Entrepreneurs share ideas during 1 Million Cups meetings that include presentations about a local business or product while attendees enjoy some coffee.
Richard Maxey is the visionary behind the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary. He helped turn a former dumping ground into a rest stop for migratory birds.
Phil’s Friends gives cardboard box filled with goodies to those fighting cancer.
We Connect serves as bridge to an array of services from counseling to finding a home for employees When Paige London was going through her divorce last year, she felt hopeless and suffered some health issues as a result. “I was not doing well. There was a lot of pressure on me. I felt alone,” […]
ArtHouse in Gary place to build community, express culinary creativity with business support Chastity Shelby isn’t playing around when she divulges the secret ingredient to her wildly popular tea. “Love,” she said while giggling. However, Shelby isn’t far off. In February 2015 when her then fiancé James fell ill, Shelby mixed a glass of tea. […]
Cline Avenue Bridge project manager says staying active helps social life too During the day, Terry Velligan oversees the $140 million rebuilding of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago. United Bridge Partners and Cline Avenue Bridge LLC will own the new toll bridge. “We’re about halfway complete,” said Velligan, general manager of operations on […]
La Porte Hospital doctor travels to Antigua to help people get health care At La Porte Hospital, Dr. Neil Wangstrom delivers patient care with the aid of state-of-the-art technology and trained medical personnel. But every February, Wangstrom, an ear, nose and throat specialist for more than 20 years, leaves his comfort zone to help those […]
Local companies go straight to the source for new employees Jacob Brunetti will be graduating this spring from Purdue University Northwest in Hammond with a degree in computer science. To get a jump on finding a position, the 22-year-old Munster resident attended a career fair at PUN’s Westville campus in February. Unlike a standard job […]
Care + common sense = CASA volunteer Sarah Fink says it doesn’t take much to become a Court Appoint Special Advocate or CASA for short. “You just have to be a caring person. You have to want to help children,” Fink says. “All you need is care and common sense. We teach you the rest.” […]
It’s uncertain if the paths of Vivian Carter and John Maniotes ever crossed. It wouldn’t have been impossible for Maniotes to have at least heard of Carter, who was a pioneer in rhythm and blues radio in the 1950s in Gary. One thing is for sure: Both will forever be entwined. Carter and Maniotes are […]