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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square returns: 2017 season opens June 7

Burns Harbor kicks-off the 2017 season of the Food Truck Square next month, featuring a unique mixture of regional eateries and family-friendly activities at events held throughout the summer and fall.

Located at 1237 Westport Rd. — at the corner...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Burns Harbor awarded grant to further green initiatives

The Town of Burns Harbor just became even greener.

Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction presented the Redevelopment Commission with two rain barrels as part of the Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant May 10.

The barrels will be installed in a c...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Leaders identify long-term economic, community development goals

The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) continues progress towards economic and community growth, recently identifying several priority projects with strategizing and work towards completion beginning immediately.

The RDC, which is currentl...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Burns Harbor unveils historical Indiana Territory Boundary Line marker

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On February 4, 2017, the Town of Burns Harbor unveiled a plaque marking the Indiana Territory Boundary Line to celebrate a bit of local history and to commemorate Indiana’s Bicentennial, which was celebrated in 2016. The unveiling was originally planned f...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Better Burns Harbor: Gourmet coffee distributor grows business through town location

Tandra and David Robinson discuss inventory at the Fast Coffee warehouse in Burns Harbor.

In the ever-changing, energized marketplace of coffee, two ideals remain constant for business owner Tandra Robinson.

She focuses simply on the old-fashioned staples of quality and customer satisfaction at Fast Coffee Service Inc., a boutique coffee distri...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Burns Harbor park unveils new, ADA-accessible playground

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A playful gift for all children arrived early for the holidays as the Burns Harbor Park Department dedicated its newest playground equipment at a ribbon cutting Saturday morning.

Residents of all ages, Town Council and Park Board members gathered at Lakela...

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Posted on: October 9, 2016

Burns Harbor Park Director, Kim Burton, honored with 2016 IACT award for service to community

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Burns Harbor Park Director Kim Burton received the 2016 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) for her creative leadership, passionate mentoring and humble service to the community.

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

BREWS-BLUES-BBQ Fest brings excitement to Burns Harbor

The blues band, Soulshyne, playes at the Food Truck Square.

Marcus Rogala, Redevelopment Commission president, wasn’t feeling blue on Saturday night. The sounds of blues band Soulshyne could be heard coming from the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square, and Rogala was all smiles.

“I couldn’t be happier with the turno...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

2016 Scholarships Awarded

2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Board awarded nine residents with $1,500 scholarships at the August Council meeting.

Back row left to right: Maxwell Kurtz, Mark Childress, Nicole Arney
Front row left to right: Madison Kurtz, Hannah Kish, Keeli Day, Mark Childress, J...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Inaugural Food Truck Square event draws in locals for food, family fun Aug. 6

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square opening night

Attendees had plenty of options on the opening night of the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square this past Saturday, Aug. 6 with the first in a series of events featuring regional eateries for dinner and a movie.

The evening drew more than 150 adults and chi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Burns Harbor introduces Food Truck Square: First in series of events kicks off Aug. 6

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The Town of Burns Harbor will open the inaugural season of its Food Truck Square Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at 1237 Westport Rd.

The first in a series of events, the kick-off features regional eateries offering tasty treats at reasonable cos...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Better Burns Harbor: Small-town company, Trans-United, transports big through world

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Burns Harbor may total just about 7 square miles with roughly 1,400 residents. But tucked inside this small, charming town stands a leading-edge company transporting more than 223 million pounds annually throughout the world.

For more than 50 years, Tr...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Burns Harbor Park Department hosts another successful Footloose event

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Nearly 400 attendees enjoyed the races, food, entertainment and other 1980s-themed fun of the third annual Footloose.

The family-friendly event drew in local community members as well as visitors from throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest including Mi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Footloose all-day event boasts family fun June 25 at Lakeland Park in Burns Harbor

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Families looking for cost-effective, all-day summer fun for the kids are in luck with the Footloose event Saturday, June 25 at Lakeland Park in Burns Harbor.

Just ask Footloose regular and Wheeler resident Jason Kimberlin, who attends the event each ye...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

3rd annual Footloose 5K promises activities for all ages

Be at the 2016 Footloose 5K June 25!

This year’s Footloose 5K on Saturday, June 25 at Lakeland Park in Burns Harbor boasts healthy outdoor activities, food, entertainment and other 1980s-themed fun for the whole family.

Hosted by the Burns Harbor Park Department as an annual fundraiser, t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Burns Harbor expands communications through Twitter

Follow BurnsHarborIN on Twitter!

The Town of Burns Harbor launched an official Twitter account.

Launched in early April, residents and friends of Burns Harbor may now Follow the Town on Twitter via the handle @BurnsHarborIN or directly at www.twitter.com/burnsharborin.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Burns Harbor's first-ever Spectacular Egg Hunt for children with special needs offers fun for all

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Spring arrived early for the Town of Burns Harbor as the Park Department hosted another successful Easter Egg Hunt and first-ever Spectacular Egg Hunt for children with special needs.

More than 400 children and their families attended the event this pa...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

New Burns Harbor leadership advances economic development

Work continues toward creating "tomorrow’s" Burns Harbor.

The Town of Burns Harbor continued progress towards economic and community growth, favorably reinstating its development team to facilitate progress and identity of the town.

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

Burns Harbor visits from Santa spread holiday cheer

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On the night before Christmas Eve Santa Claus teamed up with the Burns Harbor Fire Department to spread some holiday cheer.

A caravan of volunteer firefighters from the Town of Burns Harbor drove the ambulance, emergency response vehicle and Ladder 22 ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

A better Burns Harbor: Local industry improves festive holiday tradition for residents, passers-by

The lighted Christmas trees atop Praxair's towers are shown.

Driving through northern Porter County on I-80/94 during the holiday season, passers-by have long grown accustomed to the tall lighted trees adorning the night sky in Burns Harbor.

Thanks to local industry, town residents and interstate travelers may n...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Santa comes to town

The horse and carriage rides are shown at the Burns Harbor Park Department'a Santa Dash.

More than 150 kids of all ages celebrated the holidays at the 2nd Annual Santa Dash and visit from Santa event sponsored by the Burns Harbor Park Department on Saturday, December 12.

Santa Claus arrived at Lakeland Park on the Burns Harbor Fire Truck...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Burns Harbor launches Facebook page: Social media to improve communication with residents

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Burns Harbor launched an official town Facebook page last month to improve communication with residents.

Further, town leaders hope social media will be used as a professional and positive outlet as well as be all-inclusive to all residents and any oth...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Town Council statement in response to Valparaiso joint statement

We are pleased Mr. Darryl Jackson, Jr., Sheriff David Reynolds and Mayor Jon Costas have brought closure to the events of August 29, 2015 wherein Burns Harbor Police Officer Tim Lucas arrested Mr. Jackson during the Porter County Gang Taskforce patrol in ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Burns Harbor to host workshop for town candidates, employees Thursday

The Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission will host a public meeting with a special workshop for town candidates and employees this Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Candidates running for election to the Town Council as well as town employees ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

Burns Harbor honored with Community Achievement Award

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The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced the Town of Burns Harbor was named a 2015 IACT Community Achievement Award winner for its community visioning process in the less than 4,000 population category.

The town received its award d...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Burns Harbor leadership changes focus on continuation of progress

Burns Harbor reorganized its leadership structure, focusing on the continuation of long-term development and evolution of the town’s identity.

Gene Weibl was named President of the Redevelopment Commission (RDC) by a unanimous vote at the Commission’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Burns Harbor RDC leader steps down, looks ahead to town’s ‘bright future’

Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) President Greg Miller recently stepped down from the position.

Miller — who also served on the Town Council (at large) and as Vice President of the Sanitary Board — submitted his formal letter of resignation ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Burns Harbor Community Update

Pictured are attendees at the July 9 RDC community update meeting.

The Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) celebrated a large turnout and overall positive momentum towards future development of the town at a community update meeting held July 9.

Touted as the “largest gathering of local residents, community of...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Hundreds attend Burns Harbor Footloose 5K

Runners take off at the 2015 Footloose 5K.

The Burns Harbor Park Department Footloose 5K celebrated a successful second annual event with more than 300 participants in attendance.

The 1980s-inspired event drew in local community members as well as regional running enthusiasts of all ages June 2...Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Public invited to 2nd annual Footloose 5K June 27: Event features activities for all ages

Don't miss this year's Footloose 5K June 27!

Families, running enthusiasts and interested community members of all ages are invited to the second annual Footloose 5K Saturday, June 27 at Lakeland Park.

Hosted by the Burns Harbor Park Department, this 1980s-inspired family-friendly event features:...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

Burns Harbor commits to ethical behavior in workplace by joining tri-county SEAC

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The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) welcomed its newest member as Burns Harbor became the latest Northwest Indiana community to formally commit to ethics training and promotion.

Town Council President James McGee recently appointed Burns Harbo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2015

Burns Harbor RDC, LWLP partner to lead town development

Pictured are RDC President Greg Miller and LWLP representatives.

The Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) announced LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc. (LWLP) will assist in facilitating long-term development as well as implementation towards a sustainable economic environment and identity of the town.

The RDC’s five voti...Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Burns Harbor RDC member, staff complete weeklong economic development course

The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) President Greg Miller and staff member Joe Rurode successfully completed an economic development course.

The Indiana Economic Development Course took place the week of Jan. 12 to 16 at the Horizon...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Burns Harbor RDC to interview three firms in consideration to lead town development

The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) continues to make progress towards establishing a long-term plan of action for a sustainable economic environment and town identity.

At its monthly meeting held Tuesday evening, the RDC announced ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Burns Harbor RDC receives 11 responses to lead town development starting 2015

The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) received several submissions from firms interested in facilitating development of the town beginning next year.

RDC Secretary Jeff Freeze and Economic Development Coordinator Joe Rurode opened 11 ...Read on...

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