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                                         911 Franklin Street
Weekly Newspaper                     Michigan City, IN 46360




                           Volume 21, Number 18 Thursday, May 12, 2005


     Loyal to Our Duty
                  by Janet Baines
 M.C. Fire Department Centennial
         Sunday, May 1, 1905
                 to
         Sunday, May 1, 2005

  The Michigan City Fire Department
has reached an important milestone--
100 years of serving the community with
pride and dedication. To mark the occa-
sion, a ceremony was held outside City Hall,
a chill wind coming off the lake, remind-
ing all that spring in Northwest Indiana
can be a fickle thing. However, the weath-
er couldn’t take away the warm feelings
generated by the family and friends of
officials and firefighters, both past and
present.                  Duty Continued on Page 2
                                                                 Chief Ralph Martin read a poem by a NYFD
                                                                   fire fighter about 9/11 and the choice one
                                                                 makes to go out on a call, not knowing what
                                                                 they will find. Then he gave a brief history of
                                                                                Chief Alfred Zoch.




                                                                Color guard: Captain Charles Greis, Fire
                                                                Fighter Mark Baker, Captain James Young, in
                                                                vintage 30’s/40’s uniform donated by former
                                                                training officer Red Petrosky, Fire Fighter Jeff
                                                                Bruder and Fire Fighter Mike Jasnieski.
                                                                                               THE


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Duty Continued from Page 1                                                                                As one speaker put it, the years have seen firefighting
   As I approached City Hall for the ceremony, I                                                       go from horse drawn rigs to 21st century state of
couldn’t help but notice the two large fire trucks,                                                    the art fire trucks, bringing so many changes, but, some
ladders completely extended, with a huge American                                                      things have not changed. The desire to be a fire fight-
flag suspended between them. Impressive. As were                                                       er means facing danger, it means the family pays a
the five brass plaques surrounding the podium. Each                                                    price too when things go wrong. That’s why part of the
plaque bore the name of a fallen fire fighter: Fire Fighter                                            day’s ceremony was to honor five fallen Michigan
Harold Nolan, Captain Charles Neulieb, Chief Alfred                                                    City firefighters and to thank their families for their
Zoch, Captain George Dabagia and Captain Lee                                                           sacrifices by dedicating each of the five city fire sta-
Brady.                                                                                                 tions in one of their names.
                                                                                Impressive
                                                                                display of the flag
                                                                                from two ladder
                                                                                trucks.




                                                                                                            Former Chief Ronald Scott, Norm Dabagia, son of Captain George
                                                                                                                   Dabagia, and Former Chief Richard Moldenhauer.


                                                                                                            Taps was beautifully played by a
                                                                                                            volunteer from the VFW at the beginning
                                                                                                            and end of the ceremony.




                       Asst. Chief Brandon Brooks and guest speaker Tom Hanify,
                       President of the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana.                              A 1961 ladder truck once used by the M.C.F.D.
                                                                THE


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Center for History Holds Pioneer Days Festival                   Postal Workers Local Food Drive
   Would you like to see how a blacksmith forged                The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
tools in the 1830s or hear how a school teacher taught       union, in conjunction with the United State Postal ser-
lessons to pioneer children? The community is invit-         vice, the AFL-CIO, and local United Ways will be con-
ed to celebrate pioneer days at “Family Day at the           ducting a one-day food drive nationwide on Sat., May
Cabin,” which is being presented by the Northern             14. Postal Workers throughout LaPorte County along
Indiana Center for History from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on             with Federal retirees, the United Way of LaPorte
Sat., May 14. The living history festival is taking place    County and food pantry volunteers will collect, sort
in Leeper Park at the Navarre Cabin (South Bend,             and distribute non-perishable food to replenish local
IN). Pierre Navarre, considered to be the first European     food banks in the LaPorte area.
to permanently settle in St. Joseph County, built the           According to Patti Scalf, local NALC representative,
cabin in 1820. Suggested donation is $2 per person.          “Postal customers may place donations by their mail-
                                                             boxes on May 14; city and rural letter carriers will col-
A companion program, “Cabin Days,” is held each spring
                                                             lect the donations while completing the mail deliveries
for schools.
                                                             on that date.” There will also be a designated drop box
   During “Family Day at the Cabin,” individuals
                                                             inside the front lobby of the LaPorte Post Office.
dressed as pioneers demonstrate cooking, recreation
                                                             Postal employees will deliver the donations Saturday
and trades of the 1830s. The “pioneers” speak to vis-        to Grace Baptist Church where they will be sorted and
itors about life “back then.” Visitors are invited to sit    boxed for distribution to food pantries in LaPorte
in rows as the “school marm” teaches lessons and “Doc”       and surrounding communities.
talks of medicine during pioneer times, including               “Last year a generous donation of 17,673 pounds
the use of leeches in treating fevers. Sheep, goats, pigs,   of food was collected from families in the LaPorte area
chickens, rabbits and other animals that would have          to help replenish local food pantries,” says Scalf.
been common during pioneer times will be part of the            Among items most needed by food banks are canned
experience, courtesy of Wilson Hall Farms. The               meats and tuna, peanut butter, canned soups and chili,
Museum Store will offer items for sale at the “Trading       hamburger helper, pasta, cereals, crackers, as well as,
Post.”                                                       hygiene and sanitary items. Customers are asked
   For more information, phone 574/235-9664 or visit         not to leave out-of-date food, anything in glass con-
www.centerfor history.org.                                   tainers, or food that is perishable.
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                                                                               2 BigHearts Foundation 5K Run/Walk
  Arboriculture is the science of maintaining trees as part of a com-
    plex system in our environment, My aim is to maintain tree                    The 2 BigHearts Foundation is hosting a 5K Run/1
   health and pest and disease resistance through proper tree care            Mile Walk on Sat., May 28, in Long Beach, Indiana.
                                                                              With a diverse course including hills and a beautiful
                                                                              view of Lake Michigan, this promises to be an excit-
                                                                              ing way to start the summer season. The funds raised
                                                                              form the event, beginning at 10 a.m., will go to ben-
                                                                              efit the 2 BigHearts Foundation. For more informa-
                                                                              tion on 2 BigHearts, how to participate or attend
                                                                              this event, visit www.2bighearts.org. A registration
                                                                              form can be found in this issue of The Beacher.
                                                                                  The 2 BigHearts Foundation was established in 2004
                                                                              to honor the memories of Long Beach resident Gigi
                                                                              Clarke, 44, and her sister, Sally Czechanski, 49. They
                                                                              died on the same day, June 25, 2004, from car-
                                                                              diomyopathy, an undiagnosed heart disease.
                                                                                  “Had we known about this condition, both Gigi
                                                                              and Sally could have sought treatment that might have
                                                                              saved their lives,” said Jim Clarke, Gigi’s husband.
                                                                              “As it turns out, cardiomyopathy is a silent killer and
                                                                              it is completely avoidable. They experienced no prior
                                                                              symptoms, and were never diagnosed with any heart
                                                                              problems.”
                                                                                  Proceeds raised from this event will be used to
                                                                              help increase awareness of heart disease among
                                                                              women. “The Foundation was born out of my own per-
                                                                              sonal tragedy and so it is through fundraising events
                                                                              like the 5K Run/Walk that we want to help prevent
                                                                              such a tragic sequence of events from happening to
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                                                                                    The Piano as a Hollywood Star
       Hi! My name is Christian Siewert and I’ve been
                                                                                 Pops Pianist Rich Ridenour joins the Southwest
  operating C & A Arborists since 1998. I have an                             Michigan Symphony on May 14th for the final sub-
  Environmental Attitude with the goal of tree                                scription concert of the 2004-2005 season. The pro-
  preservation. C & A is the first tree service to be owned                   gram, “Hollywood Piano”, features music from movies
  and operated by a certified Arborist in the Harbor                          in which the piano plays a “starring” role. The con-
                                                                              cert will be held on the Mendel Mainstage at Lake
  Country area. Tree care services include:                                   Michigan College, Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI (just
           Tree Trimming                Nutrition & Fertilization             off I-94).
            Tree Removal                Identification & Selection               The program is the creation of guest artist, Rich
          Stump Removal                Construction management                Ridenour. Ridenour is a great pianist and a con-
       Ailment Diagnosis &                 Cabling & Bracing
             Treatment                   Soil & Water Relations               summate entertainer. He will play eleven classical
   Installation & Establishment                                               and pops selections with the Orchestra drawn from
                                                                              films as diverse as “Forest Gump,” “Chariots of Fire,”
            If you would like to know more about how                          “Somewhere in Time,” “The Pianist” and “Brazil.”
          Arboriculture can enhance your property                             As a special feature of the program, Rich will poll the
             I would be glad to share my knowledge.                           audience during intermission and perform a medley,
                   Call me at your convenience.                               assembled on the spot, of the Top Ten Movie Hits select-
                    Christian Siewert                                         ed by the audience.
                                                                                 After intermission, Ridenour will talk with the

    C&A Arborists                                                             audience and play a spontaneous medley which they
                                                                              will have helped create. The Orchestra, together
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                                                                              fire succession of greatest hits for piano in the movies.
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                                                                              Orchestra Office at 269/982-4030.
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                                                                                                      Michiana's answer to The Tonight Show with Jay
                                                                                                   Leno and Late Show with David Letterman – WNIT
                                                                                                   Public Television’s Night Shift with Jason Eric
                                                                                                   Mumaw – kicks off its 2005 season with an unprece-
  “ a           g r o w i n g                     t r a d i t i o n ”                              dented live performance in front of a theater audience
            proudly announces the opening                                                          on Fri., May 13, at 8 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. Central) at The
                                                                                                   Acorn Theater in downtown Three Oaks, Michigan.
               of their “2nd” location at                                                             Says Jim Faucett, WNIT's Development Director,
                                                                                                   "Taking Night Shift on the road will allow a larger audi-
                203 W. BUFFALO in                                                                  ence to see and be part of the show, and is also our
                                                                                                   way of thanking our members for their support.”
            NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN                                                                     Night Shift – Michiana’s very own late night talk
 Delivery is available to all Michigan City funeral homes and hospitals.                           show – features two of the area's goofiest guys, host
                                                                                                   Jason Eric Mumaw and his sidekick Kelsy Zumbrun.
                                                     Hours for our full-time                       This special Night Shift Live! at the Acorn Theatre
                                                                                                   will include live music by Rhythmission from Lansing,
                                                      florist and gift shop                        Michigan, surprise guests, and “best of” clips from Night
                                                            are DAILY                              Shift’s first two seasons. In addition, the hour-and-
                                                                                                   a-half long show will feature interaction and con-
                                                      9:30AM till 6:00PM                           tests with The Acorn's audience. Portions of this
                                                         (Eastern Time)                            show will be taped, to be aired on a future Night
                                                                                                   Shift during its regular Thursday night spot.
                                                         and SATURDAY                                 Night Shift begins its regular, third season of live
                                                      9:30PM till 4:00PM                           broadcast mayhem, taking the National late night TV
                                                                                                   format to the local level in Michiana, featuring local-
                                                         (Eastern Time)                            ly tailored comedy, local celebrities and local musicians,
                                                           CALL TODAY                              on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m., and airs every Thursday
                                                      (269) 469-9225                               evening throughout June, July and August as a sum-
                                                                                                   mer replacement for Open Studio, which will return
                                                     or (800) 759-0978                             in the Fall.
                                                                                                      Tickets to Night Shift Live! at the AcornTheatre are
 You can also still visit                                                                          free to WNIT members (limit two per membership)
                                                                                                   and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited and
    us at our original                                                                             reservations for member and non-member tickets
                                         G R E E N H O U S E S
   LaPorte location at                   “Where quality and service are deep rooted traditions”
                                                                                                   are required; contact Mindy Lane Engle at WNIT,
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                                                                        WOODEN WHITE WASHED CATHEDRAL
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                                                                        that open onto the treetop wrap around deck. 2 bedrooms
                                                                        & 1 bath finish the main level. Office area lofted over the
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                                                                        are only 2 blocks away. Come enjoy this house that sits
                                                                        high above the rest.             Recent reduction to $825K




    NEW CONSTRUCTION Sun shines through skylights
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  Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday                                      Sarah Kassal, formally of Long Beach, was engaged
         8 AM-3 PM                   Located at:               to Brett Metzen on Easter Sunday this spring. A fall
           Friday                624 Wabash Street             2006 wedding is planned. It will take place in
         8 AM-11 PM            Michigan City, IN 46360         Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the couple currently
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    Saturday 9 AM-3 PM          cgcafe@sbcglobal.net              Sarah was a 1992 graduate of Elston High School
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                                                                      banjo and sings baritone and tenor vocals.
                                                                         Ron Spears plays mandolin and fiddle and sings lead,
                                                                      baritone, bass, tenor and high baritone vocals.
                                                                         Justin Carbone plays guitar and sings lead, bari-
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                                                                         All seats for the performance are reserved. Tickets
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                                            “We Saved It, Didn’t We, Grandpa!”
                                                                     by Maggie Beyer

   A learning center for future generations. . . . that
was the idea when over 4,000 trees were planted in
Springfield Township on April 19th. Planting the
seedling trees on 8.5 acres was spurred by a plan from
the state forester at Indiana DNR and put into action
by ICRAT, the Indiana Coastal Restoration Action Team
and Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, with Carol
Cook as project coordinator. It was a field training day
carrying out the Conservation Fund’s forest stew-
ardship plan for 17 acres on 700 North; the new
trees and the acres surrounding them would pro-
vide an ongoing study of land management and water
tables to benefit future generations. Planting the
trees was the first step in how to restore and learn
from their web of interconnection . . . roots that hold
the soil. . . that drains the water. . . that flows through
Trail Creek. . . that reaches Lake Michigan and its beach-
es…all working together, all dependent on the other.
   The planting of red oak, white oak, black walnut
and hazelnut trees was on acres were mint had
grown, a mixture of trees that had grown there before                             Young Jakob Kintzele, age 4, and his grandfather Tom Anderson,
the fields were cultivated. They were native to the area                       watched the planting of 4,000 trees in Springfield Twp. Tom Anderson is
and now the old woodlands will stand again, this                                executive director of Save the Dunes Council and Conservation Fund.
time as a learning and training ground. They will be                             The study is also a mix of connected people and agen-
studied by public and private land managers for the                           cies. The area in Springfield Twp. at County Roads
natural vegetation, shrubs and wildflowers, birds                             400 West and 700 North is a Classified Wildlife
and insects that will come for food, a natural living                         Habitat of the Department of Natural Resources
history of Indiana. Restoration projects like this                            Department of Fish and Wildlife. Partners for Fish
serve as part of field training workshops that Carol                          and Wilddlife Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Cook coordinates, bringing her degree in Botany and                           Service supplied the trees. The study is one of the pro-
20 years of service to the Save the Dune Council as                           jects of the Save the Dunes Conservation Fund with
board member and volunteer.                                                   Sandy Wilmore as director, and Tom Anderson, exec-
                                                                              utive director of both the Save the Dunes Council and
                                                                              its Conservation Fund. Over a year ago in February
                                                                              2004, people from gov-
                                                                              ernment agencies, pri-
                                                                              vate conservancies, busi-
                                                                              ness, cities and towns
                                                                              came to Barker House
                                                                              in Michigan City, to hear
                                                                              John Goss, director of
                                                                              Indiana’s DNR talk
                                                                              about coordination of
                                                                              the Indiana Coastal pro-
                                                                              gram. The research had
                                                                              been done, now it was          Carol Cook, project coordinator,
                                                                                                           ICRAT, Indiana Coastal Restoration
                                                                              time to get into action;                ActionTeam
                                                                              all agreed that field
                                                                              training in restoration was essential. ICRAT, the
                                                                              Indiana Coastal Restoration Action Team is funded
                                                                              by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                                                                              and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
 Coby and Wayne Stanger of Goshen form a tractor bucket brigade to            Organizing the training became Carol Cook’s appoint-
 plant 4,000 trees up to 3-feet tall over the 8.5 acres of the field study
  project. Before planting in the former mint acreage, they conferred         ed job. The training began this year with the tree plant-
    with mint growers such as the Gumz family from North Judson               ing on April 19th, and continued with a Nature
                   holds an annual Mint Celebration.
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Conservancy invasive plant management workshop                           “It’s a chain of life that doesn’t include just plants,”
on April 29, another tree planting training project along             Carol said. “When an exotic like Loosestrife or gar-
US 12 on April 30, invasive loosestrife plant control                 lic mustard takes over, we ask: ‘Where are the birds,
field study on May 3, and a planned wetland restora-                  the butterflies? Where are the frogs, salamanders that
tion lecture and field study the weekend of May 13                    used to be here?’ We can look at an area and discov-
and 14. Save the Dunes Conservation Fund will also                    er the way people lived and dressed and worked in olden
participate in Michigan City’s Earth Day/Arbor Day                    days. But the plants and wildlife are also part of
celebration on May 21st at Krueger Park, a day that                   that natural history.” Restoration for the Action Team
will focus on water quality and watersheds. Anyone                    also includes native seed collection and can help peo-
concerned with land management (and that includes                     ple learn collection techniques and how to grow them,
homeowers, with a special welcome to garden club mem-                 keeping alive the taste of an old-time tomato or the
bers) is welcome to attend.                                           scent of an old-fashioned rose. Plans are also being
                                                                      made with Darrell Garbacik, superintendant of
                                                                      Michigan City Parks and Recreation for a fore-dune
                                                                      restoration project, the area just behind the beach, to
                                                                      remove invasive plants and educate park personnel
                                                                      and homeowners in what belongs to the beach area
                                                                      naturally and what can be invasive. “Our beach area
                                                                      Dune Thistle is one of the rarest plants on earth,” Carol
                                                                      said, “But the black locust tree is highly agressive and
                                                                      poisons everything near. We want to help owners, who
                                                                      are land managers along with county parks and
                                                                      nature preserves, to learn what belongs there, and what
                                                                      doesn’t belong at all. Enforcement isn’t the issue.
                                                                      Knowledge is.” The Action Team field studies have been
                                                                      created to help people find it.




   Tom Anderson, executive director of Save the Dunes Council and
        Conservation Fund with team leader Erin Crofton and
       Jennifer Gadzala, Coffee Creek Watershed coordinator.

   The Indiana Coastal Restoration Action Team
directs its field training to specific restoration needs.
One area is exotic species identification and removal,
those plants that are not native to the United States
but introduced by settlers over the centuries, often crowd-
ing out the once native plants. “When people came from
Europe and Asia bringing plants with them, they
didn’t bring the predators,” Carol Cook said. “So they
thrived, pushing out everything else. This is our nat-
ural history we’re talking about.” Biological Control
is another focus. One is the exotic invader, Loosestrife,
that flowers with attractive purple blooms but com-
pletly crowds out every other growing plant. Last year                Known as Sebert Forks, the forest stewardship training land in Springield
a project involved the beetle that feeds on the                       Township includes the 8.5 acres where seedling were planted, and other
Loosestrife plant. . .and involved the Indiana State                   areas of sandy loam, and rolling ravines that slope to Trail Creek and
                                                                             the Lake Michigan watershed, all areas of special study.
prison. Beetles were collected and introduced to
plants grown by the prison’s horticulture depart-                        A Wetland Restoration Training Workshop-Lecture
ment, then reintroduced to a wetland area to see if                   will be held this coming weekend. On Friday, May 13,
they might be an effective method of control. They were,              7 to 9 pm, Gerould Wilhelm, Ph.D., co-author of
perhaps too voraciously. The beetles ate almost all the               Plants of the Chicago Region and The Ecology and
plants and the project is underway again this year with               Culture of Water , will be guest speaker.
more to learn as study continues. Control of anoth-                      On Saturday, May 14, a Field Day with Dr. Wilhelm
er invasive plant is being studied. At Barker Woods,                  will begin at Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy,
a field of garlic mustard invaders had driven out                     1050 North and SR 49 at 9 am and visit several loca-
surrounding plants. With diligent removal, the field                  tions. Call Carol Cook, 219/879-3564 or e-mail
has returned to its native wildflowers this spring.                   carol@savedunes.org if you would like to attend.
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                                                                    Victorian Pink Tea at Barker Mansion




                                                                      Celebrate the first days of summer with a Victorian
                                                                   Pink Tea in the Barker Mansion Gardens. The tra-
                                                                   ditional Pink Tea is June 22, 24, and 26 at 3:30 p.m.
                                                                   each day. Cost of the tea is $20 by prepaid reserva-
                                                                   tion. Reservations may be made after May 20 by
                                                                   phoning 219/873-1520.
                                                                      This year's menu, designed by an English chef,
                                                                   includes freshly baked scones and currant jam, cucum-
                                                                   ber-dill, egg salad, and Buckingham finger sand-
                                                                   wiches, cinnamon bread with whipped butter, fresh
                                                                   fruit, mini pink éclairs and petite pastries. This
                                                                   menu and a cup of Barker Mansion's commemorative
                                                                   boxed English Breakfast tea will be served to guests.
                                                                      The featured entertainment is a historical musical
                                                                   revue “Fanciful Fashions with Song and Tea” by Jill
                                                                   Brummett, a voice and piano teacher from Osceola,
                                                                   Indiana. Dressed in an 1860’s style costume she will
                                                                   take you back to the days of hoop skirts and afternoon
                                                                   tea, as she sings a cappella style Victorian melodies
                                                                   and tells about etiquette and fashions of the 1860’s.
                                                                      An optional guided tour of the Mansion with the sum-
                                                                   mer exhibit ‘’Party Dresses, Pretty Hats’’ is offered at
                          ty                                       2 p.m. each day before the Pink Tea. This display
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                                                                   and 1 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and noon and 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
    • Custom Home Design & Build                                      Teapots, teacups, Barker Mansion tea, and other
                                                                   tea related items are for sale in the Gift Nook as
                                                                   well as Railroad toys and children’s books.
    • Framing Contractor                                              Barker Mansion is a 1905 house museum and was
                                                                   the home of railroad industrialist John H. Barker. The
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                           Leonardo Spreads Sunshine Through Music
                                                   by Paula McHugh

   Leonardo hasn’t made it to Sesame Street yet, but
don’t be surprised if the Beverly Shores musician
turns up on the tube to entertain your children or grand-
children, and we might add, grownups too.
   Leonardo Biciunas has been entertaining folks
with his original songs and lyrics in venues across the
country as varied as night clubs to grassy town parks
and libraries. Lately, though, the man who shares a
first name with other very famous, creative folk -
   Raised in Chicago and a graduate of Saint Ignatius,
Leonardo learned his first musical scales when he played
the flute in school. Later, after his cousin taught him
how to play guitar, Leonardo started penning lyrics
to his original compositions. Soon, he was on the
road doing gigs and when home in Northwest Indiana,
creating recordings of his latest tunes. First came “Urban
Suite,” then “Lustron”—the latter’s title song in ref-
erence to the post WWII-era all-steel prefabricated
homes. He even appeared in a brief cameo of a nation-
ally-distributed documentary featuring the Lustron
history, which historic preservationist Jim Morrow shows
to groups visiting Chesterton’s Lustron museum.
   Leonardo recently has shifted his musical focus to
                                                               Leonardo has been focusing on songs “with a lesson” that especially
families and children, creating works that he defines              appeal to children and their grownup stewards. He will be
as “universally appealing.” His latest release, “Makin’              performing at the Michigan City Public Library in June,
Lemonade,” which received a complimentary review                     and also in New Buffalo and Three Oaks this summer.
in Publishers’ Weekly, promotes positive life lessons        have been more meaningful for him and for his audi-
via song. His children’s music and family concerts encour-   ences. In July, Leonardo will begin hosting a week-
age interactivity, too.                                      ly children’s show on Harbor Country Radio based in
                                                             Three Oaks.
  Except from “Makin’ Lemonade”                                 Leonardo said that to pursue his dreams he has to
  It’s a cool refreshing drink                               be willing to take risks. That includes all aspects of
  it tastes good, it doesn’t stink                           musical performance, from production to marketing
  highly rated to keep you hydrated…Lemonade                 and everything in-between.
                                                                The buoyant musician said that a crowd favorite
  Let’s make some lemonade, lemonade                         is his song, “Tools.”
  the citrus elixir, mind body fixer…Lemonade                   “It says that life is not a race, but to do the best you
                                                             can with the ‘tools’ you are given.”
   “I bring along a bag of creative noisemakers to              “I never had a problem getting up in front of an audi-
pass out,” he said, adding that his “bag of tricks”          ence,” he said.
allows his young audience to join in on the fun, cre-           Leonardo has a busy performance schedule this sum-
ating a sense of community wherever he performs.             mer. He will present several shows at the Michigan
Leonardo’s songs teach lessons, but not the lecture-         City Public Library during the week of June 20
y kind that kids hate to hear. Themes from his new           through 24, and in July, he will be in St. Joe, New
CD include safety, self-esteem, imagination, toler-          Buffalo, and Three Oaks. In between, and before
ance, and environmental awareness. The older broth-          and after the local performances, Leonardo is sched-
er of a teenager with Down Syndrome, Leonardo                uled to appear around the state in Bloomington,
knows how to touch hearts on issues of sensitivity and       Indianapolis, Columbus, Birmingham, Michigan,
self-esteem. Younger brother Mario helped accompany          Downers Grove, IL, and Columbia, Missouri.
Leonardo on two songs in the Makin’ Lemonade                    Leonardo offers special programming for children’s
album. Last summer the musician attended the                 library reading programs and special education
National Down Syndrome Congress convention in                groups. A list of children’s books that blend with the
Minneapolis to perform and introduce the attendees           themes of his “Making’ Lemonade” song list appear
to his latest work.                                          on his website, LeonardoMusic.com. His CD’s are
   “Music teaches people,” the musician explained,           available locally at The Bookstore in the Works in
adding that his current projects focusing on children        Michigan City and at Milda’s Corner in Union Pier.
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                                         Habit for Humanity, Cover Indiana Bike Ride


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            THIS IS ONE in a
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            Neo Beach series
            initiated the best of
            traditional cottages             From Left to Right: Tim Walsworth owner of Bike Stop Cycling,
            while providing                   Samantha Bean,Patty Grabiank, Ed Kinzele, Jenny Ogelsby,
            modern convenience.                    Lauralee Sikorski, Dennis Will, Pansy Losinecki
            This is the view from
            the loft of the great           Lauraleee Sikorski, Executive Officer of the Builders
            room brightened by           Association of LaPorte County left on Sun., May 8 from
            skylights and large          the Football Hall of Fame in South Bend for a six day
            windows. This                320 miles bike ride to raise money and awareness for
            cottage with 3               Habitat For Humanity of LaPorte.
            bedrooms, 2 baths is            Cyclists from around the state of Indiana depart-
            located about 3              ed from various locations and will spend a week rid-
            blocks from Stop 41          ing across the state, meeting up 350 miles later for
            beach in Michiana            a big celebration in Indianapolis. All the riders will
            and is totally wooded        be bringing sleeping bags and utilizing the hospital-
            and borders White
                                         ity from many of the state 71 Habitat affilitates.
            Creek.
                                              The Wall Gang, a non profit organization that will
                                         be bringing the Moving Wall to Michigan City this sum-
             Large screen porch          mer, sponsored the bike that was purchased from the
            accessible from the          Bike Stop at cost. The bike will be sold on Ebay after
            great room overlooks         the race and all proceeds will go to Habitat For
            the woods and creek.         Humnanity. Major Sponsors for Lauralee’s ride
            The low walls give           include, The Builders Association of LaPorte County,
            great sight lines.           NIPSCO, Meridian Title, Old Fort Supply, Winey
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            The bright kitchen is
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            just off the great
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                                                   f    s   d    g
                                                Leaf Tips and Frog Bits
                                                                               “The Beacher “ Edition - Week of May 4th, 2005


                                                                            m      n
                                                                       Custom Garden Maintenance
                                                       With the season finally here, this column answers what Clark’s
                                                      custom garden maintenance is. A personally tailored program to
  Greetings,                                            your garden or landscape may include: Regular deadheading of
  gardening friend s !
          g      d                                     perennials, cleanup of outdoor spaces, small lawn mowing, pond
                                                      and filter cleanouts, pruning of broken branches, regular inspe c-
  Continuing on the subject of design and
                                                        tion and treatment of pests and disease; basically anything you
  installation of a new bed or border.
                                                    would do on a repetitive basis throughout the season to keep your
                                                     garden looking it’s best. Spring and fall cleanups can be included
  Sometimes tallest to shortest is not
                                                      in your maintenance agreement. Special projects can be sche d-
  the only way. Have you heard of
                                                      uled in addition to your regular maintenance, such as installing
  “backdropping”? When you place a
                                                      a new garden bed, or overhauling a new one. Frequency of visits
  taller specimen forward in a border,
                                                     is up to your taste and pocketbook. We are happy to schedule you
  many times a midsize or low plant clus-
                                                    for anywhere from once a week to once a month. Call today to get
  tered around the taller is appropriate. If
                                                     on the maintenance board, the only thing for certain is the num-
  you have a woody stemmed specimen, it
                                                                        ber of spots is limited. Can’t wait to see what is
  can set off characteristics of the bark.
                                                                            growing in your garden!       -Randy Hansen
  For example, the white trunks of a
  white birch would really pop against the
  bronzy foliage of “Diabolo” ninebark.                                                                          Build a Bog
                                                                                                                     d
  The soft orange new fronds of Autumn                                         Got a pond? Why not add a bog to grow a
  fern look great against and around the                         wider selection of aquatic plants and take advantage
  dark brown canes of a redbud. Make it a                    of phyto filtration? With a pea gravel filled bog sized at a
  Forest Pansy, and you’ve got the large                minimum of 10% of your surface area of pond, you create a lots
  heart shape burgundy leaves to contrast                          of surface area for nitrifying bacteria to live which
  the finely cut orange and green ones                        translates into clearer, cleaner water! Also, the plants
  below them.                                                     consume the nitrogen and grow great! Ask us how,
                                                                                                    we’re happy to help.
  Probably the most important concept
  in creating an attractive composition                                   y         l     t      e
                                                                    Mystery perennial plant puzzle
  is that there are no hard and fast
                                                            Test your garden IQ and save on weekly specials.
  rules. There are guidelines that are
  formulaic that will create a pleasing
                                                                                          Genus: V_ _l _    species: All
  arrangement . Remember, this is
                                                    Woodland naturalizer, these happy flower faces greet us in May in
  your art. If it makes you happy you
                                                 shades of purple, white, blue and pink. Plant a mass of us for ground
  are successful! Next week we’ll talk
                                                        cover, and we’ll take care of the rest with our prolific seeding.
  about mulches. Good Growing!
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                                                          Annual Tri Kappa Cut-a-Thon
    Evergreen Real Estate                             The 4th Annual Tri
           Service                                 Kappa of Michigan
             Bruce Pritz • Wally Pritz             City spring fundrais-
           Evergreen Business Center               er Cut-a-Thon will be
       Michigan City, IN      219-874-6767         held on Sun., May
                                                   15th, from noon-4
                                                   p.m. at Long Beach
                                                   Styling Salon, 2411
                                                   St. Lawrence Ave. at
                                                   the town square, Stop
                                                   24, Long Beach.
                                                      Stylist, Tri Kappa
                                                   member, and owner of
                                                   the salon, Beth White,
                                                   along with stylist and
                                                   member          Linda
                                                   Neulieb and stylist
                                                   Tami Vouri, will per-
 MICHIANA SHORES AREA. Price Reduced.              form the hair cutting
 New construction. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,            duties. Hair cuts are       (l-r): Linda Neulieb, Beth White,
                                                                               Brooke Switzer and Tami Vouri.
 2480 sq. ft.                  $
                                349,900            $15.00.
                                                      The Cut-a-Thon is the major fundraising project for
             ACREAGE AVAILABLE                     the sorority. A bake sale and silent auction items
                                                   will be included in the fun day at the salon.
               109 acres + or -.                      Kappa Kappa Kappa, Delta Mu Chapter of Michigan
                  $
                   1,100,000                       City is an Indiana organization whose goal is to fur-
                                                   ther education and charity in their community.
                                                   Information: 872-6977 or President Mary Lou McFadden
                                                   at 879-5581. Walk ins are welcome.


                                                   Honors Recital at Valparaiso University
                                                      Several Valparaiso University music students who
                                                   are graduating this month have been selected by the
                                                   University's music faculty for senior performance
                                                   honors and will be featured in the annual Senior
                                                   Honors Recital on Sat., May 14 in the Center for the
                                                   Arts on campus.
                                                      The recital will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and
                                                   open to the public.
                                                      The recital will include works by Paul Hindemith,
                                                   J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frederic Chopin.
                                                      The students selected include Adam Hughes (piano),
                                                   Michael Weimer (trumpet), Heather Williamson
                                                   (viola), Rachel Easton (soprano), Valerie LeFever
                                                   (organ), and Luke Tegtmeier (organ). A trumpet trio
                                                   piece by music composition major Tim Alles will also
                                                   be performed.



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   w w w . 2 B i g H e a r t s . o r g    Official Registration Form:
                                          Three Ways to Register:

                                          1 Fill out this form and return for each runner/walker
                                          2 Register on the website at www.2BigHearts.org
                                          3 Register on Race Day starting at 8:30am-9:30am (CDT)
                                          Name_________________________________________________________

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Page 24                                                                                                        May 12, 2005
                             House Walk Displays Homes of Varied Styles
                                                              by Mary Fox

   The Grand Beach home of
Chris Loyd and Thom
Schmidt reveals both their                                                                        Here are the Facts
tastes and interests. The
home, which they designed                                                                     The walk is set for 11 a.m. to
and built, has an open-floor                                                               5 p.m. (Eastern Time) May 14.
plan, art from Bali, Italy and                                                             Proceeds underwrite cultural
Puerto Vallarta, built-in cab-                                                             events at St. Mary of the Lake
inets in the bathroom in lieu                                                              Catholic School, New Buffalo.
of dressers and a flat-screen                                                              Tickets for the house walk are $50
TV in the shower/sauna.                                                                    in advance and $60 the day of the
   Their home will be part of                                                              walk. They may be purchased by
“Our Favorite Homes” house                                                                 calling St. Mary of the Lake
walk, sponsored by Harbor                                                                  School. 269-469-1515, and at
Nights.                                                                                    Whittaker House and New
   Chris and Thom know their                                                               Buffalo Savings Bank. On May
preferences. The TV in the                                                                 14, tickets may be purchased at
shower/sauna was a “must” for                                                              White Chapel Inn, 18 W.
Chris. “You can watch the                                                                  Merchant St., New Buffalo.
news in the morning,” he                                                                   Refreshments from Kite’s
said. Large refrigerator/freez-                                                            Kitchens will be served at the
er sidekicks were important                                                                Loyd-Schmidt home.
to Thom. Quality and care       Thom Schmidt sits by one of the Identical fireplaces
are evident throughout the            that are at opposing ends of a room.
home. Kitchen cabinets are
cherry and the pattern for the slate kitchen floor was
spotted and photographed in a church in Siena, Italy.
Chris cut the pattern and Thom laid it.




                                A Bali wedding procession depiction is
                              among the art in the Loyd-Schmidt home.




   Gigi Vaffis and her family make their home during the summer
in a three-story home with windows from the ground to the top for
continual lake views. On the top floor of the Gordon Beach home,
a telescope is on a widow’s walk. A door leads to a balcony. French
doors open to a wide room, an area that the family calls the tree house.
There, adults escape to read and watch the water, and children play
instruments.
   Since the dining room flows into a deck, which flows into the kitchen,
Gigi called the home “the perfect entertaining house.” It is there that
the family connects with relatives with a family reunion and other
gatherings. In a peaceful setting, Gigi said the home “is like a lit-
tle bit of heaven.”


                                                    Windows from the ground up provide
                                                        uninterrupted views of the lake.
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May 12, 2005                                                                                                                        Page 25




                                                                          A nautical theme is
                                                                          carried throughout
                                                                             the New Buffalo
                                                                                      home of
                                                                                Robert Bobb.




 Sunbathing, hot tub and lawn levels make up the Robert Bobb property.

    Pickled plank and knotty pine beadwork through-
out Robert Bobb’s 8,000 square-foot home provide
the aura of a ship. The nautical theme in this beach-
front home continues with models or drawings of
ships in each room, as well as flags from Lake
Michigan yacht clubs.                                                    ment room with an elaborate sound system and an
   “Everything in this house is exceptional,” said                       HDTV, a sunken bathtub in the “hers” bathroom and
property manager Mike Hosinski, pointing out the heat-                   televisions hidden in a cabinet and kitchen counter.
ed terrazzo garage floor and Italian marble heated bath-                 The New Buffalo property has levels for a hot tub, sun-
room floors. Hinges and doorknobs are polished brass.                    bathing and a lawn. Brazilian cherry steps lead
Among the amenities are an elevator, an entertain-                       upstairs to floors with white wool carpeting.


  Nothing about the Michiana home of Liz                                 year-round home. “I’ve seen a lot of houses and I
Deyermond and Pip Zeisler feels small. The home,                         don’t see any I like more than this.“ The home features
which was featured in Small Houses for the Next                          large pieces of art, an open kitchen, a large table for
Century, by Duo Dickinson, and a Chicago Magazine                        guests and a ceiling that suits a chandelier made from
article, has a spacious feel. Five 20 by 20-foot rooms                   an antler. Nestled in a dune, the home seems like a
with a loft comprise the 2,000-square-foot home.                         refuge, a refuge on which the landscape artist Liz plant-
Architect Jim Nagle called it a “big volume cottage.”                    ed 20,000 spring bulbs. Visitors to the home will be
  To Liz and Pip, it is the perfect entertaining and                     able to walk along paths, to view the flowers.
                                                                                                   House Walk Continued on Page 26




           A chandelier made of an antler is prominent in the                    Pip cooks as Liz and Heidi Hornaday chat in the kitchen
                       Deyermond-Zeisler home.                                                 that is ideal for entertaining.
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House Walk   Continued from Page 25

  Need help blending eclectic furniture, using colors boldly or
making small spaces work efficiently? Walking through the Grand
Beach home of interior designer Suzie Richard and husband Wayne
may provide pointers. Suzie has blended finds from sales, and
pieces from more than half a century ago with new furniture in this
second home for the Naperville couple. Not only that, but when her
daughter brought a dozen sorority sisters home for spring break,16
people were able to sleep in the home. “I like how it’s a small house
but spacious to me,” Suzie said. “You don’t need bigger sometimes.”
  Vibrant shades are in each room. On the main floor, Suzie blend-
ed the bold blue from a cabinet, chairs, lamp shades and dishes with
green. Each piece of furniture in Suzie’s home seems to have a story.
In its former home in a barn in DeKalb, Ill., the 10-foot harvest table
once fed the farm’s workers. The furniture her in-laws gave her was
revived after being found with mold after storage.
  A wall in the entryway downstairs is red, and others are yellow
and white. A sink and refrigerator downstairs ease beach preparations.
“This is a beach house. You’ve got to fill your cooler,” Suzie said.
                                The 10-foot long harvest table once had fed farmworkers.




                                                            Greg Browne calls the property at his Long Beach home “a gar-
                                                         dener’s delight, because you’re always finding things.” Greg and
                                                         CeCe Browne have transformed both the inside and outside of the
                                                         home they bought nearly eight years ago. Adding windows to the
                                                         kitchen brought in light, and turning a screened-in porch into a glass-
                                                         enclosed porch added space. An elevated deck built off the kitchen
                                                         provides a retreat space.
                                                            Working on the property, Greg unearthed treasures from the first
                                                         owner, an architect/landscape gardener. Fish now swim in the 10
                                                         by 20-foot cement pond that he dug out. Digging also uncovered slate
                                                         throughout the lawn and a slate patio. Greg has added interest to
                                                         the garden with a blue ceramic seashell, red bridge with a Japanese
                                                         motif and metal sculptures.




                                                       The collection of sea photos fits in at the Browne beach house.




                         “Early Birdie”                                          Critters
                         Golf Scramble                                         Comedy Night
                                    to be held at                              to benefit the Michiana Humane Society
                      Long Beach Country Club                                  Elk’s Lodge #432, Michigan City, IN
                       Monday, May 16th, 2005                                         Saturday, May 21, 2005
                                $125.00 per player                               Buffet dinner and music by Venetia.
                     Proceeds to benefit the Michiana Humane Society
                                                                               Tickets in advance $35.00 per person
                         Call 872-4499 for details                             Call the shelter for tickets (219) 872-4499
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May 12, 2005                                                                                                     Page 27




                                             MAGNIFICENT
                                          LAKEFRONT PROPERTY
                                         2104 Lake Shore Drive, Long Beach, IN 46360
                                                               offered at $1,950,000
                                    Magnificent lakefront residence in Long Beach with fantastic unspoiled lake views
                                    from every room. Picture yourself relaxing and enjoying the ebb and flow from the
                                    private library, or entertaining friends and family on the singing sands of Lake
                                    Michigan. This property offers the discriminating homebuyer a truly remarkable
                                    experience. Amenities include a generous master suite, three fireplaces, and gour-
                                    met kitchen. In addition several large multi-level decks and a full beach level
                                    kitchen provide ample space for large gatherings.




           NICK LANDERS
           Managing Broker
           748 E. Porter Avenue,
           Chesterton, IN 46304
           Office: (219) 926-7535
           Direct: (219) 877-0168
           Cell: (219) 871-2872




  Ph. 574-291-1749
 www.oberlinwoodscape.com
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                                                              Outlawyers Opening Reception




 219-872-5528
 Service Hours
 Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-5:00 pm
 Sat. 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    10% OFF SERVICE                                               Steponate & Wasko, Attorneys at Law (and Art!)
                                                          The Star Gallery, 1206 E US 12 in Michigan City,

      OVER $100.00                                      announces an opening reception for Frank R. Steponate
                                                        and Steven E. Wasko.
                                                          Their exhibition “Outlawyers,” represents attorneys
                                                        who make outside art. The reception will take place
                                                        on Sat., May 14th, 1-8 p.m.
   “Check Engine”
      Light on?                  Front End
  Engine Diagnostic              Alignment                       Events at Luhr County Park
   All Makes & Models                                       Perennial Peggy’s Potpourri
                                   $49.95                   Join Perennial Peggy at Luhr County Park Nature
          $60.00                   With coupon          Center on May 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and learn how
        With coupon                                     to make a Decorated Garden Hose Wreath. This pro-
                                                        gram is geared to an adult audience. Participants will
                                                        need to bring a variety of greenery and flowers for dec-
                                                        orations, a 16'' wreath, ribbon for a large bow and 121⁄2
                                                        ft. of garden hose. There is a $1.50 charge for this pro-
  Automatic Transmission           23 Point             gram, but if you need garden hose to be provided, please
                                                        indicate when pre-registering and the charge will
          Service                   Vehicle             be $5.00. To pre-register, phone the Parks Department
                                                        at 219/325-8315.
   Chrysler - Dodge - Jeep        Inspection                Lizards and Lunch
           $89.95                   $19.95                  Meet the LaPorte County Public Library’s Bookmobile
                                                        for “Lizards and Lunch” at 11 a.m. on Sat., May 21
      With coupon                  With coupon          at Luhr County Park. You will meet Tara Cummings
                                                        from Hoosier Reptiles who will share some of her exot-
                                                        ic species of snakes, lizards, and other creatures.
                                                        Please bring a sack lunch. For more information,
   Lube, Oil, Filter                                    phone 219/362-6156, or 48 hours in advance for sign-
                                  Full Detail           ing for the hearing impaired.
     with 16 Point                                          Luhr County Park is located at 3178 S 150 W,
                                  Inside & Out          LaPorte.
      Inspection
      $18.95                           $99.95
                                  Most Vehicles                       Ted Perzanowski, M.Div., B.A.
    Most Vehicles                  With coupon                     Essential Life Skills Training
      With coupon
                                                             An effective alternative to counseling and psychotherapy
                                                                             for individuals and couples
                      Coupons expire                     Michigan City, IN - 219.879.9155 • Chicago, IL - 312.938.9155
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May 12, 2005                                                                                                                       Page 29




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                                                                              History of Military Dog Tags
        FOR SALE                                                         The first recorded account of military identification
  MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA                                              comes from the Civil War. Soldiers, afraid of becom-
                                                                      ing one of the unknown dead, took the initiative by
                                                                      marking their personal belongings, pinning paper
                                                                      tags with their names on their clothing, and some even
                                                                      made their own identification tags carved out of wood
                                                                      and worn on a string around their neck.
                                                                         Seeing the demand for soldier identification,
                                                                      Harpers Weekly Magazine advertised “soldiers pins”
                                                                      that could be mail ordered. They were made of gold
                                                                      or silver and inscribed with the name and unit des-
                                                                      ignation of the soldier. Even private vendors would
                                                                      follow the troops and sell identification disks prior to
                                                                      battles.
                                                                         It wasn’t until 1913 that Army regulations made
                                                                      identification tags mandatory, and by 1917 all com-
                                                                      bat soldiers were issued round aluminum disks on chains
                                                                      wore around the neck.
 Five park like acres, trees, shrubs and flowers.
                                                                         By WWII the round aluminum disks where replaced
 Approximately 4,000 sq. ft. home. Three levels with                  by the oblong tag we commonly refer to as “Dog Tag”.
 complete living facilities on each level.Two car garage,                Myths
 sun room, patios, decks, new construction, cement                       The myth of the notch in the dog tags issued from
 drive, 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, New Buffalo, etc.              1941 until the early 1970’s is that the notched end of
 Business and residential frontage on two roads. Cash                 the tag was placed between the front teeth of battlefield
 or possible contract.                        $475,000                casualties to hold the jaws in place. A variation of this
 Call 219-898-1514 or 269-469-0219 Leave Message                      myth is that when a soldier was found his comrades
                                                                      would remove the tag, place it between the teeth, and
                                                                      then kick the jaw closed, thus making it easier to keep
                                                                      the identification with the body.
                                                                         There is no official record of this ever being true and
                 HOUSE                                                the only purpose for the notch that can be found is that
           OPEN • 1-4 p.m.                                            the notch was used to hold the tag in place while on
          Sunday                                                      the embossing machine. Now the military has done
                                                                      away with the notched tag and replaced it with the
                                                                      rounded edge tags.
                                                                         There is also the “urban legend” that the ball chain
                                                                      worn around the neck has 365 beads. If a soldier
                                                                      was taken prisoner they could detach each bead to keep
                                                                      track of the days passed. The chain hasn’t always been
                                                                      beaded. At one time olive drab cord or cloth tape was
                                                                      the norm, and woven nylon, wire, and cloth cords still
                                                                      show up as alternatives to the now common string of
                                                                      metal beads. Even the original metal chain issued in
                                                                      1943 had flat links, not the rounded beads.

                   2510 Glendale Way
                  Long Beach, Indiana
 A charming family home located in the heart of Long Beach,                        Writer’s Rendezvous
 Indiana on a double lot - adjacent to the town center, just steps       The next meeting of the Writer’s Rendezvous will
 from the tennis courts/park and few steps to Stop 26 beach.          take place on May 12 at the Michigan City Public Library
 This home has it all. Four bedrooms - master on the first floor,     at 6-8 p.m. The organization is seeking new members.
 2 full baths, living room, dining room, updated kitchen and          All writers - professionals, amateurs, and aficionados
 great room, attached two-car garage. A/C. Bonus: a large, beau-      - are welcome. Members are asked to bring a piece of
 tiful screened breezeway. Listen to the waves of Lake Michigan       writing (a poem, short story, novel chapter, or mem-
 while enjoying outdoor living.                        $425,000       oir) to share at each meeting.
         Call Sarah or Dan at 219-879-0954                               Questions can be directed to Cathy LaFrance,
                                                                      861-0826 or Robin Kohn at the Library, 873-3049.
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May 12, 2005                                                                                                          Page 31
     Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
                                                                                  Sand Creek
   The Spring Concert of the Lake Michigan Youth
                                                             on the 4th fairway of the Lake Course
Orchestra will take place on Sun., May 15th, at 3 p.m.
(MI time) on the Mainstage at Lake Michigan College,                   for sale by owner
Napier Ave. exit off I-94, Benton Harbor, MI. Featured
on this annual concert will be the Prep Strings
Orchestra, conducted by Rachel Cabanilla. Also per-
forming will be the Lake Michigan Youth Symphony
conducted by Steven L. Reed, now in his 21st year head-
ing up the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra. Tickets
will be $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens
available at the door. The Lake Michigan Youth
Orchestra, sponsored by the Southwest Michigan
Symphony Orchestra, is designed to supplement
private and public school band and orchestra programs
by providing a Youth Symphony experience to qual-
ified students in southwest Michigan and northern               1493 Hogan Avenue • Chesterton, Indiana
                                                           Custom brick home in coveted Sand Creek community, just an
Indiana. The 130 member Youth Orchestra is divid-
                                                           hour from the Loop. Graceful arched windows frame views of fair-
ed into two sections. The Prep Strings Orchestra is        ways and ponds on Sand Creek Country Club course. Spacious
for string players with a minimum of 1 year of expe-       main floor master suite includes walk-in closet, custom tile finished
rience. The Youth Symphony Is designed for high school     Jacuzzi and separate shower. Sweeping curved oak stairwell,
and college level strings, woodwinds, brass, and per-      formal dining room, cathedral ceilings, oak cabinetry , granite
cussion. Rehearsals for both youth orchestras are on       finishes, handsome oak flooring. Brick hearth fireplaces on two
Monday nights at Upton Middle School in St. Joseph.        levels, sprawling lower level family room, three car attached
                                                           garage and splendid view from spacious deck.
                                                                          shown by appointment only
                                                                             phone 219-395-1848
Great Lakes Museum of Military History                                            $569,000

   Dog Tag Dance
   It is a small, metal disc worn around the neck on
a beaded chain by soldiers all over the world--a dog                    LAKE SHORE DRIVE
tag! On Sat., May 21, The Great Lakes Museum of
Military History will celebrate dog tags at White           On the Duneside with privacy on all sides
Eagle Park in Trail Creek with a dance beginning at         and spectacular views of Lake Michigan.
7 p.m.
   “This first-time event is sure to be a success. The
Museum is going to be presenting a history of dog tags
as well as a demonstration of how they were made.
The Current has a large following and we expect a lot
of people to attend,” said Sarah Foltz Chair of the Dog
Tag Dance.
   Those attending the event, which is sponsored by
Members Advantage FCU, Budjet Auto, Root Funeral
Home, and Don George Sales & Service, will be given
a dog tag. On the back of the tag will be a number that
corresponds to a chance for a prize - overnights, din-
ners, jewelry, lottery tickets or more! Also included in
the $15 ticket price is a hamburger, brat or hotdogs
being served by volunteers of the Michigan City            Over 3000 sq. ft. plus a 3 car garage. Great room, kitchen,
Exchange Club and entertainment from 8 pm to mid-          sunroom, office and laundry on main floor. Three bedrooms,
night by The Current, a very popular local band.           3.5 baths, family and recreation room. Spiral
The Museum will also have a functioning WWII dog           staircase leads to “widow’s walk’. Just grab your blanket and
tag machine on display and be selling personalized         walk across the street to the beach.
dog tags.                                                                             $
                                                                                       859,000
   Tickets may be purchased at Trail Creek Liquors,
                                                           Call owners to view this one-of-a-kind beach home.
Four Stop Bar or at the Museum. Tickets may also
be charged by phoning the Museum at 219/872-2702                                (219) 872-1143
or toll-free at 800/726-5912.
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                                                                        An event of
                                                                        this nature
                                                                                                                                                  Skedaddle 2005
                                                                        needs to have                                                                   by Janet Baines
                                                                        medical help
                                                                        handy as well        You couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. The weather was incredibly beautiful, sunny, but not hot, a lovely
                                                                        as traffic con-
                                                                        trol from the     breeze, and just right for a 5K run. As the clock ticked towards the 9 a.m. start, Mayor Leigh Morris of
                                                                        local police.     LaPorte, standing in for M.C. Mayor Chuck Oberlie, welcomed the runners and thanked them for taking
                                                                        Shown here        part. Then, Pastor David Matevia of St. Paul’s, gave a short prayer to bless the runners and their mis-
                                                                        are Corporal
                                                                        Al Green,         sion.
                                                                        EMS Michelle         This year’s turnout, beating last year’s 300+ participants, were given starter’s orders by Matt Suhey,
                                                                        and (hus-         former running back for the Chicago Bears NFL team.Matt gave a few words of encouragement to the run-
                                                                        band)
                                                                        Corporal          ners and then blew the horn that started the show.
                                                                        Dave Kanger,         The atmosphere all around was of pure enjoyment and a sense of purpose. The goal of the morning was
                                                                        with EMS          to support the work of the Samaritan Counseling Center, enabling the Center to be of service to our community.
                                                                        Beth Lynch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   First runner back,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caleb Phillips is in under           Third runner in and first woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       20 minutes!                   across the finish is Amy Shinn.




 Friends Lisa Albers, Mary McDonald, Carolyn Wiggins and Jane
                    Wall ran the race together.
                                                                                                                     The clock is counting down and runners including this group of youngsters
                                                                                                                     get ready to go. Far left, the blonde woman is Amy Shinn, who would place           Runners Angela Payne and Marcie Livesay            Waiting at the finish line, Julie White, Linda Wickstrom and Karl Roessler.
                                                                                                                             third overall and was the first woman across the finish line.                        await the starting horn.




                                               Former Chicago
                                               Bear Matt
                                               Suhey and
                                               runner Jim Bell.         Katie Wilson with daughters Maeve (l), and
                                                                            Molly are going to “walk” the route.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa Elenz, Jennifer DePalma, Jim White (race director), Sue Callaghan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (race chairperson) and Liz Bernel are elated at the good turnout for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Skedaddle 2005.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the midst of the huddle of runners is Molly Wray
                                                                                                                     The line up awaiting starter’s orders. Far left, adjusting his number tag    with friends Natasha Mussman and Megan Holmes.
                                                                                                                             is Caleb Phillips, who would be the winner of the race.




                                                                                                                                                                                             Essential to any event like this is volunteers and sponsors.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Here we have both with Sue Callaghan, race chairperson, and           Margie Nasser, Mary Lou Meell with Souhaila Wendt, Community
    Dr. Jim Callaghan relaxes before the race with sons                  Mayor Leigh Morris stepped in for Mayor                                                                              Jeff Shuck of Event 360, a title sponsor of the day’s race,           Relations Coordinator and Suzanne Morris, Director of and
                    Tommy and Sean.                                            Oberlie to give a welcome.                                     And they’re off!!                                             along with Jennifer DePalma.                                       Counselor for the Samaritan Center.
                                                                     THE


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Summer is coming...
          Look your best with                                              FRIDAY, MAY 13
                                                                           6-7:30 p.m. DISCOVERING NATURE HIKE. Join a
                                                                           ranger for a hike on one of Indiana Dunes National
                                                                           Lakeshore’s most biologically diverse trails. We’ll
 The only Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Solution.                           use our senses to discover the sights, sounds, and smells
   Immediately following a            smooth out wrinkles and renew        of a swamp, marsh, oak forest, foredune, and beach
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should feel tighter, smoother and     procedure is fast and easy, and      and a sense of adventure for this unique hike that will
more youthful. Over time, you         requires no downtime from nor-       conclude with a sunset on the beach. Meet at Kemil
will notice additional tightening.    mal activities. Your physician is    Beach parking lot.
   The Thermage® procedure            your best information resource
employs a patented radio-             for determining how this treat-      SATURDAY, MAY 14
frequency technology called           ment will most benefit you.          9-10:30 a.m. TREKKING THE BOG. Pinhook Bog is
ThermaCool™.                          For more information call            a remnant of the last Ice Age of 14,000 years ago. Join
   It has been clinically proven to   Dr. Mirza Raheem, or visit
                                                                           a ranger to discover the unique plants that call
tighten and gently lift the skin to   www.thermage.com
                                                                           Pinhook Bog their home. Due to fragility of the bog,
                                                                           reservations are required. Phone 219/926-7561, ext.
                                                                           225. Meet at Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center.
                                                                           1:30-3 p.m. FUR TRADERS TO FARMERS. Join a park
                               Mirza Raheem, MD                            ranger for an in-depth look at the fur trade era as you
                                                                           explore the buildings of the Bailly Homestead. Then
                               1501 Wabash Street, Suite 105               take a short walk down the trail to discover the con-
                               Michigan City, IN 46360
                                                                           nection to the nearby Swedish settlement, the Chellberg
                               866-205-8245                                Farm. Meet at Bailly/Chellberg parking lot.
                                                                           SUNDAY, MAY 15
                                                                           9-10:30 a.m. FOSSIL HUNTING. Prehistory is pre-
                                                                           served in fossils found along the Lake Michigan
                                                                           shoreline. Explore the clues to the past that you may
                                                                           find underfoot during this afternoon hike. Meet at
                                                                           Central Avenue Beach parking lot.
                                                                           For more information, phone 219/926-7561, ext. 225.


                                                                              Washington Park Zoo Needs YOU!
                                                                               Dedicated
                                                                               vOlunteers
                                                                                  Committed to
                                                                                    Educating
                                                                              childreN and adults
                                                                                  abouT our animal friends
                                                                              Do you enjoy learning new things and then shar-
                                                                           ing what you know with others? Does the idea of an
                                                                           outdoor classroom intrigue you? If so, the Washington
                                                                           Park Zoo (Michigan City) invites you to become a zoo
                                                                           docent. A docent means a "knowledgeable guide". If
                                                                           you would like to learn about the Zoo and share your
                                                                           knowledge with visitors a few hours per week, join the
                                                                           docent training from 9-11:30 a.m. on Sat., May 14th
                                                                           and May 21st in the new entrance conference room.
                                                                           Contact the zoo office at 219/873-1510 (ask for Sheila)
                                                                           to complete a volunteer application register for the train-
                                                                           ing.
                                                                              For more information on the Washington Park
                                                                           Zoo, visit www.washingtonparkzoo.com
                                                     THE


May 12, 2005                                                                                                      Page 35
    Flying Carpet Announces Season
   The Flying Carpet Travelogue Association recent-
ly announced the 2005-2006 season of its Travelogue
Adventure Film Series. The Association brings to
Michigan City seven entertaining and educational trav-
elogues produced and filmed by some of the country’s
finest film makers. They come to Michigan City to per-
sonally show their films and are available to answer
questions during intermission and at the end of the
program.
   Executive Director Arnold Bass said, “These films
take our audiences to some of the most beautiful, breath-
taking and exotic places on this earth. They are often
taken to places most tourists never see.”
   Here is a list of the coming programs:
   Thurs., Sept. 29: “Along the Continental Divide.”
   Thurs., Oct. 27: “Natural Wonders of the Southeast
Coast: Virginia Beach to Key West.”
   Thurs., Nov. 10: “Malaysia.”
   Thurs., Jan. 12, 2006: “In Search of Shangri-la.”
   Thurs., Feb. 16, 2006: “Biblical Treasures of Turkey.”
   Thurs., March 16, 2006: “Western Canada, Far
and Wild.”
   Thurs., April 20: “The Real World of Western
Europe.”
   All presentations will be held in the Elston Junior
High Performing Arts Building in Michigan City
beginning at 7 p.m. To purchase a season ticket, send
your name, address and phone number along with a
check for $18 per ticket to: The Flying Carpet
Travelogue Association, 3626 N. Cross Trail, LaPorte,
IN 46350


         Lecture at Krasl Art Center
   The Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph,
MI, will present “America’s Fascinating Rhythms:
Popular Music of the 20th Century” with Michael Lasser.      SPRING BRINGS LOTS OF CELEBRATIONS!
The lecture will take place on Sun., May 15th, 3 p.m.       • Graduation Parties                • Bridal Showers
(MI time), in the Krasl Galleries. The program is           • Rehearsal Dinner                  • Mother’s Day
offered at no charge to the public, but phone the           • Wedding Receptions                • Bachelorette Parties
Education Dept., 269/983-0271, to register.                    We can make your event memorable at our house or
   Michael Lasser will present an entertaining lecture                       catered to your location.
to music that explores what it is that makes our
popular music distinctively American, how we created          Let us make your Business Catering needs effortless–
it in the early years of the 20th century, and how we       • Employee Appreciation Dinners - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
reinvented it at mid-century.                               • Catered Board Meetings              • V.I.P. Receptions
   Lasser has been the host of the Peabody-Award win-       • Open Houses                         • In-Plant Parties
                                                            • Party Trays
ning public radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, for the
last 25 years.
                                                                  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
                                                                    Every Friday • 7-10 p.m. (MI time)
        Notre Dame Mass Schedule                                Enjoy the very talented Dennis Michaels on guitar.
   The summer Mass schedule for Notre Dame Parish,
1010 Moore Road, Michigan City, will resume the week-         Your Hosts: Sherri and Lee Waddle • Established 1986
end of May 14-15. There will be two Sunday Masses,             115 S Whittaker St. • New Buffalo, Michigan
8:30 a.m. and 11a.m. The Saturday Mass will remain                           269-469-1440
at 4 p.m.
                                                                    THE


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     foodstuff by carolyn m connell                     c                   Ivy Tech - Where Dreams Take Flight....
   Ivy Tech State College, accredited by the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools, has
more than 6500 students in Indiana’s seven county
area - that’s 23 campuses and 19 workforce certification
centers, second in size only to Indiana University.
   As for the foodstuff part, Ivy Tech Hospitality
Department recently formed an advisory committee
within the guidelines of the American Culinary
Federation. I’m happy to say I was asked to be a
member of that advisory committee, made up most-
ly of chefs and restaurant owners. We met at the
Gary campus and agreed to help provide up-to-date
educational industry standards that will benefit both
the community and the students of Ivy Tech locations.




                                                                                        Ivy Tech Chef Instructor Rick Delby on the right
                                                                               Interesting classes are held at those campuses,
                                                                            like Food and Beverage Cost Control, Baking Science,
                                                                            Advanced Decorating and Candies. The one called Meat
                                                                            Fabrication includes cutting poultry, primal cuts of
                                                                            meat, knife work, selecting appropriate cooking meth-
                                                                            ods, etc. Sounds a lot more complicated than just
                                                                            cooking dinner, doesn’t it? My favorite listed course,
                                                                            Classical Cuisines, offers advanced and sophisticat-
                                                                            ed classical culinary methods following the principles
                                                                            and techniques of Escoffier. Students will be sub-
                                                                            jected to advanced cooking techniques, timing and pre-
                                                                            sentation, then learn history and terms pertaining to
                                                                            classical foods and menus with emphasis on French
JoAnne Bernal, Hospitality Administration program chairperson at Ivy Tech
                                                                            cuisines. Wow.




   Two of my all-time favorite food people, Chefs Zych, Ivy Tech, and
          Galligan, Long Beach Country Club and to the right,
                 a new acquaintance, Glennard Brooks                         In the center, Chef Cheryl Molenda with Chef Tony Fenyves to the right
                                                                   THE


May 12, 2005                                                                                                                    Page 37




    My tablemates that evening, Chefs Nicholas Luna and Jack Mix
   Prior to the committee meeting that evening in April,
we were served a great dinner which included out-
standing dishes like baked Papaya with meat filling,
Jamaican jerk chicken, roast pork Calypso, mixed bean
salad - all served with ginger beer. Then, for the per-                    Students who prepare great food - I wonder, did one of them
fect ending, banana-guava bread pudding with rum                                              make that dessert?
sauce (recipe below). All those greatly admired dish-
                                                                          BANANA-GUAVA BREAD PUDDING WITH
es were prepared and served by Gary’s Ivy Tech culi-
                                                                                            RUM SAUCE
nary students.
                                                                                -prepared by student Barbara Bibb
   The agenda of that evening’s Advisory Board meet-
                                                                                (her instuctor’s name is Rick Delby)
ing covered, among others, the overview of the school’s
                                                                         2 cups rich egg bread, cut into cubes
program, curriculum, student recruitment and place-
                                                                         3 large bananas, sliced into 1/3" pieces
ment. It was a busy meeting. One entertaining sen-
                                                                         1/2 cup guava paste (you’ll find this at a Mexican
tence came from Chef Anthony Fenyves, when he
                                                                         market, like Michigan City’s La Azteca)
stated: “Ivy Tech, as a state college, has a full curriculum
                                                                            Place half the bread chunks in casserole and
instead of simply offering a masters in chicken.” You
                                                                         spread bananas and quava paste evenly over the
Beacher readers may remember my story last winter
                                                                         bread. Then cover with remaining bread chunks.
about Michigan City’s Ivy Tech culinary classmates.
                                                                            Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2-quart
I’d never seen a happier classroom than that one.
                                                                         casserole.
Students were bursting with the pleasure of prepar-
                                                                         For custard:
ing the lunch they themselves had designed. Those
                                                                         4 large eggs, beaten
students were of all ages, from 18 to 76.
                                                                         1 quart whole milk
   So, please keep it up, Ivy Tech. Graduate those happy
                                                                         2 cups sugar
students and send them all to the kitchens of our favorite
                                                                         1 T vanilla
restaurants around here. And tell them to take along
                                                                         3/4 tsp nutmeg
the following recipe - I assure them that everybody
                                                                         1 tsp ground cinnamon
will love it.
                                                                         1/2 stick melted butter
                                                                            In medium bowl, combine all the custard ingre-
                                                                         dients and pour into casserole dish. Let it stand
                                                                         at room temp for15 minutes, then cover with
                                                                         foil.
                                                                            Place the casserole in a second, large oven-
                                                                         proof dish and fill with hot water to come up the
                                                   John Palmier, a       casserole sides 2". Bake 30 minutes or until cus-
                                                   cooking student at
                                                   the Gary campus.      tard has begun to firm up and has the consistency
                                                                         of slightly runny jello. Remove foil and continue
                                                                         cooking about 30 minutes, or until custard is
                                                                         quite firm. To test, insert a spoon. No liquid
                                                                         should collect around it. Serve warm with whipped
                                                                         cream or chilled with that delicious warm rum sauce.
                                                                         Yum. Thank you, Barbara.
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                                                                                             5th Annual One Man Show
 The Field Station                                                                     New Buffalo resident David Knoebber will exhib-
 Early Learning Center                                                              it his works in the gallery at the Vickers Theatre from
                                                                                    May 5-30. Join the artist’s reception Sat., May 14, 1-
 A place for children to                                                            3 p.m. (EDT). David will be on hand and will present
 answer the question “why?”                                                         some select student animation from Columbia College.
                                                                                       David Knoebber, artist and art educator, explores
 Our Program offers . . .                                                           the medium of watercolor in and around his country
 • experienced staff with a passion for learning                                    studio in New Buffalo, Michigan. His interest in light
 • excellent child to staff ratio, ensuring your                                    and color are expressed in his personal impressions
   child receives one-on-one attention                                              of his gardens and the surrounding area. Knoebber
 • exposure to the wonders of nature                                                has received numerous awards in juried shows for his
   in the middle of a national park                                                 watercolors. David serves as judge and coordinator
 • environment dedicated to                                                         for the Chicago International Film Festival. He is cur-
   hands-on learning                                                                rently Executive Producer of Animation in the Film
                                                                                    and Animation department of Columbia College,
 Space is limited.
                                                                                    Chicago.
 Sign-up now for fall.
                                                                                       During the artist’s reception Saturday the 14th, some
                                                                                    student work from the Animation program will be pre-
 For more information                                                               sented including a newly Knoebber produced film
 about the program, class schedule                                                  entitled, “Hey Mom” which was made by his Animation
 or to register, please contact:                                                    Production Studio class.
                                                                                       Knoebber just completed his 47th year of teaching.
 Office of Continuing Education                                                     His additional teaching assignment at Columbia is teach-
 Purdue University North Central
                                                                                    ing Cartoon Drawing in the Art & Design Department.
 1401 S. U.S. Hwy. 421
 Westville, IN 46391-9542                                                              The Vickers Theatre is located at 6 N. Elm Street,
 (800)872-1231, ext. 5343 (in-state)                                                Three Oaks, MI. Information at 269/756-3544 or
 219-785-5343 Fax (219)785-5418                                                     www.vickerstheatre.com.
 an equal access/equal opportunity university



                                                                                             Harbor Country Book Club
Coming Soon...
CEDAR SUNROOMS &                                                                       The Harbor Country Book Club will meet on Tues.,
OUTDOOR PLAYSETS                                                                    May 31st, at the Harbor Grand Hotel at 7:30 p.m. (MI
                                                                                    time). All are welcome to the Book Club; you do not
                                                                                    have to have read the books. There is always a brief
                                                                                    biography of the author and a book review before the
                                                                                    book discussion.
                                           LARGE SELECTION OF GAZEBOS,                 The selections for May are Fiction: A Patchwork
                                           PLAYHOUSES, STORAGE SHEDS,               Planet by Anne Taylor, and Non-Fiction: Nine Parts
                                           IN & OUTDOOR FURNITURE,                  of Desire by Geraldine Brooks.
                                           LIGHTHOUSES & MORE!
                                                                                       The one selection for June is Life on the Mississippi
                                                                                    by Mark Twain.
                                                                                       The one selection for July is The Lamorna Wink by
                                                                                    Martha Grimes.




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                                           Michigan City, IN                                      First Presbyterian Church
                                           219-87A-MISH (872-6474)                                121 West Ninth Street, Michigan City
                                           400 North (Kieffer Rd),                                 Friday, May 13 • 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                                           1/2 mile east of Holiday Inn (US 421)        ALL YOU CAN EAT                         Adults $7.00
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                                                     THE


May 12, 2005                                                                                                              Page 39
 NISO Presents “Maestro IV: Carmen”
                                                            Open Yourself
                                                                                                         • Therapeutic massage
   Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra                                                            • Acupuncture clinic


                                                            Totally...to
and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt, the Lyric                                                           • Chinese herbal
Opera Center for American Artists and the Northwest                                                                     medicine
Indiana Symphony Chorus for “Maestro IV: Carmen”                                                           • Ayurvedic Medicine


                                                            Wellness!
                                                                                                                             Clinic
on Thurs., May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Star Plaza Theatre
                                                                                                                    • Brain Gym®
in Merrillville, IN. The Pre-Concert Lecture, hosted
                                                                                                          • Coaching for Health
by Conductor, Kirk Muspratt, is included in the tick-                                                                   Solutions
et price and will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15                                                           • Feldenkrais®
                                                             The Massage Therapy &
p.m.).                                                                                                        • LaStone Therapy
                                                             Wellness Center is the
   The talented singers from the Lyric Opera Center                                                              • Healing touch
                                                             area leader in providing
for American Artists will present a concert version of                                                         • Personal fitness
                                                             professional wellness
the colorful and exciting opéra comique, Carmen.                                                                        • T’ai Chi
                                                             programs. If you have
Centered around a wild and flirtatious gypsy girl, this                                                             • Reflexology
                                                             experienced holistic care,
popular opera showcases audience favorites like the                                                     • Programs for business,
                                                             you’ll be impressed by the
Habañera and the Toreador’s Song and will include                                                       including chair massage
                                                             exceptional quality and scope
narrated synopses of each scene from the stage.                                                              • Masssage therapy
                                                             of our services. If you’ve                           and LaStone at
   In addition to the concert, all ticket buyers are
                                                             never even had a massage                              Harbor Grand
invited to arrive a little early for the Pre-Concert
                                                             before, try us. Wellness is                        • Gift certificates
Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Before each Classic performance
                                                             the total you!                                • Pregnancy Massage
audience members can experience the many fascinating
perspectives on the concert program that only musi-
cians and conductors can provide. Maestro Muspratt           1026 North Karwick Road
will be joined by the Symphony’s featured guest              Michigan City, Indiana 46360
                                                             219-879-5722
artists in presenting a pre-concert discussion preceding     At The Harbor Grand Hotel
each Classic concert at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre of the      888-605-6800
Star Plaza Theatre.                                          www.wellness-specialists.com
   Tickets range from $25 -$60 each and that group
sales are available at a discount. Phone the Symphony
office at 219/836-0525 or visit the website at
www.nwisymphony.org to order tickets.


             Play 'n Learn Chess                                    The Perfect Wedding
   Play 'n Learn Chess will be held at 4 p.m. on Mon.,                          begins with
May 23 at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904
Indiana Ave., LaPorte. This is for anyone who wants
to learn the game and play with other first time
                                                             The Invitation
players or for anyone who wants to pick up some                  We can help make
chess tips. The instructor is Tom Pavey. A tournament            your wedding day
for adults and children will be held on June 20.                   perfect with our
   Information: 219/362-7128. Signing for the hear-                complete line of
ing impaired, phone 48 hrs.in advance: 219/362-6156.
                                                                     high quality
                                                                wedding invitations,
                                                                  stationery and

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                                                                                            CyberScribbles
                                                                                                by Paula McHugh
                                                                          Free Computer Help
                                                                             Often, your computer technical problems can be solved
                              Gallery
                                                                          without getting on the phone and calling a help desk.
                                                                          It all depends on your willingness (or courage) to
                       Outlawyers                                         find and fix minor problems yourself. While I don’t nec-
                  Attorneys who make                                      essarily recommend tackling major computer prob-
                      outsider art                                        lems without expert assistance, I do believe that you
                                                                          can find solutions that you can indeed fix yourself. Here
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  Saturday, May 14                                       219-878-1977     tance of all sorts. I recommend that you look at least
                                                                          at one or two of them. They are friendly places, will-
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                                                                          invested in a computer, it pays to learn as much as
                                                                          you can about how it, along with software and other
                                                                          peripherals work. So check out these websites!
                                                                             Answers that Work (www.answersthatwork.com).
                                                                          The tech gurus here state that 65% of computer prob-
                                                                          lems are caused not by viruses but by the programs
                                                                          that are running in your system’s background. The
          Ice Cream Parlor & Pie Shoppe                                   advice here about problems is ample and varied.
                                                                          They provide a task list that give information about
 Featuring                                                                a background program’s usefulness (or not), and they
                Sherman’s Ice Cream                                       provide removal procedures when recommended. But
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 115 W. Coolspring Ave.                                                   site. It provides a large reference library with answers
 Corner of Coolspring & Wabash          219-872-1024                      that you download and have handy to read offline. It
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                                                                          installed, just come to this website and you’ll likely
           Mortgage Made Easy™                                            find it here—eliminating the need to search the
                                                                          entire Internet trying to find what you are looking for.
                                                                             Five Star Support (www.5starsupport.com). The
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                                                                          tions; and the site provides a free monthly newslet-
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                                                                          be led astray with incorrect information. That’s
                                                                          because tech experts share what they know. A site worth
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                                                                          /qanda.htm#main). Another website that offers its ser-
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            STILL HERE                                                    of computer-related information. There is nothing
           STILL GOOD                                                     fancy on this website, but if you want to troubleshoot
                                                                          your computer problems, this is a nice place to start
        STILL REASONABLE                                                  to search for answers.
           Wednesday-Thursday Features $9.95                                 Tech Support Guy (www.helponthe.net) Another
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   Suggest A Fix (www.suggestafix.com) Most of the
websites listed this week use the expertise of a com-                         NEW BUFFALO, MI
munity of site members to share solutions. This web-
site does not have as extensive a database of techni-
cal answers, but it may be all you need. You won’t know
until you review one or two of the sites mentioned in
this week’s column.
   Protonic (www.protonic.com). Get personalized
answers to your tech problems fast—via email. Just
register to log ins. This site offers a free newsletter
emailed to you weekly. Protonic is an all-volunteer help
site, as are many of the others listed above.
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      Cheer & Dance Squad Call Out                                          View at: cottageatnewbuffalo.com
   Purdue University North Central will have tryouts
for its cheer and dance squads as well as for the
“Pounce the Panther” mascot on Sun., May 22 at the
Scholl Center (Marquette High School) in Michigan
City.                                                                                                         Long Beach
   Sign-up will be 8 to 8:30 a.m., with practice and learn-
ing of routines to follow. Judging will begin at about
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available. The event will end at about 4 p.m. Results
will be announced.                                                                                            For Sale by
   Participants should wear workout attire. Males                                                               Owner
are asked to wear gym shorts and t-shirts. Females
should have gym shorts and supportive sport crop tops.
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nail polish or long nails are allowed. Experience as            Inground heated pool with automatic cover. Beautifully land-
a cheerleader, lifter, or dancer is a bonus, as is gym-         scaped, gazebo, new windows. Deeded rights to Stop 21 beach
nastic ability.                                                 club. Hasn’t been on the market in 23 years. A beach landmark.
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letics and must adhere to certain standards of acad-            Shown by Appointment Only 219-879-6945
emics and be a full-time student with a minimum load
of 12 credit hours. Squad members receive campus
Fitness Center privileges and may apply for a
Chancellor’s Leadership Award of $500 per semester.
   Applications are available in the Dean of Students’
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Office, in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Room
103, 872-0527 ext. 5230. More specific information
                                                                                        Consider
is available at: www.pnc.edu/sa/cheerleading.htm or
by contacting Head Coach Jean-Ann Morton at 872-
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                                                                               PNC Chipping and Putting Golf Clinic
                                                                                 Purdue University North Central Office of Continuing
                                                                              Education is offering a non-credit “Chipping and
              Treat your taste buds
                                                                              Putting Clinic” for golfers.
                  to our exotic                                                   Students may choose from two sessions: Mon.,
             Mediterranean creations.                                         May 23 from 6-7 p.m. or Wed., May 25 from 6-7 p.m.
   Unique Appetizers • Authentic Gyros                                        Golf pro Don Butler, will teach new ways of thinking
   Exciting Salads • Handmade Meat Pies
                                                                              about getting the ball onto the green and how to
           Charbroiled Kabobs
                                                                              take control of putting techniques. The clinic will
                                                                              meet at the Municipal Golf course in Michigan City.
                    Pasta
                                                                              There is an Early Bird registration special of $39 if
                  & More
                                                                              students register before May 9. After that, the fee is
                                                                              $54.
                                                                                 For information about this or other spring cours-
                                                                              es available through the Office of Continuing Education,

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                                                                              Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations
     871-1223 • 3301 Franklin St. • Michigan City, IN
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Support the Symphony and Honor Vets
   This Northwest Indiana Symphony benefit con-                                                            Root
cert will be held on Sun., June 5, 3 p.m. at the Star                                                 Funeral Home
Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN.
   The orchestra members, chorus, conductor and                 WILLIAM H. ROOT • THOMAS W. ROOT • BRIAN W. ROOT
symphony staff are donating their time. The Star Plaza
                                                                            A locally owned and operated funeral home
Theatre and their employees are donating their costs.
   Order your tickets for this worthwhile patriotic-                        serving Michigan City and the Beach Area
themed symphony benefit concert that will honor                                   by the Root Family since 1938.
the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces...fea-
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turing exhilarating and memorable patriotic music from
John Williams to Souza, infused with brief tributes                                                    at no obligation.
to those who serve(d) our country. Performed by the
Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Conducted by Music Director, Kirk Muspratt.
   Advance tickets - $20 each ($10 for children ages         312 East Seventh Street
18 & under), Tickets at door - $22 each ($12 for chil-       Michigan City, IN 46360
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   Harbor Country 2005 Guide Launched by Chamber of Commerce at Hannah’s
                                                                 By Jan Van Ausdal

   On Thursday evening, April 21, 2005, the 2005
Harbor Country Guide was launched by the Chamber
of Commerce at Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo.
About one hundred people were expected at the event,
which drew a large crowd of Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors and member, Guide committee
members, artists represented in the Guide, media per-
                      sonnel, and many representatives of
                      the various businesses in Harbor
                      Country who advertise in the pub-
                      lication.
                         One artist recognized at the event
                      was Julie Schwarz (associated with                               James McComb with his painting selected for the
                      The Local Color Gallery) whose ten                                     2005 Harbor Country Guide cover.
                      color photographs were selected as                         Artist James F. McComb, who specializes in water-
                      chapter headings in the new Harbor                      colors, had one of his works selected for the cover of
                      Country Guide. Julie posed for a                        The 2005 Harbor Country Guide. James received
                      photograph with her friend, Donna                       his bachelor’s degree in design from the University
                      Stewart; her mother, Janie Peppel-                      of Michigan. He spent many years in advertising
                      Wojdula; and her husband, Daryl                         design. He now paints and teaches watercolor class-
                      Schmidt. He makes bark wood frames                      es at his studio in Union Pier. James told me, “It is
                      to sell at the art shows they do                        a great honor to have my work selected for the cover
                      around the Midwest. Julie has done                      of the Guide. I’m here alone tonight because my love-
                      photography since 2001; she used to                     ly wife, Alene, is out doing good work on behalf of the
                      be a social worker. She trained at                      arts in Illinois, Chicago to be exact.” A friend told him,
                      Rocky Mountain School of                                “I hope you don’t get a big head over this!”
Julie Schwarz’s pho- Photography in Missoula, Montana,
  tographs used as
chapter covers in the
                      but her most recent form of artistic
 new Harbor Country   expression, hand-manipulated
       Guide.         Polaroids, has been self-taught.




                                                                                         Co-chairs Keith Sindelar and Chuck Garasic.

                                                                                 Co-chairs Keith Sindelar and
                                                                              Chuck Garasic posed for a pho-
                                                                              tograph. Keith is owner with his
                                                                              wife, Prudence, of River’s Edge
                                                                              Bed & Breakfast. Chuck and his
                                                                              wife, Liz, own Sweethaven
    (l. to r.) Donna Stewart (friend), Janie Peppel-Wojdula (mother),         Resort. Tim Rogers from Fusion
            Julie Schwarz (artist), and Daryl Schmidt (husband).              Design, who did all the graph-
   This year a little bit more of the live art has been                       ic design for this year’s publi-
tied into the special Harbor Country night set aside                          cation.
                                                                                 Artist Roger Harvey had his        Tim Rogers.
for the launching of the Guide. All ten of Julie’s pho-
tographs were displayed in an area set aside for                              work selected for the Welcoming page of the new
work done by the three artists included in this year’s                        Harbor Country Guide. His large painting on display
Guide. Julie commented, “I ‘m excited to be a part of                         at Hannah’s Restaurant. He was trained as an artist
all this. I couldn’t ask for anything better!”                                and spent most of his career in the advertising busi-
                                                                   THE


May 12, 2005                                                                                                                         Page 45




Roger Harvey with his painting that is on the Welcome page of the Guide.
   ness. His former Chicago design firm, RHI, was
responsible for creating over fifty record album cov-
ers for major companies and projects for many large
corporations. He opened his own gallery in New                              Karen Gear, President of Board of Directors of Harbor Country Guide.
Buffalo last year. His work uses brilliant colors, light                      Also thanked was Angela Bernacchi for providing
and brilliance. Roger said, “It’s a great honor to do things               the flowers for the evening of celebration. Thanks were
for the local area.”                                                       given to Lee and Sherri Waddle, hosts and owners of
                                                                           Hannah’s Restaurant, where a sumptuous appetiz-
                                                                           er buffet of fifteen different hot and cold appetizers
                                                                           and assorted sweets on the dessert table were avail-
                                                                           able to the guests at the event. Lee and Sherri Waddle
                                                                           posed by their dessert table, which included a num-
                                                                           ber of chocolate treats to satisfy those who are lovers
                                                                           of good chocolate.
                                                                              Guests were urged to “drink up, eat up, and be merry!”
                                                                           I photographed Ray Gudas (of the News-Dispatch
                                                                           Harbor Country News) talking with Catherine Doll,
                                                                           of Catherine’s Clothing in Sawyer. I conversed briefly
                                                                           with some of the people I have met while covering events
                                                                           at Art Attack and other happenings in the Harbor
                                                                           Country area. People were urged to speak to the
                                                                           artists if interested in purchasing some of the art on
                                                                           display, as it was for sale. This was definitely a very
          (l. to r.) Trisha Miller, James McComb, & Liz Thomas.            great evening of food, drink, art, and friendly people
                                                                           who live in the Harbor Country area of Michigan
   Trisha Miller was the founder of the Harbor Country
                                                                           and are neighbors of those of us who reside close by
Guide. She has been the mentor of Liz Thomas, who
                                                                           in Indiana!
has been very much involved for a long time. Liz
explained, “Trisha told me that the way to make
friends and have fun is to volunteer. So I have been
doing that and have been on the committee since
1992. Trisha is always involved also and helps find
ways to cut costs.”
   Karen Gear, President of the Harbor Country
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, took the
mike to “thank the committee members.” She named
those who have been involved in the project. Delivery
of the Guides will be made in the next few weeks. In
the meantime, representatives of various business-
es were asked to take merely one case of 67 copies of
the Guide. Gary Oliver of PDI makes the trip to
Kalamazoo to pick up the Guide copies and keeps them
in his truck until they are distributed. Brian Anderson,
coach at New Buffalo High School, supervises the high
school students who will be doing the distribution of
Guide copies within the next few weeks.                                        Lee & Sherri Waddle, owners & hosts of Hannah’s Restaurant.
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                                                                           Footlight Announces Season Lineup
                                                 (219) 872-5555
                                                                            Footlight Players has announced the lineup for
                                                                          their 2005-2006 theatre season. This award-winning
                                                                          community theatre will be celebrating its 56th sea-
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                                                                          All tickets are $10. Doors open 45 minutes prior to cur-
                                                                          tain. For more information, phone 874-4035.
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                                                                            “See How They Run.” (comedy). Oct. 7-9, 14-16.
                                                                            “A Christmas Carol—More or Less.” (comedy).
                                                                          Dec. 2-4, 9-11.
                                                                            “Romance, Romance.” (musical). Feb. 3-5, 10-12, 17-
                                                                          19, 2006.
                                                                            “All My Sons.” (drama). March 31, April 1-2, 7-9,
                                                                          2006.
                                                                            “The Housekeeper.” (comedy). June 2-4, 9-11, 2006.

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      LaPorte County Antique Show
   The LaPorte County Antique Show Association is
presenting the second show of the season on Sun., May
15th, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To celebrate The LaPorte
County Antique Show’s 10th Anniversary Season, a
special feature will be available at this second install-
ment. Appraiser, Larry Sydow of Pierceton, Indiana
will make an appearance for the purpose of offering         Hours 11:00 - 5:00
one free appraisal per each adult admission, between        Michigan time
the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mr. Sydow is a mem-          Friday - Sundays
ber of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and
the Associated Antique Dealers of America. He also
teaches classes on antiques and appraising as well as                                                           269.469.6811
being a recognized expert on L. C. Tiffany decorative




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arts.
   The LaPorte County Antique Show is located at the
LaPorte County Fairgrounds in LaPorte.
   Information about the show is directed to the pro-                                                                Wine is light
moters, Dave Arndt and Gene Parrett at 219/778-2892
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or phone the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors
Bureau at 800/634-2650.
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                                                                       Activities to Explore
                                                             In the Local Area:
                                                             May 12 — Writer ’s Rendezvous. 6 pm at the
                                                          Michigan City Public Library. New members invited.
                                                          Info: 873-3049.
                   707 Pine Tree Dr                          May 12-16 — “Moolade´.” Winner of the Cannes
                   Michigan City, IN 46360                Film Festival. Jula & French language with Eng.
                                                          subtitles. Not rated. Thurs & Fri 6:15 pm; Sat & Sun
                   (219) 879-0062
                                                          3:30 & 6:15 pm; Mon 6:15 pm. (MI times). Also show-
                                                          ing: “Nobody Knows.” Japanese language with Eng.
                                                          subtitles. Rated PG-13. Thurs-Mon,. 9 pm only.
    NOW OPEN IN EVERGREEN PLAZA                           Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI.
                                                          269/756-3522 or www.vickerstheatre.com
                                                             May 13 — WNIT-TV’s Night Shift Live at The
     TOWING SHUTTLE…12/12 WARRANTY                        Acorn Theater. 8 pm (MI time). Tix free to WNIT mem-
                                                          bers and $10/non-members. Reservations required at
                                                          574/675-9648. Story this issue.
      Oil Filter & Lube $12.95 plus tax                      May 13-14, 20-22, 26-29 — “Down the Road.” Adult
                                                          drama presented by 4th Street Theater, 125 N. 4th
          *Applicable on most cars
                                                          St., Chesterton. Sun. curtain 3 pm; all others 8 pm.
                (Expires:7-1-05)                          Tix $10; reservations 219/926-7875.
                                                             May 14 — Annual Postal Workers Local Food
                                                          Drive. Leave non-perishable food items by your mail-
  Free - computer system scan with any                    box. Story this issue.
    other service. *Test for computer                        May 14 — Farmer’s Market. Outdoor market at 8th
      failure codes (Expires: 7-1-05)                     & Washington streets, Michigan City. 8 am-noon.
                                                             May 14 — “Our Favorite Homes” House Walk fea-
                                                          turing 6 homes in the beach area. 11 am-5 pm.
                                                          Presented by St. Mary of the Lake School. Tix $60 day
                                                          of event. 269/469-1515.
                                                             May 14 — All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner. 4-7
  Is your computer miserable?                             pm at Acme Lodge F & AM, 8700 W. Pahs Rd., MC.
                                                          Eat in-carry out. $5; kids 5 & under free. Proceeds to
                              Constantly fighting         Aretas Temple #153.
                                                             May 14 — “The Special Consensus” in concert at
                              with the operator?          Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., MC. 4 person
                              Crashing?                   acoustic bluegrass band. Last concert of the Festival
                                                          Players Guild Winter Arts Series. 8 pm. Tix $13/adults,
                              Making everyone’s           $6.50/high school students & below. Group & sen. cit.
                              lives horrible?             discounts available. Reservations: 874-4269.
                                                             May 14-15 — Spring Girlfriend Sale. Sat. 10 am-
                                                          3 pm; Sun 1/2 price sale, noon-4 pm. Old School
                                                          Community Center, 2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach.
 Does it have Internet Access?                               May 14-15, 20-21 -- “The Plays of William
                                                          Shakespeare (abridged)” at Memorial Opera House,
                                                          104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Curtain 8 pm; Sun 2 pm.
  Make you & your computer                                Tix $10. 219/548-9137. Story this issue.

           Happy                                             May 15 — LaPorte County Antique Show. 8 am-4
                                                          pm at LaPorte Co. fairgrounds. Free appraisal per adult
                                                          adm. from 8 am-2 pm. Food concessions available. Adm.
     & more efficient with
                                                             May 15 — Annual Tri Kappa Cut-a-thon fundrais-
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     $15.00 per month                                     Hair cuts $15. Bake sale & silent auction included.
                                                          Info: 872-6977. Walk-ins welcome.
                                                             May 15 — Anniversary of Children’s Carillon with
                                                          a recital by John Gowens. 4 pm at First Presbyterian
                                                          Church of LaPorte, corner of Kingsbury Ave. & US 35
                                                          south. Free & open to the public. Info: 219/362-6219.
            618 Franklin Square • 219 879 6600               May 23 — Great Decisions. Foreign policy discus-
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sion group. Final session of the season. 6:30 pm at the
Michigan City Public Library. Topic: “Global Water
Issues.” Info: 873-3049.
   Places to Visit:
   Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan
                                                                         strongcdrate.
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   Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360
                                                                             for information today. And talk with someone you know you
Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Info 872-2702 or on the                          can count on.   WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.                 ™
web at www.miliaryhistorymuseum.org
   LaPorte County Historical Museum, county complex
in downtown LaPorte, IN. Hours 10 am-4:30 pm,
Tues-Sat. Adm. free; donations welcome. 219/326-
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   Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St.,
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am-4 pm. Phone 874-4900. Current exhibit: “INDesign:         James E Eriksson
Indiana Products Design Exhibition.”                         State Farm Agent
                                                             Michigan City, IN 46360
   New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker             Bus: 219-874-6360
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10 am-3 pm (MI time). Info: 269/469-5409.
   Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, Michigan                                                                    LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR,
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free/under 3. 878-1514.
   The Depot Museum and Art Gallery of Beverly
Shores., 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Open
Sat. & Sun., 1-4 pm through November. Adm. free; dona-           SURE, SOME A/Cs MAY GIVE
tions welcome.
   Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City. Gates open
                                                              YOU MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.
10:30 am; adm. gate closes 3 pm; park closes 4 pm.              ALONG WITH A FEW CLINKS,
Adm. $4.50 adults (12-61 yrs); $3.00 sen. cit. (62+);              CLANKS AND CLUNKS.
$2.50/kids 3-11; free/2 & under. 873-1510.
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   May 13 — Spring Videos at the Krasl Art Center,          compressor limited warranty. They’re energy-efficient as
707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI. This week: Wave             well, so you save money over the long run. To find out
From the Atlantic: 1880-1986. 60 mins. Noon (MI time).
                                                            more, give your independent Lennox dealer a call today. And
Free & open to the public. Coffee will be served.
Discussion after the video. Info: 269/983-0271 or           over the next few years the loudest sound you’ll be hearing
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   May 14 — “Sweet Green” in concert (folk music).
8 pm (MI time) at Box Factory for the Arts, 1101
Broad St., St. Joseph, MI. Tix $7/adults, $5/sen. cit.
& students. 269/983-3688.                                                            O N E L E S S T H I N G T O W O R R Y A B O U T.®

   May 14 — “The Piano as a Hollywood Star.” Pianist
Rich Ridenour joins the Southwest Michigan Symphony
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Travels with Charley:
                           Getting a Kick Out of the Soccer Craze in Buchanan
                                                  by Charles McKelvy

   So soccer wasn’t big when I was a kid.
   So what?
   It’s all the rage now, and it has been for so long that
the term “soccer mom” is an expired cliche.
   Soccer, or “football” as it is known in the rest of the
world, is THE global game, and it long ago invaded
these shores to claim the younger generations.
   I know I am preaching to the choir here, so I don’t
have to tell you that you need only take a short drive
just about anywhere in America on any Saturday
morning to see soccer being played by kids of all
sizes. And we all know how our national women’s team
wowed the world with their dazzling exploits.
   Soccer has woven its way into the American fabric,
and it’s high time the Beacher sent somebody out to
report on the local soccer scene.
   Since I cover soccer for the Southcounty Gazette in             Captains for the Buchanan and River Valley soccer teams
Three Oaks, I was chosen to be seen at the local soc-              shake hands before the start of their game at Buchanan.
                                                             cer scene as River Valley High School fielded their first-
                                                             ever girls soccer team this spring.
                                                                Most of the squad either came up through the
                                                             ranks of the local Red Arrow Soccer Association’s
                                                             age-group leagues and/or played a season or two for
                                                             River Valley’s coed soccer team. Those who did the lat-
                                                             ter had to face all-boys teams on the field, and I can
                                                             tell you that they gave it out as good as they got it.
                                                                But now the lady Mustangs have a team of their
                                                             own, and they launched their inaugural season in sen-
                                                             sational style by winning their very first game,
                                                             against Lake Michigan Catholic, by a score of 2-1.
                                                                And, as the following dispatch from their dramat-
                                                             ic contest against the Buchanan Bucks indicates,
                                                             they have continued their winning ways.
                                                                So get hip to the soccer beat, and sit back and
                                                             enjoy some armchair excitement from the game that
The game officials go over the basics with
                                                             is literally sweeping America:
      the River Valley team before
     their 1-1 tie against Buchanan.




     Presenting the 2005 River Valley Girls
    Soccer Team: (not in order shown) Jodi
Grandholm, Monica Groen, Jetta Kilheeney,
   Emily Jackson, Captain Amanda Ireland,
Captain Brittany Damon, Lisa Damon, Amy
    Davis, Amanda Dudiak, Megan Capiak,
       Vicky Jenkinson, Haley Stell, Kelsey
     Kauffman, Brianna Sonnenberg, Kate
 Kauntcky, Angie Hauch, Jill Hauch, Jordan
  Cronin, Kaitlynn Rossman, Erica Carlson,
   Kerri Becktell, Audrey Tuszynski, Christy
 Davis, Coach Shawn Beach and Assistant
  Coach Jack Gibson. Team managers are
                Jeff Davis and Jason Ehlert.
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May 12, 2005                                                                                                                           Page 55
                                                                               He said his team’s 3-1-0 record put them in contention
                                                                            with the conference’s chief contenders: Buchanan
                                                                            and Bridgman.
                                                                               The results of the game against Buchanan cer-
                                                                            tainly looked to be in favor of River Valley right from
                                                                            the git-go as the Mustangs’ leading scorer, Amanda
                                                                            Dudiak drove the ball against the Bucks’ goal in the
                                                                            opening seconds of the game. Buchanan’s sure-hand-
                                                                            ed goalie Robyn Bahr denied her then and repeatedly
                                                                            dashed Dudiak’s determined efforts to score.
                                                                               Buchanan got on the board with 11:56 remaining
                                                                            in the first half on forward Natalie Barclay’s effort that
                                                                            was inadvertently assisted by the Mustangs’ defense.
                                                                               River Valley’s goalie Brianna Sonnenberg let noth-
                                                                            ing else cross the goal line and made one heroic save
                                                                            after another throughout the game.

          Time to play soccer at Memorial Field in Buchanan.
   (Buchanan, Mich.) . . . The River Valley Mustangs
proved on April 26 that they are a force to be reckoned
with in Lakeland Conference soccer competition by
battling the Bucks to a 1-1 tie at Buchanan.
   That hard-fought tie on enemy turf came on the heels
of their back-to-back conference wins the week before
against the Eddies, whom they bested 2-1 at
Edwardsburg on April 18, and Brandywine whom they
beat at home by a score of 7-2.
   After watching his team battle back in the second
half and tie the game against Buchanan, Coach
Shawn Beach was confident they could beat the
Bucks when they face them at home on May 19. And
he also had high hopes for today’s match against the
Bees at Bridgman.
   “This was a good test for us,” he said, “because
                                                                             Buchanan’s goalie Robyn Bahr keeps an eye on the action downfield.
Buchanan is one of the top two teams in the confer-
ence. I think we didn’t take advantage of all our
opportunities. We had a couple break-aways, but we
found a way to come out with a tie. And I think next
time we play them, and they are the best team we’ve
seen so far, we’ll probably get a different result.”




                                                                                  The River Valley bench watch their teammates on the field.
                                                                              And so when Amanda Dudiak broke away from the
                                                                            brace of Bucks who were trying to defend against her
                                                                            and scored a thrilling goal with 23:44 remaining in
                                                                            the game, Buchanan bore down all the harder.
Buchanan players rush to defend their goal against a River Valley attack.                                Soccer Continued on Page 56
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                                                                             He cited Brianna Sonnenberg for “doing really
                                                                          well out there” in goal while Jordan Cronin recovers
                                                                          from an injury. He said Cronin should return to
                                                                          active duty in time for the May 10 game against
                                                                          Edwardsburg.
                                                                             Brianna said she was “really glad that we could hold
                                                                          them. We played really well, and I know we should-
                                                                          n’t be happy with a tie, but this was Buchanan, and
                                                                          they’re supposed to be really good. Hopefully next time
                                                                          we’ll beat them.”




        River Valley’s goalie Brianna Sonnenberg puts the
               ball in play after another great save.
Soccer Continued from Page 55
   But Brianna Sonnenberg kept making great saves
and was ably assisted by the likes of Jodi Grandholm
and Jill Hauch who continually turned the Buchanan
drives into Mustang attacks.
   And in the last five minutes of the game, the
Mustangs seemed to be on one continuous attack. But                                      The officials sign off on the game.
Buchanan’s defense hung tough and the final buzzer
                                                                             Coach Beach said he said his biggest worry in the
sounded with one each for the conference rivals.
                                                                          Buchanan game was forward Natalie Barclay. “We con-
   “At least to get a tie keeps us right up in the con-
                                                                          centrated on always having somebody on her during
ference,” Coach Beach said. “So this Bridgman game
                                                                          the game, but she still got free a couple times and had
(today) will be really big.”
                                                                          some shots. But the big thing was that final five
                                                                          minutes when we had the ball all the time. You could
                                                                          tell we had our hearts in it.”
                                                                             Put your heart into soccer by going to the nearest
                                                                          game to you.
                                                                             You won’t have to go far in your car, and — who knows
                                                                          — you might even get such a kick out of watching soc-
                                                                          cer that you might want to play soccer.
                                                                             Take it from this old baby boomer, adults are just
                                                                          as capable of chasing that round ball from one end of
                                                                          the field to the other as kids are.
                                                                             Why, I could even tell you about the time when I
                                                                          was at a Boy Scout World Jamboree and my American
                                                                          troop decided to challenge a neighboring troop from
                                                                          London to a friendly little game of what they called
                                                                          “football,” and — well, I don’t want to discourage
                                                                          you, so I’ll just quit gabbing and leave you all with this
                                                                          soothing thought:
          When the flag is up the ball is out of bounds.                     Soccer — it’s here to stay, and it’s fun to play!


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                                                                          SELF EMPLOYED? STARING A BUSINESS? Need advise, capital, con-
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             CLEANING - HOUSEKEEPING                                             HALDY BROTHERS PAINTING - Interior & Exterior. Licensed &
                                                                                       Insured. Experienced & Reliable - Call 1-866/255-9266
     FINISHING TOUCH: Residential & Specialty Cleaning Service
             Professional - Insured - Bonded - Uniformed                                         SNYDER PROFESSIONAL FINISHING
         #1 in Customer Satisfaction. Phone 219/872-8817.                     Painting - Staining - Dry Wall - Trim Carpentry - Restoration - Renovation
                                                                                              - 20+ Years of experience. References avail.
   CLEAN FOR A DAY CLEANING SERVICE - Home or Business                                            Licensed and insured. 219/874-6615
       Pressure Wash Decks & Houses — Insured & Bonded
Call Wendy at 219/861-0458. — Email wendyhutson03@hotmail.com                  ALL BRIGHT PAINTING - Interior/exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed.
                                                                                         Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 219/879-7199.
   PERSONAL TOUCH CLEANING — Homes - Condos - Offices.
                                                                                     • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
     Day and afternoons available. - Call Darla at 219/879-2468.
                                                                                           MICHIANA PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING
                 We Do It Right The Very First Time                                       Decks - Houses - Sidewalks, Etc. Free estimates.
                      COOLSPRING CLEANERS                                                    Insured - References — Call 219/873-1817
   Beach Rentals - Homes - Offices - Apartments - Construction                       • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
          Free Estimates - Insured - Excellent References
                                                                                             WARREN’S PAINT & PRESSURE WASHING.
                 Call 219/874-7635, or 219/861-6328.
                                                                                                  Free estimates. Call 219-872-6424.
               HEALTHY HOME CLEANING SERVICE
                                                                                RON’S QUALITY PAINTING. Specializing in cedar-sided homes. Now
          Non-toxic - Non-polluting. $15.00 off first service.
                                                                                  booking exterior painting. Free est. Insured. Call 269-471-5990.
           219/879-5476. - healthyhomeservice@yahoo.com
                                                                                                          FIREMAN PAINTING.
ALDONA’S HOUSE LIKE NEW CLEANING SERVICE. Lithuanian lady                           Interior/Exterior painting - Wallpaper removal - Dry wall repair
 seeks more houses to clean. Excellent service. Refs. - 219/898-0109           Texturing - Pressure Washing - Deck sealing. Customer satisfaction our
HOUSE CLEANING & WINDOW WASHING. Reasonable rates, Quality                            No. 1Priority. 20 yrs. Exp. - Ref. Avail. Call 219-363-1812.
  Service. Free Estimates. References Available. Call 219-879-1429.           PREMIER POWER WASH. Decks, fences, concrete, houses. Restaining
  CLEANING SERVICES AVAILABLE. 20 years experience. New to                              and resealing. Insured and bonded. Call 219-363-0475.
      area. Wonderful opportunity. Call Laura at 219-326-7939.
                                                                                       LANDSCAPE-Lawns-Clean Up, Etc.
     HANDYMAN-HOME REPAIR-PLUMBING                                                       H & D TREE SERVICE and LANDSCAPING, INC. —
   QUALITY CARPENTRY: Expert remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms.                      Full service tree and shrub care. Trimming, planting, removal.
   Also: doors, windows, skylights, ceramic tile, drywall, decks & repairs.              Firewood, snowplowing, excavating. — Call 872-7290.
               Small jobs welcome. Call Ed at 219/878-1791.                                                   FREE ESTIMATES
                ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                                                   HEALY’S LANDSCAPING & STONE
                            HIRE Sue’s HUSBAND                                                     219/879-5150 — FAX 219-879-5344
    Is your list of household repair & maintenance projects growing?                      http://www.healysland.com - d.healy@comcast.net
 Small jobs welcome. - Quality Work. — Call Ed Berent @ 219/879-8200.                    LARGEST Supplier of Natural Stone in NW Indiana
                ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                                  15+ Types of Flagstone, Granite boulders, River Rock, Mulch,
                      DON THE WINDOW CLEANER                                                                  30+ Types of Stone
 Residential - Commercial - Gutter Cleaning - Custom Homes - High               New Items: Kewanee Skippers, Platinum Blue Flagstone, Black
Windows my Specialty - Year-Round Cleaning - LaPorte & Porter Co.                 Flagstone, Appaloosa Flagstone, Santa Margarita Flagstone.
 Free estimates - References - Call Donald Munnell at 219/465-0759.               Landscaping, Stone Work, Ponds, Fountains, Nursery Stock!
                                                                                                    Order now to avoid Spring Rush!
                            H & H HOME REPAIR
     • Light Carpentry • Demo work • Regular home maintenance                         $ # JIM’S LAWN SERVICE & SNOW PLOWING. $ #
             25 Years experience. Insured. — 219/326-8512.                        Don’t get snowed in, call Jim. 219/874-2715. Leave message
                   KENNEDY HOME IMPROVEMENTS.                                           # # H&S SERVICES —2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12 # #
                                                                                                               Call 219/872-8946
          Roofing, siding and painting.Insured. Call 269-313-4730.
                                                                                                      Let Us Be Your One Stop Shop
CLASSIC REMODELING, carpentry, trim work, hardwood floor installation,                            Colored Mulch - Topsoil - River Rock
exterior/interior doors and windows, ceramic/marble tile, kitchens, bath-                        Retaining Wall Blocks - Natural Stone
rooms, decks, porches and additions. Licensed & insured Indiana & Michigan.
                                                                                      •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Free estimates. Call 269/449-4701, 269-465-4062, 219-898-0109.
                                                                                                 AFFORDABLE LAWN MAINTENANCE.
 THOSE ONE GUYS CONSTRUCTION. Give us a call, no job too big or                           Mowing, Trimming, Yard Clean-up. 219-898-1987.
  too small. Licensed and insured. 10% senior discount. Free estimates.               •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
   Specializing in: roofing, siding, decks, fencing, drywall and lots more.                             BEACH AREA LAWN CARE
                     Call 219-877-4461 or 219-331-3480.                                           Mowing, Fertilizing,Yard Clean-up, Etc.
     POWER WASHING - COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL. Local.                                         Call 219-879-1693 or (cell) 219-331-9357.
  Experienced. Insured. Reasonable Rates. Call Brian at 219-879-8239.                                      PAT’S TREE SERVICE.
           CERAMIC TILE, MARBLE AND STONE INSTALLED.                                             Complete tree and landscaping service.
                  18 years experience. Call 219-561-4527.                          Experts in storm damage. Licensed and insured.Free estimates.
      BEN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Home and Lawn Maintenance                                                       Call 219-362-5058.
                  with Free Estimates. Call 219-380-1606.                                                  CAPPY’S LAWN CARE
       HANDYMAN. Quality work and fair rates. No job too small.                     FREE ESTIMATES • SPRING CLEAN UP • FULLY INSURED
             10 yrs. Experience. Call Brian at 219-861-8000.                                                      219-874-3580
  B & B CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION. Siding, decks, room additions. Let us                        TRADITIONS Lawn Care & Property Maintenance
   handle your next home improvement project. Over 20 yrs. experience.                                         Call 219/872-9326
                              Call 219-878-0038.                                                    Dependability is (y)our #1 priority
                                                                              3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:
         PAINTING-DRYWALL-WALLPAPER                                           ADDIE’S LAWN MAINTENANCE • Residential & Commercial
    THE A & L PAINTING COMPANY — INTERIOR & EXTERIOR                          Yard Clean-Up • Mowing• Aeration• Thatching• We also do Ext. Power
       20-YEARS EXPERIENCE References. Reasonable.                            Wash, Stain & Seal. Free Estimates. We Beat Any Written Price.
   We also Power Wash, Seal & Paint Decks. Ph. 219/778-4145.                  Call 219-879-2017 or (cell) 219-331-3571 - Leave message.
             WISTHOFF PAINTING — REFERENCES                                   3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:3:
            Small Jobs Welcome — Call 219/874-5279                                    EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPER. Clean-ups, landscaping.
 JEFFERY J. HUMAN INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAINING                               Flagstone and brick patio installation. Call 219-448-1754.
    Custom Decorating - Custom Woodwork - Hang/Finish Drywall                      LAKE SHORE LAWN CARE. B.S. Turfgrass Science, Purdue
                Custom Suede and Faux Finishes                                 University. Mowing, fertilizing, aeration. Licensed Pesticide applicator.
         25-Years experience. Insured. Ph. 219/326-8512.                                                       Call 219-878-9663
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                        ONE WAY LAWN CARE                                      LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
                          Mowing • Trimming                                              Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/579-1745.
                       Yard Clean Up & Removal                                                      ##############
                            Free Estimates                                                              DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB
                       Dan Nelson 219-561-1207                                                LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 bedrooms.
          EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                                            Winter Rentals — $1,200 to $1,600 per month.
                                                                                                  DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.
ATTENTION DRIVERS willing to train to obtain CDL! NO EXPERI-
ENCE NECESSARY! TMC Transportation needs drivers. Guaranteed                  BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MICHIANA COTTAGE FOR FALL RENTAL
weekly earnings. Premium equipment and benefits. Excellent earn-              One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39. Fully
ing potential and still be OFF WEEKENDS! It’s not a job, it’s a               furnished—Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows to
future! FOR CDL Training through Commercial Driver Institute in               catch lake breezes. Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms.
South Bend, IN. Call today. - 1-800-882-7364 AC0064                           Two full baths. Two woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded
                                                                              forty oak tree landscape with Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
      PART-TIME NANNY POSITION AVAILABLE. Great hours for                     TVs with cable and movie channels. BBQ grill. Available May
  students. Great Pay. Summer and/or Fall. Please call: 219-926-4649.         onward through October and selected winter holidays. Pets wel-
 SENIOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR LOOKING FOR NANNY                          come. Call [773] 528-0825 or [773] 281-7100. Prefer longer tenancy,
 POSITION. Avail. full time, ref. avail. exp. in reading and arts & crafts.   but willing to consider weekly rentals with excellent tenants.
                   CPR certified. Call 219-874-8636.                                   THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE IN SHERIDAN BEACH
     WANTED PART TIME CAREGIVER. From Friday 8 p.m. to                        3/BR, 2.5 /Bath. 1 Block to beach. Great big eat-in kitchen. Pool table.
      Sunday 8 p.m. for Parkinson’s patient. Call 219-874-8193.               Fireplace. 2 Decks w/gas grill. Satellite TV w/DVR, DVD, VCR.
  NEEDED SPANISH TUTOR. If interested, please leave contact                   Washer/Dryer. REALLY COMFY BEDS! Sleeps 10. Avail Memorial
                      information at 269-469-2625.                            Day to Labor Day, $1,900/wk. Off-season rates negotiable. Contact
                                                                              Stacy, 312/282-1535, or email sticsay@yahoo.com for pictures &
                        WANT TO SELL                                          more info.
           GET YOUR ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES AT FIRME’S                              CHARMING MICHIANA SHORES COTTAGE IN WOODED AREA
    (2 Stores) 11th & Franklin Streets, Michigan City - 219/874-3455               A little over a block to great beach. New w/rustic charm. Fireplace.
        Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.                  2/Bath, 2+BR. A/C. D/W. By month or longer/by week in summer.
                    Shomer Shabbat Antiques & Art                                             773/935-1855 days, or 773/248-3265 evenings.
             8 rooms, jammed with antiques and collectables.                                           www.mintzdds.com/michiana
  1004 E. Michigan Blvd, Michigan City. 879-1942. Closed Saturday.            NEWLY RENOVATED HOMES. Winter/summer availability.
               1993 SEA RAY SEA RAYER andTRAILER                              Weekly/monthly rentals.
       4 passenger. Looks & runs great. $2,900. Call 219-879-8239.            ••4BR, 3BA ranch on 1/2 acre with new inground pool & hot tub.
 GIRLFRIEND SALE - THE ULTIMATE WOMAN’S RESALE CLOTHING                       2-1/2 blks. From the beach.
   EVENT with over 2,000 items of quality clothing in all sizes and           ••4BR, 2BA tri-level. New appliances & hardwood floors. 1 blk from
accessories. Sat., May 14th, 10-3; Sun., May 15th, 1/2 price sale, 12-        beach.
    4. The Long Beach Community Center, 2501 Oriole Trail, Long               ••3BR, 2BA house. Total renovation underway. Steps to beach & coffee
      Beach, IN. From Hwy 12 in Michigan City, turn onto Karwick              shop.                     Call Bob at 219-879-9544.
 Rd/Chastleton Dr., towards Al’s Grocery Store and continue to Lake           SHERIDAN BEACH. Contemporary, spacious, furn. 3BR, 2-1/2BA home.
 Shore Drive. Turn right onto LSD and go to the next stop sign. Turn           2-car garage. Outstanding lake vistas. Short or long term. Call 630-852-
     right onto St. Lawrence Ave. and continue to next stop sign.                  5414, e-mail mess6008@msn.com, www.michigancityrental.com
Turn left onto Oriole Trail, continue 2 blks., the Center is on the right       BREEZY LAKE SHORE DRIVE COTTAGE IN SHERIDAN BEACH
               (formerly Long Beach Elementary School).                         on high dune (stop 2). Lake views, new kitchen, C/A, charming interior,
MOVING YARD SALE. Lawn mower, tools, tables & chairs, clothes ,                          3BR, sleeping porch. Sundeck, Jacuzzi tub, garden patio.
too much to itemize. May 13-15. 212 Twilight Dr., Michiana Shores, IN.                  For rent June through Aug. 2005. $1,700/wk or $6,000/mo.
  2004 MERCEDES ML 500 4 DR. Silver. Low miles. Loaded. Asking                                 Inquiries, call Dr. T. Carlson at 312-641-2921.
    $42,000. Call 219-872-4363 or 219-879-3678. Can be seen at the                MICHIANA SHORES-ORIGINAL 1930’S MICHIANA LOG CABIN
             Eye Center, Commerce Square, Michigan City.                       Want to go back to camp? Just renovated, along the creek. Sleeping loft
 2003 ANNIVERSARY EDITION - HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE.                                   and 4 bunk beds, frpl, screen porch, deck, gas grill, A/C.
    (FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide). Sterling silver and vivid black 2-tone.            Close to playground and 2-1/2 blk. to beach. Off season rates avail.
 Saddlebags, chrome teardrop mirrors, pegs, braided cables, battery ten-          5/23-7/1, $750/wk; 8/1-8/31, $800/wk or $2,000/mo. Negotiable.
  der, detachable windshield. Only “615 miles” on this bike. $17,000. Call                Call Judy 1-866-400-6800 or email jpmichiana@att.net
                              219-874-8727.                                      LONG BEACH EXECUTIVE HOUSE RENTAL. Summer 05-Stop 29.
                                                                               Overlooking lake. Fantastic decks/views. 3BR, 2BA, A/C, W/D, cable TV,
                          REAL ESTATE                                             WIFI High spd Internet, and more. NO PETS/NO SMOKING. Choice
       COMMERCIAL - RENTALS/LEASE/SELL                                                       weeks avail. For current rates, call 630-337-6220.
               GOLDEN SANDES STORE AND LOCK                                     MICHIANA SHORES CABIN on a HILL TOP. Sleeps 6. Some choice
    4407 E. U.S. 12 (@ Hwy. 212) Michigan City, IN. 219/879-5616.                weeks remain. Charm, privacy and walk past just 6 houses to beach.
                                                                                           $1,000/wk. Rent in June for less. Call 219-878-0813.
OFFICE SPACE AVAIL IN BEAUTIFUL SETTING, located on the east-
  ern edge of Michigan City. Rent includes all util, + common area              LONG BEACH SINGLE FAMILY YEAR ROUND ON DOUBLE LOT 2
  maintenance. For more information phone Jerry at 219/874-8748                  BLKS. FROM STOP 28. Well maintained open flr. plan with gorgeous
                                                                               hrdw. flrs. & frpl. Comfortably sleeps 12. New separate basement guest
            FOR LEASE WITH IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
                                                                               suite with full bath, laundry & bunk beds. The best and biggest beach in
 Approximately 1,500 square feet of executive office space located at
                                                                                    Long Beach. Call 847-251-7494 or visit http://vrbo.com/57932
 1411 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN. Contemporary style, ample
       drive up parking and energy efficient. Call 219/872-0318.              SUMMER ESCAPE RENTAL, STOP 31, SHORELAND HILLS. - 1-blk to lake.
                                                                              Charming rehabbed cottage. Retro décor. Sleeps 6-8. 2Baths. A/C. Huge
           BOAT DOCK SALE & RENTALS                                           screen porch & yard. Family friendly. $1,100/wk. Call 847/696-0878.
  46’ BOAT DOCK - SLIP #26 AT HARBOR LANDING.$3,500/season.                           AWESOME, LONG BEACH “FLIP FLOP” BEACH HOUSE!!
    Call Ron 312-467-1944. Leave number-will return call ASAP.                  Only a few weeks remain for Summer ‘05 weekly (Sat. to Sat.) rentals!
       41’ BOAT SLIP— SALE OR RENT. B-106 The Moorings,                        House is located only one block up from Stop 22. House includes all new
           New Buffalo, Michigan. Call Bob at 708-267-8894.                   stainless appliances, granite island/counters. Fresh, cool & colorful décor,
                                                                               A/C, cable, lg. screen porch, gas grill, lg. yard. Just show up with clothes,
                      RENTALS INDIANA                                            food & drink…amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, wagon,
              HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH                                      coolers, bikes, pedal cars. Call Tim at 773-975-1291 for availability &
  3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.                                                weekly rates.
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SUMMER RENTALS ARE HERE!                                                                 MICHIANA, MI. 3BR, 2 BA, compl. Furn. A/C, 2-1/2 blks. to lake.
••4-5BR w/panoramic Lake Michigan view rents for $2,500/wk. 2 huge                       $750/wk. or $2,800/mo. Avail. July thru Aug. Call 219-872-7336.
screen porches & quick lake access!                                                      SUMMER RENTAL IN NEW BUFFALO, MI. GRACE’S PLACE.
••3BR, 2BA w/2 sleeping lofts is just 1 door from Lake. $1,700/wk.                  Charming, newly renovated, fully furn. yr. round. Sleeps 8 in 3BR. Also
••Sheridan Beach 3-4BR cottage on Lake Michigan beach w/huge deck.                   includes 3 full baths, lrg. deck, cable TV, fully equipped kitchen with all
$2,500/wk.                                                                          new appliances, laundry facilities, all linens and C/A. Attached by deck,
••3BR Michiana cottage available $950/wk.                                          extra room with lrg. frpl., game table-a great party room. Deluxe gas grill
••4BR, 2BA home at Michiana & Lake Shore Dr. has gorgeous views.                    on lrg. deck with lots of seating and an outdoor playset. Overlooking the
Avai. For July $2,500/wk.                                                           boat docks, this cozy retreat is just a short walk from the public beach,
••5BR, 4.5BA. 200 Hilltop in Sheridan Beach. $3,500/wk. Great Lake                   downtown shops & restaurants. $1,600 per week. Call 773-394-9496.
Michigan views.
Merrion & Associates, Realtor                                                         MICHIGAN, NEW BUFFALO, GRAND BEACH. Lakefront home, just 42
219-872-4000                 www.merrionrealty.com                                 steps down to a private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy magnificent sunsets
                                                                                  from this lake-front deck. Golf course and tennis courts are within walking dis-
SHERIDAN BEACH WEEKLY SUMMER RENTAL-Fantastic Lake Views.                            tance. This cozy 3BR, is air-conditioned and equipped with a washer and
          Luxury 5BR, 2BA. Sleep 8 to 10. Full amenities. No pets.                       dryer. Avail. July & Aug. for $1,800/wk. Or June & Sept. for $975/wk.
              Weekly or longer May thru July. Call 773-769-5517.                                  Call 708-848-1025 for a viewing appointment.
 BEVERLY SHORES. 1 HR. FROM CHICAGO. 2-1/2 blks. from beautiful                   BLUE FISH VACATION RENTALS & SALES. Everyone has a special
      beach. 3 level secluded home atop a dune surrounded by trees.               place, we have dozens! Summer weeks still available.
   3+BR, 3-1/2 BA. Sleeps 8+. Wraparound deck. Pool table, ping pong.             Homes and cottages from Grand Beach to Sawyer.
      Library loft. Newly furn. by interior designer. Don’t miss this one.        (269)469-0468 or www.bluefishvacations.com
                $2,195/wk. Call 773-665-0134 or 773-425-0554.                     ON LAKE MICHIGAN, NEW BUFFALO. 2BR condo Warwick Shores.
 SHERIDAN BEACH VACATION RENTAL. Sheridan House is ideal for 2                    Also cottages. Private beach, pool, tennis, summer or year round rental.
  families. Upper unit sleeps 7, $850/wk. Lower unit sleeps 6, $750/wk.           Call 269-469-0300-wkdays, 269-469-2943-even. & wk. ends.
  Walk to beach. In-unit laundries. Weeks are avail. Memorial Day-Labor                NEW DELUXE FURN. ROOM WITH JACUZZI TUB. Views of lake.
         Day. Call 219-898-3138 for info. www.sheridanhouse.net                   Rent includes cable TV, local phone, all util. Downtown New Buffalo; walk
      SHERIDAN BEACH - HUGE1/BR, 1 BA. - Across from beach.                        to beach. Avail. May 1. 6mos. lease. $700/mo. Sec. dep. req’d. No pets.
  A/C. W/D. Off street parking. Year/Round, $650/mo. 219/872-4446.                                                Call 269-983-3174.
                           SHERIDAN BEACH-STOP 9.                                       UNFURN. NEW 2003 1BR APT. 1 yr. lease. $650/mo. All utilities.
   Gorgeous 3BR, 2BA lake front home with a coach house. $3,200/wk.                        Local phone and cable TV included. Sec. dep. req’d. No pets.
  Call Lake Effect Vacation Rentals 269-469-9813. www.lakerental.net                                              Call 269-983-3174.
CONDO & 50 FT. BOAT SLIP MICHIGAN CITY. 2BR, 2BA, fireplace, deck,                FULLY FURN. CONDO/APT. New const. 2003. Downtown New Buffalo;
    tennis, pool. By week, month or season. Inquiries, call 219-873-4291.           walk to beach. Rent includes all util., local phone, cable TV. 1BR. Avail.
    SHERIDAN BEACH SUMMER RENTAL. Lg. modern luxury 3BR,                                      May 1. 6 mo. lease. $950/mo. Sec. dep. req’d. No pets.
 1-1/2BA across from beach. A/C, W/D. $1,250/wk. Disc. for longer stays.                                          Call 269-983-3174.
                                Call 219-872-4446.                                     MICHIGAN, LAKESIDE - Late cancellation of family reunion creates
 LONG BEACH HOUSE STOP 26 FOR RENT. 3BR, hot tub, completely                       vacancies in three lakefront houses. Rent single house, or two, or three.
                    furnished. Call 219-879-3619 after 6 p.m.                                                     Call 703-742-7612.
                   CHARMING COUNTRY HOME - STOP 33                                     UNION PIER, MI. TARA ROSA COTTAGE.. 2BR, sleeps 4-6, 1BA.
  Aug. rental (2 blks. from lake). Fully furnished, 4BR, 2BA. Family room           Remodeled & decorated 2004. 1/2 blk. from beach. W/D, deck, patio &
         w/fireplace. Sun porch. 2 car garage. A/C. W/D. Patio Deck.                       more. Kitchen Award by Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
                        $1,500/week. Call 708-784-9866.                                          July & Aug. $1,300 per week. Call 708-588-9930.
   SHERIDAN BEACH. Gorgeous new construction. 2BR, 1BA. Furn.                          BOOK NOW—GOING FAST. This 3BR, 2BA home in New Buffalo
 Satellite TV, W/D, A/C. Everything top of the line. Beach house in private       sleeps up to 9. W/D. D/W. C/A. Pool & hot tub. $12,000 June 1 to Sept. 1.
     community with swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court, etc.                                    Have a vacation all summer long.
                     $1,250-$1,750/week. Call 773-454-9538.                                       Call Executive Group Realty at 269-469-6892.
  BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 7BR, 4BA. All Viking appliances. All                   LAKEFRONT 2 LEVEL HOME on desirable 350 acre all sports lake—
    granite. Bamboo floors, intricate stone tile. 3 decks. 42’ tower. High def.    Fisher Lake in Three Rivers, MI. 2.5 hrs. from Chicago or 20 mi. south of
Plasma TVs. Furnished. In private community with swimming pool, basketball            Kalamazoo. 2 fully equipped kitchens, 3BR + 2 hide-a-beds and 2BA.
       court, tennis court, etc. $3,500-$4,500/weekly. Call 773-454-9538.           Rent all or separate. 50’ frontage with 70’ dock. A/C, cable, VCR, DVD.
 FLINT LAKE - VALPARAISO. Enchanting cottage named “Trollwood” on                  Gas & charcoal grills, deck, fire pit + frpl. 2 Sony 32” flat screens. Lovely
 wooded hillside. Spacious LR, big frpl. Country kitchen. 1BR. Glassed in           & completely new furnishings & bedding. $1,200-$1,700 a week exclud-
   study. Steps to beach. Peaceful. Ideal for special person(s) - possibly            ing holidays. Absolutely no smoking or pets. Great for families, lots to
   writer, artist, or loving couple. 1 hr. to Chicago, 10 mins. to Valparaiso         do—swim, fish, bike, antique shopping + more. Now taking reserva-
      University. $720/mo. Call 219-464-2499 or pager 800-605-3508.                                            tions. Call 219-873-4291.
   1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. 1 BLOCK FROM BEACH. STOP 24.                                 HOUSE FOR RENT. SALLY’S HOUSE. New Buffalo Harbor Dunes
                     $550.00 per month. Call 219-874-9412.                             community. Beautiful new construction. 2BR, 2BA. A/C. 2-sided frpl
  BEVERLY SHORES - Across from beach on Lake Front Drive - guest                     w/vaulted ceiling. Fully furn. Wrap around porch, partially screened in.
 house - wooded secluded 0 site - screened patio and screened deck - all                        Pool in community. Wonderful home. $1,200/week.
          appliances and cable TV - accomodates 3 or 4 persons -                                                Off season negotiable.
     $2,000 per month for June, July or August. Call 219-874-5322.                                Call 219-680-0270 or 219-874-9976 weekends.
  SHERIDAN BEACH - STOP 3 - 3BR, 2/Bath. Sleeps 10. Central A/C.                                   REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
         W/D. 2-Decks. Grill. Enclosed veranda. 100 yards to beach.               BEVERLY SHORES, IN - 105 MARNE AVE. Totally renovated inside and
 Summer/Fall rental. 708-532-4927 or www.geocities.com/pafleck1950.                       out. This home sits on 3-1/2 lots and is a Must See Home.
SUMMER RENTAL BY THE WEEK OR MONTH. Long Beach waterfront.                        Call Tom Cahillane @ Cahillane Real Estate 219-405-8706. $479,900.
             3BR, 2-1/2BA. Newly remodeled. Call 773-405-9879.                      UPTOWN SHERIDAN PARK CHICAGO AREA. 2BR, 2BA CONDO.
                      RENTALS MICHIGAN                                            Hardwood floors throughout. Brand new decks. Fireplace. Laundry in unit.
                                                                                              1 car garage space. $349,900. Call 269-469-7515.
HOUSE FOR RENT - NEW BUFFALO - Convenient “in town”
location. 16 S. Townsend. Take the first right after Jackson’s Market               LONG BEACH COVE. 2 adjoining lots which do not back on railroad
on U.S. 12. Available now. Newly renovated. New appliances. New                            tracks. Approximately 165’ x 245’. $300,000 for both.
window treatments. 2 Bedroom. Full dry basement. Large yard and                                               Call 219-874-8727.
one garage. VERY CLEAN! $700 per month. Security deposit &                         CONDO FOR SALE - 2 story, 2BR, 2.5BA. Frpl., ceramic bath, hdwd.
references. NO SMOKERS. No pets. Please drive by first.                                floor, 2 car attached garage. W/D. Deck facing Lake St. Claire.
                 Call Gary at 269/449-2168 to see more.                              Low assess. fees, in Michigan City. $295,000. Call 219-743-9588.
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                                                 Off the Book Shelf
                                                     by Sally Carpenter

    Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
    You enter a four star restaurant in New York City,
you are given the best seat in the house. Waiters
hover, bringing you unimaginable delights from the
famous chef. The sommelier guides you through the
extensive wine list, making subtle suggestions. Ah,
the life of a food critic! But wait, after you read this
book you just might discover that the job isn’t quite
what it’s cracked up to be.....
    This is not a novel. Ruth Reichl was a food critic
in San Francisco and later for the Los Angeles Times
before being recruited by the New York Times. She had
grown up in New York City, but she and her husband
liked living in California. Still, she boards the plane
bound for JFK airport and a series of interviews
with the powers that be, and gets an education on the
flight....
                                                           her feet, and a new name, at first felt funny to Ruth.
    The woman sitting next to her seems to know all
                                                           But she discovered that walking down the street in
about Ruth and why she’s on the way to New York.
                                                           her new persona, she began to think, talk and act like
She astounds Ruth with her knowledge of her and her
                                                           that “other” person in her skin. This outlook pro-
husband, Michael Singer, an investigative reporter for     vides much of the meat (pardon the pun) of this story.
CBS. She even knows they have a little boy named              Ruth first became Molly Hollis, one of those unas-
Nicky.                                                     suming “ladies who lunch.” She and Claudia decid-
    “You’re the restaurant citric of the Los Angeles       ed to go to Le Cirque, a snobby place that certainly
Times, but you’re about to become the most important       would have given Ruth Reichl the royal treatment,
restaurant critic in the world. You start at the New       but Molly Hollis was a different story.....A long wait
York Times on.....Friday, September third!...Every         in the bar was followed by an out of the way table in
restaurant in town has your picture pinned to the bul-     the smoking section (they had indicated no smoking
letin board, next to the specials of the day.”             on the reservation). When a table was cleared in the
    Wow. Welcome to New York.                              non smoking section, the two women were uncere-
    Ruth says everything she shouldn’t say in her          moniously and sullenly led to the table, The food, how-
interviews, positive that The Times won’t want her.        ever, was good. But, at what price? The staff at Le Cirque
Lo and behold, they just wanted her more. Ruth             didn’t recognize the Times food critic until the next
takes the job, Michael’s office transfers him to its New   time Ruth went there as herself.....The owner, all
York office, and the family makes the big move.            smiles and gushing all over himself turned to Ruth
    Remembering the conversation on the airplane           and said, “The King of Spain is waiting in the bar, but
with the young woman, Ruth realizes that she needs         your table is ready.” Ha!
to do some serious thinking before she marches into           Now you can see why Ruth had to keep coming up
a restaurant to review: If everyone knows your face,       with different personalities to fool the restaurateurs
how can you get an honest take on food and service?        and get an honest opinion based on normal service.
Ruth needed to enter and leave a restaurant just              Ruth is a remarkable woman. Her knowledge of foods
like all the other diners, receiving the food and treat-   from many different cultures is truly amazing. She
ment that any individual would get. “.....if every         also sounds like someone I would like to sit down and
restaurant in New York knew what I looked like, I had      talk to. Her forays into the different restaurants as
to look like someone else. I even knew the person who      Molly the unassuming, as Miriam (her mother),
could show me how to do it.”                               Chloe, the blond bombshell, and Emily, the very
    Claudia, it turned out, was a friend of Ruth’s late    severe “Miss Tweed,” gave a fascinating look at how
mother and a former acting coach, now retired. When        differently people are treated and her take on the food
she heard Ruth’s dilemma, she jumped right in.....”You     she was served was positively mouth-watering! There
are about to discover the extraordinary amount of effort   are even recipes thrown in the end of the chapters for
that is required to turn one’s self into another person.   good measure. Ruth has moved on from the Times; she
if you are intent on deception, you must go all the way;   is now editor of Gourmet magazine.
the restaurant critic of the New York Times can not           I give Ruth Reichl four stars—what an entertain-
afford to look foolish.”                                   ing career she has had!
    Wig, makeup, clothes right down to the shoes on           Till next time, happy reading!
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 LUXURY CONDO perched atop the dunes in Sheridan Beach offers proximity to          SPECTACULAR DUNE-TOP HOME high above Lake Shore Drive is
 Washington Park, the marinas and the beach! 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit (w/garage) in   an open floor plan contemporary designed by architect Bill Kehoe to deliv-
 Lake Terrace presents spectacular panoramic views of the beach & lake. $330,000    er commanding views of Lake Michigan. 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath. $548,500
 DIRECTIONS: Lake Shore Drive to Lake Avenue; south to Washington Park Blvd;        DIRECTIONS: Lake Shore Drive to Lake Ave; south to Washington Park
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                               1819 Lake Shore Drive                                                      2011 Lake Shore Drive
 THE POOL! THE BEACH! THE HOME! Three reasons right there why you’ll                ENJOY THE VIEW from the 30x13 deck which overlooks Lake Michigan
 be excited to see this beautifully maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath home at Stop 19!   at Stop 20. The beach is right across the street from this convenient 3 bed-
 Brand new yard and driveway have just been completed! Stop in!          $
                                                                          898,500   room, 2 bath summer home. Come see!                                $
                                                                                                                                                         599,000
 DIRECTIONS: Lake Shore Drive to Stop 19!                                           DIRECTIONS: Located on Lake Shore Drive just 2 doors east of Stop 20.
   CLIMB THE DUNE to see for yourself the magnificent views which you’ll enjoy year-round when you’ve built the home of your dreams on the top of this
   40x150' hillside lot on Lake Shore Drive. The lot rises 80' from front to back. City sewer is just 135' away!                             $
                                                                                                                                               260,000
   DIRECTIONS: Located at the Stop 13 entry to Long Beach.
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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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  On Over 130 Feet of frontage adjoining Long Beach Golf Course,                        5 Bedroom Custom Home. Designed by local architect Jerome
  spacious contemporary with tall window to capture the view of the                     Fedorchak. High on a dune overlooking Lake Michigan with
  golf course and lake. Quarry tile and carpeted floors. Great room                     180° spectacular views. 30' lofted ceiling. Enclosed and
  with fireplace. Family kitchen, den or exercise room.Almost 3000                      open decks, beautiful kitchen.                  $
                                                                                                                                          995,000
  square feet of living area.212 car garage.Walk to Lake Michigan beach,
                               ⁄
  Notre Dame School.                                           $
                                                                 425,900




  Sparkling Lake Michigan Views from almost every room in this rustic chalet.           Porches Make Good Neighbors and this new home less than 3 blocks from
  Cathedral beamed ceilings in sunny living room, hand hewn banisters on bal-           the beach has a great porch for visiting. Large kitchen with island and gener-
  cony overlooking living room.Dramatic fieldstone fireplace has chimney reach-         ous numbers of maple cabinets.Three bedrooms, 212 baths includes first floor
                                                                                                                                             ⁄
  ing the ceiling. Original pine paneling throughout.Wonderful lake views from          bedroom and bath.Sliding glass doors downstairs open to patio.Buyer will be
  the kitchen;window walled dining room overlooks the garden.Main floor bed-            credited $2500.00 at closing for decorating and landscaping. $ 309,500
  room and bath plus 2 additional bedrooms and bath. Lovely oak floors on first
  floor.Two car tandem garage and beach shower in basement.This is one of the             Year round beach rental 4 bedroom, 3 baths, double garage.
  original “Cabin in the Woods”.It is used as a year round home,but is perfect for                                                       $
                                                                                                                                           1750.000
  a second home too. Only steps to private Lake Michigan beach.         $
                                                                          550,000         VACATIONRENTALS BY WEEK OR MONTH. CALL TO LIST OR RENT.

                      June Livinghouse*, Broker Associate, ABR, GRI 800-957-1248     Sandy Rubenstein* 879-7525             Don Niven 708-259-9471
                      Sylvia Hook*, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI 800-518-5778          Tom Cappy* 874-6396                    Rosemary Braun
                      Phyllis Waters*, Owner/Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI                   Richard Klare 872-0947                 Bill McNew
                      Doug Waters*, Managing Broker 219-877-7290                     Brian Waters* 866-844-1401             Marguerite Patterson
                      Debbie Chism*, Broker Associate 874-9093                       Carrie Patton 872-2942
                      Beverly Bullis*, CRS, GRI 800-518-6149                         Beverly Szybala 219-861-2066
                                                                                                                            *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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