Duneland residents kicked off the holiday season this year en masse at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s annual Hometown Holiday Celebration. This year’s celebration featured horse and carriage rides, a Retail Open House, a Tree Lighting Ceremony and a Twilight Christmas Parade that featured a wide array of floats from local businesses, police and fire departments, and many community organizations.
As the lights twinkled and Christmas carols played, Mayor Jon Costas cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the William E. Urschel Pavilion ice-skating rink.
On December 1, 2015, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The Porter County Community Foundation has joined this movement known as #GivingTuesday as an opportunity for our community to come together and give something more this holiday season.
Culver’s of Valparaiso recently presented a donation of $3,178.95 to the American Cancer Society.
Representatives from REGIONAL Federal Credit Union visited Substation No. 9 in Hammond to help first graders from Hammond’s Franklin Elementary create ornament boxes. First graders from all of Hammond’s elementary schools have been taking trips to the art gallery to create the boxes for Substation No. 9’s Polar Express event. The hundreds of ornaments are decorating a Christmas tree and a wall inside Substation No. 9. Once the ornaments are completed, Santa will fill the boxes with a small treat.
The Calvary staff is off Thursday and Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. But we are all ready for Sunday! See you then!
Central Elementary School in Valparaiso won the IASP Academic Spell Bowl competition, placing 1st in the state of Indiana! The competition took place at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Thursday, November 19th and the state winners were announced on Friday, November 20th.
This weekend we are kicking off our #FoodDrive as we try to fight hunger in our community! Bring in at least 3 non-perishable food items and you will be entered in a drawing for free movie passes and concession passes!
The Merrillville Rotary Club, for the fifth consecutive year, made Thanksgiving and the holiday season happier for numerous area families recently by donating 50 turkeys to St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, which were in turn distributed to clinic clients. Club members raised approximately $1,000 to purchase the food from the Strack and Van Til Broadway store in the city, which provided them at cost. Shown receiving a donation from club president Tom Kuhn, right, is Miguel Perez, of DeMotte.
The Memorial Opera House Foundation has joined with the Memorial Opera House to collect new 12” to 16” stuffed animals through December 13th in support of the United Way Of Porter County’s Reading Buddies Initiative.
In early June, the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs launched a university-side diversity assessment. To ensure an objective and comprehensive valuation, outside consultants Halualani and Associates are conducting the assessment of IU Northwest as well as IU’s six other campuses and the office itself.