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Indiana Dunes

Swimming, hiking, history, ecology all highlight the Indiana Dunes

Swimming, hiking, history, ecology all highlight the Indiana Dunes

A well-planned visit to the Indiana Dunes region could start at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center at 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter, just north of Interstate 94 and the Indiana Toll Road.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How to help

The preservation and protection of the dunes began with activism that remains strong in the region today.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Dunes history

Dunes history

Prairie Club of Chicago at the dunes

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
HMS students learn about prescribed fires

HMS students learn about prescribed fires

HOBART | Hobart Middle School sixth-graders from Tom Swafford and Katie Rinas' classes recently learned about prescribed fires during a hands-on field trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center.

April 07, 2014 3:22 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Pullman site should make history again

The proposal to link the Pullman State Historic Site with the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area could promote tourism in the region. It's an idea worth pursuing.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
East Side Scouts hike the Indiana Dunes

East Side Scouts hike the Indiana Dunes

CHESTERTON | Cub Scout Pack 773 took advantage of a beautiful fall day on Oct. 12 to hike Trail 7 and 4 at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Pick partners carefully, you'll find great joy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Pick partners carefully, you'll find great joy

The buzzword today in Northwest Indiana is "regionalism." When you think of regionalism, what does that mean to you?

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

If you regularly read this column, or are just a hiking or bicycle enthusiast, you know about the robust development of off-road trails in Northwest Indiana.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Colts can pound sand, we prefer Bears

RICH JAMES: Colts can pound sand, we prefer Bears

Quit whining, Speros. We are tougher than that in Northwest Indiana.

August 31, 2013 10:32 pm

Indiana beaches snubbed by Colts cheerleaders

Swimsuit-clad Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders posed on a pristine Lake Michigan beach for their calendar this year, and local tourism officials are fuming they drove right past Indiana's 15 miles of shoreline.

August 28, 2013 3:05 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013

Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, July 25, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chicago's Downton Abbey, Nickerson family living history at the Driehaus museum and spectacular live music by the Neverly Brothers at Taltree Arboretum, Sanctified Grumblers at County Line Orchard and The Crane Wives at the Livery in St. Joe.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, S…

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Learn more about the dunes Sunday at Merrillville museum

MERRILLVILLE | A presentation about the Indiana Dunes is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society museum, 13 W. 73rd Ave.

July 20, 2013 12:00 am
Local author pens pictorial on history, geology of the dunes

Local author pens pictorial on history, geology of the dunes

Ken Schoon made a career of teaching science, but found one area lacked the materials needed to bring it home to students.

June 10, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Expo Center study opens door for unity

The recent approval by Porter County officials of a feasibility study to analyze possible renovations to the county's Expo Center and fairgrounds signals an important opportunity that tourism officials from the entire region should grasp.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am

Local geologist takes education on the road

CHESTERTON | Dunes Learning Center and the National Park Service will offer a one-day workshop titled "Geology Road Trip" with Ken Schoon, local educator, geologist and author on Feb. 16. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a review of Calumet Area geology, including the formation of Lake Mich…

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
GIRLS' NIGHT IN FOR COASTAL COOKING

GIRLS' NIGHT IN FOR COASTAL COOKING

Galley-style kitchens have always suited me. The one we have in our Indiana Dunes house is efficient, practical, easy to keep clean, and fun, if a little on the cozy side, to share with my four granddaughters, Miranda, Eileen, Allison and Emily, currently ages 9 through 12. When these girls …

December 31, 2012 11:34 am Related
Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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