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Spa Blu at Blue Chip Casino Brings Relaxation and Luxury to Northwest Indiana


Spa Blu at the Blue Chip Casino is a hidden gem in Northwest Indiana. Boasting a variety of services and well selected products, the spa offers a unique, relaxing experience for anyone in need of a little bit of pampering.

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LIFER's Favorite Books


With the temperature outside getting colder and colder, staying inside, crowded around a warm fire, sipping tea or coffee, and reading your favorite book is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy all winter long. Whether you’re into mystery, romance, science fiction, biographies, or history novels, the familiarity of your favorite book can offer refuge from whatever is happening in life and in the world and allows you to go on an adventure from the comfort of your own home.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso Host Thanksgiving Rubber Duck Hunt for Residents


Unique events can make anyone's day a little bit better. For residents of The Lakes of Valparaiso, they were treated to a fun surprise around the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Indiana Beverage Tests the Strength of Hoosiers with National Beer Stein Hoisting Competition


Arm shaking, face scrunched up, teeth gritted. While holding a brew is usually casual faire, Samuel Adam’s Stein Hoisting Competition takes it to another level, and Indiana Beverage is bringing the tradition to bars across Northwest Indiana.

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Fun Things to Do This Summer in Merrillville


Merrillville, Indiana has a plethora of great places to eat, drink, shop, and fun for all ages and interests. For the simpletons just looking to blow a few hours, check out the local movie theater or do a little shopping. Maybe you’d like to try something new and different. Whatever piques your interest, get to know Merrillville’s fun side a little better.

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Independence Day Gives the Region a Reason to Celebrate


Independence Day Weekend in Northwest Indiana gives a great opportunity to get out, enjoy their community and celebrate our nation's birth. Ideas in Motion Media is out and about celebrating right there with you, capturing the best shots of parades, fireworks, kids, parents, and all of the great organizations that are putting on and participating in big celebrations across the region.

From the huge Duneland Chamber of Commerce Fireworks on the Lakefront through Michigan City's BIG Parade, we captured several of Northwest Indiana's community celebrations with photos and some words from those who were there. Click below to see the photos and scroll down to see how the region celebrated 2014 Independence Day!

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Zao Island Adds 13 New Go-Karts Just in Time for Spring 2014!


We've added a ton of new awesome features here at Zao Island to make sure that our customers continue to always have a great entertainment experience. You've seen our recent additions to the arcade, now check out our new Go Karts!

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Logo Contest Submission Deadline Extended to February 24th!

City-of-Crown-PointChildren of Crown Point, we need your help in designing a logo for our parade!

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How You Can Get Involved with NWIndianaLife.com Entertainment

EntertainmentArticleImage NWILNWIndianaLife.com is a new community-based website, focusing on an exclusively-positive view on the people, places, organizations, and businesses serving Northwest Indiana. We aim to be the central hub for all of the great information out there, and tell all of the great stories of the community in the Region.

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Portage YMCA Kicks Off the No Bummer Summer Day Camp

portage-ymca-summercamp-2013-1For about 30 years, the Portage Township YMCA has taken a large interest in providing their community with an exciting summer day camp program. C.C. Cayetano, School Age Child Care Coordinator (SACC) for the Y, heads all activities and developmental operations for campers along with her dedicated staff.

“As a whole, we saw that children also needed care outside regular school time. They still needed care during the summer months so we brought on summer camp. It’s been taking place in the Portage High School for a couple years and we really enjoy the area they give to us,” Cayetano said.

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Links of the Week: National Geographic, Manti Te’o, and the Presidential Inauguration

brett-favreI understand this makes me the Brett Favre of weekly link roundups on good news websites, but I’m coming back. I am un-retiring the Links of the Week blog once again.

I wrote about 60 of these in a row, followed by 8 months or so off, un-retired, wrote two more, the re-retired. So that makes this my un-re-retirement? Something like that.

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