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On the Duneland Calendar

Fri22AugThings that Go Bump in the Night!: You do… on this creature of the night hike!… Details >

Fri22AugAn Intimate Evening with Alice Peacock: Nashville-based singer-songwriter Alice Peacock… Details >

Fri22AugSunset Beach Yoga at the Indiana Dunes: Join us for a special Friday evening yoga session… Details >

Fri22AugA Woodland Wander at the Indiana Dunes: Let’s explore the back dunes forest this morning.… Details >

Fri22AugSands of Time at the Indiana Dunes State Park: Join Kaitlin for a fascinating look at how the dunes… Details >

Fri22AugRangers Choice Hike: Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity… Details >

Fri22AugMusic in Nature Benefit Concert Series: The Taltree Arboretum & Gardens concert season… Details >

Fri22AugEssential Oils at Hawthorne Park: Join Kate Schlobohm at Hawthorne Park for an evening… Details >

Sat23AugBarker Mansion Coffee in the Garden: Barker Mansion will serve Coffee in The Garden… Details >

Sat23AugJunior Wildland Firefighter Program: Meet the park's fire crew and learn about their… Details >

Sat23AugDouglas Center Family Day: Enjoy the hands-on, family activities available at… Details >

Sat23AugChellberg Farm Open House: Tour the Chellberg Farmhouse at the Indiana Dunes… Details >

Sat23AugSteamroller Printmaking Project: The steamroller printmaking project brought to you… 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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Green Screen & Beer Garden at Party in the Park

August 14, 2014

More than 800 Duneland area residents and visitors are expected to attend the 9th Annual Party in the Park event to be held this Saturday, August 16, from 5pm-9pm in Thomas Centennial Park in the heart of historic downtown Chesterton. Wrist bands will be available for purchase at the event ticket... Read more >

Cancer Research and Education Group Extends Early Bird Special and Seeks Volunteers for Summer Fundraiser

August 13, 2014

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the Foundation for Molecular Medicine (FFMM) will host an outdoor festival, the BrewAthlon, at Sunset Hill Farm Park in Valparaiso, Indiana featuring microbreweries from around Northwest Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and across the country. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day... Read more >

Windiana Free Concert at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

August 13, 2014

Enjoy a music field evening under the stars Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Chesterton Amphitheater in the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. Northwest Indiana’s premier wind ensemble, Windiana, is performing at Concert at the Creek. Conductor Jeff Doebler raises the baton at 7... 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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