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Valentine's Day Gifts from the Region

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your special someone, look no further! Here are some spots in Northwest Indiana where you can find a romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Albert’s Diamond Jewelers – There is always room for something sparkly in your significant other’s life. The staff at Albert’s in Schererville or Southlake Mall in Hobartwill be sure to help you pick out the best piece of jewelry to fit the occasion…

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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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Back to Square One: Crown Point, Indiana

It's been 20 years since I stepped foot in the Crown Point square. I was three years old, bouncing down the sidewalk toward my first ballet class, tutu and mother in tow. Surely the only thing more exciting than my class was the treat my mom would buy from our friend, affectionately known as the “Hot Dog Lady”. She was a Crown Point legend back in the day. Looking at the square now having been gone for twenty years, it seems that nothing and everything has changed. The old hometown feeling and soul of the town still exists but the building facades have changed a bit. Being born in Crown Point allowed me to enjoy the downtown area when I was very young, but after moving to Connecticut with my family at age four, walks down memory lane were few and far between when we would take trips back to the region…

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What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming! Find a gift, a treat, or a day of pampering for your mom along the South Shore. Visit one of these Northwest Indianalocations to find the perfect something for that perfect someone.  Sweet Home Indiana is full of unique gifts and décor. This family-owned shop is located in Saint John and is sure to have something that your mom will love. They are also open later on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you have time to drop in and pick up that special something…

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Farmer’s Market Season is Here in Northwest Indiana

The sun has begun peeking through the clouds, the smell of freshly cut grass is in our noses, and the temperature keeps rising (at least we hope it does). We know what this means…Farmer’s Market season is upon us! Get ready for summer lunch dates at the market, shopping & eating local, and spending your mornings outside. Wherever you live in Northwest Indiana, there is a market a stone’s throw away. Here is a list of markets and dates for the upcoming season…

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