developer on proposed Hobart apartments

HOBART | A tentative plan for an apartment complex on the city’s southeast border has received a lukewarm response from the Hobart Plan Commission.

March 09, 2014 7:40 pm

Couple get 2 years to relocate special needs dogs

HOBART | A Hobart couple will be given two years to find homes for 30 dogs that are currently living with them in their home on North Hobart Road, if a recommendation by the Board of Zoning Appeals is approved by the City Council.

March 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Man was inspiration to family

Man was inspiration to family

Dick Miller was a warm, outgoing man who made friends easily, said his son, Dale Miller.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am
Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

The subzero temperatures and excessive amounts of snow are forcing parents to be creative to keep their kids entertained and occupied.

March 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Man was kind, outgoing, funny

Man was kind, outgoing, funny

Bill Roaden was a kind, outgoing and funny man who put his faith in God above everything else, his family members said.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Man fought in Polish army during World War II

Man fought in Polish army during World War II

John Plaskota taught his family to learn how to make a future from the past, said his grandson, Matt Plaskota.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

This winter is one of the coldest and snowiest in history, and small businesses across the region are suffering from its effects.

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Man devoted himself to Marine career

Man devoted himself to Marine career

Michael Keyak was an honest and hard-working man who had a good sense of humor and loved to be around people, said his wife, Kathryn Keyak.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am
Man dedicated himself to education

Man dedicated himself to education

W. Winston Becker believed in the value of education as well as treating others with honesty and integrity, said his son, Alan Becker.

February 27, 2014 11:45 pm
Woman cared about everyone she met

Woman cared about everyone she met

Irene Knapik was a loving and kind woman who was easy to talk to and cared about everyone she met, her daughters said.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am
From painting parties to trains and princesses, children’s party themes run the gamut

From painting parties to trains and princesses, children’s party themes run the gamut

Bounce houses and pizza parties are always popular birthday party destinations, but there are plenty of creative birthday party ideas for kids who want to try something out of the ordinary.

February 23, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Man’s life was defined by Marine career

Man’s life was defined by Marine career

Thomas Moore was a humble man who served his country honorably during the Korean War, said his daughter, Kelly Hendrich.

February 21, 2014 11:09 pm
Ask the Expert: Jane Bogordos, Omni Health & Fitness

Ask the Expert: Jane Bogordos, Omni Health & Fitness

Jane Bogordos has been an exercise physiologist for 21 years. She has been an exercise physiologist and fitness supervisor at Omni Health & Fitness since 2010. Previously, she spent 15 years working in outpatient physical therapy helping athletes, stroke patients, people suffering from i…

February 19, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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