Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.
On Wednesday morning, Strack & Van Til paid a visit to Respite Care Services to present them with a generous $1,000 check to fund new equipment and services for the consumers of this tight-knit community.
VNA Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for the Portage area. Interested in spending an hour or so once a week, once a month, or whatever fits in your schedule, helping deliver a hot, nutritious lunch to a homebound senior? Sometimes, the VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person that senior may see all day.
Sandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.
Every year, Hobart Events hosts dozens of special events and gatherings throughout the city. From weekly events like Summer on the Lake to annual events like The Great Hobart Hunt, and holiday-based events like Pumpkins in the Park, a lot of work goes in behind the scenes to create a seamless event with fun, family-friendly atmospheres.
Habitat Porter County is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Tina, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and her teenage daughter for this year's Veteran Build. Construction for the three-bedroom ranch with an attached garage will begin this spring north of Valparaiso near Edgewater and Sapphire Lane.
If you are anything like me, you have a desire to make this world a better place. Every day we have opportunities to take the high road, invest in someone else’s success, show simple kindnesses, and maybe even inspire others to a higher vision. Changing the world starts right here where we are, where we live, where we work, and where we play.
For Tri Kappa members statewide, performing random acts of kindness is what Tri Kappa Week (Feb. 19-25) is all about. This year, the Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa chose to shower with kindness the dedicated and deserving firefighters of Portage's Fire Department.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recently received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation’s Community Fund. The organization has used the funds to partner with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, to assess the current programs offered at all four of the Club locations.