The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association has made an impact on breast cancer over the years. Since 2002, members have raised more than $178,000 toward fighting the disease, with $60,180 of its proceeds donated to Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Breast Care Cancer, since 2008.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) received a record $1,058,979 in contributions during Wednesday’s (4/25) fifth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, shattering the previous year’s total by more than $100,000 for the 24-hour, social media-driven giving campaign.
National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the many people who donate their time and energy to giving back to others. This year, National Volunteer Week in the United States was held on April 15-21, 2018, and Unity Hospice used that time to honor the many gifts that hospice volunteers provide for patients and families.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—as it nears an end, it is important to not only continue to spread awareness, but to also reflect on those who have been lost to child abuse or neglect. On April 25th, Geminus Community Partners, Indiana Department of Child Services, and Kids First hosted the annual Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil at Centennial Park in Munster. The event served as a bookend to the month, encompassing awareness, responsibility, respect, and community strength regarding victims of child abuse and neglect.
Some 120 School City of Hammond high school seniors will announce their fall college plans at the Hammond Education Foundation’s (HEF) second annual Blueprint College Signing Day event, Thursday, May 3.
The Duneland Chamber is having a Volunteer Rally on Thursday, May 10th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria & Pub, located at 371 Indian Boundary Rd., Ste. 1. Making the Duneland Community the best place in NWI to do business and raise a family takes an army of volunteers, so we are asking for your help! If you are a local business person, in need of volunteer or service hours for school, or just love your hometown, please come volunteer. We are looking for volunteers for a wide array of projects and events. Every year we look for additional hands to help with events such as: 8th Grade Reality Check, Chesterton’s European Market, Party in the Park, and the Hometown Holiday Celebration.
John Pluckebaum and his son, Bryce, were grateful for the opportunity to honor their wife and mother during Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Day of Giving. Joanne, who passed last November, taught over 15 years at PNW. Beloved by students and faculty alike, she was a former teacher of the year recipient.
This past Saturday, the Chesterton High School Show Choirs headed to Waukegan, IL to the Genesee Theatre to compete at the FAME National Show Choir Finals. Show choirs from Indiana, New York, West Virginia, Mississippi and Ohio gathered to compete and be crowned National Champions.
On Tuesday April 17th, St. Mary Catholic Community School of Crown Point, took their WSMW News crew to WJOB radio studios. (WSMW is a student driven news show that airs daily at St. Mary's Crown Point.) WJOB (1230 AM or 104.7 FM) is located within the Purdue Northwest Commercialization Center in Hammond, IN and has served as the “voice of The Region” since 1924. Morning Show host and owner, Jim Dedelow not only invited the WSMW crew to watch a portion of the morning show with regular Tuesday guest Verlie Suggs, but asked the crew to be a part of the show. WSMW anchor Drew Thorn said, "We joked beforehand that we were going to make our radio debut today thinking that it wouldn't happen, but it actually did! It was so awesome to be interviewed on the radio."...