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Changes in transit routes due to Fourth of July Parade


Due to Michigan City’s 64th Patriotic Parade on Saturday, June 29, 2019, some Michigan City Transit routes will be interrupted.

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Fresh from the garden: Franciscan Health, Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council partner on healthy cooking classes

2019-healthy-cookingResidents of the city’s Eastport neighborhood enjoyed the first tasty lesson in a series of healthy cooking classes using ingredients grown in the Walker Park Community Garden.

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Garden party celebrates St. Agnes’ outdoor oasis

2019-st-agnessSt. Agnes Adult Day Service Center board members, volunteers and staff marked the official opening of its Serenity Garden at a ribbon-cutting party.

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July at Blue Chip: Fourth of July Buffet, Progressive Payout, Spa Specials, Live Music and More


It’s a sizzling July at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with the Progressive Payout, July 4th dining, spa specials, live music and much more.

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Mayor Announces Festival of the Lakes Main Stage Lineup

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes music talent lineup for the main stage at Wolf Lake Memorial Park Pavilion, 2324 S. Calumet Avenue:

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Hard Rock Four Winds joins chefs across the world in celebrating Anthony Bourdain Day


WHO: Chefs of the Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds®, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos

WHAT: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will join restaurants and chefs throughout the country and participate in a special event to support suicide prevention efforts. #BourdainDay, June 25, is an event created to honor and remember the late Anthony Bourdain, an adventure travel television host, chef, author, and owner of Les Halles restaurant in New York. Bourdain died by suicide June 8, 2018. Across the country, restaurants are offering special menus and items, with proceeds of those items going to suicide prevention causes. The chefs at Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds have created a dessert trio inspired by Anthony...

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Memorial Opera House Foundation Presents Back To The Dean Martin Show


Dean Martin Impersonator, Felix J. Deneau Jr. had a sold-out crowd singing along during Memorial Opera House’s presentation of Back to the Dean Martin Show on Saturday night. Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Director of Investments, Cliff Bryan and his wife Laura, sponsored the night in full. As a result, all proceeds from the night went back to the Memorial Opera House Foundation.

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Rescheduled for November 8: Chris D'Elia Concert at Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos has announced that due to production on an upcoming feature film, the Chris D’Elia date set for July 19 at Four Winds New Buffalo’s® Silver Creek® Event Center is now moved to Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for entry on the rescheduled date.

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Toy Story 4 continues the family fun


 Rating 8/10


Toddler Bonnie and her family are going on a road trip and obviously our favorite collection of toys must join her along the way. A newly constructed toy named Forky has questions about the world and his place in it. Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie’s toys must now keep an eye on Forky and make sure they all make it home safe.

What Worked

The main thing that worked in this new Toy Story movie is the fact that our filmmakers stayed true to this franchises formula. Pixar has always been a company that tests their limits and these computer animated characters look gorgeous. Details of the toys down to the polyester look authentic and realistic. Director, Josh Cooley of “Up”, knows first-hand how to handle an animated...

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Memories and melodies created at Sheridan Plaza featuring the Crawpuppies


Hello, Summer! The City of Whiting rocked out with the Crawpuppies, a Region favorite cover band, to welcome the first day of summer. The family-friendly event kicked off their concert series at Sheridan Plaza. Concert-goers came prepared with chairs and blankets for the all ages concert, featuring classic rock. Even passersby were pulled into the experience, creating an atmosphere of fun, dancing, and making memories of a downtown summer night. On top of this, the memories and melodies created at Sheridan Plaza are free of charge.

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IU Northwest Art Galleries seek proposals from artists, curators for 2020-21 academic year


The School of the Arts at Indiana University Northwest encourages artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions in its two art galleries for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center, and the School of the Arts Gallery, located in the Arts and Sciences Building, feature between 10 and 12 exhibitions during each academic year. Proposals are reviewed by an Exhibition Planning Committee, which looks for site-specific, concept-driven exhibitions that focus on contemporary work with bold points of view.

“We are interested in highlighting work that empowers and informs by engaging and fostering exploration and curiosity, as well as work that elevates voices and perspectives,” said Lauren M. Pacheco, director of Arts Programming and...

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