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sailing in Northwest Indiana

Know the ropes

In life and in business, these Northwest Indiana sailors cast off with the waves.

Jonathon Appelman

Electrician’s MMA dreams

Jonathon Appelman pursues Mixed Martial Arts pro career while he works as an electrician in Local 531 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Ashley Thorsen

Fan appreciation

Ashley Thorsen takes time off from operating the South Bend International Airport to visit ballparks around the county.

Dino Ramirez, who played on Team USA’s wheelchair softball team in 2017 and 2018, was inducted into the USA Wheelchair Softball Hall of Fame.

‘Dino is a competitor’

Dino Ramirez says earning his place in the USA Wheelchair Softball Hall of Fame was the culmination of time and dedication after an accident when he was 15 years old.

Julie Olthoff

Time to create

VIA Marketing’s Julie Olthoff always makes time for her lifelong passion of creating pottery – even while running for reelection as the 19th district’s state representative.

Tom Byelick

His side job? Laughter

Tom Byelick, Hobart Chamber of Commerce director, combines his business background with love of comedy to provide outside-the-box thinking in new role.

Janice Logsdon

A passion for the stage

Janis Logsdon, assistant director of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has a passion for live theater productions, and she hasn’t given up on performing even during the pandemic that shuttered indoor performances.

Bethany Hartley

Extreme measures

Bethany Hartley, of the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, shares her story about losing weight and pursuing better health in more than one fulfilling way.

Victor and Monica Garcia go on family hike

Outdoor adventure awaits

From exploring the highest peaks of Alaska to trudging through the Arizona Hot Springs, or climbing to the top of the Rockies to roaming the trails of the Indiana Dunes, the Victor Garcia family has made these hiking, camping and cycling adventures an integral part of their lives for years.

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