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GARY | Embassies of Christ Ministries takes great pride in its Gary roots and makes it a priority to give back to the city and its neighbors.
DEMOTTE | As children grow into adulthood and the pressures of the real world, they often daydream about a simpler time when life was about play and discovery.
HIGHLAND | Johnathan Karahalios had wanted a puppy forever. His mother, however, was never really on board with the idea after having bad experiences with dogs.
VALPARAISO | A 1992 graduate of Valparaiso High School, Drew Tursman, is the man who came up with the name of Valparaiso’s iconic, community-build park – ValPLAYso.
On Sunday afternoon and evening, June 22, the Northwest Indiana Symphony and chorus is going to give one of best concerts we will ever give.
GARY | Attention all young hoops players.
PEORIA | Illinois Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana combined for three hits in the second Class 1A baseball state semifinal on Friday afternoon at Dozer Park.
EAST PEORIA | In a blink of an eye, the Beecher softball team’s aspirations of a Class 2A Illinois state title disappeared.
EAST PEORIA | It was quite the coaching matchup in the second Class 2A softball semifinal on Friday at EastSide Centre.
HAMMOND | This year, the old adage “time flies” never rang more true at Bishop Noll Institute. Twenty-five years have passed since Susan Buksa—now Susan Anglin—walked the halls as BNI’s 1989 valedictorian.
MUNSTER | Wills and estate planning are critical, but often overlooked, according to an attorney who spoke about planning ahead at a recent seminar hosted by The Salvation Army of Lake County.
MUNSTER | Chubbs, a three-legged kitten, was one of many animals showered with gifts during Humane Society Calumet Area’s third annual Animal Baby Shower held last month.
PORTER COUNTY | Tuesday is Give Local Porter County Day. On this day, people can help 51 Porter County nonprofit organizations to raise funds and win prizes by making a gift online at www.givelocalportercounty.org. Just choose the organizations to help and use a credit card.
MUNSTER | A single moment can change the course of an entire life. This was the case for Highland's Karen Scheeringa-Parra, whose chance encounter has inspired a lifetime of service.
HAMMOND | Celebration of Life, a dinner by Webbhouse Inc., was held recently at Horseshoe Casino. Board of Director Bob Farmer created the event to thank those who have supported the non-for-profit organization and celebrate the Montford Point Marines and the late Sgt. Jeanette Winters.
SCHERERVILLE | Tammy Albomonte is a wife, mother, three-time cancer survivor and Tri-Town Relay for Life Committee member, and she leads Tri-Town’s biggest team — Albo’s Army. Though the team bears her name, she insists it’s not all about her.
HAMMOND | The Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana raised more than $25,000 at its April 10 Color My World fundraiser and donor recognition dinner.
Hello everyone! Our wonderfully successful season will be capped by performance of "Mahler's Symphony No. 1—The Titan"—on Friday evening, May 2.
Nathaniel Wasko is like many 13 year olds. He likes soccer, he plays the drums, and he’s in 7th grade. Yet, when the curtain rises, this teen isn’t in the audience. He’s on the stage.
VALPARAISO | More than 500 Girl Scouts in the Valparaiso area would like to thank the volunteer adults who help them become stronger, smarter and better young women.
VALPARAISO | May 6 will be a special day in Porter County. It’s Give Local Porter County Day and on this one day only (from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.) gifts to Porter County nonprofit organizations can go further to help more than 50 local nonprofit organizations.
VALPARAISO | Back in 1914, a group of bold Midwesterners got an idea: They established the first community foundation, designed to bring donors and nonprofit organizations together to do even more for the community.
“Bluegrass” and “Mass”? Those two words don’t seem to have much in common (except 3 letters!). But in American composer Carol Barnett’s wonderful creation, "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" these two words and the genres of music they represent come together to form a joyous piece that h…
Our next Symphony concert is going to be a wonderful concert for families! It certainly will be a super concert for anyone who loves the piano or is studying the piano.
Hello everyone and a Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you!
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said conflicts among gangs, and between gangs and police boil down to one thing: frustration.
I retired from the Gary Police Department after 23 years as the deputy chief of police.
It’s been nearly five years since Julius Solis killed Alonzo Cavazos.
By late 2008, Javier Solis Jr. was tired of living the gangster lifestyle.
Julius Solis and his older brother had been hanging out with Imperial Gangsters since before they could walk.
We need to quit looking at gangs as just some neighborhood nuisance. They are a terrorist organization looking to make your child a domestic terrorist.
Julius Solis was 6 years old the first time he saw someone murdered.
Some little boys dream of growing up to be cowboys, or firefighters, or police officers.
Mental Health America of Porter County is getting ready to embrace the upcoming winter months.
Through two games at the Kankakee Holiday Tournament, the Illiana Christian Vikings have done just enough to get by.
KANKAKEE | Just when it looked like Momence had momentum going its way, Illiana Christian slammed the door.
It is the season of giving, and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to remind people of the importance of giving back, and the many ways in which they can do so.
Santa’s trip from the North Pole this week has me thinking. If Santa’s aging sleigh were to break down, what would he replace it with?
Hello friends! Happy holidays to each and every one of you! I hope that I will be able to greet you all after the Holiday Pops concert this Thursday evening.
VALPARAISO | Thursday is Porter County GIVE Day and this year it benefits kids. On this single day, gifts can go further to help improve literacy, healthcare, safety, and quality of life for local youth. A portion of every donation made during the 24-hour event will be matched to benefit 25…
PORTER COUNTY | Last year when Garrett came to live with his great aunt Audry Bobo, he was a timid first grader and she was an out-of-practice mother. “I raised three kids, but my youngest is 33,” laughed Bobo. “One of my biggest challenges was making Garrett feel safe and comfortable around…
VALPARAISO | When Valerie Johnson moved to Valparaiso to attend law school, she was working toward a brighter future – for herself and for her two children, Vashara, 14, and Charles, 11. She has worked hard to excel at Valparaiso University and provide a good example to the children about wo…
Here's wishing you a ghostly "BOO!" to start your Halloween season!
VALPARAISO | Owen Sejna, of Valparaiso, is lot like his twin brother, Ethan. Except that Owen, 8, has always been a step behind.
As 4-H parents, James and Tammie Ringas, of Chesterton, have many stories to tell. Like the model rocket that caught fire before launch, the dog that relieved himself in the performance ring, and the two years they worked together to bring a hopping 45 projects to the Porter County Fair. Eac…
I was wondering the other night what Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz would have thought of our upcoming concert CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE!
CHICAGO | Pencils, notebooks, folders, new clothes, haircuts — a list that starts out like this can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time. While our list of things to do are long for this annual event, we should add one more thing to it: a discussion on Internet safety with our children.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Winners of the 12th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards were recently unveiled.
Fiat delivers distinctive Italian style and more room with the 2014 Fiat 500L.
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