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These 9 Places Offer Amazing Pizza in Northwest Indiana

It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t like pizza. What’s not to love? You’ve got a layer of fresh dough dripping with zesty sauce, topped with a pool of gooey cheese and dressed with meats and veggies or whatever you please, finished off with a dash of spices. While everyone has their own favorites…

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Peteyville: A Holiday Lights Tradition for 30+ Years

This is year 32 that Pete Basala has been spreading Christmas cheer for those in Northwest Indiana with an elaborate holiday lights display known as “Peteyville” that lights up part of the block in his Hessville neighborhood in Hammond from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Eve. Several…

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The Sounds of Summer are Rockin' Along the South Shore!

One of the best things about summer in the South Shore? Festivals! Plenty of food – from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and cotton candy and don’t forget about kids activities like parades, face painting and carnival rides. It seems that you can’t have a festival without amazing live…

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12 Northwest Indiana Water Trails You Must Kayak or Canoe

Grab your gear and get ready to explore the canals, rivers, streams and lakes in the South Shore. The South Shore has hundreds of miles of water trails and each route offers different opportunities from challenging and scenic to historic and wooded. Whichever route you decide to explore, check…

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Embrace the Mmm... at Savor the South Shore

Visit Pikk's Tavern in Valparaiso to enjoy their Savor Menu. Savor the South Shore is underway! You can experience three-course meals at discounted prices for 14 delicious days in northwest Indiana. More than two-dozen restaurants are participating and are offering special breakfast, lunch or…

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