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On the Duneland Calendar

Wed01OctBlock Party at Hageman Library: Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s… Details >

Wed01OctCooking with Chef Billie at Sunset Hill Farm: Students ages 7 & Up will learn a variety of… Details >

Wed01OctPreschool Story Time at Hageman Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Wed01OctCrochet Club at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library’s Crochet Club… Details >

Wed01OctNight Hike at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens: Come to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens to see nature… Details >

Wed01OctStrum a Chord at Hageman Library: Parents, caregivers, and teachers are invited to… Details >

Wed01OctPajama Jam Storytime at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Wed01OctA Gardenside Chat! at Sunset Hill : Come out to Sunset Hill Farm every Monday and Wednesday… Details >

Wed01OctWeekday Walk at Sunset Hill Farm County Park: Come to Sunset Hill on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00… Details >

Wed01OctBaby Storytime at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Wed01Oct Beading: Netting Technique at LCA: Students will learn netting in this 4 session class… Details >

Thu02OctChesterton Writing Group at Thomas Library: Adult writers of all levels are invited to participate… Details >

Thu02Oct Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Plate?: An Educator from Purdue Extension will provide information… 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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Duneland LULAC Sponsors Local Student at 2014 LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar

September 29, 2014

Duneland LULAC is proud to announce its sponsorship of student Angelo Pedroza who will attend the 2014 LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar in Washington, DC this week.   Angelo will represent our young Hispanic community on behalf of Lake and Porter counties in the State of... Read more >

Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens begins October 1

September 26, 2014

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Haunted RailroadGo to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens October 1 through 31 for a spooky good time to celebrate the fall season. The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival, a family friendly event, features a haunted railway garden of ghost conductors, skeleton passengers, spiders and haunted houses. Every weekend,... Read more >

Canoemobile at Marquette Park Lagoons

September 26, 2014

During the last week, over 500 students from throughout northwest Indiana have experienced the thrill of canoeing their local waterways in a special program hosted by the National Park Service, Dunes Learning Center and Wilderness Inquiry. On Sunday, September 28 from 1-6 p.m., families and local... 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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