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Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre will celebrate its golden anniversary this month with a production of the musical "Spamalot" at Merrillville High School's Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Place. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19, 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. July 20 and 27.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

MERRILLVILLE | As Ross Summer Music Theatre opens "Spamalot," its 51st summer musical in 50 years, they will be opening the curtain for the first time without Jerauld J. Reinhart, the group's founder.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will host a Writer’s Workshop on Saturday featuring Naleighna Kai, national best-selling author of "Every Woman Needs a Wife" and "Open Door Marriage."

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption event offers firefighters fee waiver Saturday

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting's Great American Picnic features small city, big cake

WHITING | Round up family and friends for Whiting’s Great American Picnic and Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Whiting along 119th Street. Don’t miss out on a piece of the city’s giant birthday cake.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Images of Whiting prizes presented today at gallery

WHITING | In honor of Whiting's 125th anniversary, the City of Whiting and Studio 659 are hosting an Images of Whiting Contest today through July 27.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

College planning workshops offered free at library

College planning can be difficult, but one way to make it easier is to attend one of three free workshops at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Stay sharp by reading

Stay sharp by reading

LOWELL | The Summer Reading Program, "Reading Keeps You Sharp," is in full swing at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., with programs and reading rewards for all ages.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

HAMMOND |Students from the Construction Technology course at the Hammond Area Career Center recently presented Local 599 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters with a plaque to thank the carpenters for their continuous support.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Trio of women are among many to admire in Whiting

There are many ladies in the Whiting-Robertsdale community that I admire very much.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer center programs serve patients and families

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Vendors sought for Paws for Homeless Animals Day

HOBART | The third annual Paws for Homeless Animals Day is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Festival Park, 111 Old Ridge Road.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Retired Carpenter looks to local union for assistance

Retired Carpenter looks to local union for assistance

CROWN POINT | In his prime he could have built it himself, but at 85 years of age, retired carpenter Roy Ruehl had to depend on his carpentry brothers to build his wife a wheel chair ramp.

July 09, 2014 3:38 pm

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It attests to the fact that the player has acquired enough master points and the requisite number of black, silver, red and gold points to be considered…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Social Security honors veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nation’s independence.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Double the pleasure, double the fun at art show and garden walk

GARY | Art and flowers have been engaged in a serious romance since the first time someone picked up a paintbrush.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Hospice of the Calumet Area offers volunteer training

MUNSTER | Hospice of the Calumet Area is seeking volunteers from across Northwest Indiana and neighboring Illinois communities to serve as companions for patients and families facing end-of-life illnesses. Training for new patient companion volunteers is scheduled for July 12, 14 and 19. Bot…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate Cain's birthday at South Shore Arts fundraiser

MUNSTER | John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts, will turn 60 on July 18, and is celebrating with a Happy "Birthday" Hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Shore Arts gallery in The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road. Guests will enjoy the summer exhibition cur…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
July 4 committee deserves an "attaboy" for community efforts

July 4 committee deserves an "attaboy" for community efforts

Celebrating our community

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Dam Duck Race tickets available in Hobart for Aug. 17 event

Fourth of July festivities are over and do you know what that means? Dam Duck Race tickets are now on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20 from any member of the Hobart Community Foundation, including this writer.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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