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What a Treat at Zao Island's Trunk or Treat!

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On Sunday, Children and families dressed up in their best costumes and were entertained by the many activities that Zao Island had to offer at it's Trunk-or-Treat event. With haunted miniature golf, hayrides, a costume contest, and a trunk-or-treat path, there was no better place to spend the evening. No matter what age, Zao Island was the perfect place to bring together families and friends.

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City of Hammond Announces 2017 Trick-or-Treat Hours


rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2017 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm.

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Vendors Sought for Portage Township YMCA's 2017 Trick or Treat Trail Walk

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We at the Portage Township YMCA would like to invite you and your business to be a part of our 5th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk! What is the Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk you ask? It’s an event where local businesses come together in a fun family-friendly environment to bring smiles and joy to the children of Portage by handing out candy. This year’s Trail Walk will be held at the Portage Y from 5:30-8pm on Friday October 13th.

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LIFER Drew Holt Couldn't Help But to Adopt a Dog from Lakeshore PAWS After Covering Event

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Dogs are (arguably) one of the best things on planet Earth. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to welcome a new dog into our lives and inject some much-needed energy into our senior dog, Spanky’s life, we began looking at local rescues.

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Porter County Animal Shelter Animal Population Remains Steady, Shelter Maintains No Kill Status


Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-LogoThe Porter County Animal Shelter today released animal intake and outcome data for the first half of 2017 which indicates a zero growth in the number of animals at the shelter and confirms their continued status as a NO KILL Shelter.

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Symphony of Chesterton Residents Enjoy Life Under the Sea with Art Celebration Bash

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Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!

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Eyes on the Future: Latest Developments at the Portage YMCA

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The Portage Township YMCA Board of Directors is pleased to confirm that the Y’s Branch Manager, Cassie Cayetano, has accepted some additional responsibilities relating to the day-to-day operations of the Portage location. Amber Alexander resigned her position as the CEO as of August 9, 2017, for personal reasons.

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The Evolution of Fatherhood

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The role of a dad in the average family has changed a lot since the days of my own father, and I would argue it has changed for the better. In a world where technological breakthroughs and their impacts can be sudden and far reaching and societal attitudes have changed greatly, it’s no surprise that the role has changed along with the times.

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NorthShore Health Centers Entertain Portage Community with Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair

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NorthShore Health Centers continued their National Health Centers Week celebrations on Thursday, throwing a huge bash called the “Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair” at their Portage Scottsdale location.

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Top Ten Places to Bring your Daughter in Northwest Indiana

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Kids have an insatiable sense of adventure and boundless energy to back it up. As a parent, the struggle comes when trying to find ways to keep that energy from destroying the home you live in! If you’ve got a little one, you understand the need to escape the house and explore the town a bit.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Longtime Sweethearts Renew Vows in Hospital Room


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Longtime-Sweethearts-Renew-Vows-in-Hospital-RoomMike and Danielle Kubiak, of St. John, embrace after renewing their marriage vows in early August in Mike’s hospital room at Franciscan Health Dyer, prior to him receiving successful open heart surgery the next week. The ceremony, attended by family and hospital staff members, was performed by the Rev. Tim McFarland, a hospital chaplain.

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