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Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

GRIFFITH | Central Park transformed into a canvas for artists’ imaginations for the annual Park Full of Art in Griffith on Saturday. This was the 40th year for the weekend event, with almost 70 artists participating.

July 19, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso crawling with pups

Valparaiso crawling with pups

VALPARAISO | Central Park Plaza was a melting pot of all breeds and breed-mixes of dogs – and their people – who came out Saturday for the Pup Crawl, sponsored by local rescue Lakeshore PAWS.

June 07, 2014 10:00 pm
Fashion on the Shore's Haute Cuisine

Fashion on the Shore's Haute Cuisine

The biggest fashion event on the lakeshore is also a great evening for foodies; Fashion on the Shore 2014 features great eats from Classic Catering. --- Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.

May 08, 2014 10:00 am
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Vegetables are for sale from Taste and See during opening day of the Central Market at Central Park in Griffith.

May 02, 2014 8:36 pm
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Laci Crawford, of Hammond, shops with her 1-year-old daughter Hogan Crawford during opening day of the Central Market at Central Park in Griffith.

May 02, 2014 8:36 pm
The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check it out

The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check it out

The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check out the map and the many stops for wine, craft beer and spirits along the Lake Michigan Shore, just in time for opening of the season. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

May 01, 2014 10:00 am
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…

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
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.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
Central Park project meeting in Dyer

Central Park project meeting in Dyer

The Dyer Parks and Recreation Board joined designers and residents Wednesday in Central Park for a field trip/study session to discuss ideas and concepts for refinement of the current Central Park master development plan. The 77 acre site on Calumet just north of US30 currently has several s…

April 23, 2014 4:24 pm
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…

April 23, 2014 4:02 pm
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…

April 23, 2014 4:02 pm
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.

April 23, 2014 7:49 am Photos

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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
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