Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale – Order Only

Due to the continued Covid restrictions, the 2021 Native Plant Sale is by order only. The Order Forms are available for printing at the Friends’ website (dunefriends.org) or from a link on our Facebook page.  Paper copies of the 25th Annual Native Plant Sale Order Form are available at the State Park Office and Nature…

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Festival of the Lakes 2021

Everyone at Festival of the Lakes is excited to announce that as of today the 2021 fest is a go! Even though the global pandemic required the cancelation of the 2020 Festival, we’ve re-grouped and are ready to bring you the best live music festival in Northwest Indiana from July 14-18th. While it is too…

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour.       This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  …

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Common Types of Parking Lot Accidents

Common Types of Parking Lot Accidents

Despite being an area where vehicles move more slowly, parking lots are the location of a surprisingly large number of accidents. Each year, tens of thousands of accidents occur in parking lots and garages, from small fender benders to serious deadly crashes. Being aware of some of the most common types of parking lot accidents…

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St. Patrick’s Events In Northwest Indiana

From #Crafts to #Parades to #Dinners, #NwIndiana is Celebrating #StPattys this weekend! #StPattys2021 #StPatricks #CornedBeefDinners #StPatricksDay  Date/Time Event 03/11/2021 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner – Whiting Whiting American Legion, Whiting IN 03/12/2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Patty O Gnome Canvas Workshop Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio – Southlake Mall,…

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Common Causes of AC Refrigerant Leaks

Common Causes of AC Refrigerant Leaks

In order to operate properly, AC systems rely on an ample amount of refrigerant. This chemical compound serves the important purpose of absorbing heat from the air before running it through compressors and evaporators so the system can ultimately release cool air. Because AC refrigerants don’t get used up during the system’s operation, you shouldn’t…

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Local Illinois/Indiana Directory -Publication is Revived after Closing in 2020

Lithotype Printing out of Lansing, IL, closed it’s doors and ceased operations in October 2020, and the Southeast Buyers’ Directory was purchased by Sue Baxter, president of Baxter Design & Advertising, surprising the 25,000 residents and businesses of Hegewisch, Eastside, Southside Illinois and Whiting Indiana. The “South Chicago, East Side – Hegewisch Directory” was established in 1955 as a…

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Hoosier Star Announces Vocal Auditions LaPorte Indiana

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 16th Annual Hoosier Star Competition. Sponsored by Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, Northwest Health and Duneland Media, the competition is open to amateur singers throughout Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan. Competitors can compete individually or as a duet. Auditions will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G…

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Several Community Members Receive Awards from LaPorte County Parks

      The LaPorte County Parks staff, Park Board and Foundation has selected their annual community awards. These awards were presented at the March 2, 2021 Park Board meeting at Red Mill County Park.             The 2020 Organization of the Year goes to Family Express for their continued support for our many programs and…

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Opportunity Enterprises Celebrates Achievement Virtually At Annual Celebration Of Achievement

Opportunity Enterprises will host their annual Celebration of Achievement award ceremony online on March 31, 2021 at 7pm CDT. The awards are presented to individuals with disabilities in recognition of outstanding achievement. Awards are also presented to outstanding volunteers, staff, and businesses for supporting individuals with disabilities. An inspirational program will be hosted by Marc…

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