Category Archives: shopping

BBB Black Friday Tips and Advice

     According to a recent survey by Google & Ipsos, 75% of shoppers will be looking to do holiday shopping around Black Friday, and 18% will be doing most of their shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you fall into those categories, the time leading up to the holidays might be stressful…

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Griffith Right To Life Resale Shop

In 2019, Moms and Tots Resale Shop is hoping to change their hours to begin being opening during the week and weekend, toward the end of January. Starting January 22nd, they will be open Tue – Fri. from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. In order to do that they must have the volunteer…

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J&L This & That Store Opens in Whiting

by Gayle Kosalko        I had looked forward to going into J&L This & That store located in the old Michelle’s Dance Studio on 119th Street.  For a few weeks, eye-catching and interesting window displays kept beckoning to me.        It’s so interesting when you first walk in,  you don’t know what to look at…

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Thanksgiving Costs Are Down in Indiana

According to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey, Hoosier shoppers should expect slightly more affordable grocery store prices on traditional Thanksgiving food items this year. The average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year, including 12 traditional food items, is $47.22 or $4.72 per person, which is approximately 7 percent cheaper…

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Find Great Hand Crafted Gifts at Simply Amazing at Meijer Valparaiso

The Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store opened its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30…

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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is a Lot of Fun

**** Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple of things off my list…

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Compassion Marketplace Donates “God Water” to Liberia Africa

     The Compassion Marketplace has joined with the Key Club of Hanover Central High School for the 7th Annual Compassion Marketplace fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, October 5th, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at Hanover Central High School, 10120 W. 133rd, Cedar Lake, Indiana in the Field House. This family friendly…

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Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale – US 12 Heritage Trail

“Michigan’s longest garage sale” is getting ready for another year. It runs along US-12 Heritage Trail stretching more than 200 miles from New Buffalo to Detroit. So get ready for crowds roaming the streets of New Buffalo and looking for bargains AUGUST 11th -13th 2017 Open to businesses, homes and locations in New Buffalo, we…

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First Fridays On Lake Street – Miller Beach July 7th

July’s First Friday on Lake Street is Friday, July 7th! The Shops on Lake Street will be open late. Grab your friends and make a night of it! Every First Friday of the month, the shops and restaurants on Lake Street (Miller Beach) stay open late & offer specials for the evening. It’s a great…

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LaPorte County Spring Barn Shop Hop

The 4th Annual LaPorte County Spring Barn/Shop Hop will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 thru Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Tour 6 unique area LaPorte County shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art and more. Map available. Visit all 6 shops and enter drawing…

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