Sitting with Miles Fettinger at Christo’s Restaurant, a La Porte institution, one could sense he was talking to a major knowledge resource. From woodworking to robotics, research writing to current politics, Fettinger is what Malcolm Gladwell would call “a mage of information.”
It's time to bust out the sparklers, wear something patriotic, and host the American flag high - The Fourth of July is here! Before the fireworks are launched on Tuesday we have some great local events to help you celebrate Independence Day. There are parades and festivals in several counties this weekend. Some weekend long Festivals included the Cedar Lake Summerfest, The Highland Fourth of July Festival, and the Hobart Jaycee Fest. There are also tons of music events to catch including ValpoLife Live Music at Zao Island, The Lighting Bug Music Festival, the 85th Army Band Independence Day Holiday Concert, and more. Don't miss out on these events happening in Northwest Indiana!
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Only a week after school ended, the Michigan City basketball program, including the high school players, worked to provide day camps to children in the community to improve their skill while focusing on maintaining a fun and safe environment.
There are some big, great events coming up this weekend! The premier fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a great way to experience and learn about diverse and new styles of art while raising money for the center’s programs. In Portage, there is the annual Community Historical Museum Summer Festival and the Rummage Sale and Auction, two more events that are fun for the family and great ways to raise money for their organizations! For more of an active day, gear up for a 25 to 100-mile bike ride or run with your kids during the 5k run at the La Porte County Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day. For a relaxing night, either head to Michigan City for the 57th annual Pageant of Drums concert or enjoy a swim and a movie in Hobart! Throughout Northwest Indiana, organizations manage and host amazing...
“I owe La Porte.”
Local businesses are part of what makes Chesterton such a great place to live. Chesterton and Porter are two communities that thrive on small, local businesses. One such business, that is new to the area, is The IN Coast. The IN Coast has been in business for less than a year and is owned by Mrs. Jenny Soffin.
Another weekend of fun, diverse events are to come. With Father’s Day on Sunday, let’s take this weekend to enjoy time with Dad. Take him out for beer and live musical performances at the Crown Point Crossroads Chamber Food and Art fest or to check out the antique cars during the Hartsfield Car Show. For some food, he will appreciate a meal from one of the delicious NWI food trucks coming to Portage for the Food Truck Festival. Bring the whole family, four-legged Fido included, to downtown Valpo to enjoy more festival-like activities at the Pup Crawl. Sunday, slow down and relax at the special Father’s Day service at Central Park hosted by Calvary Church and end the night with the soothing mix of blues and classic rock with the next Portage Township Live Entertainment concert. After a weekend of...
Mark Krentz, Talent Attraction Coordinator for the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, has always believed in community involvement. Whether it’s acting as a community connection between La Porte residents and local businesses, or taking part in a little community theater, Krentz has shown his dedication and love for the Northwest Indiana community.
The End of the Line
La Crosse High School finished up it’s 2016-2017 school year on May 26th. They spent the very last week doing finals and hurrying to tie up any loose ends before they let the kids go out into the world. The week before then, though, was the time for school wide fun.
For Jim Arnold, former Indiana State Senator and newly appointed member of the La Porte School Board, public service has been a part of his life since his own father dedicated his career to politics and service. Now in his 51st year of public service, Arnold is making his own legacy as a dedicated and noble civil servant.