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Spa Blu at Blue Chip Casino Brings Relaxation and Luxury to Northwest Indiana

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Spa Blu at the Blue Chip Casino is a hidden gem in Northwest Indiana. Boasting a variety of services and well selected products, the spa offers a unique, relaxing experience for anyone in need of a little bit of pampering.

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LIFER's Favorite Books

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With the temperature outside getting colder and colder, staying inside, crowded around a warm fire, sipping tea or coffee, and reading your favorite book is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy all winter long. Whether you’re into mystery, romance, science fiction, biographies, or history novels, the familiarity of your favorite book can offer refuge from whatever is happening in life and in the world and allows you to go on an adventure from the comfort of your own home.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso Host Thanksgiving Rubber Duck Hunt for Residents

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Unique events can make anyone's day a little bit better. For residents of The Lakes of Valparaiso, they were treated to a fun surprise around the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Indiana Beverage Tests the Strength of Hoosiers with National Beer Stein Hoisting Competition

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Arm shaking, face scrunched up, teeth gritted. While holding a brew is usually casual faire, Samuel Adam’s Stein Hoisting Competition takes it to another level, and Indiana Beverage is bringing the tradition to bars across Northwest Indiana.

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Independence Day Gives the Region a Reason to Celebrate

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Independence Day Weekend in Northwest Indiana gives a great opportunity to get out, enjoy their community and celebrate our nation's birth. Ideas in Motion Media is out and about celebrating right there with you, capturing the best shots of parades, fireworks, kids, parents, and all of the great organizations that are putting on and participating in big celebrations across the region.

From the huge Duneland Chamber of Commerce Fireworks on the Lakefront through Michigan City's BIG Parade, we captured several of Northwest Indiana's community celebrations with photos and some words from those who were there. Click below to see the photos and scroll down to see how the region celebrated 2014 Independence Day!

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Zao Island Adds 13 New Go-Karts Just in Time for Spring 2014!

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We've added a ton of new awesome features here at Zao Island to make sure that our customers continue to always have a great entertainment experience. You've seen our recent additions to the arcade, now check out our new Go Karts!

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Have a Dog Who Loves Snow? You Could Win!


Snowy-DogStarting today and running through Wednesday, Smoochie Pooch is hosting a photo contest! Post your photos of your dog playing in the snow on our Facebook page and our team will select their favorite!

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Blackbird Bio: Meet Emily


EmilyMeet some of the great faces that make up Blackbird Cafe's regulars and longtime employees! This week's feature is Emily!

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Blackbird Bio: Meet Paula Strietelmeier


Paula-StrietelmeierMeet some of the great faces that make up Blackbird Cafe's regulars and longtime employees! This week's feature is Paula Strietelmeier!

Paula is one of our favorite regulars. She owns Sheep's Clothing Knitting Supply Shop in downtown Valpo and has three grown children. Most mornings you can find her sitting by the front window with a piece of quiche or pie, which she claims have helped her shed a few pounds.

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Exciting Changes on the Island


2013-Remodel-1Zao Island is receiving a spruce up! Fun-seekers will notice big changes around the park, with more to come in the future. The most noticeable alteration is found on the mini golf course, which received a paint job this year, along with a power-wash and vacuum. The course now boasts tropical colors, through the new paint and lights installed. “We went through and cleaned a lot up,” stated Ryan Wright, General Manager at Zao Island. “The course looks a lot nicer than before!

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Celebrate the Month of Love Around the Region


Heart-StringsThe month that celebrates love is officially here! Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and many local businesses are offering specials or events to celebrate those warm, fuzzy feelings for your someone special!

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