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Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

Beth Huebner, left, a kindergarten teacher at Lake Street Elementary School in Crown Point, receives her Conservation Teacher of the Year award from educator Betty Huseman of the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District at the district's annual dinner meeting earlier this year.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

Theo Koulianos, an AHEPA Chapter 78 member from Valparaiso, was a popular man at the AHEPA Apartments picnic in Merrillville as he manned the dessert cart. Apartment residents were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, corn on the cob and fresh melon, topped off by cust…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA apartment resident Maris Mills and maintenance staffer Chuck Fisher take a turn on the dance floor as Abe & Donnies Country Guitars entertained at the annual picnic hosted for residents of the AHEPA Apartments in Merrillville by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Associa…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

Indiana Hoosier District 12 Governor Sam Benjamin, standing, of Crown Point, visits with AHEPA Apartments residents at the annual picnic hosted by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Chapter 78 Housing Corp. on the apartment grounds Aug. 6. In addition to a traditional …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Chapter 78 Housing Corp. members, from left, Tom Coil, of Hobart; George Domoras, of Crown Point; Danny Coil, of Hobart; Peter Murdakes, of Valparaiso; and Lou Bravos, Dominic Perez and Andrew Kyres, all of Crown Point; served on the picn…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Master gardener Joy Kolar, from left, helps siblings Anthony Moke, 5, and Annabelle Moke, 9, pick out some colorful blooms for their Bloomin' Kids flower arrangements Aug. 6 at the Lake County Fair. All three are from Crown Point. Children were invited to create their own floral creations du…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Brothers Blythe Dieck, 6, and Caden Dieck, 9, of Crown Point, show off the floral arrangements they made at the Bloomin' Kids Contest during the Lake County Fair. Caden said his favorite activity at the fair was the racing pigs, and big sister Aubrey, not pictured, chose the horse show, but …

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Joey Moke, 11, of Crown Point, took a break from his favorite Lake County Fair amusement ride, Fury Ball, to make his mom, Kristi Moke, a flower arrangement featuring plenty of carnations at the Bloomin' Kids Contest on Aug. 6. Kristi Moke said she and her four children live close to the Lak…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

Celebrating 15 years of "success by working collectively for cleaner air and reducing dependence on foreign oil," according to Executive Director Carl Lisek, right, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. hosted a reception July 24 attended by about 100 business people, environmentalists and public of…

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

Looking over some of the news clippings, award certificates and membership recognition representing 15 years of promoting the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies in Northern Indiana by South Shore Clean Cities Inc. are Susan Davis of Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, a Valparai…

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

Marie Smith, left, of Highland, and Madelon Silgalis, of Schererville, check out the silent auction items at the NWI Parkinsons Inc./Elizabeth Fashions Dinner and Style Show held at Avalon Manor in Hobart. Items ranged from teeth whitening services to golf packages.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

Following the theme "Sparkle Like a Diamond for Parkinson's," a Marilyn Monroe lookalike sings "Big Spender" as Dr. Sharon A. Harig, a critical care pulmonologist in Merrillville, models resortwear at the NWI Parkinsons Inc./Elizabeth Fashions Dinner and Style Show last week.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

Don Nagdeman, a member of the NWI Parkinsons Inc. Show Committee, closes out the style show at last week's NWI Parkinsons Inc./Elizabeth Fashions Dinner and Style Show fundraiser.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Vocalist Katie Reeves, a 2013 Bowling Green State University graduate, and featured soloist last fall at the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra's "Halloween Pops Concert," entertains at the the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society's May Wine Brunch.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Having made her selection, Rosemary Moll, right, of St. John, helps friend Beverly Dohman, of Highland, shop for a handmade shawl at the May Wine Brunch held Wednesday by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society. More than 300 attended the annual event.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Tina Sowa, left, and Stacey Rakich, both of Munster, check the mirror as they shop for handmade jewelry by Diane Panozzo at the annual May Wine Brunch held by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society. The sisters were guests of their mother, Mary Lou Perkovich, of Munster.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Linda Herbert, from left, of D's Jewelry and Gifts, helps Fran Shike, of Highland, Betty Markley, of Dyer, and Lil Pillarella, of Schererville, make a selection during the shopping time at Wednesday's May Wine Brunch hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Women's Association of the NWI Sympony Society hosts May Wine Brunch

Women's Association of the NWI Sympony Society hosts May Wine Brunch

Sue Vrtikapa, of Hobart, helps Charlene Tsoutsouris, of Munster, shop during the May Wine Brunch at the Adorable Accessories booth for a handmade child's shirt with Tsoutsouris' mother, 94-year-old Rosalie Isaacson, not pictured, of Miller in Gary.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Women's Association of the NWI Sympony Society hosts May Wine Brunch

Women's Association of the NWI Sympony Society hosts May Wine Brunch

Enjoying each other's company at the May Wine Brunch hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society are WANISS members, seated from left, Grace Stern, of Highland; Luise Baldin, of Schererville; Karen Kusta, of Highland; Jane Mulloy, of Lakes of the Four Seasons;…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Wine brunch, vendor sales support NWI Symphony

Linda Herbert, from left, of D's Jewelry and Gifts, helps Fran Shike, of Highland, Betty Markley, of Dyer, and Lil Pillarella, of Schererville, make a selection during the shopping time at Wednesday's May Wine Brunch hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society…

May 14, 2014 5:47 pm
Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

The Lowell High School PRIDE Banquet student honorees for 2014 are, front row from left, Mallory Slavis, Alec Shurman, Brittany Finigan, Phil Whitman, second row, Nikki Duncan-O'Heir, Nathan Muha, Sydney Workman, Chase Gehrlich, Lisa Lutgen, Amy Fraikin, Shanya Turner, Nickoulas Cooper-Garci…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Honor graduate Courtney Espravnik, left, congratulates her most influential teacher, Kathy Nelson, at the Lowell High School PRIDE banquet. Nelson, who is rertiring this year, teaches business at LHS and is the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education director.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Lynne Haberlin, Honorary PRIDE Recipient from among the Tri-Creek School Corp. staff, addresses the class of 2014 honor graduates at the May 4 Lowell High School PRIDE Banquet.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

Scott Wilson, left, of Merrillville, and his sister-in-law Janice Wilson, seated right, of Plainwell, Mich., look over the new MP3 player given to Scott, a client of The Arc of NWI, by Buds and Blossoms emcee Tom Lounges, right, and his wife, Alice. The couple loaded the MP3 with a hundred h…

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

Auctioneer Jim Lestinsky takes bids on live auction items during the Buds and Blossoms event ay Avalon Manor in Hobart. One of the most popular items was a gourmet dinner for 6 served in a private home by The Gourmet Goddess, Katie Sannito.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Enjoying the hors d'ouevres, beverages and artwork at St. Mary Catholic Community School's annual Art from the Heart benefit are parents, from left, Carol and Doug Gutjafr (first-grader Ainsley and fourth-grader Douglas), and Sherry Olenik (third-grader Owen, fifth-grader Adam and eighth-gra…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Surrounded by framed art, Joe and Barb Erlenbach, of Crown Point, thoughtfully decide on a silent auction bid at the Art from the Heart event hosted by St. Mary Catholic Community School on April 26. The couple are members of the church, and he works on buildings and grounds, while she is a …

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Art patrons support school to the tune of more than $5,000

Looking over some of the class artwork up for auction April 26 at the Art from the Heart event are, from left, St. Mary Catholic Community School teacher Laurie Broccolo, of Crown Point, artist Star Culp and her husband, David Culp, of Tinley Park, Ill. Culp donated two of her oil paintings …

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Four-year-old Ella Rothrock, of Crown Point, demonstrates the proper flag-waving technique for Crown Point's annual Fourth of July Parade. She received the flag when she and her mother, Lisa Rothrock, stopped by the parade committee's booth at the Spring into Action Volunteer Fair on Saturda…

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Sarah Highlen, left, of Chesterton, herself a volunteer at Sojourner Truth House in Gary, explains the mission of the ministry of hope for at-risk women and their children to Cindy Johnson, of Valparaiso, during the Spring Into Action Volunteer Fair held by the Crown Point Community Foundati…

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Volunteers ready to Spring Into Action

Staffers with The Giving BackPack Foundation, of Merrillville, from left, President Tynisha Collins, Treasurer Jobez Ferguson and Secretary Seann Collins, explain the volunteer opportunities available with their organization to Crown Point residents Marion Brzozowski and her daughter, Angeli…

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Celebrating in silver at the 25th anniversary WANISS Festival of Trees are several of the 400+ attendees, front row from left, Corinne Fritz, of Dyer; Fran Shike, of Highland; Gayle Parr, of Schererville; Lil Pillarella, of Schererville; Marge Parchem, of Schererville; Babs Zandstra, of High…

December 08, 2013 2:30 pm
Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Kara Bershad, principal harpist for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and professor of harp at North Park University and Moody Bible Institute, both in Chicago, performs for a hushed crowd at the Festival of Trees luncheon hosted by NISO's women's association.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

"Gifts from the Garden" is the theme of the Munster Garden Club's first-place winner in the annual Festival of Trees Contest sponsored by the Women's Association of the NWI Symphony Society. Gathered around the winning design are, from left, club member Anne Marie Kuczora, of Schererville, a…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Exhibit showcases CPHS student artwork

Exhibit showcases CPHS student artwork

Crown Point High School junior Hannah Gensaw, from left, and senior Tracci Fisher welcome Carol Bangsberg, a member of the Crown Point Friends of the Library, to an opening reception for the library's first art exhibit.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Exhibit showcases CPHS student artwork

Exhibit showcases CPHS student artwork

Visual Arts Department chair Karen Cox, left, and Crown Point High School student artist Colin Stein, right, explain Stein's tempura painting to art reception visitor Kara Dokupil, center, herself an artist, at Crown Point Community Library.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District boasts national photo contest winner for three straight years and is hoping to make it four in a row in 2013. Honored at the district's recent Legislative/Elected Officials Picnic were 2012 winner Theodore Covello, 12, of Munster and a stu…

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Lake County Council member Eldon Strong, a Crown Point Republican, explains the new Lake County income tax to guests at the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual Legislative/Elected Officials Picnic earlier this month.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Darlene Corns, left, of the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, displays a billboard mock-up of the 2013 state poster contest winner submitted by Aiyana Trevino, a fourth-grader at Protsman Elementary School in Dyer. Her entry, following the theme "Where Does Your Water Shed?" …

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Students and staff go back to 1950s to celebrate literacy

Students and staff go back to 1950s to celebrate literacy

Winners of the student costume contest for Time Out for Reading at Eisenhower Elementary School were really rocking and reading, from left, fifth-grader Keely Depel, third-grader Nicholas Sites, second-grader Madeline Thunberg and kindergartner Nate Collins. "Everyone had a fabulous time cel…

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
Students and staff go back to 1950s to celebrate literacy

Students and staff go back to 1950s to celebrate literacy

First-grade teachers at Eisenhower Elementary School in Crown Point, from left, Hillary LaBorde, Kathleen Lucht, Cathy Maglish and Cyndi Bazin, proved they are the "coolest of the cool" as The Pink Ladies from "Grease" for the school's rock and roll Time Out for Ready program Friday. A stude…

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

Watching the first episode of The Michael J. Fox Show on Thursday evening at the premiere party hosted by NWI Parkinsons Inc. are, from left, Paul Tobias, of Crown Point, Chuck and Tuddy Molden, of Cedar Lake, and Cecilia Tobias, of Crown Point. "It was excellent," said Paul Tobias after the…

September 30, 2013 12:00 am
New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

William Kiel, of Crown Point, ponders the answer to "Where was Michael J. Fox born?" during a trivia quiz Thursday at a premiere party for the new Michael J. Fox Show airing on NBC-TV. Prizes were awarded to those who answered the most Fox questions correctly. By the way, Fox was born in Edm…

September 30, 2013 12:00 am
Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

Ken Swett, front row from left, of the Hawthorne Arbor of Gleaners distributes movie tickets to The Arc Northwest Indiana client Bob Nikisich, of Merrillville and volunteer chaperone Sharon Rahaw, of Lowell, while Gleaner President Dan Sutton, background, holds the door to The Crown Theater …

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

Hawthorne Arbor of Gleaners members turned out in full force to welcome guests from The Arc of Northwest Indiana to a recent movie night at the Crown Theater in Crown Point, front row from left, Virginia Kasparian, Marcia Carlson, Betty O'Neill, Pat Sutton, back row, Anita Childress, Mary Ka…

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

Steel drummer Kent Arnsbarger provides the Caribbean music for the AHEPA 78 Housing Corp. picnic held for senior citizen apartment dwellers in Merrillville last week.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

Volunteers from American Hellenic Education Progressive Association Chapter 78 George Domoras, left, of Crown Point, and Jim Sebben, of Merrillville, finish their lunch while awaiting clean-up duties at the AHEPA 78 Housing Corp. picnic held for senior apartment residents Tuesday in Merrillville.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

Seniors gather for picture-perfect picnic

AHEPA 78 residents Mary Oyervides, left, and Josie Lilja enjoy the view of the pond during Tuesday's picnic hosted by the AHEPA 78 Housing Corp. "I just came for a pop, but the lunch was very good," said Overvides of the hamburgers, potato salad, corn and fruit served to the 300 senior citiz…

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

Health and Human Sciences Educator Corinne Powell of the Lake County Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service explains to those attending the organization's recent annual meeting how to operate the keypads used for an interactive quiz about Extension Service programs.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

The Lake County Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service held its annual business meeting last month, honoring four outgoing members and electing five new members to its Extension Advisory Board, front row from left, outgoing members President Matt Hayden, Lyle Patchett, Mark Schulte …

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
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