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South Shore Convention And Visitors Authority

Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

The Central Area of the Links will gather at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza in Merrillville for the 2014 Central Area Leadership Summit. In addition to providing hands-on leadership training and transformational program opportunities to Links members Friday through Sunday, the organization wi…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Join the Town of Munster on Saturday for the inaugural Munster Ale Fest at Centennial Park.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Join the Town of Munster on Saturday for the inaugural Munster Ale Fest at Centennial Park.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
Head to Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!

Head to Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!

Join the Town of Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My! from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 1005 Centennial Park Drive. Participate in a costume parade, win prizes for best costumes, play games and trick-or-treat with local businesses.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Enjoy live entertainment, a chili cook-off, a pie eating contest, a bean bag tournament and more during Crown Point’s Oktoberfest. The annual festival will take over the square from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA seeking participants for classic car exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking classic car owners who are interested in participating in a classic car exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center from March 26 through April 30, 2015. The exhibit would feature approximately 18 vehicles and include a histori…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

State of Mind Salon and Day Spa hairstylist Amy Carr styles the hair of 2014 ROSE Award winner Margaret Dubesa, of Michigan City, at the salon in Crown Point. The finalists received a free service at the salon before the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2014 R.O.S.E. Awards Di…

September 24, 2014 8:47 pm
R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

2014 R.O.S.E. Awards winner Darren Dewell of Crown Brewing talks to guests at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2014 R.O.S.E. Awards Dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

September 24, 2014 8:35 pm
R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

2014 R.O.S.E. Awards finalists arrive at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2014 R.O.S.E. Awards Dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

September 24, 2014 8:35 pm
R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

2014 R.O.S.E. Award finalist Qiana Sanders, a poker dealer at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, gets ready for her massage at the State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point. The finalists received free service at the salon before the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2014 R.…

September 24, 2014 8:34 pm
R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

R.O.S.E awards recognize excellent customer service

Amy Carr, a State of Mind Salon and Day Spa hairstylist, styles the hair of 2014 ROSE Award finalist Mari Hernandez, of East Chicago, at the salon in Crown Point. The finalists received a free service at the salon before the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2014 R.O.S.E. Award…

September 24, 2014 8:34 pm
Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Enjoy all things pumpkin, including pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin putt-putt golf; hay rides; a car show; live entertainment; food, arts and crafts vendors; and living history presentations by Company B 20th Regiment Indiana Infantry Civil War re-enactors at a Civil War enca…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards dinner. The dinner, hosted at Avalon Manor in Hobart, will honor 12 R.O.S.E. Awards recipients and three Recognition of Industry S…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Space Race Run/Walk features laser light shows, simulator tours

Space Race Run/Walk features laser light shows, simulator tours

Join the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 for the Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite school or organization to receive a free Family Science Night. This is a Calu…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: History geeks unite behind Pullman National Park plan

MARC CHASE: History geeks unite behind Pullman National Park plan

I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

The way the statue of Flick beckons fans of "A Christmas Story" to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond all year, you'd think Christmas never ends there.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downtown Hammond Council’s ninth annual Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at historic Harrison Park in downtown Hammond. For more information, …

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

The lady is on the move again. As president of the Lake Court House Foundation, lovingly called "The Grand Old Lady,” I would like to share with you the events of the past year.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County Line Orchard to open for season Sept. 6

County Line Orchard to open for season Sept. 6

County Line Orchard will open for the season Sept. 6. Visitors can enjoy numerous attractions, including apple and pumpkin U-pick fields, corn mazes, a kids’ farm, the County Line Orchard Kitchen and bakery. Visit www.countylineorchard.com.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
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