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Indiana Virtual Job Fair Featuring Long-Term Care Providers

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), in partnership with the Indiana Health Care Association and the Indiana Center for Assisted Living, is hosting a virtual job fair featuring four long-term care providers that are hiring statewide. The virtual job fair will run from 9:30 am to 10:30 am Central time (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 […]

Boys and Girls Clubs Helping Families with ‘A Christmas to Remember’

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana are helping families during the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember”. For more information on the event or to donate, here’s a link to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana website:  https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/christmastoremember/   . You can also hear more about the event at […]

Valparaiso Extends Leaf Pickup

In Valparaiso, the city announced today that leaf pickup will be extended one more week until December 10th. The annual curbside leaf pick-up began October 18th. Due to warmer temperatures, leaves fell later this year compared to 2020. Leaf crews will be working additional hours and on weekends to complete collection by December 10th. Here […]

Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship Offered to Indiana Students

Indiana students pursuing a career in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship. The program awards $7,500 a year, for up to four years, for those earning a teaching degree, and who commit to teaching in Indiana for up to five years upon graduating. State Representative and Chair of the House […]

Purdue Extension – Lake County Offers Program on Managing Concerns About Falls

Purdue Extension – Lake County is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls in January and February 2022, a series of classes 10AM – 12Noon CT, at their Crown Point office. A workbook is provided and snacks are served. A news release said the fall prevention program is also designed to reduce fear […]

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Informational Webinar on Valparaiso Neighborhood Grants for 2022

In Valparaiso, the city recently announced it was revising the dates for its annual Neighborhood Improvement Grant program to make funds available earlier in the year. A news release says the new schedule means applications will be due on March 1st, 2022, with winning projects announced by March 11th, 2022. An informational webinar will be […]

Alzheimer’s Association Hosting Special Program in NW Indiana on Caregiver Stress During Holiday Season

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is teaming up with Northwest Indiana Community Action and St. Agnes Adult Day Center to host a special program for dementia caregivers experiencing additional stress due to the holiday season. The program will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021. from 9 – 11 a.m. CT at St. Paul Catholic […]

Valparaiso Announces Recipient of 2021 Good Neighbor Award

In Valparaiso, the city says Susie Hord has been named its Good Neighbor recipient for 2021, recognizing her exemplary commitment to the community. “Susie Hord has a heart for families, children, her College Hill neighborhood and the elderly. She quietly makes a difference for so many. This Good Neighbor recognition is an opportunity for us […]

Fall Season Update: Boone Grove, Portage Compost Sites to be Open an Extra Week

Leaves are falling later this year, so the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County has extended by an additional week the Boone Grove and Portage compost sites, which will both close effective December 11th for the winter. The Valparaiso Compost Site will remain open, weather permitting, through March of 2022 for the winter […]

Andrean Wins Class 2A State Football Championship

The Andrean 59ers are state champs in class 2A football. In Saturday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Andrean defeated Evansville Mater Dei 21-to-9. For the 59ers, who closed out their winning season 12-3, it’s their third state championship and first in Class 2A; the earlier state football titles were in Class 3A in 2013 and […]