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Gabis Arboretum at PNW Offers Mother’s Day Activities

The Gabis Arboretum at PNW announces special Mother’s Day events planned for this weekend… a Mother’s Day Flower Arranging event takes place this afternoon at 4:30pm. Participants can take home their own arrangements and will be guided by Purdue Extension Educator, Nikky Witkowski. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 8th), a Bird and Insect Drawing Workshop will be […]

Bonner Senior Center Receives Grant for Community Garden

In Portage, Porter County Master Gardeners Association co-chair of philanthropy Marty Seroczynski this week presented a $300 grant to Bonner Senior Center director Robin Wilkening and nutrition coordinator Erin Moore for use in the center’s Bruce Creasy Community Garden. The funds will be used to add three more raised beds at the garden, bringing the […]

American Heart Association’s Northwest Indiana Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Northwest Indiana Go Red for Women Digital Experience is happening this Thursday May 6th. The annual lunchtime gathering which is online for 2021 will feature inspiring stories, a cooking demonstration, a preview of the silent auction, and educational insights from leading experts. Registration is limited – visit Heart.org/NWIGoesRed for details.

Goodwill Community Career Center Events in Gary and Griffith for May 2021

In Lake County, Goodwill has announced the May 2021 events at their Community Career Centers: Gary Community Career Center Events May 2021 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 […]

219 Health Offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Two Northwest Indiana Locations

The 219 Health Network, Inc., provides rapid COVID-19 testing for those experiencing symptoms of the virus, and says residents with symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, sudden loss of taste and or smell, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat, a runny nose or headache may want to get tested to […]


Vaccination Clinics to be Held at Merrillville Schools May 11th

The Indiana Immunization Coalition will be offering free immunizations for northwest Indiana children at Merrillville High School on Tuesday, May 11th. According to a press release, clinics will be held at Merillville High School from 9am until 2pm, at Pierce Middle School from 9am until 11:30am, and at Merrillville Intermediate School from noon until 2pm. […]

Telephone Customers Encouraged to Begin Ten-Digit Dialing Now in 219 and 574 Area Codes

All telephone users in the 219 and 574 area codes of northern Indiana are encouraged to start using 10-digit dialing this month to make local phone calls instead of seven digits. NITCO says its customers can start using 10-digit dialing immediately. The full transition will be mandatory by October 24th of this year. The Federal […]

Porter County Council Looking to Fill Library Board Vacancy

The Porter County Council is looking to fill a board position. The council says they are accepting applications from those interested in filling a vacancy on the Porter County Library Board of Trustees. If interested, you can pick up an application at the Porter County Council office at 155 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso, or, you […]

Valparaiso Non-Profit Announces Homeowner Project-Assistance Event May 15th

In Valparaiso, the non-profit organization known as Home Team Valpo announces an outdoor cleanup on Saturday, May 15th. Teams of craftsmen and volunteers will be assisting local homeowners with yard work, repairs and exterior maintenance projects. The organization’s goal is to complete 24 home projects within its first twelve months of operation in order to […]

Valparaiso to Begin Eisenhower Avenue Project

In Valparaiso, the city is preparing to break ground for improvements along Eisenhower Avenue from about Crockett Avenue to Sturdy Road. The announcement from Mayor Matt Murphy said the work includes replacing roadway and water main, installing new stormwater drainage, and curbs, gutters and sidewalks where none existed. Water main replacement will begin the first […]