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HOBART | Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Brentwood at Hobart, 1420 St. Mary's Circle.
LAKE STATION | There will be a family nutrition event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Station-New Chicago branch of the Lake Public Library, 2007 Central Ave.
Jewelry worth nearly $20,000 stolen from home in Portage
CHESTERTON | Firefighters from the Chesterton Volunteer Fire Department and Firefighters Local 4600 donated a new evacuation crib for use at the Duneland Family YMCA Preschool. The crib enables staff to quickly and safely evacuate infants when minutes and seconds count most. The durable duty…
LAPORTE | Since opening in July of 2013, the LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity ReStore has been offering new and gently used building materials, home goods, furnishings, hardware and more to a growing customer base from Northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.
HIGHLAND | Kempo Jujutsu Martial Arts is celebrating 20 years in business this month by sponsoring a holiday toy drive.
EAST CHICAGO | Patrons can wipe their slate clean of overdue fines this month by contributing to the Easy Chicago Public Library’s annual food drive at at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. Canned goods and other nonperishable food…
CROWN POINT | The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic Community School is hosting its annual Christmas food drive through Friday.
The T.F. North and T.F. South boys basketball teams both picked up thrilling road wins Tuesday.
Breanna Toppen scored a game-high 22 points to lead Times No. 10 Kankakee Valley to a 68-55 win over Hanover Central.
HAMMOND | A Gary man facing a drug charge is expected to accept a plea agreement Wednesday in federal court.
The region recorded the lowest temperatures in early December in years Tuesday, and forecasters said it is only going to get worse Wednesday.
VALPARAISO | Volunteers on Tuesday sorted and organized gifts at the Mental Health America of Porter County office as part of the giftLift program, a holiday program the agency conducts each year collecting and distributing holiday gifts to those affected by mental illness.
HAMMOND | Five “lead corporate donors” are being recognized by Purdue University Calumet for support of a planned athletic complex at Dowling Park.
With the help of about 8,900 Indiana residents, the American Cancer Society has reached its participation goal for an upcoming cancer prevention study.
HAMMOND | Planned Parenthood will offer free HIV tests Thursday at its Hammond location, 7131 Indianapolis Blvd.
HOBART | Maria Reiner Center, 705 E. Fourth St., offers a number of activities to get seniors moving during the winter.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas holiday house decorating contest.
LAKE STATION | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has a festive December planned at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center. Jolly Good Times is being held through Dec. 30 during regular hours and at regular admission prices (closed Dec. 24 and 25). Come enjoy Jolly Jingles, Artf…
KNOX | MDwise, in partnership with Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, will host a free event to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance marketplace on Hoosiers.
Freshman Raven Watts' double-double led the Thornridge girls basketball team to a 72-24 win over CICS/Ellison on Monday.
Sophomore forward Frankie Slayton scored a key basket with 30 seconds left and senior forward Courtney VanderMeer had an offensive rebound with 10 seconds left to lead Covenant Christian to a 42-39 win over Frontier in girls basketball action Monday.
MERRILLVILLE | The town continues to ask residents to drop off their plastic caps at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso-area woman pointed a loaded gun at her boyfriend who then hit her in the face and took the gun away, according to police.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Safety Board has a study session scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 111 N. Broad St.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fire Protection Territory Board of Directors has a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fire Department headquarters, 26 W. 73rd Ave.
BUSINESS MISIDENTIFIED: A story in Monday's edition about the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund incorrectly stated the name of the business where Grandpa Claus of North Hammond dropped off his donations. It was the Hammond National Insurance Company not the Hammond National Bank.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Regional SWAT team has scheduled a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. in Schererville.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso-area man is accused of downloading child pornography created by a Ukrainian company.
Cops: English Bulldog puppy is taken from Portage home
One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a busy night of police responding to multiple wrecks blamed on snowy, slick pavement.
WorkingWell and Franciscan Alliance ExpressCare will expand in Porter County in the new year.
GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.
LOWELL | Tri-Creek Lumber and Hardware is holding its annual winter coat drive through Dec. 28.
GARY | The public is invited to the 30th annual Gary Historical and Cultural Society's Christmas Dinner Concert at 6 p.m. today at the Genesis Convention Center, Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
MUNSTER | South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce will add and educational component to its regular luncheon meeting Wednesday by offering a small business workshop.
HAMMOND | Beatniks on Conkey, on behalf of Hammond Community Theater, is hosting auditions tonight for Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," the longest running play in England. Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 418 Conkey St.
MUNSTER | Area photo enthusiasts, from beginners to pros, are invited to the Calumet Region Photo Club for a presentation on camera lenses from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners of its Summer Fun Along the South Shore photo contest.
SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was the keynote speaker at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's annual Community Luncheon last month at Briar Ridge Country Club.
HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band, formally Rusty Pipes, believes in helping Hobart band music programs survive and thrive.
VALPARAISO | Donors gathered at the Valparaiso Family YMCA lobby last month to view The Giving Tree which recognizes those donors who contributed to the Y’s capital campaigns, “Promises Kept” and “Better Together.” It was through these campaigns that the Valparaiso Family YMCA was able to re…
VALPARAISO | Due to the construction of a new fellowship hall and concern for the safety of guests, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will not be hosting its annual Live Nativity, re-enacting the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. With the building of a new hall, there is no electricity at the stable.
PORTAGE | The public is invited to attend the remaining Holiday Concerts presented this season by the Portage Township Schools Department of Music. Join the students and their directors at the Portage High School East Auditorium, 6450 U.S. 6, for an evening of holiday cheer. The stage has be…
PORTER COUNTY | People can give back to the commuity through American Red Cross.
Crown Point resident Margaret Detert was honored recently for achieving 50 years of continuous volunteer service at Methodist Hospitals.
VALPARAISO | Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring their favorite big rigs at “Touch a Truck,” an event benefiting Toys for Tots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Central Park Plaza, Lincolnway at Lafayette Street.
PORTAGE | Application packets for the position of probationary police officer with the Portage Police Department will be available from 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 through 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
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