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The City of Hobart Hosts a Large Scale Scavenger Hunt with Their 2nd Annual Great Hobart Hunt

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It’s not every day you get to participate in a scavenger hunt that encompasses your whole town. With the “The Great Hobart Hunt,” the city of Hobart is hoping to start a new annual tradition in a grand scavenger hunt covering two and a half square miles in the downtown area where teams of two compete for awesome prizes.

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Purdue Extension – Porter County is Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Master Gardener Classes


Po-Co-Master-Gardener-Show-2014-1If you love gardening and would like to share your passion with others, Purdue Extension – Porter County wants you! “We are accepting applications for the fall class, which will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 5 through Nov. 28,” said Lyndsay Ploehn, Purdue Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Associated Educator. Classes will be held 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Porter County Government Center on Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso. Anyone with a green thumb and a desire to help the community through gardening programs is invited to apply.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Welcomes Visitors to Come Explore Brookdale Park

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Brookdale Park was originally Brookdale Farm, owned by the Michaels family. Porter County Parks & Recreation acquired the land in 2010 from Barney Michaels, partially funded by a grant from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, a program of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. This small park is located at 919 N. 50 W. in Liberty Township. It is open from dawn to dusk.

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Summertime is the Perfect Time to Bring Your Bikes on the South Shore Line!

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Imagine taking your bike to the Indiana Dunes for the day and biking along their beautiful trails or spending the day in Chicago without having to worry about utilizing expensive transportation throughout the city. These are just two of many realities made possible by the Bikes on Trains program offered by the South Shore Line.

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Hundreds Turn Out for 2017 National Get Outdoors Day


“That’s a big one!”

dlc-go-day-2017It was hard to tell who was more excited as father and son admired the contents of their dip net—a 2 inch crayfish. The small group of parents and kids gathered on the bank of the Little Calumet River glanced over appreciatively.

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Hobart Water Festival Celebrates the Environment with Educational Fun

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Hobart’s sixth annual Water Festival was held Saturday, June 17, featuring warm weather, Lake George, and a diverse group of business, community, and environmental groups educating the public about clean water, beaches, and ways to protect the environment around them.

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Camp FUNset Begins June 12, 2017

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It’s summer time at last, and your kids are ready for fun! Camp FUNset at Sunset Hill Farm Park provides kids going into 1st through 8th grade a great way to spend their summer days playing outdoors, having adventures, and making friends.

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Kids Summer Park Program Returning to Hawthorne Park


porter-summer-parks-programThe popular Kids Summer Park Program at Hawthorne Park, will be starting soon. The program will run for four separate weeks this year with sessions going June 5th-9th, June 19th-23rd, June 26th-30th, and July 17th-21st. The four themed weeks include Super Hero Week, Animals Week, Nature/Environment Week, and Movie Magic Week.

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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again


New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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Hammond's 2017 Summer Recreation Program


Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2017, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games.

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Generous Donors Send Record Number of Kids to Camp in the Dunes


Summer-Camp-National-ParkIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center is set to award a record number of summer camp scholarships this year, according to executive director Geof Benson.

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