Category Archives: Whiting

J&L This & That Store Opens in Whiting

by Gayle Kosalko        I had looked forward to going into J&L This & That store located in the old Michelle’s Dance Studio on 119th Street.  For a few weeks, eye-catching and interesting window displays kept beckoning to me.        It’s so interesting when you first walk in,  you don’t know what to look at…

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Mascot Hall of Fame Opening Dec. 26th

     The Mascot Hall of Fame is excited to officially open our doors to the public on December 26th from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults and children. Hours are Mon.-Wed., Fri., and Sat. (10a.m. to 6p.m.), Thurs. (10a.m. to 8p.m.), and Sun. (10a.m.to 5p.m.) We hope that you will all come…

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White Pelican & Great Egret Spotted at Wolf Lake

by Carolyn A. Marsh        Rick Catania took the beautiful photograph of an American White Pelican with a Great Egret on October 11, 2018 seen here at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.  Another pelican joined it, but I saw only one on October 25.      There was a lot of drama at Forsythe Park in October. Many…

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Come Back to ‘Hohman, Indiana’ in Marian Theatre Guild’s “A Christmas Story: The Musical”

Every family has their own holiday traditions. In my family it was “A Christmas Story”, the 1983 movie based on Jean Shepherd’s childhood anecdote, which became my children’s favorite Christmas movie. In fact, “You’ll shoot your eye out” has become a family catchphrase. Over the years it has become one of my favorite plays, although…

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Marian theatre Presents “A Christmas Story, the musical”

    The beloved and hilarious Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story is now a musical and will be coming to the Marian Theatre Guild in November!     And you’ll find all your favorite characters from the book/movie.  Ralphie (who will probably get his eye shot out) is played by Ava Reese.  Brother Randy is Isabella Dawes…

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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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25 Years of Summer with the Symphony

It’s time to enjoy what many people near and far consider some of the most entertaining evenings that Whiting has to offer each year, the Summer with the Symphony concerts at the Whiting Pavilion.   The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra (WPFO) is conducted by Maestro Robert Vodnoy and the idea of what has become our own…

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“FUR” Your Enjoyment – the Mascot Hall of Fame

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      No, it’s not a typo.  You’ll find the word fur cleverly used throughout the upcoming Whiting Mascot Hall of Fame which was opened on April 7th for a “furst look.”     Mayor Joe was on hand to answer questions and greet people as families with kids poured into the huge…

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Marian Theatre Presents Farndale Murder Mystery

Marian Theatre Guild Presents F.A.H.E.T.G. by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko        After seeing the Marian Theatre Guild’s “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” you’ll remember how funny it was even if you can’t remember the name.  It’s long on title and long on laughs.   “There are several plays involving these…

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Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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