Category Archives: Lake Michigan

First Fridays On Lake Street – Miller Beach July 7th

July’s First Friday on Lake Street is Friday, July 7th! The Shops on Lake Street will be open late. Grab your friends and make a night of it! Every First Friday of the month, the shops and restaurants on Lake Street (Miller Beach) stay open late & offer specials for the evening. It’s a great…

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Serbian National Baseball Team Competes w/ Local Oilmen

    Five local players will be participating in the first inaugural International Baseball Challenge (IBC) coming to Oil City Stadium July 15-22, 2018.     Adam Panayotovich (Mt. Carmel H.S.), Christian Bokich (Hinsdale Central H.S.), Cal Djuraskovic (Bishop Noll H.S.), Daniel Balich (Hanover Central H.S.), and Conner Tomasic (Lake Central H.S.) were selected to represent Team…

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Thursdays are Miller Pint Night at Oil City Stadium

Thursday’s are Miller Pint Night @ Oil City Stadium where domestic pints are only $2.00 dollars June 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th, July 13th and July 20th!  Every Thursday the Northwest Indiana Oilmen play at home is a great value night for those who love the great taste of Miller Lite & Coors Light Beers.  Come…

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New Whoazone at Whihala, Inflatable Water Park to Open

     Experience Whiting’s new, inflatable water park and beach rentals opened June 23rd 2018!      The City of Whiting is excited to introduce the return of Whoazone at Whihala, a new, state-of-the-art water attraction coming to Whihala Beach this summer. Whoazone, is a floating water park made up of slides, trampolines, loops, tunnels, and many…

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Family Fun Entertainment Centers and Amusement Parks

WIN FREE BASEBALL TICKETS: Find the Letters “B-A-S-E-B-A-L-L” Below & Email the Locations TO US HERE!     Plan to Visit Indiana – Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway weekend for the family! Most…

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Michigan City Food Truck Festival

A 2-day Food Truck festival on Memorial Weekend will be held in Fedder’s Alley on May 25th and May 26th, 2019 located on Lake Michigan shoreline, celebrating culture and food. Hosted by Michigan City Parks and Recreation, the area is located inside Washington park. Food trucks also been a staple of many Region Summer festivals,…

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Bald Eagle Extends to the Calumet Region

By Carolyn A. Marsh The proliferation of Bald Eagles in North America has extended its range into the bistate Calumet Region. Eagles are seen flying over Lake Michigan, the bi-state Wolf Lake, Little Calumet and Grand Calumet Rivers and wetlands. In February my friend and I saw a congregation of 14 Bald Eagles in a…

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Birding in Northwest Indiana

If you are a Birding Enthusiast, Northwest Indiana is the place to be! Where else do you find a Four Day Birding Festival dedicated to just Birding? From the Indiana Dunes, to the Hammond Indiana Bird Sanctuary to the Kankakee Wildlife Preserve, to the Weekly Birding Walks at Gibson Woods, Northwest Indiana has you covered!…

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White Breasted Nuthatch Bird

by Carolyn A Marsh, Illiana Birds A White-breasted Nuthatch showed up in the fall of 2016 at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary’s feeder station at the Hammond Marina and never left in Hammond Indiana. It appears to be a new sanctuary resident now as I saw it continuously through February 2017 taking sunflower seeds from feeders.…

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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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