Updated: September 27, 2013 6:08AM
Rain barrels available: The Merrillville Stormwater Utility office is selling rain barrel through UpCycle Products, Inc. Order forms for the 55-gallon barrels are available at the Stormwater Utility office, 9111 Broadway, Suite C; Town Hall, 7820 Broadway; the Public Works office, 13 West 73rd Ave.; the Pruzin Center, 5750 Tyler St.; online at www.upcycle-products.com; or by calling (815) 735-9583. The pickup time is 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Public Works office. The order deadline is Sept. 5. The cost is $51 for blue or gray, and $56 for terra cotta or gray. There is a $2.50 processing fee for credit card purchases.
Collecting peanut butter: Credit unions across the region have teamed up to Spread the Love by collecting donations of peanut butter and other non-perishable food items through Aug. 31. The public is welcome to make donations at: Members Source (Merrillville, Griffith, Munster); Midwest Family (Portage); TECH (Crown Point, Merrillville, Gary, Lowell, Valparaiso); GESB Sheet Metal Workers (Portage); Great Horizons (Munster); Northern Indiana (Merrillville); ProFinance (Merrillville); US #1364 (Merrillville, Gary, Valparaiso, Portage); Midwest Carpenters & Millwrights (Hobart); Local 697 (Merrillville).