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									                                 Volume 18, Number 22 Thursday, June 6, 2002



Starting
With
Picasso
Chicago’s Finest Art
Isn’t All in the Art Institute



                  by Hal Higdon


   Miss Vincent would have been proud. Jean
Anne Vincent taught Art History when I attend-
ed Carleton College many years ago. As an Art
Major at that Northfield, Minnesota institution,
my main focus was studio art—but to get a
degree, I also needed to study Art History.
Miss Vincent introduced me to Egyptian tem-
ple art, Greek vase painting and Roman aque-
ducts, as well as numerous painters from
Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso.                          Picasso’s Picasso is known only by the artist’s name.
   Thus, as I stood before the Picasso Statue about to       For my classmates, I had carefully planned an
lead a tour of the Outdoor Art of Chicago, I knew that    itinerary featuring five statues within five blocks of
Miss Vincent would have been proud of her former pupil.   each other, plus another five statues three blocks
My tour group featured members of my class of 1953,       further away. I began my lecture: “This is ‘The
planning our 50th reunion. Because many came from         Picasso.’ The artist never gave his work a name, nor
out of town, I had volunteered to show them Chicago’s     has anybody come up with anything appropriate,
Outdoor Art. When you say “art” in Chicago, most peo-     although some say it looks like a bird, or the head of
ple think of the Art Institute, or skyscrapers by Mies    a woman, or a pile of rusty iron. It is all those things.
van der Rohe, but Chicago—as much as London or Paris      Given Picasso’s great ego, he probably was quite
or Rome—has an amazing display of outdoor statues,        happy that the statue is known only by his name.”
starting with Picasso.
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Art   Continued from Page 1                                                             Poetry written by a Long Beach
                                                                                        student at the Art Institute
   The first five statues were created respectively
by: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Marc
                                                                                            Pierre Auguste Renoir’s On the Terrace (Haiku)
Chagall and Alexander Calder. All are in the central
Loop, that area defined by circling Elevated tracks.
Five more grace the grounds of the Art Institute of
                                                                                                          Sisters are roses
Chicago on Michigan Avenue, sculpted by: Edward
Kenneys, Lorado Taft, Henry Moore, David Smith and
                                                                                                          So delicate and gentle
(again) Alexander Calder. Of course, there are dozens
of other sculptures listed in a booklet titled Loop
                                                                                                          Oh, how very sweet
Sculpture Guide, that I had picked up at a gift shop
in the Chicago Cultural Center on the corner of
                                                                                                          ---Jenise Wiencik
Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, but time dic-
tated how many we could see.
   In exploring the Outdoor Art of Chicago with class-
                                                                                        the end of the year, they prepared for their climactic
mates, I was stealing a page from my wife Rose, who
                                                                                        trip to Chicago and a visit to the Art Institute. Over
did the same for her students when she taught school
                                                                                        her years as a teacher, Rose had accumulated prints
in Long Beach, Indiana. For most of her teaching career,
                                                                                        and books featuring the work of many artists whose
Rose brought her sixth-grade classes into Chicago on
                                                                                        work appeared in the Art Institute. Her pupils rum-
field trips revolving around art. Now she joined me
                                                                                        maged through this collection and selected an artist
as co-leader. “A lot of people think you can’t teach Art
                                                                                        that interested them, then wrote a biography of that
Appreciation to twelve-year-olds,” Rose explained to
                                                                                        individual.
my classmates, “but that’s not true.” (Miss Vincent would
                                                                                           With parents accompanying, Rose and her class would
have been proud of Rose too.)
                                                                                        take the South Shore Line into Chicago, a “first” for
   It was not just a one-day visit; Rose’s sixth-grade
                                                                                        many of the youngsters. The 8:45 train arrived at the
classes studied art through the school year. She intro-
                                                                                        Van Buren Street station at 10:22. They walked the
duced them to the art of many civilizations. Toward
                                                                                        short distance to the museum. A docent, previously
                                                                                        arranged, led the students through several of the
                                                                                        galleries. They ate lunch. Afterwards, they broke
                                                                                        into small groups to locate their artists. Sitting before
                                                                                        each artist’s painting, the students would write either
                                                                                        a Haiku or a Diamante poem. (Writing poetry was anoth-
                                                                                        er part of their curriculum.) Catching a 4:00 train allowed
                                                                                        everybody to be back in Michigan City before dinner.
                                                                                        The students later produced booklets featuring their
                                                                                        poetry. Rose still has copies of those booklets up in our
                                                                                        attic.
                                                                                           After several annual visits, Rose attended a Teachers
                                                                                        Workshop that inspired her to add outdoor art to
                                                                                        the day’s activities as a prelude to entering the Art
                                                                                        Institute. Between train station and museum, her stu-
                                                                                        dents viewed a bronze Indian on horseback, Abraham
                                                                                        Lincoln and, her favorite: Lorado Taft’s fountain stat-
                                                                                        ue of the Great Lakes overlooking the Art Institute’s
                                                                                        south garden. Because of time limitations, Rose could-
                                                                                        n’t show them many of the statues in the central
                                                                                        Loop, including the Picasso, the planned starting
                            Rose teaches her class.                                     point for my classmates.
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                   Page 3
   At noon on a Friday, two dozen of us met at the Civic
Center at the corner of Randolph and Dearborn. The                                        Open ‘til 6 p.m.
Civic Center is a functional though unremarkable sky-                                       Evenings
scraper adjacent to City Hall and in front of an out-
door plaza that might have gone unnoticed by art his-
torians had it not been for Pablo Picasso. During
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   Local critics at first disparaged the work as ugly,                                (Of equal or lesser value)
but Chicagoans came to love their Picasso, as did a
succession of tourists wielding cameras. “The Picasso
has become to Chicago what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris,”
boasts Loop Sculpture Guide. That may be a reach,
                                                                       Cool
but certainly the Picasso started a stampede of sculp-
ture construction in and around the Loop. In the                       Crinkle
same camera lens, you can capture a photo not only
of the Picasso, but also works by Joan Miró and Jean
Dubuffet.
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Art   Continued from Page 3
   After viewing the Picasso, I invited my classmates
to turn and regard Miró’s “The Sun, The Moon and
One Star,” located across Washington Street. Alas,
instead of having its own plaza, the Miró remains almost
hidden in an alcove next to The Brunswick Building.
Thirty-nine feet tall and made of steel wire mesh, con-
crete, bronze and ceramic tiles, it is softer and in many
ways more elegant than its more famous neighbor. “It
probably deserves a space of its own,” Rose told my
classmates.
   Standing beside the Miró, you can look down Clark
Street and spot Jean Dubuffet’s “Monument with
Standing Beast” only a block away. It is positioned on
the corner of Randolph and Clark in front of the
Thompson Center, a shimmering, glass-wall building
designed by Helmut Jahn, who also designed the
United Airlines Terminal at O’Hare Field. Dubuffet
practiced as an artist while young, but in 1925 with-
drew to manage his father’s wine business. He
reemerged two decades later after he visited sever-
al mental institutions and viewed the work of the insane.
Coining the term art brut (“raw art”), he began to imi-
tate their primitive images. Many of his paintings were
assemblages of common objects, presented in a three-
dimensional form on canvas. Some of them resembled
jigsaw puzzles.
   It was an easy jump, thus, for Dubuffet to turn to                     Miro’s woman is tucked in an alcove.
sculpture. His “Beast” in front of the Thompson
Center, starkly black and white, is an assemblage of        my classmates and I did just that. Rose and I were
fiberglass forms that you can wander through, and           alternating as lectors, so it was my turn. I offered my
                                                            tour group some facts: “The Dubuffet stands 29 feet,
                                                            half the height of the Picasso, but being fiberglass weighs
                                                            only 10 tons vs. 162 tons for the other.”
                                                               We next walked three blocks south to the First
                                                            National Bank Plaza on Monroe between Clark and
                                                            Dearborn. There we regarded “The Four Seasons” by
                                                            Marc Chagall. Technically, the work is a mosaic, not
                                                            a sculpture. The mosaic wraps around all four sides
                                                            of a boxcar-sized block, 70 feet long by 14 feet high
                                                            by 10 feet wide. Coming from the Dearborn side,
                                                            Rose halted our group so we could regard the Chagall
                                                            from a distance. “It looks like graffiti,” commented one
                                                            of my classmates. Only after crossing the Plaza and
                                                            regarding the work up close did we appreciate its del-
                                                            icateness. Catering to his audience, Chagall had pic-
                                                            tured scenes of Chicago while borrowing images from
                                                            his previous paintings. “The mosaic contains thousands
                                                            of tiny inlaid chips and over 250 colors,” Rose explained.
                                                            “Chagall continued to modify his mosaic after it
                                                            arrived in Chicago, even adding bits of Chicago brick.”
                                                               From the Chagall, it was only a block’s walk to the
                                                            corner of Dearborn and Adams to see “Flamingo,” a
                                                            stabile by Alexander Calder. The only American-born
                                                            artist among the five featured in the first half of our
                                                            tour, Calder was famous for creating mobiles and
                                                            stabiles. Mobiles are bits of brightly-colored metal hung
                                                            by wire from the ceiling, so that they move with air
                    Dubuffet specializes in art brat.       currents. Stabiles are anchored to the ground.
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             Chagall mosaic.                                               Chalder’s “Flamingo.”

    Calder painted Flamingo a bright vermillion color             Unfortunately, access to south garden and The
so it stood in contrast to three dark Mies van der Rohe        Fountain of the Great Lakes by Lorado Taft had
buildings surrounding it. One of those buildings was           been blocked by construction. That’s one of Rose’s favorite
the Post Office. While scouting my tour a month ear-           statues, and I studied in Taft’s former studio on the
lier, I had ducked into the Post Office lobby to stay          Midway when I attended the University of Chicago
warm while making some notes and discovered the                the year after graduation from Carleton. We did take
model used in constructing Flamingo. Calder designed           time to view the twin bronze lions that frame the stairs
his stabiles by cutting sheet medal with scissors, fit-        leading up into the museum.
ting the pieces together. If the stabile proved unsta-            The lions were created by Edward Kemeys, born
ble, he would brace it where needed. The braces,               in Georgia, but raised in New York where he was first
thus, became part of the abstract design. He called            employed cutting trees in
his work Flamingo, because “it was sort of pink and            Central Park. Noticing a sculp-
has a long neck.”                                              tor making models of animals
    Before departing Calder’s Flamingo, since it was           at the zoo, Kemeys did the
my turn to talk, I mentioned one discomforting fact            same. As much as anything,
of twenty-first century life. Marring the Post Office          Kemeys’ lions, created at the
plaza were ugly concrete blocks, plopped unceremo-             time of the World’s Columbian
niously on the sidewalk to discourage car bombers.             Exposition in 1893, serve as
“Someone should commission another sculptor to                 a symbol of the museum. The
design concrete barricades with some artistic integri-         lions stand 10-foot tall, larg-
ty,” I suggested.                                              er than life, but then the Art
    Our tour of the five major sculptures gracing the          Institute of Chicago is larger
central Loop ended. Several in our reunion group,              than life.
grabbed cabs back to the hotel for early meetings. Most           Our tour was almost fin-
walked three more blocks east along Adams to the Art           ished, but having watched
Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Not all of            the young woman use the
the art in the Art Institute is on the inside; some of         Smith statue as a percussive               Picasso.
it is in gardens outside the building. In addition to anoth-   instrument during my scouting trip, I had vowed to
er Calder stabile in the north garden, there is a stat-        do the same. Moving across the grass to the side of
ue by Henry Moore and another by David Smith,                  Cubi VII, I began beating it like a tom-tom. Alas, none
titled “Cubi VII.” The latter is stainless steel. While        of my classmates chose to join me in this combination
planning our tour, I saw a young woman approach lead-          musical-artistic exhibition, but I knew at least Miss
ing two young children. Her eyes lit up on spotting            Vincent would have been proud.
the Smith. “Watch this!” she cried and began pound-
ing the various sides of the statue like a drum. Her              Higdon is an artist and writer living in Long Beach.
children clambered onto the statue and joined in               A longer version of this article complete with color pho-
providing a cacophony of sounds that I’m sure would            tos can be found on his web site: www.halhigdon.com.
have pleased the artist.
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    ABR, CRS, GRI
  Home 219/872-5995



          ISTING
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                                                                                     3614 Evergreen Trail
                                                                                WILLOW SPRINGS • $174,900
                                                                      3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Custom-built brick hillside ranch
                                                                      has country kitchen with pantry, formal dining room,
                                                                      and living room fireplace. Wonderful deck off kitchen
                                                                      surrounded by beautiful professional landscaping.
                                                                      Main level laundry, 2 car built-in garage, basement awaits
                                                                      being finished.




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                                                               PRICE RE
                203 Johnson Road
               TRAIL CREEK • $137,900
  3 bedrooms, 1 bath. This lovingly kept home features
  hardwood floors throughout, oak kitchen cabinets,
  main level family room, and front parlor with Philippine
  mahogany paneling. Nursery on second floor could eas-
  ily be converted to second bath. Deep lot that runs back
  to Trail Creek. Detached 2 car garage.




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                                                                                   TRAIL CREEK • $119,000
                                                                      5 bedrooms, 11⁄2 baths. This large home sits on 3 lots
                                                                      on a corner. Huge living room, updated kitchen with
                                                                      oak cabinets, dining room has built-in hutch, main
                                                                      level family room with sliders to enclosed back porch.
                                                                      Newer furnace, water heater and septic system. Detached
                                                                      2 car garage.



 Pat Tym*, ABR, GRI     219/872-0079          Randy Novak*, ABR, GRI, 219/874-2030          Shirl Bacztub, GRI          219/874-5642
 Ellen Holloway         219/871-0936          Rick Remijas, CRS, GRI, 219/872-7408          Susan Kelley*               219/874-5610
 Sue Luegers            219/879-6319          Judi Donaldson          219/879-1411          *Licensed in Indiana and Michigan
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                                      June 6, 1944: Operation “Overlord”
   June 6, 1944, “D-Day,” changed the course of mod-       our losses were great, the fierce devotion and deter-
ern history. At 5:30 a.m., the largest invasion force in   mination of the Allied Forces sealed the fate of Nazi
history, 4,000 ships carrying 100,000 men, prepared        Germany that day.
to land on the beaches of Normandy, France. Though

      General Eisenhower’s D-Day Order of the Day:
                           June 6, 1944
   “Soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary
Forces: You are about to embark upon a great crusade toward which
we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are
upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving peoples every-
where march with you.
   “You will bring about the destruction of the German war
machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peo-
ples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
   “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained,
well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
   “But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi
triumphs of 1940-41.
   “The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great
defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously
reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage
war on the ground.
   “Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiori-
ty in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal
great reserves of trained fighting men.
   “The tide has turned.
   “The free men of the world are marching together to victory.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.
   “We will accept nothing less than full victory.
   “Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
                                                             Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1968.

                             National D-Day Memorial is Now Open to the Public
   Though the events of June 6, 1944 were so pivotal       ty and sacrifices of the Allied Forces on D-Day, June
to the Americans and their Allied Forces, there has        6, 1944.”
been no national monument to honor those who took             It is an outdoor memorial and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
part in the battle until June 6, 2001.                     daily year-round. It is closed on Christmas Day, New
   The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has              Year’s Day and Thanksgiving Day. For more information,
built and dedicated a D-Day Memorial in Bedford,           phone 800/351-DDAY or email dday@dday.org
Virginia. “Purpose: To memorialize the valor, fideli-




          The entrance to the National D-Day Memorial.           Statue of American soldiers hitting the Normandy beach.
June 6, 2002                                                          Page 13


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                                                                “Reading is Art Rageous” Program
                                                                Join the Michigan City Public Library Youth
                                                             Services Department for another fun summer of
                                                             reading and activities. This year’s theme is “Reading
                                                             is Art Rageous.”
                                                                The library is very excited to introduce a new for-
                                                             mat this year, reading by time, for children and
                                                             adults. Record every ten minutes of being read to or
                                                             spent reading. Books, magazines, newspapers, books
                                                             on tape or even on CD count. Reading logs will be avail-
                                                             able starting June 10th. Record your reading time on
                                                             the log for just two hours (4 hours for adults) then take
 “Helping You Create and Manage Your Outdoor Living Space”
                                                             them to Youth Services for prizes and a chance to put
                                                             your name in a drawing for more prizes.
                                                                To help you with your “time,” there will be guest
 SPRING IS HERE…and it’s a great                             readers in the library reading for 30 minutes Monday
 time to perform any corrective pruning your                 through Friday. For everyone who turns in at least
 trees may need. Whether reducing the size,                  one reading log by July 20th, there will be a special
                                                             celebration on July 24th, featuring entertainers
 removing hazards or cleaning out the dead                   Michele and George Shricker, and the prize drawing.
 limbs, we can get your tree in shape for this               A variety of weekly programs are also scheduled this
 year’s growth. Get a jump start on the season               summer. They include:
 and avoid the rush. Call now, and get your                     Shakespeare Workshops for Kids-Tuesdays, 3:30-
                                                             7:30 p.m. for 6th grade and up.
 trees looking their best.                                      Toddler Time—Wednesdays 9:30-10 a.m.
                                                                Preschool StoryTime—Wednesdays 10:30-11:30
 Larry Dombkowski is a Certified Arborist
                                                             a.m.
 and a member of the American Society of                        Nature in Art—Thurs., June 13. 10-11 a.m. with Kat
 Consulting Arborists. He and our staff of                   Krause.
 professionals are ready to service both you                    Yoga in Art—Thurs., June 20. 10 a.m.-noon with Katie
                                                             Wall.
 and your plant’s needs.                                        Drumming & Native American Folk Tales in Art—
 Yardscapes, Inc. is committed to elevating                  Thurs., June 27 with Laurel Izard.
                                                                Murals in Art—July 11 with Tracy Todd.
 tree care, in the Michiana area, to the                        Paper-mache in Art—July 18 with Edwin Shelton.
 practice of Arboriculture. We continue to                      All programs are sponsored by the Platt/Coffin
 perform all our tree work in accordance with                Trust Fund. For more information, stop in to the
 ANSI A-300. These are the standard                          Youth Services Department or phone 873-3045 or
                                                             visit www.mclib.org
 practices sanctioned by the International
 Society of Arboriculture.
 Yardscapes, Inc. can provide you with:                            CONDOS ON MARINA DRIVE,
 • Natural pruning according to species                                    TRAIL CREEK
 • Tree & stump removal                                                Two 1 bedroom Condos
 • Cabling & bracing                                                        Fully furnished
 • Hazard tree evaluation                                          on the river with 55 ft. boat slips
 • Plant health care
                                                               • GREY BUILDING offers a pool, tennis courts and
 • Site preservation for new construction                        secured area for winter storage of trailered boats.
 • Landscape lighting
      (219) 879-3710 • Fax (219) 879-3797                      • BEIGE BUILDING offers a little more square footage,
                                                                 security, and a pool.
      Larry & Nannette Dombkowski, Owners
                                                               RES. 219-879-3123
                                                               FAX: 219-878-0464


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                                                                            The work of Jan Sullivan can be seen at Gaia Gallery.

                                                                        The Gaia Gallery in the Gordon Beach Inn in
                                                                     Union Pier, Michigan, will be featuring well known


                               fashion                               local artist, Jan Sullivan, from The Art Barn in
                                                                     Valparaiso. Jan is most famous for her colorful floral
                                                                     and landscape paintings in watercolor, pastels and oils.
                                                                     The paintings will be on view from now until July 15th.
                                                                        Roger Harvey’s paintings will remain on view both
                                                                     in the Gaia Gallery and in the bar at Timothy’s

                               at its best                           Restaurant until July 15th.
                                                                        The gallery is open Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun., from 6:30-
                                                                     10:30 p.m. (MI time). They have also opened an
                                                                     annex at The Little Gallery in the Lakeside Inn.



                                                                                                 HARBOR COUNTRY ART
                               La
                              rande                                                                NIGHTS ARE BACK!

  G runk                                                                                         Join us and 19 other galleries on June 29th for
                                                                                                 Art Nights. The galleries will be open until 8
                                                                                                 p.m. (MI time). Gallery Guides with maps are avail-
                                                                                                 able at all the galleries, Harbor Country Chamber
                                                                                                 of Commerce, local businesses and B & B’s.


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                                                                                                 Put on your walking shoes, hop in your car and
                                                                                                 come see all the fantastic, eclectic art in Harbor
                                                                                                 Country. Other Art Nights will be on July 27 and
                                                                                                 August 31.
                                                                                                 Venita Sekema will be performing at the Purple
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                                           An Artist’s Date at Cowles Bog
                                                            by Paula McHugh

   In her book, The
Artist’s Way, Julia
Cameron talks
about taking time
weekly to go on an
“artist’s date.” This
is time set aside to
explore something
new, such as visiting
a museum, attend-
ing a lecture, or just
doing something to
refresh the soul.
   Many of the fea-
tures I’ve written
for The Beacher
have been similar
                         “I went to the woods to refresh and the woods never disappoint.”
to an artist’s date—
visiting and interviewing artists in an assortment of
mediums, traveling to interesting historic towns and
places, laughing with clowns, listening to poets.
But after twenty consecutive weeks of dead-
lines that I’ve imposed on myself, it was
time to nourish my soul in a solitary place.
                                                                                                      Fern fronds as far as the eye
I went to the woods.                                                                                            can see.
   I went to the woods to refresh. And the
woods never disappoint. I chose to walk the
sandy dirt trail at Cowles Bog, not far from
the National Lakeshore Headquarters on
Mineral Springs Road in Porter. This tucked
away corner of natural respite has no signs
leading to it. You find out where it is from                                                        Cinnamon fern.
asking a Park staff member or from word of
mouth of fellow nature lovers, birders and
hikers. On weekdays, the trails can be void
of other two-legged creatures. The sparse num-
bers of hikers and wanderers here means no
trash on the trails, no noise from boombox-
es or chatterboxes. Just the way I like it.




                                                                             The sumptuous
                                                                          amount of rainfall this
                                                                            spring has made
                                                                            Cowles Bog even
                                                                           boggier than in past
                                                                                 years.
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                    Page 19
                                             May 29, 2002:
                                             Cowles Bog is even boggier now than in past years. Moist, humid,
                                          and heaven for biting insects unless two-leggeds have prepared for that
                                          contingency in advance. I have prepared. I’m prepared to encounter the
                                          drama of a fallen tree—no, make that many fallen trees. And ferns, many
                                          many ferns. A fern forest.
                                             A few steps into the emerald and peridot-tinted portal marking the
                                          trailhead, I am reminded that this wild and natural place has been kept
                                          safe from bulldozers for almost 40 years. An engraved plaque just off
                                          the trail makes notice that Cowles Bog is a registered natural land-
                                          mark. This area of the National Lakeshore honors Henry Chandler Cowles,
                                          who recognized the significance of dynamic plant succession, who
                                          rode the Interurban from Hyde Park to study the dunes ecology, who
                                          recognized the environmental treasure that is the dunes.
                                             A wisp of sticky web brushes my cheek as I continue walking. Before
                                          I’ve finished my 2-mile meander, I’ll be welcomed into these wet woods
                                          with snappy salutes from lanky branches growing a little too far into
                                          the trail’s boundaries. I like the lack of formal landscaping in these woods.
                                          There is drama in a fallen tree. Patterns of brambles and branches look
                                          chaotic at first glance. But I’m here to slow down and look closely, not
                                          peek quickly. I’m also here to listen to sounds that will slowly seduce
                                          my ears and wash away the chatter in my head. I’m touched by trilling
                                          birdsong that only a birder can identify, but is just as melodious to my
             A pond in the woods.         uneducated ears. I don’t need to categorize the tunes, or sight the feath-
ery sopranos, just as I don’t have to sit first row center to enjoy a symphony, or see the woodwinds to hear
them. Walking solo is a gift I give to myself. I can train my listening on something besides another human
voice while I’m here.
   I approach the boardwalk. The silvery-brown horizontal slices make it possible to cross a soggy stretch of
landscape, lush with ferns and muddy miniature islands. My attention is jerked from the songsters in flight
to a set of squeaky cries coming from the brush. I don’t expect to see three wild babies, nor do they expect
to see me. I see three sets of blackish orbs with the unmistakable target markings circling their eyes. The
furry, forlorn waifs are clinging to a branch inches from a most-unwanted bath. I look for a mama hiding some-
                                           where near, maybe watching me. I point my camera and know in an
                                           instant the futility of captur-
                                           ing this drama. My viewfind-
                                           er reveals—— camouflage.
                                           The baby raccoons continue
                                           their pitiful cries, but I walk
                                           on. Yes, I’m concerned, but
                                           here in the wild, I know they
                                           are on their own.
                                              I hear something else in
                                           these woods, a sound remind-
                                           ing me that I’m really close to
                                           the workaday world. The South
                                           Shore, whose tracks are about
                                           a mile south of where I am
                                           walking, emits a ram’s horn
                                           bellow. (Prepare ye for the
                                           next stop). It’s a friendly
                                           sound. Civilized and brief.
                                           Maybe Henry Cowles heard it
                                           too. The birdsong resumes. I
                                           listen.


   I approach the boardwalk. The silvery-brown
     horizontal slices make it possible to cross
      a soggy stretch of landscape, lush with                                          Delicate apple blossoms alight on elephantine leaves,
        ferns and muddy miniature islands          Cowles Bog   Continued on Page 20    or miss their mark and land in blackish water below.
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 Cowles Bog        Continued from Page 19

    And I look. I stop to examine
a hollowed trunk. Termite-artists
have sculptured grooves and
crannies; new patterns. I’m on
an artist’s date, and here, I see
art. Nearby, a birch trunk is
beginning to disrobe a portion
of papery, now-coiled bark. More
texture. More pattern. I’ve walked
close to a mile without realizing
it.
    I know I’ve walked nearly a
mile because a sign at forking
paths tells me so. It’s decision
time. Do I take the high road
leading a steep mile towards the
lake? No ferns will be growing on
the sand hills. Or do I take the
low road, which will skirt a marsh
and lead out of moist shade into
a clearing? I’ve been here before
and know both paths. I choose to
                                       I stop to examine a hollowed trunk. Termite-artists
return the way I came. I need to             have sculptured grooves and crannies;                       A birch trunk is beginning to disrobe a portion of
check the plight of the baby rac-                        new patterns.                                               papery, now-coiled bark.
coons.
    I pass a pair of hikers on my way back. They appear
to be more interested in the destination rather
than the journey. They are hurrying towards the high
trail to the lake. Back on the boardwalk, I see no baby
raccoons, hear no squeaky cries. I see that the shal-
low water below their branch of safety is undisturbed,
and I sense that all is right with their world again.
And on this artist’s date with Cowles Bog, so is
everything right with mine.


                           Red-orange columbine breaks the otherwise
                                 emerald color scheme along the trail.




 I know I’ve walked nearly a mile because a sign at forking paths tells me so. It’s decision time. Do I take the high road leading a steep mile towards the
     lake? No ferns will be growing on the sand hills. Or do I take the low road, which will skirt a marsh and lead out of moist shade into a clearing?
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                   Page 21

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              d” your wa y me ...                                    Attention Girl Scouts!
      us “Fun             ho                                Singing Sands Girl Scouts of the LaPorte and
Let                                                      Michigan City area are looking for all registered Girl
 You can be on your way to your new
                                                         Scouts to participate on this year’s Girl Scout float for
  home or your new vacation home.
                                                         the LaPorte 4th of July and Michigan City Summer
       Call Jan or Gina today!                           Festival parades. This event is open to all levels:
                                                         Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadets and Seniors. Reservations
                                                         for a spot on the float will need to be reserved for (one
Jan Biernacki-Ormsby            Gina Gierke-Siwietz      or both) in advance.
        Loan Officer                    Loan Officer        Judging will start at 9 a.m. for both parades.
        219-871-2251                    219-871-2252        The LaPorte Parade: All attending scouts will need
                                                         to wear Girl Scout attire (uniform or level colors)
                                                         and can bring a bag of candy for the candy brigade
                                                         to throw. There will be a patch fee of $1 to be collected
                                                         upon sign in. You will be notified where to meet prior
                                                         to July 4th, scouts need to reserve a spot by June 15th;
                                                         contact Joan Kelsey at 219/324-2894 or Kathleen
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                                                            Michigan City Summer Festival Parade: Sat.,
                                                         July 6, south down Washington Street. All attending
                                                         scouts need to wear Girl Scout attire or red, white and
                                                         blue. There will not be a candy brigade to follow
               ry Jewelry
          rdina
                                                         rules. Small flags or small patriotic signs are welcome.
         O                Sto                            You will be notified on what time to meet at John G.
       o                     r                           Blank Center for the Arts, 312 E. 8th St. Scouts will
      N Creative Hands                                   need to reserve their spots on this float by Sat., June
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                       Since 1987                        29; contact Maria Lungren at 872-5992 or Kelly
                                                         Wozniak at 874-2146.
                                                            This activity is found on the Summer Happening
                                                         2002 badge to earn this summer.


                                                         Author Looking For Train Wreck Photos
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 wedding rings that will              guys & gals        years.
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          • •                     Pendants, Chains,      Graves promises credit given to any individual or orga-
    Gold, Platinum,               Earrings, Charms,
      Diamonds                      I D Bracelets,       nization who contributes.
                                       Keyrings,            Write to: Mr. Harry Graves, Book Project, 403 W.
          • •
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             1.   We are surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park.
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                                                              At the ABC Children’s Museum This Week
                    We Have What You’re Looking For…
                                                                 ABC Children’s Museum’s newest resident is anx-
                      From Installation to Inspiration
                                                              iously awaiting Sat., June 8th, for that is the day the
                                                              five foot tall, 75-lb., olive green dinosaur can stop answer-
                                                              ing to “Hey You!” Area children have thought long and
                                                              hard to suggest a suitable name for the friendly ani-
                                                              mal and have submitted their ideas in the muse-
                                                              um’s contest. The winning name will be revealed at
                                                              1 p.m. during a christening ceremony with the win-
                                                              ning child officiating. In appreciation, the dinosaur
                      kitchens, baths, and flooring           has purchased a gift certificates from Dairy Queen to
                                                              present to the winner.
   THE GOOD STUFF IS ON SALE                                     Originally scheduled for this Sat., the Father’s
                                                              Day golf outing has been postponed due to projected
  50% off Carpet Sale                                         stormy weather. The Saturday will still be a Free Day,
                                                              thanks to a grant from The Unity Foundation.
                                                                 ABC Children’s Museum is located in Marquette
                                                              Mall and is open Wed., Thurs., & Fri., from 1-5 p.m.,
      CHOOSE FROM CUT PILE,                                   and Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Weekday mornings and
    SAXONY & BERBER CARPETS                                   early afternoons are available for school groups, and
                                                              Sundays are reserved for birthday parties. Admission
                                                              is $3 for adults and children with a maximum fee of
  Carpets that were $29.99 are now $14.99                     $10 for up to two adults and four children. Family mem-
  Carpets that were $33.99 are now $16.99                     berships are available for $35. For more informa-
                                                              tion, phone the museum at 874-8222.
  Carpets that were $37.99 are now $18.99
  Carpets that were $41.99 are now $20.99                      Renaissance Academy offers Jr. High
                                                                The Renaissance Academy, located at 4093 W. U.S.
  Choose from over 50 different styles of carpeting.          20, Michigan City, will expand to include 6th, 7th and
                                                              8th grades this fall. These upper levels will be very
          All Prices Include Pad & Installation.              small at first and they’ll feature top quality academics
                            Sale ends June 15, 2002           and enrichment programs. State certified and
                                                              Montessori trained teacher, Kieran McHugh, will be
             DUNELAND INTERIORS                               teaching the upper elementary class and crefully
   1916 East Highway 20 (Across from Trail Creek Liquors)     designing lesson plans to help each student work at
              Michigan City, Indiana 46360                    his or her optimum level. For more informaiton, phon
                     219.871.0555                             878-8711.




          Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques
                                                   At Furnessville

                                                            Now!
                             IMPORTED CHEESES
                               278 E. 1500 N. • Chesterton, IN 46304
                                          (219) 926-1551
June 6, 2002                                                                      Page 25




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                                 Fax (574) 271-2861




         Dan Fuerbringer                                       Ryan Davis
         Landscape Designer                                 Landscape Architect



               Free Estimates
               Landscape Design and Installation
                    Residential
                    Commercial
                    Retaining Walls
                    Brick Paver Walks, Drives, and Patios
               Landscape Renovations
               Lawn Establishment and Maintenance
Page 26                                                     June 6, 2002
          Woman’s Club Hosts Show & Bus Trip




          Chesterton Woman’s Club Art Show Committee members are, from left:
           Helen Sabinske, Club President Clarice Gourley; and Ruth Ann Tuttle.
          Back row, from left, Lou Roberts, Art Show Chairman; Audrey Lipinski,
           Registration Chairman; Deborah Stipanovich, and Mary Stipanovich.

             Each year in June, the Chesterton Woman’s Club
          invites artists to submit their best works for the
          annual Art Show at the Chesterton Art Center. More
          than 160 entries consisting of oils, acrylics, watercolor,
          drawings, pastels, hand-pulled prints and freestanding
          sculpture are on display now through June 23rd.
             The 51st Annual Art Show held its opening recep-
          tion on June 1st, during which time Woman’s Club mem-
          bers presented artist awards (because of Beacher’s early
          deadline, award winners were not known at this
          writing). Selected works, at each individual artist’s
          discretion, is for sale.
             “Freedom” was chosen as this year’s theme for the
          exhibit and sale. Woman’s Club member Betty
          Rodemann created a sailboat skimming along the
          lake to illustrate the prospectus and the reception book-
          lets.
             Bus Trip to Shipshewana
             In addition to hosting the much-anticipated annu-
          al Art Show, the Woman’s Club has also organized a
          bus trip to Shipshewana and Middlebury on Tues., June
          18. The trip is open to anyone who would like to go.
          The bus will leave from the Chesterton Art Center at
          7:45 a.m. Lunch at Das Essenhaus Restaurant is
          included in the price of the trip, which is $45 per per-
          son. The bus will return to Chesterton about 5 p.m.
             The Chesterton Art Center is located 1/2 block
          south of Broadway (at the blinking stoplight) at
          Fourth Street. For bus trip reservations, contact
          Woman’s Club Chairman Lou Roberts at 787-8174.


                Open 7 Days for Sun!
              Monday thru Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
              Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

                                          (219) 324-TANN
                                   513 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte, IN
                                  Beds • Booths • Beachwear Year Round
                                   LAPORTE COUNTY’S #1 SUNSHINE CENTER
June 6, 2002                                                                   Page 27




                     LaLumiere College Prep
                             Celebrates its 2002
                         World-Class
                                 Graduates
  Katherine Arnold            Sawyer, MI   Lim Joo Lee                  Seoul, Korea
  Anders Bjonback            LaPorte, IN   Samuel Lee                   Seoul, Korea
  Caitlyn Bolton      Michigan City, IN    Bruno Lipniskis          Chesterton, IN
  Devon Brennan         Long Beach, IN     Jeremy Loveless               LaPorte, IN
  Zenobiyan Bright           Chicago, IL   Anna Malewicka                Wilmette, IL
  Michael Cansler     Olympia Fields, IL   J. Eric Martin         Michigan City, IN
  Po-Yi Chen              Taipei, Taiwan   Thomas McTigue               Wheaton, IL
  Chu Sai Yan                Hong Kong     Brittany Probasco     Benton Harbor, MI
  Curtis Congreve       Long Beach, IN     Begoña Sacristán Rivas Alicante, Spain
  Amanda Cummings        Channahon, IL     Brandon Rose           Rolling Prairie, IN
  Nathan Dieck               Chicago, IL   Adam Sachs               Northbrook, IL
  Isabella Herda           LaGrange, IL    Stephen Sanaghan        Long Beach, IN
  John Higgins               LaPorte, IN   Kabeh Shabaka                 Chicago, IL
  Arcara Johnson             Buffalo, NY   Jeffrey Tippy           Crown Point, IN
  Fumitaka Katsumi         Tokyo, Japan    Reiko Wada                  Tokyo, Japan
  Jason Klarke               LaPorte, IN   Takayoshi Yamada            Tokyo, Japan
  Caroline Kralev    Menden, Germany
Page 28                                                                                                    June 6, 2002
                                                                  Picnic Shelters and Hall Rental Fees
  Jessica Tampas Photography, Ltd.                                     For LaPorte County Parks
                                                                  If you’re planning a family picnic, and need lots of
                                                                space and facilities, you might want to consider rent-
                                                                ing at one of the three LaPorte County Parks. All rentals
                                                                must be done in person at the LaPorte County Parks
                                                                Department, County Complex, Suite 306A, LaPorte.
                                                                For more information call: (219) 326-6808 ext 223 or
                                                                (219) 873-7014 ext 223
                                                                  All shelters require a $25.00 refundable deposit in
                                                                addition to the rental charge. All charges must be paid
                                                                at time of reservation. Additional tables available
                                                                at $5.00 per table (10 max).


                                                                  Red Mill County Park
                                                                  Pat J. Smith Hall:
                                                                  This facility will be available starting July 1, 2002.
                                                                  Banquet seating for 88 or hall seating for 108,
                                                                kitchen, AV equipment available.
                                                                  No Alcohol, No Smoking Indoors
                        Portraits                                 $200.00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday + tax
   Chicago, Illinois            Michigan                          $100.00 Weekday + tax
    312.942.1905             616.469.7337                         Security deposit is half the rental price
              www.jessicatampas.com
                                                                   Creek Ridge County Park
                 tampas@msn.com                                    Right off 400 N, between Franklin St. & Wozniak
                                                                Rd. Easy to get to from the beach.
                                                                   Volleyball net, horseshoe pits and water close to all
                                                                shelters.
                                   THE STUDIO/                     Novak Memorial Shelter: Gazebo for weddings, 25
                                                                tables, seats 150 people, electric and serving counters,
                                    GALLERY OF                  2 large grills.
                                     AMERICAN                      $100.00 Weekend / Holiday + tax
                                                                   $50.00 Weekday / Non-Holiday + tax
                                 IMPRESSIONIST                     Prairie Shelter: Close to swings, parking, and
                                                                restrooms, 12 tables, seats 78 people, electric and serv-
                                         STEVE                  ing counters, 1 large grill.
                                     RUBINKAM                      $65.00 Weekend / Holiday + tax
                                                                   $32.50 Weekday / Non-Holiday + tax
                                                                   Lions Shelter: Close to playground, 10 tables,
          You will be greeted by bright, happy, colorful        seats 60 people, Electric, 1 large grill.
 impressionist paintings on canvas & French watercolor paper.      $50.00 Weekend / Holiday + tax
 Other featured artisans include:                                  $25.00 Weekday / Non-Holiday + tax
      • European photography mounted in antique
         and old frames by Atlantan Dan Albright                  Luhr County Park
      • Large beach & shore photography by                        Kiwanis Shelter:
         James Richmond                                           Adjacent to playground, Close to Pond, 6 tables, seats
      • Bas relief wall hangings by Venezuelan                  48 people, 1 grill.
         Mauro Possobon                                           $30.00 Weekend / Holiday + tax
      • Pottery with an abstract flair by Doug Brown              $15.00 Weekday / Holiday + tax
      • Jeff Lebson’s JAZZ art
                                                                  Recreation Pack Rental
                              425 S.Whittaker Street,             Includes volleyball & net, Frisbee, horseshoes,
                              New Buffalo, MI 49117
                              616.469.1620                      bases, bats, softball, football, soccer ball and foursquare
                              Ft. Lauderdale 954.527.9256       ball.
                              WebSite: rubinkam.com               $20.00 One day rental + tax
                                                                  $25.00 security deposit
June 6, 2002                                                          Page 29




                                   Family Dining and Lounge

                                   Featuring the Best BBQ Ribs in town
                                   Steak, Seafood & Sandwiches
                                   Homemade Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas
         HOURS:
    Mon.-Sat. 11-10 p.m.
      Sun. 12-9 p.m.               Private Banquet Room and Outside
  Corner of Johnson Road           Dining
         and US 20
         879-0760
                                   Catering for Every Occasion
    Ken “The Hammer” Larson
    Former Owner of The Red
           Lantern Inn            Delivery and Carryouts Available




    MEL’S SNOWPLOWING & LAWN MAINTENANCE
                              • Pressure Washing - Houses, Decks,
                                Landscaping Timbers

                              • Landscaping - Yards, Timbers, etc.

                              • Deck Building

                              • House Painting & Staining

                              • Remodeling


                                 References                (219) 879-6866
  Call Mel                        Available                (219) 898-3140
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                                                                                  LaPorte Co. Parks Summer Day Camp
                                                                                     LaPorte County Parks is offering Summer Day
                                                                                  Camps for children ages 6-13:
                                                                                     Tuesdays Treasures are at Creek Ridge County
                                                                                  Park south of Michigan City on Tues. from 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                     Wednesdays Wonders are at Luhr County Park
                                                                                  south of LaPorte on Wed. from 9 a.m.-noon.
                                                                                     Children will be participating in hands-on activi-

 219-872-5528                                                                     ties, arts and crafts, and games on subjects such as
                                                                                  bugs, snakes, birds, fishing, animals, plants, and
                                                                                  more. Programs are limited to 20 children and are $8
 Service Hours                                                                    each. Preregistration is required no later than one week
 Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-5:00 pm                                                        before each program.
                                                                                     Parent/Child Discovery Days for children ages 3-
 Sat. 8:00 am-12:00 pm                                                            5 starts in June. Programs are at Luhr County Park
 Purchase any of our services                                                     on Mon. or Thurs. evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. Parents
                                                                                  are required to attend and participate with their
 listed on this menu through
                                                                                  children. There will be hands-on activities, arts and
 June 2, 2002, and qualify for                                                    crafts, and games on subjects such as bugs, the five
 our complimentary Tire Gauge                                                     senses, fishing, trees and animals. Programs are
 Offer. Also, take advantage                                                      limited to 15 children with adults and are $5 each.
 of the $10 Mopar Value Line Mail-in Rebate* Offers                               Preregister no later one week before each program.
 with the purchase of our Front or Rear Brake                                        Contact LaPorte County Parks for a brochure or more
 Service. Stop in soon! Offers not available on                                   information at 873-7014, ext. 223.
 free/no charge services.
 *$10 mail-in rebate on a set of Mopar Value Line Brake Pads and/or Brake Shoes
 with purchase of select brake services. Requests must be postmarked by             Zoo Camp 2002 at Washington Park
 June 17, 2002. Ask for details.
                                                                                     Here’s an opportunity for your child to experience
                    We Now Offer                                                  the wonders of the world’s wildlife at the Washington
                                                                                  Park Zoo.
                 Front End Alignment                                                 Zoo Camp 2002 is a 4-day experience for children
                   on most vehicles                                               aged 6-8 and 9-12, meeting Tuesday through Friday
                                                                                  for 3 hours a day. Sessions will run from June 18-August
             at the special rate of $49.95                                        2.
                                                                                     Session 1: June 18-21, ages 6-8. 9 a.m.-noon.
               10%                                  Tune-Ups                         Session 2: June 25-28, ages 6-8. 9 a.m.-noon.
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            Accessories                            6cyl - $69.99                     Session 4: July 16-19, ages 9-12. 9 a.m.-noon.
             Discount                              8cyl - $89.99                     Session 5: July 23-26, ages 9-12. 9 a.m.-noon.
            With coupon                             With coupon                      Session 6: July 30-Aug. 2, ages 9-12. 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                     This year, camps will explore the natural marvels
    Automatic Transmission                     Free Tire Rotation                 of Africa and all its animal inhabitants, as well as learn
            Service                                   With                        about African culture and what people are doing to
   Jeep/Dodge Truck $79.95                     Vehicle Inspection                 help the wildlife in their backyard. Phone the zoo at
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The Boston Store: Levine’s and LaPorte
   This display at the LaPorte County Historical
Society Museum will chart the history of the Levine
family in LaPorte. Contributions of the family to
local commerce will be explained in this exhibit of mate-
rial recently donated to the museum by Maurice G.
Levine.                                                                  SELF SERVICE
   The Levine’s well-known department store will
appear in original period photographs showing inte-
rior and exterior views. Vintage store display mate-
                                                                 LAUNDRY
rial and artifacts will remind local residents of the facil-
ity at Maple Lane Mall, and the downtown location
which today is the Coachman Antique Mall.
   Other business pursuits of the Levines will be
exhibited as well, including the opulent LaPorte
                                                               GET TO KNOW US
Theatre, a glimpse of which can be seen in several ornate
gilded architectural fragments on display.
   The Museum is located in downtown LaPorte in the
                                                                JUNE PRICES!
county complex. Hours are Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. The facil-
ity is accessible to those with physical disabilities. Visit
the web site at www.lapcohistsoc.org


      Page Turners Book Discussion
                                                                     75¢ per lb.
   This program of the LaPorte Public Library will be
held on Tues., June 18, from noon-1 p.m., at the
library main branch, 904 Indiana Ave., in downtown
                                                                    DROP OFF!
LaPorte.                                                       • Shirts - Washed & Ironed      $1.20
   The book to be discussed is Daughter of Fortune by
Isabel Allende. If the title sounds familiar, it’s prob-
ably because this was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club.        • Shirts - Ironed Only            99¢
   The program is free of charge and participants
are encouraged to bring lunch; light refreshments will
be served.                                                     • Jeans - Light or Medium Starch $2.99
   Set in the 1800s, the book follows the fortunes of
Eliza Sommers who is Chilean by birth and adopted
by a British spinster and her bachelor brother after
                                                               • Men’s Pants - Washed & Ironed $2.79
being abandoned on their doopstep.
   The title is available for check-out from the library
in hardback, audiotape and in Spanish. It may be
requested to be sent to any branch of LaPorte County
Public Library for pick-up there. For more informa-
tion, phone 219/362-6156.                                               OPEN 7 DAYS
                                                                     NEW MACHINES
                                         Outdoor                      NEW OWNERS
  Specializing In
      “Tapas”
                                         Dining
  Paella Marinera
                                           Restaurante             6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
   Seafood and
       Steak           don Quijote                               1514 E. Michigan Blvd.
        Restaurante don Quijote                                      (219) 879-3833
             The only Spanish Restaurant in Indiana
          119 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso 462-7976
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                                                       Do You Have Your Reservation Made?
                                                         You can still make reservations to celebrate the first
                                                      days of summer with a Victorian “Pink Tea” in the
                                                      Barker Mansion Gardens.
          “DESSERT TO DIE FOR”                           Director Cecilia Zubler said, “The Victorian Pink
                                                      Tea is a wonderful experience for ladies and gentle-
                    PRODUCED BY                       men of all ages. Scones and currant preserves, cucum-
                 MYSTERY THEATRE INK                  ber and other assorted tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, date
                                                      nut bread, and chocolate and pink mini ‘sweet things’
                                                      will be served to you at your table, all accompanied
                                                      with a delicious cup of Earl Gray tea.”
                       Restaurant & Bar                  Lee Meyer will present a light-hearted musical
                                                      program, “A Tribute to the Music of Lerner and
                   with COMFORT         INN           Loewe.” Other music and theatre performers will
                      presents                        join him.
                                                         The traditional “Pink Teas” will be held on June 23,
    MYSTERY THEATRE & DINNER                          26 & 28 at 3:30 p.m. Cost of the tea is $18 per per-
                 June 19th                            son by prepaid reservation.
                                                         There is an optional guided tour of the mansion at
          COCKTAILS - 6:30 to 7:30 pm
                                                      2 p.m. each day before the teas featuring the special
                DINNER at 7:30 pm                     summer exhibit “June: The Month of Brides.”
                Free Limo Service                        Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington St.
   Suite or Standard Room Packages Available          Phone 873-1520 for “Pink Tea” reservations.
              “PICK YOUR POISON”
  Come dressed to kill! Bring a friend if you dare.
                                                        Indiana High School Rodeo is Here!
   Comfort Inn 1-888-OBRIEN or 616-469-3400              Indiana high school rodeo competition returns to
      12578 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, MI              the LaPorte County Fairgrounds on Fri., June 7,
                                                      and for two shows on Sat., June 8. For the fourth year,
                                                      the Michigan City Exchange Club will host the
                                                      Indiana High School Rodeo Association as students
                                                      from Indiana and Michigan compete for scholarships
                                                      in seven action packed events.
                                                         Country singer Jaime Beaver will perform at 6:30
                                                      p.m. on Fri., and on Sat. at 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
                                                      The Hooseir Mounted Gunslingers will perform at 4
                                                      p.m. on Sat.
                                                         Admission is $7 each day. Tickets will be on sale at
                                                      the gate. For more information, phone 874-5180.




                                                                                                  9626 West 400 North
                                                                                                    Michigan City, IN
                                                                                                       871-1462

                                                                      & Gifts
                                                                       NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                    Hours: M-F 10-6 • Sat. 8-6 • Sun. 10-5
                                                         400 North 1⁄2 mile east of Holiday Inn at the Cleveland Avenue Extension

                                                               Tasty Tomatoes • Watermelon • Muskmelon
                                                                        New Potatoes & More
                                                                      “Bit of Swiss” Bread - Saturdays Only

                                                                         Flowers & Ornamental Grasses
                                                                Finely Handcrafted Working Lighthouses,
                                                                 Wishing Wells, & Wheelbarrow Planters
                                                                           Can be customized
June 6, 2002                                                                                              Page 33
    DST Variety Show & Fund Raiser
   The Dunes Summer Theatre, a non-profit com-
munity theatre located in Michiana Shores between
                                                                                        maine
Michigan City and New Buffalo will hold its 2nd
Annual Variety Show this Saturday, June 8. Cocktails                                   lobster
and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:30
pm on the patio of the theatre. Basil’s Restaurant of                               dinner special
Michigan City will operate a cash bar. Tickets are $20.
   The performance begins at 8 p.m. and will fea-
ture snippets of shows from the Dunes’ upcoming
                                                                                     wednesdays
summer season including “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Pirates
of Penzance.” Some of the featured singers will be long-
                                                                                       $16.95
time Dunes favorites Basil Cross, Tony Banks and Kevin                   Smell the ocean air as you break in to a
Giese. This promises to be a lot of fun and a great kick-               succulent 11⁄4 pound whole Maine Lobster
off to what promises to be a wonderful summer of enter-                 drenched in Drawn Butter and served with
tainment at the Dunes.                                                       New Potatoes and House Slaw.
   Last year’s variety show was a sell-out. Reservations                We are flying freshly harvested live Maine
are recommended. Box Office hours are 1-6 p.m.
                                                                         Lobsters in directly from the East Coast
phone: 879.8060 or email: lane27560@aol.com.
   This is an indoor theatre located off Highway 12.                    every Wednesday for your dining pleasure
Turn in at Michiana Shores and follow signs to the-                           at a price that’s hard to beat!
atre located on Shady Oak Drive.


                    Bella Italia
   The Wine Sellers, Inc. of Union Pier, Michigan, will
be hosting A Taste of Italy on Fri., June 28. This
                                                                          (616) 469-5950
                                                            Red Arrow Highway between Union Pier and New Buffalo
annual summer tasting will focus on the wines and                          millers-restaurant.com
food of Italy. The event will be held at Whittaker
Woods Golf Course in New Buffalo, from 6:30-9 p.m.
(MI time).
   Over 50+ fine Italian wines at all price points will
be available for tasting and discounted purchase
that evening. Importers, distributors and other wine
industry professionals will be on hand to facilitate and
to answer questions.
   Tickets are $46 per person. Reservations are lim-
ited and required. Stop by The Wine Sellers on Red
                                                                       ARibeye Rendezv
Arrow Highway or phone 888/824-WINE.                                    at                           ous
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                                                            Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
                                                                                Featuring

                                                                1 lb. UDSA Choice
                                                               Ribeye Steak…$1295
                                                                      Includes 3-course dinner

                                                                       Reservations Suggested
                                                                          (616) 469-3330
                                                                      All major credit cards accepted
                                                            Red Arrow Highway between New Buffalo & Union Pier
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                                                                                           by Maggie Beyer


                       Meanderin’ with Maggie

   John Pahssen thought there was a niche to fill when he opened
Duneland Interiors as a one stop shopping center for kitchen,
bath and flooring needs. One year later, that niche in home
design has been filled so well that he is adding a new line of light-
ing for interiors and exteriors and a line of California Closets. Both
come from the recent Kitchen and Bath show in Chicago where
he put the wheels in motion to bring them to Michigan City.
Now all will be under one roof in the sizable showrooms that fill
the corner of Evergreen Plaza on Rt. 20, 1916 East Hwy 20,
Michigan City; phone 871-0555.
   With a full-time designer, Tricia Welty, on staff to help guide
and plan selections for interior design, there is a wide world to
choose from at Duneland Interiors. She also adds what John
calls the “fluff”, ideas for color coordination and accessories.
Together, they make a team with a guess-timate of over 200 dif-
ferent carpets from which to choose, anything from low-end for
first time buyers and apartment dwellers to upscale home own-
ers. The range of offerings extends to all facets of home design:
John offers over 1500 ceramic tiles, over 200 samples of wood floor-
                                                                       ings from
                                                                       five com-
                                                                                          John Pahssen, owner of Duneland Interiors.
                                                                       panies,
                                                                       and four lines of kitchen cabinets. If homeowners and
                                                                       builders can’t find it here in this vast selection, it prob-
                                                                       ably doesn’t exist.
                                                                          I was caught by the display of stained beadboard kitchen
                                                                       cabinets. When I remodeled the kitchen in my new home
                                                                       three years ago, this is what I would have chosen if I
                                                                       had seen them then. John agreed that this was a very
                                                                       popular line these days, and he carries cabinets that go
                                                                       from economy for rentals to fine custom mades. He has
                                                                       fabricators as well for the latest in tin, concrete, cop-
                                                                       per, zinc and granite counter tops that are so much in
                                                                       demand by decorators. As I walked through the maze
                                                                       of carpet samples on display, I asked John if Stainmaster
                                                                       had risen much in price since I had used it in my for-
   Kitchen and bath, lighting and closet design for one-stop shopping.
       Carpeting, tile and wood flooring, complete the lines found     mer home. I opted for a bargain Berber in my new place
                          at Duneland Interiors.                       and I’m not quite happy with it. Haste makes waste
                                                                       my mother always said. Carpet is a petroleum prod-
                                                                       uct, John said, and when gas prices go up, so does car-
                                                                       pet. But his quote seemed in line after a ten year pas-
                                                                       sage of time.
                                                                          The location in Evergreen Plaza has been working
                                                                       well, John said, and credits his ads in The Beacher for
                                                                       helping sales. The one-stop center fills a need with its
                                                                       selections; for customers who want samples brought to
                                                                       their homes, he and Tricia will do that as well. He also
                                                                       keeps Saturday hours, a help to weekend home own-
                                                                       ers. With his new lines coming in, Duneland Interiors
                                                                       is ready for an even better year ahead.

 Lots of parking at Duneland Interiors in Evergreen Plaza, Michigan City.                    ******
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                   Page 35
   You never know what you will find in a small town
like Michigan City. Take its main street, Franklin
Street, for instance. There are little shops, tucked
here and there, the kind you would expect to find in one
of those little upscale malls found in exclusive resort
areas. . .a shop like Creative Hands. There it is at 1722
Franklin Street; open the door and you are in a world
of unique jewelry and accessories where the creative hands
belong to Joe Ochoa, jewelry designer and restorer.
Michiana area natives discovered him years ago when
he had his little shop tucked away in the Canterbury
Theatre complex, a hidden treasure of the area. He moved
up the street a year ago, a move that only means that
there is more room to display his own creations and oth-
ers he has gathered from around the world.
   What’s new, I asked Joe whom I have known for
years; he helped me redesign some puka shell beads from
Hawaii when the old string broke, turned a silver pin                  Creative Hands at 1722 Franklin, Michigan City.
from Peru into a pendant, and served as a source for funky earrings
for my daughters. What I call funky, the indigenous look of other coun-
tries, is still there, but new are things like richly colored glass jew-
elry from Thailand that are jewels of color and light vying with trea-
sures of Murano glass in necklaces and bracelets. What’s very new
are the rings carved in one piece of Brazilian agate, aquamarine
and other stones of glowing color that look like treasures from an ancient
age. His new designs in hand-wrought silver cuffs cry out to be
shown on a summer tan



                                                                         Joe Ochoa,
                                                                           owner and
                                                                     designer of dis-
                                                                     tinctive jewelry.




     Bracelets of glass fromThailand and Murano. . .Soap Rocks
                     in organic shapes and colors.

   Joe has a reputation for custom work in creation                            Necklaces from other lands, a fun and funky look.
and remounting including diamonds like the ones he
has in the store. In his new location he has added watch-         For yourself, or for a gift, simply fill out a question-
es from well-known names, some decorative vases of                naire of personal hobbies, profession, events, and
glass and Thai wood, copper ewers, and things like                Joe will find charms that represent them to make a
the “Soap Rocks”. These have to be seen. They are                 very individual and unique necklace or bracelet.
natural soap toned in the colors of rocks like huge hunks            Don’t be deterred by construction on Franklin
of turquoise, opal, amethyst. I could see them going              Street. Shops like Creative Hands are open. 1722
out, one by one or in baskets, as hostess gifts or any-           Franklin is a stop I highly recommend. Talking with
time gifts, or gracing a guest room bath. The price               Joe Ochoa with his knowledge of design and miner-
for each is just $7.50 and looking like much, much more.          al stones is a joy in itself. Phone him at 879-6100.
Very giftable, too, are Joe’s offerings of charms in gold
and silver, that include crosses, medals and angels.                                            ******
Special too, is a service that Joe calls Charmed Life.                                                Meanderin' Continued on Page 36
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Meanderin' Continued from Page 35
   Just north of Creative Hands, there is a little shop
that calls itself a Golfing Outlet in the 1600 block
of Franklin. I thought I might come back that day when
I saw that hours were from 4 to 8 pm, but maybe anoth-
er time. A peek in the window offered things like
Titanium heads ( I don’t golf anymore, but my daugh-
ter does and I know this kind of club is ranked in the
top). Maybe I’ll have more info another time when
I’m meandering.

   If Franklin Street has hidden treasures among its
stores, The Framing Station at 912 Franklin, is one
of them, but definitely not hidden. It’s right across
from The Beacher and has a long tradition of fine cus-
tom framing. And more. Owner JoAnn Finney has
a nose for newsy things that people like and right now
she’s concentrating on the old history of Michigan City
and its Lake Michigan beaches. Look for the series
of postcard prints called “Revisit Our Past”, a set of
digitally restored photographs preserved for gener-
ations to come on archival watercolor paper. A pro-
ject of The Framing Station and Bukva Imaging
Group, they are sized for framing. The whole set, or                 Barbara Ann Janeczko, sales assistant, and JoAnn Finney, owner of The
a selection of three or four would be perfect for a                  Framing Station with a fun mouse pad featuring the old South Shore train.
setting as a framed group. You can have them blown
up to any size preferred. . .Blue Chip Casino has one
to cover a wall; amazingly, enlarging doesn’t lose the
delicate detail, but seems to enhance it. Bring your
own ideas when you see this collection meant for the
future, preserving the past.
   JoAnn Finney has always specialized in her award-
winning shadow box frames for memorabilia and
has extended that feeling in the room she has turned
into a gallery of South Shore Millennium posters. For
sale are other items featuring the old South Shore:
tee shirts, books, and mouse pads that leave the
store as fast as she can order them. You’ll find the
Michigan City Lighthouse as a signature symbol of




                                                                                  A gallery of South Shore posters, old and new.

                                                                        the area as well. Among the walls lined with
                                                                        posters are the older originals and new series that
                                                                        carry out the same visit Lake Michigan theme. I
                                                                        can see any cottage, condo, or lake shore home
                                                                        using these nostalgic colorful posters to set a theme
                                                                        of leisurely life at the beach.
                                                                           Besides the custom framing for which The
                                                                        Framing Station is known, there is a great sale
                                                                        of framed pictures going on right now. The old urge
                                                                        of spring cleaning as mom and grandma used to do
                                                                        it may not be the role of today’s homeowners, but
                                                                        the spring surge that decorates all outdoors often
                                                                        brings the urge to decorate indoors as well. Now
        One of the postcard prints in the “Revist Our Past” series      is the time to do it. See The Framing Station for
                 now available at The Framing Station.                  inspiration.
June 6, 2002                                                                                                      Page 37
The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum
    The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery
is located at 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, just
north of Highway #12. Admission is free, donations
are welcome. The Depot is open Sat. & Sun., 1-4 p.m.,
from May through November. Phone: 871-0832.
   In the Gallery:
   The Depot of Beverly Shores Art Gallery is proud
to announce the return of one of their favorite shows
featuring the work of The Duneland Weavers’
Guild. Beautiful tapestries, clothing, jewelry and other
accessories are on display. The items make wonder-
ful “one of a kind” gifts.
   The Duneland Weavers’ Guild, founded in 1948, has
over 80 active members. Members meet monthly. The
Guild is active in shows and demonstrations of the craft.
   In the Museum:
   The Exhibition, Indiana through the Mapmaker’s
Eye, examines four ways people have used maps
through the years: as documentation, as tools, as
political images and as art. The exhibit, courtesy of
the Indiana Historical Society, will be displayed at the
Depot Museum from May through June. Included in
the map display are:
   1833 tourist pocket map of Indiana
   1910 Sanborn Company fire insurance map of
Bloomington, Indiana
   Thomas Kitchin’s 1747 map of French settlements
in North America
   1881 bird’s-eye view of Mount Vernon, Indiana                Looking for a room with a ...
   circa 1880 scale model map of the University of Notre
Dame
   The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art                                                        V ery
Gallery, built in 1929, has been extensively restored
and has been placed on the National Register of
Historic Places by the United States Department of
                                                                                                     I nteresting
the Interior. This historic depot houses the museum,
art gallery, and gift shop. Beverly Shores has a long                                                E clectic
cultural and intellectual history.
   The Museum features photos of Beverly Shores’ build-
ings, past and present, including the Century of
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Progress Architectural District of Homes, recording
the history of the community. It also hosts traveling
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                                                           1 p.m. NATURAL SCAVENGER HUNT. Join the fun
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                                                              St. John’s UCC will be presenting The Blud Bros.
                                                           on Sat., June 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the church fellow-
                                                           ship hall, 101 St. John Rd., Michigan City. The con-
                                                           cert, “Music From the Heart For the Soul”, will be a
                                                           free event.
                                                              The Blud Bros. are a faith based blues/roots band
                                                           and consist of Alan Harvey, guitars/vocals; Roscoe
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   Bird Count is Bad News For Bugs
   Potawatomi Audubon’s May Bird County spells
bad news for mosquitoes, as tree swallows far out-
numbered any other species. Swooping over lakes
and ponds, hungry tree swallows gobble thousands
of insects as they feed on the wing.
   So it was good news for people when 1,003 tree swal-
lows were spotted during the bird count held in
LaPorte County on May 11. Other swallow species added
                                                              “S          eeing is deceiving. It’s eating
247 more hungry insect eaters.
   Hampered by overcast skies and persistent rain,
just 140 species and a grand total of 6,175 individual
                                                                             that’s believing.
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   Most numerous species were 481 red-winged black-
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                      Poverty Island Gold Case “Temporarily” Suspended
                                                        by William F. Keefe

   Readers will remember that The Beacher ran a
two-part article on the Poverty Island gold seekers in
our issues of July 19 and September 27, 2001. The author
of those articles, Bill Keefe, contributes the following
update:
   At least for now, the search for gold in the Poverty
Island area of northwestern Lake Michigan is over.
   With more than seven years of litigation behind it,
Fairport International Explorations, Inc. has “tem-
porarily” terminated its effort to salvage gold from the
lake bottom. “We will be going back into court at
some point, but on a different basis,” said Steven J.
Libert, president of the salvage organization. “But at
the moment we are consulting with our legal advisors.”
   Early last November the U.S. Supreme Court
declined to hear an appeal from a Cincinnati, Ohio appel-
late court decision against Fairport’s bid for a permit
to continue its search for gold. The treasure hoard,
according to Libert, was on board the Captain
Lawrence, a 67-foot “yacht-schooner” that foundered
on Poverty Island’s rocky shore in September, 1933.
   Fairport had gone to court first in 1994 to compel
the State of Michigan to issue a salvage permit that
would enable the group’s divers, including Libert, to
legally recover any treasure they might find. Like many
states, Michigan regards as cultural treasures the
sunken ships and their contents that lie in state
waters. The permit has never been issued.
   Owned in 1933 by Wilfred Behrens of Milwaukee,
the Captain Lawrence was searching for gold that had                Docked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Captain Lawrence--at that time the
been lost—according to Libert’s researches—while in                   Alice---awaits her Sea Scout owners. The Sea Scouts used the craft
                                                                       as a training vessel for several years in the late teens and 1920s.
transit across northwestern Lake Michigan during the                         (Marine Historical Collection, Milwaukee Public Library)
War of 1812. The gold legend holds that there were
“four or five” chests filled with yellow when that                                Behrens, searching for the gold in 1933, actually
1812 ship, the American frigate Chesapeake, foundered                          found at least one chest and had it on board the
or was sunk by a British warship.                                              Captain Lawrence when his own ship was lost, Libert
                                                                                          believes. Behrens and his crew survived
                                                                                          unharmed. In subsequent years, accord-
                                                                                          ing to conflicting court testimony, Behrens
                                                                                          either gave up the search for the Lawrence
                                                                                          and the gold or continued it as his funds
                                                                                          permitted.
                                                                                             “The case turns on the question of aban-
                                                                                          donment or non-abandonment,” notes
                                                                                          Libert. “There are other cases now mak-
                                                                                          ing their ways through the courts that may
                                                                                          force courts to use a different standard for
                                                                                          judging that issue.”
                                                                                             “It may or may not be germane to our
                                                                                          case in the future, but if the standard
                                                                                          changes, it could strengthen our case. We
                                                                                          have located the Behrens heirs and they
                                                                                          claim that Wilfred Behrens did not aban-
                                                                                          don the Captain Lawrence. That means they
                                                                                          still own whatever treasure is on the
    The Fairport International Exploration, Inc. dive team parleys over its next move
           while taking advantage of a temporary shelter on Poverty Island.               ship.”
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                                                     Page 41


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                                                                          At Deep River County Park
                                                                     Poetry Corner in Victorian Gazebo
                                                                     This free program is open to all ages who love
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 Cheerleading Camp Coming to Town
    One of the top youth cheerleading and dance orga-
nizations is teaming up with the premier cheerlead-
ing company in the United States for the 2nd Annual
NCA Pop Warner Mega Camp on June 22-23 in
Michigan City.                                                                            Now you can be
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  2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach
   The Old School Community Center will be pro-
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Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. on July 5, grab a                             $15 Mon/Tues $25 Wed/Thurs
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Old School for an evening of live music, dancing and
                                                                             Monday Evening 9-Hole Ladies’ League
a smoked BBQ pork sandwich dinner. Tickets are now                             Tuesday Morning Senior League
on sale for the July 5th Summer Celebration in                                   Still accepting new players - JOIN US!
the Park and can be purchased for $6.50 at the
                                                                      Briar Leaf Golf Club - LaPorte - 9 min. south of New Buffalo on Rt. 39
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during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
1-5 p.m. Of course, you can always phone the Old School
at 879-3845 and leave a message if you need to make
alternative arrangements to pick up your party’s
tickets.
   The one act play “I’m Herbert” was performed to
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a sold out audience and everyone had a fantastic
time. The combination of scrumptious desserts and
comedy was a huge success which we plan to explore
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                                                                                 psyche. The website is a digital counselor. It’s free (and
                                                                                 free of ads), it’s confidential, and it doesn’t put cook-
                                                                                 ies on your computer. The best that I could glean from
                                                                                 the site is that it is a truly altruistic program offer-
                                                                                 ing self-help. The program can be run online or down-
                                                                                 loaded for use off-line.
                                                                                    When I was in grad school, I remember scoffing at
                                                                                 the idea of computerized counseling programs—no sub-
                                                                                 stitute for a flesh and blood counselor, I decided. I’m
                                                                                 a little more open-minded these many years later. I
                                                                                 tested InnerPeace and its accompanying programs,
                                                                                 which include a section on “forgiveness” and “monkey
                                                                                 mind.” The site may not be a cure-all, but it may be
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preparedness for disasters, economic prosperity, and



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to maintain one’s (positive) emotional states.
   A similar type of self-help program, NativeMind,
offers another option. Instead of a series of ques-
tions, NativeMind uses a hypnotic approach. It asks
you to follow a series of random dots to put you in an
altered state—after having you narrow down your self-
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defeating issue. NativeMind can be found at www.self-
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   I was a little tricky in my opening paragraph
above. I don’t intend to make light of something
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developed to be helpful to great numbers of people.
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Since InnerPeace.org, a nonprofit, does not advertise                                          A                                      • Batting Cages
itself, its developers appreciate those who pass on the
information about their site. If you don’t need it, you                   Ca               y
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can still let others know about it. The organization                                                       Michigan City
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students, those with suicidal thoughts, and those
who have been immobilized (my words—lifted from
Dr. Wayne Dyer) by their thinking patterns.
InnerPeace.org also has initiated a program to recy-
cle outdated (1980’s) computers to have their computer
program available in homeless shelters, safe houses,
rehab programs, and jails and prisons. InnerPeace is
found at http://innerpeace.org. No www. here.
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   Finally, there is one more sight I want to mention
that fits nicely with this week’s subject. Free-positive-
thought.com offers an email newsletter with a daily
affirmation, a daily meditation, and more. There are
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                                                                                            Activities to Explore
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                                                                                  In the Local Area:
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                                                           Deli Sandwiches        June 6 — Mighty Mic Showcase. 6:30-9:30 pm.
                                                           Hot Sandwiches      Calling all poets, musicians, dancers and video mak-
  On The Waterfront                                        Salads & Extras     ers: showcase your talent at this program hosted by
  Open Monday - Friday                           Muffins, Cookies, Pasteries   Richard Fammeree. Free & open to the public. Info
  6 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                     Brownies, Ice Cream     873-3049.
  Saturday & Sunday                                                               June 6-10 — “What Time is it There?” Not Rated.
  6 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                Washington Park Marina       Mandarin language with Eng. subtitles.Thurs. 7 pm;
                                                   (Near Millenium Park)       Fri & Sat 6:30 & 9:15 pm; Sun 3:45 & 6:30 pm; Mon
  219-871-0645                                     Michigan City, Indiana      7 pm. Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI
                                                                               616/756-3522 or www.vickerstheatre.com
                                                                                  June 7 — “Focus on Chamber Music” concert.
                                                                               Featuring pianist Eric Larsen & cellist Daniel
                                                                               Morganstern. 7:30 pm, Duesenberg Recital Hall on
                                                                               the campus of Valparaiso U. Tix $10/adults, $5/sen.cit.
                                                                               & non-VU students.
                                                                                  June 7-8 — Indiana High School Rodeo competition
                                                                               at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds. Hosted by the MC
                                                                               Exchange Club for the 4th yr. One show Fri. & 2
                                                                               shows on Sat. Also singer Jaime Beaver and the
 Hours: Thurs - Sun                                                            Hoosier Mounted Gunslingers. Tix $7 ea. day. 874-5180.
 11:00 – 5:00 e.d.t.                                                              June 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 — “Pippin” performed by the
                                                                               Footlight Players. Fri & Sat curtain @ 8 pm; Sun mati-
                                                                               nee @ 2pm. Tix $9; reservations 874-4035. Footlight
                                                                               Theatre, 1705 Franklin St., MC. See story this issue.
                                                                                  June 8 — Farmer’s Market. corner 8th & Washington
                                                                               streets, Michigan City. 8 am-sellout
                                                                                  June 8 — Christening Ceremony for the new
                                                                               dinosaur at ABC Children’s Museum. 1 pm. Marquette
                                                                               Mall.
                                                                                  June 8 — 2nd Annual Dunes Summer Theatre
                                                                               Variety Show. Cocktails 6:30 pm; curtain 8 pm. See
                                                                               what’s coming up this summer on the stage! Tix $20
                                                                               ea.; phone 879-8060.
                                                                                  June 8 — The Blud Bros. in concert at St. John’s
                                                                               United Church of Christ. “Music From the Heart
                                                                               For the Soul.” 7-9 pm. 101 St. John Rd, Michigan City.
                                                                               Free.
                                                                                  June 8 — Patti Shaffner and the Uptown Trio per-
                                                                               form in concert at Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso.
                                                                               Jazz music. 8 pm. Tix $10 in advance, $12 at door. Box
                                                                               office open 10 am-2 pm, Mon-Sat; 219/548-9137.
                                                                                  June 9 — Pipe Organ Concert featuring Stephen
                                                                               Schnurr on the 1891 Roosevelt pipe organ at the
                                                                               First Congregational Church, 6th & Washington St.
                                                                               Seating at 2:30 pm-concert at 3 pm. Free will offer-

  Color                                                                        ing will be taken. Open to the public.
                                                                                  June 10 — Art Center Guild meeting. 9:30 am. At
                                                                               the John G. Blank Center for the Arts, 312 E. 8th St.


 Copies                                                                        After business meeting, Lelde Kalmite will speak on
                                                                               “The Path of an Artist.” 874-4900.
                                                                                  June 13 — Writer’s Rendezvous. 6 pm at the MC
                                                                               Public Library. Meet with published & aspiring writ-
                                   911 Franklin Street • Michigan City         ers to discuss, critique & learn about the process of
                                   219 879 0088 • 219 879 8070 fax             writing. Bring your work to share.
                                   beacher@adsnet.com                             Through July 1 — “Beaches, Three Artists, Three
                                   http://www.bbpnet.com                       Views.” On display at the Acorn Gallery, 16142 Red
   the Beacher Business Printers
                                                                               Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI. Informal gallery talk on
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June 30, 2 pm. 616/469-5278.
    Places to Visit:
   ABC Children’s Museum. Marquette Mall. Wed-Fri
1-5 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm. 874-8222.
   Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City.
Guided tours on Mon-Fri, 10 am, 11:30 am. Adm.
$4/adults, $2/kids 18 and under, free/kids under 3.
   Beverly Shores Historic South Shore Line Passenger
Depot Museum and Art Gallery. 525 Broadway,
Beverly Shores. Sat-Sun, 1-4 pm. Adm. free. 219/871-
0832.
                                                              Wa t e rc o l o r I n s t r u c t i o n
                                                                          By James F. McComb
   Door Prairie Auto Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave.,
LaPorte (one mi. south of LaPorte on US 35). Open
                                                                     at “ The Coop” in Union Pier
Tues-Sat, 10 am-4:30 pm; Sun, noon-4:30 pm; closed
                                                                For infor mation call: (616) 469 - 6434
Mon & holidays. Adm. chg.; phone 219/326-1337 for
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       Travels with Charley:
           Fielding the Fishes and Stars on Chicago’s Museum Campus
                                                          by Charles McKelvy




              A pedestrian’s eye view of The Field Museum.

   For a great summer field trip that will enlarge
the family’s collective intelligence, head for Chicago’s
so-called Museum Campus.
   Granted, you will not be given actual college cred-
it for visiting the terrific trio of: Adler Planetarium,
The Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium, but your
kids will credit you with some fairly amazing moxie                            Looking south at The Field Museum from Randolph Street.
for parking them in the fascinating confines of the
Museum Campus for the day.
   Especially if it is a rainy day, and they’ve all
seen the big summer movies five times already.
   The Museum Campus, just so you know, is locat-
ed just off Lake Shore Drive at the south end of Grant
Park and just north of where they’re busily “improv-
ing” Soldier Field. Look for McFetridge Drive and
be sure and follow the clearly marked signs as you
head north on the Drive to the flat-rate parking lots
that abut Chicago’s new/old showcase.




                                                                               A youth organization arrives at Shedd Aquarium
                                                                                       for some undersea exploration.

                                                                         I say new/old showcase, because although the three
                                                                      museums have been around at least since I was knee-
                                                                      high to a grasshopper, the City of Chicago in recent
                                                                      years has gone to great lengths to spruce up the area
                                                                      around the museums and basically make it not
                                                                      only attractive but readily accessible by car, public
                                                                      transportation, and especially by foot from the
                                                                      Loop.
                                                                         As I said, the Museum Campus is easily reached
                                                                      by car, and you South Shore riders will have no trou-
                                                                      ble hoofing over to it from the Roosevelt Street
             A pedestrian’s eye view of Shedd Aquarium.               stop. If, however, a great city walk is what you crave,
June 6, 2002                                                                                                                         Page 53
consider following in the footsteps I laid down recent-
ly along Chicago’s postcard perfect lakefront as I
sought solace and sophistication on the Museum
Campus:
   Yes, I actually began my journey at Randolph and
Michigan where the South Shore Railroad runs out
of track. But I was careful to carboload at the cafe
in the Cultural Center before I set out on foot to see
the fishes, stars and natural wonders of the world.
   Thus fueled, I hoofed due east on Randolph toward
the lake and, through an artful set of daring maneu-
vers, actually walked under Lake Shore Drive and posi-
tioned myself on the inside lane of the ever-buzzing
lakefront bike path and headed due south for the three
museums which were shimmering in the near distance.
   As Chairman Mao once put it: “A journey of five thou-
sand miles begins with the first step.”
   And my first step along Chicago Harbor was near-
ly a disaster as a phalanx of aggressive Canada geese
blocked my path. As a peace offering, I flashed my
official camera and offered them immortality in The
Beacher, and the alpha male signed off on the deal,                         This vintage Chicago “bubbler” stands ready to serve you
and so you see his picture here before you, and so I                                   refreshing cold water this summer.
passed peacefully on my way.




                                                                       This little train will take you on rides along the lakefront this summer.

     This Canada goose would only allow the author to pass if he
                  got his picture in The Beacher.

   After my brush with the wild Canadians, I walked
placidly past the bobbing sailboats and even stopped
at a good-old-fashioned Chicago “bubbler” drinking foun-
tain for a free slurp of cold, clean water.
   Then it was on to the heart of the Museum Campus,
which seen from sea level, looked all the world like                     “Man with
                                                                           Fish” by
an other-worldly Utopia. As I debated which muse-                          sculptor
um to visit first, I was passed by a trio taking a                        Stephan
motorized miniature train out for a test run. They                       Balkenhol
                                                                       stands out-
assured me they would be ready to take you for a real                  side Shedd
ride when you’re “on campus” this summer.                               Aquarium.
   I watched them steam off and then picked Shedd
Aquarium as my first stop. Before going in, I admired
the “Man with Fish” sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol
that was installed last September through a gener-
ous gift to Shedd Aquarium from William N. Sick in
honor of his wife Stephanie.
                        Museum Campus           Continued on Page 54
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Museum Campus Continued from Page 53
   I found out that for just $39 per adult, you can visit       citypass.com for more information.)
Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, The Field                       It was a true bargain for this bouncing Beacher boy,
Museum, plus the Art Institute of Chicago, the                  and it enabled me to see three — not one, but three
Hancock Observatory, and the Museum of Science and              — museums in the course of one weekday in Chicago.
Industry by purchasing a Chicago CityPass that is good             We’re quickly running out of space here, so let me
for nine days. A youth pass for kids 3-11 is just $29,          give you the low-down on each of the three attractions
and CityPass is sold at Shedd Aquarium and the                  on Museum Campus in the order I visited them (fol-
other five attractions. (Phone 707/256-0490 or visit            low the numbers!):

1. Shedd Aquarium, according to the CityPass brochure, “is the world’s largest indoor aquarium, with offer-
   ings of whales, sea otters, penguins, sharks, eels and more than 8,000 amazing animals representing 650
   species.” Be warned that Oceanarium entry is on a space-available basis only, and there were long lines
   on the Friday I was there.
   Shedd is open daily in summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone 312/939-2438, or visit on-line at: www.shed-
   daquarium.com




                         The name in full.                                     Checking in at Shedd Aquarium.

3. This chocoholic saved The Field Museum for last because they are featuring an exhibit called “Chocolate”
   now through December 31. To borrow a phrase or two from the museum’s brochure, the exhibit takes you
   on a “sweet journey for all ages from the rainforest to the civilization of the ancient Maya, from 16th cen-
   tury Europe to a modern-day candy factory. You’ll explore the plant, the products, and the culture of choco-
   late through the lenses of science, history, and popular culture.”
   There is also an exhibit on “Discovering Dinosaur Eggs” that will be up until September 2, and, of course,
   there are the skeletal remains of “Sue — one of the fiercest meat-eaters ever to walk the earth” for your
   viewing pleasure.
   The Field Museum is open daily through the summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 312/922-9410 or on-
   line at: www.fieldmuseum.org




      Chocoholics need to visit The Field Museum this summer.             The skyline as seen from The Field Museum.
June 6, 2002                                                                                                             Page 55
2. The voyage to Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum at the end of Solidarity Drive is a space adven-
   ture in itself because one encounters a lovely lane of trees and some remarkable statues including one of
   Thaddeus Kosciuszko, son of Poland and military engineer hero of the American Revolution, and Nicolaus
   Copernicus, who reformed astronomy into modern science. Copernicus, of course, guards the entrance to
   Adler Planetarium, and Henry Moore’s Sundial sculpture flanks it. (You can set your watch by the latter
                                            and your imagination by the former.)
                                            `According to the folks at CityPass, Adler Planetarium “remains
                                            on the cutting edge of technology with the StarRider(TM) Theater,
                                            the world’s first interactive computer graphics theater presenta-
                                            tion.” Plus, the landmark 1930s building houses a comprehensive
                                            collection of astronomy related instruments and artifacts.
                                             Adler Planetarium is open daily through the summer from 9:30
                                            a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone 312/922-STAR or visit on-line at:
                                            www.adlerplanetarium.org




    Nicolaus Copernicus keeps a watchful eye on              Explore the past, present, and future of the heavens “Under One Sky”
       the heavens outside Adler Planetarium.                             at Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum.




         You can set your watch by Henry Moore’s Sundial            A statue honoring Thaddeus Kosciuszko, son of Poland and
                    outside Adler Planetarium.                           military engineer hero of the American Revolution.

    There you have it — Chicago’s fabulous Museum            wiches, Shedd Aquarium’s various dining options,
Campus for you to explore and enjoy this summer when         including their “Bubblenet Food Court” with Pizza Hut
it’s raining lemons and you’ve had it up to here mak-        pizzas, the Soundings Restaurant with full table ser-
ing lemonade in your flooded basement.                       vice, and Go Overboard Cafe which serves Starbucks
    Oh, my stomach is reminding me to tell you good          Coffee and pastries.
people not to worry if you get all the way to Museum            You can have anything you want except really
Campus and find you’ve forgotten your picnic lunch.          fresh fish, but don’t tell them I said that.
There’s a McDonald’s in The Field Museum, an out-               Just tell them I told you to joyfully educate your entire
door cafe between the museums, Adler Planetarium’s           family at Museum Campus before Labor Day sneaks
Galileo’s Cafe with a selection of soups, salads and sand-   up on you.
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 and black tiger cat. All shots, neutered. Likes to play fetch and be held.        5555555555555555555555555555
                              Call 219/878-1984                                             CONCRETE WORK - Formed, poured, & finished.
             NEED SPACE & EASY ACCESS TO YOUR STUFF?                                    Steps restored. - 41 Years experience - Call 219/878-1813
Have your home or office space organized to enhance your lifestyle.                5555555555555555555555555555
               Call Dawn for a FREE estimate - 219-514-7059.                            PAINTING-DRYWALL-WALLPAPER
FREE PICK-UP SERVICE for unwanted, usable household articles.                         THE A & L PAINTING COMPANY — INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
Also, leftover garage sale items, etc. Gutters & down spouts                              20-YEARS EXPERIENCE References. Reasonable.
cleaned & repaired. Reasonable prices. Ph. 219/879-5253                              We also Power Wash, Seal & Paint Decks. Ph. 219/778-4145.
      SELF IMPROVEMENT - INSTRUCTION                                               JEFFERY J. HUMAN INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAINING
          PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER/ENTERTAINER                                      Custom Woodwork - Hang/Finish Drywall - 25-Years experience. Insured.
                  ENTERTAINMENT AVAILABLE                                                                  Ph. 219/326-8512.
  Lessons for Voice -Violin - Piano - Guitar, Etc. Call 219/872-1217.                     Bringing Premium Quality Into The New Millennium.
       FRENCH & ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUGE TUTOR                                                 WISTHOFF PAINTING — REFERENCES
      26-Years experience- Will tutor all levels - 219/324-9220                                 Small Jobs Welcome — Call 219/874-5279
                                                                                 ALL BRIGHT PAINTING - Interior/exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed.
             CLEANING - HOUSEKEEPING                                             Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 219/874-6618, or 219/879-7199.
     FINISHING TOUCH: Residential & Specialty Cleaning Service
                                                                                                         PAINTING SERVICES
               Professional - Insured - Bonded - Uniformed
                                                                                          References. Insured. Experienced. Call 219/872-8349
          #1 in Customer Satisfaction. Phone 219/872-8817.
                                                                                     WARREN PAINTING & PRESSURE WASH - Interior & Exterior.
                        P&T WINDOW CLEANING                                          Decks washed & sealed - Free estimates — Call 219/872-6424
 Once you own your home, all that you have is the view to look to.
                        Call us at 1-574/784-3965                                 5 LUMA LUNA PAINTING 5 Interior - Exterior. Serving the Beach
                                                                                   Front Communities For Over 4-Years. Insured - References avail.
          When You Want Perfection — Insured & Bonded                                      Call Doug Moon at 219/874-7286, or 877/807-7286
               J.P.’s HOUSE, DECK & BOAT CLEANING
     Commercial - Residential - Rentals - Construction Cleanup                              MAIDENA MASTER PAINTERS & REMODELING
                  Owner J.P. Foster - - 219/877-7081.                                   Maidena Painting has expanded to include remodeling.
                                                                                      Same great quality, competitive prices. Clean, careful work.
CLEAN FOR A DAY CLEANING SERVICE - We’d like to help you with                                    Call 219/861-9888 for free estimates.
your home. Insured. Reasonable rates - Call Wendy at 219/861-0458.9
                                                                                 TWO EXPERIENCED COLLEGE PAINTERS & MOVERS AVAIL.
                     SPRING CLEANING GOT YOU?                                    Also, other odd jobs - Call Darrell LeMay at 219/874-6274.
 You name the cleanup needed: General housecleaning; Basement
    cleaning; Garage cleaning; Yard work. Call Jennifer West for                         LANDSCAPE-Lawns-Clean Up. Etc.
       all of your cleaning needs. No job too big or too small.                        — H & D TREE SERVICE and LANDSCAPING, INC. —
    Call for more information. - 219/872-1072, Cell 574/876-9374.                     Full service tree and shrub care. Trimming, planting, removal.
                       CLEAN - N - GO CLEANING                                            Firewood, snowplowing, excavating. — Call 872-7290.
  Residential, Beach Rentals, Construction Cleaning. 219/878-0474                                           FREE ESTIMATES
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             HEALY’S LANDSCAPING & MATERIALS                                                        RENTALS INDIANA
    219/879-5150 — (800)256-0419 — Email d.healy@attbi.com
            Order online @ http://www.healysland.com                                                HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
         218 State Road 212 — Michigan City, Indiana 46360                         3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
                                                                                LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
        LARGEST SELECTION OF NY BLUE STONE IN AREA!                                       Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/579-1745.
           ALL OF YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS IN ONE PLACE!                           • • • • • • • DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB • • • • • • •
              FREE ESTIMATES! - DELIVERY AVAILABLE                             LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 Bedroom
       Landscaping - Water Features - Feng Shui Landscapes                     Avail June-Sept. $1,250 to $2,000/wk. 1 Month minimum.
                         6 5 JIM’S LAWN SERVICE 6 5                            DUNESCAPE REALTY — 219/872-0588
        Free Estimates - Phone 219/874-2715. Leave message
                                                                               DUNELAND BEACH @ STOP 34. Great lake views from huge Family
 QXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXR                                                 Room + Master Bedroom Suite. Totally remodeled & refurnished.
  • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ADNAN’S BEST SERVICE • • • • • • • • • • • • •   4/BR, 3/Bth. Fireplace. W/D. AC. Cable. . Avail June, July 21-28;
 Yard Clean-Up - Mowing - Exterior Power Wash - Free Estimates -                & Aug 25th to Sept 2nd. - NO PETS .. Ph. 630/766-3300
       Senior Discount - 10% Discount All Jobs Through May
  219/878-1563 or 219/293-9737, Cell 219/331-9522 Lve message.                 ON THE SHORES OF SHERIDAN BEACH . Rehabbed &fully fur-
 QXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXRXQXQXR                                                 nished. Vacation apt suites. Sleeps 4 to 18. Lake view. Decks. $800
                                                                               to $2,500 week. Sunsets free. Call 219/872-8250, or 219/244-7877.
                    8 8 8 8 SPRING CLEANUP 8 8 8 8
   Gutters Cleaned — Beyond Landscaping! - Call 219/874-1149                     • • HOUSE FOR RENT - LONG BEACH - Stop 27 - 312-953-9570. • •
                          • • • CAPPY’S LAWN CARE • • •                          3/BR + Den/2BA (sleeps 10) . Newly rehabbed. A/C. W/D. FP. BBQ.
                      Free Estimates — Call 219/874-1304                                       Cable TV. 1/Blk to beach- Avail Summer 2002.
        FOR ALL OF YOUR LANDSCAPING MATERIAL NEEDS                                                   SUMMER & SEASONAL RENTALS
                         Let Us Be Your One-Stop Store                                            We still have openings for the 4th of July
                     Mulches - Topsoil - Rocks - Boulders                                                …on and off the lake!!!
                       You name it! We probably have it                        •• 109 California -3/BR, 2.5/5bath - Close to beach - $1,500/wk.
                        Same day delivery in most cases                        • • 1930 Lake Shore Dr. - 4/BR, 1.5 bath - Lakefront - $2,300/wk
                    We can even help with the installation                     •• 2011 Lake Shore Drive - 3/BR, 1/bath - $1,725/wk.
                 H&S SERVICES —2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12                           •• 2002 Melrose - 4/BR, 2/bath - Next to park - $900/wk.
                            (Across from Karwick Plaza)                        •• 3701 Michiana - 4/BR, 2/bath - Fantastic views - $2,000/wk.
                                 -Call 219/872-8946                            ** 3711 Michiana - 3/BR, 2.5/ba - Great lake views - $2,250/wk.
       LAWN MOWING - YARD WORK - REASONABLE RATES                              •• 122 Northbrook - 2/BR, 1/bath -Sleeps 6 - $700/wk.
                 COLLEGE STUDENT — Call 219/395-1098                           •• 14438 Spring Creek - 5/BR, 3/bath - Pool & hot tub - $3,500/wk.
                                PAT’S TREE SERVICE                             •• 105 Warren - 3/BR, 1/bath -$900/wk.
 Complete removal, topping & trimming, including evergreens & shrubs.                                    YEAR ROUD RENTAL
   Stump removal. Large trees & shrubs moved. Aerial bucket truck.             •• Marina Park Condo — $1,000/mo.
                               Experts in storm damage.                                                   Call Toll Free — 1-866/496-1752
                    FULLY INSURED — FREE ESTIMATES                                                                    219/872-4000
                               Available 7- Days A Week                                               Check out our rentals on our web site:
                                     219/362-5058                                                      www.Merrionandassoc.com
                     JAMES’ & GREGG’S LAWN SERVICE                             TWO HOMES IN MICHIANA SHORES - 2/BR, 1/Bath. Screen porch.
         Free estimates — Call 219/878-3378, or 219/861-7540.                  Deck. BBQ. Frplc. AC. 2-Blks to beach. $1,200/wk - Also, 1/BR w/den,
         EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                              deck, AC. Across from park & tennis. 5/min to bch. $950/wk. No
                                                                               Pets . 773/784-0721. See web site: VRBO.com listing #’s 7770 & 5881
     • • ATTENTION DRIVERS - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY • •
TMC Transportation needs drivers. $650 Guaranteed weekly, poten-               409 LAKE SHORE DRIVE - SHERIDAN BEACH -MICHIGAN CITY, IN.
tial to earn $900 per week, or more, and still be OFF WEEKENDS!!!              Multi-family beach house available for weekly summer rental.
             FOR CDL TRAINING, CALL 1-800-882-7364                             Includes Toddler Playground, 8/BR, (Sleeps 15), A/C, Private
                                                                               grounds with Patio and Dune-Top Deck.
                WANT TO BUY OR SELL                                                       Rates $2,200/wk. Call 309/691-1995 for more information.
                ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES (FIRME’S)                                MODERN 3/BR HOUSE - Short stroll from Stop 31 beaches, on quiet
    (2 Stores) 11th & Franklin Streets, Michigan City - 219/874-3455           street, in the thick of dune forests. Relax on decks, or entertain in large
        Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.               kitchen. Best vacation value without paying on-beach prices! Prime
           Phone 219/874-4003. — FAX Service 219/874-4349.
                                                                               weeks avail now - hurry! $1,400/wk. www.brindise.com. - 630/865-4965.
FORMAL DINING ROOM SET with mirrored & lighted cabinet, pads,
                                                                                             MICHIANA SHORES COTTAGE. IN WOODED AREA
leaves and 6 chairs. - $2,000.00 — Call 219/879-6095.
                                                                                 A little over a block from great beach. Old wood paneled charm.
                            ITEMS FOR SALE                                                    2-New baths and kitchen.. Fireplace. Air/Ccond.
 Hot Tub - Like new, seats 6 - Fiber Glass Tub Heater & Filter in good               Dishwasher. 2 + Bdrms. Avail June, July & Aug. by the week.
      working order - One single mattress & platform. Best offer.                            Call 773/935-1855 days, or 773/248-3265 evenings.
                   Call 773/844-2338, or 219/874-3978
                                                                                  SHERIDAN BEACH @ STOP 3 . 100 Yards to beach. 3/BR, 2/Bath.
          16 FOOT SAIL BOAT, DAY SAILER WITH TRAILER.
                                                                                  Sleeps 8. CAC. 2-Decks. Screened veranda. Close to zoo, marina,
               Good condition. $1,000. Call 616/469-2786
                                                                                      Blue Chip Casino. Call for rates and dates - 773/238-1035, or
2 Lawn Vacuum’s (one Toro, one White), $300/ea, both for $500.                                View website www.geocities.com/pafleck1950.
3 - 24” Pipe Wrenches, $35/ea. - 2 - 16x6.50 Tires & Wheels, $35/pair.
Lawn Aerator, $65.00. - Metal Grass Roller, 85.00. - 4’x6’ Lawn Pull Cart,     BEAUTIFUL BEACH FRONT HOUSE for Rent, in Spring & Summer, at
$85.00. - 4’x6’ Aluminum Window, $85.00 - Call Dick @ 219/872-4358.            1410 LSD, Stop 8. Panoramic views of lake. Sleeps 10 in four bedrooms.
                                                                               Dining room seats 12-14. Huge family room facing lake. New kitchen with
BLUE HOBIE 14 REFITTED AND REFINISHED - $900. Or best offer.
                                                                               eat-in breakfast room. Fireplace, cable, TV, Washer/dryer. Deck on beach
Also, Aqua Cat parts. - Call Jason at 616/469-3854. Leave message.
                                                                               side. Plenty of parking. Avail May, $1,000/mo. June $1,500/wk. July
 ANTIQUE QUEEN ANNE Walnut Dining Set, Table w/leaf, 4 chairs &                $2,800/wk. See pictures at www.akstephens.com, and email
    mirrored buffet. Large off white sofa. Large solid oak executive           a@akstephens.com, or Pam Navarro at 219/874-5209
            desk. Call 219/879-5024 for appointment to view.
                                                                                COZY 3/BR, 1 1/2 BATH MICHIANA HOME FOR RENT - Wood floors,
    COMMERCIAL - RENTALS/LEASE/SELL                                                       central air, fireplace, garage. $850/month plus utilities.
                GOLDEN SANDES STORE AND LOCK                                                Call MICKY GALLAS PROPERTIES at 219/874-7070.
    4407 E. U.S. 12 (@ Hwy. 212) Michigan City, IN. 219/879-5616.                              SUMMER HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
     OFFICE SPACE AVAIL IN POPULAR HACIENDA BUILDING                                    Large 4/BR, 2/Bath rehabbed vintage Oriole Trail cottage.
          250 Sq. ft. to 1750 sq. ft. - For more information,                       Screened porch. Short walk to Stop 28 beach. Select July/Aug
         call Jerry at GMF1.com Realty, LLC - 219/874-8748.                           weeks avail @ 900/wk.— Call 219/874-4316, or 773/871-7304.
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    2/BR HOUSE ON BEACH - Sleeps 6. AC. Carpeted. Deck. Patios.            LARGE, KNOTTY PINE, HOME with newer kitchen. Cent/Air. W/D. 3/BR,
     W/D. No pets. Completely furnished - May/June reduced rates.          1/bath. Sleeps 7 plus. Full basement. 1 Block from Stop 2 beach. Walk
    Avail weeks July & August. $700/wk. Best beach for 200 miles.          to Swingbelly’s, zoo & park. - $950/wk. Call 708/383-2635.
                    504 Colfax Ave. - Call 219/879-3038.                                   SHERIDAN BEACH - ON THE BEACH.
     BEVERLY SHORES - Fully furnished 3/BR house, and/or, 1/BR               3/BR, 1/bath - fully furnished home. - $1,100/wk. + $500/sec. dep.
      apartment. Close to beach. $1,200/wk & $800/wk respectively.                                    Call 773/735-5213.
           Avail June 1st through Labor Day. - Call 219/477-1989.
  DUNELAND BEACH @ STOP 33 - 3/BR, 1.5/Bath newly remodeled
                                                                                             RENTALS MICHIGAN
           beach home. AC. Cable. One block to the best beach.                 NEW BUFFALO. Gated Nature Retreat with private Lake/Beach
                   Avail May-August — Call 630/516-0432.                    offers immaculate Euro Homes, Cottages, Suites by week/weekend.
                                                                            Amenities plus. Ideal for an intimate escape, or the extra rooms for
      DUNELAND BEACH - 3/BR FURNISHED - Private beach. A/C.
                                                                             your incoming party. See us: sans-souci.com. Call 616•756•3141.
       Washer/dryer. Avail June 15-26, & Aug 9th thru Labor Day .
             $700/wk. — Call 219/872-5979 — Leave message.                 COZY & CONTEMPORARY YEAR-ROUND VACATION HOME. Luxury
                                                                           amenities include: 3/BR, 2/Bath, AC, DW, W/D, 3 TV’s, Cable, VCR, CD,
 55 MICHIANA SHORES 55 the Lake’s Roar or the Trees’ Whispers
                                                                           FP. Too much to list. 300 Feet from private beach. - Call Bob Martin,
   or the Bird’s Songs. This, not traffic, is what you’ll hear from this
                                                                           773/847-5518, or E-mail robnjules@aol.com for our web site.
     hilltop cabin, JUST STEPS from the beach. Sleeps 6 W/D, DW,
       TV/VCR. Just bring your toothbrush and your beach towel.            VERY LARGE 2/BR APARTMENT IN UNION PIER - 2/Blocks from
       Some weeks left July & Aug. @ $1,500/wk. June $1,000/wk.            beach. Washer/Dryer - Skylights - French Balcony - 2nd Floor. Sorry,
          E-Mail: janetg1@adsnet.com for locator map, photos.              No Pets - One Year Lease - References & Security Deposit. Ready to
                               Call 219/878-0813                           move in. Call 616/469-7690 - Max $895.
    MICHIANA SHORES VACATION HOME - STOP 39 - 4/BR, 2/Bath.                BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MICHIANA COTTAGE FOR MONTHLY (Or longer)
   Sleeps 8-10. Jacuzzi. Skylights. Roomy. Walk to beach. Great for        RENTAL. One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39.
             kids. Dogs okay. - $1,500/wk — Call 773/327-7166              Fully furnished—Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows.
        LONG BEACH @ STOP 28 - Cozy, renovated 3/BR, 1 Bath.               Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms. Two full baths. Two
 AC. - Cable - Grill. Large deck - Near beach. Avail weekly thru June,     woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded forty oak tree land-
     July 7 thru 27, & Aug. 10 thru Labor Day. - Call 219/874-3292.        scape with and Adirondack chairs and hammocks. TVs with cable.
                                                                           BBQ grill . Avail. April onward. Pets welcome.
LONG BEACH - STOP 16 - 1-Block to beach - 3/BR, 2/Bath with lake           Call 773/528-0825 or 773/281-7100. Prefer longer tenancy, but
views. Newly decorated. Sleeps 10-12. Avail July & August, monthly
                                                                           willing to consider weekly rentals with excellent tenants.
or bi-weekly - Call 773/871-6594 evenings.
                                                                            MICHIANA SHORES, MI CHIGAN- 3/BR, 2/Bath. A/C. 2 1/2 Blocks to
      SUMMER RENTAL - Long Beach Area @ Stop 31 -Cozy 2/BR.
                                                                               Lake. All amenities. Avail July & Aug. - $700/wk, or $2,500/mo.
    Fully furnished. Washer/Dryer. AC. - Avail May-Sept. $600/wk .
                                                                                               Call 219/874-6323 - Leave message
             Call 708/354-8960 days, - 708/482-9527 evenings.
                                                                           MICHIGAN, GRAND BEACH. Lake front home, just 42 steps down to this
  BEVERLY SHORES SUMMER RENTAL: ONE BLOCK FROM BEACH
                                                                           private Lake Michigan beach. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the
          3/BR, 2/Bath — Sleeps 6-8. A/C. Fireplace. Dishwasher.
                                                                           deck. Golf and tennis are within walking distance. This cozy 3/BR
        Washer/Dryer - $1,000/wk, $3,600/mo. Call 714/206-4871.
                                                                           sleeps 8. Avail July & August for $1,700/wk Or, June & September for
          SPECTACULAR BEVERLY SHORES SUMMER RENTAL                         $950/wk. Call 708/848-1025 for a viewing appointment.
       Designer-furnished. Wall enclosed Mediterranean-like Villa
         4/BR - 4/Bath. Bistro Grill. Dining El Fresco. Huge Deck          GRAND BEACH - Fully renovated 3/BR, 1 1/2 Bath, Vintage Cottage.
      Spacious (20x40) Heated Pool/Spa. Beach/Park Two Blocks              One block to beach. Washer/Dryer/AC/Cable TV. Deck. Avail June
     Romantic Coach Lighting. Bose Sound System. Angel Garden.             through September. - $1,200 to $1,600 week. - Call 616/469-3902.
                           Quaint - Private - Quiet.                                  VACATION RENTAL -GRAND BEACH, MICHIGAN
       Two Night Minimum; From $325 Nightly - Call 219/878-1000            2/BR - Fully equipped & furnished - Accommodates (6) adults &
              PRIVATE LONG BEACH HOME IN THE WOODS                         children. A/C - TV - VCR - Webber grill - Private stairs to Beach .
  Only 1 1/2 Blks to great beach. 3+ BR, 4/Bth, sleeps 10. Large deck      Great Deck - Wonderful sunsets - “ALL YOU NEED IS A MIILE AND A
  w/screened porch, hot tub. CAC, FP. All amenities. - 219/874-8695.       SWIM SUIT” - 773/871-4758, or 616/469-4557
                      •••••••••••••••••••••••••                            GRAND BEACH/NEW BUFFALO - Spacious 3/BR ranch on wooded
      CHARMING KNOTTY PINE COTTAGE IN MICHIANA SHORES                      lot. Fully furnished. Very clean. 2/Baths. Washer/Dryer.
       2/BR. - Screened porch - Air conditioning - Fully equipped.         Dishwasher. Cable. Golf Cart. Close to beach golf & tennis.
  Wooded area - Close to Beach. Avail weekly — Call 773/233-2039.           NO PETS. $1,100/wk, with June $900/wk. — Call 773/792-0073.
                      •••••••••••••••••••••••••                            THREE BEDROOM HOME IN MICHIANA - Stop 39 - Half block from
 CUTE SINGLE FAMILY BEACH HOUSE - SHERIDAN BEACH                           lake. $850/wk. - Avail July 7-14; July 14-21; July 21-28;
$500. Per week — M-F. — Call 630/778-1005.                                  Aug. 18-25, and August 25-Sept. 1. - Call 1-708/895-0771.
DUNELAND BEACH - 4/BR Beach Home. Lake views, sunsets, best                     EXQUISITE 2/BR, 2/BA Michiana Lakefront Home @ STOP 40
beach. - Tim at 219/872-7690. Leave message/speak clearly.                             ALL AMENITIES - No pets, smoking, or children.
                                                                               Avail Aug 5th to Aug 25th. - - $2,500/wk. — Call 312/596-1390.
     MICHIANA SHORES - Regroup in the serenity of this uniquely
  restored 3/BR, 2/bath, AC cottage in a quiet wooded setting. Enjoy       JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH - Studios from $430.00. - One bed-
          the quality vintage furnishings and large screen porch.          room apartments from $530.00. - Call for showing - 219/879-0912
   Unforgettable beaches and Harbor Country attractions. Sorry, no
         pets or smoking. Phone 219/873-1159, or 773/667.4333.                           REAL ESTATE\ FOR SALE
SHERIDAN BEACH cozy “Marina Key” cottage. Newly remodeled,                 5 BEACH COMMERCIAL BUILDING -Completely renovated income
1st season. 5/BR, 2/Baths, large yard. Weekly or weekend rental. Sleeps    property in Michiana Shores. Two offices/storefronts plus luxury
4-16. Close to beach. DOG FRIENDLY. - $600-$1400 - -773/279-9632           apartment. Clean, heated basement w/ample storage + 2car garage.
                       MONTHLY SUMMER RENTAL                               City sewer & water, separate utilities. Perennial landscaping. Great
2/BR Michiana Cottage - Bright and airy with wood floors, knotty pine      for business or professional, retail, café, antique shop, book store,
walls, stone fireplace, ceiling fans in every room. Queen futon on 25      real estate. Immaculate turnkey condition. Call for details. $275,000.
x 14 1/2 sceened porch. Pull-out couch in living room. 25 x 15 Great       5 MICHIANA area residential bldg. sites. Mid thirties to mid forties.
room. Kitchen with all amenities. Gas grill on 25 x 20 deck. 4 Phone                          Broker/Owner - Phone 219/879-0811.
lines-security system. Air conditioning. Weekly maid and gardener          BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 4/BR, Den, 3/Bath Home on Wooded Lot
service. Complete privacy on 3 beautifully landscaped lots within          in Long Beach. One Block to Beach. New Kitchen, Granite Slate &
walking distance to Lake Michigan. Monthly rentals only — $2,500 +         Hardwood Floors. Marble MB Suite. Pella. 1200/SF Decks. New Roof,
utilities.(Also, possible rental for July 4th week).                       Furnace, A/C. — $399,000.
 Micky Gallas Properties — 219/874-7070, or 800/680-9682.                  Call 708/361-5560, (Nights); or 1-800/649-2381, (Days). Ask for Mike.
           SHERIDAN BEACH NEWLY RENOVATED LOG HOME                                • • • LAKE SHORE DRIVE - STOP 16 - LONG BEACH • • •
       4/BR, 3/Bath. Fireplace, W/D, AC. Avail June 30-Labor Day.            Fantastic Lake views from 2-decks. LR and MBR. 4+/BR, 3/Baths.
                 $1,900/wk. - 219/874-6785, or 312/933-7271.                          Call 616/469-2551, or go to www.evinecourt.com
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                                                     Off the Book Shelf
                                                           by Sally Carpenter

    For two weeks in a row now, I am offering you a book         a profit only to have her family freeze his sister’s inher-
“consideration” rather than “recommendation.”Like                itance and have him removed as administrator.
Gould’s Book of Fish, this one has no middle of the road         “Power to them. I decided pretty quickly I’d better come
possibility, you will either say “hmmm” or “yuk.”                up with some other way of making a living.”
This one had me scratching my head and pacing the                   Harry and his dad continued to do the collectors’
floor—how do you explain author Harry Knowles?                   memorabilia fairs, buying and selling things related
    The book is Ain’t It Cool? Hollywood’s Redheaded             to comics and the movies, and it was leaving one of
Stepchild Speaks Out. Harry is a 30 year-old film geek           these events that Harry had his accident in 1994.
who happens to have his own website, aintitcool-                 Depressed and over five hundred pounds, Harry
news.com. Not an amazing accomplishment in itself,               found himself flat on his back, paralyzed from a fall.
but Harry is considered one of the 100 most influen-             The last of his mother’s insurance money was spent
tial people in Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly and             on a Packard Bell Pentium 66 computer with a 500-
Premiere magazines (both excellent publications by               meg hard drive and a scanner. And then Harry dis-
the way). Just how did this 200 lb. redheaded kid from           covered the Internet. He found out about newsgroups
Texas with the gaudy Hawaiian shirts and flaming                 and the IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Forays into set-
red beard get to this point in his life? Well, stick             ting up various websites gave Harry lots of valuable
around, folks, and ala Sgt. Friday, I’ll give you “just          groundwork—remember the Internet was new and web-
the facts, ma’am.”                                               sites were not as sophisticated as today.
    Harry is a native of Austin, Texas, the son of                  Harry’s real break came with the Quentin Tarantino
...”nomads—itinerant vendors who rolled through                  Film Festival which the star decided to hold in Austin,
the Great Southwest and across central Mexico non-               Texas. Harry would sit through six or seven hours of
stop with me in tow.” From setting up psychedelic light          movies, then go home and spent all night writing
shows for touring rock bands, economics made them                reviews. His style caught Tarantino’s eye—Harry
move on to selling comics and movie memorabilia. Of              didn’t go for the obvious tattletale style of journalism,
course, they also did the hippie thing—jewelry, wood-            but rather reported on the films themselves. What a
working, macrame´—anything they could sell. Along                concept! Quentin and Harry are still good friends,
came his sister, Dannie, and then there were four.               (Quentin wrote the forward to this book.)
“Everything about my life from those earliest mem-                  Anyway, Harry’s name and website started coming
ories until the time I turned eleven was pure magic.”            up in places like Entertainment Weekly and soon all
At age eleven, Harry’s parents split and he and his              of Hollywood was buzzing about Harry Knowles. His
sister went with their mom to live on the family                 style of writing was to show the film industry from
ranch (we’re talking big Texas money here) where Harry           concept to production—no who’s sleeping with who,
describes his mother’s family as “the closest I’ve               or who’s gay this week.
come to consummate evil.....they had nothing to do but              Are you a real film geek? Can’t get enough of ‘em?
count their millions and interfere in the lives of their         Then you will love this story. Like Bobby Knight’s over
doomed issue.”                                                   the top telling of sports stats, Harry can recite chap-
    Harry’s tales from these years of his life are like some-    ter and verse from literally thousands of movies. He
thing out of a “B” movie. Mom becomes a hopeless alco-           is an interesting character, I’ll give him that.
holic and eventually dies in a fire. Harry and Dannie               Oh, yeah, you might want to look for Harry soon
go back to live with dad while Harry tries to sort through       in the new “Ain’t It Cool News” series for Comedy
his mother’s totally messed up estate which he                   Central.
straightened out within a year, turning the deficit into             Till next time, happy reading!




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