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Methodist Hospitals Foundation Celebrates Annual Mardi Gras Benefit


Anyone strolling through Innsbrook Country Club Saturday night could easily have mistaken their surroundings for New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. Since 2011, Methodist Hospitals Foundation has been delighting patrons and community members with an annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Benefit. Everything from the sparkling Mardi Gras beads adorning guests’ necks to the bustling bluesy band marching throughout the rooms transported attendees straight to the Louisiana city.

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Hammond Celebrates the Region with 219 Day 2018


On Saturday, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the 219 Day Committee welcomed Region Rats from all across Northwest Indiana as they threw a party to celebrate 219 Day, the Region’s official holiday.

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219 Day is "Strongest" Party in the Region


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 219 Day Committee invite all Region residents over 21 years of age to join us for the fun, weird and wacky event that celebrates everything Region, 219 Day. The 219 Day is at the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 17 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. This year, the event’s theme is “Feats of Strength”. There will be a Gladiator Joust, Punching Arcade, Thumb Wrestling, Tattoo Contest, Climbing Wall, Selfie Booth, Region Rat Piñata and more. The event is free admission.

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Duneland, Hobart & Portage Chambers Host Combined Event to Power Community Potential


If you’re a small business owner, being a member of your local chamber of commerce is incredibly beneficial. It provides you with many contacts, and prospective clients for whatever business you may run. Indeed, that’s the primary mission of a chamber, to link up businesses in a community and provide ways to help them grow.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Tips a Hat at 13th Annual Y-Bash

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Jeans, flannel, and cowboy boots. While some don’t expect such a dress code to pair well with an evening event, the Valparaiso Family YMCA board members trusted their instincts and threw a country-themed celebration for their 13th Annual Y-Bash.

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Plenty of Fun This February along the South Shore Line

Plenty-of-Fun-This-August-along-the-South-Shore-Line-2017Now that the holidays are behind us and a new year is upon us, there is still a lot going on in the Region. Don’t let the cold dissuade you from venturing out along the South Shore Line in search of fun things to do!

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Mini Road Trip Getaway's from Northwest Indiana


As the winter months slowly but surely give way to spring, the travel bug starts itching to take flight. While most of us don’t have a week-long tropical cruise scheduled anytime soon, here’s some drivable mini-vacations that can give you a day or two of adventure with less than a four hour road trip. Whether exploring towering natural wonders among Indiana’s forests or enjoying a charming small-town shopping trip, these destinations are sure to make it on your weekend getaway list.

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Smiles and Love Abound at Annual Valparaiso YMCA Daddy Daughter Date Night


The halls of the Valparaiso YMCA were filled with couples Saturday night, but instead of wearing workout gear, they were decked out to the nines with suits and gowns as the YMCA held one of their most popular events: Daddy Daughter Date Night.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Junior Achievement Winter Wonderland Prom

Junior-Achievement-2018The Board and Staff of Junior Achievement of Chicago, NWI Division, are thrilled to announce our Second Annual Gala. The Avalon Manor in Merrillville will be transformed on Friday, February 23rd into a magical Winter Wonderland for the JA Prom, so dust off your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of fun and surprises!

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Recognizes Departing Members, Welcomes New Year of Prosperity

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce had the Blue Chip Casino buzzing on Wednesday night, not with swarms of eager gamblers, but with the excitement of both new and old members looking toward the future of Duneland-area prosperity.

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Happy Birthday, Many Happy Returns!


Birthdays hold a special meaning for us. They signify the day that we entered this world and became a part of the lives of our family and friends. As we grow older and enter new friendships, those that care for us want to help celebrate the fact that we are in their lives. Enter the birthday celebration.

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