Author Archives: Sue Baxter

Food – Craft Series at Barker Mansion

     New this winter, the public is invited to become a member of “Mrs. Barker’s Club” which pays tribute to Katherine Barker’s involvement in planning the mansion’s menus and parties. Katherine was the wife of freight car industrialist John H. Barker and lived at the mansion until her death in 1910. Mrs. Barker’s Club will…

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Master Gardener Classes to Begin

     The Porter County Master Gardener Training class will begin February 4th and run through to May 12th. This year our class will be held in a new room at the Porter County Administration Building. We are recruiting right now for class attendees (capacity 30). The cost of the class is $200.00. The Master Gardener…

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Freddy’s Steakhouse Is A Great Place to Dine!

     As a Hammond, Indiana landmark now for nearly half a Century, Freddy’s Steakhouse has a reputation for quality steaks and entrees at an exceptional value. This widely acknowledged secret comes from the surrounding communities and local media, with accolades such as the  “Best Steak House” and “Best Business Lunch” in the region! Also Named…

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The Love Boat – Musical

          Northwest Indiana has an advantage over many other parts of the Midwest; it’s snuggled right up again one the Great Lakes of North America.  Lake Michigan continues to be a vital waterway for many people in recreation and commercial boating.  People are used to having quick and easy access to…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure. Sledding in Northwest Indiana LAKE COUNTY: • Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 . •…

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Leap Into The Arts

    On Friday, February 26, South Shore Dance Alliance and Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra are joining together in a fundraising gala, “Leap into the Arts,” now in its ninth year. If you’ve never attended, please be advised—Leap is a fun and festive evening for a great cause! In addition to performances by these groups,…

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Annual Winterfest in LaPorte Indiana – 2020

      The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns the end of January  with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town.  Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up!…

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Meet the 13th Annual Garden Show Speakers

The 13th Annual Garden Show is to be held on January 23rd, 2016 at the Porter County Expo Center, in Valparaiso Indiana. The show is an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Event and the speakers will be  “Celebrating Our Roots – Growing Our Future.” The speakers will dazzle you with the many delights of the peony –…

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Shelf Ice Brew Fest Coming to Michigan City

The 5th annual Shelf Ice Brewfest will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1- 5pm, (VIP entry at noon), located outdoors on Franklin Street between 6th and 8th Streets to highlight the best brew masters in the Great Lakes Area. Craft brewers from Indiana, Michigan, and beyond will be pouring their delicious concoctions…

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Panorama Restaurant Reviews

Experience Steve’s Lounge in Hegewisch Located in an almost forgotten corner of southeast Chicago, in the quaint and historic neighborhood of Hegewisch is an isolated blue collar community boarded by Lake Calumet, railroad tracks and the Ford assembly plant you’ll find Steve’s Lounge. It is in this almost ideal “classic tavern” environment that one can…

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