Thursday, October 2, 2014

 The Temptations Revue and the Sounds of the Four Tops will fill up Elkhart's Lerner Theatre on Friday night. Showtime is 7 p.m., and area schools and church choirs will provide the opening act.

Nate Evans, who has been a part of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups, tells the story of how he got involved in The Temptations, talks about growing up across the street from the Jackson 5 and names his favorite Motown song.

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Riding against traffic is illegal – and dangerous. In case you need convincing, here’s an explanation of why wrong-way riders create problems from community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder.

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 The Goshen Sash and Door Company lasted 133 years.

The Goshen Sash and Door Company, which made doors, blinds and related products for 133 years, closed down in the winter of 2002-2003. The factory building, which employed many Elkhart County workers during its time, still stands.

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.
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When community blogger Rodney Dale and his girlfriend (now wife) had a child at 17, he worked hard to stop taking financial aid from the government. Now, he urges other fathers to do the same and to take responsibility for the families they’ve created.

 The Gwangju Uprising memorial features civilians and students who played major rolls in the events.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.

For community blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, a trip to the city of Gwangju was marked by a visit to a memorial commemorating a political uprising, a punk rock show with friends and a night out on the town.

 Bayern Munich's goalie Manuel Neuer celebrates the club's Cup title with teammates on the balcony of the city hall in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.

Germany won the World Cup this year. Let’s take a look at its national football league.

 The Elkhart County Symphony, under the direction of Brian Groner, opens its season Saturday night at the Lerner Theatre. The orchestra rehearses at Concord Junior High School.
Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

After nearly folding 10 years ago, the Elkhart County Symphony has flourished with dedicated musicians and a sound business plan. You can see the symphony play at Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Lerner Theatre.

 The First Presbyterian Church highlighted Turnock's ability to incorporate high styles of architecture.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

After studying under the architect who designed the world’s first skyscraper, E. Hill Turnock returned to Elkhart, where he crafted some of the area’s most famous buildings. Read on to learn about the man behind the Ruthmere Mansion, the Elkhart Municipal Building and more.

 Cyclist John Yoder of Goshen signals before turning on an Elkhart street.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

When cyclists encounter objects blocking bike lanes, both they and the drivers around them could be in danger. Community blogger John D. Yoder shares his thoughts on what cyclists should do when they find their bike paths blocked.

 Former railroad bridge in Middlebury Township.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

A railroad bridge in Middlebury Township, which was built around 1900, turned into part of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with time’s passing.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.

Until all Christians – conservative and otherwise – can engage in respectful dialogue and pursue mutual understanding of one another’s beliefs regarding homosexuality, we’ll remain mired in rancor and division. And the world is watching.

 Scarletta performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Elkhart's Lerner Theatre. Singer-songwriter Paul Erdman opens. Tickets available at
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

Scarletta, which was named one of Billboard’s top 10 country artists to watch, will play at The Lerner Theatre Thursday, Sept. 18. 

 Artist Florindo Rozante poses in the living room of his downtown Elkhart loft apartment.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.

Florindo Rozante, whose career path took him from Yves Saint-Laurent to The Art Institute of Chicago, could have chosen to live somewhere a bit more artsy – however, Elkhart’s charm got to him. Read on for more about the artist, as well as his beautifully decorated apartment on Main Street.

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