Every child deserves the opportunity to be successful. This is what the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana believes. They’ve been providing opportunities for the children and teens of Northwest Indiana since 1954. Operating 10 clubs and with the support of an incredibly skilled and professional staff, they help build bright futures for children of the Region.
ArcelorMittal Sponsored NWI Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University Showcases Bright Young Minds
Valparaiso University hosted the Regional Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, where students from middle school to high school had the opportunity to present their research projects and put their school’s academic prowess on display.
When it comes to non-profits in the Region, few are quite as expansive and diverse as the United Way of Porter County. With a variety of programs, events, initiatives, and organizations, United Way helps to lead, unite, and inspire all around Porter County. On Friday, the organization hosted their Bowling Night and Reading Buddy Drive, where they raised funds and collected stuffed animals for their Reading Buddy program.
When it comes to keeping kids safe, the Portage Police Department and township school staff do everything possible in making sure students return home as safely as they got there each day. When two males were reported walking near Portage’s Fegely Middle School who appeared to be carrying firearms, the community immediately jumped into action.
Between annual New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists, everyone hopes to live a long and happy life. To achieve both would be the ultimate accomplishment.
The 3rd graders went on a fun adventure in music class. They used virtual reality goggles to visit an orchestra hall in Berlin, Germany. They were on stage, in practice rooms, and behind the scenes.
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.
With the advent of the internet and, subsequently, the world wide web in the late 1990s, the landscape for how we communicate was forever changed. With that invention and the exponential growth of connectivity the internet afforded everyone, came also the increasing speed with which ideas can be exchanged and modified.
Four Aylesworth Elementary students will be attending the State Robotics Tournament after their team won two awards at the Portage Township Schools Elementary Robotics Competition.
When we think of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, or casinos in general, the main entertainment that we tend to think of is gambling - sparkling lights, late nights, and the thrill of good luck. However, Horseshoe’s Hammond location offers so much more, and now that they’ve convinced Horseshoe guests with how much fun the casino can be on their first visit, they’re ready to welcome even more of the community in.