Category: A & E

Arts Calendar

A varied menu of music, art and theater, including lots of free offerings.

by John Cain

The Northwest Indiana Symphony continues its South Shore Summer Music Festival with free concerts, sponsored by Strack & Van Til and JPMorgan Chase, at Central Park in Griffith on July 25, Franciscan Communities in Crown Point on July 26, Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond on August 1 and Redar …

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Advances in Cancer Treatment

News of the “C” word is frightening for patients and stressful for physicians to share, but treatment options are getting better all the time.

by Cassie Richardson

Two weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer, magazine publisher Glee Renick-May thought she had the stomach flu.

“I would be eating and all of a sudden I’d start getting pains in my stomach,” she says.

Thinking she …

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Retirement Planning Q&A

The questions vary depending on your age, but no matter when, it’s a good idea to get solid advice.

by Shari Held

Planning for retirement is an absolute necessity, and the sooner you start, the better. But it’s not a “one-time-and-done” deal. Changing situations and roadblocks along the way require a continual shift in strategies. You’ve got to be on your toes to keep on …

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Help for Caregivers

Support and education are vital if you’re providing care for someone else.

by Rebecca Zaseck

I don’t presume to be an expert. But, after working for 28 years in programs and services with our older generations, I have learned a few things. First and foremost, all of us can expect to feel the impact of this experience called “caregiving”. It is a fact of life …

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Relying on Generosity

Not-for-profits are on the financial mend following the downturn, but always need the support of those passionate about the cause.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Many people feel a connection to their church. Some are loyal supporters of their alma mater. Others strongly believe in the mission of a not-for-profit organization that provides an important service or program in their community.

Personal involvement and emotional attachment–not …

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Summer and Fall Calendar

A roundup of festivals, events, theater, music, art, wine tastings and more, across Northwest Indiana and nearby cities.

by Jane Bokun

Summer and fall in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and all throughout the area–it’s a thing to behold. People here couldn’t feel better about a lovely break from the polar vortex that we’ve had to deal with all winter and spring. Now …

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Retire Right Here

The stereotypical retirement dream used to involve sunny days in the warmer climates of Florida or Arizona. These days, seniors are finding more and more great reasons to stay home in Indiana.

by Cassie Richardson

Leave it to the Baby Boomers. They are changing the way we see life in America again.

The generation that showed us how groovy could come in the forms of …

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2014 Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services Family Walk

CROWN POINT – When it comes to helping local families affected by loved ones with dementia, the Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community team continues to make a difference. The “Village People” stepped up their fund raising efforts to capture first place, contributing more than $9,700 to the 2014 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana (ADSNI) Family Walk. Funds raised by the walk teams …

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Staying and Upgrading

Rather than sell, homeowners are remodeling more and more.

by Jerry Davich

Custom remodeling of upscale homes is back in vogue, whether it’s a $50,000 kitchen upgrade or a $200,000 outdoor overhaul.

“Things are looking up again,” says Jim Pressel, owner of Pressel Enterprises Inc. in LaPorte, a custom builder and remodeler in Northwest Indiana.

WHAT’S COOKING IN REMODELING? Things are looking up in the business of remodeling upscale homes. Kitchens, including this one remodeled by Jim Pressel of Pressel Enterprises Inc., are a major focus.

WHAT’S COOKING IN REMODELING? Things are looking up in the

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Who is walking who? Dog lovers on the move for their canines

WEST LAFAYETTE – The majority of those who walk their dogs regularly might be more motivated to get moving for Fido’s benefit than their own health, says a Purdue University public health expert.

“Many dog owners don’t consider their own health as much as keeping their dog happy and healthy,” says Elizabeth Richards, an assistant professor of nursing who focuses on public health and physical …

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