Category Archives: Hammond

Ride the Rails Returns in July

UCA Ride and Rail Tour- There IS Something to Do this Summer!    For everyone who has said “Gee, I wish there was something fun to do,” we have great news.  The 3rd Annual Ride and Rail Tour will kick off from Downtown Whiting on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 promptly at 9a.m., returning shortly after…

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Hammond Declares Emergency & Curfew

In Hammond, there were peaceful protests on the streets of Hammond on May 30, 2020, which were assisted by the City of Hammond. These protests ended after being dispersed around 171st Street and Calumet Avenue after being halted by the Hammond Police Department when it was apparent the protesters intended to march onto I-80/94, which…

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Symphony Concerts in the Park Cancelled

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra has announced that the 2020 South Shore Summer Music Festival, set to begin in Crown Point on Saturday evening, July 25, has been suspended for the year.  The annual festival of free summer concerts performed by the Northwest Indiana Symphony has been a popular summer staple, offering the opportunity for…

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More #NWI Places Offering TeleHealth or TeleMedicine

     Governor Holcomb issued an executive order on March 30, 2020 with directives allowing flexibility for hospitals and health care professionals responding to the public health emergency declared by Governor Holcomb on March 2, 2020. As a result, the Indiana Department of insurance is directed to request health insurers to provide coverage for expanded…

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Local Breweries Help By Making Hand Sanitizer

     On Thursday, March 19, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in paving the way for licensed distilleries to produce ethanol-based hand sanitizer. Journeyman Distillery started bottling sanitizer that same day. “There was no question about what we would do,” said Journeyman founder, Bill Welter.     …

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Local Restaurants Offering Delivery And Pick UP!

Please help our Area Restaurants. You want them to still be here when this is all over, so they need your support now during this crisis!  Here’s a List of Area Restaurants Offering Delivery, Curbside, and Pick up, Check It OUT! CHESTERTON: El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine, Carry Out – 728-6962 25 % OFF! – 709…

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Breakfast at Emerald Green Restaurant

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      It’s a beautiful weekend and a great breakfast experience is your ultimate goal. So where do you go for something different?      Well, now you can spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday morning breakfasting at The Emerald Green Restaurant at The Lost Marsh from 8a.m to Noon.  …

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Books, Brushes & Bands for Education Annual Tea Fundraiser

     Come out for a fun and entertaining afternoon  on Sunday, May 3rd from 1-3 pm at the Hammond Marina banquet room on the 2nd floor. Expect to be dazzled by the local talents on display and experience the arts provided by the creative students from Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education non-profit organization. …

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El Taco Real – Mexican Restaurant

     El Taco Real began in 1972 by Raymundo Alcorta Garcia and his wife Esther Anguiano Garcia, because her cooking was “good enough to be served in a restaurant.” It soon became a family business utilizing their son Raymundo and daughters Lillie and Maria and many relatives to prep, cook, wait, lay tile, paint, repair…

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Aquatic Play Center, Hammond

     Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the  opening of the new Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake. Bring your children, twelve and under, out for fun in the sun at the new splash pad.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.    The…

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