Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
The Indiana Dunes National Lake shore boasts several things to do during the summer, parking is $6.00 per vehicle but after that it is just a trip through the sand, surf, and nature. Build a sandcastle on the shores of Lake Michigan, hike Mount Baldy and other trails, you can also visit historic sites such as Chellburg Farm and the Bailey Homestead. It's also a great place to watch the sunset. For more information and more things to do check their website.
Nestled away in La Porte is one of our local apple orchards which hold Upick strawberries in the summer and apples in the fall. They also have a farmers market that operates all summer in conjunction with the U-pick fields.
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BOX OFFICE FIGURES
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. "Despicable Me 2," $82.5 million.
2."The Lone Ranger," $29.4 million
3. "The Heat," $25 million
GEORGE CLOONEY SPLITS FROM STACY KEIBLER
George Clooney is said to be back on the market once more after reportedly splitting from girlfriend Stacy Keibler. Clooney allegedly broke up with his blonde partner of two years after they celebrated Independence Day separately.
SURFER KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY WHALE
A surfer was knocked unconscious by a 15-metre whale at Sydney's Bondi Beach yesterday. Bishan Rajapakse was with around 20 surfers when the animal - thought to have weighed 50 tons - came too close, flicked its tail and knocked the 38-year-old doctor off his board. He lost consciousness for about ten seconds and was helped by fellow surfers back to the beach, where lifeguards and paramedics treated him.
Sitting downtown on the corner of Lincoln Way and Lafayette Street is Central Park Plaza which has fun for the whole family. With a splash pad for the kids as well as weekly movies on Tuesday nights, it provides fun for all ages. It holds various events all summer, including a farmers market, musical events, and many others that can be viewed on their website. So go have a staring contest with the Orville Redenbacher statue that sits watching downtown or enjoy looking at the scenery as you take a stroll around the park after seeing everything else downtown Valpo has to offer. Just look out for all the water!
Sitting just outside of downtown Valpo this small park offers a great experience to stop and smell the roses. Compete with rose garden, gazebo ringed with beautiful foliage, and also a Japanese garden complete with Carp. It is open year round and there is room to have a picnic on the grass, it is a great place to spend time with family and also look at the scenic views the surround you where ever you look. For more information look on their website.
"Z-hydrate Yourself" this summer with 107.1 The Z!
We're teaming up with NIRPC to help make The Region a better place this summer!!! This Tuesday (7/9) join us at Deep River Waterpark from 5-7pm!!! We'll be giving away re-usable 107.1 The Z water bottles! NIRPC encourages all to make the switch to a re-usable water bottle to ease energy costs and landfill waste, which will in turn help with ozone problems!
-- Did you know that 66 million disposable bottles end up in landfills EVERY DAY?
-- Or that it takes over 17 million barrels of oil a year just to produce disposable water bottles?
Come out to Tubin Tuesday at Deep River for a chance to spin the prize wheel and win!!!
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