Great Mayors seem to be a staple in Northwest Indiana. While their politics and decisions get discussed and highlighted each and every day, the lighter side of the mayoral job often gets overlooked. From embarrassing moments to the songs they’re listening and singing along to, we took a moment to ask a few Region mayors some lighthearted questions, hoping to get to know them a little better than before.
The South Haven Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana Welcomes Dads and Daughters to a Royal Night at the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
A “Royal Night” it was at the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Northwest Indiana. The first annual Daddy Daughter Dance began with delicious food and pictures that Saturday night as all the little girls dressed up in their prettiest dresses for the big event as they were escorted by their dads. The dance was an exciting way for families to make new memories in a fun and safe environment.
One of the most powerful facets of being human is the power to believe - the power that comes from believing in yourself, and the amazing things that you can accomplish when you believe in others. Tonight, hundreds of people gathered for the 26th Annual Opportunity Enterprises Gala to share in the belief that they too can make a difference.
One Thing Leads To Another: 50 Years of Impact Celebrated at Annual Supporter of Project Neighbors Meeting
Saturday morning, the past, present, and future of Valparaiso were touched on during the Project Neighbors first annual Supporters of Project Neighbors meeting. Members that have been with the organization for decades joined supporters, some that were brought on board over the years as the group expanded and some new who interested in learning how they can help. The meeting began with a chorus of beautiful voices from area students that set the tone for the power of collaboration evident throughout both the history of the organization and this first ever annual supporters meeting.
Despite sub-freezing temperatures and blustery winds, nearly 2,000 runners crowded the starting line at the annual Valparaiso YMCA’s Ringing in Spring race on Saturday morning to kick off the spring running season.
Habitat for Humanity of Porter County has been building homes for community members in need since 1994. Last year, however, they completed their first-ever build for a veteran, Tina Sanders, and her 16-year-old daughter, Katlynn
At the annual Kelsey’s Tip A Cop Day, police officers gathered to raise money for the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training) program. On that Thursday evening at Kelsey’s Restaurant, the officers actually served food to the guests while teaching them about what the program has to offer. The G.R.E.A.T. program is an effective gang and violence prevention program that was created to teach students about important ways to stay safe.
Liberty Intermediate School has recognized 261 students on the honor roll for earning at least 3.0 grade point average for the third nine weeks’. Of those, 121 students are listed on the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.66 or higher for the third nine weeks' grading period.
Mike and Meagan Wizceb (center), of Elburn, Ill., recently donated a Cuddle Cot to the Franciscan Health Michigan City Family Birthing Center. The couple began their charitable efforts after the loss of a son, Wyatt, and began an organization called, Wishes for Wyatt, which raises money to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals; and for HEALing Embrace, which produces the cots. The device allows grieving families to spend more time with their child as they process the loss.
The Bailly Elementary Sweet Treat Factory this year will make and sell roughly 3,000 chocolate-covered pretzels. The pretzels will be made by 93 second graders. The fundraiser provides hands-on learning about how a business runs from start to finish. Each child submits a job application, works a job, advertises and fills orders. This positive learning experience promotes teamwork, pride and commitment to helping others.
Indiana University Northwest hosted their spring 2018 Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement installment on Wednesday morning, at their John W. Anderson Library Conference Center.