George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He was born into slavery and had 10 brothers and one sister, all of whom died prematurely. When George was a week old he was kidnapped along with his mother and sister by night raiders from Arkansas.
Lovers of Chicago’s Revolution Brewing can rejoice. You’ll never have to leave Northwest Indiana to get your fill again.
Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks offer residents and visitors 3-course meals at discounted prices. The 14-day culinary promotion begins Feb. 20 and will end March 5. Twenty-nine local restaurants have currently submitted menus.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Sarah Breedlove (Aka: Madam C.J. Walker) (1867-1919). Sarah’s parents and elder siblings were slaves when Sarah was born, but she became the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Her mother died of yellow fever when Sarah was only 5, and her father died of the same disease shortly thereafter. Orphaned at the age of 6, she married at 14 to escape the mistreatment of her abusive brother in law’s household. Three years later her daughter Lelia was born but, when Sarah was 20, her husband was killed in an accident. As a widowed single mother, she decided to move to St Louis to start a new life and left with only her baby and a boat ticket. She found work as a...
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Mac & Cheese Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with mac and cheese, bacon, red onion and cheddar cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the February Beer of the Month, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’.
Beer lovers rejoice! No longer will Hoosiers have to cross into other states for the delicious taste of America’s Oldest Brewery because D.G Yuengling & Son Inc. is expanding to Indiana with the help of Indiana Beverage.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is once again presenting Savor the South Shore – Restaurant Weeks and is seeking restaurants to participate. More than 30 restaurants participated in last year’s 14-day culinary celebration along the South Shore. Savor the South Shore takes place from February 20 to March 5 and offers diners discounted 3-course menus.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914)! Margaret Knight started working in factories at a young age. She had a “knack” for solving problems that others couldn’t figure out. She made her first invention (a safety device) at the young age of 12 after witnessing a co-worker’s injury while working on a machine. Being the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, this led to her nickname “Lady Edison” as well as 27 other patents and over 100 different inventions in her lifetime.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Italian Beef Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with Italian beef, hot giardiniera, green peppers, garlic aioli and provolone cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the January Beer of the Month, Quaff On Six Foot Blonde Ale. Also at The Game, enjoy three delicious BBQ meatball sliders, with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, coleslaw and crispy onion straws for $8.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Elisha Otis (1811-1861), an American industrialist, inventor, and compulsive tinkerer. Although Otis patented numerous inventions and started several businesses, such as designing and building his own gristmill, sawmill, wagon and carriage building company, doll maker, breadstead factory, he was never able to manage a successful business. Every time he started something knew his business would eventually fail. At the age of 40, he moved to New Jersey to work as a mechanic. Then moved to Yonkers, New York to manage an abandoned sawmill.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Jonas Salk (1914-1995), an American medical researcher and virologist who earned his place in history by discovering and developing one of the first successful polio vaccines. Until 1955, polio was considered one of the most frightening public health problems in the world. Annual epidemics in the United States were devastating; of the 58,000 cases reported during the 1952 U.S. epidemic alone, 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis, with most of its victims being children. According to a 2009 PBS documentary, "Apart from the atomic bomb, America's greatest fear was polio.”