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Engstrom Jewelers Helps to Make 10th Annual American Greyhound ‘Polar Plunge’ a Record Breaker


This month, over 50 people were ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ as they braved the chilly waters of Lake Michigan for the American Greyhound 10th Annual ‘Polar Plunge’.

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Grounds Guys of Valparaiso Offering Discounts of Christmas Décor throughout March 2017

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The Grounds Guys of Valparaiso has recently acquired Artistic Visions of NWI, a landscape lighting and Christmas Décor business. We're offering discounted pricing to our customers throughout the month of March on stock Christmas Décor items, such as wreaths, garland, mini lights, and C-9/C-7 bulbs and lamp cord. All of our products are LED, and commercial grade. We install, take down, and store your product in our climate controlled facility that is under 24/7 video surveillance.

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The Chicago Street Theatre Presents a World Premiere by One of Their Own


Over their 62 years, Chicago Street Theatre has gained a reputation as a company that takes risks with edgy works, as well as, new and original material that's never been seen before. January 27 through February 11, audiences can experience the World Premiere of Pale Dream by CST member Matt Pera. The new drama is directed by Traci Brant and tells the compelling story of Russ and Doug; two brothers who drifted away from one another and the dreams of their youth. When their father becomes ill, they are forced to reunite. The homecoming brings up numerous emotional questions as the pair confront the people they've become and who it is they might have been.

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The Venue at Horseshoe Casino: Upcoming Concerts and Special Events

Hosreshoe-Upcoming-Events-January-2017_01 If you want to see the biggest names in music live in memorable Chicago concerts, you’ll find them at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Chicago. Here’s a look at some upcoming shows you won’t want to miss!

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Portage 16 IMAX Turns 10 Years Old

Portage-16-IMAX-Turns-10-Years-OldThe Portage 16 IMAX in Portage, IN will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this week with 10 Days of Deals including Gift Card giveaways to select rewards’ members of the Frequent Moviegoer (FMG) Club. The Goodrich Quality Theaters’ 16-screen multiplex opened its doors on January 11th 2007 and since has sold over 6 million movie tickets, served over 2 million sodas and popped over 2 million tubs of popcorn.

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Von Tobel Boasts ‘Best-Kept Secret’ in Valpo

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When driving past the store and lumberyard at the corner of Washington and Monroe Streets just south of downtown Valparaiso, many folks might not realize what all Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware has to offer.

That’s why Bill Kaye calls Von Tobel’s flooring department “Valpo’s best-kept secret.” The full-service department can help with everything from the design and planning stages to layout and installation.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2017 Call for Artists

Lubeznik-Art-and-Artisan-Festival-2016Application to the 2017 Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival is now open. 65-100 exhibitors will be selected to exhibit and $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded. We invite artists and artisans to apply to this high-quality contemporary art event. Application deadline is March 10, 2017.

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Industrial Revolution Weekly Salute, Margaret E. Knight

Industrial-Revolution-Margaret-E-KnightThis week Industrial Revolution salutes Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914)! Margaret Knight started working in factories at a young age. She had a “knack” for solving problems that others couldn’t figure out. She made her first invention (a safety device) at the young age of 12 after witnessing a co-worker’s injury while working on a machine. Being the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, this led to her nickname “Lady Edison” as well as 27 other patents and over 100 different inventions in her lifetime.

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Amazing Dining Specials at Blue Chip in January 2017

Amazing-Dining-Specials-at-Blue-Chip-in-January-2017At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Italian Beef Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with Italian beef, hot giardiniera, green peppers, garlic aioli and provolone cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the January Beer of the Month, Quaff On Six Foot Blonde Ale. Also at The Game, enjoy three delicious BBQ meatball sliders, with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, coleslaw and crispy onion straws for $8.

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A Constant Hub of Activity: Chicago Street Theater Prepares for 63rd Season, 20th Anniversary


Year 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary since moving into the building located at 154 W. Chicago Street in Valparaiso. This building is the second home, the escape, the place of entertainment for the many community members who appear at its doors destined for the stage or for the audience. This is the world of the Chicago Street Theater and it is one you don’t want to miss.

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Lots of Favorites At Blackbird Cafe


Every Tuesday afternoon the Ideas in Motion Media office treats themselves to their favorite menu items from Blackbird Cafe. This weekly lunch break went from habit, to tradition, to ritual. We're obsessed with every mouthwatering flavor Blackbird is able to bring to our lunches. Every employee has one menu item they swear is Blackbird's best. Instead of telling every person we run into (which we do too often), we decided to compile them all here! 

To see Blackbird Cafe's full menu click here!

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