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Spooky ‘Nights’: Newfields brings back seasonal experience

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This fall, the multicolored eyes and glowing, leering smiles will again emerge from the wooded hills of Newfields’ campus.

Lori Borgman: Top-load washer needs caution-cycle

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If you have a newer top-load washing machine, you know that it helps to have the height of an NBA player to reach in and retrieve the clothes.

Festival season: Local communities plan fall festivities in coming weeks

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The arrival of autumn means changing leaves, football games, pumpkin patches and crisp, sunny days. But throughout Johnson County, the season brings something else, too...

Janet Hommel Mangas: These precious fishing days

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On the screened-in cabin porch, I’m listening to the sound of the distant minnow aerator and the occasional pacifier-sucking sound from my 5-month-old sleeping grandson.

Monumental work: Artist examines how monuments affect landscapes

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The public spaces in our towns and cities tend to be the heart of the community. Blending natural elements such as trees, flowers and grass...

Lori Borgman: Survival of the Fitbitest

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This is the week I move to the top of the leader board in a Fitbit competition. This is exciting because when you are of a “certain age” others begin to count you out and there’s nothing like being counted in. Especially if the “in” is in first place.

Nice day, better cause: Penrod Arts Fair helps support arts, culture around the region

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The Penrod Arts Fair is known around the region as “Indiana’s nicest day.” But the impact the annual celebration of art, performance and food has...

Cinematic story: Museum exhibit reveals 100-year history of Artcraft Theatre

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In photographs, artifacts and movie paraphernalia, the golden age of cinema comes alive in the newest exhibit at the Johnson County Museum of History.

Lori Borgman: It doesn’t take a college education to do the math

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My little black coat is simple — knee length with five buttons down the front. It’s your basic snowman model. The lining in both arms is shredded. The coat is 22 years old.

Brother knows best: Local band Brother O’ Brother blazes new territory

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Through the ripcord guitars and mile-a-minute drums, the angst is palpable. When Johnson County-based duo Brother O’ Brother was planning out their newest album, they...