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On the Duneland Calendar

Thu17AprSunset Dog Walkers at Sunset Hill Farm: Bring your 4 legged friend on a leash for a walk… Details >

Thu17AprWiggles & Giggles at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Thu17Apr Bookbinding: Japanese Stab Binding: Using an Asian stitch, students will learn to bind… Details >

Thu17Apr Morning Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Group fun runs are led by experienced trail runners.… Details >

Thu17AprStewardship Day - Kicking out the Invasives: Join us as we work on improving the watershed (buffer… Details >

Thu17Apr Women's Walk Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join group leader Jenna Martin, R.N., for a walk… Details >

Thu17AprBits and Bytes: Bits and Bytes continues at Westchester Public Library… Details >

Thu17AprWeekly Open Studio With Acrylics : Beginners will learn basic painting techniques from… Details >

Thu17AprNews at Noon at Hageman Library: If you love to discuss current events, Westchester… Details >

Thu17AprDuneland Historical Society Meeting: The Duneland Historical Society will meet Thursday,… Details >

Thu17AprBookmarks at the Museum Inferno: Join Kellie Koerner for Bookmarks at the Museum… Details >

Fri18AprFour Week Meditation Series At Brincka Cross: Join our Instructor for 4 consecutive Fridays at… Details >

Fri18AprWiggles & Giggles at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

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Duneland Directory

The Duneland Directory has over 800 listings, including local businesses, schools, the Indiana Dunes, festivals, & lots more!

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Chesterton PicksThere are countless options for shopping, eating, and entertainment around the Duneland area. These are just a few of my Chesterton favorites!

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How about: Top 10 Things To Do on a Rainy Weekend… Beach Bums' Best-Kept Secrets… Four Stops You Can Make Without the Kids Screaming… Five Fantastic Field Trips… or The Perfect Duneland Date? You can stick with the basics, too, like Laura's List, Nick's Faves, or Joe's B2B List.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Announces First Mother’s Day 5K

April 16, 2014

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host its first ever Mother's Day 5K run/walk on May 11, 2014 at 9 a.m. This family friendly 3.1-mile trail run is for serious and not-so-serious racers. Awards will be given for top overall male and female finishers, top male and female masters and top three... Read more >

Spring Wildflower Hike and Volunteer Activity at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

April 15, 2014

Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery on April 19, for a volunteer activity in the morning or a wildflower hike in the afternoon. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., join park resource management staff to help remove invasive species along the Heron Rookery Trail... Read more >

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Welcomes Runners to Test out its Trails April 21-25

April 14, 2014

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens welcomes runners to test out its trails Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This free run week includes two one-hour introductory runs, one on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. and the other on Friday, April 25 at 8 a.m. "We’re really... Read more >

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5/23/11: Part time Sales Consultant

Here Comes the Dress, an upscale bridal boutique, opening in mid-August in Valparaiso is seeking a part-time sales consultant. Ideal candidate requirements:

  • Energetic, friendly and engaging with excellent communication both in person and on the telephone.
  • Motivated and committed to providing outstanding customer service.
  • Extreme attention to detail with an eye for store layout and smart merchandising techniques.
  • Punctual with strong time management skills.
  • Must be skilled on the computer, internet and email.
  • A consistent positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • At least 5 years of bridal retail experience with the ability to close sales.
  • Interest in a career in retail, marketing or business management a plus.

Job duties include:

  • Assist clients with finding the right dress and restocking inventory following appointments;
  • Steam dresses and prepare merchandise for the client;
  • Assist the seamstress with fitting appointments;
  • Maintain inventory information in computer system;
  • Maintain sales floor appearance;
  • Work under the direction of a manager or owner to assist in several other tasks.

Evenings and Saturdays are a must. Looking to hire between 7/18/11 and 8/8/11.

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10/20: Just wanted to express my appreciation to the state troopers pulling over speeders on 1050 North in Chesterton today. The speeding has been out of control. Coffee Creek Resident, Chesterton

10/3: Greek's Pizza, you will be missed!! Seth, Chesterton

9/14: Shame on some Chesterton drivers who stop at the stop sign, then move right along without waving on the kids. I've seen countless cars go by, one after another, while kids stand at Porter and 5th waiting to cross the street. Frustrated Parent, Chesterton

9/14: Happy to see the Oz Festival is returning to Chesterton! A Duneland Visitor, Chicago

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