In every city, there are dedicated employees working each day to provide the best experiences for their residents. The City of Whiting is lucky enough to have Mark Harbin, a dedicated public servant, who currently works as the Director of Special Events.
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 of Valparaiso traveled to Camp Soni Springs in Michigan recently to help out at the Apple Cider Bike Ride. The girls passed out Gatorade, water, and snacks as well as cheered the riders on their journey. When that job was done, they helped adult volunteer Joe Baker refinish the camp stage. Mr. Baker taught beginner painting skills that helped complete the job quicker.
Most Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, delivers a message of life, hope, acceptance and love to a crowd of about 1,200 area school students and faculty during a 31st annual Prayer Service in Celebration of Life at Franciscan Health Dyer Oct. 4, conducted during national Respect Life Month. The theme of this year’s event, Be Not Afraid, was accentuated by remarks made by guest speaker Matt Schwartz, theological consultant for the Parish Success Group, a national Catholic ministry training and coaching agency, who stressed the good in each individual and the need to elevate the spirit and worth of others.
Purdue University Northwest’s student-led public relations firm, Region Communication Solutions, chose to conduct a communication audit on Munster Police Department.
Residents, staff, members of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, and community members met at The Lakes of Valparaiso on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Trail Park with a ribbon cutting. The new park brings even more recreation to residents, offering a tennis court, basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, and a bark park.
Porter County Parks & Recreation was pleased to welcome volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Day of Service. These volunteers worked to clear invasive plants from the natural prairie and plant beneficial trees around the pond. Greg Ward, Principal at Swartz, Retson & Co. said “Our firm likes to volunteer as a way to give back to the community. We choose Porter County Parks and Recreation since it has great facilities like Sunset Hill Farm that many of us use and want keep nice for years to come.”
The East Branch of the Little Calumet River is one of Northwest Indiana’s invaluable natural resources, providing habitat for aquatic wildlife and picturesque views for hikers on nearby trails. Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, the National Park Service, Student Conservation Association, and the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association are working to restore habitat and improve access along the river corridor.
Ever wonder why you’ve been seeing so many of these unfamiliar creepy crawlies in the house lately and what on Earth they are? Crawling all over the walls and ceilings and seemingly everywhere lately, they can be quite a nuisance; and if you think your house is bad, one house was once found to have over 26,000 of the bugs overwintering in it according to the Journal of Entomological Science.
On Wednesday morning, residents of the Crown Point community were invited to Main Street Cafe to meet with Mayor David Uran and share their concerns and questions about the city. This event, which is hosted monthly at different locations, gives residents a chance to connect directly with the mayor and his department heads, and have their concerns addressed.
In every community, there are people and businesses that pull together to support worthy causes. In Valparaiso, one of those businesses is Ford of Valpo and their amazing staff who often take time from their days to support local causes.