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July 4th

Boston was at center of American Revolution

Events around Boston made it the center of a rebellion we now celebrate on July 4. The Boston Massacre was followed shortly by the Tea Party in Boston Harbor and then by the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
Fireworks sales explode a year after drought

Fireworks sales explode a year after drought

Fireworks sales are skyrocketing compared with this time last year, when Northwest Indiana was facing drought conditions.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fireworks sales explode a year after drought

Fireworks sales explode a year after drought

Fireworks sales are skyrocketing compared with this time last year, when Northwest Indiana was facing drought conditions.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Continuing the tradition of long-range planning

Continuing the tradition of long-range planning

Lauren Kuechenber, 7, of Munster, came dressed for the holiday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Continuing the tradition of long-range planning

Continuing the tradition of long-range planning

A fireworks display for Munster's Independence Day Celebration last summer brought large crowds to Centennial Park. The site is an example of long-range planning in the town. The former landfill is now the town's main park.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Whiting Fourth of July Parade

Whiting Fourth of July Parade

Nine-year-old Devin Gibson of Whiting sports an unusual pair of sunglasses at the Whiting Fourth of July Parade Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

July 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Whiting Fourth of July Parade

Whiting Fourth of July Parade

Ten-year-old Kennedi Carnagey of Schererville watches the Whiting Fourth of July Parade July 4.

July 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Whiting Fourth of July Parade

Whiting Fourth of July Parade

No parade is complete without an appearance by Pipes and Drums of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

July 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Fireworks entertain the crowd Tuesday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

July 03, 2012 9:52 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

July 03, 2012 9:52 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Fireworks light up the sky Tuesday at Centennial Park for Munster's Independence Day Celebration.

July 03, 2012 9:46 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Eleven-year-old Kennedy Clayton, of South Holland, takes a whack at a giant beach ball Tuesday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

July 03, 2012 8:38 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Nicole Jamrose performs Tuesday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

July 03, 2012 8:38 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Three-year-old Ivy Henry, of Glenwood, takes a bite of corn Tuesday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

July 03, 2012 8:38 pm
Fourth of July events in the region

Fourth of July events in the region

Seven-year-old Peyton Henry, of Glenwood, sports a patriotic hairstyle Tuesday at Munster's Independence Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

July 03, 2012 8:38 pm
Griffith Independence Day Parade

Griffith Independence Day Parade

The Griffith High School marching band performs at Griffith's Independence Day Parade Monday July 5th, 2010.

July 05, 2010 6:44 pm
Local Mexican dancers peform in D.C.

Local Mexican dancers peform in D.C.

Jorge Emilio Corona, choreographer for the Ballet Folklorico dance troupe, helps 15-year-old Danny Guzman tune his guitar in preparation for a trip to Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2010 9:41 pm
Region uniting around winning attitudes

Region uniting around winning attitudes

Members of the Ballet Folklorico dance troupe practice their dances as they prepare for a trip to Washington, D.C. The group, which includes members from East Chicago and Whiting, performed at the White House for July Fourth festivities in 2010.

June 30, 2010 9:41 pm
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