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County salutes Purdue Extension on centennial

County salutes Purdue Extension on centennial

The Lake County Commissioners commemorated the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service on the 100th anniversary of the national Cooperative Extension System by signing a proclamation at its May 21 meeting recognizing the value of this education program for all Lake County residents.Pictured at …

June 06, 2014 12:00 am

Mom’s Together Block Party slated for Jan. 3

LOWELL | Parents, Grandparents and other adults are invited to a Block Party with the young children in their lives. On Friday, Jan. 3, at 11:00 a.m., the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a Block Party for children aged 8 months to 8 years at the First United …

December 26, 2013 11:25 am
Homemakers receive donation

Homemakers receive donation

Linda Cook, right, president of the Lake County Extension Homemakers, recently accepted a $500 donation from Lee Lindsey, a hearing aid dealer in Highland. The Lake County Extension Homemaker Association is a volunteer organization that works to strengthen families through continuing educati…

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Preserving Blueberry Spice Jam at a recent Home Food Preservation class offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service are, from left, Pam Przybylowski, of Hammond; Bob Ores, of Lowell; and Linda Fiscus, of Hebron.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Cutting fresh pineapple for boiling water canning at a Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Home Food Preservation class are, from left, Pat Putigna, of Hebron; Sara Pierce, of Lowell; and Mary Koester, of Schererville.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Home canning course offers food preservation lessons

Monica Conway, of Hobart, prepares tomato juice using a food mill during a Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Home Food Preservation course.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Homemakers award scholarship

Homemakers award scholarship

Mallory Wisotsky, left, of Munster, was recently awarded the 2013 Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship by the Lake County Extension Homemaker Association. Awarding Mallory her scholarship check is Lauren Brown, center, of Munster, Lake County Extension Homemaker Scholarship chairperson, and Lin…

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Extension Homemakers accepts $500 donation

Lake County Extension Homemakers accepts $500 donation

CROWN POINT | Linda Cook, president of the Lake County Extension Homemakers, recently accepted a $500 donation check on behalf of the Lake County Extension Homemakers from Lee Lindsey, Hearing Aid Dealer of Highland.

May 16, 2013 10:32 am
Munster native receives Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship

Munster native receives Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship

CROWN POINT | Mallory Wisotsky of Munster was recently awarded the 2013 Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship recipient by the Lake County Extension Homemaker Association.

May 15, 2013 5:35 pm
Homemakers stir things up for 100 years

Homemakers stir things up for 100 years

Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Educator Corinne Powell, from left, shares the journey of the Lake County Extension Homemakers Association with its President, Linda Cook, and Barbara Hagberg, president of the Riley Extension Homemaker Club.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service provides home canning course

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service provides home canning course

CROWN POINT | Registration is open for the upcoming five-part series of Home Food Preservation course offered by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to individuals interested in learning current food preservation techniques and to help them preserve food safely.

April 30, 2013 12:25 pm Photos

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Master Gardener program seeking new crop of volunteers

Master Gardener program seeking new crop of volunteers

Nikky Witkowski, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service educator and Lake County Master Gardener coordinator, teaches a Master Gardener class the importance of plant nutrition, one of the topics covered in the upcoming course. Local gardeners interested in volunteer work are encouraged to regi…

April 22, 2013 12:00 am

Extention Homemakers Association taking scholarship applications

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Extension Homemakers Association is accepting applications for the Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship that is offered annually. In addition to this scholarship program, applications for the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (state level) Career-Advancement…

January 02, 2013 1:26 pm
Stockings filled with love

Stockings filled with love

The Lake County Extension Homemakers recently sewed 400 Christmas stockings for Meals on Wheels clients and filled them with toiletries as a community service project. Darlene Deck, left, of Hobart, and Felicia Makowski, of Munster, sort the colorful stockings. "The Extension Homemakers have…

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Stockings filled with love

Stockings filled with love

Sandy Monroe, left, of Crown Point, and Pat Rolewski, of St. John, fill handmade Christmas stockings with a variety of toiletries for Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana clients. Monroe coordinated the project for the Lake County Extension Homemakers.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
One apple a day is not enough

One apple a day is not enough

If there are a few extra apples in the Thanksgiving dinner menu offerings today, it may be because someone in the family attended a recent apple canning class. Corinne Powell, Health and Human Sciences educator with Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in Lake County, recently off…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
One apple a day is not enough

One apple a day is not enough

A class members prepares apples for canning.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
One apple a day is not enough

One apple a day is not enough

Jill Richey, of Lowell, places jars of applesauce in the boiling water canner for processing during an apple canning class offered at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service office in Crown Point.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Home Food Preservation students, from left, Sara Pierce, of Lowell; Sherry Kubiak, of Griffith; Adrienne Goril, of Merrillville; and Donna Reedy, of Hammond; jar vegetables for vegetable soup, which was then processed by pressure canning in a recent class hosted by the Lake County Purdue Coo…

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Preparing beets for pickled beets, which were then processed by boiling water canning, are students, from left, Kathy Horvath, of Highland; Joyce Dahlberg, of Crown Point; and MaryAnn Butte, of Dyer. They participated in a Home Food Preservation class hosted by the Lake County Purdue Coopera…

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Home food preservation classes make the most of fresh produce

Vegetable soup cools after pressure canning in a Home Food Preservation class.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
Master gardeners offer expertise at Lake County Fair

Master gardeners offer expertise at Lake County Fair

Lake County Master Gardeners, from left, Charles Anguiano, of Hammond; Janice Adamczyk, of DeMotte; and Linda Lerch, of Lake Station, volunteer at last year's Lake County Fair booth. Master gardeners will be available at this year's fair, opening Friday, to answer questions and provide infor…

August 01, 2012 12:00 am
Homemakers award scholarship

Homemakers award scholarship

Nancy Smith, left, of Crown Point, accepts the Lucile Smith Scholarship from Jan Webber, of Hobart, chairperson of the Lucile Smith Scholarship Committee for the Lake County Extension Homemakers Association.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
Homemakers award scholarship

Homemakers award scholarship

Several nieces of Lucile Smith attended the Extension Homemaker Achievement Day recently at Teibel’s restaurant, where the scholarship named for their aunt was awarded for 2012, from left, Beverly Fitzpatrick, of Albion; Barbara Amiss, of North Manchester; Carol Dickerhoff, of Munster; Norma…

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

Lake County Master Gardener Eileen Truby checks a reference book for an answer to a Help Line question about gardening.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
Cooks show what they 'can' do

Cooks show what they 'can' do

Stirring a mixture for homemade jelly during a recent Home Food Preservation course offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service are, from left, Stacy Carney, of Beverly Shores; Libby Hansel, of Michigan City; Anita Torok, of Cedar Lake; Tony Costello, of Highland; Cindy B…

April 09, 2012 12:00 am
Cooks show what they 'can' do

Cooks show what they 'can' do

Jolene Hanchar, of Munster, whisks the ingredients for jelly in preparation for filling jars with the homemade mixture during a recent Home Food Preservation course.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am
Home Food Preservation course offered by Purdue Extension Cooperative

Home Food Preservation course offered by Purdue Extension Cooperative

CROWN POINT | Class members are preparing jams and jellies through a Home Food Preservation course taught by Corinne Powell, Extension Educator, at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Crown Point.

March 28, 2012 10:35 am Photos

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Students have a blast

Students have a blast

March 15, 2012 12:00 am
Students have a blast

Students have a blast

March 15, 2012 12:00 am
Tasty course offers food preservation tips

Tasty course offers food preservation tips

Carefully preparing Bruschetta in a Jar during a Jan. 26 Advanced Home Food Preservation class at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Office are, from left, Venessa Zapchenk, of Crown Point; Michele Maciariello, of Chicago; Maryann Butte, of Dyer; and Joyce Dahlberg, of Crown Point.

February 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tasty course offers food preservation tips

Tasty course offers food preservation tips

Dawn Papachronis, from left, of Schererville; Donna Reedy, of Hammond; and Pam Kohlenberg, of Hobart; enjoy mixing the ingredients for Oktoberfest Beer Mustard during last month's advanced boiling water canning class at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Office in Crown Point. The …

February 16, 2012 12:00 am
Stockings stuffed with care

Stockings stuffed with care

Lake County Extension Homemaker Association members fill Christmas stockings with small gifts for soldiers and Meals on Wheels clients.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
Gifts from the kitchen prepared from the heart

Gifts from the kitchen prepared from the heart

Preparing blueberry syrup in a recent food preservation class hosted by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service are, from left, Joyce Dahlberg, of Crown Point, and Sherry Kubiak, of Griffith.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Gifts from the kitchen prepared from the heart

Gifts from the kitchen prepared from the heart

Learning to make "sundae in a jar" during the food preservation class in Crown Point are, from left, Michele Maceariello, of Chicago; Venessa Zapchenk, of Crown Point; Kathy Hanson, of Valparaiso; MaryAnn Butte, of Dyer; and Pam Kohlenberg, of Hobart.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Cranberry class "can" do holiday cooking

Cranberry class "can" do holiday cooking

Just in time for the holiday season, a boiling water canning class was held at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Crown Point, where participants learned to safely preserve whole cranberry sauce, mango salsa and cranberry orange chutney. Canning Whole Berry Cranberry Sau…

December 19, 2011 12:00 am
Falling for apples

Falling for apples

Peeling and cutting apples during the recent boiling water canning class at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service office in Crown Point are students, from left, Bob Philpot, of Lowell; Michele Maciariello, of Chicago; Venessa Zapchenk, of Crown Point; Sherry Kubiak, of Griffit…

October 31, 2011 12:00 am
Falling for apples

Falling for apples

Michele Maciariello, of Chicago, and Venessa Zapchenk, of Crown Point, put the finishing touches on jars of apple pie filling that will come in handy during the holiday season. The women completed a boiling water canning class offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.

October 31, 2011 12:00 am
Gardeners design composter for home gardens

Gardeners design composter for home gardens

Keith Ashley, of Whiting, and Sue Wallace, of Hammond, show off their new creation, a composter sized for a home garden. The Lake County Master Gardeners are selling the units as a fundraiser.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
Students find out they "can"

Students find out they "can"

Marjy Hyman, left, of Hebron and Kathy Horvath, of Highland, recently participated in a Home Food Preservation class on canning tomatoes and tomato juice sponsored by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Crown Point. Corinne Powell, extension educator for Consumer and Fami…

September 01, 2011 12:00 am
Homemakers cook up scholarship

Homemakers cook up scholarship

Jan Webber, left, of Hobart, presents the Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Lake County Extension Homemakers Association to Melissa Cappo, of Munster, who is majoring in nuclear medicine technology at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. Webber coordinates the schola…

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
Scholarship fund blossoms thanks to donation

Scholarship fund blossoms thanks to donation

Bob Malik, left, of Lowell, chairman of the Garden & Pond Expo Committee of the Illiana Garden Pond Society, presents a $5,000 check to Peter Kesheimer, of Dyer, chairman of the Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship Committee.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am
Book a gardener as your next speaker

Book a gardener as your next speaker

Susan Radovich, of Schererville, is among individuals offering informational programs provided by the volunteers of the Lake County Master Gardeners Speakers' Bureau.

July 03, 2010 12:00 am
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