portagelife logo laportecountylife logo nwindianalife logo Share good news
Community

PCACS Door to Door Transportation Service Now Only $1 a Trip


The PCACS door to door transportation service now runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., an additional 3.5 hours a day Monday through Friday. On top of the extended hours, PCACS has reduced the cost of a trip to $1 (or $2 for a round trip). The disabled ride for FREE. And low-income riders can apply for financial assistance to cover the transportation fees.

Read more



Boy Scouts Pack 920 Food for Charity


This past November, the Scouts from Pack 920 went door to door around local neighborhoods, collecting food for one of the local food pantries. All of the donated food was then brought to a meeting at First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso.

Read more



Bases 4 Bucks


The Valpo Phoenix girls fast pitch softball 10u & 12u will all be having a fundraiser on Saturday February 6th At 2:00 in the Field house at VHS.

The Bases 4 bucks fundraiser event is to help raise money the team needs to play a higher level of fast pitch softball. The money raised will go towards tournament fees, uniforms, equipment and practice facility fees.

The Valpo Phoenix girls have had the terrific opportunity to help out Mayor Jon Costas in his Haiti relief fund. At the fundraiser, they will be joined by the Mayor as he cheers the girls on. The...

Read more



Town Forum with Congressman Visclosky


Congressman Pete Visclosky’s town forum on January 14th gave Valparaiso area residents the chance to express their views, on topics ranging from local improvement projects to national healthcare reform. The 19th of Visclosky’s 24 forums was attended by many citizens who both shared and differed from the congressman’s point of view, and all had a chance to have their voices heard.

“I applaud the congressman for constantly having these forums and making it easy for people to come out and express themselves,” said Mayor Jon Costas during an interview...

Read more



National Park, Regional Treasure


Click here to take the survey about the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore!

"National Park, Regional Treasure" is a partnership project between National Parks Conservation Association, The Eppley Institute at Indiana University, The Field Museum of Chicago, and the National Park Service to open a meaningful dialog about the challenges and opportunities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The strategic planning project is a call for ideas to improve the visitor...

Read more



One for the Good Guys


The day began with helping to prepare for a surprise birthday party for Virginia Phillips. The party went off very well, she was completely surprised! It was a good time with a lot of wonderful people. Among the sentiments shared, was a memory of someone’s first visit to a White Castle, and her warm recall of how Virginia made those drive-up window “sliders” into a wonderful parking lot picnic……

From there I went home to get ready for the Chamber of Commerce Salute to Leadership at Strongbow’s where we (Marc t. Nielsen Interiors) were receiving a Half Century Award....

Read more



Search the Web and instantly give $1 to Habitat for Humanity


iGive.com has presented a challenge nationwide to all of its member charities, and Porter County Habitat for Humanity can benefit from the challenge with your help!

For each person who joins iGive.com using the special link below and does just one qualified web search on the website between now and noon Thursday, iGive will give Porter County Habitat for Humanity a dollar.

5,000 new members, $5,000. No purchase necessary. That's 5,000 new members for all causes, not just ours, so it's a bit of race.

Of course, if these new members search more (or buy something at an iGive store) they'll earn even more...

Read more



Garfield Education License Plate


Give Garfield a ride and public education a lift.

Show your commitment to education
Purchasing the Indiana education license plate shows your support for Hoosier schools. Every mile you drive sends the message that you are “Committed to Education.” You’ll open doors of opportunity for Indiana students and spread the word about the value of public education.

Support...

Read more



Online Donations Now Being Accepted by Christian Community Action for its Spring Valley Homeless Shelter


Christian Community Action of Porter County (CCA) is now accepting donations on-line for its Spring Valley Homeless Shelter and the programs it sponsors. “More and more people are taking advantage of the convenience of on-line payments and donations” said Lisa Pavlopoulos, finance director, “and that’s why we are adopting it for Christian Community Action of Porter County.”

CCA has two mail donation requests per year and other programs and events to raise awareness and funds. “Our needs are year round,” Pavlopoulos added, “and the on-line appeal allows donors to make a...

Read more



Martin Luther King Day Proclamation


WHEREAS, while observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we reflect on the history of civil rights in America and honor Dr. King for the power of his intellect, the truth of his words, and the example of his courage. Dr. King created a powerful and enduring legacy for all Americans by calling upon our Nation to ensure equal justice under law and uphold our founding ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people; and

WHEREAS, Dr. King became an active leader in the civil rights movement...

Read more



Valparaiso "Snow Guys"


Chris Horsley, shares more than just a passion for doing a good job keeping Valpo’s streets clear of snow, no matter day or night with his friend Clarke. They each have a pretty cool respect for Lee Evans, the “Downtown Guy”, who has probably been working these streets for 30 years. Chris says Lee is the master of how to ”just roll it perfect”, and to do that “you gotta know every cut”. He speaks of long days and nights where Lee perfected his touch, knowing every angle in Downtown Valpo, that has earned these guys admiration.

You can...

Read more




First ... 894   895   896   897   898   899   900   ... Last