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Sena Ehrhardt lives her life in the blues

Sena Ehrhardt lives her life in the blues

Minnesota’s Sena Ehrhardt may have earned herself a master’s degree in health care, but she really never wanted to do anything other than sing the blues.

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‘Oliver’ comes to Footlight Theatre

‘Oliver’ comes to Footlight Theatre

Laura Meyer, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ production of the musical “Oliver,” has both personal and professional histories with the classic Charles Dickens-inspired musical.

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'Amazing Grace' actors

'Amazing Grace' actors

Josh Young and Erin Mackey star as the leads in "Amazing Grace"

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Tuesday workshop to discuss planned M'ville clean fill facility

MERRILLVILLE | The public is encouraged to attend an informational workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, to discuss a proposed clean fill facility in Merrillville.

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Open house slated Saturday at M'ville Breast Care Center

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals hosts its annual open house Saturday at the Breast Care Center in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Two PRISM voter registration events slated this weekend

GARY | The Political Representation for Indiana's Social Minority, or PRISM, is holding two voter registration events this weekend.

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Tour and Tasting

Tour and Tasting

Guests enjoy the Beckham kitchen in Crown Point during the 2010 Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour and Tasting.

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Halloween happenings: Events offer fun for whole family

Halloween happenings: Events offer fun for whole family

Thanks to local parks departments, kids can show off their Halloween costumes more than just one night this fall. With special themed events, they will get treats and enjoy costumed activities and contests throughout October.

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Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Walk into any grocery store at this time of year, and customers likely are hit with piles of Halloween candy, just waiting for little ghosts and goblins.

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Shop at The Compassion Marketplace

CEDAR LAKE | The Compassion Marketplace is an annual shopping event created to raise money and awareness for God Water, a not-for-profit organization providing clean water to Liberia in Africa.

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Planetarium show features Dance of Shadow and Light

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light," a public program beginning Friday and continuing through Oct. 18. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Additional showings may be added…

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Tri Kappa chapter seeking Christmas House Walk hosts

Zeta Psi chapter of Tri Kappa sorority is seeking additional homes to feature in the organization's 18th annual Christmas House Walk on Sunday, Dec. 7. Homeowners in Dyer, Schererville, St. John, Crown Point and surrounding communities can have their home featured.

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Firefighters welcome families to open house Sunday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary will present its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St.

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Walk a Lap for Literacy to provide books for children

GARY | Laps For Literacy is committed to putting a book in the hands of a child in every home in Gary. Bring members of an organization, school, or family to Gleason Park, 2900 Harrison St., at 11 a.m. Saturday and take a lap out of illiteracy by joining Laps for Literacy. Donations start at…

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Festival of the deaf promotes diversity, understanding

CROWN POINT |  Curious about deaf and hard of hearing people?  Wonder what kind of resources are available for the deaf in Northwest Indiana?  

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Latino Resource Fair offers information and entertainment

HAMMOND | A day full of resources, entertainment, and food for the communities in Northwest Indiana is planned by the  Hammond Hispanic Community Committee at its 11th annual Latino Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. …

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Flossmoor to host art auction Oct. 11

Flossmoor to host art auction Oct. 11

FLOSSMOOR | The village of Flossmoor is hosting a fine art auction on Oct. 11, a fundraiser designed to bring new work to the community’s renowned outdoor sculpture park.

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Bowling event Saturday to benefit shelter animals

HIGHLAND | There’s still time to reserve a lane or sign up to bowl during Humane Society Calumet Area’s first Bark & Bowl fundraiser. This night of crazy, cosmic bowling will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Plaza Lanes, 8101 Kennedy Ave.

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PUC students to promote literacy at Hammond elementary schools

HAMMOND | Nearly 400 Purdue University Calumet students are partnering with the Lake Area United Way on Friday to advance literacy by mentoring and reading to students in more than 110 School City of Hammond elementary classrooms.

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Student scientist working on greenhouse gas research

Student scientist working on greenhouse gas research

To Michael Laurich, a golf course can be an exciting place to collect and conduct environmental research.

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Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

GRIFFITH – Friday is Time Out for Reading day in Northwest Indiana, and if you need something to read, it won't be hard to find in Griffith, thanks to Kathy Ruesken.

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Life, and chocolates, is all about the choices you make

Stuffed way back in my refrigerator is an expensive box of chocolates that someone gave us as a gift. Every time I clean out the refrigerator, I take them out, think about Forrest Gump, and then place them back on a shelf.

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New Chicago Archbishop comes as Cal City churches in Parish Transformation

Well, the Archdiocese of Chicago has its new leader. Pope Francis has appointed Blasé Cupich to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He will replace the ailing George in November.

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German heritage celebrated at annual St. John Oktoberfest

German heritage celebrated at annual St. John Oktoberfest

ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist Parish will host its eighth annual Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, under a huge tent in the old church parking lot, U.S. 41 and 93rd Avenue. Admission is free.

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Pumpkin decorating involves more than a carving knife

Pumpkin decorating involves more than a carving knife

Cinderella’s fairy godmother may have used a magic wand, but anyone can transform a pumpkin into a magical sight with the right supplies and a dash of creativity.

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EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

It was good having President Barack Obama visit Gary/Chicago International Airport, but it would have been far better if the reason could not possibly have been air traffic control problems in the Chicago area.

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Voter registration deadline for November election is Tuesday

Those who wish to vote in the Nov. 4 elections in Illinois have until Tuesday to make sure they’re registered. Those who can’t make it to an Election Day or early voting polling place have until Oct. 30 to seek a vote-by-mail ballot.

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Crete Park District opens Lions Park

Crete Park District opens Lions Park

CRETE | The Crete Park District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to open Lions Park.

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WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

The Beecher boys soccer team will host its 5th annual "Kick'n for the Cure" match at 4:30 p.m. today.

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Kilkenny addition endorsed; objections will be addressed?

ST. JOHN | The Plan Commission on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a 15-home addition to Kilkenny Estates subdivision over the objection of area residents concerned about traffic and drainage.

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening. He was greeted by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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Munster boys soccer is undefeated in conference play with Andrean win

Munster boys soccer is undefeated in conference play with Andrean win

MUNSTER | On a banner hanging on the fence that fellow students made for Wednesday night's boys soccer game, it said "14 reasons we are having a great season."

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening.

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Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

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Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

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Air Force One arrives at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening.

Air Force One arrives at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening.

Air Force One arrives at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening.

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Marine One carrying President Barack Obama taxis for take off to Chicago.

Marine One carrying President Barack Obama taxis for take off to Chicago.

Marine One carrying President Barack Obama taxis for take off to Chicago.

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Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Air Force One arrives at Gary/Chicago International Airport

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Marine One carrying President Barack Obama prepares to take off for Chicago.

Marine One carrying President Barack Obama prepares to take off for Chicago.

Marine One carrying President Barack Obama prepares to take off for Chicago.

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson chats briefly with presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson chats briefly with presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson chats briefly with presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett.

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Griffith sets up a tough task at tennis sectional

MUNSTER | When he started playing table tennis five years, Griffith’s Brian Brzycki had no idea he’d one day be clearing one double-digit losing streak off the table and setting the table for a shot at ending a state-record winning streak in his first few months of high school tennis.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hammond sneaks past Noll in girls soccer

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hammond sneaks past Noll in girls soccer

Elizabeth Navarro and Georgina Diaz each scored a goal as Hammond slipped past Bishop Noll 2-1 in girls soccer action Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening. He was greeted by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening.

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama poses for pictures in front of Air Force One with Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport Wednesday evening. He was greeted by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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Man charged with girlfriend murder in five-year-old case

MARKHAM | The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found in the Little Calumet River after being strangled in 2009 made his initial court appearance Wednesday in the case.

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Munster's Austin Andello goes up and disrupts a header by Andrean's Calvin Haislip

Munster's Austin Andello goes up and disrupts a header by Andrean's Calvin Haislip

Munster's Austin Andello disrupts a header by Andrean's Calvin Haislip on Wednesday night.

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Andrean's Calvin Haislip possesses the ball against Munster's Michael Jimenez

Andrean's Calvin Haislip possesses the ball against Munster's Michael Jimenez

Andrean's Calvin Haislip possesses the ball against Munster's Michael Jimenez on Wednesday night.

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Munster's Nik Kajmakoski vies with Andrean's Jeremy Detmar

Munster's Nik Kajmakoski vies with Andrean's Jeremy Detmar

Munster's Nik Kajmakoski vies with Andrean's Jeremy Detmar on a header Wednesday night.

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