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St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Eighth-grade history students from Hammond's St. John Bosco School learned of their region's participation in the Civil War during a Tuesday field trip to the Indiana Welcome Center.

April 15, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales, sports and checkers are among the themes of 70 chairs designed by local adults and students for the fifth annual Chairish the Children art project on display through April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 13, 2014 11:56 pm Photos

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Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales. sports and checkers are among the themes of the chairs designed by local students for the fifth annual “Chairish the Children” art project which is on display during April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 02, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

“Just a guy, a camera and a lot of clicking,” Michael Lewandowski says on his Lew Shots Facebook page.

March 18, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

HAMMOND | A group portraying a region fighting unit from America's bloodiest war will continue live demonstrations Sunday during a special Civil War exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 08, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Re-enactors to provide live demonstrations at Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors will provide live demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at a special exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 07, 2014 7:30 pm
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA announces Write a Theme winners

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners from its Write a Theme contest, held annually in conjunction with the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. The contest pays homage to Ralphie’s theme requesting a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

BP, South Shore Clean Cities to award more than $450,000

WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.

January 17, 2014 3:33 pm
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
Bankers get in the spirit of the season

Bankers get in the spirit of the season

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

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

Indiana Welcome Center offers holiday light show

HAMMOND | Visitors of the Indiana Welcome Center are invited to enjoy a holiday light show displayed outside of the building at 7770 Corinne Drive now through Jan. 5.

December 20, 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

Jean Shepherd's childhood home in Hammond.

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

Children from the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology answer questions about the window displays during a field trip to the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

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

Volunteer Joe Michalick assembles a window display in October for the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

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

A window display arrives in October for the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

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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