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HAMMOND | The City of Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes will run Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21. The festival will feature free nightly live entertainment, carnival rides, a 5k, car show, golf scramble and fishing derby.
PORTAGE | The Portage Knights of Columbus will be hosting a trivia contest from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m., on Saturday, June 1.
HAMMOND | From one of the most memorable scenes of the holiday classic ‘A Christmas Story,’ the Oh Fuudge Relay Race pays tribute to the events leading up to Ralphie blurting out the mother-of-all-bad-words. Join the Indiana Welcome Center as they host the event on Saturday, December 8 with …
HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be offering their Second Saturday Family Science Program on Saturday, December 8 from 1-3 p.m. with activities following the holiday season.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting a special event for all fire, police, EMS, military and Hoosier Helpers to say thank you for their service and dedication to our community and our country.
PORTER | With the recently acquired Splash Down Dunes property and plans for updating and reopening, Seven Peaks has already immersed themselves in the local community. The Utah-based company is well underway in its first fundraiser to benefit local schools.
HAMMOND | The Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum will be exploring the story of John Dillinger’s infamous escape from the Crown Point, Indiana Jail, in 1934. The episode, which airs Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m. CDT, showcases the wooden gun that helped Dillinger escape from the “esc…
HAMMOND | SportsIndiana.org has gotten a facelift. The new site is user-friendly and includes features such as an interactive community map, individual community sports venue pages, membership information and detailed information about the Sports Tourism Business Development Grant Program.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will be hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing party in conjunction with Mummydeals.org.
HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be holding their Second Saturday family science program on Saturday, Nov. 10.
HAMMOND | The locally produced documentary entitled: “Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh,” has been completed and will make its broadcast premiere on Monday November 5, at 8 p.m. (CST) on the presenting station - WYIN - Lakeshore Public Television out of Merrillvi…
HAMMOND | What do you want for Christmas? Write a theme and tell the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority what you really want for Christmas, much like Ralphie Parker did in the holiday movie classic, “A Christmas Story.” Ralphie pours his heart out in his theme for his teacher, Mis…
Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society and White Foundations commission poster commemorating Old Lincoln Highway
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society, with support from the Dean & Barbara White Foundation, has commissioned a 100th Anniversary Poster commemorating the Old Lincoln Highway in Merrillville.
WHITING | The Northwest Indiana Sports and Entertainment, Inc. has announced an inaugural beer fest. The fest, called Southern Shores Brew Festival, will highlight some of best beers from Indiana breweries. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., inside Oil City Stadium.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be holding its 2nd annual Tourism Tech Summit on Monday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Indiana Welcome Center. The Tech Summit will be ADA accessible and will feature live captioning of all presentations through…
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority announced the winner of its 2012 summer photo contest on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Light in the Mind photography seminar.
CEDAR LAKE | The banquet room of Lighthouse Restaurant was filled as more than 200 hospitality industry professionals came together to exemplary customer service at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards Dinner.
HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will begin offering educational events and activities for families the second Saturday of every month. The program, called Second Saturday Family Science Programs, will begin on Saturday, October 13, from 1-3 p.m.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be holding its 2nd annual Tourism Tech Summit on Monday, October 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Indiana Welcome Center.
HAMMOND | In conjunction with the Challenger Learning Center’s inaugural Space Race, St. Mary School in Crown Point is the recipient of a Family Science Night. On Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., students, families and staff will have an all-access pass to the center.
MERRILLVILLE | The Northern Indiana National Softball Association Adult Softball league will be holding their “D” and “E” Majestic Star Casino Series championship games at Hidden Lake Park on Sept. 22 and 23.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for the Annual ROSE Awards. The ROSE Awards, an acronym for Recognition of Service Excellence, honor front-line employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Guests, managers and owners are…
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has received the Smith Travel Research report for the month of July, showing an increase in occupancy over last year as well as above the national average.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is currently accepting submissions to their photo contest themed “Summer Fun Along the South Shore.”
HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will be hosting the photography seminar Light In The Mind on September 23.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for the Annual ROSE Awards. The ROSE Awards, and acronym for Recognition of Service Excellence, honor front-line employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Guests, managers and owners ar…
HAMMOND | The Chief Financial Officer of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Janis Flutka, has recently been appointed to the Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet.
DYER | The 2012 9 and 10-year-old Indiana State Little League Tournament will begin on Saturday, July 28 at the Dyer Little League Complex. Fourteen district champions will play in the tournament that will crown a state champion on Thursday, August 2.
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will soon be host to approximately 10,000 players, coaches and family members traveling for the 2012 National Softball Association Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball “B” World Series.
HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with NASA's Summer of Innovations project, is offering students from East Chicago and Gary scholarships to one-day Space Adventure Camps.
HAMMOND | Convention and Visitors Authority will be offering space shuttle simulator tours at the Indiana Welcome Center on July 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Cost of a full simulator tour is $5. Attendees can take a short walk through for $3, and children 4 and under for $2.
WHITING | On Sunday July 1st, the Northwest Indiana Oilmen play host to the U.S. Military All-Stars. This stop in Whiting is part of the barnstorming "Red, White & Blue Tour" featuring the only "joint" armed forces baseball team in the world. They will be here for a very important MISSIO…
MERRILLVILLE | The Madison Scouts and Merrillville High School "Band of Pirates" are pleased to announce the Merrillville Music Festival, a Drum Corps International (DCI) tour event scheduled for June 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) at Merrillville High School's Demaree Stadium.
WHITING | The Northwest Indiana Oilmen will host their first annual youth baseball camp on June 27th. Hosted by former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle, campers will learn the fundamentals of baseball first hand from Kittle, as well as members of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen.
GARY | Webb House, Inc.’s goal is simple: To help veterans in need. From the time they were formed in 2009, Executive Director Robert Farmer and the rest of Webb House, Inc. have worked toward providing assistance to the men and women who have put their lives on the line during their time in…
HAMMOND | The 2012 South Shore Air Show will see many changes with Marquette Park construction, but one defining change to the weekend event is the addition of Beach Bash for Regional Charities, a charity event focused on local not-for-profits.
WHITING | The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are now offering group rate tickets. Group tickets offer reduced pricing in box, bleacher or lawn seats, with group sizes beginning with 20 people.
HAMMOND | In what Challenger Learning Center hopes to be an exciting addition to their continuous mission of promoting space and science exploration, the Space Race 5k recently received news that former NASA astronaut and Crown Point native Colonel Jerry Ross will be participating in the day…
HAMMOND | More than 750 participants will compete in the “world’s fastest triathlon” on Sunday, June 3th at 8am in Hammond, Indiana. Leon’s Triathlon will take place at Wolf Lake Park and includes a 1.5K swim; 40K bike and 10K run. The event will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet affiliates …
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will hold the annual Tourism Week Luncheon at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond on Wednesday, May 9th.
HAMMOND | We are looking to partner with you. The 2012 South Shore Air Show located 25 minutes from Chicago is looking to offer you exclusive interviews with the US Air Force Thunderbirds and press rides with experienced pilots and parachute teams.
GARY | City of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, announced that Speros Batistatos, President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, was appointed to the City of Gary Park Board.
WHITING | Whiting Mayor Joseph M. Stahura, along with business partners, Don Popravak and Northwest Indiana's legend and former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle; and various leaders/representatives from the Northwest Indiana community will hold a press conference at Whiting City Hall, on Tuesday…
CROWN POINT | Four homes will be featured in the 15th Annual Home Tour sponsored by Zeta Psi Chapter Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. The Flamini home is one of the four, located at 1643 Chalone Court in White Hawk Country Club. All of the homes are located in this subdivision.
CROWN POINT | The women of the Zeta Psi chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will host its 15th annual Christmas House Walk from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.
CROWN POINT | Let's get ready to party! This holiday season, throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and make it down to the Indiana Welcome Center's annual ‘A Christmas Story' holiday event, for the most festive book launch event of the year.
HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) is pleased to introduce Becky Manis as the organization's new Executive Director.
HAMMOND | One dozen exceptional stories were shared with the hospitality industry tonight at the annual ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) awards ceremony and dinner.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority's will host a Tech Summit on October 4 from 8a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Indiana Welcome Center.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority is pleased to introduce Nicki Mackowski as the organization's new Director of Community and Public Relations.
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