Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor McDermott. “I am sure she will continue to represent the City of Hammond well on this Board.”
The Porter County Animal Shelter today released animal intake and outcome data for the first half of 2017 which indicates a zero growth in the number of animals at the shelter and confirms their continued status as a NO KILL Shelter.
During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.
Valparaiso High School students jammed out and showcased their musical talents at the Valparaiso Family YMCA and Campus Life’s first-ever Battle of the Bands competition in the Valpo Y’s Pavilion.
It was an awesome day on Saturday at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton as the Duneland Chamber of Commerce threw its 12th annual Party in the Park- a fun event for the whole family where businesses and community organizations reached out to the community.
Symphony of Chesterton has a lot to celebrate! Last month, the assisted living center was honored with the High Note Award for the fourth time in the short few years the facility has been opened.
Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!
Few subjects captivate minds - young and old - quite like astronomy.
Short of boarding a space shuttle, a planetarium offers the best possible environment to satisfy one’s celestial curiosity, and better still, earn credits to fulfill a science requirement at Indiana University Northwest.
Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant that will benefit several volunteer fire departments in Porter County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.