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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Jan. 24

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Updated: January 25, 2013 1:50PM



Happy Anniversary

Jan. 12: (late birdie) Charlie and Marilyn Kaper took ownership of Cedar Lake Florists.

Bald eagle spotted in southern Lake County. On Friday, Jan. 18, Chris Brown and Dan Grossman from the Lake County Surveyor’s office spotted a big adult bald eagle soaring over them around 11:30 a.m. while they were checking on the work being done at the Niemeyer Creek and Levy near the Kankakee River. Brown said that the birds usually are out hunting at that time of day. The eagle was looking for lunch.

Disabled American Veterans Job Source Program by Opportunity Enterprises. This is free for veterans of all ages with disabilities. Dates: Jan. 29 and 31 and Feb. 5, 7, 12 and 14. Times and places: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Porter County Job Source office, 56 S. Valparaiso St.; 1 to 4 p.m., Lake County Job Source office, 1465 E. 84th Ave., Merrillville. Call Jennifer Hunter at (219) 510-5330, Ext. 204 to reserve a spot. Space is limited and reservations are required.

They are back: The play’s the thing at the old Lake County Courthouse on the wquare in Crown Point. “Frozen Stiff,” the dinner theater murder mystery, sold out all performances in November. By popular demand it is back on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. for a social hour, and performance starting at 7 p.m. A Sunday matinee on Feb. 10 has doors opening at noon and performance starting at 1 p.m. The play is based on an actual murder that happened in Cedar Lake in 1912, some of which you read about in the almanac in the Star last year. The play takes place while you are eating in the Maki Ballroom and goes on around you while you are eating. Dessert is exciting. Cost is $40 tickets can be purchased online at Brownpapertickets.com or at the Lake Court House Foundation, call 663-0660.

As seen on the Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force Facebook page: “Congratulations goes out to Mike ‘Woo’ Wieczorek for receiving the Firefighter of the Year for outstanding teamwork, call response, and overall achievements throughout the year. We would also like to recognize Kevin LaDuke, Kevin Radtke and Robert Kulesa on receiving their 15 years of service pins with LOFS FD. Thank you for all you do!” Just a note from me, as everyone probably knows: I love firefighters.

February 2 and 3 is the 6th official annual Eagle Watch in Indiana. The Eagle Watch begins at 3 p.m. both days at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, off State Road 105 in western Huntington County. This is about three hours from Crown Point. Registration is requested. Dress for the weather; bring your own binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Coffee and hot chocolate available for a donation. For more info or to register call Teresa Rody at (260) 468-2127. If you go, let us know, hope you get some great photos. Remember bald eagles can only be shot with a camera.

Feb. 4: Jerry Ross will be visiting Jerry Ross School. I hope everyone out in that township realizes how lucky they are to have their own personal astronaut.

Feb. 9: Mardi Gras 2013 dinner and dance at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield from 6 to 11 p.m. $20 in advanced $25 at the door. Call 661-0644 to reserve your tickets. Beer and soft drinks will be provided. It is indeed “the feast before the fast.”



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