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Great grill-outs in the park

Great grill-outs in the park

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 …

July 06, 2014 11:46 am
Feng shui for outdoors: Get into the spirit of your gardens

Feng shui for outdoors: Get into the spirit of your gardens

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.

April 26, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Perennial interest: Why going native is good

Perennial interest: Why going native is good

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.

April 19, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

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.

April 06, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Kids’ snack attacks: What parents can do

Kids’ snack attacks: What parents can do

Children are bombarded with snack food commercials on TV, billboards, even fast-food signs can trigger a snack attack.

April 03, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

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.

February 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Innovations in cardiac care

Innovations in cardiac care

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…

February 02, 2014 2:48 pm Photos

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Party on: New Year's Eve hair and makeup tips from the local experts

Party on: New Year's Eve hair and makeup tips from the local experts

For the fabulous holiday party of the year you want to be at your fabulous best, right?

December 29, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.

December 22, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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It's beginning to look a lot like retro: Fun, easy tree trimmings evoke Christmases past

It's beginning to look a lot like retro: Fun, easy tree trimmings evoke Christmases past

Want this year's Christmas tree to attract a second look?

December 21, 2013 8:00 am
Express 'YourShelf' for holiday cheer: Glam up walls with festive treasures

Express 'YourShelf' for holiday cheer: Glam up walls with festive treasures

You love it but can't find a place for it - that spun-glass angel, a treasured figurine, the small poinsettia-painted plate.

December 13, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

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.

November 24, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Winterizing your plants: How to transition outdoor plants indoors to escape the winter weather

Winterizing your plants: How to transition outdoor plants indoors to escape the winter weather

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.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A place like home: Nazareth Home celebrates 20 years of nurturing Lake County children

A place like home: Nazareth Home celebrates 20 years of nurturing Lake County children

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…

October 06, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

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.

October 03, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Lake Central teacher shows students how to 'interact' with the world and make a difference

Lake Central teacher shows students how to 'interact' with the world and make a difference

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.

September 29, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Indiana Furniture helps customers comeplete home decor in National Furniture Sale

Indiana Furniture helps customers comeplete home decor in National Furniture Sale

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.

September 21, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Fund raising: More Than Please and Thank You

Fund raising: More Than Please and Thank You

 An audience hushes as the lights dim. Suddenly footlights blaze and a musical blooms like a brilliant flower onstage.

September 08, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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How to become a blooming success: Turn your deck into a bower of blossoms

How to become a blooming success: Turn your deck into a bower of blossoms

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.

August 29, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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School supply lists vary with different ages and advances in technology

School supply lists vary with different ages and advances in technology

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?

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bus drivers work hard to keep students safe during the school year

Bus drivers work hard to keep students safe during the school year

Before the school year even starts, buses and drivers are put through their paces.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cancer survivor presses on in the battle for answers with art exihibit

Cancer survivor presses on in the battle for answers with art exihibit

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.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Related
The lost art of the love seat

The lost art of the love seat

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?

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Success stories give hope for heart disease sufferers

Success stories give hope for heart disease sufferers

Success stories for patients are among the most rewarding stories of all, for both the patient and the doctor.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Treasured Ornaments: Region notables share their favorite holiday decorations

Treasured Ornaments: Region notables share their favorite holiday decorations

We connected with a few people who were willing to share stories of their special ornaments, from comic to heart-warming.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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IU Health La Porte Hospital neurologist helps man in recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome

IU Health La Porte Hospital neurologist helps man in recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome

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.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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IU Health LaPorte Hospital touts designation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

IU Health LaPorte Hospital touts designation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

Nurse Megan Pugh receives national recognition for patient care

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…

August 10, 2012 3:35 pm
Bringing health to the home: Local agencies work to keep patients on the mend

Bringing health to the home: Local agencies work to keep patients on the mend

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.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am

Therapy can help people with 'visual learning disabilities'

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."

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
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