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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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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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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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Communication expert Michael Angelo Caruso to headline IU Northwest Business Alliance Luncheon

rot1On Thursday, April 18, Michael Angelo Caruso, communication consultant, author, and motivational speaker, will present the keynote address at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics (SOBE) 2019 Business Alliance Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

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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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South Shore Line offers friends ride free weekend to commuters

SouthShoreNICTD South Shore Line (SSL) recognizes the continued loyalty of monthly ticket holders and wants to express their gratitude by offering a promotion for monthly ticket holders in early May.

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Michigan City Redevelopment Commission announces expansion of Façade Improvement Program and Upper Story Residential Incentive Program into Midtown area

Michigan-City-Redevelopment-Commission-announces-expansion-of-Facade-Improvement-Program-and-Upper-Story-Residential-Incentive-Program-into-Midtown-areaAt the April 8, 2019 Meeting, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission approved the expansion of the Façade Improvement Program and Upper Story Residential Incentive Program. The original program established in 2013 was limited to areas within the North Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District bounded by 11th Street to the south, 4th Street to the north, Pine Street to the east and Wabash Street to the west.

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