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What To Do During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold • Stay indoors during the storm. • Walk carefully on snowy, icy, walkways. • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside. • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently…

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New Ice Skating Rink Downtown LaPorte

From January 21-February 21, 2022 enjoy a temporary refrigerated ice rink at Monroe and State Streets in Downtown LaPorte! We will have food trucks, lessons and other special events during the over four weeks of skating. WinterFest Ice Rink has a limited supply of hockey and figure skates available for rent. Must have socks! Outdoor…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Classic Soul, R&B Featured on Local Internet Radio Station

Most people think of internet radio as just streaming music, with random song after song in an endless playlist.  But Steve Williams and Karen Williams (not related) set out to create an internet station with real programming to offer R&B and classic soul music fans. They named the station The Sound of Soul with call…

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Frank Mrvan To Tour Gary Businesses Jan. 27th

The Gary Business Development Committee and the Gary Chamber of Commerce is hosted a mobile tour on Thursday, Jan 27th, 2022. Businesses that are on the precipice of creating jobs and opportunities for people in Gary and the Greater Northwest Indiana community were visited. An added bonus is that Frank J. Mrvan  accompanied the group…

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Indiana Dunes National Park To Start Entry Fees

     The National Park Service has approved an entrance fee for Indiana Dunes National Park beginning on March 31, 2022. The new fee revenue will help fund the Marquette Greenway Bike Trail, parking and transportation improvements and visitor services for a park that has seen its attendance increase from 1.7 million visitors to more…

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Beginner's Guide to Running Outside in the Winter

Beginner’s Guide to Running Outside in the Winter

The weather should never stop you from doing what you love. Run safely this season with our beginner’s guide to running outside in the winter.

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Unique Outdoor Activities for Your Family This Winter

Unique Outdoor Activities for Your Family This Winter

If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get your kids to play outside this winter, check out some unique outdoor activities for your family this winter.

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2 Dimensional Juried Art Show Call for Entries

We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art, as well as ceramic arts.  The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs and Southwest Michigan…

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Boston Singer Tommy DeCarlo And American Idol Rudy Cardenas Coming to 219 Day

The city of Hammond’s 219 Day 2022 will feature Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston, in concert with Rudy Cardenas of American Idol playing the classic hits of Boston & Journey. Region residents over 21 years of age are invited to join us for the fun, weird, and wacky event that celebrates everything Region—219…

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