Carol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, reacts recently to news her entry was chosen for a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Lowell.
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the Youth Service Bureau’s Summer Program. The YSB Summer Program is for students who are going into fourth, fifth or sixth grade. The youth will be learning life skills and character building while enjoying recreational activities, going on field trips around La Porte, going to Deep River Waterpark, plus much much more.
Stay wet, stay active, stay happy with the new floating water park off the Lake Michigan shore of Whihala Beach in Whiting!
On Mother’s Day, giving mom a day to relax is a perfect gift; celebrating with great food and plenty of company only adds to the enjoyment. On Sunday, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted their annual Mother’s Day Brunch. The event included a full buffet for those in attendance, as well as plenty of good conversation and a relaxing atmosphere for every mother on her special day.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner it’s the perfect time to stop into Kabelin Ace Hardware’s La Porte West and Michigan City stores, and shop at their new Hallmark Gold Crown department. From one display to the next, you’ll find the perfect card and gift for mom this year and when she turns her card over you’ll know the first thing she sees is the gold crown on the back.
Sunday afternoon the Visiting Nurses Association hosted their 16th Annual VNA Stroll for Hospice at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso. Over 300 people ready to take a stroll and almost 80 volunteers gathered together in memory of loved ones and in support of the the VNA as they continue to provide compassionate care for patients and their families all around Northwest Indiana.
Audience members enjoyed a Pro-Kids Show program of music, magic and comedy, presented by Tim Hannig; at a third Safe Kids Day celebration offered by Franciscan Health and the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point April 22.
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded their Spring Get Active, Get Fit! prize at the annual Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. The prize went to Anastaisya Walker, a 5th grader at Victory Christian Academy. Aisya selected an activity tracker as her prize so she was presented with a Garmin Vivofit 3.
On a sunny, warm morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted their annual Easter Egg Festival. The event included a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt in the club’s Clock Tower Garden, a delicious lunch, and wonderful memories made for the families of Sand Creek Country Club.
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.