Gearing for 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House Reflecting on Past and Looking Toward a Great Future
In East Chicago’s Harbor Area sits the “old” Katherine House. Still holding a regal presence, it sits squarely across the street of its current home, the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. The Katherine House, as it was known, has a rich place in East Chicago’s history. Built in 1919 by the local faith based community, its purpose was to serve as a youth center. Fast forward to 1973. As the Boys & Girls Club organization was growing throughout Lake and Porter Counties, the East Chicago Club became the third Club added to the Boys & Girls Clubs family. Lowell Robertson, founder of the East Chicago Club, worked with the Katherine House to merge into the now present East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. As a contingent of the merger, girls were accepted as members. In 1992, the current East...
A healthy, filling breakfast is the perfect way to start each day, but some days that's a bit more difficult than others. Early on Tuesday morning, the residents of The Lakes of Valparaiso had it easy and got to enjoy their breakfast on the go thanks to The Lakes staff.
Two local boys earned their Boys Scouts of America Eagle rank and were presented with the designation at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Porter on August 26th.
When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.
Girls and adults in the Valparaiso/Washington Twp. area who are interested in joining Girl Scouts can register on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Tower Park shelter, corner of Evans and Franklin St. in Valparaiso. Adult volunteers are needed to be co-leaders at most of the elementary schools in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. There are also openings in Daisy Girl Scout troops (grades K-1); Brownie troops (grades 2-3); Junior Girl Scouts (grades 4 and 5); Cadettes (grades 6-7-8); Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11-12).
For a 5th Year, Texas Corral Restaurant hosted a Car Show and Family Fun Night to give local families an outlet to have fun and spend time with each other while supporting a local organization. The Car Show and Family Fun Night is an annual fundraiser that raises resources for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club, while also promoting awareness about the South Haven Club and the after-school programs it offers to youth ages 5 to 18 years.
11th Annual One Amazing Golf Outing Presented by Senator Ed Charbonneau Raises $40,000 for Opportunity Enterprises
For the eleventh year, the Friends of OE hosted the One Amazing Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club on August 27, 2018. Senator Ed Charbonneau served as the Title Sponsor of this year’s event inviting local police and firefighters to golf in the event. While the weather was a steamy 90+ degrees, the scores on the course reflected the championship effort put forth to raise nearly $40,000 by the 134 golfers in attendance.
Frontline Foundations, a non-profit substance abuse treatment provider, is calling all artists for both youth and adult chalk art competitions at their 7th Annual Hooked on Art Festival on Saturday, September 22nd.
Has your pet made a difference in your life of the lives of those around you? Does your pet provide service to someone who is disabled? Has your pet overcome an abusive past to become a loving, caring member if your family? Has your pet alerted you to a dangerous situation?
Part of growing older is remembering the journey that led to where you are now, and for many - part of that journey were the many cars they rode in throughout the years. On Wednesday, Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso partnered with the oldest car club in Northwest Indiana, the Winamac Old Auto Club, to bring fun and nostalgia to their residents with a classic car auto show.
For the eleventh straight year, Friends of OE will host the One Amazing Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club on August 27, 2018. Senator Ed Charbonneau has signed on as the Title Sponsor of this year’s event. Additional sponsors include Metro Recycling; Chester, Inc.; First Merchants Bank; CATSI, Inc.; Tranco Industrial Services; Thorgren Tool & Molding Co. Inc.; St. Mary’s Medical; and The Ross Group.