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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
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
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
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
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
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BusINess_JohnVasos_4563.JPG

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
Vanis

Vanis

Chris Valvanis works on longtime client Debby Niesen from TInley Park. Valvanis has been cutting hair with style for 30 years and has three salons in the region.

May 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Phillipe

Phillipe

The Gates of St. John by Phillippe Builders.Two Gold Key Awards for Excellence in New Construction and Interior Design in 2013 plus the coveted Crystal Key Award for Best Community in 2012 from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, which takes nominations from builders, remodeler…

May 03, 2014 6:00 am
Ciao Bella Wine

Ciao Bella Wine

Ciao Bella restaurant—wine complements fresh Maryland Crab Cakes with Roasted Purple Potatos and Nori Salad and a Boursin Cheese Sauce.

April 30, 2014 3:00 am
Linda Gatto

Linda Gatto

Franciscan Medical Specialists’ nurse practitioner and Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator, Linda Gatto, RN, FNP-C.

April 20, 2014 6:00 am
Sawyer Garden Fertilizer

Sawyer Garden Fertilizer

There are many fertilizers and other lawn and garden care treatment options from which to choose. Local experts recommend organic gardening materials that are plant or animal based and are safer for pets and children.

April 03, 2014 9:30 am
Technology in schools

Technology in schools

Special education instructor Michele Lloyd helps her students learn about telling time on their iPads at Gosch Elementary School in East Chicago.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Appliances

Appliances

The GE Artistry Series on the showroom floor at Maruszczak Appliance. Estimated retail price of the full GE Artistry product suite is $2,416 - Retailers set their own prices. Estimated retail pricing per appliance: bottom-freezer refrigerator, $1099; top-control dishwasher, $499; over-the-ra…

March 01, 2014 8:00 am
The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The sculpture "Inspiration," is shown outside The Times building in Munster, home of The Times Media Co.

February 26, 2014 4:33 pm
Remax

Remax

Herm Hoge with Remax Clients Jared and Michelle D'Hmico. “Based on what we’re seeing, there’s going to be a frenzy this spring. Our agents are already working with sellers who plan to list their homes sooner rather than later. If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s important to s…

February 23, 2014 9:15 am
Insulation

Insulation

Available for existing homes or retrofit installations only, insulation and duct sealing rebates are available for NIPSCO residential natural gas and/or residential electric customers, and the location of installed home improvements must have active NIPSCO service. Here, a member of USA Insu…

February 08, 2014 7:00 am
Neighborhood

Neighborhood

For those of you who are thinking about house hunting in 2014, the reality of this situation is that an uneven economic recovery has boosted home prices as much as than 15 percent in some areas, while median household income has risen just 3 percent.

February 02, 2014 10:00 am
Cabinets

Cabinets

While the design and aesthetics of cabinetry typically define the overall appearance of kitchens and baths, there is also great emphasis on function.

February 01, 2014 10:15 am
DeYoung

DeYoung

Proving that sustainable business practices are not only the right thing to do for the environment but also good for business, DeYoung completely replaced the lighting that was originally installed when they relocated to St. John in 2005.

January 19, 2014 9:00 am
CKbuilders in Crown Point

CKbuilders in Crown Point

CK Builders has already built in Crown Point, many other builders in the area, including Schilling Development, are looking to take advantage of the Copper Creek development.

January 19, 2014 7:00 am
Big Windows

Big Windows

Along with playing a key role in your home’s exterior appearance – next to the actual shape, windows have the most impact on the overall look of your home – and connecting what’s indoors to the outside world, windows let in light, warmth and fresh air.

January 04, 2014 11:45 am
Steiner

Steiner

Crown Point- Steiner Homes. Ellendale Farm Lot 250. Meet the builders and more during the New Year Home Tour later this month.

January 04, 2014 9:00 am
The Charley Horse Restaurant to ride off into sunset

The Charley Horse Restaurant to ride off into sunset

A room full of Hawks fans erupt into cheers  at the Charley Horse Restaurant during Game 4 in the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. The restaurant and hockey-focused sports bar in Munster – the last remaining location of a small local chain – is closing down after a farewell bash this Sunday.

December 30, 2013 2:44 pm
Solar Panels

Solar Panels

NIPSCO allows energy from green power such as these solar panels to return to the electric grid for credit.

December 07, 2013 11:45 am
Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Black Friday: It's all in the planning

The surge of shoppers into the Target store funnel past the "doorbuster" sale items. Shoppers jam retail parking lots in the wee hours to hit the early morning sales on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Plastics company investing in growth

Plastics company investing in growth

Colorant is extruded into strings that are cooled in a water bath then cut into pellets. Plastic Color Corporation creates colorant to be used in the plastic industry around the world. The Calumet City-based business has added two new production lines at its North Carolina plant.

November 26, 2013 10:30 am
Plastics company investing in growth

Plastics company investing in growth

Joe Primiani mixes pigment and other additives to raw plastic to create a red colorant for plastic decking lumber. Plastics Color Corporation creates colorant to be used in the plastic industry around the world. The Calumet City-based business has added two new production lines to its North …

November 26, 2013 10:10 am
Builder's Corner: Two Special Programs for Veterans and Public Workers

Builder's Corner: Two Special Programs for Veterans and Public Workers

Crown Point — Providence Real Estate Development’s Home for the Heroes campaign includes a 1 percent base home price discount for all veterans and public workers (healthcare providers, police, fire, teachers).

November 09, 2013 10:15 am
Ciao Bella's Joe Scalzo

Ciao Bella's Joe Scalzo

Joe Scalzo is the owner of Schererville's Ciao Bella.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
It started with the gift of clean, safe drinking water (4)

It started with the gift of clean, safe drinking water (4)

Crusader Homes Show home of Matt and Lovelyn Palm. (L to R front) Matt palm holding Emmy , 1, and Lovelyn holding Evie,1. (L to R back) Chloe, 9, Ellie, 6, Clayton, 4, Jude, 6, Bianca, 4, Anika, 8, and Nico, 11.

October 13, 2013 9:00 am
Value and convenience trump trends in the kitchen

Value and convenience trump trends in the kitchen

For a new kitchen remodel, such as the Snapp home in Valparaiso pictured here, add a few simple, deliberate touches of decorative ornamentation. Those details are important to add your personal signature to the “bones” of your kitchen.

October 12, 2013 8:45 am
Making Solar Energy an Easy and Affordable Choice

Making Solar Energy an Easy and Affordable Choice

IKEA announced its adding solar panels to its line of home goods in all of its 18 UK stores. Local homeowners can find solar panel options at places like Midwest Wind and Solar based in Merrillville.

October 06, 2013 7:30 am
It’s all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

It’s all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

UP by Jawbone monitor bracelet tracks how you sleep, move and eat.

September 26, 2013 12:15 pm
It’s all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

It’s all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

UP by Jawbone monitor bracelet tracks how you move, sleep and eat.

September 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Accessible and Prompt Care for Acute Illness or Injury

Accessible and Prompt Care for Acute Illness or Injury

Saving time and money, Immediate care centers may be the best for non-emergency medical needs like a sprained ankle or sore throat.

September 08, 2013 9:00 am
Builder's Focus: Discover What’s New in Northwest Indiana

Builder's Focus: Discover What’s New in Northwest Indiana

Local builders are looking forward to showcasing their latest models later this month during The Times “Fall Home Tour.” Builder models including available new construction will be open to tour Friday through Sunday September 27-29 from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

September 07, 2013 11:45 am
Making a Smooth Transition from A/C to Heat

Making a Smooth Transition from A/C to Heat

A gas serviceman inspects a furnace and water heater. Properly inspecting, cleaning and changing air filters can help avoid dirty filters which can increase energy costs and damage equipment.

September 07, 2013 11:30 am
Matching Neighborhood Amenities to Your Lifestyle

Matching Neighborhood Amenities to Your Lifestyle

From the entrance that welcomes you home to the other amenities inside, choosing a neighborhood is more than just a place with a home for sale — it's a place to fit in with your lifestyle.

September 07, 2013 10:00 am
Matching Neighborhood Amenities to Your Lifestyle

Matching Neighborhood Amenities to Your Lifestyle

Lake Hills in St. John offers scenic open areas and lakes to give residents space to enjoy outdoors.

September 07, 2013 10:00 am
Teresa Torres

Teresa Torres

Teresa Torres is executive director of Everybody Counts.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am
Mascot Hall of Famers make pitch to Whiting

Mascot Hall of Famers make pitch to Whiting

The San Diego Famous Chicken meets Rusty the RailCat in 2008 at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Chicken and Phillie Phanatic are among Mascot Hall of Fame honorees. The Mascot Hall of Fame is looking at Whiting as a possible site for a new hall. Currently, it maintains an online-only presence.

August 26, 2013 6:34 pm
Mascot Hall of Famers make pitch to Whiting

Mascot Hall of Famers make pitch to Whiting

The Famous Chicken and some chicks put some bad mojo on the Joliet JackHammers in Gary when the RailCats hosted The Famous Chicken, originally known as the San Diego Chicken, in 2008. The Famous Chicken is among the original Mascots Hall of Fame selectees. The Hall of Fame may move into a Wh…

August 26, 2013 6:29 pm
Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

East Chicago | At Gosch Elementary School, Special Education Instructor Michele Lloyd (Top center) helps her students learn about telling time on their iPads.

August 25, 2013 9:00 am
House

House

The Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) can be an effective tool that facilitates homeownership.

August 10, 2013 11:15 am
Jack Mix

Jack Mix

Jack Mix

August 04, 2013 12:00 am
Jack Mix

Jack Mix

Jack Mix is the chef/owner of Comfort's Catering & Restaurant in St. John. In his 42 years in the hospitality industry and 30 years as a member of the American Culinary Federation, Jack has worked locally at hotels, country clubs, banquet facilities, restaurants and catering and has inst…

August 04, 2013 12:00 am
Energy Saving

Energy Saving

Keeping thermostats at a consistent temperature to reduce energy consumption. Setting them at a colder setting than normal will not cool a house any faster.

August 03, 2013 12:00 pm
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