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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza

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An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department Announces 2018 Fall Ball Registration Continues


La-Porte-ParksThe City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced today 2018 Fall Ball registration continue at the Park Office at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte.

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Washington Park Lifeguard Hours Change


mc-parksThe Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning the week of Monday, August 13th, 2018, lifeguards will NO LONGER be on duty at Washington Park beach during the weekdays. They WILL continue to be on duty on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend from 10am-6pm.

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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


city-of-hammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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City of Whiting Introduces Pop Ups in the Park for Local Vendors

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Whiting and Robertsdale businesses will have an exciting opportunity this summer! Starting May 28th, the City of Whiting will have Pop Ups in the Park, a chance for area businesses to set up shop along the beautiful lakefront and sell their goods to the community.

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The Edison Park Groundbreaking Kicks Off the Re-Creation of Hammond Parks

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On Tuesday afternoon, city officials and engaged citizens gathered at what appeared to be nothing more than a construction zone. The event, however, was a groundbreaking hosted by Hammond Mayor McDermott and the Hammond Parks Department, the 4th District Councilman William Emerson, and the Hammond Board of Parks Commissioners. The end result will be on an impressive renovation and revitalization of Edison Park.

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La Porte Groundbreaking Marks the Beginning of a New Era for Clarke Park

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Classic rock, emitting from a small speaker safely stowed behind the backstop, pumped up players and fans alike on this bright-but-brisk Saturday morning. But this was no ordinary JV baseball pre-game. The crowd was gathered not just to cheer on their team, but to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will become Jeff DeCamp Field at Clarke Park.

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Hidden Hiking Gems of Northwest Indiana

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Northwest Indiana is filled from border to border with what makes the Region home – local diners, microbreweries, county fairs, and believe it or not, its outdoors.

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Advocates from Indiana Travel to D.C. to Support Great Lakes Restoration


Save-the-Dunes-LogoComing on the heels of President Trump’s FY19 budget—which recommended steep cuts to core Great Lakes programs—citizens from Indiana traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 7 & 8 to urge members of Congress to restore federal support to agencies and programs that restore and protect Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. The visit is part of Great Lakes Day, an annual affair sponsored by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and the Great Lakes Commission in which more than 100 citizens visit Hill offices to underscore the importance of the lakes to Indiana and the region.

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The Comic Book Project: The La Porte Defenders


The-Comic-Book-Project-The-La-Porte-DefendersFour young La Porte artists recently completed the 15-session Fall after-school program, The Comic Book ProjectTM, sponsored by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department and coached by Debra Sawyer, local arts educator. On Friday December 29th at 3 p.m., their very first published comic, "The Defenders of La Porte" was introduced to the world at Monroes Collectibles, a very cool comic book store in La Porte. And, to everyone’s surprise, Batman of Michiana (Gary Bingaman) showed up to endorse their book and award them with Batwings. Their comic book, “The Defenders of La Porte,” is a superheroes story created by Margaret Hobbs,13, Conrad Miselwicz,11, Cameron Lewis,10, and Ethan Messacar, 9. The young artists learned teamwork while combining skills such as reading, writing, brainstorming and...

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