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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: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.

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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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The Panhandle Pathway is proof of hard work and collaboration

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The beautiful 22-mile-long Panhandle Pathway stretches from Winamac all the way south to Kenneth. It connects the communities of Star City, Thornhope, and Royal Center along the paved surface.

The trail, once a part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, has a rich history that continues to develop as others make it a place to grow and play.

It’s important for communities to remember that trails don’t just show up, or their preservation isn’t a natural process. Trails require hard work and collaboration. John Bawcum, president of the Panhandle Pathway, is a focal component of the creation of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, the group that encouraged the installation of the Panhandle Pathway.

“We started as a group back in 2005 and immediately started working on the trail. It’s...

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2019 Washington Park Annual Parking Sticker Distribution


my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Mon, April 1, Washington Park 2019 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm (excluding holidays), and on Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon beginning May 4th through July 27th.

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Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Hammond Sportsplex Welcomes Community to Ring in the Season with Santa

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Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!

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City of Hobart and Hobart Parks Department Look Back on Event-Filled Year

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Coming in hot off a period of continued growth and development, the City of Hobart broke records in event attendance this year. With events like the annual Lakefront Fest, Pumpkins in the Park, and the Summer Market on the Lake, the Hobart Parks and Special Events Departments worked hard to make sure that each gathering was filled with as many surprises as there was tradition.

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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza

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An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


city-of-hammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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Hobart Parks Department Brings Back the Hobart Pool Dance Party for Teens!

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With school out for the summer, the Hobart Parks Department is making sure local teenagers are having the time of their lives. This Friday marked the return of the Hobart Pool Dance Party, open exclusively to teens in middle and high school.

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