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A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

Feast fests begin in LaPorte County on Friday night with free popcorn with a movie and an opening reception at the Lubeznik Center and barbecue, beer and blues in Beverly Shores on Sunday.--- Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

July 31, 2014 10:00 am
The Little Inn That Could:  Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

The Little Inn That Could: Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

Like many projects, the development at Harbor Shores, started as part of the vision of David Whitwam.

July 26, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Generations of Northwest Indiana families built their lives around the many jobs that major industries brought to this area more than 100 years ago. The adjacency to the Great Lakes created a transportation hub not only at manufacturing centers in Hammond, East Chicago and Portage, but also …

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Research vessel stops at EC Marina

Research vessel stops at EC Marina

EAST CHICAGO | The WG Jackson Great Lakes research vessel stopped in East Chicago Thursday as part of its 33-stop summer tour.

June 19, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In this 2012 file photo provided by 5gyres.org, a sample of "microbeads" collected in eastern Lake Erie is shown on the face of a penny. Illinois environmentalists expecting a battle with business over a call for a ban on the tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products, found the ind…

June 18, 2014 3:33 pm
In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterway…

June 18, 2014 3:24 pm
Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

MICHIGAN CITY | Seeing a photo of the Cuyahoga River on fire in Time magazine while sitting his dorm room drove David Ullrich to an environmental career spanning more than 40 years.

June 05, 2014 6:49 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Boost protection for Lake Michigan beaches

Swimming in Lake Michigan can be dangerous, even without the rip currents that can develop. In fact, it's the most dangerous of all the Great Lakes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Related
Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

SCHERERVILLE | Stakeholders do not have to choose between the environment and the economy, a federal representative told Lake County leaders Friday.

May 09, 2014 8:03 pm Photos

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I'll work for pragmatic Great Lakes solutions

One of my priorities in the U.S. Senate is protecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin from the spread of invasive species like Asian carp.

May 07, 2014 5:36 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Drop Rust Belt reference, use Opportunity Belt now

GUEST COMMENTARY: Drop Rust Belt reference, use Opportunity Belt now

Connected to our biggest trading partner, Canada, and to the rest of the world through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Great Lakes states are our nation’s manufacturing and agricultural powerhouse.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

A Chicago-based advocacy group is calling for changes in consumer practices and legislation aimed at keeping plastic and other waste out of the Great Lakes.

April 29, 2014 6:30 pm
First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch and roll as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

April 17, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

An Environmental Party and Roan & Black opening on Saturday in Michigan and then back to Merrillville for a splendid, even intimidating buffet at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The weather looks divine.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 17, 2014 10:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

At long last the mile-high snow piles have melted away. In their wake, I find two things to reflect on.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

April 07, 2014 11:15 am
Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

The winter from hell has caused the shutdown of blast furnaces that normally burn around the clock at U.S. Steel Gary Works.

April 04, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

The Great Lakes shipping season has kicked off after the iciest winter in 35 years.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm
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