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Taking it to the park

Taking it to the park

The Dyer Park Board joined designers and consultants Wednesday in Central Park for a field trip/study session to discuss ideas and concepts for refining the current Central Park master development plan. The 77-acre site on Calumet just north of U.S. 30 currently has several soccer baseball f…

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Taking it to the park

Taking it to the park

Mark Heintz, second from left, Dyer parks director, talks with consultants from Land Design Collaborative, of Evanston, Ill., and Robinson Engineering LTD, of Merrillville, during a special meeting at Central Park to discuss refining the current park master plan.

24 minutes ago
Cedar Lake vet mourned

Cedar Lake vet mourned

Members of a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard remove the American flag from David Plassman's casket during a funeral service for the former Cedar Lake resident Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Dyer. Plassmann, 27, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was killed in a motorcy…

8 hours ago
Cedar Lake vet mourned

Cedar Lake vet mourned

Indiana Patriot Guard Riders stand at attention while Lake County sheriff's Capt. Ray Borchert plays bag pipe as pallbearers escort David Plassmann to his final resting place at the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Dyer. Plassmann, 27, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he ser…

8 hours ago
Dyer parks panel gauges development possibilities at Central Park

Dyer parks panel gauges development possibilities at Central Park

DYER | Park officials and a team of consultants met Wednesday at Central Park to discuss the park’s future.

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Transitional care facility eyes Dyer site

DYER | A developer plans to build a transitional care and assisted living facility on land along Calumet Avenue in Dyer.

March 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Business leaders, city officlals, and others toast the new Central Park Plaza poster Tuesday during an "unveiling" ceremony in the Valparaiso park.

September 03, 2013 5:19 pm
Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Central Park Plaza poster-ized

The new Central Park Plaza poster introduced Tuesday night by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas is an acrylic artwork created by Michigan City artist Neil Kienitz. It focuses on the park, entrepreneurship and celebrates family.

September 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas, right talks with Neil Kienitz, the Michigan City artist who was commissioned to create the new Central park Plaza poster. The city introduced Kienitz and the poster Tuesday evening at the plaza.

September 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Central Park Plaza poster-ized

Valparaiso City officials and others gather Tuesday night in the Central Park Plaza for the introduction of the new plaza poster.

September 03, 2013 5:17 pm

Griffith's Central Market is the place to be on Fridays

Approaching Griffith’s Central Park on a beautiful Friday evening a week ago, I was pleasantly surprised at how much was going on in the park. The playgrounds were full of children, grandparents chasing after them and parents catching a couple minutes of rest.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

First Fit Friday highlights Youth Fit

VALPARAISO | This Friday, June 7, Central Park will begin hosting “Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays.” Fit Fridays are interactive lunchtime events that will showcase different types of fitness options. This first Fit Friday features Youth Fit by trained instructors from Integrated Moveme…

June 03, 2013 4:06 pm

New market coming to Griffith park

GRIFFITH | A park already known for its many fine arts and craft fairs is adding food to its long schedule of events.

April 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Griffith a great place to live, work or visit

Griffith a great place to live, work or visit

The First Christian Church choir praises the lord with their voices as the audience listens to them sing "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" in Griffith's Central Park for the Music in the Park event.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Griffith a great place to live, work or visit

Griffith a great place to live, work or visit

There are a number of things that make Griffith a great place to live, work or visit.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dyer is land of friendliness, festivals, fun

Dyer is land of friendliness, festivals, fun

Where can you find a friendly small town complete with festivals, fun and on the move? Dyer.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Central Park War Memorial damaged by storm

Central Park War Memorial damaged by storm

Griffith Parks Department employee Al Markut walks away with a handfull of flags that were blown off their holders along the walkway at Central Park in Griffith. The storm that ripped through the area July 24, 2012 toppled a tree that damaged the War Memorial in the park. The effort to get t…

August 07, 2012 1:52 pm
Widespread damage reported throughout region

Widespread damage reported throughout region

Griffith Parks Department employee Al Markut walks away with a handful of flags that were blown off their holders along the walkway at Central Park. The storm that ripped through the area Tuesday toppled a tree that damaged the war memorial in the park.

July 24, 2012 1:54 pm
SHAW THOUGHTS: The bucolic view of an Olmsted landscape

SHAW THOUGHTS: The bucolic view of an Olmsted landscape

The house is utilitarian, not fancy. Concrete block and boxy, circa 1960, on a lovely plot of dune grass between the main road that winds through our Bridgman beach community and a deep, woodsy ravine.

March 17, 2012 12:00 am
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