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Area Context

Masquerade Ball hosted by Decay Devils

Concert

Culture

Vanguards II: LIVE Interviews being conducted – sign up to share YOUR story

Dunes

National Lakeshore Blow Out event with Save the Dunes

Economy

We are very excited to be included in the Chicago Tribune\'s special \'Suburban Museums\' pull out section in Sunday\'s newspaper (March 26). Check us out on page 56

Economy & Jobs

Blight Buster Day

Education

Education & Youth

Bead Town is BACK!!! RECEPTION and Gary School gala

Entertainment

Nelson Algren Festival

Environment

Todd McMeen’s Activity Post

Environment & Eco Tourism

FIRST FRIDAYS at the MJGC – Sand and Steel: iron sculpture exhibit

Environmental Education

Westville

Environmental Recreation

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-bikes-on-trains-st-0318-20160317-story.html

Exercise

Indiana Dunes State Park: 9th Annual Christmas Eve Morning Stroll!

Exhibit

Todd McMeen’s Activity Post

Food

RECEPTION: “Mocha Flavored Clouds” art exhibit

Fundraising

#Giving Tuesday

Gardening

Stargazing with the Chicago Astronomical Society

Healthcare

Medicaid expansion helping to cover thousands in NWI

History

“Reframing Histories” Exhibit

Housing

Like a seed that was haphazardly blown or dropped into just the right soil, I landed in Miller accidentally and have taken root like nowhere I’ve lived before. Such is my confidence and contentment in the community that I’ve bought four houses here – my own and three that are rented out. Mindful of my neighbors, potential tenants go through a vigorous vetting process. This worked well, until recently. The house I’m trying to rent out now is one most people would like. It’s a 1952 ranch house with classic mid-century features preserved among modern updates. Original (and sometimes quirky) features include radiant heat from hot water pumped through pipes in the floors and walls, custom kitchen cabinetry built on-site, an off-center wood-burning fireplace in the living room, screened wooden louvres built into the walls that can be opened for natural ventilation and a front porch whose railings are differentially spaced according to an ancient Greek principle of the ideal ratio, the Golden Mean. Best of all, it sits on a wooded dune in a cul-de-sac two blocks from the beach, a quiet and private location. A huge screened porch off the kitchen gives wooded views on three sides for watching deer or listening to waves on windy days. None of the applicants so far made it through the screening process. Culled from almost 100 responses to listings on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia and Hotpads, they include: -A man who checked “no” on the “Have you ever been sued” question; the credit report revealed otherwise. He arrived in a Porsche and has a good income, but chose not to pay bills; -A guy who listed one year in prison for a drug offense; turns out it was actually two-and-a-half years for aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a weapon, among other charges. -A couple with a history of three evictions whose former landlord, when asked if he’d rent to them again, replied “Hell no.” -A couple who declined to provide any documentation of a supposed $300,000 annual income from a pension and a business, but said I would not regret letting them move in. There’ve also been countless people who’ve insisted, despite the “no pets” designation, that their dogs are well behaved, who swear they always go outside to smoke even in the dead of winter despite the “no smokers” requirement, or who list their husbands, wives and mothers as references despite the “NO RELATIVES” notation on the application. One guy wrote “baby mamma” to describe his relationship to a woman he listed as a reference. Fellow Millerites, I ask for your help. In addition to my immediate self-interest in renewing the rental income, it’s also about finding respectful, responsible people who will appreciate our community, possibly participate in it and at the very least not degrade it. If you know people like that who are looking for a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Northwest Indiana’s best little community, please give them my number: 219-616-4973. If you’d like to drive by the house, it’s at 930 N. Warrick. And I’d be pleased to show it to you if you’re just curious and like to look. I do, too. Your neighbor, Linda Gibson

Miller Spotlight

Good news everybody, we\'ll be out on Friday April 22 from 3:30pm to about 7:00pm. Same place. The corner of Melton Rd and Old Hobart Rd. Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

Music

Indiana Dunes State Park : Beginning Bird Drawing and Painting

Nature

“Straight Shooters” Photography Exhibit and ARTIST TALK- Bob Palmieri and Larry Lapidus

Photography

Opening Reception “Not Fade Away: Music Photography by Bobby Talamine”

Politics

Blight Buster Day

Property

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Safety & Code

Just a heads up, the Gary Police Department has switched over to Central Dispatching. When making NON-EMERGENCY calls for service please use 219-660-0000 instead of 219-881-1260. This will direct your call to the proper location. For all other calls to the police department you may dial any known number directly or call 219-881-7300 for automated assistance.

Shopping

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Sports

First Inaugural MBACD Golf Outing

Transportation & Infrastructure

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative Disctict\'s Planning Committee meets about their ongoing efforts with the Gary Lakefront District Plan (Strong Cities/Strong Communities, Transit Oriented Development), retention of the South Shore Station, derelict property demolition, placemaking and pocket park, Farmers Market, TIGER grant, and synergies with the Miller Spotlight Infrastructure and Transportation activities at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts.

Volunteering

Birding with Ken Brock

Workshops

South Shore SOUP microfunding dinner

Youth

MBACD will be exhibiting sculptures created by Wirt-Emerson students in a week long workshop facilitated by Calumet Artist Residency, where students will create sand molds using local sand that will then be positively cast by pouring molten iron into the molds. Iron will be salvaged from scrap yards to introduce an element of recycling. This process resembles the process used in local steel mills and the workshop combines disciplines and incorporates lessons in math, science, and art.
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