A photogenic pro (front and center) shows his young cohorts how this Pet Photos with Santa thing is done at the 2013 event. (Photo by Bob Wellinski; click to enlarge)

Ready for their closeups: Pet Photos with Santa returns Dec. 6 and 13

Christmas doesn’t get any cuter than this. Primp your pooch, curry your cat, beautify your bunny, dress your donkey, fluff your feathered friend, gussy up your gerbil (you get the ... Continue Reading →
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Before your Thanksgiving eating marathon, limber up at the Turkey Trot

Burn off a few calories before the big dinner by joining the LaPorte Educational Development Foundation’s 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. The race starts at ... Continue Reading →
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Indian Trail School’s Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 22

The 7th annual Indian Trail Elementary School Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 3214 S. Ind. 104, LaPorte. Get a start on your ... Continue Reading →
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Salvation Army starting lunch/dinner program for seniors

The Salvation Army of LaPorte is starting a lunch and dinner program for seniors. This is an opportunity for anyone to be able to get out (transportation is provided if needed), have ... Continue Reading →
Santa greets an enchanted young admirer during the 2013 parade. Photo by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge)

Pause for Claus: Welcome Santa back to town Nov. 29

Expecting a house full of guests Thanksgiving weekend? Replace mania with merriment by taking them to Downtown LaPorte’s annual Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 29, and perhaps sign ... Continue Reading →

Moose’s 23rd Chili Cook-Off is Nov. 30

LaPorte Moose Lodge, on Boyd Boulevard, invites the public to its 23rd annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Nov. 30. Cooking time will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Team entry fee is $20; each ... Continue Reading →
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LP Ministerial Association’s community Thanksgiving service is Nov. 23

“It’s Not the Stuff or the Stuffing — It’s An Attitude of Gratitude.” With that theme, the LaPorte Ministerial Association will host its annual community-wide Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →

Indiana authors will be showcased at Nov. 18 historical society meeting

The La Porte County Historical Society Inc. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Museum Meeting Room at 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Meeting time is 7 p.m. Four 2015 Board of Directors ... Continue Reading →
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A message from Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Chairperson Fran Milo

When I was asked to serve as the honorary Christmas Kettle chairperson, it wasn’t a tough decision at all. It’s pretty easy to help with something that does so much good in our ... Continue Reading →
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Make your own gifts at Civic ceramics classes

Join the LaPorte Park and Recreation Ceramics instructors from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Ceramics Room at the Civic Auditorium to paint ... Continue Reading →