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Visit Michigan City LaPorte to host the North American Ice Fishing Circuit and the Maple City Ice Fishing Classic


Visit Michigan City LaPorte ( is pleased to be hosting the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) qualifying tournaments on February 9, 10 & 11, 2018. This will be the first year that the NAIFC will be coming to this part of Indiana and there will be no question that the ice will be plentiful! We encourage local teams to participate and have a chance at winning some significant prize money and invite spectators to come experience a great couple of days in our Winter paradise!

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10 Things to do with the Kids During Winter Break


While winter break and the promise of two full weeks off from school is exciting for kids of all ages, parents may not be as excited. While the family time and extra hours with kiddos are always rewarding, a few days cooped up inside is enough to shorten tempers and get arguments started. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stave off the frustration. Here are 10 fun things you can do with the kiddos during winter break this year!

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

SouthShoreNICTDTis’ the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2017, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Eclipse Performance Arts Wows Audience at Sand Creek Country Club with Enchanting Ballet

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Sand Creek Country Club transformed into a magical land with the stunning work of Eclipse Performing Arts in Chesterton, as they performed a special Christmas ballet Sunday afternoon. The Sugar Plum Fairy, candy canes, and flowers flitted gracefully along The Land of Sweets, enchanting the audience with the child-like excitement of the holidays.

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“A lot of people have never seen professional ballet or the Nutcracker and it’s been around for 100 years,” said Michele Brown, owner of Eclipse Performing Arts. “The level of dancing at Eclipse is above and beyond. One ballet dancer was in the Olympics for ballet, another...

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Santa Claus Spreads Christmas Cheer at Michigan City's Kabelin Ace Hardware

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The smell of popcorn drifted through the air as children lined-up among brightly lit trees to meet Santa Claus at Michigan City’s very own Kabelin Ace Hardware.

With Christmas sweaters donned and holiday music playing outside, Kabelin Ace employees readied the store for Santa’s arrival. This was the second year that Kabelin Ace invited Santa to visit, and employees were happy to engage the community in the store’s Christmas spirit.

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Community service has always played a large role in Kabelin Ace’s positive presence in Michigan City. From hosting Tag Day fundraisers to welcoming Santa...

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Santa Claus Comes to Visit Families at La Porte's Kabelin Ace Hardware


Most residents of La Porte already know that Kabelin Ace Hardware is the place to go for all their hardware needs. Ace Hardware has almost everything you need for around the house, but this weekend, they had something extra special: a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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VNA Honors Passed Loved Ones at Tree Lighting Ceremony


Friends and family gathered at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso on Tuesday evening at the VNA’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season.

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Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day Welcomes All Ages into Pride Family

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It’s never too early to be a member of the Pride, according to Purdue University Northwest. Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day was a special event for past graduates and possible future PNW students alike, even if they’re currently three feet tall.

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Annual Sand Creek Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Sparks Special Memories


Twinkling lights, a towering Christmas Tree, a horse-drawn carriage and caroling- Sand Creek Country Club transformed its clubhouse into a winter wonderland for people big and small on Wednesday night.

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Whiting's Mascot Hall of Fame Continues Progress as Four Mascots Chosen for Induction

Whitings-Mascot-Hall-of-Fame-Continues-Progress-as-Four-Mascots-Chosen-for-Induction_01The Mascot Hall of Fame is an attraction working its way into the Whiting community recently. Founded as an online-only hall, excitement and anticipation has been high since the hall began planning its move to Whiting in 2014.

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La Porte Santa Parade and other Upcoming Downtown Events


Baby its cold outside, and Santa is getting ready to come to downtown La Porte! Join in for the 2017 Santa Parade in downtown La Porte held on November 25 at 12:00 p.m. The parade runs through downtown, and Santa will be taken to his chalet at Plaza 618, located at 618 Lincolnway in Downtown La Porte.

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