Category Archives: Michigan City

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 24, 2018. 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.      There will be children’s workshops, craft and food vendors, ​gift bags, raffles and prizes!  …

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LaPorte Spring Garden Show

The La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. 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. There will be Children’s Workshops, Craft and Food Vendors, ​Gift Bags, Raffles and Prizes!   The keynote…

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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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Boo At The Zoo

Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year?  Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored…

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Local Breweries Win National & State Awards

New Oberpfalz Brewing, located at 121 E. Main Street in Griffith, Ind. was awarded a Gold Medal for Their Flagship Helles Lager beer in the 2017 US Open Beer Champiionhips, a national beer brewing competition. “We are honored to win this prestigious national award. Helles Lager is the beer that helped formulate the ideas from…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre Kicks-Off 2017 Season

Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest’s oldest professional summer companies, will presented its 2017 Season with their Kicked-Off on held Sunday, June 11, at Canterbury Theatre, 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City.  Performers are from the The Canterbury Resident Company that has hired talent from a nationwide search, and hail from North Carolina, Ohio,…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens to Host “Nature Inspired Art Classes” for Children

Join Art Instructor, Jessica DeCaro, for a series of nature-inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children. Each class nurtures children’s curiosity and encourages exploration, adventure and discovery. Children will then creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for just one class; or can…

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