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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Farm to Table, Red Shoe Dinner, and Fundraising Events


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a farm to table dinner, a rescue appreciation day, a food and wine tasting, a fundraising dinner, an after dark gala, a recovery home dinner, a spaghetti dinner, an arts and crafts fair, an antique show, and a bowling bash are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Farm-to-Table-Dinner-2012Read more



A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Prestin Butcher


LPCLTM Prestin ButcherYou may have read about him from the actions of the inspiring students at Boston Middle School. They made 1,000 paper cranes to wish him luck as he recovered from chemotherapy. That’s a lot for one person, you might say, but when you read on, or you get the chance to meet this young man like I did, you will understand why Prestin Butcher is a La Porte County Life in the Spotlight.

Recently celebrating his twelfth birthday, Butcher carried the sweet and happy demeanor that most boys his age have. But Butcher is no ordinary boy. No, he is quite special in fact. He is a survivor. Butcher was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer,...

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I Love When Inspiring People Work Hard and Succeed


If one thing is true above all others at Ideas in Motion Media, it’s that we enjoy seeing how companies and leaders that innovate are always changing things up for the better, or at least working their tail off trying to.

Take for example the story of Pat Koch from the Holiday World & Splash Safari out of Santa Claus, Indiana. I had the privilege of seeing her speak a little more than a month ago at an event in Michigan City called the Inspiring Women Luncheon. There, Koch spoke of many of the same time tested and disruptive principles that so obviously are helping so many companies...

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Trick or Treat, Fall Festivals, Haunted Golf Course, and Live Flamenco


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a trick or treat event at the orchard, a fall harvest festival, zombie improv show, live flamenco performance, downtown Halloween gathering, dinner with Scoopie, trick or treat downtown, arts trick or treat, trunk or treat, and a haunted golf course are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Read more



A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Debbie King


Debbie-King-1Debbie King, president of the La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, was honored by the organization on Sept. 9 for her volunteer work. Since 2006, she has contributed more than 2,000 hours to help build 20 Habitat houses in La Porte County.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony in Kingsford Heights on Sunday, Sept. 23, King will start building her 21st house. This one will be the new home of Roscoe Cook, Carly Lattimore, their son Brody and his unborn sister.

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A Wealth of Good News Just Waiting to Be Shared- All You Need to Do is Ask

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I stopped last week to introduce myself to the folks at Bethany Church in La Porte and got to meet Sandii who mans their front desk and is extremely energetic about her church and the variety of ways that they reach out. "It is a community effort, all the time," she said. She told me about the traditional services that they have in the Sanctuary as well as the more contemporary services that they offer in the Arc. Pastor Dennis Meyer is their leader.

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Fall Celebrations, Indoor Garage Sale, and Biketoberfest


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a pet costume parade, a massive indoor garage sale, Biketoberfest, a healthy Halloween party, a wine tasting, a downtown holiday celebration, an adoption event, a 30th anniversary celebration, a spaghetti dinner, and an Oktoberfest celebration are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Meeka-CostumeRead more



A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Ken Layton


Ken-LaytonKen Layton, Kenny as he is widely known, has spent 46 years of his life in public service. He will officially retire at the end of this year, when he completes a term as La Porte County Commissioner.

Layton won’t miss the estimated 500 plus pancake breakfasts he’s attended while running for office over the years, admitting that he hates pancakes. But he will never completely step away from helping the communities and people of La Porte County in whatever way he can.

A native of Otis, Layton attended Westville Public Schools and graduated in 1964. He was...

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Music in the City, Zombie Run, Elvis Fantasy Festival, and Spooktacular


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a liquidation sale, a benefit concert, zombie run, Elvis festival, bully prevention class, Zumba benefit, black tie bingo, wine tasting, adoption event, and Spooktacular are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Mindi-Abair

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Dr. Glade Montgomery


MontgomeryIn the Administration Office right next door to Kesling Middle School in La Porte lies the office of Dr. Glade Montgomery. He is the Superintendent for La Porte Community Schools. Though Dr. Montgomery is a very busy man, he still took time out to talk to me. As he spoke of his life, his family, and his community, Dr. Montgomery’s caring and calm demeanor shown quite evidently. This is why he is a La Porte County Life in the Spotlight.

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Battle of the Badges, Oktoberfest, and Weekend at the Orchard


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a fundraising dodgeball tournament, downtown tailgate, Oktoberfest celebration, orchestra concert, Harvest Festival, fire prevention week kickoff, apple orchard fun, a wine tasting benefit, a 5K walk, and an art walk are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!2011-Dodgeball-BOTB-winnersRead more




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