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Michigan City Elston Branch Spring Open House Scheduled for April 21st

logoCome join us for a fun-filled day at the Y! On Saturday, April 21st, our Michigan City Elston Branch will host a Spring Open House from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Hammond’s 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Connects Vets and Families to the City


On a chilly afternoon in Hammond, children and community members gathered at Hessville Park for the 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bundled in winter coats and donning pink bunny ears, the participants and volunteers brought a little bit of spring cheer to a brisk Palm Sunday.

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Sauers Buick GMC Employee Spotlight: Tim Crozier

Employee Spotlight - Tim CrozierBorn and raised in Michigan City, Tim Crozier spent much of his life building- his family, furniture, and even cars. When he joined Sauers Auto a short while ago, he knew the auto industry, but had to don a new hat as a part of Sauers’ ace sales team.

“Back when I worked at AM General, I fell in love with building cars,” said Crozier. “It was a fascinating experience to watch and participate in, so from that point 15 years ago I fell in love with building cars, but selling them is a whole new ballgame. There’s so much to learn.”

Going from putting cars together behind the scenes to putting keys in customers’ hands at a dealership proved to be challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Meeting customers and working with them to get the right car for the right price is a new experience that the outgoing Crozier...

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South Shore Line Expands Kids Ride Free Program to Make Spring Break Play-Cation Travel More Affordable


With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is expanding its Kids Ride Free program for spring break to include 3 children under the age of 14 to ride free with a paying adult on ALL trains (not just off-peak and weekend) from March 24 – April 7, 2018.

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La Porte County YMCA Celebrates 108th Year with Annual Luncheon


The YMCA of La Porte County is heading into its 109th year in business, and to start it out right, the Y held its 108th annual business meeting luncheon in the downstairs of Portofino Grill, overlooking the courses of Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte. Attendees consisted of everyone from Y members to members of community organizations that provide the fuel needed to continue the Y’s mission.

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Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City Announces the Al Whitlow Experience (AWE) Mentoring Program

BGCMC-Announces-the-Al-Whitlow-Experience-AWE-Mentoring-Program-2018The legacy of the late Allan “Al” Whitlow continues on through the announcement of the Al Whitlow Experience (AWE) mentoring program at Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City.

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Valparaiso YMCA's Coffee & Canvas Event Brings Community Together For Heart Month

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Despite the chilly temperatures, the Coffee and Canvas event at the Valparaiso Family YMCA on Saturday morning saw eager painters fill a cozy sunlit conference room, as all were excited to spend a couple of hours transforming rows of blank canvases into vibrant works of art.

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La Porte County Family Y's School's Out Day Camp Stays Open When Schools Close


Every parent has been there at one point or another – a snow storm hits and the kids have an unexpected snow day. You know your boss still expects you to come in regardless of the weather and now you have to find someone to watch over the kids, but never fear – La Porte County Family YMCA offers a School’s Out Day Camp on days that school is not in session in La Porte or Michigan City!

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Visit Michigan City LaPorte to host the North American Ice Fishing Circuit and the Maple City Ice Fishing Classic


Visit Michigan City LaPorte ( is pleased to be hosting the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) qualifying tournaments on February 9, 10 & 11, 2018. This will be the first year that the NAIFC will be coming to this part of Indiana and there will be no question that the ice will be plentiful! We encourage local teams to participate and have a chance at winning some significant prize money and invite spectators to come experience a great couple of days in our Winter paradise!

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10 Things to do with the Kids During Winter Break


While winter break and the promise of two full weeks off from school is exciting for kids of all ages, parents may not be as excited. While the family time and extra hours with kiddos are always rewarding, a few days cooped up inside is enough to shorten tempers and get arguments started. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stave off the frustration. Here are 10 fun things you can do with the kiddos during winter break this year!

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

SouthShoreNICTDTis’ the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2017, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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