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Girl Scouts Gold Award Project Teaches STEM Basics


Girl-Scouts-Gold-Award-Project-Teaches-STEM-Basics Ambassador Girl Scout Kourtney Collier recently completed the main component of her Gold Award Project with a STEM workshop aimed at giving 4th and 5th grade girls a glimpse into the world of science and math. The girls learned about atoms and non-newtonian substances by making “slime,” learned about phases of mater while making ice cream, and explored kinetic and potential energy working with catapults. Here a few of the comments the girls made at the conclusion of the workshop,

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates Supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the New Year


Methodist-Hospitals-Foundation-Donates-Supplies-to-the-Northwest-Indiana-Salvation-Army-Adult-Rehabilitation-Center-Just-in-time-for-the-New-YearMethodist Hospitals Foundation continued its holiday tradition of donating a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items we all take for granted.

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General Insurance Services Gives Back to the Community


General-Insurance-Services-Gives-Back-to-the-Community-2018_01‘Tis the season—of giving! This rings true at General Insurance Services (GIS) as they make it their duty to give back to the community they serve. These efforts have not only helped the greater community, but inspired and boosted employee morale overall.

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Mayor Meer to Serve on the Redevelopment Commission


my-michigan-city-cover Mayor Ron Meer has a vacancy to his appointment on the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission and will be serving in that capacity for 2019.

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General Insurance Services Rings in the Season of Giving

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‘Tis the season—of giving! This rings true at General Insurance Services (GIS) as they make it their duty to give back to the community they serve. These efforts have not only helped the greater community, but inspired and boosted employee morale overall.

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Pet Therapy Recognition Luncheon Honors a Growing Pack


Pet-Therapy-Recognition-Luncheon-Honors-a-Growing-Pack-2018_01 Wagging tails and the occasional bark punctuated Franciscan Health’s third annual Pet Therapy Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 17 at Franciscan Health Crown Point’s Marian Education Center.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable


South-Shore-kids-ride-free-holiday-v3-2018Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Porter County Law Enforcement No Shave November Raises More Than $7,200 to Support Community


Porter-County-Law-Enforcement-No-Shave-November-2018Law enforcement officers from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office and the Valparaiso Police Department participated in No Shave November raising more than $7,200 to benefit their community.

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Center for Hospice Care, Giving Back to This Community and the Ones Beyond

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For those needing guidance for end-of-life care and decisions, Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is a wonderful community resource. With more than 38 years of experience serving patients and their families, CHC offers an incomparable level of care, expertise, and compassion.

While the organization’s credentials speak for themselves, we wanted to take a moment to place a special emphasis on CHC’s commitment to the community.

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Valparaiso University Alumnus Awarded Skadden Fellowship


rot1Jess Hunter-Bowman ’17 J.D., an alumnus of the Valparaiso University Law School, is one of 28 lawyers nationwide to receive a Skadden Fellowship.

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Holladay Properties Partners with City of Whiting to Build New Illiana Building

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Residents of Whiting or those interested in relocating to Whiting will soon have more options to consider for housing, as the construction of the new Illiana Building is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019. The new five-story commercial and apartment building will be the answer for many looking to put down roots in Whiting, all while boosting the economy and improving Whiting’s sustainability.

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