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5th Annual Indian Trail Holiday Bazaar

Indian-Trail-Holiday-BazaarSaturday, November 17th
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3214 S. State Rd. 104, LaPorte

Over 65 vendors to shop from. there is definitely something for everyone at this event! the PTA will have biscuits and gravy for breakfast and italian beef or chicken and noodles for lunch.

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Downtown La Porte Hosts Open House and Ugly Sweater Party

LaPorte-Chamber-of-CommerceDowntown La Porte shops and businesses want customers to come out in their ugly sweaters on Thursday, December 6 from 4pm to 7pm to dine, shop, and enjoy discounts to start off the holiday season in style. The Downtown La Porte Holiday Open House features many businesses, restaurants, retail shops and antique stores throughout downtown remaining open late that Thursday evening.

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Black Friday Now Lasts the Whole Season, Expert Says

PurdueLogoBlack Friday has been the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season, but consumers can expect Black Friday sales starting now and extending through the end of the year, says Richard Feinberg, Purdue University professor of consumer science and retailing.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, gets its name from the fact that it used to be the day that retailers' profits moved into the black for the year.

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United Way of La Porte County Presents: A Night in Old Chicago

A-Night-In-Old-Chicago4Where can you find gangsters, flappers, The Blues Brothers, and a parade of restaurants all coming together for a good cause? Only at A Night in Old Chicago! The event was presented on Friday evening by United Way of La Porte County and it took place at the Blue Chip Casino’s spectacular Stardust Event Center.

This is the biggest event in Northwest Indiana for United Way of La Porte County. Nearly 600 people showed up, many dressed in 1920s garb. Dave Sisk, the Manager of Community Engagement for United Way of La Porte County was very pleased with the turnout.

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Footlight to Stage Family Musical

Footlight-Charlie-BrownFootlight Players of Michigan City will open You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Friday, November 30 at 8pm. Additional performances are December 1 & 2, 7-9 & 14-16. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. The audience is introduced to the whole Peanuts gang: Charlie Brown, Patty, Shroeder, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy. All of the characters share their observations, largely negative, of Charlie Brown.

As the play progresses, the relationships of the Peanuts characters to one another are further expanded. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder and takes great pleasure in tormenting...

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Michigan City Chamber Announces Buy Local Campaign

MCAChamberGiftCertLogoThe Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce launched its holiday buy-local campaign at the membership Business After Hours on November 1, 2012.

The Chamber is offering Gift Certificates to the public for redemption at over 20 member businesses. The program is designed to attract new customers to local businesses and attract local businesses to the chamber. Chamber Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for employees, family and friends, because the recipient chooses where to “spend” it.

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Ideas in Motion Media is Pleased to Announce Their New Partnership with Opportunity Enterprises

simply-amazing-market“OE is really excited about forming a new relationship with Ideas in Motion Media,” said Allison Thomas, the Marketing and Communications Director for Opportunity Enterprises. “Chris and his whole team are great at what they do, and I am confident that they will do a wonderful job to help us share our positive mission. We are happy to be a part of the LIFE network of positive community news!”

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Tri Kappa Bingo Night

Tri-Kappa-BingoWestville Tri Kappas will be hosting a Bingo Night on Saturday, November 10. Doors open at 5 pm, with bingo beginning at 6 pm.

Snacks and beverages will be available!

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Holiday Savings Tips from Horizon Bank

HorizonHolidaySavings1It’s almost that time of year where cheer is flowing and checks are bouncing. As a reminder, don’t forget to plan for the holiday season.

Did you know consumers are expected to spend almost $750 on gifts and decorations this year? Decor purchases alone could account for a total of $6.9 billion spent.

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MCHS to Present See How They Run

See-How-They-RunMichigan City High School will present Phillip King’s hilarious comedy See How They Run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16th, 17th and 18th. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 P.M. The Sunday matinee is at 2:00 P.M. All performances will be in the Michigan City High School Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

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Cruise to Alaska with Senior Circle

Snowy-AlaskaSenior Circle will be offering its members another exciting travel adventure - a Senior Circle Alaskan Cruise to take place from June 20 to 28, 2013.

Prices start at $2,400 and include:Round-trip airfare, 1 night hotel accommodations in Seattle, guided tour of Seattle, cruise to Alaska, cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle and motor coach transportation to and from airport. Make your reservation early as space is limited. $250 deposit is due by Nov. 16, 2012.

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