Category Archives: Seasonal

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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Simply Amazing Market Opened it’s Doors 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 a…

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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. 11, 2017 until Jan.7th 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 a…

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2016 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is “Out Of This World”

**** Recommended ***** I’ve taken my 7-year-old granddaughter, Molly, to lots of plays and shows.  For the first time ever, her father, my son, Owen, decided to accompany us to the opening night of “Out Of This WorldTM ”, the 2016 version of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus.  A great time was had…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure. Sledding in Northwest Indiana LAKE COUNTY: • Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 . •…

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