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On the Duneland Calendar

Thu24Apr Morning Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Group fun runs are led by experienced trail runners.… Details >

Thu24AprPortage Community and Business Night : Let the Portage Chamber of Commerce help your business… Details >

Thu24AprWiggles & Giggles at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Thu24AprWeekly Open Studio With Acrylics : Beginners will learn basic painting techniques from… Details >

Thu24AprSunset Dog Walkers at Sunset Hill Farm: Bring your 4 legged friend on a leash for a walk… Details >

Thu24Apr Women's Walk Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join group leader Jenna Martin, R.N., for a walk… Details >

Thu24AprHeron Rookery Hike & Hunter's Brewing Outing: Celebrate National Parks Week on April 24th by joining… Details >

Fri25AprFriends of the Library Spring Book Sale: The Friends of Westchester Public Library announce… Details >

Fri25AprMusic Heritage Series - Save the Tunes: Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the… Details >

Fri25AprWiggles & Giggles at Thomas Library: Westchester Public Library will continue with several… Details >

Fri25AprDream Circle Share At Brincka Cross Gardens: Come share and explore your dreams in a safe, non-judgmental… Details >

Fri25AprCompany at Memorial Opera House: Stephen Sondheim’s Musical Tale of Marriage… Details >

Fri25AprMeet The Animals And Take A Family Hike: Bring the whole family out to Sunset Hill Farm and… 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?

Register now for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Summer Co-ed Flag Football League

April 23, 2014

Duneland Boys & Girls flag football players consulting with coachYouth ages 6-13 can register now to play in the flag football league offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County this summer.  The flag football league is officially endorsed by the NFL.  Every player receives an official NFL team-branded jersey and a set of flags to keep. ... Read more >

Tiger Martial Arts School Sweeps An Illinois State Taekwondo Tournament!

April 18, 2014

Tiger Martial Arts students posing with trophiesOn Saturday, April 12, 2014, eight students from Chesterton’s Tiger Martial Arts Academy competed in forms, weapons, and sparring divisions at the Samurang Games in Palatine, Illinois, capturing 15 first place trophies including two Grand Championships. Front Row: Victoria Scott, Ian... Read more >

Reality Store a Glimpse into Future for Duneland Middle School Students

April 18, 2014

Chesterton volunteer at Chesterton reality storeOn April 16, 550 Duneland middle school students from St. Patrick’s, Chesterton Middle School, and the Discovery Charter School received a wake-up call during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce 8th Grade Reality Store. This annual event was coordinated by the Chamber’s Partners in... 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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