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Porter-Starke Services Offers Additional Resources to Community Members


A mental health facility capable of treating illness and providing resources to those in need is important for any community. For the residents of Northwest Indiana, they are lucky to have Porter Starke Services and the many community opportunities they offer.

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Crown Point’s State of the City Event to Feature Economic Updates

City-of-Crown-PointMembers of the public and the business community are invited to join the City of Crown Point’s big update on all of the economic development and business plans that will be taking place throughout 2018. Attendees will learn all of the news firsthand from Mayor David Uran. Many other city department heads, board and commission members and school officials will also be in attendance.

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Applications Being Accepted for the Valparaiso Citizens Police Academy

valpopoliceThe Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications.

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Porter County Master Gardeners Association Scholarships and Grants Deadline Approaching


The Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invites individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $300 Community Grants or $300 Edible Garden Grants.

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Michigan City Snow Removal Parking Restrictions Lifted

my-michigan-city-cover Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the parking restrictions set in place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by the City of Michigan City, due to the snow removal conditions, will be lifted.

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Rittenhouse Villages at Portage Throws 6th Annual Seniors Prom


Residents at Rittenhouse Village in Portage went to their annual Seniors Prom earlier today to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Complete with everything from the Bonner Senior Center dance group getting residents up and dancing, to the tasty food, refreshments, and of course, a DJ. Rittenhouse residents slow-danced to oldies like “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” by Elvis and enjoyed moving to more modern singles such as “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke.

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United Way of Porter County Spirit Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted


Now through February 16, United Way of Porter County is seeking nominations for remarkable volunteers to be honored at their second annual Spirit Awards.

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South Shore Line Provides Status on Double Track and West Lake Projects

South Shore Line logoThe Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Annual Report on Funding Recommendations (Annual Report), published in conjunction with the Administration’s annual budget, includes the South Shore Double Track Northwest Indiana (NWI) and West Lake Corridor (WLC) projects as unrated, at the request of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). NICTD made the request to defer a FTA rating decision while it completes work on the environmental process and financing plans needed to move the projects forward.

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NIPSCO Reminds Customers to Avoid a Common Safety Hazard by Keeping Meters Clear of Snow and Ice

rot1As cold temperatures continue, NIPSCO is reminding customers to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Although meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, heavy or hard-packed snow and ice, icicles falling from building eaves, or water dripping from a roof and freezing on the meter could create potential safety hazards.

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Say "I do" at Albert's Diamond Jewelers this Valentine's Day!


It’s not every day that you get to marry the love of your life – what could be more special? Marrying the love of your life on Valentine’s Day!

That’s what Sheri and Michael of Northwest Indiana are doing at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers in Schererville this upcoming Wednesday on the holiday of love.

“When Denise over at Albert’s told us what they were doing on Valentine’s Day, we both looked at each other like, ‘Wow. That’s a no-brainer,’” said Sheri, who has been to the jewelry store twice before.

Sheri’s second visit was just recently, when her and fiancé Michael were shopping for Sheri’s engagement ring. The couple had just spent the weekend in Chicago for their traditional weekend-getaway, where Michael had proposed to Sheri. Although the newly engaged couple were in the city, Sheri already knew exaclty where she wanted to...

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Valpo Compost Site Closed Saturday, February 10, 2018

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 10, due to the predicted snowstorm. The site’s next scheduled day of operation is Feb. 17.

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