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Mix, Mingle & Jingle Party at Blue Chip Casino's Stardust Event Center

Business professionals from all over Northwest Indiana joined together on Friday to attend the 10thannual Mix Mingle and Jingle Party at Blue Chip Casino’s Stardust Event Center.

Angela Gaghan, Blue Chip Casino’s Director of Sales, described the event as a great way for companies to kick off the holiday season.

Mix-Mingle-Jingle-Party-at-Blue-Chip-Casinos1“So many different companies are represented here tonight; trade companies, small offices, medical offices….they all work so hard, and this event gives them an opportunity to be part of a lively group and have a good time together without the huge expense of planning a private...

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Light the Night for Senior Hunger Powered by NIPSCO


Lights sparkled in the snow at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana on Thursday when they hosted their Light the Night for Senior Hunger Winter Lights Kickoff. This holiday season, Meals on Wheels is collecting donations for their Light the Night campaign, their most successful fundraiser. This year they added a new partner to ensure they can provide meals and support to more seniors than ever, NIPSCO.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Latest Exhibition Highlights Artists Living with Cognitive Disabilities

LCA-Latest-Exhibition-Highlights-Artists-Living-with-Cognitive-DisabilitiesLubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) latest exhibition, New Perspectives, showcases amazing artworks created by student artists of LCA's Health Promotion through the Arts Program. This program, now entering its eleventh year, provides a creative space and high-quality arts instruction for adults living with cognitive disabilities. In partnership with Paladin, Inc. and Read more

Santa Parade and Winter Market Jumpstart Holiday Season in Crown Point


It’s safe to say that Crown Point is in full holiday mode after this past weekend, which featured a number of the city’s favorite seasonal traditions. From the Tree and Tank Lighting Ceremonies on Friday to the Winter Market on Saturday, the climax of the activity was definitely Santa’s arrival via helicopter and his parade to the historic Old Courthouse at the heart of the city.

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Duneland Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Season at Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration


For many children of the Region, the most exciting part of the holiday season is the moment when Santa finally appears at the end of the parade of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s Hometown Holiday Celebration. On Saturday, the holiday spirit filled the streets of downtown Chesterton as thousands joined together to celebrate the start of the holiday season and as children flooded the streets, eager to get a look at their holiday hero.

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Movie Review: Green Book is A Must See

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1962 was a time of great divide in our countries history. Racism was still very existent and because of that, many areas in the country were not safe for people of color. Green Book is a true story based on two men from completely different racial backgrounds that suddenly have their lives intertwined during this time. Italian Nightclub Bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) becomes unemployed and must find a way to support his family and pay the bills. At this same time, an African-American classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), is looking for an experienced driver and body guard to guide him through the Deep South. Lip is tasked with the job of making sure that Shirley gets to every stop on his tour safe and sound, using a 'Green Book' in order to find Shirley hotels where...

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Crossroads Chamber's Around the World Gala Recognizes Influencers in the Community


The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Around The World Gala on Saturday evening. Indiana's community leaders and citizens came to honor the outstanding efforts of educators, police officers, firefighters, and more who served our community with the highest integrity.

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Albert's Diamond Jewelers Customer Appreciation Gala 2018


To extend their thanks to the Northwest Indiana community, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers opened its doors as they kicked off the 2018 holiday season at the 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Gala. Albert’s clientele was invited to join in the fun as Albert’s offered their friends-and-family discount to all those attending the gala.

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The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana Inspires Community to Give Generously at 2018 Winter Gala and Charity Benefit

Dressed to impressed, attendees of the 2018 Winter Gala and Charity Benefit for the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana showed their tremendous generosity as the HBA raised funds for the Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Porter County.

The HBA of NWI, a not-for-profit trade association of builders and associated industry professionals, recognizes the important work that Habitat for Humanity of NWI and Porter County has on the Region and supports their efforts to get members of the community inside livable homes. 100% of the proceeds from the Winter Gala went directly to these organizations.

2018WinterHBA2Chris Bengtson, President of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest...

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Opportunity Enterprises Hosts 12th Annual ARTability Art Show

Beautiful art lined the halls of Valparaiso University’s Christopher Center on Friday as Opportunity Enterprises hosted their 12th Annual ARTability Art Show and Sale.

From stunning cityscapes and animal art, to painstakingly crafted ceramics--the men and women in OE’s Art Enrichment Program created hundreds of fantastic pieces.

2018Artability2Over the past year, more than 100 men and women with disabilities undertook nearly 5,000 hours of art education from OE’s dedicated instructors. The ARTability Show was their chance to show off the striking results of their efforts to friends, family, and art lovers from across Northwest Indiana. Attendees bid on the paintings and...

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Chesterton High School Presents Fall Musical "The Sound of Music"

The energy was high Friday night at Chesterton High School as members of the CHS Music and Drama department prepared for their debut fall musical performance, “The Sound of Music”. Ironically, the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” opened on November 16, 1959.

“This is just a happy coincidence for us,” Director Kristin Morris told the cast. “Let’s tell the story, let’s do it justice.”

2018CHSFallMusical2Serving as Choral Director, Music Department Chair, and Auditorium Director for Chesterton High School, Morris has the opportunity to work with students daily.

“It’s an awesome process to watch how they grow and build and develop a sense...

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