Category Archives: Hammond

Create a Holiday Tradition

Create a New Christmas Tradition Today We believe one of the best things about Christmas is the family traditions that build up around it, creating happy memories that last long after the last of the Christmas is gone. So, continue your family tradition or start a new one, and here’s five special ideas we’ve chosen…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” – a Tribute to Perry Como/Andy Williams TV Specials

**** Recommended **** Wow! The first time I reviewed “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” was in 2004! The show, a tribute to the old Perry Como/Andy Williams TV specials, is a nice blend of traditional and contemporary (written before 1960 contemporary) carols. “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” is a holiday must-see. 4 Spotlights “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas”…

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Beatniks Babes and Boys – Lots of Holiday Laughs

Over the weekend, I had a rare evening off, so I decided to catch Beatniks Babes and Boys, a very funny comedy/variety show and fundraiser for Beatniks on Conkey, home to Beatniks Productions and Hammond Community Theatre. Rip & Bonnie Johnson, owners of Beatniks on Conkey, who graciously interacted with their guests before the show…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” Returns to Towle Theater

15th Annual Holiday Show at the Towle Theater “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” The Towle Theater has been producing its hallmark holiday show for the past 14 years to sold out audiences.  This year, they have once again reinvented “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” just in time to get you in the holiday mood. The overall concept of…

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“Mark of Cain” is a Must-See at Beatniks

*** Recommended *** The Mark of Cain” has all the ingredients for a nail-biting thriller – an old semi-abandoned cottage on a lake, a skanky neighbor, a self-serving psychiatrist and an escaped mental patient! Co-Directors Rip and Bonnie Johnson, also the people behind Beatniks Entertainment, have put together a suspense-filled production full of twists, turns…

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Towle Theater’s “Hypnosis” is an Ingenious Thriller

**** Highly Recommended **** Audiences are loving the Towle Theater’s production of “Hypnosis”, an old-fashioned thriller, with an ingenious plot and enough twists and turns to satisfy any mystery fan. If you’ve ever watched Hitchcock reruns on TV, where you’re never quite sure who’s doing what to whom. On the other hand, since “Hypnosis” doesn’t…

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Freddy’s Steakhouse Named Top 10 in Indiana

Freddy’s Steakhouse in Hammond Indiana, was recently named the Top Ten steakhouses of Indiana by the bestofIndiana website. Only one other steakhouse was named from Northwest Indiana.      Freddy’s Steakhouse in Hammond, Indiana, has a been favorite among Hammond residents and Indiana residents for almost half a century. They have quality steaks and fresh, baked…

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“Hypnosis” is a Thriller Comedy at Towle Theater

     “Hypnosis,” is a mesmerizing thriller with plenty of twists and a liberal dash of comedy running from September 8th thru September 21st at Towle Theater. Teachers get in free for 3 nights during the Educator Appreciation Nights starting with September 8th.      The Great Gordo, an alcoholic stage hypnotist in the twilight of his…

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Activities abound at 14th Active Living Faire

The 14th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake on Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a Bike-athon and a Walk-a-thon to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Interested organizations can partner with the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI)., the sponsor of the Faire, and have their members raise money by having friends, family and…

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Local Breweries Win National & State Awards

New Oberpfalz Brewing, located at 121 E. Main Street in Griffith, Ind. was awarded a Gold Medal for Their Flagship Helles Lager beer in the 2017 US Open Beer Champiionhips, a national beer brewing competition. “We are honored to win this prestigious national award. Helles Lager is the beer that helped formulate the ideas from…

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