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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freddys steakhouse steak

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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love boat theatre

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

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 arts

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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“Gotta Dance” is Broadway Bound

**** Highly Recommended **** Broadway-bound “Gotta Dance” is a brand new, feel-good musical with a twist – the stars are all at least 60 years old … and they can dance!  “Gotta Dance” is funny and predictable, but it’s based on a true story – and really, who could/would make up a story like that? …

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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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home improvement for seniors living at home

Obtain Significant Savings with Senior Home Modifications

by Steve Fugate, HandyPro of Northwest Indiana     There are many choices for elder care as you or your loved one’s health begins to decline.  From assisted living to nursing homes and senior housing, these can all be very costly options that can add up over the years.  Extending the time that you or a…

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