Author Archives: Sue Baxter

Duneland Ski Club is Looking for Skiers & Snowboarders

The Duneland Ski Club of Northwest Indiana is now open for membership for 2018-2019.  A membership drive will be held at the Slide Shop at the Pines Ski Area, 674 N. Meridian (south of U.S. 6), Valparaiso.  The Slide Shop will be open for business and Duneland members will be on hand to talk to…

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Simply Amazing Market Opened it’s Doors at Meijer Valparaiso

The Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store opened its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30…

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Native Plant Symposium Planned for September 29th

The 7th Biennial Native Plant Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the St. John Township Community Center 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville,  hosted by Wild Ones, Gibson Woods Chapter. Registration begins at 8am – 9am with a hot lunch buffet from 11:15  Noon.. Following is the agenda.       Silent Spring & the…

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“Carrie,” a Musical Comes to Towle Theater

Since 2010, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) has been entertaining audiences with productions such as the Northwest Indiana Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, Anne of Green Gables, Laughing Stock, Clue the Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Runaways and the World Premiere of Mental. The next TYTE production will be…

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Luhr Park Expands by 15 Acres with $200,000 Grant

The LaPorte County Park Department officially received a land donation of approximately 15 acres adjacent to Luhr County Park from the LaPorte County Park Foundation.  The land lies along the south border of the existing park and along County Rd. 150 West.  “This addition to Luhr is significant in many ways” said Park Superintendent Jeremy…

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New Construction of Silo at Sunset Hill Begins

  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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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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Rogers Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides

Rogers-Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides The Valparaiso Parks Department is once again offering hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park this fall, with support from Bloomfield Mechanical. The tractor-drawn  hayride is great fun for youth groups, family gatherings, clubs, birthday parties and more. The hour and a half outing provides a wonderful setting to enjoy autumn in the woods.…

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Arts And Craft Shows

CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF AREA ART AND CRAFT SHOWS! Join the Northwest Indiana tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at these premier events in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried and non-juried, award-winning artists. A unique feature of the NWIndiana Craft Shows you’ll find the actual artists to be…

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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

The 10th Annual World Cultural Festival will transform Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza into a colorful spectacle of cultural diversity from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, September 16th. Sponsored by The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC), the family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world, great shopping for international art and handicrafts,…

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