The first model released in the sixth generation, the 2020 Ford
Explorer is completely redesigned and loaded with impressive features inside,
outside, and under the hood. With additional cargo space and passenger room, a
rear-wheel-drive platform for improved towing and handling, and an assortment
of driver assistance and technology features, this mid-size SUV offers
something for everyone.
Comfortable and Flexible Seating
Third-row seating accommodates two passengers comes standard with the new 2020 Ford Explorer. Base models provide seating for seven with a three-person second-row bench, while higher trims feature second-row captains chairs which provide room for six passengers. An optional hands-free power liftgate and power-folding third-row seating are also available with some trim levels.
The top Platinum trim takes luxury to the extreme with leather
upholstery, door panels, and dashboard along with a heated steering wheel,
front and back seats.
European Markets hold a strong tradition of providing a festive community experience via live entertainment and quality shopping. Farmers, merchants, chefs, and artists travel to be part of Chesterton European Market, traveling from across Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana to provide our guests with an extraordinary selection of goods and services. Come, enjoy, and spend a day in the Chesterton European Market.
More Than a Farmer’s Market
While similar in nature to a farmer’s market selling vegetables
and fruit directly from the farm, European Markets offer much more than just
produce. Featuring a unique ambiance of boutique creamery cheeses, meats, oils,
clothing, jewelry, artisan bread and pastries, ethnic foods, spices, rare
books, and accessories, the Chesterton European Market has earned a reputation
of being one of the best. In addition to items for purchase, the market also
hosts several live musical performances happening throughout the season. A
great activity for all ages, feel free to bring your leashed four-legged family
member as well.
We are in the middle of a major transition in the automotive
world. Traditional gasoline-powered engines are losing more and more ground to
electric motors, as they offer a cheaper and cleaner alternative to fossil
fuels. For the time being, though, it seems like the best option is a car where
the two technologies combine. The 2019 Fusion Hybrid is a great example of
Many Trims and Options to Choose From
The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a sleek-looking sedan and comes in
three different trim levels: SE, SEL, and Titanium. It’s an excellent car in
any trim, as the standard model comes with features that are only optional on
many other cars, such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and
taillights, a push-button ignition, automatic headlights, adaptive cruise
control, an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, as well as many active safety
One of the many advantages of the U.S.A. being a melting pot of
cultures is the wonderful variety in cuisine choices. Known for its
exotic ingredients and delicious dishes, Thai food is very popular and for good
reasons. Luckily for those living in or around Chesterton, Indiana, there are
plenty of amazing Thai restaurants to choose from.
1. Bangkok Thai & Sushi
With a name that tells you exactly what to expect, Bangkok Thai
& Sushi is one of the most unique and delicious destinations in town. Not
only do their meals taste incredibly good, but they are also stylishly served
and made with fresh and nutritious ingredients. They also serve a wide variety
of sushi rolls, with the eclectic menu and wonderful service inspiring
customers to visit this place more than once. From a quick meal to a big family
dinner, this place provides the perfect venue for any occasion.
2. Kin Khao Thai & Sushi Bar
Located 10 miles south, in Valparaiso, Kin Khao Thai & Sushi Bar offers an impressive variety of Thai dishes and sushi rolls. Their menu ranges from appetizers, such as fried chicken with Thai herb or fresh spring rolls, to noodle and fried rice-based recipes, Thai curry varieties, a special kids’ selection, and some delicious desserts, including the famous mango and sticky Rice. There’s also a special selection of the chef’s favorite dishes, featuring traditional chicken, duck, beef, salmon, and tuna recipes, among many others.
The 2019 Ford Edge offers the strength and capability of an SUV while still providing the sporty performance of a much smaller vehicle. If you’re looking for a vehicle that will rumble when you step on the gas but will provide the space to take you and your families both down the street and down to the coast, then you need the 2019 Edge. Here’s why.
The 2019 Ford Edge offers a blend of sporty performance and power that
you won’t find in many SUVs. Choose between two impressive engines: a
turbocharged, direct-injection twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine; and the
responsive 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. You can combine the power of these
engines with efficient driving thanks to features like Auto Start-Stop
Technology, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions by shutting off the
engine when you stop and starting it back up when you take your foot off the
brakes. That efficiency continues to shine in the 19 miles per gallon in town
and 26 mpg highway fuel efficiency.
You have family in town and no one feels like making a huge
breakfast. Fortunately, you don’t have to go far in Chesterton to find a
fantastic breakfast with a homemade feel. You won’t be disappointed by any of
these three local favorites.
Third Coast Spice Cafe
Head to 761 Indian Boundary Road #6 in Chesterton and you’ll find Third Coast Spice Cafe. Open from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., Third Coast draws on its chef’s wide range of dynamic culinary experiences while also bringing in the local flavor of Northwest Indiana. Third Coast is committed to keeping it local by using in-season produce, Indiana bison, local honey, and other products you’ll only find in Indiana.
You’re looking for a vehicle that doesn’t drive like a bulky tank, but that has power beneath the hood. You want something that keeps you connected, whether your cell phone has service or not. The 2019 Ford Taurus may be the vehicle you’ve been searching for. Here’s everything you need to know about this all-in-one vehicle.
The 2019 Ford Taurus balances power and performance for a smooth
ride with some kick. Standard on the 2019 is the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine that
delivers 288 horsepower. Does that not sound like enough power? Upgrade to the
Taurus SHO trim level and you’ll get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that
generates 365 horsepower.
Something has to bridle all that power and torque. The 2019 Taurus
includes Intelligent all-wheel-drive sensors that improve grip and enhance
handling by balancing torque between the front and rear wheels. A Torque
Vectoring Control and Curve Control system adjusts braking to provide more grip
when going around curves. The sportier SHO model includes a sport-tuned
suspension that improves cornering and steering responsiveness, as well as
better maintains traction, no matter the conditions. You can enjoy this
powerful performance at 18 miles per gallon in town and 26 mpg on the highway.
Power and performance aren’t everything in a vehicle; your
vehicle’s technology can really make or break your driving experience. To keep you connected, the
2019 Taurus includes Ford’s SYNC 3 system. With SYNC 3, you can keep your hands
on the wheel and access navigation and smartphone connectivity with
voice-activated technology. SYNC 3 also gives you access to Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto so you can stay entertained on the road.
The Taurus allows you to take this connectivity even further with
Ford+Alexa. This system brings Amazon’s Alexa into your vehicle and, through
connecting via SYNC 3, accesses traffic information, Amazon Prime shopping, and
even connected smart home devices.
In order to really enjoy the power, performance, and technology of
the 2019 Ford Taurus, you have to be safe while driving. In addition to air
bags surrounding the interior of the vehicle, the Taurus includes a host of
safety technology that ensures your safe return whether you’re going to the
store or across the country.
Adaptive cruise control, for example, allows you to enjoy the
convenience of cruise control while keeping you at a safe distance from the
vehicles around you. The Lane-keeping system and Cross-traffic alert keeps tabs
on traffic around you and guarantees that you stay safely in your lane.
Exterior and Interior Features
The 2019 Taurus will catch the eye of anyone on the road. This
sedan blends luxury and sleek aerodynamics with a strong structure and sweeping
lines. On the inside of the 2019 Taurus, you’ll find spacious seating for you
and your passengers, as well as rich, sophisticated styling. Upgrade to the
Taurus Limited or the Taurus SHO, and you can enjoy heated and cooled front
seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated outboard rear seats.
The 2019 Ford Taurus offers an ideal blend of sophisticated
design, innovative technology, and impressive performance. Don’t believe us?
Come down to Lake Shore Ford and check out the 2019 Taurus for yourself.
Whether you’re a budding new master or you love to dabble in
watercolors on a Sunday afternoon, there’s a class nearby where you can indulge
your artsy side. From painting and drawing to ceramics, you can share your love
of the canvas or the clay in a classroom. Expand your creative talent at these
three arts and crafts studios in Chesterton, Indiana.
1. Chesterton Art
Unlock your creative side at Chesterton Art at 115 S. Fourth St. You’re invited to the Friday Morning Watercolor class on July 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. This class offers instruction in a variety of watercolor techniques and is the ideal class for the first-time painter — and it’s also a fantastic refresher course.
If you’re in search of a new SUV that the whole family will love,
look no further than the 2019 Ford Expedition. It’s the perfect SUV for school
carpools or family vacations. Let’s take a look at some of the features that
make it such a great option.
With the 2019 Expedition, you’ll never run out of room for family and fun. This versatile SUV comfortably seats up to eight people and has a maximum cargo volume of 104.6 cubic feet. Boarding the Expedition and loading cargo is easier than ever thanks to available Tip and Slide bucket seats.
With a six-way power driver’s seat, you’ll always feel comfortable
and relaxed, even on longer trips. Front seat ventilation and heating are
featured in both the driver’s seat and passenger seat to help relieve leg and
lower back fatigue. The Expedition provides maximum shoulder and headroom for
all passengers, from the driver to those sitting in the third row.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to study for that big exam
or write the next great American novel, there are some great coffee shops
around Chesterton where you’ll always feel welcome. Let’s take a look at some
of these spots and what they have to offer.
1. Red Cup Cafe & Deli
The Red Cup Cafe & Deli is a cool, eclectic spot housed in a historic downtown building. Start the day off with a coffee or a smoothie and a delicious egg and cheese sandwich. For lunch, try the sweet potato soup or the corned beef & kraut sandwich. Other favorites include the chicken salad and tuna salad made fresh daily with only the highest quality ingredients. If you’re craving something sweet, the cafe serves a variety of muffins, cookies, and pastries. If you need to take a break from studying, the cafe keeps several board games on hand for guests to play.
2. Third Coast Spice Cafe
Third Coast Spice Cafe serves up dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. Menu items are created with organic and locally-grown ingredients. For breakfast, you can choose from a variety of omelets, hashes, flapjacks, and breakfast bowls. Specials include the Belgium waffle and the raspberry cheesecake French toast. A cafe americano, chai latte, or cafe au lait makes the perfect accompaniment to your morning meal. The cafe also serves up a variety of smoothies that are sure to put you in the mood to get some studying done.