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Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

You name it and Northwest Indiana likely has a festival to celebrate it. Nearly every community throughout the region hosts some sort of festival during the year.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer questions before taking our air show

GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer questions before taking our air show

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (aka Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau) announced the annual Gary Air Show would be relocated from Lake County, where it has been for the last 10 years, to a private business in Newton County — Fair Oaks Farms.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pierogi Fest is all about the people who make it special

Helen Kocan would have been be proud of Whiting last weekend. She was the theme for this year's Pierogi Fest and her photo was seen everywhere with clever quotes such as "Pick up your trash."

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
Pierogi Fest Fast

Pierogi Fest Fast

A look at Whiting's Annual Pierogi Fest from prep to parade in just over a minute.

July 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Pierogi Fest Fast

Pierogi Fest Fast

A look at Whiting's Annual Pierogi Fest from prep to parade in just over a minute.

July 26, 2013 11:41 pm
Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago

Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago

Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago are one of the featured specialties served up this month at the 2013 Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage, 1417 Carroll St. in East Chicago, has hosted a food booth at the Pierogi Festival for the past six years and returns in 2013 with rings of his selection of sausages and other specialties.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Pierogi Fest to be featured by Yahoo!, TruTV

WHITING | Whiting's Pierogi Fest is grabbing another share of the national spotlight, this time from Yahoo! and TruTV, organizers of the event said Monday.

July 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Whiting welcomes everyone to a summer of fun

WHITING | As the summer gets into full swing, Whiting is gearing up for a whirlwind summer, filled with exciting events and developments in the city.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

Whiting hosts Arts Alive! Garden Walk this Saturday

It's time to remind you that things are blooming here in Whiting as Arts Alive! holds its annual Garden Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. You can get tickets the day of the event at the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, Pami Petunia's, Whiting Flower Shop or Chrislove Collectibles. The …

June 20, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Batistatos wants no part of true regionalism

GUEST COMMENTARY: Batistatos wants no part of true regionalism

As head of the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, I agree with your May 6 editorial calling for regional cooperation on tourism efforts. There’s already a viable seven-county organization, the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission, that promotes tourism in our region.…

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
SHELF LIFE: How Hoosier foods put the culture back in agriculture

SHELF LIFE: How Hoosier foods put the culture back in agriculture

Mention the term Hoosier cuisine and you might get a snotty sniff and the mention of fried cheeseburgers (yes, there are places in Indiana where that is a specialty but hey no one is perfect) and outlandish fair food – deep fried Twinkies anyone? But writer David Hoppe and photographer Krist…

October 20, 2012 6:38 pm Photos

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Icons come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes filled with cheese or kraut

We just went to the Drury Lane Theater to see the Debbie Reynolds Show. She looked wonderful and had some great repartee with the audience.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am

Size of Pierogi Fest is choking the city

Whiting's a great city to live and work in, and has done a remarkable job selling itself to the public.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am
Lollapalooza brings Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, and more to Chicago

Lollapalooza brings Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, and more to Chicago

Drawing a sold out crowd, Lollapalooza features everyone from Jack White to Hailey Reinhart to AVICCI during its three-day festival in Grant Park.

August 02, 2012 8:00 am
Whiting's Pierogi Fest starts with some serious silliness

Whiting's Pierogi Fest starts with some serious silliness

WHITING | The city’s annual Pierogi Fest basically comes down to two questions: What did you eat, and what did you see?

July 27, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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Polka Parade kicks off Pierogi Festival

Polka Parade kicks off Pierogi Festival

Thousands of people packed the streets of Whiting for the start of the Pierogi Festival.

July 27, 2012 10:15 pm
Pierogi Fest Announces A Record Number of Food Vendors

Pierogi Fest Announces A Record Number of Food Vendors

WHITING | If you are hungry, then the perfect place to visit is the upcoming Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana which will feature a record 72 (that is seventy-two, not nine or five) food vendors this year, including 19 Pierogi vendors. The total number has eclipsed the Taste of Chicago (which…

July 26, 2012 11:43 am Video Photos

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Get your pierogi, and enjoy the parade, dancers, music and crafts

On Facebook they're already counting down the days and the hours, but by the time you read this, you only have to wait one more day for Pierogi Fest, which begins Friday at 11 a.m. in downtown Whiting.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am
Pierogi Fest comes to Whiting this weekend

Pierogi Fest comes to Whiting this weekend

WHITING | Pierogi Fest, an annual nod to the city's Eastern European heritage, began with a 100-foot stretch of downtown with one booth selling its namesake dumpling.

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