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On the Duneland Calendar

Sun26AprDune Birds and Blooms at the Indiana Dunes: Explore the exploding forest floor this afternoon.… Details >

Sun26AprPond Expo at Lake County Fair Grounds: Wind twirlers, stone bird houses, hot tubs, outdoor… Details >

Sun26AprKids Rule!: Join an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore park ranger… Details >

Sun26AprFeed the Birds at the Indiana Dunes: Feed the Birds. Join the Naturalist outside the… Details >

Mon27AprStroller, Baby, and You : Stroller, Baby, and You is a free program at Red… Details >

Mon27AprMeditation Mondays at Brincka Cross Gardens: Join instructor, Cynthia Smith, each Monday at Brincka… Details >

Tue28AprYear Round Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover… Details >

Wed29AprMaternity Education Sessions at HealthLinc: All pregnant women are welcome to attend our monthly… Details >

Wed29AprBlock Party at Hageman Library: Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s… Details >

Thu30AprYear Round Run Club at Sunset Hill Farm: Join Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover… Details >

Sat02MayIntroduction to Vegetable Gardening: Want to start a vegetable garden? Need Advice? Come… Details >

Sat02MayDouglas Center Family Day: Enjoy the hands-on, family activities available at… Details >

Sat02MayIndoor Yoga at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens: Yoga for all experience levels at Taltree Arboretum… Details >

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Duneland Directory

The Duneland Directory has over 800 listings, including local businesses, schools, the Indiana Dunes, festivals, & lots more!

Just type in part of the name, category, or related word... You'll get an interactive map, directions, & more info.

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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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Volunteers Needed for Friends of Library Book Sale

April 06, 2015

Are you a book lover who is looking for an opportunity to volunteer? The Friends of Westchester Public Library need your help to sort books, and set up their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 11, from 9 am until noon, at  Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. Although many books... Read more >

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Rebuilding Together - Duneland Annual Work Day

April 01, 2015

We are fast approaching this year’s National Rebuilding Work Day and your local organization, Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD), is on track for its most ambitious year ever. This year, we’re improving 14 homes and 4 community projects. But we still need volunteers and... Read more >

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Plans Prescribed Burns This Spring

March 30, 2015

The National Park Service is planning six prescribed fires this spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 736 acres are scheduled to be burned. Fire is used as a tool for the park’s long-term restoration and hazard fuel reduction efforts. On the east end of the park, near... 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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