As the mayor of the region's biggest city eyes a run for higher office, he might want to consult a neighboring school district on social media etiquette.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, based in Hammond, has been operating well beyond the Lake County border, bringing business to all of Northwest Indiana.
It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.
The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.
New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority does a remarkable job every Christmas of bringing visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center to celebrate the classic movie, "A Christmas Story."
I suspect Santa will have forgotten to deliver some gifts today. I’ll help him out with presents to the following:
The South Shore CVA's Board of Directors heard from Lake County mayors and the public about the South Shore Air Show moving to Fair Oaks Farms.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors voted to begin negotiations on a contract with Fair Oaks Farms for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.
CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.
HAMMOND | Hammond City Council President Mike Opinker, D-5th, said this week that Speros Batistatos' decision to move the air show to Newton County's Fair Oaks Farms is “totally ludicrous” and that "the taxpayers of Lake County should put a coalition together and go after Batistatos' job."
HAMMOND | Hammond's mayor is keeping up a steady barrage of flak over the departure of the South Shore Air Show to the rural fields of Newton County.
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.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is complaining about the South Shore Air Show moving to Fair Oaks Farms, in effect saying tourism efforts should be confined to Lake County's boundaries. Hogwash, we say.
Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
Bill Wellman, standing in the background looking at the statue of Flick licking the flagpole, deserves credit for the statue. Also shown are Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, and actor Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the classic mo…
HAMMOND | Flick getting his tongue stuck on a freezing metal flag pole at Warren G. Harding Elementary School remains a symbol of growing up in Northwest Indiana thanks to the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story."
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