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Four local leaders lauded for innovation

Four local leaders lauded for innovation

Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase, left, and Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, are honored as October Innovators of the Month.

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Four local leaders lauded for innovation

Four local leaders lauded for innovation

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana selected Speros Batistatos, Marc Chase, Judge Salvador Vasquez and Judy Love as its October Innovators of the Month.

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Capturing the Current exhibit electrifies through Friday

Capturing the Current exhibit electrifies through Friday

View various forms of art showcasing artists’ interpretations of electricity at the Capturing the Current – An Artist’s View of Electricity exhibit in the Lilian Fendig Gallery at Carnegie Center, 301 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer. The exhibit continues through Friday, and hours are from…

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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
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
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
Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ignored how much is spent at the local level to make up for the lack of state dollars.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm 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
Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Attendees will also enjoy craft, antique and home déco…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park, 10 On The Lake in Michigan City.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscapes, wildlife, seashores, monuments, historic sites …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating contest and more. Visit www.pierogifest.net.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
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