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               Volume 25, Number 26 Thursday, July 9, 2009

                                                       Fourth of July
                                                        Long Beach

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                                                                                  Making of a Musical
                                                      Behind the Scenes with The Young Peoples Theatre Company
                                                                                          by Rick A. Richards

   The production of “High School Musical” by The                                                     and others are suggestions to cast members that
Young People’s Theatre Company and Michigan                                                           they make small gestures as they deliver their lines
City Area Schools is one of the most challenging in                                                   to help emphasize certain words or phrases.
the history of YPTC.                                                                                     And each time Holdcraft speaks, cast members
   To get the cast prepared for the near constant                                                     listen.
singing and dancing that’s required, a group of tal-                                                     Larry Payne, 48, lives in Portage and has been
ented professionals is putting in nearly as many                                                      dancing since the late 1970s when, he said, disco
hours as the young people in anticipation of the                                                      was the rage.
July 10 curtain raiser.                                                                                  “That’s what got me interested in dancing,” said
   Director Stan Holdcraft, retired teacher, choreog-                                                 Payne, who added that this is his first involvement
rapher Larry Payne, a professional dancer who has                                                     with a young people’s theater group.
performed in movies and on the stage in Los Ange-                                                        He has lived in Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach,
les; choral director Diane Richmond; and lighting                                                     S.C., where he went to an audition for a dancing
designer Tom Montgomery have been working with                                                        part in the movie “Super Mario Brothers,” and was
the cast and backstage young people for the past                                                      hired. He moved back to this area because of family.
two months.                                                                                              “I think some of the young people in this perfor-
                                                                                                      mance are fantastically talented,” said Payne. “The
                                                                                                      young people who play the leads, Troy (Kyle Nie-
                                                                                                      man) and Gabriella (Lauren Mazur), I can’t believe
                                                                                                      how much natural talent they have. They are really
                                                                                                         Payne said one of the most difficult challenges for
                                                                                                      him is choreographing a show where some of the
                                                                                                      older, more experienced cast members “get it” right
                                                                                                      away, and some of the younger, less experienced
                                                                                                      children, struggle to understand what they need to

  Director Stan Holdcraft follows along in his script during a rehearsal at
                    Elston Middle School auditorium.

   Stan Holdcraft, retired after 34 years with MCAS,
was also director of student productions at Elston
and Michigan City High School.
   “I love it,” said Holdcraft of his involvement with
youth theater. “Someday I’ll give it up, I know. But
now, it’s a lot of fun doing something when kids love
doing it. It’s a creative thing and the joy comes only
after a lot of hard work.”
   Holdcraft still views what he does as teaching. As
he leans over a stool and follows the script as the
cast rehearses, he is always making suggestions.                                                                Choreographer Larry Payne shows cast members of
Some are to help performers remember their lines                                                                      “High School Musical” a dance move.

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  “If you overwhelm them with suggestions, they’ll                             Diane Richmond, who sits at a piano offstage
never get it,” he said. “I didn’t know how hard to                          while rehearsal goes on, got involved a few years
push them. I’m not going to get mad at someone if                           ago because her children were taking part. Now,
they fall out of a double pirouette, which is a very                        being involved in YPTC is something she looks for-
hard move. As long as you try hard and work, what                           ward to.
more can you ask? What I can’t tolerate is laziness.                           “It is a great experience to work with these young
  And, said Payne, “Not all kids are at the same                            people,” said Richmond. “A production like this
physical ability and you have to work with that.”                           takes a lot of time, and sometimes you have to push
  Payne said he’s confident that by the time the                             a little bit.
curtain goes up, all of the cast will have their dance                         “This is a nice opportunity that doesn’t cost par-
steps down.                                                                 ents anything, other than a commitment of time.”
  He admitted that he initially had reservations                               Tom Montgomery, who has been around The
when he was asked by director Stan Holdcraft to                             Young People’s Theatre Company since it was
choreograph the production, but said he’s glad he                           founded in 2004, said he gets as much enjoyment
accepted. “Would I do this again? Six weeks ago, the                        out of it as the young people do..
answer would have been no. Now, I think I might,”                              “If I didn’t enjoy it as much as I do, I wouldn’t
said Payne.                                                                 do it,” said Montgomery, whose physical presence is
  Ultimately, Payne said he hopes his work with                             unseen by the audience, but his impact on how the
the cast will inspire them to continue in theater.                          play looks on stage is readily apparent.
                                                                                                           Musical Continued on Page 4
                                                             Dance Rehearsal

                                                                            During one of the big dance numbers, Christine Brennan is carried across
                                                                                        the stage by Kyle Nieman and Branden Lambert.
  Cast members Sean Sobecki (standing) and Ashli Samelman, Teresa
  Werner and Kalin Mize (seated front, from left) take their places for a
        dance number that takes place in the school cafeteria.

The entire cast of “High School Musical” rehearses on the stage at Elston
                             Middle School.                                              The male members rehearse a dance number.

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Musical   Continued from Page 3              Comments From Cast Members
   Lauren Mazur, 21, of La Porte, is one of the lead                        fun to work with,” said Nieman, who plays Troy, one
characters, Gabriella. “This is a great experience,”                        of the main characters in the production.
said Mazur, a junior at Ball State University and a                            Allie Hillman, 19, a graduate of Michigan City
graduate of La Porte High School. “This is my first                          High School, is a theater and education major at St.
lead role and it’s exciting. The cast has become like                       Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
family.                                                                        Besides her role as Miss Darbus in the play, Hill-
   “What I’ve learned so far is that you have to be                         man also works behind the scene as an assistant
flexible and you have to have fun,” said Mazur.                              stage manager. She said it’s valuable experience for
   Kyle Nieman, 20, a graduate of Michigan City                             her because she someday wants to teach theater to
High School, and a student at the University of                             young people.
Notre Dame, previously performed with YPTC in                                  “I’ve always enjoyed working backstage,” said
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”                             Hillman, adding that she likes the challenge of
   “You make a lot of friends doing this,” said Nie-                        working with younger children.
man, who started rehearsals for the play two weeks                             “The older kids are role models for the younger
late because of his commitment with the Notre                               kids,” she said. “You look around and you can see
Dame Glee Club as it toured Guatemala.                                      them helping out all the time.”
   “I’ve worked with Stan Holdcraft before and he’s
                              Rehearse                          Rehearse                            Rehearse

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    Performances will be at Elston Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 and
  Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18. Performances also will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 and on
  Sunday July 12 and July 19.
    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students under 13. For information or to buy tickets, call 873-

July 9, 2009                                                                                                                                       Page 5

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                                                                                         “Nunsense” Opens at Mainstreet

             Physical Therapy and
                      Wellness Services

                                                                                         Elisa James, Vanessa Schroeder, Jovanna Perryman-Tarver,
                                       We Make Feeling Well Your Way of Life
                                A service of La Porte Regional Health System
                                                                                                              Mandy Nousain

                                                                                        The Festival Players Guild continues its 41st
                                                                                     Canterbury Summer Theatre Season Wed., July
                                                                                     8, with “Nunsense” at Michigan City‘s Mainstreet
                                                                                     Theatre, 807 Franklin St. Performances continue
                                                                                     thru Sat., July 18.
     A coffee market that gives you                                                     The original production of “Nunsense” premiered
          the moon and stars.                                                        in Greenwich Village at the Duplex Cabaret in
                                                                                     1983. It later moved to the Douglas Fairbanks The-
 Roof-top seating with a view of the lake and harbor.                                atre and completed an Off-Broadway run of over ten
          Open 7am to 10pm every day.                                                years.
                                                                                        The Little Sisters of Hoboken -- a one-time mis-
                                                                                     sionary order that ran a leper colony on an island
                                                                                     south of France -- discover that their cook, Sister
                                                                                     Julia Child of God, accidentally killed fifty-two resi-
                                                                                     dents of their convent with her tainted vichyssoise.
                                                                                     The surviving nineteen sisters escaped poisoning
                                                                                     only because they were off playing bingo with a
                                                                                     group of Maryknolls.
                                                                                        Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior,
                                                                                     Sister Mary Regina, has a vision in which she is told
                                                                                     to start a greeting card company to raise funds for
                                                                                     the burials. Though the greeting cards are an enor-
                                                                                     mous success, the Reverend Mother buys a VCR for
                                                                                     the convent before paying for the last four burials.
                                                                                     Now left with four corpses and insufficient funds
                                                                                     to bury them, they place the corpses on ice in the
                                                                                     kitchen deep freeze.
                                                                                        Individual tickets are $12.50 on Wednesday and
                                                                                     Thursday and $14.00 on Friday and Saturday. Se-
                                                                                     nior citizen and student discounts are available.
                                                                                     Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., Tuesdays and from
                                                                                     noon-8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
                                                                                        Curtain is Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00
                                                                                     p.m. Additional performances are at 2:00 p.m. on
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   housemade granola · oatmeal · scones · muffins
                                                                                        Group luncheon and dinner theatre packages also
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                                                                   Footlight 3rd Annual Awards Banquet
        Dr. Houck’s                                                  Footlight Players of Michigan City is excited to
                                                                  announce its Third Annual Awards banquet. This
  Coach Eyewear Event Sale                                        is an opportunity for the members of Footlight to
                                                                  recognize some of the outstanding achievements by
                                                                  actors, directors and technicians during the past
                                                                     The event will be hosted at the Michigan City
      Tuesday, July 14                                            Moose Lodge #980 (1108 Franklin, Michigan City)
       4:00-7:00 p.m.                                             on Sat. July 25 and is open to the public. Doors open
                                                                  at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet style dinner being served
                                                                  at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.
                                                                     Reservations are required and are limited to the
                                                                  first 150. Tickets are $18.00 if purchased in advance
      Enjoy the evening with us and see                           by July 11th or $23.00 if paid at the door. RSVP to
           the newest collections.                                219/874-4035 or online at
                                                                  The awards presentation will begin at 8:30 p.m. and
     A professional stylist from Marchon Eyewear                  will include excerpts from this seasons shows.
                                                                     The News Dispatch’s “On the Go” Editor Andrew
  will be on hand to offer personal styling assistance.
                                                                  Tallackson will be choosing the “Critic’s Choice/
                                                                  Best Show Award” and Footlight will be honoring
 An evening to remember…                                          this year’s Hall of Fame inductee Kathleen Chase
        Discounts, Prizes, Refreshments                           for her outstanding and continued contribution to
                                                                  the organization.
        COACH is the word!                                           2009 Footlight Nominees
                                                                     Kathleen Chase Footlight’s 2009 Hall of Fame
                 Richard J. Houck, M.D.
  350 Commerce Square, Michigan City, IN • (219) 879-0268
                                                                                               Footlight Players will
                                                                                            present their annual “Hall
                                                                                            of Fame Award” to Kathy
                                                                                            Chase this year. Kathy be-
                                                                                            gan her community theatre
                                                                                            career with Footlight Play-
                                                                                            ers in the 1973 production
                                                                                            of “The Impossible Years”,
                                                                                            a show she still lists as
                                                                                            one of her favorites. Kathy
                                                                                            gives partial credit for her

                WANTED:                                                                     interest in theatre to her
                                                                                            mom, Lois, who has also
           Serious Students                                                                 been active with Footlight
   Who Have The Desire to Succeed,                                                          for many years. Other fa-
                                                                          Kathy Chase       vorite roles Kathy has per-
    and Are Willing to Work Hard.
                                                                                            formed here include “Rosa
                                                                  Bud” in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, “Mame
                                                                  Dennis” in “Mame” and “Betty Meeks” in “The
                                                                  Foreigner”. She has also been active at the Dunes
                                                                  Summer Theatre in such shows as “The Graduate”
          Offers A Challenging Curriculum                         and “Steel Magnolias”.
          Offers A Challenging Curriculum
            In A Christian Environment                               Offstage, Kathy is still an active performer, par-
             Tailored For Environment
            In A ChristianEach Student                            ticipating in Monday Musicale, the annual PAF
             Tailored For Each Student
          To Reach Their Highest Potential                        Shows and the choir at the First United Methodist
          To Reach Their Highest Potential                        Church. She also taught baton for many years at
      ENROLL BY JULY 31, 2009                                     our local Moose Lodge, and can still work up a mean
      ENROLL BY JULY 31, 2009
          CALL 219-874-5103                                       twirl. Kathy has worked as a secretary for 10 years
          CALL 219-874-5103                                       in the Classifications Dept at the Indiana State
  EMAIL:                           Prison, and is a proud Mom to two grown daugh-
  EMAIL:                           ters, Niki and Letty.

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                                                                      CISV 50th Anniversary Weekend
                                                                    Michigan City’s CISV Chapter is celebrating its
                                                                  50th year with a weekend of activities July 24-26.
                                                                  Rusty Allen, son of founder Doris Allen, Erastus
                                                                  Allen, Doris Allen’s grandson, John Vanderplough,
                                                                  one of the first delegates, and Amy Lange, a CISV-
                                                                  er who is now a news reporter in Detroit, will be
                                                                  attending and speaking at the 6 pm Dinner on Sat-
                                                                  urday, July 25th at the Long Beach Community
                                                                  Center. Please make dinner reservations by July
                                                                  15th. For ticket information for this dinner, contact
                                                                  Kathy Cloninger at (219) 878-8304 or Jody Presser
                                                                  at (219) 873-5762. All past CISV participants and
                                                                  their families, as well as all friends of CISV are wel-

                                                                    Celebrating 50 Years – 1959 -2009
                                                                    Michigan City Chapter of CISV
                                                                    July 24-26, 2009 Reunion Weekend

                                                                     Events: Hope that you can join in for the whole
                                                                  weekend or for as many activities as possible
                                                                     •Friday, July 24 – Registration at Long Beach
                                                                  Community Center, 2501 Oriole Trail. Beginning at
                                                                  4:00 p.m. Connect with old and new friends.
                                                                     8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Bonfire at Stop 24
                                                                     • Sat., July 25 - Saturday – continued registra-
                                                                  tion at Long Beach Community Center
                                                                     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Memory Taping at M.C.
                                                                  Public Library – please stop by Morning – On your
                                                                  own - go shopping, visit zoo, beach and friends

 EVEN IF YOU                                                         1:00-5:00 p.m. – Michigan City Public Library.
                                                                  CISV Exhibit – Photos and memories from the last
                                                                  50 years and other surprises. Memory taping con-
  LOSE YOUR JOB                                                   tinues.
                                                                     2:00-4:00 p.m. – connect with local CISV “digni-
  YOU STILL HAVE CHOICES.                                         taries” at the M.C. Library. Those names from the
 During difficult times, it’s easy to feel like things are         past you MUST see and connect with again.
 out of your control. So it’s essential to consider every            6:00 p.m. – 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance –
 financial decision carefully, especially when it comes to         Long Beach Community Center. VERY special pro-
 your retirement savings.                                         gram, Dress CISV casual. Dance through the De-
 Edward Jones can help. We’ll start by getting to know            cades.
 your goals. Then we’ll sort through your current                    • Sun., July 26 – 9:00 a.m., Fun Run/Walk at In-
 situation and work with you face-to-face to develop a
                                                                  ternational Friendship Gardens
 strategy that can help you keep your retirement on track.
                                                                     9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – T-shirt Exchange at Interna-
 To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives,
 call your Edward Jones financial advisor today.                   tional Friendship Gardens-Bring yours!
                                                                     50th anniversary presentation of Commemora-
 Melinda S. Nagle, CFP®
 Financial Advisor
                                                                  tive Bench to the Gardens. Lunch with friends
                                                                     2:00 p.m. - Open Day at Peace: the Ripple Effect
 411 Franklin
 Michigan City, IN 46360                                          Village, Niemann School
 Bus. 219-878-0590                                                   Questions or to receive a sign-up sheet: Contact
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                                                                         Summer Festival at Sacred Heart-LaP.
                                                                           Come celebrate the rich Polish heritage of La-
                                                                        Porte County at the yearly Sacred Heart Catholic
                                                                        Church’s Polish Festival (132 Bach St., LaPorte) on
                                                                        July 10th, 11th and 12th. Experience old world Po-
                                                                        land with a new world festival atmosphere: polka
                                                                        under the stars to a live polka band, enjoy modern
                                                                        music and a frosty mug of beer in the beer garden
                                                                        or try your hand at chance with bingo under the big
                                                                        tent. Take in the mouth-watering authentic polish
                                                                        dinners or choose festival foods in the midway area.
                                                                        Carnival rides and games for the children mean fun
                                                                        for the entire family.
                                                                           Tickets for food and games can be purchased
                                                                        around the festival area. Games of chance are for
                                                                        those 21 years and older. Also, a traditional Polish
                                                                        mass will be held on Sun., July 12th at 10:30 a.m.
                                                                        All are welcome.

            Named for the second year by our
                 Members as one of
               Great Neighborhood                                              A polka band plays at the 2008 Sacred Heart Festival.
               Restaurants 2009-10
                                                                           PNC Greeting Card Making Course
             L T H F O R U M .com                                          Purdue University North Central Office of Con-
                                                                        tinuing Education will offer a non-credit card mak-
                                                                        ing course that teaches how to make personalized
      the Chicago based culinary chat site                              cards.
 “The real genius of this pizza is in the bread…                           “Card Making” will meet at the PNC Westville
 The slight sourness of the dough takes the flavor of this               Campus on Thursdays, July 16 to 30, from 7 to 9
 pizza into the realms of unicorns and gnomes… The                      p.m. A minimal supply list will be furnished at time
 freshness and flavor of the toppings was stellar,                       of registration. The registration fee is $99.
 like the little fuzzy leaves of freshly-picked sage on                    This course will cover techniques that can be used
 a pizza covered with brightly flavorful sausage…                        to create distinctive cards and envelopes with your
 The appetizer of wood-roasted veggies was outstanding!                 personal design and touch for a variety of occasions.
                                                                           For more information, to register for this class, or
 If I could order only one thing, it would be this, especially
                                                                        to receive information on other courses, contact the
 the stuffed peppers… Friendly folks, with a real, visible
                                                                        Office of Continuing Education, 872-0527, ext. 5343
 commitment to the craft of classical pizzamaking.”                     or visit
                         SUMMER HOURS                                             At the MC Public Library
  Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. -10 p.m. • Sunday-Monday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                         500 S. EL PORTAL                 Create Your Own Comic Book
                                      MICHIANA SHORES, IN                 Friday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
                                  INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING
                                                                          Create your own comic book at a unique program
                                                                        at the Michigan City Public Library. Participants
                                must be between 12 and 18 years of age. For more
                                                                        information, phone 873-3045.

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                                                            At The Acorn Theater This Week
           Thanhardt-Burger                                Fri., July 10, 8 p.m. MI time
                                                           Legendary jazz musician Frank D’Rone will per-

              Art & Frame Outlet                        form live at the Acorn Theater for the third annual
                                                        benefit for La Lumiere School. D’Rone has a unique
                                                        sound and style. He’s a singer who understands a
                                                        lyric, has impeccable phrasing, and his sincerity

 Offering quality hand-made
                                                        and elegance on stage dazzles an audience with
                                                        songs from the great songwriters – Porter, Gersh-
                                                        win, Mercer, and Rogers & Hart.
 frames and fine original international                    Opening for D’Rone will be the House of Funk.
 artwork available for purchase.                        House of Funk is made up of five students from La
                                                        Lumiere School: Ari Augustaitis, Carter Wagner,
 Please stop in to see our collection.                  Asher Igra, Vytenis Karaitis and Jeff McComas.
                                                           A favorite from coast to coast, Frank has recent-
 Hours:                                                 ly played the 2008 Chicago Jazz Festival and has
 Tuesday - Friday                                       been packing them in at the legendary jazz club, the
 10a.m. - 4p.m. CST                                     Green Mill.
                                                           Frank has appeared 18 times on the Tonight
 Saturdays                                              Show, and headlined at the Copacabana, in Las Ve-
 10a.m. - 2p.m. CST                                     gas, Atlantic City, New York, San Francisco, Miami
                                                        and Chicago. And he just gets better and better.
                                                           Tickets are $35; purchase your tickets today by
                                                        phoning La Lumiere School at 219.326.7450.
                                                           Sat., July 11, 8 p.m. MI time
  720 Boyd Blvd LaPorte, IN j      219.362.2168
                                                           Opera at The Acorn Presents the Solo Perfor-
                                                        mance of Robert Swan
                                                           The Acorn is thrilled to present Opera at the
                                                        Acorn founder, bass Robert Swan in a solo recital
                                                        featuring two of the greatest song writers ever, in

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                                                        reserve at 269/756-3879 or
    THE CASUAL CHEF CAFÉ                                   Wed., July 15, 8 p.m. MI time
                                                           Recital by Pianist Robert Auler and Violin-
          THE PUMPERNICKEL INN                          ist Nicholas-Orbovich in a Concert of Mozart and
                                                           Auler and Orbovich plan a program that will in-
                                                        clude Mozart’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano in e mi-
                                                        nor,” and Beethoven’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano
                                                        in A Major.”
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                                                        Tickets are $20; reserve at 269/756-3879.
                                                           The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three
                                                        Oaks, MI.

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                                                                                                                          Garden Walk to Benefit Lubeznik Center
                                                                                                                             The first-time visitor attending Anneke Dekker’s
                                                                                                                          Sat., July 18 garden walk to benefit the Lubeznik
                                                                                                                          Center for the Arts, cannot possibly imagine the
                                                                                                                          wonders he or she will encounter from the topog-
                                                                                                                          raphy of the land leading to the Dekker house. Flat
                                                                                                                          farm fields stretch out on all sides. A cow farm sits
                                                                                                                          across the road on rural 100 S. in La Porte, Indiana.
                                                                                                                             But once behind the dense foliage that shields the
                                                                                                                          home from the street, the visitor literally enters a
                                                                                                                          secret garden – secret because the land suddenly
                                                                                                                          dips and becomes a shadowy forest that is complete-
                                                                                                                          ly invisible from the road. The wooded path follows
                                                                                                                          a gentle slope of thick greenery, with woodruff along
                                                                                                                          the forest floor and jack in the pulpit, hostas, and
                                                                                                                          hellebore bursting around each corner, and leads to
                                                                                                                          the central feature of the 32-acre garden, a large
                                                                                                                          pond with outlying channels that spread in all di-
                                                                                                                             In just over 12 years, Anneke Dekker, with help
                                                                                                                          from her sister Lydia, has created paths lined with
                                                                                                                          trees along the various tributaries of the pond, each
                                                                                                                          of which lead to a different garden space. Some are
                                                                                                                          shady and wooded, others open and sunny. She has
                                                                                                                          named all of the places you find in her garden –
                                                                                                                          from Sumac Island to the rhododendron and azalea
                                                                                                                          garden, the rock garden, the evergreen garden, and
                                                                                                                          her most recent invention -- the ball park, a new
                                                                                                                          and stringently formal circular space where stone
                                                                                                                          balls of different sizes combine with interesting
                                                                                                                          trees and bushes.
                                                                                                                             The perennial gardens, a masterpiece of form,
                  SOME OF LIFE’S TOUGHEST                                                                                 color, texture, and light, are a part of ‘Willow Wind,’
                  CONVERSATIONS HAPPEN                                                                                    a 32-acre private nature reserve listed with the In-
                                                                                                                          diana Department of Natural Resources. The July
                       OVER COFFEE.                                                                                       18 event is from 1-4 p.m. with Sun., July 19 as a
                        When was the last time you had that                                                               rain date.
                        conversation about Life Insurance?                                                                   Garden maps will be provided, and master gar-
                 Talk to me today about your life insurance needs.                                                        deners from Purdue will be on hand to answer ques-
                                                                                                                          tions and offer guided tours. A casual high tea will
                                                                                                                          be served as well. The event is $45 per person, and
                                                                                                                          limited to 75 people, so reservations are a must.
                                          James E Eriksson, Agent                                                         Phone the Lubeznik Center at 219.874.4900 to re-
                                          405 Johnson Road                                                                serve or reserve online at
                                          Michigan City, IN 46360
                                          Bus: 219-874-6360                                                               where you can also view or print out a map to the
                                                                                 Dekker gardens located at 4504 E. 100 S. in La
                                                                                                                          Porte, IN.

                                                                                                                                          Farther Afield…
                                                                                                                            Franceville’s Spirit Day-Town-wide garage sales
                                                                                                                          will be held on Sat., July 11. Maps and refreshments
                                                                                                                          available at the downtown Fire Station. Maps list
                                                                                                                          57 garage sale sites and items for sale. Also, Port-a-
                                                                                                                          Pit Chicken will be available from 2:30-6 p.m. Tick-
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                                                                                                                          ets can be purchased at fire station.
                                                                                                                            Francesville, IN is due south of Michigan City on
                                                                                                                          U.S. 421.

July 9, 2009                                                                                                                    Page 17

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                                                                                Discussion of Summer Exhibit at VU
                                                                                  Long-time artist and Chicagoland arts activist
                                                                               Tom Brand will discuss his work during a Wed.,
                                                                               July 15 reception and gallery talk highlighting an
                                                                               ongoing exhibition of recently-acquired artwork at
                                                                               Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art.
                                                                                  The July 15 reception will focus on the exhibi-
                                                                               tion “New Acquisitions: Selections from Brauer Mu-
                                                                               seum’s Permanent Collection,” on display through
                                                                               Aug. 9. The reception begins at 7 p.m. and is free
                                                                               and open to the public.
                                                                                  Gregg Hertzlieb, director of Brauer Museum, will
                                                                               discuss the approximately two dozen works, donat-
                                                                               ed to the museum since the beginning of 2008.
                                                                                  Among those works is “The Who Sideshow,” a
                                                                               limited edition comic book created in 1966 to pub-
                                                                               licize the work of a collective of influential Chicago
                                                                               imagists known as the Hairy Who. Brand, a founder
                                                                               of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition in 1974 and profes-
                                                                               sional artist for more than 30 years, printed “The
                                                                               Who Sideshow” – as well as other Hairy Who comic
                                                                               books and posters – as owner of Galaxie Press in
                                                                                  Brand, whose career as a painter spans more
                                                                               than 30 years, currently lives and works in Beverly
                                                                               Shores and has been active in the Lubeznik Center
                                                                               for the Arts and Area Artists Association.
                                                                                  In addition to “The Who Sideshow,” three of
                                                                               Brand’s paintings are displayed adjacent to the
                                                                               “New Acquisitions” exhibit. Brand said the paint-
                                                                               ings combine classical techniques with 21st century
                                                                               forms and shapes.
                                                                                  Hertzlieb said the “New Acquisitions” exhibition
                                                                               reflects the breadth of Brauer Museum’s collection
                                                                               of approximately 3,000 works as well as its large
                                                                               holdings of 19th and 20th century American art and
                              Since 1987                                       world religious art.
                                                                                  Works featured in this summer’s exhibition in-
                                                                               clude: Tribal artifacts from New Guinea, includ-
                                                                               ing axe heads and ceremonial axes, donated to the
                                                                               museum by a missionary; Black and white nature
                                                                               prints by Michigan photographer and Ansel Adams
                                                                               pupil Howard Bond, whose photographs are held
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           Robert Swan & Harbor Arts present                    Smo-Stock Art and Music Festival

     at the Acorn
                                                                Portage—July 18, 2009--- from 3-11 p.m. Located
                                                             at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Por-
                                                             tage, IN. The event is FREE! The second annual
                                                             Smo-Stock Art and Music Festival will host a wide
        Music of the Beatles and Franz Schubert              variety of musical artists, display a great variety of
   Featuring HEY JUDE, WHILE MY GUIATR GENTLY WEEPS,         arts and crafts, and will offer an array of activities
       IMAGINE and Schubert’s “SCHWANENGESANG”
                                                             for the entire family.
                                                                Daytime activities include: Bean Bag Tourna-
                                                             ment, Graffiti Wall, Community art project, Improv.
                                                             dance group, and many more. The Dave Highland’s
                                                             Service Fund will again be the beneficiary of this
                                                             festival. Dave was an outstanding city councilman
                                                             and servant for the City of Portage who passed away
                                                             while running for Mayor of Portage. In honor of
                                                             him, all proceeds will support our local firefighters
                                                             and police officers. At the event there will also be
                                                             youth art showcased. This will highlight youth art
                                                             from around the community and cities in the area.
                                                                A food vendor will be onsite-selling food and re-
                                                             freshments. The following food and drinks will be
                                                             available: hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers,
                                                             brats, chicken sandwiches, elephant ears, funnel
       Saturday, July 11
       8 pm ET                                               cakes, lemon shake ups, shaved ice, pop, and water.
       at the Acorn Theater                                  The objectives of SmoStock Art and Music Festival
       Three Oaks, Michigan
       Tickets $20                                           are to both help promote a healthy art and music
       Make Your Reservations Now                            culture for youth in Portage and to raise money for (269) 756-3879                   the Dave Highlands Public Service Fund for Por-
       funded in part by New Buffalo Savings
                                                             tage Police and Firefighters. The music that will be
                                                             performed will be mainly alternative rock including
                                                             funk, jam, pop, acoustic, indie, jazz, folk, and blues.
                                                             The lineup will be as follows:
                                                                3 – 3:45 p.m. David Kav -- That Stage
                              “High-End” Cabinetry              4 – 5 p.m. Planetary Blues -- That Stage
                       does not have to be “high-priced.”       5 – 5:15 p.m. Ceremony -- This Stage
                                                                5:15 – 6 p.m. John Derado -- That Stage
                                                                6 – 6:15 p.m.Marcus O’Reilly -- This Stage
                                                                6:15 - 7 p.m. Jamplifier -- That Stage
                                                                7 – 7:15 p.m. Cody Richart -- This Stage
                                                                7:15 – 8:15 p.m.Dan Reisen & Andrew Cyprian
                                                             -- That Stage
                                                                8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Lindsay Smith -- This Stage
                                                                8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Smiggins and the Jazz Corner
                                                             -- That Stage
                                                                9:45 – 11 p.m. C4 Blues Band -- That Stage
                                                                *Lineup is subject to change without notice
                                                                If you have any questions, e-mail smostock@ya
                                                    or visit

                                                                     Theatre Audition Workshop
                                                               Wed., July 15, 6 p.m.
                                                               This program will be held at the Coolspring
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               Call for Appointment                          they will treat you to a short revue from their show.
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July 9, 2009                                                                                                                          Page 21

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                                  Barker Mansion’s Annual Pink Tea Program
                                                               by Laurie Farrell
   Every year many people travel a long distance to                       Tables are set beautifully with Victorian tea sets
return to what has become a tradition in their fami-                      and china and nothing can beat the park- like set-
lies, Barker Mansion’s Pink Tea. And some are just                        ting of the Barker Mansion’s garden. Victorian era
beginning this tradition by attending for their first                      etiquette is used throughout even requiring servers
time. The Barker Mansion is transformed into a                            to wear pink aprons.
large garden celebration featuring a tea party that                          This year’s program during the Tea, grew from
no one can surpass. Food is served right out of Victo-                    the current summer display at Barker “Trunks,
rian recipe books offering some very light fare such                      Trousseaus and Trips”, which runs through the end
as pineapple wedges, cucumber sandwiches, high                            of September. A local actress, Jill Brummett, was
society currant scones and English breakfast tea.                         featured re-enacting her wedding as a Civil War

                                                                              This is the second Pink Tea for Kristin Beauschamp of Niles, MI
     Rita Fink of Long Beach with her granddaughter Violet Murphy                              and Charlene Hahi of Granger

   Valerie Sobecki of Atlanta brings her granddaughters every year –
L-R Seraphina Tucker (10), Ariana Thompson (12), Genevieve Tucker (7)                Long Beach’s Marilyn Kirkendall and Judy Barsic
                         and Keziah Tucker (13)

   Birthday outing for Mom Linda Garver of LaPorte, and her daughter                      Irv and Leona Zelener from Northbrook
                         Susan Baldwin of Valpo

July 9, 2009                                                                                                                       Page 23
bride and took the audience on a memorable tour in                       I am always amazed when visiting the mansion
their minds of wedding traditions and protocol from                    on how this small staff of dedicated historians is
that time period through the 1940’s. Dressed in her                    able to transform the house to accommodate the ac-
Civil War plaid ball gown, which she wore for her                      tual display and that no detail is left to the imagi-
own wedding a few years ago, Jill narrated this his-                   nation. Like many of the Pink Tea guests, you can
tory sparked with occasional songs related to each                     never visit the Barker Mansion enough. And for
particular time period. Very entertaining and infor-                   those that visited for the very first time, I know
mative, this presentation tied in closely with the                     we’ll see them again in years to come.
wedding dresses and other goods on display. Each                         The “Trunks, Trousseaus and Trips” display can
wedding gown, with maybe one exception, also in-                       be seen during guided tours throughout the week.
cluded a photograph of the original owner which                        Please call the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520 for
helps in visualizing the past historical eras.                         times.

      Ann Donnersberger of Long Beach along with her friend                         It’s a family affair for Kathy Mack (Hanna),
 Maureen Kaniewski of Downers Grove attend the Tea for the first time                    Rosalie Mack (Wanatah) and Audra

          All decked out for the Pink Tea are Dorothy Nowak,                    Barker Mansion’s Executive Director Cecilia Zubler
           Janette Eason and Barbara Varo of Michigan City                                 Welcomes the 60 Guests

Susan and John Svorec of Sotos Michigan with their daughter Savannah     Members of the Michigan City High School National Honor Society
                                                                                             Volunteered as Servers

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                                                        “2nd Saturdays! Downtown LaPorte”
  Indiana Dunes
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                                                         Families enjoying live music and ice cream at Temple News Agency
          DUNE ACRES • PORTER BEACH                       On the 2nd Saturday of the month, downtown
             • BEVERLY SHORES •                        businesses in LaPorte will open their doors to show-
                                                       case musical talent, fine art, unique shopping, and
   Preview exceptional lakefront, lakeview and         great food & drink. It’s an evening of entertainment,
                                                       and an opportunity to mix and mingle, and enjoy a
          wooded properties online at                  summer night stroll in historic downtown La Porte,
                             IN. July 11th is the date of the next 2nd Saturday
                                                       event from 5-8 p.m.
                                                          Stop into the Thaddeus C. Gallery for “Go Fig-
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                                                          Then it’s on to Temple News Agency for ice cream,
                                                       coffee and Live Bluegrass music. Specialty shop-
         Outdoor Dining                                ping hotspots include Urban Thunder, L.R. Cloth-
                                                       ing Co., and You Lucky Dog and Cat. For bites
                                                       to eat, try the fresh and fast Mucho Mas Mexican
        now available for                              Grill, The Cookery’s Sushi Special, and Fine Italian
                                                       Cuisine at Trattoria Enzo.
       You and Your Four                                  Additional participating businesses include,
                                                       Goose Feather’s Gifts, The Pink Elephant, Hillbish
       Legged Friends…                                 ETC. gifts, La Porte Sporting Goods, Antique Junc-
                                                       tion, As Time Goes By, Rocky Mountain Café, Po-
            ONLY at                                    lonez Bakery, Downtown Dawgs, Dick’s Bar, Indi-
                                                       ana Deli, and State Street Bar & Grill.
                                                          The final 2nd Saturday date is August 8th.

                                                           Readers Group at County Library
                                                          Tues., July 14, noon-1 p.m.
                                                          The book, Amber Road by John Boland, will be
                                                       discussed in the small meeting room at LaPorte
                                                       County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., downtown
                     8-4 Daily                         LaPorte.
          301 West Buffalo Street                         The novel is about Amber who goes on a journey
                                                       to find a book her father had loaned to a friend. Her
               New Buffalo                             father is gravely ill and Amber is also expanding
                                                       symptoms of a serious illness.
              269.469.0994                                The book is available for check-out. Free refresh-                      ments will be served. There is no charge or registra-
                                                       tion. More at 219/362-6156.

July 9, 2009                                                              Page 25

               July 18 & 19 • 11 am - 5 pm
                     16 Award Winning Artists and Sculptors
                               2 Art Associations
             and an Upscale Gallery of Nationally Acclaimed Artists
      Sign up for a chance to win Paintings, Drawings, Prints or Sculptures
                           Refreshments will be served
                             722 Franklin Square

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                                                                                   3rd Annual Fernwood Friday Event
                  CAPTAIN ED’S                                                     Come out for an evening of music, food, wine, and
                                                                                fun in the garden. Fernwood and WVPE Public Ra-
  CANDY ISLAND -COFFEE COVE                                                     dio partner once again to present Fernwood Friday
                                                                                on July 17 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. MI time. The Chris
                                                                                Greene Jazz Quartet (http://www.chrisgreenejazz.
                                                                                com) from Chicago will perform their style of “acous-
                                                                                tic organic rhythmic guerilla jazz.” Food prepared
                                                                                by Executive Chef Tim Carrigan and wine from
                                                                                Round Barn Winery will be available for purchase.
                                                                                WVPE and Fernwood members are admitted free.
                                                                                What a great way to spend a summer evening in
                                                                                the garden!
                                                                                   Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Pre-
  Check out our 80’ long Candy    Play Vintage Pinball & Video                  serve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI.
            Counter                    Games for FREE
                                                                          or 269/695-6491.

                                       9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
                                       9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                 Look for

                                   Ship        Speedway         U.S. 20

                                     CAPTAIN   1/4 mile     Marquette
      Visit our 20,000 sq. ft.         ED’S                   Mall
      Furniture Showroom

  400 E. U.S. 20 • Michigan City, IN 46360 • (219) 872-6294

                                                                                               The Chris Greene Jazz Quartet

                                                                                  Thrifty Times: Home Repair Basics
                                                                                   July 11, 2009, 10 a.m.
                                                                                   Westchester Public Library’s Thrifty Times se-
                                                                                ries will continue with “Home Repair Basics.” The
                    NOW OPEN IN                                                 program, which will be held in the Bertha Wood
                  BEVERLY SHORES                                                meeting room at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana
                                                                                Avenue, Chesterton, is free of charge.
                                                                                   Westchester Public Library maintenance de-
 • CRAFT                         • KEGS                                         partment manager Jim Navarro will present the
                                                                                program. Navarro will discuss preventative home
   SPECIALTY                       AVAILABLE
                                                                                maintenance ideas that will aid in repairs before
   BEERS                                                                        requiring professional assistance. Suggestions for
                                 • TOP SHELF
                                                                                seasonal schedules for plumbing and electrical care
 • FINE WINE                       LIQUOR                                       will be included. Items needed for a basic tool box
 • ICE                           • COMPETITIVE                                  will also be discussed. Handouts will be available.
                                                                                   “Thrifty Times: Sharing Ideas for Saving Money”
 • IMPORTS                         PRICES                                       is an interactive series developed by the staff of
                                                                                Westchester Public Library to help local residents
     2 West Dunes Hwy., Beverly Shores                                          through these tough economic times. The next pro-
               219-871-1111                                                     gram will be Basic Car Repairs on July 25.
        Mon-Thurs 9-9, Fri & Sat 9-10                                              For more information about the series, phone the
                                                                                library programming department at 219/983-9715.

July 9, 2009                                                 Page 27

   The Young People’s Theatre Company
     The Michigan City Area Schools


               ON STAGE!
     July 10th thru July 19th
               Elston Middle School Performing Arts Center
                        1210 Spring Street • Michigan City

            Fri & Sat July 10, 11, 17 at 7:30 pm
   Sat July 18 at 2 & 7:30 pm • Sun July 12 & 19 at 2 pm
                  Adults $10 - Students under $5

                 For Tickets and Info

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                                                                                   Tickets on Sale for VU Choral Series
             Is it furniture or is it art?                                           Two of the world’s most renowned choral groups
                                                                                  and Valparaiso University ensembles will be fea-
                                                                                  tured during a special five-concert series of choral
                                                                                  performances during the University’s 2009-2010
                                                                                  music season.
                                                                                     Tickets went on sale July 6 for the Valparaiso
                                                                                  University Choral Concert Series, taking places on
                                                                                  the following dates:
                                                                                     • Oct. 2 – Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning
 Solid wood furniture made                                                        men’s acapella chorus from San Francisco, will per-
 locally from sustainably                Hand crafted, heirloom                   form at 8 p.m.;
 harvested hardwoods                      quality home accents                       • Nov. 6 – The Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the
 & bamboo                                                                         world’s best-known boys choirs, will perform at 7:30
                                                                                     • Dec. 4 and 5 – The Valparaiso University Christ-
13400 Red Arrow Hwy.                                            269-469-5687
                                                                                  mas Concert: A Carol Festival, featuring the Valpo
Harbert                                         Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Sympho-
                                                                                  ny Orchestra and Chamber Concert Band at 7:30
                                                                                  p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 p.m. Dec. 5;
                                                                                     • March 20 – The “St. Matthew Passion” by Jo-
                            MARIO’S                                               hann Sebastian Bach, featuring Valpo’s Bach Insti-
                                                                                  tute Choir and Orchestra and the Valpo Chorale,
                         16170 RED ARROW HWY., UNION PIER, MI
                                                                                  with guest conductor Hermann Max, at 7 p.m.;
                                                                                     • May 2 – Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Res-
                              269-469-4633                                        urrection”), featuring Valpo’s Chorale and Sympho-
                                   Eat In - Take Out                              ny Orchestra, at 3 p.m.
                                    DELIVERY                                         Jeff Hazewinkel, director of Valpo’s Center for
                                                                                  the Arts (, said the Choral Concert
                       Valid 7/9 to 7/15                                          Series will provide music lovers from Northwest
                                                                                  Indiana, Chicagoland and Southwest Michigan an
                17” Cheese Pizza                                                  opportunity to hear from of the world’s finest choral
                               OR                                                 groups and music.
                                                                                     Tickets for the entire Choral Concert Series and
    Whole Philly Cheesesteak                                                      for individual performances may be purchased at
                        only $10.95                                               the Valpo Box Office at (219) 464-5162 or online at
              Our delicious dishes made fresh to order.                              Season subscriptions for admission to all five con-
   Open Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. or till the phone stops ringing!
                                                                                  certs are $250 for Gold Circle tickets that include
                                                                                  reserved seating, $90 for adult general admission
                                                                                  and $75 for senior citizens and students. Tickets to
                                                                                  individual concerts on Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 are $25.
                       ;le\cXe[                                                  Tickets to the Valpo Christmas Concert: A Carol
                                                                                  Festival are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citi-
                                                                                  zens and students. Tickets to the March 20 and May
                       =`e\?fd\j                                                 2 concerts are $25 for adults and $15 for senior citi-
                                                                                  zens and students.

                                                                                     All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
                                                                                     Come with family and friends to enjoy an All You
               Tom McCormick                                                      Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at St. Ann Church, Bev-
                                                                                  erly Shores. Included on the menu are delicious sau-
                         Builder                                                  sages, hot coffee and cold juice. This event is Sun.,
            Licensed in Indiana & Michigan                                        July 12, 2009 from 8:30 a.m-noon outdoors on the
                                                                                  parish grounds. There are tents to protect from the
                Voice: 219.928.2953                                               weather. Tickets are available the day of the event
                                                                                  or phone 219-531-2321 for additional information.
                   Fax: 219.879.3536                                                 Ticket price: Adult - $5.00 Children 4-12 -$1.00
           email:                                           Youth under 4 – free. Parish grounds are south off
                                                                                  Rt. 12 onto Broadway, Beverly Shores.

July 9, 2009                                                                                                Page 29
Summer Concert & Family Film Series                           a
                                                             Family Outings Made Simple, LLC
   Friday, July 10, 2009, beginning at 7 p.m.                 Distributing Custom On-the-Go Kits for Children
   Westchester Public Library’s free concert and
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the bandstand in Thomas Park, Chesterton, with
The Pinhook Bogtrotters playing “Good Time, Old           Infant/Toddler Disposable Swim Kits
Time Music” at 7 p.m. The concert will be followed         Includes Swim Pants, Diaper or Training Pants,
by the film “Hotel for Dogs” at dusk, about 8 p.m.              Baby Wipes, Changing Pad and Bag
   Those who attend these events are invited to
bring lawn chairs and picnics, blankets and bug                   At These Michiana Locations:
spray. In the event of rain, the events will be offered    Sweetwater Boating Supplies, Jake’s At the Beach,
in the Library Service Center on the corner of Indi-      The Harbor Muse, School House Shop, Ben Franklin-
ana Avenue and Calumet. Popcorn and soda will be           Bridgman, Silver Beach Concession, Indiana State
sold in time for the movie by members of the Rotary.      Dunes Concession and some finer family-friendly Hotels
   The Pinhook Bogtrotters consist of musicians
from Porter and La Porte County who present good          When You're Out and Need One Now
time songs and tunes to bring back memories of            or keep in your beach bag for any day
days gone by. The Bogtrotters play their music on
an autoharp, ukulele, fiddle, accordion, penny whis-
tle, hurdy-gurdy, dulcimer and mandolin. They also
lead anyone who is interested in easy, old-time, so-
cial dances.
   Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, have new
                                                                  Abiney’s Oriental Rug
foster parents who have forbidden the two to have a
pet. Andi has to find a new home for their dog, Fri-
                                                               & Carpet Cleaning Company
day. The ideal shelter is found when she and Bruce         Oriental Rug Cleaning, Repair, Restoration and Refringing
come upon an abandoned hotel. Using Bruce’s en-                    FREE PICKUP and DELIVERY SERVICE
gineering genius, they transform the hotel into a
dog-paradise and eventually fill it with friends for
Friday. Eventually they have to apply their genius
again to keep the dog hotel a secret.
   “Hotel for Dogs” is rated PG for mild crude hu-
mor and language and has a running time of 100
   This series of concerts and films is partially fund-
ed through generous donations from the Chester-            CARPET CLEANING - 2 Rooms plus Hall
ton-Porter Rotary. Programs will be held Friday                     Cleaned, Deodorized and Protected
evenings through August 14.

 Sand Sculpture Contest at State Park
   If you think your sand castles are second to none,
put your skills to the test at the Indiana Dunes
State Park 12th annual sand sculpture contest,
Sat., July 11. Sand sculptors from near and far are
                                                                DYE                   & HEATING
                                                                       1600 Lake St., La Porte
invited to test their sand sculpting abilities against
other competitors.                                                         219-362-6251
   There are two categories of competition—children                    Toll Free 1-800-393-4449
15 and younger, and family. Families are limited to
eight participants. The coveted “Viewer’s Choice             Specializing in Plumbing, Heating,     Servin
Award” will again be presented. The award is voted                                                         g
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end of the pavilion. Judging begins at noon CDT,
followed by awards at 1 p.m. The Friends of Indiana
Dunes are sponsoring the event.
                                                             • Residential • Commercial • Industrial
   There is no fee for the event. Park entrance fees               “Big Enough To Serve You…
of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $10 per               Small Enough To Know You…”
vehicle for non-residents will apply.

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                                                                                   Happy Birthday, Diane Gielow

  Bridge buddy Gielow had a town named after her.                            Owners Nancy (Diane’s daughter) and Rick
Have you heard there’s a German town which uses                           Hawkins were joined by Tom (Diane’s son) and wife
that name, Gielow – but differently spelled.                              Marcia Gielow, as hosts to their many guests, lots
  Many of us were told early in June, “Come to an                         of whom arrived with handsome kids. Yes, the kids
open house June 21st to celebrate Diane Gielow’s                          were handsome and many of their fathers were gen-
birthday. No gifts, please. Just come and enjoy the                       erally quite tall. Birthday girl Diane has five grand-
party,” held at Rick and Nancy’s property on N300W                        sons, one granddaughter and adds “I have 4 great
in Springfield Township. Neighbor Donna Hen-                               grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.” As for her
nard and I drove there on a hot summer day, but                           two grown-up kids and their spouses, there’s lots of
the place, a handsome and enormous garage, was                            interest in their own lives. Nancy Hawkins is the
cool and comfortable, thanks to a sturdy fan that                         LaPorte County Treasurer. Her husband Rick is an
relaxed our heated afternoon.                                             electrician at Cook Nuclear Plant. Tom Gielow

                The b’day girl and her son Tom Gielow                        At the table, Ruth and Len Olken, Diane and her sister Darlene Hyer

   Host Husbands - Tom Gielow with Jim
 Hawkins whose lovely wife didn’t get her         John Hawkins with his girlfriend Jeanie – John               Hostesses Nancy and Marcia
picture taken. My film had suddenly run out                   is twin to brother Jim
                 of power.

July 9, 2009                                                                                                          Page 31
is supervisor at Nipsco in Michigan City. His great
cook wife Marcia Gielow prefers homemaking to en-
tering a busy job. Now a little more news: Nancy
and Rick have seven horses and five buffalo, four
dogs and several cats. All that is on their property.
(I wish we’d seen all those animals. Well, maybe at
the next birthday party for Diane.)
   All those “children” gave Diane Gielow a Digital
Photo Frame filled with family pictures. Its stun-
ning. Now, for the lovely food that was served us:                            Tridentine Latin Mass
Baked beans, deviled eggs, meatballs, fried chicken,
ham & cheese platter, rolls, cucumber spaghetti, po-                                   Sundays, 12:30 p.m.
tato salad, veggie tray with dip, relish tray (pickles,                               Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m.
olives, etc.), pistachio salad (recipe below), finger
jello, fruit tray, and Diane’s birthday cake. All those                       at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church
plates were beautiful and extremely tasty. Yes, we’re                             Washington St., Michigan City, IN
all looking forward to the next Gielow’s b’day party.
          Admirable meatballs –                                            For further information, call 219-879-9181
           everyone loved them

                                                                             The Potted Plant
                                                                                     Greenhouse & Nursery
                                                                             Annuals, Hanging Baskets, Flats, Accents,
                                                                          and Arrangements. Custom Planters. Geraniums
                                                                                  Perennials, Shrubs, & Small Trees
                              Pickles and olives were a definite treat
                                                                              Large assortment of Sedums and Hosta.
                                                                                           Large Hosta

                                                                           9813 W. 300 N.
                                                                            Michigan City
                                                                          (Behind Harbor GMC)
                                                                         9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

                                                                         WHOLE NINE YARDS
                                                                             WINDOW BLINDS • SHADES • DRAPES

                                                                         Creative window covering solutions for
        Gene Gielow, his wife Katie with their daughter Jill
                                                                         Light Control, Privacy and Visual Beauty
              Nancy’s delightful recipe                                                                    ®

  1 3-oz. pkg. Instant Pudding – pistachio flavor
  1 8-oz. container of Cool Whip (thawed)                                                 Product Dealer
  1 c. buttermilk
  1 16-oz. can Mandarin oranges (drained)                                           Serving the Lake Communities
  1 16-oz. can crushed pineapple (drained)                                 Mark Kroll                          David Aaker
     In mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, pudding
  and Cool Whip, using a whisk. Fold in fruit and                                       269-612-0888
  refrig.                                                               Fax: 269-469-2895       Email:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bike Show Honors Troops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The United States military protects our freedoms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             every day in many different ways. Thee are holi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             days to honor the men and women who serve, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             not much is done between those holidays.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quaker Steak & Lube, known to the regulars as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The Lube,” has hosted and participated in many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             charity bike runs, and have hosted some as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Lube has expanded upon their community in-
                T Bones Pier II                                                                                                                                                                                                              volvement by hosting their first military apprecia-
          Next to the Blue Heron Inn                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion Bike Show on Sat., July 11, 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lube has teamed up with the Indiana Patri-
               Lake Side Dining                                                                                                                                                                                                              ot Guard to create care packages using the money
 Great steaks & seafood prepared on our wood burning grill                                                                                                                                                                                   raised by this event. The Bike Show will include en-
   Blue Heron Inn 1110 Lakeside St. LaPorte, IN 46350                                                                                                                                                                                        tertainment from live music, tattoo contest, bikini
                     800-575-3880                                                                                                                                                                                                            contest and more. Door prizes as well as prizes for •                                                                                                                                                                                             the contests will be awarded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The United States Army will have a booth creat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing dog tags for visitors, as well as a military Hum-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mer. The Portage ROTC will also be participating.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lube’s Bike Nights are what sparked the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             idea for a Bike Show to honor the military. Every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday night, the Lube hosts NW Indiana’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             largest event, attracting as many as 2,000 bikers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on any given Wednesday during bike riding season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quaker Steak & Lube, 645 Ameriplex Dr., Por-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tage, IN. Entry is $10 per bike. All proceeds will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             donated to American soldiers. More information at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Running Wild for the Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This 5K Run & Walk to benefit the Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Park Zoo in Michigan City will take place on Sat.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 11. Preregistration may be made at Ryan’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Irish Pub, 401 Franklin St., or the day of the race
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             directly across from the zoo from 7:45-8:50 a.m. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:01 a.m. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             race will begin and end in front of the zoo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The race will have computerized chip timing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             there will be trophies for the top 5 males and top 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             females and a Master Division 40+. Medallions will
   Welcome to LITTLE GIANT                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be given to the top three or top five (dependent on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             different age groups.)
   Real Chicago Pizza Country                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Refreshments will be available across from the
                        Since 1986                                                                                                                                                                                                           zoo after the race. Runners will get parking and free
                                                                                                                                                                       Phone Number: _______________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             acess to the zoo after the race if you’re wearing your
                                                              50¢ off any 14'' MEDIUM
                                                              $1.00 off any 16'' LARGE

      23 Years of
                             FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                            bib number.
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                                            valuable coupon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, phone Johnny Stimley,
                                                                                                    Name & Address

                           FREE DELIVERY
  LITTLE GIANT                                                                                                                                                                                                                               874-1858 or the zoo office at 873-1510 or visit www.
                            87G - IANT
   REAL PIZZA             87G-IANT
                              874 - 4268
       of Long Beach         219-874-4268
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Create Your Own Comic Book

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fri., July 10, 2 p.m.
  a       Home of the never disappointing                                                                                                                                                                                                      This program is held in Youth Services at Michi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             gan City Public Library. During this hands-on pro-
  y               REAL PIZZA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             gram, boys and girls between 12 and 18 years of age,
  t            Carry Out & Delivery Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             will learn how to create your own amazing comic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             book. The program is free and open to the public.
   Remember - Shoes Come in Boxes, not OUR Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Information at 873-3045.

July 9, 2009                                                                                                     Page 33
  SMSO Golf Outing at Harbor Shores
   On Tues., July 21, be one of the first to experience                              Root
the Golf Club at Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus                              Funeral Home
Signature Golf Course. Overlooking Lake Michigan
and running alongside rivers, pristine marshlands         WILLIAM H. ROOT • THOMAS W. ROOT • BRIAN W. ROOT
and woodlands, Harbor Shores is destined to be                 A locally owned and operated funeral home
ranked among the finest in the Midwest.
   This event, a fundraiser for the Southwest Michi-
                                                               serving Michigan City and the Beach Area
gan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO), is a four person                      by the Root Family since 1938.
scramble. You will play 18 beautiful holes of golf,                Pre-Arrangement consultation available
receive a cart, savor a delicious lunch, and enjoy a
day to be remembered. Teams will compete for sym-
                                                                              at no obligation.
phony beach passes for the top three places, and if
you are lucky enough to get a hole in one, you will be
the proud owner of a new Jeep Wrangler courtesy of
Brookfield Chrysler of Watervliet.                        312 East Seventh Street
   The entry fee is $175.00 per person, $85.00 which     Michigan City, IN 46360
is tax deductible as a donation to the Southwest         (219) 874-6209
Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Registration is at
8:00 a.m. MI time at the temporary clubhouse in
the M-Tech building at 400 Klock Road, Benton
Harbor. A shotgun start will be held at 8:30 a.m. If                                        BEST Ice Cream
participation is great, a second afternoon round will
be organized. Deadline for registration has been ex-                                           in Town
tended to July 14, 2009.                                                                         featuring
   The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra                                                Sherman’s Ice Cream
is one of the oldest professional arts organizations
in the area, contributing to the musical enjoyment                                               VOTED #1
and education of three generations of southwestern                                            4 years in a row!
Michigan residents and visitors.                                HOURS:
   For more information, contact the Symphony of-
fice at 269-982-4030.
                                                         Monday thru Saturday
                                                            11 a.m.-10 p.m.
   PNC Course on Students’ Multiple                      Sunday Noon-10 p.m.
    Intelligences in the Classroom                       115 W. Coolspring Ave.
   Purdue University North Central Office of Con-             Michigan City
tinuing Education will be offering a course on ad-        Corner of Coolspring & Wabash
dressing students’ multiple intelligences in the
classroom. This course is open to anyone interested
in learning about this theory. Teachers will earn six
teaching CRU’s through this course.
   “Addressing Multiple Intelligences in the Class-
room” will meet at the PNC Westville campus on
Monday through Thursday, July 20-23 from 8:30
a.m.-noon. The registration fee is $149.                                          DINE IN • CARRY OUT
                                                                       DELIVERY INCLUDING THE BEACH COMMUNITY
   All students at every level have multiple intel-
ligences that teachers have the opportunity to nur-       $
                                                           200 Off Large Pizza              FAMILY SPECIAL
ture while they are teaching and their students                                            Large 1 Topping Pizza
are learning. This course offers knowledge of and              150 Off Medium                  Breadsticks
hands-on experience with the variety of ways teach-                 Pizza
ers can help students develop each of their intelli-                                            2 liter Pop
gences within any classroom setting.
   To register for this course or to obtain informa-
                                                              100 Off Small Pizza                  1999     + Tax

                                                           Not Good With Any Other Offer   Not Good With Any Other Offer
tion about this or other courses available through
the PNC Office of Continuing Education, contact             Sunday Noon-10 pm • M-Th 11 am-10 pm • F-S 11-12 Midnight
872-0527, ext. 5343, or visit Per-       5184 S. Franklin St., Michigan City   872-3838
sons with disabilities requiring accommodations                We Deliver to the Whole Community!
should contact ext. 5343.

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                                                            Since 1950

            Carpet • Upholstery • Drapery • Blinds

   Specialty Shaped Windows
     & Skylight Shade Sale
               60% off
     Professional Installation and Blind Repair Available                            Long Beach Park Program continues now
             Free Estimates and Consultations                                     through Aug. 7th, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon for chil-
 Cheryl & Don Young                              1102 Franklin Street             dren ages kindergarden/5years - 5th grade/11years.
 Proprietors                                  Michigan City,IN 46360              This week’s theme is “The Beach” in arts and crafts
 (219) 872-7236                                    with a piñata on Thursday and water games on Fri-
                                                                                  day. The theme for the week of July 13th is Pirates
                                                                                  with a day at the Long Beach County Club Pool on
                                                                                  Monday and a scavenger hunt on Wednesday. Be
                                                                                  sure to have the kids wear their suits and bring a
      HORIZON                                                                     towel for the pool and water day.
       AWNING                                                                         The 4th of July Fun Run took place here last
                                                                                  Saturday morning and was very well attended.
                                                                                  Thank you to all those up and running at 7 a.m.,
  Canvas Awnings                                                                  to The Beacher for sponsoring the event, to Holly
Screen Porch Shades                                                               Higdon, race director and to the Higdon family for
    Boat Canvas                                                                   raising funds to help support the Community Cen-
                                                                                  ter. We appreciate all your hard work and support.
 Call for free design & estimate                                                     IU South Bend Reading Skills and Speed
   219-872-2329                                   Reading programs for ages 4-adult will begin the
         800-513-2940                 2227 E. US 12, Michigan City                week of July 13th. Phone 1-800-978-9596 for more
                                                                                  info and to register for classes.
                                                                                     The Babysitters Club held here at the Com-
                                                                                  munity Center begins this Friday July 10th, from
             QUICK SERVICE                                                        6-11PM. We have 4 great kids, male and female,
                                                                                  ages 16 to 19 offering childcare here at the Center
           PLUMBING REPAIR, INC.                                                  with structured creative activities, sports, super-
                                                                                  vised playground time and quiet activities such
 (219) 362-0157 or Toll Free (888) 499-1559                                       as movies, coloring and board game. Starting July
 Complete Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Sales and Service.                           17th the babysitters club will introduce an on going
Modern Sewer Cleaning, Jetting and Inspection Equipment                           project we’re calling “Big Box City” where children
     Competitive Rates - Senior Citizens Discounts                                can claim an appliance box, fix it up, and move into
         60 day warranty on most Service Work                                     our courtyard room town. There is a $5 per child
       1 Hour Minimum Service Call - Travel Time 1 Way - Sorry, No Credit         per hour rate with funds used for program expenses
                  Insured, Bonded, LIC. #PC81038838                               and to benefit the Community Center. Call the Cen-
                         Charles Dillon, Owner                                    ter at 879-3845 to make a club reservation ASAP.
                                                                                     If you would like to see our youth programs grow
                                                                                  and become self supporting please consider spon-
                                                                                  soring a babysitter or an activity with a financial
                                                                                  donation or a contribution of supplies.
                                                                                     The Youth Job Finders Bulletin Board is lo-
                                                                                  cated just inside the Fitness Center entrance and is
                                                                                  available for any child through collage age to post
                                                                                  their services. Please leave more than one flyer so
                                                                                  the office has your info on file for all phone inquires.
                                                                                  We have received many calls from residents looking
                                                                                  for yard work help.
                                                                                     Yoga Instructor Lauralee Sikorski is offer-
                                                                                  ing FUNdraising YOGA Fridays starting July 10th
                                                                                  from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The five class series is a
                                                                                  $50 donation to the Center and participants will
                                                                                  receive $10 off a Thai Yoga Message or Private Les-

July 9, 2009                                                                                                 Page 35
son. No one will be turned away for lack of funds
and all donations accepted. Advanced registration
is required and as soon as we have enough people
we will begin. Phone Lauralee at 219-861-7394 for                           Come
more information and to register.                                          Visit Our             FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                            LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987
   Activities and Lessons at the Community                                Showroom            COMPETITIVE PRICING!
   •Bass, beginning and intermediate guitar for all
ages phone Blake at 219-861-2897.                                                              Cabinets &
   •Voice and dance for all ages phone Emily 219-                                              Countertops
874-2576                                                                                   219-878-9914
   •Piano, music therapy, tutoring phone Melissa                                       205 Tilden Ave., Michigan City
   •Jazz, Tap, Latin/Disco dance phone Larry 219-         
   •Ballroom Dance workshops phone Mary 219-
   Lake Shore Group, closed, step, AA meet-
ing is held on Monday evenings. There is an open
speaker meeting every 4th Monday. Our Side of the
Beach Al-Anon Family Group meeting is held every
Wednesday evening. Both groups meet at 7PM in
room #10 and use the Fitness Center entrance.
    Keep in mind we have space for rent by the
hour, day, month and year for your party, event,
class, or business.
               ----submitted by Susan Vissing

   Rock’n at Red Mill Benefit Concert
   The LaPorte County Parks is featuring a ben-
efit concert at Red Mill County Park on Sat., July
                                                                                                Christopher T. Stark
18, 2009 from 2–5 p.m. Rock’n at Red Mill will be a
benefit concert featuring the live band “Stoneflys”.
They will be collecting native rocks from softball to
basketball size or a cash donation of $5 per person
and/or $10 a family for admittance to the park.                                                    Builder of Fine
   Park Superintendent, Tim Morgan said, “The na-                                                      Homes
tive rocks and the funds we raise will be used for
the wetland dam restoration project at Red Mill and         “Professionals Who Care – Buildings That Last”
used towards a grant match. This will preserve the                All Phases of Construction & Remodeling
existing natural ecosystem that has developed in
the past 150 years on the site of the Little Calumet    269-426-0824                     133 S. Townsend Street
Headwaters State Dedicated Nature Preserve.”            Licensed & Insured           New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
   So bring your whole family out to the park to re-
lax, listen to music, hike the trails, and enjoy the
natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your own chair
and/or blanket. In case of inclement weather, this                                          2 MEZZA STYLE
event will be cancelled.                                                                       DINNERS
   For more information, phone 219/325-8315.                                                        $20
                                                         MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE                   Mention this ad
   Friends of NB Library Garage Sale
                                                                    Guitarist Marco Villarreao
  The Friends of New Buffalo Public Library will                             July 10 - 8 p.m.
hold a Garage Sale on Sat., July 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
MI time. The event will be held at 224 S. Monroe        SAHARA TO GO NOW AT BEACHWALK RESORT BY THE POOL
St., New Buffalo.                                       1701 Franklin Street
  Among the items for sale will be household items,     Michigan City                  Open 6 Days - Closed Monday
                                                        Reservations (219) 871-1223           Lunch & Dinner
toys, yard & garden, furniture, and books. All pro-             
ceeds will support the library and its programs.

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                                                                                     Places to Visit in the Area
                                                                               Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan
                                                                            City. Adm. $4/adults, $2/kids 18 & under, free/kids
                                                                            under 3. Guided tours: Mon-Fri. 10 am, 11:30 am, 1
                                                                            pm; Sat/Sun. noon, 2 pm. 219-873-1520.
                                                                               Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery,
                                                                            525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Sat-Sun, 1-4
                                                                            pm. 219/871-0832.
                    WELCOME SPRING!
                     Welcome Summer
                 We open for the Season on April 4th
                                                                               Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St., Chester-
                  Eileen Fisher, Flax, NYDJ (Jeans)                         ton, IN. Gallery hours are 11 am-4 pm weekdays;
                      Eileen Fisher, Flax and More                          1-4 pm weekends. 219/926-4711.
                                                                               Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360
                                                                            Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Open Tues.-Sat., 10
                                                                            am-4 pm; Sun noon-4 pm; closed Mon. Adm. $3/
                                                                            adults, $2/vets & sen. cit., $1/ages 8-18, and free/
  Your Source of Inspiration                        Creative Jewelry        under 8 yrs. & active military. 872-2702.
                                                      & Accessories,           Indiana Dunes State Park, North Hwy 49, Ches-
                                                       Spa Products,
                                                        Kids toys &         terton, IN. 140 campsites, Nature Center, picnic
                                                    Infant Clothing,        shelters, hiking trails, swimming/beach. Entrance
                                                        Gifts for the       fee charged; call for current prices. 219/926-1390.
                                                  Home & Garden,               International Friendship Gardens, 2055 E US
                                                     Leather Goods,
                                                     Greeting Cards,        Hwy 12, Michigan City. Open 10 am-4 pm Wed.-
                                           Coffees, Wonderful Teas,         Sun. Adm. $4; 12 yrs. & under free. Info: 219/878-
 Featuring…                                 & much, much more…              9885.
                                                                               Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI.
                    Fun Kids Stuff                                          Open Mon-Wed, Fri/Sat 10-4, Thurs 10-9, Sun 1-4
                               Phone 269 586 2212                           MI time. Free adm. 269/983-0271,
 2.5 miles West of downtown New Buffalo, MI on US 12                           LaPorte County Historical Museum. 2405 Indiana
                                                                            Ave., LaPorte. Adm. $3/LaP. Co. resident; $5/out-of-
                                                                            county; $3/kids 12-17; free/under 12 yrs. 219/324-
                                                                            6767 or
  Queen of Angels Bookstores, Inc.                                             Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St.,
                                                                            Michigan City. Tues.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat-Sun, 11
                                                                            am-4 pm. Closed Mon. Phone 874-4900.
                                    Baptism Gifts                 
                              including Christening Gowns
                                     and Baby Gifts                            New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker
                                                                            St., New Buffalo, MI. Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm; Sat, 10
                                  Outdoor Statues
                                   Granite & Colored                        am-3 pm, (MI time) Closed Sun. 269/469-5409.
                                                                               Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, MC.
                             Good Summer Reading                            Open 1-4 pm, Tues.-Sun. Closed Mon. & holidays.
                                    Adult & Children
                              Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                            Adm. $3/adults, $1/grades 9-12, 50¢/grade school,
                          Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Sunday closed         free/under 5 yrs. Groups of 10 or more must make
 1605 E. Coolspring Avenue - Michigan City, IN 46360 • (219) 872-7300       app’t. at 872-6133.
                                                                               Rag Tops Museum of Michigan City, 209 W. Mich-
                                                                            igan Blvd., Michigan City. A collection of classic,
                                                                            antique & unusual vehicles & memorabilia. Open

                                                                            every day 10 am-7 pm. Adm. $6/adults, $5/sen. cit,
                                      What is better than                   $4/kids, free/under 3. 878-1514.
                                                                               Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724
                                     to sit at the end of the               Franklin St., Michigan City. Fri., 4-7 pm; Sat.,
                                    day and drink wine with                 noon-5 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. 219-861-0186. www.south-

                                    friends & or substitutes                   Washington Park Zoo, Lakefront, Michigan City.
                                            for friends?                    Open 7 days, 10 am-5 pm (gates close 4 pm). Adm.
                                           James Joyce                      MC resident (with ID): $4.50/adult, $3/senior (62+)
                                                                            & kids 3-11 yrs. Non resident: $5.50/adult, $4/se-
                                                                            niors & kids 3-11 yrs. Kids under 12 yrs. not admit-
16409B Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129 • 888/824-WINE                   ted without adult. Groups & special events, phone
                                                                            ahead: 219/873-1510.

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                                                                             PNC Welcomes Public to Picnic and
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    We can’t perform miracles…but we come close                            are welcome to come by to picnic, take a walking
                                                                           tour of the campus sculpture and hike the many
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                                                                              Families, individuals, clubs or school groups who
                                                                           want to relax with a picnic on campus may bring
                                                                           their own food and refreshments. A picnic shelter
      BRICK REPAIR - QUALITY ROOFING                                       is available near the pond on the north side of the
                                                                           campus. Picnickers there may enjoy watching the
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              30 Yrs. Exp. • Free Est.                                        A number of other picnic tables are available
            Northern Ind. & Lower Mich.               Glass Block          throughout the campus quad area. Guests are asked
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  Gene Burke • 219-229-4109 (MC) • 219-324-8702 (LP)                       ers are conveniently located. More information
                                                                           about picnicking on campus can be found at www.
                                                                              While on campus, visitors may take a walking

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                                                                           the Odyssey Arts and Sculpture Series. A map and
                                                                           more information about the sculpture series may be
  Carpet Cleaning      Special - 3 Rooms for $100                          found at
                                                                              A number of indoor exhibits are located in the
                   (Max. 600 sq. ft. Total)                                PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building and the
       Truck Mounted BANE-CLENE SYSTEM                                     Technology Building. Art of local artist Jason Poteet
  George Krueger     Licensed - Bonded - Insured    269-612-8523           graces the walls of the Cybercafe, pieces of the col-
                                                                           lection of George Sugarman, now housed at PNC,
                                                                           may be viewed in the Library, located on the build-

  Premier Power Wash                                                       ing’s third floor, and in the Assembly Hall, Room 02.
                                                                           Other dynamic and dramatic art is located in the
   DECKS - FENCES - DRIVEWAYS - HOUSES                                     cafeteria and on walls throughout the building. In-
                                                                           formation may also be found at
      Sealing and Re-Staining Available                                    odyssey/.
      Free Estimates Discounts Insured                                        Building hours are Monday through Friday, 8
                                                                           a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors
               Call 219-363-0475                                           are reminded that alcohol is prohibited and that
                                                                           PNC is a tobacco-free campus. A map and directions
                                                                           to PNC may be found at

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July 9, 2009                                                                                                Page 39
     Writing Workshop in Union Pier                                 Buying a Camcorder?
   “Freeing the Writer Within,” a one-day creative         Tues., July 14, noon
writing workshop is being offered in Harbor Coun-          This program will be held at LaPorte County Pub-
try for the first time. Workshop facilitator Robin       lic Library, 904 Indiana Ave., downtown LaPorte.
Tuthill, M.A., instructs in how to overcome writer’s    The different types of camcorders and tricks for cre-
block, to be present to yourself, to open and trust     ating videos will be explained. There is no charge or
your voice and process, and to write from your heart    registration. Info: 219/362-6156.
and body. Robin has been a writer and editor for
over 25 years, with a wide range of local and nation-
al writing credits. She has been facilitating Freeing
the Writer Within since 1995.
   The workshop will be held Sat., July 18, from           CARETAKER LANDSCAPING & LAWN
1:15-5:30 p.m., in Union Pier. Cost is $85.Registra-
tion forms are available from Robin at 773/450-3608                           Mow or Grow...It’s what we know!
or at                                                         JEFF PRITCHARD
   Class size is small and registration is taken in
order of calls received. You can also email Robin at
                                                                       FREE ESTIMATES       (219) 898-5292

   “Economics in the Present Tense”
   Thurs., July 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Michigan City
Public Library. Free and open to the public
   Author Joel Gibbons will discuss his book, Eco-
nomics in the Present Tense: Dysfunctions of the
Welfare State.
   Gibbons is a noted scholar and successful busi-
nessman. He holds a doctorate from the Booth                          LAWRENCE ZIMMER
School of Business at the University of Chicago. His
book has been called a “timely analysis of today’s
economic realities because it relates to the head-
   He address questions such as: “Why did we have              a Lampshade Specialty Shoppe
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   Learning Center Needs Volunteers
   The Michigan City Public Library’s Learning
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Center is in need of tutors for reading and math.
Tutors are needed for children and adult students.
                                                                Air Conditioning
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it’s personally rewarding. Only a few hours a week
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                  Great Books                                     • Water Heater Installation & Repairs

  Wed., July 29, 6 p.m.
  Plan on meeting with this group at the Michigan
                                                                      Phone   (219) 326-0471
City Public Library to discuss The Picture of Dorian
Gray by Oscar Wilde. Phone Tom Nazimek at 874-
7998 for more information on this group that meets
once a month on the last Wednesday of the month
during the summer.

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Travels with Charley:
      A Marvelous Meeting of the Middle East and Midwest in New Buffalo
                                                                by Charles McKelvy

   Fill a house in New Buffalo on a Saturday night
with fascinating folks from the Middle East and the
Midwest, and you will have what hostess Mary Pat
Lyons O’Connor described as “soft diplomacy at its
best where regular folks like us have an opportu-
nity to meet very interesting international visitors
to Chicago.”
   Mary Pat, through her more than 12 years of
involvement with the International Visitors Cen-
ter of Chicago (IVCC), was able to bring eight pro-
fessional women from the Middle East out to her
home in New Buffalo for a June weekend away from
their internships in the Chicago area and a chance
to mingle with Mary Pat’s captivating collection of
friends.                                                                      IVCC Board Members Mary Pat Lyons O’Connor (left) and Simone
                                                                                 Baptiste. Fellow board member Greta Pope was away from
                                                                                       the camera when this was taken. Sorry, Greta!
                                                                           nity to engage in citizen-to-citizen diplomacy.”
                                                                              And there certainly was some lovely citizen-to-
                                                                           citizen diplomacy happening at Mary Pat’s place
                                                                           that Saturday night as folks from all over got to-
                                                                           gether for hot pizza, refreshing drinks and fascinat-
                                                                           ing conversation.
                                                                              I was fortunate to join a small group that includ-
                                                                           ed my good friend Joe Huyler who were listening to
                                                                           Rita Bou Auon of East Beirut, Lebanon explain the
                                                                           many similarities between her country and ours,
                                                                           beginning with the muggy summer weather.
                                                                              “This is Beirut weather,” Rita Bou Auon declared.
                                                                           She is, so you know, interning at Baker & McKen-
                                                                           zie where she is applying her considerable talents
                                                                           to International Commercial Arbitration. Rita will
    The visitors from the Middle East graciously agreed to pose for a
 picture with Mary Pat on her back porch, and they are thus as follows:    shortly complete a Master’s degree in Internal and
  (left to right, back row) Sarah Rafeh, United Arab Emirates; Rua’a Al    International Business Law and serves as a mem-
  Saqqaf, Yemen; Fairooza Abdulla, Bahrain; (middle row, left to right)    ber of the editorial board for the Journal of Arbitra-
Najlaa Alhoothy, Saudia Arabia; Rifaa Al-Harthy, Oman; Mary Pat Lyons
O’Connor, USA; (lowest row, left to right) Amal Al-DaHouk, Kuwait; Rita    tion.
     Bou Auon, Lebanon; and Rasha Musleh, West Bank/Palestine.

   The nine women are part of a cohort of 23 women
who arrived in the U.S. in late April to attend a four-
week MBA-level or LLM-level academic program at
the Wharton School at the University of Pennsyl-
vania in Philadelphia. In late May the women were
divided into smaller groups for three-month fellow-
ships in various cities in the United States.
   And so Mary Pat and her fellow IVCC board
members, Simone Baptiste and Greta Pope, got to
play host to nine amazingly talented young women
from such countries as Saudia Arabia, United Arab
Emirates, Yemen, Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Ku-
wait, and the West Bank on a splendid summer eve-
ning in New Buffalo.
   Simone Baptiste, who works as an interior de-                            Rita Bou Auon of East Beirut, Lebanon, and Joe Huyler of New Buffalo,
                                                                                   Michigan had a meeting of the minds at Mary Pat’s place.
signer in Miller Beach, noted that the Middle East
Partnership is an initiative of the U.S. State De-                           This is Rita’s first visit to the United States, and
partment “that gives ordinary citizens an opportu-                         she immediately felt at home upon her arrival in

July 9, 2009                                                                                                                         Page 41
April “because the United States is multicultural
just like Lebanon. So I don’t feel like a stranger
   A Catholic Christian, Rita said you will find Jews,
Muslims, and Christians living and working side-                            Lynch (left) of
by-side in Lebanon, and she said most of the 4 mil-                           Sawyer and
lion citizens of that democracy are multi-lingual.                        Najlaa Alhoothy
                                                                         of Saudia Arabia
Rita, for example, is fluent in Arabic, French, and                            had a good
English, and she said she’s working on her Spanish.                       time discussing
She’ll get plenty of practice with the latter in Chi-                          the baking
cago where she really likes Millennium Park, and
staying in Hyde Park.
   Rita favorably compared Chicago’s lakefront to
Beirut’s window on the Mediterranean and was
happy to know that the Windy City had the good                           Lottery Ticket. Aileen, who was celebrating her
sense to listen to the likes of Daniel Burnham when                      29th birthday, promised to win big and take every-
making great plans for the future.                                       one to the Middle East, which she described as a
   While Rita Bou Auon was describing the amazing                        true garden spot.
cedars of Lebanon to us, Najlaa Alhoothy of Sau-
dia Arabia was locked in conversation with Sheila
Roche, who originally hails from Ireland. Their ear-
nest exchange of email addresses and cell numbers
was evidence of some serious international net-

                                                                          Birthday girl Aileen Blackwell (holding ticket) promised to take Middle
                                                                         Easterners and Midwesterners alike to the Middle East if she collects on
                                                                                        her birthday present, a Mega Lottery Ticket.
                                                                            We were all wondering how the IVCC hosts could
                                                                         possibly top “Happy Birthday” in Arabic when Sim-
                                                                         one Baptiste released her inner “Motown” and did a
                                                                         Diana Ross impersonation that would have had Di-
  Ireland meets Saudia Arabia in New Buffalo: Sheila Roche (left) and    ana Ross herself applauding as wildly as we were.
        Najlaa Alhoothy had much to discuss at Mary Pat’s party.            There will be peace in the world because of people
   Najlaa was later seen talking about the baking                        like Simone Baptist, Greta Pope, Sheila Roche, Rita
business with Bernadette Lynch who is at home in                         Bou Auon, Najlaa Alhoothy, Bernadette Lynch, and
Sawyer with her Lark & Pear tearoom. I helpfully                         Mary Pat Lyons O’Connor.
explained that Bernadette is open for coffee, con-                          Salaam to you all!
versation, and freshly baked goodies all through
the summer, and Najlaa said a field trip up the Red
Arrow Highway to Sawyer might just be in order.
Najlaa, it should be known, specializes in market
research and new product development, so who
   Maybe Bernadette Lynch will be opening a tea-
room in Riyadh someday soon, especially after all
those hungry folks from the Middle East and Mid-
west sampled her delicious assortment of desserts
that she baked specially for the occasion.
   And speaking of occasions, Aileen Blackwell of
the Midwest just happened to have a birthday that                        K.J. Phelan of Duneland Beach with his new friends from the Middle East:
evening, and she was thus serenaded in both Eng-                          (left to right) Sarah Rafeh from United Arab Emirates, Fairooza Abdulla
lish and Arabic, and then presented with a Mega                                         from Bahrain, and Rita Bou Auon from Lebanon.

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                      BLAKE’S CLOTHING STORE
                      Looking for former employees of Blake’s Clothing
                      Store at the Marquette Mall. Reunion Party July 25th.                       On July 9, 1776, in New York, the Declaration of
                                                                                                  Independence was read aloud to General George
                                          Call 312-595-0500                                       Washington’s troops.
                                                                                                  On July 9, 1918, Congress authorized the Army to
                                                                                                  issue the Distinguished Service Cross and Distin-
                                                                                                  guished Service Medal.
                                                                                                  On July 9, 1951, President Harry S. Truman asked
                                                                                                  Congress to formally end the state of war between
                                                                                                  the United States and Germany.
                                                                                                  On July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead played their
                                                                                                  last concert at Chicago’s Solider Field.
                                                                                                  On July 10, 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state
                                                                                                  to be admitted to the Union.
                                                                                                  On July 10, 1913, in the hottest day ever recorded
                                                                                                  in the United States, the temperature rose to 134
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                                                                     On July 11, 1804, in a pistol duel near the New Jer-
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                                                                             Activities to Explore

               Constructors, Inc.
                                                                    In the Local Area:
                                                                    July 8 -- Noon Organ Recitals at First Congre-
                                                                 gational Church, 531 Washington St., MC. 12:15-1
                                                                 pm. Free, open to public.
                                                                    July 8 - Wednesdays at The Acorn featuring The
                                                                 Pacifica Quartet (classical). 8 pm MI time. Tix $25;
                                                                 reserve at 269/756-3879 or
                                                                 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, MI.
 • Design
                                                                    July 8-11, 15-18 -- “Nunsense.” Canterbury Sum-
 • New                                                           mer Theatre, 807 Franklin St., MC. Reservations at
   Construction                                                  874-4269 or Wed 2 &
                                                                 8 pm; Thurs/Fri 8 pm; Sat 5 & 8 pm. Tix $14/Fri-Sat
 • Additions
                                                                 evenings; $12/all other times. Seniors $1 off price;
 • Renovations                                                   students 1/2 price.
                                                                    July 9 -- Chess Club at MC Public Library. For
 • Residential
                                                                 anyone 10 yrs. and up to learn and play. 3:30-5 pm
 • Commercial                                                    every Thursday afternoon.
                                                                    July 9 -- Writer’s Rendezvous at MC Public Li-
                                                                 brary. 6 pm. Share your writing. New members in-
                                                                 vited. Info: 873-3049.
                                                                    July 9 -- Spaghetti Dinner at MC Senior Center,
  Four Generations of Quality Construction                       Washington Park. 4-7 pm.
                                                                    July 9 -- Michigan City Municipal Band concert.
  117 West Seventh Street Michigan City, IN 46360                Each Thursday at 8 pm at Washington Park Amphi-
                   219-879-8291                                  theater. Park entrance fee applies.
  Fax 219-879-8211 email:            July 9-13 -- At the Vickers Theatre: “Every Lit-
                                                                 tle Step.” Official selection Berlin and Toronto Film
                                                                 Festivals. Rated PG-13. Thurs thru Mon at 6:30 pm.
                                                                 Also showing: “Brothers Bloom.” Starring Adrien
                                                                 Brody, Rachel Weisz, Mark Ruffalo and Rinko Kiku-
                                                                 chi. Nominee Satellite Award. Rated PG-13. Thurs/
                                                                 Fri 9 pm; Sat/Sun 3:45 & 9 pm; Mon 9 pm. Vickers
                                                                 Theatre, N Elm St., Three Oaks, MI. 269/756-3522
                                                                    July 10 -- Jazzin’ in July with Frank D’Rone in
                                                                 concert at The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr.,
                                                                 Three Oaks, MI. A benefit for La Lumiere School.
                                                                 8 pm MI time. Tix $35; reserve at 219-326-7450 or
                                                                    July 10-11 -- Independent Cat Society Used Book
                                                                 Sale. 9 am-3 pm at the American Legion Hall, 798
                                                                 Wabash, Chesterton, IN. Also the Cool Cat Boutique
                                                                 and Cool Cat gourmet coffee and baked goods sale.
                                                                    July 10-12 -- Farmer’s Market at Schoolhouse
                                                                 Shop, 278 E 1500 N, Chesterton, IN. Fri/Sat 10am-
                                                                 4pm; Sun 11am-4pm.
                                                                    July 10-12 -- LaPorte County Public Library
                                                                 Book Sale. Fri/8 am-8 pm; Sat/8 am-7 pm; Sun/
                                                                 noon-5 pm. Held at 517 State St., LaPorte. Books,
                                                                 CDs, videos, audiocassettes, and more.
                                                                    July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 -- “Little Shop of Hor-
                                                                 rors.” Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oak Dr.,
                                                                 Michiana Shores. 8 pm Fri/Sat; 7 pm Sun. Tix $15/
                                                                 adults, $12/students/seniors. 879-7509.
                                                                    July 11 -- Runnin’ Wild for the Washington Park
                                                                 Zoo 5K Run & Walk. Register 7:45 am across from
                                                                 the zoo. Run 9 am.

July 9, 2009                                                                                                 Page 45
   July 11 -- 12th Annual Sand Scupture contest at
Indiana Dunes State Park Register at 9 am on the
pavilion. Two categories: kids 15 & younger & fami-
lies. Judging at noon, awards at 1 pm. No fee for the
event, but entrance fee applies.
   July 11 -- Robert Swan & Harbor Arts Pres-
ents: “Swan Songs at The Acorn Theater. Featur-
ing music of the Beatles and Franz Schubert. 8 pm
MI time. Tix $20; reserve at 269/756-3879 or www.
   July 11-12 -- Lakeview Fundays in Washington
Park, MI. Arts & ctafts, food, fun & frolic, Sterling
Crown Amusements. Park entrance fee applies.
   July 12 -- Native American Day at Internation-
al Friendship Gardens. 1-4 pm. Tour the gardens,
crafts, gardening displays, drumming workshop
at 3 pm. Free adm. 2055 E US Hwy 12, MC. Info:
   July 12 -- Fly-in Pancake Breakfast at MC Air-
port, Hwy 212. 7 am-noon. Tix at the door.
   July 12 -- Summer Festival at Washington Park,
MC. Music at the Jaycee Stage: The Boogie Men 2-5
pm; SpellBound 6-9 pm. Spectacular Fireworks at
   July 18 -- “One Thousand and One Nights: An
Evening of Dinner and Dancing.” 7 pm at the Michi-
gan City Senior Center, Washington Park. Mediter-
raneo (Chicago’s premier international band) and
Belly Dancing and Fire Dancing. Tix $50; reserve at
219/871-1223 or $60 at the door.
   Farther Afield:
   July 17 -- 3rd Annual Fernwood Friday Event.         Dimensional Stone, Inc.
Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve.
5:30-9 pm MI time. Enjoy the Chris Greene Jazz
Quartet; food & wine will be available.13988 Range
Line Rd., Niles, MI. 269/695-6491 or www.fern-
   Through September 13 -- Georgia O’Keeffe and
                                                            Custom Granite
Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane
Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at
                                                             Counter Tops
the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St.,
Kalamazoo, MI. Tix $8/gen. adm.; $6/students, se-
niors & groups. Tues/Wed/Sat 10 am-5 pm; Thurs/
Fri 10 am-8 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. 269/349-7775 or
   Through January 24, 2010 -- Appeal to Patriots:
The Lincoln Highway on display at Center for His-
tory, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN. Mon-
Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. Eastern time. Adm.
$8/adults, $6.50/seniors, $5/ages 6-17. 574/235-9664
   Through March 19, 2010 -- Harley-Davidson:
Building a Legend. New exhibit at the Studebaker
National Museum, 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend,
IN. View 100 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles
and history of the company. Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Eastern time, Sun, noon-5 pm. Adm. $8/adults,
                                                        7635 West 100th Place Bridgeview, IL
$6.40/seniors (60+), $5/ages 6-18 yrs. 574/235-9714     Tel: 708.598.6695 Fax: 708.598.4515  web:

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                                                                       LBCC Women’s Golf Leagues
                                                                                18 Hole League
                                                                                  June 30, 2009

                                                                                    “A” Flight
  Michiana Management Services, LLC                               Event:                            Mary Sheridan
                                                                  Low Net:                         Donna Hennard
               Real Estate Peace of Mind
                                                                  Low Putts:                             Peg King
          for Weekend and Seasonal occupants
 Project Management: coordinate repairs/improvement
           projects; allow access for contractors
                                                                                    “B” Flight
 Security: check locked exterior doors/windows, light timers;
                                                                  Event:                             Linda Wilson
           report on signs of intrusion                           Low Net:                         Connie Sullivan
 Marine: check on docks and water craft                           Low Putts:                        Mary Weithers
 Weather: check exterior for wind/weather damage
 Flooding: check basement for flooding; sump pump operation                          “C” Flight
 Real Estate: allow access to property for lease or sale by       Event:                             Marge Walsh
           owner                                                  Low Net:                           June Salmon
 Landscaping: report on signs of drought or flooding of            Low Putts:                     Barb Macudzinski
           grounds, check irrigation system timers                                  “D” Flight
 Trash:    put trash/recycle out for collection                   Event:                            Melanie Davis
 Mail:     retrieve mail/forward to designated address            Low Net:                           Terry Deming
 Safety:   check for warm water/ thermostat reading; freezing     Low Putts:                      Gloria McMahon
           pipes/natural gas concerns
     219-477-9940                          Birdies:                            Peg King #3
               INSURED & BONDED
                                                                  Sunken Approaches:             Linda Wilson #14,

                                                                                 9 Hole League
                                                                                   July 2, 2009
                                                                             Event: Stars and Stripes

                                                                               Championship Flight
                                                                  Low Gross:                     Eunie Nondorf
                                                                  Low Net:                          Pat Kelley
                                                                  Putts:                         Eunie Nondorf

                                                                                    “A” Flight
                                                                  Low Gross:                     Mary Weithers
                                                                  Low Net:                         Jean Guerin
                                                                  Putts:             Nancy Henry & Marge Walsh

                                                                                    “B” Flight
                                                                  Low Gross:                      Gloria McMahon
                                                                  Low Net:                             A. Sullivan
                                                                  Putts:                          Gloria McMahon

                                                                                    “C” Flight
                                                                  Low Gross:                          Nancy Thill
                                                                  Low Net:                         Regina Bradley
                                                                  Putts:                              Ann Robson

                                                                  Sunken Approaches:             Eunie Nondorf #7
                                                                  Birdies:                       Kathy Kenefick #5
                                                                                                  Sue Luegers #16

July 9, 2009                                                                                                                                  Page 47
                                                                                          ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE CENTER
                          CLASSIFIED                                                Jennifer Huang, Licensed Acupuncturist -- Call 219/879-2100.
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 SAVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES DIGITALLY ON CDs OR DVDs                                                    SUZANNE’S CLEANING
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                             Local Employment Agency
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    • 7 days/24 hours care and attention • day or night shift assistance         We specialize in: •Carpentry •Finished Basements •New Baths •Decks
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                      Personal emergency response systems                               Gene Burke 219-324-8702 (LaP.) or 219-229-4109 (M.C.)
               All of our compassionate caregivers are screened,
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                         bonded, insured, and supervised.
                                                                                              25 yrs. exp. Free estimates. Call 219-879-9085.
                        Call us toll-free at 1-877-711-9800
                         Or visit                                           E & M WET BASEMENT SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                            Wet Basement Cures
                                 VISITING ANGELS                                                               Waterproofing
                      AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE                                                            Drainage Control
            Select your Caregiver from our Experienced Staff!                                            Sump Pump Replacement
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                    All Caregivers screened, bonded, insured
                Call us today at 574-855-7727 or 269-612-0314                                  DAN McLACHLAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE
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                                                                                     Custom Decorating - Custom Woodwork - Hang/Finish Drywall
                                                                                         Power Washing – Deck Services - Wallpaper Removal
   Therapeutic Massage • Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine •
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            Location at the Harbor Grand Hotel 888-605-6800.                            Free estimates. Call 219-872-6424 and ask for LeRoy.

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  WAYNE’S PAINTING. From top to bottom, interior/exterior. Painting,             RB’s SERVICES – leaf, snow & tree removal, spring clean-up,
 staining, decks, pressure washing. Free est. Fully insured. 15 yrs. exp.      haul away debris. In business over 22 years. Call 219-561-4008.
      SALE ON NOW TO MARCH ON INTERIORS & EXTERIORS.                         SPRING YARD CLEAN UP! Hard working American looking for work!
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       Insured. Competitive Rates. Reliable. Call 219-840-1581.                  CAVALIER FORESTRY AND LANDSCAPING. Tree trimming.
                DUNIVAN PAINTING & POWERWASHING                                       No job too small. Free estimates. Call 219-229-1050.
            Interior/Exterior •Power Washing Decks/Homes.
  Local. Exp. Insured. Reasonable Rates. Call Brian at 219-741-0481.
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  -                             8 rooms, jammed with antiques and collectables.
                                                                            1004 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City. 879-1942. Closed Saturday.
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                  Hardwood Mulch Delivered $25/yard                                           510 LINCOLNWAY, LAPORTE, IN
              Chocolate & Red Mulch Delivered $30/yard                                              PHONE 219-325-0340
              Delivery Fee applies beyond 5 miles of yard.
                                                                                 10%-20% OFF SALE AT THE FREE ARTISANS GALLERY.
                                                                                                 JULY 18 & 19 HOURS 12-5
Flagstone, Stone, Granite boulders, River Rock, Decorative gravel, Mulch
                                                                                         Visual and Functional Art by Regional Artists.
           Sand, Topsoil, Payers, Unilock, Bellgard, Paveloc
                                                                                           Furniture-Jewelry-Pottery-Stained Glass-
                                                                                  Leather & Cloth Bags & Purses-Sculpture-Paintings & More
 Landscaping, Stonescaping, Ponds, Patios, Walls, Pavers, Bricks                         LOCATED at 624 Franklin St. 219-809-0624
  Outdoor kitchens, Complete Landscape Design & Installation!
      Lawn Service, Tree work, Excavation, Leaf Clean-ups.                                          WANT TO BUY
                                                                                   SEEKING USED SUNFISH. Good to very good condition.
 Dunegrass, Perennials, Evergreens, Grasses, Groundcovers, Annuals                        Price negotiable. Call 219-872-5110.
         ★★ H&S SERVICES --2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12 ★★
                           Call 219/872-8946
                                                                                                    REAL ESTATE
            Spring clean-up, yearly maintenance provided                          COMMERCIAL – RENTALS/LEASE/SELL
                Rock, mulch, flagstone, screen topsoil                                 GARAGE AND BASEMENT OVERSTUFFED?
                 Your One Stop for Landscape Needs                                        GOLDEN SANDES STORE AND LOCK.
   ✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸                                                                 4407 E. U.S. 12 (@ Hwy. 212)
  ADDIE’S LAWN MAINTENANCE & Power Wash Yard Clean-Up •                                               Michigan City, IN.
Mowing • Aeration • Thatching • Stain & Seal • Residential & Commercial                                219/879-5616.
             Free Est. Call 219-879-2017 or 219-448-0900.                   OFFICE SUITE. 3 private offices and reception area. Expenses, except
   ✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸✿✹✿✸✿✸                                              phone, paid. Well maintained, high traffic area. 2811 E. Michigan Blvd.,
         ✩ ★ JIM’S LAWN SERVICE–WEEKLY RATES ✩ ★                                          Michigan City. (219) 879-9188, 879-2700.
               CALL 219-879-3733 -- Leave message.
                                                                                                RENTALS INDIANA
                                                                                              HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
 Tree Trimming & Removal • Hardwood Mulch avail. • Brush Removal.
                                                                              3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
                Free estimates. Call Mick 219-878-3032.
                                                                            LONG BEACH COZY 3/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
                         PAT’S TREE SERVICE.
                                                                                     Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/370-1745.
                 Complete tree and landscaping service.
   Experts in storm damage. Licensed and insured. Free estimates.                                ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
                           Call 219-362-5058.                                                      DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB
                                                                                          LAKEFRONT CONDOS -- 2 and 3 bedrooms.
            Landscaping by: SMALL’S GARDEN CENTER
                                                                                        May-Oct. -- $1,200 to $2,000 per wk. (1 mo. min.).
          219-778-2568. 1551 E. Hwy 20, LaPorte, IN 46350
                                                                                             DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.
              Custom Landscape Designs & Installation:
         Retaining Walls –Block, Boulder, Timber, Ledge Rock                HOUSE FOR RENT-OGDEN DUNES. Quiet semi-private beach commu-
                     Brick—Patio, Walks, Driveways                             nity. 3BR, 1.5BA, sleeps 6+2. Gas BBQ, big deck, screened porch,
                     Flagstone—Walks, Patio, Walls                                  A/C, Satellite TV, stereo, all linens. Sat/Sun rentals $1200.
     Ponds & Waterfalls—Complete Excavating/Site Preparation                        Great family location. Cell 219-730-6486, H 219-763-3088.
         Clean-ups—Hydro Seeding & Sodding—Dunegrass                                                     YEARLY RENTALS
  13 ACRE GARDEN CENTER: Shade Trees—Evergreens, Shrubs,                              3542 Pottawattomie, 5BR, 4.5BA’s. $3,500/mo. + util.
  Ground Cover & Perennials. Statuary, Fountains, Birdbaths, Pottery                     2129 Avondale, 3BR, 2.5BA’s. $1,000/mo. + util.
       We Deliver Pulverized Topsoil, Mulch, Decorative Stone,                      Oldfield Rd., Harbor Dunes, 3BR, 3BA, $1,500/mo. + util.
             Driveway Stone, Sand, Paving Brick, Boulders,                     Call Merrion & Assoc/ Realtors1-866-496-1752 or 219-872-4000
Flagstone (White, Chestnut, Blue): Cut Drywall, Outcropping, Steppers,   Ask about our seasonal rentals too.
                SMALL’S EXCAVATING • 219-778-2568                           LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT - Great location, very close to beach
             Bulldozing • Excavating • Payloader Demolition                 and park. 4/BR, 2/Bath. A/C. W/D, D/W. Deck w/BBQ. Short/long term or
       • Driveways • Site Preparation • We Dig Ponds or Lakes.                          Summer ’09 rental. 312-953-9570 or 219/861-0006.
   JEFF’S LAWN CUTTING & MAINTENANCE. Heavenly work at                      LOCATED ON 175E, ROLLING PRAIRIE. 3BR ranch w/6 acres. $1,400/
Earthly prices. Power washing, deck staining. Free est. 219-872-7622.                  monthly. Call Countywide Properties 219-324-6600.

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  CHARMING VINTAGE MICHIANA HOME – ¼ blk. from lake, Stop 37.                  HALF BLOCK TO BEACH. Large 1BR Apartment. No pets, no smoking.
 Furn., delightful décor, 3BR, 2BA. Brand new beds & pillows, sleeps 8-9.                        $600/month. Call 219-861-3705.
  C/A, frpl, screen porch off lg. kitchen, frpl BBQ, wrap-around deck, loft,   LONG BEACH – 3BR. 1.5 blks. from beach. W/D, C/A, frpl., large deck.
deck off master BR, D/W, W/D/ Cable TV/DVD/VCR, all util except phone.         Summer (weekly) + Winter (Sept-May). 708-445-3772 or 708-275-6355.
   For info email / Phone Judy 847-814-8215.
                                                                                         CHARMING LONG BEACH TWO STORY HOME
    SHERIDAN BEACH – charming knotty pine cottage. 4BR, 2BA. C/A,                  Stop 20 - Newly redone - 4/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished - No Pets.
 cable. ½ blk. to beach. Close to park, zoo and shopping. Ping pong and                Washer/dryer. 1/4 Block to beach. $850/mo + utilities.
      foosball for those rainy days. $1,200/wk. Call Pam 708-383-2635.                    Avail Sept’09 - June ‘10 - Call 708/717-8883.
     HARBOR COUNTRY: Unique cottage with large, two story living                     DUNE ACRES. 3BR, 5BA, 3500+ SF on 4 wooded acres.
      space. 2/BR, 2/Baths. Can sleep 6. Large screened porch. Lovely             $2,200/mo. + utilities. One-year lease only. Call 312-286-0532.
        terrace & garden. Gourmet kitchen. W/D. A/C. Cable, TV/DVD,
             Internet. Stereo. All linens. 8 blocks to beautiful beach.                             RENTALS MICHIGAN
  Sat./Sat. rental, $1,200/wk. Photos avail. A must see. 773/929-2295.         Michigan, New Buffalo, Village of Grand Beach. Lake front home, 3BR
   “THE SUMMER PLACE” at Stop 33. Weekly June thru September.                  just 42 steps down to this private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy sunsets
         2 blocks from beach. Charming décor, beautiful surroundings,            from this lakeside deck. Aug. 22 thru Sept 6 for $1800 per wk. 708-
  4BR, 2BA, family room with fireplace. Patio, deck, sun porch. A/C, W/D.                                         212-1637.
                    No pets, no smoking. Call 708-784-9866.                      SUNNY, BRIGHT COTTAGE HOUSE in New Buffalo. $1400/wk. 3BR,
        LONG BEACH EXECUTIVE HOUSE RENTAL. Summer 2009.                           3BA. Lg. deck, gas grill. 2 blks. to town & beach. Call 773-251-1714.
      Stop 29. Overlooking lake. Fantastic decks/views. 3BR, 2BA, A/C,            MICHIANA, 3745 LAKE SHORE DRIVE – 2BR/2BA. Sleeps 6. Lake
         W/D, cable TV. WIFI. High spd Internet, and more. NO PETS/                across street. Spectacular Lake/Sunset views. $1,000 week. AVAIL:
       NO SMOKING. Choice weeks avail. as low as $1500/wk. 2 WK &                    weekly/monthly June through September. Call (312) 857-2114.
         MNTH RATES AVAIL. VRBO #168866 or call 630-337-6220.                  NEW LUXURY HOME. 4BR, 3.5BA. Walk to Stop 40 beach. Avail. 7/18 to
   MICHIANA SHORES. 2BR+, sleeps 8. Charming, rustic, modern cot-                     7/25 and 8/1 to 8/22. $1,600 per week. Phone 708-430-9933.
   tage. Little over a block from beach. C/A, frpl, BBQ, D/W, broadband,       NEW BUFFALO, MI. Beautifully furnished. 2BR, 2BA condo. Wood floors
         HD cable, Blu Ray. Wkly June thru Aug. Call 773-835-8345.               throughout, new kitchen appliances. Back deck faces marina and 40ft.
   SPRING & SUMMER RENTALS in Long Beach @ 1808 Lake Shore                      boat slip. Pool, garage and additional parking space. Gated entry, over-
 Dr. Handicap access. Condo LR w/fireplace. 2BR, Kit & Dinette. Fla Rm.                         looks Lake Michigan. Call 269-469-4690.
         Lg. patio & private beach. No pets. $1,200/wk. 219-879-9275.             MICHIANA, 3767 Ponchartrain. 2BR, 1 blk. from lake. A/C, no pets.
 CLASSIC BEACH COTTAGE IN SHERIDAN BEACH.. Sleeps up to 10.                                Avail. July, Aug, Sept. $725/wk. Call 269-469-4749.
           Remodeled and very clean. Free internet. 5BR, 2-1/2BA.                THE RIVER GETAWAY is just what you need! Enjoy beautiful scenery,
            Call Linda at 312-909-8820 or                      a kayak ride, and appreciate the beautiful rental unit direct on the St.
                    HOUSE FOR RENT ON THE BEACH/LB.                              Joseph River. $1035.00 per week, go to www.therivergetaway.ORG for
                2BR, 2BA, D/W, W/D, A/C, TV/DVD, CABLE/HIS                        more info. Located in Niles, MI and close to Notre Dame, free canoe/
              GOURMET KITCHEN, 2 FIREPLACES, ALL LINENS                                  kayak with rental, free bikes, over 1000 sq. ft. rental unit.
                             NO SMOKING, NO PETS                                                             Call 269-815-3000.
                CALL FOR AVAILABLE DATES (312) 925-2642.                                            FLORIDA RENTALS
   NEW LUXURY 5BR, 3BA HOME. Screened porch, lg. stone patio, hot                        ANNA MARIA ISLAND (Holmes Beach) 2BR, 2BA
                 tub. ½ blk. to beach & park. Call 773-405-9933.                   Gulf beachfront condo. Beach and poolside decks, heated pool.
EXECUTIVE RENTAL AVAILABLE: 5BR, 4.5BA English Tudor on ¾ acre                            Monthly rental only.Sam Harnish, 219-879-3265.
    in Duneland Beach has in-ground heated swimming pool, completely             FULLY FURN. CONDO in Sun City Center, FL. Near airports. 2BR,
 private deck & patios, 3-car garage & over 4700 sq.ft. of exquisite living.    2BA, den w/pull-out sofa, lg. kitchen, LR, DR, encl. Lanai, 2-car garage.
    Just 3.5 blks. to Lake Michigan. Avail: 1 yr. lease at $3500/mo + util.     No steps! Gated community, golf courses, 2 lg. clubhouses w/pools, fit-
                            Seasonal rental avail. also.                               ness centers, and more. $2,000/mo. + util. Prefer 4 mo.
          Call Phil @ 928-214-0291 or 928-214-0621 aft. 10:30 am.                                      Call John 813-634-4044
  WINTER RENTAL LAKE SHORE DR. hillside. Great lake views. 4BR,
   2BA, big deck, all amenities. Sept-June $900/mo. + security deposit &                    REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 
                            utilities. Call 708-349-0442.                        LONG BEACH POINTE 2BR CONDO. Ground floor. Parquet floors.
   WONDERFUL 5BR HOUSE IN LONG BEACH on the lake. Zoned a/c                            New sliders. Large patio. Corner Unit. Call 219-879-3454.
        heat. 3 decks. Indoor hot tub., screen porch. No pets/smokers.              SHERIDAN BEACH 3BR 1950s cottage on large lot. Wooded,
                                    Avail. 9/9 to 5/1.                          private, lots of parking. 1 blk. to beach. Near Beachwalk Development.
                       Call 312-587-0651 or 312-375-9324.                               Call for web pix. Asking $224,900. Call 219-879-9319.
           SHERIDAN BEACH 3BR rustic cottage 1 blk. to beach.                   INDIANA-LaPorte on Pine Lake in Shore Acres. 511 Closser Ave. ½
            Wooded, private, lots of parking. $175/night, $975/week.           blk. to beach. Home sits on 3-lots with beautiful cross light. Birch floors,
               Call for web pix and more details. 219-879-9319.                2-fireplaces & spacious room sizes. $199,000. View property on forsa-
                                                                             (listing #21766749) or call 708-212-1637.
   COZY REHABBED 2BR MICHIANA COTTAGE: Sleeps family of 4-5,
fieldstone fireplace, AC, screen porch, deck, grill. Nr. beach & park. $750/      MICHIANA SHORES AREA, IN, 80 ft. x 130 ft. wooded bldg. sites.
          wkly, $130/daily. Mnthly. neg. Last min. deals made if avail.               City sewer & water. $75,000. Broker/owner 239-283-2437.
           219-229-4806 or Photos avail.
 ON THE WATER MARINA PARK SOUTH Crate & Barrel condo. All new
  s/s, hrdwd. & granite. Lg. balcony. 1BR. Sleeps 4. No smoking, no pets.
           $99/night, or $450/week. 219-988-4318 or 219-776-1699.
 NEW UPPER APARTMENT IN SINGLE FAMILY HOME. 2BR. All appli-                         Free Computer Classes at Library
     ances, W/D in unit. Pets, case by case. Long term. South Elston St.,
  Michigan City. Mins. to beach, South Shore line. Pretty yard, drive way.        The LaPorte County Public Library is offering the
$650/mo. + electric. Cable, WIFI avail. Call 703-599-8337. Photos avail.       following free computer classes on Wed., July 15.
         FALL RENTAL -- CHARMING COUNTRY HOME - STOP 33                           • 9:30 a.m. Microsoft Word
 Sept. thru May/June. 2 blks. from lake. Fully furnished, well decorated.
  3BR, 2BA. Family room w/fireplace. Sun room. 2 car garage. A/C. W/D.            • 1:30 p.m. Microsoft Excel
            Patio & deck. No pets, no smoking. Call 708-784-9866.                 • 6 p.m. Don’t Have E-mail?
      VICTORIAN COACHHOUSE. Six blks. from Lake in Michigan City.                 Register for all or any of these classes at 219/362-
   Completely rehabbed 2BR, 1.5BA. 2-car garage. Private fenced yard,          6156 or at the Information Desk, 904 Indiana Ave.,
   W/D, sleeps 5, grill, cable, DVD, all linen. Romantic Dinner Package.
Wkend. or Wkly. rentals. No dogs. $595/wk. The Firm Exchange, Inc.             downtown LaPorte. Phone 48 hrs. in advance to re-
                                     219-363-3134.                             quest signing for the hearing impaired.

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   Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child                                       for Reacher, but they didn’t look like
   “Suicide bombers are easy to spot.                               federal agents. (“Their suits were too ex-
They give out all kinds of telltale signs.                          pensive.”) Now things get curiouser and
Mostly because they’re nervous. By defi-                             curiouser…
nition they’re all first-timers.                                        They ask Reacher if Susan Marks
   Israeli counterintelligence wrote the                            mentioned the name Hoth or Sansom.
defensive playbook. They told us what to                            Negative to both, of course. But now
look for. They used pragmatic observa-                              they have Reacher’s full attention and
tion and psychological insight and came                             he decides to go on a mission of his own
up with a list of behavioral indicators.”                           to find out what’s really going on.
   Jack Reacher is on a 2 a.m. subway in                               Susan Marks brother, Jake, a New
New York City. Only him and five other                               Jersey cop, is notified and he approach-
people on the train. He glanced at them                             es Reacher about what his sister said
and found four to be not interesting, but                           before she killed herself. When Reacher
number five was the poster child for a                               tells him that the Pentagon didn’t trust
suicide bomber; she fit the profile per-                              Susan, Jake gets angry. (“She was on a
fectly. And Reacher should know. (“thirteen years      watch list, Jake. She must have been. An soon as her
a military policeman, the elite 110th investigative    name hit the wires, those feds saddled up. Three of
unit, service all over the world, plus detached duty   them. That was a procedure.”) When he tells Reach-
here and there, as and when ordered.”) Left service    er that Susan had a son in college, he advises Marks
as a Major and now just kicked around, moving          to check on him. He’s at a western state college on
from place to place.                                   a football scholarship. Jake Marks is told the boy
   But something about the woman was all wrong,        hooked up with a girl several days ago and hasn’t
no matter what the indicators said. It was the wrong   been seen since. Reacher thinks the story has all
time, the wrong place. What good is blowing up one     kinds of holes in it, but the brother doesn’t want to
subway with six people on it in the middle of the      listen.
night? Terrorists like to make a big statement, not       Turns out the name Sansom belongs to a man
a little whimper.                                      running for the Senate from North Carolina. He’s
   Reacher makes a decision to approach the wom-       an ex-Delta Force operative and Reacher wastes no
an. He tries to talk to her with little success, and   time in looking up his service record.
suddenly she pulls out a gun, not a bomb, and             And the name Hoth? Well, that’s another clue to
shoots herself in front of him. Now things heat up     the story. Let’s just say it has to do with Afghani-
for Reacher…                                           stan in the early ‘80s. As Reacher follows one clue
   All hell breaks lose when the police get there.     at a time, nearly getting killed in the process (more
Reacher is confined to a room and questioned by         than once), you will be mesmerized the way the
police detectives Theresa Lee and her partner Do-      whole story unfolds, and the climatic ending will
cherty. He goes over and over again what happened      blow your socks off!
on the subway and finally is told that he must stay        What a great read -- Reacher is a man’s man that
put -- there will be more questioning by the govern-   we would all like to have on our side. The story cer-
ment agents on their way. What agency? The police      tainly has all the elements of today’s headlines and
won’t say, but suddenly Reacher realizes that what-    keeps you wondering where the path will lead until
ever just happened in that subway car has more re-     the very end.
percussions than just a simple suicide.                   Lee Child has written thirteen very successful
   The woman was Susan Marks, a government             Jack Reacher novels. It’s not hard to see his appeal
employee. She worked in Human Resources at             after reading one of these heart stopping, exciting
the Pentagon. Doesn’t sound like a very high level     books. He has won both the Anthony and the Barry
job to Reacher. He now knows that whatever just        awards for Best First Mystery, as well as the Barry
happened in the subway must have some political        and Nero awards for Best Novel, and all his titles
meaning, possibly at the international level. When     have been optioned for major motion pictures.
the government men show up (“I asked to see ID and        People magazine has called Lee Child’s novels
badges and credentials, but they quoted the Patriot    “explosive and nearly impossible to put down.”
Act at me and said they weren’t obliged to identify    Couldn’t agree more!
themselves.”)                                             Till next time, happy reading!
   After grilling Reacher some more, they let him
go, but he wasn’t going to walk away that meekly…
   Outside the station, four more men were waiting

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                                                                                           FAX (219) 872-4182
                                                                                           Specializing in Distinctive
  Debbie Burke
                         MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS, INC.                                 Indiana and Michigan                  Ed Merrion*
                               1010 N. Karwick Road. • Michigan City, IN 46360
    Broker/Owner                                                                                                                   Principal Broker

                           NEW L
        2404 FLORIMOND, LONG BEACH                        2317 HAZELTINE DR., LONG BEACH                      40 MARINE DR., MICHIGAN CITY
  California Mission Style home with 5 BR's and      In the heart of Long Beach you will find this 5     New windows and exterior upgrades on this
  5 BA's is completely restored. Beautiful oak       BR, 2.5 BA, quaint home. Sets on a quiet cul-de-   perfect getaway retreat. This condo has 3 bed-
  flooring in dining, living & sun rooms. 3 car ga-   sac that ends at Long Beach CC golf course and     rooms, 1.75 baths and comes with its own 50'
  rage. On the LBCC Golf Course.       $749,000      features a patio, enclosed porch, deck. $619,000   boat slip over looking Trail Creek. $299,000

                                                                                 307 OUTLOOK
                                                                                  COVE DR.,
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  The price is right so come see this lovely con-                               and 1.5 BA's.           This Duneland Beach home sits high on a
  dominium. All furnishings included with this 3            NEW L               Flex room/den           dune boasting 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 fire-
  BR, 2 BA condo. Decor has many distinctive                                    area provides           places and a very private deck surrounding a
  touches throughout. Balcony, fireplace & Pine       ample space as a guest room with a built-in        completely private, beautiful in-ground pool.
  Lake views.                          $329,000      Murphy bed.                     $249,900               Price $895,000. Lease $3500/mo.+ Util.

        2 MARINE DR., MICHIGAN CITY                        231 FELTON ST., MICHIGAN CITY                          1400 LAKE SHORE DRIVE
  This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is              Charming South Sheridan Beach cottage. Ap-         Immediate Occupancy & the best buy on the
  ready for you to move right in. Balcony with       proximately 6 blocks to Lake Michigan beach-       lake! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, walk-out base-
  views of boat dock/mooring and Trail Creek.        es. 2 bedrooms and 1 bath updated in 2003.         ment, and 2 kitchens & 2 enclosed porches is
  Cozy Fireplace. Everything has been replaced       Sits on a corner lot with 2 car garage.            waiting for you. Park up to 5 cars. $389,000
  or updated.                        $199,000                                             $139,000

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  John Hayes, GRI, ABR                     Tricia Meyer                    Dave Angus
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                              CENTURY 21 Long Beach Realty
                                                 1401 Lake Shore Drive ~ 3100 Lake Shore Drive
                              123                       (219) 874-5209 ~ (219) 872-1432                                 T
                                                            Open 7 Days a Week

                             216 Adahi                                                                      1612 Indianapolis

  MICHIANA SHORES COTTAGE on over ½ acre of wooded                                  NEWLY UPDATED 3 bedroom, 2 bath hillside ranch. Great
  peace. Lots of potential with this property. 2 car detached                       room, fireplace. Hardwood floors in main floor bedrooms.
  garage only 5 years old. Storage shed on premises.                                Central vacuum. Lovingly landscaped including gazebo and
                                                     $209,00                        patio. Only 3 short blocks to Lake Michigan.   $334,900

                           111 Georgia                                                               1 Marine Drive Units 1 & 3

  IMAGINE THE FUN! Large deck, bedrooms galore, Lake                                PANORAMIC VIEWS of Lake Michigan from unique 2
  Michigan just over the dune. This classic Sheridan Beach                          unit Marina condo. 55 foot boat slip, walls of windows.
  home is perfect for large gatherings.          $325,000                           3 bedrooms, 4 baths and lots of storage for comfortable
                                                                                    living.                                       $424,000

                      Phyllis Waters*, Owner/Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI                        Sandy Rubenstein*, Broker Associate 879-7525
                      Doug Waters*, Managing Broker, GRI 219-877-7290                     Tom Cappy* 874-6396
                      June Livinghouse*, Broker Associate, ABR, GRI 219-878-3888          Richard Klare 872-0947
                      Sylvia Hook*, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI 219-871-2934               Rosemary Braun 879-9029
                      Beverly Bullis*, CRS, GRI 219-872-3216                              Zakaria Elhidaoui 219-448-1052
                                                                *Licensed in Michigan and Indiana

 Phyllis T. Waters*                              Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated                                            Doug Waters*
  CRB, CRS, GRI                                                                                                                                GRI
 Broker/ Owner                                 Family Owned and Operated Since 1920                                                       Managing Broker

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