Category Archives: Tourism

Lake Michigan Beaches

A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 21st from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30 years…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

One of the 3 Major SuperFoods That Will Change Your Life and Health is blueberries. Steven Pratt, M.D., is a renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease prevention. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and medical bestsellers,…

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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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