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Pines Village Meet the Artist Reception Showcases the Works of Local Artist Ken Reif

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The residents of Valparaiso’s Pines Village Retirement Community connected with yet another great artist through their latest Meet the Artist Reception with Chicagoland Oil Painter Ken Reif.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Launches New WELCOME! Newsletter


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Launches-New-WELCOME-NewsletterWelcome! In November, it will be one year since I was named Executive Director of Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). I want to share with you many new initiatives, activities and successes. What a great year it has been!

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Ken Reif Art Exhibit Reflects Love and Respect for Nature

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Called “the Painter of Trees”, oil painter, Ken Reif will be the featured artist at The Village Gallery opening Sunday, September 24. Imagine standing at the base of a tree and looking up through the branches to the sky, that perspective is captured in his paintings. The viewer is in awe of these almost mystical depictions.

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Plenty of Fun This October along the South Shore Line


Plenty-of-Fun-This-August-along-the-South-Shore-Line-2017Need to know where you can find an Oktoberfest celebration? Where to find the best fall races? What about the Chicago Book Expo? Fall is ushering it’s way in with fun events that you can enjoy by taking the South Shore Line!

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Hobart Brews Up a Great Time at the 2017 Brews and Blues Festival

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The 2017 Hobart Brews and Blues Festival made sure to brew up a good time for guests that attended the event on a beautiful Saturday. The event offered a great way to cool off on a hot day with a nice cold beer, all while supporting a great cause!

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Netflix Binge Watching Guide for NWI Nerds

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There’s a lot of content on Netflix. A lot. So, to make your life easier, I’ve tried to compile a list that pulls from a little bit of each category and should give anybody somewhere to start when trying to make the most out of the streaming service. Fair warning, it is a little on the nerdy side though, which is hard to avoid when cherry picking from the vast streaming oasis that is Netflix.

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Heels For Meals Provides a Fun, Relaxing Atmosphere for Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

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As the evening began on Thursday night at the Villa Cesare in Schererville and attendees streamed in, donning their most colorful and unique heels, they were greeted by the friendly faces of the Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana crew. Members of the community and local business leaders were present for the festivities as well, and Miss Indiana Pageant Queen Hanna Fray was also seen greeting visitors with a warm smile.

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Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation Center's Ultimate Culinary Showdown for Good Fun, Competition

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On Thursday evening, Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation Center hosted an Ultimate Culinary Showdown. The event was held outside in some beautiful weather and brought together community members and local restaurants to showcase their culinary skills. Each restaurant was asked to create either an appetizer involving bacon, a dessert involving strawberries, or both.

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Duneland Y Announces 2017 Dancing Like The Stars Celebrity Contestants!


Duneland_Y_Announces_2017_Dancing_Like_T-1 The Duneland Family YMCA will host the 6th Annual Dancing Like the Stars on Saturday, November 4 in the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino. Join us on this memorable evening as local celebrities and their professional dancing partners face off to raise funds which will support the Y mission and provide programming and membership subsidy. The doors will open at 5pm for a social hour followed by dinner and the amazing performances of our eight specially chosen 2017 Stars.

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35th Annual Garwood Orchard Apple Fest Continues to Be a La Porte County Staple

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Garwood Orchards' 35th annual Apple Fest, a quintessential fall tradition in La Porte County filled with apple picking, music, and crafts, came to a close this weekend.

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The 2017 Popcorn Festival Recap

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The 39th annual Popcorn Festival is all wrapped up and we’re proud to have been there catching some of the action. From the smiles, laughter, and crowds, it was obvious that everyone had a great time! While you were out enjoying the festival, racing, walking, or watching the parade, we were out grabbing photos from the events.

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