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Industrial Revolution Salute and Special, Henry Ford


IR-Henry-FordThis week, help us salute another great American, Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Henry Ford was an American Industrialist and business magnate, who founded the Ford Motor Company and developed the assembly line technique of mass production. He is credited with “Fordism”: the mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford’s commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technological and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout North America and major cities in six continents. His introduction of the “Model T” revolutionized transportation and American industry which enabled average families to obtain an automobile…

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Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille Offers Gluten-Free Options

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Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille is an American joint with a flair for the original. Donning iron bars and statues, the building itself is a testament to the craftsmanship that goes into each meal. The restaurant puts that same craftsmanship into specialized meals as well, meaning vegetarians and those needing gluten-free options can come out and still enjoy some amazing food!

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PNW Unveils 19th Annual Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating the 19th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:00 pm (CDT) in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC), located on the Westville campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421.

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Portage 16 IMAX Makes Classic Films Come Alive on the Big Screen with Flashback Cinema


Flashback-Cinema-Spring-2017With a little bit of nostalgia and a big helping of quality picture and sound, the favorite movies of the past are coming to life again on the big screen.

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Symphony of Chesterton Throws Huge Bash With Beer, Family, and Halloween Fun

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With year 1 in the books, the staff at The Symphony of Chesterton seemed devoted to outdo their inaugural Boos, Brews, & Brats celebration - and they did not disappoint! Armed with a more diverse food selection and more extravagant decorations than last year’s event, the new and returning guests alike were duly impressed.

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Plenty of Fun This November along the South Shore Line


Plenty-of-Fun-This-August-along-the-South-Shore-Line-2017 Need to know where you can start your holiday shopping? Where you can attend an artist reception? What about the Christkindlmarket in Chicago? The colder season is here, but there are still plenty of fun events that you can enjoy by taking the South Shore Line!

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Franciscan Health Foundation Annual Gala Raises Funds for Three Great Region Missions


franciscan-gala-2017-1On Saturday, the Franciscan Health Foundation of Northern Indiana hosted their annual gala to benefit three bigger missions in the Region: St. Monica’s Home, NICU Transport Team of Crown Point, and the new Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City.

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Wickedly Whiting Brings a Unique October Festival to the City of Whiting

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With fire juggling, roving packs of clowns, and oddities encased in jars, the rain and lightening only added to the eerie carnival that blanketed Whiting's downtown like an otherworldly fog on Saturday for Wickedly Whiting.

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Portage Township YMCA Trick or Treat Trail Walk Provides Fun for The Whole Family

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Halloween is here once again, and nowhere is that more evident than at the Portage Township YMCA’s Trick or Treat Trail Walk, and this year it’s even on Friday the 13th! The Portage Township YMCA has had a tradition of celebrating Halloween in the Portage community for over 20 years, and lately has even included a haunted trail in its annual event. There were many local businesses and trick or treaters out to help celebrate this year’s candy feast.

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Bold New Exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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From October 23 through January 6 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will feature two new exhibitions: Fragile Codes and In the Abstract. The exhibits juxtapose artworks using one of the oldest techniques, "encaustic" or hot wax paintings, with the newest technologies in digital art.

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One-hour Documentary “Going Rolling” Film About the Town of Rolling Prairie Indiana to Air on South Bend Michiana WNIT PBS-TV, November 19th at 5:00pm CST


Rick-Erwin-MediaRick Erwin Media’S one hour documentary “Going Rolling” is a unique look at the town of Rolling Prairie, it’s history and people that lived, thrived and prospered during the town’s heydays between 1920 and 1960 when this sleepy little town’s main road, U.S. Route Twenty ran right through the downtown district from Chicago to New York City. At one time Rolling Prairie had three grocery stores, thirteen gas stations and a world class restaurant, The Peacock Fountain Inn that served travelers such as Bob Hope and Clark Gable. Just passing through with a camera, Erwin talked and filmed many of the town’s residents who still remembered the 1920’s, the great depression and a simpler life as folks moved throughout the region on their cracky wagons.

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