Last year, close to 400 children were impacted by abuse or neglect in Porter County alone. Instead of making happy family memories and playing with neighborhood friends, the majority of these children were adjusting to new foster homes because their families were in crisis. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry.
Wedding planning can be a very fun and chaotic time for couples. The Bridal Experience at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton offered an excellent opportunity for couples to jump in and begin their planning process while eliminating the stress. On that Sunday morning, soon to be brides and grooms came with their supportive families to enjoy in a day of wedding planning fun!
Inside the upstairs cycling room at the Valparaiso YMCA, brightly-dressed teams of cyclists showed their support for the Cycle Challenge 2018, where they joined local cancer survivors in peddling to the beat of radio hits to raise money for the YMCA’s Livestrong program.
If there’s one thing the community loves to rally around, it’s the promise of a belly full of soul-comforting food. The staff members of Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso and St. Agnes Adult Day Center promised such a meal when they began selling tickets to their Friday Fish Fry. In addition, they revealed a unique and special benefit with the purchase of such a ticket—one that definitely warmed the soul as much as the delicious food.
CHS students chosen for Language Speech Contest
Chesterton High School seniors, left to right, Josh Guzek, Bryan Pamintuan and Sailor Franklin have been chosen through a preliminary selection process to be speech finalists at the 32nd Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest on Saturday, March 17 at the Japan Information Center (JIC) at the Consulate in Chicago. All three are Japanese 5 students. Their teacher is Aki Tsugawa. The JIC has been hosting this contest to promote the study of the Japanese language in the Midwest and to deepen the mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the United States.
A winter for the books, this season has been jam-packed with ice and snow storms. From school delays to flooded streets to property damage, stormwater can take a very inconvenient and expensive toll on a community.
On Friday morning, the costume-clad classes of Montessori Academy of Valparaiso took part in National Read Across America Day! Students were dressed from head to toe in the costumes of their favorite storybook characters and joyfully reading their books with their parent/grandparent alongside them.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana hosted its annual Youth of the Year event Thursday evening at Allure on the Lake in Chesterton. Attendees gathered to celebrate the nine nominees who were all chosen to represent their respective clubs.
First Trust Credit Union is known for their support of the local community, be that through toy drives during the holidays, or other charitable donations and acts, like their upcoming education scholarships.
The College of Engineering at Valpo has a new professional development and experiential learning opportunity for students, thanks to a student-driven initiative to develop a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).