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Calling all champions for Lakeshore Classic

GARY | The member of any boys or girls Indiana state basketball championship team in IHSAA history is invited to contact the Gary Chamber of Commerce. The chamber plans to honor all state champion hoopsters at the seventh annual Lakeshore Classic event Nov. 28 and 29 in Gary.

September 29, 2014 4:51 pm
Educators promote reading as sorority pledges

Educators promote reading as sorority pledges

Beta Mu chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. recently inducted into its sorority 10 educators directly or indirectly involved in the field of education.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal Machine Shop hosts retirement party Oct. 25

ArcelorMittal Machine Shop hosts retirement party Oct. 25

SCHERERVILLE | The 56th annual ArcelorMittal Machine Shop Retirement Party, one of the longest running in the industry, will be held Oct. 25 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July by Arcadia Publishing.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Enjoy live entertainment, a chili cook-off, a pie eating contest, a bean bag tournament and more during Crown Point’s Oktoberfest. The annual festival will take over the square from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

The power of a nickel

The last 50 years witnessed some of the best economic times in American history. Americans bought homes, built businesses, purchased second homes, invested, acquired life insurance and procured assets of all kinds and in unprecedented amounts.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Since WWI, Gold Star Mothers have offered support and love

My earliest recollections of the way that war comes home were in the early 1970s. I remember the images on the TV screen each evening as soldiers came home from Vietnam, first in small waves followed by a trickle.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Healing garden renamed for woman of grace and dignity

Healing garden renamed for woman of grace and dignity

MUNSTER | Wanting to honor the memory of his wife, a who battled cancer with grace and dignity, Jerry Franklin knew the perfect place – one that offers visitors peace and serenity. Thanks to his tribute, the healing garden at the Cancer Resource Centre has be renamed the June Hawk-Franklin G…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Join 'Divas Down the Runway' at style show

MERRILLVILLE | Beta Rho chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will host its 33rd annual Evening of Elegance Fashion Show, "Divas Down the Runway,” Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave. Boutiques open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 7, followed by a style show presented by Chicago…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Women gather to award $9,900 in grants

Women gather to award $9,900 in grants

LOWELL | The Crown Point Community Foundation held its 11th annual Power of the Purse dinner. Throughout the year, women donate to the Women’s Giving Circle Fund, then gather to help decide which charitable causes will benefit.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Downtown square features fall fun in Hub City

Fall is here and there is plenty of fun in Crown Point. Mayor David Uran and Crown Brewing will host Octoberfest from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday on South Main St., south of the downtown square. To make room, the Farmers Market will move to the municipal parking lot north of the Crown Point Post O…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers' owner Fred Halpern may be known for his business savvy, outrageous commercials and witty billboards, but closest to his heart is his charitable work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Munster Historial Society hosts Girl Scout Daycamp

Munster Historial Society hosts Girl Scout Daycamp

MUNSTER | On Wednesday, July 23, during their week-long Daycamp at the Munster Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the Munster Mints Girl Scouts visited the Munster Historical Society for a special day at the Kaske House.

September 26, 2014 10:09 am

Children's choir festival to be capped off by afternoon concert

The inaugural Southlake Children's Choir Festival, featuring hundreds of singers from Northwest Indiana spending the day singing together, capped off by a 3 p.m. concert open to the public, will be held Saturday at Portage High School, 6450 U.S. 6, Portage.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
Children ask for food pantry items in lieu of presents

Children ask for food pantry items in lieu of presents

CEDAR LAKE | A couple of thoughtful children made selfless donations this year to the Hanover Township Food Pantry operated out of the Hanover Twp. Trustee's office in Cedar Lake.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Education documentary to be screened Saturday

MERRILLVILLE | Sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education, the documentary "Rise Above the Mark," narrated by award-winning actor Peter Coyote, will premiere at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Merrillville High School Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Place. Admission is free and open to the publi…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Family health fair offers screenings at Hammond center

HAMMOND | St. Catherine Hospital is hosting a free Fall Family Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hessville Family Care Center, 3432 169th St. Physicians and staff will offer tours and provide health information for the entire family. There will be free screenings for blood press…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Remote-controlled planes to fly in Hammond

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive, will host the annual Remote Control Pilot Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Watch these planes controlled by pilots on the ground, and enjoy a special plane performing a candy drop for children. Admission is free, and concess…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Dance auditions set for jazz version of The Nutcracker

GARY | Open dance auditions for Cirque du Jazz: A Nutcracker Tale to be presented in December by South Shore Dance Alliance and the Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts Academy's Dance Department will be held for ages 10 and older and levels of experience from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Wirt-E…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
Scholarships recall beloved pastor who died in 2007

Scholarships recall beloved pastor who died in 2007

HIGHLAND | The Our Lady of Guadalupe Society at St. James the Less Catholic Church presented two scholarships this year in memory of the Rev. Francis Lazar, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 73. The 2014 awards went to Nicholas Ecsy, who plans to study engineering at Purdue University Ca…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Join Campagna Academy community at the Run for the Roses

“Runners, take your marks. Get set. Go!” These words will resound from the campus of Campagna Academy on Saturday, Oct. 18, as runners and walkers from around the region gather for our ninth annual Run for the Roses 5K Run/2.5 Mile Family Walk & Kids Fun Run.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
USDA Deputy Undersecretary visits Jeorse Park Beach with mayor

USDA Deputy Undersecretary visits Jeorse Park Beach with mayor

USDA Deputy Undersecretary Butch Blazer met with East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and representatives of state agencies this week to discuss the city's plans for Jeorse Beach.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Dr. Lisa Booth enjoys using her medical expertise to help police officers care for their canine partners.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
New additions create atmosphere that's more than a Touch of Dutch

New additions create atmosphere that's more than a Touch of Dutch

DE MOTTE | The 2014 Touch of Dutch festival proved that small changes are capable of creating a big impact.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Diversity and Inclusion Symposium matched with awards luncheon

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana Inc. will host a Diversity and Inclusion Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St. in Hammond, and a Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19, 2015, at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
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