Author Archives: Sue Baxter

Chautauqua in the Dunes

Chautauqua in the Dunes is four full days of events, August 16-19, 2018. Chautauqua will build on the cultural, historical, environmental, economic, political, and religious heritage found here in Northwest Indiana and throughout the Dunes region. Chautauquas were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as accessible and participatory educational models. They were…

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Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary Workday

by Carolyn A. Marsh, Site Steward        The first Hammond Bird Sanctuary workday held July 21was a big success. The Orland Grassland Volunteers, Purdue University Hammond Bound students, a Hammond Port Authority crew and locals worked as a team to accomplish some much needed plant maintenance in the Lakefront Park and Sanctuary.       The effort…

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Back To School Exams for $35

219 Health Network is providing Back to School Exams for only $35. Insurance will not be billed for the exam. Please MAKE APPOINTMENTS. Cost does not include immunizations, medications and diagnostic tests or follow up. Please bring school forms. Payment is due at the time of service. Appointments can be made by calling: Lisa Richardson,…

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Lake Michigan Beaches

A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was…

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Summer Music Fest – Portage

Enjoy  a fabulous variety of FREE live musical entertainment! Don’t miss a fabulous summer music fest, outdoors at Founders Square Park in Portage, Indiana! Keytarjeff,  Oscar & The Majestics, and Dixie Crush will be performing on Sunday, August 5, 2018, between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at  the Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders…

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Stanley Cup is Came to Valpo!

The most coveted trophy in sports, the iconic Stanley Cup, came to Valparaiso’s William E. Urschel Pavilion, Thursday, July 26; 4:00-6:00  p.m.  Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden, who called Valparaiso home for more than a decade, and wife Shelby, a Valparaiso High School graduate, will be bringing the cup back to the area to…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre Presents Musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’

Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of the musical comedy, Tick, Tick…Boom!, created by Jonathan Larson, the writer-composer of the Broadway phenomenon, Rent. The production runs July 18-28 at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. Tick, Tick…Boom! was originally written as an autobiographical monologue with rock music, performed by Larson himself, and reflected…

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Moisture-Induced Diseases Infect Tomatoes, Blue Spruce

Spots on tomato leaves may be a sign that recent rains are doing more harm than good in your garden. According to Purdue Extension – Porter County, adequate moisture is necessary but with too much rain, and temperatures and humidity in the high 90s, homeowners have concerns about blight on tomatoes and their Colorado blue…

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25 Years of Summer with the Symphony

It’s time to enjoy what many people near and far consider some of the most entertaining evenings that Whiting has to offer each year, the Summer with the Symphony concerts at the Whiting Pavilion.   The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra (WPFO) is conducted by Maestro Robert Vodnoy and the idea of what has become our own…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 21st from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30 years…

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