Slam Dunk Turnaround

WINNING CLOSE TO HOME Nicki Monahan was a basketball star
at Portage High School when she was recruited by Ryan Shelton,
the women’s basketball coach at Indiana University Northwest.

A fast rebuild for the IU Northwest women’s basketball program.

By Ben Smith

History and home. That’s what Nicki Monahan saw when Ryan Shelton came calling.

She was a basketball star at Portage High School who was a self-professed “family kind of gal” and so, when she was recruited by Shelton, the women’s basketball coach at Indiana University Northwest (IUN)–12 miles down the road–the appeal …

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Things to Do and See

Things to Do and See

An update on arts and entertainment options across the region.

Northwest Indiana

by John Cain

South Shore Arts presents “Motown vs. Chi-Town: The Indiana Connection,” November 13 through January 29, 2017. More than an exhibit, “Motown vs. Chi-Town” is a cultural event and historical survey from the Chicago Blues Museum that traces the Chicago music scene of the 1950s through 1970s. Featured installations will include …

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Dust Furniture

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Furniture is ‘functional art on a human scale.’

by Barbara Eastman

Dust & Ashes Productions Inc. is a Valparaiso-based custom furniture and home accessories company owned by Vincent and Jessie Leman. They founded the company in 2005, before they were married, and have spent the last 11 years growing the business.

Growing up on a farm in the tiny hamlet of Francesville, Ind. (population 1000), …

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