Category Archives: LaPorte County

Early Voting Sites Added to LaPorte County

Two Early voting sites are being added to LaPorte County. LaPorte county is the second largest county in the state geographically, and some residents in the past had to drive 45 minutes to reach an early voting location.  Early Voting in-person in LaPorte County begins on October 6th to Nov. 2nd which allows for 28…

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Historic Barker Mansion Blackout Tours for Halloween

Discover the untold, spooky side of Michigan City history. You’ll be surrounded by darkness as you tour the mansion with a guide; there’ll be tea lights to illuminate your path. During this eerie evening, we’ll tell little-known stories of our city’s creepy past and relate never-before told stories about the mansion. The ghost of Diana…

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Fall Barn Shop Hop Open House – LaPorte Indiana

     This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days -October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm CST!      Shop LaPorte…

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4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

Taking a trip this year is difficult with the necessary COVID-19 precautions, but there are ways for you to still get away. Whether you’re a Midwesterner looking to stay local or from farther away, northwest Indiana is a prime spot for outdoor fun. Peruse these four fun tourist destinations in northwest Indiana as you plan…

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Westville Pumpkin Festival Still Happening with Changes

     After much thoughtful consideration, Westville Tri Kappa has made the decision to modify the Westville Pumpkin Festival for 2020. Due to the COVID19 crisis we will not be having vendors or entertainment this year. We have planned events that will allow us to follow CDC, state and local guidelines, while maintaining social distancing…

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Hoosier Star Winners Announced

La Porte, IN – The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is proud to introduce the 2020 Hoosier Star Youth Finalists:   Jamileh Cornejo La Porte A New Prairie High School student, 16-year-old Jamileh Cornejo is now a two-time Hoosier Star finalist. She has also competed at both the State and Regional Fair and will be…

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Lyric in the Gardens – Michigan City

On Sunday, August 30 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting the preseason of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as some of the biggest names in Chicago’s arts and culture scene will preview their 2020-2021 season. The event will include performances by Chicago Lyric Opera Ryan Center artists Kimberly Jones, Maia Surace,…

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At the “Icarus” unveiling (left to right), Museum Director Keri Teller Jakubowski, La Porte County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz, Reagan Buchanan, Board President Bruce Johnson, Board Vice President Gary Ashby

LaPorte Museum Unveils Permanent Copper Statue

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is proud to announce its recent donation, a 9-foot copper sculpture of Icarus created by artist, sculptor, and former LaPortean Roland Hockett. Hockett grew up in La Porte, graduated from La Porte High School, and returned and taught art at La Porte High School upon graduation from college.…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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LaPorte Symphony To Perform First Concert of the Year

    On Sunday, August 23 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will perform in it’s first concert of the year at the sprawling meadows at Friendship Botanic Gardens for an enchanting evening for families and adults.      The LSCO, now in its 48th season, is a pillar of the performing…

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