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Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek

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From eating right and exercising, to self-care and mental well-being, there are so many ways to enrich our lives through healthy habits. Though these options are out there, we sometimes need a little guidance in discovering new ways to create healthy lifestyles. This Friday, area women were treated to an afternoon of doing just that, and got a healthy start to their weekend at Porter Regional Hospital’s Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek Country Club.

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Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake: for families, by families


For nine years, Da Portable Rican food truck co-owner John Pomales has been serving traditional meals to Hobart Summer Market at the Lake attendees, alongside his parents and brother.

"It's just a huge honor to see the reaction that people have to our food, because it's all my grandmother's recipes," Pomales said. "She was born in Puerto Rico. She taught my dad. My dad taught me and my brother."

Summer-Market-on-the-Lake-2019-33Back then, everyone still had day jobs. Now he and his family own several different trucks and get to cook full time. His favorite dish is their pork speciality, served with Puerto Rican rice.

“We call it lechón,” he said. “It's...

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St. Catherine Hospital offers family birthing center tours


St. Catherine Hospital offers Family Birthing Center tours for expectant mothers to view our spacious labor and delivery suites, meet the staff and ask questions regarding their stay. Tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 & 29, at the Family Birthing Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Call 219-703-2020 to schedule your FREE tour. For information on the tours or other health related programs offered by Community Healthcare System, please visit our website at COMHS.org/baby.

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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at www.festivalofthelakes.com. Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Downtown Hammond Plans Urban Makeover With Renowned Designers

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Jeff Speck, the nationally acclaimed urban designer and author of the 2012 book “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time,” sees lot of potential in downtown Hammond.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family


Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living

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On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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Contract for phase I of the Singing Sands Trail awarded by INDOT


my-michigan-city-cover The City of Michigan City is happy to announce that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the construction contract for phase I of the long-awaited Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City.

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South Shore Line offers free shuttle service to the beach for another season


SouthShoreNICTD In partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line’s (SSL) free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!


City-of-HammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount!

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Gov. Holcomb Statement on the State Budget Proposal

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Gov. Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding House Bill 1001, the state’s two-year budget:

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