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Registration Now Open for 2017 Girl Scout Summer Day Camp


Worlds-of-Girl-Scouting-2All Girl Scouts now can register for the annual Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp. ”Zoom into Nature” is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 12-16, 2017.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Vacation Destination for Kids Who Struggle


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Vacation-Destination-for-Kids-Who-StruggleVacation planning tips for families with children who struggle with sensory, social and behavioral issues.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Spring Break Travel Affordable

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With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from communities throughout northcentral and northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Kids Ride the South Shore Line Free All Spring Break Long


South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Hartsfield Village Resident Mary Kerekes Knits Hats for Babies Born in Community Healthcare Hospitals


 

CHS-hats-1Toting a bag filled with ruby-red hats, Hartsfield Village resident Mary Kerekes made a special delivery to the Family Birthing Centers at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System on Valentine’s Day. Since she started knitting, she has made more than 850 tiny hats – each stitched with love – and delivered them to the moms and babies at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: Making Memories in the Community

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Bill and Joan Harnden met each for the first time at a donut shop in Chicago called Stan’s Donuts. A year later, Bill dropped to one knee and proposed, creating a beautiful, fun memory among the glazed donuts and brewed coffee.

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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: A Love 10 Years in the Making

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Erazema (Cookie) and Mark Czuba had been dating for 10 years before they got engaged in February 2015. A brief year later, they were married in a special "Say I Do" ceremony at Albert's Diamond Jewelers on Valentine's Day of 2016.

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Second Chance to Register for Girl Scouts in 2017


Girl-Scouts-logoGirl Scout troops in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. still have spots for girls who missed fall registration and would still like to join. Troops are available at most elementary schools for Daisy Girl Scouts (Kindergarten and 1st grade), Brownie Girl Scouts (2nd and 3rd grade) and Junior Girl Scouts (6-8 grade). Middle school girls can join Cadette troops. 9th and 10th Senior troops or 11th and 12th grade Ambassador troops have room for more interested girls.

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Lakeshore Paws and Vale Park Animal Hospital Start New Fur-ever Rescue Program

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There is an endless need for animal support when it comes to rescue and adoptions. Fortunately, there is also an endless amount of love, care, and giving for the animals taken in by the Northwest Indiana rescue centers and animal hospitals.

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Oak Partners, Inc. Provides Clients, Families a Fun Evening at Central Park Plaza Ice Rink

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On Wednesday, Oak Partners, Inc continued to build their presence in Valparaiso by inviting clients and their families to the new Central Park Plaza Ice Rink in downtown Valparaiso for an evening of skating. Oak Partners expected around 160 clients and family members to attend the event for which they rented out the facility and ice rink for the entire evening.

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Jacob’s Ladder: Making a Difference for One Region Family


Jacobs-Ladder-Making-a-Difference-for-One-Region-Family-2017 In the fall, Beth Johnson, from Lakeside Wealth Management, had the chance to tour Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation in Chesterton with the Lakeside team. That visit peaked her interest and ultimately led to her signing her son Andrew up for speech therapy, just one of the many areas in which Jacob’s Ladder works with children.

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