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On the Duneland Calendar

Fri27MarSpring Camp at Sunset Hill Farm County Park: What better way to enjoy spring break than to spend… Details >

Fri27MarLibrary Film Series: Come to Westchester Public Library to enjoy Penguins… Details >

Sat28MarDouglas Center Family Day: Enjoy the hands-on, family activities available at… Details >

Sat28MarBattles of the American Civil War: Battles of the American Civil War will continue… Details >

Sat28MarWithin the Circle: Mandalas at Brincka Cross : Learn about Mandalas – an art form used by… Details >

Sat28MarFire on the Prairie at the Indiana Dunes: Bring out your inner pyro-maniac in this exciting… Details >

Sat28MarPhoebe Time at the Indiana Dunes State Park: Join the naturalist on a 45 minute discovery hike… Details >

Sat28MarAnnual Pet Rock Fundraiser: The beautiful and spacious County Line Orchard in… Details >

Sat28MarIndoor Yoga at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens: Yoga for all experience levels at Taltree Arboretum… Details >

Sat28Mar Introduction to Ornamental Gardening: Come to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens to learn… Details >

Sat28MarWeekly Open Studio with Acrylics: Beginners will learn basic painting techniques from… Details >

Sat28MarStewardship Days at Miller Woods: Come join a team involved in the Oak Savanna Restoration… Details >

Sun29MarKids Rule!: Join an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore park ranger… 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?

Façade Grant Applications Now Available

March 26, 2015

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Duneland Economic Development Company (DEDC), has released applications for the 2015 Façade Grant Program. All interested commercial building owners are encouraged to submit applications to the Chamber office at 220 Broadway in... Read more >

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Holds ImageMakers Photography Program & Contest for Club Youth

March 23, 2015

winning photo of boy smilingBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County held its annual ImageMakers Photography Contest, as part of its year-round Photography Program sponsored nationwide by Sony, on March 10, 2015. The ImageMakers program teaches youth the art and science of photography, and includes opportunities to compete in... Read more >

Ancestry Research database now available at Westchester Public Library

March 20, 2015

Westchester Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Ancestry Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, that will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s... 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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