Groundbreaking Ceremony for ‘The Linc’ in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for two projects in the downtown area, a multi-use development complex called The Linc and the Lincoln Highway Garage. The city says the project will add apartments, retail, and parking, and replace aging underground infrastructure. The combined $54.4 million development is located on the north side […]

Eastbound Interstate 80/94 Concrete Work Moving to Next Phase

In Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says eastbound Interstate 80/94 concrete work between Cline Avenue and Interstate 65 moves to the next phase Friday September 15, 2023. Region motorists are advised of overnight lane closures Friday night from about 9 pm to 10 am Saturday September 16, followed by a new traffic […]

Valparaiso University Holds Recyclable Collection During Move-in

  Valparaiso University says the inaugural year for recyclable material collection during move-in weekend was an enormous success, noting in the news release that thanks to the efforts of Residential Life, mail services, and volunteers from Valpo’s fraternities and sororities, over 2,000 pounds of cardboard and 180 pounds of plastic film and foam were kept […]

Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction to Host Fix-It Fair

In Valparaiso, in partnership with the Porter County Public Library System, the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host its second Fix-It Fair at the Valparaiso Public Library branch on Jefferson Street Saturday, September 23, 2023. Attendees must arrive before 12 noon to receive repair. In efforts to promote reuse, the event […]

Valparaiso Awarded Indiana’s Green Project of the Year

Valparaiso has been named Indiana’s Green Project of the Year by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) for the city’s solar power initiative. The award recognizes Indiana’s leading project for sustainable development, energy conservation and environmentally conscious decisions, the announcement said. The city says Valpo’s sustainable solar project added 772 solar panels to five city facilities, saving […]


Crown Point First Responders to Host End of Summer Twilight Bike Ride

In Crown Point, public safety officials are hosting a First Responders Twilight Bike Ride this weekend. The ride begins at 7 pm with check-in starting at 6 pm at the Summit Street Trailhead of the Erie Lackawanna Trail Saturday night, September 9, 2023. The ride is free and registration is not required. The event will […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be Held at Three Northwest Indiana Locations

Northwest Indiana residents will be participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at three locations over the next few weeks. The Lake County Walk will be held at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland on September 10, 2023. The Porter County Walk is set for October 1, 2023, at Urschel Pavilion in downtown Valparaiso. […]

NIPSCO Announces 2023 Public Safety Education and Training Grant Recipients

Sixteen organizations across northern Indiana will be able to further public safety initiatives – like carbon monoxide safety education or lithium-ion battery response training, for example – thanks to support from NIPSCO’s 2023 Public Safety Education and Training Grants program, the utility company announced. Recipients in northwest Indiana this year include St. John Volunteer Fire, […]

Valparaiso Arborists Certified

In Valparaiso, two more arborists from the city have become certified as Incidental Line Clearance Arborists utilizing the ACRT, Inc curriculum. ACRT is the largest licensed arboriculture training organization in North America. Justin Mayer and Anthony Santos with Valparaiso City Services have completed more than a year of training and passed both the written and […]

Opportunity Enterprises Dedicates New Accessible Canoe and Kayak Launch

In Porter County, Opportunity Enterprises recently dedicated a newly-installed accessible canoe and kayak launch at their Lake Eliza property. Opportunity Enterprises (OE) says the project, designed for individuals who use wheelchairs or have other mobility challenges, will provide many from Northwest Indiana with access to water recreation for the first time. The organization says it […]