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Heading Over Yonder.

June 2, 2020

Submitted by Beth Rudnick

If you’re looking for ways to social distance while still enjoying our beautiful surroundings, check out charming Beverly Shores on Highway 12 between Chesterton and Michigan City. There are so many ways to feel safe while soaking up the sun and surf, grabbing a cold drink on…


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MC Ames Field once home to White Caps minor league team.

May 28, 2020

Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner

Ames Field in Michigan City, Indiana, was once the summer home of a minor league baseball team. And its arrival got an assist from a Missouri man.

Born in Farmington, Missouri, Al Shinn signed a major league baseball contract at age 17. He was a member…


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habitats and endangered species

Stop and Smell the Lupines.

May 24, 2020

by Steve Sass and Amanda Smith, Indiana Nature LLC.

A familiar sight in the dunes this month is the whiteish-blue flowers of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis). Not only is this native perennial plant beautiful, but its existence also plays a critical role in the ecology of northern Indiana.

Upon first glance,…

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