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Mandy Pappas of Crown Point has collected hundreds of wine corks and close to 40 yardsticks over the past two years. And she’s on the hunt for more items.
Mandy Pappas lined the walls of her Crown Point store, On The Square Emporium, with old doors she bought from Montessori in Cedar Lake. She will use the hardware from these doors in the house she and her husband are building in the spring.
Mandy Pappas of Crown Point bought three of these barn doors from a farm in Lowell. She plans to clean them up and repurpose them as pocket doors in a house she and her husband are building in the spring.
An untidy bedroom won’t make you ill but a dirty kitchen potentially can.
Forty-year-old John Babista, of Woodridge, is a nurse. However after crossing the finish line at a Hammond triathlon, he suffered a heart attack and became the patient.
Seasonal staff member Clay Spencer provides rope service for a customer at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah, IN.
Kissing balls are a fairly new but popular decor item at Guse Christmas Tree's. These balls are in line to get decorated. The shop also sells wreaths, garland and grave toppers — all made out of Christmas trees that aren't sellable.
Seasonal staff members Clay Spencer and Garrett Magley prepare to bail a freshly cut tree at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah.
Guse Christmas Trees carries 12 varieties of trees but Fraser Fir is the most popular tree sold. It has short needles, open spaces between the branches for ornaments and has good needle retention.
Hot chocolate, a grandmother's homemade, secret recipe, and coffee is free to customers on the weekends at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah.
Garrett Magley trims off the bottom branches of a freshly cut tree before standing it on a machine that shakes all of the loose needles out from the tree. Magley is part of the seasonal staff at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah.
What started out as small business operating out of a two-car garage is now a 120-acre Christmas Tree farm.
Lorenzo Wallace of Crown Point bought linoleum floor tile from a local home improvement store, but he didn't use it on his floors.
Not everyone has garage sales floating around in their dreams. But Michelle Randall of Crown Point does.
Bringing furniture back to life: Local designers take on the trend of refurbishing and repurposing (4)
This is an example of a painted, distressed desk by Michelle Randall of Redeemed Furnishings. Redeemed Furnishings will participate in the Hunt and Gather market on November 15 between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
Bringing furniture back to life: Local designers take on the trend of refurbishing and repurposing (2)
Mandy Pappas, owner of On The Square Antique Emporium in Crown Point, helps Michelle Randall of Redeemed Furnishings stage the front window of her store. This business will participate in the Hunt and Gather market on November 15 between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
Bringing furniture back to life: Local designers take on the trend of refurbishing and repurposing (1)
Michelle Randall of Redeemed Furnishings stands behind an eclectic teal end table that she refurbished. Redeemed Furnishings will participate in the Hunt and Gather market on November 15 between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
Dr. Manoj Rao, a leading physician at Urologic Specialists of Northwest Indiana, believes being informed about urologic health can save lives. His main office is in Merrillville at 400 West 84th drive. He also has an office in Gary at the Methodist Northlake campus. He provides care and perf…
Taking the time to prepare your garden for winter can improve your soil and overall make next year’s crop plentiful.
Although most women are familiar with their gynecologist through their annual checkup, OBGYN physicians have a lot more to say about women's health than just the results of a pap screening. Dr. Kimberly Arthur shares with us a few important factors to consider in women's health.
For gardeners, soil is the base and starting point of all the bountiful crops they hope to yield. Making sure the soil is garden-ready is an important first step to growing that bounty.
The memories photographer Carmen Heller-Chariton has of climbing up apple and cherry trees during the warm summers in the small villages of Poland have greatly influence her photography style as an adult.
Not many five-year-olds know what a Civil War gravestone looks like but Joshua Graper of Crown Point certainly does.
Kara and daughter Ava Graper of Crown Point talk about their "papa". Papa Jerome and his brother Ralph Huber were instrumental in helping to raise the funds needed to purchase and dedicate the M-4 Sherman tank in Crown Point in 1953.
Kara hold the bullets from her husband Adam's Grandfather's 21 Gun salute at his funeral. Jerome Huber served in WWII aboard the U.S.S. Starr in the Navy.
People look forward to the spring and summer months in the Midwest for different reasons. But to some it’s the perfect time to forage.
This year Johnson Farm Produce is celebrating its 10th year hosting the Strawberry Madness Festival.
There is one reason why Randolph Street Market is celebrating 10 years this year—market founder Sally Schwartz's ability to embrace change, the very nature of the vintage industry.
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and show your family a different way of life, a back-to basics day trip to Shipshewana may be what you need.
Since 1992, Dr. Nirenberg has been bringing attentive and expert foot care to the Northwest Indiana community. In this issue of "Ask the Expert," Dr. Nirenberg addresses some common concerns about foot health and hygiene.
Just three years ago Mike Burgos was 391 pounds and so overcome by depression he considered suicide.
Chiropractic can provide helpful treatments for many medical ailments, from ear infections to headaches to back problems. Dr. Nancy Trimboli of Trimboli Chiropractic shares some insights she has learned since opening her own clinic in Munster in 1993.
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