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McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. has signed the letter of acceptance for the $40,000 sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes required by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors. The money will be on its way, the board chairman confirmed Monday.

July 07, 2014 6:00 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

The saga of Thomas McDermott Jr. continues.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Join new citizens for music and fireworks tonight at Wolf Lake

Join the City of Hammond at 6 p.m. today at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake for the Citizen Naturalization Ceremony, followed by the Bill Porter Orchestra  at 7. Hammond’s spectacular fireworks display tops off the evening at dusk.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Deal for SSCVA sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes uncertain

HAMMOND | It has come down to a matter of verbal acceptance vs. written acceptance, and a $40,000 sponsorship of the city’s Festival of the Lakes may be dead in the water.

July 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Good job on Festival of the Lakes story, editorial

There have been moments when I clashed with The Times on different fronts. The one theme was always, what's news and what isn't news. 

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond releases finances on Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city released Wednesday a report outlining the financial status of the 2013 Festival of the Lakes.

June 18, 2014 6:51 pm

Mega Passes discount price of Festival of Lakes rides

HAMMOND | The Mega Pass, offering unlimited carnival rides for the Festival of the Lakes, is on sale through July 15.

June 15, 2014 12:15 am
EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Festival of the Lakes

Festival of the Lakes

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott shoots T-shirts to the crowd before the start of the LL Cool J concert at last year's Festival of the Lakes.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond Councilman misquoted

Hammond City Councilman Robert Markovich was misquoted in a story in some Thursday editions. Markovich said the council members who voted in support of Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojoa's request for a financial report on the last three years of the Festival of the Lakes were going with Mayo…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond council battle starts over festival finances

HAMMOND | A fight has erupted within the City Council regarding one councilman's demand for Festival of the Lakes financial information.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Donations help cover band costs for Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Last year, more than $200,000 was raised to pay for the musical acts at Festival of the Lakes. This year, the city hopes to do more than that, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said. 

June 10, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond children can spend summer in the parks

The Hammond Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Recreation Program starts Monday and runs until Aug. 1. The cost is $5 per child, Hammond residents only, and registration continues through June 27.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Singer Jimmy Cliff heads to Hammond, readers receive replies

OFFBEAT: Singer Jimmy Cliff heads to Hammond, readers receive replies

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am

Festival of the Lakes visitors can win VIP tickets by taking survey

HAMMOND | Visitors will have a chance to win VIP tickets to concerts at Hammond's annual Festival of the Lakes.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am
Festival of the Lakes organizers and attendees prepare for heat

Festival of the Lakes organizers and attendees prepare for heat

HAMMOND | Amid the high temperatures, Festival of the Lakes kicked off its first day of the five-day event at the Wolf Lake Memorial Park.

July 17, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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The Week Ahead - Lake County

MONDAY

July 14, 2013 12:05 am
Hammond's Festival of Lakes shines with many stars

Hammond's Festival of Lakes shines with many stars

For the 10th consecutive summer, music will fill the night air over the waters of Wolf Lake in Hammond, as the city’s Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. and The Hammond Parks & Recreation Department gift local music fans with five days of top name talent free of charge at The Pavilion Stage of Wolf…

July 11, 2013 11:25 pm Photos

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Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes to begin Wednesday

HAMMOND | The City of Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes will run Wednesday through July 21 at Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 Calumet Ave. The festival will feature free nightly live entertainment, carnival rides, a 5k run/walk, a car show, a golf scramble and a fishing derby. Admission i…

July 11, 2013 12:00 am
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