State Health Officials Say Donated Girl Scout Cookies to be Offered at Mass Vaccination Sites in Gary and Indianapolis

The Indiana Department of Health on Monday announced it is partnering with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to provide free Girl Scout cookies to participants at select COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the state, including mass vaccination sites at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the former Roosevelt High School in Gary. Officials said Girl Scouts of […]

Frost Advisory in Effect, Weekend Rainfall Amounts from the Region

A Frost advisory is in effect this morning, with overnight frost expected through mid-week in the Region. Daytime temperatures gradually get milder this week. The National Weather Service also says the steady, soaking rain across the Region over the weekend was much needed. Some local rainfall totals include nearly two-and-a-half inches in Hobart, Hebron and […]

2021 Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, returns this week. Indiana Audubon says the 2021 event, this Thursday May 13th thru Sunday May 16th, will be a hybrid/virtual event, with in-person and virtual birding experiences. The festival, which helps celebrate the migration of bird life through the Region, will also […]

Gabis Arboretum at PNW Offers Mother’s Day Activities

The Gabis Arboretum at PNW announces special Mother’s Day events planned for this weekend… a Mother’s Day Flower Arranging event takes place this afternoon at 4:30pm. Participants can take home their own arrangements and will be guided by Purdue Extension Educator, Nikky Witkowski. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 8th), a Bird and Insect Drawing Workshop will be […]

Bonner Senior Center Receives Grant for Community Garden

In Portage, Porter County Master Gardeners Association co-chair of philanthropy Marty Seroczynski this week presented a $300 grant to Bonner Senior Center director Robin Wilkening and nutrition coordinator Erin Moore for use in the center’s Bruce Creasy Community Garden. The funds will be used to add three more raised beds at the garden, bringing the […]


American Heart Association’s Northwest Indiana Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Northwest Indiana Go Red for Women Digital Experience is happening this Thursday May 6th. The annual lunchtime gathering which is online for 2021 will feature inspiring stories, a cooking demonstration, a preview of the silent auction, and educational insights from leading experts. Registration is limited – visit Heart.org/NWIGoesRed for details.

Goodwill Community Career Center Events in Gary and Griffith for May 2021

In Lake County, Goodwill has announced the May 2021 events at their Community Career Centers: Gary Community Career Center Events May 2021 Please be aware of the following guidelines set in place for your safety: • Please follow CDC guidelines and do not enter if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, or […]

219 Health Offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Two Northwest Indiana Locations

The 219 Health Network, Inc., provides rapid COVID-19 testing for those experiencing symptoms of the virus, and says residents with symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, sudden loss of taste and or smell, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat, a runny nose or headache may want to get tested to […]

Telephone Customers Encouraged to Begin Ten-Digit Dialing Now in 219 and 574 Area Codes

All telephone users in the 219 and 574 area codes of northern Indiana are encouraged to start using 10-digit dialing this month to make local phone calls instead of seven digits. NITCO says its customers can start using 10-digit dialing immediately. The full transition will be mandatory by October 24th of this year. The Federal […]

Porter County Council Looking to Fill Library Board Vacancy

The Porter County Council is looking to fill a board position. The council says they are accepting applications from those interested in filling a vacancy on the Porter County Library Board of Trustees. If interested, you can pick up an application at the Porter County Council office at 155 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso, or, you […]