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Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet's guide for convenient gardening


It’s not too late to have a bountiful garden...even if you have nothing close to a green thumb. Since we nearing the middle of May, it’s a little too late to grow plants the old fashioned way with seeds, but you can still have that dream garden. Here is your guide to having the most beautiful garden, without having to know the tricks of the trade.

Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet believes that everyone deserves the chance to own and maintain a garden of their very own, which is why they offer a plethora of top of the line vegetative annuals. These are grown from advanced breeding hybridized cuttings, and Bloom’s even offers their own unique handpicked lines for a customer’s convenience.

“These lines are cherry picked and the best of the best,” said Richard Christakes, owner of Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet. “We put...

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The Women’s Fund of Porter County Awards Two Grants to Local Nonprofits

The-Womens-Fund-of-Porter-County-Awards-Two-Grants-to-Local-NonprofitsOn Thursday, May 2, 50 women gathered at the Porter County Community Foundation Nonprofit Conference Center to attend the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting for the Women’s Fund of Porter County.

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Students from Valparaiso Community Schools attain national recognition for excellent performance on 2019 National Spanish Examinations

Valparaiso-Community-Schools-2019Congratulations to 214 Spanish students from Valparaiso Community Schools who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

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Chesterton High School hosts 30th annual 5% Club Banquet

Chesterton-High-School-hosts-30th-annual-5-percent-Club-Banquet-2019_01 Chesterton High School hosted the 30th annual 5% Club Banquet for those 23 students in the top 5% of the senior class of 2019 at the Spa and Banquet and Event Center on Wednesday, May 8. This event is sponsored by the Duneland Education Foundation, Teachers Credit Union and the Duneland School Corporation.

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Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch to Support The H Life with Bake Sale, Coffee Flight on May 13


Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch is helping The H Life raise funds for pediatric cancer research with their first-ever Coffee Flight and Bake Sale on Monday, May 13 from 10am – 2pm.

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Preventing and healing child abuse in your community


Child abuse and neglect affects more than one million children every year. These numbers spread throughout neighborhoods and cities, and could be right down the street from your very front door.

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Work Ethic Certification Awards Ceremony at Chesterton High School

Work-Ethic-Certification-Awards-Ceremony-at-Chesterton-High-School-2019_01 Several Chesterton High School students in grades 9-11 earned the Center for Workforce One 2018-19 Work Ethic Certification on Thursday, May 2 at the school.

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Walk for Sojourner Truth House


Did someone say color walk?!

In celebration of the event's 20th anniversary, Sojourner Truth House (STH) is adding some color to this year’s Walk for STH by hosting a color walk! Proceeds support the mission of Sojourner Truth House to provide hope and help to thousands of homeless and at-risk women and their children.

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Duneland School students in Tri-County Jr/Sr HS Art Exhibition win awards

Chesterton-High-SchoolSeveral Chesterton High School and Middle School students have their work on display at South Shore Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster, Indiana for the 45th annual Tri-County Jr./Sr. High School Art Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display through May 19.

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Retired Thrivent CEO to Deliver Valparaiso University Commencement Address

rot1On Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, Valparaiso University will celebrate the class of 2019 through three commencement ceremonies, conferring degrees upon 707 undergraduate, 155 graduate and 76 law students.

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2019 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station


Caps off to these new graduates! Our coverage team has traveled across the Region to capture the culmination of these students' hard work. Celebrate with us and take a tour through our galleries.

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