christmas: Ready for a ride? - 03/27/13 01:32 PM

 My morning was spent viewing homes with buyers.  I came across this interesting home and had to take a  picture to share. 
There were Santa Claus faces hung on each side of the home.  Candy cane stripes and round ornaments decorated under the soffit.

The best part was the train in the front yard! 
I’m not sure if it is Christmas year round at that house but it sure made me smile today


christmas: ~ Gifts of Hope – Delaney Housing Project, Gary, IN ~ - 12/08/12 03:27 AM
~ Gifts of Hope – Delaney Housing Project, Gary, IN ~
Ms. Isie Kincaid Goodman established The Delaney Projects/Development Reunion Organization, Inc. in  2000.
It is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of the children who live in the Dorie Miller and Delaney housing projects in Gary. Ms. Goodman holds several events throughout the year to raise funds for their biggest event – Gifts of Hope.  A fashion show and Delaney Reunion dance are just a couple of the fundraisers held. Gifts of Hope is the organization's
"Christmas gift away".  They provide each child from the Dorie … (8 comments)

christmas: Holly Days in Valparaiso Indiana - 12/04/12 12:28 PM
Holly Days in Valparaiso Indiana –December 7, 2012   5:00 – 7:00 pm Join in the fun this holiday season in downtown Valparaiso.  There will be something for everyone as the downtown area comes to life with Christmas festivities.
 The Holiday Village Market will be filled with special holiday vendors.
There will be a Live Nativity with animals which will be a delight to see for young and old.
♪♫♪♫♪♫ Sidewalk Carolers can be seen throughout ♪♫♪♫♪♫
Downtown stores and restaurants will be open.  Stop in to do some Christmas shopping or for refreshments.
Central Park Plaza … (4 comments)

christmas: Christmas at the Valparaiso Memorial Opera House ~ - 12/02/12 11:51 AM
♪♫♪♫   Christmas at The Memorial Opera House   ♫♪♫♪
The Memorial Opera House located in downtown Valparaiso is a favorite among the local residents. 
Celebrate Christmas with an evening of songs, stories and sweets.  The Memorial Opera House Singers will lead the caroling.  Familiar Christmas carols such as O Holy Night and Silver Bells will warm up the evening.  Sing along to favorites of Jingle Bells, Silent Night or We Wish You A Merry Chrismas. 
Enjoy storytelling and homemade cookies. 
 Where:  The Memorial Opera House104 East Indiana Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 When:  December 20, 2012, Thursday  8:00 … (0 comments)

christmas: Hobart Indiana Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 30th - 11/25/12 10:39 AM
 Hobart Indiana Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 30th
Looking for a holiday event this Friday?  How about a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony?  Hobart Indiana will be lighting the city Christmas Tree on Friday, November 30, 2012.  The event takes place at Festival Park, 111 East Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN.  The ceremony starts at 6:00 pm.  Mayor Brian K. Snedecor will light the tree.There will be FREE carriage rides from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  First come first serve, so arrive early!  The Suncrest Christian Church is providing hot chocolate.Stop in at the Community Center for a visit with Santa.  Donate … (0 comments)

christmas: Crown Point Indiana’s Santa Parade & Winter Market - 11/23/12 01:26 PM
Crown Point Indiana’s                          ~ Santa Parade & Winter Market ~
Santa will be arriving in Crown Point Indiana on Saturday, November 24th at 10:00 am.
Santa will arrive at The Pointe Plaza on North Main St.. 
The Santa Parade includes the Crown Point fire department escorting Santa to St. Matthias church. Bring to the kids to meet santa!  There will be something for everyone. St. Matthias will be hosting a Winter Market that day from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. St. Matthias is located at 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point, IN.
The Winter Market is a great … (0 comments)

christmas: Recycling Christmas Trees in Porter County Indiana - 12/27/11 03:05 PM
Recycling Christmas Trees in Porter County Indiana
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will kick off their Christmas tree recycling program on January 7th. 

The Valparaiso compost site will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning on January 7,  2012.
   TheValparaiso site is located at 2150 W. Lincolnway,ValparaisoIndiana.
Porter County residents are welcome to bring once live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic waste.
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County also has many sites for other holiday disposables.  Have some old ink cartridges to get rid of?  Get a … (1 comments)

christmas: Motivational Monday - A Soldier's Christmas - 12/19/11 05:11 PM
Motivational Monday:
My grandmother gave me a Christmas card today with this poem in it that I thought I’d share. 
The poem is by Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.
Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
and to see just who in this home did live.
I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by mantle, just boots filled with sand,
and … (2 comments)

christmas: December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing Contest - St. Jude House Storytelling - Sat. Dec. 3rd - 12/02/11 01:52 PM
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing Contest:
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Storytelling Fundraiser
St. Jude House and Grant Fitch present: 
A Harry Potter Christmas  
United Methodist Church, corner of South St. and Main St., Crown Point, Indiana
Doors open at 6:15 pm - storytelling at 7:00 pm
Admission is $8.00
For more information call:  662-7066 x15
St. Jude House is located in Crown Point, Indiana.  St. Jude House has served as a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their dependent children for over 16 years.  Since their opening in 1995 more … (2 comments)

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