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GARY | In the wake of a spike in crime and the July shooting death of a city police officer, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson plans to share policing strategies at a news conference Monday.
GARY | Fagen Pharmacy will host a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at its new Gary location, 1350 Broadway.
A Merrillville doctor serving prison time for billing insurance companies for medical procedures that were never performed is getting his first sniff of freedom as he nears his release date.
CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton, with Cynthia Shelhart’s Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Harp Music.
CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scripts for the younger students.
Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he will be able to ad…
CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St.
GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffith for fishing, relaxing and a picnic lunch. Some of the 500 Izaak Walton chapter members came out to help at the outing, which was arranged by Bobby …
MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for families with children in Scout troops and Scout troop leaders as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 421 45th St.
EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.
PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.
CHESTERTON | During the month of August, the Chesterton Art Center will be preparing for ArtComp, a juried exhibition of local artists.
VALPARAISO | Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt won a ride in the Kiwanis Hot Air BalloonFest.
MERRILLVILLE | Christian Methodist Episcopal members from Indiana and Michigan will gather at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sunday through Aug. 1 for the Michigan-Indiana Region Leadership Training School & Annual Conference.
The Cats of St Francis Rescue evolved out of the rescue of 60 cats from a hoarding situation in Merrillville in late 2012.
WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.
CROWN POINT | A Crown Point woman was arrested on a burglary charge after an app on her neighbor's phone indicated the neighbor's missing iPad was in the woman's home, police said.
Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.
EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.
GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had trouble with his operating system.
After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little League State Championships, falling to New Albany, 2-0, Wednesday at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex in Plainfield.
One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.
PORTAGE | A man was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital Thursday afternoon after receiving head injuries in a two-car crash at County Line Road and Lincoln Street.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently earned two awards for its creativity.
ST. JOHN | Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of the Tri-town community as a vendor or sponsor of the annual St. John Chamber/Tri-town Rotary Corn Roast on Aug. 8. Held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, 96…
Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
CROWN POINT | Hundreds of young people from across Indiana are providing community service to Northwest Indiana agencies and residents through the Awestruck Experience.
HAMMOND | Four Purdue University Calumet fitness management students have received 2014-15 scholarships awarded by the university’s Department of Fitness, Wellness and Recreational Sports.
HIGHLAND | A shotgun start will kick off the eighth annual Greater Calumet Area U.S. Bowling Congress Scholarship Golf Outing on Aug. 2 at Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. Cost is $80 per person, which includes greens fees, use of cart, steak dinner, beer and prize…
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.
MICHIGAN CITY | Thirteen local groups have announced a communitywide school supply drive, which will run through Aug. 11. Supplies collected during the drive will be distributed to area students who are in need of materials to start the school year.
VALPARAISO | South Haven Unit’s Torch and Keystone Club members are dedicated to taking care of others’ needs and giving back to the community.
MICHIGAN CITY | Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibits, Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscope, from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.
Man arrested after resident reports 'moaning' in the woods
VALPARAISO | Online registration for Valparaiso schools begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 4. Each school will have staff and computer labs available from 8 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4-6.
HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road. Directors C. Dale Kelly and Valerie Wotkun, with Choreographer Catherine …
HOBART | A fire damaged an unoccupied home late Wednesday in Hobart.
CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a vehicle being driven by a Hammond woman.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when he couldn't pay his cab fare.
GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indiana State Department of Health, Griffith officials said.
A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.
HAMMOND | Hammond police arrested two people Tuesday night in connection with the armed robbery of a juvenile earlier in the evening.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting properties to verify information for accurate property tax assessment.
Southlake Children's Choir is auditioning children 7 to 18 who love to sing all summer. There is no deadline for joining the choir.
HIGHLAND | LACARE Art League will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Glory to God Church, 3711 Ridge Road, with Carol Heikema as guest demonstrator. Visitors are always welcome at no charge and refreshments are served. Call Ann Noldin at (219) 864-0593 for more information. Heikema works in waterco…
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