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European Market to Host "Zucchini 500"

chesterton-european-marketOn Saturday, August 4, Chesterton’s European Market will host its annual Zucchini 500 event. From 10am – Noon, children will be able to decorate and race free zucchinis in the crafting tent located next to the Market’s information booth. After adding decoration, children will be able to send their racers along the Zucchini 500 ramp in a competition for longest run. First-, second- and third-place winners will be announced at noon.

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Presents: Wine, Beer and Food Around the World

crossroads-chamberIf an evening of fine wines, great beer and delicious food appeals to you, then you are cordially invited to attend the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming event, “Wine, Beer and Food Around the World” on Friday, September 7th from 6-10pm at The Radisson Star Plaza, located at 800 E. 81st Ave. in Merrillville. The event has been generously sponsored by Wise Guys Discount Liquors.

Come experience fine wines and beer from all around the globe. One of the finest chefs in the Region, Radisson Star Plaza Executive Chef, Brian Narug, has paired the wines and beer with a spectacular cuisine, themed exclusively for this occasion.

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Dunes Nation Park Association Sponsors 7th Annual Party in the Park

Party in the Park 05On Saturday, August 18, the Dunes National Parks Association is sponsoring the 7th annual Duneland celebration, “Party in the Park,” at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton.

Each year, the Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosts this event to celebrate with the community the start of a new school year. The event begins at 5p.m. and goes until 10p.m.

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Zombie Festivities Take Place In and Around Washington Park

MC-Zombie-Walk-2Participants “played dead” in Michigan City’s Zombie Walk organized by Casandra Devries, who was inspired by South Bend’s event every October.

“I am happy to bring the Zombie Walk to our community. South Bend is where everything originated for this walking dead occasion and I am thankful for the help I received from their coordinators,” said Devries.

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LaPorte County Historical Society’s 5th Annual Car Show a Hit

LaPorte-Car-Show-2012-20LaPorte’s 5th Annual Car Show grabbed the attention of young and old car enthusiasts. From owning vehicles to touring inside the museum, everyone got just what they came for during the event.

Susan Richter curates the LaPorte County Historical Society’s museum and couldn’t be more thankful. “I became the assistant of the museum in 1999 and just took the curator title this year. I’m very passionate about LaPorte’s history and I’m happy to be a part of all this history,” Richter shared.

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Lakeshore PAWS Pets to Take Part in Harley Davidson Cruise-In Night

Lakeshore-Paws-Adoption-EventMeet Lakeshore PAWS’ adoptable dogs and cats during Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso’s Southpoint Cruise-In Night on Friday, August 3.

Lakeshore PAWS dogs and cats will be available for adoption from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso, 1151 Morthland Dr, Valparaiso. The free cruise-in night is fun for the whole family and takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. The weekly cruise-in night features live music, bikes, hot rods, food by Suzie’s Café, and a beer garden by Leroy’s.

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Six Honored with "Good Life Awards" at Inaugural Fundraiser at Industrial Revolution

Around 150 people packed Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 for the inaugural Good Life Awards, a fundraising benefit for the Valpo Schools Foundation and the Porter County Career and Technical Center.

Jon Groth, Olga Velazquez, Ivan Bodensteiner, Jonathan Nalli, and Cathy Brown were given awards by publisher Chris Mahlmann for their energetic support for the Ideas in Motion Media online communities – ValpoLife.com, PortageLife.com, and LaPorteCountyLife.com – and the good impact they have had within their communities.

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