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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates Creativity and Craftsmanship at 36th Annual Art & Artisan Festival


The Lubeznik Center for the Arts celebrated its 36th Annual Arts & Artisans Festival this weekend, continuing their mission of making art more accessible by working to connect artists and artisans from around the country with patrons who appreciate fine art and craftsmanship.

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Industrial Revolution: Weekly Salute & Special, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody

IR-William-Cody-2017This week Industrial Revolution salutes William Cody “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917).
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was given his nickname during the American Civil War when he supplied the Railroad workers with Buffalo meat, supplying them a total of 4,280 American Buffalo. He had many jobs including a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Pony Express rider, a wagon-master, a stagecoach driver, and a Hotel manager. He received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for his service to the US Army as a scout. He is known as one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and became famous for his cowboy themed Wild West Shows that toured around the world showcasing his piece of the American West…

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The City of Hobart Kicks Off 26th Annual Lakefront Festival Full of Fun, Family, and Community

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As summer comes to an end Hobart kicks off its 26th annual Lakefront Festival from Thursday August 17th to Sunday August 20th. From food vendors and bouncy houses to pony rides and live bands, the festival is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer for the Hobart community.

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SweetWater Brewing Company Expands Distribution with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing


SweetWater Brewing Company announces expanded distribution to Northern Indiana with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing. Starting August 21, more Hoosiers will be able to find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, Hop Hash Easy IPA, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, plus seasonals like TripleTail tropical IPA and limited releases from the Dank Tank. SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops. SweetWater first launched in Indiana in June with Monarch Beverage, who services additional areas of the state.

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Reading About the Region: James Dworkin’s The Dog and… Children’s Books


“The Dog and the Dolphin,” “The Dog and the Jet Ski”… are you sensing a theme? James Dworkin, local children’s author, was inspired by his home in La Pore County and living on the shores of Lake Michigan to write his two books, and soon, many more.

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Blue Chip Casino to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with $20,000 Giveaway

Blue-Chip-20th-anniversaryBlue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Ind., northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, marks its 20th anniversary in August. The property will celebrate its longstanding presence in the community with a variety of special giveaways, prizes and entertainment.

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#LifeonThrones - Season 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch


Helping You Keep Track of the Amazing Rubik’s Cube of Television with Some Humor and Snark.

*Warning, SPOILERS Abound Within!*

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August 2017 at Blue Chip: 20th Anniversary celebration, Live Music, Gaming Excitement and More

Blue-Chip-Gaming-August-2017August at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, features plenty of fun with the 20th anniversary celebration, Johnny Cash tribute artist Shawn Barker, dining deals, a relaxing spa special, gaming excitement and more.

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Great Dining Specials at Blue Chip in August 2017

Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Pastrami Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, beer onions, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese, served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger.

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Randy Santel Takes On the Industrial Revolution Burger Challenge


Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grill kicked off a busy Friday night with visit from Randy Santel, a Competitive Eating Champion and bodybuilder who came to town to take on the Industrial Revolution 5lb Burger Challenge. As he passed through the Region, Santel made a stop at the restaurant for two things: a delicious meal and a restaurant record!

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Check Out All of the Amazing Entertainment and Special Events at Blue Chip this August 2017

Blue-Chip-Entertainment-August-2017Don’t miss the hit tribute show, “The Man in Black, A Tribute to Johnny Cash,” starring accomplished musician and singer songwriter Shawn Barker, the show highlights the retro look, sound and feel of Cash’s performances from the beginning of his career in the early 1960s to his later work. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or the Blue Chip Gift Box. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government issued photo ID.

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