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                             Volume 22, Number 36 Thursday, September 14, 2006


Maja Popovic of Montenegro Visits Area Arts Venues
                                                          by Laurie Wink
   There’s nothing like spending time with an inter-
national visitor to highlight things we take for grant-
ed, like an abundance of cultural amenities. From the
viewpoint of Maja Popovic, a native of Montenegro,
the United States is blessed with diverse people and
diverse ways of funding arts programs.
   Popovic is the 41-year-old director of musical pro-
grams for the Cultural Information Center in Podgorica,
her hometown and the center of culture and commerce
in Montenegro. Part of the former Yugoslavia,
Montenegro recently became independent from Serbia,
its northern neighbor, and joined the United Nations
in July. The new nation is about the size of Delaware
with a population of some 600,000 located on the
Adriatic Sea, across from Italy.
   Popovic visited our area on Aug. 30 during a three-
week visit to the United States, arranged by the U.S.
                                                                      Interpreter “Uba” Ruzica introduces Maja Popovic to her hostess
State Department’s International Visitor Leadership                                         Mary Pat O’Connor.
Program. Her local tour was set up through the
                                                                      IVCC member Mary Pat O’Connor, New Buffalo,
International Visitors Center of Chicago (IVCC),
                                                                   hosted Popovic and interpreter Ljubinka “Uba” Ruzica,
a 50-year-old volunteer program offering professional
                                                                   who is originally from Belgrade and has an MBA
exchanges, sightseeing and hospitality.
                                                                   from Indiana University. O’Connor, owner of an exec-
                                                      utive search firm and a Michigan realtor, is past president of the
                                                      IVCC Board of Directors. She also understands the importance
                                                      of hospitality extended to so-called “foreigners,” having lived in
                                                      Ireland for 15 years.
                                                         “The IVCC is a great organization that offers a wonderful
                                                      opportunity to meet fascinating individuals from around the
                                                      world,” O’Connor said of IVCC. “We’re very focused on soft diplo-
                                                      macy – one-on-one opportunities for people to meet their peers.
                                                      Maya was recognized as a future leader of her country, so she was
                                                      invited to participate.”                  Popovic Continued on Page 2




A map of present day Montenegro showing Maya’s home
           town and capital city of Podgorica.                             The picturesque coastline of Montenegro.
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Popovic Continued from Page 1                                                                                         Jacobi said the campus sculptures are only part of
   Popovic attended the University of Montenegro’s                                                                 an ongoing Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events series
Music Academy in Podgorica, then spent several                                                                     meant to enrich classroom educational experiences.
years studying piano in Paris. “When I finished my                                                                 “We use the sculpture as a basis of teaching both K-
studies, I thought that I would do more academic pur-                                                              12 students and college students,” she said, standing
suits,” she said, “but my interests spread into other                                                              in front of “Rise,” a sculpture created by David
areas.” She has been Director of Music Programs                                                                    Noguchi, before moving on to “Emilee,” a sculpture
with the Cultural Information Center in Podgorica for                                                              by Chicago artist Dessa Kirk.
the past five years.                                                                                                  The visitors viewed several ongoing art exhibits inside
   This is Popovic’s first visit to the United States. Her                                                         the Library-Student-Faculty Building, including:
itinerary takes her to Washington, D.C., New York City,                                                            “20th Century Masters,” a poster series of major
Chicago, Seattle and Miami, where she is visiting muse-                                                            works by Kandinsky, Matisse, Chagall, Miro, and
ums and attending theatre, concerts and other cul-                                                                 Picasso, displayed in the Cafeteria; “Abstract Works
tural events. Her interest in grassroots arts pro-                                                                 in Oil” by artist Jason Poteet, in the Cybercafe; and
grams in smaller communities brought her here,
where she hoped to learn about funding the arts
through public and private partnerships.
   To that end, host O’Connor arranged three stops for
the day: Purdue University North Central (PNC),
the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and the Acorn
Theatre. First stop was PNC, where Purdue Pride Week
was in high gear during a campus tour conducted by
Judy Jacobi, PNC marketing director. Jacobi is a
major force behind “Odyssey,” a multi-piece sculpture
exhibit, now in its eighth year, featuring work by
young, emerging artists. Most pieces are for sale
except a few purchased by PNC, such as “Running Arch.”
This sculpture by John Adduci is located at the cam-
pus entrance and has become a photo backdrop for grad-
uating students.
                                                                                                                         Popovic, Ruzica and Jacobi pose by one of the colorful pieces by
                                                                                                                                    Jason Poteet displayed in the Cybercafe.

                                                                                                                   “3-D Art of Africa and Oceania,” featuring work col-
                                                                                                                   lected by Lawrence Kolton, of Pines, displayed in
                                                                                                                   Assembly Hall. Jacobi seemed particularly pleased to
                                                                                                                   have arranged --through a personal meeting and
                                                                                                                   persistent followup -- the “Christo and Jeanne-Claude
                                                                                                                   Retrospective.” The exhibit opens January 9 and
                                                                                                                   runs through May 1, allowing the public to view 40
                                                                                                                   years of photos and drawings of Christo’s worldwide
                                                                                                                   installations.
                                                                                                                      While at PNC, Popovic met with Rita Dagys, direc-
                                                                                                                   tor of development. The two women share a com-
                                                                                                                   mon interest in music and arts fundraising. Dagys
                                                                                                                   earned a bachelor’s degree in piano from the University
                                                                                                                   of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in com-
                                                                                                                   position from Roosevelt University. They discussed the
                                                    Popovic listens to Judy Jacobi, right, talk about              possibility of creating exchange programs for stu-
                                                      Purdue North Central’s sculpture exhibit.                    dents interested in instrumental and vocal music.
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   Popovic said the former socialist system encouraged
programs in music and the arts. Every city in
Montenegro has a Music Academy and children begin
studying music in kindergarten. Montenegro’s inde-
pendence has made it more difficult to find funding,
she added.
   “Usually, more kids are interested in music programs
than can be accepted,” Popovic said. “Most cultural
institutions are public but there is little money now.”
   Jacobi said the ability to acquire sufficient arts fund-
ing requires collaborations. “If I could say only one thing
to secure the future in this austere economy, it would
be collaboration,” she told Popovic.
   Jacobi explained some of PNC’s partnerships,
including the one recently announced by PNC
Chancellor James Dworkin between the university and
the Sinai Forum to support the well-established,
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    PNC Chancellor James Dworkin welcomed Popovic and Ruzica
                          to campus.
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                                                                               “I feel that art is very important for kids in terms
                                                                            of learning,” Shelton said. “It’s not just about read-
                                                                            ing and writing.” He has established an outreach
                                                                            program for children participating in the Safe Harbor
                                                                            after school program. Other arts program outreach
    Edwin Shelton, Lubeznik Center                                          audiences include adults with developmental dis-
program director, discussed benefits
      of community partnerships for                                         abilities and inmates of the Indiana State Correctional
                      arts programs.                                        Facility.
                                                                               Popovic admired the state of the art lighting sys-
                                                                            tem and environmentally friendly bamboo floors in
                                                                            the Hyndman Gallery, the Lubeznik Center’s main exhi-
                                                                            bition room and current site of the 3-D sculpture
                                                                            exhibit. In August, the Hyndman Gallery was a venue
Popovic Continued from Page 3                                               for the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, in its
   Edwin Shelton, Lubeznik program director, ushered                        fifth season.
the visitors into the NIPSCO Art Education Studios,
where he explained the Center’s dual arts and envi-
ronmental missions. He pointed to the floor, made from
recycled tires, as an example of the environmental-
ly friendly materials used during the building’s ren-
ovation.




                                                                                  Carolyn Saxton, Lubeznik executive director, posed in the
                                                                                 Brincka Gallery with Shelton, Ruzica, Popovic and O’Connor.
                                                                               Shelton discussed the current “Troika” exhibit by
                                                                            the Area Artists Association in the Brincka and
                                                                            Library Galleries. The exhibit features work by three
                                                                            artists from different geographical areas who work in
                                                                            different media -- drawing, painting and photography.
                                                                            Lubeznik Executive Director Carolyn Saxton greet-
             A piece of the art created by a student in the
             Helping Our People Excel summer program.
                                                                            ed the guests and spoke about the successful 25th
                                                                            Lakefront Art Festival held in nearby Washington Park.
   This summer, the Lubeznik Center assisted chil-                             Last stop of the day was the Acorn Theatre in the
dren ages 7 to 10 from the Helping Our People Excel                         renascent town of Three Oaks, Michigan. It seems as
(HOPE) program in creating art on the theme of the                          if the whole town
Underground Railroad. They learned about this part                          has become an arts
of Civil War history during a visit to the Indiana                          venue, with an ever
Dunes National Lakeshore Park. The children’s work                          expanding group of
now festoons the walls of the art education studios.                        galleries, the clas-
                                                                            sic Vickers Theatre,
                                                                            the new Radio
                                                                            Harbor Country sta-
                                                                            tion, a bookstore,
                                                                            specialty shops and
                                                                            a Three Oaks Poet
                                                                            Laureate.




                                                                            The Acorn Theater is one of
    A lobby display helps introduce visitors to the “3-D Discovery”               many arts venues in
                    exhibit at the Lubeznik Center.                             Three Oaks, Michigan.
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train station to see her guests off on their return
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                                     Life in “The La Lumiere Lane” Fascinates
                                                                by William F. Keefe

   In Annie Marcucci’s 20-20 perspective, the record                           “Life with father” was uniquely enriching. Thomas
enrollment at La Lumiere School for the 2006-07                             Marcucci has served as Mayor of Elmhurst, Illinois,
academic year had multiple causes. Among them,                              for 14 years. He is in his fourth term. “We got to
not necessarily in the order of importance:                                 attend some special events,” Annie recalls. “Like big
   -- The school’s basic, enduring commitment to                            celebrations, receptions, public gatherings.”
“character, scholarship, and faith.”                                           Annie’s undergraduate education represented fur-
   -- The press stampede that swept over the La Porte                       ther preparation for her La Lumiere assignment. In
area institution after John Roberts’ confirmation as                        June, 2005 she took a baccalaureate degree in “Family
chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.                           and Child,” a new field of specialization, at Ball State
That event turned a brilliant spotlight on the school                       University, Muncie, Indiana.
and its facilities, the administration, the faculty, and                       “I was one of the first lucky ones to qualify for
even the course offerings.                                                  that degree,” she says. “Aside from courses directly
   (Chief Justice Roberts graduated first in his class                      relating to the degree, I was able to take minor stud-
at La Lumiere in 1973. Following confirmation, he joined                    ies in educational psychology, counseling psychology,
the Supreme Court on September 29, 2005.)                                   and social work.
   -- The continuing, nonstop efforts of the staff,
including the Admissions Department of which Annie
is associate director, to help the world in general
and prospective students in particular to learn about
the school and what it stands for and offers.
   Beginning her second year as part of the La Lumiere
administrative staff, Annie feels lucky. There’s a                          Dressed appropri-
                                                                            ately and enjoying
sense of accomplishment that goes with the record enroll-                    the 2006 gradua-
ment of 150. And living on campus, walking to work,                           tion ceremonies,
taking part in the school’s endless round of activities                         Annie Marcucci
                                                                            has a proud place
is like being part of an extended family.                                      among other La
                                                                             Lumiere staff and
                                                                             faculty members.
                                                                              (Photo provided)




                                                                               Today, as associate director of admissions, she also
                                                                            has duties as Director of Financial Aid, member of the
                                                                            Student Affairs Committee, and, incidentally, co-
                                                                            hostess of the “No Boys Allowed” activity that she helped
                                                                            originate.
                                                                               “No Boys Allowed”
                                                                               As an independent, lay Catholic day and boarding
                                                                            school, providing studies in grades 9 to 12 and also
                                                                            offering a post-graduate year, La Lumiere attracts stu-
                                                                            dents from foreign countries as well as distant parts
                                                                            of the United States. To a degree, the school neces-
                                                                            sarily acts in the place of parents, especially for the
                                                                            boarders, the young people who live on campus.
The welcome to a newly registered student takes place fittingly under the      Partly in response to that kind of responsibility, Annie
Registration sign on the La Lumiere campus. In the snapshot Annie (right)   worked this past year, in collaboration with the
has just finished the paperwork with senior day student Krista Grzywacz.    school’s Health Services Director, Karen Lawson, to
                             (Photo provided)
                                                                            launch “No Boys Allowed.”
  Life in the La Lumiere lane, in fact, resembles                              As Annie explains it, “Wednesdays our students are
her earlier home life with Thomas and Mimi Marcucci,                        in classes only until 1:30 p.m. Afterward, they take
four sisters, and, just beyond the home walls, num-                         part in an activity of some kind. A faculty member spon-
berless relatives on both parental sides.                                   sors each activity. Each quarter the activity changes.
                                                          THE


September 14, 2006                                                                                                         Page 13
   “There’s always interest in ‘life’ discussions, so we            There’s even room for innovation. “At our Wednesday
decided to try the ‘No Boys Allowed’ meetings as                  morning school-wide meetings each academic depart-
open discussion forums facilitated by Karen and me.               ment has the opportunity to propose a new word. The
This term we will be venturing into topics like phys-             ‘Wednesday Word’ is always related to a particular
ical and emotional health, relationships, decision-               department.
making, faith, and social issues.
   “It promises to be a wonderful opportunity for girls
who want to take part to express opinions, ask ques-
tions, and air concerns in an emotionally safe envi-
ronment. The talk should turn on the many changes
taking place in the students’ lives.”
   Annie takes on such projects in addition to her reg-
ular duties. The net result is that she lives a kind of
“total immersion” in the La Lumiere family.
   What are the regular duties? “I handle enrollment
management,” she says, “and also attend school fairs
and trade shows, provide support for school events,
administer the La Lumiere entrance exam, and help
to plan and run the twice-yearly Open House. On top
of these basic jobs I work directly with applicants and
their families to help students through the Admissions
process.
   “This includes giving campus tours, conducting                        An early sun casts magical beams over a corner of the
                                                                                 La Lumiere campus. (Photo provided)
applicant interviews, and reviewing applications for
admission. As one of the four members of the Student                 “In spring last year my most memorable word--cho-
Services Committee I work with the other members                  sen in collaboration with Mrs. Andrea McDonnell of
to address any academic, personal, social, or emotional           the Language Department--was ‘hello.’ We had over
challenges a student may be facing. We meet week-                 15 students on stage in the Assembly Hall saying ‘Hello’
ly to develop and implement plans of approach so that             in different languages.”
individual students can air special concerns.”                       Smiling at the memory, Annie says, “The Hellos came
                                                                  from languages spoken at home, learned in school, or
                                                                  learned on a student’s own time. It was impressive
                                                                  to see so many cultures represented on our stage.”
                                                                     The language project was particularly fitting
                                              The 155-acre        because La Lumiere in the current school year has some
                                              campus of La
                                              Lumiere
                                                                  17 students from foreign countries. The international
                                              School is situ-     students represent Germany, Korea, Russia, Burundi,
                                              ated among          and others.
                                              rolling hills and
                                              verdant
                                              forests. The
                                              grounds boast
                                              their own
                                              private lake as
                                              well as a
                                              complete array
                                              of sporting
                                              facilities.
                                              (School photo)




   “Wednesday Word”
   If it sounds interesting, it is. Mix in athletic events
in which the entire student body participates accord-
ing to skills and taste; add in an occasional weekend
movie or other entertainment event; include ice cream                 In a relaxed moment Annie has a chance to meet Carol Keefe,
                                                                             review the summer, and talk family. (Keefe photo)
socials and free moments at the on-campus Cider
House and Snack Bar; sketch in two formal dances                     (In the interest of full disclosure, the author admits-
a school year, and you have the ingredients for a full            -boasts--that he is the brother of Annie Marcucci’s mater-
life and a balanced, rewarding, work-recreation sched-            nal grandmother, Marge Madden, and thus qualifies
ule.                                                              as some degree or species of uncle.)
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                                                    Board Certified           Dunes Summer Theatre Presents
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                                                                          Using the life and work of American artist Robert
                                                                          Rauschenberg as its lens, the play confronts the
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                                                                             Wildly physical and deeply personal, “bobrauschen-
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             National Lakeshore Celebrates 30th Duneland Harvest Festival
     The twang of a banjo, the wheeze of a steam thresh-
er, and the toe-taping rhythm of clog dancing, are just
a few of the sounds to be heard at this year’s Duneland
Harvest Festival. This free event runs from 11 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16 and Sunday,
September 17 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s
Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead.
   A friendly atmosphere and hands-on experiences
bring many visitors back year after year to this 30-
year old festival. The music, demonstrations, and
even the food revolve around a harvest time theme
at a 19th century farm and an even older fur-trading
post. Visitors can try their hand at old-time crafts, watch
sheep-herding or shearing demonstrations, or just visit
with volunteers in period costume to learn about the
life back in “untamed” Indiana. Activities geared for
kids include a “Children’s Corner” full of old-fashioned
games, cornhusk doll making, and candle dipping.
   Three stages feature nearly non-stop performances
of traditional music by local artists including David
James, Save the Tunes Council, Banjo Bob, and Trois
Canard. Animal demonstrations, storytellers, and
dancers, including the always-popular Good Time
Cloggers, round out the on-stage entertainment.                        Children learn how to grind oats into flour during
                                                                               the Duneland Harvest Festival.
   Throughout the festival grounds, area artists and
artisans will display their wares and demonstrate crafts      to sausage and ham and bean soup cooked over an open
and traditional activities. At the Chellberg Farm,            fire.
visitors can experience crocheting, quilting, woodcarving,       The Duneland Harvest Festival is located at the
soap making, sorghum and cider pressing, and horse-           Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead on Mineral
drawn plowing. A short walk down the trail takes vis-         Springs Road in Porter, Indiana, and is presented in
itors to voyageur and American Indian encampments             partnership with the Friends of the Indiana Dunes,
at the historic Bailly Homestead.                             Inc.
   Food stands, operated by local non-profit groups,             Pets are not permitted on festival grounds, with the
will be located throughout the festival grounds. Along        exception of service animals. For more information about
with the standard fare, traditional foods will be fea-        the festival or other programs at Indiana Dunes
tured, including two local favorites—Swedish pota-            National Lakeshore, call 219-926-7561, ext. 225.
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                                                                                                                     Jazz Singer, Comedy Cabaret at The Acorn
                                                                                                                        Local and popular jazz singer Jenna Mammina
                                                                                                                     will perform at The Acorn Theater on Friday, Sept.
                                                                                                                     15, and the following night, Saturday, Sept.16, the
                                                                                                                     “Cabarah! Comedy Cabaret” returns.
                                                                                                                                                           Fri., Sept. 15,
                                                                                                                                                        Jenna Mammina will
                                                                                                                                                        be performing with
                                                                                                                                                        Robin Lewis on 7-
                                                                                                                                                        string guitar, Mark
                                                                                                                                                        Ziegler on bass, Keith
                                                                                                                                                        Hall on drums and
                                                                                                                                                        really special guest
                                                                                                                                                        vocalist          Nino
                                                                                                                                                        Mammina.
                                                                                                                                                           Jenna’s new release,
                                                                                                                                                        “Meant to Be,” reflects
                                                                                                                                                        the breadth and depth
                                                                                                                                                        of her musical tastes
                                                                                                                                                        and her command of a
                                                                                                                                                        vast range of styles.
                                                                                                                                                        In 1986, Mammina
                                                                                                                     moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, with its rich
                                                                                                                     and varied musical heritage. She didn't take long to
                                                                                                                     fully immerse herself in the jazz scene. Today, she divides
                                                                                                                     her time between San Francisco, New York and her
                                                                                                                     hometown of St. Joseph, MI.
                                                                                                                        Singer/songwriter
                                                                                                                     Naomi Ashley will host the
                                                                                                                     hilarious, audience-inclusive
                                                                                                                     “Cabarah! Comedy Cabaret,”
                                                                                                                     with stand-up comics Cayne
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                                                                                                                     Collier and Kumail Nanjiani
                                                                                                                     on Sat., Sept. 16.
                                                                                                                        “Cabarah!” boasts smart,
                                                                                                                     biting comedy, musical may-
                                                                                                                     hem, pure silliness and every-
                                                                                                                     thing in between and is
                                                                                                                     Chicago’s first cabaret ded-
                                                                                                                     icated solely to the art of
                                                                                                                     comedy. Unlike traditional
                                                                                                                     cabaret, “Cabarah!” breaks
                                                                                                                     down the fourth wall making the audience an inte-
                                                                                                                     gral part of the show.
                                                                         ALL      %
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                                                                       The early  OFF      50                           Host Ashley, whose songs have been described as
                                                                                                                     ranging from heartfelt to hilarious, has been per-
                                                                                                                     forming around Chicago for more than 10 years.
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                                                                                                                     Chicago’s Playground Theater.
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                                                                       The Coroner Returns to Chesterton
 Open Yourself Totally...                                               The 12th annual Munchkinland Market Days will
                                                                     again be held the same days as the 25th annual


 to Wellness!
                                                                     Indiana Wizard of Oz Festival on Sept. 15-17. The
                                                                     Wizard of Oz Festival is produced by Lakeshore
                                                                     Festival & Events, LLC. and held at the Porter
                               SERVICES INCLUDE:                     County Expo Center in Valparaiso. Munchkinland
  The Massage Therapy
                               • Therapeutic massage                 Market Days is produced by and held on the grounds
  & Wellness Center is the
                               • Acupuncture clinic                  of The Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop & Oz Fantasy
  area’s leader in providing
                               • Chinese herbal
                                                                     Museum two miles south of downtown Chesterton.
  professional wellness
                                 medicine                               “We are proud to have Meinhardt Raabe again
  programs. If you have
                                                                     this year as our special Celebrity Guest all three
  experienced holistic care,   • Heated stone therapy
                                                                     days of Munchkinland Market Days,” says Marilyn
  you’ll be impressed by       • Salt scrub                          Zengler, proprietor of The Yellow Brick Road Gift
  the exceptional quality      • Healing touch                       Shop. Raabe played the now-famous Munchkin
  and scope of our services.   • Personal fitness                    Coroner opposite Judy Garland in MGM’s 1939 clas-
  If you’ve never even had
                               • Qigong                              sic film “The Wizard of Oz.” All are welcome to bring
  a massage before, try us.
                               • Reflexology                         cameras to take a photo with The Coroner.
  Wellness is the total you!
                               • Programs for business,
                                                                        Memories of a Munchkin – an Illustrated Walk
                                 including chair massage             Down the Yellow Brick Road is a 304-page hardcov-
                                                                     er book from Back Stage Books with 250 color and 50
                               • Pregnancy massage
                                                                     black & white illustrations. The book is co-authored
                               • Gift certificates                   by Raabe and Daniel Kinske, Lt. USN. The Foreword
                                1026 North Karwick Road              is by Mickey Rooney. In this deluxe, lavishly illustrated
                                Michigan City, Indiana 46360         hardcover edition, one of the last surviving cast mem-
                                219-879-5722                         bers of The Wizard of Oz tells his life story and
                                At The Harbor Grand Hotel            shares his memories of making that Hollywood clas-
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                                www.wellness-specialists.com         sic. He also tells his own inspiring story including how
                                                                     he learned that people like him were called midgets
                                                                     at the age of seventeen; how he served in World War
                                                                     II as a Civil Air Pilot with the cockpit specially
                                                                     designed to suit his size; his years as teacher and
                                                                     spokesman for Oscar Meyer before and after Oz.
                                                                        Born into a family of German dairy farmers, Raabe
                                                                     grew up in Farmington, WI. In 1938, he heard that
                                                                     MGM was going to make a movie with Judy Garland
                                                                     and “they wanted as many little people as they could
                                                                     find.” Through an agent, he was cast in the film.
                                                                     Memories of a Munchkin is his account of life as a
                                                                     Munchkin on the set: watching as the glorious
                                                                     Munchkinland was built, putting up with long days
                                                                     of rehearsal, being costumed by legendary MGM
                                                                     designer Adrian, witnessing various mishaps dur-
                                                                     ing filming, and much more.
                                                                        In addition to autograph sessions, Munchkinland
                                                                     Market Days features Auntie Em’s Pie Booth, children’s
                                                                     games sponsored by Burns Harbor Lions Club, Picture
                                                                     Yourself in Oz (having your photo taken in a life-
                                                                     size Oz tableau), a caricature artist, art & craft
                                                                     booths, face painting and Oz collectibles. In fact,
                                                                     Munchkinland Market Days is a collector’s paradise
                                                                     for any collector as well as Oz buffs.
                                                                        The Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop & Oz Fantasy
                                                                     Museum is located at 109 E. Yellow Brick Road,
                                                                     Chesterton, which is at the Indiana Toll Road and St.
                                                                     Rd. 49. For those using global positioning, it is 109
                                                                     E. CR 950 North, Chesterton. For details on
                                                                     Munchkinland Market Days, the Yellow Brick Road
                                                                     can be reached at their website www.yellowbrick
                                                                     roadonline.com or phoning 219/926-7048.
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                                                                         8th Annual Artist Gallery Walk
                                                                                                          The 8th Annual
                        Schoolhouse                                                                    Artist Gallery Walk
                                                                                                       at the Historic
                           Shop                                                                        Rumely Building in
                                                                                                       Downtown LaPorte
                                   …at Furnessville                                                    will be held on Sat.,
                                                                                                       Sept. 16th, 10 a.m.-
                                                                                                       4 p.m. This fine art
          17TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR                                                                          exhibition is held
                                                                                                       in conjunction with
      Celebration                                                                                      the Sunflower Fair
                                                                                                       and features over

     of the
                         Arts
                   – Mixed Media –
                                                                                                       15 LaPorte Area
                                                                                                       artists in addition to
                                                                                                       over 100 works by
                                                                                                       LaPorte        High
                                                                                                       School art students.
                                                                                                           The exhibition




                         N
                                                                                                       began as a way to
    Sat., Sept. 16                 Sun., Sept. 17                                                      raise art awareness
                                                                                                       in the community,
        10 - 5                        11 - 5                                                           and guests are invit-
                                                                                                       ed to vote for their
                                                                           “Child and Sunflower” by
                Schoolhouse Shop                                             Dorothy Konieczny
                                                                                                       favorite work. A
  278 East 1500 North Chesterton, IN 46304 (219) 926-1551
                                                                                                       “Viewer’s Favorite”
                 www.schoolhouseshop.com                           award is given in addition to the “Juror’s Award”
                                                                   and “Sunflower Theme Award.” Student work is
                                                                   juried separately and awards are given to many
                                                                   young aspiring artists.
                                                                      Last year’s winner of the “Sunflower Theme Award”
                                                                   was Dorothy Konieczny with her work entitled, “Child
                                                                   and Sunflower.” The winner’s work each year is dis-
                                                                   played at various banks and businesses in the area,
                                                                   and used to advertise the following year’s exhibi-
                                                                   tion.
                                                                      Live music under the direction of Lisa Smithson will
         208 Wabash Street • Michigan City, IN                     add to the pleasure of your walk and artists will be
                  (North of Lighthouse Mall)                       on hand to discuss their works with visitors. Service
            Phone 219-TRY-HOPS (879-4677)                          League hostesses will be serving “Poppin’ in the
                          HOURS:                                   Park” popcorn to support “Arts in the Park.” Committee
                   Lunch Daily 11 am - 4 pm                        members include Bea Baker, Don & Shirley Bowman,
  Dinner Sunday - Thursday 4-10 pm • Friday & Saturday 4-11 pm     Laura Cutler, Karen Long, Donna Novak, Kitty Wolf,
           BAR Sunday-Wednesday ‘til Midnight plus                 and Bob Zimmerman. For information or to be an
                   Thursday-Saturday ‘til 3 am                     exhibiting artist, telephone 219/324-6665.
     We serve fresh foods and fresh beers!
   Sunday - $7 Pitcher • Monday - $8 Growler Refill
                                                                    Collector’s Breakfast Tickets on Sale
       Daily Specials for Lunch & Dinner
                                                                      Tickets are now on sale for the Friends of the
                                                                   Michigan City Public Library’s annual Collector’s
        LIVE ENTERTAINMENT (No Cover)                              Breakfast featuring antique expert and licensed
  Sept. 15 Freek Johnson - 9 p.m.                                  appraiser Karl Gates.
                                                                      The breakfast will be held on Sat., Oct. 14, at the
  Sept. 23 Vital Support - 10 p.m.                                 library. Portofino’s of LaPorte will cater the full
  Sept. 29 Johnny V & Friends - 10 p.m.                            breakfast.
                                                                      One item per person will be appraised. Tickets
  Sept. 30 Sweet Blackberry Jam - 10 p.m.                          are $20 and can be purchased at the Circulation
                                                                   Desk in the Library. More information at 873-3049.
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                           “Red, White & Blue Ball-A Salute to Veterans”
   The Great Lakes Museum of Military History’s              rabbit lining. Belush Jewelers of Crown Point is once
“13th Annual Red, White & Blue Ball-A Salute to              again featuring one-of-a-kind designer pieces of jew-
Veterans” has elected the artwork of 16 year old             elry with a combined value of $20,000. Over 100 pieces
Michigan City High School student Albion Sheppard            of additional artist designed jewelry by Magee's Attic
to represent the theme of this year’s Ball: Homecoming.      and over 50 pieces from Direct Diamond Importers,
   The event will be held at the Orak Shrine Temple          Spirit Lake, Iowa plus many more semi-precious
in Michigan City on Sat., Sept. 16th.                        gemstone items will also be featured. Well-known local
   Albion Sheppard is Art Work Winner                        retired local jeweler Mike Williams will be available
   Albion is active in the MCHS band, football, track,       to answer questions about the jewelry in the Silent
is a cheer lifter, a junior bowling coach and assists with   Auction. Frontier Lawn and Garden is providing a
CCD classes at his church. His artwork was sub-              Gravely Model 2350 zero-radius lawnmower with a
mitted by Dunes Relief Post Auxiliary VFW #2536 for          value of $3399.
a national poster contest. His artwork will be featured         Kabelin Ace Hardware is providing a slot machine
on the front cover of both the program booklet and silent    and a fire pit. Clint Eastwood has sent an auto-
auction booklet of the Ball.                                 graphed photo and Rose Dankert did a large needle-
                                                             point US Army insignia. Holiday Inn has donated an
                                                             overnight and Damon's has donated dinner for two.
                                                             Other certificates include Rodini’s, Lindo’s, Culver’s,
                                                             Ryan’s Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Applebee's, Hammer's,
                                                             Trail Creek Liquors, Albano’s, McDonald’s of LaPorte
                                                             Co. and Bob Evans. McDonald’s of La Porte Co. has
                                                             also donated a Birthday Party for 10 children which
                                                             includes a two-hour private party in a large party room
                                                             with hostess and games, a Happy Meal and favors for
                                                             each guest, a gift for the birthday child, a cake and
                                                             ice cream, unlimited use of Ronald's Playplace.
                                                             Several groupings of children's toys and costumes will
                                                             be up for bid. Also up for auction will be gift baskets
                                                             with donated prize-winning designer wines the vintner of
                                                             which is Cellars ab Michael (Michael Walters an Air Force
                                                             veteran and supporter of the Museum) of Valparaiso.
                                                                Back by popular demand is the Star Spangled
                                                             Surprise Raffle. Champagne flutes are stuffed with
                                                             red, white & blue tissue. Participant purchase a
                                                             flute. Within the tissue is a variety of jewelry rang-
                                                             ing in value from a $340 multi-gem 10 Karat gold ring
                                                             to black or black and white freshwater pearls, ster-
                                                             ling silver rings, bracelets, necklaces and more.
                                                                Bud Lies of City’s Pure Ice is doing an ice carving
                                                             for the martini slide. Representatives from the Marine
                                                             Corps JROTC program of Michigan City High School
            “Homecoming”
                                                             will be welcoming guests to the event and providing
                                                             the sword archway into the dining room. The event
                       Albion Sheppard                       begins at 5 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres buf-
                                                             fet and 6:30 p.m. for dinner. The menu will feature
                                                             Chicken Marsala with Mesquite Grilled Shrimp.
   Next year, the Museum will host a poster contest             The 2006 Veteran of the Year Award, sponsored by
for school age youngsters from the area. The winner          Swanson Center, will be presented during the evening.
of the contest, which will be judged in September 2007,      Middle of the Road Band will provide music for danc-
will receive a $100 bond as well as other donated prizes.    ing and entertainment. The MCHS Marine Corps
   Silent Auction Promises Fantastic Items                   JROTC will be posting the colors and the Culver
   This year’s Silent Auction for the Ball offers jew-       Military Academy Silent Drill Team will give a riv-
elry, a fur, and a zero radius lawnmower, as well as         eting demonstration.
many restaurant certificates and more. What a great             Ticket Information
opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping!                Tickets are $50; purchase up to Sept. 14th. at the
   Hunch Furs, Merrillville, has donated a $1599             Museum or by phone with charge card at 219-872-2702
purple taffeta coat with a dyed fox collar and sheared       or toll-free 800-726-5912. No ticket sales at the door.
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                “Fiddler on the Roof” at 4th Street Theatre




                Tevye’s daughters in anticipation of the wedding. Taylor Small as Bielke,
                            Jamie Shriner as Tzeitel, Luci Doler as Hodel,
                                     Kaylee Annable as Shprintze.

                   4th Street Theater of Chesterton will present
                “Fiddler on the Roof”, Sept. 15-16, 22-24, 29-30, Oct.
                1, 6-8. The universally loved musical features Darren
                Serhal as Tevye and Kathy Ton as Golde. It is a
                heartwarming story of generational conflict and a dis-
                appearing way of life set during the terrors of czarist
                Russia. The show is graced with such wonderful
                songs as “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset”.
                   For reservations, phone 219 926-7875. Tickets are
                $12. Group rate are available for ten or more. Because
                of limited seating, reservations are strongly recom-
                mended. Shows start at 8 p.m. except for Sunday per-
                formances which are at 3 p.m.
                   The 4th Street Theatre is located at 125 N. 4th St.,
                Chesterton. Visit their web site at www.4thStreetncca.org


                                    “Into the Woods”
                   Into the Woods takes some of the best-loved children’s
                stories, mixes them with a bit of magic dust from
                Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and winds
                up with a magical, musical twist on the Brothers
                Grimm fairy tales.
                   When a Baker and his Wife learn the Witch next
                door has cursed them with childlessness, they embark
                on a quest for the special objects required to break the
                spell. We find that Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk,
                Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel are stories about
                how to deal with life and growing up.
                   Sondheim’s chamber-scale music, recipient of the
                1987 Tony for Best Score, is one of his most beauti-
                ful and accessible, and is at its most poignant in “No
                More,” “No One Is Alone,” and “Children Will Listen.”
                   Tickets are available through the Memorial Opera
                House Box Office, by phone at 219/548-9137, or in per-
                son. The Memorial Opera House is located at 104
                Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN. Box office hours: Mon.-
                Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
                   Individual Tickets are: $16/Adults & $13/Students
                & Seniors.
                   Show dates and times are as follows: Sept. 16, 22-
                23, 29-30 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
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   Upcoming Programs at Fernwood
    Saturday, September 16; 2:00-3:30 pm
    Better Lawns Made Easier - Ben Yost, owner of Farm
& Garden, guides you through lawn installation,
maintenance, and renovation in a presentation that
includes handout materials. Ben has taught lawn
care for the Berrien County Extension Master Gardener
training program. Members $12, Public $15                   ANNUAL “TENTLESS”
    Saturday, September 16; 11:00 am-12:00 noon
    Nature Saplings: Spiders - Just for kids ages 21⁄2 to
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so come prepared to learn about arachnids. Class             ountry  ates Gift and Christmas Shop
size is limited; call ahead. Members $4 for each                           120 W. Buffalo (U.S. 12), New Buffalo, MI
child/adult pair. Public $5 for each child/adult pair.
    Saturday, September 23; 12:30-4:30 pm                                                    and
    Canoe Black Lake - This trip is ideal for beginning
canoeists and families. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks,       SIDEWALK SALE
and a towel or cushion to sit on. Not recommended for
children under 6 unless they have previous canoeing
experience. Class size is limited; call ahead. Members
                                                            CM Gift & Christmas Shop
$14, Public $17. Children 12 & under $8. Advanced                                     at our new location
registration is required by 5 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 20.                           14 N. Whittaker, New Buffalo, MI
    Sunday, September 24; 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    Nuts to You! - The Michiana area is blessed with
                                                            Sat., Sept. 16 & Sun. Sept. 17
a diversity of native nut trees. Fall is the best time                           (269) 469-2890 • (888) 469-2890
to study them. Fernwood Executive Director Peter van                            Email: countrymates1@yahoo.com
der Linden leads a leisurely walk through the nature                                 Web: countrymates.com
preserve and collections, focusing on the identifica-
tion, culture, and natural history of these useful
trees. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared for the
weather. Members $8, Public $10.
    Saturday, September 30; 10:00 am-5:00 pm                Open for                                        Daily Lunch
    Photographing Fall Color - Local photographer            Lunch!                                          Specials!
Danny Burk returns to share tips on capturing the
glowing colors of fall. Recommended equipment
includes tripods and cameras (either film or digital)
with interchangeable lenses or close-up settings and
user-adjustable settings. Instruction is tailored to
your individual level, whether beginner or advanced.
                                                                                VAL’S
                                                                                    FAMOUS
    Lunch is available for purchase in the Fernwood
Café or bring your own for a picnic in the gardens. Class                       Pizza & Grinders
size is limited; call ahead. Members $85, Public $100.
Advance registration by noon, Wed., Sept. 27
    In the Clark Gallery - through September 24
    Mary C. Nasser - Mary Nasser earned her Master
of Fine Arts in Studio Art: Painting from Michigan State                         1012 N. Karwick Road
University. She has lived in northern Michigan for the                               Michigan City
past eight summers and has been painting the land-                                     861-0596
scape there since 2000.
    Try Geocaching at Fernwood
    A list of caches is available at the Visitors Center                      ONE LARGE
reception desk or www.geocaching.com. Geocachers
pay regular admission fees and stay on the trails.                       ONE TOPPING FOR $9.99
    Etc.                                                     VAL’S
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                                                                               Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
                                                                          Sponsored by Wanatah Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                                          Sept. 22, 23, 24, is the 12th Anniversary of “Something
                                                                       to Crow About”. Yes, it’s the annual Wanatah Scarecrow
                                                                       Festival. Events throughout the Festival include
                                                                       Scarecrow Displays, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts,
                                                                       Food and Game Booths. New this year are Fireworks
                                                                       on Fri., the grand opening of the Monon Railroad
                                                                       Caboose Museum and Wanatah Historical Society
                                                                       Antique Sale and on Saturday is a 3 on 3 Basketball
                                                                       Tournament sponsored by Wanatah School Athletic
                                                                       Department. For a complete schedule and more infor-
                                                                       mation, visit www.scarecrowfest.org .
                                                                          Friday ~ Salem United Church of Christ will
                                                                       sponsor a Pork Chop Dinner at Wanatah School from
                                                                       4:30-8 p.m. The Harvest Garden Contest will be held
                                                                       at Wanatah Mercantile at 4:30 p.m. Merchant Give-
                                                                       a-ways at the Entertainment Tent at Scarecrow
                                                                       Square will be held at 8 p.m. for those present and
                                                                       again on Saturday night and Sunday. Fireworks at
                                                                       dusk at the Legion with an Adult Dance to follow.
                                                                          Saturday ~ Start the day off with “The Scarecrow
                                                                       Stampede” 5K Run or 3K Walk at 8 a.m. sponsored
                                                                       by Wanatah Little League. For you hoop enthusi-
                                                                       asts, the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament gets started
                                                                       in the morning. “The Scarecrow Scamper” Kids (ages
                                                                       2-9) Fun Run is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Parade
                                                                       at 11 a.m. A Garden Tractor Pull will take place at the
                                                                       Legion Park. A Port-O-Pit Chicken carryout will be
                                                                       from 11am to 1pm. Bingo can be played from noon°V
                                                                       4 p.m. at the American Legion and again on Sunday.
                    870 e. sidewalk road chesterton, in                A Scarecrow Dress-up Contest and Talent Show will
            www.gladrags.info open everyday 10-5 219-926-5557          be held at 4 p.m. The Lions Club will host a Fish Fry
                                                                       from 4-8 p.m. A Karaoke Contest will be held at the


       coat                                sale!
                                                                       Legion at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget about crafts, games,
                                                                       rides, scarecrows, shuttles and more throughout the
                                                                       day and again on Sunday..
                                                                          Sunday ~ Have Pancakes and Sausage for break-
      great selection!                  incredible styles!             fast with Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Then stop
                                                                       by the Wanatah Volunteer Fire Department Toy and
                                                                       Collectibles Show at the School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                                       Community (non-denominational) Church Service
                                                                       will be held at 10 a.m. at the Entertainment Tent. An
                                                                       Antique and Classic Car Show will be held at the Lions
                                                                       Park. Bring the kids and grandkids to the Kiddie Tractor
                                                                       Pull at 1 p.m. and then on to Scarecrow Sculpting.
                                                                       Entertainment thru 4 p.m. Wanatah Little League will
                                                                       have a Home Run Derby at the School at 1 p.m. The
                                                                       Legion will host a Duck Race at 4 p.m. down Hawg

      draw for 20-40% OFF!!!!!!!!!!                                    Creek. Closing Ceremonies will be at 4 p.m.
                                                                          Wanatah is located 20 miles south of Michigan
                                                                       City on US 421 in southern LaPorte County. Parking
                                                                       is available with free shuttle service from the American
                                                                       Legion (turn south off U.S. 30 on Lincoln Street) and
                                                                       the school (turn west into town at the south base of
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                                                                       overpass on U.S. 421) and follow the signs.
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                                                                       46390. Email scarecrowfest@yahoo.com.
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                                                                                                                               A Founding Family of Long Beach
                                                                                                                                                       by Barbara Stodola

                                                                             Back in the 1930s, Mary Jane Mathias was a student
                                                                          at Elston High School and she knew who Dick Misener                                           They were a spirited, adventurous couple. Dick and
                                                                          was -- tall, trim and handsome -- but they didn’t meet                                     Mary Jane shared a love of boating, and resolved that
                                                                          until after-school hours, drag-racing down Franklin                                        one day they would sail around the world. A warmer cli-
   Mary Jane Misener’s 90th birthday was proclaimed to the world.         Street. She had a Chevy coupe and he was driving his                                       mate would be a good start, so one day they packed up
   Mary Jane Misener, just turned 90, finds herself                       father’s Plymouth.                                                                         their belongings, hitched the sailboat onto the car, and
in a rare position: at the center of a family which has,                     “I beat him at every light,” she recalls, “and then he                                  headed to Florida. For a while Dick worked for a news-
for six generations, enjoyed the beaches of Michigan                      followed me home.”                                                                         paper in Miami, but then he decided to try his hand at
City and Long Beach. She is the daughter of Clarence                         “Home” at that time was on Oriole Trail, in a sparse-                                   something more lucrative: maybe construction. Like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tonga was the 103-foot yacht designed to take Mary Jane and Dick
Mathias, a Long Beach developer whose real estate                         ly-settled area that Clarence Mathias and Orphie Gotto                                     his father-in-law, Dick was a dynamic, energetic indi-                                     Meisner around the world.
speculations helped to assure a lifetime which can best                   were developing for vacationing Chicagoans. The 1930s                                      vidual, and opportunities were abundant in the boom
                                                                          were lean years, Depression years, and the second-                                         years following World War II.                                         Island and here they live on Lake Michigan, and
be described as idyllic.
                                                                          home owners were beginning to sell their Chicago places                                       Mary Jane and Dick moved to St. Petersburg, where                  “Nobody could ask for a better life.” During her child-
                                                                          and live full-time in Long Beach.                                                          he set up a business greatly in demand in Florida -- marine           hood, she came back north to spend summers with
                                                                             Dick Misener, a                                                                         construction. He built sea walls and underwater pipe sys-             “Matt” and Ann Mathias, who by that time had moved
                                                    Clarence Mathias                                                                                                                                                                       into a lakefront home. She has maintained friendships
                                                    shows off his first   “townie,” lived on                                                                         tems and made a fortune at it. Starting out with one helper,
                                                    daughter, in the      Coolspring Avenue,                                                                         he expanded the business to 500 employees and enough                  with Fran Lysaught and Mugsy Schreiber, whose
                                                    front yard of their   next-door to the                                                                           equipment, a reporter quipped, to put a seawall around                family bought her grandparents’ place on Oriole trail.
                                                    home on                                                                                                                                                                                Her mother stays in contact with her oldest friend,
                                                    Michigan              artist       Robert                                                                        the entire state of Florida. Years later, when inter-
                                                    Boulevard. At the     Grafton. His father                                                                        viewed by the St. Petersburg Times, he recalled the ago-              Barney O’Hara.
                                                    time, Matt            was editor/ publisher                                                                      nizing decision to be made when he bought his first piece
                                                    worked in Orphie
                                                    Gotto’s feed          of the Michigan City                                                                       of equipment: whether to get the bargain wheelbar-
                                                    store at 9th and      News. The couple                                                                           row for $6., or splurge on the really good one for $12. He
                                                    Pine Streets,         married young, at                                                                          bought the $12. wheelbarrow and ever afterward “qual-
                                                    Michigan CIty.
                                                                          ages 20 and 21, and                                                                        ity” was the hallmark of his enterprises.
                                                                          spent their first                                                                             As the business prospered, Mary Jane and Dick were
                                                                          summer in the                                                                              able to buy bigger and better boats. The biggest was a
   Her only child, Susie Tomion, has spent every                          Michigan City har-                                                                         103-foot yacht named “Tonga,” and it was designed
summer of her life in Long Beach, first with her                          bor, on a sailboat                                                                         with that round-the-world cruise in mind. The success
grandparents, then with friends, and finally in the vaca-                 they had built.                                                                            of his business enabled Dick to afford semi-retirement
tion house she has bought on Lakeshore Drive. This                        When winter came                                                                           in his mid-50s, and to indulge his passion for sailing. They
year Susie hosted a giant birthday party for her                          they moved into                                                                            sailed the Atlantic several times, and spent 17 summers
mother, which was attended by scores of descen-                           “Betty Jean,” one of                                                                       in Europe. For two years, the couple lived in Holland,
dants, neighbors and friends. They came from Florida,                     the rental cottages      Mary Jane Mathias, a vivacious brunette,                          where “Tonga” was being made to order. Another two years
Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado. As                                                 perched on the fender of her 1937 Pontiac for                                                                                             Mary Jane’s parents, Clarence and Ann Mathias, were paraded through
                                                                          built by Long Beach      a portrait, just before her marriage to Dick
                                                                                                                                                                     were spent in the South Pacific, cruising from one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 town on the 4th of July, the year that they were honored as
part of the celebration, Susie compiled photo albums                      Company. Dick went                          Misener.                                       island to another. Dick Misener’s world cruise was cut                                      “Mr. and Mrs. Long Beach.”
that show the beach community in her mother’s                             to work as a pho-                                                                          short by his death in 1987, at age 70, but Mary Jane con-                Seven years ago, Susie and her husband Jon bought
growing-up years and still further back, to the hey-                      tographer for the Gary Post-Tribune. Mary Jane remem-                                      tinued on.                                                            a home in Long Beach, to perpetuate the family tra-
day of her grandparents and great-grandparents.                           bers him tracking down mobsters for front-page news                                           “Idyllic” is the word Susie Tomion uses to describe their          ditions. It is a cozy house, with little nooks and hide-
                                                                          stories.                                                                                   lives today. In St. Petersburg, they live in Treasure                 aways and added-on porches. Susie has furnished it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with family history in mind, lots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of old photos and diplomas on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the walls, patchwork quilts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  antique bedsteads, assorted mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  orabilia. Now she can bring her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mother up here, during Florida’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hurricane season. The family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will also gather in Long Beach for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas, because “This is more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas-ey than Florida.” When
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  she found the house, the realtor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  told her, “Lots of people who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  move away from Long Beach end
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  up moving back. They love the life
 Susie Tomion spent her summers here, in the home Clarence and Ann          Their first sailboat, built by Mary Jane and Dick in 1937, was the first
          Mathias bought on Lakeshore Drive, Long Beach.                                   home they moved into after their wedding.                                                           Here are only “some” of the party group.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  here.”
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  Exp A                                        BEACHSIDE GARDENS                                          Known as “The Dutchmen”, Michael Smith is well
                                                                                                       known to the folk music community having penned
     William E. Bolton
                                                 & GIFT CENTER                                         the popular folk song of the same name. He makes his
     Consultant • Designer                    FOR ALL YOUR GARDENING NEEDS                             annual visit to the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad
  B.S. Ornamental Horticulture
                                                                                                       St., St. Joseph, MI, on Sat., Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.MI time.
                                                   AUTUMN MUMS                                         Tickets at the door are $10; $8 for seniors (60+) and
                       Contract                       Daylilies            Phlox (all garden)          students. Young people under 12 are free when accom-
                     Horticultural                   Fall Pansies                Hosta                 panied by an adult. Reservations are suggested.
                     Consultation                                          (over 50 varieties)            This well known Chicago performer and song-
                                                  Ornamental Kale
                Design/Construction                                         Autumn Asters              writer holds the audience in his hands with songs that
                                                     Echinacia                  Buddleia
                 Lawn & Landscape                (many new varieties)                                  are poignant, hilarious or mysterious and sometimes
                   Maintenance                                          ‘Tricolor’ & ‘Attraction’
                                                Geranium ‘Ballerina’                                   all at the same time. He is well known in folk music
                                                                             Burning Bush
                                                                                                       circles and travels constantly playing concert halls and
                                                      Perovskia         “Ornamental Grasses”
          Specializing in the                       (Russian Sage)            galore                   house concerts, clubs and festivals.
  NATURAL DUNES LANDSCAPE                                                                                 Michael has appeared several times at the Box
                                                     Hydrangea           And many, many
           Retaining Walls                        ‘Endless Summer’                                     Factory both as a solo performer and with Jamie
      Brick walkways and patios                                          more SALES on
                                                Coreopisis Moonbeam       Selected plants              O’Reilly in the holiday show, “The Gift of the Magi,”
         Flagstone, Boulders
                                                     Penstemen             EVERYDAY                    and with friends Anne Hills, Steve Gillette, and
                Top Soil
  Cedar, Cypress & Hard Wood Bark
                                                                                                       Cindy Mangsen as the group “Fourtold.”
                Mulches                            Espoma ‘Organic’ Products                              With his wife, Barbara Barrow, he wrote the music
         Mushroom Compost
                                                       for a safer home & garden                       for the Steppenwolf production of John Steinbeck’s “The
      Espoma Natural Fertilizers                                                                       Grapes of Wrath,” and toured with that production
      Shrubs, Trees, Evergreens                                                                        for two years. With fellow Chicago performer Jamie
          Perennials galore                     3725 E. U.S. Highway 12, Michigan City, IN
                                                        1/4 mile west of Hwy. 212                      O’Reilly, he created “Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish
            Italian Pottery                       Weekdays 9:00-5:30 • Sat. 9-5 • Sun.10-4
                                                                                                       Civil War” and “Hello, Dali.” With Anne Hills, he
   Organic Pest and Weed Products                                 879-8878
     Gardening Furniture & Gifts                 visit us at: www.beachsidegardens.com
                                                                                                       wrote the music for “Scarlet Confessions.”
                                                                                                          For more on other Box Factory events, visit the web-
                                                                                                       site at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org or phone 269/983-
                                                                                                       3688 during normal gallery hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
                                                                                                       Mon. - Sat., or Sun.,from 1-4 p.m., or e-mail to box-

         See The World                                                                                 factory@sbcglobal.net.

                                                                                                          Craft Show Looking for Exhibitors
                                                                                                          St. Paul Lutheran Church, 818 Franklin Sq.,
                                                                                                       Michigan City, will host a craft bazaar on Sat., Nov.
                                                                                                       4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                                                                          There will be approximately 22 spaces available.
                                                                                                       Tables will be provided. Table coverings will be pro-
                                                                                                       vided by the exhibitor. All items should be hand-
                                                                                                       made; no commercial items. The cost of the space is
                                                                                                       $15.00. There will be no admission charge for this craft
                                                                                                       bazaar.
                                                                                                          A bake sale, cookie walk, and luncheon ($6.00)
                                                                                                       will be available to exhibitors and visitors.
      Like You’ve Never Seen It Before                                                                    Interested crafters should contact Donna Knoll
                                                                                                       for more information at 219/874-7293 at the church
                     World Wide Web                                                                    office to reserve a space.

                      Local Access
                      Full Internet Access $15 per month                                                                     Expo Hall Available
                                                                                                                      Weddings, Parties, Meetings, Dances, Exhibitions, Etc…
                                                                                                                                   Seating for 300+ People
                                                                                                                         P.A. System, Dance Floor, Stage & Bar Area
                                 Automated Data Systems, Inc.                                                                       For More Information Call
 618 Franklin Square • Michigan City                                        879-6600                                    Rag Tops Auto Museum          (219) 878-1514
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                                                      LaPorte County American Red Cross
                                                                     5-K RUN & HEALTH WALK
                            September 16, 2006 • Registration 7:00 a.m. • Run/Walk 8:30 a.m.
    Corner of Michigan and Maple two blocks south of the courthouse in downtown LaPorte, Indiana
      Bring this registration form the day of race and you will be charged the pre-registration fee!
                             Phone: 219-874-4247         Fax: 219-874-2023
                      FIRST 150 PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT!
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 agree to indemnify and hold harmless the LaPorte County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the American Red Cross, and the Sunflower Fair
 Organizers, agents and employees, from and against any losses, costs, damages, and expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of or resulting
 from claims or suits, by or on behalf of any person, for any injuries to my person, including death, arising from my participation in that event.
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                                                                                                                             Participant’s Signature (Parent’s Signature if Minor)
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  foodstuff by carolyn m connell           c                    When Was Your Most Recent Tea Party?




                                        Talullah’s at Cheap Chic, 316 Lincolnway, LaPorte.

   A new tearoom recently appeared next door in                    – one will want to enjoy a lunch that lasts for hours.
LaPorte. Sorry to say, I’ve never been a tea drinker               Yes, you’re told to order a pot of tea and stick around
– now, perhaps I’ll quickly become one. The place is               as long as you like.
tantalizing.
   Owner Marsha Sindone has sold antiques in the shop,
Cheap Chic located at 316 Lincolnway, for several years,
offering “recycled home furnishings at a great price.”
They have quite recently added a lovely tea room. The
day of my first visit, on my way back to the tea room
I had to screech to a stop when I saw the prettiest wall-
paper ever – maybe six rolls in a pack. Then, framed
watercolors which would look great in any room at my
place. Yes, there’s lots to look at besides food, but let’s
keep going.




                                                                     One of the many antiqued tables and chairs. Even the centerpieces of
                                                                                each table is made up of antiques, pretty ones
                                               Marsha
                                               Sindone, owner
                                               of Cheap Chic
                                               antique shop
                                               and Talullah’s




                                                                     (l to r) Partner
                                                                    Shawn, daugh-
                                                                      ter Emily and
                                                                              Marsha
   Marsha has done a magnificent job in rearranging
her shop to include the tearoom, which is called
“Talullah’s.” Formerly a room for overstock at the rear
of the building, it is now a stunner. It, too, includes
all antiques. Even the four ceiling lamps are hand-
some, painted white and ‘antiqued,’ with lovely dec-
orations added. Bright, inviting, unbelievably comfortable
(I’d never noticed that antiques can be comfortable)
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   Marsha is accompanied by daughter Emily and part-           readers, but allow yourself plenty of time – you’ll be
ner Shawn Helms. Emily is a fine modern day wait-              fascinated by the delightful food you enjoy, the com-
ress and Shawn proudly handles the kitchen – she’s             pany you’ll meet and all those alluring items you’ll see,
already famous for her perfect chicken salad as well           walking through the antique shop. Talullah’s is open
as her peanut butter pie. I admired a few of the               Wednesdays thru Saturdays, 11 to 4:00.
sandwiches on the menu and look forward to sampling
them on a later visit: the Bette Davis - ham, grilled
pineapple, spicy mustards, Muenster cheese, toma-
to, greens on wheat bread; the Katharine Hepburn -
roast beef, fig chutney, horseradish sauce, greens on
pumpernickel bread; the Myrna Loy - chicken salad,
tomato, greens on butter crust bread or a croissant.
Other enticements: grape salad and Spring vegetable
pasta salad.




                                             I don’t remem-
                                             ber ever taking              Carol Fara visiting LaPorte’s Charlotte Jones,
                                             a picture of a                    enjoying Talullah’s for the first time
                                             bathroom for
                                             the Beacher,
                                             but this one is      PEANUT BUTTER PIE, WITH HOT FUDGE
                                             so pretty. Look                            SAUCE
                                             at that sink.
                                                                 (This is not Talullah’s recipe, but one of my own)
                                                                    Crust: 1/4 pound butter, 2 T brown sugar, 1 cup
                                                                 flour, 1 T. Peanut butter
                                                                    Filling: 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream or nonfat
                                                                 frozen vanilla yogurt, divided, 1/3 cup peanut
                                                                 butter, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, 1 cup unsalted
                                                                 peanuts, divided
                                                                    In medium bowl combine all crust ingredients.
   Teas in this tea room include many specialties like           Mix well. Press into 10” pie pan. Bake in preheated
Jasmine Oolong, other wonderfully fragrant blends                325 oven 15 minutes. Cool.
with jasmine blossoms; Serene Green, a blend of                     Press 1/4 gallon ice cream or yogurt into pie shell.
Chinese green tea, chamomile, lemon grass and pep-               In small bowl combine peanut butter and corn syrup.
permint. Also listed are fruit teas such as wild cher-           Mix well. Pour half of peanut butter mixture
ry, orange and spice, blueberry infusion. You’ll be              over ice cream or yogurt. Sprinkle 1/2 peanuts over
pleased by the desserts offered, including an unusu-             mixture. Press remaining 1/4 gallon ice cream or
al and attractive platter of assorted sweets, a perfect          yogurt over top, molding toward center. Top with
finish for a large crowd.                                        remaining peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with
   And for children, a pot of tea/juice combo; pretty fin-       remaining 1/2 cup peanuts. Freeze 3 to 5 hours.
ger sandwiches, a side dish. Then comes their beau-              Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
tiful dessert – a dainty, individual bundt cake. Dainty,         Slice with hot knife.
but with a great big yum. The children can dress up
in gloves, jewelry, hats to be true tea party goers.
                                                                               HOT FUDGE SAUCE
   LaPorte’s annual Sunflower Fair, celebrates the
                                                                 1/4 pound butter
approach of Fall. Talullah’s will particpate and also
                                                                 2 cups sugar
sponsor their Grand Opening on that same day,
                                                                 14 ox sweetened condensed milk
Saturday September 16th. Their tearoom will be
                                                                 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
serving fine eating all day during the festival. (The
                                                                 16 large marshmallows
town’s restauranteurs also will hold a Sunflower
                                                                    In top of double boiler over medium heat com-
cook-off on Michigan Avenue at Harrison Street.)
                                                                 bine butter, sugar, milk and chocolate. Melt com-
Other special occasions will follow at Talullah’s
                                                                 pletely and mix well. Add marshmallows. Heat until
throughout the year.
                                                                 melted. Mix well and serve hot. May be stored in
   One can rent the tearoom for bridal and baby
                                                                 refrig for weeks.
showers or any kind of group parties. Stop by, Beacher
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                     The 2006 Red, White
                       & Blue Ball
                     A Salute to Veterans                                             Cell Sounds; All Purple; Food; & More
                                                                      Betty Hull
     Art Stark
 2005 Co-Veteran          zSat. Sept. 16, 2006                    2005 Co-Veteran        I’ve found plenty of websites to keep you busy
                                                                     of the Year
    of the Year
                          zOrak Shrine Temple, Michigan City                          surfing this week. I’ve discovered, too, that if I use my
                          z$50.00 per person                                          laptop on battery only, my surfing is limited to just
                          z5:00 PM Cocktails, 6:30 PM Dinner                          two hours. If I could only get by on that timeline
                          zVeteran of the Year Award
                            sponsored by                                              without plugging in the electrical cord, I would be very
                                                                                      happy.
                                                                                         Tricks of the Trade (www.tradetricks.org).
                       The Great Lakes Museum                                         Matthew Baldwin has compiled a very large list of fast-
                         Of Military History                                          reading “tricks” to make our lives easier. He has
                                                                                      them categorized for easier reference, but you might
                        zHuge       Silent Auction                                    find yourself browsing through all of them. Here’s an
                                                                                      example of one tip: If you park your car in a large park-
                   zThe   Middle of the Road Band                                     ing lot (such as in a mega mall), use your camera phone
                   zMCHS       Marine Corps JROTC                                     to snap a picture of your location for easy reference.
                                                                                      That is good advice for those who have a camera
           zCulver        Military Academy Drill Team                                 phone, or for those who take their digital cameras along
                                                 To charge tickets to Visa, MC        with them everywhere they go.
                                                 Am Ex or Discover, call toll-           Neatorama (www.neatorama.com/). This is a blog,
       J and N                                   free:
   Enterprises, Inc.                                                                  and a fun one to bookmark. You’ll find lots of fun cat-
                                                  1-800-726-5912                      egories to amuse yourself during your limited two-hour
                                                      Or (219) 872-2702               surfing session. That is assuming that you surf for only
                                                 There are a limited number of
                                                 tickets so purchase your tickets     two hours at a time. Be sure to check out the giant
                                                 soon!
                                                                                      praying mantis of Prague in the “Festivals & Culture”
                                                                                      category.
                                                                                         Cell Phone Sounds (www.findsounds.com). You
                                                                                      aren’t really paying to download tones for your cell
                                                                                      phone, are you? Maybe you are if you don’t know
                     Send a Copy of                                                   about this option. This website was not set up orig-
       THE                                                                            inally for the purpose of giving you a distinctive ring
                                                                                      tone, but you can use it that way. And you can impress
                                                                                      all those within listening range with some very cre-
                                                                                      ative tones. Download anything from a digeridoo-
                                                                                      inspired sound to swamp noise to a snore. Much
                                                                                      more fun than what you pay for. I’m not sure how you
           to a Friend or Relative                                                    download the tunes to your cell because my phone is
                                                                                      a dinosaur. But your kids will know. Anyway, browse
          BEACHER SUBSCRIPTION RATES                                                  all of the options available to you–there are hun-
                                                                                      dreds. The sounds can be used for your computer, too,
                                                                                      if you want to change the default warning tones and
                    Six Months .............$16.00                                    such.
                    One Year................$28.00                                       All Purple (www.purplestore.com). This is a com-
                                                                                      mercial online store that sells numerous items in
                        THE                                                           one color. If you are nuts about the color purple, this
                                                                                      is the place to visit.
                                                                                         Food at Work & Play (http://legnangel.live
                                                                                      journal.com/564026.html). Leave it to the Russians
                       911 Franklin Street                                            to come up with a concept combining miniature peo-
                     Michigan City, IN 46360                                          ple and food shots. This blog has a gallery of pictures
                                                                                      of little people interacting with food items. It’s much
                 Phone: 219/879-0088                                                  more fun and imaginative than I am able to describe
                   Fax: 219/879-8070                                                  here, so you will have to take my word for it and see
           E-mail: classads@thebeacher.com                                            this unusual series of art photography for yourself.
                                                                                         Visit my website: dunesartmedia.com
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                                                                                                                 12th Annual 5K Run/3K Walk
                                                     $ )DEULF 6KRS                                         Wanatah Little League is pleased to again be this
                                                                                                        year’s sponsor of the 12th Annual Scarecrow Stampede
                                                $ &XVWRP 6W\OHG 6OLSFRYHU                               5K Run and 3K Walk on Sat., Sept. 23rd. Both events
                                                                                                        start at 8 a.m. at the Legion Parking Lot. Registration
                                                  3LQQHG DW <RXU +RPH                                   begins at 6:45 a.m. at the Legion Post #403 located
                                                                                                        at 203 S. Washington Street in Wanatah. Race Day
                                                       $ &XVKLRQ                                        entry fee is $20 for each event.

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                                                                                                        istration fee must be received by Sept. 18, at PO Box
                                                                                                        455, Wanatah, IN 46390. Make checks payable to
    Store Hours Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-5
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   Call for free brochure 269-469-4354                                                                     The race course is flat and fast. Intersections are

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                                                                                                           All pre-registered participants will receive a T-
                                                                                                        Shirt with race date and sponsor logos. Plaques will
                                                                                                        be awarded to overall male and female winners. Age
                                                                                                        division winners will receive medals.
                                                                                                           For more information, please call Dave and Shawn
                                                “Enjoy the Fruits of                                    Williams at 219/733-1027 or Mike and Patti Froedge
                                                   Your Labor”                                          at 219/733-9486. Visit www.scarecrowfest.org for an
                                                                                                        application.
                                                – BUYING OR SELLING –                                      The Scarecrow Scamper Kids Fun Run for ages 2
                                                                                                        to 9 will be held after the big race. Visit www.scare
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                                                  Customer Service
                                                      from the
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                                                                                                                     Country Western Dance
                                                                                                            Amarillo Star will host a Country Western dance
                                                                                                        on Sat., Sept. 16, at American Legion Skwiat Post 451,
                                                   TIM & GWEN                                           121 Legion Skwiat Ave., Michigan City, from 7-10:30
                                                    HULLINGER                                           p.m. Admission is $5 for A/S members and $7 for
                                                   (219) 861-7606                                       non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend. There
                                                                                                        will be line/partner dancing to DJ music.
   4121 S. Franklin, Michigan City
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         VU Tickets Offered Online
                                                                  DANCE ARTS UNLIMITED &
   Tickets to concerts and theatre productions at
Valparaiso University are now available for purchase        ACTING THEATRE OF MICHIGAN CITY, INC.
online at the Valpo ArtsMedia Web site (valpo.edu/                                 219-872-4221
vuca/valpoartsmedia).                                                      Now’s the time to talk with
   Tickets currently are available for the University’s                           Judith Joseph
fall theatre productions “The Pirates of Penzance” and             about your child’s education in the Lively Arts
“Unity (1918),” as well as an Oct. 22 concert with the
VU Symphony Orchestra, a Nov. 4 concert with the
VU Chorale and Chamber Concert Band, the annu-              • Ballet Classes                             • Acting Up!
al Christmas Concert Dec. 1 and 2 and a Jan. 13 per-          for children                                 classes
formance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion.                     4 & up                                       Age 8-teen
   To order tickets, simply visit Valpo ArtsMedia           • Adult Ballet                               • Theatre
(valpo.edu/vuca/valpoartsmedia) and click on the                                                           Dance
                                                            • Modern
“Online Tickets” link on the left side of the Web page.
                                                              Dance                                      • Tap
   Concert and theatre tickets are $15 for adults and
$10 for senior citizens and students, with the excep-
tion of the Jan. 13 performance of the St. John               – DAU/ATMC located at 215 W. 10th Street Since 1980 –
Passion, which has ticket prices of $20 for adults
and $15 for senior citizens and students. Patrons
ordering tickets will receive the best seats available
at the time their order is submitted.
   Tickets will continue to be available for purchase
at the VU Box Office in the Center for the Arts on cam-
pus or by phoning 219/464-5162.
   More information about upcoming Valparaiso arts
events, including free performances, is available on           Offering recycled home furnishings
the VU Center for the Arts Web site (valpo.edu/vuca/)                    at a great price.
or by phoning 219/464-5162.
                                                                   Grand Opening September 16
                                                                      Serving all day for Sunflower Festival
  Basket Weaving: Make a Book Tote
   Come to the Michigan City Public Library on Sat.,
Sept. 23, at 9 a.m., to learn some basket weaving. Margie
Warner will teach this one lesson class. Each person                    A nice place for tea & conversation
will make a book tote to take home with them.
   The class includes all materials for $25. A $10                           316 Lincolnway • LaPorte, IN
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                                                                                            Deep River Grinders vs. Hill Toppers
                                                    Michigan City’s newest Pub
                                                in one of its oldest neighborhoods!          The Deep River Grinders, Indiana’s premier Vintage
                                                                                           Base Ball Club Nine, will host the Champion Hill
                                                  * appetizers        * quaint banquet     Toppers from Huntington, IN, on Sun., Sept. 17, at
                                                                        facility
                                                  * salads              available          2 p.m. at Deep River County Park in a game of vin-
                                                                                           tage base ball.
                                                  * soup
                                                                      * full service bar     Playing by 1858 rules, and using no protective
                                                  * sandwiches                             equipment, players do not steal bases, do not lead off,
                                                                      * open lunch &
  Choices for the whole family! * entrees                               dinner             do not bunt, and do not slide into bases. They play as
                                                                                           gentlemen, for recreation, not for competition and act
                 .
   HALF-WAY TO ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY                                                      and speak as they would have in the 1860s. Come wit-
                            All Day September 16                                           ness America’s game as it was meant to be played, by
  Live Music, Games, Giveaways, Drink & Food Specials                                      gentlemen and for the love of the game. This is the
                                                                                           last home game for the Grinders in 2006.
       NOTRE DAME T    AILGATING PARTY                                                       Deep River County Park is located on Old Lincoln
          Every Saturday - Drink Specials                                                  Hwy. at County Line Road, southeast of Hobart, IN.
                                                                                           Take US 30 west of Valparaiso past Deep River Water
   227 W. 7th St. • 872-8200 • www.mcginnispub.com                                         Park to next signal light. Turn right and follow signs.
                                                                                           Admission is free and sarsaparilla and hot dogs will
                                                                                           be available. More information at 219/947-1958.
 A collection of classic, antique and unusual vehicles in a
 creative setting amidst a vast collection of memorbilia.                                       Free Day for Kids & Coast Week
                                                                                              All children are invited to visit Gill Field and Meer
                                                                                           Gym (behind Elston Middle School, MC), on Sat.,
                                                                                           Sept. 16, from 2-4 p.m.
                                                                                              City departments, state and local agencies and
                                                                                           organizations will be on hand with fun activities for
                                                                                           children and families to learn about nature, conser-
                                                                                           vation, after-school programs and more.
                                                                                              This “learn while you’re having fun” day is spon-
                                                                                           sored by the City of Michigan City, the Michigan
                                                                                           City Boys & Girls Club, the LaPorte County Coalition
                                                                                           of Youth Serving Agencies and the Indiana Department
                                                              209 W. Michigan Blvd.        of Natural Resources.
 Open                                                        Michigan City, IN 46360          Free hot dogs, supplied by Al’s Supermarket will
 7 Days a Week                                                      219.878.1514           be available as well as water supplied by St. Anthony
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         8th Annual Sunflower Fair
   The LaPorte Chamber of Commerce is hosting
this event on Sat., Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in down-
                                                              Abiney’s Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Company
                                                                   Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Company
town LaPorte, IN.
   •5K Run and Health Walk sponsored by the
                                                              Oriental Rug Cleaning, Repair, Restoration and Refringing
American Red Cross                                                      FREE PICKUP and DELIVERY SERVICE
   •Live Entertainment begins at 10 a.m.                               “End of Summer Cleaning”
   •Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Michiana              • Carpet Cleaning
Antique Auto Club.                                           • Upholstery Cleaning
   •Art Gallery Walk at Rumely Historic Apartments.          • Leather Furniture Cleaning
   •Pork Rib Cook-Off.                                       • Drapery & Blind Cleaning
   •Sunflower Contest sponsored by Angelo Bernacchi            (as they hang)
Greenhouses at Foundation Square Park, corner of             • Window Washing
Michigan and Maple.                                          All Rugs are cleaned by hand with a
   •YMCA activities.                                         specially designed chemical process
   •Kiddie Rides and Games.
   •Crafts and Food.                                          HARDWOOD FLOORS - Hand Polishing & High Speed Buffing
   •Activities at the LaP. Co. Public Library:                1-888-327-1010 • 705 Harrison Street, LaPorte, IN • 219-325-3363
        9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sidewalk Book Sale
        10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. --
                •Petting Zoo with llamas, rabbits, etc.
                •Kid’s make and take crafts on the
                  library lawn.                                                          Root
                •Free face painting                                              Funeral Home
                •Chalk art on the sidewalk
                •Visit the Bookmobile                         WILLIAM H. ROOT • THOMAS W. ROOT • BRIAN W. ROOT
   For more information, log onto www.lpchamber.com/sun-         A locally owned and operated funeral home
flower or phone Phyllis Jones at 219/362-2084.
                                                                 serving Michigan City and the Beach Area
                                                                       by the Root Family since 1938.
   American Red Cross Bloodmobile                                  Pre-Arrangement consultation available
   When: Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                               at no obligation.
   Where: YMCA, 901 Michigan Ave., LaPorte.
   All presenting donors will receive a can Koozie. Phone
219/325-9622 to schedule an appointment or sign up
at the front desk.
                                                             312 East Seventh Street
   If you are at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum
                                                             Michigan City, IN 46360
of 110 pounds, and are in good general health, you may
                                                             (219) 874-6209
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   Lakefront Salon & Day Spa
                                                                                                              879-3845
                  Full Service Salon
                                                                                                    2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach
  •   Spa Packages Available                                                                   We are making appointments on Mondays now
  •   Tanning Available                                                                     through Oct 9th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept
                                                                                            clothing for the Fall Girlfriend Sale. If you would like
  •   Wedding Packages                                                                      to participate by submitting up to 30 items for resale,
  •   Gift Certificates                                                                     please phone the Center at 879-3845 and leave a
                                                                         y a                message with your name, telephone number, plus
524 Franklin Sq., Michigan City            (219) 879-6168                                   the date and time you would like to come in. We will
                                                                                            confirm your appointment with a return call. You
                                                                                            will receive 50% of the selling price of your items sold.
                                                                                            Since spaces fill up fast, don’t delay.
      It’s Perfect!                                                                            As always we need volunteers to help process-
                                                                                            es the clothing and run the sale. Let us know if you
             60% OFF                                                                        would like to join the fun. No experience necessary.
         VERTICAL BLINDS                                                                       The sale will be held Oct 13th, 14th, 21st, and
           MINI-BLINDS                                                                      22nd. Mark your calendar and pass it on.
                                                                                               The Long Beach Fitness Center needs your help
         PLEATED SHADES
                                                                                            to raise money for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
                                                                                            Ryan Casey will lead a 1 hour workout on Sat., Sept.
  mc-interiors.com
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                                                                                            class is designed for all ages and levels of fitness so
                                                                                            call your friends and make a commitment to partic-
                              Since 1950 Quality Products at Competitive Prices
                                                                                            ipate in this very worthy cause. Cindy, Fitness Center
1102 Franklin St., Michigan City           219-872-7236 • 1-800-949-4530                    Manager asks that you pre-register for the event at
                                                                                            879-1395 and ask family, friends and neighbors to spon-
                                                                                            sor you. Together we can all make a big difference.
   IS YOUR CPA YOUR                                                                                         ——submitted by Susan Vissing

  BUSINESS PARTNER?                                                                                  Harbor Country Book Club
       WE WILL BE.                                                                            The Harbor Country Book Club will meet Tues., Sept.
                 For your complimentary, no obligation copy of
               “Your Accountant – Your Partner,” Call 269.469.9300                          26, at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Harbor Grand Hotel, 111
                                                                                            W. Water St., New Buffalo. All are welcome to attend.
                                                                                              The books to be discussed are Year of Magical
                                                                                            Thinking by Joan Didion and A Long Way Down by
                                                                                            Nick Hornby.
                       CPA & Business Advisory Services                                       The Oct. selections will be: The World Is Flat by
                            23 N. Thompson Street              Now Accepting Business and
                         New Buffalo, Michigan 49117                Individual Clients      Thomas Frediman and Running in the Family by
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                         Classes at Chesterton Art Center
   “Painting is Easy”
    Anyone who might feel nervous about taking a paint-
ing class can discover how easy it can be to learn the
one-stroke painting style. On Sun., Sept. 24, certified
one-stroke teacher Lea Brumbaugh will give a demon-
stration of these easy techniques. The program, which
is free and open to all, begins at 2 p.m. at the
Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN.
   Brumbaugh has been painting for many years and
is one of the top teachers of the one-stroke technique
in the United States. The artist also teaches from her
studio at 503 E. Lincolnway in Valparaiso.
   Sherrard to Teach Batik Class
   Kathleen Sherrard is offering a one-day watercol-
or batik class on Tues., Sept. 26. Students will paint
a floral design using hot wax resist on Kenwashee paper.                                                                                 Residential
All supplies are included in the price of the full-day
workshop and no prior experience is necessary.
                                                                                                                                        Commercial
   Class will run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Class fee is $45 for
members and $50 for nonmembers. Advance registration
is necessary; 219/926-4711 to sign up.                                                                                                  Remodeling
   Fall Class Offerings at the Center
    Robert Hoffman will be teaching a week-long                                                           830 Karwick Road             Materials provided
Dunes Outdoor Workshop from Sept. 25-29. Students                                                          Michigan City, IN           by Pioneer Lumber
will meet at the Art Center in the morning for group                                                      (219) 874-6224
instruction, and will be ready to paint in the dunes                                                     Tom Wagner serving the beach area since 1994
in the afternoon. The fee for the 5-day class is $200.
219/926-4711 for more information and to register.
   Fundamentals of Landscape Painting
   Taught by Mark VanderVinne, this class focuses on
the basics of painting landscapes in oils. Students will
learn drawing, value and color. Phone the Art Center
to find out when the next session begins.
   Pastel Drawing by Mary Ann Pals
   Those interested in taking a Pastel Drawing class,                                                            Authentic Naples Style Pizza
to be taught be Mary Ann Pals, is requested to reserve                                                                 219-879-8777
a space by phoning the Art Center at 219.926-4711.                                                           Winter Hours:Thursday-Monday 11AM - 10PM
No start date has been set yet.                                                                                                       500 S. EL PORTAL
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                                                                                               Learn Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch
                  Karamesines Deep Muscle Therapies
                                                                                                  Art instructor Kristy Kutch invites adults interested
                   Therapeutic and Holistic Muscle and Energy Therapies
                                                                                               in learning to draw and “paint” with colored pencil to
                                   for men and women                                           attend her Prismacolor class at the Chesterton Art
                                 Christina Karamesines                                         Center beginning on Tues., Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m.
                                            269-466-5222                                          Kutch will bring along extra demonstration sets for
                   Christina@muscletherapies.net • www.MuscleTherapies.net                     those who are not quite sure they want to pursue the
                                                                                               medium and are not ready to invest in a large set of
                                                                                               colored pencils. Those students can decide after the
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  202 S. Whittaker, New Buffalo     Open Daily 11-5 269-469-4800                                  Fees are $30/Art Center members and $35/non-
                                                                                               members; register at 219/926-4711. The Art Center
                                                                                               is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton and open
                                                                                               weekdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends, from 1-
                                                                                               4 p.m.
 Don’t Just Smile As You Go By - STOP!!
                                                                                                    Zoo Society Appreciation Night
                                                                                                  This event will take place on Wed., Sept. 20, from
                                                                                               5:30-7 p.m.
       U.S. 12 Michigan-Indiana Stateline                                                         Come and join in the fun. Refreshments, door
 OPEN WED. - SUN. 5 PM (MI TIME) • NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN • 269.469.5300                         awards, balloons, clown, face painting and musical enter-
                                                                                               tainment. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family dinner in
                                                                                               the picnic area. Admission is free and the Society is
                                                                                               kicking off a new membership drive that evening so
               Junctiques ~ A Junker’s Paradise                                                bring your friends.
                   Antiques & Collectibles                                                        Meet the Zoo and Society Staffs…go behind the scenes
                                                                                               of the new Bobcat and North American Carnivore
   Rag Tops                                              Open 7 Days a Week!                   Exhibit and get up close and personal with some of
                                                         10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
 Auto Museum                                                                                   the animals.
209 W. Michigan Blvd.                                                                             More information at 873-1425 or email wpzooso-
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                                                                                                         Maple City Word Crafters
                                                                                                  Maple City Word Crafters is a group for amateur
 THE                                         The LAST TOWN                                     writers. Their next meeting is Mon., Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m.,
 BOOKSTORE                                      on EARTH                                       at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave.,
                                                                                               LaPorte. The group meets every first and third
                                                 by Thomas Mullen
                                                                                               Monday of the month. There is no charge or registration,
                                                 hardback $23.95
                                                                                               and new members are always welcome. More infor-
     1203 LIGHTHOUSE PLACE MICHIGAN CITY                                                       mation at 219/362-6156.
                 219/879-3993

                                                                                                        Vivian’s Annual Card Party
                                                                                                  The Vivians of Elk’s Lodge #432, 416 E. U.S. 20,
                                     WARREN J. ATTAR                                           Michigan City, will host their Annual Card Party on
                                                 Agent                                         Tues., Sept. 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are
                                   Representing State Farm Since 1971
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   La Porte County Historical Society
   The First Fall Meeting of the La Porte County
Historical Society, Inc. will be held Tues., Sept. 19, at                         Page Rumer
the Activity Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street,                           Swedish - Deep Tissue - Massage
La Porte. This will be the Annual Carry-In Dinner-                                Specializing in Myofascial Release
Meeting. Social Time will be at 6 p.m. and dinner will                            Long Beach Town Center
be served at 6:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish (salad, veg-                          1 block from Stop 24
etable, dessert, etc.) and own table service. Meat and                            Above Long Beach Hair Salon
beverage will be provided. There will be a freewill offer-
                                                                                  219-916-4664
ing to cover costs. Program and business meeting will
follow dinner.                                                                     AMTA member
   Reservations are a must and deadline is Wed.,                     Training - John Barnes Myofascial Release
Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. To make reservations, phone                 Graduate - Chicago School of Massage Therapy
219/324-6767, e-mail info@laportecountyhistory.org
OR stop at the museum, 2405 Indiana Avenue, La Porte.
   Program will be “The Life and Times of Dr. Edward
A. Rumely,” presented by Richard G. Davies. Davies
is a Master Instructor of History and Social Studies           Valley Hills Golf Course
at The Culver Academies. Dr. Rumely was the founder                   3556 E. St. Rd. 2, Rolling Prairie, IN
of Interlaken and his name was linked with Isamu
                                                                                5 miles east of LaPorte
Noguchi, various medical advances and vitamins.
He was politically active and involved in progres-                                  219-778-2823
sive causes.                                                                      Bring this coupon:
   Guests are welcome and the facility is handicapped
accessible. It is located across Madison Street from                         You golf, and a friend is FREE.
La Porte Hospital. There is plenty of parking area. Bring
a friend and enjoy an evening of La Porte County his-
                                                                                     Seniors Special
tory! For more information visit http://www.laporte-                             $6.00 All Day - Everyday
countyhistory.org.

        New Hours and Fees at Zoo
   The Washington Park Zoo switched to fall hours on
Mon., Sept. 11. The new fall hours will be from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. with the entrance gates closing at 3 p.m.
daily. The new special rates for Michigan City res-
idents also began on Sept. 11, and these rates are
$2/adults and $1/children 3-11 (children under 3 are
free). The special rates are only valid upon pre-                                   When you can’t be up at the lake …
sentation of a valid Indiana drivers license or Indiana                             Serving all your Chicago area
I.D. by an adult with a Michigan City address. These
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   The Zoo will remain open through November of this                        Elizabeth.Nash@cbexchange.com
year for the first time, so stop in to see the new and
exciting exhibits as the Zoo heads into the holiday sea-
son at Washington Park. More information at 219-873-
1510 or visit www.washingtonparkzoo.com
                                                              LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS AND MORE, INC.
                                                                                Local Employment Agency
                                                                helps people maintain their independence in the
          Native Plant Symposium                                    security of their own homes since 1998
   The Gibson Woods Wild Ones will host a Native Plant                                We provide:
Symposium on Sat., Sept. 30 at The Center at Purdue                     •   7 days/24 hours care and attention
University Calumet, 2300 173rd. St., Hammond, IN.                       •   day or night shift assistance
Guest speakers will discuss native plants and why we                    •   limited medical/nursing services
                                                                        •   medication management
should grow them, types of soil for native plants,
                                                                        •   meal preparation
and landscaping and garden design.
                                                                        •   light housekeeping
   Registrations will be accepted until Sept. 15. Cost
is $35 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.            Michigan City: (219) 872-6221 Cell: (219) 221-1672
                                                                              An alternative to nursing home
219/844-3188 for more information and application form.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glass Working Workshop
                             Sofas • Chairs • Ottomans • Pillows
  CUSTOM                             Free Consultations                                                                                                                                                                                                 Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in cooperation with Water Street Glassworks, 142 Water
SLIPCOVERS                             219-898-5853
                                     Dunes Hwy. • Pines                                                                                                                                                                                              St., St. Joseph, is presenting three opportunities to
            BY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       meet artist Wes Hunting and learn about the amaz-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing art of blowing glass. Hunting’s work is on exhi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bition at Krasl until Sept. 24. He studied glass at both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kent State University and the Penland School of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Crafts. He has operated his own private glass studio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for the last 22 years. He has taught classes and
  ALL-PRO CONSTRUCTION CO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           workshops at the U. of Kansas, Kent State U., the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tennessee College of Crafts, the U. of Wisconsin-
    Kitchens • Bathrooms • Garages • Roofing • Siding • Decks                                                                                                                                                                                        Madison, and Philabaum Glass in Tucson, AZ.
      Porches • Concrete Work • Exterior & Interior Painting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can You Take the Heat? - Tues., Sept. 19, 5:30-
           20% DISCOUNT ON ALL REMODELING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7 p.m. MI time. Get to know Wes in the gallery at Krasl
                  “Improving With The Future”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and then travel to Water Street Glassworks and wit-
     Cell:               919 Hwy. 212                  Office:
 219-898-4069       Michigan City, IN 46360        219-874-2069                                                                                                                                                                                      ness him work his magic. Fee: $5/Krasl members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and $10/non-members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glass on Screen - Wed., Sept. 20, noon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enjoy a lively discussion following “Alchemy in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Light: Making Art Glass” and the HGTV special fea-
                        Lou Butcher’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                turing Wes Hunting. This program is free to the pub-

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meet Hunting at Krasl and then travel to Water Street
    Restore  www.furniturewerks.com IL, IN, MI                                                                                                                                                                                                       Glassworks where you will experiment with bead
4980 W. Hwy 20 • In “The Pines” • Michigan City, IN 46360 • 219-872-1700                                                                                                                                                                             making using a torch; observe teen students at work;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     discover Glass Fusing with a kiln; and learn about non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     glass alternatives for your classroom. Fee: $15/Krasl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     members and $30/non-members.
        •   Remodeling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phone the Education Dept. at 269/983-0271 to reg-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PNC Presents “Crossings in Canvas”
 574-876-8438               Free Estimates                                                                                                                                                                                                              Purdue University North Central will present the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     exhibit, “Crossings in Canvas” presenting the art of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michigan City resident Breghan Bailey. The show runs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through Oct. 15 in the Technology Building Study
  Indoor Miniature Golf                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lounge, Room 153. The exhibit is free and open to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     public.
 & Birthday Party Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bailey, a student at the American Academy of Art
    At Rag Tops Auto Museum                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Chicago, noted that her work reflects her life expe-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     niques with her art. Her PNC show includes water-
   Call     (219)   878-1514 for Details!                                                                                                                                                                                                            color landscapes along with a cottage and village
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      “Writing Your Memoirs” Class
   Were you there in the Fabulous ‘50s? Do you want
your grandchildren to know about your childhood or                                      party!
what their parents were like as children? Did you ever      sunflower festival in downtown laporte this saturday.
have a memorable vacation or did someone ever
make a big influence in your life? We all have tales            temple news. soda fountain, espresso bar, lunch.
to tell. Now it’s time to go beyond sharing them at fam-
ily parties.
   Start writing your stories down. ”Writing Your
Memoirs” will help you. Each class includes instruc-
tion, examples and writing exercises. You’ll learn          Hours: 10:30 to 6                                269/469-6151
how to uncover your memories, organize your ideas,                                       The
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make your stories interesting, do revisions and pre-
pare your work so others can enjoy it too.
   “Writing Your Memoirs” will be taught by Tonya
McGue, local author.                                                        GIFTS • ACCESSORIES
   There are two locations and times available for this
                                                            100 N. Whittaker Street                         New Buffalo, MI
eight week course: 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting
Sept. 26 at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan
City or 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays starting Sept. 28
at the Main Branch of the La Porte County Public
Library, 904 Indiana Ave, downtown LaPorte.                              Ted Perzanowski, M.Div., B.A.
   To register in Michigan City, phone 874-4900. To                    Essential Life Skills Training
sign up for the La Porte class, phone 219/362-6156.             An effective alternative to counseling and psychotherapy
   Tonya McGue has over 50 articles to her credit. She                          for individuals and couples
is founder of a regional parenting magazine, Family
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lished a young adult novel titled Running Home,                              tperzanowski@nplhinc.com
two short stories in a regional literary magazine The
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             Perennial Plant Swap
   Want to increase the variety of perennials in your
garden? Plan to attend the Fall Perennial Plant
                                                                Sharon K. Sacks, Ph.D., HSPP
Swap on Mon., Sept. 18, 10 a.m., in the parking lot                                 Licensed Psychologist
at Deep River County Park.
                                                                “Providing Balanced Solutions to Everyday Concerns”
   Meet the Horticulturist of the Lake County Parks
Department and trade the plants you have. Dig up
                                                              619 Franklin Street      Michigan City        (219) 210-0111
and divide your plants and bring them to the swap
in containers. Bring extra containers for others you
will trade. Choose new varieties and ask questions on
how to care for them. Plants go fast, so be prompt; this
is a very popular program, a good way to get new gar-
den plants.
   Deep River County Park is located on Old Lincoln
                                                             Mike Michelakis, Ph.D., CSCS, ACSM
Hwy. at County Line Road, southeast of Hobart, IN.                   Certified Personal Trainer
Take US 30 west of Valparaiso past the Deep River             “Come Workout with the Ultimate Trainer”
Water Park, to the next signal light; turn right and         Long Beach Michigan City (574) 315-2058
follow signs. This is a free program; 219/947-1958 for
more information.
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Travels with Charley:
                              A Meaty Trip by South Shore to Southern Brazil
                                                                    by Charles McKelvy

   Vegetarians, beware!                                                       Department, Julie knew first-hand just how good
   Cease and desist right now from reading this arti-                         the gaucho way of preparing meat could be.
cle about our recent trip on the South Shore to the Fogo                         So when she viewed that mouth-watering spot on
de Chao Churrascaria in Chicago to get a meaty                                the telly, she immediately enlisted her circle of din-
taste of Southern Brazil.                                                     ing adventurers and said, basically, “Let’s hop the next
   If you read just a few more words you will find your-                      available South Shore train and get ourselves to this
self faced with a freshly carved slice of “picanha,” or                       Brazilian restaurant in Chicago and eat all the meat
prime sirloin. And you won’t be able to avoid an                              we possibly can in one afternoon.”
encounter with fresh young leg of lamb, or “cordeiro,”                           Or words to that effect.
carved right at your table by an authentically garbed                            But, having been to Fogo de Chao and eaten all that
“gaucho” chef.                                                                amazing meat, I can say that the effect is — well —
   Read on if you must, but don’t say I didn’t warn you                       mere words escape me.
that the feast enjoyed by: Julie Holmes, Carol Gapen,                            I have in mind something heavenly.
Mary Gilligan, Natalie McKelvy, and yours truly,                                 In fact, in the midst of our delightful day of dining
was, as Natalie said, akin to what our ancestors ate                          at Fogo de Chao, I told the ladies something like: “If
after they felled a mastodon and found enough wood                            I go to heaven after I die and they don’t have a
with which to slowly grill all that meat.                                     restaurant like this, I’m going to ask to speak with
                                                                              the manager.”




       You will find a corner of Southern Brazil at the corner of                The diners are ready for the feast to begin: (from left to right) Julie
                      Erie and LaSalle in Chicago.                              Holmes, Natalie McKelvy, the author, Carol Gapen, and Mary Gilligan.
   Yes, Fogo de Chao presents what it calls a “sump-
tuous buffet of gourmet salads and fresh-cut veg-
etables and a variety of traditional side dishes to
complement the meats,” but the raison d’etre for the
restaurant is succulent cuts of beef, lamb, pork,
chicken, and sausage roasted over open fire, or fogo
de chao.
   If you have a problem with that, then please turn
back to the classifieds, and please do not journey to
the brightly marked restaurant at 661 N. LaSalle Street
in Chicago.
   If, however, you have no beef with grilled beef,
then please join Mesdames Holmes, Gapen, Gilligan,
McKelvy, and Monsieur Charles for a captivating
cavalcade of carnivorous carousing.
   To begin our amazing culinary adventure, we must
go back to the moment when Madam Holmes first saw
a review of said restaurant on a Chicago television sta-                                 Fogo de Chao offers a relaxing atmosphere in which
tion. Having been posted to Brazil by the U.S. State                                                to eat lots and lots of meat.
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September 14, 2006                                                                                                   Page 51
   Meaning that the five us had the best time having
the best meal any of us could remember.
   Yes, we did make reservations, and, yes, three of
us found that one can indeed walk from the South Shore
station at Randolph and Michigan to the churrascaria
at LaSalle and Erie without pulling any muscles. In
fact, we strongly recommend walking back to the
South Shore after eating at Fogo de Chao to encour-
age the digestive process.
   Yes, there is truly a lot to digest at Fogo de Chao,
                                                           A Gaucho chef
beginning with the inviting decor and the sample of           slices some
an earth fire in the window.                               grilled beef for
   The lighting is soft and subtle, and the fully loaded           Natalie.
salad bar is festooned with colorful floral arrangements
to get one in the proper gustatory mood.
   Courteous help was with us all the way through our
first experience at a restaurant that requires at least
two hours of leisurely dining to properly put the cui-
sine of Rio Grande do Sul (Southern Brazil) in per-
spective.



                                                              The rest of us watched in awe as Natalie happily
                                                           devoured that tender sampling and then nodded at
                                                           the next passing gaucho chef who served her a slice
                                                           of seasoned bottom sirloin or “fraldinha.”




                  Yes, there is a salad bar!!
   We were all newcomers, so the attentive wait staff
explained in three easy steps how it was going to work:         They slow roast their meats over wood fires at Fogo de Chao.
   1. Go to the nearby salad bar and prepare the
palate with an amazing assortment of greens, fresh            From the glitter in Natalie’s eyes it was clear that
asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, and — I simply lost         the rest of us had better go to green, and so we did.
track before the first time around the salad track.           And did we ever have the most amazing afternoon
   2. Return to table and eat salad.                       ever.
   3. Then control your service with the small green          As Mary Gilligan said in that delightful Irish
and red-sided chip set before you. The green side          brogue of hers: “The lovely thing is that they don’t let
signals the ever-hovering gaucho chefs to bring out        anything go to waste because they serve you small por-
skewers of sizzling meats to the table, while the red      tions when you are ready to eat them.”
side indicates a stopping point. To resume service, sim-      We wasted not because we wanted for nothing
ply display the green side again.                          that long, leisurely and lovely afternoon in Rio Grande
   Talk about keeping it simple.                           do Sul.
   And talk about being prepared to dive in:                  All right — we were dining in style at a Brazilian
   Natalie was the first to dispense with her salad and    restaurant on the near north side of Chicago, but we
turn her chip to green.                                    might as well have been in Rio Grande do Sul for all
   Within nanoseconds, a colorfully clad gaucho chef       the Brazilian atmosphere and food we soaked up
was at her side ready to serve her a “frango” or chick-    that afternoon.
en breast wrapped in bacon.                                                                  Meaty Trip    Continued on Page 52
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Meaty Trip Continued from Page 51
   Some of us wore out before others, and there was
one whose eyes were bigger than his stomach and thus
kept the green side of his chip up a little longer than
he needed to.
   But, like the others, he had room for dessert — and,
yes, they really know how to close out a grand meal
at Fogo de Chao.
   Then, when we all decided we simply could not eat
another cow, pig, sheep, or chicken, we aimed ourselves
in the general direction of Millennium Station at
Randolph. Julie Holmes and Mary Gilligan flagged
a cab, whilst Carol Gapen and Natalie and I hoofed
it on back.
   Like I said earlier, the walk was not long or taxing.
Rather, it was quite what the tummy ordered after
such a marathon meal.
                                                                                   We admired the lovely restoration they did on the
                                                                                        Tree Studios at State and Ontario.

                                                                            And, as an added bonus, Carol Gapen took us to the
                                                                         spot along the main channel of the Chicago River where
                                                                         the steamer Eastland capsized on July 24, 1915 with
                                                                         2,500 passengers from the Western Electric plant
                                                                         aboard. Among those looking forward to an excursion
                                                                         to Michigan City that day were Carol’s grandparents,
                                                                         Irene McDonald and Charles Carroll. They were
                                                                         engaged at the time, and Carol said her grandfather
                                                                         saved his fiancee from drowning by holding her firm-
                                                                         ly against a deck rail. Otherwise they would have been
                                                                         among the 835 who died in that disaster.
                                                                            In pointing out the spot where her grandparents
                                                                         survived one of Chicago’s greatest tragedies, Carol also
                                                                         showed us the building overlooking the river where
                                                                         her father had worked for years. “He could always look
                                                                         out and see where the Eastland capsized,” she said.
 Yes, Natalie once reported for the Chicago Tribune. And so she always
                   stops to salute the Tribune Tower.                       And so with that gripping slice of oral history
                                                                         under our belts, we hiked over to Randolph and
                                                                         Michigan and joined Julie and Mary for a calorie-burn-
                                                                         ing ride back to Michigan City on the South Shore,
                                                                         or Praia do Sul.




Carol (left) and
  Natalie took
something of a
  garden walk
   after lunch.




                                                                           Carol Gapen points to the spot along the Chicago River where her
                                                                            grandparents survived the Eastland disaster on July 24, 1915.
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             Activities to Explore                          pm cocktails, 6:30 pm dinner. Veteran of the Year Award,
                                                            silent auction, Middle of the Road band, Culver
   In the Local Area:                                       Military Academy Drill Team. Tix $50; 800/726-5912.
   September 14 -- Flying Carpet Travelogue series:         Presented by Great Lakes Museum of Military History.
Bringing Home Sardinia.” 7 pm at Elston Middle              Story this issue.
School Performing Arts Theatre, 317 Detroit St.,               September 16 -- “Cabarah! Comedy Cabaret” at
MC. Tix $5/adults, $2.50/students at the door.              The Acorn Theater, featuring singer/songwriter Naomi
   September 14 — Writers’ Rendezvous. 6 pm at the          Ashley with comics Cayne Collier and Kumail Nanjiani.
MC Public Library. Share your writing with other writ-      8 pm MI time. Tix $20; reserve at 269/756-3879 or pur-
ers. New members always welcome. 873-3049.                  chase at the door: 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks,
   September 14-18 — “Heading South.” Winner                MI.
Venice International Film Festival. Not Rated. English         September 16-17 -- Duneland Harvest Festival at
& French with subtitles. Thurs/Fri 6:30 pm; Sat/Sun         Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Dunes National
4 & 6:30 pm; Mon 6:30 pm. Also Showing: “Scoop.”            Lakeshore. 11 am-5 pm. Adm: $6/car. Authentic early
Starring Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman. Rated PG-13.
                                                            American harvest celebration. 219/926-7561, ext.
9 pm only. All times listed are MI time. Vickers
                                                            225.
Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI. 269/756-
                                                               September 16-17 -- 17th Annual Celebration of the
3522 or www.vickerstheatre.com
                                                            Arts on the grounds of the Schoolhouse Shop,
   September 15 -- Jazz singer Jenna Mammina at
                                                            Furnessville, IN. Sat. 10 am-5 pm and Sun 11 am-5
The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks,
                                                            pm. Art in all mediums on display and for sale. Food
MI. 8 pm MI time. Tix $20; reserve at 269/756-3879
                                                            and beverages available.
or purchase at the door.
                                                               September 16-17, 22-24, 29-30, October 1 —
   September 15-16 — Farmer’s Market at the Old
                                                            “Into the Woods.” Musical stage play at Memorial Opera
Schoolhouse Shop, 278 E1500N (north of US 20),
                                                            House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Curtain 8 pm,
Chesterton, IN. 10 am-4 pm.
                                                            Sun. at 2 pm. Tix $16/adults, $13/students & seniors.
   September 15-16— Summerset Free Concert
                                                            219/548-9137.
Series. 5-8 pm MI time on the lawn behind the Harbor
Grand Hotel, New Buffalo. T-shirts and featured                September 17 -- 14th Annual 8K Run/5K Fitness
artist CDs available for purchase to benefit Make-A-        Walk presented by Tower Inc. 8:30 am at Washington
Wish of Michigan. Concert schedule at                       Park, MC. 874-8927 or www.toweronline.org/run
SummersetConcerts.com.                                         September 17 — Flms on DVD: “Thank You For
   September 15-17 -- “bobrauschenbergamerica”              Smoking.” 2 pm at MC Public Library. Free & open
at Dunes Summer Theatre, Michiana Shores, IN. 8             to the public.
pm; Sun. at 2 pm. Tix $15/adults, $12/students & seniors.      September 17 -- Deep River Grinders vs. Champion
879-7509. Story this issue.                                 Hill Toppers from Huntington, IN in a game of vin-
   September 15-17 -- 25th Annual Wizard of Oz              tage base ball played by 1858 rules. 2 pm on Grinders
Festival. Held at the Porter County Expo Center,            Field at Deep River County Park, southeast of Hobart,
Valparaiso. More to see at the Yellow Brick Road            IN. Free. Food & beverages will be avail. 219/947-1958.
Museum, off IN 49, south of Chesterton. More infor-            September 18 — Constitution Day at PNC. 7:30
mation at www.wizardofozfestival.org                        am-Breakfast with Cong. Chris Chocola. Noon: panel
   September 15-16, 22-24, 29-30, October 1, 6-8            discussion. 3 pm: student presentation. Free & open
— “Fiddler on the Roof” at 4th Street Theater, 125 N.       to the public. Library-Student-Faculty Bldg, Rm.
4th St., Chesterton. Curtain 8 pm except Sun at 3 pm.       144. Story this issue.
Tix $12; 219/926-7875. Group rates avail.                      September 18 -- Maple City Word Crafters. 6-8 pm
   September 16 — Farmer’s Market. 8 am-noon.               at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave.,
Corner 8th & Washington streets, Michigan City.             LaPorte. Free; new members welcome.
   September 16 — 8th LaPorte Sunflower Fest. 8                September 19 — LaP. Co. Historical Society Fall
am-4 pm downtown LaPorte. Crafts, food, art, kiddie         Meeting. 6 pm at the Activity Center for Older Adults,
rides, rib cook-off, antique auto show & games. Story       910 State St., LaPorte. Reserve by Sept. 13 to 219/324-
this issue.                                                 6767. email info@laportecountyhistory.org or stop by
   September 16 — Sunflower Fair Book Sale. 10 am-          the museum at 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Guests
2 pm at LaPorte Co. Public Library, 904 Indiana             are welcome.
Ave., LaPorte.                                                 September 20 -- 2nd Annual Members Appreciation
   September 16 — Free Day for Kids & Coast                 Night presented by the Washington Park Zoo Society.
Week. Gill Field & Meer Gym, Michigan City. 2-4 pm.         5:30-7 pm. Refreshments, door awards, clowns, face
City departments, state and local agencies & orga-          painting, music. Free & open to the public.
nizations on hand with fun activities. Free hot dogs.          September 26 -- Harbor Country Book Club. 7:30
Info: Jan, 219-229-4309 or email jkstielney@emichi-         pm MI time at the Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo.
gancity.com                                                 Selections: Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
   September 16 -- “Red, White & Blue Ball-A Salute         and A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. Free & open
to Veterans,” held at the Orak Shrine Temple, MC. 5         to the public.
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   Every Monday — New Buffalo Chess Club. 6 pm


                                                                               ★ ★ ★ ★
(MI time) at the New Buffalo Public Library, 33 N.
Thompson, New Buffalo. Open to all ages and skill lev-
els. John Calo, 269/469-6507 or email jscalo@localnet.com
    Places to Visit:
   Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan
City. Adm. $4/adults, $2/kids 18 & under, free/kids under
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3. Guided tours Mon.-Fri., 10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm;
Sat/Sun noon & 2 pm. 219-873-1520.                                   IV Michigan City, Indiana 46361 L




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                                                                                            219-898-1641
   Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery, 525
Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Open Fri.-Sun. 11:30               Discreet Inspections of Your House, Condo, Business
am-3:30 pm thru Nov. Adm. free; donations welcome.             25 Years Law Enforcement Experience in the Beach Area
   Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360                                 Licensed and Insured
Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Open 9 am-4 pm, Tues-             We are locally owned, insured and licensed company that provides
Fri; 10 am-4 pm Sat; closed Sun & Mon. Adm.                   you with PEACE OF MIND while you’re away. PEACE OF MIND means
                                                              a lot when you’re away from your home knowing that it is being cared
$3/adults, $2/vets & senior citizens, $1/ages 8-18,
                                                              for 24/7.
and free to under 8 and active military personnel. Info       BASIC SERVICE:
872-2702 or www.militaryhistorymuseum.org                     1. Security check of property            8.   Check hot water heater
   International Friendship Gardens, E. US Hwy 12,                (interior and exterior)
                                                                                                       9.   Check plumbing for leaks, run
Michigan City, IN. Open weekends 10 am-4 pm.                  2.   All windows and doors                    water through traps and toilets
219/878-9885 or www.friendshipgardens.org                     3.   Decks, outbuildings and pool/spa    10. Check alarm system
   LaPorte County Historical Museum. 2405 Indiana             4.   Signs of damage/mischief            11. Dispose of all unwanted
Ave., LaPorte. Adm. $3/LaP. Co. resident; $5/out-of-          5.   Any signs of insects or rodents         advertising and newspapers
county; $3/kids 12-17; free/under 12 yrs. 219/324-
                                                              6.   Look for roof leaks                 12. Water all inside plants
6767 or www.laportecountyhistory.org
                                                              7.   Check furnace for proper settings   13. Keyholder for emergency 24/7
   Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St.,
Michigan City. Tues.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat-Sun, 11                  Contact Bob Sulkowski at 219-898-1641 or e-mail
am-4 pm. Phone 874-4900.                                           fivestarsecurity@comcast.net to arrange a meeting
   New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker
St., New Buffalo, MI. Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm; Sat, 10 am-
3 pm, (MI time) Closed Sun. Info: 269/469-5409.
   Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, Michigan
City. Open Tues-Sun 1-4 pm. Adm. $2/adults, $1/grades
9-12, 50 cents/grades 1-8. Groups of 10 or more must
make reservation. 872-6133.                                        Pop
                                                                        HUGE
                                                              Free
   Rag Tops Museum of Michigan City, 209 W. Michigan
Blvd., Michigan City. A collection of classic, antique
& unusual vehicles & memorabilia. Open every day
                                                                      BLOWOUT
10 am-7 pm. Adm. $6/adults, $5/sen. cit, $4/kids,
free/under 3. 878-1514.
   Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin
St., Mchigan City. Open Sat. 11 am-4 pm & Sun., noon-
                                                                        SALE                                                 Fre
                                                                                                                           Popc e
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4 pm. 219-879-4980. http://southernshoreart.org.
                                                                                  Month of September
   Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City. Open 10 am-
4 pm. (Gates close 3 pm). Special MC residents only                     Everything In Stock Is Marked Down
adm: $2/adults, $1/kids 3-11. Reg. Adm: $4.50/adults;              Trees, Evergreens, Shrubs, Perennials - Hydrangeas,
$3/sen.cit. (62+); kids 3-11/$2.50; under 2 yrs./free. 219-        Viburnums, Ornamental Grasses, Hostas, Day Lilies!
873-1510.
   Farther Afield:                                            • Clearance on all of our remaining pieces of Flagstone
   September 16 — Michael Smith (The Dutchmen)                  and Brick in stock!
in concert (folk music) at The Box Factory for the Arts,
1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI. 8 pm MI time. Tix             • Drawing for an Extra Special Discount towards purchase
$10/adults, $8/sen. (+60) & students; reserve at
269/983-3688 or purchase at the door.                                Chavez Landscaping
   September 16-17 -- 31st Annual Trail of Courage
Living History Festival at Rochester, IN (50 mi. south        Free Delivery!                8 a.m.-5 p.m.          Free Estimates
of South Bend on US 31). Adm. $6/adults, $2/kids (6-                                        872-8784
11). Period music & dance, canoe rides, Indian dances,                4507 E. U.S. Route 12 (1/4 Mile off Hwy. 212)
trading post. More at 574/2223-4436 or www.icss.net
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                                                                       On September 14, 1752, Great Britain, along with
                                                                       her American Colonies, adopted the Gregorian calendar
                                                                       On September 14, 1778, Benjamin Franklin was
                                                                       appointed as the first American minister to France.
                                                                       On September 14, 1814, at the bombardment of Fort
                                                                       McHenry (in the war of 1812), Baltimore lawyer
                                                                       Francis Scott Key wrote the words to “The Star
                                                                       Spangled Banner.”
                                                                       On September 14, 1886, George K. Anderson, of
                                                                       Memphis, Tennessee, patented the typewriter ribbon.
                                                                       On September 14, 1959, a Soviet space probe, the
                                                                       Lunik-2, became the first vehicle to land on the moon.
                                                                       On September 15, 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita
                                                                       Khrushchev arrived in the United States to begin a
                                                                       13-day visit.
                                                                       On September 15, 1966, Gemini 2, after a record 3-
                                                                       day space flight, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
                                                                       On September 15, 1981, the Senate Judiciary
                                                                       Committee unanimously approved the nomination of
                                                                       Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman to sit on
                                                                       the United States Supreme Court.
                                                                       On September 15, 1991, radio and television
                                                                       announcer Andre Baruch, whose voice was known to
                                                                       millions from the 1930s to the mid `50s, died at the
                                                                       age of 83. Mr. Baruch was the master of ceremonies
       Lakefront Condo                                                 on such radio shows as “The Shadow,” “The Kate
                                                                       Smith Hour,” as well as “Your Hit Parade” for the entire
 100 Lake Shore Drive, Unit 302                                        25-years that it was on the air.
           $399,900                                                    On September 16, 1620, after two previous false starts
                                                                       -- 74 men and 28 women -- along with a small crew,
                                                                       set sail from Plymouth, England aboard HMS
                                                                       Mayflower. The “Mayflower,” originally designed as
                                                                       a wine ship, reached Provincetown, Massachusetts,
                                                                       on December 26, 1620.
                                                                       On September 16, 1893, more than 100,000 home-
                                                                       steaders rushed into Oklahoma’s “Cherokee Strip” to
                                                                       claim shares of 6-million acres of land opened up to
                                                                       settlers by the government of the United States.
                                                                       On September 16, 1926, air mail pilot Charles
                                                                       Lindbergh, short of fuel - and unable to land at
  This lakefront condo boasts expansive views of Lake                  Maywood Airport, parachuted to safety near Ottawa,
  Michigan and the Chicago skyline, private beach access, 2            Illinois.
  bedrooms, 2 baths, possible 3rd bedroom, gas ventless
  fireplace, gated entry and garage parking. Updated kitchen           On September 16, 1945, Japan surrendered Hong
  includes new counter tops and euro flooring. When you are            Kong to the British.
  not at the beach, enjoy the complex’s indoor pool, hot tub
  and exercise facility. Call for more information today!              On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the
                                                                       United States was signed by the majority of the 55
               Cynthia Powers           Kelly Baria
                                                                       delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in
               Office: (219) 949-9700   Office: (219) 949-9700         Philadelphia. Delegates were sent from 12 of the
               Cell: (219) 712-6788     Cell: (219) 973-3178           original 13 colonies. Only Rhode Island failed to send
                                                                       a representative.
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On September 17, 1947, Secretary of the Navy
James Forrestal took the oath of office as the first           NEW LONG BEACH HOME
Secretary of Defense.
                                                                     FOR SALE
On September 17, 1983, New York’s Vanessa Williams
became the first black to be crowned Miss America.
                                                          2032 Oriole Trail, Long Beach, Indiana
On September 17, 1986, Supreme Court Justice
William Rehnquist was confirmed as the 16th United
States Chief Justice.
On September 18, 1793, President George Washington
laid the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in
Washington.
On September 18, 1851, the New York Times, found-
ed by George Jones and Henry Raymond, went on sale
for two cents a copy.
On September 18, 1927, the United Independent             ONE HOUR FROM CHICAGO, 3 BLOCKS TO
Broadcasters (which later became the Columbia             LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH. A dream home with an open
Broadcasting System), with a radio network of 12 sta-     concept. Great views from the elevated deck in front, as well
tions, began broadcasting.                                as a feeling of peace being located on a quiet block surrounded
On September 18, 1947, the United States Air              by nature. A large backyard to entertain family, friends, and
Force was established as a separate branch of the mil-    neighbors. Plans include 2-3 bedrooms. A 11⁄2 car garage, an
itary.                                                    awesome fireplace, wood floors, solid surface countertops
                                                          in kitchen, a laundry room, master bed & bath on main floor.
On September 18, 1983, British adventurer George          All this and much more in this 1675 sq. ft. new home, plus a
Meegan completed a 19,021 mile walk from the south-       roomy basement.
ern tip of South America to the Arctic Ocean. The trip,   Call Tom for appointment or for further information
which took 6-years, ended at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
                                                                          (219) 241-1020
On September 19, 1859, at Bryant’s Minstrel
Theatre, in New York, the famous Confederate war
song, “Dixie,” was sung by actor Daniel Decatur
Emmett.
On September 19, 1928, Americans were intro-
duced to Mickey Mouse when Walt Disney’s “Steamboat
Willie” opened at New York’s Colony Theater.
On September 19, 1959, in Los Angeles, Soviet
leader Nikita Krushchev became furious upon being
informed that, for security reasons, he would not be
allowed to visit Disneyland.
On September 19, 1984, Great Britain and China
announced their agreement on a 1997 transfer of
Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule.
                                                          OWN A PIECE OF HARBOR COUNTRY! Complete
On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer
Ferdinand Magellan, in the service of Spain, began        turn key opportunity. Long time owner wants to retire and
his pioneering voyage around the world. While he never    this business is priced accordingly. Price is for business only.
made it, dying in the Philippines along the way, one      Lease property or real estate may be purchased on land
of his vessels became the first ship to circumnavigate    contract.
the earth.
On September 20, 1963, President John F. Kennedy
                                                                                         ’s
                                                                                    ntry
went before the United Nations to propose a joint U.S.-
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                                                                            bor
                                                                         Har
Soviet expedition to the moon.
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On September 20, 1973, in a tennis match that
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was ballyhooed as the “Battle of the Sexes,” Billy                             er
Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs before a huge crowd,                       Prop        Union Pier, Michigan
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                                                                            S                    269-214-2574
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                                                                                             LBCC Women’s Golf
        Many Thanks to All Our Lake Shore Customers
                                                                                             9-Hole League Winners
      QUICK SERVICE PLUMBING,
                                                                                                     September 7, 2006
 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
                                                                                                 Event: Tee-It-Up
 (219) 362-0157 or Toll Free (888) 499-1559
 Complete Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Sales and Service.                                       Championship Flight
                                                                                Event:                       Donna Hennard
 • Repair or replace underground water or sewer                                 Low Gross:                      Linda Wilson
   lines using DIRECTIONAL BORING or AIR POWER                                  Low Net:                         Julie Girsch
   MOLE without distrurbing your lawn or landscaping.                           Low Putts:                            Jo Vine
 • Repair or replace plumbing in older homes,
   remodeling, room additions, including gas lines.
                                                                                                       “A” Flight
 • We have the most modern sewer cleaning inspection
   equipment plus leak testing for underground                                  Event:                             Joan Geogegan
   water lines, including line locating and camera                              Low Gross:                      Nora Partenheimer
   inspections.                                                                 Low Net:                          Gloria McMahon
 • We sell & install Armstrong & Goodman furnaces                               Low Putts:                            Judy Curtin
   and air conditioners.
 • Lochinvar water heaters and Cole & Masey water                                                      “B” Flight
   conditioners.                                                                Event:                                 Rima Binder
 • We service ALL brands of furnaces, air conditioners                          Low Gross:                            Bonnie Reese
   and water softners.                                                          Low Net:                              Vangie Kuhn
                                                                                Low Putts:                          Adele O’Donnell
      Competitive Rates - Senior Citizens Discounts
     60 day to 1 year warranty on most Service Work
     1 Hour Minimum Service Call - Travel Time 1 Way - Sorry, No Credit
               Insured, Bonded, LIC. #PC81038838
                                                                                             LBCC Women’s Golf
                                                                                                 18-Hole League
                                                                                                     September 5, 2006

                                                                                       Fall Exchange with Pottawattomie
                                                                                              Women’s Golf League

                                                                                  1st. place:                           Debra Smith
                                                                                  2nd place (tie):                  Anita Albano and
                                                                                                                    Carolyn Belcaster
                                                                                  Closest to the Pin:                 Mary Sheridan



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                                                                                                     Builder
                                                                                        Licensed in Indiana & Michigan
                                                                                            Voice: 219.928.2953
                                                                                               Fax: 219.879.3536
                                                                                       email: tmccorm57@hotmail.com
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                                                                                        PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE
                          CLASSIFIED                                                        now accepting new clients. Call 219-874-8684.
                CLASSIFIED RATES - (For First 2 Lines.)
                                                                                   DAWN’S FROM TOP TO BOTTOM LLC for all your cleaning needs.
1-3 ads - $7.00 ea. •• 4 or more ads - $5.50 ea. (Additional lines- $1.00 ea.)
                                                                                 Commercial – Residential – Construction. Insured & bonded. 10 yrs. exp.
                 PH: 219/879-0088 - FAX 219/879-8070.
                                                                                    Phone 219-362-6047. First-time customers receive a 10% disc.
                   Email <classads@thebeacher.com>
              CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE RECEIVED BY                                     HANDYMAN-HOME REPAIR-PLUMBING
   FRIDAY - 4:00 P.M. - PRIOR TO THE WEEK OF PUBLICATION                           QUALITY CARPENTRY: Expert remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms.
                                                                                  Also: doors, windows, skylights, ceramic tile, drywall, decks & repairs.
                  PERSONAL SERVICES                                                            Small jobs welcome. Call Ed at 219/878-1791.
CUSTOM PC TECHNOLOGIES – Home/Office Calls, Computer Set-up,
                                                                                   HANDYMAN - Antenna service. Phone & TV jacks. House wiring.
System Restoration, File Transfers, Wired & Wireless Networks, Repairs,
                                                                                    Sinks. Toilets. Countertops. Carpentry. Full house rehab work.
                Upgrades, Dependable On Call Service.
                                                                                                  Beach Stairway Repair & Refurbishing.
           For all your computer needs, call 219/872-7478.
                                                                                               DR. TOM’S SERVICE CLINIC - 219/778-4036
                      Service with YOU in Mind!
                                                                                                ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
 SAVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES DIGITALLY ON CDs OR DVDs
                                                                                                            HIRE Sue’s HUSBAND
       Home movies-slides-pictures transferred to CDs or DVDs
                                                                                  Is your list of household repair & maintenance projects growing?
                    Wedding & Event Documentation.
                                                                                         Small jobs welcome. - Quality Work. — Call Ed Berent
               Corporate and Industrial Video Productions
                                                                                                               @ 219/879-8200.
    Contact: Patrick Landers at Midwest Video Communications
                                                                                                ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
                             219-879-8433
                                                                                                            H & H HOME REPAIR
             LOVE YOUR PET? We’ll keep him in your yard!
                                                                                       • Carpentry • Custom Decks • Doors/Windows/Siding • Home
    Pet Stop of Michiana — 888.325.7387 — www.petstop.com
                                                                                     Maintenance. 27 Years experience. Insured. — 219/861-1990.
       • • • DON’T THROW AWAY -WE HAUL AWAY FREE • • •
                                                                                                       CHIMNEYS – TUCK POINTING
 Anything which can be used or sold to benefit several local charities.
                                                                                                   All masonry repairs. 30 yrs. experience.
   For more information Call Ed. Campion Sr. - Phone 219/879-2934
                                                                                    Call Gene Burke at (MC) 219-229-4109 OR (LaP) 219-324-8702.
        NEED A TYPIST? Retired keyboarding teacher will type
                                                                                                    •• •• • • • • • • • • • • •
       your manuscripts, reports, etc. Call Pat at 219-872-9970.
                                                                                   BIZZY “B” CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY. Decks, siding, garages,
             BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES                                               additions, all concrete work. Tuckpointing, Brick and block work. Roofs
   UNLIMITED INCOME, CASH BONUS, MERCEDES BENZ PGM                                 and fences. Senior citizen disc. “We take the sting out of construction
           European Skin Care Co. seeks exceptional people                            prices.” Free est. Insured. Call 219-877-4979 or 219-561-4077.
      to expand NW IN/Chicago Market F/T or P/T. Flexible hours                                     • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
      No experience necessary, free training. Call 773-490-2036.                  BILL SMART – Home Repair & Remodeling • Carpentry • Electrical
 START A HOME CANDLE BUSINESS. Earn money three ways. Request                       The one man for all your big jobs too small for the big contractors.
    samples & information: www.candlebizmom.com or 812-438-4506.                           Serving Harbor Country since 2001 • 269-469-4407.
                                                                                                    HANDYMAN – Small jobs welcome.
    SELF IMPROVEMENT - INSTRUCTIONS                                                                   Call Fred Fegely at 219-879-2285.
       MUSIC TEACHER – Lessons in guitar – piano - voice                               ROOF LEAK? Guaranteed repairs. 26 yrs. union experience.
             and most instruments. Call 219/872-1217.                             Commercial or Residential. Flat or Shingle Roofs. Call 219-325-4503.
                           STUDIO COOL.
 Piano, Voice, Guitar. 4 yrs. & up. Also French. Small after school or                   PAINTING-DRYWALL-WALLPAPER
     preschool classes forming. 219/879-5985, leave message.                                     WISTHOFF PAINTING — REFERENCES
                                                                                                Small Jobs Welcome — Call 219/874-5279
           HEALTH & PHYSICAL FITNESS                                             JEFFERY J. HUMAN INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAINING
       • • • MASSAGE THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTER • • •                                  Custom Decorating - Custom Woodwork - Hang/Finish Drywall
Therapeutic Massage • Acupuncture • Brain Gym • QiGong Classes •                                    Wallpaper Removal – Trim Carpentry
              Reflexology • Healing Touch • Feldenkrais®                                    27-Years experience. Insured. Ph. 219/861-1990.
                       • Personal Fitness Training
                                                                                              DUNIVAN POWER WASHING AND PAINTING
                Dog Massage Classes • Gift Certificates
                                                                                                Decks, Homes, Trailers, Businesses, etc.
                    www.wellness-specialists.com
                                                                                  Local. Exp. Insured. Reasonable Rates. Call Brian at 219-879-8239.
                           Call 219/879-5722.
                                                                                      THE A & L PAINTING COMPANY — INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
           ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE CENTER
                                                                                  20-YEARS EXPERIENCE. Also Power Wash, Seal & Paint Decks.
  Jennifer Huang, Licensed Acupuncturist — Call 219/879-2100.
                                                                                       13 yr. anniversary 10% off labor discount for all of 2006.
            CLEANING - HOUSEKEEPING                                                Seniors (65 +) 15% off. References. Reasonable. 219/778-4145.
    FINISHING TOUCH: Residential & Specialty Cleaning Service                      HALDY BROTHERS PAINTING - Interior & Exterior. Licensed &
              Professional - Insured - Bonded - Uniformed                                Insured. Experienced & Reliable - Call 269-325-2953.
         #1 in Customer Satisfaction. Phone 219/872-8817.                           ROBERT ALLEN & ASSOCIATES, INC. – Painting & Decorating
   PERSONAL TOUCH CLEANING — Homes - Condos - Offices.                              Interior-Exterior. Custom Painting. Wall Coverings. Drywall Repair
     Day and afternoons available. - Call Darla at 219/879-2468.                       Insured. Competitive Rates. Reliable. Call 219-840-1581.
     FINAL TOUCH HOUSE CLEANING & WINDOW WASHING.                                      • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Reasonable. Quality service. Ref. avail. Call Debbie at 219-879-1429.                        MICHIANA PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING
                  TIDY KAT’S CLEANING SERVICE.                                       Int/Ext Painting – Decks – Siding – Sidewalks – Free Estimates
 Specializing in Residential & Commercial Cleaning. Vacation Rentals,                         Call 219/879-8017 or 24 hr. cell 219/861-3966.
Deep Cleans, Construction Clean ups, Move In & Outs. Linen Services,                   • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
 Windows. Touch up cleans for your renters while vacationing. Insured.           ALL BRIGHT PAINTING - Interior/Exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed.
                  Call 219-878-1955 or 219-898-6737.                                          Free estimates. Fully insured. 219/879-7199.
  HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE looking for yr. round houses to clean.                          LANDSCAPE-Lawns-Clean Up, Etc.
        10 yrs. exp. References available. Call 269-449-4701.
                                                                                          H & D TREE SERVICE and LANDSCAPING, INC. —
ALDONA’S HOUSE LIKE NEW CLEANING SERVICE. Lithuanian lady                             Full service tree and shrub care. Trimming, planting, removal.
 seeks more houses to clean. Excellent service. Refs. - 219/898-0109                      Firewood, snowplowing, excavating. — Call 872-7290.
        ANOTHER YOU. Residential/Commercial Cleaning.                                                       FREE ESTIMATES
     Construction Clean up. Call Cristy Dompke 219-861-7762.                                              CAPPY’S LAWN CARE
    THE DYNAMIC DUO Cleaning Service. Business/Residential.                          COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE • FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED
      Experienced. Reasonable rates. Please call 219-873-4238.                                                219-874-3580
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                     HEALY’S LANDSCAPE & STONE                                      FOUNTAIN & CALLIGRAPHY PENS AT FIRME’S
                    219/879-5150 — FAX 219-879-5344                         (2 Stores) 11th & Franklin Streets, Michigan City - 219/874-3455
            http://www.healysland.com - d.healy@comcast.net                     Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.
     Voted: BEST LANDSCAPE SUPPLY YARD IN N.W. INDIANA!                      RAINBOW TRADES – 809 FRANKLIN SQUARE – 219/874-7099
              15+ Types of Flagstone, 30+ Types of Stone,                 ANTIQUES GALORE! Jewelry, China, Clocks, Toys, Dolls, Paintings,
                   Granite boulders, River Rock, Mulch,                  African Masks, Indian Items, Vintage Clothes, Tools, Gifts, Unique Items.
 Landscaping, Stonescaping, Ponds, Patios, Walls, Pavers, Design!          BALLOONS ALL WAYS – Birthday Parties, Big events. We Deliver!
   WE NOW CARRY Bluestone Veneer (better than cultured stone)             COSTUME WORLD – Rentals/Sales, Makeup. Over 1,000 Costumes.
                            Because it’s REAL!                                Seek the Unique – www.costumeworld.net Open Mon. & Fri.
           Spring SALE: Canadian Hemlocks Starting @$150,
                                                                                           ORIENTAL RUG. 18 ft. x 11 -1/2 ft.
           Pachysandra/English Ivy $24/Flat, Concolor, Pine,                             75 years old. $750. Call 219-363-6818.
                           Serbian Spruce Ask!
                                                                             QUEEN-SIZED CANOPY BED, iron. $350 obo. WICKER CHEST
          # # H&S SERVICES —2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12 # #                         $100 obo. Both exc. condition. Beverly Shores. 219-874-1589.
                             Call 219/872-8946
                      Let Us Be Your One Stop Shop                        MAYTAG working washer & dryer, $75 each. GE SPACEMAKER XL
                   Colored Mulch - Topsoil - River Rock                  over range microwave $75. Sony 13” TV $75 obo. Call 219-872-5494.
                   Retaining Wall Blocks - Natural Stone                              3 PC. FORMAL SECTIONAL, like new. $300.
   $ # JIM’S LAWN SERVICE – MOWING – WEEKLY RATES $ #                            4 pc. SECTIONAL SLEEPER $200. Call 219-879-5401.
                     Leave message at 219-874-2715.                       BAKER EXECUTIVE DESK. 36”x66”x30”h w/galleried return. 21”x44”.
 3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3                                                    Unique piece for home or office. $500. Call 219-878-0813.
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  Yard Clean-Up • Mowing• Aeration• Thatching• We also do Ext. Power
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      Call 219-879-2017 or (cell) 219-210-2249 - Leave message.                      GARAGE AND BASEMENT OVERSTUFFED?
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      All Landscaping and Lawn Care. Trim, Top and Tree Removal.                               4407 E. U.S. 12 (@ Hwy. 212)
                    Call 219-877-4979 or 219-561-4077.                                               Michigan City, IN.
                                                                                                        219/879-5616.
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    LANDSCAPING BY SMALL’S GARDEN CENTER 219-778-2568                                FOR LEASE WITH IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
                               Landscaping                                 Approximately 1,500 square feet of executive office space located at
                          Patios – Flagstone, Brick                       1411 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN. Contemporary style, ample
    Walls – Flagstone (cut drywall), Timber, Block, Retaining, Boulder          drive up parking and energy efficient. Call 219/872-0318.
                            Waterfalls & Ponds                           OFFICE SUITE. 3 private offices and reception area. Expenses, except
                    Complete Site Work – Free Estimates                   phone, paid. Well maintained, high traffic area. 2811 E. Michigan Blvd.,
                      Custom Designed Installation                                       Michigan City. (219) 879-9188, 879-2700.
    13 Acre Garden Center: Mulch, Soil, Decorative Stones, Gravels       NICE 40X28 COMMERCIAL BUILDING has compressor, lights, alarm &
                            Flagstone, Boulders.                                      fully insulated. Call for details 219-872-6400.
                          PAT’S TREE SERVICE.                               NEW BUFFALO STORE FRONT. 1200 sq. ft. on Whittaker Street.
                   Complete tree and landscaping service.                    Great retail. $1500 + utilities. Available now. Call 219-712-4185.
    Experts in storm damage. Licensed and insured. Free estimates.
                            Call 219-362-5058.                                               RENTALS INDIANA
                                                                                           HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
          EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                          3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
ATTENTION DRIVERS willing to train to obtain CDL! NO EXPERI-             LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
ENCE NECESSARY! TMC Transportation needs drivers. Guaranteed                      Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/370-1745.
weekly earnings. Premium equipment and benefits. Excellent earn-
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South Bend, IN. Call today. - 1-800-882-7364 AC0064                                   LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 bedrooms.
                                                                                     Avail. Sept.-June — $1,400 to $2,000 per week.
                   WANTED: ASSEMBLER/SHIPPER                                              DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.
       Full-Time & Part-Time Position Available, M-F 7:30-4:00 pm
 Send resume to: Sammann Co., PO Box 739, Mich. City, IN 46361-0739       SHERIDAN BEACH EXECUTIVE RENTAL. Beautifully furnished and
                                                                          fully equipped large, modern, luxury 3BR, 1-1/2BA across from beach.
 PARTTIME BOOKKEEPER. Handling Quick Books and Excel projects.                       $1,000/mo. Short or long term. Call 219-872-4446.
    10-15 hrs./wk. 219-801-0347 or send resume to: ross@evptour.com
                                                                                DUNELAND BEACH FULLY FURNISHED. 3BR. A/C House
                       WANT TO SELL                                        Avail 9/5/06 to 6/1/07. $700/mo. plus util. 219-872-5979. Leave Msg.




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          THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE IN SHERIDAN BEACH                                   1BR. 1BA CONDO/50’ BOAT SLIP. $900/mo. + util.
      3BR, 2.5BA. 1 blk. to beach. Great big eat-in kitchen. Pool table.              2BR, FURNISHED beach cottage, off street parking
 Fireplace, 2 decks w/gas grill. Satellite TV w/DVR, DVD, VCR. W/D. A/C.                  $950/mo. + utilities. Short or long term lease.
            REALLY COMFY BEDS! Sleeps 10. Rates negotiable.                                    Merrion & Assoc. 219-872-4000.
       Contact Stacy, 312-282-1535 or email sticsay@yahoo.com                  OFF SEASON RENTAL. DUNELAND BEACH. 3BR, 2BA home
                           for pictures and more info.                            Avail. Sept. thru May. $800/mo. + util. Garage. Gas Stove.
SUMMER ESCAPE RENTAL, STOP 31, SHORELAND HILLS.                                     See vacationrentals.com #22213. Call 219-878-0452.
1-blk to lake. Charming rehabbed cottage. Retro décor. Sleeps 8-10.          2BR, 1BA APARTMENT IN SHERIDAN BEACH. 1/2 block to beach.
2 Baths. A/C. Huge screen porch & yard. Family friendly.                    New bath and kitchen. Stainless steel dishwasher. New hardwood floors.
$1,200/wk. Call 847/696-0878 or 847-323-8456.                                    Front and back decks. $675/mo. Call Charlie 219-861-3705.
                HOUSE FOR RENT ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE                               2BR APARTMENT AND SMALL OFFICE available for rent.
              3/BR, 2BA. A/C. Fpl., W/D. Summer rentals avail.                       1450 sq. ft. $600/mo. + utilities. Call 708-431-0631.
        Also avail Sept thru May. $750/mo + util. Call 708/424-8756.
                                                                            ENJOY THE LAKE THE OTHER 3 SEASONS. Dunescape condo on the
                    BEACH RENTAL BY WEEK OR MONTH                             beach. 3BR, 2BA, indoor swimming pool & workout room, elevator,
      overlooking Lake Michigan. Realtor owned. Call 219-874-5209.               garage parking. Avail. Oct through June. Call 708-448-6658.
          BEACH RENTAL, YEAR ROUND. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.                         FOR SALE — RENT — OR RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY.
2 blks. to beach. $1750 per month. Realtor owned. Call 219-874-5209.           3BR, 2BA. All appliances. Comfortable home in Michiana Shores.
       FALL RENTAL — CHARMING COUNTRY HOME - STOP 33                                     $1000/mo. + util. Call Mary at 219-762-8554.
   Sept. thru May 31. 2 blks. from lake. Fully furnished, well decorated.
  3BR, 2BA. Family room w/fireplace. Sun room. 2 car garage. A/C. W/D.                          RENTALS MICHIGAN
           Patio & deck. No pets, no smoking. Call 708-784-9866.            BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MICHIANA COTTAGE FOR RENTAL
         SHERIDAN BEACH-YEAR ROUND-FULLY FURNISHED.                         One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39. Fully
   Completely remodeled 1BR, 1BA apartment just steps away from the         furnished—Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows to
    beach. New small kitchen appliances, furniture, TV/DVD, A/C units.      catch lake breezes. Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms.
      Spacious private balcony with a glimpse of lake, barbecue area.       Two full baths. Two woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded
                  $600/month + NIPSCO. Call 708-372-6898.                   forty oak tree landscape with Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
                                                                            TVs with cable and movie channels. BBQ grill. Pets welcome. Prefer
SHORELAND HILLS 10 Month Rental. 3BR, 2BA, Furnished, Wash/Dry.             multiple weeks but will consider weekly.
                    2 Blocks to Lake. Avail. 9/1/06 to 6/30/07.             Call [773] 528-0825 or [773] 281-7100, or 773-454-2200.
        $775 per month includes lawn care, but not utilities. No pets.
       Call Bob N. at (800) 899-2699 or Clare N. at (708) 579-1193.                    MICHIGAN, New Buffalo, Village of Grand Beach.
              Recently Remodeled. “Must See to Appreciate.”                        Lake front home, just 42 steps down to this private beach on
                                                                                Lake Michigan. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from this lakeside deck
  LONG BEACH EXECUTIVE HOUSE RENTAL-LONG TERM 10/1/06-                                and living room. This cozy 3BR is completely furnished.
   5/31/07. Stop 29. Overlooking lake. Fantastic decks/views. 3BR, 2BA,        Available Sept. 15, 2006 to May 14, 2007 for $625 per month. For
                A/C, W/D, cable TV. NO PETS/NO SMOKING.                         more information or a viewing appointment, call 708-848-1025.
               $1095/month plus utilities. Call 630-337-6220.
                                                                                  2BR COTTAGE RENTAL. Newly redecorated. Walk to beach.
 LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT - Great location, very close to beach                    $750/week. Inquire at On the Lounge Slipcover Studio
             and park. 4/BR, 2/Bath. A/C. W/D, D/W. Deck w/BBQ.                                  for viewing or call 269-469-4354.
       Avail.10/1/06 for winter/long term rental. Call 312-953-9570.
                                                                                     BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA year round house in New Buffalo
  ENDLESS SUMMER – Beach Living All Year Long. Shoreland Hills –                     near Grand Beach. Wooded and Private, Large Kitchen,
Stop 31. Off-season rental. Sept-May. Charming rehabbed cottage. 1 blk.        Living Room with Fireplace and Deck. Brand new Carpet and Paint.
to beach. Sleeps 6-10. New kitchen, 2 new baths, LR, FR, huge screened        $1100/month plus utilities and security deposit. Call 312-953-7306.
        porch. $700/mo. + util. Call 847-696-0878 or 847-323-8456.
                                                                             MICHIGAN IS BEAUTIFUL IN FALL. Color tours, Notre Dame football,
         WINTER RENTAL LONG BEACH. Lake Shore Dr. hillside.                       Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place, wineries, pumpkins, and
   Oct-June 2007. Great Lake views, big deck, 4BR, 2BA. All amenities.       long walks on the shore of Lake Michigan. New cottage with 3BR, 2BA,
   $750/mo. + util. and sec. dep. Call 708-349-0442 or 219-879-1475.                    fireplace and ALL the extras. Weekends or longer.
 FRANKLIN STREET LOFT, totally up to date, 2000 sq. ft. open concept,          Cottageatnewbuffalo.com $225.00 per night. Call 708-865-0594.
       14 ft. ceilings, large master bedroom with bath plus guest bath.        SUNSET SHORES home for rent. 6BR, 3-1/2BA. Hot tub and sauna.
       Stainless appliances, maple cabinets, large skylight in kitchen,                 Across from beach. $1500/mo. Call 219-362-7495.
         all wood blinds included. Fireplace, ceramic tile throughout.
                $1200 plus util. Must See! Call 219-712-4185.                              REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
              SHERIDAN BEACH – Brand new private 3BR, 2BA                       HOMESITE. 80 FT. X 200 FT. Easy build lot. First street off LSD.
         with spectacular lake view. Huge wrap around deck & patio.          Very close to Stop 31 beach. City sewer and water. Call 219-878-1724.
  W/D. Fireplace. Central AC/Heat. $1500/Mo. Util. incl. 219-872-4446.      SHERIDAN BEACH. Immaculately rehabbed 3 unit with spectacular lake
    BEAUTIFUL 6BR, 4-1/2BA HOUSE with a pool. Newly remodeled.              view across from beach. 4200 sq.ft. with 6 off street and 6 guest parking
  2 decks. Garage. Wooded 3 lots. $1100/mo. + util. Call 505-920-0190.         spaces. All utility services separate. $950,000. Call 219-872-4446.




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                                                 Off the Book Shelf
                                                      by Sally Carpenter

   The Last Town on Earth by                                                   the dreaded Spanish Flu wended
Thomas Mullen                                                                  its way into every city, town and
   “Some number of miles into the                                              hamlet of the United States. The
woods, the road curved to the right                                            two guards at the entrance to
and the trees backed off a bit, the                                            Commonwealth at the beginning of
brown dirt and occasional stumps evi-                                          our story are Worthy’s adopted son,
dence that the woods had been                                                  16 year-old Philip, and another mill
cleared out only recently, and only                                            worker, Graham, at 25 already mar-
with extreme tenacity. The clear-                                              ried with a second child on the way.
ing rose along a gradual incline; at                                           The two are fast friends, with Philip
the base of the hill, a tree that had                                          looking up to Graham as his men-
recently been chopped down blocked                                             tor and hero. It is with much dis-
the road. Into its thick bark a sign                                           couragement that the two see a sol-
was nailed: a warning to travelers                                             dier ignore the sign and start walking
who didn’t exist, a silent cry into deaf                                       toward them. He says he has been
woods.”                                                                        in an accident and just needs shel-
   That sign, along with two armed                                             ter and food. The stranger won’t lis-
guards, warned any would-be visi-                                              ten, and to Philip’s horror, Graham
tors that the town of Commonwealth,                                            shoots the man. They bury the body
Washington, was under a self-                                                  and lie to everyone that they chased
imposed quarantine.Commonwealth                                                the soldier away.
is a fictional timber mill town based                                             End of story? Of course not, we
on some very real towns that took a stand in 1918 to        have miles to go…
protect its citizens from an outbreak of influenza the         The next night Philip finds himself alone on guard
likes of which had never been seen before. These            duty when another soldier shows up at the sign in the
towns decided to blockade its entrances, with no one        road. Philip can’t shoot the man, and after a brief scuf-
allowed in or out for the duration of the epidemic, and     fle, Philip takes the man to a nearby deserted stor-
no one knew how long that would be. Of course, no           age building. But what if he is a carrier of the flu? Will
one could foresee the consequences either. Reading about    Philip take it back to town with him? Before he can
these towns was the inspiration for author Mullen’s         comprehend what is happening, another mill work-
tale…                                                       er comes on the two and locks both of them in the build-
   Charles Worthy was the son of a mill owner who           ing…
set out on his own with his wife and daughter on a             We all know that people in a panic mode don’t
“bold experiment” to not only build a timber mill, but      think too clearly. As word quickly spreads about
to create a town for the workers and their families,        Philip and the unknown soldier, people began to
a commonwealth, where everyone was given a home,            question: is the soldier a spy in disguise? Is he car-
a job in the mill with decent wages, and a general store    rying the flu? Just to be safe, the doctor and Charles
and doctor, but no mayor or sheriff, just a governing       Worthy decide to quarantine the boy and man for two
board headed up by Worthy. And for two years, the           days to make sure neither has the flu. After the allot-
grand experiment, “a new hybrid of socialist haven          ted time, Philip quietly promises the soldier he will
and capitalist enterprise,” seemed to be working very       get him away from Commonwealth, but before Philip
nicely. Everyone cooperated, thieves or malcontents         can return to the building, Graham pays the soldier
were run out of town. Anything else the residents want-     a visit…
ed, they had to travel the fifteen miles to Timber             Just like clockwork, it isn’t long before the first per-
Falls, the nearest town. Of course, the mill owners and     son comes down with the dreaded disease and Doc
sheriff of that town looked down on Worthy and his          Banes, with his limited medical knowledge, is spend-
people as radicals. And now with America having             ing hours moving from house to house giving what aid
entered the Great War, people were even more sus-           and comfort he can.
picious of their neighbors who didn’t show them-               Author Mullen does a tremendous job of giving
selves as true, blue Yankees and people of German her-      the reader a fascinating story that skillfully weaves
itage were all looked at as possible spies. It was a time   the social and political problems of the time into a plot
of radicalism, bloody strikes, and anger with President     that shows the best and worst that humanity has to
Wilson for getting Americans involved in a very             offer. This is a fascinating psychological study as
unpopular European war.                                     well as a darn good read.
   So it was into this political and social climate that       Till next time, happy reading!
                                                             THE


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                                                                                      872-4000
                                                                                  FAX (219) 872-4182
                                                                                  Specializing in Distinctive
                                                                                          Properties
                                                                                    Indiana and Michigan
  Debbie Burke
                     MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS, INC.                                                                Ed Merrion
                           707 Washington St. • Michigan City, IN 46360
      Owner                                                                                                                 Broker

   LAKE OR WOODS; WE HAVE YOUR GET-AWAY!
                       1-3
                  nday                                                                          101 Lady Lane
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        N HO                                                          STOP IN FOR A SAMPLE! Taste how elegant a home can be.
     OPE                                                              This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath ranch has room enough for all your
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                                                                      ple family rooms and a bright all-glass Florida room. The yard
                                                                      will also fulfill your dreams, with pool, decks, gardens, basket-
                                                                      ball court and 165 ‘ of frontage on Lake Mary overlooking the
                                                                      Long Beach golf course.                                   $
                                                                                                                                  489,000
                                                                      DIRECTIONS: On the NW corner of Moore Road (Stop 31) &
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                                                                                                    3
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                           3528 Iroquois                                                SE Sund
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    A PEACEFUL WOODED GLEN Come to Duneland Beach                            OPE
    and wake up to birdsong! This charming ranch is just 3 blocks
  from a sandy, private beach and steps away from tennis court &
       playground. All brick home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths,
      large living room w/ knotty pine paneling & fireplace, and a
  large fenced-in yard with patio and abundant flowers & shrubs.
                                                          $
                                                            498,000
        DIRECTIONS: Lake Shore Drive to Stop 35 (Arrowhead);
     inland to Pottawattomie Trail; turn left to home. On corner of
                                 Pottawattomie & Iroquois Trails.

                                                                    LOOKING FOR A QUIET SPOT ON THE BEACH? This
                                                                    modest beach bungalow on 80' Lake Michigan frontage at Stop
                                                                    23 is so unassuming that you might drive by and never notice it.
                                                                    But step inside and you’ll experience a beautifully upgraded and
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                                                                    Chicago. A dream kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless
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                                                                                           formal dining room enjoys its own water-
                                                                                           front views. The yard is protected by a
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                                                                                                                             1,364,000

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              Debbie Burke, GRI, ABR                                                    Ed Merrion*, CRS, GRI
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                                    CENTURY 21 Long Beach Realty
                                                       1401 Lake Shore Drive ~ 3100 Lake Shore Drive
                                       123                    (219) 874-5209 ~ (219) 872-1432
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                            1061⁄2 CALIFORNIA                                                                     202 S. LAKE

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  A SWEET LITTLE COTTAGE located one block away from                                 CANDY LAND COTTAGE. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage
  the wide sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. The front deck                            is just 2 blocks from the wide open sandy beaches of Lake
  provides a restful space for reading or visiting with friends                      Michigan. 2 decks, 1 screened porch perfect for outdoor din-
  and family. The Bonus: A 45x60 foot landscaped lot with                            ing. Great weekend retreat or income property. $349,000
  lush green grass adjacent to the cottage is included. 2 bed-
  rooms, 1 bath.                                     $
                                                      300,000
               223 WASHINGTON PARK BLVD.                                                                   717 PINE STREET
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  BIGGER THEN IT LOOKS. Light and bright contemporary                                THE HISTORIC STOCKWELL MANSION. Classic 1870's
  home 3 blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan beach. Four                             Victorian with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, library, billards room,
  bedrooms include a master suite with loft for home office                          cocktail lounge, maids quarters with additional staircase.
                                                                                     Beautiful entrance and elegant staircase. 2 fireplaces. new
  or just a nice place to read, 2 baths. Ceramic tile in kitchen                     kitchen and bathrooms. Many upgrades with respect for the
  and bathrooms. Fireplace, skylights.                 $
                                                        399,000                      beauty and craftsmanship that this property possesses.
                                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                         219,900

                      Phyllis Waters*, Owner/Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI                 Tom Cappy* 874-6396             Bill McNew 872-8254
                      Doug Waters*, Managing Broker, GRI 219-877-7290              Richard Klare 872-0947          Annette Clark 219-363-3545
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                      Beverly Bullis*, CRS, GRI 800-518-6149                       Rosemary Braun 879-9029         Shawn Semla 219-898-3370
                      Sandy Rubenstein*, Broker Associate 879-7525                 Don Niven 708-259-9471
                                                                                                                   *Licensed in Michigan and Indiana
 Phyllis T. Waters*                                                                                                                                     Doug Waters*
  CRB, CRS, GRI                                                                                                                                             GRI
                                                      Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated                                                  Managing Broker
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