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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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Fish On – Portage’s Fishing and Outdoor Show!

The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Fish On-Portage’s Fishing & Outdoor Show, a fishing and outdoor show in Northwest Indiana. Back for a second year the event will be held on Saturday, February 24th 9a-4p and Sunday, February 25th 9a-3p at the Portage High School Fieldhouse. Students and parents involved…

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“BLKS” – a Funny Play about living with Your Besties

**** Recommended **** “BLKS” is a really funny play about living with your besties. Like most twenty-somethings, roommates Octavia (Nora Carroll), June (Leea Ayers) and Imani (Celeste M. Cooper) are trying to find themselves – and a good job, pots of money and someone to love – at least until sh*t happens. Although I did…

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Vertical Farming Found in Portage Indiana – Green Sense Farm

With the Upcoming Garden Show and after the holidays closer to Spring, we tend to focus on Spring time and the rebirth of plants, gardening and plant life. But, there is a local farm in Northwest Indiana that has plant growth all year long – in Portage, Indiana. Headquartered in Portage Indiana, Green Sense Farms’…

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Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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Hilltop Neighborhood House Announces Soup Day

Hilltop Neighborhood House is very excited to invite organizations to participate in celelbrating their 19th Annual “Heartwarming Soups and Hometown Entertainment” community dinner on February 27th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.      This dinner has become a “Signature” event for them. They hope to have 17 or more different restaurants to participate and donate…

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Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect participants…

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Ice Skating at Deep River Park

     Deep River Ice Skating is a 14,500 square foot ice plaza with food and beverage locations, heated indoor bathrooms, a Birthday Party room, and a U.S. 30 Surf Shop. Group Sales and Season Pass offices are available. Plus, the Plaza will be decorated with festive seasonal lighting.     Skate rentals are available for $6…

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Kudos to Gary Griffin and the Cast of “Red Velvet”

**** Recommended **** Of all things I expected when I walked into the Courtyard Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare, theater-in-the-round was not one of them. Yet, there it was – a round stage, with an equally round, red velvet puff curtain suspended high above (I have to assume the curtain was velvet, since the play was…

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