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Nov 27 2023

FRIEND REQUEST: LIBBY KILLGORE AND COLE BILTGEN OF OVEN MAIDEN

We sat down with Libby Killgore and Cole Biltgen of Oven Maiden who shared their perspective on starting a new ...
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Nov 14 2023

HOLIDAY PARTY LOCATIONS AROUND NWI

Looking for somewhere to host your holiday party? We've compiled a list of awesome locations around the area for small ...
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Nov 1 2023

THE LOCAL 219 GUIDE TO NOVEMBER

Make sure to check out our November guide to stay updated on events you don't want to miss this holiday ...
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Oct 16 2023

FRIEND REQUEST: MOLLY SOMMER OF THE PIPER AND THE PLANT

Molly Sommer, owner of The Piper and the Plant, aims to inspire and unite communities through her new business located ...
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Oct 1 2023

THE LOCAL 219 GUIDE TO OCTOBER

Now that the spookiest month of the year is here, don't miss out on any Halloween festivities- check out our ...
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Sep 27 2023

FRIEND REQUEST: JORGE SULLON OF THE DESIGN BARN

From cooking at Disney World to owning his own food truck “Mixtura”, Jorge Sullon has an impressive background as a ...
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FRIEND REQUEST: MOLLY SOMMER OF THE PIPER AND THE PLANT

October 16, 2023

Molly Sommer, owner of The Piper and the Plant, aims to inspire and unite communities through her new business located in Crown Point. Her passion for plants, bagpiping, and creating have all contributed to her journey in becoming a first-time business owner. LOCAL219: Has it always been in the cards to own your own business?…

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THE LOCAL 219 GUIDE TO OCTOBER

October 1, 2023

Now that the spookiest month of the year is here, don’t miss out on any Halloween festivities- check out our October Guide for things to do this month! October 1 October 6 October 7 October 8 October 9 October 13 October 14 October 15 October 16 October 19 October 20 October 21 October 25 October…

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FRIEND REQUEST: JORGE SULLON OF THE DESIGN BARN

September 27, 2023

From cooking at Disney World to owning his own food truck “Mixtura”, Jorge Sullon has an impressive background as a chef. He shares the motive behind his passion for cooking, his work with the Design Barn, and his future aspirations for his business.  LOCAL219: Could you explain your background experience as a chef and what…

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FRIEND REQUEST: CRYSTAL VANNIEULANDE OF CUP OF JOY CAFE

August 14, 2023

As of two years ago, Crystal VanNieulande was still searching for her “dream job”. Now, her business Cup of Joy is a staple in her community and is expanding with a second location next month. She credits her staff, her community, and her faith as the leading forces in finally finding the job of her…

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THE LOCAL 219 END OF SUMMER GUIDE

August 10, 2023

Even with summer coming to a close, there’s still tons to do in the region. Check out these August and September events and end your summer off right! Friday, August 11 Saturday, August 12 Sunday, August 13 Thursday, August 17 Friday, August 18 Saturday, August 19 Sunday, August 20 Tuesday, August 22 Thursday, August 24…

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3 Ways to Dominate Your 4th of July Party

June 29, 2023

It’s summer time, the grill is fired up, but you’re looking for something unique – something that sets you apart from the rest of the basic grillers.  Grilled Pizza: Put your meat aside and grab some pizza essentials (S&T Too is the perfect place to grab all your ingredients) and throw that dough on the…

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE FOURTH OF JULY

June 22, 2023

Looking for 4th of July plans? The staff here at Local219 did all the work so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of 4th of July events across the region: FRIDAY JUNE 30: *Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4th: Cedar Lake SummerFest & Highland 4th of July Festival *Friday, June 30-Sunday July 2: La Porte Red…

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PORTAGE LEGALIZES CHICKENS

May 10, 2023

  PORTAGE INDIANA- May 4th, 2023 The Portage City Council made history this week, passing an ordinance allowing for non-commercial personal ownership of chickens within city limits. The prohibition of the practice, thought to date back to local pagan beliefs regarding the chicken as a sacred animal, was brutally enforced by devastating fines, imprisonment, and…

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Slater Got Engaged!

April 21, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: On today’s episode we take a deep dive into Slater’s proposal to his girlfriend Gabs, and explore the mindset of getting engaged and what was going through his head. In a surprise turn of events, Gab also joins us via phone to shed some light on what she was thinking too. LISTEN…

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Top 5 Reasons Crown Point is Never Getting a Trader Joe’s

April 12, 2023

Crown Point social media users regularly state that Trader Joe’s, (the popular grocery chain founded in 1958 in Pasadena California,) would be one of the most desirable additions to their local economy. With 569 current freestanding locations including 17 in the Chicago region alone, we were naturally curious as to why Lake County had not…

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