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On the Duneland Calendar

Sat20SepSassafras Saunter at the Indiana Dunes: Check out the early fall colors this afternoon on… Details >

Sat20SepYoga at Sunset HIll Farm County Park: Join our certified instructor at Sunset Hill Farm… Details >

Sat20SepCreativity Workshop at Lubeznik Center : What is creativity and how can we have more of it… Details >

Sat20SepEl Salto 10th Anniversary Festival: The Mendoza family, owners of El Salto Mexican Restaurants,… Details >

Sat20SepDouglas Center Family Day: Enjoy the hands-on, family activities available at… Details >

Sat20SepNature Crafts at the Indiana Dunes: It's a make it, take it program! Meet the naturalist… Details >

Sat20SepChesterton's European Market: Shop. Dine. Enjoy the ambiance of Chesterton's European… Details >

Sat20SepLights Up Sound Down Family Day : First Merchants Bank is excited to partner with… Details >

Sat20SepAdopt-a-Beach™ Event : On September 20th, Save the Dunes will host a beach… Details >

Sat20Sep Boot Camp at Sunset Hill Farm County Park: Come to Sunset HIll to participate in a fun and… Details >

Sat20SepThe Art Box at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library’s drop-in craft… Details >

Sat20SepCampground Program at Dunewood: Join an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore ranger… Details >

Sat20SepOur Duneland Heritage: Explore  the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore… 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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The Friends of Westchester Public Library Fall Book Sale

September 12, 2014

Do you have so many books that you don’t know what to do with them?  Donate them to the Friends of the Library! The Friends of Westchester Public Library announce they will hold their Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, October... Read more >

Annual Steak & Burger Dinner to celebrate Promising Futures

September 12, 2014

Alex Sheen, founder of because I said I wouldBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County invites you to celebrate “promising futures” at the 15th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner.  Reservations are now available for this signature event which will be held on October 14, 2014 at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union... Read more >

Celebrate Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County's Day for Kids at Zao Island!

September 11, 2014

Do something special for the young people in your life and join Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s annual “Day for Kids” celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  “Day for Kids” will be held at Zao Island, (1050 Horse Prairie Avenue, Valparaiso) from... 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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