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Church hosts pet blessing

CHESTERTON | Continuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Pets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 4 on the church grounds, 237 E. Porter Ave.

19 hours ago

NIPSCO’s Economic Development Manager to Keynote Chamber Lunch

CHESTERTON – Diane Thalmann – NIPSCO’s Economic Development Manager – will be providing the keynote presentation during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday, September 24. The Hilton Garden Inn (located at 501 N. Gateway Blvd. in Chesterton, Indiana) will host the…

19 hours ago

Jennifer Laux named Human and Community Relations Director

LAPORTE | Mayor Milo formally announced that Jennifer Laux will be appointed as the incoming Human and Community Relations Director for the City of LaPorte, beginning on Sept. 17.

19 hours ago
Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

MICHIGAN CITY | Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year? Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and spend a kid-friendly, merry and not-so-scary afternoon or evening with the animals.

19 hours ago

Opportunity Enterprises seeks more volunteers for Pack-A-Thon event

VALPARAISO – Opportunity Enterprises is still seeking volunteers for its annual Pack-A-Thon event, the largest single-day volunteer effort in Northwest Indiana.

19 hours ago

Lakeshore PAWS to hold adoption event Saturday

VALPARAISO | Lakeshore PAWS will hold an adoption event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2410 LaPorte Ave. Come out to meet some of the dogs and learn about the others.

19 hours ago

League of Women Voters seeks members

VALPARAISO | The League of Women Voters of Porter County is rebooting with a kick-off meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 6 at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Board Room.

19 hours ago
Portage Tribe Pride

Portage Tribe Pride

September 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Portage Tribe Pride

Portage Tribe Pride

Parking pass winner Nickolas Ortiz.

September 12, 2014 4:40 pm
Portage High School Tribe Pride winners

Portage High School Tribe Pride winners

PORTAGE | Portage High School strives to encourage good grades, good attendance, and good citizenship through various means. We are committed to rewarding students who make good choices. Our Tribe Pride incentive program was developed to do just that. Each month we draw the names of 15-25 st…

September 12, 2014 4:32 pm Photos


Valpo Volleyball golf outing Oct. 5

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Volleyball will hold their first golf outing Sunday, Oct. 5 at Aberdeen Golf Course, 245 Tower Road.

September 11, 2014 3:24 pm

Popcorn Festival parade winners announced

VALPARAISO - Winners of the 2014 Popcorn Festival parade are as follows:

September 08, 2014 11:31 am

Workshop first step to launching a business

VALPARAISO | The Northwest ISBDC continues to offer new and emerging entrepreneurs start-up assistance through its Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path. It will be offered at two different locations on Tuesday Sept. 16.

September 04, 2014 1:36 pm
Kelly's Cure

Kelly's Cure

Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.

September 04, 2014 1:25 pm
Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

VALPARAISO | Alicia Kobe is hoping Kelly’s Cure 5K Run & Walk will not only support friend Kelly Hill McCammon and her family but also raise awareness of Cushing’s Disease.

September 04, 2014 12:15 pm

Jenn Lim to open 2014 season of the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum

MICHIGAN CITY | The Purdue North Central Sinai Forum kicks off the 61st season with Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness. Jenn was instrumental in creating the culture described in the best-selling book, Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh of Zappos Shoes. The boo…

August 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Board Chair, Larry Moore welcomes Bonnie Coleman of Hodges & Davis Law Firm and Kyle Yelton of Northwestern Mutual to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Board of Directors on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso.

August 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomed two new members to the board of Directors at the August 18, 2014 meeting. Bonnie Coleman, partner of Hodges & Davis Law Firm, is a member of the Lake County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations. She is admitted to pra…

August 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Valparaiso Lodge 76

Valparaiso Lodge 76

August 26, 2014 3:20 pm
Valparaiso Lodge 76

Valparaiso Lodge 76

August 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 gets kids ready for Back to School

Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 gets kids ready for Back to School

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 recently helped several children purchase items to get them ready for school.

August 26, 2014 3:16 pm Photos


Doggie bags are back for Valpo pet owners

VALPARAISO | Picking up dog poop is gross. But stepping in it is worse. Swimming or fishing in poop-infested waters is even worse. Picking up your pet’s poop helps the environment and that’s the message behind the City of Valparaiso’s “Scoop the Poop Program,” launched the spring of 2013. “P…

August 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Michigan City Police participate in Operation Pull Over

The Michigan City Police Department has just completed our participation in the Operation Pull Over (OPO) traffic enforcement grant for July covering the 4th of July. During OPO traffic enforcement Michigan City Police Department had 31 extra patrols working 81hrs of overtime, paid from Grant.

August 14, 2014 1:03 pm

Porter Health Care System Offers Emergency Medical Services Class

VALPARAISO | Porter Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Course beginning Nov. 3, 2014 through May 20, 2015. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, with an occasional Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 2206 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso.

August 13, 2014 9:38 pm

United Way of Porter County Americorps program recruiting for 2014-2015 program

PORTER COUNTY | AmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana, while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte C…

August 13, 2014 9:29 pm

Military Kids Discover Resilience in Nature

CHESTERTON | The last day of summer camp is always bittersweet—full of hugs and promises to stay in touch. The moment was particularly poignant for the 70 kids attending Military Kids Dunes Discovery Camp at Dunes Learning Center—who have already experienced too many difficult good-byes in t…

August 13, 2014 9:21 pm

Lifeguards at Washington Park Beach hours change

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning the week of Monday, August 18th, 2014, lifeguards will NO LONGER be on duty at Washington Park beach during the weekdays. They WILL continue to be on duty on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day w…

August 13, 2014 9:13 pm

Growing Stronger program coming to Westville

WESTVILLE | Growing Stronger, an 8-week fitness program, is coming to Westville. This program is based on years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition can improve our health. The benefits of strength training may include: increased strength and flexibility, improved balanc…

August 13, 2014 9:17 pm

Westbound U.S. 20 at Cleveland Ave. closed Thursday

MICHIGAN CITY | Starting at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning, INDOT will be grinding and patching the right westbound lane of Highway 20 at the Cleveland Avenue intersection.

August 13, 2014 9:09 pm

Delta Theta Tau Mums for Sale

VALPARAISO | The Delta Theta Tau Philanthropic Sorority is pleased to announce the kick-off of their annual mum sale to raise funds for non-profit organizations within the community.

August 11, 2014 6:01 pm

La Porte Lions membership luncheon

LA PORTE | The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Membership Luncheon on Monday, August 18th, at B & J’s American Café, 607 Lincolnway, La Porte.

August 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Lakeshore PAWS Puppy Shower, Dog Adoptions and Electronic Recycling on Aug. 16

VALPARAISO - There is nothing like puppies to brighten up a day and on Aug. 16 Lakeshore PAWS will have plenty for you to come and enjoy.

August 11, 2014 5:44 pm

Pet Fest in the Park cancelled

LAPORTE | The annual Pet Fest in the Park that was supposed to be held on August 16th has been cancelled. Unfortunately we didn't have enough vendors signed up to have this event. The LaPorte County Parks said they will try and have it again next year.

August 11, 2014 5:47 pm

Increased enforcement underway through Labor Day

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Police Department has a very direct message for motorists: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Today, officers announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.

August 11, 2014 5:39 pm

Arts in the Park for Aug. 13, 14

LAPORTE | Mid-August already? Well don’t let that concern you. Turn off the TV reruns and come to the Dennis Smith Amphitheater at Fox Park. Arts in the Park has two great feature bands lined up this week. Jeff Brown & Friends play on Wednesday and HiFi2WiFi perform on Thursday.

August 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Friday Night at the Movies cancelled for tonight

LaPorte, IN- Due to a high possibility of thunder storms the Friday Night at the Movies in Downtown LaPorte is cancelled for this evening. The movie will be rescheduled for a later date.

August 01, 2014 5:23 pm

3rd annual Memorial Gardens Tour to be held Aug. 9

LAPORTE | The 3rd Annual Memorial Gardens Tour will be presented on the grounds of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue (US#35) at the south entrance to La Porte. Six “residents” of La Porte County c…

August 01, 2014 1:47 pm

La Porte Chamber Hosts Crazy 8’s Golf Outing

LA PORTE | The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce will host the Crazy 8’s Golf Outing, which will be held on September 4th, at Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte.

August 01, 2014 1:36 pm

Porter Health Care System presents Healthy Heart Diet classes for August

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System will present Healthy Heart Diet classes in August. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

July 31, 2014 5:38 pm

Porter Health Care System offers free Preventive Wellness Screenings

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System will offer bone density and blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index screenings in August.

July 31, 2014 5:35 pm

Porter Regional Hospital presents Childbirth Education Classes for August

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in August:

July 31, 2014 5:32 pm

Artwork by Opportunity Enterprises participants on display at Blackbird Café

VALPARAISO  Fifteen canvas paintings created by adults with disabilities who participate in Opportunity Enterprises art enrichment program will be on display for the month of August at Blackbird Café in downtown Valparaiso. Community members are invited to attend a meet and greet with the ar…

July 31, 2014 5:15 pm

Community Celebration of Fagen Pharmacy Grand Opening

GARY | On July 26th from 10 am to 1 pm Fagen Pharmacy will welcome the Gary community to come out to their new location to celebrate. WLTH 1370am will be in the parking lot with a live radio feed. In addition to great music they will offer free hot dogs and chips. Fagen Pharmacy will offer m…

July 25, 2014 9:15 am

Free admission to Porter County Fair after 6 p.m. Saturday

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Fair has experienced record attendance for the first eight days of the fair. The weather has been a huge help, states manager Kevin Hannon. Record breaking attendance for Jake Owen on last Friday night set the tone for the entire reign of the fair.

July 24, 2014 11:45 am

Charity Car Show July 26 to benefit Boot Campaign

DYER | The 2nd Annual Fairway Independent Mortgage Charity Car Show to benefit the Boot Campaign will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Finnegan's Pub.

July 22, 2014 5:19 pm
NWI Small Business Development Center seeking E-Day nominations

NWI Small Business Development Center seeking E-Day nominations

CROWN POINT | Nominations are now invited for the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.

July 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Local resident competes in Royal International Miss Pageant

Local resident competes in Royal International Miss Pageant

HOBART | On July 9, Lake Station resident Margaret Harding competed in the Royal International Miss Pageant which was held over 4 days in Orlando, Florida. As the reigning Ms. Indiana she would compete in 4 required areas of competition against title holders from across the United States.

July 21, 2014 11:17 am
Mom Enriches Daughter’s Life through Volunteering

Mom Enriches Daughter’s Life through Volunteering

Lindsey enjoys time in the library with some of the friends she’s made at OE. Back row, left to right: Jesse, Rachel, Kevin. Front row, left to right: Anita, Lindsey, Whitney.

July 19, 2014 10:12 am
Mom enriches daughter's life through volunteering

Mom enriches daughter's life through volunteering

VALPARAISO | In a colorful room full of towering shelves that hold books from Dr. Seuss to Dostoyevsky, a peaceful quiet offers an escape from the constant activity of the Opportunity Enterprises workshop. Here in the OE library, a woman with bright eyes and a welcoming smile greets particip…

July 19, 2014 10:09 am
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