STORY OF THE WEEK

2014-05-11T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
May 11, 2014 12:00 am

New business in Chesterton among ROSE winners

Amy Gentry and Justin Reisetter walked away winners Thursday just 15 months after first opening the doors of their brewpub in Chesterton. The co-owners of Hunter's Brewing received "Newcomer of the Year" during the annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Awards presented by the Visit Michigan City LaPorte and Indiana Dunes Tourism organizations before nearly 300 people in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino.

Gary Heat, Light & Water Building one of 10 most endangered

Gary has at least 12,000 abandoned buildings, many of which are uninhabitable and beyond repair, but a preservationist group says one is a definite gem that should be saved. The Gary Heat, Light & Water Building was one of the original buildings U.S. Steel commissioned when it built up Gary as a company town in the early part of the 20th century. It was the last building designed by renowned architect George W. Maher.

Munster cardiologist accused of implanting unnecessary devices

A Munster cardiologist is being sued by two former patients who claim he performed unnecessary surgeries using improper devices and was not qualified to do the work. Dr. Arvind Gandhi is the subject of malpractice lawsuits filed by Gloria Sargent, 47, of Griffith, and Raymond Kammer, 32, an Ohio man who used to live in Hammond.

South Shore CVA hosts annual tourism luncheon

National hospitality is a $2.1 trillion industry and how local tourism plays a role in that was lauded Wednesday during the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Tourism Week Luncheon at the Indiana Welcome Center.Speros Batistatos, president/CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, said in Lake County alone, tourism is a $1.62 billion industry that employs more than 15,000 people

New GPTC Hammond bus route delayed

Gary Public Transportation Corp. has pushed back the launch of its Lakeshore South route in Hammond to May 27, the second delay in getting the much-anticipated route started.

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