Mayor Steve Spebar from Whiting Indiana on the PanoramaNOW at Noon Radio Show

Wonderful World of Whiting – Interview with Mayor Steve Spebar

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     For a smaller population than most places in Northwest, the City of Whiting has lots to do. Home of the infamous Pierogi Fest, Whiting Indiana has an enhanced the quality of life that should be envied by everyone. Whiting has an Easter parade, a July 4th parade, a Pierogi Fest parade and the Holiday Illuminated parade. Families from the East Side, South Chicago, and Hammond flock to Downtown Whiting on the weekends, cause there’s always something going on, not to mention the many downtown restaurants and shops.
     Some of their additional amenities include the Whoa Zone Water Park, their own Symphony Summer Concerts, as well as Free Summer Concerts, an active downtown Art Studio, monthly Cruise Nights and their own Farmer’s Market. In addition, there’s the beautiful Lakefront Park on Lake Michigan, the Mascot Hall of Fame (with resident days), Oilmen Baseball, Ymca, an active and innovative Carnegie Hall Library and their own Hoosier Theatre downtown.
     They even have their own monthly newspaper, which was started up by Baxter Design & Advertising in 1999 (for 21 years) in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. The paper’s Calendar of Events usually has 25 – 30 events and activities.
     In addition to monthly 2nd Saturday activities downtown, and several Festivals throughout the year, they are adding a brand new festival this September. The Empanada Festival will be held September 10th from 11am – 10-pm, at Whiting Lakefront Park with live music, entertainment, beer garden, food, crafts and family fun. The 2nd Saturday in September is the Lemonade Bingo on Saturday, September 17th from 11am – 2pm.
     The rest of the year finished off with Wickedly Whiting in October, and their annual Home for the Holidays parade and holiday festivities. Check out Mayor Steve Spebar’s interview on the PanoramaNOW Facebook videos, where he mentions future developments planned. Visit www.whitingindiana.com or their Facebook Page for more information.

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Illuminated Parade Returns To Whiting Indiana Friday Dec. 2nd

     Whiting is known for many activities, especially its wonderful parades—4th of July, Pierogi, Easter and now you won’t want to miss the   Illuminated Holiday Parade on Friday, Dec 2 sponsored by Notre Dame Credit Union! Costume Characters, Animated Displays, Reindeer and Santa Claus will be the Stars of the parade. Continue Reading . . . 

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Things To Do In Whiting Indiana

      Although the City of Whiting is a little City by the Lake, it is quickly becoming a must-see Tourist attraction. Recent additions and changes to the area have made this little town quite the place to see. There’s everything from the Beachfront Park – Whihala Beach to a Bird Sanctuary, bike trails, hiking trails, and very close-by Wolf Lake & Splash Pad and Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Indiana. Continue Reading . . 


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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.