Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Parade helps spotlight Honor Flights ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — For Harry Marrell, 92, of Valparaiso, riding on Prompt Ambulance’s float in his hometown’s recent Popcorn Parade was a little reminder of how well he was taken care of during his recent Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. It only added to the World War II veteran’s memorable experience when the float earned top recognition in the parade. This was the third year that Prompt Ambulance participated in the parade, according to director of business development Ron Donahue. The first two years, an ambulance was covered in popcorn, following an emergency medical services theme. This year, however, the private … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:16:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Delaney reunion dance set for Sept. 27 ]]> Lead story image

GARY — Isie (Kincaid) Goodman’s childhood was spent in the Delaney housing projects during the 1950s and 1960s, a time when, as she recalled, no one knew they were poor. “We thought the Delaney apartments were condominiums,” she said with a laugh. “We had fun, did a lot of recreational activities, learned arts and crafts and attended dances at the center. The only times we were reminded that we were ‘different’ from other families was when some families living in nearby homes in Means Manor would not allow their children to play with us. But that was OK. We had … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:34:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Plant Swap brings gardeners smiles ]]> Lead story image

LAKE COUNTY — The recent annual Plant Swap held at Lake County’s Deep River Park didn’t last long, but all of its visitors seemed to come away with not only smiles and a few new plants, but also the feeling that they had helped others with their gardening endeavors. The Plant Swap, featuring perennials, is sponsored by the Lake County Parks Department and is held twice a year. Dozens of people come together to share stories and gardening tips and offer a variety of advice about utilizing their green thumbs. Many of the swappers were more than happy to part … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:02:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Get up and go! ]]>

VALPARAISO Cheerleading Clinic: The Valparaiso High School varsity cheer team will hold a clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the school, 2727 N. Campbell St. Open to girls from kindergarten through fifth grade, it costs $30, and includes a T-shirt, poms and admission to cheer with the varsity for a half at Friday’s football game. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the fieldhouse. Information: 531-3070, Ext. 5238, or Book Sale: Friends of the Porter County Library System will hold a book sale this week at the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 E. Jefferson St. The … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Religion briefs for Sept. 20 ]]>

CROWN POINT God’s Appointed Place: 1922 N. Main St.— A food distribution for those in need will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the food supply is gone on Sept. 27. Canned goods, dry products, grains and limited fresh items will be available. Information: Mary Robinson at (219) 213-2837. GARY Glen Park CME Church: 5079 Delaware St. — Free clothes and a hot bowl of food will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. All are welcome. St. Mark’s Missionary Baptist Church: 4632 W. 21st Ave. — The … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:03:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ IU Northwest plans career events, Homecoming ]]>

The office of alumni relations at Indiana University Northwest, together with the IU Alumni Association and the office of career services, has planned two career-focused events designed to help professionals succeed. And Homecoming is right around the corner as well. Life after IU: “Cha Ching — A Lesson in Financial Literacy” This program will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center. Phil Schuman is the director of student financial literacy at Indiana University. Crunching numbers can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to create a budget for yourself. Attendees can … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:03:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Get up and go! ]]>

HAMMOND Book Signing: Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., will host a signing of Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin’s recently published children’s book, “The Dog and The Dolphin,” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Calumet Campus Shop of the Student Union & Library. Before the signing, Dworkin will read his book to children from Purdue Calumet’s Riley Child Center. Books will be sold for $9.95. The book also is on sale at and The story of an unusual friendship between a dog and a dolphin teaches lessons of friendship and diversity. MUNSTER Homecoming: … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:03:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Woycik: Valpo women’s teams to honor cancer survivors ]]> Lead story image

Each year, the Valparaiso University women’s varsity teams honor cancer survivors by inviting them to be recognized at a home game. At 4 p.m. Oct. 4, the women’s volleyball team would love for the bleachers to be filled with ladies who have beat the disease to join them for their annual “Pink” game at the Athletic Recreation Center. Two of the players’ moms are survivors and will be presenting the game ball to the officials. According to Renee Turpa, coordinator, the young lady athletes are honored and humbled to dedicate their game against Youngstown State to every woman in our … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:06:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Scholarships get a stylish boost ]]> Lead story image

HIGHLAND — Shopping, live entertainment and a colorful fashion show were the draws for more than 100 people who filled the parking lot at Ms. Elle’s Especially For You Boutique for the recent Dare to be Different — Fashion with a Purpose celebration. In addition to celebrating its six years at the Highland location, 2235 45th St., the business also showcased the development of Ms. Elle’s Especially For You Academic and Leadership Excellence Scholarship Award. “This is the first year/fundraiser for this scholarship. Spring 2015 will be the first year to present the award,” Ms. Elle’s owner Lorna Colette Moore … ]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:03:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Michigan City Beaches and Blueways Cleanup set for Sept. 20 ]]>

MICHIGAN CITY Beaches and Blueways Cleanup: The Trail Creek Watershed Group and other local environmental and community groups are organizing the third annual Michigan City Beaches & Blueways Cleanup for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (CDT). Volunteers will clean the shorelines of Washington Park Beach and Trail Creek. Community members are encouraged to take part. Afterward, volunteers are encouraged to take a paddling trip on Trail Creek. Canoes will be available for a public paddle from noon to 3 p.m. at Washington Park. Those who wish to clean up Washington Park Beach should go to the signup table at the … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:06:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Get up and go! ]]>

GARY Dine to Help Jefferson: The Gary Community School Corp.’s Jefferson Elementary School will host its first-ever McTeachers Night at 3 p.m. Thursday at McDonald’s, 1527 W. 5th Ave. Fifteen percent of proceeds will go to Jefferson Elementary School. Jefferson teachers and staff will take orders and serve customers. Information: 881-5481 or 886-6570. OGDEN DUNES Open Houses: The Historical Society of Ogden Dunes will hold open houses from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, plus Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, at the Hour Glass Museum, 8 Lupine Lane. After the Oct. 19 open house, Dennis Norman will present a program, “Indian … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:05:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Get up and go! ]]>

WESTVILLE Constitution Day: Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. U.S. 421, will observe Constitution Day on Wednesday with activities, including a free screening of the Academy Award-winning movie “Lincoln.” The events are open to the public. “Lincoln” will be shown at 11 a.m. in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the PNC College Republicans and College Democrats will be outside Room 144 passing out information, and eligible citizens can register to vote. Information: (219) 785-5618 or VALPARAISO AREA Another Round Visits Taltree: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North, will host Another … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:03:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Gary playhouse is also a dream incubator ]]> Lead story image

GARY — The large building at 860 N. Lake St. has served several roles in the Gary community over the past six decades. It initially was the Army-Naval Reserve Center, which operated for many years. Then the Charter School of the Dunes, which previously had used property next to the building with its portable classrooms, moved in, using the entire first floor. Classes were held there from 2007 until 2013, when the school moved. The second floor of the building was occupied at that time by a few other tenants. Now calling the structure home is Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Nature is focus of ‘Dunes and Blooms’ exhibit ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Lush nature photographs taken by two local photographers are on display through Feb. 27 on the Valparaiso University campus. Photographs of the dunes by Pete Doherty and close-up pictures of flowers and other natural beauty, mostly in Hawaii, by Joanne Markiewicz are on display in the Christ College Commons in Mueller Hall. The artists, both from Schererville, have known each other for several years. They each have nine photographs on exhibit in “Dunes and Blooms.” Doherty handled corporate marketing for Citizens Financial Bank before retiring to undertake photography full time. “The scenic stuff, to me, was always therapeutic,” … ]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:04:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ Get up and go! ]]>

GARY School Functions: The Gary Community School Corp.’s special-education department and office of innovation and improvement will host an informational session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Elementary School, 1320 E. 19th Ave. Attendees can meet case managers and intervention specialists and take part in a question-and-answer session. Information: 881-5404. Also, the Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy, 210 N. Grand Blvd., will host a Parent Teacher Student Organization meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday. The agenda includes an election of officers and question-and-answer session. Information: 938-7517. Reunions: Roosevelt High School’s Class of 1967 will hold a … ]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:04:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Purdue University Calumet recognizes 3 ‘Outstanding Faculty’ ]]> Lead story image

It’s been said that an excellent education starts with outstanding faculty members. Purdue University Calumet recently recognized three faculty members as “outstanding.” The trio received 2013-14 Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and service. The recipients are Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Schererville resident and Kamakura, Japan native Shoji Nakayama (Outstanding Teaching); Hammond resident and Professor of Sociology Alan Spector (Outstanding Scholar); and Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Dorman (Outstanding Service) of Dyer. Recipients of the annual awards are selected by faculty peer committees. Outstanding Teaching Award recipient Shoji Nakayama Teaching courses in environmental health and safety, … ]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:40:00 -0500