Aviation Board to meet in closed session

MICHIGAN CITY –The Michigan City Board of Aviation Commissioners will meet in closed session at 5:15 p.m. at the Michigan City Municipal Airport's Terminal Building, 1300 Ind. 212 in Michigan City to discuss the purchase, lease, transfer, exchange or sale of real property. The executive session will be followed at 6 p.m. by the board's regular monthly meeting, which is open to the public.


Discussion on Public Trust Doctrine at NIRPC

PORTAGE – NIRPC's Environmental Management and Policy Committee, and Save the Dunes will host “Past, Present and Future of the Public Trust Doctrine and Lake Michigan Shoreline Access” at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC, 6100 Southport Rd. in Portage.

Guest presenters include: Jeffrey Hyman of the Conservation Law Center in Bloomington, Indiana; Patricia Sharkey, founder of the Environmental Law Counsel in Chicago; and state Sen. Karen Tallian. Following presentations, they will answer questions and discuss new issues and concerns they anticipate.


Monarch program at garden center

CHESTERTON – Chesterton Feed & Garden Center will host a monarch butterfly session with Jan Koss, focused on creating a monarch habitat for your home garden, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at 400 Locust St. in Chesterton. Koss, a gold-level master gardener will discuss supplying butterflies with inviting habitats that includes appropriate plant selection, water sources, and microenvironments to provide protection. She will discuss specific plants that feed and nourish monarchs; what you can do to help the monarchs increase their population; and tips and tricks for reattaching chrysalis that become unattached and how to spot problem situations.

Chuck Roth, owner of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center says, “Monarchs make an amazing journey every year. It’s nature at its finest. While they are here it's to great to welcome them into your yard and garden. It helps them and they will repay you with a summer full of beautiful fluttering wonder.” Koss – a key player in developing a Habitat for Humanity project entitled, “It’s My First Yard! What Do I do?” – received the 2014 Shirley Heinze native award for best native home garden.


Port Authority directors to meet

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Port Authority Board of Directors will meet 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the boardroom at 200 Heismann Harbor Dr. The agenda will include updates on the Bath House and Dock Re-decking projects.


Coolspring Township general meeting

MICHIGAN CITY – The Coolsping Township Trustee will hold a general meeting open to the pubic at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at 1411 S. Woodland Ave., Suite A. For more information, contact coolspringtownship@att.net.


Solid Waste District Board meets

La PORTE – The Solid Waste District of LaPorte County District Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Solid Waste District Office on Ind. 2 in La Porte.



Public Art Commission to meet

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Public Art Committee will hold its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Mayors Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The agenda includes adding more photos at City Hall, and updates on the Uptown Plaza, Sculptfusion and Otocast.


Sullair Disconnected Honorees to meet

MICHIGAN CITY – The Sullair Disconnected Compressor Honorees, former employees of Sullair Corporation who resigned, retired or were fired, will have their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Galveston’s Steak House in Michigan City. The cost is $10 at the door, and donations and guests are welcome. To assist in planning, organizers request an RSVP via email to SDCH.Reunion@gmail.com.

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