There is a beach hazard statement from the National Weather Service from Tuesday morning, September 21 through Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. Expect high waves and dangerous currents at Lake Michigan beaches. Remain out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls or other shoreline structures.

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Northwest Indiana for birding or just bird enjoying

Photo:More than 15 thousand cranes stop in NW Indiana on their migrations north and south each year.  Wild birds are an important part of almost every outdoor person’s enjoyment of the natural world. Whether a person is hiking, picnicking, fishing or just sitting on a Lake Michigan beach, birds will be encountered. For some, the bird will just be a flitting glimpse, a bit of color. For others, perhaps spotting wedge of geese or a storm of swarming gulls is a momentary diversion. Birds are just a part of the overall mix which makes an outdoor activity enjoyable…

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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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South Shore Chefs of Steel Competition

The Chefs of Steel competition is quickly approaching, which means all the chefs involved are firing up their ovens, stoves and grills to face off against each other this Saturday at Bulldog Park in Crown Point. I took a closer look at each of the participants and their unique styles so I was ready to see what they have to offer while competing for the title…

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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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