The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.
The Michigan City Tree Board will be partnering again with NIPSCO this year to give away some trees to residents of Michigan City at the opening of the Michigan City Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 4. Please follow this link: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.
On Thursday, April 18, Michael Angelo Caruso, communication consultant, author, and motivational speaker, will present the keynote address at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics (SOBE) 2019 Business Alliance Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites Hammond children, ages 6-11, to enjoy the City of Hammond’s Summer Recreation program. The fun will begin June 10 and go through July 12, weather permitting. This five week program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Proof of residency is required via a valid IN driver’s license with your Hammond address or a valid State of IN ID. A birth certificate is needed for each child. Registration is available Monday through Friday at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Jean Shepherd Community Center (3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be NO onsite registration. Hammond Parks & Recreation is not responsible for any child that is not a registered participant.
NITCO President Tom Long presented Hebron’s Non-for-profit, Call-A-Ride, a check for $1,000.00. Call-A-Ride President David Blackwell along with Cindy Schoon, Dorothy Michalak, Janet Jones, Bev Depra and Gene Rust where present to accept the donation.
Chesterton High School has recognized 923 students on its three varying honor rolls for the third nine weeks'. Of those 923 students, 248 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 284 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 391 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of (4.0 - 5.33333) for the third nine weeks'. Students who received a grade of "D", "F", "I", or had less than four attempts were disqualified.
At the April 8, 2019 Meeting, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission approved the expansion of the Façade Improvement Program and Upper Story Residential Incentive Program. The original program established in 2013 was limited to areas within the North Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District bounded by 11th Street to the south, 4th Street to the north, Pine Street to the east and Wabash Street to the west.
Adding to the chilly weather on Monday morning, NorthShore Health Centers teamed up with Kona Ice of the Dunes to celebrate this year’s National Chill Out Day, which marks the official end of the previous tax season.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of approximately 1,000 meals this week for those in need in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Many of the meals will be delivered through Feeding America. Each meal includes a whole ham, green beans, corn, au gratin potatoes and lemon bread.
Porter Regional Hospital was excited to celebrate the Easter holiday with its own Porter family and their families. Porter held an “EGGStravaganza,” inviting Porter associates to bring their families to its facility to meet the Easter Bunny, collect candy filled eggs, work on some crafts, and snack on hot dogs.