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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at www.festivalofthelakes.com. Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Residences at Coffee Creek Showcases Vintage Cars, Good Clean Fun, and Food


Many community members love going to car shows – vintage cars bring back good memories, while more recent vehicles are new and exciting to see. On May 29, members of Winamac Old Auto Club gathered together and displayed their cars at Coffee Creek’s Car Show.

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Visclosky Supports Rail Safety and Transportation Infrastructure in FY 2020 Appropriations Act

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotToday, Congressman Pete Visclosky and the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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Valpo Men’s Basketball Crusaders turn three-point baskets into great futures for members at Boys & Girls Club


Even though basketball season and March mania has come and gone, the excitement of three point baskets by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Crusaders remains strong, thanks to the Nothing But Net program.

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Duneland School Corporation announces students with perfect attendance from 2018-19 school year


Duneland Schools is proud to announce the students who achieved perfect attendance for the 2018-2019 school year!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Celebrate Official Ribbon Cutting of Administration and Resource Center


Who: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana

What: Official Ribbon Cutting of New Administration and Resource Center (ARC) for the Organization

When: Friday, May 31, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House: 2:30 p.m. Official Ribbon Cutting: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Why: As part of a regional effort to serve more kids and provide the best possible after-school opportunities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana merged into the new Boys & Girls Clubs of GREATER Northwest Indiana. As part of this union, Ryan Smiley, President and CEO of the organization knew a new administrative center was needed to reflect the new organization, and to provide a resource for club staff and community...

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United Way Family and Youth Day of Caring June 8 at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve


United Way of Porter County invites the community to participate in Family and Youth Day of Caring on Saturday, June 8 at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve.

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Temporary busing June 10-14, 2019 - South Shore Line Service Advisory


Temporary busing between South Bend-Carroll Ave.
June 10-14, 2019

The South Shore Line plans to periodically bus weekday (Monday-Friday) passengers between Carroll Ave. and the South Bend Airport while we upgrade our track and segments of overhead wire between Michigan City and South Bend.

The temporary busing periods will occur at various times throughout the spring/summer, with the next of these periods being scheduled for Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14, 2019.

During this time, weekday train service between Carroll Ave. and South Bend will be suspended, with buses arriving and departing with passengers to match our published...

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Fairy Festival for NW Indiana

2019-fairyThe Izaak Walton League of America - Porter County Chapter will again be hosting the fairy festival called "Gnomes Day Out" on Saturday, June 15. The nature celebration will run from 4pm to 7pm. This event is always held at the chapter's Frame Family Little Calumet Conservation Area; 1288 County Line Road (find it on Google Maps). "Look for the sign on County Line Road between 20 and 6. It's 4 miles south of 20 and a mile north of Burdick."

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HannaFest 2019 seeks crafters, food vendors, flea marketers, and artists

2019-hanna-festThe annual HannaFest is seeking vendors to sell their arts, crafts, and food items in the park on August 10 in the town of Hanna. Booths in the park are approximately 12X12 and are just $15 (electricity booths $25 and food vendors are $40). Hanna is located on US 30 between Valparaiso and Plymouth in southern La Porte County. The festival is sponsored by the Hanna Lions Club who will have their famous BBQ Chicken for sale at the park.

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StoryPoint Chesterton receives book, puzzle donations from local woman's club

Chesterton-Womans-Club-newStoryPoint Chesterton is excited to share that the Chesterton Woman’s Club generously donated over 50 books and puzzles to our senior living community.

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