Category Archives: Attractions

Birding Festival Keynote Banquet Dinner

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner May 19      Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 17-20 at the fourth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a partnership with the state’s major environmental groups highlighting the Indiana Dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a…

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“FUR” Your Enjoyment – the Mascot Hall of Fame

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      No, it’s not a typo.  You’ll find the word fur cleverly used throughout the upcoming Whiting Mascot Hall of Fame which was opened on April 7th for a “furst look.”     Mayor Joe was on hand to answer questions and greet people as families with kids poured into the huge…

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Edda Taylor is honored by Indiana Arts Commission

Indiana Arts Commission awarded 27 female artists (out of 183 entries) the honor of having a piece of their artwork hang in the office of a public official in the Statehouse for the year! Northwest Indiana’s Edda Taylor was one of the winners, and attended the Hoosier Women Artists 2018 Reception on Wednesday, March 21,…

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Steel Magnolias Opens in Munster

A hilarious and heart-warming play set in a Louisiana beauty shop, it follows the hopes, dreams, triumphs and tragedies of six colorful characters and inspired the 1989 film which starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton. It’s a story exploring the bond between a mother and daughter, and friendships of those who…

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Valpo Chamber Hosts Memorial Opera House 125th Anniversary

The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce hosted an 125th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 15th. On stage was the backdrop of the Upcoming Production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Several  representatives from the local community, the chamber of commerce and the theatre community were present. As a special treat, there were two performances shown by…

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Indiana Dunes Mount Baldy Trail Reopened

The National Park Service has announced that the trail to the beach at Mount Baldy has been reopened. The trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area. Visitors…

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Great War Events At Barker Mansion – Michigan City

The public is invited to explore Indiana’s Great War history through a series of free events hosted by Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in January and February. The mansion has partnered with the Indiana Historical Society to display a traveling exhibit titled The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines. With The Great War,…

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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is a Lot of Fun

**** Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple of things off my list…

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Holiday Barn Shop Hop

This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days – Nov 3, 4th & 5th , 2017 from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte County’s best…

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Boo At The Zoo

Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year?  Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored…

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