Top 10 Community Articles on NWIndianaLife in 2017

Top 10 Community Articles on NWIndianaLife in 2017
By: Jonathan Eddy Last Updated: December 29, 2017

We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Community Section this past year. Community gatherings, new playgrounds, and so much more were fair game for sharing! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

Have a good story to share? It is still as easy as ever to share your story with us! Just send an email to and we’ll be on it!

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Community articles from NWIndianaLife in 2017!

Pierogi-Fest-2017-01Wackiness Takes to the Streets as Whiting Celebrates “143rd Annual” Pierogi Fest
The City of Whiting once again proved itself to be a town that doesn’t take anything too seriously as they celebrated the kickoff of the 23rd anniversary of the “143rd Annual” Pierogi Fest.

CP-Carpenters-2City of Crown Point Partners with United Brotherhood of Carpenters to Betterment of Community
Wood working is a time honored and skillful craft that has permeated every society for millennia. So much of what we build relies upon carpenters and the skill sets that they refine and hone after years of practical tutelage under a master.

CP-Schools-TOY-EOY-Winners-2017Crown Point Community Schools Announces 2017-18 Teachers of the Year & Employee of the Year
Good news! The Board of School Trustees announced the Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year winners at the May 22, 2017 Board Meeting.

Whiting-Parade-2017-01The City of Whiting Celebrates Our Nation's Heroes at 98th Annual Fourth of July Parade
Marvel superheroes and real American heroes alike marched down the historic 119th St. for Whiting’s 98th annual Fourth of July parade. Thousands of people flocked to the sidewalks to mark their spots for the parade well before dozens of floats representing key organizations in Whiting’s community took to the streets to celebrate Independence Day.

Hobart-Parade-2017-01The City of Hobart Celebrates Independence and Unity with Annual Independence Day Parade
The 4th of July is no doubt the largest celebration that is observed nationwide, but for the City of Hobart, the Independence Day Parade is an event that holds special importance that is a year in the making. Each year the parade carries a different theme and this year, “America the Beautiful” was displayed proudly.

Independence-Day-Round-Up-Graphic-2017Highland 4th of July Festival Friday June 30
Look for money saving coupon $2 off at Highland Businesses, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, & Chamber. 5pm-6:15pm Dirt Born (Alternative Rock), 6:30pm-8pm Stop, Drop, Rewind (Alternative Pop/New Wave), 8:30pm-11pm Mellencouger

Hobart-Lakefront-Fest-2017-01The City of Hobart Kicks Off 26th Annual Lakefront Festival Full of Fun, Family, and Community
As summer comes to an end Hobart kicks off its 26th annual Lakefront Festival from Thursday August 17th to Sunday August 20th. From food vendors and bouncy houses to pony rides and live bands, the festival is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer for the Hobart community.

Crown-Point-Tour-of-Lights-2017-1The Crown Point Tour of Lights Takes Families on a Sight-Seeing Christmas Adventure
For those who grew up in The Region, December marks a time where front lawns transform into twinkling wonderlands, and neighborhoods change into glowing exhibits of Christmas cheer. Per tradition, car loads of families can be seen this time of year slowly rolling past the most extravagant displays, noses pressed against the icy car windows, eyes wide in awe.

Hammond Police Department Invites the Community to Experience Their Police Training Simulator
They say the best way to learn about someone is to step into their shoes. The Hammond Police Department is inviting members of the community to participate in the exact same training the officers are going through.

CCSJ-Inauguration-Ceremony-2017-3Calumet College of St Joseph Welcomes New President with Inauguration Ceremony in Whiting
The tagline for Calumet College of St. Joseph, also known as CCSJ, is warm, simple and friendly - “You belong.” It conveys a simple, but powerful message: this is your home. This is where you fit in. This is where you are needed, and where you need to be.