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Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

The original Jawbone monitor bracelet was a sensation in 2013.  The UP24 has now gone wireless in tracking sleep and activity cycles

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Chamber Network Night

Chamber Network Night

Paul Pivoris, of Valparaiso, takes a turn in the money blowing booth Thursday night at the Centier Bank booth during Chamber Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.

October 16, 2014 8:39 pm
Chamber network night

Chamber network night

Eric Brant, right, with Chicago Street Theatre, paints a bust of Shakespeare to announce their fundraising efforts during Chamber Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.

October 16, 2014 8:38 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

It was ghoulish fun and games back in October, 2007 at the Highland Branch of the Lake County Public Library, which hosted a Children's Halloween Costume Party. Elementary school children played games, including this parachute game, and enjoyed Halloween snacks. The Times is celebrating our …

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mazen Safadi cuts grilled chicken from a rotisserie at his Merrillville restaurant, Mirage Grill. "This is all new to everyone," said co-owner Ferass Safadi, who said live in Valparaiso. "It's something unique. You can only have hot dogs and hamburgers and pizza so many times."

October 03, 2014 10:15 am
Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill workers wait on customers at the Merrillville restaurant. The restaurant has two chefs, one of whom trained overseas on stacking Shawarma, and the other who cooked Mediterranean food in New York and Indianapolis.

October 03, 2014 10:15 am
Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill co-owners and brother Ferass Safadi, left, and Mazen Safadi show some of the dishes available at their Merrillville restaurant. "This is all new to everyone," said Ferass Safadi, who lives in Valparaiso. "It's something unique. You can only have hot dogs and hamburgers and pizza…

October 03, 2014 10:16 am
Mark Sperling

Mark Sperling

Mark Sperling is superintendent of Merrillville Community School Corp.

October 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Lowell dispatch center

Lowell dispatch center

Lowell Fire Chief Clint Gorball, left, and Police Chief Erik Matson in the town dispatch area that will be replaced by the new unified 911 system.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Computer recycling creates jobs for TradeWinds workers with special needs

Computer recycling creates jobs for TradeWinds workers with special needs

The IT department of The Times Media Co. donates used computer equipment to the Secure Computer Destruction and Recycling operation at TradeWinds. Tradewinds recycling technicians Aaron Goff, from left, and Brian Mills work with The Times' Josh Kaiser and Bryan Campbell.

September 25, 2014 1:48 pm
A fond farewell

A fond farewell

Northwest Indiana Forum President and CEO Heather Ennis, left, joins Forum members and other business leaders Thursday night at Islamorada Restaurant in Portage as they thank Karen Lauerman, center, and Donald Koliboski, right foreground, for their years of service to the Forum. Lauerman, th…

September 19, 2014 10:00 am
Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Customers at Barbershop Moffitt’s get their haircut in one of the shop’s five reupholstered hydraulic barbershop chairs from 1964.

September 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Christian Moffitt is shown inside his Munster barbershop. Men have been coming to Moffitt’s — formerly called Dan’s Barbershop — in Munster since its opening in 1927.

September 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Christian Moffitt is shown inside his Munster barbershop. Men have been coming to Moffitt’s — formerly called Dan’s Barbershop — in Munster since its opening in 1927.

September 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Moffitt’s keeps barbershop tradition alive

Christian Moffitt stands in front of the sign at his Munster barbershop. Men have been coming to Moffitt’s — formerly called Dan’s Barbershop — in Munster since its opening in 1927.

September 18, 2014 1:38 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Firemen in a boat work with a man with a stalled vehicle in the 5300 block of Buchanan Street, Merrillville, during the severe flooding that took place in northwest Indiana in mid-September of 2008 in this photo by Times photographer Tony V. Martin. Days of steady rain caused flooding and ev…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

September 16, 2014 3:59 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Downtown Highland Sign

September 16, 2014 4:00 pm
St. John's Global Attraction: Shrine of Christ's Passion shares Jesus' last journey

St. John's Global Attraction: Shrine of Christ's Passion shares Jesus' last journey

Bookstore in the shop at Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John.

September 11, 2014 2:26 pm
Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

An electrical fire caused the evacuation of the Lake County Superior Court Building in downtown Gary on Thursday morning.

August 28, 2014 2:14 pm
Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

The Gary Fire Department responds to an electrical fire in the Lake County Superior Court Building in downtown Gary Thursday morning.

August 28, 2014 2:14 pm
Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

The Gary Fire Department responds to an electrical fire in the Lake County Superior Court Building in downtown Gary on Thursday morning.

August 28, 2014 2:13 pm
Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire clears Lake County Courthouse in Gary

An electrical fire caused the evacuation of the Lake County Superior Court Building in downtown Gary on Thursday morning.

August 28, 2014 2:12 pm
Habitat groups build on success

Habitat groups build on success

Star Washington partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana to receive a home in Hammond.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees

Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees

Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness instructor Heather Hanas mixes activities with free weights and a step bench for the Body Pump Class.

August 12, 2014 9:00 am
THE SUBTLE MESSAGE IN MOVING AWAY FROM THE WORD 'CURE' TOWARDS FINDING A WAY TO 'PREVENT'

THE SUBTLE MESSAGE IN MOVING AWAY FROM THE WORD 'CURE' TOWARDS FINDING A WAY TO 'PREVENT'

Pat Colander Associate Publisher and Editor, Get Healthy.

August 11, 2014 9:15 am
Nine Muses

Nine Muses

Nine Muses in Crete sells clothing that is recycled into vintage clothing by the owner. It also sells antiques, accessories and other items that follow the owner's desire to take something old and change it into something new.

August 07, 2014 9:27 am
Nine Muses

Nine Muses

Nine Muses sells clothing that is recycled into vintage clothing by the owner. It also sells antiques, accessories and other items that follow the owner's desire to take something old and change it into something new.

August 07, 2014 9:27 am
Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

The Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium was built in 1921, and rehabilitated in 1991.

August 06, 2014 1:43 pm
NiSource notches second strong quarter

NiSource notches second strong quarter

NiSource's second quarter net income rose to $78.2 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with $71.7 million, or 23 cents per share, for the same period in 2013. Gross revenues for the quarter rose 11.1 percent to $1.34 billion. NiSource is the parent company of NIPSCO, whose cooling tower…

July 30, 2014 12:53 pm
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Mark Baer will direct Gary Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," which runs Aug. 29 to 31 at The Gary Shakespeare Company, 500 S. Lake St., Gary.

July 22, 2014 12:00 am
Local gyms offer specialty classes to make your workouts fun

Local gyms offer specialty classes to make your workouts fun

Exercisers focus on a 12-foot screen during a virtual cycle class at Fitness Pointe in Munster.

July 18, 2014 1:49 pm
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Mike Barancyk, from left, Jason Urbaniak and Stephen Kavois, of Oak Partners participate in their radio broadcast.

July 11, 2014 10:19 am
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July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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Hammond

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous Purchased New in September 2005

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous Purchased New in September 2005

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous he purchased new in September 2005 from Connors Buick in Chesterton, Ind.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with his 2006 Buick Rendezvous, which recently turned-up 300,000 miles on the dashboard odometer.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Community banks

Community banks

Munster-based Peoples Bank, whose headquarters are shown here, acquired Hammond's First Federal Savings and Loan Association, which was one-twentieth of its size and was looking for a buyer as long-time president and CEO John Freyek neared retirement. Peoples Bank has stayed in business for …

July 02, 2014 5:32 pm
Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

For the fourth consecutive year, Merrillville’s Schepel Buick GMC was named a 2013 GM Dealer of the Year

June 26, 2014 12:28 pm
Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Merrillville’s Schepel Buick GMC was once again named a 2013 GM Dealer of the Year. The dealership was presented with its award last week, extending its award-winning streak that started in 2010. Pictured here, from left, are Ryan Van Prooyen, manager; Ron Meier, zone manager at Chicago Buic…

June 26, 2014 12:27 pm
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With the green power program, NIPSCO customers can designate 25, 50 or 100 percent of monthly electric usage to power generated by renewable energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric power. Commercial and industrial customers have the added flexibility to de…

June 22, 2014 7:00 am
Marion Williams

Marion Williams

Marion R. Williams has been a Gary School Board member since 2008.

June 16, 2014 11:01 am
Gary Shakespeare

Gary Shakespeare

Pictured is the party scene at the Capulet home in the play "Romeo and Juliet," presented through Sunday by Gary Shakespeare Co.

June 12, 2014 1:30 am
Madonia charged in alleged prank at T.F. South

Madonia charged in alleged prank at T.F. South

The T.F. South band plays "Pomp and Circumstance" under the direction of Michael Madonia, center, in May 2009 at the 51st commencement.

June 11, 2014 3:15 pm
Gary Shakespeare

Gary Shakespeare

Gary Shakespeare Co. is presenting "Romeo and Juliet" in its new home at 500 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach.

June 09, 2014 5:37 pm
DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

Schererville- Dean's Landscaping. (LtoR) Paul Kowalski and Will Dennison.

June 03, 2014 10:00 pm
DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

Schererville- Dean's Lawn and Landscaping team.

June 03, 2014 9:57 pm
The little attractions that could: Region offers fun for train lovers

The little attractions that could: Region offers fun for train lovers

Alden Carpenter, 2, of Valparaiso, watches the train run through the garden at Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso.

June 03, 2014 3:55 pm
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Highland-Butteinger Bakery. Dessets. Cupcakes.

June 02, 2014 3:26 pm
Crown Point Courthouse

Crown Point Courthouse

June 01, 2014 10:30 am
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