Crown Point Opens New Bulldog Park Downtown

   Crown Point just completed one of the newest public multi-use projects  — Bulldog Park. What started out as a mere vision is now a public place that makes the city even more welcoming for visitors and residences alike.      City officials wanted the downtown to be more than just a place for eating, drinking, and…

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“La Havana Madrid” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** I was delighted when I read that Teatro Vista was restaging “La Havana Madrid”, this time at the Den Theatre. Sandra Delgado’s well-researched play about La Havana Madrid, a nightclub which was located on the second floor of a building on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield, melds the sounds of…

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“Miracle” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** I have to confess, I am a Cub fan, so, of course. I loved “Miracle”.  If I were a Sox fan – or a fan of any other major league team – I doubt if I’d be so excited.  “Miracle” is the perfect musical for Cub fans of all ages, because…

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Spotlight Associate Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Next to Normal”

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** What a joy it is to have the supremely talented director David Cromer back at Writers Theatre. The North Shore native, who has been living in New York City for the past decade, returns to direct his sixth show (but the first in the new Writers Theatre building) with a touching and simply…

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Family Arts Fest – Munster Indiana

The Family Arts Festival Returns to Munster Indiana of June 23rd, 2019 with a host of Family activities to participate in. SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:      The Princess and the Pea, 9 am & 11 am , Only a real Princess can feel a PEA under a stack of 20 Mattresses! Meet Princess Penelope and her…

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“The Winter’s Tale” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** I enjoyed everything about the Goodman Theatre’s production of “The Winter’s Tale”, which is so rarely produced I’d only seen it once before. “The Winter’s Tale” is not one of Shakespeare’s comedies, although it has some rather hilarious comedic elements. On the other hand, it’s not a tragedy, either. This tale of…

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“Mama’s Boy” – Review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Sometimes, I just can’t get to our local theaters on opening weekend, even though that’s always my preference. Excuses, excuses, you might say, but I really couldn’t see the Towle Theater’s production of “Mama’s Boy” until later in the run. On the other hand, I was there for a Talk-Back session with…

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New Escape Room Opens in Whiting

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      The Region Escape Room will opened this week, bringing a truly unique and ever changing experience to Whiting and Robertsdale.      Jessica Schmidt, (a local rock singer) who, along with her husband Justin and partner “in crime” Rachael Boland opened the Room. They gave me a basic idea of what…

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Valparaiso Author Writes Children’s Books

     Once Upon a Time. There was a Professional Author named Joslin Fitzgerald, who enjoyed writing magical stories for all boys and girls. And loving kids of all races, faiths, weights, shades, also looks on their faces, while writing her original fairy tales.      This sweet lady wanted to teach children of all shapes and…

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City of Valparaiso Wins Bicycle Friendly Award

     Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists.  Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.        Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the…

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