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Plant and Rummage Sale looks toward next spring's gardens

Summer is winding down, and many gardeners find their thoughts turning to next year. The Crown Point Garden Club will host a Perennial Plant and Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 326 S. Main St., Crown Point.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

St. Anthony auxiliary hosts Amish bakery fundraiser Tuesday

CROWN POINT | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Auxiliary will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the hospital lobby, 1201 S. Main St. The event will feature a variety of items offered by the popular Rise N Roll Bakery, which has locations in Middlebury…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Tradition continues with Marian Catholic Oktoberfest

Tradition continues with Marian Catholic Oktoberfest

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Nearly every space of Marian Catholic High School will be turned into a crafter’s dreamland when the Marian Catholic High School Band Parents Association presents their 33rd annual Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the school, 700 Ashland Ave.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Monday hours added at Gary License Branch

GARY | Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced last week that the Gary license branch is modifying its hours and is now offering its services on Mondays effective Sept. 22. “We believe that offering new Monday branch hours will provide for better opportuni…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

The power of community grant-makers

When I think of famous philanthropists, the names of Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller come to mind. Their families were both wealthy and generous. They knew it was far easier to make money than it was to responsibly give it away. They wanted their philanthropy to be both effective and pr…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

The U.S. has survived elections as well as the Civil War

As we approach mid-term elections nationwide, we would do well to remember that in spite of events, the work of a democracy must go on.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

DYER | Children’s hospital stays at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer are likely to be more comforting and less apprehensive thanks to a recently delivery of Buddy Bears by Gustavo Galante, MD, a member of B’nai B’rith America Unit 901 in Northwest Indiana, sponsor of the program. Dr. Gala…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Enjoy all things pumpkin, including pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin putt-putt golf; hay rides; a car show; live entertainment; food, arts and crafts vendors; and living history presentations by Company B 20th Regiment Indiana Infantry Civil War re-enactors at a Civil War enca…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Food pantry and Meijer partner to provide hunger relief

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Township Food Pantry has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give food pantry donation program this fall to help fill the void for local families in need.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge

HIGHLAND |  Principal Mark Topp of Our Lady of Grace School recently accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge issued by fellow Diocese of Gary by Principal Tom Ruiz of St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Topp announced his acceptance of the challenge, followed by pouring ice into a b…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
A silent tribute

A silent tribute

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Scholarships awarded by foundation

Scholarships awarded by foundation

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

After the railroads were built in Northwest Indiana during the Civil War anyone with the ticket fare could experience the wonders of the Grand Kankakee Marsh. People from all walks of life now had access to this "Everglades of the North." A great number of them were political leaders. The mo…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Love of sports sends spunky girl onto the football field

Love of sports sends spunky girl onto the football field

Second-grader Chloe Kowal is excited to begin the football season as the only girl on the Valparaiso Pop Warner Football Junior Mitey Mite 3 team.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

CROWN POINT | Katelynn Neal, of Winfield, has been named the Lake County Fair’s Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Walk for the poor is Saturday

Walk for the poor is Saturday

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Book signing set for professor's children's book

Book signing set for professor's children's book

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will host a signing of Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin’s recently published children’s book, “The Dog and The Dolphin,” from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Calumet Campus Shop of the Student Union & Library. Preceding the signi…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Ladies champ named at Youche

Ladies champ named at Youche

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Critique night planned at art center

CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he wil…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk benefits Challenger Learning Center

Blast off with the Space Race 5K Run & 2K Walk this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. 

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integration of the arts. Mosaic offer students an active, i…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partnership with The Salvation Army and Home Depot in Hammond for the space and location, as well as support from the East Chicago: My Garden Grant sponsore…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
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