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The 2016 Whiting Fest Pierogi Preview Guide


Brace yourselves, Whiting is coming.

Weird, wacky, and undeniably Whiting, the Pierogi Fest returns to the Little City by the Lake on Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31.

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Pierogi Fest Goes High Tech Offering New App

Pierogi_Festival_2014-4In an attempt to show that Pierogi Fest can master technology, or to demonstrate that it cannot, organizers of this year’s Pierogi Fest (Downtown Whiting- July 29-31st) have released its first ever App, which is downloadable from most sources including Apple. In addition, the festival will expand its clothesline wayfinding system using clothesline mounted signage. “With 275,000 attendees it’s just too loud to scream directions to everyone, so we figured that some attendees will use smart phones or their eyes to figure out how to get around,” noted Tom Dabertin, Chairman of Pierogi Fest. “The clothesline mounted signage worked quite well for everyone except Giants who complained that it was a bit low!”

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Golfers Hit the Links at Sand Creek to Support LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America


Beautiful seventy-five degree weather welcomed golfers to Sand Creek Golf Course on the morning of Monday, June 25. LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America hosted its annual Scramble For Scouts event, inviting golfers to play for a good cause.

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Ludacris Brings Region Together and the House Down at Festival of the Lakes


The power of two thunderstorms tried its best to put a damper on a day when one of the country’s biggest entertainers rolled into Hammond, yet its energy was nothing compared to that of the crowd at Wolf Lake Pavilion.

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Memorial Opera House Excites Valpo With Old Fashion Sock Hop

MohSockHop1There is no better place in Porter County to celebrate and have a great time than the William Urschel Pavilion. The Memorial Opera House Foundation threw it back a couple of decades during the Back to the 50’s Sock Hop on the evening of Friday, July 22nd. The proceeds garnered during the event went to support Memorial Opera House.

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One of the Herd: SSCVA Unveils Lake County Bison as Part of Indiana’s Bison-Tennial Celebration


On Thursday, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and South Shore Arts unveiled the Lake County bison for the State's Bison-tennial project at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

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Eli Young Band to Bring Country Sensibility to Festival of the Lakes


Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes always guarantees there’ll be a show for everyone - whether you’re a fan of R&B, classic rock, or country. This year Mayor Tom McDermott picked the right band for the festival within the country scene: the chart-topping Eli Young Band. The four piece will be making their debut at the Pav on Thursday night, but before the lights go up on their set I got the opportunity to talk to Eli Young’s drummer Chris Thompson about the current place in their career, their upcoming album, and what to expect from their FOL set.

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Boyz II Men Concert Kicks of a Fun-Filled 2016 Festival of the Lakes


Wednesday, July 20th kicked off Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes with a free concert headlined by Boyz II Men. Hosted at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, the festival is a much anticipated event for the region.

“I hear from so many people that say they don’t plan vacations during Festival of the Lakes week,” said Hammond Mayor, Thomas McDermott Jr., “You can come out and watch these bands for free and they are top quality.”

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Here's How to Know Where to Pokemon GO in The Region


There’s a ton of reasons people love Pokemon GO. Myself, I love the fact that it’s an interesting way to get out in Northwest Indiana and discover great new local businesses and landmarks while enjoying a nostalgic pastime. Others seem to like its relation to “geocaching,” a hide-and-seek type game that makes the entire world your playing field.

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White Key Gallery Holding 2016 Red, White Key and Blue Summer Sale

White-Key-Collage-07-12-16Red, White Key and Blue Summer Sale going on now at White Key Gallery. Now is a great time to find something special for your home. "Morning Mist" by Wendy Franklin, 17x17 wool and silk was $425.00 NOW $340.00. All beach glass jewelry by Susie Quiriconi 10% off. This necklace was $250.00 NOW $225.00. All Esclusso candles on sale. Large sail set was $84.00 NOW $50.00.

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers at this Year’s Hammond Festival of the Lakes


On July 22nd, George Thorogood and The Destroyers bring their raucous brand of Blues and Rock’n’Roll to the Region at this year’s Festival of the Lakes in Hammond.

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