With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from communities throughout northcentral and northwest Indiana and Chicago.
With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.
On January 31st, 2017 a pair of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters. Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are keeping a close watch on the new family and tracking the babies’ growth by taking their weights weekly. We have one female and one male pup, who are currently nursing from their Mom, but will eventually be eating fish, a balanced chow and a zoo meat diet, as well as plenty of enrichment type foods.
Toting a bag filled with ruby-red hats, Hartsfield Village resident Mary Kerekes made a special delivery to the Family Birthing Centers at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System on Valentine’s Day. Since she started knitting, she has made more than 850 tiny hats – each stitched with love – and delivered them to the moms and babies at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
Snow fell softly, illuminated only by a projector screen. Photo after photo played on it while hundreds of people stood in silence. There are no words for the pain an entire community goes through upon the death of a young person.
For family members or loved ones struggling with addiction, Frontline Foundations, Inc. begins a free program this month for La Porte County residents. Family Matters Group Support will begin Tuesday, January 24th.
Congratulations go to Healthlinc, a Michigan City non-profit clinic, for their award-winning decorations at the Barker Mansion this past Christmas season. Eight non-profit groups helped decorate the mansion for the holidays; included with Healthlinc were Queen of All Saints’ Tapped In ministry, Tri Kappa Delta Mu, the Exchangette Club, Michigan City High School’s National Honor Society, Keys to Hope, Footlight Players, and Hesston Steam Museum. The touring public was invited to vote for their favorite Christmas tree throughout the month of December, and Healthlinc’s Victorian-inspired tree in the Foyer garnered the most votes.
Kasper Otworowski, who came into the world at 1:46 a.m. Jan. 1, became the first child born in the new year in Lake County. He is shown at Franciscan Health Dyer with his mother, Monika, of Cedar Lake, before they were joined later by husband, Cezary, and other two sons, Kyle, 8, and Kevin, 6, who would meet their new brother for the first time.