Symphony Concerts in the Park Cancelled

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra has announced that the 2020 South Shore Summer Music Festival, set to begin in Crown Point on Saturday evening, July 25, has been suspended for the year.  The annual festival of free summer concerts performed by the Northwest Indiana Symphony has been a popular summer staple, offering the opportunity for…

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Indiana Back on Track Enters Stage 3!

     Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that because health indicators remain positive, most of the state will advance to stage 3 of the Back On Track Indiana plan on Friday, May 22.      Indiana Back On Track has five stages. For Cass, Lake and Marion counties – which started Stage 2 after other…

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Gabis Arboretum is Open With FREE Entry!

Gabis Arboretum is NOW OPEN! From 8am – 7 pm daily, Admission is currently free, See below for more information Tired of being cooped up at home? Come visit! The arboretum’s 300 acres provide ample opportunity to explore nature while maintaining a safe distance from others. Bring a picnic, hiking shoes or find a comfy…

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Safe Driving Tips for the Big City

Safe Driving Tips for the Big City

Picture riding your bicycle around your house. It’s cramped, turns are tight, and there’s so much to keep track of and maneuver around. This isn’t all that dissimilar to driving in a big city, where your lane often feels cramped, there’s rarely an easy turn, and people mill about constantly from all sides. If you…

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Ways to Calm a Crying or Fussy Baby

Exhausted parents of newborns dread those moments when the baby seems inconsolable. Try some of these ways to calm a crying or fussy baby. Address the Obvious Sleep deprivation has many strange effects. Things that should seem obvious become mysterious to a weary mind. Try to run through a mental checklist of the obvious possible causes…

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Hiking at Sunset Hill County Park Valparaiso

   We did this hike at Sunset Hill County Park right after a huge 4 inch rain storm that fell May 15th, 2020 and did not encounter too much mud, only a few small pockets that we walked around. The Murray Woods Nature Preserve wooded area at Sunset Hill County Park was very surprisingly a…

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Local Portable Sinks Help Fight Covid-19

     Pratt’s Direct is a small, family-operated company that has been, in and around, the food concession business for 10 years. In the past, Pratt’s has operated a home town, brick and mortar ice cream shop. They have also been involved with several community farmer’s markets, where they provided a hand- scooped ice cream…

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Why You Should Buy a Jeep Wrangler as Your Next Car

If you’re an adventure-loving individual in the market for a quality new vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler may be the car for you. Since its debut in 1986, the Jeep Wrangler has been a momentously popular vehicle—and for good reason. It offers numerous aesthetic and practical benefits that set it apart from other vehicles. To better…

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Indiana County Fairs To Open With Restrictions

Breaking News: Porter County Fair Cancelled For ticket refunds, click here. Breaking News: LaPorte County Fair Cancelled Purdue Extension announced on Friday (May 15) that county 4-H fairs can occur after the Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30.  Local 4-H fair boards, 4-H councils and county extension educators may continue planning for…

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4 Key Ways to Keep Children Happy in Self-Isolation

4 Key Ways to Keep Children Happy in Self-Isolation

Life is still not looking the same, and it’s just as hard on our kids as it is on us. Nobody likes being forced to stay at home; sure, people used to always crave the time to just hang out at home, but being forced to do so is a different story altogether. If you’re…

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