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Lake County may be known for its steel mills, but the first industry to dot the landscape is not along the shores of Lake Michigan but next to the stream that gives Deep River County Park in Hobart its name.
MERRILLVILLE | More than 200 residents of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association apartments were served a picnic meal and live entertainment Aug. 6 as the AHEPA Chapter 78 Housing Corp. hosted its annual picnic on the spacious apartment grounds. Live music provided by Abe …
MUNSTER | There are eight Elliott Elementary and Wilbur Wright Middle school students who can truly say their summer vacation was out of this world.
When Rose Buckley Pearce walked into the Lake County Government Center in 1977, she was lucky someone directed her to the offices of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department.
You only have to go as far as its name to know what's unique about the town of Cedar Lake.
CROWN POINT | "Look ma, no hands" was the battle cry as 20 youths and adults competed Tuesday afternoon for trophies and bragging rights in the annual Pie-Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair.
HOBART | It was all about the bling as Elizabeth Fashions and NWI Parkinsons Inc. hosted the 10th annual Dinner and Style Show fundraiser on May 22 at Avalon Manor.
CROWN POINT | May is National Arthritis Month, and one Crown Point family has a special reason for wanting to raise awareness and find a cure.
HAMMOND | Purdue University’s Board of Trustees recently ratified Purdue University Calumet faculty members Kuan-Chou Chen as the Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Professor in Economic Development and Cyril Pat Obi as the White Lodging Professor of Finance in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
LOWELL | Taking PRIDE in their achievements, the 32 Lowell High School seniors with the top academic records revealed their most influential teachers May 4 at the annual LHS PRIDE Banquet.
HOBART | Spring was in the air as BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana hosted the annual Buds and Blossoms fundraiser April 30 to benefit The Arc Northwest Indiana.
CROWN POINT | Have you got a favorite charity?
For the past 16 of her 23 years, Mary Pasyk has spent every August preparing for a new school year. This August, however, she'll be preparing to embark on a mission that will affect more than 60,000 young people across the country.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the promotion of Rik Piszczek as its new manager of Human Resources.
Renee Rodimel is on a mission, one she is passionate about.
CHICAGO | The cross country teams at Andrean High School in Merrillville wanted to do a community service project and, partnering with a local charitable organization, Children's Hope International, chose to host a Thanksgiving dinner for a group of adults with mental and physical challenges…
MUNSTER | It was a silvery scene at the 25th annual Festival of Trees luncheon Wednesday hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.
CROWN POINT | Sheri Wandachowicz looks good in the saddle, but looking pretty isn't what it's all about when she takes her quarter horse Presidential Invite for a ride.
If planet Earth makes it through another millennium, it just may be because of Chance Troksa.
CROWN POINT | Tyler Kuss, 10, wore a Halloween costume this year that was really something to write home about.
When U.S. Marine Corps veteran Doug Peters stepped out of the old Cessna and touched ground in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he knew he was in for the adventure of a lifetime - "60 miles with 60-pound packs," as he put it.
CROWN POINT | Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Garling welcomed Lake County Council members Eldon Strong and Dan Dernulc, both Republicans, to the annual Legislative/Elected Officials Picnic hosted Oct. 2 by the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District.
CROWN POINT | There was no more attentive audience for the airing of NBC's new Michael J. Fox television show Thursday evening than the group gathered at the Marian Education Center on the Franciscan St. Anthony Health campus.
CROWN POINT | It was Tuesday Night at the Movies recently as the Hawthorne Arbor of Gleaners hosted its annual outing for clients, staff and families of The Arc of Northwest Indiana.
MUNSTER | The Golden Times, a club started by The Times Media Company, has been offering social activities, camaraderie, and support to senior citizens for 25 years.
You can never have too many bagpipers is the way Pipe Major Craig Brooks sees it, and so the Hobart musician has teamed up with a couple of South Haven firefighters to found the Celtic Society of Indiana Pipes & Drums.
CROWN POINT | Monday belonged to the young and old at the Lake County Fair as Senior Citizens Day competed for attention with the Youth Fun Horse Show.
CROWN POINT | Attending the annual business meeting of the Lake County Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service this year felt a bit like being on a television game show.
Twenty-five years ago, fifth-grader James Ghrist was a member of the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduating class in Munster.
LOWELL | Pride filled the room May 5 as Lowell High School celebrated its top academic graduates of 2013 and the teachers that most influenced therm at the annual LHS PRIDE Banquet.
HOBART | While it was still too chilly for April outdoors, spring was definitely in the air inside Avalon Manor on Wednesday evening as BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana hosted the 10th annual Buds and Blossoms Evening to benefit The Arc Northwest Indiana.
LOWELL | The New York Yankees missed the World Series last October, and the New England Patriots will be watching this Sunday's Super Bowl on TV, but as dynasties go, the Lowell High School Academic Decathlon team did not disappoint, winning the Kankakee Valley Regional on Jan. 19 to advance…
ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School headed to the state finals this weekend, but this time instead of athletic uniforms, they packed costumes.
MUNSTER | Bright lights, bright colors and holiday music greeted hundreds of guests as they arrived for the 24th annual Festival of Trees luncheon hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony on Dec. 5 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
MERRILLVILLE | Pictures may tell a thousand words, but words are the reason for the pictures when the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition celebrates its Time Out for Reading program.
CROWN POINT | Feeling crafty? Then the Crown Point Community Library is the place to be.
GARY | K-9 & Family Time, an organization started by Officer Mike Miller of the Gary Police Department Reserves, recently held a demonstration at Pittman Square Park in Gary.
CROWN POINT | Marilyn Chynoweth, Flower Show superintendent at the Lake County Fair, watched children having fun creating flower arrangements Tuesday, and admitted she has an ulterior motive for hosting the Bloomin' Kids Contest.
CROWN POINT | Nobody could believe he ate the whole thing.
CROWN POINT | Arlene Marcinek has changed hats, but not her dedication to the Lake County Fair.
Selena VanBaber's dream is to perform in Broadway musicals, and this morning, she awoke to find herself just about as close as she can get.
CEDAR LAKE | Drama gripped a Cedar Lake neighborhood last week as a mother frantically searched for her nine children after they all slipped into a storm drain.
LOWELL | Lowell High School's Athletic Hall of Fame 2012 induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium, 2051 E. Commercial Ave.
CROWN POINT | Expectant parents were treated to lunch, door prizes and plenty of valuable information when MDwise sponsored one of its Bluebelle Baby Showers for Prenatal Assistance Program clients at St. Clare Clinic last week.
SCHERERVILLE | Duane Dedelow, of Hammond, was presented with the Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana's Award of the Year when the group met Thursday for its annual UND Night banquet.
HOBART | Supporters from Crown Point, Griffith and Hammond "came together" Thursday for a first-time fundraiser aimed at making sure the doors are always open at Crossroads YMCA centers.
WHEELER | There's a forlorn-looking 1970 Volkswagen Beetle in a Wheeler garage right now, but it will be a shiny new collectible in just a matter of days if Fred Nowlin's friends in the 14 Blast Furnace Department at U.S. Steel have their way.
CROWN POINT | Red was the color of the day as 275 men and women gathered for the Crown Point Go Red luncheon Friday in support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day.
LOWELL | Pink is Nan Parente's favorite color, and the breast cancer survivor wants to share it with all of her friends in Lowell.
CROWN POINT | Carol and Wayne Allen have 46 years of memories to celebrate today, but for the past 10 years, their wedding anniversary has had a new memory crowding out the family vacations, birthdays and other special occasions they share.
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