Top 10 Stories of the Week

Top 10 Stories of the Week
By: GreatNews.Life Last Updated: July 6, 2020

Stories come in many forms: written, spoken, and through compelling photos at GreatNews.Life. Join us this summer for a weekly roundup of the top stories, photo galleries and videos, chosen by a team of GreatNews.Life staff members.

July 5 - July 11, 2020

Busting myths about Great Lakes Orthopedic Care

The professionals at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are here to bust a few myths about orthopedic care, offering answers to some of the most common questions that arise with joint, bone, and soft tissue injuries and disorders, backed by a combined four decades of expertise among the surgeons. https://nwi.life/article/busting-myths-about-great-lakes-orthopedic-care/

A Lifer home improvement flooring experience

The professionals at Tudor Floors & More Carpet One made our Lifer's remodeling job easy. Check out the breakdown of how it all played out. https://laportecounty.life/article/a-lifer-home-improvement-flooring-experience

Spotlight on the Evergreen Project

While every city has a road or two that could use revamping, one local spot that comes to mind is the area around Willowcreek Road in Portage. With an initiative called the Evergreen Project, a Congestion Mitigation Project that the City of Portage received federal funding for in 2010, the City plans to help ease a portion of these tensions, improving traffic flow and decreasing the likelihood of car accidents within the project area. https://portage.life/article/spotlight-on-the-evergreen-project/

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys' Outreach Program resumes, gives back to community after uncertainty due to COVID-19

In the past five years the outreach program has been an integral part of Lerner & Rowe’s mission to give back to its community. Since 2015, it has grown exponentially, taking into account the unique needs of people who live in the Region and meeting them in equally unique ways. https://portage.life/article/lerner-rowe-injury-attorneys-outreach-program-resumes-gives-back-to-community-after-uncertainty-due-to-covid-19

Steiner Homes: Do's and don'ts of buying a first home

Let’s face it, buying a home for the first time is intimidating. But the process doesn’t have to be scary if you come well-equipped with the right information. Dan Steiner, President of Steiner Homes, LTD, gave some tips on how to move forward with confidence and still have fun with the process. https://nwi.life/article/steiner-homes-dos-and-donts-of-buying-a-first-home/

First Merchants Bank welcomes Dale S. Clapp as new regional president

Born in Gary, raised in Hobart, and a Valparaiso resident for the last 30 years, First Merchants Bank’s Dale S. Clapp knows the Region in and out. Combine that with an exemplary lifelong career in banking, and it only makes sense that he is now First Merchants Bank’s Regional President for Lakeshore and Northwest Indiana. https://nwi.life/article/first-merchants-bank-welcomes-dale-s-clapp-as-new-regional-president/

Lubeznik Center for the Arts reopens with new gallery: "Well Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage"

Four months after shutting their doors due to COVID-19, Lubeznik Center for the Arts once again opened to the public. The open house included a guided tour of their newest exhibition “Well Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” which features the art of 23 women to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. https://valpo.life/article/lubeznik-center-for-the-arts-reopens-with-new-gallery-well-behaved-women-celebrating-100-years-of-womens-suffrage/

4th of July Blast 5k Run & Lit'l Firecracker 2k Run 2020

Valpo Parks welcomed the Valparaiso community to its annual 4th Of July Blast 5k Run & Lit’l Firecracker 2k Run Saturday morning, where families, friends, and professional runners gathered to start their 4th of July off right. https://valpo.life/photo/valpo-parks-4th-of-july-blast-5k-run-litl-firecracker-2k-run-2020/#FjKFMPX

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana create fun twist on traditional golf outing

In lieu of an in-person day on the course, local Boys & Girls Clubs have created Golf in a Box, a fun new twist on the traditional golf outing that will allow golfers to receive the full golf experience in one convenient package. https://portage.life/article/boys-girls-clubs-of-greater-northwest-indiana-create-fun-twist-on-traditional-golf-outing/

Griffith Independence Day Parade 2020

The City of Griffith welcomed the community to its annual Independence Day Parade Saturday morning! https://nwi.life/photo/griffith-independence-day-parade-2020/#sxFLXHL