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Purdue Northwest Chosen as Name for Unified Regional Campus

July 18, 2014

The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday (July 18) approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. James B. Dworkin, chancellor of Purdue North Central, and Thomas L. Keon, chancellor of Purdue Calumet, praised the campus naming as a key step forward in their unification efforts. Combining the campuses reflects Purdue's continuing emphasis on administrative cost savings and promoting student affordability and accessibility, they said. "I am... Read more >

South Shore Regional Car Show Attracted Hundreds of Cars and Spectators

July 15, 2014

Spectators look at automobilesMore than 200 hot rods, antique and classic cars, trucks and corvettes rolled into Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s inaugural South Shore Regional Car Show on Thursday, July 10. The event, which was sponsored by Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac, attracted cars from Hammond, Ind., to Martinsville, Ind., and from Illinois to Michigan. Spectators were able to view hundreds of hot rods, classic and antique cars, trucks and corvettes during... Read more >

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names New Unit Director of the Valparaiso Unit

July 14, 2014

Christie FullerRyan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announced Christie Fuller as the new Unit Director of the Valparaiso Club, replacing long-time Unit Director Dan Welch who was promoted to Director of Programs and Outcomes in May 2014. Photo of Christie Fuller, Unit Director for Valparaiso Club – Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County “We are excited to have Christie as part of our Boys & Girls Club team. Our organization had an extensive search to find the... Read more >

DNR's Lake Michigan Coastal Program Accepting Grant Pre-proposals

July 10, 2014

The DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program is accepting pre-proposals for the 2015 Coastal Grants Program funding cycle until Sept. 12. Pre-proposals that receive favorable recommendation from the Coastal Advisory Board will be eligible for full application submission. Funding will be available in July 2015. To celebrate 200 years of Indiana statehood in 2016, bonus points will be given to grant applications for land acquisition projects that also intend to take advantage of the DNR’s... Read more >

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members and Elects Officers

July 09, 2014

boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Board MembersBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomed two new members to their Board of Directors at their June 16, 2014 meeting. Debbie Anselm, general manager and director of marketing for The Times Media Company, has been a long-time advocate of Boys & Girls Clubs. She also serves on the boards of Porter-Starke Services Foundation, Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, Tri Kappa, Pink Ribbon, Valparaiso Rotary, Valplayso, and Empower Porter County. Brian Tegt is Vice President of Awards... Read more >

Indiana to be State Number 40 in Girl's journey to Sing National Anthem in all 50 States

July 08, 2014

Janine StangeJanine Stange, commonly known as National Anthem Girl, has made it her mission to perform the national anthem in all 50 states by September 14, 2014 – the song’s 200th anniversary. Stange’s rendition of the national anthem will be performed at the South Shore Regional Car Show on Thursday, July 10, as she crosses Indiana off her list and moves closer to accomplishing her goal. Janine Stange, commonly known as National Anthem Girl, has made it her mission to perform the... Read more >

Lights Up Sound Down Movie Experience for Sensory Kids

July 07, 2014

Jacob’s Ladder is very excited to present a partnership with Portage 16-IMAX Theater to provide a movie experience for kids with autism or sensory issues called Lights Up Sound Down Family Day. This creates an amazing opportunity for families to be able to visit a movie theater, especially if their child is intimidated by loud noises or bright lights. Lights Up Sound Down will show a “Sensory Friendly” new release movie with the lights dimmed and the sound turned down to... Read more >

Duneland Chamber to Distribute $20,000 in Grants Among 7 Façade Projects

July 01, 2014

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Duneland Economic Development Company (DEDC), is pleased to announce 7 projects have been selected to receive façade improvement grants.  This year $20,000 will be allocated to the selected projects.  Look for improvements to the following establishments:  ABL Holdings (Main Street building),  119 S. Calumet Dog Days & Byron’s Barber Shop, 121-123 S. Calumet Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill, 356... Read more >

Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes

June 30, 2014

Passport to the Dunes posterDiscover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program. With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of this national park’s special places. The passport helps guide visitors on an adventure of discovery to nine park locations ranging from West Beach to lesser-known areas like the Great Marsh, Glenwood Dunes and Miller Woods. The passport can be picked up at either the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in... Read more >

South Shore Air Show Cancelled Due to Flooding, Unforeseeable Circumstances

June 27, 2014

Fair Oaks Farms and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority announced the cancellation of the 2014 South Shore Air Show during a press conference hosted at Fair Oaks Farms on Wednesday, June 25. “It is with much regret that Fair Oaks Farms and the South Shore CVA must cancel the air show due to a force majeure event that neither Fair Oaks Farms nor the South Shore CVA could have prevented, or can be resolved,” explained both Gary Corbett, CEO of Fair Oaks Farms, and... Read more >

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