Valparaiso has been a city on the rise in Northwest Indiana for quite some time, and part of that rise is its dedicated community members who have an eye towards the future and an appreciation for their town's potential. That is where the Valparaiso Creative Council comes into the picture. The VCC is a group of local leaders who are seeking to advance the growth and development of the creative arts community in Valpo through the installment of new pieces of public art, creating a greater connection between Valparaiso University and downtown, more creative spaces, greater diversity of art programming, a centralized channel to unify local artists, online resources for local art news and events, and much, much more.
With extreme heat and humidity expected over the next few days, Mayor Meer would like to remind the citizens of cooling centers located within the City of Michigan City.
On Tuesday, Anne Anderson Director of Economic Development for the City of Hammond welcomed a strong crowd to the dual ground breaking and ribbon cutting at Oxbow Landing.
Most people do not necessarily think of car seats when they think of the Valparaiso Fire Department, but it has been an important aspect of the fire department’s community outreach for over 12 years. The fire department operates the third busiest Permanent Fitting Station in the State of Indiana, following Indianapolis and Lafayette. It helps parents, grandparents, and other care givers install an average of 24 seats per month, with ten seats per month given away free to state-aid qualified recipients.
Porter County Aging and Community Services’ board of directors is examining initial steps toward establishing a more widespread adult guardianship program in Porter County.
Due to train track crossing repairs being performed by Chicago South Shore in cooperation with INDOT, the City of Michigan City is announcing that the Chicago South Shore crossing, located near the NIPSCO west gate, on US Highway 12, will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The crossing is expected to reopen on Monday, June 11, 2018, but the length of closure may vary depending on track time, equipment and/or weather-related issues.
The arrival of warmer weather in northern Indiana means the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds that can wreak havoc and create unsafe situations. As the upcoming summer season approaches, NIPSCO advises customers to take precautionary measures and prepare for severe weather to ensure their safety.
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.”
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the opening of a request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers.
Members of the Ideas in Motion Media team had the opportunity to take advantage of the spring like temperatures and took a tour of the Metro Recycling Facility.