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Strawberry Fields Pancake House Puts Family, Community, and Comfort Food Back into Sunday Brunch


Over the last few years, the popularity of brunch has exploded into an Internet bonanza. The meal has become less about eating and more about posing for photos meant to go straight to social media feeds. So, Strawberry Fields Pancake House has gone back to the brunching basics: companionship and a good meal bridging breakfast and lunch. On any given Saturday, the cozy restaurant is filled with families and friends chatting over coffee and comfort food.

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Methodist Hospitals to Offer Farmer's Market Again in 2018

rot1Five years ago after Methodist Hospitals conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment one of the issues identified in the Gary community was the lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. As a result Methodist Hospitals Food Services Department began offering a series of Farmer’s Markets and Food Fairs at wholesale prices to promote nutrition and enhance the availability of fresh produce to the Gary and surrounding communities. “The Farmer’s Market has become an annual tradition and is a reflection of our commitment to the well-being and nutrition needs of our community,” said Wright Alcorn, Vice President Operations, Methodist Hospitals.

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Everything You Need to Know about Festival of the Lakes 2018


Festival of the Lakes is gearing up for another amazing season! From July 18 - 22, you can expect five nights of music, fun, and entertainment from Mayor Thomas McDermott and the City of Hammond.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Packs Comedy and Action into Another Marvel Hit


Rating: 7/10

Overview: Two years have now passed since Captain America: Civil War and Scott Lang finds himself on house arrest for his actions involving the Avengers. Boredom and fatherly time with his daughter is interrupted when he is reunited with Dr. Hank Pym and his daughter Hope Van Dyne. Pym believes that Scott holds the key to finally rescuing his wife from an alternate dimension called the “Quantum Realm.” Scott is faced with a decision. Should he lay low to ensure that the FBI leaves him be? Or suit up again as Ant-Man to help Pym save his wife?

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Chicago Street Theatre and Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Kicks Off 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Park to Bridge Art and Community Together

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The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off its 7th annual Shakespeare in the Park community celebration Friday night in Central Park Plaza with a production of Much Ado About Nothing on the stage in the William E. Urschel Pavilion. The cooler weather was a welcome break from the blistering heat endured by many over the past few days, so visitors unfolded chairs and blankets to take in the show, grab a bite from the local vendors, and spend quality time in one of Valparaiso's beautiful parks.

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Blue Chip Casino Welcomes Creedence Clearwater Revisited to the Stardust Event Center!


From “Proud Mary,” to “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival has a raw, familiar sound that resonates with fans around the world. In 1995, original rockers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford established Creedence Clearwater Revisited to keep the flame burning on this iconic music. Before the band hits the Stardust Event Center stage at Blue Chip Casino on July 14th, we spoke with the bassist, original band member, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stu Cook.

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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Dave Juhl


Any college student who returns home for the summer knows the struggle that ensues when trying to find summer work. For Dave Juhl, he has the benefit of returning each summer to Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, ending what is often a difficult search for students.

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Michigan City Mayor Ball & Golf Outing Proceeds


At the June 19, 2018 Michigan City Common Council meeting, a former City of Michigan City employee made false accusations and statements claiming that the Mayor’s political campaign fund has been the beneficiary of the proceeds from his golf outings and Mayoral Ball’s.

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5 Fun Things to Do at Blue Chip Casino - that don't involve gambling!


Blue Chip has long been known as a premier casino in Northwest Indiana and a go-to for a weekend getaway. Few visitors know, however, that they can enjoy a night at the casino without poker and slot machines! Here are five ways to enjoy the luxury provided by Blue Chip aside from the casino:

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Provides Classic Summer Entertainment


Rating 6/10
Overview: Three years have passed since the Jurassic World incident occurred, and the U.S. government still hasn’t figured out what do with the surviving dinosaurs. An original partner of Jurassic Park, Benjamin Lockwood, however, provides a solution. There is indeed an uninhabited Island which he targets as a perfect new home for these Dino’s. He enlists the help of Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) & Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) from the last movie to head to the island. Their goal? To save as many dinosaurs as possible. Our heroes must act fast however because a deadly volcano has erupted that could spell doom for Jurassic World.

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Changes to Crown Point 4th of July Parade Route


Street Closures and Traffic Routes
Please plan your travel around Crown Point Accordingly. The heaviest traffic routes that day will be: Court Street, Burrell Street, Indiana Street, 129th Street, and 231.

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