Saturday, December 27, 2014

Community Blogs



The Goal-Driven Parenting Training for Professionals program was born from the need Iris Cortes saw in this community for parenting education among professionals. Though Iris died in 2011, her dream lives on through this educational program.

Posted on Dec. 26, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
Vacated road remnant in Benton Township Local Remnants

Since Elkhart County’s early years, a number of roads have been vacated or abandoned, community blogger Tim Ashley says. With the help of an old map, he was recently able to track one of them down.

Posted on Dec. 26, 2014 at 1:49 p.m.
Betty Ferro preparing eggs

For decades, the Ferro family of Elkhart has hosted a holiday breakfast feast, community blogger Steve Gruber writes. The gathering, which was held Sunday, Dec. 21, this year, is a celebration of food, family and tradition.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
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Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Flying during the holidays can be a stressful experience. However, community blogger Becca Briscoe looks back on a Christmas trip alongside her mother with humor, love and nostalgia – despite hours of delays and frazzled nerves. 

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi invokes the holiday spirit to review the graphic novels “Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith” and “Punk Rock Jesus,” which preach social justice.

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

In time for Christmas, Bob Immel shared a poem he wrote about God’s plan for each of us, remaining faithful and looking forward to one day seeing loved ones who’ve passed away in heaven. 

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

For 38 years, Paul Scott has been commuting to work, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Over the years, his rides have added up to about 36,000 miles – the equivalent of riding around the world one and a half times.

Posted on Dec. 17, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

After years of following his father’s advice, Steve Lippia – the golden voice behind The Lerner Theatre’s upcoming “Simply Sinatra Christmas” – left his construction company office behind to become a successful entertainer.


Posted on Dec. 16, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.

The railroad line viaduct west of Warsaw was built to accommodate the Pennsylvania Railroad in its heyday.

Posted on Dec. 16, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

A book written by local author Pete DeKever about area baseball legend Freddie Fitzsimmons is available at Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library’s downtown location. 

Posted on Dec. 16, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Blogger Kari Horton’s son might not enjoy visits to Santa as much as some kids. However, his holiday joys – memorizing the family’s schedule and when TV Christmas specials air, as well as apple pie – are meaningful nonetheless. 

Posted on Dec. 13, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.

Blogger Becca Briscoe wanted to go all out for a Christmas celebration when she managed a local mall. However, when Santa’s elaborate entrance went horribly wrong, she learned to remain calm even in stressful situations.

Posted on Dec. 12, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

People of color in America have years of history and personal experience that are their credentials to teach the rest of us about racial injustice, community blogger Rich Preheim says. That means white people must listen to them instead of arguing that they’re wrong.

Huge crowd walking in street

Posted on Dec. 11, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.
Seoul Living in Korea

Posted on Dec. 11, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.

Posted on Dec. 10, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.
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