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Dogs and RailCats! Therapy pets make appearance at U.S. Steel Yard

TherapyDogs3Dogs from Franciscan Health’s pet therapy program nuzzled up to fans at Youth & Senior Day at the U.S. Steel Yard during the game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Winnipeg Goldeyes on June 12.

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Fourth of July Parade Arrangements

We would like to make the public aware of our arrangements for the Fourth of July Parade this year in terms of traffic and parking restrictions. Traffic will be diverted off of State Road 2 (Lincolnway) beginning at 8:30 AM on the Fourth of July. No traffic other than the parade units will be allowed on State Road 2 between Philadelphia Street and Andrew Avenue on the day of the parade between 8:30 AM and the end of the parade.

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La Porte's Cruise Night Shows Off Unique Cars in a Unique City


The 2019 La Porte Cruise Night was held on Lincolnway in La Porte on Saturday, June 8. Muscles cars of all kinds lined-up to cruise down the road and show-off their pride and joys. From Ford to Chevy to many more, the car spectacle did not disappoint. The night ride featured a drive from 6 - 8 p.m., followed by a celebration on State Street, with a band, food, and drinks.

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La Porte City Band/Arts in the Park 2019


Music filled the air Wednesday evening during the first night of the Arts in the Park summer concert and fine arts series. Members of the the La Porte City Band played a variety of music like marches and broadway show tunes, in the picturesque Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Memorial Park. With the tagline, “More than just music,” Arts in the Park aims to bring the community together to experience art in a variety of forms, while spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, free of charge.

Chuck Steck, Director of La Porte City Band, pointed out the breathtaking setting. Audience members sat in the grass under leafy trees and watched the band perform against the city skyline above the lake. Steck, a La Porte native and long time member of La Porte City Band, has traveled the country and seen many venues. He...

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Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Journeys at Community Healthcare System, Cancer Resource Centre Breakfast


Laughter reverberated through the Professional Building Conference Room at St. Catherine Hospital Sunday morning, as local cancer survivors and their loves ones gathered for the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast. They shared pancakes, swapped stories, and celebrated life. 

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Festival of the Lakes hosts Senior Day


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 16th annual Festival of the Lakes ensures everyone is included in the event’s fun and excitement by offering Senior Day to the community. Senior Day, held on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the patio at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive, invites seniors aged 55 and older to come enjoy an afternoon of dancing, a free lunch provided by California Donuts, and music by Pete Carlo Three. This event is free and offers goody bags to everyone in attendance while supplies last.. Vendors will also be up in the Clipper Room with information pertaining to various senior services. Visit or call 219.853.6378 for more information.

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Jazzin' at the Shedd Kicks off


The long-standing, adult-oriented event series happens every Wednesday throughout the summer from 5–10 p.m., with opportunities for guests to unwind mid-week while enjoying brilliant sounds from local jazz talent in a relaxed aquarium setting, with food and drink to purchase and a front row seat to Chicago’s dynamic skyline and Navy Pier’s weekly fireworks display.

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Salvation Army to Hold 4th Annual Donut Eating Contest

salvation-army-michigan-city-logoOn Friday, June 7, in celebration of National Donut Day, The Salvation Army of Michigan City will hold its fourth annual Donut Eating Contest. This event will pit four teams against each other to see which three-person team can eat the most donuts in 10 minutes.

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Zao Island kicks off concert series with "Planetary Blues"


Zao Island kicked-off the summer with their first concert Saturday evening. The popular family entertainment center features local bands Friday and Saturday during the summer months for the entire family to enjoy. Best of all, the concerts are free! The Planetary Blues Band was first in the line-up of a summer filled with rockin’ and rollin’!

Erich MacDougall, Manager at Zao Island, said even though the concerts are outdoors, the show goes on no matter what kind of weather. An inside area serves as a backup stage, and is conveniently next to Zao Island’s famous pizza shack, Coladas Pizza. The renowned restaurant has some of the best pizzas in Valparaiso and 35 choices of craft beer. Saturday, the rain prevented an outdoor event, but people of all ages tapped their feet inside. Many ordered pizzas and...

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Speakers celebrate Courage Over Comfort at All About the Girls Part 5


Look up! It’s one of the most important secrets to successful public speaking, and one of the hardest to remember in the moment. Yet the ladies of honor had no trouble looking up Thursday night at Ideas in Motion Media’s (IIMM) All About the Girls Part 5. The sold-out event at Sand Creek Country Club was packed with table after table of supportive, encouraging, friendly and familiar faces.

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Queen of All Saints Festival, June 6-9

Queen of all saintsThe annual Queen of All Saints’ Festival returns for another year, from June 6-9, 2019.

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