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Several December 2021 Events at The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections in Gary and Griffith

The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections — Gary Please be aware of the following guidelines set in place for your safety: • Please follow CDC guidelines and do not enter if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, or a sore throat • Masks are strongly recommended for guests who are working […]

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays and Beyond

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is encouraging residents to remember recycling during the holidays and overall to find ways to throw away less.“The holiday season can be challenging for recycling and waste. It’s this time of year when people bring out wrapping paper, tissue paper, bows, glitter, and seasonal décor that […]

Groundbreaking for Journeyman Distillery in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, hundreds of people attended a groundbreaking celebration Friday for Journeyman Distillery on South Campbell. The company is looking to begin construction in the coming weeks and plans to open in stages, beginning early 2023. The Mayors Office says it’s a historic restoration project, transforming a former windshield wiper factory into a 140,000-square foot […]

Wind Advisories Issued

Wind advisories have been issued for areas of Northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service says wind gusts from the west up to 45 to 50 miles-per-hour are expected. “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects, such as outdoor holiday decorations. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” the advisory […]

Indiana Virtual Job Fair Featuring Long-Term Care Providers

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), in partnership with the Indiana Health Care Association and the Indiana Center for Assisted Living, is hosting a virtual job fair featuring four long-term care providers that are hiring statewide. The virtual job fair will run from 9:30 am to 10:30 am Central time (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 […]


Boys and Girls Clubs Helping Families with ‘A Christmas to Remember’

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana are helping families during the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember”. For more information on the event or to donate, here’s a link to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana website:  https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/christmastoremember/   . You can also hear more about the event at […]

Valparaiso Extends Leaf Pickup

In Valparaiso, the city announced today that leaf pickup will be extended one more week until December 10th. The annual curbside leaf pick-up began October 18th. Due to warmer temperatures, leaves fell later this year compared to 2020. Leaf crews will be working additional hours and on weekends to complete collection by December 10th. Here […]

Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship Offered to Indiana Students

Indiana students pursuing a career in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship. The program awards $7,500 a year, for up to four years, for those earning a teaching degree, and who commit to teaching in Indiana for up to five years upon graduating. State Representative and Chair of the House […]

Purdue Extension – Lake County Offers Program on Managing Concerns About Falls

Purdue Extension – Lake County is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls in January and February 2022, a series of classes 10AM – 12Noon CT, at their Crown Point office. A workbook is provided and snacks are served. A news release said the fall prevention program is also designed to reduce fear […]

Informational Webinar on Valparaiso Neighborhood Grants for 2022

In Valparaiso, the city recently announced it was revising the dates for its annual Neighborhood Improvement Grant program to make funds available earlier in the year. A news release says the new schedule means applications will be due on March 1st, 2022, with winning projects announced by March 11th, 2022. An informational webinar will be […]