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The Northwest Indiana region represents a wide range of communities and people from all walks of life. Friends & Neighbors is a half-hour program exploring what it means to live and work in Northwest Indiana. The series celebrates the idea that behind all of the many good things in the Region are a diverse group of good people making it happen.


It’s hard to believe that season six of Friends & Neighbors is here. While we have broadened the scope of topics covered on the show, the theme of celebrating the idea that behind all of the good things in the region are good people making it happen is still the common thread. This season will concentrate on celebrating volunteers, those who put themselves before others in the name of service and generosity of spirit. The show will continue to share stories on new and favorite dining experiences, the outdoors as well as innovators and small businesses. Tune in and share what the region has to offer.

Roll Seekers, 219 Throwdown, Project Neighbors, and 18th Street Brewery.
Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., Sugar Belt Fest, & the Region Gaming Esports Center
Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., Sugar Belt Fest, & the Region Gaming Esports Center

To connect people to episodes from previous seasons and community initiatives, activities, and locations, Lakeshore Public Media will launch a digitally interactive “Friends and Neighbors” (FAN for short) map before the new season's premiere.

Explore the map here

The map is marked with pins spanning across Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and Chicagoland. With each pin, users can access the location-specific “Friends and Neighbors” video segment, the subject’s website, and directions to the address. Lakeshore is seeking sponsors for the map, and those interested can contact: