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Farmers markets on the rise

Farmers markets on the rise

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Vendors at the local Hammond Farmers Market reported seeing more attendees at their booths compared to previous years. The growth of farmers markets has gained national attention too. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of registered farmers markets increased 76% b...

Join a committee, change a community

Join a committee, change a community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Stand out with the first step

Stand out with the first step

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019

As universities promote themselves as unique, one of the first differences incoming students experience lies in how these institutions welcome them. According to Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, the current orientation format dates back to the late 1980s with orientation leaders. Ranatza co...

A ‘Starry November Night’ downtown

A ‘Starry November Night’  downtown

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

“Starry November Night” brings the community together to celebrate the season of giving. Each November, Hammond and surrounding areas come together to kick off the magic of the holiday season on one special night. The Hammond Downtown Development District hosted its 14th annual “Starry November...

Introducing Santa, Elsa and wine

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

Downtown Hammond will start to take on a holly jolly Christmas flair this November. Hosted by the Downtown Development District, the 14th annual “Starry November Night” will take place on Nov. 16 from 6-10 p.m. and will feature events for kids and adults. Marketing and Advising Coordinator...

What to know for the 23rd ‘Hot August Night’

What to know for the 23rd ‘Hot August Night’

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018

Every year, the Hammond Downtown Development District brings together the community and showcases local work. Scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, the 23rd annual “Hot August Night” will promote what downtown Hammond has to offer.  “Last year was one of the best ‘Hot August Nights’ we’v...

Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018

Culture and appreciation for the arts can be found throughout Hammond. The university is holding an art workshop for children from July 9-19 taught by Associate Professor of Art Education Kim Finley-Stansbury. The Hammond Art Guild teaches adult summer art camps at the Hammond Regional Arts Center...