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European Market Brings Ambiance Early to Chesterton

The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the kick off for the 2010 season of Chesterton’s European Market is May 1, 2010.chestertons-european-market The European Market has extended its regular 22 week season by four weeks to bring a quality shopping experience to Duneland even earlier this year. The Market will be open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm, closed only the weekend of the Oz Festival, September 18, 2010.

Over 70 vendors have registered for the European Market’s Grand Opening Day. All the old favorites are returning this year for the entire season, including The Cheese People and the fine Swiss pastries of Bit of Swiss. Froehlich’s flavorful jams and the Wakarusa Dime Store’s Giant Jelly Beans will also be fairs available May 1. Be sure to have lunch in downtown May 1, either at one of many food vendors such as fresh pierogi and the ever-popular tamales or at Tonya’s Patisserie across the street or the Red Cup Café’s new downtown location.

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Portage Park's "Anything Goes" Spring Sale

Saturday, May 1 portage-parks-rec9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Woodland Park
Oakwood Grand Hall
Cost: $15

Not sure of the weather...join us for an indoor both space (10x15) to sell your crafts, clothing or any unwanted items. Concessions will be available.

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Web Site Provides Resources for Home Gardeners

Home vegetable gardeners can find advice from experts on planting vegetables, protecting gardens against pests and more on the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's vegetable gardening Web site, "Vegetable Tips: Resources for Easy Gardening."

Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, said the site was launched last year to pool resources that home vegetable gardeners would find useful.

"With tough economic times, we anticipated there would be an increased interest in beginning a garden," Lerner said. "That was true last year, and it seems like it will continue this year."

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Chesterton European Market

Chesterton's European Market has been offering years of quality shopping, live entertainment, and a unique experience in downtown Chesterton on every Saturday starting the first of May to the end of October. chesterton-european-marketEnjoy the ambiance of downtown Chesterton!

Over 50 vendors (both old and new) are already registered for our Opening Day May 1, 2010! String Fever will be our entertainment that day, and don't forget about live artisan demonstrations in the park along with all of your other shopping favorites.

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Native Plant Sale

The Native Plant Sale is taking place at Indiana Dunes SP at the beach pavilion. department-natural-resourcesA variety of more than 100 woodland ferns, flowering plants, dry prairie plants, prairie grasses, wet prairie flowering plants, trees and shrubs will be available for purchase.

The sale will take place Saturday, April 3rd, from 8 am to 1 pm.

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4-H Geranium Sale

Spring is almost here! Just in time for the upcoming sunny season, the Porter County 4-H Youth Program is having their Geranium Sale! Act fast as supply is limited!

Deadline for orders is April 22 - or while supplies last!

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