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    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2016 Contact: Anicia Kosky, Director of Community Impact Phone: (219) 464-3583 Anicia@unitedwaypc.org United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp contributes to early learning success for future kindergarteners ​ Porter County, IN – This month, United Way of Porter County partnered with two school districts and dozens of donors to offer a kindergarten ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 26th, 2016 CANCELLED: "Run to Rebuild" 5k Fundraiser will not be held in 2016 CHESTERTON, Indiana – Rebuilding Together - Duneland (RTD) is sad to announce the cancellation of its “Run to Rebuild” 5k Fundraiser this year. The event had been planned to be held at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve Pavilion (178 E. Sidewalk Road, Chesterton, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Light up the night at Taltree’s GLOW Fest Enjoy glow games, a 5K fun run, night hikes, art, crafts & more VALPARAISO – Get ready to light up the night with Taltree’s GLOW Fest August 12 and 13! Taltree’s fourth-annual GLOW Fest kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    CHESTERTON, Indiana – Rebuilding Together - Duneland (RTD) is hosting its second annual 5k run/walk at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve Pavilion (178 E. Sidewalk Road, Chesterton, IN 46304) on Saturday, August 20th. The “Run to Rebuild” 5k run/walk will start at 8 a.m. The course features a mix of paved and crushed gravel trails over a gently rolling 3.1 mile route through ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Anicia Kosky, Director of Community Impact Phone: (219) 464-3583 Anicia@unitedwaypc.org United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp contributes to early learning success for future kindergarteners ​ Porter County, IN – This month, United Way of Porter County partnered with two school districts and dozens of donors to offer a kindergarten readiness camp to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016 Contact: Ken Kosky, Promotions Director, Indiana Dunes Tourism Phone: (219) 926-2255, ext. 223 email: ken@indianadunes.com Dunes-Kankakee Trail dedicated PORTER – Many of the key people who helped bring the Dunes-Kankakee Trail to fruition gathered today for the dedication of the now-completed section of the trail from Indiana Dunes State Park south to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    For immediate release. Jeff Manes Shares Region Stories at Porter County Museum Local author Jeff Manes has been interviewing Region residents for years and publishing interviews in local newspapers. In addition to working on documentaries and writing in a variety of genres, Manes has worked to compile the oral histories he has collected into All Worth Their Salt: The People of Northwest ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Porter-Starke Services, Inc. 601 Wall Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 531-3500 www.porterstarke.org info@porterstarke.org CONTACT Elliott Miller, Director of Marketing & Development O: 219 . 476 . 4590 E: emiller@porterstarke.org Community Health Worker Training to be Held in Michigan City A 5-Day Training Session to become a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Taltree opens new playground Equipment made possible by donation from anonymous donor VALPARAISO – Children can now hop aboard for active play when visiting Taltree thanks to a generous donation of train-themed playground equipment in the nonprofit’s Railway Garden. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    Immediate Release Contact: Stacey Kellogg Public Relations Coordinator La Porte Hospital 1007 Lincolnway l La Porte, IN, 46350 Office: 219.326.2354 Mobile: 574.208.0071 s.kellogg@lph.org La Porte, Starke hospitals to serve as cooling centers through Sunday La Porte, Ind. – With temperatures expected to be in the 90s, and the heat index predicted to be in the 100s for the next few days, La ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2016 CONTACT: Donna Stuckert, 465-3819 Solid waste district organizes Reuse Fair Porter County, Ind. – Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its first Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage. The event aims to ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/20/16 CONTACT: Brian Bugajski, 219-921-1687 Acrylic Painting Class at Hawthorne Park next Wednesday Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – The regular end of the month Acrylic Painting Class will be at the Community Center in Hawthorne Park next Wednesday. All skill levels are welcome to attend this acrylic painting program on Wednesday, July 27 th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ken Kosky Indiana Bicentennial Commission Porter County Coordinator 219-926-2255 ext. 223 ken@indianadunes.com BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES LEGACY PROJECTS AT RECENT PUBLIC MEETING PORTER COUNTY, Ind., July 25, 2016 – The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its July meeting at the Richmond Art Museum on July 8, 2016. There were 85 Legacy Projects ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Education, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Jam with Mr. Blotto at Taltree Saturday Enjoy craft beer, food and tunes at this 21+ event VALPARAISO – Get your tickets now for the next installment in Taltree’s Acorn Concert Series Saturday featuring Chesterton natives Chester Brown and headliner, Chicago’s ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, July 18, 2016
    1st Source Bank recently presented the Porter County Community Foundation with a check for $25,000 in support of the Foundation’s Tomorrow Starts Today campaign. The campaign raised funds to create a unique Center for Community Philanthropy - a nonprofit conference center - as well as build the community’s endowment funds and increase grantmaking. The Patriotic Plaza in front of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, July 15, 2016
    July 14, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Better Burns Harbor: Small-town company, Trans-United, transports big through world BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – Burns Harbor may total just about 7 square miles with roughly 1,400 residents. But tucked inside this small, charming town stands a leading-edge company transporting more than 223 million pounds annually throughout the world. For more than 50 years, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2016
    Immediate Release Contact: Stacey Kellogg Public Relations Coordinator La Porte Hospital 1007 Lincolnway l La Porte, IN, 46350 Office: 219.326.2354 Mobile: 574.208.0071 s.kellogg@lph.org La Porte Physicians General Surgeon Brian Moore, M.D., and La Porte Hospital CEO G. Thor Thordarson present High Risk Individual Trauma Kits to Sheriff John Boyd and Chief Deputy Ronald Heeg at the Merit Board ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 14, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2016 Contact: Mackenna Schon, Director of Volunteer Engagement Phone: (219) 464-3583 Mackenna@unitedwaypc.org United Way Field Day and Picnic this Saturday, July 16 Valparaiso, IN – United Way of Porter County Young Leaders United invites the community to join them on Saturday, July 16 for a day of family fun and food at the inaugural United Way Field Day and ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, July 14, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2016 Contact: Ken Kosky, Promotions Director, Indiana Dunes Tourism Phone: (219) 926-2255, ext. 223 email: ken@indianadunes.com Public invited to dedication of Dunes-Kankakee Trail Area residents are invited to bring their walking shoes or bicycles to the dedication ceremony for the Dunes-Kankakee Trail, which now goes uninterrupted from the Indiana Dunes Visitor ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Living Health, Living Well… Healthcare Foundation of La Porte launches website La Porte, IN – Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) was established on March 1, 2016. HFL envisions partnering with many types of community organizations so we can build a healthy community together. HFL is excited to learn about the wonderful health and wellness initiatives and programs in our ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2016 CONTACT: Donna Stuckert, 219-465-3819 Two household hazardous waste collection events scheduled in August Porter County, Indiana – Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW,” and require special care when they are ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sandi Weindling, Director of Marketing & Development (219) 395-9555 sweindling@duneslearningcenter.org Dunes Learning Center celebrates excellence in environmental education on September 16; honoring autism educator and advocate, Tracy Chandler Chesterton, IN – On September 16, Dunes Learning Center friends and supporters will gather to celebrate ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2016 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Kathleen Szot NIPSCO Communications (219) 314-3801 NIPSCO Launches Innovative Residential Energy Saving Program New digital report gives customers multiple ways to learn about and compare energy use Merrillville, Ind . — With summer temperatures heating up, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is introducing a new ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    CONTACT: Wes Lukoshus, Asst. Vice Chancellor Marketing & Communications Campus: 219-989-2217 Other: 219-746-0440 E-mail: wlukosh@pnw.edu SOURCE: Thomas L Keon Chancellor Campus: 219-989-2204 E-mail: tkeon@pnw.edu PNW senior leadership in place Chancellor Thomas Keon and his team look forward to advancing Purdue University Northwest and effectively impacting northern Indiana HAMMOND ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, July 11, 2016
    Tour de La Porte: Calling The Community to lace up your running shoes and/or pump up your bike tires! La Porte, IN – Runners with pounding hearts, riders gripping their handlebars anxiously and families cheering from the edge of the trails are all participant experiences of the Tour de La Porte. An event that has been around since 2001, the Tour de La Porte has only grown, welcoming all ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 08, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016 CONTACT: Donna Stuckert, 219-465-3819 Master Recycler program set for fall Porter County – Why are some materials recyclable at the curb and others aren’t? When waste haulers take trash and recyclables away, what happens to the materials? Get answers to these questions and more during the next Porter County Master Recycler class. The comprehensive, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, July 08, 2016
    For more information: Elizabeth Sawaya La Porte Hospital Foundation esawaya@hflaporte.org 219.326.2471 Drawing for a Free Bike to be held! La Porte Hospital Foundation encourages children to stay healthy! La Porte, IN – La Porte Hospital Foundation will hold a drawing for a new bike on August 5 th ! Drawing will take place prior to Downtown La Porte’s next family movie night! ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 08, 2016
    For immediate release. “Camp out” at the Porter County Museum during the third annual PoCo Muse Block Party! Every year, the Porter County Museum Foundation says thank you to the community for another year of support by hosting the PoCo Muse Block Party! Friends, neighbors, and families are invited to a free cook-out on the front lawn of the Porter County Museum on Saturday, July 16 ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    Burns Harbor, IN (July 7, 2016) - Allegius Credit Union is pleased to announce its recent hire of Marcelina Ramirez as a Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. In her new position, Ramirez will focus on the credit union financials, ALM policies and procedures, along with overseeing the comptroller and accounting department. Prior to working for Allegius, Marcelina had eleven and a half years of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    At its board meeting in May, Allegius FCU marked its 50 th anniversary with a board/employee reception, a champagne toast and plaque presentations from the League and CUNA. League President John McKenzie attended the event to make the presentations. The credit union is also offering giveaways and prize drawings over the summer for members. The credit union started on the kitchen table of its ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    Lauri Keagle, Marketing Manager Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (219) 742-2160 lkeagle@taltree.org www.taltree.org Aaron Nichols, Audience Development Manager Shakespeare at Notre Dame (574) 631-3777 aanichols@nd.edu http://shakespeare.nd.edu The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to kick-off Pericles, Prince of Tyre tour at Taltree VALPARAISO -- The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 06, 2016
    Don’t delay – talk to your healthcare provider about scheduling a mammogram! Free mammogram vouchers available through Foundation grant La Porte, IN – Vouchers are still available to cover the cost of mammograms and some diagnostic follow-up procedures for women in La Porte & Starke County that fit the criteria. The vouchers are for low-income, uninsured or underinsured ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Step back in time with Dr. John Ban on Thursday, July 7 at 2p as he presents the music of the World War II era at the Porter County Museum! The World War II period was teeming with comedy. Both our civilian and military populations craved laughter to take our minds off the war. A comedian’s job is to make people laugh. Laugh they did to the hilarious performances of these master jesters: ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Stop by the Porter County Museum between 5:30 and 8p on Thursday, July 7 for the opening of Story/scape, a community public art installation! Come celebrate the completion of Story/scape, an installation created in partnership with local artist Hannah Hammond-Hagman. For the past few months, community members have shared, created, and assembled their stories--now it's time to celebrate! ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burns Harbor Park Department hosts another successful Footloose event BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – Nearly 400 attendees enjoyed the races, food, entertainment and other 1980s-themed fun of the third annual Footloose. The family-friendly event drew in local community members as well as visitors from throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest including Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    July 5, 2016 Garden show will raise funds to help the needy LA PORTE | An Open Door Community Alliance Garden Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 and 24 at Judy’s Daylilies, 1805. N. 675 W. The alliance is a not-for-profit health care coalition located on the third floor at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City. Its board president is Stephen Kroczek, MD, a retired ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
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