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On the Duneland Calendar

Thu18DecSunset Dog Walkers at Sunset Hill Farm: Bring your 4 legged friend on a leash for a walk… Details >

Thu18DecGood Old-Fashioned Christmas: The staff of Memorial Opera House invites you to… Details >

Thu18DecChesterton Writing Group at Thomas Library: Adult writers of all levels are invited to participate… Details >

Thu18DecYear Round Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover… Details >

Thu18Dec Women's Walk Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join group leader Jenna Martin, R.N., for a walk… Details >

Fri19DecWee Wonders at Hageman Library: Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s… Details >

Fri19DecMusic Heritage Series - Save the Tunes: Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the… Details >

Fri19DecWinter Wonderland at Taltree : The Winter Wonderland event, held every Friday and… Details >

Sat20DecWinter Wonderland at Taltree : The Winter Wonderland event, held every Friday and… Details >

Sat20DecTaltree Holiday Express: Get into the holiday spirit with Taltree Arboretum… Details >

Sat20DecHoliday Express Celebration at Taltree: All Aboard the Holiday Express at Taltree Arboretum… Details >

Sat20DecTaltree Run Club: Begins at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings year-round.… Details >

Sat20DecLights Up Sound Down Family Day: Jacob's Ladder is excited to partner with Portage… 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!

Do you have favorites you'd like to share? Let us know your favorites in and around the Duneland area!

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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What's New?

Holiday Traditions Program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

December 02, 2014

Celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes” on Saturday, December 6, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Enjoy live holiday music and dance, tour two historic homes all decked out in their holiday finest, let the kids make their own holiday... Read more >

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Holiday Celebration Weekend Fun

November 26, 2014

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be hosting holiday fun every weekend in December before Christmas. All Aboard the Holiday Express! This annual celebration is back Saturdays in December. Children come in their pajamas and enter a wonderland of trains with Taltree’s signature Train Tree,... Read more >

Retail Open House Event November 29

November 26, 2014

From 4:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, November 29, local shops and restaurants will be participating in Duneland’s third Retail Open House event. Coordinated by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, the shopping and dining tour will feature food and drink specials, product sales and extended... 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.

Email your resume, availability and desired hourly requirements to herecomesthedress@gmail.com.

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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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