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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service in Highland

In Highland, the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors will conduct their annual memorial service in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7, 2019, and the service is being relocated to an indoor location. James Laud, Sr., 5th District Director for the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, says the […]

Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Park

Region residents are invited to take part in an annual national effort known as the Christmas Bird Count. The Indiana Dunes National Park will be facilitating the 2019 count on Friday, December 27 in the “INDW Birding Circle” which is located in northeast Lake County and and northwest Porter County. Park officials say Audubon and […]

History Rides with Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line

History rides with rail rangers are an opportunity to learn more about the South Shore Line trip through the Region between Chicago and South Bend. In partnership with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) and Indiana Dunes National Park, interpretive guides with the nonprofit Midwest Rail Rangers narrate passing scenery in the designated train car. […]

Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope Event

Feline Community Network is proud to be a part of the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelter’s Holiday Hope Event this year. Get pre-approved by emailing for an adoption application today. Adoption on select cats are $25 + an $11 microchip registration fee.  For more information visit https://facebook.com/events/523592754889047/?ti=cl

Valparaiso Fire Department: “Keep the Wreath Red”

From the Valparaiso Fire Department: As we approach the holiday season, the Valparaiso Fire Department would once again like to remind you to keep your holiday safe and happy. The Valparaiso Fire Department is teaming up with fire departments across the nation with the “Keep the Wreath Red” program. The program will run from December […]


Merry Meals in Need of Food Donations

Merry Meals provides 500 boxed dinners each holiday season to those in Porter, Lake and La Porte counties, and is seeking items from Region residents. The nonprofit organization based in Chesterton reports that they are in need of 300 (28oz) cans of baked beans, 300 boxes of potatoes and 100 dessert mixes. For more informaion, […]

Santa Parade in Crown Point

In Crown Point, Mayor David Uran’s Office of Special Events invites the community to year’s Santa Parade this Saturday, November 30th, beginning at 10 am. Santa will arrive by helicopter at the Pointe Plaza and he and Mrs. Claus will ride a fire truck down Main Street directly to the Courthouse on the downtown square […]

Valpo vs. New Palestine to Be Shown Live in Downtown Valparaiso Friday Night

In Valparaiso, the community is invited to cheer on the Valparaiso High School football team in the state championship with a live broadcast of the game this Friday night (November 29), 6 pm at Central Park Plaza. Hosted by Valparaiso Events, the community is encouraged to wear green, bring their own chairs and tailgating snacks, […]

Silhavy-LaPorte Roundabout Opening

In Valparaiso, city officials say the Silhavy-LaPorte roundabout opens at 7 am this morning Tuesday November 26th. Landscaping and other finishing work will continue into 2020 and will require minor lane restrictions. The new roundabout move approximately 35,000 vehicles per day, using a two-lane design with four legs. For more information about how to drive […]

Turkey Trot Hike at Indiana Dunes National Park

Region residents are invited to join a ranger on Saturday, November 30, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in search of wild turkey and other wildlife. Meet the ranger at the Calumet Dunes parking lot in Indiana Dunes National Park. Hike along the ancient Calumet shoreline of Lake Michigan and through forested dunes and small […]