Paczki in the Region | Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Header photo from Marilyn's Bakery Get your paczki for Fat Tuesday - March 1, 2022! Paczki, pronounced “poonch-key,” are beloved fried pastries filled with jelly or cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a Polish tradition. These pastries are tremendously popular in Northwest Indiana as we have one of the largest Polish American populations…

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Snow Day Indoor Activities in Northwest Indiana

Winter is here, and you don’t want to be caught with the classic “I’m bored” coming from your little ones. Sure, being outside in the snow is fun for children and many teens, but it can only entertain for so long. So, here are some other ideas to get the family together, inside, and makingmemories! …

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Unique Shopping Spots in the Region

Skip the big name stores and check out some of these unique shopping stops throughout the region! 2 Old Goats Market in Cedar Lake has a wide assortment of repurposed antiques, artisan goods, jewelry, gourmet foods, and so much more! Whether you are looking for a gift, or something for yourself, it’s a great store to find something unique. Stop in for one of their many events they host such as workshops, celebration weekends, car and bike shows, and more…

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Biking to Work along the Erie Lackawanna Trail

I own two mountain bikes and rarely ride them. I want to change that! The improvements that have been made to our miles and miles of bike/walking trails are phenomenal and inspired me to break out of my comfort zone … and ride my bike to work (and back).  …

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The Top 5 Ways to Get Into the Fiesta Spirit for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and is touching down along the South Shore all weekend! Crack open some piñatas because it is time to celebrate the success of the Battle of Puebla throughout Northwest Indiana! Below you will find the top five ways to get in the fiesta spiritincluding authentic Mexican dining and events…

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The Delicious South Shore Restaurants

Through the years, the South Shore CVA has recognized a number of amazing Northwest Indiana restaurants and their dedicated owners for providing delicious meals to residents and visitors along the South Shore. We’ve compiled a list of our “Restaurants of the Year” that should be on your South Shore restaurant bucket list…

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