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Renae Jackson, right, of Gary, talks with Rudy Velasco, of East Chicago, before Thursday's meeting of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. The two were there to urge that people with disabilities be given more of a voice in formulating a new public participation plan for NIRPC.
SCHERERVILLE | Award-winning Decorating Den Interiors owner Cathi Lloyd will present a design seminar at the Schererville library at 6:45 p.m. May 29.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Education Foundation, Inc. will be honoring the 2013 East Chicago Teachers of Excellence with a dinner presentation tonight at Block Junior High School.
MUNSTER | In honor of Memorial Day, www.nwicommunities.com is celebrating the men and women that make this country the wonderful "land of the free and the home of the brave."
LAPORTE | A Westville area man is now charged with severely beating his malnourished dog after the pet killed one of the chickens he kept at his mobile home.
Nick Zelisko, Patrick Whelan, Chris Gurley, Greg Drobach, Steve Partyka, Van Gurley, Jr., Mac Cannon, Wesley Griffith, Brian Sternburg, Adam Hutchinson, Kevin Brumfield, Craig Sternburg.
CROWN POINT – Kings, presidents, astronauts, movie stars, singers and other historic icons came to life Thursday at Col. John Wheeler Middle School’s fourth annual "Day at the Wax Museum."
Healthy U at Avalon Ballroom. DIY Network's favorite kitchen crasher, Alison Victoria
Healthy U at Avalon Ballroom.
Healthy U at Avalon Ballroom.
MUNSTER | The The Times Media Co. is offering solutions to ensure businesses are found in the realm of Internet searches and how business owners and executives can stay on top of how their business is being represented online.
Indiana University Northwest and the Indiana Department of Administration invite minority and women business executives to a resource workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105, on the IUN campus
For most urban areas, electric cars are a growing convenience. Charging stations are available on every other block, and as long as residents are only driving a short distance within the confines of the city, a long range tank of gas is not needed.
A little imagination and a knack for removing nails is all it takes to create trendy furniture and home décor using pallet wood.
Neil Wesley was a kind and loving man, said Joan Wesley, his wife of 38 years.
VALPARAISO | JobSource, the community employment division of Opportunity Enterprises, has received a $5,000 grant from Fifth Third Bank to purchase iPads for its staff.
VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises is seeking volunteers to work at the Mudathlon 3-mile race on July 20 at Graeber Family Farms in Boone Grove. It will receive $10 for every volunteer who works at the event on behalf of OE.
GRIFFITH | The state organization of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority awards a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana each spring.
Northwest Indiana native Jordan Hestermann strives to find solutions to poverty as director and founder of nonprofit organization Becoming We the People.
All area World War II military veterans are invited to join their comrades for an unforgettable day of honor in Washington D.C. thanks to Honor Flight Chicago.
HAMMOND | Marvin Alvarez is the first member of his family to attend college. He also works part-time and plans to graduate this spring from Ivy Tech Community College in Michigan City.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Prairie State College Foundation is hosting the 20th annual golf outing on June 3, at the Idlewild Country Club,at 19201 Dixie Highway in Flossmoor.
UNIVERSITY PARK | The definitive voices on classroom management, Harry Wong and his wife, Rosemary Wong, will provide important insight, information, and strategies to administrators and teachers on June 24 and 25, at the Holiday Inn in Matteson.
CHESTERTON | If “roughing it” isn’t for you, Indiana Dunes State Park is offering a themed weekend for camping glamorously, May 31 through June 2
CROWN POINT | Join the Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department for Zumba and Pilates classes, or stay in shape while having fun on the sand volleyball court.
LANSING | Kevan Polanski, of Troop 276, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with a project for St. Ann Catholic Church.
People often talk about "staycations" these days. And if you are staying in Whiting this summer, there is definitely enough to do all summer long, from lying in the sun at Whihala Beach to listening to a symphony orchestra under the stars, to cheering at baseball games, to checking out the c…
Members of the board of LACE, Lansing Association for Community Events, meet to discuss plans for cruise nights and Lansing Autumn Fest. The nonprofit group was formed following last year's Lansing Autumn Fest and will organize community events throughout the year.
LANSING | The Committee for the Patti Leach Memorial Scholarship has announced the 2013 recipient of the award is Shannon Pollard, a graduate of Thornton Fractional South High School.
FLOSSMOOR | The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District announces its 2013 summer of free concerts in the park at the Marie Irwin band shell, in Irwin Park at Ridge Road and Highland Avenue in Homewood.
MUNSTER | Twelve members of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra have been selected to participate in Indiana and Illinois state honor musical groups during the current academic year.
HOBART | Registration ends Saturday for the Hobart Family YMCA Youth T-Ball /Coach Pitch program, a developmental league for ages 3 to 7.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Grab your gardening gloves and head to Governors State University’s organic community garden, opening this spring on GSU’s main campus in University Park.
MERRILLVILLE | Weather permitting, Deep River Waterpark will open for the season Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be open daily through Memorial Day.
MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.
LOWELL | Those with a keen interest in the water quality of rivers and other waterways are urged to reserve a spot now for the Hoosier River Watch Workshop on June 14 at Buckley Homestead County Park.
NEW CHICAGO | The New Chicago Park Department is sponsoring a rummage, craft and flea market sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8.
GARY | The Gary Parole District will host an open house at 11 a.m. today at 569 Tyler St., Gary.
NEW CHICAGO | New Chicago will hold a townwide cleanup from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 17 to 22.
The Nike Fuel Bands issued students in a fitness and nutrition class at Lowell High School plug into the students' school issued laptops.
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