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Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

August 22, 2014 5:55 pm Photos

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Challenger Learning Center plans August Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Science Program on Aug. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will include a storytelling session and two planetarium shows. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

August 05, 2014 11:37 am

‘Chair’ish the Children reception, auction scheduled for April 30

HAMMOND | The annual ‘Chair’ish the Children reception will be hosted at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, April 30. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. visitors can view 70 child-sized chairs decorated to represent what it means to cherish our community’s children.

April 25, 2014 3:47 pm
Challenger Learning Center plans October Second Saturday event

Challenger Learning Center plans October Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be hosting its Second Saturday Family Science Program on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event’s cost is $15 per person and will include a mini mission, a laser light show and a planetarium show.

October 07, 2013 10:46 am

American Police Canine Association convention coming to region

MERRILLVILLE | The American Police Canine Association will be hosting their yearly conference at Radisson Hotel in Merrillville through Sept. 27.

September 26, 2013 11:14 am

Challenger Learning Center to host Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be hosting its Second Saturday event on Sept. 14. The event will feature planetarium and laser light shows.

September 06, 2013 1:37 pm

South Shore CVA receives Legacy Foundation grant

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently received a Lake County Community Fund grant from Legacy Foundation.

September 06, 2013 12:41 pm

Challenger Learning Center to host Space Race

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be hosting a Space Race 5K run/2K walk on Sept. 22. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., participants will race through Purdue University Calumet’s campus.

September 06, 2013 11:36 am
South Shore CVA releases “Rube,” 30 Stops in 30 Days video

South Shore CVA releases “Rube,” 30 Stops in 30 Days video

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated their 30th anniversary with the month-long 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign. The campaign took the South Shore Tour Mobile throughout the South Shore, promoting attractions, festivals, businesses, restaurants and events. Stop…

August 23, 2013 5:04 pm Photos

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South Shore CVA awards $2,000 Family Express gift card

South Shore CVA awards $2,000 Family Express gift card

HAMMOND | To celebrate the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s 30th anniversary, the campaign 30 Stops in 30 Days was created to take the South Shore Tour Mobile throughout five counties in July. With a different stop each day, the Tour Mobile promoted attractions, festivals, bus…

August 23, 2013 4:53 pm

South Shore CVA accepting nominations for annual ROSE Awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for the annual ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, August 29.

August 22, 2013 2:39 pm

Reflections photography exhibit opens

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s fourth annual photography exhibit officially opened Aug. 15, at the Indiana Welcome Center. This year’s exhibit theme is Reflections, and features 107 photographs from 58 local photographers.

August 22, 2013 2:41 pm

South Shore CVA announces final Faces of Tourism

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the final six individuals of their 30 Faces of Tourism campaign.

July 31, 2013 4:23 pm

Tourism bureau launches Sagamore Plan

HAMMOND | During the recent South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Board of Director strategic planning retreat, the SSCVA’s President & CEO Speros A. Batistatos announced an organizational restructuring plan.

July 31, 2013 4:09 pm

South Shore CVA announces 30 Faces of Tourism

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has released the names of the newest group of the 30 Faces of Tourism.

July 31, 2013 1:55 pm

Public invited to free disc golf expo

MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the upcoming Professional Disc Golf Association Pro World Championships, the public is invited to attend a free disc golf expo on Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. During the FlyMart, attendees will learn about disc golf and th…

July 31, 2013 1:23 pm

South Shore CVA welcomes new Director of Sales

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is pleased to announce Kristen Thomas as the organization’s new director of sales.

July 25, 2013 3:37 pm

South Shore CVA’s 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign continues

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s 30 Stops in 30 Days will be continuing with scheduled stops in Hammond, Hobart, Valparaiso, Portage and Chesterton. The 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign takes the South Shore Tour Mobile throughout the South Shore, promoting attractio…

July 25, 2013 3:25 pm

Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge conference coming to Radisson

MERRILLVILLE | The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Indiana will be hosting their annual conference at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. The event started Tuesday and will continue through Sunday.

July 25, 2013 1:04 pm

South Shore CVA continues announcing 30 Faces of Tourism

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has released the names of the newest group of the 30 Faces of Tourism.

July 24, 2013 2:59 pm
Departing SSCVA executive vice president honored with Golden Knight baton

Departing SSCVA executive vice president honored with Golden Knight baton

GARY | During the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s 30th anniversary beach party, attendees celebrated the many accomplishments and successes of the organization over the years. Past and present members of the board of directors, employees and special guests joined the celebrat…

July 24, 2013 11:47 am Photos

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Public invited to attend disc golf clinic at Lemon Lake County Park

CROWN POINT | Lake County Parks and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be offering a disc golf clinic on July 27, from 11 a.m. to noon. Beginning at the Lemon Lake Flight Center, attendees will learn the basics of disc golf from a professional player.

July 23, 2013 2:49 pm
South Shore CVA hosts anniversary party

South Shore CVA hosts anniversary party

GARY | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has been celebrating 30 years of leading the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the month of July with their 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign and announcing the 30 Faces of Tourism. In addition to the campaign and recognizing the …

July 23, 2013 2:10 pm Photos

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PDGA Professional World Championships coming to region

PDGA Professional World Championships coming to region

CROWN POINT | The Professional Disc Golf Association Pro World Championships will be played at Lemon Lake County Park and Hidden Lake Park Aug. 6, through Aug. 10. During a press conference on July 15, tournament planning officials and Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore …

July 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Challenger Learning Center to host July Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its July Second Saturday Family Science Program event on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 3:15 p.m. The event includes a laser light show and a planetarium show.

July 09, 2013 2:20 pm

South Shore CVA continues with 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be continuing with its 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign, visiting attractions, festivals, businesses and restaurants throughout the South Shore in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

July 09, 2013 2:13 pm

Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes to begin

HAMMOND | The City of Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes will run July 17 through July 21. The festival will feature free nightly live entertainment, carnival rides, a 5k, car show, golf scramble and fishing derby.

July 05, 2013 3:37 pm

Leon’s Triathlon to air Thursday, July 4

HAMMOND | Leon’s ‘World’s Fastest’ Triathlon will premiere on July 4, on Comcast SportsNet at 4:30 p.m. CST.

July 03, 2013 12:31 pm
South Shore CVA begins 30 Stops in 30 Days

South Shore CVA begins 30 Stops in 30 Days

MERRILLVILLE | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority officially kicked-off their campaign 30 Stops in 30 Days at Lakeshore Public Media on July 1. During a press conference, Executive Vice President Katie Holderby, as well as representatives from 30 Stops in 30 Days partners, dis…

July 02, 2013 12:49 pm

South Shore CVA’s 30 Stops to kick-off at Lakeshore Public Media

MERRILLVILLE |  The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be kicking off the month-long campaign celebrating their 30th anniversary on Monday, July 1, at Lakeshore Public Media, located at 8625 Indiana Place in Merrillville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout July, the South Shor…

June 25, 2013 4:12 pm
City of Hammond, South Shore CVA announce new partnership

City of Hammond, South Shore CVA announce new partnership

HAMMOND | City of Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr., and South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Speros A. Batistatos announced a new partnership between the City of Hammond and the South Shore CVA during a press conference June 13. The two organizations will be wor…

June 24, 2013 12:19 pm

30th Leon’s Triathlon completed in Hammond

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana hosted the 30th anniversary of the “world’s fastest triathlon” on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon, a nationally broadcasted event, allowed participants to bike, swim and run their way through Northwest Indiana while millions of households across the nation watch the even…

June 24, 2013 12:13 pm

South Shore CVA hosts summer photo contest

LANSING | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is once again be hosting the Summer Fun Along the South Shore photo contest. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 1.

June 24, 2013 12:17 pm

IMPACT Network to host conference at Radisson Star

MERRILLVILLE | IMPACT Network will be hosting their annual conference beginning June 25 through June 29 at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. IGNITE 2013 will bring together numerous speakers from North America and Africa to minister various sessions throughout the conference.

June 24, 2013 11:32 am

Leon’s Triathlon to host fitness fest

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will be hosting the 30th anniversary of the “world’s fastest triathlon” on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon, a nationally broadcasted event, will allow participants to bike, swim and run their way through Northwest Indiana. Beginning on the Fourth of July, millions of hou…

May 29, 2013 6:07 pm

Civil War Road Trip author to present at Indiana Welcome Center

HAMMOND | The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail’s exhibit “Region United, Nation Divided: South Shore in the Civil War” will be featured at the Indiana Welcome Center through June 30.

May 24, 2013 1:29 pm
Miller Bakery Cafe reopens

Miller Bakery Cafe reopens

GARY | Chicago restaurant management veteran Jack Strode and family have reopened the Miller Bakery Café in Gary. Strode has managed iconic Chicago restaurants including Smith and Wollensky, Rosebud Prime and the Cheesecake Factory. He is also the third generation of his family to grow up al…

May 24, 2013 12:53 pm

South Shore Clean Cities, BP to host grant program meeting

HAMMOND | South Shore Clean Cities, BP Oil Company and several environmental groups will be hosting an informational meeting about the Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions grant program on May 23 at the Indiana Welcome Center, which is located at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.

May 22, 2013 4:43 pm

Now accepting submissions for Reflections Exhibit: 2013 Photography Exhibit Theme

HAMMOND | 2013 marks the fourth annual themed photography exhibit hosted by the South Shore CVA. Since the exhibits inception it has averaged approximately 2,000 visitors to the exhibit annually and 30 photographers have been represented each year.

May 22, 2013 11:50 am

Chicago White Sox hosting Northwest Indiana Fan Night

HAMMOND | The Chicago White Sox will be hosting a Northwest Indiana Sox Fan Night on May 24. The game begins at 7:10 p.m., and will be against the Miami Marlins.

May 21, 2013 5:59 pm

South Shore CVA receives 3 awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently received three awards recognizing their newly updated website and the 2012 South Shore Air Show event poster.

May 17, 2013 1:38 pm

South Shore CVA releases new visitor map

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has recently released the 2013-2014 visitor’s map. The map features various festivals, attractions, restaurants, shopping, accommodations, parks and visitor services.

May 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Challenger Learning Center to host May Second Saturday events

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will continue with its Second Saturday Family Science Program on May 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees may participate in the mini mission package, which includes a laser light show and a planetarium show for $15 per person.

May 08, 2013 5:58 pm

Leon’s Triathlon Demo Day accepting vendors

HAMMOND | Leon’s Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day on June 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The family-fun event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear.

May 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Indiana Welcome Center celebrates National Tourism Week

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center began celebrating National Tourism Week May 4 and will continue through May 12. Throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Welcome Center will be decorated and visitors will enjoy complimentary popcorn, half price admission to the John Dillinger Muse…

May 08, 2013 5:52 pm

Team in Training to participate in Leon’s Triathlon

HAMMOND | Team in Training, a national fundraising campaign that was started 25 years ago, will have 25 athletes participating in Leon’s Triathlon on Sunday, June 2, as they continue their mission of raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

May 03, 2013 1:31 pm

South Shore CVA to host Explore the South Shore

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will be hosting its annual Explore the South Shore: Kick-Off the Summer event on May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 250 families at the event will receive a regional passport of savings from participating organizations to use over the summer. The fir…

April 30, 2013 1:52 pm

South Shore CVA to host annual tourism luncheon

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting its annual Tourism Week Luncheon on May 8 at the Indiana Welcome Center. Registration for the event begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10.…

April 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Silent auction to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Lake County

CROWN POINT | Prevent Child Abuse Lake County will be hosting a reception and silent auction for their art project titled “CHAIRish” the Children. The public is invited to attend the event held at the Indiana Welcome Center on May 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light appetizers will be served an…

April 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Civil War Expo extended through June 30

HAMMOND | The South Shore Civil War Memorial trail’s expo “Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore” has been extended through June 30 due to popular demand. The expo showcases the region’s contributions to our nation’s bloodiest war through a series of special events and …

April 30, 2013 1:31 pm
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