For over two decades, folks from far and wide have traveled to the city of Whiting, Indiana on the last weekend of July. The weekend is designated to celebrate Eastern European culture, community, and, most importantly, food! Over 300,000 people from all around the United States visit with a common taste for something delectable and specific—PIEROGI.
August at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, features plenty of summer fun, including a performance by popular stand-up comic Jo Koy, a gas giveaway, spa blu specials and a $90,000 Progressive Payout drawing.
Hockey fans across the Region lined up on Thursday as the Stanley Cup made its way into town. Public viewings were available in Crown Point and Valparaiso during the day, making for an exciting event for fans of all ages.
Hotrods and Classic Cars Gather at North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan’s Cruise Night in Wicker Memorial Park
Cruise nights are a popular tradition around the Region, with many communities and cities hosting their own unique versions of the classic pastime. North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan has long desired to host a cruise night in one of the Region’s historical hubs, Wicker Park, and this year he made the project a reality with a three-part series that continued on Wednesday.
Candace’s Rotary Round-Up
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.
Many local initiatives are happening right around us! Scholarships for high school students, cleaning up of local parks and gifts of time, talent and treasure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations are all the foundation of the Club’s motto, “Service Above Self.”
I joined the efforts of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club as a way to give back to the community I grew up in. Today, I bring you the Region’s Rotary Round-Up as a way to shine a light on all the great things happening at Clubs in and...
Paladin Incorporated is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting self-sufficiency and a meaningful life for all. They have served Northwest Indiana for approximately 50 years. On July 1, 2017, Michiana Resources, Parents & Friends, and the LaPorte County Council on Aging merged to form Paladin. Friday celebrated Paladin Day, which brought together the community for a field day of fun.
Arguably the best part of watching sports coverage is the food and beer. Well, at least for those of us who are less passionate about sports themselves but will happily join a group of friends and family to watch “the game.” Blue Chip Casino’s deluxe sports bar and grill, The Game, is perfect for sports enthusiasts on any level. With 34 beers on tap, plus a delicious menu, The Game can even convert sports haters into sports lovers.
The end of July will be here before you know it and for Northwest Indiana that can only mean one thing: Pierogi Fest. That’s right, the wacky three-day festival is ready for its return to the City of Whiting and promises to bring with it all the crazy, zany, and just plain fun things you’ve come to expect.
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.
The Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Church hosted their 49th annual Grecian Festival from July 13th - 15th! The weekend was packed with fun for all ages and included traditional Greek music, dancing, gift shopping, a beer garden, and of course, sampling of traditional Greek foods!