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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 75: Apple orchards

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 75: Apple orchards

Apple orchards

September 16, 2014 12:00 am
Northcote Avenue Bridge undergoing unique rehab

Northcote Avenue Bridge undergoing unique rehab

Sandbagging Northcote Avenue Bridge as seen here in 2008 will no longer be required once rehab is completed in the fall.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Comedienne Joan Rivers with Times Columnist Philip Potempa on July 22, 2014 in Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers with Times Columnist Philip Potempa on July 22, 2014 in Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers with Times columnist Philip Potempa at a party July 22 in Chicago.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
Ritz visits Munster High

Ritz visits Munster High

In this April 2014 photo, Indiana State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, right, gets a tour of Munster High School, including the pool area, from Principal Mike Wells, left, and then Munster Schools Superintendent Richard Sopko.

August 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his mother Peggy (left) in 2000.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

A variety of rides will be featured at the Lake County Fair.

July 30, 2014 9:30 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 35: The Shrine of Christ's Passion

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 35: The Shrine of Christ's Passion

A growing local tourist attraction at 10630 Wicker Ave., visitors from across the globe have walked the free path at Shrine of Christ's Passion, which uses life-size bronze statues to depict religious scenes and the death of Jesus Christ through Stations of the Cross.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
NIPSCO -Michigan City aerial

NIPSCO -Michigan City aerial

NIPSCO's tower is often mistaken for a nuclear reactor, but is actually a hyperboloid cooling tower used to process clean coal.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
NIPSCO Water Cooling tower 2

NIPSCO Water Cooling tower 2

The NIPSCO cooling tower, under construction in 1972, has recently been adapted to remove up to 90 percent of sulfuric oxide emissions.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
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4-H foods auction 2013.jpg

4-H junior leader Brooke Sauter holds up a brown butter pumpkin spice cake for auction on Saturday during the 2013 Taste of 4-H Food Auction at the Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Valparaiso resident Sydney Clark holds her champion duck during the poultry portion of the 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Celebration 2.jpg

Carter Stoner, 9, pushes his champion bronze turkey around the ring to be auctioned during the poultry portion of 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Stetson Herzog leads his grand champion barrow pig around the show floor to be auctioned during the 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Kara Moon.jpg

Longtime former 4-H member and current volunteer Kara Moon, far left, works as a clerk during an auction at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point as part of her job as Kraft Auction Services Marketing Manager. “The main reason I continue to volunteer is because I want to help give young…

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Queen 1.jpg

Porter County Fair Queen Britta Ringas reacts to her win during the 2013 Porter County Fair Queen Pageant at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Some of the produce that is grown with the Portage Community Garden.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Garden plots available

Garden plots available

Community gardens like this one are a great way to promote healthy living while helping a great cause.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Disability access targeted at PUC conference

Disability access targeted at PUC conference

Al Piening, of Beverly Shores, is lifted by train personnel Thursday onto a South Shore train at Dune Park with a wheelchair-accessible lift.

June 20, 2014 2:49 pm
Picking strawberries

Picking strawberries

A youngster chooses the perfect strawberry during a past Strawberry Madness Festival at Johnson's Farm Produce and Strawberry Farm in Hobart.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am
Strawberries on vine

Strawberries on vine

Strawberries ripen on a vine.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am
Strawberries

Strawberries

Head out to the fields to pick strawberries.

June 15, 2014 3:08 pm
College Bound programs extended 12 more years

College Bound programs extended 12 more years

In 2012, 169 of Hammond's College Bound students attended Purdue Calumet. That represents 34 percent of the program’s participants.

May 21, 2014 9:14 am
Lynwood police chief to resign

Lynwood police chief to resign

Lynwood Police Chief Michael Mears answers questions during a news conference in this September 2012 file photo.

May 20, 2014 3:15 pm
South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

Firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel salute during a procession for Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum after his funeral Dec. 30, 2010, at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago.

May 15, 2014 12:46 pm
South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum's casket is lifted onto a firetruck during a funeral procession Dec. 30, 2010, at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. Ankum was killed Dec. 22, 2010, during a fire when the roof he was standing on collapsed. Ankum was a 1994 grad of T.F. South in Lansing and l…

May 15, 2014 12:42 pm
Gomez injures knee at 2013 state

Gomez injures knee at 2013 state

T.F. South's Jessica Gomez is helped off the court at Eastern Illinois by assistant coach Sean Coultas during last year's third-place match. Gomez had to default due to injury. She is 31-0 in singles play and the top seed in the state finals. Head coach Bob Tengstrand is at the right.

May 13, 2014 10:10 pm
Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Voters cast their ballots at Center Township precincts 26 and 34 inside Valparaiso Fire Station 2, Nov. 6, 2012.

May 05, 2014 5:13 pm
Beer

Beer

Pictured is a Beltaine Scottish Ale from Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City. At a recent preview of Blue Chip's annual Brewfest, Shoreline's Beltaine Scottish Ale was paired with a seared/grilled duck breast among other dishes.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage resident Sue Hadan, right, has her blood pressure checked by St. Mary's Medical Center wellness coordinator Tammy Reibly during a previous Senior Health Fair at Woodland Park.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Gene Shayotovich of Merrillville gets a massage from Barbara J. Loeffler at last year's Portage Senior Fair.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

The Iroquois Bio-Energy plant in Rensselaer produces approximately 50 million gallons of ethanol a year.

April 21, 2014 4:37 pm
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

In this 2009 photo, Iroquois Bio-Energy General Manager Keith Gibson stands next to a large pile of distillers grains at the Rensselaer plant. Distillers grains are a by-product of the ethanol production process.

April 21, 2014 4:34 pm
Paul H. Douglas Center

Paul H. Douglas Center

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Gary.

April 17, 2014 11:26 am
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk is the newest addition to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It is owned by the National Park Service and managed by the City of Portage.

April 17, 2014 11:07 am
Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

Adelyn Miller, 4, of Cedar Lake, gets a hug from the Easter Bunny during  a past Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Lowell. Appearances by the Easter Bunny are often on the agenda for various Easter brunches.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Schererville hosts final fundraiser for Perry Ferrini Dog Park

Schererville hosts final fundraiser for Perry Ferrini Dog Park

Evan Mitchell and Stephanie Ferrini, foreground, are led by their caped crusader Checkers on a Halloween dog walk fundraiser at Perry Ferrini Dog Park. Perry Ferrini, a former councilman and Town Council president, was active in many civic organizations. He died in 2009 at age 52. A final fu…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.

March 25, 2014 11:00 am
Winter heat aid

Winter heat aid

A NIPSCO meter reader makes his way alongside a house to reach an electric meter in Gary. NIPSCO said customers can still apply for help with home heating bills. Indiana's moratorium on utility shutoffs ended last week, so some may be seeking help.

March 24, 2014 12:42 pm
Portage's downtown will drive future development

Portage's downtown will drive future development

Founder's Square Park has been the home of a farmer's market for several summers

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Innovative visuals: Arts scene and museums continue to thrive in Northwest Indiana

Innovative visuals: Arts scene and museums continue to thrive in Northwest Indiana

John Cain, South Shore Arts executive director, is pictured next to a photo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, which was part of a past exhibit titled Celebrity Revealed.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
National, state parks showcase history, nature

National, state parks showcase history, nature

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm in Porter takes visitors back to an earlier time in Northwest Indiana.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
National, state parks showcase history, nature

National, state parks showcase history, nature

Bill Smith demonstrates making maple syrup at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm during Maple Sugar Time, one of the park's most popular festivals each spring.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

The Babushka Brigade is a staple at Whiting's Pierogi Fest each July. Its one of those quirky things that keeps people coming back.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

The parade is a highlight of the annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Mr. Pierogi greets fans during the Pierogi Fest's Polka Parade in downtown Whiting.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Timothy Tkachik

Timothy Tkachik

Timothy Tkachik

March 03, 2014 1:41 pm
Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

Bob Riggs, John Hodson and Ray Lawson work to dismantle the Linden log cabin in May at Portage's Countryside Park. The cabin, which had been in Ray Lawson's family for more than 100 years, was bought by the Kankakee Valley Historical Society and will be reassembled in South County.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

Bob Riggs, John Hodson and Ray Lawson work to dismantle the Linden log cabin in May at Portage's Countryside Park.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Tacos

Tacos

Two shrimp tacos and a beef taco are showcased at Memo's Taco Mex.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Tamales

Tamales

Pictured are homemade tamales with avocado salad.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
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