Drug Free Partnership 'Knowldge Feast'

MICHIGAN CITY – The La Porte County Drug Free Partnership will hosts its nest "Knowledge Feast" at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation at 402 Franklin St. The meeting will be a Community Spotlight, highlighting three agencies that what they are doing in the community. Speakers will include Kay Hill, executive director of Health Minority Partners; Ann Rissman and Zach Anderson of PEACE House, which they are working to open; and Ameenah Starks of the Bowen Center.

Full breakfast will be served. Register online at eventbrite.com/e/community-spotlight-knowledge-feast-tickets-62693362535.


Braun mobile office coming to LP

La PORTE – U.S. Sen. Mike Braun has announced his staff mobile office will make a stop in La Porte on Wednesday, June 12. “I have been working hard on behalf of Hoosiers in D.C. to mitigate the opioid crisis, lower prescription drug prices, and rein in our out of control spending," Braun said. "My staff will be holding mobile office hours in La Porte to better assist Hoosiers in these areas and other concerns.” The mobile office will be at the LaPorte County Courthouse, SUite 104, 555 Michigan Ave. from noon-3 p.m.


MC ministry among grant recipients

BRIDGMAN, Mich. – Advancing Christ’s Kingdom Ministries of Michigan City was among the recipients when the “The Heart of Cook” awarded grants to 38 Michiana non-profits totaling over $65,000 at a grant reception at Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant on May 30. The “Heart of Cook” is a corporate-advised fund held by the Berrien Community Foundation. “This year, our fund allowed us to give out a few more dollars than we have in the past,” Cook site vice president Shane Lies said at the reception. “The need is never ending, and we are pleased that this employee-driven effort is able to provide some additional support for these very important community organizations.”

The 2019 grants supported a wide range of programming with everything from school supplies to fire safety programs to services for people with disabilities, a statement from the foundation said. The Heart of Cook focuses on programs that address education, human services and environmental projects and gives priority to programs that involve a Cook Nuclear plant employee. A committee comprised of Cook Nuclear Plant employees reviews all grant applications and makes decisions. This year, the committee received and reviewed over 68 applications requesting more than $300,000.


Sailing classes offered for youth, adults

MICHIGAN CITY – The South Shore Nautical Foundation and the Michigan City Yacht Club are offering sailing lessons for youth and adults. The Sailing Camp program for 8 and older is designed to teach the skills needed to sail and race, with classes tailored to the age and ability of each student. Beginning sailors are encouraged to become comfortable on the water and under sail. Intermediate and Advanced students learn the finer points of boat handling and racing tactics. The program encourages young people to stay in the sport.

Students are instructed in Opti’s, an international youth training and one design race boat. Students with their own boat can be instructed in it. Advanced students will also receive instruction on Club Rigged 420s. The sailing camp offers four two-week sessions, starting June 17t, July 1, July 15 and July 25. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, except July 4t, from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.  Adult classes are offered in two 4-week sessions beginning June 17 abd July 15. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit mcycsailingschool.com or email ssnefinc@gmail.com.


HannaFest 2019 seeks crafters, food vendors, flea marketers and artists

HANNA — The annual HannaFest is seeking vendors to sell their arts, crafts and food items in the park on Aug. 10 in the town of Hanna. Booths in the park are approximately 12-by-12 and are just $15 (electricity booths $25 and food vendors are $40). Hanna is located on U.S. 30 between Valparaiso and Plymouth in southern La Porte County. The festival is sponsored by the Hanna Lions Club, who will have their famous BBQ Chicken for sale at the park.

This is the 30th annual town festival which will include events such as a car show, parade, music in the park, kids and family activities, food, street dances, and a town-wide garage sale. The headquarters will be in the park on Aug. 10. Spaces with electricity will be available for vendors to set up with arts and crafts, garage sale, farmer’s market, Flea Market or food items. Contact Heather Stevens at 219-851-8401 or heatherjstevens2012@gmail.com for information or a reservation.

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