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On the Duneland Calendar

Mon02MarRead Across America at Thomas Library: Libraries all over America will celebrate Dr. Seuss’… Details >

Mon02MarBits and Bytes: Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public… Details >

Mon02MarMeditation Mondays at Brincka Cross Gardens: Join instructor, Cynthia Smith, each Monday at Brincka… Details >

Mon02MarStroller, Baby, and You : Stroller, Baby, and You is a free program at Red… Details >

Tue03MarDuneland LULAC #5016 Monthly Meeting: Duneland LULAC #5016  monthly meetings are… Details >

Tue03MarBits and Bytes: Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public… Details >

Tue03MarDuneland Photography Club Meeting: The Duneland Photography Club members meet monthly… Details >

Tue03MarYear Round Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover… Details >

Wed04MarSignificant Battles in American History: Significant Battles in American History will take… Details >

Wed04MarBlock Party at Hageman Library: Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s… Details >

Wed04MarAbstract Painting at Lubeznik Center : The instructor will introduce students to the various… Details >

Wed04MarArt Appreciation at Lubeznik Center : In this 4 week class at Lubeznik Center for the… Details >

Wed04MarCooking with Chef Billie at Sunset Hill Farm: Students ages 7 & Up will learn a variety of… 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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Get an Early Taste of Spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time

February 26, 2015

Pioneer way of making maple syrupWarm up with an early taste of spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's annual Maple Sugar Time. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with the activities of maple sugaring from 10am – 4pm on the weekends of March 7 & 8 and March 14 & 15, 2015. Join in for this fun and... Read more >

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Announces 2015 Summer Science Day Camp Registration

February 26, 2015

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is now accepting 2015 summer science day camp registrations. Taltree will offer five science-themed weeks from June 22 through July 24. Day camp is open to children going into the second, third, fourth or fifth grade. Camp experiences include scientific experiments,... Read more >

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Offering Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

February 25, 2015

Children enjoying healthy snackHealthy lifestyles and good nutrition is a priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. As part of the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs sponsorship, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is taking part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing... 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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