Category Archives: Seasonal

Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue Extension

Those Bulbs and Pull the Blanket Over Your Garden Fewer daylight hours; gray, rainy days and colder temperatures are reminders that winter is just a few quick weeks away. Use any days of sunshine to plant bulbs and put the garden to bed using this tips from Purdue Extension Porter County. Wrap Your Trees: Smooth…

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Fall Colors at LaPorte County Parks

    The beautiful autumn colors are illuminating the county.  Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn in our four parks.  We have so many scenic trails you and your family can enjoy with the burst of colors shinning among the fall foliage.  Oh, and don’t forget your four legged pets two…

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Duneland Ski Club is Looking for Skiers & Snowboarders

The Duneland Ski Club of Northwest Indiana is now open for membership for 2018-2019.  A membership drive will be held at the Slide Shop at the Pines Ski Area, 674 N. Meridian (south of U.S. 6), Valparaiso.  The Slide Shop will be open for business and Duneland members will be on hand to talk to…

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Find Great Hand Crafted Gifts at Simply Amazing at Meijer Valparaiso

The Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store opened its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30…

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What to do About Brown Grass

Lawn looking pretty sad? Welcome to the club.   Summer can be tough times for otherwise lush lawns. This time of year it’s not uncommon to find lawns with big, brown patches; thin spots, or even grass that looks dead. The Purdue Extension Porter County feels your pain, according to John Nash, Purdue Master Gardener…

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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is a Lot of Fun

**** Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple of things off my list…

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Serbian National Baseball Team Competes w/ Local Oilmen

    Five local players will be participating in the first inaugural International Baseball Challenge (IBC) coming to Oil City Stadium July 15-22, 2018.     Adam Panayotovich (Mt. Carmel H.S.), Christian Bokich (Hinsdale Central H.S.), Cal Djuraskovic (Bishop Noll H.S.), Daniel Balich (Hanover Central H.S.), and Conner Tomasic (Lake Central H.S.) were selected to represent Team…

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LaPorte County Spring Barn Shop Hop

The 2nd Annual LaPorte County Spring Barn/Shop Hop will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 thru Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Tour 6 unique area LaPorte County shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art and more. Map available. Visit all 6 shops and enter drawing…

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Ice Skating In Northwest Indiana

   Skating is freedom and exercise and beauty and fun. It is a great way to embrace winter while experiencing the joy of gliding over the ice with friends and family. In order to experience the joy of skating, you have to learn the sport. It might seem an easy concept – just put on…

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A Christmas Story Comes to Indiana Welcome Center

    This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display from Nov. 10, 2018 until Dec. 31st 2018, at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Indiana. The exhibit takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was…

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