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Relay Race pays tribute to iconic scene in ‘A Christmas Story’

Relay Race pays tribute to iconic scene in ‘A Christmas Story’

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 …

December 04, 2012 12:11 am Photos

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Challenger Learning Center’s Second Saturday program offers holiday activities

Challenger Learning Center’s Second Saturday program offers holiday activities

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.

December 04, 2012 12:03 am

Heroes to be celebrated at Indiana Welcome Center

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.

November 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Dillinger Museum to be featured on Travel Channel

Dillinger Museum to be featured on Travel Channel

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…

November 12, 2012 1:38 pm Photos

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Sports Indiana Announces the Launch of Their New Website and Celebrates Their Grant Program.

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.

November 07, 2012 11:31 am

Operation Christmas Child to hold packaging party Nov. 13

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will be hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing party in conjunction with Mummydeals.org.

November 05, 2012 12:11 pm

Challenger Learning Center plans Second Saturday activities for families

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be holding their Second Saturday family science program on Saturday, Nov. 10.

November 05, 2012 12:05 pm

Tell us what you want for Christmas

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…

October 30, 2012 1:17 pm

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.

October 18, 2012 1:05 pm

Southern Shores Brew Fest slated for Oct. 20

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.

October 09, 2012 2:12 pm
Winner announced in South Shore CVA photo contest

Winner announced in South Shore CVA photo contest

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.

September 28, 2012 6:03 pm
ROSE Winners Announced at Awards Dinner

ROSE Winners Announced at Awards Dinner

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.

September 27, 2012 11:37 am

South Shore CVA to host 2nd annual Tech Summit

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.

September 24, 2012 1:40 pm
St. Mary School to receive Family Science Night at Challenger Learning Center

St. Mary School to receive Family Science Night at Challenger Learning 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.

September 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Teams set to play in inaugural Majestic Star Casino Series NSA championship

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.

September 24, 2012 10:06 am

ROSE award nominees demonstrate definition of guest service

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…

August 30, 2012 11:59 am

South Shore CVA hosts “Summer Fun Along the South Shore” photo contest

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is currently accepting submissions to their photo contest themed “Summer Fun Along the South Shore.”

August 16, 2012 11:38 am

Nominate an Outstanding Front-Line Employee for annual ROSE Award Recipients

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…

August 10, 2012 11:11 am

South Shore CVA CFO appointed to Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet

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.

August 10, 2012 11:06 am
Challenger Learning Center offering Space Adventure Camp scholarships

Challenger Learning Center offering Space Adventure Camp scholarships

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.

July 16, 2012 10:47 am

Space shuttle simulator to offer tours

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.

July 02, 2012 10:54 am

Webb House, Inc. to participate in South Shore Air Show’s charity event

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…

June 22, 2012 7:35 am
Crown Point astronaut native to attend Space Race

Crown Point astronaut native to attend Space Race

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…

May 31, 2012 9:42 am

Leon's Triathlon highlights Region

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 …

May 21, 2012 3:14 pm
Challenger Learning Center Welcomes New Executive Director

Challenger Learning Center Welcomes New Executive Director

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) is pleased to introduce Becky Manis as the organization's new Executive Director.

November 03, 2011 9:37 am

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Set to Host Tech Summit

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.

September 27, 2011 8:42 am
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