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Porter County Recycling District Certifies First Master Recycler

Solid-Waste-BoardJames Biancotti became the first certified Master Recycler in Porter County. Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Executive Director Therese Davis presented Biancotti with his certification at the organization’s quarterly board meeting Tuesday.

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Letters of Interest for an Ethics Commission Member

Valparaiso-Vibrant-VisionaryThe City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is currently seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government. We envision Valparaiso as a community that is respected for fostering ethics in government.

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July Community Coffee Talk to Focus on All Aspects of the Dunes and Indiana's Lakeshore

CCT header specificJully22You’re invited to be a part of a community conversation about all aspects of the dunes and Indiana's lakeshore with a local roundtable discussion on July 22 at 9am at Third Coast Spice Cafe in Chesterton.

The direction of the conversation will be to “know, grow, and go” - what organizations and individuals serve our lakeshore in some way, and what we can be doing to help get the word out about the programs and opportunities offered by the dunes, what initiatives are on the way or on the table to help preserve and grow participation in our shores, and what all is available that people may not know everything about with our beaches, trails and parks .

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Valparaiso Train Depot Move Time Lapse

depot-move-twoFormer Porter County Career and Technical Center Video Production and Media Studies student (and former staffer Mark Passine) did this awesome time lapse of the depot moving.

Check out the video below and keep up to date with the big depot move on the Valparaiso Train Depot Move Supporters page!

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Porter-Starke Services to host "Learn@Lunch: An Overview of Problem Gambling" on Tuesday, July 15

rot001On Tuesday, July 15, Porter-Starke Services will host its Learn@Lunch series with an informative educational lecture entitled, "An Overview of Problem Gambling" from 11:30-1:00 PM at Porter-Starke Services located at 3176 Lancer Street in Portage. David Johnson, MSW, LCAC, NCAC II, CADAC II, NCGC I, Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Therapist at Porter-Starke Services will be the featured presenter.

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Report and Track Power Outages in your Area with the NIPSCO App

severe-weather-appSevere weather is second nature around here. When storms strike, make your first instinct a visit to to report and track power outages. You can view the site from your computer or mobile device and find all the outage info you need, including a map of affected areas, estimated restore times and tips to keep you safe.

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Watching the Train Depot Move Proves to be Interesting for All

depot-move-oneThe relocation of the former Grand Trunk railroad train depot has attracted not only interested residents of Valparaiso, but historians and media outlets nationwide.

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