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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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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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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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Industrial Revolution Weekly Salute, Sarah Breedlove

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This week Industrial Revolution salutes Sarah Breedlove (Aka: Madam C.J. Walker) (1867-1919). Sarah’s parents and elder siblings were slaves when Sarah was born, but she became the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Her mother died of yellow fever when Sarah was only 5, and her father died of the same disease shortly thereafter. Orphaned at the age of 6, she married at 14 to escape the mistreatment of her abusive brother in law’s household. Three years later her daughter Lelia was born but, when Sarah was 20, her husband was killed in an accident. As a widowed single mother, she decided to move to St Louis to start a new life and left with only her baby and a boat ticket. She found work as a...

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Italian Charm Abounds at Life Care Center of the Willows' 'I Salici' Night

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The Life Care Center of the Willows dining hall was transformed into “I Salici Bistro” on Wednesday and became filled with smiles, the sounds of music and the smell of great Italian cuisine.

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Blackbird Diaries: Just What Is It About Blackbird Café That Makes It So Special?

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Some places just have *it*.

When you go in to Blackbird Café – whether you’re going for a scone and Blackbird Blend in the morning, a soup or salad for lunch, a veggie burger for dinner, or even just a coffee while you plug away at a project with your headphones on full blast – there’s a certain something about the place that brings in people of all creeds, ages, and lifestyles to fuel their day morning, noon or night.

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Dining Specials All Month Long in February at Blue Chip Casino


Dining-Specials-All-Month-Long-in-February-at-Blue-Chip-Casino-2017At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Mac & Cheese Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with mac and cheese, bacon, red onion and cheddar cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the February Beer of the Month, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’.

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Yuengling Beer to Spill into the Hoosier State via Indiana Beverage

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Beer lovers rejoice! No longer will Hoosiers have to cross into other states for the delicious taste of America’s Oldest Brewery because D.G Yuengling & Son Inc. is expanding to Indiana with the help of Indiana Beverage.

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Celebrate with Your Special Someone at Kelsey's Steakhouse!


kelseys-valentines-day-2017Stop in on Tuesday, February 14th for Valentine's Day, and enjoy one of our delicious specials. Start with our Stuffed Portobello Mushroom appetizer for $10.95 then choose from either our King cut Prime Rib with 10 pieces of Grilled Shrimp OR our Filet Medallions with 10 pieces of Grilled Shrimp for only $28.95.

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Celebrate with Your Special Someone at Kelsey's Steakhouse in 2017


Celebrate-with-Your-Special-Someone-at-Kelseys-Steakhouse-in-2017Stop in on Tuesday, February 14th for Valentine's Day, and enjoy one of our delicious specials. Start with our Stuffed Portobello Mushroom appetizer for $10.95 then choose from either our King cut Prime Rib with 10 pieces of Grilled Shrimp OR our Filet Medallions with 10 pieces of Grilled Shrimp for only $28.95.

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Call for Restaurants to Participate 3rd Annual Savor the South Shore


savor-south-shoreThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is once again presenting Savor the South Shore – Restaurant Weeks and is seeking restaurants to participate. More than 30 restaurants participated in last year’s 14-day culinary celebration along the South Shore. Savor the South Shore takes place from February 20 to March 5 and offers diners discounted 3-course menus.

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