Author Archives: Sue Baxter

Easy To Sew Face Mask In 5 Minutes – No Folding!

After viewing several videos of mask making, we decided to create our own method of creating a home-made mask. This concept is much easier, extremely simple, and requires no folding. It actually takes five minutes. You’ll need: a small piece of material, a narrow piece of elastic, sewing pins, a sewing machine and a pipe…

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Avoiding Contagion Advice From Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University,  sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion, with some excellent tips we just had to share. * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their…

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Indiana Dunes Trails Open During Social Distancing

     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.…

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5 Big Tasks on a Home Maintenance Checklist for the Spring

5 Big Tasks on a Home Maintenance Checklist for the Spring

With warm weather now occurring consistently in many places, it’s hard not to think about the ways you can enhance your home. You’ve stocked up on cleaning supplies; the windows are letting in that fresh, clean breeze; and you’ve put the winter jackets in storage—now it’s finally time to take on those home improvement projects…

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What to Know Before Buying a Used Car

What to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a used car can be a great way to save money and get a good deal on a vehicle. However, there are also a few risks with buying a new car. Because you don’t know the vehicle’s entire history, you may run into some unforeseen issues if you don’t prepare properly and do your…

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Hunter’s Brewing – Chesterton

by David Wichlinski        If you’re looking for a more low-key and intimate nano-brewery experience, Hunter’s Brewing is the bee’s knees.   They specialize in Asian Plant-Based Dining with brags to have the ONLY 100% Plant-Based Brews in Northwest Indiana.     This unassuming Chesterton Brewery is doing some really impressive things with their beers and…

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Crown Brewing – Crown Point

by David Wichlinski      Speaking of some really neat venues to go with some quality craft beer, Crown Brewing right off the square in Crown Point fits right in the discussion. Maybe it’s a personal preference, but the bar fit snug in the middle of a big-but-not-Gary-big town square just appeals to my inner soul.…

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Shoreline Brewery -Michigan City

by David Wichlinski       Culture Trip suggests a trip to Shoreline Brewery for good no-frills food and drink. As the name suggests, it’s located on the coast of Lake Michigan so you can grab a pint of one of their home-brewed beers after walking the sandy shores. They usually have 12 brews on rotation with two…

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Donate Masks & Personal Protection Equipment for #NwIndiana

     Perhaps now that your business is closed, you might have time to go in the “back” and dig out those industrial masks that you never use, or those old Safety Gloves, or Safety Glasses/Masks — even painter’s outfits.      Perhaps, now that your stuck at home, you have the time to sew…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Remains Open To Members Only

     During these uncertain times and caution of COVID-19, community members are still able to take advantage of the membership benefits at Friendship Botanic Gardens while still following the social distancing guidelines.       Being in nature is good for the mind, body and spirit. While there may be uncertainty in the world right…

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