The Truth About Balding

by Mindy Gajdik Have you noticed that it seems more people are balding? Why would that be? There are a few reasons. It is true, that genetics are a big part of it. Some of balding is in the DNA, but the other factors effecting balding can be your lifestyle. Poor diet can be a…

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Know the 10 Signs Of Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association has seen a rise in calls to its 24-hour helpline, 800-272-3900, during and after the holiday season when people return home and visit with friends and family whom they may not see as frequently during the year. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages anyone to call their helpline if they have a question or…

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“A Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is Fresh, Cheeky and Fun!

***** Highly Recommended ***** Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is rocking once again with the return of “A Q Brothers Christmas Carol”.  Please note: this is not “A Christmas Carol” as Dickens wrote it, instead Ebenezer Scrooge and the Dickens gang are yanked into the 21st century!  Fresh, cheeky, fun and very original, I give…

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Joan Crawford returns in “Christmas Dearest”

**** Recommended **** “Christmas Dearest”, the latest campy parody from Hell in a Handbag Productions is hilarious.  David Cerda’s Joan Crawford is at her bitchy best!  The plot is silly and predictable, but you just can’t help laughing at this show!  Gotta love it, I give it 3 ½ Spotlights. “Christmas Dearest” runs through December…

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Munster Chamber of Commerce installs 2016 Board

Thursday, December 10, the Munster Chamber of Commerce installed the 2016 Board of Directors at their Monthly Membership Meeting. The following will serve on the 2016 Board of Directors: Rosanne Loughmiller, Hartsfield Village, Karen Maravilla, It’s Just Serendipity, El Taco Real Restaurant, Jeff Tucker, Jeff Tucker, State Farm, Maryann McCauley, Crist, Sears and Zic, Toni…

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The Towle Theater’s “Fabulous 50’s Christmas” is a Holiday Must-See

***** Highly Recommended ***** It’s hard to believe, but this is the Towle Theatre’s 13th annual production of Fabulous 50’s Christmas!  The show, a tribute to the old Perry Como and Andy Williams TV specials, is always delightful.  Amazingly enough, there’s a couple of new (to me, at least) old carols.  I love “A Fabulous…

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St. John Malt Brothers Serving Congress

Saint John Malt Brothers Craft Brewery, will be pouring 3 of their beers for a private tasting at the US capitol in Washington DC on December 9th 2015. Malt Brothers will be sending 2 of the partners, James Estry (President) and Dan Cox (Vice President) to pour at a private event for members of congress…

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The Return of “The Lion King” greeted with Cheers at Cadillac Palace

**** Recommended **** The audience was clearly ready and waiting for “The Lion King” on opening night, judging by the cheers that greeted the first notes sung by Rafiki the Mandrill (Mukelisiwe Goba).  I could see expressions of sheer awe on the faces of children near me as animals – everything from giraffes to elephants…

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“Potted Potter” will Tickle Your Funny Bone

***** Highly Recommended ***** “Potted Potter: The unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” is absolutely hilarious.  I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt!  It doesn’t matter if you’ve read the Harry Potter books or not, Dan and Jeff will put you smack in the middle of the Hogwarts story – sometimes…

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Fox Art Gallery Opens In Lake Station

    What makes Fox Art Gallery different? One factor is the dynamic new owner is an artist herself. Georgia Fox Hatfield started the Fox Gallery this last January 2015 after what was the worst year of her life. “My mom, Mary Fox, died March 15th, 2014, after 15 months of care in my home. She…

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