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Native Plant Symposium Planned for September 29th

The 7th Biennial Native Plant Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the St. John Township Community Center 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville,  hosted by Wild Ones, Gibson Woods Chapter. Registration begins at 8am – 9am with a hot lunch buffet from 11:15  Noon.. Following is the agenda.       Silent Spring & the…

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Dunes Summer Theatre premieres Delightful New Play, “After Paul McCartney”

**** Recommended **** A good storyteller can hold the attention of his/her audience whether the story is simple or complicated, short or really, really long. Sometimes he/she even acts out the characters in the story. Jeffrey Baumgartner is a very good Storyteller in Dunes Summer Theatre’s final production of the 2018 season, “After Paul McCartney”,…

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“Carrie,” a Musical Comes to Towle Theater

Since 2010, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) has been entertaining audiences with productions such as the Northwest Indiana Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, Anne of Green Gables, Laughing Stock, Clue the Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Runaways and the World Premiere of Mental. The next TYTE production will be…

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Luhr Park Expands by 15 Acres with $200,000 Grant

The LaPorte County Park Department officially received a land donation of approximately 15 acres adjacent to Luhr County Park from the LaPorte County Park Foundation.  The land lies along the south border of the existing park and along County Rd. 150 West.  “This addition to Luhr is significant in many ways” said Park Superintendent Jeremy…

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New Construction of Silo at Sunset Hill Begins

  A new silo-themed program center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park has officially started construction. The 700 square-foot building, which pays homage to the history of Sunset Hill as a former farm, will provide space for additional programming as well as venue rentals. The decision to construct the silo was prompted by increases in…

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Paramount’s “Legally Blonde” is Downright Funny!

**** Highly Recommended **** Casey Shuler absolutely sparkles in Paramount Theatre’s exuberant production of “Legally Blonde”. Her Elle Woods is fierce, caring and very, very smart as well as drop-dead gorgeous. Harvard Law never saw her coming! “Legally Blonde” is well-written, has clever songs and is downright funny. I loved “Legally Blonde” and I think…

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Two Sisters separated by Distance and War try to connect in “A Shayna Maidel”

**** Highly Recommended **** Your sister is your sister forever. There’s all that history, after all. But what if you and your sister didn’t grow up together? What if you were separated – by distance and then by the war? How do you build sisterhood? In TimeLine Theatre’s production of Barbara Lebow’s moving play, “A…

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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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“El Grande de Coca-Cola” will keep You Laughing!

**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for ambiance with your theater experience, then the Waterfront Café & Summer Stages’ production of “El Grande de Coca-Cola” is the show for you. In addition to an uproariously funny slapstick comedy – which would be all you’d get at any other venue – you’ll get delicious food and…

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Rogers Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides

Rogers-Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides The Valparaiso Parks Department is once again offering hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park this fall, with support from Bloomfield Mechanical. The tractor-drawn  hayride is great fun for youth groups, family gatherings, clubs, birthday parties and more. The hour and a half outing provides a wonderful setting to enjoy autumn in the woods.…

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