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Pop-Up Treasures: Tri-state artisans gather at local, handmade market

Pop-Up Treasures: Tri-state artisans gather at local, handmade market

What started out a year ago as six vendors on a sidewalk is now 130 vendors at the Lake County Fairgrounds with roughly 4,000 attendees.

June 07, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

Not every teenager spends their 16th birthday at a magic shop in Chicago, but Nathan Colwell of Schererville did.

June 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Reflect the Season: Use decor updates to ready home and yard for the warm weather

Reflect the Season: Use decor updates to ready home and yard for the warm weather

Perhaps the harsh winter and gray skies made way for references of playful escapism in our homes this spring as bright, bold accent colors and Ikat designs with Moroccan influences are trending in decor.

May 31, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Region Weddings: Local experts break down the trends of this year's wedding season

Region Weddings: Local experts break down the trends of this year's wedding season

Mixing it up is what's trending for 2014 weddings, from decor to dresses to new families.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Reduce, Reuse, 'Upcycle': Giving a new purpose to old, unused items

Reduce, Reuse, 'Upcycle': Giving a new purpose to old, unused items

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.

January 13, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Growing Family Tradition

Growing Family Tradition

Seasonal staff members Clay Spencer and Garrett Magley prepare to bail a freshly cut tree at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah.

November 29, 2013 8:00 am
Christmas Tree (3)

Christmas Tree (3)

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.

November 29, 2013 8:00 am
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Christmas Tree (4)

Hot chocolate, a grandmother's homemade, secret recipe, and coffee is free to customers on the weekends at Guse Christmas Trees in Wanatah.

November 29, 2013 8:00 am
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Christmas Tree (1)

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.

November 28, 2013 11:00 pm
'Growing Family Traditions:' Christmas tree farms help residents prepare for the holidays

'Growing Family Traditions:' Christmas tree farms help residents prepare for the holidays

What started out as small business operating out of a two-car garage is now a 120-acre Christmas Tree farm.

November 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Easy DIY: Local home stores have resources to help homeowners master small design projects

Easy DIY: Local home stores have resources to help homeowners master small design projects

Lorenzo Wallace of Crown Point bought linoleum floor tile from a local home improvement store, but he didn't use it on his floors.

November 11, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Bringing furniture back to life: Local designers take on the trend of refurbishing and repurposing

Bringing furniture back to life: Local designers take on the trend of refurbishing and repurposing

Not everyone has garage sales floating around in their dreams. But Michelle Randall of Crown Point does.

November 04, 2013 11:35 pm Photos

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Garden hibernation: Preparing a garden for winter can produce a bigger, beautiful bounty for spring

Garden hibernation: Preparing a garden for winter can produce a bigger, beautiful bounty for spring

Taking the time to prepare your garden for winter can improve your soil and overall make next year’s crop plentiful.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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From the bottom up: Learning about a garden's soil can help its success

From the bottom up: Learning about a garden's soil can help its success

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.

August 01, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Keeping honor alive: Local family works to restore local Civil War veterans' resting grounds

Keeping honor alive: Local family works to restore local Civil War veterans' resting grounds

Not many five-year-olds know what a Civil War gravestone looks like but Joshua Graper of Crown Point certainly does.

July 07, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Shipshewanna offers backcountry charm

Shipshewanna offers backcountry charm

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.

May 02, 2013 1:30 am Photos

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