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Industrial Revolution Salute to George Washington Carver and Special: "Carver’s Pita Sandwich"

ind-rev-carverThis week Industrial Revolution salutes George Washington Carver(1864-1943)!

George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He was born into slavery and had 10 brothers and one sister, all of whom died prematurely. When George was a week old he was kidnapped along with his mother and sister by night raiders from Arkansas.

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation Hosts Nearly 400 at 2017 Mardi Gras Masquerade Benefit


TEXTOn Saturday, nearly 400 people gathered at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville for the Methodist Hospitals Foundation's annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Benefit. The 2017 Masquerade Benefit was held and celebrated for the benefit of Methodist Hospitals Heart & Vascular Institute in order to allow them to continue to provide the most technologically advanced and highest quality care for their patients.

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Bride Blu A 7-Time Success at Blue Chip Casino


Dozens of vendors and hundreds of brides-to-be, with friends and families in tow filled the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino this weekend for their annual bridal event, Bride Blu 2017.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area Hosts Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser


You don’t have to look far to find great fashion in Northwest Indiana. The Center for Visual and Performing Arts hosted their third annual fashion show to benefit The Hospice of the Calumet Area.

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219 Day Celebrates Pride in All Things "The Region"


Northwest Indiana celebrated the Region’s official “219 Day” holiday on Saturday night at the Hammond Civic Center, where hundreds of Region Rats gathered to enjoy a night honoring everything that our corner of the state represents.

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Jacob’s Ladder's "Lights Up, Sound Down" Provides A New Experience


On Saturday, February 18th, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation held their monthly "Lights Up, Sound Down" movie screening event]. Starting off with a tailored movie showing for children with special needs and/or sensory issues, "Lights Up, Sound Down" also includes lunch, crafts and activities.

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Revolution Brewing Arrives In Northwest Indiana

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Lovers of Chicago’s Revolution Brewing can rejoice. You’ll never have to leave Northwest Indiana to get your fill again.

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We Asked: "Who Do You Want To Perform At Popcorn Fest?" And You Said...

On February 11, the cold and rainy weather was beginning to dampen the spirits here at Ideas in Motion Media. So, we began to dream of summer and about one of our favorite warm weather events: the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. We talked about favorite candy and food booths, the fun floats parading down the street – we cannot wait to see what Donna Flanagin and the Flanagin Fairies have in store this year – and of course, the tunes.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Celebrates Valentine’s Day By Wedding Couples


Every day of the year, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers creates a warm and personal experience for each customer who walks through the door. Albert’s has always succeeded in providing wonderful customer care to each client.

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Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks Begins Monday, February 20, 2017

Savor-ss-2017 Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks offer residents and visitors 3-course meals at discounted prices. The 14-day culinary promotion begins Feb. 20 and will end March 5. Twenty-nine local restaurants have currently submitted menus.

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Rittenhouse Residents Do the Cupid Shuffle at 2017 Sweetheart Dance


"I... can’t help.... falling in love... with youuu..."
The Elvis Presley classic streamed throughout the dining room of the Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso on Valentine’s Day. Dancers waltzed around the room together, drifting with the sounds of the 50’s. Then, suddenly they picked up the pace, clucking along to the Chicken Dance, before sliding into the Cupid Shuffle.

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