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!
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 9:00 am
Great American Picnic
Whiting continues its 125th Anniversary celebration Saturday with the Great American Picnic. A Gigantic Whiting replica birthday cake will be on display from 11am-4pm outside of city hall. Plus, Red and White Checkered Picnic Tables will line 119th Street where local businesses will be featuring fun picnic foods, summer games and a celebration of Whiting’s 125th Anniversary. Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce Excutive Director Karen Anaszewicz says there will be pie eating contests, an outdoor chess tournament, watermelon seed spitting contest, face painting, and much more! Get a full schedule here!
Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday starting at 9am
Watch the sand come alive or participate with friends in the 17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Registration begins at 9am and judging begins at noon! Teams wanting a jump start can come as early as 7am! Cose is free after standard gate admission!
Bark in the Park
Come to Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton to experience the town's Annual Bark in the Park! There will be contests, a run/walk, and local pet shelters on hand!
Friday, June 20, 2014 | 9:22 am
TODAY IS TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. This is a day to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage adoptions from animal shelters.
ROLLER DERBY IS BACK!
South Shore Roller Girls vs Terrorz of Tiny Town Sat at Jean Shepard Center in Hammond...6:30pm
TAKE ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD PLEASE...
St. Thomas Moore Fun Days Fest is going on this weekend in Munster. Plenty of rides and games for the kids and a beer garden with live music and food for adults! (Used to go here ALL the time looking for boys as a kid!)
Wed and Thurs, 6:00 - 11:00 pm — Friday 5:00 - midnight
Saturday 2:00 pm - midnight — Sunday 1:00 – 10:00 pm
CELEBRATE A WORLD WITH MORE BIRTHDAYS
Get a list of Relay for Life Events on our Community Page!
Friday, June 06, 2014 |10:53 am
ParticipatingÂ Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. According to RestaurantNews.com, this offer is good worldwide, making it Global Doughnut Day at Dunkin’ Donuts.
All participating locations in the United States and Canada will give you a free doughnut of your choice, while supplies last. No purchase is necessary Krispy Kreme has even created a hashtag for this event—#NationalDoughnutDay2014.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons has 870 restaurants in the United States, and they will be handing out free doughnuts with a purchase.
So, what flavor of FREE doughnut will you be going for? For me it's always a Chocolate Cake Doughnut!!! Here's what your favorite says about your personality:
HOT GLAZED – You have an appreciation for beauty in simple things. You’re grounded, amiable and easy to please. You have a good eye for the aesthetically pleasing. You tend to be someone that doesn’t take long to get to know.
CHOCOLATE-ICED – You are someone who knows what you like and sticks with it, whether it is food, clothes, work or people. You are a good listener and a friend for life. You can get a little anxious if things are in the wrong places.
LEMON-FILLED – Smooth, sexy and articulate with your hands, you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher. Your wit is clever, sometimes even taking people off guard. You have a hard time finding someone who can handle a long-term relationship with you.
SPRINKLES – You’re fun-loving, not afraid to get messy. You know the value in slapstick comedy and you’re a great prankster. Sometimes you can get a little nutty and childlike, but you do know when to keep that side of you in check.
Friday, May 30, 2014 |11:27 am
NWI Night at Sox game... get discounted tickets with code NWI
Blackhawks and Pacers elimination Game 6s
HS Baseball Sectionals continue tonight and tomorrow
The Maple City Grand Prix starts Friday and goes thru Sunday with boat racing, boat parade, fireworks, kids area, food, beer garden, live entertainment on Stone Lake in LaPorte! Go to www.maplecitygrandprix.com for the events schedule!
The South Haven Fire Department invites you to their Fire Fest this Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from noon to midnight at Haven Hallow Park in South Haven.
4th annual ICS Black Cat Strut 5k Run at 9 am, walk 9:30 and the one mile dog walk at 10 am held at Chesterton Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. Tons of vendors and rescues. Food and drinks. Nail trims, low cost micro chipping, crafts, bounce house, face painting, and more.
Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day. Hundreds of communities nationwide honor survivors who are living with and beyond cancer.
Friday, May 30, 2014 |11:17 am
Where does the time go? Just booked a trip to Mexico in September to celebrate my 30th birthday and first wedding anniversary! Don't get me started about the 30th, but as far as anniversaries go, it's happening Sunday!!! One year ago, I was stressing over the little details that go along with throwing a wedding... if you have planned a wedding, you know what I am talking about!!!
A year later not much has changed. I still can't bring myself to change my Facebook name to Annie Gorka, let alone say it out loud! We are still trying to get over each other's annoying habits around the house. (PICK UP YOUR CLOTHES!!!) We are still in love and best friends. And it is still an adjustment realizing we now share everything! I mean EVERYTHING!
So as we are cutting into that year old wedding cake this weekend, I just want to put it in writing: I am thankful to be so blessed. With things being so busy, sometimes it's easy to overlook how incredibly special life is...enjoy it!
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