Category Archives: shopping

Town Wide Garage Sale And Sidewalk Sale – Hammond Indiana

     Who is ready for the FUN of the FIND?      EVERYONE is welcome to participate and EVERYONE is invited to join us! If you love to go treasure hunting, if you love to shop, or if you like to learn about organizations in the area, then join us for a “haunting” good…

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New Vintage Market Opens in Griffith Indiana

     Flying around looking for someplace new? A place to dip in your wings while hunting for that something unique?  Come roost for a while at the Empty Nest Market, an emporium of collated artisans.  Hatched August 1, 2020 in downtown Griffith by 2 friends, Melissa Whiting  & Colleen Razesloot, this open airy space…

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Valparaiso Parking & Picnic Tables Help Downtown Restaurants Amid Covid19

In March, city of Valparaiso implemented a number of 15 minute spaces to encourage carry-out and curbside pickup for our local downtown restaurants. The 15 minute parking spaces allow for quick trips for carry out and curbside pickup, shopping, and services that have become important to local businesses during the pandemic. Due to the outcry…

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Summer Barn Shop Hop Announced

The Summer Barn/Shop Hop showcases 5 unique LaPorte County Barn Shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Five $25 gift certificates will be awarded. Shopping lasts for 3 Whole Days – from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte County’s best kept secrets~ tour…

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Autumn Colors Craft Show Coming to Hammond

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to bring you the Autumn Colors Craft Show 2020 on Saturday, October 3rd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center, located at 5825 Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN  46320. Come on by to shop small businesses, handcrafters, and local consultants in the…

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5 of the Best Things to Buy from a Thrift Store

5 of the Best Things to Buy from a Thrift Store

Chances are you’ve already heard about how important it is to shop sustainably. Not only does it greatly benefit the environment, but it also does wonders for keeping your bank account from running empty. But with all the talk about how it’s better to shop at secondhand stores rather than supporting fast fashion, nobody’s really…

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Garage Mahal is Cancelled

     Garage Mahal (the name is rumored to be French for “Stuff”) has the potential to be the biggest ever, with everyone out looking for great bargains. Besides, one good aspect of the sheltering in place is that  everyone had a chance to clean out their basements and garages. This year’s event, to be…

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Business Marketing During Quarantine

     During these strange times, Businesses are having to get creative. This is the time to think “out of the box” – LITERALLY! Now is Not the time to think you can have a “vacation.” Small Business Owners have to work even harder!     Marketing is an investment. It takes steady investing over…

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Senior Shopping Hours & Discounts due to Coronavirus

     Some retailers are setting aside time for their most vulnerable customers to shop.      Because older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19, a number local of stores are dedicating time or opening earlier for senior shoppers and other at-risk groups.      In addition, panic shopping has left many…

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Things to do In Merrillville Indiana

Create Art At Busy Bees Art Studio at Southlake Mall Southlake Auto Cruise Nights NwIndiana Symphony Orchestra Concerts at Living Hope Church Visit Albanese Candy Factory Visit Hidden Lake Park – Drive Thru Christmas Lights during the Holidays Concerts & Shows at Living Hope Church Shake up Christmas Theatre Show, Easter Egg Hunts, Kids Carnival,…

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