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There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches away from a monkey, feeding a bird on their shoulders, and having an "Otter Body Experience."
When cowboys in the wild West hunkered down over beans and biscuits, it’s all they had. We love the picnic, but why limit ourselves to the usual beans-‘n’-burgers combo? Easy chicken-avocado-bacon wraps deliver can’t-beat-it grilled flavor, and the grill serves double duty for roast corn on …
Gardening isn't just all about plants and soil. It's also about providing spaces that encourage the flow of chi; call it feng shui for the outdoors.
Before you head for the garden center, make sure you're not choosing species that can threaten native Indiana plants, chase away bees and butterflies, and affect the ecosystem in a bad way.
The phone is ringing, the baby is fussy, and paperwork waits to be sorted. But the mother is not multi-tasking at home. She’s one of a small but growing number of parents who have the option of bringing baby to work.
Children are bombarded with snack food commercials on TV, billboards, even fast-food signs can trigger a snack attack.
When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.
With politicians from Indiana and Illinois having their quirks and odd trivia and Presidents Day nearly here (Feb. 17) here are fun facts and tidbits about a governor and three presidents.
The year 2013 saw some promising advances in cardiovascular drugs and treatments — good news for doctors and their patients. According to northwest Indiana-area cardiologists, this year should offer patients more comfort and hope and doctors a bigger arsenal to combat the threats of heart di…
For the fabulous holiday party of the year you want to be at your fabulous best, right?
Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.
Want this year's Christmas tree to attract a second look?
You love it but can't find a place for it - that spun-glass angel, a treasured figurine, the small poinsettia-painted plate.
One woman's sadness over two losses threatened to cast a pall over the holiday season - until she came up with a radical idea that her family embraced.
You've kept your outdoor plants going through pleasant to hot and dry weather, but with days and nights getting downright chilly, you're thinking about moving some of them indoors.
When Angela Moore held a 2-month-old baby at Nazareth Home in 1997, she was simply doing what she’d always done: volunteering where help was needed. As a young, single woman just finishing grad school, “I had no intention of adopting. But his eyes seemed to tell me, ‘Okay, what are you going…
4-H, now in its 111th year, teaches its young members a wide variety of skills, including arts, crafts, aerospace, music, life skills and more. But agriculture remains at the core of its original purpose.
Once a week, members of the Interact Club ignore the final bell and head instead for Clark's classroom to plan food drives, charity events for Relay for Life and March of Dimes.
Just in time for a fall refurbishing, Indiana Furniture, a local member of Furniture First National Buying Cooperative, is participating in the group’s first National Furniture Sale, on now through Sunday, Sept. 29.
An audience hushes as the lights dim. Suddenly footlights blaze and a musical blooms like a brilliant flower onstage.
Confess: On the way home you look with a certain envy at your neighbor’s lush garden. Waving foliage and riotous blooms would do much for your workaday soul.
A lunch box, couple of pencils, small box of crayons and a little tub of paste with a brush in the cap. There. All set for school, right?
Before the school year even starts, buses and drivers are put through their paces.
It’s been eight years since graphics artist Kay Hartmann won a battle with breast cancer. Today, at 61, she is healthy and grateful. But she is not satisfied.
An amorous couple pitches woo in a love seat built for two, a perfect little sitting place for exchanging expressions of devotion. But was the love seat designed for such tender pursuits?
Success stories for patients are among the most rewarding stories of all, for both the patient and the doctor.
We connected with a few people who were willing to share stories of their special ornaments, from comic to heart-warming.
The first worrisome numbness began on a Wednesday; by Saturday, Sherman Lute needed a walker to get around. His battle with a formidable foe had begun.
Women getting mammograms at IU Health LaPorte Hospital are receiving services that go above and beyond ordinary accreditation, according to Dr. Smari Thordarson, a radiologist at the hospital.
When Megan Pugh was called in to see her boss in May, the registered nurse at IU Health LaPorte VNA Services thought it was for a meeting. But VNA administrator Virginia Davis had something entirely different in mind. Megan walked into a reception in her honor, greeted by nearly 25 other nur…
Home health care may seem a natural extension of service after hospitalization when the patient still needs some level of care, but it wasn't always so. Things have changed, even within the home health care industry itself.
Ever since glasses were invented, "Eye care is always in a state of improvement," said Patrick Ferguson, optical shop manager and marketing supervisor at Lewyckyj-Taglia-Felton Eye Clinics in Northwest Indiana. "Every year there's new technology coming out."
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