Top 10 Entertainment Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016

Top 10 Entertainment Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016
By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: December 12, 2016

We published several hundred entertainment stories to the LaPorteCountyLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

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

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Entertainment Stories in Northwest Indiana from 2016!

AlbanosvillasignTearing Down Mother's Walls: The History of Albano's Villa
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For anyone living in Michigan City, Albano's Villa holds significant importance on the community. While Albano's history is a popular tale of risk, reward and the passion for innovating and pursuing dreams, the tales of innovation and risk taking have fallen to the wayside next to their menu offerings.

Pine-Lake-McDs-Golden-MomentMcDonald's of La Porte Seeks to Create Golden Moments for Customers
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The McDonald’s on Pine Lake Avenue has a long history of phenomenal customer service. If you live in La Porte, you have most likely already heard their reviews or seen the hospitality of the employees yourself. Every McDonald’s restaurant strives to give its customers a friendly experience but at the Pine Lake Store they use every opportunity to create a Golden Moment.

mc-soul-steppers-2016-1Michigan City Soul Steppers Celebrate “Sweet Sixteen” at 2016 Show Up and Show Out
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On Saturday night a thunderstorm rolled over Northwest Indiana, but at Michigan City High School the sound of thunder came from a drill team. The ninth annual Show Up and Show Out, hosted by the Michigan City Soul Steppers, brought together drill, drumline and dance teams from across the country to compete to win some major hardware and be one of the elite groups in the world of drill teams.

LaPorte-4th-of-July-Parade-2016-01La Porte Jaycees' Host Their 70th Annual 4th of July Parade
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The Fourth of July is not just another day in La Porte. The day starts off for many, around 60,000 people to be specific, crowded along Lincolnway watching the La Porte Jaycees’ annual Fourth of July Parade. The parade, which hosts 120 groups, is one of the largest in Northwest Indiana. With hundreds of participants, tens of thousands of watchers, and statewide recognition it’s no wonder that La Porte takes such pride in their annual celebration.

Fire And Water Brewfest2Sand and Suds at Fire and Water's First BrewsFest
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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Michigan City, people came from across the region to Fire and Water beach bar for their first ever BrewsFest.

Patricks-Grille-Only-the-Best-for-Their-GuestsPatrick’s Grille: Only the Best for Their Guests
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When it comes to fine dining with a casual atmosphere, Patrick’s Grille is the place to go in Michigan City. The true quality that you’ll find at Patrick’s is in the exquisite dishes that are made from the finest ingredients and unlike anything else you could find in the area.

MichiganCity-St.Patricks-Parade-2016-12016 Michigan City St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Michigan City makes St. Patrick’s day a family event with its annual parade. On March 12th 2016 neighbors from all around the region gathered on Franklin St. to celebrate a holiday of merriment and religion. Floats made from several organizations dazzled the crowd with their creativity, musical talent, and soaring candy.

Ice-Ice-Baby 4La Porte Kicks of WinterFest with Ice Sculpture Demos
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January could freeze our streets and our cars but it could not touch our hearts. Winter is a time to celebrate! The La Porte Parks and Recreation Department organized a series of seasonal events and projects and dubbed it: Winterfest. Every citizen was invited to attend. On January 22nd the week long party was kicked off with an ice sculpture presentation in front of the La Porte Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan-City-Independence-Day-Parade-01Michigan City Honors America's Heroes and Celebrates Indiana's Bicentennial
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For the first time this year, the City and the Parks Department came together to put on an entire weekend of fun for the community during the 4th of July weekend in Michigan City.

lpc-dlts-2016-1The Stars Came Out to Shine (and Dance) for the La Porte County Family
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For the second year in a row, the LaPorte County Family YMCA made fundraising and exercise look easy at their Dancing Like the Stars event. It took months of planning, weeks of training, and a year of anticipation to create a performance that sought to over #54,000 to support the YMCA.