Category Archives: Michigan City

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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Canterbury Summer Theatre Presents Musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’

Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of the musical comedy, Tick, Tick…Boom!, created by Jonathan Larson, the writer-composer of the Broadway phenomenon, Rent. The production runs July 18-28 at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. Tick, Tick…Boom! was originally written as an autobiographical monologue with rock music, performed by Larson himself, and reflected…

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“End of the Rainbow” at Canterbury Summer Theatre

‘End of the Rainbow’ Relives the Last Hurrah of Legendary Judy Garland at Canterbury Summer Theatre Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of End of the Rainbow, a musical drama about legendary icon, Judy Garland playing July 5th – 14th. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Written by Peter…

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Paderewski Statue Dedicated at Friendship Botanic Gardens

   The Irish Garden Committee is excited to officially announce the launch of a new campaign to grow and develop the Irish Heritage Garden at Friendship Botanic Gardens! Join us at a cocktail party from 5:00-7:00pm CDT on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at Long Beach Country Club. We need your help to build what promises to be…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Draws Thousands

Surprised by massive crowds on Easter Sunday 2018, Friendship Botanic Gardens was ready with 10,000 Easter Eggs! Held on Easter Sunday, 2018, it just happened to be the ONLY Public Easter Egg Hunt in Northwest Indiana. Friendship Botanic Gardens hosted a free Easter egg hunt in which families from across the region hunted for over…

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Spotlight Associate Nancy Henke-Konopasek reviews “Annie” …

Footlight Theatre’s production of Annie, directed by Robert W. Komendera, was simply delightful from the orphanage to the mansion…from start to finish! Maddi Reese Ames, in the title role, was one of the best Annies I have seen in this role (including Chicago productions). Amy Crane, as Miss Hannigan, gave a hilarious performance with her…

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LaPorte County’s Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Fun and informative day for the WHOLE family, to be held at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT.      Susan Martin will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for…

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LaPorte Spring Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners SPRING GARDEN SHOW is Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Susan Martin will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for children.           The Keynote Speaker, Susan Martin will present two talks: “Lessons Learned under the Trees”from 11:15 – 12:15…

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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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Create a Holiday Tradition

Create a New Christmas Tradition Today! We believe one of the best things about Christmas is the family traditions that build up around it, creating happy memories that last long after the last of the Christmas is gone. So, continue your family tradition or start a new one, and here’s five special ideas we’ve chosen…

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