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2015 Trick or Treat Downtown – Kick Things Off at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce

Chesterton-trick-or-treat_15Downtown businesses will be offering trick or treating for Duneland families this year on Friday, October 30, from 4-6pm. Parents and their children should look for purple flyers in the windows of participating businesses along Indian Boundary, Calumet and Broadway in Chesterton.

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Lakeshore PAWS Newsletter, October 2015

Lakeshore-PAWS-Newsletter-October-2015-01I don’t know what we would do without our wonderful volunteers. There are several of you who spend so much time at adoption events, training classes, walking dogs, helping with our clerical work and just being around to give the dogs a hug or some attention. You know who you are. I try and thank many of you whenever I see you and make sure that you realize that you are appreciated, but I know you don’t do it for that. You do it for the dogs. The kindness you show the homeless dogs have helped many of them come out of their shells and find great families and forever homes.

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Opportunity Enterprises Celebrates 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

OE-Celebrates-Amazing-People-with-Awards-Ceremony-2015In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Governor Mike Pence has issued an executed proclamation encouraging Hoosier leaders and employers to "further advance the message that our family members, friends, and neighbors with disabilities are important to a diverse Hoosier workforce."

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Valparaiso YMCA Offers Valpo Skates on Fridays and Saturdays

ValpoSkates-2015The Valparaiso Family YMCA has a wonderful way to have fun, socialize and get some exercise – all at once! It is Valpo Skates. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get your kids out where they can have a great time! Lace up your skates and join the fun!

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Opportunity Enterprises Launching Limited Edition Holiday Gift Sets

rot1The Simply Amazing Market of Opportunity Enterprises is proud to introduce new gift sets for the upcoming holidays! Gift sets will include fudge, popcorn, hand painted ceramics and a variety of different sweets and treats prepared and packaged by men and women with disabilities employed by OE’s Simply Amazing Market.

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Duneland Family YMCA Happenings, September 23, 2015

FREE SENIOR FUN FAIR – For the Young At Heart! Thursday, September 24 from noon until 2:00pm. Join us for an informative and fun afternoon at the Duneland YMCA. Several local businesses will be in attendance with giveaways, refreshments and games for all Duneland Senior Citizens. Visit with representatives from HealthLinc, First Light Home Care, Addison Pointe, Accurate Hearing Aid Services, Kona Ice, Kernels & Kones, Porter Regional Hospital, Seniors Helping Seniors Home Care, Chesterton Manor, Hot Diggity Dog, Duneland Resale and Y Senior Center crafters Marge Shultz and Theresa Mauke. They’ll share their knowledge and business expertise about programs and services that can help improve your life as a senior. Bring your friends! It’s FREE and open to ALL! For more information, contact Nancy at the Y.

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Vale Park Has a Gem in Dr. Jerry Rodenbarger

Dr-Jerry-RodenbargerEarly on a Friday morning, my boss Chris and I met with Dr. Jerry Rodenbarger of Vale Park Animal Hospital. A polite and good-natured fella, Dr. Rodenbarger not only shows love for the animals that come into his care, but also for the community in which he lives.

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