Category Archives: Seasonal

Dunes Learning Center Gears Up for a Summer of Fun

    In just a few weeks, schools around northwest Indiana will be ringing their final dismissal bells. As a result, officially signifying the start of summer break.            This is a time when students anxiously await summer. During this time, the Dunes Learning Center’s staff are busy lacing up their hiking boots. In addition, they are…

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Winter Wonderland 2018

The Community of St. George cordially invites you to our Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance and Raffle. Saturday, February 3rd 2018 featuring the band Together, an eleven-member band featuring music from pop to rhythm and blues to big band and Latin rock. Entry is $25 which also gets you a delicious Greek Chicken dinner. Cash bar…

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Spring Garden & Landscape Tips

We have compiled a list of outdoor tips to get started on in the Spring, when the weather is not too hot for work and the sun is nice and bright. Some of these can be done early, and some can be done later on before summer hits, but it’s nice to have a good…

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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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