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Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Car

Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Car

Purchasing a vehicle is a substantial financial decision. The last thing you want to do is drive off the lot, only to be met with a heaping serving of buyer’s remorse down the road. To avoid getting a bad deal, it’s important to be aware of some of the biggest mistakes people make when buying…

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Creating Curb Appeal in the Winter Months

    Creating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase the value of a home by as much as 17 percent. But it can be challenging to achieve great curb appeal in the cold weather months.         Here is a checklist from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an…

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Dyer Indiana Opens NEW Skating Rinks

Dyer Indiana opened two new ice rinks at the tennis courts of Northgate Park along Calumet Avenue in Dyer Indiana, a project that has long been in the making. The rinks may be closed due to warm temperatures according to Dyer Director of Parks and Recreation Michael O’Shea. The rinks will be open from 10…

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Unapologetically Noir Photography Exhibit

“What does it mean to be black?” is one of the main questions centered around the exhibit “Unapologetically Noir.” Featuring over 30 photographs of black men and women from all walks of life, Anderson showcases diverse physical and mental characteristics of the participants. Inspired by the documentary “The Black Catholic Experience” by community activist Elaine…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring during the Pandemic during the winter months, however Sledding happens to be a socially distant activity for Family Fun in Northwest Indiana. In spite of the Pandemic, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for your winter pleasure. Sledding…

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Best Practices for Winter Recreation

Getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task, as the days get colder and the nights get longer. Most of us hit the pavement or gym and only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re…

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Indiana Seniors Over 70 May Register for Covid Vaccine

    The ISDH just announced that vaccinations will begin for persons age 80 & older on Tuesday January 13th.       Residents age 80 and older can self-register for a vaccine appointment starting at 8:00 AM CST on  January 13th by going to ourshot.in.gov. (Please Note: The registration website will NOT go live until 8:00 AM…

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Souper Bowl Benefit Coming in January

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana invites you to the second annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, January 31st, from 1pm-3pm. This soup sampling competition will feature 20+ soups, local vendors, raffles, and squares for the big game. All proceeds will support hunger relief programs and services throughout Lake and Porter Counties. Masks and social distancing…

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Birding Festival 2021

     Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 13th – May 16th 2021 at the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.        Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person…

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LaPorte Winterfest 2021 Announced

     The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to  restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by…

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