Meet Ginger Bolinger
Ginger lives in Chesterton where she is Superintendent of Duneland School Corporation. She says her "claim to fame" is her wonderful family. She and her husband Dr. Rex Bolinger have a son, Staton Studebaker and, daughter, Sydney Studebaker. They also have two grandchildren, Madison Studebaker, age 7, and Braxton Studebaker, age 2. For her, fame is not about personal recognition, but rather all that she can do for others to make their lives better. "I do what I do every day for the children of our community and those who attend the Duneland Schools. If I can support our teachers, administrators, and staff in their work to positively change and develop young lives, then that's fame enough for me."
Ginger decided to become a contestant in Dancing Like The Stars . . . well, frankly because Duneland Y CEO asked, and he promised she could dance with her husband. She and Rex have been practicing a new dance routine that's been choreographed for their performance by Dance Biz. They'll be ready to wow the crowd and earn your votes.
When asked what she thought everyone should experience at least once in their life she responded, "I'd say that at least once in their lives, everyone should find their favorite place on earth where beautiful sunsets happen, take the one(s) they love most to that location, and quietly reflect on each of their blessings, being grateful for each of them." In addition, Ginger has always been intrigued by strong women such as Julia Child and Maya Angelou. She'd love to have a conversation with Condoleezza Rice and JK Rowling one day.
Her personal accolades include setting the school record by running the mile in eighth grade at my middle school, being the mother to two and grandmother to two, being wife to her best friend, and being named Superintendent of the Duneland School Corporation.
Anthony is the Centier Bank | VP of Community Relations & Business Development . He has been married to his soulmate and best friend Melissa since 2006. They have two children: Kristoff (8) and Aspen (6). They live in Chesterton. His sense of community and Centier's commitment to those they serve are the driving force behind his willingness to participate in the Duneland Y's signature fundraising event.
The Schrage family has been a passionate member of the NW Indiana Community since our arrival in the mid-1800s. And as we celebrate our 123rd corporate anniversary this year, we reflect back on what it means to be a community bank. To be an engaged, productive member of the community that is focused on creating true impact. Our primary goal is being more than a community bank; rather it's being the Heart of the Community.
To us being the Heart of the Community is about more than providing financial services to the countless individuals, families, and business in Indiana. It is about ensuring that the entire Centier family is Living our Legacy and truly connecting with and engaging in the community through the sharing of our time, talents, and treasures. We believe that in order to create true sustainable, long-term impact that it requires more than just the sharing of ones' corporate dollars.
With that as my framework and as I contemplated whether I would accept the generous offer to dance for the YMCA, in part due to fear, I thought about our family's forefathers. And, most importantly, I thought about the incredible work that the Duneland YMCA conducts every day for our local community.
The YMCA is an organization that truly has the potential to impact all individuals and families of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in our local community. From that of Youth Development to that of Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, I could not think of a more worthy organization that aligns with our family's and our organization's values, mission, and culture.
At Centier we are one big family with the following values: Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Friendship, and Fun. FUN? I cannot think of a more fun way of helping so many other families throughout our community then to dance and help spotlight the amazing work of a wonderful organization.
Maura says that her work as President of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce involves making the Duneland area (which includes the communities of Beverly Shores, Dune Acres, Porter, Burns Harbor, and Chesterton) a destination to work, live, and play. The Chamber's mission encompasses business education, economic development, and working with the town councils. They also host events like the European Market, Fireworks on the Lakefront, Taste of Duneland, Trick or Treat Downtown, Corkscrew & Brew, Small Business Saturday, and many, many more.
Growing up in the region, Maura always knew she was going to "stay home". She grew up in Michigan City and after graduating from Ball State University, came back to the area to begin her career. "I like to do business face-to-face. Chesterton is that way. I enjoy getting to know the people behind the business," she says. "Our Chamber members say they are involved with the chamber because we are welcoming here. We take that to heart when we organize our events."
Her hobby is chasing her two kids: Molly, 6 and Connor, 4. Molly is currently in kindergarten at Brummitt Elementary School. Just this past year she graduated from the Duneland Y's Early Learning Academy after attending for 3 years. Connor will complete his last year at the Early Learning Academy next year and the will begin kindergarten. "We are so blessed to have the teachers and the Duneland Y in our lives. We couldn't ask for a better support system, and I'm happy to give back by participating In Dancing Like The Stars! We are all happy, healthy, and growing because of the Duneland Y."
Maura lists her accolades as having been named The NWI Times "20 Under 40" in 2017; Indiana Dunes Tourism's 2018 Professional of the Year; and Indiana's Chamber of the Year Finalist in 2018. Her professional affiliations include: President of the DEDC, Member of PCEDA, ICEA Association member; Chesterton-Porter Rotarian; Indiana Chamber of Commerce member; and Duneland YMCA member.
Rolando "Roly" Martinez
Roly has been happily married for 25 years to Lynda Martinez. They have four wonderful children: Roly, Jr. Marty, Julian, and Hailey. He started his business at the age of 15 and have been self-employed since - more than 33 years of entrepreneurship! His business endeavors have included concert promoting for 27 years and he owned various musical retail shops in the area. He also was the founder and owner of the NWI Entertainer Magazine for 13 years.
Roly is a former owner of El Cantarito Express in Lake Station and Venice Pizza in Chesterton. He currently owns Gastro 49 in Chesterton. His newest restaurant, Big Time Burgers & Brew, is scheduled to open in Portage this November. He enjoys vacationing with his family and exploring new business opportunities,.
Meg is a long-time Duneland Family YMCA Board Member who has consistently volunteered her time, talent and treasure to help families in the Duneland area. For many years, Meg has been the chairperson and champion of the Y's signature fundraising events, beginning with the "Womanless Beauty Pagent" and culminating with the wildly successful "Dancing Like The Stars". When she resigned from her role as committee chair at the end of 2017, she had no idea that another Y opportunity was waiting in the wings for her and so she was quite surprised when she was asked to be a contestant in this year's event! She says after chairing Dancing Like The Stars for six years, she couldn't say no to Y CEO Dave Kasarda this year.
Meg and her husband of 33 years, Bill live in Chesterton. They have two sons, Bill II and David, both of whom live in Indianapolis. Meg grew up in Chesterton, and is a special education teacher at Liberty Elementary School. She says her claim to fame is being the best advocate she can for her students. Her personal accolades include being a 14 year member of the Duneland Family YMCA Board of Directors, being named the Duneland Chamber Humanitarian of the year in 2005; Kenneth J. Allen Law Group Teacher of Excellence in 2015; and Duneland Distinguished Woman in 2017.
Maria is the Registered Nurse Manager for Outpatient Surgical Services and Endoscopy Lab at Franciscan Health Michigan City. She and her husband Louis have four children ages 10, 7, 3 and 2. They recently moved to Westville after living in Chesterton for many years.
Maria says she feels everyone should make it a point to give back in whatever way they can, so when she was asked to be a contestant in Dancing Like The Stars, she felt it was an exciting opportunity. "It sounded like lots of fun! I believe in supporting community health and the programs offered at the YMCA."
Stephany is a Service Center Manager for Teachers Credit Union (TCU). She has two children - Logan, age 4 and Addison, age 6. She tells us about her journey and how she decided to lend her talent to the 2018 Dancing Like The Stars.
"A few years back, I lost my husband. At the time, my daughter was 2½ and my son was 6 months. It was for sure a hardship and there were days when I felt overwhelmed, but the amount of community support I received was overwhelming and helped me through this transition. I vowed when I got back on my feet, I would get more involved with the community. When the opportunity to participate in the Dancing Like The Stars came about, I instantly was drawn to the idea. Not only do I get to learn some fancy dancing skills, but it aligned perfectly with my passion, and that is to support our youth providing a healthier lifestyle. My two kids have been involved with the YMCA with child care and different programs, so now this is my opportunity to give back.
Just this year I decided to open up about the loss of my husband. He was an Iraq War Veteran and when he came home, he suffered greatly from PTSD. Ultimately, the disease won and took his life April of 2014. I had a hard time really opening up to anyone about it. Each year on his anniversary I would travel to get away, essentially running from the problem.
Then I started becoming more active in the community. I learned of all the great non-for-profits that help support our veterans that I never even knew existed. It made me think that we need to bring more awareness to these organizations as they could truly assist someone in a time of need. In addition, I knew that because of my tragedy, I could help bring awareness about PTSD and help families who are affected by the disease or suffering from the loss of a loved one. We held the first annual Soldier Shuffle Jesse Meredith Memorial run on his 4th anniversary and raised $10,000 to give back to our military organizations that support our veterans. It was truly a great day!"
Stephany's personal accolades include receiving the Army Achievement Medal in 2011 and again in 2016; and the REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Chairman's Award in 2013 and 2014.
Enjoy the beauty and wonders of South Africa! The Zulu Nyala photo safari package includes:
- 6 days and 6 nights accommodation (Standard Room) for two people at the Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or Zulu Nyala Tented Safari Lodge (depending on availability), situated in the heart of South Africa's Zululand conservation region - one of the richest conservation regions in Africa. The lodge's luxurious settings offer elegant accommodations, with the finest comfort and warm welcoming hospitality. Cool lounges, wide verandas, and two sparkling swimming pools make being "in camp" a relaxing and pleasurable experience.
- Full board. That is three delicious meals per day, prepared by the ethnic chefs - with an African flavour of course.
- Two game viewing activities per day, guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles on the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve
Valued at $5,950. The trip is valid for two years from the date of purchase. Upgrades can be made (at any extra cost paid directly to Zulu Nyala) for both the number of people who attend as well as the lodging accommodations. Excludes: Airfares, transfers, extra activities, drinks, laundry, telephone, and any extra tours and accommodation at the Country Manor. The professional and helpful Zulu Nyala team is available to help with all travel arrangements.
Enjoy $400 in Frankenmuth Money that can be used for a getaway to Frankenmuth, MI, a quaint destination about 250 miles from the Duneland area. These dollars are good at Bonner's Christmas Wonderland, seven different lodging establishments, and other Frankenmuth attractions.
Participating lodging partners include:
- Bavarian Inn Lodge
- Drury Inn & Suites
- Fairfield Inn by Marriott
- Frankenmuth Motel
- Marv Herzog Hotel
- Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
- Zehnder's Splash Village
Generously donated by Anton Insurance and Frankenmuth Insurance.
This Experience Includes:
- Stitzel-Weller Distillery Exclusive Before Hours Tour and Tasting of Bulleit Bourbon for 2
- Maker's Mark Distillery Tour, Tasting for 2 and Bottles to Dip in Wax
- Lunch for 2 in Bardstown
- Jim Beam Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2
- Private Custom Experience in a Luxury SUV
- 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable
- Winspire booking & concierge service
Welcome to the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Here's your passport to the world's greatest Bourbon -- legendary distilleries just waiting to share their historic craft, timeless secrets and proud traditions of Kentucky's signature spirit. Enjoy your 8-hour excursion in a luxury SUV with a personal tour leader, sampling iconic distillery tours and tastings on what's known as the "South Route" of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room in hotel accommodations such as the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable, in Louisville. Airfare/transportation to Louisville is not included. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability.
Enjoy a round of golf for four (including carts) at the beautiful Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton, followed by $25 of your favorite libation at the Village Tavern in Porter.
South Shore Ovenworks of Beverly Shores will provide a private catered event for up to 50 people at your location with renowned local chef Jim Chaddock, who is also pizzaiolo at Eataly in Chicago. This package includes unlimited wood-fired pizzas served over two hours, salads, and fresh-filled cannolis, plus buffet tables and tableware (plates, glasses, etc.) and 1-hour cleanup.
Dine in style with a one-year dining membership at Sand Creek Country Club, and enjoy access to the indoor/outdoor dining areas and special social events.
Two people will enjoy a day at Deer Creek Hunt Club in Three Oaks, MI, where you will each have 100 sporting clays to use on the outdoor course (ammo not included).
Enjoy a special day/evening out! This package includes two custom wine glasses from the IN Coast for your drinks at home, a $25 gift certificate to Ivy's Bohemia House for lunch or dinner out, and four tickets for the 2:00PM (Eastern) show on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 at the Morris Theater in South Bend for the Broadway production of Les Miserables. These are wonderful seats in the Mezzanine level with a face value of $88.50 each.
Treat yourself to a "staycation" with a one-night stay in the luxury Spa Tower and dinner for two in The Game Restaurant. Valid Sunday through Friday nights through October 1, 2019.
Hit the links with a round of golf for 4 (including carts) at Sand Creek Country Club! Sand Creek has built its reputation on having the highest standards in golf course design and maintenance.
Have you ever wished that you had received orthodontic treatment when you were younger? If you desire a straighter smile but the thought of traditional braces makes you cringe, you need Invisilign . In less than a year with Invisalign, you can smile better knowing your teeth are straighter and healthier looking.
Dr. Michael Uzelac, D.D.S., at the Dental Arts Group in Valparaiso will provide the winner with a full Invisalign treatment, including all equipment and office visits. This package also includes retainers and teeth bleaching. (If the winner is not eligible for Invisalign, this package is transferrable or can transfer to a $5,000 gift certificate towards dental work at Dental Arts Group - no cash value.)
The perfect party idea! Your personal chauffeur and shuttle from A Van Go will take up to 12 people on a local winery and/or brewery tour. You choose up to three locations out of options in the area. (Certificate does not include gratuity.)
Upgrade to the bathroom of your dreams! The winner of this item will receive a $1,200 gift certificate to Trout Glass & Mirror towards the purchase of a custom shower of the recipient's choice.
Capture the memories with Marianne Scherrick of Sweet Snaps Photography, specializing in birth, maternity, newborn, and family photographs. Pacakage is good for a portrait session as well as a 16x20 wall portrait; all other prints and files sold separately.
Brighten your smile at Precision Dental Center in Chesterton. This gift certificate is good towards a professional take-home teeth whitening program that is safe, effective, and can last up to five years!
Looking to clean out your old t-shirts, but want to preserve the memories? YMCA board member and amateur quilter Shannon Donnelly will turn them into a custom t-shirt quilt for you. You can have a lap-sized quilt with 6 shirts, a couch-size one with 9 shirts, or a twin-sized (approximately) with 12 shirts. Provide the t-shirts, choose the accompanying fabrics, and approve the design, and your quilt will be ready within a few weeks!
Capture some memories with an hour-long photography session with Albert Photographic Services of Porter. This package also includes the images from your session and a $100 credit towards prints!
Enjoy your own reserved premium parking space for one year when you visit the Duneland Y. You'll receive an 11x17 Reserved Parking sign complete with your name (and also your company name/logo, if you like) that will reserve your spot in our lot, for only you, at any time!
Treat yourself or someone you love to this amazing Duneland YMCA Wellness Package! Prepare yourself for a full body, mind, and spirit transformation as you enjoy the benefits of the YMCA. The auction winner will receive one year of individual membership at the Duneland Y, ten personal training sessions with the trainer and time of their choice, and some cool YMCA swag to use in your wellness journey.
The Y is family-oriented, and one lucky family can win one year of family membership at the Y; three nights of Parents' Night Out; one week of Camp Shorwau, including the registration fee; one session of youth sports; and one preschool class (Music in Motion or Gymnastics).
Splash into the fun! The winner of this package can host a (non-private) party for up to 20 guests at the Duneland YMCA's beautiful outdoor pool on the day of your choice in the summer of 2019.
Celebrate a child you love with an awesome birthday party at the Y! Up to 20 people will enjoy exclusive use of the community room and one side of the gym, including use of our bounce house, gym mats, basketball hoops and balls, and/or any other kid-friendly sporting equipment we have available. Parties last 2-3 hours; this offer is good for one year and like all reservations, it will be available first-come, first-served.
One school-aged child will get to have their BEST SUMMER EVER at Camp Shorwau at the Duneland Y! This package includes full camp tuition and registration fees for the entire duration of camp in summer 2019. At Camp Shorwau, we have created an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun.
Give your little athletes the gift of sports. This package not only includes five Duneland Y youth sports registrations in 2019, you will also get early registration for your preferred programs, so a guaranteed space in the sports and seasons you want!
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y offers swim lessons (for all ages), so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. This package is for a session of swim lessons for one person at the Duneland Y in the summer of 2019, and includes early registration (as our lessons fill up quickly) so you are guaranteed a spot in the lessons of your choice!
The Duneland Y instructor of your choice will come to your house (or your chosen location - the beach, a park, someone's backyard, anywhere at the Y pending room availability) to lead an hour-long class for up to 12 people total. Host a private yoga or Zumba class for you and your friends, get your butt kicked at your own personal boot camp, or get creative with whatever other fitness experience we offer!
The Duneland YMCA is poised to have some very exciting things happen in the next few years, and this is your chance to get to hear directly from CEO Dave Kasarda and Board Chair Rich Gardner on some of the plans we're starting to put in place! You can pick their brains on the strategic direction of the Y, and share your own thoughts and hopes for the future of our organization. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
The Duneland Y Board of Directors is an impressive collection of community leaders with a wide range of skills and experiences. The winner of this package will get 2 hours of consultation with the board member of your choice, to take advantage of those knowledge and talents! Pick one of our brains about a topic we can help you with - you may benefit from our expertise on running a business, financial management, nonprofit operations, healthcare management, or even just serving on a local board (among other topics). Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
This beautiful handmade baby quilt and accompanying Paddington Treasury feature everyone's favorite bear!
Beautiful handmade square glass platter made by Gecko Girls. 10x10, black center with multicolored squares around the outside. Gorgeous addition to your home!
Stunning necklace and earring set, handmade of glass by the Gecko Girls. Green and blue designed glass, rectangular shape, on a silver chain.
A gorgeous addition to your holiday table - handmade centerpiece featuring the classic elements of fall, with a candle in the center.
Speaking of paradise...own a piece of beach rock history with this guitar signed by Jimmy Buffett! Certificate of authenticity included.
What's better than country music on the beach? You can own this guitar signed by Kenny Chesney! Certificate of authenticity included.
Dave Matthews fans will love this framed set of a signed CD and two photos of Dave!
Parrotheads can display their Buffett fandom with pride in their homes with this framed set - a signed CD, photo of Jimmy, and Margaritaville display.
#88 fans will love this shadowbox, including a signed photo of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other memorabilia.
Arnold Palmer, the King, Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear and Gary Player, the Black Knight, are highlighted in this professionally framed and matted Big Three Masters Scorecard montage. Each autographed Masters scorecard comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (JSA or PDA/DNA) and a matching tamper proof hologram on each scorecard.
Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs has signed this professionally framed and matted Majestic Cubs Replica 2016 World Series Jersey. The jersey is accompanied by a Fanatics COA and a matching tamper proof hologram on the jersey.
This 16x20 professionally framed and matted photo has been signed by the Chicago Blackhawk Hall of Famers Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito, Stan Mikita, Pierre Pilote, and Denis Savard. The photo is accompanied with a JSA Certificate of Authenticity and a matching tamper-proof hologram on the photo.
Gale Sayers, the talented Running Back who coined the nickname, the Kansas Comet during his college playing days at the University of Kansas, has signed this professionally framed and matted Chicago Bears custom jersey. The jersey comes with a Beckett Certificate of Authenticity and a matching tamper-proof hologram on the jersey.
This professionally framed and matted triple image depicts the famous legends of the Chicago White Sox. This triple image includes signed 8x10 photos of Luis Aparicio, Carlton Fisk and Frank Thomas. All three photos are accompanied with a respective Certificate of Authenticity and a matching tamper-proof hologram on each photo.
Ernie Banks, the 1958/59 NL MVP and Billy Williams, the 61 ROY, have both signed this professionally framed and matted 16x20 photo, adding in the HOF inscription. The photo is accompanied by a Schwartz Sports Certificate of Authenticity and a matching tamper proof hologram.
This professionally framed and matted montage has the Chicago Tribune 11x18 replica front pages from each of the Chicago Sports teams capturing their respective championships.
This professionally framed and matted 20"x24" 2016 Cubs World Series Montage features a replica scorecard from the game with a facsimile autograph of Pat Hughes and all his notes during the broadcast. Along with the Scorecard is a 8"x20" Winning Streak Chicago Cubs Fan Favorite Heritage banner depicting the logo changes throughout the years.
20"x16" Framed Notre Dame Stadium Banner is a compelling combination of applique and embroidery using wool blend felt and a 8"x32" ND Heritage banner depicting the logo changes over the years.
Contains an assortment of products from B'Nutty, the local gourmet peanut butter company! Each of B'Nutty's Artisan Peanut Butters contain zero trans fats and are made in small batches in B'Nutty's commercial kitchen located in Merrillville, IN.
Create your own fairy garden with this gift basket from Chesterton Feed & Garden! The basket contains a sea glass jar in lavender, a mini 24-inch brown wire fence, a bella fairy evergreen house, a raising snail fairy, sheet moss preserve, a small bag of bark, and a festive birdhouse.
Bring the birds to your backyard with this basket from Chesterton Feed & Garden! Basket includes a suet cage birdfeeder, assorted seeds to attract different species, and other accessories.
Optimize your health and wellness with this basket from Franciscan Omni of Chesteron! Package includes a 30 day membership to the Franciscan Omni Fitness Center in Chesterton, a fitness assessment, and a 60 minute massage, as well as a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones to keep you entertained as you work out and an insulated tote bag to carry your equipment around.
Treat Yo Self! Relax and rejuvenate at Sacred Dunes Alternative Health with a one-hour massage ($75 value) and initial acupuncture consultation and treatment ($90), and keep your body feeling great at home with a lotion bar, scrub, and lip balm from The SpOiled Housewife.
The perfect gift basket for man's best friend - the basket itself is a dog bed! Filled with treats, toys, and accessories for your favorite pooch, plus a $25 gift card to get even more, donated by Jake's Feed & Garden.
You and your family will be on your way to wellness with a basket of healthy living products from Better Choices, Better Lives. This package includes everything from snack bars to age-defying skin cream to dishwashing liquid (and more!), and all products from Melaleuca are made with natural ingredients and are environmentally conscious, featuring safe and biodegradable ingredients.
This basket is full of FUN! Gamers will love the Pikachu Thunderbolt Figure, Legend of Zelda Back Pack Buddy, Eleven (from Stranger Things) Funko Pop, Spiderman Action Figure, Super Mario Reflective Bag, Xbox 1 or Playstation Gaming Headset, and $25 gift certficate to Game Changers in Michigan City.
From the Irish House in Chesterton, you'll receive three pieces of Notre Dame Gear (a hat, an XL long-sleeved moisture-wicking shirt, and an XL short-sleeved tee) which you can wear when you head to the Irish House with your $20 gift certificate for food/drinks while you watch the game. Slainte!
You or the wine lover in your life will love this package - 2 Butler Winery wine glasses, two corks, two corkscrews, and a $20 gift certificate to Butler Winery. As a bonus, the bag that the products come in gives you 15% off all bottles of wine you purchase with it, every time you use it!
Z Yang is a limited edition contemporary American Girl, available only through 2018. Read Z's story in her book and learn about how she aspires to be a filmmaker, and dress her in the cozy pajama set (with puppy) at bedtime.
Let your little (or inner) dancer find their stage! This basket includes dancewear, accessories, a bag of Younique makeup, and a certificate for a month of dance lessons (including registration), courtesy of Dancebizz - one of our choreography partners for this evening's event.
Bowls, wooden utensils, and pot holders in an adorable metal tub you could find a hundred uses for.
Start your morning off right with this coffee gift basket! A beautiful french press, a thermal bottle to take your java to go, and a $25 Starbucks gift card for when you just don't have time to make it at home.
Ease your stress away with a pedicure/reflexology gift certificate from Hair's the Thing in Chesterton, and keep the self-care going with some natural skin, hair, and nail treatments from Melaleuca (via Better Choices, Better Lives) to have you looking and feeling your best!
Take a self-guided tour of some of the best breweries in the region! Gift certificates of $25 each to Hunters' Brewing Company, Ten Mile Brewery, Four Fathers Brewing, and Figure Eight Brewing. You'll also have a pint glass from Figure Eight to enjoy the growlers you bring home!
Everything you need to make soup in the cold weather months ahead! Two stockpots (one 20 quart, one 10 quart), six bowls with spoons, and other soup-making and consuming supplies, packaged in a gorgeous picnic basket.
Stunning watercolor painting of a windmill by local artist Mary Campbell, perfect for your home or office. In addition, you'll receive a gift certificate for a class of your choosing at Chesterton Art Center, so you can create your own masterpiece!
Beautiful handwoven messenger bag and insert from Acton Creative - a gorgeous, unique accessory!
Celebrate the beauty of the Duneland area with iconic artwork! Stunning 2.25' x 3.5' metal "Autumn in the Dunes" South Shore poster reproduction.
Tastes of some new and established favorites in the Chesterton area! Take a restaurant tour with gift certificates to The Village, Ivy's Bohemia House, and Octave Grill ($25 each) or stay home and enjoy some pasta with pesto and bruschetta from Olivezia followed by cookies from Tiger Lily for dessert. Also includes an XL t-shirt and two pint glasses from 219 Taproom, a brewery that will be opening soon!
A unique yard statue of a dancing girl, ready to adorn your lawn or garden!
Preschoolers will have a ball with this Melissa & Doug Fill & Roll Grocery Basket Play Set. Get it now for the upcoming holidays!
Bring the family together for Game Night with five different board games from the classic (Monopoly) to the contemporary (Nickelodeon Slime), plus a deck of cards and a jumbo bag of gummy bears.
$50 gift card to enjoy at Bartlett's Gourmet Grill: a comfortable, upscale pub, serving thoughtful, approachable food.
Relax and rejuvenate with a manicure and pedicure from Salon 218 in Chesterton!
Gift certificate to the Waxi Taxi, for professional body waxing either on location (for groups) or at their offices in Chesterton or Michigan City.
Use your $50 gift certificate to Green Housewives Bath Company (in Chesterton) on bath, body, wellness, and home products that are eco-friendly in every way!
$50 amazon.com gift card for whatever your heart desires. You name it, they should have it!
$50 to spend at Ashley's Jewelry by Design in Chesterton, for someone who needs a little sparkle!
$50 gift card to Barnes & Noble - great for your own use or as a gift!
$50 gift certificate to Excel Driving Instruction in Valpo!
Bring some happiness to yourself or a loved one with $75 to spend at Flower Cart in Chesterton!
$50 gift certificate for breakfast or lunch at Third Coast Spice Cafe in Chesterton!
Dig into authentic Naples-style pizza with a $25 gift certificate to Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria in Michiana Shores!
Beautify yourself with a manicure and pedicure at House of Berggren in Chesterton!
Get a new 'do at House of Berggren! Haircuts and styling for the whole family.
Strengthen and tone with a 3 class package from Barre + Beyond in Valparaiso!
$25 gift certificate to any member of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce! Choose from 37 different program participants, and get anything from chiropractic services to flowers to pizza.
$25 gift certificate to any member of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce. Choose from over 50 member businesses ranging from food to beauty to vehicles to entertainment.
$25 gift card to Nutrition Cove in Chesterton to spend on your choice of healthy shakes, energy and fitness supplements, and targeted nutrition products.
$80 (in four gift certificates of $20 each) to Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill in Chesterton!
Take the family out to dinner! Certificate is good for one 16" specialty or 3-topping pizza, a table salad, and a pitcher of pop at Val's Famous Pizza & Grinders in Chesterton.
$50 gift certificate to any member of the Valpo Chamber! Dozens of Valpo businesses and restaurants to choose from.
$25 gift certificate to any member of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce! Your favorite place in Chesterton is almost certainly on the list!