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Region Rats Gather to Celebrate Northwest Indiana at 4th Annual 219 Day in Hammond


The Hammond Civic Center came alive on Saturday night to celebrate the best party in the Region. Hundreds of “Region Rats” from Northwest Indiana gathered to celebrate the Region’s official holiday, 219 Day.

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Rittenhouse Portage hosts 2019 Senior Prom

Dancing is a timelessly joyous activity, certain to bring people together no matter the age. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the residents of Rittenhouse Village in Portage celebrated with a Senior Prom Thursday, complete with appetizers, old-time classics and dancing.

Heart shaped balloons filled the room as residents boogied to ageless hits by artists such as Elvis and Van Morrison, along with a few modern favorites to lift up the crowd.

IMG 4009“The events here are not just about our residents,” said Danielle Balek, Senior Lifestyle Counselor. “We invited community members, seniors, friends and family of our residents.”

Along with the senior community of Portage, the event included Bonner Senior Dancers, who...

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Get Ready, Region! Fourth Annual Free 219 Day Party Coming February 16


Get ready, Region! The 219 area code is gearing up to once again celebrate our official holiday, 219 Day. “Region Rats” from across Northwest Indiana are invited to join this free, 21-and-over party from 6-11 p.m., Feb. 16 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond.

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The Bridal Experience at Sand Creek Country Club


Planning a wedding can be one of happiest times of a person’s life, but it can also be one of the most hectic. Before walking down the aisle, brides and grooms are faced with dozens of decisions.

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Blue Chip Presents Bride Blu, the Ultimate Wedding Planning Event February 17, 2019

BrideBlu_logoBrides and grooms-to-be are invited to attend Northwest Indiana’s Premier Bridal Show, the 2019 Bride Blu Bridal Fair. Presented by Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, The Times Media Company and in sponsorship with Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, Bride Blu will be held in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana, on Sunday, February 17, from 12 pm to 3 pm.

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Gaming Excitement this February at Blue Chip Casino

Blue-Chip-Gaming-October-2017 Poker tournaments will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in February.

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February at Blue Chip: Bride Blu, New Dining and Spa Specials, Live Music and More

Blue-Chip-Gaming-September-2017 Guests will love what’s in store in February at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination: premier bridal fair bride blu, live music, delicious dining, spa specials and gaming excitement.

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2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball

Michigan-City-2019-Enchanted-City-Mayors-BallMayor Ron Meer of the City of Michigan City will host the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. The proceeds will benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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Mascot Hall of Fame Entertains, Educates, and Highlights the Spirit of Sport


For a sports team, few things are usually permanent. Players often graduate, retire, and get traded. Stadiums and fields move, grow, or are rebuilt. Mascots on the other hand, rarely change once introduced. They help cultivate a team’s culture, foster good relations throughout their communities and generally entertain hundreds, thousands, or millions worldwide.

Whiting, well known around the Region for its many interesting and often somewhat off-beat attractions such as the Pierogi Fest, is on the verge of opening a celebration of those often weird and rambunctious icons that help make collegiate and professional sports so memorable - the National Mascot Hall of Fame. Featuring exhibit after exhibit showcasing the inducted mascots, the science and creativity behind them, and much more, the Mascot Hall of Fame is a premiere national museum...

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Mascot Hall of Fame Showcases the Fun, Quirky, and Silly Nature Found in the City of Whiting


The City of Whiting was very much alive Wednesday evening as community members came together to celebrate the newly erected Mascot Hall of Fame at the first annual FurTie Fundraiser. The night raised funds for the museum and showcased the building to the business community. Many sponsors, supporters, and business owners from all over Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland got their first glimpse of the interactive museum that will be a crucial contributor to Whiting’s growth in years to come.

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Top 10 Entertainment Articles on PortageLife in 2018


We published several hundred entertainment stories to the entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Portage were fair game for good news.

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