Chesterton European Market

      Join the Chamber for the continuation of the European Market, Northwest Indiana’s premier outdoor artisan and farmers’ market every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Third Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chesterton.       Visit the Market at Third & Broadway in Chesterton for trick-or-treating with the market vendors,…

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Dunes Learning Center

     Dunes Learning Center at Camp Good Fellow in Indiana Dunes National Park has education programs to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature.      Immersed in nature, Dunes Learning Center connects learners of all ages with the natural world through lessons in conservation and sustainability led by professional educators in an outdoor…

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The Best Wedding Ideas for Spring

The Best Wedding Ideas for Spring

Spring is the season of rebirth, so planning a wedding in those warming months can carry over those uplifting themes of hope for the future. To properly convey a sense of optimism, you should carefully select your decorations and other elements. Consider these best wedding ideas for spring. Hold It Outdoors Summer’s beating sun can…

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Lowell Labor Day Festival

     For over 75 years the Lowell Labor Day Festival has been a part of the Labor Day weekend festivities. The Labor Day weekend in Lowell is a tradition of the state as it incorporates the longest running Labor Day Parade in the state and the Festival kicks off the weekend with family fun.…

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Valparaiso Chocolate Walk

Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! The 8th Annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s dream. Ticket holders will be able to visit some of Downtown Valparaiso’s treasured destinations and receive a tasty chocolate sample at each one. Since this is a “walk” you can take your time to stroll through beautiful…

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“Stop Kiss” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** For the fifth time in the past 14 years the play “Stop Kiss” is being presented here in Chicago, and each production has been presented by vastly different companies. Ironically, four of the five (including this one) have opened in the month of January. Do we as Midwesterners crave dark and intellectually stimulating works…

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Step Outside of the Box: 5 Ways to Foster Creativity in Kids

Step Outside of the Box: 5 Ways to Foster Creativity in Kids

Hopefully, we witness those moments where a child lights up with joy and excitement when they’re doing something they love. Whether they’re dancing around the kitchen or running around the playground with other kids, this bright spirit fills up our own. But sometimes, more often now than in the past, we see children stuck to…

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Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Winter is the time to take the necessary steps to improve your home’s appeal if you plan on putting it on the market in the spring, when most people begin to look for a new house. There are many things that can be done improve a home’s buy-ability. While an entire kitchen remodel may not…

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Tips for Building a Home Theater Room

Tips for Building a Home Theater Room

If you love the experience of going to the movie theater but hate leaving the comfort of your home—and paying the consistently rising ticket and snack prices—consider creating your very own movie theater in your house. Home movie theaters are becoming increasingly common, as the cost of televisions and other electronics has declined significantly. Today,…

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“Top Girls” – A Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** “Top Girls” is an unusual play written by British playwright Caryl Churchill. Since I’d seen the play before (a Dunes Summer Theatre production in 2010), I knew where it was going. A word of warning, what with the weird dream sequence in Act I, will be more or less incomprehensible – at…

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