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Whiting creates new animal control, special events departments

WHITING | The City Council recently created two new executive departments, one for special events and one for animal control.

September 21, 2014 6:15 pm

C.P. to assess impact of 5K runs on city resources

CROWN POINT | The growing popularity of mini marathons as fundraisers has city officials looking at the impact on municipal resources.

March 31, 2013 5:45 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities to be held Sunday

St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities to be held Sunday

CROWN POINT | Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events will host it's fifth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17 and will feature emergency vehicles, lit entries, Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the J…

March 12, 2013 9:15 am Video Photos


City of Gary Announces Calendar of Events for June 2012

GARY | The City of Gary cordially invites media representatives to announce and cover the following June events. Updates and reminders will be sent as appropriate. Note: This list is not comprehensive but was compiled as a result of submissions from the community. Please visit for…

June 06, 2012 9:50 am

Bosse takes helm of C.P. special events office

CROWN POINT | Diana Bosse has taken the helm of the Mayor's Office of Special Events amid plans to restructure the position at a higher pay rate.

March 24, 2012 9:15 pm

Private bookings for Valpo's Central Park start next month

VALPARAISO | Residents who want to rent Central Park Plaza for private events can start booking beginning in January.

December 25, 2011 7:15 pm

Hobart group seeking choir youth to perform at events

HOBART | Hobart officials are seeking youth choirs to perform during a Christmas tree lighting Dec. 2 or the Holiday Market on Dec. 11.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
Rainy day, die-hards mark last day of Hobart's Summer Market on the Lake

Rainy day, die-hards mark last day of Hobart's Summer Market on the Lake

HOBART | The steady rain that fell Thursday afternoon wasn't enough to send food vendor Laine Kasarda packing.

September 29, 2011 7:30 pm Photos


Summer Market on the Lake continues Thursday in Hobart

HOBART | The city's annual Summer Market on the Lake continues Thursday.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Mickey brings magic to annual Grande Finale

Mickey brings magic to annual Grande Finale

CROWN POINT | The Mayor's Office of Special Events celebrated their 7th Annual Grande Finale on New Year's Eve.

January 02, 2011 1:48 am
Winter Market brings hundreds to shop outdoors

Winter Market brings hundreds to shop outdoors

CROWN POINT | From candles, corn hole targets and bags to ugly Christmas sweaters, Crown Point's Winter Market offered a wide array of customers the opportunity to get their shopping done on a wonderful outdoor Saturday afternoon inside of a huge heated white tent.

December 18, 2010 4:14 pm Photos


Special events coordinator called money well spent

When Hobart officials budgeted last year to create the new position of special events coordinator there was little backlash, Hobart City Councilman David Vinzant recalls.

November 30, 2010 12:00 am

City's special events group is looking for Hobart volunteers

HOBART| The city's Special Events Committee is a diverse group of volunteers brought together with the common goal of bringing special events to the community, including the seasonal Market on the Lake and others.

September 24, 2010 12:00 am

Model boat races returning to Hobart's lakefront

HOBART | Last year's Clocktower Boat Race broke city festival attendance records with its draw of nearly 3,000 spectators, Special Events Committee member Janet Herrick said. She and other city officials promise this year's races Friday and Saturday on Lake George will be bigger and better.…

September 06, 2010 1:45 pm
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