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2018 Spring Break Hours for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana


Have plans for your kids over spring break?

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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Supports Senior Community Centers


There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by eating corned beef and cabbage and Rittenhouse Village at Portage cooked plenty to share on Friday! To raise money for the Bonner Senior Center in Portage and the Maria Reiner Senior Center in Hobart, Rittenhouse at Portage hosted its Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser last week where residents and team members ate tasty food, played a special raffle, and raised money for a great cause.

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Sauers Buick GMC Employee Spotlight: Tim Crozier

Employee Spotlight - Tim CrozierBorn and raised in Michigan City, Tim Crozier spent much of his life building- his family, furniture, and even cars. When he joined Sauers Auto a short while ago, he knew the auto industry, but had to don a new hat as a part of Sauers’ ace sales team.

“Back when I worked at AM General, I fell in love with building cars,” said Crozier. “It was a fascinating experience to watch and participate in, so from that point 15 years ago I fell in love with building cars, but selling them is a whole new ballgame. There’s so much to learn.”

Going from putting cars together behind the scenes to putting keys in customers’ hands at a dealership proved to be challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Meeting customers and working with them to get the right car for the right price is a new experience that the outgoing Crozier...

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The 6th Annual Shamrock Shootout was a Fun Day, Sunday


The 6th Annual Shamrock Shootout was a fun day for tournament bowlers, families, and friends on Sunday. Held at the Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Hannah’s Hope brought the community together once again for an action-packed day.

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Hannah's Hope Adds Joe Hall as Board Secretary

VPD-Joe-HallJoe was added to the board as Secretary in 2018, and has been a big supporter of Hannah's Hope since the beginning. Joe resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Tracy, daughter, Brooklyne, and retired K9, Femmy. Joe is also a Patrol Sergeant for the Valparaiso Police Department, and near completing his Bachelor Degree (General Studies) at Southern New Hampshire University within a concentration of Police Operation and Administration. Hannah's Hope has always been special to Joe, as he has known Mike and Mary for nearly 30 years, and considers them and their family an extension of his own. Being a part of the work that has been completed by Hannah's Hope has been an honor, and Joe is excited about the possibilities that are in the future.

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South Shore Line Expands Kids Ride Free Program to Make Spring Break Play-Cation Travel More Affordable


With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is expanding its Kids Ride Free program for spring break to include 3 children under the age of 14 to ride free with a paying adult on ALL trains (not just off-peak and weekend) from March 24 – April 7, 2018.

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Portage YMCA Pee Wee Prom, A Memorable Night of Fun


The Annual Pee Wee Prom at the Portage Township YMCA was a wonderful way for kids and families to dress up and dance the night away. The theme of this year’s dance was a Mardi Gras Masquerade. As parents and kids wore festive masks for a fun evening, they also raised money for the Preschool Academy.

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana Honors Youths of the Year


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.

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Rittenhouse Villages at Portage Celebrate Resident Mildred Spencer's 100th Birthday


Between annual New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists, everyone hopes to live a long and happy life. To achieve both would be the ultimate accomplishment.

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Portage Township YMCA Celebrating Our Seniors with Love


Over 100 seniors gathered at the Portage Township YMCA on Wednesday, February 14th for a free lunch provided by the Portage Township YMCA with funding by generous donors.

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Valparaiso YMCA's Coffee & Canvas Event Brings Community Together For Heart Month

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Despite the chilly temperatures, the Coffee and Canvas event at the Valparaiso Family YMCA on Saturday morning saw eager painters fill a cozy sunlit conference room, as all were excited to spend a couple of hours transforming rows of blank canvases into vibrant works of art.

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