For Emma Paulson, science and math have always been her strongest subjects in school. From problem-solving to gathering an impressive collection of rocks and crystals, she knew she had found her passion.
Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces the ninth annual “Bringing Nature Home” Awards program. The initiative recognizes those who landscape their grounds or yards using plant species that are native to northwestern Indiana. Businesses, institutions, public agencies, landscapers, and home gardeners are eligible. Founded by The Friends of Shirley Heinze, the program takes its name from a book written by native-plant advocate Douglas Tallamy.
In several City addresses, new Portage Mayor John Cannon has reiterated the importance of addressing beach erosion at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk on Lake Michigan. In a City address published on the City’s official Facebook Page and YouTube Page (links below) today, Mayor Cannon discusses the fact that requested money from the State to fund the remaining portion of a required Army Corps of Engineer study was not included in the 2020 state budget. Mayor Cannon explains he and his staff worked hard with state lawmakers, including State Senator Karen Tallian and State Representative Chuck Mosley to try to put funding in the budget to save our Lakefront.
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: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.
Mayor 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.
The beautiful 22-mile-long Panhandle Pathway stretches from Winamac all the way south to Kenneth. It connects the communities of Star City, Thornhope, and Royal Center along the paved surface.
The trail, once a part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, has a rich history that continues to develop as others make it a place to grow and play.
It’s important for communities to remember that trails don’t just show up, or their preservation isn’t a natural process. Trails require hard work and collaboration. John Bawcum, president of the Panhandle Pathway, is a focal component of the creation of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, the group that encouraged the installation of the Panhandle Pathway.
“We started as a group back in 2005 and immediately started working on the trail. It’s...
The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Mon, April 1, Washington Park 2019 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm (excluding holidays), and on Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon beginning May 4th through July 27th.
Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.
Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!
Coming in hot off a period of continued growth and development, the City of Hobart broke records in event attendance this year. With events like the annual Lakefront Fest, Pumpkins in the Park, and the Summer Market on the Lake, the Hobart Parks and Special Events Departments worked hard to make sure that each gathering was filled with as many surprises as there was tradition.
Portage High School senior Evan Gerike has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students place among the top 50,000 students of the 1.6 million in the country who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.