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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.
Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.
LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.
MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fund-raiser will have a home backdrop for the first time: taking place at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Saturday July 12 at the center, 101 W. Second St.
MICHIGAN CITY | BBQ at the Zoo is one of Washington Park Zoo's largest annual fundraisers featuring food, the magic of Matt Kalita, up-close meet-and-greets with some animals and a silent auction.
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycee’s 68th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. Friday July 4 celebrating heroes with this year’s theme: “Our Heroes: We can because they do.”
MICHIGAN CITY | It was a cool day in July last year when Laura A. Niemiec set out to capture the iconic Michigan City Lighthouse.
LAPORTE | A royal addition is premiering at the 2014 LaPorte County Fair.
The Ferris wheel welcomes guests to the 2013 LaPorte County Fair.
VALPARAISO | A Positive Approach to Teen Health will spotlight stress’s impact on teens as well as how adults can help them cope at its 10th annual seminar, “American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress.”
VALPARAISO | Karen Gay’s look back at her love for “Bessie” has put her in the national spotlight.
WANATAH | Marianne Juscik-Minier’s conversation last year with her sister on the price of attending prom sparked the idea for launching a Prom Dress Swap.
LaPorte High School sophomore Bailey Roberts, right, received State Gold on his vocal solo and LPHS senior Emily Barsic received a perfect score and State Gold on her vocal solo at the 2014 ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble Vocal event.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department continues to be a drop-off point for unwanted and expired prescription drugs and in 2013, more than 1,580 pounds were collected.
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Police Department is connecting with community members at its latest Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 20 at B&J’s American Café, 607 Lincolnway.
VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County is spinning out a crowning fund-raiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.
PORTAGE | Couples will dance along the yellow brick road at the Portage Township YMCA’s Pee Wee Prom from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 7 at the YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.
LAPORTE | WinterFest features a mix of events and activities from a fun run and ice sculpture creations to carriage rides and a Chicago Blackhawks street hockey clinic.
MICHIGAN CITY | Mayor Ron Meer is hosting his first mayor’s ball, the 2014 Winter Glow Ball, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa Stardust Event Center.
Santa continues to spread holiday cheer since taking his place downtown in the early 1960s.
LAPORTE | Santa is coming to town for his annual parade in downtown LaPorte!
PORTAGE | The Downtown Business District, along Central Avenue, will be open for trick-or-treating from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31. Businesses that are participating will have a sign in their window/door.
VALPARAISO | Trick or Treat hour in Valparaiso are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We hope you have a safe and frightfully fun Halloween!
CHESTERTON | We hope you have a safe and frightfully fun Halloween! Trick-or-treat hours in Chesterton are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31.
It’s the weekend before Halloween and there are tons of events going on around Porter County! Did we miss something? Share on one of our community Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/valpocommunity, www.facebook.com/dunelandcommunity or www.facebook.com/portagecommunity!
Children play in the field of foam during the first annual event to benefit Eta Gamma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi.
VALPARAISO | Foam was flying Saturday afternoon for the first annual Field of Foam Fun Fair at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
Children wait to interact with the animals at Sunset Hill Farm County Park during a Meet the Animals event. The next opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals is Aug. 23.
VALPARAISO | Community members will be come together Aug. 23 for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.
Darrell Lashley helps update the offices for Dayspring Women’s Center during the 2012 United Way Day of Caring at the Porter County Aging and Community Services building.
VALPARAISO | Levin Tire & Service Centers teamed with Indiana 105.5 to connect with the community and give away tickets to see Miranda Lambert.
PORTAGE | Michael Signorelli Jr. believes bacon brings people together as sort of a “universal language.”
CHESTERTON | Emotion and experience - along with a little toe tapping - fuel Gerry Hundt’s passion for playing music.
PORTER | Arlene Foster is enriching her families’ history one picture at a time.
VALPARAISO | From the Hunter Hayes concert and the Monster Truck Show to 4-H events and the Good Time Cloggers hitting the stage, we have captured lots of great moments at this year’s Porter County Fair.
Children take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round at the Porter County Fair.
Young visitors enjoy washing clothes the old-fashioned way at Pioneerland at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.
LAPORTE | The quiet concentration permeated the quilter’s cabin. The ladies were working diligently on the beautiful quilts – an image straight out of the past.
Cattleman's Choice Ribeyes chef Jim Troika grills up steaks.
Michael Ekovich III brushes his cow at the LaPorte County Fair.
LAPORTE | Indiana's oldest county fair features all the sights, sounds and flavors that make a fair great! We got in the action from pie judging and the Willie Nelson concert to lemon shake-ups and face painting.
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