Inaugural 'Soiree' runway event July 13
MICHIGAN CITY – The Downtown District Merchants of Michigan CIty are hosting what they call "the most extravagant, one of a kind party" of the season. “The Soirée, an Evening on the Runway and After Party,” will be July 13 at the new Celebration Pavilion at Friendship Botanical Gardens. Models will showcase elegant fashions, Retro and Avant-garde creations, and wearable art crafted by local merchants. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres from Fiddlehead, plus wine and beer. The runway event will begin at 8 p.m. with pirates, mermaids and outlandish creations sharing the stage with elegant gowns and vintage attire. The “After Party” will begin at 9 p.m. Wilma from “Welcome to the Other Side” will act as host. Tickets are $35 and are available at Hoity-Toity, The Salon at 10th and Pine, and Patina, or online at Eventbrite. A percentage of profits will be given to Stepping Stone Shelter for Women.
Striped bass stocked in Clare Lake
MICHIGAN CITY – Indiana Department of Natural Resources hatchery staff are stocking hybrid striped bass across the state for the benefit of anglers. The fish, known as “wipers,” are a hybrid of white bass and striped bass, produced to grow faster and larger than a typical white bass, yet tolerant of a wider range of conditions than pure striped bass.
The fish – being stocked in nine lakes across the state, including Clare Lake in Long Beach – average 1-1.5 inches when stocked, but can reach 13 inches by their second year. Hybrid striped bass also help control undesirable species such as gizzard shad in some lakes, but are typically not capable of reproduction. A total of 420 fish will be stocked in Clare Lake, while Worster Lake in St. Joseph County will receive 3,270 fish. For more information, visit wildlife.IN.gov/3386.htm.