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LIFER's Favorite Books


With the temperature outside getting colder and colder, staying inside, crowded around a warm fire, sipping tea or coffee, and reading your favorite book is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy all winter long. Whether you’re into mystery, romance, science fiction, biographies, or history novels, the familiarity of your favorite book can offer refuge from whatever is happening in life and in the world and allows you to go on an adventure from the comfort of your own home.

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Indiana Beverage Tests the Strength of Hoosiers with National Beer Stein Hoisting Competition


Arm shaking, face scrunched up, teeth gritted. While holding a brew is usually casual faire, Samuel Adam’s Stein Hoisting Competition takes it to another level, and Indiana Beverage is bringing the tradition to bars across Northwest Indiana.

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Independence Day Gives the Region a Reason to Celebrate


Independence Day Weekend in Northwest Indiana gives a great opportunity to get out, enjoy their community and celebrate our nation's birth. Ideas in Motion Media is out and about celebrating right there with you, capturing the best shots of parades, fireworks, kids, parents, and all of the great organizations that are putting on and participating in big celebrations across the region.

From the huge Duneland Chamber of Commerce Fireworks on the Lakefront through Michigan City's BIG Parade, we captured several of Northwest Indiana's community celebrations with photos and some words from those who were there. Click below to see the photos and scroll down to see how the region celebrated 2014 Independence Day!

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Zao Island Adds 13 New Go-Karts Just in Time for Spring 2014!


We've added a ton of new awesome features here at Zao Island to make sure that our customers continue to always have a great entertainment experience. You've seen our recent additions to the arcade, now check out our new Go Karts!

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Chris Mahlmann Gets Socially Incorrect with Brian Brophy on WIMS


On the January 26th episode of WIMS AM 1420's Socially Incorrect with Brian Brophy, Ideas in Motion Media publisher Chris Mahlmann joined the program to talk about a variety of topics about the region.

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Celebrate the Month of Love Around the Region

Heart-StringsThe month that celebrates love is officially here! Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and many local businesses are offering specials or events to celebrate those warm, fuzzy feelings for your someone special!

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Links of the Week: National Geographic, Manti Te’o, and the Presidential Inauguration

brett-favreI understand this makes me the Brett Favre of weekly link roundups on good news websites, but I’m coming back. I am un-retiring the Links of the Week blog once again.

I wrote about 60 of these in a row, followed by 8 months or so off, un-retired, wrote two more, the re-retired. So that makes this my un-re-retirement? Something like that.

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Top 10 LaPorteCountyLife Entertainment Articles of 2012

EntertainmentArticleImage LPCL2012 is coming to a close and as the new year approaches, we are taking a look back at some of the top articles from the LaPorteCountyLife Entertainment Section!

We’ve had tons of stories covering art shows, musical performances, theatrical productions, tasty cuisine, and so much more. We brought you all of the excitement in the region so you never missed a moment!

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Barker Mansion Set for Holiday Season

Barker-Christmas-Tour-1“Historic White House Christmases” is the theme of this year’s holiday tour at the Barker Mansion, the turn-of-the-century home built by millionaire industrialist John Barker. The Barker family gave the historic property, located at 631 Washington Street, to the City of Michigan City for use as a civic center.

The holiday home tour has been a tradition since the late 1980s according to Cecilia Zubler, executive director. Zubler majored in American history in college and said she has wanted to use a White House Christmas theme for years. This seemed to be the right time, given the Presidential election and, coincidentally, the release of the acclaimed film, “Lincoln,” about...

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Apple's iPhone5 Unveiling, Social Media Contests, and Packers vs. Bears are Touched on This Week's Region Tweets Segment

Chris Mahlmann joined Tavis Buchan on The Lakeshore 89.1 FM’s Lakeshore Drive program for his weekly segment to dish about the latest happenings in Northwest Indiana and beyond. The program, Lakeshore Drive runs Monday through Friday from 4:00pm until 5:30pm, highlighting some of the bigger issues affecting Northwest Indiana.

You can catch Chris joining Tavis and the crew each Wednesday at 4:40pm. If you didn’t listen live this week, you can listen in on the program’s audio by clicking the play button below!

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How You Can Get Involved with Entertainment

EntertainmentArticleImage is a new community-based website, focusing on an exclusively-positive view on the people, places, organizations, and businesses serving La Porte County, Indiana. We look to be a central hub for all of the great information out there and tell all of the great stories of entertainment in La Porte County.

We are a small staff, and while we will be out at events and gatherings, we can’t be everywhere. We are always looking for folks to submit their content to us, no matter what the event. If you are involved with something that positively affects the community, we want to know about it.

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