Every city or town has their weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly city council meetings. These events allow citizens to voice their concerns and are prime examples of democracy in action. However, these events lack the one-on-one engagement that is necessary for making change happen in a community.
A mental health facility capable of treating illness and providing resources to those in need is important for any community. For the residents of Northwest Indiana, they are lucky to have Porter Starke Services and the many community opportunities they offer.
Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the parking restrictions set in place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by the City of Michigan City, due to the snow removal conditions, will be lifted.
Residents at Rittenhouse Village in Portage went to their annual Seniors Prom earlier today to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Complete with everything from the Bonner Senior Center dance group getting residents up and dancing, to the tasty food, refreshments, and of course, a DJ. Rittenhouse residents slow-danced to oldies like “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” by Elvis and enjoyed moving to more modern singles such as “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke.
Now through February 16, United Way of Porter County is seeking nominations for remarkable volunteers to be honored at their second annual Spirit Awards.
The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Annual Report on Funding Recommendations (Annual Report), published in conjunction with the Administration’s annual budget, includes the South Shore Double Track Northwest Indiana (NWI) and West Lake Corridor (WLC) projects as unrated, at the request of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). NICTD made the request to defer a FTA rating decision while it completes work on the environmental process and financing plans needed to move the projects forward.
As cold temperatures continue, NIPSCO is reminding customers to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Although meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, heavy or hard-packed snow and ice, icicles falling from building eaves, or water dripping from a roof and freezing on the meter could create potential safety hazards.
Nearly 400 people gathered at Dynasty Banquet Center in Hammond on Wednesday to join the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and Hammond’s Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. for a membership luncheon and State of the City address.
As a result of the newly enacted federal tax reform, NIPSCO submitted a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to lower its previous request to modify natural gas base rates by $26 million.
The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is now accepting appointments for the 2018 tax season.