Veterans Appreciation Day Parade

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The City of Hammond celebrates its 4th annual Veterans Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd Street and ends at the Hessville Park Veterans Memorial. This year, the parade’s Grand Marshal and keynote speaker will be Hammond’s Fourth District Councilman and US …

PUBLIC NOTICE: Funding Request Applications Now Available

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The City of Hammond, Department of Planning and Development is in the process of preparing its 2018-2019 budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO). Applications will be available beginning September 11, 2017. Application must be completed and return to the Department of Planning and Development, 5925 Calumet Ave, Suite …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Downtown Hammond-Grand Marquette Trail Connector Project

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The City of Hammond in a collaborative effort with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission has plans to construct a bike trail connection from Downtown Hammond to the Grand Marquette Trail. This connection will ultimately connect the trails from South Hammond through to Wolf Lake and a loop around the Irving Park Neighborhood allowing safe access to bikers, runners …

Street and Railroad Closings in Hammond

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As the construction year winds down, numerous agencies are making repairs and getting ready for winter. Unfortunately, these agencies are doing work in the same period of time in our City, closing many major thoroughfares. “In order to keep our residents informed and able to navigate the City, the various closings are listed below,” stated Mayor McDermott. IHB Railroad will …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Major Improvements to Hammond Park

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced the ribbon cutting of the park at the corner of Cline Avenue and 173rd Street in Hammond. This all came about when Amy Radolak with “Girls on the Run” from Hess School met with 6th District Councilman, Scott Rakos and Mark Heintz, Parks Superintendent , with their plans to clean up the …

Annual Fire Prevention Open House

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Join the Hammond Fire Department for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the “NEW” Fire Station # 8, 6350 Parrish Avenue. There will be lots of different activities for children including: Fire Station Tours – See the newly built Station #8 Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration Raffle for Smoke Detectors …

Fall Indoor Garage Sale

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Come and turn unwanted treasure into a prized possession! Booths will feature a variety of items to choose from. It’s FREE to enter and concessions will be available to purchase. A 10’x10’ Vendor Booth that includes 1 table and 2 chairs is only $35! For information, call 219-554-0155 or stop by the Jean Shepherd Community Center and reserve your spot today.

12th Annual RC Pilots Air Show

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The Jean Shepherd Community Center will be hosting the 12th Annual RC Pilots Air Show featuring a candy drop for kids on Saturday, September 23rd from Noon – 3:00pm. This event is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Jean Shepherd Community Center is located at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive in Hammond.

Balloon Twisting Class

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Come out and learn how to twist balloons into Halloween creations! Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm for a balloon twisting workshop taught by “It’s My Party” balloon specialists. The cost is $10 per person. Kids of all ages are invited to come and twist the decorations for the Monster Mash – and even take …