Category Archives: Porter County

Vertical Farming Found in Portage Indiana – Green Sense Farm

With the Upcoming Garden Show and after the holidays closer to Spring, we tend to focus on Spring time and the rebirth of plants, gardening and plant life. But, there is a local farm in Northwest Indiana that has plant growth all year long – in Portage, Indiana. Headquartered in Portage Indiana, Green Sense Farms’…

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Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect participants…

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Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Valpo compost site to open Saturdays for Christmas tree, electronics recycling Bring your live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Off-season hours begin Jan. 7 This site is…

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Hayrides in Northwest Indiana

Non-Reserved HAYRIDES AT TALTREE ARBORETUM: Hay rides will be available every Saturday in October from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pick-up will be at the Depot. Cost: $3 per person plus admission fees. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet…

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Elvis FANtasy Fest

The 25th Annual ElvisTM FANtasy Fest held at Woodland Park Community Building, Portage, IN will kick off on Friday night, October 6th with a Welcome Party, hosted by local crowd pleaser, Quentin Flagg.  New this year is a youth talent show which will run from 6-7 pm followed by a rock review  “Raised on Rock”…

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New Contemporary Yoga Center Opens In Valpo

     The Valparaiso community has recently welcomed ONE –  A vibrant yoga, meditation, and gathering space to 1605 Laporte Avenue, located across the street from the north entrance to Valparaiso University. The spacious studio offers a multitude of classes, a kitchen space, and workshops that welcome global teachers including Saul David Raye, Girish, and Seane…

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Valpo Motorcycle Show Returns!

     The Valpo Motorcycle Show returns this year and will feature “vintage chopper and classic motorcycles.” After a hiatus of several years, the Valpo Motorcyle Show is returning back to the Porter County Fairgrounds with plans to keep returning back every year. The hiatus has not shaken the steadfast resolve of founder Mario Alvarez of…

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Chesterton Art Fair 2017

The Annual Chesterton Art Fair features more than 80 “juried” artists including residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties and is THE Art Event of the year will be held August 5th and 6th. The benefit of having a “juried art show” is that you really get quality art when it’s a juried fair. In…

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Symphony Under The Stars, Valparaiso Indiana

Join us on August 2, 2017 in Downtown Valparaiso at the  Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza at 7:30 PM for a free concert under the direction of Kirk Muspratt – music director and conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. The concert will have something for everyone! Guests are asked to bring their…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 20th

The Porter county Fair Begins on Thursday, July 20th and runs through Saturday, July 29th. New this year are educational displays and a school bus figure 8 derby in the grandstand. “You have to stop by and see the American Heritage Exhibit, the Recycling Exhibits and the Re-purposed Exhibits,” stated Claudia Hoagman, 4-H Exhibit Judge.…

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