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									                                     Volume 19, Number 29 Thursday, July 24, 2003

    Columbia Came. . . Discovered. . .and Conquered
                                                             by Maggie Beyer

   The kids from Columbia College,
students in theatrical arts, came
to Michiana from as far north as
Portland, from Chattanooga in
the south, Washington D.C. in the
east, the midwest states of
Wisconsin and Michigan, Chicago
and its suburbs of Hinsdale,
University Park, and Bellwood.
Some like Zach and Jesse had
returned from Serbia where they
had participated in the college’s
exchange student program and
the International New Theatre
Festival. Some were recent grads,
most of the others sophomores,
juniors, seniors, all working toward
degrees in some of the fifty relat-
ed degrees offered in theatrical
arts by Columbia College. They
were here to perform in “Once
Upon an Island”, a musical adap-
tation of an adaptation of Hans
                                                  The cast onstage in “Once Upon an Island”, set in Haiti, the musical retells a universal story
Christian Anderson’s story of “The                               of love and death, betrayal and truth, oppression and hope.
Little Mermaid”, reset in Haiti
                                               from Rosa Guy’s “My Love My Love”, then shaped in music and song by
                                               Flaherty and Aherns. They had produced the play before, in the college’s
                                               New Studio that students call the “black box”, performed it with stand-
                                               ing room only, four nights running, to a student audience. But this time
                                               was different. They were doing it at the Dunes.
                                                  Many were awed by the nature they discovered surrounding them. I
                                               knew our interview was at a close when they saw a deer peering from the
                                               nearby trees and the group rushed over to see it. They discovered that
                                               Indiana and Michigan folk were friendly people, kind and helpful, and
                                               welcoming to the students, one and all. The community was conquered
                                               by the talent they saw on stage.
                                                  Playing James Lipton as in television’s Actor’s Studio, I didn’t ask for
                                               a favorite word, but for a Wow! experience from their lives in theater so
                                               far. Heads nodded and agreed: the first standing ovation, that was it.
                                               When they knew they were in the right place, doing the right thing, some-
 Stand up cheers for “Once Upon an Island”     thing they loved. If the ovations were a thrill to remember, so was their
 brought happy smiles for Catherine Slade of
   Columbia College , and Dani Lane, DAF
                                               stay in the Michiana area for all of us. Thanks Columbia College.
       president, co-producers of the          Thanks, Dunes Arts Foundation for making the Michiana Festival of Arts
       2003 Michiana Festival of Arts.         happen once again.                               Columbia Continued on Page 2
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   “It was ensemble acting at its best.” Those were the words of open-
ing night patron and veteran Dunes Summer Theatre performer
Basil Cross after the show brought the audience to its feet with rous-
ing cheers on July 11th. The all-student production played two nights
in the Michiana Shores playhouse, two performances that the students
will never forget. Neither will the audience that enjoyed them, their
talent, energy and professional skill.
                             How does the ensemble come together? Right
                          from the conception, said director/choreograph-
                          er Danny Bernardo. “We had to discover how we
                          were going to tell the story,” he said. “That began
                          our collaboration.” We includes lighting design-                                     (Right) Danny Bernardo, Director and
                                                                                                         Choreographer, and his production team ensemble-
                          er Jesse Klug and set and costume designer                                     makers: (L-R) David A. Beaupre, Set and Costume
                          David Beaupre. The overall theme had to be cir-                                 Design and Jesse Klug, Senior Lighting Design.
                          cular, they decided, in movement and form because
                          they were telling a story about the circle of life.
                          The ovoid raked stage-on-stage developed that con-
                          cept. There had to be a symbolic tree, growing
                          free because the country wasn’t, set on the island
  Basil Cross, veteran of where 95% of its area has been deforested. The
 Dunes Summer Theatre.
                          island was poor so costumes reflected poverty. “We
did dumpster diving for three months before the production to get our
costumes,” David added. Dances were choreographed with circular motion,
a challenge for choreographer Danny Bernado, a dancer himself
trained in Russian dance and classes with Twyla Twarp and Katherine
Dunham. “I was surprised when Basil Cross could pinpoint some of
these techniques when he watched our rehearsal,” Danny said. No prob-
lem for Basil. He has seen and been part of it all on stage at the Dunes
Summer Theatre for 40 years.
   As I waited for the actors to assemble for cast call on Saturday evening,
I walked through the empty theatre. One of the students said later:
“Acting here was so different. The stage was so much bigger, we had
wings for exits and entrances,” but the stage was dark and empty then                                     (L) Gemini Wadley (standing) who played Daniel
                                                                                                         with his two Ti Mounex, Erlene on Friday night, and
and seemed a small place to produce so much magic over the years.                                          Melanie McCullough from the original cast who
So many people had started careers here in the Youth and Children’s                                                  played the part on Saturday.
theatre begun by Nora McAlvey and now directed by Joann
Saxon. Three of the former students were here this summer direct-
ing and acting in the headlining productions. Eric Nordholm was
a student from those early years, going on to teach stagecraft at
a university in Tacoma, Washington; our own Sally Montgomery,
editor of The Beacher, had danced on its stage with internation-
al star, Lawrence Novikoff. “When you come down the road
through the trees to the theater, you’re entering into a com-
pletely different atmosphere than getting off the cement sidewalk                                                                          Curtis M.
                                                                                                                                           Jackson , a
in Chicago. It just has to be a different experience,” one of the stu-                                                                     junior with
dents, Zach Laliberte, said. “You can feel the energy on the stage.”                                                                       theatre major,
So many years of theatre history; so many people; and the expe-                                                                            played Tonton
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rience still lives.                                                                                                                        musical.
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   Danny Bernardo said that he felt this musical pro-
duction was so welcome now because it has a mes-
sage of hope and love at a time when people need the
message. “You see yourself reflected in the people’s
problems and how they resolve them.” Erlene Dorsey,
who played Ti Moune on Friday night after just five
rehearsals with only one of those on stage, said of her
part that “everyone can relate to how it feels to be in
love and rejected, wanting to love and be loved.”
Melanie McCullough, who played the role in the
Saturday performance as she had down in the earli-
er production at Columbia, agreed. As did Gemini
Wadley who plays Daniel. “We have all had struggles
with family and traditions,” he said.
   Director Danny Bernardo said, too, that the ensem-
ble approach to directing and producing a play is
being incorporated more and more in Chicago theater,
not just the role of producer and artistic director as
stars. His cast echoed the feeling. Just being togeth-
er, getting to know each other, was high on their list
of what they had discovered and enjoyed most. Gina
Cornejo said it for them all: “Everything just came
together. You knew that without each and every one
of us, it wouldn’t be the same.” Of course, there
were some problems. When I saw music director
Isaiah Robinson after the Friday
night show, I told him I had
never heard better sound
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He was inside the theater even
as we talked on Saturday, re-
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     “Happy Birthday, Tinkerbell!”
   Acting Theatre of Michigan City presents the third
of Ken Brelsfoard’s plays about Peter Pan growing
up. “Happy Birthday, Tinkerbell!” will be performed
on July 25-27, August 1-3 and August 8-10, in The
Acting Theatre, 215 West 10th Street, Michigan City.
   In the new adventure, a junk-food-challenged
Tinkerbell (Mary Fridh) is rescued once again from
the evil Miss Hannigan (Jeanoma Babcock) and
Captain Hook (Doug Moon), this time disguised as
a martial arts master. Peter Pan (Judith Joseph),
returning from summer camp, has to put everything
back in order with the help of the stuttering UPS
delivery man, Tom (Pat O’Leary) and Wendy’s chil-
dren (Madison Chartier, Rosario Guastella, Joe
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                        Starry, Starry Night at the Michiana Festival of the Arts
                                                                 by Maggie Beyer

  They were all stars. . . supporters, committee, faculty, and cast. . . as Columbia College and the Dunes Arts
Foundation joined in a preview benefit on July 11th. The posh party at the home of Jack and Dani Lane in
New Buffalo kicked off the opening performance of “Once Upon an Island” at the Dunes Summer Theatre.
  A night to remember, here are some of the people who helped make it happen:

 From the Dunes Summer Theatre, Kevin Lee Giese, actor, singer, and             Columbia College president, Warrick Carter Ph.D., and Dani Lane,
   director for 12 seasons, and Robert-Eric West, director, instructor,                    president of the Dunes Arts Foundation.
      artist-in-residence who also prepared the preview party food
                  and Caribbean feast after opening night.

                                                                                                            Andrew Greeley, priest, author, sociolo-
  Lee Behr of Michiana Shores and Basil Cross,
                                                         Doreen Bartoni, Dean of the Columbia School       gist, came wearing the green and flashing
 opening night patron, both veterans of the Dunes
                                                           of Media Arts, and Trisha Miller, Festival              a gamin grin for the camera.
   Arts Foundation and Dunes Summer Theatre
                   for 40 years.                                     committee member.

  Committee member Gwynne Winsberg, and             Supporter Jackie Schiewe of Duneland Beach,         Robert Mosier and Dee Mosier, chair of the
 Eugenia Carpenter who came from Ann Arbor              and committee member, Pam Oselka                  Festival’s Art of the Home Tour to be
               for the event.                                      of New Buffalo.                                 held on August 9th.
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                                                         (L-R) Alan Amos;
                                                         Marcia Lazar,
                                                         Columbia College
                                                         trustee and head of
                                                         its President’s Club;
                                                         Bunny Fisher, presi-
                                                         dent of Michigan
                                                         City’s Center for the
                                                         Arts; and Dani Lane,
                                                         DAF president.

                                                                                        Dr. Carter, Columbia College president, thanked supporters
                                                                                         of the Festival for their support of the scholarship program
                                                                                        of the college and its open admission policies, and spoke of
                                                                                            the natural affinity of Columbia, the largest media arts
                                    Steel Band                                          school in the country, with the arts culture that exists in the
                                    drums sets                                           history of the Dunes Arts Foundation, Harbor Country and
                                     the mood                                                            Michiana area communities.
                                        for the
                                                                                              At the Dunes Summer Theatre in
                                                                                                     Michiana Shores. . .

Mary and Charles Chuman of Dunes
 Acres, Columbia College and Arts
        Festival supporters.

                                                                          food served on
                                                                          a bountiful buf-
                                                                           fet from multi-
                                                                            talented pro-
                                                                             ducer, actor,

                                                                          writer, joined in conversation about theatre and film.
           Roger Boike, DAF board member, helped set a                    Festival Finale will be the Art of the Home Tour on
               tropical mood with patio decorations.
                                                                          August 9th through ten LaPorte countryside homes
   The Festival of the Arts, which began as a collab-                     and gardens, with a closing benefit party, Columbia
oration between the Dunes Arts Foundation and                             Goes Country, at Columbia trustee Allen Turner’s
Columbia College last year, has spread its wings this                     Spring Creek Farm. Committee members include
year to include the growing center of theatre in Three                    Laurel E. Carter, Joan Harris, Howard Mendelsohn,
Oaks with the Vickers Theatre and Acorn Theatre join-                     Marcia Lazar, Averill Leviton, Delores J. Mosier,
ing in with special attractions including the Film                        John P. Rijos, Catherine Slade and Helena Chapelin
Roadshows to be held on August 8th and 9th at the                         Wilson.
Vickers Theatre. A new feature, “Lakeshore                                  The 2003 Michiana Festival of the Arts was a
Conversations,” brought noted names to the Dunes                          month long celebration of the visual and performing
Summer Theatre as film critic Roger Ebert; film crit-                     arts showcasing works by emerging artists, writers
ic, Sheldon Pantinkin, Columbia faculty director;                         and award winning filmmakers beginning in July with
and John Landecker, radio personality, talked about                       workshops at Tall Oaks Inn in Grand Beach and
the role of critics on July 12th; on July 19th, Andrew                    continuing into August. Benefit parties and performances
Greeley, priest, author and sociologist, and Paul                         help support scholarship programs at Columbia
Galloway, Chicago SunTimes and Tribune feature                            College and the Dunes Arts Foundation.
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                                                                   Hot Latin Jazz at Firefly Festival
                                                                 The Firefly Festival presents Grammy Award-win-

   Celebrating                                                ning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval on Sat., July 26, at
                                                              8 p.m. Sandoval is one of the hottest artists on today’s
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                                                                 Arturo Sandoval has received three Grammys for
                                                              “Best Latin Album” and Billboard Magazine has
                                                              given him its “Best Latin Jazz Album” award three
                                                              times. He is also the first inductee into the Walt
                                                              Disney World Jazz Hall of Fame. His original com-
                                                              positions were featured in the movie “Mambo Kings.”
                                                                 Michiana’s own Musica del Alma (Music of the
                                                              Soul) will open for Sandoval at 7 p.m.
                                                                 All Firefly performances are held at St. Patrick’s
                                                              County Park, 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend, near
                                                              the Indiana/Michigan state line. The St. Joseph
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                                                              events. The hillside has areas for chairs and blankets.
                                                              The gates open at 5 p.m. Picnics are welcome; glass
                                                              containers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
                                                              A vendor for the St. Joseph County Parks will sell beer
                                                              and wine.
                                                                 Firefly offers sound enhancement for the hearing
                                                              impaired, as well as Braille and recorded program books
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   DAF Children’s Theatre to Present J.R.R. Tolkien’s Blockbuster, “The Hobbit”
   After six weeks of intensive
rehearsal, the Dunes Arts
Foundation will present the
Children’s Theatre produc-
tion of “The Hobbit”, J.R.R.
Tolkien’s prologue to the
wildly popular ‘Ring’ trilogy.
Children, ages 10-15 will take
audiences on a fun-filled fan-
tasy journey to Middle Earth,
the home of a brave little
hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.
Along the way, Bilbo and his
trusy band of dwarves
encounter goblins, elves, trolls
and a curious creature named
Gollum plus the great drag-
on of Smaug, guardian of a
stolen treasure he hoards.
Goblin battles, a trip over
the falls in barrels, and even
a musical number or two
make this version of the tale
fun for all ages.
   Robert-Eric West and
Nancy Saxon co-direct this
group of young actors. Both
Nancy and Robert-Eric were            (l to r)Bobby Webb Jr. as Thorin, Lorna Whiting as the Elven Queen, Mary Condon as Gollum,
raised at the Dunes under                                             Jenny Vihon as Bilbo Baggins
instruction of the late Nora
MacAlvay and the eternally young Joann Saxon.                     Nora Cusick, Mike Biggerstaff, Moses L. Norton,
This lively band of young actors have been instruct-              Charlie Saxon, Tyler Bonheur, Sam Stockwell Laubach,
ed in a six-week-long intensive classroom setting                 Danielle Webb, Katie Papp, Chelsea Killingbeck,
including instruction in movement, voice, technical               Tara Hefner and Lorna Whiting as the Elven Queen
theatre and stage management.                                     round out this lively bunch.
   These charming children have braved cold waves,                    “The Hobbit” will be presented at the Dunes
heat waves and an army of mosquitos to produce                    Summer Theatre, Michiana Shores, on Thurs., July
this show for the 53rd consecutive year of the Children’s         31 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Aug. 1 & 2 at
Theatre.                                                          7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. All times are Chicago
   The cast includes Jenny Vihon as Bilbo, Bobby                  time and ticket prices are $5 general admission and
Webb as Thorin, Haley Biggerstaff as Gandalf, Mary                $3 for groups of 15 or more. Phone the Dunes Box Office
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                                                                   An Afternoon With Octave Chanute

     July Sizzler Sale
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          found at Michiana’s newest                                                                   Box Office: (219) 874-4269
                                                                                                               807 Franklin St., Michigan City
                                                                      Book by Joseph Stein
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                                                                      Music by Jerry Bock
                                                                    Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
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July 24, 2003                                                                                                                                   Page 13

    Executive Group                                         Linda O'Donnell-Broker Lou O'Donnell IV-Broker Dennis O'Black-Assoc. Broker
                                                            Carie O'Donnell-Prop. Mgr. & Sales Assoc. Charlotte O'Lear-Office Mgr./Brk. Asst.

            Realty      of Indiana
                        & Michigan
                                                            Mike Skudnig-Sales Assoc.
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           (269) 469-6892                                    (219) 874-1122
             S P E C TAC U L A R L A K E & C O U N T RY P RO P E RT I E S
                                                 NIRVANA IN THE COUNTRY

  TRAVEL THROUGH A LONG WINDING ENTRYWAY and experience peace and tranquility as terraced walls and woods cradle you in pri-
  vacy, which leads to an exquisite 5-level home that is situated deep in the woods on 9 acres. Both design and architecture were implemented with
  imagination. Accommodates a large family or related living quarters, and is ideal for entertaining. You could take a private retreat within the home,
  which affords you 12,500 sq.ft. to roam, as it offers 8 bedrooms (master bath has fireplace, Jacuzzi, massive walk-in closet & skylight), 10 baths,
  2 full kitchens and juice bar/third kitchen area, formal dining room, 2 laundry rooms and a spectacular den.
  There are many other rooms for family gathering or sitting areas that are enhanced with fireplaces and outstanding views from wall to ceiling win-
  dows. Offers vaulted ceilings with plant shelves and indirect lighting. The interior design is remarkably defined throughout, including various types
  of wood flooring, cabinets, trim & a beautiful oak winding stairway which stands out as an icon by itself. Venture into the recreational levels where
  you can achieve a great workout, play a game of pool, relax in the massage room or 8 person hot tub. Access a lovely deck or patio from each
  level. Two of the levels lead to a 2-story gazebo with screened in upper level and both levels have a fireplace. The amenities in this home are end-
  less! call Linda for a private showing.                                                                                                    $

                                               HEAVENLY COUNTRY LODGE

  CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! Don’t make this one of those “I shoulda, coulda!” Dreaming of a private, spectacular family, religious, or busi-
  ness retreat? This country lodge, which is situated on approximately 95 scenic wooded acres, offers incredible potential as not only a retreat, but
  can be developed as well. It has preliminary approved zoned plans for 40 additional units. Currently the lodge operates as an exquisite Bed and
  The main lodge contains 5 dramatic, nature-themed rooms all complete with private in-room Jacuzzis, fireplaces, service bars, refrigerators and
  balconies. The rooms overlook sprawling meadows, woods and a lake that is regularly visited by Great Blue Heron, Canadian Geese, whitetail
  deer and many other waterfowl.
  Three separate duplex cottages sit up on a bluff that overlooks the lake. All have queen size tree beds, baths, in-room Jacuzzis, wall size stone
  fireplaces, service bars, screened porches and cozy Jennaire kitchenette areas.
  There is a heated pool off the main lodge complete with a cabana. It overlooks the BBQ, campfire area, immaculate manicured grounds and lake.
  Privacy and nature are emphasized. There are 41⁄2 miles of groomed hiking trails that are used as cross country skiing trails during the winter.
  The retreat is located in Jones, Michigan’s wine and river country heartland, only a 2 hour drive from Chicago. There is ample opportunity for
  year round activities. Boating marinas, antique shops, miles of bicycle and horse trails, championship golf courses, exceptional restaurants, and
  even a ski resort dot the area.
  This realtor was truly impressed with this magnificent property and its potential. For a complete brochure, call Michael Kuhn, toll free at
  866-840-6511.                                                                                                                           $

            137 N. Whittaker Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117                                      3636 East U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
                   269-469-6892 • Fax 269-469-5168                           219-874-1122 • Fax 219-874-1144
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                                    “Fiddler on the Roof” at Mainstreet
   One of the most beloved musicals in American
musical history, “Fiddler on the Roof,” opens Wed., July
23 at Michigan City’s Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin
Street. Performances continue through August 2.
This is the fourth offering in the Festival Players Guild’s
35th Canterbury Summer Theatre Season.
   “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964
and made musical history logging the eighth longest
run for a musical. The music was written by Jerry Bock,
the lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and the book by Joseph
   Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler
on the Roof” has been lauded by critics and has won
the hearts of people all around the world. It introduced
such hits as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,”
“If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”
   Tevye (Joseph Ginnane), a humble milkman in
the Russian village of Anatevka, is the father of five
marriageable daughters. Tradition is everything to Tevye
and his wife Golde (Amy Crane)--how to eat, how to
dress, how to pray and how to marry--but all these
beliefs are challenged by his daughters as they fall
in love and want to marry. Each of their choices,
however, challenge his beloved beliefs.
                                                                        Ian Strimple, Joseph Ginnane, Sarajane Morse Mullins.
   At the same time, oppressive forces are at work in
Czarist Russia. The residents are being forced from           On Friday and Saturday, tickets are $13/adults,
their homes and must set out to find new lives in a           $6.50/high school age and below. Senior citizen and
new land, taking only a few possessions and their abid-       group discounts are also available; phone the box
ing faith.                                                    office at 874-4269.
   The Canterbury production is directed by Kevin                The Guild also offers group dinner/theatre packages
Gladish, a veteran of the Canterbury Summer Theatre           in cooperation with the Michigan City Yacht Club and
Season both as an actor and a director. Musical direc-        with Galveston Steak House. Individual dinner/the-
tor is Elizabeth West and set designer is Zachary Elms.       atre packages are offered in cooperation with Galveston.
   Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 8                The programs of the Festival Players Guild are pre-
p.m.; Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday matinees            sented with support from the Northern Indiana Arts
are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12/adults, $6/students             Association, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the
high school age and below on Wednesday and Thursday.          National Endowment for the Arts.

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                                                                        La Porte                                                                    New Buffalo
                                                                   245 W. Johnson Rd.                                                            2 N. Whittaker St.
                                                                   La Porte,IN 46350                         T 123                              New Buffalo, MI 49117
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                                                                                                                           THIS LOVELY 3 BEDROOM,
                                                                                                                           2 BATH HOME RESTS
                                                                                                                           AMONGST PARK LIKE
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                                                                                                                           Enjoy the magnificent setting
                                                                                                                           with beautiful landscaping with
                                                                                                                           your own pond. This home is ideal
                                                                                                                           for those who like to entertain.
                                                                                                                           There is a 16' x 16' sun porch to
                                                                                                                           relax in while looking out at the
                                                                                                                           gorgeous garden. Make your
                                                                                                                           appointment today.
                                                                                                                           Contact Linda Knoll.

                                                                                                                                      402 Closser Ave, La Porte
                                                                                                     Spacious three bedroom, three bath home situated on over 1/2 acre on bluff overlooking Pine
                                      115 Garden St, LaPorte                                         Lake to the west. Enjoy fantastic sunsets while enjoying the in ground pool, the hot tub set
  Beautiful lake views! This lovely home rests on 1+ acre and features the best view of Stone        in the tiled family room floor, or cooking on the natural gas grill on the rear deck. Beautiful
  Lake, with knotty pine walls in dining room and foyer, Pella windows, and a bay window             perennial gardens in front, on the side, and by the pool. Dock your boat and Jet Ski in your
  in the foyer, a pond, and custom brick inlaid sidewalks. The beautiful sunroom offers fan-         own shore station and pier. Entertain in the 1200 square foot finished basement with fire-
  tastic views of the lake. There are many specialties on this home; you have to see yourself.       place and bar. Prepare meals in the beautiful oak kitchen while overlooking the pool and lake.
  Home Warranty also included. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer all stay. There     Park your cars in the oversized three-car garage. This home has everything to make your life
  is also a security system for your protection. Make your appointment today. Contact Bill Weldon,   more enjoyable. 20 foot deeded easement on Pine Lake with pier, boatlift. Contact Bill Weldon.
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                                                           A 4th of July Family Gathering

                         Restaurant & Bar
                          at Whittaker Woods

                                                     The children and granddaughters of Patti & Randy Harris came from
                                                     Florida, California and Detroit to celebrate the 4th of July in Michiana.
        Live Jazz Every
    Friday & Saturday Night

      Daily Lunch Specials

    Nightly Dinner Specials
    Bagels/Lox, Carving Station w/Prime Rib,
       Omelets made to order and many
        additional O'Brien’s specialties

         Banquets and Customized Events
                                                             Cathy and Richie Ingoglia of Southampton, New York,
    for the Intimate Group or Large Gathering                 walk beside the fire truck at the end of the parade.

      Come enjoy a round of golf.
                Open to Public
     Memberships available now!!!
   Check with the Pro-Shop for details.

                               Golf Community
                              12578 Wilson Road
                             New Buffalo, MI 49117
                               (269) 469-3400                Mr. Chip and Punkin got all decked out for the parade,
                                                                      thanks to Dolores and Dick Mignery.
July 24, 2003                                              Page 17

   “Country” but close
                to everything!
                3 bedrooms, rec room
                huge kitchen-dining
                French doors to decks
                gorgeous yard beyond

                just south of Rt. 12


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         Alfred “Jake” Lingle, 38, a
Chicago crime reporter and friend
  of Al Capone, was shot to death
   in broad daylight, June 9, 1930,
  just hours before he was sched-
  uled to bring his wife Helen, son
  Alfred Jr., and daughter Dolores
to their new home in Long Beach.

                                        Leo Vincent Brothers, a St.
                                        Louis gangster, took the rap
                                        for Lingle’s murder. Although
                                        few people believed he was
                                        guilty, Brothers served eight
                                        years for the crime and later
                                        became the victim of another

  Jake Lingle, the crime syndicate’s favorite news                      A crowd gathered at the scene as Jake Lingle, Chicago Tribune reporter,
reporter, was shot to death in the Chicago Loop at mid-                 lay dying in a Chicago subway station. The high-living reporter had spent
                                                                         the night at his suite in the Stevens Hotel and evidently was heading for
day on June 9, 1930. Later that afternoon, he was to                    Washington Park Race Track in Homewood, Illinois, when he was shot to
bring his wife, Helen, and their two small children to                                           death by unknown gunmen.
their luxurious new home in Long Beach. Helen had
                                                                                 The shooting death of Alfred J. Lingle, however,
already packed their bags and made a quick trip to
                                                                             marked the first time that a non-mobster had been
the dressmaker’s. Upon returning home, she learned
                                                                             killed in a gangland-style murder. Tribune publish-
her husband had been killed.
                                                                             er Colonel McCormick was enraged. Considering this
  At the time of his death, Lingle was wearing a
                                                                             incident an attack on the Tribune, he vowed to pun-
diamond belt buckle, gift from Al Capone. He had a
                                                                             ish the killer and offered a $25,000 reward. Other news-
big cigar in his mouth, a racing form in his hand, and
                                                                             papers followed suit, and the total reward money
$1469 in his pocket, a substantial sum for a $65./ week
                                                                             came to $55,825.
Chicago Tribune reporter. Evidently headed for
                                                                                 Everyone knew that Jake Lingle, “cleverest police
Washington Park Race Track, he was shot in the
                                                                             reporter of his time,” had infiltrated the upper ech-
back of the neck, while walking to the Randolph
                                                                             elons of Capone’s syndicate and made powerful friends
Street train station.
                                                                             at City Hall. Rumor had it that Lingle’s recommen-
  Murder in itself was not surprising news, in a city
                                                                             dation helped install William Russell as police chief.
that was experiencing a murder-a-day.
                                                                             Although Jake’s contacts may have desired (and in fact
                                                                                                 received) favorable treatment by the
                                                                                                 press, there seemed to be no motive
                                                                                                 for killing the kingpin in an arrange-
                                                                                                 ment that was working well.
                                                                                                    As the details began to surface,
                                                                                                 however, Lingle’s personal involve-
                                                                                                 ment with mob activities ran far
                                                                                                 deeper than the stories he fed to the
                                                                                                 Tribune. Deposits to his bank account
                                                                                                 ($63,900 in cash) disclosed a steady
                                                                                                 flow of income, besides which other
                                                                                                 bank accounts were held jointly with
                                                                                                 Police Chief Russell — and then
                                                                                                 there was that impressive $25,000.
                                                                                                 house in Long Beach. Lingle evi-
This diagram indicates the direction Jake Lingle was walking when he was gunned down. The mur- dently had a piece of the action, and
der took place near the present-day location of the Chicago South Shore station, at Randolph and Colonel McCormick had to eat crow.
                                       Michigan Avenue.
July 24, 2003                                                                                                                           Page 19
                                                                           on March 2, 1931, and was named “Melody Terrace.”
                                                                           Smith was the retired president of Kimball Piano
          Making News Capone-Style                                         Company in Chicago.

   “Alfred Lingle now takes a different character, ” admit-
ted the Colonel, in a personally-written editorial.
“He was not, and he could not have been, a great
reporter.” Indications were “that Alfred Lingle was killed
because he was using his Tribune position to profit from
criminal operations and not because he was serving
the Tribune as thought.”
   The motive for the Lingle slaying never was
absolutely certified, but a plausible explanation seems
to be his extortion of money from North Side opera-
tors, specifically Jack Zuta. The story related by
author Robert Schoenberg charges Lingle with receiv-
                                                                             “Melody Terrace” was entered from Roslyn Trail and had a sunporch
ing $50,000 from Zuta, as payment for permission to                        overlooking long, terraced gardens extending to the next street, Glendale
open dog tracks — a promise Lingle was unable to ful-                       Way. Surrounding lots were not built on until years later, which explains
fill.                                                                                            why their style is more modern.
   If you want to know who ordered a gangland mur-                            “Melody Terrace” soon enough passed over into
der, so the saying goes, wait to see who gets killed next.                 the respectability of its Long Beach environs. The Long
On August 1st Zuta was gunned down, as one report                          Beach Billows carried a lengthy feature story on its
stated, “in businesslike fashion.” Sixteen bullets were                    harmonious decor: the dining room with red velvet
in his body. Even so, vindication for the high-profile                     drapes and gold candelabra, the delicate orange and
murder of a newspaper reporter required a full-scale                       green kitchen with its large Frigidaire, “the beauti-
trial, duly covered on Page 1, and a convicted killer.                     ful dressing room, a symphony in green and lavender,”
The Tribune got this in the person of Leo V. Brothers,                     the wide and sweeping stairway, the organdy ruffles,
a St. Louis gangster who served eight years for the                        the taffeta curtains. “A splash of green, red, orange,
crime. Few people believed he was guilty.                                  and black fairly calls one into the sun porch,” rhap-
   In the meantime, Alfred J. Lingle, although born                        sodized the writer... and all this standing majestically
a Jew, had been buried as a Catholic at Mt. Carmel                         amid “the gentle wind which rustles the trees and flow-
Cemetery, the final resting place of many racketeers.                      ers in the garden.”
A big state funeral, with military escorts and bands,
was held in his honor. According to published accounts,
the funeral was attended not by gangsters, but by all
the big-time politicians in Chicago — one of whom was
Charles Krutckoff, Cook County Assessor and owner
of “Beach View,” a big house on Lake Shore Drive in
Long Beach, Indiana.

                                                                           The Leibys bought “Melody Terrace” from the Ulrich family, pictured here
                                                                           c. 1950: Evelyn Ulrich and her daughters Lynn and Isabel. The history of
                                                                              the home has been preserved by its owners, who continue passing
                                                                                               along the anecdotes and photos.

                                                                              Special thanks to the LaPorte County Real Estate
                                                                           and Recorder’s Offices, and to Robert J. Schoenberg,
 The unique home built for the Lingles, a brick structure with flagstone   author of Mr. Capone. The diagram of Lingle’s killing
     insets, is occupied today by Ned and Kelley Leiby, who love           was originally published in Richard Enright’s 1931
                    “Melody Terrace” and its history.
                                                                           book, Capone’s Chicago, and photographs are from the
   The Lingle family never did make it out to Long                         collection of Ned and Kelley Leiby, current owners of
Beach. A rumor still circulating in the neighborhood                       “Melody Terrace.” The study of Long Beach houses and
is that Mrs. Lingle was waiting for the patio to be com-                   their owners is ongoing, and persons with new infor-
pleted. The property they had acquired on June 10,                         mation are urged to contact author Barbara Stodola
1929, was purchased by Edgar and Elizabeth Smith                           at The Beacher.
Page 20                                                                                July 24, 2003
                                        Barb Stodola Reception & Book Signing
                                            The Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery
                                        will host a “Meet the Author Reception” for Barbara
                                        Stodola on Aug. 3rd, 2 – 4 p.m. Barbara is the author
                                        of the newly released book Michigan City Beach
                                        Communities; the latest in Arcadia’s acclaimed Images
                                        of America series.
                                           The book traces the development of Michigan City’s
                                        beach communities; the original harbor, Washington
                                        Park, Sheridan Beach, Long Beach, Duneland Beach,
                                        Michiana Shores and includes mention of Beverly Shores
                                        and Grand Beach Michigan. It is filled with over 200
                                        photographs. Photographic highlights include pictures
                                        of the original land developers and their beach cot-
                                        tages as well as celebrities of the era: Jack Dempsey,
                                        Johnny Weismuller and Dr. Scholl at our area beach-
                                           Barbara Stodola, a resident of Michigan City, has
                                        been a leader in the community. She is an experienced
                                        journalist and supporter of the arts, history and cul-
                                        ture of the area, and former director of the Blank Center
                                        for the Arts.
                                           The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art
                                        Gallery is located at 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores,
                                        just north of Highway #12. Admission is free, dona-
                                        tions are welcome. The Depot is open Saturdays and
                                        Sundays 1-4 p.m., from May through November.

                                            Quilting Bee & Tea at Deep River
                                           A Honey of a Tea is the theme of the Quilting Bee
                                        & Tea to be held at Deep River County Park on Sun.,
                                        July 27, from 1-4 p.m.
                                           Enjoy tea and treats, then watch the volunteer
                                        quilters work their magic on the Friendship Quilt,
                                        “House,” currently in progress. Learn how bees work
                                        to make honey, the benefits of honey, then play a
                                        game about honey.
                                           These activities take place in Wood’s Historic Grist
                                        Mill in Deep River County Park, located off Hwy.
                                        30, between Valparaiso and Merrillville. Go past
                                        Deep River Water Park to next signal light, turn
                                        right and follow signs to the park. For more information,
                                        phone 219/947-1958.

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                                                   Pickling, Canning and Putting Food By
                                                      Extra tomatoes? Zucchini from the neighbor? Do home
                                                   preserves have more flavor? Annetta Jones, LaPorte
                                                   County Extension Educator, will show how to safely
                                                   preserve a garden’s bounty so that you can enjoy
                                                   delicious food this winter or share a harvest gift.
                                                      No registration is necessary. This program will be
                                                   held at the LaPorte County Public Library on Thurs.,
                                                   July 31, at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the pub-
                                                   lic. The library is located at 904 Indiana Ave., LaPorte.
                                                   For more information, phone 219/362-6156 or log onto
                   Specializing In       
          Italian Foods • Handcut Steaks              Phone the library 48 hours in advance to request
                                                   signing for the hearing impaired.
            Gourmet Pizzas • BBQ Ribs

           Sunday Brunch                           “Chuck Wagon Chow” Program for Kids
                  10 am-2 pm                          Summer fun for children is being held at Deep
                                                   River County Park during its Historical Discovery Series.
    Adults - $12.95 • Children $5.95               Held on July 29, 30 & 31, the program is open to all
                                                   area children free of charge. The topic for this week
                  Scrambled Eggs                   is “Chuck Wagon Chow.” Children should attend
                   Eggs Benedict                   their appropriate session: Tues., July 29, 11 a.m. for
                   Sausage Links                   ages 3-5; Wed., July 30, 11 a.m. for ages 6-8; and, Thurs.,
                                                   July 31, 11 a.m. for ages 9 and over.
                                                      The one-hour programs are for individuals and
                  Biscuits & Gravy                 families, not groups, and there is no preregistration
                    French Toast                   needed. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
                   Hash Browns                        Deep River County Park is located off Hwy. 30
                 Blueberry Blintzes                between Valparaiso and Merrillville. Go past Deep River
                                                   Water Park to next signal light, turn right and follow
                                                   signs. For more information, phone 219/947-1958.
                     Fresh Fruit

                        also                       English Watercolor Artists at Gaia Gallery
  Garlic Bread Sticks              Meatballs         Gaia Gallery announces a Special Evening Artist’s
  Scalloped Potatoes           Beer Battered Cod   Reception on Sat., July 26, 6-8 p.m. (MI time). This
                                                   exhibit will feature local artists working in the English
   Ham and Turkey                Cheesecakes       watercolor tradition and watercolor artists using
  Chicken Parmesan                Pasta Salad      innovative materials such as handmade earth pigments,
                                                   mylar surfaces and computer graphics. Fine pottery,
   Spinach Lasagna               Potato Salad
                                                   jewelry, silk scarves, pastels and oils will also be on
  Mashed Potatoes &              Garden Salad      display.
         Gravy                  2 kinds of Soup      The reception will take place at the Shaker Cottage
                                                   Complex, 19135 West U.S. 12, New Buffalo. Meet the
        Veggies                    Prime Rib       artists while enjoying refreshments such as wine,
                                                   cheese and more. For more information, phone
             Open 7 Days A Week                    269/469-4616.
               Lunch & Dinner
   Corner of Johnson Road and US 20
                   879-0760                           In last week’s Beacher Carolyn McConnell’s story
               Carryouts Available                 about Chef Zrenner (“Local boy makes great chef”) mis-
              Ken “The Hammer” Larson              takenly said that he was part of the 9/11 survivor meals
          Former Owner of The Red Lantern Inn      at the James Beard house in New York. He was not.
July 24, 2003                                                        Page 23

                                                     (800) 958-5030
                                                     (219) 873-1855
                                                        Office At:
                                                   403 Lake Shore Drive

                    ANNOUNCING -
   3 Lakeview Villa Homes coming in 2003/2004
    Along Lake Shore Drive in Sheridan Beach. Presented by Sheridan
          Beach Realty Group and Jody Snider Custom Homes
   For more information, contact Sheridan Beach Realty at 873.1855 or
              Jody Snider Custom Homes at 219.405.5155.
Page 24                                                                                                          July 24, 2003
               Schoolhouse Shop Hosts Harry Mark Petrakis’ Book Signing
                                                  by Paula McHugh

   The lush, greeny garden patio at the Schoolhouse
Shop will serve as the setting in which Harry Mark
Petrakis will be signing copies this Sunday of his lat-
est novel, Twilight of the Ice.
   The Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques, in Furnessville,
is just a mile or so south of the South Shore tracks,
and those tracks, as many commuters know, take rid-
ers all the way in to the railroad yards of the City of
Big Shoulders. It is in these and nearby gritty areas
within Chicago that acclaimed storyteller Petrakis sets
his 1950’s story of railroad car icemen.
   Imagine yourself back in the 1950’s before air con-
ditioning. It’s unlikely that many who remember the
summer swelters ever considered how America’s per-
ishable food was transported from point A to point B
without rotting. Nor ever considered or conceived of
the grueling, perilous labor that the strong, athletic
icemen performed year ‘round. Harry Mark Petrakis,
through his protagonist Mike Zervaikis, presents us
with a portrait of spirit and energy, of an aging man
                                                            A former resident of Beverly Shores who lives with his wife Diana in Dune
who takes pride in his craft and is determined to pass       Acres, Harry Mark Petrakis knows firsthand the Chicago neighborhoods
on what he has learned. We learn why Earl, despised          he writes about. As a child, he grew up there and he knows his city inti-
by the icing team, is full of anger and resentment. We        mately. On Sunday, the renowned author and short story writer will be
                                                                 signing copies of Twilight of the Ice at the Schoolhouse Shop in
root for Rafer, always one step away from the bottle.                            Furnessville, beginning at 1 pm.
The author makes us care about his well-drawn char-
acters. Compassion flows through the conflicts. Father      Museum at Ellis Island in New York. Harry Mark
Andrew Greeley has heralded the book as “…a daz-            Petrakis is not in that picture, however. The man of
zling creation, filled finally with grace...”               letters listed in Who’s Who in America, twice nomi-
   A former resident of Beverly Shores who lives with       nated for the National Book Award in Fiction and win-
his wife Diana in Dune Acres, Harry Mark Petrakis           ner of the O Henry Award and numerous others, was
knows firsthand the Chicago neighborhoods he writes         born in St. Louis in 1923.
about. As a child, he grew up there and he knows his           Having celebrated his 80th birthday last month,
city intimately. And before the award-winning storyteller   Petrakis is anticipating the publication of his next novel,
found his true calling in the written word, he soaked       The Orchards of Ithaca, published by Southern Illinois
up and stashed away valuable observations while             Press and due out in spring, 2004. The seeds of a sub-
working numerous jobs. Such was the case for icemen.        sequent novel based on the theme of the Greek War
   “I worked in the dispatch office,” Petrakis said. “I     of Independence to follow The Hour of the Bell (pub-
observed the workers first hand and was awed by their       lished in 1976) are already stirring in Petrakis’
strength and agility, their swiftness.”                     thoughts.
   According to Petrakis, the nucleus for his ninth novel      The Chesterton-area resident, who has lectured on
and 18th book came from an earlier story published          storytelling over the years at numerous colleges, is
in the Atlantic Monthly in the 1970’s, title “Passing       a local treasure who years ago founded and initiat-
of the Ice.” The author said that he changed the eth-       ed the writing group that now meets monthly at the
nicity of the story’s protagonist from Polish to Greek      Michigan City Public Library. Plans are currently in
because it was more comfortable, and certainly more         the works for an upcoming visit to the group, as well
familiar, to him.                                           as a lecture and reading at the library for the general
   The Petrakis’ Dune Acres home is filled with fam-        public later this summer, Petrakis said.
ily photos and memorabilia. Among one of the prized            Take the opportunity to meet and chat with Petrakis
photos on a wall is a portrait of his parents and sib-      at his book signing for Twilight of the Ice, which
lings, who had emigrated from Crete. The senior             begins at 1 pm this Sunday, July 27 at the Schoolhouse
Petrakis had served as a Greek Orthodox priest in Utah      Shop, located off Kemil Road between Highway 12 and
and St. Louis before being assigned a parish on             20. Then head to your favorite reading spot and
Chicago’s south side. The early 1900’s image of Father      immerse yourself in this memorable 173-page novel.
Petrakis and his young family is the same as one that       For more information, call the Schoolhouse Shop &
was donated to, and hangs in the Immigration                Antiques at 926-1551.
July 24, 2003                                                                       Page 25

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                                            Tall Ships Into Chicago July 30
                                                            by William F. Keefe

   Those billowing clouds of white
canvas that will move into the
Chicago River and adjoining water
“parking lots” on July 30 won’t be
hiding pirates bent on finding buried
treasure. They’ll be the advance
guard of an invasion fleet of tall
ships that will dwarf anything of its
type ever seen in the Windy City.
   They will look, not coincidental-
ly, like some of the storied ships
that made history in the Age of
Sail. Representing ports in the
United States, Canada, India, The
Netherlands, and other countries,
the tall ships will represent maritime
history from the Revolutionary War,
the War of 1812, and other eras.
Among them will be replicas of
Great Lakes trading schooners,
17th Century Boston cargo haulers,
and Baltimore Clippers.
   Their names carry the scent of         An oil painting by the late Charles Vickery indicates that tall ships have visited the Windy City on
                                              previous occasions. The painting, titled “Farewell, Chicago,” shows the Norwegian ship
romantic adventure on the high                  Christian Radich as it departs Chicago after the 1976 stopover. (Used by permission
seas. Can you see the Nina, the                                        of Clipper Ship Gallery, LaGrange, Illinois)
Amistad, the fabled HMS Bounty as
they bend before trade winds or creep into harbors where             decks of the Mist of Avalon, the Fair Jeanne, or Rain
Captain Kidd once held court?                                        Dancer II.
   Can you picture, just east of Michigan Avenue,                       Scheduled for the six days between July 30 and
the Tarangini as it shares docking space with Chicago’s              August 4, “Tall Ships Chicago 2003” will first welcome
First Lady and the Pride of Baltimore II? In imagi-                  the stately wind-powered vessels as they reach
nation you can catch the tang of salt spray on the main              Chicago waters and then sail across the city’s lake-

                                                                                                       Crew members work on the aft deck of
                                                                                                       the tall ship Providence as it prepares to
                                                                                                       leave the public dock in the harbor of
                                                                                                       Erie, Pennsylvania. The Providence was
                                                                                                       touring Lake Erie ports. (Paul Brugger
July 24, 2003                                                                                                                    Page 27
                                                                                August 3. Beginning daily at 11 a.m., the vessels
                                                                                will be open for boarding until 8 p.m.
                                                                                   The tall ships will dock in more than 500,000
                                                                                square feet of festival grounds including Navy Pier,
                                                                                DuSable Harbor, just north of the Columbia Yacht Club,
                                                                                and the Chicago River. State and city officials have
                                                                                hailed Tall Ships Chicago 2003 as a celebration of the
                                                                                city’s rich maritime heritage and a reminder of
                                                                                Chicago’s legacy as the Great Port City.
                                                                                   The family festival will also serve to highlight new
                                                                                waterfront developments and recreational boating on
                                                                                Lake Michigan.
                                                                                   Persons planning to board the tall ships will need
                                                                                boarding passes costing $8. Each boarding pass will
                                                                                entitle the visitor to unlimited boarding of all the vis-
                                                                                iting ships for a particular day—July 31 or August 1,
                                                                                2, or 3. Advance purchases of boarding passes may be
                                                                                made by logging on to
                                                                                During the festival, tickets will be available on Navy
                                                                                Pier and at half a dozen ticket offices on the fairgrounds.
                                                                                   Live entertainment will be featured at Navy Pier
                                                                                venues starting daily in the late morning and ending
                                                                                at 7 p.m. As a highlight of the tall ships festival,
                                                                                Chicago’s 46th annual Venetian Night will feature pri-
                                                                                vately owned boats parading along the lakefront in
                                                                                front of Monroe Harbor. The boat promenade will
                                                                                begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2. A “spectacu-
                                                                                lar” fireworks display will follow at 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                Chicago Not Alone
                                                                                   In welcoming the tall ships, Chicago will not be alone.
                                                                                Similar festivals including most or all of the Chicago-
                                                                                bound sailing vessels were to take place in a number
                                                                                of Great Lakes ports. Among them are Bay City and
                                                                                Muskegon, Michigan, and Cleveland and Toledo,
    Painting on a vertical canvas, Mr. Vickery also captured a scene titled
    “Golden Seas—The Clipper Ship Northern Star.” The vertical canvas              Both the Chicago and Muskegon festivals will take
enabled the artist to include a close view of the clipper ship against a set-   place as phases of the Tall Ships Challenge 2003, an
ting sun. Ships of similar size and appointments will be among those visit-
   ing Chicago and other Great Lakes ports over the next several weeks.
                                                                                annual series of sail training races, rallies, cruises,
       (Used by permission of Clipper Ship Gallery, LaGrange, Illinois)         and port festivities organized by ASTA, the American
                                                                                Sail Training Association, in conjunction with par-
ront, traveling from Wilson Avenue (4600 north) to the                          ticipating host ports in the United States and Canada.
Museum Campus in the south. The opening-day                                        As in Chicago, the ships in the Muskegon event, sched-
“Parade of Sail” will begin at 10 a.m., July 30 and con-                        uled for August 8 to 10, will include some 20 ships rang-
tinue for more than two and one-half hours.                                     ing from 50 to 235 feet in overall length. The Muskegon
   For those interested in watching this first-ever                             festival will take place off the city’s Heritage Landing
such parade, the best lakefront locations for viewing                           and Festival Grounds on the Muskegon waterfront.
will be Wilson Avenue, the Belmont Harbor Peninsula,                               The tall ships last visited Muskegon in 2001, when
Fullerton Avenue, North Avenue Beach, Oak Street                                the work of completing the festival grounds was still
to Ohio Street, Navy Pier, Monroe Harbor, and the                               under way. Today that work has been completed,
Museum Campus (Solidarity Drive).                                               providing dock space for the tall ships.
   Opening Ceremonies                                                              The Tall Ships Festival was scheduled in Cleveland
   The ships will still be under canvas when the open-                          on July 10-13. The venue was the Cleveland water-
ing ceremonies take place on Navy Pier at 11:00 a.m.                            front, with music to be provided daily in Voinovich Park.
July 30. Slated for the east end of the pier, the open-                            In Toledo the festival was scheduled for July 18 only
ing formalities will give way at 3 p.m. to live enter-                          while the Bay City event was to run four days, from
tainment in the Navy Pier Beer Garden. The enter-                               August 14-17.
tainment will continue until midnight.                                             Bay City is also planning an “amazing” lineup of
   Visitors will be welcome to step on board and tour                           maritime music on three different stages. Singers from
the ships’ interiors during “vessel boarding hours” sched-                      the United States, Canada, and Europe are scheduled
uled daily from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday,                               to participate.
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                                                   Jenna Mammina at The Acorn Theater
                                                      The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks will present
                                                   jazz singer Jenna Mammina on Fri., July 25, and cabaret
                                                   singer Rob Lindley on Sat., July 26. Both shows
                                                   begin at 8 p.m. (MI time).
                                                      Locally raised Mammina was voted Jazz Performer
                                                   of the Year by SF Weekly. Currently a resident of San
                                                   Francisco, she is a recipient of the Goldie Award and
                                                   was nominated for CMA Outstanding Jazz Album in
                                                      Lindley will perform “Pants on Fire,” which he
                                                   describes as “a comic cabaret that delves into the lies
                                                   we all tell and the lies we’ve all been told—and some
                                                   of the confessions that come when we begin to tell our-
                                                   selves the truth.” Borrowing from a wide range of song
                                                   writers—from the Gershwins, Mercer and Dietz and

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        269,900                                    confessions. Accompanying Lindley will be Dan Stetzel
                                                   on piano.
                                                      Lindley has an established career in cabaret and
                                                   has directed, produced and starred in many shows at
     Beautifully updated in 2000,                  Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret in Chicago. A grad-
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                                                      Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by phoning the
            Lake Michigan.                         theater at 269/756-3879 or they may be purchased at
     50 ft. boat slip was dredged                  the door. The Acorn Theater is located in the historic
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     Reflections on Our Father’s Life
   William H. Marshall, Sr., likely the beach com-
munity’s oldest resident, just celebrated his 103rd birth-
day on July 10, 2003. He and his oldest son, Bill Jr.,
live on Lake Shore Drive at Stop 37. I am the younger
son, Bob Marshall, from Alamo, California (San
Francisco East Bay).
   In 1960 Dad and Mother were thinking of his
retirement as Vice-President of Citizens Bank (now
Horizon Bank) in Michigan City. Dad began working
there in 1918. Dad’s real estate broker friend, Frank           William H. Marshall, Sr. with his sons Robert P. and William H., Jr.
Cunny, searched the lake front for a choice home             Drive at Stop 22 in October 1929, our parents witnessed
setting. Cunny found and negotiated the initial pur-         a very severe lake storm. Some Lake Shore Drive homes
chase of three lots on Lake Shore Drive.                     then were without seawalls and had poor protection
   Since his retirement from the bank in 1971 and Bill       from the pounding of the lake. That night and the fol-
Jr.’s from IBM in 1991, both have kept busy and              lowing day, even with the help of hundreds of men from
young with lots of yard work. Dad was cutting down           Michigan City filling sand bags, they watched as at
trees yet at 100, and we are sure that he has raked          least four homes were swept into the lake, one or two
more leaves than anyone. However, our Dad’s longevi-         even with grand pianos. Thus, Dad preferred build-
ty and good health has really been due to brother Bill       ing on the hillside of Lake Shore Drive. He well
keeping him active and getting him out and about. Bill       remembers being able to drive from Washington Park
Sr. still has a valid Michigan driver’s license (good        to Grand Beach before Lake Shore Drive was washed
through July 2004), although due to some visual eye          away at Stop 42.
impairment has not driven in a year.                            Bob: “Even though my mother did not drive she would
   Born in a home on Congress Street near the Indiana        sometimes take the Michigan City bus downtown.Her
State Prison, Dad has lived all his life in Michigan City    mother, our grandmother, also lived with us, and
and the Michiana beach area. He grew up on the south         would enjoy the ever changing picture of the lake. Mom
side of town the eldest of three brothers and three sis-     loved her garden and especially the fertile sandy soil
ters. At age 11 he would begin the day most mornings         of Michiana. She would have us picking up buckets
before 4 a.m. and in the morning darkness find two           of dead fish off the beach to fertilize her garden.
horses coralled in what is now Ames Field and hitch             “She and Dad were happily married for 66 years.
them to the Albers Bakery delivery wagon. Following          After her death in 1989, I began to tire of addressing
initial stops at west side groceries, the wagon would        my letters to Dad and my brother as William H.
stop at the Lakeside Hotel on North Franklin Street          Marshall Sr. & Jr., Lake Shore Drive, Michiana, New
to deliver fresh baked goods for hotel guest breakfasts      Buffalo, MI, so I began to address them to ‘the New
prior to many of them boarding early Michigan                Buffalo Bills’. Neither Dad or brother Bill are sports
Central trains to Chicago. Dad said, “If we did not make     fans, so at first, I think only the mail carrier caught
our deliveries by 5 a.m., the grocers would not accept       the humor.”
the bread and baked goods since the Michigan City               Bill Marshall Sr. is indeed a fine example to all, a
west side wives would be already there waiting to buy        truly remarkable man and loved by so many. His
bread for their husband’s lunch pails prior to the           advice to young and old is “keep moving,” “never
men going off to work at the car factory (Haskel &           give up,” and “go when you can.” This he has done even
Barker—later Pullman Standard).”                             since his 100th birthday when Bill hosted a big (350+)
   Dad never learned to swim and thus was not too            luncheon at St. John’s United Church of Christ in
keen on living on or enjoying the lake (especially           Michigan City where he is its oldest member. Cousins
when his younger brother drowned in the Rhine                from as far away as California attended including Bob’s
River as WWII ended). However, years ago, we talked          three daughters Jennifer, Melissa and Amanda. Since
our parents into moving from Michigan City’s south-          then the New Buffalo Bills have been to California on
side to Chastleton Drive (Stop 22), Long Beach. They         three occasions: in October 2000 for Amanda’s wed-
grew to love Long Beach and decided to seek lake view        ding to Ryan Kuder in LaJolla, California and two
lots on which to build, but not on the lake side, but        months later for Melissa’s marriage to Patrick Barber
on the hill side of Lake Shore Drive. Dad remembers          in San Francisco; then in April 2002 for the joint
when Long Beach was initially developed by Gotto,            baptisms of Bill Sr.’s great-grandchildren, Ashley
Glidden and Mathias. He relates that builders would          Kuder and Mason Barber. But now it is easier for the
run hoses out into Lake Michigan, and day and night          family to visit Opa and Great Opa as he is now
pump to level the dunes to make roads and home sites         known by his granddaughters’ families.
accessible. (Today, developers would likely opt to              William H. Marshall Sr., 103 years young—-loved
retain higher dune sites for optimum views.)                 by his family and so many beachers.
   While attending a dinner party on Lake Shore                   ---submitted by Robert and Wm. Marshall, Jr.
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                     Author Sees Lake Michigan Coast as Ideal Location
                                                     by Mary Fox
   A table is on the deck of the Michiana home that
Jacqueline Widmar Stewart and husband Blair share
with family and friends all summer. There, the
Stewarts watch the lake during the day as they dine
and the sunsets in the evenings.
   In between, the attorneys, both graduates of
Stanford Law School, work in their home office,
swim, visit relatives and take in the sites of the area.
                              Then, of course, there is
                              the occasional book sign-
                              ing, for Jacqueline’s book,
                              “The Glaciers’ Treasure
                              Trove: A Field Guide to
                              the Lake Michigan
                              Riviera” that came out
                              this year.
                                 At one such book sign-
                              ing at the Beverly Shores
                              Depot and Museum,
                              Jacqueline greeted peo-
                              ple whom she knew while
                              growing up in Beverly
                              Shores as well as those
                              interested in discovering
                              more about the area. As
                                                             John Jannsen speaks with Jacqueline Widmar Stewart at the Beverly
                              the author signed a book       Shores Depot and Museum. Jacqueline’s father, Jack once owned the
                              for Tracey Catalano, the      gas station where John Jannsen now operates his business, Dunesmart.
    Jacqueline Widmar Stewart new Miller Beach resi-        lic parks. The story of Earl Warren, for whom Warren
dent expressed her appreciation. “This is really exact-     Dunes State Park and Warren Woods is named, cap-
ly what I need,” said the operating room nurse at the       tured her imagination. “His story is more bizarre
University of Chicago Hospitals. “I’m new to the            than you can ever imagine,” she commented.
area,” she explained. “This is going to make my life           She also explains the work of the Prairie Club, Sen.
easier.” She added, “I want to find the charm that’s        Paul Douglas and the Save the Dunes Council to
here, because I know it’s here.”                            establish Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana
   Jacqueline was visibly pleased that her book was         Dunes National Lakeshore. She lets the reader in on
greeted with such enthusiasm. Until she married at          the features of the parks, such as hiking trails and
age 25 in the lakefront home of her parents, Jewel and      visitors centers, but also of the people who sought to
Jack Widmar, Jacqueline had called Beverly Shores           protect the land. The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor
home. From her earliest days, she appreciated the soft
feel of the sand on her feet and the long sunsets at
the beach. After years away, she looked at the area
with another perspective. She wanted her children,
Andrew and Julia, and sister Suzanne’s children as
well as others to appreciate the area’s richness. She
began researching a book that ended up focusing on
the national, state and city parks on the 42-mile
coastline from Miller to Bridgman.
   The book is more than a guidebook telling of favored
restaurants, museums and activities. It tells of how
glaciers formed the area as well as the people who made
sure that public land would be available for recreation
for generations. “It was a treasure hunt for me,” she
said of the research for the book.
   Previously, she had not known much of the area’s
formation. “I never knew it was so glacial,” she said.
   Nor had she known of the people behind the pub-
                                                                         Jacqueline with husband Blair at their home.
July 24, 2003                                                                                               Page 35
Center, the guidebook tells, is named after a woman
who spent years organizing people and groups to
lobby to preserve the area’s natural resources.
  Jacqueline and her husband live most of the year
at their home in Palo Alto, Calif. Jacqueline has
taught law classes at the University of Santa Clara,
worked as an assistant city attorney in San Jose and
started and for 10 years ran the East Palo Alto Kids’
Foundation. That foundation gives small grants to teach-
ers for specific needs.
  Now with a summer home in Michiana, the Stewarts
entertain family and friends on the lakefront. The area,
   Jacqueline Widmar Stewart on the deck on her Michiana home.

Jacqueline noted, is ideal for people with a wide
range of interests to visit. People can swim, pick
blueberries, kayak, visit local museums and get into
Chicago easily. “There are thousands of different
activities that can keep people busy,” she said.
“Hopefully, no one gets bored. People can jump on the
South Shore to go into the city. We can keep both the
urbanites and the country people busy. That’s a good
                                                                 AT MILLER’S
reason for the book. I want people to know the
   In fact, last summer Jacqueline’s friend from Russia
seemed to enjoy both the city and the country. During
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the day, the woman took in the sights of Chicago
and late at night, the stars in the Michiana sky. “She
was not a beach person. She did not like the sand or
the water. But she liked the stars. She would be out
at 3 a.m. studying Venus.”
   One of the most enjoyable parts of researching
the book, Jacqueline said, was sampling the foods at
local restaurants. She lists recommendations of places
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to dine from Miller to Buchanan, She was glad for the
impetus to get on the trails at the national and state
parks. When she left the area, the parks were in
their early stages of development. She was happy to
return to find rangers and environmental centers.
   In her travels across the country, she has become
a fan of national parks. “Anywhere there’s a nation-
                                                                     R ED A RROW H WY., U NION P IER , MI
al park, we try to go if at all remotely possible,” she       
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                                   Second Saturday Open Mic in Long Beach
                                                                by Paula McHugh

   We don’t have to tell our readers that talent abounds
in Beacher Country. Yet some of our gifted artists, either
established or up-and-coming, stand back in the
shadows until they are urged by friends and fans to
take center stage.
   That is where Open Mic Nights come in. The
newest one on the scene is at Long Beach’s Old School                       Former Long
Community Center. Billing itself as the “Second                           Beacher Shaun
                                                                          Armour made a
Saturday Open Mic Night,” the family-friendly event                             surprise
is seeking to increase its audience numbers as well                        appearance at
as its lineup of artist/performers—meaning musi-                           the Open Mic.
cians, poets, storytellers, mimes, and, well—whatever
entertainment might appeal to a crowd looking for a
good time in wholesome surroundings. And for a two
buck donation, you get at least two hours of non-
stop entertainment, free pizza, and free nonalcoholic
beverage, a smoke-free setting, and freedom from
insipid television programming, among other things.
What’s more, the Second Saturday Open Mike is a casu-
al affair.

                                                                         Shiloh Crossing (Julia and Dave) tempted much toe-tapping with a blend
    Captain Craig Darnell served as guest artist at July’s Open Mic          of sweet fiddle bluegrass and vocally-strong contemporary tunes.
                at the Old School Community Center.
                                                                            The next Second Saturday Open Mic is August 9.
   Each month, the Old School’s Open Mic presents                        Rick Sunderland, a guitar player who writes and
a featured artist. At July’s Saturday Night Open                         performs original and cover songs is the featured
Mic, featured artist Captain Craig Darnell enter-                        artist. Rick and his partner are in the process of
tained on his acoustic guitar with lyrics he writes in                   opening a recording studio, Planet One, in Michigan
between the busy times on his job as an American                         City.
Airlines pilot. Luthier and musician Greg Kent, Blake                       Christina Karamasenes, hostess and fundraising
Vissing and Rick Sunderland soloed, each demonstrating                   organizer for the monthly programs, said that she is
fine finger-picking skills. And a surprise visit to the                  working on a silent auction fundraiser to purchase a
microphone by former Long Beacher Shaun Armour                           small stage area and lighting for the old Room 4
wowed the audience with a Van Gogh-inspired “Starry,                     kindergarten area. The cozy, cabaret-type space
Starry Night” vocal and guitar rendition and then per-                   serves to fit the open mike acoustics much better
sonally invited everyone after the show to stroll down                   and leaves the large gym/auditorium free for larger
the hall to view his featured exhibit in the art gallery.                events, such as receptions or private parties. Little
Julia and Dave of Shiloh Crossing tempted much                           Giant Pizza in Long Beach is donating the free piz-
toe-tapping with a blend of sweet fiddle bluegrass and                   zas for the August event, and The Beacher is one of
vocally-strong contemporary tunes. Doran rounded out                     the first community businesses that have agreed to
the evening fare with plugged-in guitar-and-percus-                      chip in for the refreshments. Some of the items
sion, Chet Atkins’ style.                                                already donated for the auction include original
   Second Saturday Open Mic, hosted by Christina                         paintings and jewelry, a complete spa package, and
Karamasenes (Director of Long Beach Spa), is held                        recording studio time. More donations are encouraged,
in the Old School’s Room 4, which many remember                          according to Christina, who will be happy to arrange
as the old kindergarten room. Performers pay a $1.00                     to have them picked up.
donation and are asked to sign in on the blackboard.                        For more information about the Second Saturday
They perform on a first-come, first served basis.                        Open Mics, contact Christina at the Long Beach Spa
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the entertainment begins                     at 874-4674 or Susan Vissing at the Old School
with the month’s featured artist beginning at 7 p.m.                     Community Center, 879-3845.
July 24, 2003                                                                                    Page 37

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                                                                    20th Antique Engine & Tractor Show
                                   JENNA MAMMINA                      The River Valley Antique Power Association will hold
                                    “Jazz Performer of the Year”   this show on Sat., July 26, and Sun., July 27, from 10
                                                                   a.m.-5 p.m. each day.
                                             SF Weekly                The association invites the whole family to bring
                                                                   a picnic basket and enjoy a day spent visiting histo-
                                   Performing At:
                                                                   ry. The show will feature antique tractors, antique cars,
                                                                   hit and miss engines, threshing demonstrations,
                                   The Acorn Theater               sawmill in action, stuff for sale, live music and food.
                                         Three Oaks, MI            Admission is free.
                                          269.756.3879                The RVAPA will be selling tickets for its 2003
                                          269.208.9966             Raffle Tractor, a 1949 restored CASE VAC.
                                                                      The RVAPA grounds are located at 7816 Warren
                                     Friday, July 25               Woods Road, Three Oaks (right next to Bob-a-Ron
                                      8:00 p.m. (MI Time)          Campground). From I-94, take exit 6 and follow the
                                        The RVAPA is a not-for-profit organization supporting
                                                                   the development and preservation of antique and
                                                                   gas powered engines and tractors related to historic
                                                                   methods of agriculture and early industrial technol-
                                                                   ogy. Their website:

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          To preview the entire                                    their October production of “Deathtrap,” a murder mys-
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            “Fall Collection”                                      at Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City,
                                                                   on Sun., Aug. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 4, and
                              of                                   Tues., Aug. 5, from 7-10 p.m.
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                                                            Program For Seniors at Center for History
                                                               Weddings of the Oliver family will be the focus of
                                                            a “Senior Specialty Tour” taking place at 1:30 p.m.,
                                                            on Wed., Aug. 6, at the Northern Indiana Center for
                                                            History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend. The
                                                            program will feature a slide presentation on the
                                                            Oliver family and their marriages, including Gertrude
                                                            Oliver, whose wedding reception was held at
                                                            Copshaholm. Also included is a first-floor tour of the
                                                            Oliver Mansion, where gowns dating to the 1880s are
                                                            shown in the exhibition, “Veiled Illusion: Vintage
                                                            Brides in the Oliver Mansion.” A look at the Milburn
                                                            electric car, all decorated as though for a wedding, will
                                                            also be offered. Refreshments will be served.
                                                               Offered the first Wednesday of each month, the series
                                                            has a different theme each month and is designed espe-
                                                            cially for adults 55 and over. Each program lasts
                                                            approximately 2 hours and features a slide presen-
                                                            tation, followed by a specialty tour in a related area
                                                            of the museum.
   OPEN 7 days at 5 p.m.                                       Admission to the program is $3. Reservations are
                                                            required by Aug. 4. For more information, phone
                                                            574/235-9664 or log onto
    521 Franklin Street, Michigan City                              9th Annual Leprechaun Hunt
                                                               On Sun., Aug. 3, twenty-seven Leprechauns will hide
                                                            with their pots o’ gold in the fields of Sharing Meadows
                                                            in Rolling Prairie. Father Dennis Blaney, President
                                                            of the Share Foundation, invites families and friends
                                                            to hunt for the Leprechauns and win cash prizes up
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                                           • Massage for stress
                                                                                     Niles Riverfest 2003

  Discover the                                   management
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                                                                        This event is one of southwest Michigan’s most pop-
                                                                     ular festivals and will take place from Thurs., July

  Power of Pain                        • Neuromuscular therapy
                                                  • Healing touch
                                                                     31 through Sun., Aug. 3, in downtown Niles, Michigan
                                                                     in Riverfront Park along the St. Joseph River and is
                                                                     free to attend.

                                                 • Bioenergy field
                                                        balancing       There will be entertainment, food, craft booths,
                                                • Sports massage     and much more. Like the Mr. & Mrs. Riverfest con-

  in Yourself!                             • Injury rehabilitation
                                                • Esalen Swedish
                                           • Trigger point therapy
                                                                     test which is open to all men and women over the age
                                                                     of 18. Winners will receive over $1,000 in prizes.
                                                                        The opening ceremony will take place on Fri., Aug.
  The reality is, most adults                                        1 at the Riverfront Amphitheater.
                                                  • Post isometric
  experience acute or chronic                      muscle release       Dragon Boat races will take place on Sat. This
  pain, and the anxiety that                                         colorful event is part of the Chinese tradition which
                                             • Positional release
  often goes with it. Pain                                           began more than 2,000 years ago. Many people
  management, through                      • Deep tissue massage
                                                                     believed that boat racing would ensure prosperous nd
  the Massage Therapy &                       • LaStone Therapy      bountiful crops. These celebrations took place on the
  Wellness Center, gives                    • Acupuncture Clinic     summer solstice--at the time of year typically asso-
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                                                                     his fight against dangerous enemies.
  1026 North Karwick Road                                               The 3rd annual Fifth Third Bank/YMCA 5K
  Michigan City, Indiana 46360                                       Run/Walk will be held on Sat. Registration begins at
  219-879-5722                                                       8 a.m. and the Run/Walk at 9 a.m.
  At The Harbor Grand Hotel
                                                                        There will be a large arts and crafts area and a “any-                                       thing That Floats” raft race. The AAA 9th annual Classic
                                                                     Car and Truck Show is a popular event, and new this
                                                                     year is the Mountain Bike Poker Run sponsored by
                                                                     the South Bend Lions Club.
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FRIDAY, JULY 25                                                     Visit our Sports
7-8:30 p.m. HABITAT MADNESS HIKE. Join a                            Bar with Weekly
ranger for a hike on one of Indiana Dunes National                  Live Entertainment!
Lakeshore’s most biologically diverse trails. Bring
your hiking boots and a sense of adventure for this                 • Full menu ranging
unique hike that will conclude with a sunset on the                   from Steak’s to seafood
beach. Meet at Kemil Beach parking lot.                             • Picnic Cruises, delicious Menu
                                                                      and Beverage only $15 per person
SATURDAY, JULY 26                                                   • Entertainment • Strolling Minstrels • Close Up Magician
Noon-1:30 p.m. AN AFTERNOON WITH EARLY                              • Boat Drive Up • Lakefront Dining • Spectacular View
the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first “pow-           Famous Sunday Brunch
                                                                     Famous Sunday Brunch
ered” flight. However, they might never have gotten
off the ground had it not been for Octave Chanute. His              11:00-2:00
experimental glider flights in the summer of 1896 over              Roskoe’s serves dozens of items featuring: Carved Prime Rib and Ham,
the Indiana Dunes laid the groundwork for the Wright                made to order Omelettes, and made to order Belgium Waffles.
                                                                    Numerous other entrees. Salad and Dessert Tables.
Brothers. Local resident and Chicago actor, Tony                    Coffee and Juice also included!
Mockus, Jr. will portray Chanute and share his his-
tory-making summer in the dunes. Meet at Dorothy                             (800) 575-3880 (219) 325-3880
                                                                            (800) 575-3880 • (219) 362-5077
Buell Memorial Visitor Center. Sponsored by the                                 1110 Lakeside, LaPorte, Indiana
Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc.                                          visit our website at
7:30-8:30 p.m. GET THE LEAD OUT. Wetlands act
as natural reservoirs for contaminants such as lead,
arsenic and mercury. Changes, natural or induced by
man, affect the distribution of these pollutants in the
wetland. Join a ranger at the National Lakeshore
Campground Amphitheater for this visual explo-
ration into the science of Dune Country’s wetlands and
their relationship to groundwater.
For more information, phone 926-7561, ext. 225.

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                Third Annual “Emerging Artists from Michigan City & Vicinity”
                                                                 by Casey Brown

   Many people think that the only way for them to
culture themselves by any means is to take in an art
gallery. A common mistake for these people has been
in thinking that they are required to take a day of vaca-
tion from work or to just wait until a day in which the
conditions and ongoing activities of the art lovers
are exactly correct to be able to pile themselves and
the family into a car to experience good artwork to
improve their minds. The trips usually lead away into
a large city such as Chicago or Indianapolis and
require hours of driving to complete the journey.
This assumption is definitely not the only possible course
of action. I, as well as many others artists and art lovers
from the community, have discovered that there is a
selection of mind-enhancing art centers with gal-
leries and exhibits closer to home than previously                                 Sarah Blankenbaker stands in front of her photograph
guessed. One of these centers is the Lubeznik Center                                   depicting blue collar neighborhoods of cities.
for the Arts, where one of many interesting exhibits
the center displays every year is being held.

                                                                              Danielle Adain stands next to her Sleeping Bear and Foot Trails
                                                                             weavings. They are depictions of trail and other maps woven into
                                                                              cloth with ink tracing the trails. This is, like a few other artists’,
                                                                               Danielle’s first exhibit in which her works have been shown.
Josh Thayer’s photograph at a Phish concert, in which a single frame of
    film was exposed many times to create an exciting, unique, and
       extraordinary photograph, of which only a single copy exists.
                                                                             This exhibit was the third annual “Emerging
                                                                          Artists from Michigan City & Vicinity”- an exhibit that
                                                                          displayed art from young adults from nearby Michigan
                                                                          City. An opening reception was held on Saturday,
                                                                          July 12 to welcome the artists and to promote the first
                                                                          night of the exhibit. The artists themselves were
                                                                          present at the event to promote their talents, meet
                                                                          other emerging artists from the area, and to explain
                                                                          the importance of and issues targeted by their works.
                                                                             There was no lack of these people who participat-
                                                                          ed in the event, as nineteen young adults (including
                                                                          the two-man bluegrass band, Hillbilly Winos, who pro-
                                                                          vided live music for the event) had their works dis-
                                                                          played. The young emerging artists showed their
                                                                          talents in the wide variety of creative and eye-open-
                                                                          ing works displayed: sculptures, photographs, paint-
       Christopher S. Grohs’ Sunrise in Nepal- a wooden mosaic            ings, drawings, prints, cheesecloth burnings, and
                   panel made from resin and mica.                        weavings.
July 24, 2003                                                                                                                       Page 47
   The artists were: Danielle Adair, Sarah Lankenbaker,
Adam Capone, Alice Carver-Kubik, Gabrielle DeBone,
Christopher S. Grohs, Matt Hutchins, Sarah Kaiser,
Amanda Love, Matt Paige, Yoonshin Park, Colby
Parsons-O’Keefe, Jason Poteet, Kiley Reed, John
Ryszka II, David Schutter, and Josh Thayer. Most of
these artists’ works were on sale, but a few were just
for display. The artists filled nearly all of the display
area’s free space with over 79 works in the temporary
Lubeznik exhibit location, located at 720 Franklin
   The artists who participated in the event ranged
in ages from 19 to 30 years of age. The participants
had at least some college education in their field of
artistic media. A few of the colleges attended by the
young adults were Columbia College, the University
of Chicago, and Vincennes University, where a few of
the artists‚ majors were in Independent Art Study,

                                                                    Matt Paige poses beside himself by Self Portrait (t) and Technicolor Matt (b).

    Lelda Kalmite, the Executive Director of the Lubeznik Center,
             sets up and runs exhibits on a daily basis.

                                                                     From left to right: Matt Paige’s Glass and Napkin, Battle, and Still Life.

                                                                    Photography, and Graphic Design, as well as other areas
                                                                    of focus.
                                                                       The next exhibit to be held by the Center will be
                                                                    the 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibit from September
                                                                    20 until November 1. The Lubeznik Center for the Arts‚
                                                                    current, but temporary, location is at 720 Franklin
                                                                    Square, Michigan City, Indiana 46360, but will later
                                                                    move to a permanent building at 101 West 2nd Street,
                                                                    Michigan City, Indiana 46360. The future relocation
                                                                    will not affect the current “Emerging Artists from
                                                                    Michigan City & Vicinity” exhibit. The Lubeznik
                                                                    Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                    Tuesday - Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
                                                                    Saturday and can be reached by telephone at (219)
                                                                    874-4900. The Center is closed on Sundays and
                                                                    Mondays. My photographs do not do the artists jus-
                                                                    tice- I would recommend seeing this marvelous exhib-
                                                                    it of talents and imagination in person, as critical infor-
                       Jason Poteet’s Peace.                        mation and the true experience is lacking.
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                  the                                                  Diggin' in the Earth
                 purple                                                         with Maggie Beyer

                    moon                              We are now on the shady side of summer. Trees are
                                                   in full leaf and those of us with shade gardens follow
                                                   the sun across the sky watching for pockets of sun-
                                                   light to see where they fall. These pockets might
                                                   give just enough sun to nurture some part shade
                                    The largest    plantings. I have been told, and I believe the author-
                                   selection of    ity, that when a plant calls for sun to part shade, the
                                                   part shade means more than just an hour or two a day;
     Fresh Produce sportswear                      part shade means half and half. I pushed the enve-
          for kids, adults and large sizes         lope a bit with two new perennials I found at Beachside
               in Southwest Michigan               Gardens and so far, they seem to have done quite well.
           122 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI   Besides, they both have lovely foliage, and such
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                                                   tongue-tickling names.

 It Doesn’t Get Any
 Cleaner Than This.

                                                         Red Dragon' makes a mature clump up to 40 inches wide.

                                                       One is called persicaria microcephala, or European
                                                   Bistort, or Red Dragon fleeceflower. Doing as many
                                                   hosta as I do, when I find a perennial with a deep con-
                                                   trast color and foliage, I am drawn to it as surely as
                                                   Charlie chases squirrels. Persicaria has leaves of
                                                   green and white in a chevron pattern, and though it
                                                   doesn’t get a 6-hour dose of sun, it has already blessed
                                                   its spot with a spray of delicate white flowers. The lit-
                                                   tle plant tag says it is tolerant of heavy clay soils, and
                                                   though it likes moist areas better, will tolerate short
                                                   dry spells with cool, northern nights that intensify the
                                                   color. That could mean us; I’ve pulled my comforter
                                                   up every night so far. If older (I mean more experi-
                                                   enced) gardeners than I have tried this plant before
          Since 1962                               and found it invasive, not to fear. The new Red
                                                   Dragon hybrid promises to stay in place and was
                                                   created at Crystal Palace Perennials in St. John,
                                                   Indiana, not too far from here.
                                                      The other perennial is ligularia dentata Othello. Just
                                                   roll ligularia Othello off your tongue. Isn’t that more
                                                   exciting than Leopard plant or ragwort? Like persi-
                                                   caria, (I love to say these names) ligularia is also tout-
                                                   ed for partial sun to shade and has that same deep
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              (219) 879-8248                       wide! It is beautiful, spreading those leaves like a pea-
                                                   cock fan cooling a rajah. I’ve planted a trio near the
July 24, 2003                                                                                                 Page 49
pond above a mat of creeping blue juniper and will accept
an orchid for the striking effect. I don’t care a snap
if it doesn’t produce the promised orange flowers in
summer. The same ligularia dentata also has a vari-                             Funeral Home
ety called ‘Desdemona’ in its line-up. Dare I bring it
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near? What if Iago lurks somewhere in the garden?
I think my Othello will have to go it alone.                      A locally owned and operated funeral home
    Iago might be the name of the mole that lurks in              serving Michigan City and the Beach Area
my garden, slyly undercutting some prize hosta. I
                                                                        by the Root Family since 1938.
thought the droop in the hosta’s leaves came from a
soil problem but when I reached to pick a yellowed leaf,             Pre-Arrangement consultation available
up came the hosta as well. Something had been                                   at no obligation.
snacking on the roots. Not enough to kill it (yet), but
certainly put it into a state of retardation. What else
but to go on an Internet search about moles, learn-
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ing more, of course, than I really wanted to know. Seems                    TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL
moles might not be the culprit; they are carnivorous,
burrowing for the worms and grubs that grow among                        FACTORY
roots, deep down in the soil. It’s the little vole that uses
the mole’s burrow to feast on a vegetarian diet of corms            PICTURE and FRAME
and tubers. It is also not true that moles eat 2 to 3 times
their body weight every day; they eat only 70 to                     CLEARANCE SALE
100% of their body weight each day. One hosta is just
a nosh. And though we might blame the vole for eat-                   OIL PAINTINGS, PICTURE FRAMES,
ing the actual plant, moles do scrape dirt away from
roots in search of their grubs and thereby deprive the
                                                                       FRAMED PRINTS and MIRRORS
plant of its nourishment.
   More about moles: they are not exclusively nocturnal,               FRIDAY, JULY 25th
though the raised tunnels do seem to pop up at night.
Current research (I wonder who does that and with
                                                                         4 PM TO 8 PM
what government grant) shows that moles work in 4-
four shifts. It only seems they work at night because
                                                                      SATURDAY, JULY 26th
they choose quiet times; people and pets walking on                     8 AM TO NOON
the ground sets up vibrations and they cease their dig-
ging. The ways suggested to rid the garden of moles
and the vole that gets a free ride through their tun-
nels are to kill, by trap or poison. I doan wanna do
either. I’ve heard tell of a little pinwheel affair you can
put in or near a tunnel to create those vibrations of
dissuasion, and I’ll begin with that. My impeccable
source says that moles are usually solitary. They
generally do not get along with one another. I can under-                 C O R P O R A T I O N
stand why. If the pinwheel doesn’t work, I’ve read of
                                                                               FINE ART WHOLESALERS
something called jeyes fluid, a chemical with a foul
smell that has been around for 50 years. They don’t                             Corner of Washington &
                                                                                Chicago Streets, Behind
like it and will move to another location. I hope I can
send them to every garlic mustard patch in the neigh-               [         LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, IN   i
borhood. When it comes to moles, I’m pretty territo-
rial myself. NIMBY, not in my back yard.
   And so it is.
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                                                                                                                               9th Annual 5K Fun Run
             PATRICK                                                                                            The 9th Annual 5K Fun Run will take place in New
                                                                                                             Buffalo on Sat., Aug. 2. The run/walk will take place
           ROOFING CO.                                                                                       along Lake Michigan and is sponsored by the New
                                                                                                             Buffalo High School Bison Boosters. This is the orga-
               INC.                                                                                          nization’s largest fund raiser of the year.
                                                                                                                Registration forms are available on line at
                                                                                                    or at the New Buffalo City Beach at 7:30
             874-9909                                                                                        a.m. (MI time) on day of race. There will be free
                                                                                                             parking on the beach lot during race for participants.
       • Shingle Roofs                                                                                          The Boosters provide sack lunches for away games
                                                                                                             and have provided funds for the purchase of equip-
       • Rubber Roofs                                                                                        ment for the weight room, baseball and softball, girls’
                                                                                                             and boys’ basketball, golf, football, track and volley-
       • Roof Repairs                                                                                        ball as well as special needs when requested. The
                                                                                                             Boosters also help financially challenged student
                 3611 E. U.S. Hwy 12                                                                         athletes to insure that all qualified students can par-
                                                                                                             ticipate in athletics. Anyone interested in joining the
                                                                                                             Boosters or making a donation should contact the New
                                                                                                             Buffalo High School Athletic office at 269/469-6004.

                                                                                                             Put on Some Antlers & Walk Like a Moose
                                                                                                                Children’s author April Pulley Sayre will explore
                                                                                                             how science and writing come together in the animal
                                                                                                             kingdom. This program will be held at the LaPorte
                                                                                                             County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., downtown
                                                                                                             LaPorte, on Tues., July 29, at 5 p.m. It is free and open
                             La Porte, IN                                                                    to the public.
          Free Landscape Design & Estimates                                                                     Join the fun as Ms Sayre entertains with the sto-
                          Purple Cone Flowers                                                                ries about her encounters with wild animals that
             Blooming     Daylilies                                                                          have inspired her books. Hear what animals sound
               Now        Coreopsis
                          Gayfeather ..............................
                                                                                     8.50                    like, learn animal calls and take an interactive photo
                                                                                                             quiz. For more information, phone 219/362-7128.
 Grasses ............................................................. 10.50 & Up    $

 Fruit Trees ..................................................................$27.50
 Azaleas.............................................................$21.00 & Up
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 Evergreens..........................................................$8.50 & Up                                                                                                  Business Meetings
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 Hollies ..............................................................$20.00 & Up                                Breakfast - Luncheons - Dinners, Snacks, Buffets.                      ◆
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 Hardwood Mulch...................$27.50...........................$23.50                                       Beachside Gardens & Gift Center
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         Valparaiso Leads Club to Meet
   The Co-Ed Valparaiso Leads Club meets every
Wednesday morning at Courtyard Inn, 2301 E.                                CHESTERTON
Morthland Drive (US 30), Valparaiso, from 7:30-8:45                                                                                   INDIANA   August 2 & 3
a.m. Leads Club is an international organized net-                                                                                              Sat & Sun 10-5 pm
working organization for businesses and profession-
als. Guests are welcome. For more information, phone
Bob at 219/531-5929.
   Speaking at the July 23 meeting will be John
Gagnier, mortgages; Carol Gilliland, cruises; and                                                                                                     PARK
Maggie Reister, regional director.
   Speaking at the July 30 meeting will be Bob Stout,
                                                                                                                                                   ⁄4 Mi. S. of
insurance/investments and Jan Penner, Mary Kay                                                                                                    U.S. 20 on
                                                                                                                                                Waverly Road
          TGIF: Music in the Gardens
   Danny Lerman will be the featured performer at
TGIF:Music in the Gardens, which takes place from
5-8:30 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 1 at the Northern Indiana
Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South
Bend. Admission is $5.
   The lush grounds of Copshaholm, the 1896 man-
sion built for industrialist J.D. Oliver, provides the                                             With the support of the
                                                                                                   Indiana Arts Commission and
                                                                                                   National Endowment for the Arts.

perfect setting for this event. Guests are invited to bring
lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beverages will be
sold.                                                                          Admission $5.00 •Free Parking • Refreshments
                                                                           In Cooperation with the Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitors Commission • 1-800-232-TOUR
   Danny’s music is infused with rap rhythms, vocal
spice, and world-beat flavoring all merging into a
Lermanesque panache. He has toured extensively
throughout the U.S. He has several CDs out, and sev-
eral of his songs have been featured in movies.
   For more information, phone 574/235-9664 or log

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                                                                                wReservations Still Available
                519,000                                                     Reservations are available for the Arts Center
                                                                         Guild’s Chicago tour to take place on Thurs., July 31.
                                                                         Led by Dr. Ross Blythe, the tour will feature a num-
                                                                         ber of historic Chicago churches famous for architectural
                                                                         style and beautiful windows.
                                                                            First stop will be Temple Sholom with its stunning
                                                                         contemporary panels of windows, the Quigley Chapel
                                                                         with its glorious blue windows, and then a guided tour
                                                                         of the Gothic style Fourth Presbyterian Church.
                                                                            At lunch the group will be at Navy Pier to eat and
                                                                         enjoy the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows,
 3 bedrooms, 21 baths, 3 car garage, bonus room above                    with time for a quick view of the Tall Ships at the Pier.
 garage. Fireplace, built-in bookcases, hardwood and carpet-                The group will then tour the First Baptist Church
 ed floors. Master bath with large whirlpool bath. Screened porch        built in 1869 where Mary Todd Lincoln once worshiped,
 with large attached deck. Beautifully landscaped with flowering         and then the Gothic style St. Philip Neri Church.
 trees and perennials. 2 blocks to spectacular beach.                       The bus will depart the Lubeznik Center on Second
         Shown by appointment only. 219-879-6978                         Street at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Costs are $30
                                                                         for Arts Center members and $35 for non-members.
                                                                         Reservations should be made with Greta LaFountain
                                                                         at 874-6359.
                                               Classic Michiana
                                               Shores Log Home has            Friends of the MC Public Library
                                               been totally updated
                                               with new windows,            The Friends’ regularly meet the first Monday of the
                                               new furnace/air, water    month at 2 p.m. Their next meeting will be Mon., Aug.
                                               heater, roof, new         4, at 1 p.m. The Friends Annual Collector’s Breakfast
                                               kitchen & appliances,     is planned for Sat., Sept. 27. Mark your calendar
                                               and 2 beautiful baths.    now; tickets will go on sale Aug. 4.
                                               Home sits on spacious        The Friends’ Book and Magazine Sale is located in
                                               wooded lot with           the library near the Circulation Desk. The Friends are
 “Storybook” Log Home with 3 bedrooms, 2 fenced yard.                    in urgent need of your new and gently used books for
 baths, a treetop office, and 21⁄2 car garage.
                                                                         the on-going book sale. The Friends help fund many
                                                                         programs, materials and equipment for the library from
                                                                         the money raised in the sale.

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                                               Living room has
                                               dramatic vaulted ceil-
                                               ing, stone fireplace,               A First Quality Equestrian Facility since 1991
                                               skylight and refinished                        Lessons • Boarding • Training • Shows
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         Dial-a-Story For Your Child
   The Michigan City Public Library has a wonder-                               Michiana Real estate
ful service for your young child. Dial 873-3060 and let
them listen to a great short story over the phone. This
service is provided by the Platt/Coffin Trust Fund.

    Book Reader Discussion Groups
   Harbor Country Book Club
   This group will meet on Tues., July 29, 7:30 p.m.
(MI time) at the Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo.
You do not have to have read the book to join in. All
book lovers are invited to attend. There is always a
brief bio of the author and a book review before the
discussion. This month’s book is Forgiveness: Finding
Freedom Through Reconciliation by Avis Clendenen
and Troy Martin.
   Great Books at the Michigan City Public                                        DREAMING OF A
Library                                                                     “LOG CABIN IN THE WOODS”?
   This group will meet on Wed., July 30, 6 p.m., at                Custom built in 2000, this three bedroom, two bath retreat is
the library. The July selection is The Bridge of San                in immaculate, move-in condition. The two story living room
Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. New members are                        with stone fireplace, oak floors, and oak staircase opens to a
invited to attend. Confirm next month’s reading                     22' screened porch with wooded views. The spacious sunny
material by phoning 873-3049 or check in at the                     kitchen with hickory cabinets, tile floors, and access to
Circulation Desk.                                                   screened porch and cedar deck creates a great area for
                                                                    entertaining. A large bedroom, full bath and laundry complete
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   foodstuff by carolyn m connell                c                                  Whistle Stop

  Years ago the word whistlestop referred to the                 Marilyn Lieberman joked “why don’t you folks join me
route of an eager politician chugging along the cam-             as business partners?” they were first speechless
paign trail, making speeches and kissing babies.                 and astounded, then they became seriously inter-
These days it’s our neighborhood gourmet shop,                   ested. For months, the three spent hours, getting
across the road from the tracks, with remarkable                 acquainted. They met at local restaurants, talking non-
stuff crowding its inviting shelves. And it is chang-            stop until they got kicked out at closing time, then con-
ing.                                                             tinued discussions in parking lots into the wee hours.
                                                                 They miraculously became close friends in no time,
                                                                 exchanging life stories, eventually knowing all there
                                                                 was to know about each other. Today, all three use the
                                                                 words total trust when referring to each other. These
                                                                 new cohorts fondly call each other “characters,” and
                                                                 claim they’re partners-in-heaven. To add to their
                                                                 camaraderie, Marilyn and Suraleah are equally fash-
                                            Marilyn Lieberman,
                                            owner and senior     ion-conscious. Marilyn, in her endless wardrobe of beau-
                                            partner              tiful starched white shirts, Suraleah with her head-
                                                                 turning rock star hairdo and elegant style.
                                                                    Suraleah is originally from Boston, Jess from the
                                                                 Bronx. Lieberman is familiar with both those home-
                                                                 towns, being a former Easterner herself. The only food
                                                                 focus in the new partners’ past is that Jess was once
                                                                 co-owner of a client’s restaurant located in near-
                                                                 north Chicago. The food offered there was of
   There’s some exciting news at the Whistle Stop on             Mediterranean flavor. Jess became a true Mediterranean
the Red Arrow highway at the edge of Union Pier,                 in no time…he loved that food. In fact, he’s brought
Michigan. Two new partners have been taken on                    it to us in Union Pier.
board. For seven years, Marilyn Lieberman led an incred-            Some new happenings at the Whistle Stop, teamed
ibly busy life as owner/buyer/director of the Whistle            with the two new partners, include a weekend out-
Stop, but beginning this summer, she will happily share          door organic farm stand on the premises. Michigan
it all with fellow travelers – clinical psychologist             produce is offered and we all know that local stuff is
Suraleah Michaels and attorney Jess Forrest, a                   outstanding. Stunning pastries from Bit of Swiss
Chicago couple now weekending in Harbor Country.                 have been added next to the deli counter – baklava,
   These two originally planned to spend one week-               colorful fruit tarts, triple mousse cakes, cannoli and
end per month at their new summer place, but once                more. New healthy pizzas adorn the freezer shelves
here, they fell in love with the territory. And after a          – Vegstar on whole wheat crust and all natural
few Whistle Stop visits, plans skyrocketed. When                 American Flatbread. And thanks to Jess and his

           “I love Mediterranean”
                                                                                                            “I love Michigan”

            New partner Bogart – oops, I mean Jess                                   New partner Suraleah
July 24, 2003                                                                                                  Page 55
                                                           Saturday samples
                                                           of Whistle Stop

lient, Mediterranean favorites are now in the deli case
(hummus and stuffed vegetarian grape leaves, among
others). Every Saturday, tasting samples of Whistle               April, enjoying
                                                                  her 7th year at
Stop goodies are laid out on the counter (I got a few              Whistle Stop
bites of andouille sausage, chicken-apple sausage,
                                                             are virgin Argan oil, which is both beneficial to health
Spanish cheese when I was there. Great!) Heading for
                                                             and delicious in cooking at the same time and the deli’s
the beach? Stop en route and order your parties’
                                                             hummus. Oh yes, speaking of favorites, remember the
take-out box lunches.
                                                             Collins Caviar ladies at the Sparkling Event last
   The Whistle Stop is now offering Friday take-out
                                                             fall? Their exotic products have now appeared on
dinners (e.g., salmon poached in vermouth and herbs
                                                             Whistle Stop’s shelves – the various caviars, plus
with seasonable vegetable and roasted potatoes) and
                                                             things like Lieberman’s favorite, lobster-caviar spread.
can be ordered a few days in advance. And much to
                                                                You don’t have to be a politician to stop at this Whistle
everyone’s delight, catering service of the Whistle
                                                             Stop. Next time you’re on the Red Arrow, drop in
Stop’s excellent food will be introduced as the sum-
                                                             and meet Suraleah and Jess and their family (beau-
mer season progresses.
                                                             tiful Bogart and Hudson). And congratulate Marilyn
   The people behind the counter there are excited with
                                                             Lieberman on her new family.
the introduction of Jess and Suraleah, and all the new
                                                                The Whistle Stop, 15700 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier,
products and services. April, among the dozen or so
                                                             MI, 269-469-6700
employees, has been serving customers for a total of
six years now. A new cook appeared in the kitchen at
                                                                   EGGPLANT WITH BREAD STUFFING
exactly the right time – Tyra, local Union Pier-er, is
                                                               (yes, you can get most of these ingredients at Whistle
capable of any cooking required. Amazing, at age 17.
   Meantime, the usual Whistle Stop’s familiar plea-
                                                               5 small eggplants, trimmed and halved length-
sures are still on the shelves. Two of my many old
favorites are the imported Plugra butter, Intelligentsia
                                                               4 slices white bread, crusts discarded and torn
coffee beans and grapeseed oil for high-smoke point/no
                                                               into pieces (about 2 cups)
sodium cooking. And of the new products, my faves
                                                               1/2 c. milk
                                                               2 T. finely chopped basil leaves
                                                               3/4 c. grated Gruyere (about 1 oz.)
                                                               2 large eggs beaten lightly
                                                               1 T. olive oil
                                                               In a kettle of boiling salted water, boil eggplant halves
                                                               for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are tender. Drain
                                                               them and let cool until they can be handled. In a
                                                               small bowl, let the bread soak in the milk and 1/2
                                                               cup water for 10 minutes. Scoop out the eggplant
                                                               flesh, leaving 1/4” thick shells. Chop the flesh fine
                                                               and in a bowl, combine it well with the bread,
                                                               squeezed dry, the garlic, basil, cheese, eggs and
                                                               salt/pepper to taste. Divide the mixture among
                                                               the eggplant shells, drizzle with oil and bake on bak-
                                                               ing sheet in upper third of preheated 375º oven for
           Whistle Stop’s early season organic market
                                                               30 to 35 minutes, until they are golden.
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                                                                                                     Did You Know?
 THE MUSIKANTOW GALLERY                                                                Here are some interesting tidbits from the Michigan
                                                                                    City Public Library:
                                                                                       The Library on the Internet. You can find infor-
                                                                                    mation about the library by logging onto
                                                                                    The website will take you to the Online Catalog
                                                                                    where you can access books, videos, DVDs, CDs,
                                                                                    magazines and much more. Information on library hours,
                                                                                    programming, youth services activities and geneal-
                                                                                    ogy is also available.
                                                                                       Homebound Delivery Service. The library
                                                                                    Reference Department will send books to patrons
                                                                                    who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit
                                                                                    the library due to health limitations. Delivery and return
                                                                                    is by U.S. Mail and the library pays postage both ways.
                                                                                    For more information, or an application, phone 873-
      INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION                                                      3044 or stop by the Reference Desk.
                          featuring                                                    On DVD. Don’t forget the library has more than
                                                                                    2,000 DVDs available for rent.
                   MOKGOSI                                                             New on Videocassette: “Spy Kids 2” starring
                      (South Africa)                                                Antonio Banderas. Rated PG.
                                                                                       Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading
        MUSIKANTOW STUDIO-GALLERY                                                   Program, “Hello World,” is in full swing and it’s not
            10411 NORTH 200 EAST, HESSTON, INDIANA                                  just for kids anymore. Read your favorite book, mon-
                      TEL: 219-778-9828                                             itor your time and win prizes just like the kids.
                                                                                       Lots going on at the library—check it out!

                                           * Yield effective 07/16/03, subject to
                                                                                            College Funding Workshop
     Freddie                                 availability and price change. Yield
                                             and market value may fluctuate if
                                             sold prior to maturity, and the
                                                                                       Purdue University North Central will host a College
                                                                                    Funding Workshop on Mon., July 28, from 6:30-8
                                             amount received from the sale of
                                                                                    p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly
     Mac Notes                               these securities may be less than
                                             the amount originally invested.
                                             Freddie Mac notes are not
                                                                                    Hall, Room 02. The workshop is intended for both cur-
                                                                                    rent and prospective students and their families to

     5.00                %*                  guaranteed by and are not debts
                                             or obligations of the United States    explain the financial aids options available to help pay
                                             or any federal agency or instru-
                           Yield to Call     mentality other than Freddie Mac,
                           Callable          nor are they FDIC insured. Freddie        PNC Financial Aid staff members will present
                           07/15/07          Mac reserves the right to redeem
                                             prior to maturity. These notes are
                                                                                    information on grants, loans and other options avail-
                                             not suitable for all investors.        able. They will also explain how students and their
 Next Call 07/15/07 @ 100.00
                                                                                    families can look for sources of funding and how to apply.
 Final Maturity 07/15/23                                                            They will also help with filing out the Free Application
                                                                                    for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Members of the PNC
 ■    Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage                                       Admissions staff will be present to help prospective
      Corporation) is a government -sponsored enterprise
                                                                                    students apply for admission to PNC.
 ■    Monthly income checks                                                            Fall semester classes begin the week of Aug. 25.
 ■    AAA/Aaa rated by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s                                   For more information, phone 872-0527, ext. 5493,
                                                                                    or log onto
                            Melinda Nagle, CFP
                            411 Franklin
                            Michigan City, IN 46360                                  Hours: 10:30 to 6                       269/469-6151
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July 24, 2003                                                                                      Page 57
NBBA Postpones Tom Ray Golf Outing
   The New Buffalo Business Association has postponed           Jessica Tampas Photography, Ltd.
the 4th annual Tom Ray Memorial Golf Outing to Thurs.,
Aug. 14 at the Diamond Bowl Miniature Golf Course
in New Buffalo.
   Barry Griffin, one of the organizers, explained,
“When we set the date for the tournament, we did-
n’t realize that it was in conflict with a major gift mar-
ket in Chicago to which most of our retailers go.
Since this tournament is the major fundraiser for a
scholarship for a New Buffalo student, we want to max-
imize the participation.”
   For more information, phone Barry at 269/469-

         How to Study Class at PNC
   Purdue University North Central’s Office of
Continuing Education will offer How to Study, a
course for high school juniors, seniors, and college stu-
dents, this summer.
   This class will teach the fundamentals of taking notes
and the easy way to take tests. It is intended for                             Portraits
students who want to read to remember and learn how             Chicago, Illinois            Michigan
to think creatively and critically. In addition, mem-
                                                                 312.942.1905             269.469.7337
ory techniques and time management for peak study
time will be taught.                                             
   The course will meet twice -- on Tues., July 29 &                
Thurs., July 31, from 6-8:50 p.m., or, Tues., Aug. 5 &
Thurs., Aug. 7, from 6-8:50 p.m. The fee is $99.
   For more information, phone 872-0527, ext. 5343
or log onto

         Poetry Slam in Three Oaks
   This evening will be devoted to readings of origi-
nal works by area poets whose passion for the spoken
word brings new ideas to those who really listen.
Among the participants will be Three Oaks’ recent-
ly appointed Poet Laureate, Amy Mitchell. Join in with
your favorite poem or just come to listen. Park bench
seating will be in place or bring a blanket or lawn chair
of your own.
   The Poetry Slam will take place on Sat., July 26,
at 7 p.m. (MI time) in downtown Three Oaks in the
Dewey Cannon Park, next to the train tracks. This
evening is part of the Harbor Country Music in the
Park series, with entertainment every Saturday
night throughout the summer. For more informa-
tion, phone 269/756-3544.

                   Sew - Sew
             For all your sewing and mending needs:
    Alterations, Costumes, American Girl Doll Stuff, Clothes,
     Dresses, Curtains, Embroidery (machine), Decorative
    Stitching, Logos, Mending, Monogramming, Any Project!
                   Give Mary a call for an estimate
  Mary Jenkinson                                 269-469-3420
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                                          Root, Root, Root                                                         by Paula McHugh
                                       for the “Home” Team!                                  Messages—Media—Meeting

                     TEAM HOR
                                                                                                For anyone wanting to travel and needing a buddy
                                       For all your mortgage needs                           to share expenses, Travel Chums is a Web sign up ser-
                                               Contact mortgage all-star                     vice that matches solo travelers who have similar out-
                                       Yolanda Thomas-Davis for great rates and
                                                                                             looks. For example, if you are wanting to attend a work-
                                       practical, sensible advice. Call 873-2693.
                                                                                             shop far from home or go on a cruise, but you don’t
                                                                                             want to pay the single supplement, Travel Chums offers
                                                                                             the possibility of finding a like-minded person to
   Horizon Advisor
                    is                                                                       split rooming costs. Travel Chums (
  Yolanda Thomas-Dav                                                                is one of a huge number of categories that makes
                                                                                             up the website Meetup is a free service
                                                                                             that “organizes local gathering about anything, any-
                                                                                             where.” Topic areas include Politics & Activism,
                                                                                             Books, Film and TV Games, Health, Internet/Technology,
                                                                                             Languages, Music, Pets, Hobbies, and Work and
                                                                                             Careers as well as the Travel Chums group. In all, there
                                                                                             are 1450 topics and subtopics with close to 450,000
                                     Quality 1st                                             people signed on to Meetup. The Meet-ups are not of
                                                                                             the computer world, but occur locally, even right
          Custom Decks • Pool Decks                                                          here in Michigan City. These are gatherings that
                                                                                             bring together people with common interests, and they
            Paver Patios • Garages                                                           vote via the Meetup website on places and times
          Deck Maintenance & More                                                            (monthly) to meet.
                                                                                                Within Michigan City, I discovered that there are
 Brown         PH/FAX(219) 326-9349                                                          more than a dozen interest groups of various sizes.
                                                                                             Those with the largest number of people are the
                                                                                             Witches group, Dean in 2004 group, a Pagan group,
                                                                                             and a Mutt-lovers group. Others who are trying to attract
                                                                                             new members via Meetup include the Insane Clown
  Paying Too Much in Property Taxes?                                                         Posse, Harry Potter, Poetry, Homeschool, Boxer,
                                                                                             Xena, Punk, Bill O’Reilly, Slashdot, Bookcrossing,
                                                                                             Mail Art, Altered Books, and Everything2 groups. Each
     SPERLING & ASSOCIATES, P.C.                                                             group establishes its own agenda. Meeting times
                        AT T O R N E Y S AT L AW                                             and places are posted at Topic members
                          Serving                                                            from other cities around the country post messages
        Indiana • Illinois • Michigan • Wisconsin                                            about their group or topic, too. If you are traveling to
            No Attorney Fees Unless Taxes Reduced                                            another city at a time when another meet up group
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July 24, 2003                                                                                                     Page 59
is meeting on your topic, you’ll have the opportuni-
ty to make new acquaintances who share your inter-
ests. If your interest or hobby isn’t listed in the top-
ics mentioned above, not to worry. Through,
you can post your own intentions to start a group. Among
some of the more intriguing topics, Dumpster Diving,
Soapmaking, and Adult Fans of Lego have groups that
meet in other places.
   What I like about the Meetup concept is how it encour-
ages otherwise reluctant or shy people to get away from
their computers for awhile in order to have face-to-
                                                             Wa t e rc o l o r I n s t r u c t i o n
                                                                       By James F. McComb
face contact with like-minded souls. No doubt some                at “ The Coop” in Union Pier
people use it as a potential dating tool, but since the      For infor mation call: 269 - 469 - 6434
meet ups are arranged for groups in a public place,
the potential for scary situations to develop is low. The
Meetup service also asks its members to suggest
appropriate meeting places, such as cafés, bowling alleys,
donut shops, etc. The potential for a host meeting place
to increase business on an otherwise slow night is not               MARTA
lost on the folks who created Meetup. In fact, if you
are a restaurant owner who is reading this, you
                                                                   GEROMETTA                       INTERIORS
might want to log on and find out more about the site.
Businesses pay a monthly fee to Meetup to become                              269-469-4610
a host, according to the website information. In
return, they get publicity and an already-assembled             PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM
group, usually hungry or thirsty, to come into their                     RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL
place every month.
   Whoops! I can’t believe I’m almost out of room this                          Members A.S.I.D.
week. I wanted to tell you a little more about my dis-
covery of the Everything2 website, but I’ll save it
for next week. Curious because that I saw on Meetup
that Michigan City has such a group, I wanted to learn                                             New Construction
more about it. So I’ll save my newfound knowledge
about “noding” for later.
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             Activities to Explore                          streets, Michigan City. 8 am-1 pm.
                                                               July 26 — “An Afternoon with Early Aviator-Octave
   In the Local Area:                                       Chanute”. Noon-1:30 pm in the Indiana Dunes
   July 20-26 — 158th LaPorte County Fair. Week-long        National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Story of experi-
county 4-H fair. Midway, concessions, grandstand            mental glider flights in the Indiana Dunes area in 1896.
shows. Info 219/362-2647.                                   Presented by Chicago actor Tony Mockus, Jr. Free &
    July 23-27 — International Friendship Gardens           open to the public.
Annual Membership Drive. 1-5 pm in the lobby of the            July 26 — Poetry Slam/Open Mic featuring Village
Michigan City Public Library. Info 878-9885.                of Three Oaks Poet Laureate, Amy Mitchell. 7 pm (MI
   July 23-August 2 — “Fiddler on the Roof.” Festival       time). Held in Dewey Cannon Park next to the train
Players Guild production at the Mainstreet Theatre,         tracks in Three Oaks, MI. 269/756-3544.
807 Franklin St. Wed-Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 6 & 9 pm. Wed.          July 26 — Innovative and Traditional Watercolor
matinee @ 2 pm. Tix $12/weekdays; $13/Fri & Sat.            Work Artist’s Reception. 6-8 pm (MI time) at Gaia
Discount tix available; phone 874-4269.                     Gallery, at the Shaker Cottage Complex, 19135 W US
   July 23 & 30 — Noon Organ Recital at the First           12, New Buffalo. Refreshments will be served. 269/469-
Congregational Church, Washington at 6th Street,            4616.
Michigan City. Free and open to the public. Music begins       July 26 — Cabaret singer Rob Lindley in concert
at 12:15 p.m. for approx. 45 minutes. Info, George Dobie,   at The Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI. 8 pm (MI time).
Trustee, at 219/778-9802.                                   Tix $15; phone 269/756-3879 or at the door.
   POSTPONED — Tom Ray Memorial Golf Outing.                   July 26-27 — 20th Annual Antique Engine &
Was scheduled for July 24 has been postponed until          Tractor Show sponsored by the River Valley Antique
August 14. Held at the Diamond Bowl, New Buffalo.           Power Association. 10 am-5 pm at 7816 Warren
Registration 5:30 pm with Hole-in-One contest at            Woods Rd., Three Oaks, MI. Food, live music, rum-
6:30 pm & shotgun start at 7 pm. Fundraiser for the         mage sale, operations exhibits. From I-94, take exit
New Buffalo Business Association for their scholar-         6 & follow signs. Adm. free. www.threeoakstractor-
ship program.                                     
   July 24 — Michigan City Municipal Band concert.             July 28 — College Funding Workshop at Purdue
8 pm at the Guy Foreman Amphitheatre, Washington            University North Central. 6:30-8 pm in the Library-
Park. Free. Featuring Donna Mitchell, soprano.              Student-Faculty Bldg. Assembly Hall, Rm. 02. Info on
   July 24-26 — “Lie of the Mind.” A play by Sam            grants, loans & other options. 872-0527, ext. 5493 or
Shepard presented by Community Theatre Guild at   
Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso.        July 29 — Put on Some Antlers & Walk Like a Moose!
Fri & Sat @ 8 pm; Sun @ 2:30 pm. Tix $12/adults,            5 pm at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904
$10/sen. cit., $8/students. 219/464-1636 or                 Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Free. Author April Pulley                                           Sayre will entertain kids & parents with stories
   July 24-28 — “Man on the Train.” Winner Best             about her encounters with animals that have inspired
Picture Venice Film Festival. Rated R. French with          her books. 219/362-7128.
Eng. subtitles. Thurs. 6:30 pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 4:30 &           July 29 -- Harbor Country Book Club. 7:30 pm
6:45 pm; Mon 6:30 pm. Playing for one more week: “The       (MI time) at the Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo.
Man Without a Past.” Thurs 9 pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 2           To be discussed: Forgiveness: Finding Freedom
& 9 pm; Mon 9 pm. Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three      Through Reconciliation by Avis Clendenen and Troy
Oaks, MI. 269/756-3522.              Martin. Free & open to all interested persons.
   July 25 — Jazz singer Jenna Mammina in concert              July 29 & 31 -- “How to Study” class at Purdue
at The Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI. 8 pm (MI time).       University North Central. 6-8:50 pm (attend both
Tix $15; phone 269/756-3879 or at the door.                 days). Fee is $99. A course for high school juniors, seniors
   July 25-26 — Farmer’s Market at the Schoolhouse          & college students. Register at 872-0527, ext. 5343 or
Shop. Furnessville. Just north of US 20. 10 am-4  
pm each day. Info 219/926-1551.                                July 30 — Movies in the Park. Dusk at the Jaycee
   July 25-27 — “Bat Boy-the Musical” at the Dunes          Stage in Washington Park, MC. Presented by the
Summer Theatre, Michiana Shores. Curtain Fri & Sat          City of MC & the MC Public Library. Showing “Harry
at 8 pm; Sun. at 7 pm. Tix $15/adults, $12/students         & the Hendersons.” PG rated.Free. Picnic tables
& senior citizens. Subscriptions also available; phone      available, bring blanket or chairs.
879-7509.                                                      July 31 — Pickling, Canning and Putting Food
   July 25-27, August 1-3, 8-10 -- “Happy Birthday          By. 6:30 pm at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904
Tinkerbell!” Acting Theatre of Michigan City pro-           Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Free. How to safely preserve
duction. Curtain 7 pm Fri & Sat; 5 pm Sun. Adm.             your garden vegetables and fruits. 219/362-6156.
$12/adults, $8/children 12 & under; phone 872-4221.             Places to Visit:
Acting Theatre, 215 W. 10th St., Michigan City. See            Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City.
story this issue.                                           Guided tours on Mon-Fri, 10 am, 11:30 am. Adm.
   July 26 — Farmer’s Market. 8th & Washington              $4/adults, $2/kids 18 and under, free/kids under 3.
July 24, 2003                                                                                                 Page 61
   Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery. In
the Gallery: artists Valerie Taglieri & Ron Wenekes-
”Twilight Fragment.” In the museum: photo exhibit
of the old Beverly Shores School. Phone 871-0832.
   Door Prairie Auto Museum. Located one mile south
of LaPorte on US 35. Hours 10 am-4:30 pm, Tues-Sat;
noon-4:30 pm Sun. 219/326-1337 or www.dpauto-
   Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360
Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Info 872-2702 or on the
web at
   LaPorte County Historical Museum, county com-
plex in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. Hours 10 am-4:30
pm, Tues-Sat. Adm. free; donations welcome. 219/326-
6808, ext. 276 or
   Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 720 Franklin St.,
Michigan City. Interim location until new building is
ready. Phone 874-4900. New exhibits: Emerging
Artists and Recent Work by Area Artists Association.
    New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker
St., New Buffalo, MI. Open Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm;
Sat-Sun, 10 am-3 pm (MI time). Info 269/469-5409.
   Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, Michigan
City. Open Tues-Sun, 1-4 pm. Adm. $2/adults, $1/kids
grades 9-12, 50 cents/kids grades 1-8, free to preschool-
ers. Group tours available, phone 872-6133. Closed
January and February.
   Rag Tops Museum of Michigan City. 209 W. Michigan
Blvd. A collection of classic, antique & unusual vehi-
cles & memorabilia. Open every day 10 am-7 pm. Adm.
$6/adults, $5/sen.cit., $4/kids, free/under age 3. 878-
                                                                CAMPED OUT ABOVE
   The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art                      MOON VALLEY
Gallery, 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Adm.              3BR
free, donations welcome. Open Sat. & Sun, 1-4 pm from        MASTER SUITE
May-November. Info about museum, 874-5322; info              WOOD FLRS
about gallery, 872-4185.                                     GREAT ROOM W/ BEAMS
    Farther Afield:                                              AND GREAT WINDOWS
   July 26 — Firefly Festival presents Arturo Sandoval       FIREPLACE AND WD BURNER
in concert at 8 pm. Gates open 5 pm. Held at St.             IN-LAW QUARTERS
Patrick’s County Park, South Bend.Tix $12/$16/$5.            PEACE AND QUIET
574/288-3472 or                                     EVER FEEL LIKE CAMPING?
   July 26-27 — Grissom Community Air Show, Peru,                You can sleep under the stars here in your private
IN. Adm. $3 per person/kids under 6 adm. free. For            screened sleeping porch. Count stars and listen to the
complete schedule phone 765/689-9503 or log onto                ruffle of the leaves and the distant sound of waves.                                       Feel the wind and smell the rich forest scents. High atop
                                                              a wooded dune and surrounded by acres and acres of
   July 27 — Quilting Bee & Tea at Deep River
                                                              wooded parkland its like having your own lodge. Look-
County Park, off US 30, bwt. Valparaiso & Merrillville.               ing for a place with character and charm?
1-4 pm. See story this issue. Info 219/947-1958.                                       This is it!
   July 31-August 3 — Niles Riverfest 2003. Niles,                                    $389,000
Michigan. Adm. free. Entertainment, craft booths, food
concessions. Dragon Boat Race, Anything That Floats          BOARDWALK BROKERAGE LOGO INFO FROM LAST
Raft Race, 5K Run/Walk. Mountain Bike Poker Run.
Car & Truck Show.For a full schedule, log onto
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   Through September 14 — “Linda McCartney’s
Sixties Portrait of an Era.” Photo exhibit by the late
wife of Beatle Paul McCartney. At the Ella Sharp            Pat Bracey                          Broker/Owner
Museum, 3225 4th St., Jackson, MI. 517/787-2320 or           Serving the Indiana Dunes Communities
log onto
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                                              Meanderin’ with Maggie

   Lakeside, Michigan. . .a mini-mecca for shoppers of antiques and fine decorative furnishings, all built
around a pocket of park where Lakeside holds its annual ice cream social. There’s Lovell and Whyte, the
Fenway Gallery, Owner Bruce Wood is painting again, inspired by his art on the cover of the Harbor Country
Guide. A new shop called Sprite of Hand opened on Memorial Day where everything is a hand-made orig-
inal in fiber, wood, ceramic and spun silk. On August 2 and 3, Swedish weaver Maj Curtis will be artist-in-
residence from 11 to 6 pm Michigan time on Saturday; 11 to 5:30 on Sunday. Drop in if you can.
   More about these shops another time; this time the focus is
on charm as in Charm Cottage on the far side of the park. Charm
is the only word that could fit this cottage complex, from the wel-
coming deck and patio outside, to the rooms filled with primi-
tive antiques and folk art inside, to the friendly welcome of
owners Alan Palmer and Bill Lindblom. Charm Cottage came
by its name over 70 years ago when a young widow decided to
make do selling “geegaws and doodads and some flowers from
the greenhouse tacked on back. When Red Arrow Highway
came through in 1932, she became its first retailer.
                                                                    the years,
                                                                    other name
                                                                    came, but
                                                                    five years
                                                                    ago when
                                                                    they bought
                                                                    the cottage
                                                                    Alan and
                                                                    Bill decid-
                                                                    ed the orig-
                                                                    inal name
 Alan Palmer at the gateway to Charm Cottage in Lakeside, Michigan. C h a r m
                                    Cottage fit their future plans the
                                    best. Plans included a new floor for
                                    the old greenhouse where folk art
                                    reigns supreme; other rooms hold antiques
                                    from England and France, primitive American
                                    pieces, a dollop of gift wares, and jewelry from
                                    Jackie Gedwitz who also shows her orig-
                                    inal creations in semi-precious stones at
                                    Chicago’s Ultimo. Everywhere you look in
                                    Charm Cottage, there is something unique
                                    and appealing. If there is something special
                                    on your list, Alan would delight in helping
                                    you find it from his many resources, or
                                    keep an eye out on the partners annual
                                    shopping trips down south and overseas. I
                                    did say Alan was charming, didn’t I?

                                                       Americana personi-
                                                          fied in a country
                                                       cupboard filled with
                         Here’s Jiggs,                  geegaws and doo-
                         fanciful folk art.                           dads.
July 24, 2003                                                                                                      Page 63

                                                                       Inside, country casual
                                                                                  and more.

              Brooke James Ltd beckons in the garden.
   The welcome at Charm Cottage extends to its gar-
dens planted and tended by Bill who also consults with
Riviera Gardens, and the once-upon-a-time shed where
Lisa Weinfield and Sophie, a snuggly pug who helps
mind the store, hold forth. Once a shed, look inside
and see what whitewash and country flair can do. Lisa
calls her shop of home decor Brooke James Ltd.,
named for her mother, Brooke and her father, James,
and she keeps that friendly, family atmosphere.
Really a must-see stop at 14906 Red Arrow Hwy., find
Charm Cottage open Friday through Monday, 1l am
to 6 pm, Michigan time, and for all Harbor Country                      Will the real Brooke
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didn’t I?                                                                  Brooke Brennan.

                                                                          If you want to complete your visit and wander an
                                                                       antique world, Lakeside Antique Center shares the
                                                                       corner stop. It’s been there for ages, a complex once
                                                                       run by the owners of Three Oaks Springdale store, If
                                                                       you haven’t visited the Acorn Theater in Three
                                                                       Oaks, they have some interesting fare coming up. July
                                                                       25 has Jenna Mamina, Goldie recipient voted Jazz
 Lakeside Antique Center, a complex of shops in old barn red beckons
                                                                       Performer of the Year by SF Weekly; Rob Lindley per-
     from the highway. The lone radish cafe offers outside dining.     forming piano and vocals on July 26; on August 1 &
                                                                       2, Tripaway Theater offers a version of Aristophanes,
                                                                       a very irreverent production. Both the Acorn and
                                                                       Vickers Theater have been presenting programs as
                                                                       part of the 2003 Michiana Festival of the Arts spon-
                                                                       sored by Columbia College of Chicago and the Dunes
                                                                       Arts Foundation and Summer Theatre of Michiana
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                                                                       faculty of Columbia; on Saturday, August 9, 2 pm
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Travels with Charley:
     Breaking Into the “Brake the Cycle of Poverty Bike Tour”
                                                               by Charles McKelvy

                                                                            And, after a good night’s
                                                                         sleep, I was able to file the
                                                                         following report:
                                                                            Just so you know — a note-
                                                                         worthy bicycle tour DID pass
                                                                         through Michigan City, New Buffalo, Three Oaks
                                                                         and Galien along U.S. 12 on Wednesday, July 16.
                                                                            Actually, the 13 riders, who were riding across the
                                                                         United States to call attention to domestic poverty,
                                                                         did more than just ride through our lovely corner of
                                                                         Indiana and Michigan. (The rest of their group had
                                                                         split off in Michigan City for a detour to Notre Dame
                                                                         and would rejoin them the following day in White
          Travelin’ Charley is ready for a cycling adventure
                  between Michigan City and Niles.
   The assignment was ever so simple: Link up with
the Brake the Cycle of Poverty Bike Tour Across the
U.S.A. as they crossed into Michigan on U.S. 12 on
Wednesday, July 16 and ride along with them.
   And then, of course, write a story about it.
   Null problemo, as they say, and when I checked in
at Saint Mary of the Lake Church in New Buffalo to
see when the 13 riders could be expected from their
previous stop at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception
in Michigan City, I was told by the good Sister Susan
Ridley, O.P. of the Diocese of Kalamazoo to simply ride
the few, short miles to the state line and wait there
for the cross-country cyclists.
   Sister Susan added that that was the best plan
because she wasn’t sure exactly where they were
going to get back on U.S. 12. “So just stay put at the
state line, and you won’t miss them,” she advised.
   Simple enough, right?                                                                        A group shot in New Buffalo.
   Well for most people, but then yours truly is noth-
ing if not short on patience, and so when I got to the
state line, I got antsy.
   Waiting is not my game, and so I rode all the way
on U.S. 12 to that big bridge by the Blue Chip Casino
and looked around.
   No sign of the 13 cyclists.
   Sensing that I had somehow missed them along the
way, I turned about and cycled as fast as my old legs
would rotate back to New Buffalo, and — miracle of
miracles — found the happy group having a relaxing
luncheon compliments of Saint Mary of the Lake.
   Sister Susan said they were just fixing to send
out the bloodhounds for me, and I just hacked and
wheezed for a while.
   Finally, I was able to settle down and thus was able
to mount up with the group a short time later and actu-
ally complete with them that day’s journey to Saint
Mary Church in Niles.                                                               Lunch break at Saint Mary of the Lake in New Buffalo.
July 24, 2003                                                                                                        Page 67

               A sign of welcome in Three Oaks.

                                                                 Rider Brother Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C. enjoys a visit with
                                                                         Cameron Macurk, 5, in Three Oaks.

                                                             Sure, Brother Jeffrey was looking forward to the
                                                          group’s arrival in his hometown on August 1, but he
                                                          was content for the moment to focus attention in
                                                          Three Oaks on poverty in the United States.
                                                             As Brother Jeffrey explained, the awareness effort
                                                          is being call “Brake the Cycle,” and it is being spon-
                                                          sored by the Catholic Campaign for Human
                                                          Development (CCHD). The purpose of the tour is to
                                                          raise public awareness of the fact that nearly 33 mil-
                                                          lion Americans now live below the poverty line.
                                                             According to the U.S. Department of Health and
                                                          Human Services, the poverty guideline for a family
          Riders were really welcomed in Three Oaks.      of four is $18,100 for all states in the contiguous
   After a refreshing lunch at Saint Mary of the Lake        Other riders joined Brother Jeffrey in noting that
Church in New Buffalo, the hearty band were haled         such a number is “scandalous,” given the great wealth
by a welcoming group of parishioners at Saint Mary        of this nation.
of the Assumption Church in Three Oaks, and were             Their message was certainly not lost on those they
given plenty of cold water and food for their journey                                            Brake    Continued on Page 68
which would take them that day on to Saint Mary
Church in Niles for a dinner with Bishop James
Murray of the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
   And after climbing through the Sierras and Rockies
and enduring the mad dogs and merciless humidity
of Missouri, the “Brake the Cycle of Poverty Bike Tour
Across the USA” riders were really happy to cross into
Michigan on July 16 because it was sunny, warm, dry,
and all the dogs along their route were properly
   Brother Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C., who works in
Washington, D.C. combating poverty for the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was happy to
rest his 66-year-old bones and bike in Three Oaks after
a pedaling some 2,950 miles from San Francisco on
June 1.                                                          A welcoming group from Saint Anthony in Buchanan.
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Brake   Continued from Page 67                                          of the local school district. They found out who owned
spoke to along their way, particularly in Three Oaks                    a crack house in their neighborhood, and they went
where children from the Kinder-Court Day Care in                        to him and made him shut it down,” Chester said.
Sawyer were on hand to wave their hand-made signs
and banners in support of the riders.
   Lee Anne Adams, who coordinated the incredibly
complicated cross-country ride as one of her duties work-
ing in Washington for the Conference of Bishops,
said the ride was not about the amazing statistics com-
piled by the riders, but about their two-fold mes-
   “One, we want to raise awareness of poverty in the
United States,” Adams said. “We want people to visu-
alize who is not with us at the table. The number of
those living below the poverty line will grow with our
bad economy. And, two, we want to raise awareness
of the Catholic Church’s response through the CCHD.”
   Established in 1970 by the Catholic Bishops of
the United States, the CCHD is one of the largest pri-
vate funders of self-help programs for poor people in
the United States and has supported more than
4,000 community-based development projects.
   Brother Jeffrey cited a particularly inspiring one                               Bishop James Murray congratulates ride organizer
called the Poor People’s Clinic in an impoverished rural                                  Lee Anne Adams of Washington, D.C.
county near Memphis, Tennessee.                                            But I must conclude on a personal note by saying
   Noting that the predominantly African-American                       how privileged I was to ride from New Buffalo to
county had no physicians, he said the CCHD empow-                       Niles with a likable bunch of people who are literal-
ered the people to create their own clinic, recruit                     ly riding their butts off to make us all aware that the
volunteer physicians from Memphis and provide                           second most populated state in the United States is
their own staffing.                                                     the State of Poverty with a population of 33 million.
   While cruising east along U.S. 12 near Galien,                          And growing.
Hillary Chester of Dallas extolled a CCHD grant                            The cyclists said we can all help “brake the cycle
recipient in Wichita, Kansas called Hope Street.                        of poverty” by praying for solutions to the root caus-
Noting that they were a group of teen-agers who                         es of poverty and by working with poor and low-
had decided to take control of their urban environment,                 income people to build a more just world.
Chester said funding from the CCHD had enabled them                        For ways to think globally and act locally, please
to lobby their city to install streetlights for the first               contact the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
time in a high-crime area.                                              in care of: 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017.
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                                                     Newlyweds Lyle Langlois and Kay Martin of
 This anonymous angel from Saint Anthony Church in   Phoenix, Arizona said the cross-country bike   The good Sister Susan Ridley, O.P. worked
    Buchanan provided massages along U.S. 12.            ride was not really a honeymoon.           tirelessly to make the day’s ride a success.
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    We also provide maintenance (Commercial and Residential)                 MICHIANA SHORES, IN COMMERCIAL SPACE - Furnished or unfur-
             H&S SERVICES —2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12                                      nished. Lease incentives. Non-smoking bulding.
                      (Across from Karwick Plaza)                                    27’ Garage space, storage only Call 219/879-0811
                             Call 219/872-8946
                                                                                          BOAT SLIP RENTAL/ STORAGE
                     • • • PAT’S TREE SERVICE • • •
                                                                                                 MARINA PARK SOUTH
 A complete tree service. Experts in Storm Damage - Fully Insured
    Free Estimates available 7 days a week. — Call 219/362-5058                      40 FOOT BOAT SLIP —- $3,200 — CALL 219/363-3207
3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:                                                                         WANT TO RENT
            ADNAN’S BEST SERVICE -SENIOR DISCOUNT                                   WANT TO RENT - Mature professional woman desires
 Yard Clean-Up - Mowing - Ext. Power Wash Stain & Sealer , Build                   Carriage House or Cottage in country - Call 219/872-2285.
 decks. Free Est. 1-877/651-9178, 219/878-1563 Leave message.
3:3:4:3:3:4:3: 3:4:3:3:4:3:3:                                                                      RENTALS INDIANA
                QUALITY LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE                                                   HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
              *Clean-Ups *Mowing *Pruning *Planting                             3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
                Experienced (219) 874-0267 Insured.                          LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
           CHUCK’S LANDSCAPING AND TREE SERVICE.                                      Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/579-1745.
      Custom landscape design & installation. Tree & shrub planting.         LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT - Great location, very close to beach
    Compete Lawn Renovation, i.e., Seed & Sod - Mulch & River Rock.          and park. 4/BR, 2/Bath. A/C. W/D. New kitchen w/DW. Deck w/BBQ. Cable
 Retaining Walls & Planters: Rock. Block Flagstone Timbers. Railroad ties.   TV. - Avail after 8/23/03 - Short/Long term. — Call 312/953-9570.
                 Drain Tile Installation for Water Control                                  COTTAGE FOR RENT IN MICHIANA SHORES
                    Brick patios — Driveway designs                                     Fireplace. Loft. Deck. Big Yard. — Call 219/879-1299
   High tolerance tree and stump removal — Tree and bush removal
               Insured and References - Senior Discount.                                         ##############
                         ONE CALL DOES IT ALL                                                        DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB
                               219/874-8785                                                 LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 bedrooms.
                                                                                 June, July & Aug. — $1400. To $2000. Per wk. w/1 month min.
                    • • • CAPPY’S LAWN CARE • • •                                               DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.
         Spring Clean-Up • Free Estimates — 219/874-3580.
                                                                                SHERIDAN BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE
         SMALL’S GARDEN CENTER & DEPT. 9 GIFTS INC.                                    3/BR, 1.5/Baths. Grill, deck, & just steps to the beach.
  Custom Landscape Design & Installation - Tree & shrub planting
                                                                                           Weekly or Monthly Rental — Call 773/575-3466.
      Visit our 13-acre Garden Center & 7,000 sq.ft. Gift Shop
     Retaining Walls - Brick Patios - Walks - Driveway Designs                Sheridan Beach Daily/Weekly summer rentals: 409 Lake Shore Drive
                  Yard Clean Ups - Stone Driveways.                          1 Bedroom $125/daily, $600/weekly. 2 Bedroom $250/daily, $1000/week-
 Redd, Brown, Hardwod, Log chip mulches, Top soil, Wash stone,                 ly. Includes 50 foot shaded deck, toddler playground & dune top deck.
Rock & Boulders, Plus 12 Decorative Stone. — Same Day Delivery. -                          Call 219/874-4995 or Email:
 Open 7 Days - Phone 219-778-2568 — 1551 E. US Hwy 20, LaPorte               NEWER LUXURY 2 FLAT, 2 BR, 2 Bath, Master suite. Upper level.
                                                                             Year round rental. Sheridan Beach. 3 blk to Lake. Large deck w/sea-
          EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                           sonal lake views. Private yard. Stove. Refrig. w/d. dw. No pets.
      • • ATTENTION DRIVERS - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY • •                    Credit Check. $850/mo plus util. 219-363-6818
TMC Transportation needs drivers. $650 Guaranteed weekly, poten-
                                                                                               LAKE MICHIGAN VACATION RENTALS
tial to earn $900 per week, or more, and still be OFF WEEKENDS!!!
                                                                             502 & 510 Lake Shore Drive           (219) 879-5099 - Fax: (219) 879-1870
              FOR CDL TRAINING, CALL 1-800-882-7364
CARPENTER NEEDED TO LAYOUT AND ROUGH IN OR FINISH                            The beach on Lake Michigan is just 1 block from our fully furnished 1, 2,
DECK. (Long Beach) Small job, hourly or fixed price.                             & 3 Bedroom units. All appliances -washer/dryer, air conditioning,
Contact Bob @847-417-5242, or email @                phone, microwave, cable TV, towels & linens, and all essential cooking
NEEDED: - SOMEONE TO HELP CLEAN HOUSES - Energetic, hard                          & eating utensils. Rates from $ 950 - $ 1,450 per week. NO PETS !
worker. - $8.00 to $10.00 to start. Flexible hours - Call 219/362-4189.                       See our website at:
           SEEKING FULL TIME NANNY to watch two children.                                    or email us at:
                            Call 219/874-0019.                                       DUNELAND BEACH - 3/BR, furnished. Private beach. A/C.
 EXPERIENCED STUDEBAKER mechanic to work on 1950 Studebaker.                              Washer/dryer. Available June 1st thru Labor Day.
                               219/872-4975                                                      Call 219/872-5979 - Leave Message.
                                                                             MICHIANA-2 furnished/fully loaded/renovated guest homes. Close to
                WANT TO BUY OR SELL                                          Stop #37 beach and park. No pets. $975-$1195/wkly.. 773-457-4763.
                       BEDDING CONNECTION II                                 <>, listings #7770 and 5881
                          2701 Franklin Street
                                                                             MILLER BEACH - 1 BR flat, 900 sq. ft., fully furnished, panoramic view of
                           By The Train Tracks
                                                                                   lake, 100 yds. from beach, NO pets, smoking, children. $700 wk.
                      Your One Stop Bedding Shop
                                                                                 Avail Aug/Sept only - 219-938-6384 for brochure or leave message.
                                                                               BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, 3 BR, Sleeps 7+, AC, Washer/Dryer, 1 Blk
          GOLF CARS - over 100 in stock, only 45 minutes away.
                                                                                             from beach. $950 wk. Mike @ 312-969-3994.
                WINDY CITY GOLF CARS 800-232-2172
                                                                                                OGDEN DUNES HOME ON THE LAKE
                       5 FAMILY GARAGE SALE
                                                                                      2/BR. Charming. Furn. Spectacular Views. Still avail thru
 Chesterton 1005 N. 475 E. July 24,25,26th - Thurs.8a-3p, Fri & Sat.
                                                                                           July 20th & after Aug. 10th. - Call 219/947-2940
8a to 5p. Take U.S.20 west to LaPorte/Porter County Line Rd., Go
south to 1100 N. on Porter Co. side & turn Right, go to 475 E & turn         •• LOVELY 3/BR, 2/BATH RANCH with graciously
left,about 1/2mi. past Greening Rd.                                          landscaped yard & 2 car garage. Avail after Labor Day for $800/mo + util-
                ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES (FIRME’S)                              ities.
    (2 Stores) 11th & Franklin Streets, Michigan City - 219/874-3455         •• SOLID 3/BR, 1 1/2 BATH RANCH with walk-out basement. Avail in
        Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.             September for $700/mo + utilities.
                                                                                            MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS
                       FINE PAINTINGS                                                219/872-4000
  MARC CHAGALL Paintings for sale: “Eiffel Tower” and “Poisson                            New Lake Front Condo with boat slip on Pine Lake
    Blue”, both pencil signed and numbered. Call 219.362.3602                                   Weekly or annual rentals (219) 874-8748
July 24, 2003                                                                                                                                Page 73
         VINTAGE ELEGANCE IN HISTORIC ELSTON GROVE                          MICHIANA SHORES, IN Mixed-use 3 unit income property in wooded set-
Walk to train, shops, & fine dining. Walk or bike to finest beaches.        ting, 2 commerical spaces plus luxury apt. City water & sewer; basement w/ample
Bright, Large studio/1 bedroom. Lots of windows, big closets, laundry.      storage plus 2 car garage. Updated, turnkey condition. Business or profes-
Close to casino. Gas heat included. - $395/$495. — 219/324-2611.            sional, retail, cafe, gallery, antique shop, book store;call for allowed uses.
SHERIDAN BEACH - Spectacular 3 bedroom house overlooking lake.              $209,000 **Walk to beaches from wooded 88’ homesite on quiet lane in Michiana,
4 decks, fireplace, 2 car garage w/storage. Long-term rental starting       IN area. $46,000. Broker/Owner 219-879-0811
Sept. 1 $1,400/mo. Unfurnished 630-852-5414                                   SHERIDAN BEACH - 4/BR, 2/Bath restored beach cottage. Stop 2-1/2.
INDIANA, LaPORTE, SHORE ACRES ON PINE LAKE -1/2 Block to                       Hardwood floors. All new baths & kitchen. RIGHT ON THE BEACH!! -
beach. Sunny 3/BR, 1 + 1/2 Baths, spacious eat in country kitchen.                                $399,000. — CALL 219/861-0248.
Family room. Enjoy fireplace in living room, and 1 - in the lower level            LONG BEACH, IN - 5/BR, 2/Bath Home. 2/Blocks from lake.
family room. The rental fee, for this great family home: $800/month.           2820 Elbridge Way. $450K - Appointment only. Call 773/239-5527
For more information & viewing appointment, call 708/845-1025.              HOT UNION PIER! - Walking distance to the lake. 64.5x146.25
FLINT LAKE-VALPARAISO - Charming hillside hose surrounded by                 Buildable lot. $8,500 city sewer and municipal water tap fee already
trees. Spacious living room. Fireplace. Big Country Kitchen. 1/BR.          paid. Ready to build. $135,000.
Glassed in study. Steps to the beach. Peaceful. Perfect for writer,         LAKESIDE - Beautiful, wooded, half-acre lot. Close to the beach, with pri-
artist, or teacher. $720/month. — Call 219/771-2779.                        vate deeded beach rights. It doesn’t get any better than this! - $250,000.
                                                                                          For more information, and brochures, call 312/371-6454.
3/BR. AC. FP. Furn. Avail Sept thru May. $750/mo + util.                               MICHIANA, MICHIGAN YEAR ROUND RANCH HOME
                Call 708/424-8756, or 219/874-8428.                         4/BR, 2 1/2 Bath. 1/2 Basement. 2 1/2 Car garage on 150’ frontage lots.
                                                                            Move in condition. Many extras. Appointments only — 269/469-5545.
                   Call 708/424-8756, or 219/874-8428.
                                                                                    GREAT LONG BEACH SUMMER HOME - 4/BR - $395,000.
                “SHORELAND HILLS 10 MONTH RENTAL                                                 Appointments only — 219/872-4975.
       3/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished. Washer/Dryer. 2 Blocks to Lake.
  Avail 8/23/03 to 6/23/04. $675 per month includes lawn/leaf maint.,           MICHIGAN SHORES SPLIT-LEVEL HOUSE -3/BR, 2/Baths. Family
         but not utilities. No pets. Call Bob N. at 800/899-2699,                    room, large deck, attached 2 1/2 car garage. Beach rights. -
         or Clare N. at 708/579-1193. “Must See to Appreciate.”                                              269-469-8166.
                                                                              SUMMER HOUSE FOR SALE - 2/BR on extra large lot. One block from
 LONG BEACH EXECUTIVE HOME-Stop 29 - 3/BR, 2/ Bath. Huge Deck,
                                                                             Fish Lake. 2 1/2 Car garage - 6 car parking. Perfect for family get togeth-
    Incredible Lake Views and Sunsets. Available Last 2 wks August
                                                                                     er. $68,000. Call 574/287-9388, or email
         (including Labor Day) and September. ST/LT Possible
                 630-337-6220                           4 to 5 BR BI-LEVEL, 2,000 SQ/FT. - Refinished hardwood floors. New
                                                                              roof, stove, fridge, carpet. - $98,900. $3,000 down. $575 per month
                     RENTALS MICHIGAN                                                     mortgage. Two short blocks behind Beachwalk.
One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39. Fully furnished—
Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows to catch lake
breezes. Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms. Two full baths.
Two woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded forty oak tree land-                     E-mail:
scape with Adirondack chairs and hammocks. TVs with cable and movie
channels. BBQ grill. Available May onward through October and select-
ed winter holidays. Pets welcome.
 Call [773] 528-0825 or [773] 281-7100. Prefer longer tenancy, but will-
ing to consider weekly rentals with excellent tenants.                               2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach
MICHIGAN, GRAND BEACH. Lake front home, just 42 steps down to
this private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy magnificent sunsets                 4 year old Sajag Argawal celebrated his 4th birth-
from the deck. Golf and tennis are within walking distance.                 day here at the Community Center along with 100
 Avail Sept 15, 2003 thru April 30, 2004 for a rental fee of $625/mo.
 For more information & viewing appointment, call 708/845-1025.
                                                                            friends and relatives. It was a lovely party with tra-
   MICHIANA SHORES, MI CHIGAN- 3/BR, 2/Bath. Completely Furn.
                                                                            ditional Iindian attire, dancing and cuisine. The
 A/C. 2 1/2 Blocks to Lake. Avail July thru August. $750/wk, or $2,8        Gymnasium with stage and attached kitchen was
                 00/mo. Call 219/872-7336 - Leave message                   perfect for the gathering. It was a pleasure to facili-
 EXECUTIVE COUPLE WANTED - IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY: unique 2                    tate such a joyous occasion.
   story, 2 BR home, 2 car attached garage, Grand Beach area, beach            Laurel and Edwin invite students to register this
       rights, fireplace, kitchen appliances, 3 month summer rental .
      $1,000/mo. References and security deposit required, no pets.         week for Izwin Clay Camp for Kids. Class takes place
      Week days 269-469-0300; evenings & weekends 269-469-2943              on Tuesdays and Thursdays July 22 - August 7th
MICHIANA, MI - STOP 39 - WINTER RENTAL — Attention teachers,                from 1 - 2:30 p.m. The Camp is designed for children
 3/BR, 2/Bths. Completely furnished with country charm. TV/VCR,             ages 6 to 11 and all materials are supplied. To regis-
includes cable. Washer/dryer, microwave, freezer. Spacious grounds. I
block from lake. air conditioning, Gas heat.
                                                                            ter and for more information call 219-874-1395.
 Avail Sept 2, 03 to June 2, 04. $750/mo.+ utilities- Call 269/469-5263        This is the last week to register for the Figure
                    FLORIDA RENTALS                                         Drawing Class instructed by Ron Wennekes. Space
                                                                            is limited, however we have room for 4 additional stu-
Swimming Pool. Tennis Courts. Gorgeous View with 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths.      dents. Class is scheduled to take place on Thursday
           Weekly rental, $750.00. — Call 219/872-5127.                     evenings beginning July 24th and continue through
                REAL ESTATE FOR SALE                                        August 28th. The cost to participate is $95 and
               LAKEFRONT VISTA (lakefront property)                         includes model fees. To register or for more information
                                                                            call the Center and leave a message at 879-3845.
 You have the house completely built in your head. A great kitchen,            The works of Shaun Armor, Pastels and Paintings,
  fireplace, living room, game room, everything you have always
  dreamed have and now you have it completely pictured in your              will be on display and for sale in the Historical Room
  mind! The only thing missing is a lakefront property. The rest of         here at the Community Center through July 23rd. You
 your dream can now come true. A lake front vista that comes not            may stop by during business hours or set up an
 only with view but. . .with a seawall as well. Complete your dream
and see this choice piece of lakefront located on Lake Shore Drive.
                                                                            appointment to view his work by calling 879-3845 or
                           Price: $1,850,000.                               874-1339.
                           Call 312-332-2545.                                 COMMUNITY = COMMUNICATION IN UNITY
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                                                                “Sometimes Lucrecia questioned the origin of her
                    Off the Book Shelf                       birth, but she didn’t question who she’d become. Her
                          by Sally Carpenter                 name was Lucrecia Chen. She was thirty-six years old
                                                             and the wife of Chen Pan, mother of his children. She
   Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia
                                                             was Chinese in her liver, Chinese in her heart.”
   I have had the privilege of reading so many good
                                                                As Lorenzo grows up, he shows a talent for learn-
books this past year, and it seems the ones that stand
                                                             ing about herbs and healing the sick. He travels to China
out have to do with family. The great thing about fam-
                                                             where he wanders for ten years, picking up herbs and
ilies is their diversity. They come in many sizes,
                                                             medicine and learning the ways of a healer. He
many colors, all over the world. And in many books.
                                                             returns to Cuba and earns a reputation as a respect-
But I never expected the family combination of
                                                             ed doctor, not only by the Chinese but by the Spanish,
Chinese, Cuban, and mulatto that makes up this
week’s reading recommendation.                                  Through Chen’s eyes we see the years pass and the
   This novel chronicles the life of Chen Pan. The           changes that occur in Cuba: The expansion of
reader first meets him in 1857 in Amoy, China...before       Chinatown districts in many towns, the influx of
the Japanese and before the Communists. Life there           Europeans and Americans (and their money) and the
is.....just life. Until a stranger in a Western suit         revolutions that scar the land and people. Chen even
approaches Chen and offers him the world. “Spit the          realizes that he has become more Cuban than Chinese
country dirt from your mouth! You need to act while          as the years pass. The desire to go back home slow-
you’re young!” He counted out Mexican coins in               ly fades.
Chen’s hand and promised him more for work in                   I didn’t get a real sense of the island that is Cuba
Cuba for the next eight years of his life. “And remem-       in this book, but I did get a great feel for the people
ber, one foreign year elapses twice as fast as a Chinese     through Chen’s observations—the interactions of the
one!” Hmm...                                                 various races and the superiority complex of the
   Of course Chen jumped at the chance to see the world      Spanish.
and come back to his village a rich and important man.          In my lifetime I have observed five generations of
There were many other Chinese on the ship that               my family. I love to see how certain traits or physi-
sailed for Cuba that day. All destined to be slaves, of      cal attributes have found their way to various rela-
course. Once they arrived in port, the men were sold         tives over the years. That’s the thread that holds
to landowners and sent to work in the sugar cane fields.     this story together as chapters in the middle of the
They met the Africans who shared their fate, both races      book, titled Traveling Through the Flesh, follow the
suspicious of each other, not understanding each             lives of two of Chen’s progeny: a granddaughter,
other’s languages or customs.                                Chen Fang in Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s, and
   Not to spoil your reading, suffice it to say that the     Domingo Chen, a great-grandson who winds up in the
cruelties and inhumanity suffered at the hands of the        Vietnam War in 1969. The questions and problems that
overseers reaches a climax and Chen kills a man              plague their lives are a reflection of what Chen Pan
and hides in the jungle to avoid recapture. After a year,    started that fateful day he boarded the boat for Cuba.
he finally makes his way to Havana where he becomes             An interesting read, to say the least. Totally different
a successful shop owner; he buys and sells antiques,         and totally readable.
art objects, furniture, even jewelry.                           Author Cristina Garcia has written two other
   End of story? Oh, no. He buys a mulatto slave,            books: Dreaming in Cuban, which was nominated for
Lucrecia, to help him in his business, but the two even-     the National Book Award, and The Aguero Sisters. She
tually fall in love and have three children: Desiderio,      was born in Havana and grew up in New York City.
Lorenzo and Caridad.                                            Till next time, happy reading!

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