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Tippecanoe River State Park in Pulaski County’s Easter egg hunt welcomes families to enjoy the beautiful outdoors


With the words, “Ready, set, go hunt,” more than 100 children took off to hunt Easter eggs at the Tippecanoe River State Park’s first Easter egg hunt today in Pulaski County. The hunt was a huge success to the delight of the park staff.

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City of Hammond and American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association host annual Easter Egg Hunt


Saturday afternoon, kids flocked to Hessville Memorial Park in Hammond to fill their Easter baskets with tons of goodies. There were thousands of brightly colored eggs to hunt, thanks to the City of Hammond and the American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association. Even the Easter bunny joined in, who arrived on a motorcycle and wore a snazzy leather vest.

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Save Our Species: Earth Day 2019 and all about bees


Every Earth Day has a theme designed to spread awareness about a specific environmental issue. This year the message is “Protect Our Species,” calling attention to how human activity leads to the endangerment or extinction of plant and animal species worldwide. Locally, our bees need a little help.

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PNW's Jose Castro-Urioste receives international recognition

PNWs-Jose-Castro-Urioste-receives-international-recognitionPurdue University Northwest (PNW) Professor of Spanish Jose Castro-Urioste was honored to be received by the Peruvian Consulate General in Chicago at the 25th anniversary performance of his play, “Ceviche in Pittsburgh.”

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Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos Outline Key Green Initiatives Across All Properties

FourWindsLogoThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all four casinos, their restaurants, hotel, and Pokagon Band government offices.

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The history of the Easter Bunny

2019-Easter-Bunny-HistoryWhether you love him or are terrified of him (see photo above), the Easter Bunny is here to stay. Believe it or not, you won’t find tails—er, tales of the Easter Bunny in the Bible, even though he seems like the holiday’s biggest advocate. Easter may be the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, but colorful eggs and the spunky rabbit who gifts them have become semi-official symbols of the holiday. Where exactly did this charitable critter make his entrance into history and popular culture?

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Competes in National Drill Championship in DC

Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Competes-in-National-Drill-Championship-in-DC-2019The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) competed in the MCJROTC National Military Drill Competition on April 13th in the Washington, DC suburb of Chantilly, VA. 16 schools from around the country, stretching from Hawaii to Massachusetts, competed in six events: Personnel Inspection, Armed Regulation, Unarmed Regulation, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Exhibition, and Color Guard. On the day prior, the cadets also toured some of the historic sites after an early morning practice at Mount Vernon High School, near the home of George Washington. The trip was conducted at no cost to the cadets or to MCHS. It was primarily funded by the Marine Corps with augmentation from...

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Kick-off the Summer with Explore the South Shore

Kick-off-the-Summer-with-Explore-the-South-Shore-2019The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.

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Michigan City Tree Board Partners with NIPSCO to Give Away Trees

my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Tree Board will be partnering again with NIPSCO this year to give away some trees to residents of Michigan City at the opening of the Michigan City Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 4. Please follow this link: to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.

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Purdue University Northwest Day of Giving set for April 24, 2019

Purdue-University-Northwest-Day-of-Giving-2019Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hopes to inspire superheroes among its alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to make a pledge of support during the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 24. The once-a-year event is a non-stop, 24-hour opportunity to support PNW’s student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.

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Participate in Hammond’s Summer Recreation

Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites Hammond children, ages 6-11, to enjoy the City of Hammond’s Summer Recreation program. The fun will begin June 10 and go through July 12, weather permitting. This five week program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Proof of residency is required via a valid IN driver’s license with your Hammond address or a valid State of IN ID. A birth certificate is needed for each child. Registration is available Monday through Friday at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Jean Shepherd Community Center (3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be NO onsite registration. Hammond Parks & Recreation is not responsible for any child that is not a registered participant.

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