Topics

Topics

Post content on any Topic. Don’t see the one you want? Add it yourself when you make your post, and we’ll create a Topics page for it.

Curate with us.

Local experts will be invited to curate each of the main Topics pages. Curators push good content to the top and (not so good) content to the bottom. Would you like to curate one of the Topics pages? Contact us.

Area Context

Masquerade Ball hosted by Decay Devils

Art

Spring Pop Up – Artisan Fair and cafe

Concert

Lake Effekt 2017!

Culture

CANCELLED Due to inclement weather Friday 2/9 Opening Reception: “Paint It Black” art exhibit

Dunes

\"Shifting Sands on the Path to Sustainability\" Documentary The new documentary Shifting Sands on the Path to Sustainability can be viewed at the following times and locations: - April 22, 9 p.m., premiere broadcast on Lakeshore Public Television - April 23, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore\'s Douglas Center, 110 N. Lake St., Gary - April 24, 2 p.m., Dorothy Buell Visitor\'s Center of the IDNL, 1215 N. Ind. 49, Chesterton - May 7, 10 a.m., Field Museum\'s Simpson Theater, Chicago - May 16, Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Group will hold a public screening at the Porter County Administration Center.

Economy

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/lifestyles/ct-ptb-manes-ayers-st-0619-20160616-story.html

Economy & Jobs

GardnerCenter-small12

Education

Sacred Arts Tour – Opening Ceremony

Education & Youth

Birding with Ken Brock

Entertainment

Annual Holiday Artisan Fair

Environment

Birding with Ken Brock

Environment & Eco Tourism

Volunteers needed! Come bust some blight in our town this Saturday!

Environmental Education

National Lakeshore Blow Out event with Save the Dunes

Environmental Recreation

Todd McMeen’s Activity Post

Exercise

March in Indiana is Disability Awareness Month. Girls On The Run serves girls of all ages in Northwest Indiana.

Exhibit

Opening Reception – “Conflict”

Food

Doug Davis: Surrealism April 7 – 30

Gardening

Stargazing with the Chicago Astronomical Society

Healthcare

Medicaid expansion helping to cover thousands in NWI

History

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-gary-streetlights-project-st-0517-20160519-story.html?utm_content=buffera7800&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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!!!!!!!

Nature

Stargazing with the Chicago Astronomical Society

Photography

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

Politics

Several groups opposed the plan, saying Gary should not be known as a \'prison town\'.

Property

Blight Buster Day

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

Back by popular demand – 25 booths filled with all kinds of goodness: art, crafts, food, music. Join us in our Corner Cafe and listen to some live music while you shop for a Father’s Day gift or that perfect gift just for you! Friday June 10 5-9pm and Saturday June 11 3-8pm

Sports

Documentary Film: “Althea”

Transportation & Infrastructure

GardnerCenter-small12

Volunteering

Please feel free to share our general flyer far and wide! Much thanks and love!

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.
Close

Account Activated

Your account was activated successfully! You can now log in with the email and password you provided when you signed up.

Close

Account sign-in

Sign in With:

Please use the form below to sign-in to your account.

Close

Recover password

Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

We've sent you an activation link. Please check your inbox.

Close

Account signup

Sign Up With:

1 Account Info

2 Personal Info

By registering for this site, you agree to our following terms: Privacy Policy, User Agreement and Rules of Conduct.

Note: Passwords must be at least 5 characters. For security, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

Back

Success!

A confirmation link will be emailed to you shortly.