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Blue Chip Casino's Eighth Annual Brewfest Media Preview Night Showcases Local Craft and Creativity

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The Blue Chip Casino was host to an IPA-lover’s paradise on Thursday evening, where brewmasters from 11 local breweries showcased their handcrafted brews to media members and selected guests in preparation for the Eighth Annual Blue Chip Brewfest in May.

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The City of Crown Point to Host Giant Iconic Kissing Couple Enhancing Exhibition Honoring all Branches of Service


City-of-Crown-PointOn Monday, April 23rd the installation of the dramatic Embracing Peace sculpture by renowned American artist Seward Johnson will begin at approximately 8am at the Legacy Fields Sportsplex located at 1313 E North St. near the main entrance.

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United Way of Porter County Brings Women Together at 2018 Women United Bunco Bash

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Bells were ringing on April 17th as women from around Porter County gathered to play some good old-fashioned Bunco. United Way of Porter County hosted their 2nd Annual Women United Bunco Bash at Spa Special Events Center in Porter. Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital, the event offered a fun, social opportunity to support United Way’s mission to uplift lives in Porter County.

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Local Radio Station WVLP and Dozens of Local Musicians Play to Packed House for Fifth Annual Stars Over Valpo Concert

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Local Valparaiso radio station WVLP proved once again that you do not have to drive all the way to Chicago for entertainment, showcasing dozens of the best and brightest stars available anywhere at one fun-filled evening of music and laughter. Stars Over Valpo - WVLP’s premier fundraising event - celebrated its fifth annual year to a packed auditorium at Valparaiso University’s Center for the Performing Arts Duesenberg Recital Hall.

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NWI Young Professionals Bring You the First Annual Region Games: May 5th

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Good things happen when great people come together all in the name of philanthropy. On Saturday May fifth, five regional young professionals’ groups: Full Circle Young Professionals (from the Duneland and Portage Chambers), EPIC (Crossroads Chamber), Young Leaders United (YLU – United Way of Porter County), La Porte Jaycees (La Porte Chamber), and the Lakefront Career Network (LCN – Michigan City Chamber) will host the first annual Region Games!

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StoryPoint Brings Everyone to the YMCA's Table with Culinary Excellence

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On a warm Wednesday afternoon, a medley of tantalizing smells welcomed guests at the entrance of the Duneland YMCA. StoryPoint, a new independent senior living community in Chesterton, hosted one of their popular “give back” events to support their partnership with the Y. This time, tacos were on the menu.

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Watershed film premiers at Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration


Sarah ChurchA Purdue University research scientist who developed a film on water with input from collaborators from local cities, water and conservation planners, homeowners and farmers, will screen her project at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on April 21, at the Porter County Expo, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso

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Blackbird Café Features Local Artist and Former Employee, Cortney Carey, in Art Reception

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Art has a way of bringing people together from all walks of life. At Blackbird Café, the focus isn’t just about the coffee and paninis; It has an extraordinary focus on art, making itself the epicenter of art culture in Valparaiso, a midwest ‘Vesuvio Café.’

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Whiting Mascot Hall of Fame Open House Celebrates the Mascots That Make American Sport So Much Fun

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Sporting events are an integral part of American culture as teams build a culture around their stadiums, ballparks, and fields. A key part of that culture are the mascots who create lifelong memories for kids and families that come out to support their favorite teams. Whiting, well known for its calendar of fun, family-friendly events, is building a Mascot Hall of Fame for families to come and learn about, engage with, and appreciate those icons of American sports.

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Judas Priest Brings Heavy Metal to Hammond's Horseshoe Casino

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When speaking of iconic heavy metal bands, one can’t get too far without referencing Judas Priest. The band formed in 1969 and though it’s seen some changes since, it has remained true to its heavy sound. We got the chance to talk with bassist, Ian Hill, ahead of the band’s April 6th performance at the Horseshoe Casino - here’s what he had to say!

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Asia Day at Indiana University Northwest Celebrates Diversity and Unity

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Even if April can’t break Northwest Indiana into warmer weather, the Asian American Student Association at Indiana University Northwest apparently has plans to, judging by the buzz and energy that filled the Gary campus’ student center for the university’s Asia Day event.

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