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Geminus Head Start & Early Head Start Announce Summer Enrollment


Geminus-head-startGeminus Head Start / Early Head Start is a no-cost educational program for eligible families with children from birth through age 5, as well as a program for expectant mothers. Serving Lake and Porter Counties, our early childhood education program offers nurturing teachers, healthy meals and snacks, and a fun and educational environment for children to learn and grow.

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Back to School Health and Wellness with Geminus Head Start


Geminus-Logo-NewGeminus Head Start / Early Head Start is a no-cost educational program for eligible families with children from birth through age 5, as well as a program for expectant mothers. Serving Lake and Porter Counties, our early childhood education program offers nurturing teachers, healthy meals and snacks, and a fun and educational environment for children to learn and grow.

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Adult Education Funds Awarded to Center of Workforce Innovations


Center-of-Workforce-InnovationsThe Department of Workforce Development awarded both state and federal Adult Education funds to the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) in the amount of $2,383,114 for the Northwest Indiana region.

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Life on the Streets of Hobart Featuring Mayor Brian Snedecor

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“Now, is it pronounced Ho-Bart or Ho-Bert?” asks Ideas in Motion Media founder, Chris Mahlmann to Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor. The Mayor glares at Mahlmann through his tinted shades. “Its Ho-Bert. Normally when someone says Ho-Bart, we know they’re not from The Region,” Mayor Snedecor smiles.

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Section of Calumet Trail to be Temporarily Closed


rot1Beginning July 19 through October 31, a 4.5 mile section of the Calumet Trail adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be temporarily closed from East State park Boundary Road to Mineral Springs Rd.

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REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Now Provides a Spanish Website

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In the top right-hand corner of the REGIONAL Federal Credit Union website, there are two small flags: an American one and the flag of Spain. In one click, the entire website becomes translated into Spanish, making any financial inquiries and transactions much easier for those who prefer the Spanish language.

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NIPSCO and The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Plant a Better Future

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has spent a century protecting and restoring the diverse network of ecosystems that keeps our region healthy, and they will continue to do so with the partnership of the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Monday’s planting event with Dunes Learning Center campers celebrated the union of a dynamic team.

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Adult Summer Reading at the Portage Library in 2017


portage-library-2017Want to win free gift cards?! Through July 31, sign up online or at the Library and log the books you read this summer... And that's it! Each week, you could win our random drawing for a $25 gift card to Starbucks, Red Robin, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Portage Chamber gift certificates, or our grand prize IMAX party pack of 4 tickets plus free concessions!

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Indiana State Troopers Receive New Rescue Tool


Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Indiana State Police recently received a lifesaving tool that will be given to every trooper working the road thanks to a generous donation from one of their own. The resqme tool was one way for me to give back to the people of Indiana and hopefully save a life, commented Master Trooper Detective Robert May. The resqme tool is designed to brake car windows and cut seatbelts.

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr Announces Academy Bound Scholarship Program


city-of-hammondHammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is proud to announce a new scholarship program Academy Bound which will allow approved applicants the opportunity to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA) free of charge. This program is designed to give pre-qualified Hammond residents a “fast track option” to become a police officer in the City of Hammond.

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This July Fourth Holiday, Indiana State Police Reminds You to Designate a Sober Driver


Indiana-State-Police-logoThis Fourth of July, as we celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of Hoosier families will take to their cars, driving to barbecues, picnics, lakes and pool parties. As you plan your drive home from summer festivities, Indiana State Police reminds drivers that one drink can be too many and that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

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