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Porter County Auditor’s Office Launches Project to Assist Disabled Veterans With Tax Deduction


Vicki-Urbanik Attention veterans: A change in state law has cleared the way for more disabled veterans to qualify for a property tax benefit.

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Porter County Master Gardener Association Offering Scholarships and Grants in 2017


Purdue-Master-GardenerThe Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invite individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $250 Community Grants or $250 Edible Garden Grants.

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2017 Earth Day Celebration to add Reuse Fair


Earth-Day-Celebration-to-add-Reuse-Fair-2017_01Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair.

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South Shore Offering Westbound Free Ride Promotion, February 12 - 18, 2017

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As you may have heard, South Shore Line wants to attract new riders with a special "We Love Our Riders - Free Rides Week", taking place from February 12th through Saturday, February 18th.

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NIPSCO Environmental Action Grant Promotes Environmental Stewardship


rot2NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its second year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant program aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Northwest Indiana Mayors Roundtable: 2016 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2017

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To kick off 2017, Hobart Mayor Brian K. Snedecor, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura met with Ideas In Motion Media CEO Chris Mahlman for a roundtable discussion at the "Great News" Studio.

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Rain Barrel Grant Helps Schools, Organizations Reduce Storm Water Runoff


Rain-Barrel-Grant-Helps-Schools-Organizations-Reduce-Storm-Water-RunoffSchool and community organizations in Porter County are invited to apply for a grant that can give them up to two rain barrels to be installed in public spaces to become active stewards of local watershed water quality.

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Water Quality Workshops Aim to Reduce Human Impact on Lake Michigan


Recycling-Porter-County-rainbarrel-2017Porter County residents who live in the Lake Michigan watershed are eligible for a free or reduced price rain barrel when they attend one of three water quality workshops, sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. Quantities are limited.

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South Shore Line Thanking Riders with Free Rides Week: February 12th - 18th

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We love our riders! As a thank you for all the support, we want to give back to our loyal and even leisure riders! You can ride the South Shore Line for FREE* on all Westbound weekend and off-peak weekday trains from Sunday, February 12, thru Saturday, February 18, 2017. *Riders pay the applicable fare on their eastbound trip.

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Center of Workforce Innovations Receives Grant from Porter County Community Foundation


Porter-County-Community-Foundation-logofgfeThe Porter County Community Foundation selected the Center of Workforce Innovations to receive a Community Fund Grant to support the Women’s Adult Learning and High School Equivalency (HSE) Program at the Porter County Jail.

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Show Your Support for the Portage Police with the Shirt On Your Back


Portage-Police-Shirt-2017We taking orders for the Portage Police Supporter shirts, hoodies, and long sleeves. The cost is as follows: Tee Shirts $15, Long Sleeves $20, and Hoodies are $30. For 2xl and up $1 more. We will also be doing youth shirts.

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