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MHAPC offers tax credits for contributions

Mental Health America of Porter County offers Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits for contributions of $100 or more.

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Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

VALPARAISO | The 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids is Thursday. There is a morning skills competition for juniors age 12 and under, from …

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Park briefs

Porter County Parks

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Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Open Door Social Club welcomes adults that have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are compliant with treatment.

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Valpo School Board meets

VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he …

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Cruise on Down to Thunder Road

VALPARAISO | Hop in your T-Birds, grab your pink jackets, and stroll down Thunder Road to the “Grease” Themed Community Car Show at Avalon Spr…

July 10, 2014 12:05 am

Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce awards commitments to city

VALPARAISO | Nine Valparaiso businesses took home Community Improvement Awards Wednesday after the 47th annual awards ceremony.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Half kilogram of heroin found in Cicero, Ill., man's car

VALPARAISO | A Cicero, Ill., man traveling the Indiana Toll Road with his mother and a juvenile was arrested Tuesday after police found a poun…

July 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

Comcast closing Valparaiso office

Comcast cable subscribers in Valparaiso will soon be out of luck if they want to visit a physical store.

July 09, 2014 4:30 pm

Man accused of filming naked girl in her room

Man accused of filming naked girl in her room

VALPARAISO | A 35-year-old Valparaiso man faces two felony counts stemming from accusations he hid his cell phone in a 15-year-old girl's bedr…

July 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Evelyn Wilson, who has three special needs children, says her family appreciates all the city of Hammond and the many volunteers do to help th…

July 09, 2014 2:56 pm

Hammond arts community thriving

Hammond arts community thriving

Whether at Towle Theater or Paul Henry’s Art Gallery or through the efforts of Books, Brushes and Bands for Education theater and the arts are…

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Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina Coordinator Susan Tabers said there will be plenty of family fun at the marina this summer.

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program has saved city families hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition.

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Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic devel…

July 09, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Evelyn Wilson says the Hammond Parks Summer Program has been extremely beneficial for her three special needs children.

July 09, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

New Hammond residents Rick Soria and Scott Fech were drawn to the city because of its revitalization, restaurants, shops, festivals and proxim…

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Music in the Air

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Promoting good health in Hammond

Promoting good health in Hammond

A healthy city is important because good health enables clear thinking, which makes for better life choices, increased self-esteem and sets a …

July 09, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Valpo women form group to help those in addiction recovery

Valpo women form group to help those in addiction recovery

VALPARAISO | Two women and their shared passion for working with those in the throes of addiction is helping people in recovery stay that way.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Mental Health America is offering an Open Door Social Club.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteers needed for ValPlayso -- The Next Generation

Volunteers needed for ValPlayso -- The Next Generation

Twenty years ago when ValPlayso was first being built, I was a young mom of a 5- and a 3-year-old. My husband, two children, parents, aunt, un…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo Lakes Area Conservancy utilities begins hydrant flushing today

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy Utilities began hydrant flushing earlier this week and will continue for several weeks. The…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Workshop explores schools' role with LGBTQ youth

VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender you…

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Historic train depot almost home

Historic train depot almost home

VALPARAISO | The historic Grand Trunk railroad depot may have made it across the train tracks, but it isn't to its new home yet. 

July 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday the 50-year sentence issued to a Valparaiso woman who brutally attacked a Center …

July 08, 2014 3:57 pm Related

Valpo cops rescue dog left in hot vehicle

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police and animal control officers rescued a dog left locked inside a hot vehicle parked outside Wal-Mart, 2400 Morthl…

July 08, 2014 11:45 am

Grand opening set for Bedroom City

PORTAGE | Lynn's Bedroom City is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at it's fifth location, 6245 U.S. 6.

July 08, 2014 9:01 am

Valparaiso man dies after car wreck late Friday

VALPARAISO | A 47-year-old Valparaiso man died Friday after he crashed the car he was driving, according to Valparaiso police.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Historic train depot on the move

Historic train depot on the move

VALPARAISO | Residents in lawn chairs lined Franklin Street on Monday morning to watch history on the move.

July 07, 2014 7:28 pm Video Photos

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Golf outing to help Porter County students with visual impairments

VALPARAISO | Porter County students who are visually impaired soon will receive new technology essential for them to become college or career …

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Benefit concert Saturday to help Respite House

VALPARAISO | The Westies will perform a benefit concert for Respite House, a halfway house for men seeking recovery.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Township School Corporation sets registration dates

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Porter Township schools will hold registration for returning elementary students at Porter lakes Elementary for kindergarten…

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Rock the House benefits historic Memorial Opera House

Rock the House benefits historic Memorial Opera House

VALPARAISO | Rock the House benefit will be held from 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday at Memorial Opera House.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving …

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Lightning Bug Music Festival off and rockin'

Lightning Bug Music Festival off and rockin'

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Hundreds flocked to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Sunday for an afternoon of eclectic music and local food truck fare and…

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Deadline for health fair booth discount July 18

VALPARAISO | Village Park Enrichment Center will host a Health Fair on Aug. 19.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County week ahead briefs

TODAY

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo woman dies from injuries suffered in Center Twp. crash

CENTER TWP. | A 66-year-old Valparaiso woman died early Saturday after suffering injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 9:40 p.m. Friday at the in…

July 05, 2014 12:46 pm

Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Are you sitting on an idea that could turn into the next Pandora, Snapchat or Dropbox?

July 05, 2014 5:00 am

Local 'fairies' help children believe

Local 'fairies' help children believe

VALPARAISO | Creating magic is what she’s after.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso native receives Fulbright grant to teach English

VALPARAISO | Emily Seibert, 22, will spend 10 months in Greece for free. 

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Inaugural Lightning Bug Music Festival takes place Sunday

VALPARAISO | Grammy-nominated musicians will perform at Sunset Hill Farm County Park Sunday afternoon.

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-…

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Valpo High grad Suiter playing for Pirates' Rookie League team in Bristol, Va.

Valpo High grad Suiter playing for Pirates' Rookie League team in Bristol, Va.

It wasn't an offer Jerrick Suiter couldn't refuse, but it was close.

July 04, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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The region battles summer brain drain

The region battles summer brain drain

Energy won't be the only thing draining from kids while they play outside this summer.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo couple celebrating 70 years of wedded bliss

Valpo couple celebrating 70 years of wedded bliss

VALPARAISO | Herb and Mary Ella Barber seem like an old married couple — teasing each other, completing each other’s sentences and smiling whe…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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