Virtual Presentation on Solar Energy Hosted by South Shore Clean Cities This Week

South Shore Clean Cities announces a free presentation and virtual workshop on solar energy. The event is co-presented by NIRPC, the Hoosier Environmental Council, the Center for Urban and regional Excellence at Indiana University and Valparaiso University’s Office of Sustainability. The workshop and presentation will be held this Thursday, September 24th beginning at noon. Virtual […]

Groundbreaking This Week for New Franciscan Health Crown Point Hospital

In Crown Point, local officials and Franciscan Health administrators will gather to break ground on the new 200-million-dollar Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital this week. The groundbreaking will take place Thursday September 24 at the site on the southeast corner of I-65 and U.S. 231, and the ceremony will be streamed via Facebook Live. Hospital […]

Indiana Region of the American Red Cross Issues Call for Volunteers to Fill Urgent Disaster Response Needs

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is asking the public to consider undergoing fast-track training to deploy to a disaster site, given the dire needs of so many in areas devastated by hurricanes and historic fires. Much of the expedited training is virtual due to the pandemic and includes the regular components of […]

Child Passenger Safety Week in Indiana

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-26 as Child Passenger Safety Week, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of proper child seat safety. To ensure children are riding safely, there are more than 100 fitting stations in Indiana where parents can have their child’s car seat inspected by […]

Beach Hazards Statement Continues; Frost Possible Tonight

The National Weather Service says a Beach Hazards Statement continues for the Northwest Indiana shoreline of Lake Michigan.  The forecast also includes Fall-like temperatures arriving in the Region a few days ahead of the start of Autumn next week. Areas of the Region could see frost tonight into early Saturday. Temperatures start warming up a […]


“Where Does Your Money Go?” Program to be Presented Virtually

In Lake County, a special online program will be available to help Region residents find ways to stretch their paycheck and make their money go further. The “Where Does Your Money Go?” program will be presented virtually by Linda Curley, Purdue Extension Educator, Lake County, via Zoom, on September 24th and October 1st between 1:00 […]

Virtual Celebration for American Heart Association’s 2020 Heart Walk Day

September 2020 is the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk Month” and this Saturday September 19th there will be a virtual celebration to kick off Heart Walk Day. The American Heart Association is celebrating all month long highlighting photos from the community. This year’s Heart Walk is virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northwest Indiana […]

Valparaiso Announces “Home Team Valpo”

In Valparaiso, officials say the city is helping to launch a new nonprofit created to assist qualifying homeowners in maintaining their homes. Mayor Matt Murphy says “Home Team Valpo” is a way for the city and others to come together to help families make their homes safer and more comfortable. In partnership with Habitat for […]

Local Walks to End Alzheimer’s Will Be Virtual, Distant

The 2020 Lake County and Michigan City Walks To End Alzheimer’s will look a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter encourages participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails. The Lake County walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, and […]

IU-Northwest to Host “College GO! Week” Events

Indiana University Northwest is hosting a series of Zoom and on-campus events next week in honor of “College GO! Week”, culminating with an on-campus tour Saturday, September 26th. Prospective and current students will have a chance to meet with an admissions counselor and learn about college life in the age of COVID-19, calculating the true […]