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Team leader Dr. Tom Ludwig, right, works on a project with Brian Hart, left, and Tom Bolevins at ValPLAYso-The Next Generation.
Linda Eyermann, design team leader, puts finishing touches on the dinosaur at ValPLAYso-The Next Generation.
Volunteers Renee Franz and Becky Welbourne put the finishing touches on some wood pieces for ValPLAYso - The Next Generation.
Garner Tullis helps pick up rocks Wednesday morning at the ValPLAYso site.
VALPARAISO | Ralph Jackson, left, of Chesterton, makes a donation to Valparaiso Firefighters Jason Sutherland, center, and Scott Hansen Wednesday morning at Town & Country Market in Valparaiso. The Fill the Boot donations will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will b…
Attorney Ken Allen fits a bike helmet on Tony Pierson as Cathie Dull, back left, Assistant Director of Resource Development Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County And Ron Ranta, back right, South Haven club director, watch.
Honored at the 2014 annual Celebration of Achievement for Opportunity Enterprises, are, from left, Megan Musgrave, Jeanne Baird Volunteer of the Year; Neil Samahon, Employer of the Year (Metro Recycling); Chuck Blanchard, Direct Support Professional of the Year; Chris Campbell, Business of t…
Westville Cub Scout Troop 831 visits The Times Valparaiso office and gets a tour of the facility Tuesday afternoon
Caren Furdeck, development coordinator for Housing Opportunities, left, and Jamie Miller, development officer, were putting out balloons at Housing Opportunities to let people know they could stop by and make a donation online for Give Local Porter County.
Waiting for donations at Blackbird Cafe for Dayspring Women's Center are, from left, Edie Eickemeyer, volunteer; Ryan Freemon-Jones, volunteer; Kathleen Dewitt, director of community engagement, holding Margaret Meyers; Jessica Meyers, volunteer and John Santoro, Dayspring board member.
Showing their support for the Porter County Boys & Girls Clubs are, in front, Armeter Ivory, human resources manager; second row, Dan Welch, director of programs and outcome measurement; Ryan Smiley, president; Alison Martin, director of resource development; Beth Claxton, office manager…
Volunteer Jo Ireland is pictured with Jerry Lambert, a guest at the center.
Greta Kramer, a volunteer at St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, cleans plastic eggs at the faciility.
Kathleen McClure, Housing Opportunities community liaison, right, hands Matthew Shaffer one of the 1,400 rolls of toilet paper he donated to Housing Opportunities. Also helping are Matthew's grandfather and Matthew's brother, Alex.
Stacks of toilet paper collected by Matthew Shaffer fill the pantry at Housing Opportunities.
Rose Franko, a St. Agnes participant, stuffs one of the bears that will be given to children who are in distress.
St. Agnes participant Dot Dietrich, left, gets help with her bear from Kim Sullivan, an Ivy Tech Community College nursing student who is performing her clinical training at the adult day center.
Participants at St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center in Valparaiso stuff bears on Thursday for the Bears For Kids program. The bears are stuffed, given a heart and then donated to local police departments to give to children in distress. St. Agnes employees said the service project is repeated…
Nativity's Preschool junior kindergarten teacher Jamie Gore talks to the children about the alphabet.
Junior kindergarten student Peyton Robb plays with Mr. Potato Head after finishing an assignment at Nativity.
Ben, a miniature potbellied pig, is available for adoption at Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso.
These pit bull-Lab mix puppies are available for adoption at Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso.
Marine Josh Bleill speaks to students Thursday at the Porter County Career and Tech Center.
Misti Howell, right, parent volunteer at Parkview Elementary, talks to students Thursday about their ideas for the new ValPlayso playground.
Parkview Elementary student Starr Dust illustrated her ideas for the new ValPlayso park.
Housing Opportunities employee LaTosha Knight and volunteer Scott Lewis help organize food donated by Carlos Rivero, owner of don Quijote Restaurante in Valparaiso.
Milan could use assistance through the Christmas for the Elderly program.
Bernice hopes to get a new recliner for her home.
Connie hopes to continue getting Companion Homemaker Services through the VNA.
Bruce is one of many local seniors who have received services through the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.
Janis needs a hospital bed to help her get a good night's sleep.
Jack hopes to get a lift chair through the Christmas for the Elderly program this year.
Jane and Frank are hoping to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary with dinner at a restaurant.
Pam C., pictured with her dog, Leonardo, is fighting cancer and has no money to replace her television.
Mary received assistance through the Christmas for the Elderly program last year.
Attorney Kenneth J. Allen hands a toy to Sireenity Crockett, 2 of Gary.
Children from the afternoon class at Hilltop House visited The Times office in Valparaiso to say thank you for Porter County Give Day.
record1 Members of PATH (Positive Approach to Teen Health), were riding around town on a bike promoting Porter county Give Day.
Times Photographer John Watkins shows the children how to download a photo.
Louise Thompson, left, community outreach specialist for the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, thanks walkers Sunday as they complete the 1-mile walk Walk to end Alzheimer's at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville. About 800 people participated, said Thompson, which rivals …
Tina St. Aubin of Valparaiso
Pictured are some of the flip-flops Kaylee Oates created for children. They come in all sizes and assortments, each one with a personalized message.
Pictured with flip-flops are, from left, Matt Parker, executive vice president of Kids Alive International; Girl Scout Kaylee Oates; and Phyllis Pierson, of Kids Alive. Oates and friends decorated 90 pairs of flip-flops for orphan girls around the world.
Debra Yerga shows off her new hairstyle with more than 30 inches of hair cut off.
Participating in the Portage YMCA We Build People campaign kickoff breakfast, are St. Mary's Hospital president and CEO Janice Ryba, in front at left, and YMCA fund development director Nancy Simpson. In back are Real Life Church pastor Scott Marshall, left, and YMCA executive director Dave …
Holding a "check" from Real Life Community Church for the Portage YMCA We Build People campaign are children in its child care and development center, Talia Jackson, from left, Piper Yorke and Sadie Smith.
Dr. Brian Hold will be offering his services on Friday to help with a fundraiser.
Chuck Leer sits in the hot seat Thursday night as he is roasted by friends and colleagues. Leer is leaving Porter County Boys & Girls Club after 40 years as its president.
Pictured are some of the items that have been crocheted and knitted by the Banta Knitters.
Members of the Banta Knitters, from left, Margaret McMahan, Star Ruwersma and Dolores Tight work on profjects Thursday at the Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta in Valparaiso.
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