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South Shore Rocks! - Summer Concerts in Northwest Indiana

Summer is here and concerts are back along Lake Michigan's South Shore! From county and jazz to rock and blues, you'll find music at local festivals, wineries, farmers' markets and more. We’ve put together a list of some of the great music you’ll hear this summer in Northwest Indiana. For even more entertainment, head to our music events pagehere.  …

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Nature Notes: Bison, by the Numbers, at Kankakee Sands

It’s that exciting time of the year when the bison calves are born! At the close of 2020, we had 93 bison in our in our Kankakee Sands herd. As I pen this article, twenty-one calves have already been documented in the bison pasture, which means that for the first time in the history of Kankakee Sands, we have more than 100 bison grazing on our prairies…

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Nature Notes: Chatty Little Grasshopper Sparrows at Kankakee Sands

Header photo byKathy Malone Nature isn’t always what it seems – a chatty little grasshopper sparrow taught me that. For the first ten or so years that I worked at the Kankakee Sands Nursery, I was always looking down, either at the native plants that I was planting into the soil, or at the seeds that I was harvesting for our prairie plantings. Yet all around me was a magical, buzzing symphony of insect life – bees, dragonflies, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, crickets, katydids – or so I thought…

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Easter Brunch in Northwest Indiana

Eureka! You have come across a list featuring 2021 Easter Sunday Brunches throughout Northwest Indiana. We've put together a list of region restaurants offering dine-inEaster brunch or meals you can carryout and take home to celebrate. With limited capacities, make sure to make your reservations before they sell out or get your to-go orders in by their cut off dates! Are we missing anyplace? Let us know by emailing jrush@southshorecva.com…

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Nature Notes: Growing the Fancy Plants at Kankakee Sands

Trudging through the cold north winds on an early March morning, icy rains slashing my face, I make my way from the parking lot to the Kankakee Sands greenhouse. Clomp-clomp, clomp-clomp. I slide open the greenhouse door and am instantly transported to a state of bliss – the warmth, the fresh moist smell of dirt and seedlings that tickles my nose, and the gentle whir of the fan that makes the seedlings dance in the breeze. I take an enormous deep breath, and then it’s time to get to work…

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