About-Laura

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.



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Paws in the Park Sept 28

Animal Corner

The 2nd Annual Paws In The Park will benefit the Speedway Animal Shelter, sponsored by Indiana Memorial and Homeward Bound. Bring your four legged friends and come enjoy the activities. This event will take place on September 28, 2013 from 10 am until 4 pm at Leonard Park in Speedway, Indiana.

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Dog Days Downtown and Rescue Avenue

Animal Corner

La Porte, IN- Downtown La Porte will host the 1st Annual Dog Days Downtown for the 2nd Saturday in the month of September, September 14 from 3pm to 7pm. Pet owners and dog fans are welcome to come downtown from 3pm to 7pm with their dogs, stroll the downtown shops, dine al fresco and visit rescues and dog vendors on Rescue Avenue, taking place on Michigan Avenue that evening downtown.

Area rescues, veterinary hospitals, shelters and pet product providers are invited to contact Tiffany Bley, Downtown Director to set up a free booth for the first annual event on 2nd Saturday. “For our first annual event, we’d really like to see area rescues and shelters take advantage of the free opportunity to come downtown and have a great time with us and add to the downtown event.”

Downtown businesses that are participating in 2nd Saturday will also have treats available for dogs and activities. Antique Junction on Lincolnway is hosting Bark-a-Thon now leading up to the event, in which they have the only drop off collection box for donations of needed supplies to the La Porte County Animal Shelter.  People dropping off goods will double their chances to win a raffle that will take place on September’s 2nd Saturday, as well as free digital pet photographs in Antique Junction’s vintage photobooth will be available that evening. Engstrom Jewelers, located on Lincolnway Downtown, will be promoting their “Watch Dog” Program in which a portion of proceeds from watch batteries goes to Northwest Indiana Death Row Dogs.

For more information on 2nd Saturday! or other events occurring in Downtown La Porte or how to register to participate in Rescue Avenue, please contact Tiffany Bley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219) 362-3178.

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Dog Days Downtown and Rescue Avenue Sept 14

Animal Corner

La Porte, IN- Downtown La Porte will host the 1st Annual Dog Days Downtown for the 2nd Saturday in the month of September, September 14 from 3pm to 7pm. Pet owners and dog fans are welcome to come downtown from 3pm to 7pm with their dogs, stroll the downtown shops, dine al fresco and visit rescues and dog vendors on Rescue Avenue, taking place on Michigan Avenue that evening downtown.

Area rescues, veterinary hospitals, shelters and pet product providers are invited to contact Tiffany Bley, Downtown Director to set up a free booth for the first annual event on 2nd Saturday. “For our first annual event, we’d really like to see area rescues and shelters take advantage of the free opportunity to come downtown and have a great time with us and add to the downtown event.”

Downtown businesses that are participating in 2nd Saturday will also have treats available for dogs and activities. Antique Junction on Lincolnway is hosting Bark-a-Thon now leading up to the event, in which they have the only drop off collection box for donations of needed supplies to the La Porte County Animal Shelter.  People dropping off goods will double their chances to win a raffle that will take place on September’s 2nd Saturday, as well as free digital pet photographs in Antique Junction’s vintage photobooth will be available that evening. Engstrom Jewelers, located on Lincolnway Downtown, will be promoting their “Watch Dog” Program in which a portion of proceeds from watch batteries goes to Northwest Indiana Death Row Dogs.

For more information on 2nd Saturday! or other events occurring in Downtown La Porte or how to register to participate in Rescue Avenue, please contact Tiffany Bley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219) 362-3178.

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Local Businesses Help Fire-Stricken Humane Society

Animal Corner

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JAK’S Warehouse and Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer team up for Humane Society Calumet Area Fire Relief Drive.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 2013 – CROWN POINT, IN – The Humane Society Calumet Area was struck with a fire this past July. While none of the 300 plus animals were harmed, the facility did lose most of their linens and cleaning supplies. In an effort to show support, JAK’S Warehouse and Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer are teaming up for a Fire Relief Drive.

JAK’S Warehouse is giving out free $5 Game Cards to kind hearted patrons and animal lovers alike in exchange for wish list donations to the Humane Society Calumet Area. Items needed include towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, and more. A full list can be found at: jakswarehouse.com

This call to action is also being supported by Pet Supplies Plus of Dyer, IN, who launched the donation drive in the right direction with a table full of dog food, cat food, and other needed goods. Along with this generous contribution, Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer, IN is also giving 10% off all donated items that are purchased in store.

This drive runs from August 13th till August 30th with donation drop off spots being JAK’s Warehouse (221 Indianapolis Blvd. Schererville, IN  46375) and Pet Supplies Plus (946 Joliet St, Dyer, IN 46311). While there is a five Game Card limit, JAK’S hopes this donation drive will help out a great cause.

“When something this horrible happens, it affects everyone,” said Lisa Carpenter, Director of Sales and Marketing at JAK'S Warehouse, “this is one of many ways JAK’S Warehouse plans on giving back to the community.” JAK’S Warehouse has held fundraisers and drives for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's Hope Project and Highland Youth Sports to name just a few.  [Story/Photo provided]

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Local Businesses Help Fire-Stricken Humane Society

Animal Corner

FireReliefDrive-HumaneSociety

JAK’S Warehouse and Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer team up for Humane Society Calumet Area Fire Relief Drive.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 2013 – CROWN POINT, IN – The Humane Society Calumet Area was struck with a fire this past July. While none of the 300 plus animals were harmed, the facility did lose most of their linens and cleaning supplies. In an effort to show support, JAK’S Warehouse and Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer are teaming up for a Fire Relief Drive.

JAK’S Warehouse is giving out free $5 Game Cards to kind hearted patrons and animal lovers alike in exchange for wish list donations to the Humane Society Calumet Area. Items needed include towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, and more. A full list can be found at: jakswarehouse.com

This call to action is also being supported by Pet Supplies Plus of Dyer, IN, who launched the donation drive in the right direction with a table full of dog food, cat food, and other needed goods. Along with this generous contribution, Pet Supplies Plus in Dyer, IN is also giving 10% off all donated items that are purchased in store.

This drive runs from August 13th till August 30th with donation drop off spots being JAK’s Warehouse (221 Indianapolis Blvd. Schererville, IN  46375) and Pet Supplies Plus (946 Joliet St, Dyer, IN 46311). While there is a five Game Card limit, JAK’S hopes this donation drive will help out a great cause.

“When something this horrible happens, it affects everyone,” said Lisa Carpenter, Director of Sales and Marketing at JAK'S Warehouse, “this is one of many ways JAK’S Warehouse plans on giving back to the community.” JAK’S Warehouse has held fundraisers and drives for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's Hope Project and Highland Youth Sports to name just a few.  [Story/Photo provided]

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