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Gary International Black Film Festival is King of Kings

by Valencia Mother Diva Dantzler INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST-GARY INDIANA – OCTOBER 12 – OCTOBER 15, 2023  I am so excited for the 13th Anniversary of the Gary International Black Film Festival this year. This festival is one of the most prestigious and glorious events happening in Gary Indiana. The festival has a reputation of showing…

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What Happens to the Indiana Dunes During A Government Shutdown?

     At the time of printing, we don’t know if we have a government shut down or not. But, just in case . . .  If the Indiana Dunes National Park closes on October 1, the Indiana Dunes State Park will remain open and fully staffed during the federal government shutdown (1600 N. 25…

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Airman Apprentice Paris Taylor of Michigan City, Serves Aboard U.S. Navy floating airport

      One of more than 5,000 sailors serving aboard the self-contained mobile airport, USS Abraham Lincoln is Airman Apprentice Paris Taylor, a native of Michigan City, Indiana.  Taylor, a 2022 Michigan City High School graduate, joined the Navy one year ago. “I joined the Navy for a better career for myself,” said Taylor.…

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New SoLa – South of the Lake Mixed Use Development Breaks Ground in Michigan City

Michigan City Economic Development held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Sola – South of the Lake. A Mixed use development ushered in a new era of growth, momentum and vibrancy for Michigan City! This Mixed-use Development by Farpoint Development / Decennial Group unites housing, hotels and amenities for community members at the former “You Are…

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New Book & Play To Feature the 1933 Worlds Fair Homes at Indiana Dunes

      Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair buildings’ transport to showcase the shores of the Indiana Dunes National Park in Beverly Shores,  Family Folklore Foundation, Inc. announces accomplishing their goals  with art exhibits, books publications and a live Radio Play Performance. With Grants via the Indiana Arts Commission, the…

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Gary Air Show is Back!

This Gary Air Show returns in 2024 on August 17th & 18th, 2024 and showcases various aircraft, including fighter jets, military planes and draws a large crowd of aviation enthusiasts. The timing is great, right after the movie “Top Gun 2: Maverick” which is now on TV has re-engaged fans throughout the country. Since the…

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Naturepalooza Changes Name to Living With Lakes

      Naturepalooza, changes name to the Annual Living with Lakes seminar. The Annual Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 Rogers Lakewood Park, Free – bring a dish or dessert.         This free all ages, outdoor nature experience will feature exhibitors, speakers, activities, displays, watersports, give-aways,…

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Birding Festival to Host FREE Day at The Indiana Dunes

     Join the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival for this free day of family fun at the Indiana Dunes State Park!      Join us for a full day of birding activities, including: * free beginner hikes every hour, * photo ID quiz giveaways, * bird games, * bluebird house building, * scout birding merit…

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Two New Food Vendors Selected For Summer In The Indiana Dunes

     Indiana Dunes NP has awarded two Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) for the West Beach and Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk concession stand operations for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.      After a competitive bidding process, Smoke On The Water was chosen to operate at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk concession stand. “Smoke on…

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Indiana Dunes Paul H. Douglas Center Gets Renovated

The Paul H. Douglas Center at Indiana Dunes National Park has been closed for several months due to extensive renovations. Celebrate its reopening on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm with a variety of family-friendly activities.  Kids will love the outdoor Nature Play Zone with its shovels, buckets, sticks, and rocks that…

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