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What's Galentine's Day? Celebrate on Feb. 13th!


Thanks to Parks and Recreation’s character Leslie Knope, light has been brought to a holiday that can sometimes leave people feeling a little left out – Valentine’s Day. Ever since episode 16 in season 2 of Parks and Recreation aired in 2010, Galentine’s Day has immersed itself into the lives of many as a way for ladies to show their love and appreciation for the women in their lives.

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Gaming Excitement this February at Blue Chip Casino

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Sign up for a new B Connected Membership in February and earn Slot Points on the day of sign up. Earn 1,000 base points on your B Connected Card and receive $5 in Slot Points; earn 2,500 base points and receive a total of $15 in Slot Points; and earn 5,000 base points and receive a total of $40 in Slot Points. Check the B Connected Club for details and restrictions or visit www.BConnectedOnline.com.

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Local Drone Photographers Catch a Bird’s Eye View: Part 2


Our second part to our drone photography series takes you soaring over Indiana Dune State Park, Soldier Field in Chicago, Whiting’s wintery, Whihala Beach and more! Be sure to check out these talented local photographers and follow their work for more amazing aerial footage and photos!

Trevor Mahlmann
Lives: West Lafayette
Drone Equipment: Mavic Pro

Experience: “I have been taking aerial pictures for 3 years!”

Favorite Places to Photograph: “My favorite place to take flight is lighthouses along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior!”

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Duneland, Hobart & Portage Chambers Host Combined Event to Power Community Potential


If you’re a small business owner, being a member of your local chamber of commerce is incredibly beneficial. It provides you with many contacts, and prospective clients for whatever business you may run. Indeed, that’s the primary mission of a chamber, to link up businesses in a community and provide ways to help them grow.

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Valentine’s Day Dining Specials this February at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a delicious dinner for two at William B’s. The $120 Valentine’s Day Special, available February 9 through February 18, includes a Caesar salad, roasted mushroom cream soup, Chateaubriand with fingerling potatoes, sauteed brussels sprouts and sauce bearnaise. The dinner finishes beautifully with Chef Rudy’s Chocolate Duet dessert. Reservations required.

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Bride Blu, Live Music and Great Entertainment at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa this February

Blue-Chip-Gaming-September-2017 Enjoy a fun-filled February at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with special Valentine’s Day menus, the Bride Blu bridal fair, Hoosier Fight Club’s mixed martial arts event, live music and gaming excitement.

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The Hunting Party and A Kissing Couple: New Statues Coming Soon to Crown Point

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If you’ve been to Crown Point lately, you’ll have noticed that there’s something different about the downtown area. Namely, numerous statues that have dotted the landscape.

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Plenty of Fun This February along the South Shore Line

Plenty-of-Fun-This-August-along-the-South-Shore-Line-2017Now that the holidays are behind us and a new year is upon us, there is still a lot going on in the Region. Don’t let the cold dissuade you from venturing out along the South Shore Line in search of fun things to do!

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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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