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South Haven Fire Department Offering ‘Stop the Bleed’ Course for the Community

The South Haven Fire Department is offering a Stop the Bleed course for the community from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 7th at the fire station on 700 North in Porter County. The course is designed to teach bleeding control methods, which can save lives. The cost is $10 per person, payable on the […]

Registration Now Open for Little League Challenger Division

Registration is now open for Little League Challenger Division this season. The Challenger Division is for those with special needs, including physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities. Regina Wagoner, with Lakes of the Four Seasons/ Winfield Challengers told us on Region Newsmakers that there are many Region communities that offer a Challenger Division including DeMotte, Lowell, […]

Drop-In Volunteering Offered by Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes Tourism have partnered to offer Drop-In Volunteering, a volunteer option for those looking to help out at the Indiana Dunes. Opportunities will be available nearly every day of the week and will include stewardship, restoration, park clean-up and more. On Saturday, February 15 (third Saturday of every month), […]

Lake County Master Gardeners Association Offering Grants

The Lake County Master Gardeners Association is again offering grants from $100 to $500 to schools, churches, organizations, businesses, or others who meet certain criteria. The grant money must be used for new or existing garden-related projects in Lake County, Indiana, and an educational aspect is preferred but not required. Nine grants were awarded in […]

Valparaiso Community Schools Announce “Kindergarten Round-Up”

Valparaiso Community Schools remind residents the Kindergarten Roundup will be held Thursday, April 9th at Central, Flint Lake, Memorial and Parkview Elementary schools, and Friday, April 10th at Cooks Corners, Heavilin, Northview and Thomas Jefferson Elementary schools. Each school will hold two sessions: one from 9:15am until 10:30am and another from 1:15pm until 2:30pm. Parents […]


Water Main Break Causes Road Closures in East Chicago

The City of East Chicago is reminding motorists of temporary road closures in the area of the Michigan Avenue/Guthrie Avenue intersection due to a water-main break that occurred Monday. The closure also includes the Cline Avenue Ramp to Michigan Avenue and other roadways in the vicinity of Guthrie and Michigan Avenues. We have a complete […]

Purdue Extension-Lake County to Host Program, “Staying Sharp–Debunking Myths About the Aging Brain”

In Crown Point, Purdue Extension-Lake County is hosting an educational program, Staying Sharp – Debunking Myths About The Aging Brain. Adapted from The Global Council on Brain Health recommendations for Cognitively Stimulating Activities, this program addresses several common myths related to the aging brain. The presentation will also delve further into brain health and discuss […]

Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air Accepting Nominations for Clean Air Awards

Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air (PCA) is now accepting nominations online for its Clean Air Awards. Four awards will be presented, one in each of the following categories: business, municipal, industrial, and the Mark Siminski Bicycle Award, which will recognize an individual or entity for extraordinary efforts to promote and/or participate in bicycling in […]

Crown Point’s 2020 State of the City Event

Crown Point’s State of the City is less than two months away. In addition to updates on the city’s economic development and business activities, Mayor David Uran will be recognizing several local businesses for their longevity in the city. More than four-hundred people attended last year’s event. Crown Point officials are currently taking applications for […]

Humane Indiana’s 17th Annual Gala Fundraiser

Humane Indiana is getting ready for its 17th Annual gala Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. The nonprofit says its Hollywood Pets-themed fundraiser will benefit shelter pets and help rehabilitate wildlife. Gala guests may participate in the silent auction, featuring dozens of items including artwork, sports memorabilia, and experiences. Online bidding will […]