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Portage High School Robotics Women Get Inspired at Girl-Powered Event


Portage_High_School_Robotics_Women_Get_I-1 The young ladies of Portage Robotics', Porta-Botz! team "W", traveled to Indiana's first-ever "Girl Powered" event hosted by Wawasee HS Robotics. 16 highly-successful, women professionals in STEM-based careers were on hand to inspire a large group of high school girls.

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10th Annual High School Engineering Seminar Immerses Students in Tech at PNW

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Nearly 300 high school students from 12 local schools poured through Purdue University Northwest’s campus on Friday morning to get a taste of college life and delve into the ever-advancing world of engineering.

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Partners of Life: Best of Non-Profit Round Up

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Our nonprofit partners are a special group of people, often selfless, and concerned only with helping others. Their many volunteers and workers find ways to bring positivity and hope to many in the Region; stories we’re proud to help tell.

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Mark Harbin Enjoys Working With the City of Whiting and Seeing it Develop Over Time


City-of-Whiting-Mark-HarbinIn every city, there are dedicated employees working each day to provide the best experiences for their residents. The City of Whiting is lucky enough to have Mark Harbin, a dedicated public servant, who currently works as the Director of Special Events.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Hundreds of Area Students Attend Respect Life Program


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Hundreds-of-Area-Students-Attend-Respect-Life-Program-2017Most Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, delivers a message of life, hope, acceptance and love to a crowd of about 1,200 area school students and faculty during a 31st annual Prayer Service in Celebration of Life at Franciscan Health Dyer Oct. 4, conducted during national Respect Life Month. The theme of this year’s event, Be Not Afraid, was accentuated by remarks made by guest speaker Matt Schwartz, theological consultant for the Parish Success Group, a national Catholic ministry training and coaching agency, who stressed the good in each individual and the need to elevate the spirit and worth of others.

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Work Begins on Calumet Avenue Bridge Project


rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are excited to announce the commencement of construction on the Calumet Avenue Bridge.

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Portage Township Schools Update, October 5, 2017

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Aylesworth Elementary
Wednesday, September 27th was the Portage Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Cross Country meet. It took place at Woodlawn Park and we could not of asked for better weather. Our Aylesworth 5th graders showed up ready to run. The kids ran hard and did a great job representing Aylesworth. Congratulations to Ryan Fraker and Michael Wellman for placing in the top 10! Way to go!

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Student-led Public Relations Firm Selects Munster Police Department As Client

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Purdue University Northwest’s student-led public relations firm, Region Communication Solutions, chose to conduct a communication audit on Munster Police Department.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Welcomes Volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park


sunsetpathPorter County Parks & Recreation was pleased to welcome volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Day of Service. These volunteers worked to clear invasive plants from the natural prairie and plant beneficial trees around the pond. Greg Ward, Principal at Swartz, Retson & Co. said “Our firm likes to volunteer as a way to give back to the community. We choose Porter County Parks and Recreation since it has great facilities like Sunset Hill Farm that many of us use and want keep nice for years to come.”

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Indiana's Newest Stinky Invader

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Ever wonder why you’ve been seeing so many of these unfamiliar creepy crawlies in the house lately and what on Earth they are? Crawling all over the walls and ceilings and seemingly everywhere lately, they can be quite a nuisance; and if you think your house is bad, one house was once found to have over 26,000 of the bugs overwintering in it according to the Journal of Entomological Science.

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Holladay Properties Builds Bridges in Community on Day of Caring

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When it comes to supporting the communities you work and live in, Holladay Properties takes this responsibility very seriously, and this was on full display last month as the crew at Holladay took part in the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring.

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