Category Archives: Michigan City

Where to Go For Christmas Lights

     Seems like the one thing popular this year during the Pandemic is to go see Christmas lights from the safety of your own car. We’ve compiled a list of Very Popular places for you to enjoy in the Northwest Indiana Region.      Folks are wanting to celebrate the season and give their…

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LaPorte County Covid-19 Is Code Orange

     Across the State of Indiana and LaPorte County, cases, deaths and hospitalizations from Covid-19 have reached new alarming highs in the past few days. The Governor has instituted some new restrictions that are incorporated herein and he has given discretion to local health departments to take other such actions as are necessary to address…

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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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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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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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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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Michigan City Beaches Remain Closed

On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, Mayor Parry extended his Executive Order to keep Washington Park, Fedder’s Alley and Senior Center closed due to Covid-19. In addition, he has ordered the temporary Closure of ALL BEACH ENTRANCES from Stop 2 through Stop 13 due to the large crowds that continue to congregate on the Lakefront violating…

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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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Healthcare Foundation of Laporte Indiana Awards Defibrillator Grants

– The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) takes great pride in offering both strategic and responsive grants to organizations within La Porte County. Beyond the cycle 1 2020 grants, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte also awarded 34 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), cabinets and signage to 12 organizations. The following organizations were recognized at…

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