Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].
Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
Pet Pictures with Santa at McAfee Animal Hospital (Dr. Larry McAfee is Santa) Sunday Dec 15th bring your pets out to have their pictures taken with Santa for only $10.00 each pet will receive a treat bag. There will also be Punch and Cookies for the family too. You are welcome to be in the photo with you fur baby.
This is a Guardians of the Green Mile fundraiser to help with vetting bills.
Wildlife Holiday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is held on Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. It is free to attend but registration is required at 219-844-3188. Individual sign ups only (no groups)
Every year, during the holiday season, the public is invited to share a little holiday cheer with the wildlife at Gibson Woods. Join in the fun by making edible ornaments and decorating the trees and shrubs with them outside the wildlife viewing area windows. Afterwards, stay a while to watch the birds, squirrels and other wildlife discover the treats we’ve made for them. Don’t forget to make one to take home for the wildlife in your own backyard, Stop by between 1 and 3 p.m. to take part in a “Wildlife Holiday”.
Tree Decorating Naturally will be held at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve on Saturday, December 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a free program but please call to register at 219-844-3188. Individual sign ups only (no groups)
Decorating the Gibson Woods holiday tree with “natural” ornaments has been a tradition for many years. Stop by the Environmental Awareness Center anytime between 1 and 3 to take part in this annual gathering. Many unique decorations can be made out of simple items found in nature. Acorns, pinecones, seedpods, and other dried materials will be available and you are welcome to bring your own to share. Make an ornament for the Gibson Woods tree and another to take home. Enjoy holiday music and stop by the “Bird Room” to see who’s visiting the feeders.
The homeless pets at Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster want a home for the holidays! From now until Dec. 24, every Monday through Thursday, all animals have a $25 adoption fee. On Free Fridays (Dec. 6, 13, 20), there are no adoption fees. Special only applies altered animals over 6-months-old. $25 Rabies Vaccine fee and/or FeLV/FIV combo test fee may apply. All adoptions are pending application approval and successful dog meet (if dog already in home). Please call 219-922-3811 for more information.
Join Humane Society Calumet Area at Paws Resale Shoppe for our annual Christmas Bazaar featuring homemade baked goodies, handmade crafts & jewelry, photos with Santa for pets and/or kids (only $6 each), and wonderful thrifty finds at Paws! All proceeds benefit the animals at Humane Society Calumet Area. The bazaar opens daily December 12-15, 2013, at 10am and closes at 6pm on Thurs & Sat, 4pm on Sun., and 8pm Fri. Paws Resale Shoppe is located at 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN 46322 (in the strip mall just southeast of Plaza Lanes Bowl).
Page 2 of 13