WHITING | Indiana State Excise Police cited 20 people and five businesses Friday and Saturday outside Pierogi Fest in Whiting.
Cooks prepare pierogi at Dan's Pierogi stand Saturday during Whiting's annual Pierogi Fest.
Carolyn Kruszynski, a member of the Babushka Brigade, puts recipes "on line" as she prepares for the Buscia's Cooking Show at Whiting's Pierogi Fest on Saturday morning.
Sister Anne Marie taunts participants while sitting over a tank of water for the Carmelite Home Dunk -A-Nun fundraising game at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
Babushka Brigade member Lynn Duimich tempts audience members with palacinky samples Saturday during the Busica Cook Show at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
Members of the Babushka Brigade present comical demonstrations of Polish delicacies Saturday morning during the Buscia's Cooking Shot at Whiting's Pierogi Festival. "We try to keep it fresh, change it up, keep people guessing," said Babushka Brigade member, Carolyn Kruszynski of the cooking show.
Babushka Brigade member Patsy Kazragys distributes Stack n VanTil bags to members in the audience Saturday during the Buscia Cooking Show at Whiting's Pierogi Festival.
Members of the Babushka Brigade pray with Sister Anne Marie, third from right, of East Chicago St. Joseph Carmelite Home Saturday morning before the Buscia's Cooking Show, part of Whiting's Pierogi Festival activites. The festival continues through Sunday.
WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.
Whiting's Pierogi Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has once again gained national notoriety.
When Marty Dybel, Tom Dabertin, and Darlene Beerling were brainstorming ideas for a new community event 21 years ago, they all agreed upon two things: they wanted an ethnic festival, and they wanted it to stand out from the rest.
"Kung Pao Pierogies" use several different sauces to give this recipe an Asian influence.
This "Carbonara Pierogi" recipe uses cheese blended pierogies and tops them in bacon, parmesan cheese, and parsley for a truly Italian infused dish.
Inspired by traditional buffalo wings, this recipe combines the hearty flavor of pierogies with a "spicier" flare.
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.
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.
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."
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