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2017 Chicago Poker Classic Registration Now Open at Horseshoe Casino


Guinness World Record Set at Horseshoe Hammond

Horseshoe Hammond’s 9th annual Chicago Poker Classic starts Thursday, March 2 and runs through Monday, March 13. The CPC kicks off with a $360 No-Limit Hold’em tournament that drew in 2,160 players last year, creating a prize pool close to $700,000. 1st place winner Jeffrey G. from Chicago, IL walked away with over $100,000. Similar turnouts are expected this year.

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LPHS Winter Guard Wins at Thornton Fractional South High School

laporte-marching-bandThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard won the Scholastic Open Class at their contest Sunday, February 26th. The contest was sponsored by the Midwest Color Guard Circuit (MWCGC) and held at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL.

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March into Spring 2017 with Some Fun Along the South Shore Line!

March-into-Spring-2017-with-Some-Fun-Along-the-South-Shore-LineThe weather is beginning to warm and there is a ton going on throughout Chicagoland! The South Shore Line can get you to hundreds of events taking place throughout the month of March and the best part: up to three kids can ride free with an accompanying adult!

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Review of New Exhibition at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Review-of-New-Exhibition-at-Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-02-17"Mapping and Borders In Art" Review, By Herbert George
The latest exhibition at The Lubeznik Center For The Arts in Michigan City is entitled: Seeking Location: Mapping and Borders in Art. The exhibition is curated by Suzanne Cohen Lange and Jane Cooperman. At this moment in time the title is both prophetic and challenging. We crave order and certainty, but seldom have so many long held assumptions about gender, religion, race, and nationhood been questioned. Ours is not only a period of global turmoil, but it is also a search for a new order beyond the present chaos. These artists question why it is that once we establish our place in the world we construct borders that become fences, then walls. An aspect of mapping, as the title...

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Meghan Johnson Steps Up Role at the Family Business, Patrick’s Grille


Horses and the restaurant business. The two don’t usually mix, but for Meghan Johnson, an employee and the Social Media Director of Patrick’s Grille, it is a combination that she loves.

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LPHS Winter Guard 2nd at 2017 WGI Regional Championship


The La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 2nd in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 18 and 19 at Warren Central High School. In the preliminary competition the guard also placed 2nd. Complete Scholastic Open Class finals are as follows:

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Bride Blu A 7-Time Success at Blue Chip Casino


Dozens of vendors and hundreds of brides-to-be, with friends and families in tow filled the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino this weekend for their annual bridal event, Bride Blu 2017.

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219 Day Celebrates Pride in All Things "The Region"


Northwest Indiana celebrated the Region’s official “219 Day” holiday on Saturday night at the Hammond Civic Center, where hundreds of Region Rats gathered to enjoy a night honoring everything that our corner of the state represents.

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Revolution Brewing Arrives In Northwest Indiana

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Lovers of Chicago’s Revolution Brewing can rejoice. You’ll never have to leave Northwest Indiana to get your fill again.

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La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Announces Nanda Danitschek as New Executive Director

nanda-danitschek-lpclitsNanda Danitschek is set to take over the executive director position at the end of the month under the guidance of Laura Cutler, who will focus her attention on other career goals. Nanda has performed with the symphony since 2005 as a chorus member and soloist, and has been recognized as the adult winner of Hoosier STAR 2010 and champion of Hoosier STAR of STARS 2015.

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Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks Begins Monday, February 20, 2017

Savor-ss-2017 Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks offer residents and visitors 3-course meals at discounted prices. The 14-day culinary promotion begins Feb. 20 and will end March 5. Twenty-nine local restaurants have currently submitted menus.

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