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Century 21 Alliance Group Gives Back Locally and Nationally


Beyond being one of the most well-known real estate firms in Northwest Indiana, Century 21 Alliance Group makes an extensive effort to help those in need, both locally and worldwide.

“We participate in several giveback programs throughout the year,” said Jeanne Sommer, Owner and Broker of Century 21 Alliance Group. “I couldn’t imagine not giving back to the community.”

Under the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring program, the real estate firm has helped take care of dogs at Lakeshore PAWS (a no-kill animal shelter in Valparaiso), clean windows at VNA Hospice, lay mulch at Tower Park, and paint the exterior of Hilltop Neighborhood House. This Christmas seasons, they sponsored various families at Housing Opportunities, collecting and donating clothes.

“We also work with 500 Turkeys [an organization that feeds...

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Brilliant Results: How to choose a cleaning service


Stress-free homes that feel like a haven almost always have one thing in common: they’re decluttered, and clean. But it’s not always easy to keep them that way. Let’s face it - life happens. It can be daunting to think of inviting people into your home to help. Before picking a cleaning agency, consider these tips from Brilliant Results Cleaning Service:

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The Alzheimer's Association Offers Valparaiso Community Forum

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Grappling with the devastation of a life-altering health issue can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when it comes to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no denying that Alzheimer’s takes a hard toll on countless individuals and their families, particularly if those involved have no prior experience with its implications. But help is available for those afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease and those going through this journey with them.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. They are hosting Community Forums throughout the chapter service area to better understand the needs of both patients and support persons living with the...

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Looking to Transform Your House Into Your Dream Home? Affordable Remodelers Is Here to Help


The next time you relax on your sofa, pour a warm cup of cocoa, step out of the shower, or go to the mailbox, close your eyes for a moment and picture your dream home. Then, open your eyes. Does reality match your imagination? Affordable Remodelers can help bring your vision to life.

From improved curb appeal to increased energy efficiency, Affordable Remodelers brings more than 50 years of combined expertise, experience, and commitment to provide high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

Most products at Affordable Remodelers come with a manufacture’s lifetime warranty and a workmanship guarantee to stand behind their work. Affordable Remodelers is also fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

Affordable Remodelers currently has great offers on roofing,...

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Two Special Births Mark the Transition to New Michigan City Hospital

Two-Special-Births-Mark-the-Transition-to-New-Michigan-City-Hospital_01 The recent opening of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital also meant the transition from a location where mothers had given birth for more than a century. For many of these years, Brahms Lullaby would play hospital-wide to signal that a new life had entered the world.

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Cavanaugh and Nondorf: Family Ties


Dr. Robert Cavanaugh and Dr. Matthew Nondorf are names that many recognize because they correlate with the roots of orthodontists in the city of Valparaiso. But that’s no accident, and is a result of two childhood friends following family legacies and reconnecting back in the Northwest Indiana region after college.

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McAfee Animal Hospital January 2019 Special

McAfee-January-2019-SpecialJanuary Special: Wellness Blood Screening is $72!
Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Early detection will help to ensure that your pet will have a long, healthy and active life! Bloodwork also gives us baseline for future pet care.

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Rain, Sleet, or Shine, Johnny On The Spot Caters to the Elements


When nature calls, it’s pretty tough to ignore it. Plus, when a career in construction requires you to be out in the elements, that call can make for a lot of unnecessary complications, safety risks, and plain old frustration. Whether you're gearing up for a speedy home remodel or a major commercial construction project, providing workers with portable restroom facilities is vital for maintaining a safe and efficient job site.

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Crimson Wave Men's Basketball Makes a Splash With Historic Start to Season


Colin Terrill, Sports Information Director at Calumet College of St. Joseph, had no idea what to expect out of the Crimson Wave Men’s Basketball Team at the start of the season. Most of last year’s roster had moved on, and their starting five are all new to the role. The talent was certainly there, but translating that to success is never easy.

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Shedd Aquarium Announces Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days/Evenings and Closure Dates

Shedd-Aquarium-logoChicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this January and February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year.

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Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog

Teens-Rescue-Hammond-Woman-and-Her-Dog-2018Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake. Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help.

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