Governor Holcomb, Mayor McDermott Break Ground on Digital Crossroads of America Data Center in Hammond
As Governor Eric J. Holcomb phrased it, “It’s Happening in Hammond.” On Wednesday afternoon, Holcomb joined Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. in breaking ground on a new multimillion-dollar data center, Digital Crossroads of America Data Center. The center will serve a growing demand for businesses and content distribution providers to lease data center space.
A little sprinkle of magic will be spread at this year’s Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. Staff from Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service will dress up as Flanagin Fairies at the Popcorn Parade. Every year, the Fairies hand out candy to children, and this year, they wanted a very special little girl to become a fairy. They sought out 10-year-old Madalyn Tague from a previous Popcorn Parade. Tague was crying because she didn't get any candy like the other children, but a Flanagin Fairy had something more special in store.
As anyone who has dined there knows, Strawberry Fields Pancake House has an instant-classic feeling. The restaurant caters to those who crave home-cooked simplicity with a dose of the unexpected. In other words, Strawberry Fields offers a delicious menu with all the staples and none of the short cuts, all cooked to order in a warm and cozy environment. The hospitality and care that goes into cooking, serving, and running the diner are what truly set Strawberry Fields apart. We took a moment to speak with Harry Les, Owner and Manager of Strawberry Fields Pancake House, so that patrons could get to know the man behind the counter.
The weather was perfect for a refreshing day out on the water as Whiting kicked off their 3rd annual AquaX Jet Ski Races at Whiting Lakefront Park on Saturday. The free event runs all weekend long on Lake Michigan.
Win up to $90,000 in cash with Progressive Payout, which features 25 winners and three drawings every month. Drawings will be held at 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm on Friday, August 31; if Progressive Prizes are not selected, they roll over to the next month and the totals will grow.
The Valparaiso Family YMCA never fails to discover unique ways to celebrate their community, proving that they are more than just a fitness center. Fashion and fundraising united at the 2018 "Fashion Forward" Style Show. The runway showcased 38 models, most of were YMCA staff members. The team’s creative outreach into the region brought resources such as small businesses, insurance companies, clothing boutiques, and even gas stations together, all in order to fulfill their obligation to the community.
The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting Taste of Duneland featuring the European Market on Saturday, September 1, from 10 am to 10 pm. A Duneland community tradition, this summer taste celebration will be held in Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton, Indiana.
William B’s Steakhouse at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Receives Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for Third Year
For the third year, William B’s Steakhouse at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, given by the magazine to recognize a well-curated wine list that will appeal to the most discerning wine enthusiasts. One of just a few NW Indiana restaurants to receive the award, William B’s features prime steak and seafood.
On August 3, Chesterton-based artist John J. Habela installed his “Bird on a Hashtag” sculpture at Ivy Tech Community College’s Valparaiso campus.
At The Game, enjoy a delicious breakfast Monday through Friday. Visit www.bluechipcasino.com to view the menu. Also at The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Caprese Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and balsamic glaze served on an Italian bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, Blue Moon Mango Wheat.
A $2,500 donation to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) by the Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) will honor veterans by inviting them to attend LCA’s annual summer arts festival for free.