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NIPSCO program recognizes energy savings at new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital

NIPSCO-program-recognizes-energy-savings-at-new-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-hospitalThe energy-efficient construction of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital, which opened on Jan. 12, has earned $294,309 in incentives from NIPSCO’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City celebrates Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for donations to new hospital’s community room and café

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-celebrates-Horizon-Bank-and-NIPSCO-for-donations-to-new-hospital-2019_01 Franciscan Health Michigan City and the Franciscan Health Foundation saluted Horizon Bank and NIPSCO last week for their generous gifts to two community spaces at the new hospital.

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On the Table paves a pathway to deeper connections in Lake County

On-the-Table-paves-a-pathway-to-deeper-connections-in-Lake-CountyLegacy Foundation released results of the 2018 On the Table survey on Tuesday. More than 2,100 adults and 700 youth attended conversations held in September across Lake County, Indiana. From the adults who participated, 1,212 completed a survey related to issues discussed during their conversations.

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Katherine House Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 100 Years of History with Complete Renovation at "Demo Day"

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The staff and club members at the Katherine House Boys & Girls Club are no strangers to breaking barriers for fostering growth and happiness for kids throughout East Chicago. On Thursday, they took a literal approach, demolishing a wall in ceremonial celebration of $1.182 million raised for a complete renovation to the historic club.

The renovation project was spearheaded by an anonymous $500,000 donation, half of which came from matched donations. In addition, The Foundations of East Chicago gave another $500,000. Construction is scheduled to begin February 18 and finish in time for summer programming. The renovations are timely, as this year marks the 100th birthday of the original Katherine House. To celebrate the new beginning, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana brought in the community,...

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Annual Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball Benefits Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens


Saturday evening, Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City hosted the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. Over 650 community members gathered at the Blue Chip Casino for this stellar biannual event, which always benefits local nonprofit organizations. This year, the proceeds went to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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Paladin Employees Share their Experiences of Working as Advocates for Persons with Disabilities


Approximately 30 percent of the waking hours of an average human life are spent at work.

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Diaper Drive Collects 20,000 Diapers, Helping 1,000 NWI Families

Diaper-Drive-Collects-20000-Diapers-Helping-1000-NWI-FamiliesThe second annual Diaper Drive by Franciscan Health employees and partners collected 20,000 diapers, distributing them to local organizations and helping more than 1,000 families in Northwest Indiana.

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Local Business Continues Support of Women’s Diagnostic Center in the Fight Against Cancer

Local-Business-Continues-Support-of-Womens-Diagnostic-Center-in-the-Fight-Against-CancerThe Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital has again received the support of Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning in the fight against breast cancer. Owners Tom and Sue Krygsheld held their annual October fundraiser, donating a portion of the proceeds from service calls to the center’s breast diagnostic imaging fund, which aids local uninsured women in receiving imaging and biopsy services.

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Girls on the Run helps develop confidence, character


How do you help young girls develop character, confidence, competence and more in just 10 weeks? Girls on the Run has a proven track record of doing just that. Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana hit the ground running in 2007 with a team of 15 in Highland. In the years that followed, more than 12,000 girls across the region would participate, and 2019 anticipates serving about 2,500 girls.

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Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $165,020 for Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Strack-and-Van-Til-Holiday-Giving-Campaign-for-Food-Bank-of-Northwest-IndianaThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced the 2018 Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge raised a record-breaking $165,020 for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. That amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill when shopping at area Strack & Van Til stores, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Northwest Indiana.

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Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana Receives Donation from Vanis Salon & Day Spa

Girls-on-the-Run-of-Northwest-Indiana-Receives-Donation-from-Vanis-Salon-and-Day-SpaThank you to Vanis Salon and the Vanis Salon & Day Spa staff at your Schererville and Crown Point locations for their generous financial gift of $3,000! Over the holiday season employees made monetary donations for a non-profit of their choosing.

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