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Leah Polin

Author to speak on Israel's achievements

MICHIGAN CITY – Leah Polin, a noted author, producer and leader in Jewish education, will be guest speaker at the Sinai Temple's Sisterhood Program and Luncheon, which begins at 11 a.m. Sunday in the temple community room at 2800 Franklin St. in Michigan City. Polin will speak on: “A Start-up Nation: Israel’s Achievements in Science, Medicine, and Technology since 1948." Lunch will follow at noon and cost is $10 per person. Visitors must RSVP to Susan Barnes, 708-243-6467.


Board of Works to move on demolitions

MICHIGAN CITY – The Board of Public Works & Safety will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. and the agenda includes opening bids for the demolition of properties at 126 F St. and 109 Virginia Ct. The board will also discuss street closures for the Flame & Flair Halloween Festival and the annual Boo at the Zoo event, and discuss plans for Phase II of the Singing Sands Trail work.


Historic 'De-Designation' workshop planned

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Historic Preservation Commission and Indiana Landmarks will host a De-designation Workshop and public meeting on the issue of requests for de-designation of buildings in historic preservation districts. The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the EOC Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd.

Speakers will include Creager Smith, historic preservation planner for the city of Fort Wayne, who will discuss his experience when the owner of the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Fort Wayne requested designation removal; and Todd Zeiger, Indiana Landmarks Northern Regional office director, who will dicuss state language for de-designation. The evening will include time for networking and attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education credit requirements for Certified Local Government status. To RSVP or get further information, contact Brad Miller at, or Deb Parcell at


Two Police Commission meetings set

MICHIGAN CITY – The Police Civil Service Commission will conduct a regular meeting, followed by a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Michigan City Police Department. The regular meeting begins at 11 a.m. in the Community Room, with the agenda including a review of the status of applicants, including 15 at the polygraph and background investigation stages; performance ratings from January through June; and a date for new applicant testing. The special meeting will immediately follow the regular meeting in the commission office to discuss commission business.

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