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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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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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Hobart Parks Department Brings Back the Hobart Pool Dance Party for Teens!

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With school out for the summer, the Hobart Parks Department is making sure local teenagers are having the time of their lives. This Friday marked the return of the Hobart Pool Dance Party, open exclusively to teens in middle and high school.

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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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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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Winter Lights Drive-Throughs at Sunset Hill Farm Park


Winter-Night-Lights-5Porter County Parks & Recreation invites one and all to Sunset Hill Farm Park (775 Meridian Rd., Liberty Township) to enjoy our Winter Lights displays. Over 300 lighted displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the lights.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Welcomes Volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park


sunsetpathPorter County Parks & Recreation was pleased to welcome volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Day of Service. These volunteers worked to clear invasive plants from the natural prairie and plant beneficial trees around the pond. Greg Ward, Principal at Swartz, Retson & Co. said “Our firm likes to volunteer as a way to give back to the community. We choose Porter County Parks and Recreation since it has great facilities like Sunset Hill Farm that many of us use and want keep nice for years to come.”

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2017 Portage Trunk or Treat Registration is Free

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The City of Portage will be hosting their Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, October 27th at Founder's Square from 5pm - 8pm.

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Hannah's Hope Playground Breaks Ground and Pushes Boundaries for Accessibility for Children

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It’s not every place in The Region that can boast an all-inclusive playground; that is, a playground where kids of all ages and abilities can play and enjoy themselves. Hannah’s Hope is providing just that in Portage.

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