Category Archives: Dune Acres

Life & Times of Amphibians

Special guest and Indiana University professor Spencer Cortwright  brings to life amphibians of the dunes as he illustrates their life cycle, habitat, identification, mating, egg-laying, and their tribulations in his powerpoint presentation. Spencer Cortwright, Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest, presents a slide show:  LIFE AND TIMES OF MIDWESTERN AMPHIBIANS.   Professor Cortwright teaches ecology,…

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Indiana Dunes is NOW a National Park!

The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that has 15 miles of beach area along Lake Michigan was re-designated by President Donald Trump as America’s 61st national park – the first national park in Indiana. Previously the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore was one of 418 “national park units.” Now it is part of an elite group of…

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Hooked on Art Festival Returns To Chesterton Indiana

It’s that time of year again for the coolest art festival of the season! Artists, art enthusiasts, and families of all shapes and sizes are invited to spend a beautiful Saturday listening to live music, eating delicious food, and enjoying interactive art activities.      The 7th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held on…

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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes

With the last of the freezing nights and the beginning of sap flow, maple trees are tapped for their sweet sap which is boiled into delicious maple syrup. In the 1870s, Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna “Kjellberg” bought 80 acres in Porter County, Indiana, to establish a modest family farm. They were the first of…

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Eclectica Pop Up Gallery During Taste of Michigan City

ECLECTICA POP-UP will be held during the Popular Taste of Michigan City in the same local. The Gallery will be displayed in the DOWN Gallery at Revive Consignments, and feature an ever evolving array of one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, wearables, photography, fine arts and crafts designed, made or collected by ANKO, Kathy Dennis and Dani Lane.…

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