Category: A & E
Professionally created landscapes can cut down on maintenance times and costs.
by Barbara Eastman
Beautiful landscaping enhances both the value and enjoyment of your home, but for today’s busy seniors, spending hours maintaining landscaping or paying a service may not be how they want to spend their time or money. Fortunately, there are many ways to beautify your property with low-maintenance solutions that will free …Read Full Article
There’s a tough course ahead, so golf courses are getting creative.
By Jerry Davich
The golf industry is teeing up the next generation of players despite a tough course facing its future.
“The days of build it and they will come are over,” says Linda Rogers, owner of Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger. “Nothing happens unless you make it happen.”
This is exactly what …Read Full Article
Senior center in Columbus focuses on all-around wellness.
Wellness is a whole lot more than simply not being sick. For seniors–indeed, for people of all ages–the recipe for true wellness includes multiple ingredients.
Six, to be exact, according to Cindy Chodan, program and membership director at Mill Race Center, a community center for active adults in the Indiana city of Columbus. “Everything we do is …Read Full Article
Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend.
by John Cain
The fall season abounds with arts offerings! Hammond’s Towle Theater presents “Perfect Wedding,” September 11-27. An appalling situation occurs when a bridegroom wakes up on his wedding day to find a strange girl beside him in bed. Worse, during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the …Read Full Article
Financial matters can be complicated when a spouse dies, and it’s best not to rush any decisions.
by Laurie Wink
The loss of a spouse or partner is one of life’s most challenging experiences. Whether death occurs unexpectedly or over an extended period, the emotional impact is significant. Seeking professional counsel both before and after a death can help survivors make sound decisions.
Jim Burns, …Read Full Article
When life threw lemons at Tom Byelick, he threw back laughter.
by Michael Puente
Getting laid off is no laughing matter for anyone, and certainly not for Tom Byelick.
But just like what happened to thousands of other people during the recession, Byelick found himself out of a job at Abbott Laboratories in north suburban Chicago in 2011.
“It’s not as easy as you might …Read Full Article
Events, plays, music and other pastimes across the region and beyond.
by Jane Bokun
From a farm where ice cream is a major draw to big-city Broadway plays, there are lots of exciting things to do in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and more.
If you long for entertainment, but not at the expense of outrageous parking fees and your sanity, try Northwest …Read Full Article
Today’s buyers want green features, open floor plans and big master suites.
by Jane Bokun
You might think today’s executives are only looking for mega-mansions in hyper-exclusive communities, and in some cases, you would be right.
But, not in the case of Northwest Indiana, according to Gary Green, owner of Wagner Homes. Green says executives are looking for such things as green living, large master …Read Full Article
Three of the region’s best choices for a delicious steak dinner.
by Barbara Eastman
Americans eat more red meat than citizens of any other country in the world. Maybe our love for beef stems from our history, rife with cattle barons, cowboys and campfires. Whatever the reason, we love a good steak, and for those living in Northern Indiana, there are several great places to …Read Full Article
Six top cities for retirement, and they’re all in Indiana!
by Shari Held
Thinking about retiring soon? That used to automatically mean moving to Florida or Arizona or other sunny climes. But not anymore! Many seniors opt to retire in their communities, or if they do move, it’s often within the state.
What makes a location a good place to retire? According to Phillip Stafford, …Read Full Article