People You Should Know: Lynn Thoma

Valparaiso’s Lynn Thoma, PharmD is the Director of Pharmacy for HealthLinc Community Health Center.  She serves as President of the Indiana Pharmacists Association and supports the NWI community as board member of Hilltop Neighborhood House.  She’s been a pharmacist in this area since 2012 and as a new wife and mom she’s hoping to inspire others to … Read more

Outside the 219: Places to Stay for a Weekend Getaway

Looking for a change of scenery? Break up the monotony of your work week by hitting the road and spending the weekend exploring some our neighboring states.  Northwest Indiana is fortunate in it’s geographic location that travel is easily accessible with a major airport  just a car ride away.  But not all getaways require a … Read more

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Break a Sweat: Check Out These Options for a ‘Different’ Kind of Workout!

  Still trying to shed those holiday pounds? Want something different than the typical commercial gym? Need somewhere for your child to train to become a better athlete? \\ Northwest Indiana offers some great facilities where you can experience a different type of workout than what you may be used to seeing.  From pilates to … Read more

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Shop Small in the 219 This Season

Tis the season… to shop small!  With Thanksgiving behind us, chances are there’s a ‘Big Toy Book’ (maybe not this year) and a whole slew of other ad circulators about to make their way into your mailbox as you read this. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it can be tempting to splurge on the … Read more

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Taking a First Look Inside Abbiocco Italian Cuisine & Luna Rooftop Bar | FIRST LOOK (S1E1)

Craft cocktails, high-end Italian food, and modern decor shape one of the newest restaurants in Chesterton, Abbiocco Italian Cuisine. We were invited to check out what the brand new restaurant has to offer – and we were left awestruck.  

Holiday Happenings Around the 219

“First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”   \\ The holiday season is here, and that means that people all over the Region are getting into that ‘Buddy the Elf’ … Read more

Go Behind-the-Scenes With Us At Crown Brewing As They Brew Their New Special Release “Roatán”

We had a chance to hang out with Crown Brewing while they brewed their newest special release “Roatán” – and boy is this some mouth-watering footage. Brewed exclusively available for the Crown Point Rotary Club’s 15th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ event, “Roatán” is named after a small Honduran island in the Caribbean.  This rare … Read more