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The Lansing Association for Community Events (L.A.C.E.) is hoping to recreate what was once a popular holiday happening in the community. L.A.C.E.’s First Annual Christmas Home Tour takes place Sunday with four homeowners opening their not-so-humble-abodes to be admired.
It’s an unlikely pairing - a group of high school choir singers that have become sweethearts of the region’s war veterans. While the elite singing group that calls themselves Wolffgang does sing a variety of timeless classics that appeal to a mass audience, they’re best known for their rendi…
I wish I had more time for reading and most of my reading seems to happen in the summer. I’m not big on fiction and what I most enjoy reading are autobiographies and biographies. The last two books I’ve been reading as we moved out of summer and into fall are those of two local people who fo…
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Historical served up a traditional Thanksgiving meal to the clients and employees of LARC recently. LARC is an organization that provides support for adults with developmental disabilities.
LANSING | On Saturday, the gymnasium at Thornton Township High School in Harvey filled with alumni, former staff, community leaders and supporters who gathered to honor the tradition of excellence in athletics at the school and one athlete in particular, Lou Boudreau.
LANSING | The teams from Lansing that are part of the Northwest Indiana Soccer League wore pink socks during their games this month in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LANSING | The Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a limited edition ornament for the holidays that commemorates Lansing's 120th year. Ornaments are available at the Chamber office while supplies last.
LANSING | As part of Lansing Autumn Fest, a vintage baseball game was held at Winterhoff Park to continue the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Lansing's incorporation as a village.
Not a day went by that Walter Rather didn’t recognize what a blessing it was to be alive. After serving during World War II in Europe, where he was wounded twice and survived fighting in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, he expressed often how lucky he felt he have come home.
Way down in the Southern end of the state is a charming little town called Santa Claus and in the summer months, when the Holiday World Amusement Park (formerly known as Santa Claus Land) is open daily, the number of visitors exceeds the number of residents many times over.
Exciting things are happening at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It now covers nearly 473,000 square feet on a 29-acre site and is the largest children's museum in the world.
LANSING | Cub Scout Pack 247 had some special visitors at their annual kick-off meeting in September at St. Ann School. Dave DiNoso's Traveling World of Reptiles presented a number of creatures and the boys were able to touch some of the animals and interact with them. The dens of Pack 247 m…
LANSING | As Fire Prevention Week was observed during the second week in October, Lansing author Carrie Steinweg visited third grade students at Greenwood School in South Holland to read her children's book, "Old 104 Rides Again."
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest last weekend in downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe and Park Plaza with activities for all ages.
LANSING | LARC, a Lansing organization for adults with development disabilities, held a fundraiser Saturday at its Lansing workshop.
LANSING | The First National Bank of Illinois, which is a branch of Old Plank Trail Community Bank, made a $2,500 donation to the Lansing Autumn Fest as a gold sponsor.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club recently traveled to Midway Airport for the evening arrival of the Honor Flight Chicago return on Oct. 2.
The Cook County Farm Bureau will be hosting their 13th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on October 5th at Puckerville Farms in Lemont, Illinois and they're challenging local growers to bring in their big pumpkins to compete.
Tired of the same old, same old lunch getting packed up for work or school? Lunch is an important meal that helps get you through that mid-day hump and energizes you for the rest of the day ahead.
LANSING | Lansing resident Jen Saia is a seamstress who enjoys occasionally making quilts. She has become involved in a First Responder/EMS quilt project where quilts are made and sent to first responders following some devastating calls.
LANSING | The Lansing Junior Woman's Club held a memorial walk in honor of LCPL Philip J. Martini, a Lansing native, who died while serving in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps on April 8, 2006.
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events will hold a car show at the Lansing Country Club, 18600 Wentworth Ave., in Lansing on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
What do Gerald Ford, Steven Spielberg and John Tesh have in common? All three went through the Boy Scouts of America program and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
LANSING | It's not unusual to see firefighters hosting fundraisers for various causes, but members of the Lansing Professional Firefighters Local #3709 decided to dig into their own pockets in support of families dealing with a child suffering from cancer. The members made personal donations…
LANSING | A group of 84 kids who have cancer were able to enjoy a week-long summer camp free of the worries of their illness this month at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, Ill.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club held a recent garage sale. Items were donated and collected by members for the sale, which included clothing, toys, household items and more.
LANSING | T.F. South graduate and New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, a native of Lynwood, was in the area Thursday to spend time with little leaguers at the sports complex where he played as a teen.
August is National Sandwich Month and it's time to show your creative side when it comes to that classic lunchtime meal of meat and condiments between two slices of bread.
The American classroom of today looks drastically different than it did a generation ago.
A new attraction is now open at Fair Oaks Farms called Pig Adventure, giving a glimpse into modern pig farming.
CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra hosted a six-concert outdoor series throughout the region this summer.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center's annual photo exhibit opened on Thursday with an artist's reception. The exhibit is free and features photos of the region taken by local photographers matching the exhibit theme of "Reflections."
Charlotte Alderden, of Lansing, was someone you could always count on, according to her family.
Charlotte Alderden, of Lansing, was someone you could always count on, according to her family.
A great way to incorporate a little education into a fun outing is to pay a visit to a farm in our just outside the region.
For Mary Ruth Harrington, there’s no such thing as burnout. There's no salary. Just a desire to make an impact on young ladies and do work for the Lord.
DUNELAND | We are now in prime harvest time for many of the region's native vegetables and fruits, which you'll find in plentiful quantities at the Chesterton European Market in historic downtown Chesterton each Saturday from 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
DUNELAND | Blueberry season usually is finished up in early August, but this year has bee a particularly good one according to area farmers. Farms in Northwest Indiana have seen an abundance of berries on their bushes that has extended the season. Several U-Pick Farms in the area allow visit…
LANSING | LARC will be holding its inaugural car cruise on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LARC Workshop, 19043 Wentworth in Lansing. The event is presented by Thunder Road Production. Proceeds go to LARC, which is an organization that provides support to developmentally disabled adults and…
Bernice (Weigert) Johnson spent the past 10 years of her life living in Florida with her daughter, Kay Johnson Heller. Heller said she enjoyed her time there where she found friends to play cards with and was independent, taking the bus to visit the mall regularly.
CALUMET CITY | The families of two Indiana National Guardsmen from the Valparaiso unit will benefit from this year's Guns N Hoses Poker Run on Saturday.
LANSING | A group of Calumet City firefighters with big hearts loaded two little boys into a fire engine on Monday for a ride around the neighborhood. Three-year-old Antione Cook and eight-year-old Emmanuel Cook lost their father, Indiana Guardsman Willie Cook, earlier this year.
On summer and fall days, you'll find parking lots at sporting arenas and concert venues packed with people doing more than parking their cars.
Sue Strayer said that after the funeral for her father, Pastor Hilton Devon Bryant of Terrace Park Church of God in Hammond, she and her brother, Daniel, agreed they could not think of even one bad memory.
On Saturday, the Lansing Association for Community Events will host the third and final cruise night on Ridge Road for 2013. Cruise Night takes place on Ridge Road between Burnham and Wentworth avenues from 6 - 10 p.m.
To many in the region, the change of seasons may signify snowy weather in the winter or steamy days in the summer.
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events (L.A.C.E.) will host the second cruise night of the season on Saturday. The cruise takes place from 6-10 p.m. on Ridge Road between Burnham Avenue and Wentworth Avenue. Cars owners can register to win a trophy in one of six categories.
Dining in the Great Outdoors: An old-fashioned picnic is a great way to get outside and enjoy the Region this summer
With all the backyard summer barbecues and meals picked up at drive-thru windows, it’s not as common to see people spreading out blankets on the ground and pulling out a meal from a wicker basket for a summer picnic.
LANSING | Paul Schultz, president of the Lansing Historical Society, will host his annual historical walk on Ridge Road on July 8. The walk is a rescheduled event after inclement weather caused the previous date to be cancelled.
The strawberry season is winding down in the region, but there's still a little time to get out and enjoy those dazzling red berries that are currently ripened to perfection in the farm fields.
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