Paxson Wojcik: A Dreamer from the Start
Imagine this, you are 15 and have just decided to transfer to a school 900 miles away from home that is in the middle of the woods in Northwest Indiana. You left your family and all your friends behind for one reason: basketball. To most people that sounds crazy, but to Paxson Wojcik that was his life just two years ago when he decided to transfer to La Lumiere School in La Porte.
Some people are born to serve – their community, the nation, or some other cause. Maybe they join the military and defend their country, or maybe they join the police force to protect their community. Perhaps they teach, educating our future. Every once in a while, someone like Officer Lendell Hood comes along and does it all.
This is the weekend to rock away those summer days! With great musical options like Rock the Block, Dixie Crush at Founders Square Park, and Babapaloosa; it definitely makes this weekend a good one for music. Course why stop there, there is the delicious Taste of Michigan City, fun Valpo Kiwanis Club Annual Corn Roast Festival, exhilarating 10th Annual Great Lake Grand Prix and more to enjoy! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 3rd - 5th!
Meghan Johnson has lived in La Porte for most of her life. Even as a young girl, Johnson has lived there with her family and now continues to live in the city she calls home with her two daughters.
Going out to enjoy summer could not be more fun this weekend! It can be so hard to choose what to do with great choices like eating pierogis at Pierogi Fest, having family fun time at Opportunities Enterprises Summer Celebration, enjoying softball at the NSA Girls Fast pitch Softball North/Central "B" & "C" World Series, shopping at the Portage Market on the Square or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 27th - 29th!
Old Time Country Market
In May, it was announced that the there would be a new grocery store opening in the Westville community. After months of anticipation, the time is here! Old Time Country Market is open and in business.
As summer winds down and students prepare to head back to school, many are heading into their senior year. After a hot summer filled with beach days, social events, and summer jobs, many are ready to dive into their final year at their high school.
No time like summer time! So many great choices for this weekend like celebrating with McAfee Animal Hospital for their 75th anniversary, watching a classic Studio Ghibli film - Princess Mononoke, enjoying the action of Hub of Awesome Waterski Show, listening to your hearts content to the great bands at the Festival of the Lakes or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 20th - 22th!
Recently happened: Hoosier Girls State
From June 24-30 at Trine University, around 500 girls from all over the state of Indiana gathered for the 77th annual Hoosier Girls State. Hoosier Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary. While at Hoosier Girls State (HGS), delegates took part in creating a mock government within their fictional political party, the Nationalists and Federalists, and also within their cities, counties, and state. Girls could run for a number of offices including county sheriff and governor of HGS. They could also be a part of their party’s platform committee which chose the issues their party wanted to help change.
World traveler, avid kayaker, food and drink enthusiast, and board game advocate Cassy Swanson loves to step out of her comfort zone not only in her professional life but also her private life. Swanson always has a need to travel and try new food and drinks. Over the years the dedicated world traveler has managed to visit 16 states, 5 countries, and 2 islands in the Caribbean.
Time to enjoy summer in the area with a fun filled weekend! Try some ethnic Greek food at the Grecian Festival, watch a vintage baseball game featuring the Sunset Hills Colonels V. Chicago Salmon, enjoy the action of Northwest Indiana's roller derby league, or any of the many other choices this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 13th - 15th!