The start of 2017 is turning out to be an extraordinary and surprising year for guests and honorees attending the 38th Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast presented by the Gary Frontiers Service Club on January 14th. This affair has grown to be the preeminent event in remembrance...
100 Restaurateurs in 5 Cities Will Participate in Eight-Week Long Curriculum and Receive a $20,000 Grant DoorDash announced its Main Street Strong Accelerator Program, an initiative providing financial support and specialized educational resources to women-, immigrant- and people of color-owned businesses, who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in close collaboration...
Children will have a newly improved park and splash pad to keep them busy this summer, with the completion of improvements at James Reed Park. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was joined by Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey and representatives from the National Park and Recreation Association and the Knight...
Powersports Polaris joins the 14th annual global event that calls all females to “Just Ride!” Polaris has partnered with International Female Ride Day a globally synchronized ride day celebrating women riders and their passion for powersports. IFRD will take place Saturday, August 22, on six continents in over 120 countries. Polaris Inc. (NYSE:...
In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area, Porter County, and LaPorte County, Lakeshore Public Media will host the U.S. Congress, Indiana District 1 Debate on Tuesday, October 6th. “Lakeshore Public Media strives to provide programming that educates, engages and informs our audience – especially those...
Seaman Apprentice Jaron Woods, a native of Gary, Indiana, wanted to see a different world and knew he didn’t want to go to college yet, so he made the decision to join the U.S. Navy. “I thought ‘why not,’” he said. “If I want to go to college later,...
By Erick Johnson Broadway was quiet on Tuesday. For over two minutes, a photographer stood in the middle of the street taking pictures without a single car driving by. At the Save More Supermarket on Broadway, shelves once stocked with household items stood bare. Across town in the Miller neighborhood, downtown...
By David Denson, Gary Crusader Civil Rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton says participating in the 1972 National Black Political Convention was a life changing event. The controversial TV and radio talk show host, who also heads the National Action Network, was the guest speaker at a fundraiser sponsored by the National...
By Ciara Smith, Gary Crusader The Katie Hall Educational Foundation honored national leaders at its fifth annual Public Awards Luncheon on April 8th at the Genesis Convention Center. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Hidden Figures author Margot Shetterly and The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton were honored. Junifer Hall, daughter of the late Katie...
In an effort to significantly reduce the amount of garbage that accumulates on the shoreline of Marquette Beach and in Lake Michigan, the City of Gary Parks Department has adopted a “Carry IN, Carry OUT” policy that will strictly enforce the city’s litter ordinance. The policy simply means what...