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America Recycles Day ‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Contest

Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction says teachers from grades six through twelve in Porter County can enter their students’ craft projects into the America Recycles Day “Trash 2 Treasure” Contest. The organization hopes teachers and students in Porter County can help them celebrate the only national holiday dedicated to recycling. Upcycled art and craft […]

City of Valparaiso Launches Good Neighbor Award

The City of Valparaiso recently launched a Good Neighbor Recognition program to promote neighborhood involvement and community service. The Good Neighbor Award will be an annual recognition, highlighting an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. “Valparaiso is a very warm and giving community. We […]

New Northwest Health – LaPorte Now Open

In downtown LaPorte, the Region’s newest hospital opened over the weekend. Move-in day for Northwest Health – La Porte was Saturday, October 24th. The four story hospital on State Street with all private patient rooms sits one block from the old La Porte Hospital. Next year, Northwest Health – La Porte will open a new […]

Sustainable Solutions Virtual Seminar

South Shore Clean Cities and the Michiana Area Council of Governments invite citizens to participate in the Sustainable Solutions Virtual Seminar tomorrow (Tuesday, October 27th) at 1pm Central Time. Participants can learn how regional business, university and government leaders have implemented sustainable practices in their operations. A virtual tour of the City of South Bend’s […]

U.S. Postal Service Asks Hoosiers to Keep the Path Clear for Holiday Cheer

The United States Postal Service (USPS) reminds all Hoosiers to prepare to “keep your path clear for holiday cheer”. In addition to making sure your mail carrier has a clear path to your door, there are other ways to keep workers safe during the holidays and year-round. Avoid overpacking mailboxes, as a jammed mailbox could […]


Franciscan Health Michigan City to Host Blood Drive

In Michigan City, hospital officials say in response to a severe blood shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health Michigan City will host a blood drive on Friday, October 23. The Versiti blood drive will be 7AM to 1PM in the Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel Community Room at the hospital at 3500 Franciscan Way. The […]

First United Methodist Church of Crown Point to Officially Open New Warming and Cooling Center

In Crown Point, residents in need of a warming or cooling center in extreme weather will now have a new location for assistance, thanks to a collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations. First United Methodist Church of Crown Point at 352 South Main St. will now house a Warming and Cooling Center for the City […]

Application Options for Energy Assistance Program

Applications are being taken for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) in Indiana, officially opening on November first. This season, the Porter County Aging and Community Services (PCACS) team and EAP volunteers will not be scheduling appointments as the office remains closed to the public due to COVID, but volunteers and staff are available for questions […]

Application Deadline for Next Term at The Excel Center

The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations. Applications must be received by Friday, October 23rd, 2020, for classes beginning October 28th, 2020. All sites are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines as set forth […]

State of Indiana Accepting Applications for Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act Rental Assistance Program

The state of Indiana’s Rental Assistance Portage is now accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act rental assistance program. State officials say this program can provide eligible renters with up to six months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments. More information, including the steps for tenants […]