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Innovative green technology learned and practiced at local universities

Innovative green technology learned and practiced at local universities

Sitting on top of an academic building at Purdue University Calumet is a vertical axis wind turbine that on a windy day, generates the same amount of energy in one hour that it takes to light a 50-watt light bulb for 20 hours.

April 20, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Nutritious gardens: Master gardners share ways any gardener can grow produce

Nutritious gardens: Master gardners share ways any gardener can grow produce

Choosing which fruits and vegetables to plant in your garden can often feel like a stop light: green (even newbies shouldn't have problems), yellow (use caution if you're a novice), and red (don't even think about it).

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

As Spring weather is just starting to show itself, gardeners are busy planning this year's bounty.

April 03, 2014 8:30 am
Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Including children in planting a garden can be a great cooperative project for both parents and kids.

April 03, 2014 7:30 am
Stop and 'grow' the roses: Local garden groups offer workshops on how to grow roses

Stop and 'grow' the roses: Local garden groups offer workshops on how to grow roses

Symbolic of beauty and love, roses hold a special place in many gardeners' hearts.

April 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Remotely work from home

Remotely work from home

While Svjetlana Stojanovic prefers working in an office setting, having the option of working from home occasionally is a fantastic benefit, she says.

March 09, 2014 6:12 pm
Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stuck in the house with your family and have nothing to do? These creative crafts will help alleviate any cabin fever kids are experiencing this cold winter and rainy spring.

March 06, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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The job never stops at parks

The job never stops at parks

While there’s a perception among some that parks and recreation departments are inactive during the winter months, that couldn’t be farther from the truth – especially the winter this region has experienced.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Winter Jobs

Winter Jobs

This winter has dumped snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures on the region – leaving residents huddled in their homes or digging their way out of mounds of snow.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

The Dunes Learning Center will hold its first ever family camp this weekend, giving parents and kids the opportunity to explore maple sugaring and enjoy a camping experience.

February 21, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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The job of a plow driver

The job of a plow driver

Driving down U.S. 30 at 3 a.m. in the middle of a snowstorm is not for the faint of heart.

February 16, 2014 3:50 pm Photos

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Seasonal jobs

Seasonal jobs

Unless you’re looking for jobs that involve snow removal, you may have noticed a lack of job openings in some industries.

February 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Indoor herbs: Winter cold doesn't stop local gardeners from growing tasty plants

Indoor herbs: Winter cold doesn't stop local gardeners from growing tasty plants

With winter weather at full force outside, for area gardeners, Spring may seem like years away - not months.

February 09, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Presidents come to life through books and movies

Presidents come to life through books and movies

Visit any book store or library and you'll likely find several books on past presidents.

February 06, 2014 11:30 am
Party like a president

Party like a president

As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.

February 06, 2014 7:15 am
The job of coaching

The job of coaching

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field tonight, all eyes will be on Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.

February 02, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Atrial fibrillation risk and treatments

It may start with a feeling as if the heart is skipping a beat or beating too hard or fast.

February 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Coverletters

Coverletters

It may be one of the more painful aspects of applying for a job - the dreaded cover letter.

January 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Employment gaps

Employment gaps

Being out of work is difficult, and sending out resume filled with employment gaps can present a huge hurdle to ending that unemployment.

January 19, 2014 4:40 pm Photos

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Get rid of those winter blues

Get rid of those winter blues

The winter doldrums, the blahs, the winter blues - they're all terms to describe what many experience at this time of year as cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight start to wear on many people.

January 12, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

A clean slate. That's what the New Year is to many, including financial experts who say now is the perfect time to start saving if you haven't been.

January 12, 2014 7:00 am
Setting goals

Setting goals

If you made a New Year's resolution this week, you join 44 percent of Americans who did the same this year, according to a poll released by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

January 05, 2014 3:22 pm
Winterize your home to save energy and expense

Winterize your home to save energy and expense

If you haven't already winterized your home, it's not too late.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Post-holiday cheer: Pack up and organize decorations for next year

Post-holiday cheer: Pack up and organize decorations for next year

The holidays are about over, and many today are still eating leftover cookies and enjoying their new gifts.

December 29, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Post operative pain

Post operative pain

Looking for a job? If you're trained in home health care, retail or construction, your luck may soon change for the better.

December 29, 2013 3:25 pm Photos

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Working on the holidays

Working on the holidays

Despite the popular tune, not everyone can be home for Christmas.

December 22, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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Make holidays more meaningful

Make holidays more meaningful

The holidays are a meaningful time of year for families, but sometimes that meaning can get lost in the hubbub of Black Friday shopping, presents under the tree and running from party to party.

December 22, 2013 10:30 am
Party planners

Party planners

Planning a holiday party can be a challenge for anyone. But when it's for hundreds of guests, the challenges compound.

December 15, 2013 2:47 pm Photos

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Crafts allow kids to help with holiday decorating

Crafts allow kids to help with holiday decorating

With holiday breaks from school approaching, and the cold already here, crafts are the perfect way to spend quality time with kids while exercising their creativity.

December 13, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Catering in Holiday Cheer: Local restaurants offer tips for hosting parties this holiday season

Catering in Holiday Cheer: Local restaurants offer tips for hosting parties this holiday season

If you're planning a holiday party this year, take note - help is available.

December 08, 2013 11:21 pm Photos

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Contractor's work

Contractor's work

Karen Swim may live near Detroit, but her works takes her around the country - including this region - without ever having to leave her house.

December 08, 2013 6:05 pm Photos

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Holiday lighting

Holiday lighting

Ever walk down the street and see a beautifully decorated home, adorned with twinkling lights and big red bows for the holiday season?

December 01, 2013 2:35 pm Photos

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Strongbow's Thanksgiving

Strongbow's Thanksgiving

Imagine having to prepare 130 30-pound turkeys, 1,400 pounds of mashed potatoes and 450 pumpkin pies - all for guests who are about to walk through your front door.

November 24, 2013 3:03 pm Photos

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Winter weather is here.

Winter weather is here.

It's official - winter weather has arrived.

November 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Centerpieces add flair to Thanksgiving meal

Centerpieces add flair to Thanksgiving meal

While the turkey takes center stage at most families' Thanksgiving dinners, there is a another table element that's competing for that top spot.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am
Astronomical opportunities: Changing seasons bring many events that highlight the night sky

Astronomical opportunities: Changing seasons bring many events that highlight the night sky

The night sky this fall should prove to be an exciting time for astronomers-novice and experienced alike.

November 11, 2013 11:44 pm Photos

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Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal Jobs

Want to earn a few extra bucks for the holidays?

November 10, 2013 3:24 pm
Crafts let everyone participate in the Thanksgiving day table

Crafts let everyone participate in the Thanksgiving day table

The weeks leading up to the holiday is a great time to gather children and plan the perfect fall decorations to adorn the table and welcome guests.

November 10, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Local gardener shares stories and sights from the historic gardens in Italy

Local gardener shares stories and sights from the historic gardens in Italy

Sharalynne Pasztor is living her dream. While many gardeners draw inspiration from books and other gardens in the region, Pasztor is gaining hers from a trip to Italy, where she toured 11 gardens in 10 days.

November 04, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Preparing college students

Preparing college students

Kristy Moreland will finish her degree from Indiana University Northwest this December, but her road to graduation wasn't an easy one.

November 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Costume stores ready for last-minute Halloween rush

Costume stores ready for last-minute Halloween rush

For area stores specializing in Halloween costumes and decorations, October is more like December.

October 27, 2013 2:24 pm Photos

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Falling into the Season: Step out of Northwest Indiana to find more of fall's beauty

Falling into the Season: Step out of Northwest Indiana to find more of fall's beauty

When fall arrives in the Midwest, there's no better place to see the changing leaves than a short drive from Northwest Indiana..

October 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State park 's 'off season'

State park 's 'off season'

It's often assumed work at the Indiana Dunes State Park slows down when temperatures drop.

October 21, 2013 1:49 pm Photos

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Channel the spirit of creativity with Halloween crafts

Channel the spirit of creativity with Halloween crafts

Ghosts, goblins and mummies - they all have one thing in common. They make great ideas for crafts.

October 21, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Bountiful harvests produce appetizing dishes for the whole family

Bountiful harvests produce appetizing dishes for the whole family

Pumpkins, apples, squash - Fall is a time of the year many chefs look forward to because of the bountiful harvests that produce appetizing dishes.

October 21, 2013 11:15 am Photos

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Falling into the Season: Autumn's colors can be found around Will and Cook counties

Falling into the Season: Autumn's colors can be found around Will and Cook counties

Fall colors are approaching their peak as cool weather nears, and now's the time to plan day trips to get a front row view.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Falling into the Season: Lake County offers several places to explore fall's colors

Falling into the Season: Lake County offers several places to explore fall's colors

Lovers of fall are just days away from seeing bursts of color brightening landscapes.

October 15, 2013 12:00 am
The job of a Firefighter

The job of a Firefighter

A lot can happen in 24 hours - car accidents, fires, medical emergencies, mass casualty incidents, just to name a few.

October 13, 2013 1:50 pm Photos

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Nonprofit work inspires, rewards with more than a paycheck

Nonprofit work inspires, rewards with more than a paycheck

Every morning, Pete Stenberg wakes up, and his mind automatically focuses on one thing – veterans.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Falling into the Season: The best places to enjoy fall colors around Porter County

Falling into the Season: The best places to enjoy fall colors around Porter County

Just weeks away is a palette of colors that will fill horizons landscaped with trees. Autumn is a favorite time of year to catch one of nature's beauties, as leaves begin to turn hues of orange, red and brown.

October 02, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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