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!
We've finally made it to Labor Day weekend!!! It's both exciting and sad... I love three day weekends, but I hate that summer's almost over! Here are some great community events going on around the Region this weekend:
LOWELL LABOR DAY FEST
The fun begins Today with annual Giant Garage Sale and Flea Market and caps off Monday with the "Oldest Parade In Indiana" the 93rd Annual Lowell Labor Day Parade. Some new additions to the festival this year include bungee jumping and a cupcake contest!
LAKE STATION REDIES FOR SEPTEMBERFEST (From NWI.com)
The city will host its annual Septemberfest from Friday to Sunday at Central Avenue Plaza, 3099 Central Ave. Festival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. There will be a fireworks display at dusk Saturday. The event includes live music, food booths and a bean bag tournament
AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS (From NWI.com)
The Schererville Parks Department's Evening Under the Stars event is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Redar Park, which is near Austin Avenue and Gregory Street. Bopology will perform swing music during the free event. People attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs because seating is limited. The event would be moved to Grimmer Middle School if there is inclement weather
PAWS IN PARADISE
Come out to Robertsdale's Forsthye Park Saturday from 10am-3:30pm for a day of fun with your pet. There will be a walkathon and petfair, pet blessing,vendors, food, games and more. All proceeds go to the new rescue Second Chance For Pets Network. (Featured On Wed's 219)
Winfield will host its First EVER Parade Saturday and after the parade there will be lots of fun. The Four Seasons Fire Force will have its Brew Fest and third annual Hog Roast at the Fire Station behind the government building on Randolph. There will be games for the kids and entertainment! (Featured On The 219)
TASTE OF DUNELAND
Saturday From 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM in Thomas Centennial Park Downtown Chesterton. Spend the last unofficial Saturday of summer, Labor Day Weekend, from 11am to 11pm at the 4th Annual Taste of Duneland. Kick back, relax, dine and dance at the crossroads of summer's end and fall's beginning. Best of all - admission is FREE.
MJ TRIBUTE CONCERT
Saturday -- Extra’s Mario Lopez with Paris Jackson will host the Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It tribute concert at the West Side Theatre Guild. Tickets are $35 and advance tickets can be purchased at www.facebook.com/jacksonstreet2012 or onsale at the Box Office Saturday starting at 3pm. Local residents with an Indiana or Illinois ID will receive two tickets for the price of one.
LOFS FREEDOM FEST
Come out Sunday starting at 3pm to celebrate the Lake of the Four Seasons Freedom Fest for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a list of just a few of the Amazing things that will be going on that day…*Beer Garden with live entertainment
*Live Music from 3pm until midnight at main stage
*Tons of great food
Did you see the results show on America's Got Talent last night? I'm kinda sad my two favorites didn't make it to the Finals! I loved Academy of Villains and Todd Oliver and his dog Irving! Oh well, here's your Final Three:
William Close (and his giant Earth Harp). "I'm so thankful... I love this show. I'm having so much fun on this show," he said. "This show loves you," said Howie.
Tom Cotter, comedian. "Wow," said Howard. "We're going to have a fabulous, fabulous finale."
It was up to the judges to pick the third finalist...final spot going to Sharon and Howie's pick sand artist Joe Castillo over my boys Todd Oliver and his dog Irving! Boooo one of the only times I agreed with Howard Stern this season!
So who's the big winner? Let us know your opinion on Facebook!
Have you ever used an excuse with a cop to get out of a ticket? I guess the better question is has it ever worked? This lady in Florida cracks me up... she was pulled over for a DUI and blamed her actions on being a bridesmaid! Now I've only been a bridesmaid once, but I don't think that gives you a free pass to be a drunk driver! Needless to say, she was booked for her DUI and left with an embarrassing story!
Wanna share yours? Let us know on Facebook!
This week we have your chance to pick up a copy of The Clutter Diet... a guide to helping clean out your life! I desperately need to follow this! Plus, don't forget to get tickets to the Goodwill Loves Moms Luncheon at the Strongbow Inn Sept. 14th! (Click Here For Tickets)
Check Out These Stats:
People waste six weeks a year (almost an hour per day) trying to find mislabeled, misfiled, or misplaced items. (Source: Accountemps survey of executives in leading U.S. companies)
Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home. (Source: National Soap and Detergent Association)
Americans as a whole waste 9,000,000 hours per day searching for misplaced items. (Source: American Demographics Society)
The average American individual burns 55 minutes a day - roughly 12 weeks a year - looking for things they know they own but can't find. (Source: Boston marketing firm)
An average 3 bedroom home has over 350,000 items in it. (Source: Forbes)
25% of people with two-car garages don't park any cars in them and 32% park only one. (Source: US Department of Energy)
I came across this article on Yahoo today that made me tear up! It's about this mom who quit her job when her boss wouldn't let her take vacation to see her son play in the Little League World Series. Would you do the same? (Check Out Full Story Here)
I'm such a sap for great family stories, cause it makes me reminiscent of my childhood. I cannot remember a time my mom and dad weren't there for my events...even though we lost at EVERYTHING! My mom even volunteered to be our Volleyball coach in Middle School, when no one else would. (She knew NOTHING about the sport!) Do you have great parents/are you a great parent? Let's Hear About It On Facebook!
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