Author Archives: Sue Baxter

Kevin Firme Solo Opening Reception – Dec 8th

 Viewers can celebrate their beautiful imperfections with artist Kevin Firme from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will host an Artist’s Reception for Firme, who currently has 38 drawings and…

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Hall out the Holly, but Don’t Eat it

Holiday plants and greenery are cherished traditions. But under that pretty, green demeanor may be some toxins that are harmful to certain members of your family, including dogs and cats. Purdue Extension Porter County wants you and your family to be aware of some of the issues surrounding these holiday decorations.  Holly  All parts of…

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White Pelican & Great Egret Spotted at Wolf Lake

by Carolyn A. Marsh        Rick Catania took the beautiful photograph of an American White Pelican with a Great Egret on October 11, 2018 seen here at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.  Another pelican joined it, but I saw only one on October 25.      There was a lot of drama at Forsythe Park in October. Many…

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Thanksgiving Costs Are Down in Indiana

According to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey, Hoosier shoppers should expect slightly more affordable grocery store prices on traditional Thanksgiving food items this year. The average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year, including 12 traditional food items, is $47.22 or $4.72 per person, which is approximately 7 percent cheaper…

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Valpo B&B Awarded “Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana!

       The Official Best of America travel show will feature Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast as the “Official Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana.”       Nichole Redmiles, a Managing Producer for Official Best Of said, “We are very excited to be featuring Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast with the title ‘Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana—2018’ on our Official Best of America travel show. Here at…

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Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue Extension

Those Bulbs and Pull the Blanket Over Your Garden Fewer daylight hours; gray, rainy days and colder temperatures are reminders that winter is just a few quick weeks away. Use any days of sunshine to plant bulbs and put the garden to bed using this tips from Purdue Extension Porter County. Wrap Your Trees: Smooth…

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The Nutcracker Returns with 8 Show Dates

IBT presents “The Nutcracker” Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition is just around the corner — The Nutcracker. Indiana Ballet Theatre (IBT) will be performing its 21st annual performance throughout Northwest Indiana this year. Composed in 1892 by treasured composer Peter IIyich Tchikovsky’s, The Nutcracker, is one of the most memorable ballet classics. The colors and classical…

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Try One of These Spooky Recipies

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and more ghoulish fun. If you’re tired of the same party food at your work potluck or school event, try one of these spooky Halloween recipes from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.      Stacked Jack-O-Lanterns Mini Donuts – Create a cute mini tower of pumpkins…

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New Silo At Sunset Hill Park to Open at Winter Lights Fest

    A new silo-themed program center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park has officially started construction. The 700 square-foot building, which pays homage to the history of Sunset Hill as a former farm, will provide space for additional programming as well as venue rentals. The decision to construct the silo was prompted by increases in…

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Portage Turkey Trot – A Thanksgiving Tradition

     Thanksgiving for most, is a day filled with family, food and giving thanks. For the Portage Township YMCA, Thanksgiving is all of that and so much more. On November 22, 2018, the Portage Township YMCA will host its 18th Annual Turkey Trot. Proceeds from this event will benefit their Annual Support Campaign. The Y…

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