The Crown Point community stormed the ice at the brand new Bulldog Park on Saturday after Mayor David Uran cut the ribbon on the highly anticipated project. The brand-new, roughly $11 million facility is open for the rest of the winter, letting families step on the ice for tons of holiday fun.
For a sports team, few things are usually permanent. Players often graduate, retire, and get traded. Stadiums and fields move, grow, or are rebuilt. Mascots on the other hand, rarely change once introduced. They help cultivate a team’s culture, foster good relations throughout their communities and generally entertain hundreds, thousands, or millions worldwide.
Whiting, well known around the Region for its many interesting and often somewhat off-beat attractions such as the Pierogi Fest, is on the verge of opening a celebration of those often weird and rambunctious icons that help make collegiate and professional sports so memorable - the National Mascot Hall of Fame. Featuring exhibit after exhibit showcasing the inducted mascots, the science and creativity behind them, and much more, the Mascot Hall of Fame is a premiere national museum...
The City of Whiting was very much alive Wednesday evening as community members came together to celebrate the newly erected Mascot Hall of Fame at the first annual FurTie Fundraiser. The night raised funds for the museum and showcased the building to the business community. Many sponsors, supporters, and business owners from all over Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland got their first glimpse of the interactive museum that will be a crucial contributor to Whiting’s growth in years to come.
We published several hundred entertainment stories to the ValpoLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Valparaiso were fair game for good news.
Following a great “Ladies’ Night” last week, it was the guys’ turn Thursday night for Albert’s Diamond Jewelers’ annual “Men’s Night.” From free massages, whiskey tastings, to casino tables, it was a night the guys won’t soon forget!
Proving once again that there is certainly no shortage of good news in Northwest Indiana, Ideas In Motion Media was thrilled to present their 7th annual Good Life Awards event, honoring those individuals and non-profit organizations who work tirelessly year-round to make the Northwest Indiana region a better place in which to work, play, and live.
On Tuesday evening, friends and families united at the Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso for the VNA of Northwest Indiana’s annual Tree of Remembrance Ceremony. The tradition is a way to honor passed loved ones during the holiday season.
A Michigan City favorite has returned! Hundreds of people filled the street waiting to see Old Saint Nick to make his way down Franklin in the Snowflake Parade. Attendees were in for a fun-filled night to celebrate ‘the most wonderful time of the year!'
“It’s an old tradition here in Michigan City for the Santa Claus and Santa’s house which is a replica of the old one from the 60’s and 70’s,” said Fire Chief Randy Novak, of Michigan City Fire Department. “We brought it back and we’re trying to make it as authentic as we can.”
Thursday evening Albert’s Diamond Jewelers in Schererville hosted their 16th annual Ladies Night event. The tradition started when they first initially moved to their Schererville location nearly 17 years ago, and it has been a hit ever since. In fact, attendees were so eager to get the night started, that the line lined around the entire store, well before the event’s official kick off at 5:00pm.
Albert’s Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Specialist, Christine Martinez, said it’s a great way for local ladies to get together and kick off the holiday season.