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Changes in transit routes due to Fourth of July Parade


Due to Michigan City’s 64th Patriotic Parade on Saturday, June 29, 2019, some Michigan City Transit routes will be interrupted.

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Fresh from the garden: Franciscan Health, Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council partner on healthy cooking classes

2019-healthy-cookingResidents of the city’s Eastport neighborhood enjoyed the first tasty lesson in a series of healthy cooking classes using ingredients grown in the Walker Park Community Garden.

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A festival of music, food, and fun on Sunday, July 7: three terrific bands to perform

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Live entertainment is really heating up this summer at Founders Square Park in Portage, Indiana. Bring the whole family, neighbors, and friends for what promises to be a truly fantastic music fest, with Chronic Flannel, Indika Reggae, and Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones electrifying the stage between 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 at the Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders Square Park. It's all part of the 2019 Portage Summer Music Series of free concerts at Founders Square Park, which continues with concerts on the first Sunday in August and September. The Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders Square Park is located on the north side of Portage Fire Station #3 at 6300 Central Avenue.

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Hard Rock Four Winds joins chefs across the world in celebrating Anthony Bourdain Day


WHO: Chefs of the Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds®, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos

WHAT: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will join restaurants and chefs throughout the country and participate in a special event to support suicide prevention efforts. #BourdainDay, June 25, is an event created to honor and remember the late Anthony Bourdain, an adventure travel television host, chef, author, and owner of Les Halles restaurant in New York. Bourdain died by suicide June 8, 2018. Across the country, restaurants are offering special menus and items, with proceeds of those items going to suicide prevention causes. The chefs at Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds have created a dessert trio inspired by Anthony...

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Rescheduled for November 8: Chris D'Elia Concert at Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos has announced that due to production on an upcoming feature film, the Chris D’Elia date set for July 19 at Four Winds New Buffalo’s® Silver Creek® Event Center is now moved to Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for entry on the rescheduled date.

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Dogs and RailCats! Therapy pets make appearance at U.S. Steel Yard

TherapyDogs3Dogs from Franciscan Health’s pet therapy program nuzzled up to fans at Youth & Senior Day at the U.S. Steel Yard during the game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Winnipeg Goldeyes on June 12.

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Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Journeys at Community Healthcare System, Cancer Resource Centre Breakfast


Laughter reverberated through the Professional Building Conference Room at St. Catherine Hospital Sunday morning, as local cancer survivors and their loves ones gathered for the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast. They shared pancakes, swapped stories, and celebrated life. 

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Festival of the Lakes hosts Senior Day


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 16th annual Festival of the Lakes ensures everyone is included in the event’s fun and excitement by offering Senior Day to the community. Senior Day, held on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the patio at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive, invites seniors aged 55 and older to come enjoy an afternoon of dancing, a free lunch provided by California Donuts, and music by Pete Carlo Three. This event is free and offers goody bags to everyone in attendance while supplies last.. Vendors will also be up in the Clipper Room with information pertaining to various senior services. Visit or call 219.853.6378 for more information.

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Jazzin' at the Shedd Kicks off


The long-standing, adult-oriented event series happens every Wednesday throughout the summer from 5–10 p.m., with opportunities for guests to unwind mid-week while enjoying brilliant sounds from local jazz talent in a relaxed aquarium setting, with food and drink to purchase and a front row seat to Chicago’s dynamic skyline and Navy Pier’s weekly fireworks display.

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Zao Island kicks off concert series with "Planetary Blues"


Zao Island kicked-off the summer with their first concert Saturday evening. The popular family entertainment center features local bands Friday and Saturday during the summer months for the entire family to enjoy. Best of all, the concerts are free! The Planetary Blues Band was first in the line-up of a summer filled with rockin’ and rollin’!

Erich MacDougall, Manager at Zao Island, said even though the concerts are outdoors, the show goes on no matter what kind of weather. An inside area serves as a backup stage, and is conveniently next to Zao Island’s famous pizza shack, Coladas Pizza. The renowned restaurant has some of the best pizzas in Valparaiso and 35 choices of craft beer. Saturday, the rain prevented an outdoor event, but people of all ages tapped their feet inside. Many ordered pizzas and...

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Speakers celebrate Courage Over Comfort at All About the Girls Part 5


Look up! It’s one of the most important secrets to successful public speaking, and one of the hardest to remember in the moment. Yet the ladies of honor had no trouble looking up Thursday night at Ideas in Motion Media’s (IIMM) All About the Girls Part 5. The sold-out event at Sand Creek Country Club was packed with table after table of supportive, encouraging, friendly and familiar faces.

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