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Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M in state funds

Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M in state funds

Gov. Patrick Quinn speaks Saturday at the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City to announce the Calumet Memorial Park District will receive $2.1 million in PARC grant money to expand the community center. Behind Quinn is Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli.

August 31, 2014 10:26 am
East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

Third-grader Abbey Rose Bermejo sung the national anthem at Annunicata Fest. The opening was followed by a Parishioner Talent Event.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

By far the fan favorite was the fishing game. Abbey Rose Bermejo tries her best to win a fish while Cub Scouts Julian Castro and Cameron Spencer man the game.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Opening of White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Tuesday

Opening of White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Tuesday

Shown is Fall Kaleidoscope at Taltree by Kathy Los-Rathburn.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

Scouts pose for a photo after the opening ceremony at Annunciata Fest on the East Side. In front are Matthew Vale, Nicolas Gomez, Aidan Rocha, Elijah Bermejo, Diego Hernandez, David-Daniel Garza, Benjamin Gaeta and Cameron Spencer. In back are Aiden August, Girl Scouts Alexandria Meyerhoff, …

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Governors State honors outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards

Governors State honors outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards

Bettie Lewis, of GSU's Procurement Department, is this year's winner of the Dr. Gerald C. Baysore Endowed Distinguished Service Award. It is the highest honor GSU can bestow on an employee.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Bike for VNA at Lorie’s Lakeside Century

Bike for VNA at Lorie’s Lakeside Century

 Cyclists are invited to ride in support of the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County on Sept. 13.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Governors State honors outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards

Governors State honors outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards

Faculty Excellence Award winners from Governors State University are Deborah James, assistant professor of Media Studies; Stephen Wagner, associate professor of Management; and Dale Schuit, associate professor of Physical Therapy.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Fun Fest supports Porter County Animal Shelter

Fun Fest supports Porter County Animal Shelter

Mirror Image gets ready to perform during the 2013 Kids Power Fun Fest.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Helping out

Helping out

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage volunteers Justin Frederick, left, and CJ Richard help plant shrubs and flowers at the Porter County Aging and Community Services’ offices during the United Way Day of Caring.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

(Back from left) Theresa Jansen, Kamri Nixon, Abby Gibbs, Sam Helmer, Kyle Knoerzer and David Gibbs (front from left) with Moises and Aaron on their recent mission trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:32 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:31 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:25 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:26 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

The children of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:27 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:18 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:19 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:20 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Children of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:21 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

The children of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic get their face painted by Kamri Nixon and Theresa Jansen.

August 28, 2014 2:22 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Ben Gibbs gets a pie in the face from a child in Jarabacoa during his recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The pie tossing was one of the kids' favorite games.

August 28, 2014 2:13 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:16 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

A child of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:17 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Abby Gibbs reads with a child in Jarabacoa during her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:11 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Simon Cole shares a very special moment during his recent mission trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:04 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Abby Gibbs gets a pie in the face as she is surrounded by children of Jarabacoa during her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 2:01 pm
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

First Presbyterian Church Mission Trip

Kamri Nixon and Kelly LaFlech have fun with children of Jarabacoa during their recent trip to the Dominican Republic.

August 28, 2014 1:57 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Racers from the 1944 Soap Box Derby in Valparaiso are pictured. Picture donated in 1995 by David Pilz.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Induction/mentor coordinator Michael Hurst of Dolton West Elementary District 148 speaks to new teachers during the two-day orientation program earlier this month.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West School District 148 welcomes its new teachers to the 2014-15 school year. The district hosted a new teacher orientation for incoming teachers on Aug. 11 and 12. The sessions were led by the district's induction/mentor coordinator Michael Hurst. Pictured front row from left, are: …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Summer Magic

Summer Magic

Iris Gustafson's grandson visits from Myrtle Beach and enjoys a day at the Valparaiso splash pad.

August 27, 2014 3:50 pm
St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

(Left to right) Ayden Westbury, Bernie Perea, Jaci Dumas, Elle Czyszczon, Sophia Rodriguez and Jacob Jen.

August 27, 2014 2:48 pm
Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Barbara Hashimoto’s work “Doll with Ball” was among the pieces at the opening of two new exhibits during the First Friday Art Walk at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in March 2014.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

From left, Family Concern Counseling Executive Director David Bauer accepted the Community Fund grant check from Porter County Community Foundation Vice President of Development Bill Higbie.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Summer Magic

Summer Magic

The sun sets over a fair in Northwest Indiana

August 26, 2014 4:51 pm
Summer Magic

Summer Magic

A young boy looks happily at a goldfish.

August 26, 2014 4:52 pm
Summer Magic

Summer Magic

Isaac poses for a picture with his giant zucchini.

August 26, 2014 4:19 pm
Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, center, is joined by Gov. Pat Quinn, left, at the signing of a bill she sponsored protecting the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.

August 26, 2014 2:36 pm
Cal City mayor takes ice bucket challenge

Cal City mayor takes ice bucket challenge

Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush takes the ice bucket challenge as Elvis tribute artist Dennis Stella looks on. Hilda Maldonado, of the city clerk's office, dumped the bucket on the mayor.

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
Donny and Marie

Donny and Marie

Donny and Marie Osmond will bring their hit show to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
High school students participate in PSC Summer Science and Math Camp

High school students participate in PSC Summer Science and Math Camp

Prairie State College assistant professor Natalie McGathey, left, and associate professor Christine Brooms, right, welcomed district high school students to the recent STEM@PSC Summer Science and Math Camp held at the college. Among the student participants were, from second from left, Tyron…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Joe Michalik releases four rescued ducks into Optimist Lake, located behind the Indiana Welcome Center, on Friday, Aug. 22.

August 22, 2014 6:08 pm
Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Michalik shows Oliver Gladstone, son of Nicki Mackowski-Gladstone, South Shore CVA Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, one of the rescued ducks before it is released into Optimist Lake.

August 22, 2014 6:07 pm
Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Joe Michalik, volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Centers, talks to a group of visitors about the ducks he and his son rescued.

August 22, 2014 6:02 pm
Fifth Third Bank building better communities

Fifth Third Bank building better communities

Employees from Fifth Third Bank in Valparaiso present a $1,000 check to implement the Young Bankers Club at the Portage Unit. From left, Elise Fuson, customer service representative; Jean Mayer, customer service manager; Stephanie Valenzuela, financial center manager; Deb Williams, customer …

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

Push America’s Journey of Hope riders made a stop at Indiana Dunes State Park on July 18 for lunch and friendship visit with Chasing Dreams. The 26 cyclists and 9 crew members are part of Push America's Journey of Hope, an event that raises money for people with disabilities. The team consis…

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Fall league registration set

Fall league registration set

 Registration begins for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Fall Basketball and Soccer Leagues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo Night Ride set for Saturday

Valpo Night Ride set for Saturday

Bikes are parked on the lawn at the Porter Health Amphitheater during last year’s Valpo Night Ride mid-ride break. Food, tunes, and volunteers greeted almost 300 cyclists for a quick snack before completing the 15 mile leisure ride. Saturday is the 2014 ride with registration beginning at 9 …

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
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