Category Archives: Porter County

Porter County Now Taking Walkin Vaccinations

MPORTANT NOTICE: BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 27: Walk-Ins will be accepted ONLY at the Porter County Expo Vaccination Site for both first and second doses beginning on Tuesday, April 27 during these hours ONLY: Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays…

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Highway 2 Closed for 6 Weeks

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for State Road 2 between Thornhill Dr and Thornapple Way/C.R. 100 W beginning Monday, April 26. This closure is to complete the widening and repaving of State Road 2 at Hayes Leonard Rd, and will be ongoing through late May, 2021. Drivers should seek an alternate…

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Walkin App Helps Indiana Hoosiers Get On their Feet

Need some motivation to get started walking but don’t have time? Get WalkIN’ is an e-mail based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension. People can sign-up, walk on their own, and receive consistent e-mailed support and information. Any resident of Indiana who is aged 18 years and older may enroll at bit.ly/GetWalkINMay2021 Spring is…

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State Road 149 To Close Till Mid-June

VALPARAISO | SOUTH HAVEN INDIANA –   State Road 149 from Lenburg Rd/C.R. 1050 N north to Joliet Ave will be closed beginning Monday, April 19 stated the Indiana Department of Transportation. State Road 149 was closed in this location last year for widening work to take place on the west side of the roadway. The…

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Portage YMCA Kicks Off Annual Campaign During Easter

     Portage Township YMCA enjoyed an egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny and enrolled Preschoolers in classes at the  on Friday, April 2nd.  The generous bunny, played by Board President Jeff Liggett, made a donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign which officially kicked off on April 5th.  To provide equity and access…

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Active Kids Day – Valparaiso

Valpo Parks is teaming up with local organizations to promote and encourage kids to “get active” and “be healthy!” The 1st Annual Active Kids Day is a free event at Central Park Plaza under the Urschel Pavilion for people to learn about various activities and opportunities for kids in Porter County. Stop by Sunday and…

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Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale – Order Only

Due to the continued Covid restrictions, the 2021 Native Plant Sale is by order only. The Order Forms are available for printing at the Friends’ website (dunefriends.org) or from a link on our Facebook page.  Paper copies of the 25th Annual Native Plant Sale Order Form are available at the State Park Office and Nature…

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Ringing in Spring – Valparaiso YMCA

– The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host Ringing in Spring 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 3 at the Valparaiso Family YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive in Valparaiso. The 27th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Valparaiso Family YMCA at the largest springtime race in Northwest Indiana. Participants are encouraged…

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Indiana Seniors Over 60 May Register for Covid Vaccine

     Residents age 60 and older have been able to self-register for a vaccine appointment for several weeks now by going to ourshot.in.gov.  IMPORTANT LINKS: Scroll Down to the bottom       A friend or family member may also can make an appointment on behalf of a qualifying individual. But the person registered will…

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PanoramaNOW is 35 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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