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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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"A Christmas Story" Comes Home - a Favorite Holiday Event

This is a special year for us at the South Shore CVA, as it's our tenth year displaying the iconic "A Christmas Story" display windows for "A Christmas Story" Comes Home! Six displays have turned into seven, we've added a life-size bronze statue of "Flick" stuck to a flag pole and added a number of…

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Ralphie! "A Christmas Story" Comes Home to Hammond

Guest blog provided by Erika Dahl, Director of Communications at South Shore CVA. Like almost every child that grew up in the Midwest, in the 80s, I watched the holiday movie, A Christmas Story approximately one-million times. It was something I looked forward to each holiday season. Imagine my…

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