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Coyotes are here

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 in Activities, Nature

Howling to the moon in the night, yelping to their peers in the distance…Evenings here at Kankakee Sands in Newton County, IN are often filled with a diverse group of sounds coming from our prairie restoration. The sound that catches my attention the most is the howl of the coyote! There are very few nights that … Continued

Celebrate Oak-aged Brews at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens OAKtoberfest

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Activities

Valparaiso, IN – Tickets are now on sale for Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ second annual OAKtoberfest on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. CST. This adult-only event features oak-aged brews and gourmet food pairings in a beautiful autumn setting. Oak-aging creates an intense flavor and “kick” that will keep guests warm on a cool … Continued

Purple on the Prairie

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Activities, Nature

By Alyssa Nyberg As the mornings grow chilly, I like to enjoy a warm cup of tea outside, admiring the sea of yellows, browns and tans which covers the prairie this time of year. From somewhere within the folds of the prairie slowly comes a wave of brilliant purple. It is the New England aster … Continued

Don’t miss Glow event at arboretum, history exhibit at museum

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 in Activities, Art , Music, Theater, History, Nature, Shopping

There are two great events in late summer, early fall in Indiana Dunes Country: Taltree Arboretum’s GLOW: Art After Dark, and Westchester Township History Museum’s exhibit “Celebrating 125 Years of Chesterton High School.” GLOW: Art After Dark GLOW: Art after Dark is August 13 to 15, 2015. GLOW features three nights of visual artists, vendors, crafts … Continued

Great events like Comic Con and presentation about shipwreck planned

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in Activities, History

Westchester Public Library is hosting some great events, including a shipwreck presentation and a Comic Con event. The library will present a lecture on Chicago’s Eastland Disaster at the Westchester Township History Museum located at 700 West Porter Ave., Chesterton, Indiana on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. CST. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland … Continued

The Photography of William Richardson presented at museum

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015 in Activities, Art , Music, Theater

Gregg Hertzlieb of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University will present the photography of William Richardson at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, on Saturday, June 20, at 2 PM. A chemist at trade and photographer at heart, William Richardson took thousands of photographs from around the world in … Continued

Bicyclists traveling entire perimeter of Lake Michigan enjoy Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

By Suzie LaBelle Editor’s note: Suzie LaBelle and Will Heelan, both of Wilmette, IL, are bicycling around the entire perimeter of Lake Michigan, and they recently passed through Indiana Dunes Country. Their trip is scheduled to go from May 17 to June 15, 2015, starting in Wilmette and going counterclockwise around the lake. They will … Continued

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 in Activities

By Lori Nussbaum  Flap flap flap flap…glide…flap, flap…glide…flap flap flap…and then the bird skillfully lands on the tallest nearby shrub in the open prairie. The male bird ruffles its black feathers while proudly showing off the red colored patches on its wings. This sharp color contrast easily catches one’s eye, and this bird all too … Continued

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