The Portage High School music department celebrated the holiday spirit as the orchestra performed difficult and joyful pieces for all to enjoy. The orchestra presented the annual holiday program on Tuesday evening at PHS’s auditorium. The beginning, intermediate, and advanced orchestras each performed a great number of holiday spirit-filled tunes to a full crowd. The concert was under the direction of Carrie-Ann Carlson, PHS’s head orchestra director, as she challenged her students with well-known holiday classics and very difficult arrangements.
Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents with cake, friends, and conversation on Tuesday. Barney, life veteran of 100 years, has independently lived on his own up until just a few years ago when he joined the community at Rittenhouse at 96 years old.
As you’re getting in the holiday spirit this season, your taste buds might be yearning for a delectable wintry drink to brighten your day, don’t worry- we’re not talking about eggnog. The folks over at Indiana Beverage are making sure our shelves and stockings can be filled with a delicious assortment of beers this season. Among them were the Bell’s “Winter White,” Blue Moon’s “Pacific Apricot Wheat,” Lagunitas’ “Sucks Ale,” Revolution Brewing’s “Fistmas,” and Samuel Adams’ Winter Lager.
Christmas dinners are made special by the people you spend them with. For most of us, that means our family and our friends. HVAC service company Thorn Total Comfort took the opportunity to celebrate the closeness of its employees. On December 8th they met at Stacks Bar and Grill for some holiday cheer.
This week Industrial Revolution is saluting Malcolm McLean! (1913-2001)
With only a high school diploma, McLean pumped gas to save enough money to purchase a second hand pickup truck and started hauling goods for people.
On Wednesday, Strack and Van Til hosted their annual Vendor Christmas Party at St. James Hall in Highland. The party welcomed over 300 guests, all vendors in some way to the Strack and Van Til stores located around Northwest Indiana.
The party provided food, beverages, raffles, and plenty of prizes for those in attendance. With coolers, tv’s, fruit baskets, and many other items raffled off each hour, excitement was high and appreciation felt by all.
Satisfied and happy employees are the best way to ensure a customer receives a wonderful experience. For Industrial Revolution, one of those happy and hardworking employees is Zac Jeffries, a cook who loves creating their delicious entrees each day.
Celebrate the holiday with family and friends with a delicious Christmas buffet at Options. Enjoy traditional favorites, including prime rib, New York strip steak, crab legs with drawn butter, sage-rubbed turkey, rotisserie chicken, maple-glazed ham, dijon-glazed salmon, assorted pastas, and all of the sides and desserts. Christmas dinner is served from noon to 9 pm for $39.99 plus tax.
On Fridays in December, our DJs will help you dance the night away at It’s Vegas Baby! starting at 10 pm. On Saturdays starting at 10 pm at It’s Vegas Baby!, see 17th Floor on December 2, Lepolion Effect on December 9, Dick Diamond and the Dusters on December 16, Libido Funk Circus on December 23 and Fool House on December 30. There’s a $5 cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights. Celebrate your inner Van Gogh with Wine and Canvas at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19 and 26.
The holiday fun continues in December at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with gaming excitement, dining and spa specials and holiday parties.
Duneland Chamber and Chesterton's Mistletoe Market Brings the Community and Businesses Closer Together
Every December a certain tradition comes to Broadway street in Chesterton, filling the community with joy and laughter. The Chesterton European Market has been that tradition for quite some years now and this year was said to be one of the best considering that the weather was just perfect.