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Mini Road Trip Getaway's from Northwest Indiana


As the winter months slowly but surely give way to spring, the travel bug starts itching to take flight. While most of us don’t have a week-long tropical cruise scheduled anytime soon, here’s some drivable mini-vacations that can give you a day or two of adventure with less than a four hour road trip. Whether exploring towering natural wonders among Indiana’s forests or enjoying a charming small-town shopping trip, these destinations are sure to make it on your weekend getaway list.

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Wish You Were Here? Wish We Were There


Many residents outside of the Region don't always know about the gems we have here spread throughout Northwest Indiana, but we sure do. We love everything that our home has to offer, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate getting out and exploring what's beyond the area. We all have that one dream vacation that we either have on our bucket lists or we really hope to make happen one day.

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Crochet: Relax, Unwind, Stitch


To take a ball of string and use knitting or crochet to turn it from nothing into a beautiful blanket, scarf, hat, or other item can be truly amazing. Watching something take form and be created is a fun, relaxing task that not everyone knows the joy of.

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Blue Chip Casino Keeps a Night Out Under One Roof with Endless Entertainment


To enjoy an evening out, all under one roof, how far would you need to travel? As it turns out, not very far, and Michigan City is the answer, with it’s amazing Blue Chip Casino! For a night away, the Blue Chip offers the best in entertainment, dining, and lodging for anyone needing to relax.

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Smiles and Love Abound at Annual Valparaiso YMCA Daddy Daughter Date Night


The halls of the Valparaiso YMCA were filled with couples Saturday night, but instead of wearing workout gear, they were decked out to the nines with suits and gowns as the YMCA held one of their most popular events: Daddy Daughter Date Night.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Junior Achievement Winter Wonderland Prom

Junior-Achievement-2018The Board and Staff of Junior Achievement of Chicago, NWI Division, are thrilled to announce our Second Annual Gala. The Avalon Manor in Merrillville will be transformed on Friday, February 23rd into a magical Winter Wonderland for the JA Prom, so dust off your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of fun and surprises!

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Every Year, Thousands of Potties are Victims of Cruel Fates, Johnny On The Spot Answers Their Cries

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When you’re a potty, things can get rough. Fires and unlucky lightning strikes melt you into a flat, burnt crisp. Your once pristine toilet paper dispenser catches ablaze into a charred mess. A vehicle smashes into you, crumpling your once-sturdy plastic walls. Heavy winds roll you far from your home, and leave you damaged, in a muddy ditch. Not to mention the look of dejection you receive when an individual needing to relieve themselves comes upon your personal disaster zone; the world can be an unforgiving place.

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Factory Price Roll-Backs Going On At Bedzzz Direct


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Duneland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Recognizes Departing Members, Welcomes New Year of Prosperity

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce had the Blue Chip Casino buzzing on Wednesday night, not with swarms of eager gamblers, but with the excitement of both new and old members looking toward the future of Duneland-area prosperity.

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Drone Photographers Capture Bird’s Eye View in NWI, Chicago: Part One

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Ever wonder what Northwest Indiana and Chicago would look like from above? These photographers take to the air via drones to get breath-taking footage of the area's landmarks and events.

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Happy Birthday, Many Happy Returns!


Birthdays hold a special meaning for us. They signify the day that we entered this world and became a part of the lives of our family and friends. As we grow older and enter new friendships, those that care for us want to help celebrate the fact that we are in their lives. Enter the birthday celebration.

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