1 TM Weekly Newspaper 911 Franklin Street Michigan City, IN Volume 28, Number 47 Thursday, November 29, 2012 Rescue Dogs Team with War Dogs to Save Each Other s Lives by Laurie Wink Left to right (back row standing): Jay Somers with service dog Kodie; Ralph Matson with Beef; Rico Melendez with service Clouseau; John Fliss with Bruizer; Janine Spears-Kiser with Vylkis; Victor Gechrit with Brutus; Morgan s Dogs trainer Joe Kidd, Morgan s Dogs president/trainer/owner & war dogs vice-president/co-founder Elana Morgan. Bottom row, kneeling, from left to right: War Dogs president and co-founder Dr. Roxanne Roberts; Sac Fund representative Vana Ingham; War Dogs secretary/co-founder Dr. Robert ssmith; Richard Duzinskas with Spanky; author/guest speaker, former Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan with Tuesday. November is a time for counting blessings, giving wrote the New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday; A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever thanks and expressing gratitude to the military veterans who have bravely served our nation. Who Save Him. The book recounts his struggle to Those elements were in play at an October 28 dinner hosted by the Red Arrow Roadhouse in Union and fractured vertebrae. For nearly two years, he survive after an attack left him with PTSD, TBI Pier, Mich. to raise funds for War Dogs Making It fought debilitating physical and psychological pain Home, a nonprofit organization that pairs military including depression, alcoholism and agoraphobia veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) with atric service dog. until he met Tuesday, a specially trained psychi- trained service dogs that have been rescued from War Dogs Making It Home was formed in February 2011 by Robert Smith and Roxanne Rocky animal shelters. The guests of honor were former Army Capt. Luis Roberts, of Three Oaks, Mich., and Elana Morgan, Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday. Capt. of Roscoe Village, Ill. The co-founders share a love of Montalvan served two tours of duty in Iraq and Continued on Page 2
2 Trademark of American Soybean Association TM Page Franklin Street Michigan City, IN / FAX 219/ News/Articles - Classifieds - PRINTED WITH Published and Printed by BEACHER BUSINESS PRINTERS Delivered weekly, free of charge to Birch Tree Farms, Duneland Beach, Grand Beach, Hidden Shores, Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Michiana MI and Shoreland Hills. The Beacher is also delivered to public places in Michigan City, New Buffalo, LaPorte and Sheridan Beach. November 29, 2012 In Case Of Emergency, Dial 911 Rescue Dogs Continued from Page 1 dogs and have a professional skill set ideally suited to their joint mission. Smith and Roberts are retired physicians who worked at the Trauma Unit of Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Morgan has owned Morgan s Dogs for more than 25 years and trains companion and service dogs. She has trained five dogs for Smith and Roberts. Tim Trout gave instructions about meal service to his wait staff, who joined the kitchen staff in donating their time for the special event. Red Arrow Roadhouse owners Jennifer and Tim Trout are devoted to their rescue five dogs and are good friends of Smith and Roberts. The couple readily volunteered to host the War Dogs fundraiser. It seemed like the right event for us, Jennifer said. She read Until Tuesday when it came out and was really excited about meeting Montalvan and Tuesday in person. The Trouts and managing partner Chip Steffey closed the restaurant and donated their food and services to provide a four-course meal for a capacity crowd. The wait staff and kitchen staff donated their time and effort for the special event as well. Until Tuesday is being made into a major motion picture set for release next year, Montalvan said, and a children s book is also in production. The books, movie and a schedule of personal appearances by the Iraqi veteran and his charismatic golden retriever are part of a mission to raise awareness of what he calls the humongous need to improve treatment for veterans of all eras who have PTSD/ TBI. About 350,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan alone are being treated by the Veterans Administration for PTSD, according to Montalvan. As more veterans come forward to get help, more resources are needed. It s what keeps us moving, he said. The need is great and every day we receive hundreds Jennifer Trout and husband Tim, co-owners of the Red Arrow Roadhouse, closed the restaurant and donated the food to help their friends of s and letters. In good Smith and Roberts raise funds for War Dogs. conscience, we have to do something. I couldn t live with myself if I didn t do something. They re still your brothers and sisters. Montalvan applauds the efforts of War Dogs to provide an alternative method of support to veterans, who are the so-called war dogs. Smith retired in 2003 and began reading about difficulties with PTSD/TBI faced by returning Iraqi and Afghanistan vets. He said 20 percent of returning vets suffer from PTSD and the incidents of suicide are increasing. PTSD/TMI are strongly associated with a risk of addiction and suicide. Once every 80 minutes, a veteran commits suicide, Smith said. Among regular active-duty service members, suicide is the most common source of death higher than combat injuries. Morgan became aware of the problem after talking with Smith. I was reading about suicides in vets, she said. I read about one and, the next day, read about another. I thought, What s going on here? In response to the co-founders growing recognition of these problems, War Dogs was born. The founders connected with Dr. John Bair, a psychologist with the Stress Disorder Treatment Unit (SDTU) at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal
3 November 29, 2012 Page 3 Got Roth? Are you tired of paying too much Rob Smith and his wife Roxanne Roberts partnered with Elana Morgan to establish War Dogs Making it Home in Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill. He invited them to visit the therapeutic community for veterans and active duty service members experiencing PTSD. They brought one of Morgan s trained dogs and met their first war dog, Rico Melendez. Melendez, a Gulf War vet, is now the veteran liaison for War Dogs and assists with the training program. It opened our eyes to a lot of what it really meant to be someone who came back with PTSD, Smith said. That motivated us more. They recognized the potential for the military war dogs and rescued death row dogs to save one another. Now their cutting-edge model is achieving positive changes in a shorter time at a lower cost than traditional PTSD/TBI treatment methods, which rely on drugs and therapy. War Dogs pairs vets with specially selected dogs rescued from high kill shelters or surrendered to Morgan s dogs. Morgan s staff trains these dogs in basic obedience and fundamentals of service for PTSD/ TBI veterans. In six to eight weeks, the dogs are taught to interrupt attacks of panic, stress and hyper-vigilance, which are the primary manifestations of PTSD/TBI. Elana Morgan, Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday share a moment at the Red Arrow Roadhouse. Continued on Page 4 Federal Tax State Tax County Tax Property Tax Various Use Tax Are you concerned about your heir s future Estate Tax Inheritance Tax CALL TODAY! No OBLIGATION consultation & FREE ROTH IRA Conversion Analysis! Steven M. Gronceski, CFP Vice President, Wealth Management ext Burr Ridge Chicago Merrillville LaPorte Lafayette Valparaiso Securities offered through SII Investments, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Strategic Financial Group, LLC. A Registered Investment Advisor. Strategic Financial Group, LLC and SII Investments, Inc. are separate and unrelated companies. SFG offers tax advice and business consulting services. SII does not offer tax or legal advice Advisory Services offered through Strategic Financial Group, LLC. A Registered Investment Advisor. Certified Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the US
4 Page 4 Rescue Dogs Continued from Page 3 Chip Steffey, managing partner of Red Arrow Roadhouse, prepared to serve more than 70 guests at the War Dogs fundraiser. The dogs have to have a very calm temperament, and be very reliable and devoted to their masters, Morgan said. They are very sensitive. Following basic training, Morgan introduces the dogs to the veterans in group classes held twice a week. The veterans take over the training under Morgan s guidance. During that time, they learn to trust their dogs and each other, sharing their stories and concerns. The fact that the war dogs are saving the dogs lives helps them overcome the stigma of appearing weak if they reach out for help. It s like you re helping these guys to have the potential to be human beings again, Morgan said. You see them having fun. I m pretty sure there wasn t a lot of fun going on before. Rob Smith said that, even though he is a PTSD specialist, he didn t realize the impact on veterans until he began working with them. They were bunkered down, he said. They d go to the A dinner guest greets Tuesday, the celebrated German shepherd service dog of Until Tuesday fame. November 29, 2012 Vana Ingram basement and wouldn t come out. They had lost the ability to trust. I was surprised at what a brutal and chronic disease it is. Smith is gratified by the dramatic impact War Dogs has had so far. Now they re going to concerts and football games and hiking, he said. Most importantly, they ve started to relearn how to be with people, to be with their families and to be human beings in society again. The dogs are the bridge. During his visit to the Chicago area, Montalvan spent time at Morgan s Dogs and was impressed by the fact that she is reaching veterans of Vietnam as well as Iraq and Afghanistan who have a range of physical and psychological issues. It s a really dynamic cohort of vets and service dogs in training, which is special to see because it really is a reflection of who we all are Montalvan said. I m delighted to see the training and support the vets have from her (Morgan), her staff, from War Dogs and from each other. War Dogs has matched a dozen vets so far, at a cost of less than $3,000 per dog. Funds raised at the event in Union Pier will be used to expand the program. War Dogs is now receiving support and rescue dogs from Soldiers Animal Companions Fund, a national organization established in 2010 to rescue dogs that were adopted by military vets in Afghanistan and bring them to the United States. Vana Ingram, with the SAC Fund, attended the War Dogs fundraiser and said donors are providing $4,000 per dog to bring soldies adopted pets from Afghanistan to the United States. Several have been flown to Chicago to join the War Dogs program. It s amazing how many people respond to this (cause), Ingram said. We ve been able to save the dogs and now they re going to save vets. Rocky Roberts summed up the ongoing funding need. A lot of people are knocking at our door. BOOK AHEAD FOR HOLIDAYS! 15 Passenger Bus and 14 Passenger Shuttle available for your holiday party Servicing all of the Coast 24 Hours per day / 7 Days per week Specializing in Out-of-Town Trips CALL FOR DETAILS
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6 Page 6 November 29, 2012 Duneland Weavers Guild The Duneland Weavers Guild will meet on Sat., Dec. 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Westchester Public Library Annex, 100 West Indiana St., Chesterton, IN. There will be a silent auction to raise money for the guild. A show and tell and a potluck dinner will follow As usual, new members are welcome. They will recognize one of their most productive members, Roberta Oneill, who has created over twenty lap robes for our veterans. She also knits caps for the preemies for our local hospitals. Artists responses to the Information Cloud SHERRI ANTONINI / SUZANNE COHAN-LANGE PATE CONAWAY / DIANE DORIGAN JULIE LAFFIN / RICHARD LANGE NIKI NOLAN / MAUREEN SEATON BECCA SMITH Opening Reception Friday, December 7, 2012 Reed & Associates, LLC A Real Estate Tax Appeal & Consulting Firm Paul J. Reed CREA, CGB, GMB, RPM, CVC Certifi ed Level II Assessor/Appraiser Real Estate Broker & Appraiser Certifi ed Tax Representative Real Estate Consultant P. O. Box 501 Beverly Shores, IN Cell: Reed & Associates, LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality tax appeal services at a reasonable cost. We are a full-service tax consulting fi rm and represent individuals and businesses. We have the resources, qualifi cations and experience to handle everything from simple tax assessment matters to complex business assessment issues, yet we are small enough to give each client personal attention. We are dedicated to honesty and quality... With over 20 years experience in all areas of real estate, we have handled many different types of real estate matters. We focus on our clients objectives, with the goal being to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. When you hire us, you have the confi dence knowing that experienced, successful and knowledgeable tax consultants are on your side and are dedicated to protecting your interests and representing you to the best of their ability. Contact us at or Roberta Oneill and one of her creations Cookies with Santa New Buffalo Savings Bank will hold several Cookies With Santa events in the SW Michigan area. Sat., Dec. 1st from 10:00 a.m. - noon (EST) at New Buffalo Branch Sat., December 8th from 10:00 a.m. - noon (EST) at Sawyer Branch Fri., December 14th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Three Oaks Branch. Santa will be coming to take pictures with the kids. There will also be cookies and crafts. This is a free event and open to the public. Photo Club Exhibit at Temple News Temple News Agency, 816 Jefferson Ave. in La- Porte will host a photography exhibit featuring works by members of the LaPorte High School Photography Club. The display will run for three days, starting on Friday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 2. Temple will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. The club sponsor for this event is Mr. Jason Turner.
7 November 29, 2012 Page 7 Elston Middle School to Stage It s a Wonderful Life Fans of the movie It s a Wonderful Life will enjoy the Elston Middle School s production of this holiday classic. George Bailey (Alex Davis) is the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly squashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. It is Christmas Eve and George s guardian angel, Clarence (Olyvia Miller), descends to save him from despair and reminds him that he has had, after all, a wonderful life. Don t miss this sparkling and magical play performed by Elston Middle School students, under the direction of teachers Jennifer Markovich (Director) and Kara Curran (Assistant Director). Performances are Fri., Nov. 30 and Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elston auditorium. Cost is $5.00 at the door. It s a Wonderful Life Cast: Alex Davis as George Bailey; Olyvia Miller as Clarence Odbody and Mr. Potter s Secretary; Destiny Harvel as Mr. Gower and Miss Carter; Brikea Sherrod as Young George; Cale Coleman as Harry Bailey; Kaelie Winebrenner as Mother Bailey; Hannah Moore as Aunt Tilly; Darby Woolslayer as Violet Peterson; Gabbi German as Bert; David Smith as Ernie; Devin Newton as Uncle Billy; Shelby Brooks as Mary Hatch; Hassan Baydoun as Henry F. Potter; Thomas Smith as Mr. Potter s right hand man; Sonja Murray as Mrs. Hatch; Cassie Mason as Sam Wainwright; Samarah Williams as Miss Andrews; Shawn Maitland as Newspaper Boy and Pete Bailey; Chloe Knoll-Schadt as Zuzu Bailey; Asiah Williams as Janie Bailey; and Stephanie Feagin as Mrs. Martin.
8 Page 8 November 29, 2012 La Lumiere Acquires Historic Property La Lumiere School is pleased to announce the acquisition in January 2013 of the Creekwood Inn in Michigan City as a donation to the School. The property will be known as La Lumiere School, Creekwood Campus. Built in the 1930s by Dr. Lawrence Robrock, the 30-acre property has been functioning as the Creekwood Inn under the direction of owner Mary Lou Linnen since The beautifully landscaped estate is set in a secluded and beautiful wooded area, directly adjacent to I-94. La Lumiere School, whose main 144-acre campus sits five miles east on US20 in La Porte, has committed to be a good steward of the land in conservation, as well as an extension of its campus. The population at the college-prep school will remain just over 200 students which is consistent with its mission and recently-completed Strategic Plan. The immediate use of the property will be as a faculty residence, and for student programs. The acquisition comes at a timely point in the School s history as it is currently undertaking a Campus Master Plan which will establish a 10-year planning horizon that balances pragmatic needs with visionary objectives. Throughout the process, the School will address facility and programming goals with an eye to campus utilization and aesthetics. Headmaster Michael Kennedy looks forward to the extension of the campus boundaries, The acquisition of the Creekwood Inn offers many possibilities, some of which will take years to realize. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our programs and facilities within a short drive from our main campus. In all efforts, La Lumiere will continue to be a positive force in the community and in the region. SWEETWATER BOATING SUPPLIES 20% off everything Sale includes: Sperrys, Crocs, Toys, Lake Girl, Peace Frog, Gifts, Christmas, Sale Items EVERYTHING! Good Thru Nov. 30, N. Whittaker St. New Buffalo, MI Night in Bethlehem A Night in Bethlehem will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 121 W 9th St., Michigan City, on Sun., Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Actors will portray the night Jesus is born and the citizens and visitors of Bethlehem are abuzz with the news of the birth of the Christ Child. In this interactive program, visitors sign in with the Census takers, then visit the manger where Mary and Joseph are sharing the joy of the birth of their new baby, Jesus. Then continue to the shops where you can taste delicious candy, make an old fashioned pretzel, try your hand at calligraphy, design a Christmas ornament, watch a potter at her wheel, and much more.
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10 Page 10 November 29, 2012 Happenings at the MC Public Library Guitar Music by Peter Aglinskas Sunday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. Guitarist and IUN faculty member Peter Aglinskas will perform a solo concert of original fingerstyle guitar arrangements at the Michigan City Public Library. The program is from his CDs Sepia Session and South Shore Soul, as well as music from his upcoming CD of 70s rock classics, featuring sizzling renditions of Santana s Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen and Deep Purple s Highway Star. Peter infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, R&B, and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department s Artist International award, Peter has been delighting audiences for more than three decades with his signature guitar style. A Visit from Santa Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 10:00 a.m. Santa Claus will be flying in for a short visit to the Michigan City Public Library. All the nice children who come to see him will receive a book and treat! Remember to bring along a camera! Both programs are free and open to the public. Christos Coin & Jewelry 1802 E. US Hwy 20 Michigan City, IN Evergreen Plaza PAYING HIGH PRICES FOR: RARE COINS ALL TYPES OF COINS SCRAP GOLD ANY SILVER FINE WATCHES (219) ALWAYS BUYING COLLECTIONS & ESTATES Stocking Stuffers From the DNR Give the outdoor lovers on your list the gift of Indiana s state parks, reservoirs, state park inns and Outdoor Indiana magazine, all in one bargain package, without ever leaving your home. The $99 State Park Holiday Gift Pack includes a 2013 resident Annual Entrance Permit, an Indiana State Park Inns gift certificate worth $70, a oneyear subscription to Outdoor Indiana magazine, and a 2013 Outdoor Indiana full-color calendar. The buyer saves $23 over the regular price of the items purchased separately. The $129 State Park Holiday Gift Pack upgrades your $99 State Park Holiday Gift Pack to include a $100 Indiana State Park Inns gift certificate. Order at InnsGifts.com, now through Dec. 31. Indiana has 32 state parks and reservoirs scattered throughout the state. The entrance permit grants gate entrance for all of 2013 for all state parks and reservoirs. The gift certificate can be used at any of seven state park lodging facilities, as well as the awardwinning Pete Dye-designed golf course at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. Outdoor Indiana is a bi-monthly magazine. Another option for holiday shoppers is the State Parks & Reservoirs GO! packs. Starting at just $99, these Get Outdoors! packs include additional features such as swimming passes, lake permits and horse tags. SPR GO! Packs are also on sale at Inns- Gifts.com, and the deal is available year-round.
11 November 29, 2012 Page 11 All aboard... Santa s Candy Cane Express Celebrate a nostalgic children s Christmas with the Grandkids at the Hesston Steam Museum The first two weekends in December Ride Visit Save Give & Receive the Candy Cane Express Santa in his real railroad Caboose 15% on all merchandise in The Depot Store Donate a new unwrapped toy at Santa s Candy Cane Express & Receive one free train ride. Help greet Santa at Noon when he arrives in a vintage Ford Model T! FREE ADMISSION. Train Tickets: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00 Visit us online hesston.org Museum grounds open at 11:30. Trains from from Noon to 5:00 CDT. No reservations needed. Visit hesston.org for directions or join our Facebook group.
12 Page 12 NIGHTLY SPECIALS AT 5:00 P.M. MONDAY: 20 oz. Prime Rib - Only $18.99 TUESDAY: Build Your Own Pasta Bowl $10.00 WEDNESDAY: U-Pick Surf & Turf $19.99 THURSDAY: 1 lb. Crab Leg Dinner $ for $20 Dinners Daily at 4 pm Join Us For Our New Year s Eve Bash!! (Call for details) For All Your Holiday and Special Event Needs Open to the Public Daily 11:30 a.m. Year Round 12 on the Lake, Michigan City Activities at the Sarett Nature Center December 1 Make a wreath, swag, or other holiday decoration at Sarett s Greens Workshop at 1 p.m. MI time. The $10 fee includes several varieties of greens and instruction (if needed). You provide clippers, frames, wire and ribbon. Phone (269) to register. December 2 Join Sarett Nature Center naturalists at 3 p.m. MI time as they recap their recent adventure to northern Illinois for the fall color. Admission $3.00. December 5 Sarett Nature Center s adult nature education class at 2:30 p.m. MI time will discuss animal winter adaptations. Fee is $5. Phone (269) Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor, MI; phone (269) or November 29, 2012 Journey to Bethlehem Fri., Nov. 30th, Sat., Dec. 1st. 6:00, 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. each evening with journeys every 45 minutes 1480 Boyd Boulevard, Door Prairie Christian School and Adventist church This annual Christmas pageant is being enacted for the fourth year by the Door Prairie Christian School and the Adventist church for the La Porte community and surrounding towns. There are over 200 people involved in the event plus all the animals. Building the sets, making the costumes, learning lines and practicing music are all part of the behind the scenes project. It is a Christmas gift from church members, friends and Door Prairie students for the community they love and are a part of. Follow the star! and journey to Bethlehem with the wise men and shepherds while listening to the angels sing. In route you will mingle with unsavory beggars, shop keepers, bakers of breads, artisans, and feared Roman soldiers in the busy Bethlehem streets. You will enjoy sheep, goats, donkeys and other animals encountered on this magical night 2000 years ago when Christ was born. Your travelguide is a friendly first century traveler who has made the hazardous journey many times! Luminaries will light your path and a fire will warm you at each stop. Live music accompanies you and the evening stars shine down on you. At each stop on your journey, there is a fire to warm you. At the end of your walk to Bethlehem, a warm drink and Christmas goodies await you. Please plan to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes as the trek is on uneven ground and may be difficult for the elderly or infirm. The pilgrimage ends in Friendship Hall where you are invited in for hot drinks and holiday goodies! (It s also a warm friendly place for a member of your family or a friend who might not be able to make the walk). There are several hundred people who trod the ancient path each and every year. You are welcomed to join them for this annual event. Local Christmas Concerts The traditional choir and guests of St. Peter Church, LaPorte, will offer the following Christmas concerts in the area. The public is invited to attend. Thurs., Dec. 6 at 1 p.m., a concert will be held at Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, 1515 W. Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka, IN at 1 p.m. Central time. Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. There will be a concert at Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City. Sun., Dec. 16, 3 p.m. There will be caroling at Franciscan Health St. Anthony, Michigan City.
13 November 29, 2012 Page 13 Love Lights Shine Again Sunday, December 2, 2012 This touching ceremony will begin with prayers and Christmas carols and culminates with the lighting of the Love Lights. Please gather in the Hospital Lobby on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served by the Guild of Volunteers following the lighting ceremony. Love Lights is sponsored by the Guild of Volunteers. To honor a loved one, donations will be accepted at $3.00 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Guild of Volunteers Scholarship Fund at Franciscan St. Anthony Health- Michigan City. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY AND FILL IN APPROPRIATE SECTION COMPLETELY Your Name (Donor) Address City/State/Zip Daytime Telephone Number PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR PREFERENCE: Do you want the following name(s) published in our Love Lights Tree Presentation which will appear in the Michigan City News Dispatch on a Sunday before Christmas? Yes No Please send blank acknowledgement cards to the address listed above: Yes # needed No Love Lights Name(s) Adult green & gold In Honor (Living) Child-Boy blue Child-Girl pink Adult white In Memory Child white Pets orange Please complete this form and mail or return by December 12, 2012 (in order for the names to appear in the News Dispatch on the Sunday before Christmas) to Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 301 W. Homer Street, Michigan City, IN
14 Page submitted by Jane Daley of the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau Make a Family Holiday Memory Our friends at the Christmas tree farms tell us that helping you select a beautiful tree is an activity they love sharing with you every year. Don t try to find the perfect tree because a natural tree has a personality that will be a benefit to your ornaments and a new tree every year will always look different. Christmas trees are grown for the intended purpose which is to grace a home. Real trees are an agricultural product that are cut down for Christmas and they are replaced by two or three saplings, so people don t need to worry about deforestation and while they are growing they provide oxygen, they consume carbon dioxide and they provide cover for wild life. We encourage you to bring your family to one of the many Christmas Tree Farms and they will provide the ambiance. Your family can select the perfect Christmas tree for your home or if you would rather let them choose a tree for you, most farms have a selection of freshly cut trees. Dudeck s Pine Country 9255 N 300 E, Rolling Prairie, IN November 23 December 24 9 a.m.-dark Dudeck s has been a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Growing quality pine, fir, and spruce trees, wreaths, grave blankets, and greens and roping. Egolf s Annual Christmas Tree Sale S 700 W Wanatah, IN November 23 - December 24 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Choose and cut Christmas Trees, handmade decorated wreaths, garland, cemetery pieces, and crafts. Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy a complimentary cup of sassafras tea (weekends only). Egolf s will provide the saws and a nifty little cart for carrying November 29, 2012 the tree. The fields are well kept and enjoyable to walk through. Guse Christmas Trees 6177 W 1450 S, Wanatah, IN November 1 - December 21, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Come and cut or dig a Douglas or Fraser Fir, Scotch, White Pine or Blue Spruce. Enjoy horsedrawn wagon rides and Santa visits every weekend. Guse will have several new items this year made with fresh greens. Hensler s Nursery 5715 N 750 E, Hamlet, IN November 23-December 21 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Fest features forest-fresh Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Christmas trees plus wreaths, swags and roping. Santa and horse-drawn wagon rides on weekends. McClure Christmas Tree Farm 4677N 525 W, LaPorte, IN November 23-December a.m.-3 p.m. Travel back to the farm to get your Christmas trees and wreaths. Visit with Santa and enjoy some refreshments in the refurbished turn-of-the-century barn. We encourage you to take the family to one of our local Christmas Tree farms and create a memory and one more thing to make your family weekend complete is to climb aboard the Santa Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam Museum. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit Santa in the caboose. Then take a cozy winter train ride inside the first-class enclosed coach. Donate a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots toy drive and receive one free train ride! All of this excitement happens the first two weekends in December from noon until 5pm CST. Hesston Steam Museum is located at 1201 E 1000 N, LaPorte, fax NEW AGE COMMUNICATION OLD FASHIONED SERVICE the Beacher Business Printers Franklin Street Michigan City
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16 Page 16 November 29, 2012 PNC Students Donate to Help Others Enjoy the Holidays Students in the Purdue portant to help others in any University North Central way we can. Dean s Leadership Student organizations Group continued their holiday tradition of providing Thanksgiving food baskets to ensure that other fellow students and their families enjoyed a comfortable family meal. The Dean s Leadership also got involved with the English Club; Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society; the Business Leadership Society and Student Government all donating to help provide Thanksgiving meal essentials. Group (DLG) members DLG members hosted spent the last few weeks raising money and collecting donations so that they could provide 14 food baskets that include a frozen bake sales and sold paper turkeys to generate money to purchase food items. A campus wide-food drive also generated donated canned turkey and the ingredients goods and non-perishable for a traditional Thanksgiving items. meal for a family of five. They were sure to include additional food so that the families had nutritious food items to last past Thanksgiving too. One of the missions of the DLG is to help out on campus PNC Students Sam Rogowski, Kara Moon and Mark Michalac It s great to be a part of this project to benefit our PNC families, said Sam Rogowski, of Valparaiso, a member of the student team organization the event. Mark Michalac, also a Morgan Township graduate, and in the community throughout the year. This is one of many projects the students will undertake. Kara Moon is a Morgan Township High School graduate who helped to lead this year s food drive. She has been involved with the Thanksgiving food baskets each of her three years on campus. It means a lot of us to help our PNC families have a nice thanksgiving meal, said Moon. We feel it s im- rounded out the team. The trio shopped, sorted and organized a huge pile of food items into boxes that would be given to the families. It s good to know that some PNC families who didn t think their Thanksgiving would work out this way will have a nice meal to enjoy, said Michalac. It s good to be a blessing to others at this time of year. Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail.) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in Eternal Glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted. Bring in 1 unwrapped new toy & receive 20% off your custom framing order! Happy Holidays! Store Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:00-5:00 Saturday 10:00-4:00 *excludes labor and frame specials Proceeds to benefit Salvation Army Expires
17 November 29, 2012 Page 17 Mixed Media Artist at Chesterton Art Mixed media artist Lisa Nordstrom s work will be featured in the Lost and Found Repurposed Exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center beginning Dec. 1 and staying up until the end of the year. An opening reception will be held Sun., Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m. 907 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Reserve your Date Today For information contact us at arts.com Mama s Boy by Lisa Nordstrom Lisa is the owner of Art Gecko, a gallery located in Oak Park, IL. She is known for her sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical mixed media constructions that often tell stories, reflect on the human condition and relay the wonders and worries of life s situations. Most of Lisa s work is in the collage/assemblage genre--what she s come to call gatherings --with many pieces in private collections. She is a member of the Chicago Artists Coalition and the Oak Park Area Arts Council. Lisa s exhibit will include 24 wall assemblage pieces, along with a number of ornaments and jewelry. For more information, phone the Chesterton Art Center at or look at the website The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN. Homework Helper School is in session so remember what s available at the Michigan City Public Library. If you re looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, check out the library s research databases, including the new Gale Virtual Reference Library. Have your library card handy, then click the link on the library s home page to access thousands of fuly illustrated articles and books. St. Stan s 10th Annual Cookies & More On Sat., Dec. 8, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., St. Stanislaus Church, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, will host their 10th Annual Cookies & More Sale in the church hall. Available are homemade cookies, candies, jams and more. From 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Santa s Helpers will be serving homemade soup, roll, Christmas cookie and coffee for $5. presents A Night With The Chicago Keys Dueling Pianos Saturday, December 1 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash Bar Available! $10.00 Ticket at the door - or purchase online Come join us at The UC for a night of music and fun! For more info contact The UC at BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT HERE! Holiday Parties Weddings By The Way by V.E. Celebrations Birthday Anniversary Etc. Meeting Space Luncheons Concerts Drama/Theatrical
18 Page 18 GIFT the Best Hour of the Week Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Easy gifts to give Great to receive! N. Karwick Road Michigan City, IN Searching for that Perfect Gift? Doggie Escort has Gift Certificates Available Dog Walking Cat Feeding House Sitting Lehman s Orchard Winery / Cidery / Farm Market Sweet Pickle and Tomato Relish, Fruit Jams, Syrups, Vinegars, Pure Fruit Wines, Fresh Ground Nut Butters, Hard Ciders, Trail Mixes, Dried Fruit and More IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS - NEW VINTAGE MICHIGAN RED WINE 8-10 FLAVORS OF HOMEMADE FUDGE (219) thedoggieescort.blogspot.com 2280 Portage Road Niles, Michigan NEW WINTER HOURS Saturday 9-5 Sunday 12-5 (269) Pet Taxi Puppy Play Let us pamper your pet while you re away November 29, 2012 Charles Dickens at LaPorte Co. Library Author Charles Dickens will speak to an audience of all ages at the Main Branch of La Porte County Public Library on Thursday, December 6th, beginning at 6:30pm. Actually, HFK Presents performer Terry Lynch will don the persona of the acclaimed author for the evening. Listen as Dickens reflects on his life, discusses his best loved works and how the culture of his time influenced his writings. Works that may be discussed may include A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, The Cricket on the Hearth, as well as some of Dickens short stories and nonfiction works. This presentation is a great introduction to English literature and a true holiday treat for those attending. For more information, contact Susan Bannwart at La Porte County Public Library at extension 329, or visit The Main Branch of La Porte County Public Library is located at 904 Indiana Avenue in La Porte. Christmas Kick-Off in Michigan City Festival of Lights Parade - Sat., Dec. 1 3:30 4:00 p.m. Bundle up and pick the perfect spot along Parker Parkway, Washington Park, to watch parade participants bustle along their merry way. Santa kicks off the parade in the main parking lot promptly at 3:30 p.m.and leads parade marchers, floats and some very special VIP s past the Senior Center and into Fedders Alley. Department Challenge Chili Cook-Off 4:00 6:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) Bring the family over to the Senior Center to sample a variety of tasty chilis, which are donated and prepared by your City team. For only $5.00, you get to sample each delicious entry. Chilis range from pleasantly mild to call the fire department hot there s sure to be something to please everyone! Once you ve tasted them all, vote for your favorite. This is your chance to decide which City Department takes home the coveted traveling trophy. Not really fond of chili? That s OK! There will also be other refreshments, including hotdogs, pop and water available from Michiana Resources, a private non-profit adult rehabilitation agency dedicated to providing vocational and developmental support as well as advocacy services for people with disabilities.
19 November 29, 2012 Page 19 Ride the Candy Cane Express at Hesston Families throughout the Michiana and Chicagoland areas can make lasting holiday memories and support a wonderful cause at the Hesston Steam Museum! Ready for a nostalgic trip into the past? Visitors can ride Santa s Candy Cane Express in enclosed or open railroad coaches on a two-and-a-half mile railway line through the woods and past lakes and farm fields. Meanwhile, Santa waits for children in a caboose from the vintage 1900 s! Museum grounds open at 11:30 a.m., trains run from noon to 5:00 p.m. Kids also can help greet Santa at noon when he arrives in a vintage Ford Model T! Find lots of toys for your little engineer and take 15% off store wide in the Depot Store, our museum gift shop. Tis the season to think of others! Hesston is proud to support the US Marine Corps. Toys for Tots toy drive. Steam Museum visitors bringing a new unwrapped toy for donation receive a free train ride! Santa s Candy Cane Express will run the first two weekends in December: Dec. 1, 2 & Dec 8, 9. FREE ADMISSION. Train Tickets: Adults $5.00 / Children $3.00 / Kids free under 3 years old. Visit for details / Phone: weekends. Hesston is located off 1000N in LaPorte County off Hwy. 39. Entertainment Redefined! December Line-Up December 7, pm to 10pm International Reggae Artist Zion - Lion Roots Band December 22, pm-10pm Dream Team featuring Will Cole (Rhythm & Blues, Jazz & Blues) New Years Eve -December 31 High Noon (Rock, Blues, R & B) Holiday Season Food Specials New Fall/Winter Menu Uniquely Made Martinis and Drink Specials Nature Calendars at Sarett Center Anyone looking for a unique local gift item should check out Sarett Nature Center s 2013 calendar. Stunning photography of scenes and wildlife seen at the center are accompanied by monthly natural science tidbits gathered over the 40 years of the nature center s operation. Wondering when to put up your hummingbird feeder in the spring? It s in there. Visit the nature center in Benton Harbor at 2300 Benton Center Road, and pick one up for $10. Phone (269) for more information or Barker Mansion presents Historic White House Christmases Leisure Touring Dec Guided Touring Dec. 17-Jan. 15 Mon - Fri Noon - 3:00 p.m. Sat Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sun Noon - 4:00 p.m. Mon - Fri 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1 p.m. Sat & Sun Noon & 2:00 p.m. Christmas After Dark - Fri., Dec. 21, 5:00-7:30 p.m. CLOSED December 24, 25, & January Washington Street Michigan City
20 Page 20 Winter Wonderland December Events Winter Wonderland is a holiday celebration in the Uptown Arts District, or downtown Michigan City, presented by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association and their membership. These events feature unique tasting experiences with some holiday flair. December 7th brings the always popular First Friday Art Walk. December 8th is not only the Chairty Day, in which certain businesses commit 10% of their sales that day to a lucky charity, but also the Culinary Hop from 3-7 p.m. The Culinary Hop features The Taste of Michigan City participants being housed in downtown businesses and selling holiday-featured tastes. December 15th from 3-7 p.m. is the Chili Cook Off, where those chefs prepare a special chili in downtown businesses. Chili Night tickets are $15 and include the free chili tastes throughout town. Tickets can be purchased at various downtown businesses. Also on the 15th is the Uptown Arts and Crafts Bazaar from 2-5 p.m. in the St. Paul s Gymnasium. There is a $2 donation at the door, and that donation enters you into a raffle. The Bazaar is expecting at least 20 vendors with hand made art, crafts and high quality items. Both the 8th and 15th will feature wagon rides and ice sculptures. The wagon rides are sponsored by Horizon Bank. Businesses can sponsor any of these activities, including having their very own ice sculpture crafted and placed downtown. For more information on how to sponsor, contact Arturo Pozos at The Michigan City Mainstreet Association is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Michigan City through organization, economic restructuring, design and promotion. For more information visit or phone (219) November 29, 2012 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The LaPorte Little Theatre will present a holiday favorite for all ages, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This show will star many young actors in La Porte, and some other very familiar faces of the theatre. This show is directed by Bonnie Quigley. Performances are Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 8 & 9 at 2 p.m. Please note, there will not be an evening performance Sat., Dec. 8. All tickets are $12. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performace. Phone for reservations The LaPorte Little Theatre, 218 A St., LaPorte, is the longest running volunteer theatre organization with an amazing 88 years of entertaining this Northwest Indiana community. There are many ways to volunteer your talents at the theatre. Whether you sew, build, create, are a techie, or an actor, they love the help! A goal for the season at the theatre is to focus on building improvements. With your financial support, they can meet their goals. Visit www. laportelittletheatreclub.com for patron information and upcoming performances. Free Dance Workshop The Dance Foundation of La Porte is hosting a Free Dance Workshop, Sat. December 1st from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This free workshop includes Jazz and Hip Hop. Ages 2+ are welcome. The studio is located at 910-1/2 Lincolnway, La- Porte; phone 219/ Grand Beach Auto COMPLETE CAR CARE CENTER Tire Sales Holiday Gift Cards Available Grand Avenue, Grand Beach, MI GrandBeachAuto.com
21 November 29, 2012 Page 21 Music in the Air at Valparaiso U. TUBACHRISTMAS will be held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, in the Chapel of the Resurrection on campus of Valparaiso University. TUBACHRISTMAS gatherings take place all over the world, and feature dozens of tubas and baritones playing Christmas Carols, and the audience is invited to sing along. This international tradition honors the late tuba virtuoso William Bell, and supports the Harvey Phillips Foundation. The concert is free and open to the public. Julefest will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 2. in the Chapel of the Resurrection and will feature Valparaiso University Luce Concert Band and the Community & University Concert Band, conducted by Jeffrey Scott Doebler, with special guests the Southlake Children s Choir. The groups with perform light, informal, Christmas pop songs including an audience sing-along at the end. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit valpo.edu/thearts or phone for more information. Library Holiday Collections The Michigan City Public Library is collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves during the holiday season to decorate their holiday tree. Donations will be sent to the Salvation Army. Also, the library is collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. A box will be located near the circulation desk through January 2nd. Drop-In Craft at MC Public Library Children of all ages can drop by the Youth Services Dept. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 30 and make a fun craft. All materials provided and the program is free. More info at an Aveda concept salon be yourself. be beautiful. Consultation Available Blind & Shade Repair Since 1950 Carpet Upholstery Drapery Blinds Logo Shades Your Business, School, Favorite Team, Artwork or Family Photos on Cellular, Roller or Screen Shades 20% off Don & Cheryl Young 1102 Franklin Street Proprietors Michigan City,IN (219) David Aaker Blinds S hades S hutters New Buffalo Michigan Mark Kroll Beach Glass Café Sherman s Ice Cream Intelligentsia Coffee We are so thankful for you, our customers. Join us for coffee and $2 ice cream cones all weekend! Stop 24 Long Beach 2411 St Lawrence Ave Closed weekend of 12/1 & 12/2. See you 12/8! Open 7am - 6pm Friday-Sunday
22 Page 22 Travels with Charley: Images of Children in Art on View in Elkhart The Midwest Museum of American Art is located at 429 South Main Street in downtown Elkhart. Phone for hours and information. Children will be front and center from December 7, 2012 to February 25, 2013 when The Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart presents a special exhibition of more than 50 works of art featuring children or a childlike presence in a show appropriately titled: Images of Children in Art. Curator Brian Byrn said he selected more than 80 percent of the pieces from the Museum s extensive permanent collection and said each work will be a starting point for a conversation about children, childhood, and what that means to us. Byrn provided a sneak preview of the Selections from the Permanent Collection with Special Loans and said he particularly enjoyed putting this show together because he could select work from the mid- 19th Century to the present. He said Images of Children in Art resulted from a discussion he and Director Jane Burns had in 2006 about the rising cost of mounting traveling shows due to increases in insurance and shipping. by Charles McKelvy November 29, 2012 We always operate in the black, so we started thinking about how we could base more shows on our extensive permanent collection, and I told Jane this would be no problem. I had many ideas, including this one, and the idea of a show focusing on children has been percolating in my mind for more than a decade. Well, wait until you see what Brian Byrn has brewed up for your viewing pleasure. During our sneak preview, he unveiled a show that ranges from Currier & Ives prints from the 1800s to iconic Norman Rockwell paintings of children to sculpted likenesses of a girl and boy to large canvases by the likes of Harry Ahn, Peggy Grant, and Terry Rodgers. I want this to be fun, interesting, and educational, Byrn said. And it all came together. There were many ways to approach this, so in addition to the works of art, we will include some old toys. Bag of Chips, 1999, oil on canvas by Terry Rodgers Celtic Girl with Snake, 2003, pastel by Kim Hoffmann. Take it from some adult children who got an early look, the show Brian Byrn has assembled from the Museum s permanent collection is evocative, touching, and even a bit haunting. To wit: Kim Hoffmann s pastel Celtic Girl with Snake. One is simply compelled to stop and stare and study Hoffmann s girl with the goat horns protruding from her head. And Berrien Springs artist Harry Ahn s 1978 Portrait of My Son will have you longing for your own lost childhood.
23 November 29, 2012 Page 23 But the one piece that really gets Brian Byrn talking is Boy with Milk Weed Pod by Abner Herschberger. A Mennonite who taught art at Goshen College, Herschberger tells his own story in this acrylic screen print from He used a photograph of himself as a boy, and the rest of the panels tell his story working on a farm in North Dakota during World War II and later as a conscientious objector. Curator Brian Byrn points to the children in Nathaniel Currier s American Country Life from the 19th Century. Berrien Springs artist Harry Ahn painted this portrait of his son in Boy with Milk Weed Pod, 1977, acrylic screen print by Abner Herschberger. Indeed there are symbols of peace in Herschberger s haunting work just as there is so very much to ponder and discussion in each and every piece. Brian Byrn punctuated that point by stating: Modern artists have been depicting children their own as well as commissioned portraits by loving parents, for more than a century. In the past children were often depicted in formal settings. In more recent times the child has been seen informally at play or in a more relaxed environment of home. Many American painters have created iconic works of children in essence to recapture a youthful spirit of joy in everyday life. The innocence and playfulness of images of children often belied the hardships of the era or were stand-ins for a new modern analysis of the age. Brian Byrn s words are worth pondering as you pause to enjoy the more than 50 works of art that will form the Images of Children in Art exhibition opening December 7, 2012 and continuing through February 25, The Midwest Museum of American Art is located at 429 South Main Street in the heart of an artfully redeveloped downtown Elkhart. Museum hours are: Tuesday-Friday from 10 to 4 (EST), Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4. For more information, please call: Enjoy a stroll along the Elkhart (and St. Joseph) River after visiting The Midwest Museum of American Art. The show features a number of black and white photographs by Irma Haselwood including Muscle Boy.
24 Page 24 Annual Welcome Christmas Concert November 29, 2012 Savior of the Carol arranged Nations, Come by Milburn Price, is the theme of A Boy Was Born this year s Welcome by Benjamin Christmas Britten, and the Choral Concert English carol at 7 p.m. MI time on Fri., Nov. 30, at the Howard Performing Arts Ding Dong! Merrily On High arranged by David Willcocks, a popular Center on the 16th centu- campus of Andrews ry French tune. Univer- The Andrews sity. This annual concert features University Singers will be performing the Andrews two cho- University Singers, ral compositions conducted by special guest by Stephen Zork. Louis M. De- A Welcome Christmas Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center, featuring University Singers Louis M. De- Shantz: Winds Shantz, a prolific and published composer from Berrien County, will be the evening s featured guest. The centerpiece of the garland of endearing carols we will perform is the resplendent Gloria from the Messe di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini, says Zork. The repertoire of carols will also include Christmas Dinner arranged by Stephen Zork, What Child is Through the Olive Trees and Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. This concert is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first served. An offering will be collected. Founded in 1874, Andrews University is located one-half mile east of the U.S. 31 Bypass in Berrien Springs, Michigan. This? arranged by Donald McCullough, Wexford WALL Constructors, Inc. Sanitize and Sparkle Bath or Kitchen Design New Construction Additions Renovations Residential Commercial Four Generations of Quality Construction 117 West Seventh Street Michigan City, IN Fax HOLIDAY SPECIAL $99.00 (3 HOUR minimum at $33.00 HOUR ) I Steam Vapor Cleaning I Eliminates Mold, Mildew, Dirt, Odors and Bacteria No Chemicals, 285 degrees Vapor at 80PSI
25 November 29, 2012 Page 25 Sinai Forum Presents: Gordon Clapp IS Robert Frost The Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will conclude its 59th season on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at Elston Middle School in Michigan City with Gordon Clapp IS Robert Frost as this gifted actor portrays the beloved poet, Robert Frost. Clapp will transport the audience members to another time and place with poet Robert Frost as the guide. This evening, Clapp will preview his one-man show that is destined for Broadway. He earned a theater degree from William College and may be best known for his Emmy-winning role as Greg Medavoy on television s NYPD Blue. A stage and film actor, he is also a respected writer, producer and director. He portrayed Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk in the 1988 film Eight Men Out. He appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. On Broadway, he was in the revival of David Mamet s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, earning him a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. Season subscription tickets are $75 for regular tickets and $150 for patron tickets. Any student with a valid ID will be admitted free. Those purchasing patron tickets will have an opportunity to meet some of the speakers at a private reception. Tickets can be purchased in person with cash or check at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., LaPorte; The PNC Advancement Office on the PNC Westville Campus and at PNC - Porter County Undergraduate Center, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso. Tickets can be purchased via credit card at Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at beach bum jewels Authentic Beach Glass Jewelry & Gifts Beautiful beach glass tumbled by Mother Nature and collected in our own Lake Michigan and around the world. Discover our one-of-a-kind, exquisite pendants, bracelets, earrings and more. Also featuring gift items from local artists/artisans. Grand Opening Friday, December 7 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for lite bites and beverages at our new studio/gift shop during the First Friday Art Walk Enjoy 20% off all beach jewelry all weekend! 621 Franklin Street Michigan City, IN Owners: Linda Mickevicius & Jamie Kessler Indiana Ballet Theatre Presents Lunch & A Show Presented at the Radisson & Star Plaza Lunch- Sun., Dec 9th, at noon, have lunch with Santa and the cast of Nutcracker at The Radisson in Merrillville, Indiana. *Lunch includes priority seats to The Nutcracker, details below. Show- The Nutcracker to be presented Wed., Dec 12th or Thurs., Dec. 13th at 7 p.m. Pick the show you want and get lunch and the show for $60 per person. Tickets to just the Nutcracker are also available. To purchase: Firewood Snow Removal Fall & Spring Leaf Clean-up Accepting clients for 2013 Landscape Maintenance Contracts Holiday Cheer Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garland Potted Trees Frasier Fir, Balsam, Spruce Gift Certificates
26 Page 26 Boomer Christmas Exhibit at Museum A Boomer Christmas: Toys and Gifts of the 50s and 60s is the title of the new winter exhibit at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton. The exhibit will open Sat., Dec. 1, from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through February 3, From Hula Hoops to G.I. Joe, Barbie, and Mr. Potato Head, the 50s and 60s ushered in a new era of toys while the newest technologies were great gifts for adults. Revisit your childhood or your children s childhood with the toys and first toy television advertisements and enjoy some classic Christmas music of the era. Browse the exhibit and enjoy the 10% sale in the museum store. The Westchester Township History Museum is an educational and cultural service of Westchester Public Library and is open free of charge Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, phone 219/ A Family s Request to the Community Nationally recognized Crime Stoppers is working with the family of Deb and Ed Arnold to gather information to help authorities locate and/or capture the suspect(s) who murdered their daughter Christine fourteen months ago. A fundraising celebration of Christine s life will be held on Fri., Nov. 30, 6-11 p.m. at the LaPorte Best Western 444 Pine Lake Avenue, Beginning at 6 p.m., you can witness Christine s art. Then, from 7-11 p.m., join a social celebration featuring a cash bar, food and a backdrop of 70s/80s entertainment thanks to the group Red Line. Donation at the door of $20 or more is humbly requested. Ultimately, the family would like to offer as large a reward as possible. All proceeds from this event will be used for a reward for information leading to the apprehension of Christine s murderer, Crime Stopper Reward Fund, and any other expenses related to Christine s murder and the investigation. If you are unable to attend, it is hoped that you would find it in your heart to donate to the Christine Arnold Benefit Fund set up at Centier Bank, 12 Pine Lake Ave, La Porte, Indiana. GIFTS CUSTOM FRAMING ART For Home & Garden Gift Certificates Christmas Is Getting Closer And We re Closer Than You Think! L & M Framing and Gallery Beach Scenes Florals Landscapes South Shore Posters 202 S. Whittaker, New Buffalo Open Daily 11-5 November 29, 2012 The Rebound - an Art Performance Artists at the November First Friday event in front of the Michigan City Public Library were all set up to finish their paintings of books when the rain came. The Halogen lights were closed down and The Rebound endeavor was put on hold. A group of seven hatched the idea of Rebound at Connie and George Kassal s home last summer. Patty Mershon Schaefer, Ed Maldonado, Jinny Scott, Laurie Carpenter and Linda Weigel, all area artists, selected titles for books for the happening. Rebound is a 3-hour performance about the creation of art forms symbolizing books and their public viewing for a short time, after which the books will disappear. The sequence of events reflects artists commenting on the trend of how books printed on paper appar to be in the process of being replaced by digital books. Ironically, the art performance itself will reappear as a book of photographs at a later date. Sat., Dec. 1, the rescheduled event will take place inside the library from 2-5 p.m. The public is invited to come and view the artists working and changing the paintings into a sculpture. Barker Hall Open Stage Nov. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. Theme for the night is Celebration -- anticipating the celebrations we enter into this year. The last Open stage of the year will be held in the Bishop s Mansion of Barker Hall, 6th & Franklin, Michigan City. Bring to the gathering what ever it is you are celebrating at the end of this year! Songs and instrumental, poems, dances and tall tales are all welcome. Treats to share welcome!
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29 November 29, 2012 Page 29 Yuletide Decorations Topic of Program Dave Bainbridge, Senior Curator at the Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN, will talk about the history of Yuletide decorations at Insights in History, taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 5, at the Center. Admission is $3/general; $1/members. Reservations are required by Dec. 3. The program will also include a guided tour of the first floor of the Oliver Mansion. For the holiday, the historic house features over 10 Christmas trees and festooned fireplace mantels throughout. For information, phone (574) or visit Is That All There Is -- A Radio Play Fritz Olsen Sculptures, Sawyer, Michigan is pleased to announce the date is set for its fourth annual Radio Harbor Country benefit. The event opens in the gallery on Sat., Dec. 1, from noon until 8:00 p.m. MI time and features a live performance of a humorous radio play written by WRHC show host, Gail Isaacson. The 20 minute play, Is That All There Is? is a droll homage to Peggy Lee begins at 5:00 p.m., and is performed by Robert Swan, Arnie Saks, Gwynne Winsberg and Gina McLaughlin. Admission is complimentary and a wine reception will follow the 5:00 performance. A silent auction (which includes professional golf clubs, tennis rackets, gift certificates to local eateries and establishments, as well as fine art) will take place with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the public radio station. A three-speed bicycle donated by Outpost Sports will also be auctioned. The event continues on Sunday from noon until 4:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Phone the gallery at for additional information. Cabinets Carpet Ceramic Tile Wood Countertops Closets Blinds New Carpet Before the Holidays If your carpeting is embarrassing you We can replace your carpeting before the Holidays and save you up to 60%... We can move the furniture, remove the old carpeting and pad, and install the new carpeting Call us now to schedule your free measurement Priced Right Everyday Hardware Store 20% Off One Item Excludes Sale Items Expires 12/31/12 (l to r): Peggy Lee, Arnie Saks, Gail Isaacson, Gwynne Winsberg, Robert Swan Happy Holidays from All of Us at Posh FALL HOURS: TH-SAT. 11 AM-4 PM SUN NOON-4 PM 305 W. BUFFALO ST. (US HWY 12 AT LOOKOUT LANDING), NEW BUFFALO
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37 November 29, 2012 Page 37 Holiday at the POPS Concert Tickets for the 18th Annual LaPorte Hospital Foundation Holiday at the POPS are on sale. The philanthropic concert event kicks off the holiday season and takes place Sat., Dec. 8 at the La- Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Balcony tickets are still available to the public. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, ages 12 and under. Group sales are also available; buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free, plus reserved group seating options. Interested event goers are encouraged to buy their tickets online at holidaypopslaporte.org as soon as possible. Refreshments will also be served at the event. All proceeds benefit the Foundation s VNA Fund, which supports Indiana University Health La Porte VNA Services, and other vital philanthropic healthcare needs in the community. The concert features a variety of local talent including the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, directed by Philip Bauman. Entertainment will also be provided by special guest artists including: Kyrie Anderson, vocalist; Cripple Creek, vocal ensemble; Illumination, chorus; Charles Steck, trumpet/vocalist; and Dr. William E. Wolf III, alto saxophone. This year s event will also include the first-ever performance of the IU Health LaPorte Hospital family choir, directed by La Porte County Superior Court No. 1 Judge Kathleen Lang. Once you go, you are hooked, Dekker said. POPS is one of those events that everyone needs to experience and see how the community comes together. Buy early and bring as many people as you can. For more information, phone , tollfree (877) or and for a complete listing of sponsors, visit holidaypopslaporte.org GET WELL For: Stomach, Colon, Liver, Gall-Bladder, Pancreas, Rectal Disorders Rakesh K. Gupta MD Low out of pocket cost Honors most private plans Accepts approved amounts from insurance 1501 Wabash Street, Ste. 303 Michigan City, IN / Alternative, Holistic Chiropractic Adjustments Spinal Decompression Cold Laser Therapy Massage Nutrition One Madison Ave New Buffalo, MI C. Bryan Strother, DC, FICPA BOOKSTORE SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer hard cover $ LIGHTHOUSE PLACE MICHIGAN CITY 219/ The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra is directed by Philip Bauman shown here at the 17th Annual Holiday at the POPS concert in 2011.
38 Page 38 November 29, 2012 This week I would like to introduce two new books for your reading consideration. The first is a modern day thriller set in Paris, and the second is a fascinating look into the making of a BBC series that has, quite literally, taken America by storm. And here we go... The Bookseller by Mark Pryor This is the first Hugo Marston story, and I certainly hope it is not the last. Author Mark Pryor has whisked the reader off to a chilly Paris that forebodes trouble from the first page, setting up the street and the icy Seine for what was to come... Hugo Marston is a former F.B.I. agent now working as head of security for the U.S. embassy in Paris. He likes to walk along the river to a particular riverside bookstall -- four green metal boxes bolted to the low wall and crammed with books, their colorful spines like the feathers of a bird fanned out on the shelves to attract passersby. These booksellers are called bouquinistes and have been around for a long time, even having their own semiofficial union, Le Syndicat Des Bouquinistes de Paris or SBP. Hugo has made friends with one of the sellers, an elderly man known only to him as Max. One day Hugo sees Max arguing with a man who abducts him at gunpoint into a waiting boat. Of course, no one sees this happen except for Hugo and the Paris police don t seem to take Hugo seriously, who, even with his position, has no real authority on the streets of the city. The next day, a stranger is working Max s stall and claims he knows no one named Max. Hugo enlists the aid of a semiretired CIA agent and friend to get him some information and the hunt to find Max is on. Suffice it to say that the story will lead to drug wars along with some political intrigue and police corruption thrown in for good measure! As Hugo finds out that Max and his parents had been in Dachau prison during WWII, clues also lead to secrets of former Nazi collaborators. It all adds up to an interesting new character in fiction and a chance to see Paris from the inside out. Author Pryor s eye for detail makes this a story that will have you wanting more of Hugo Marston and his exploits. The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis (St. Martin s Press, oversize hardback, $29.99). Here s my first choice for a coffee table book this year. Have you been privy to the first two seasons of Downton Abbey on PBS? What is it about the English aristocracy that drives Americans crazy? We can t seem to get enough--from Upstairs, Downstairs to Brideshead Revisited to Gosford Park to a dozen other British sweeping sagas, we are all entranced by the stories. Downton Abbey will soon be coming to PBS in January and this book is the perfect companion and read-ahead book to set the stage and get you all fired up for Episode One, Season Three! The original series started out in 1912 just after the sinking of the Titanic, took us through the years of World War I and after and now continues on into the 1920s. The book explains each of the characters, their part in the story and their counterpart in real English society. Fascinating clips about everyday life in a large country home are followed, and each actor adds his or her feel for their character and why they were as they were. One of the great things about the series is that every character, high or low, has a story that is explored and incorporated into the series. The photographs are beautiful and old time advertisements add to the reading pleasure you are sure to get from this gorgeous book. And, if you didn t know, Downton Abbey is filmed at the home of the late Lord Carnarvon. Remember him? He s the one who one financed and went along to Egypt on the expedition that discovered the tomb of King Tut! Are you looking forward to season three of Downton Abbey? I am. Till next time, happy reading! 309 E. Ripplewater Spacious and newly remodeled rustic 2,000 ft. home with finished walkout basement. Great for lots of people, or use lower level for additional income. Two full baths upstairs and one ¾ bath downstairs. Two full fireplaces for winter, and relax in huge screened-in porch when you want to feel you are in the outdoors. One block from the beach. New Knotty Pine cathedral ceilings with trusses. You won t want to leave once you settle in. Tri-County Realty, Inc. William
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