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Christmas Story

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

EDITORIAL: 'A Christmas Story' celebration should spread

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority does a remarkable job every Christmas of bringing visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center to celebrate the classic movie, "A Christmas Story."

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Hammond native Nick Mantis knew little about humorist and radio legend Jean Shepherd until after the city hired him five years ago to produce a short tribute that commemorated the 25th anniversary of "A Christmas Story," Shep's best known and most enduring work.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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FROM the FARM: Hammond Christmas Fest nets prized cookie recipes

FROM the FARM: Hammond Christmas Fest nets prized cookie recipes

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
Prime Calendar

Prime Calendar

ONGOING Building Fit Friends, 10:30-11:30am Mon, Wed, Fri, Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St, Chesterton. 219.926.4204. dunelandymca.org. This fitness class geared toward seniors ages 65 and better aims to increase agility, range of motion and strength.

November 19, 2013 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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November 17, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

My Grandad could drink, smoke and swear like a sailor -- probably because from 1942-1945 he was one.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

'Little piggies' polish off potatoes in 'Christmas Story' contest

About 70 entrants got piggy for the holidays Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, imitating the famous Mommy's Little Piggy scene in the yule-tide comedy "A Christmas Story."

December 15, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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'Christmas Story' a downtown draw

'Christmas Story' a downtown draw

Ron Jaki, left, and his son, Adam Jaki, of Gary, pose for a photograph with Santa during Saturday's A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond.

November 17, 2012 2:55 pm
'Christmas Story' a downtown draw

'Christmas Story' a downtown draw

Kaman Elston, 4, waits with his family to cross the street during A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond.

November 17, 2012 2:55 pm
Keeping traditions, downtowns alive

Keeping traditions, downtowns alive

Jacob Bell, 8, dressed as Ralphie, poses for a photograph on a firetruck during A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond earlier this month. The promotion is one of many in the area seeking to draw shoppers to local stores.

November 17, 2012 2:55 pm

Christmas trees on display at Indiana Welcome Center

HAMMOND | As part of the annual ‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home exhibit, 36 local businesses, non-profits and civic organizations will decorate Christmas trees for viewing at the Indiana Welcome Center.

November 14, 2012 4:54 pm
Christmas Story Tribute

Christmas Story Tribute

Participants of the Parker family look-a-like contest from 2011.

November 02, 2012 7:41 pm
Last chance to see South Shore CVA's  'Christmas Story' exhibit

Last chance to see South Shore CVA's 'Christmas Story' exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore CVA is pleased to report that our "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center is less than 700 visitors away from breaking our past attendance records, and just short of our 2nd highest gift shop sales record.

January 05, 2012 4:02 pm

The Christmas story, Calumet Region style

EDITOR'S NOTE: This tale was first told in this space in December, 1981.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
Piggies race to down spuds in 'Christmas Story' contest

Piggies race to down spuds in 'Christmas Story' contest

HAMMOND | On the word "go," 6-year-old Tessa Rodriguez's head shot down as she used her mouth to snap up the plate of mashed potatoes. But while eating, a hiccup put some of the food in her mouth back on the plate. That didn't matter to Tessa.

December 17, 2011 2:50 pm Photos

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Christmas Story Tribute

Christmas Story Tribute

People shop Saturday for memorabilia from "A Christmas Story." The Downtown Hammond Council presented the Hammond Holiday Kick-off Celebration, including a tribute to the film, along Hohman Avenue.

November 19, 2011 8:00 pm
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