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  • Round 2 of pavilion plan open house brings criticism

    Round 2 of pavilion plan open house brings criticism
    Plans for a banquet facility at Indiana Dunes State Park are not going anywhere. Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources made that clear during a meeting with the public Wednesday at Chesterton Middle School, where dozens of people...
  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Delaware Canal 21 receive William Penn Foundation Grant

    William Penn Foundation Grant awarded The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Delaware Canal 21 recently received a $225,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to conduct a Delaware Canal Vision Study in partnership with DC 21 and the...
  • Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list

    Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list
    Mary McCammon of Rolling Prairie made the half-hour trek to the Indiana Dunes State Park Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the park's being named to one of the nation's top 10 state parks by USA Today, but she didn't come for herself — she came for her...
  • Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior

     Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior
    In winter, campers typically dream of warmer weather, but aficionados of snow and cold find places to lay their heads even as the flakes still fly. In a search of a last hurrah of winter (just the right way to celebrate a milestone 60th birthday), my...
  • Quickly for April 10: What effect would common wage repeal have?

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. The Lake County Democrats are against the Freedom of Religion Act. Wow! What a surprise....
  • Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings

    Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings
    If you love the outdoors and nature, there may be a job waiting for you with the state's park system. Virginia State Parks is looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings to prepare for more than 4 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day,...
  • 2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday

    2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying again. A second meeting on plans for a 30,000-square-foot banquet/conference facility at Indiana Dunes State Park will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chesterton Middle School, 651 W. Morgan Ave.,...
  • Lack of public input blasted in pavilion plan

    Lack of public input blasted in pavilion plan
    A growing number of people are asking for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Pavilion Partners LLC to drop plans for a 30,000-square-foot conference and banquet facility at Indiana Dunes State Park, but a state official said the facility...
  • Rutter: Dunes' plan symptomatic of impoverished DNR

    Rutter: Dunes' plan symptomatic of impoverished DNR
    You might wonder why the passage of time makes bad ideas seem like good ideas. For example, transforming the Indiana Dunes State Park with a commercial junk-architecture banquet center now seems swell to the state Department of Natural Resources. It can...
  • Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks

    Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks
    Is that cloying Disney tune "It’s a Small World" banging around endlessly in your cranium? Here in Lake County, we can help you. We also can assist if you’re feeling the urge to smother Harry Potter with his invisibility cloak and turn...
  • Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    Maryland is home to the 25th best beach in the United States, according to a recent survey from tripadvisor.com. Based on reviews and ratings left on tripadvisor.com over a 12-month period, Ocean City's beach ranked #25 in the country -- the only mid-...