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LANSING | On Nov. 16, the gym at Lansing Christian School was filled with Lansing residents helping to make a difference for those half a world away. The school, in partnership with Global Aid Network, packed up 10,000 Harvest Packs of heirloom vegetable seeds for families in developing countries.
The Christmas season is in full swing now. I think our late Thanksgiving threw things off a little because we usually don’t do any decorating on Thanksgiving weekend and it’s normally the first Saturday in December that we go and pick out a real tree. I’m big on holiday traditions and our ro…
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…
The holiday season is here and I’m typing up my column in the midst of turkey and stuffing and pie and much good spirit surrounded by family. Thanksgiving is a once a year deal where the world seems to slow and the most important thing is gathering around the table with those you love. Every…
Monday is one of the highlights of the year at the Lansing Historical Museum. The museum will open its annual Festival of Lights exhibit following the Lansing Historical Society’s November meeting at 6 p.m. and a holiday performance by the Wolffgang Choir from Hobart High School. The event i…
Last weekend, I attended the seventh annual Evening of Thanks dinner at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing. The event is organized by the Lansing Volunteer Recognition Committee, made up of eight individuals who make contact with the many churches, schools and civic organizations in Lansin…
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.
The American Legion Auxiliary Edward Schultz Unit 697 will host its pancake breakfast on Nov. 9 at the Post, 18255 Grant St. in Lansing. The breakfast will include pancakes prepared by the Lansing Copper Muggers, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cocktail and choice of coffee, milk, or juice.
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.
For the past several years, the International Thespian Society has held a food drive in late October called Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat. This service project is done by chapters throughout the country and each year students from Thornton Fractional South High School’s drama department tak…
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.
Well, things have cooled down and it’s been a little gloomy the past few days, but we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest that took place last weekend.
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.
As I’m typing this column, Lansing Autumn Fest is a few hours away. By the time you read this, two days of the fest will be past us. The event has definitely met the goal of bringing the community together. It’s a huge effort that takes an entire community.
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.
Fourteen years ago when I was pregnant with my second son, I took one of the routine tests that is supposed to screen for potential birth defects. I expected that it would be another routine test and there was no cause for worry.
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.
Lansing’s biggest event of the year is coming quickly. In less than two weeks, the Fox Pointe and Park Plaza will be bustling with activity as the second annual Lansing Autumn Fest gets underway.
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.
I’m really excited about the 2013-2014 year for the Lansing Historical Society. I am again serving as the society’s vice president, which means that one of my duties is arranging programming for the upcoming year.
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.
LARC will be holding its 21st annual fish fry from 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27* at the LARC workshop, 19043 Wentworth Ave. in Lansing.
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…
The Lansing Business Women’s Association is seeking nominations for the annual ATHENA Award, which will be awarded at the seventh annual Lansing Volunteer Recognition Evening of Thanks Dinner on Nov. 8 at the Serbian Social Center.
This past week I had a fun opportunity to take a media trip to Indianapolis and get acquainted with some of the outgoing exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and some fascinating ones that will soon open or that will debut in the spring.
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.
Although there are still a few weeks left until summer is officially over, it speeds up the end of the lazy days when kids are heading back to school the third week of August.
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.
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