Category Archives: Attractions

Whiting Builds a ADA Compliant Boardwalk on Lake Michigan

by Mary Lowry    If you’ve walked down the bike path behind Whihala Beach in Whiting Indiana and wondered about the construction at the West End, you can finally go check out the completed project! The work has been the result of a $16,000 matching grant from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, which is administered…

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Breaking News: Railcats Suspend 2020 Season

The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced that their 2020 season is suspended to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Day, originally scheduled for May 22nd, was initially postponed on April 21st.  “While we are disappointed that there will not be RailCats baseball at the Steel Yard this summer, safety is our top priority,” said RailCats General…

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Fun Activities to Do on the Weekend

The weekend means freedom from most of our day-to-day obligations, whether you are working or going to school. At the same time, it can present a bit of a dilemma if you are unsure what you want to do with your time. If you often find yourself feeling bored on your Saturdays and Sundays, consider…

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Hiking in Northwest Indiana

These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge out of doors, or found hope and inspiration in the splendor of nature by admiring spring flowers and wildlife from our windows (or computers).   Our natural world unceasingly supports and inspires us when we need it most. Will you now help…

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Native Garden & Medicinal Garden Growing

     This is the third year of our Kankakee Valley Historical Society Native Gardens project. Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge are core of our Native Gardens committee. Last week Cindy and Judy began planting of the Three Sisters garden. A Native American Three Sisters Vegetable Garden consists of corn, squash, and beans.    …

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New Historical Building Planned Downtown LaPorte

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce that a new name has been chosen for the old telephone switchboard building at 807 Indiana Avenue that was donated to the library about 5 years ago for expansion. The Board of Trustees approved the name “LPCPL Exchange: Connecting People and Ideas” at its May…

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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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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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Lack of Social Distancing Closes Porter Beach

     The National Park Service has closed the Porter Beach area of Indiana Dunes National Park. This closure includes both the national park beach and associated parking lots due​ to unsafe health conditions related to overcrowding, unsafe sanitation practices, and lack of social distancing pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The park reminds visitors to…

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Governor Holcomb Announces Back on Track Program!

     On Friday, May 1st, Governor Holcomb announced his BackOnTrack program to bring the state of Indiana back from the Stay at home orders and open the state. The state’s program is planned to be a steady, measured and continued process. “We are doing this together and together, we will overcome this disease, and come…

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