Category Archives: Tourism

Farmers Markets – A Growing Business

by Indiana Farm Bureau       Indiana is home to more than 180 farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s prime time for farmers markets in Indiana as most markets open for the summer in early June. Farmers markets, which serve as a link between urban and rural communities, are growing in popularity,…

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Paderewski Statue Dedicated at Friendship Botanic Gardens

     A new bronze bust of Polish statesman, composer, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski was welcomed into the Polish Garden during a dedication ceremony held May 20th at the Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, Ind.      The project and event were sponsored by the Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City.        The original bust…

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Have You Heard of Albino Birds?

By Carolyn A. Marsh      There is always something to observe in wildlife, particularly with birds, which is very soothing and captivating. There was the partially leucistic American Robin that nested in different trees in North Hammond many years ago. Then the rare leucistic Blue Jay was showing at Jeanie Kristec’s Whiting yard feeders in…

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“FUR” Your Enjoyment – the Mascot Hall of Fame

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      No, it’s not a typo.  You’ll find the word fur cleverly used throughout the upcoming Whiting Mascot Hall of Fame which was opened on April 7th for a “furst look.”     Mayor Joe was on hand to answer questions and greet people as families with kids poured into the huge…

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Super Shrine Circus Comes To LaPorte

The all-new Carden International Circus is coming to town! Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is…

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Taltree Changes Name To Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

by Sue Baxter    The Board of Directors of Taltree Arboretum and Taltree’s Founders have reached an agreement to change the name of Taltree to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, named after founders Damien and Rita Gabis. The Taltree board and founders will donate the 300 plus acres to the university in exchange for Purdue…

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Breakfast with the Birds

The winter blue’s got you down, Shake it off and come visit your park friends inside the Nature Center at Luhr Park.  Let this be an invitation to bundle up and grab the whole family; we promise it will be an explorative morning with the wonders of nature and the wildlife.  So come visit and…

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Indiana Dunes Mount Baldy Trail Reopened

The National Park Service has announced that the trail to the beach at Mount Baldy has been reopened. The trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area. Visitors…

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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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Holiday Barn Shop Hop

This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days – Nov 3, 4th & 5th , 2017 from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte County’s best…

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