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    Monday, September 26, 2016
    4th Annual Pick & Treat for Tots Drive begins October 1 The 4th Annual Pick & Treat for Tots drive, to benefit the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Tot Shop, will be held from October 1 through 31. The Tot Shop is an incentive-based program where young parents can shop for needed baby and toddler supplies. However, the items are not given away and they can’t be purchased ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, September 23, 2016
    VALPARAISO, Ind. –– For the second year in a row, gentlemen from around Porter County will bake, sauté, and cook up their favorite recipes for guests at the 2016 Chefs Around The Table Fundraiser that is taking place on Thursday, October 6th, at the Porter County Expo Center. Nearly 100 chefs consisting of community members, school superintendents, prominent business leaders, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 23, 2016
    Immediate Release Contact: Stacey Kellogg, Regional Manager, Community Relations Serving La Porte, Porter Regional, & Starke Hospitals, and the La Porte & Porter Medical Groups Located at Porter Regional Hospital | 85 E. US Highway 6, Valparaiso, IN, 46383 Office: (219) 983-8641 | Mobile: (574) 208-0071 La Porte, Starke counties, Ind. – The Mobile Health Unit will visit several ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Friday, September 23, 2016
    Contact: Orlee Glazer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 219.929.1550 Email: orlee@barreandbeyondstudio.com Date: 9/22/16 BARRE + BEYOND Drag to Reposition Event Photo Barre VU Exclusive Event & Student Specials Try One, Try all! Valparaiso: Barre + Beyond Studio is offering a discounted class rate of $5 to VU students on Wednesday, September 28th. The class teaches a barre technique, that combines ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, September 23, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 23, 2016 Contact: Ken Kosky, Promotions Director, Indiana Dunes Tourism Phone: (219) 926-2255, ext. 223 Email: ken@indianadunes.com Celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial with the Bison-tennial Art Project People can now tour Porter County and see the life-size fiberglass bison that are part of a public art project to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial. There are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 09/15/16 Contact: Jenn Brown, Corporate Communications Manager 219.926.1182 • jenn@lakesidewealth.com ---###--- VerSchure Lands Top Honor for Second Year in a Row (Chesterton, IN) – For the second year in a row, Lakeside Wealth Management, Senior Vice President, Tim VerSchure, has been named to the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors list. The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/22/16 CONTACT: Brian Bugajski, 219-921-1687 PORTER’S PERFECT PINT TICKETS ALMOST GONE Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – You only have a few more days to grab the hottest ticket in Duneland. In nine days Porter’s Hawthorne Park will be filled with the aroma of barley, hops, and wheat thanks to the arrival of the 6 th annual Porter’s Perfect Pint ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 22, 2016 Contact: Mackenna Schon Phone: (219) 464-3583 Mackenna@unitedwaypc.org United Way Reading Buddies impacts NWI first and second grade reading skills VALPARAISO, IN – The United Way Reading Buddies regional literacy program, funded by a $20,000 donation from Attorney Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, kicked off its 2016-2017 school year program on September ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    219-947-6949 Karin Woodside Community Outreach Specialist Marketing & Community Relations karin.woodside@comhs.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A NEW HOPE FOR AGING HEARTS AT ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER HOBART – A minimally invasive procedure is providing new hope for patients with heart valve disease in Northwest Indiana. Interventional cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, on staff at ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Education
    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2016 CONTACT: Stephanie Blackstock, Executive Director (219) 742-2550 or sblackstock@taltree.org Taltree saddened by death of trumpeter swan VALPARAISO — Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ staff is mourning the loss of one of the nonprofit’s trumpeter swans. The female swan was believed to be between 4 and 5 years old. The swan was half of a ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    DUNELAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PO Box 2034 Chesterton, IN 46304-2034 219-983-9715 Serving Duneland Since 1948 MEDIA RELEASE DATE OF EVENT: Thursday, September 15, 2016 SUBJECT: National and Gunnison Homes CONTACT: Carl O. Reed – (219)-874-8000 SENT: September 13, 2016 FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE The Duneland Historical Society will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    Contact: Valerie Vedron 219.487.9389 v.vedron@success-trek.com Press Release September 13, 2016 For Immediate Release: Theresa Valade , CEO of Success Trek Earns Certificate for Facilitation Valparaiso, IN – Theresa Valade the CEO of Success Trek Inc. was recently presented with her Certification for Facilitation from Development Dimensions International (DDI). After completing a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2016
    @PCgivingproject is a giving circle associated with the Porter County Community Foundation made up of young philanthropists - from 20-somethings to 40-somethings - who are stepping up to make a difference for generations to come. This year, @PCgivingproject’s Fund awarded $10,000 in grants to two nonprofit organizations in our community. The @PCgivingproject group awarded an $8,000 grant to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, September 09, 2016
    Physicians rewarded for dedication, community service David Miller, MD, left, an ear, nose and throat specialist ; was one of numerous honorees at a Franciscan Health Michigan City Physician Service Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. He is shown receiving a 35-year service certificate from Dean Mazzoni, hospital president and chief executive officer. Miller, who ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 08, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sandi Weindling, Director of External Relations (708) 476-7874 sweindling@duneslearningcenter.org Canoemobile to introduce thousands to their local waterways Chesterton, IN – More than 4,500 students from 5 Northwest Indiana communities will spend an unforgettable hour learning about their local watershed from the seat of a Voyageur canoe, thanks to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/7/16 CONTACT: Brian Bugajski, 219-921-1687 Mustaches Wanted for the 2 nd Annual ‘Stache Dash 4-Miler at Hawthorne Park Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – Come support the Town of Porter Park Department and experience the beautiful Town of Porter by running in the second annual Crazy Legs Race Series’ ‘Stache Dash 4-Miler on Sunday, September 25 th ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Don’t miss Blues & Brews at Taltree 2016 Grammy nominee John Primer to headline outdoor concert VALPARAISO – Chicago blues legend John Primer will grace Taltree Aboretum & Gardens’ Sidetrack stage Sept. 17 for a show that will bring the history of the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2016 CONTACT: 219-947-6949 Karin Woodside, Community Outreach Specialist, Marketing & Community Relations karin.woodside@comhs.org St. Mary Medical Center to Educate on Arrhythmia HOBART – Does your heart skip a beat? According to the American Heart Association, the average heart beats around 100,000 times a day. Those with arrhythmia conditions where ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    For Immediate Release Contact: Bill Bero September 12, 2016 Franciscan Alliance Office: 219-661-3294 William.Bero@FranciscanAlliance.org Franciscan Health Is New Name for Leading Hospital System Naming protocol for 14-hospital system provides clarity, demonstrates unity MISHAWAKA, IN – Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Franciscan Alliance announced today that its health care system, one of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2016 Contact: Ken Kosky, Promotions Director, Indiana Dunes Tourism Phone: (219) 926-2255, ext. 223 email: ken@indianadunes.com Tourism bureau encourages organizations to apply for grants PORTER, IN — Indiana Dunes Tourism is offering grant money to people and groups who plan to bring visitors into the county by building new attractions or by organizing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, September 02, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Taltree hosting first Wedding Fair Free event co-sponsored by WeddingDay Magazine VALPARAISO – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens and WeddingDay Magazine are partnering to host Taltree’s first-ever wedding Fair Sept. 11. The free event runs from noon to 4 and begins ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, September 02, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/2/16 CONTACT: Brian Bugajski, 219-921-1687 6 th ANNUAL PORTER’S PERFECT PINT TICKETS SELLING FAST Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – In just thirty short days Porter’s Hawthorne Park will be filled with the familiar sound of clinking glasses and conversations of barley, hops, and wheat thanks to the arrival of the 6 th annual Porter’s Perfect Pint ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Thursday, September 01, 2016
    Ten years ago the Town of Chesterton welcomed Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County as a new after-school program into their community. Housed in the basement of the Methodist Activities Center, Club members participated in a wide-range of activities including physical fitness programs in a makeshift gymnasium in the church sanctuary. Despite the Club’s humble beginnings, the interest and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City recently presented the annual Maria Petti Scholarship to Melissa McCaughey, of Westville, who is entering her junior year at Indiana University Northwest. She already has earned a bachelor of science degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, from Purdue North Central. Originally, McCaughey wanted to enter the field of hospital administration, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016 Contact: Christine Rumbaugh, AmeriCorps Program Director Phone: (219) 464-3583 Christine@unitedwaypc.org United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps program seeks AmeriCorps members and host sites Valparaiso, IN – United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps program is seeking members and full-time host sites for their 2016-17 program year. AmeriCorps provides ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 29, 2016 Contact: Ken Kosky, Promotions Director, Indiana Dunes Tourism Phone: (219) 926-2255, ext. 223 email: ken@indianadunes.com Local wineries, festival in running for Best of Indiana honors A local music festival and some local wineries are in the running for Best of Indiana recognition, and people have until Oct. 31 to go online and vote for them. Summer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2016 CONTACT: Therese Davis, 465-3815 Compost in Porter County makes the grade Porter County, Indiana – Porter County residents who take advantage of free compost from two public compost sites for their gardens are taking home quality material, as reported by A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc., a third party company hired by Porter County Recycling ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Taltree accepting registrations for Trail of Scarecrows Contest Annual event showcases book-themed creations by local children VALPARAISO – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens invites children in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in the nonprofit’s annual ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    CONTACT: Carol Connelly Director, Media and Communication Services Campus: 219-785-5267 E-mail: cconnell@pnw.edu Ready for Medical School PNW graduate finds success in the classroom and on the softball field WESTVILLE, Ind. – When Ashley Starcevich earned her Purdue University Bachelor’s degree in Biology in May, she was thrilled to be part of the first commencement ceremony held in ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    Aug. 31, 2016 Barbara Gillespie is August Ambassador of the Month MICHIGAN CITY | Barbara Gillespie, a 42-year food and nutrition department member, is Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City’s September Ambassador of the Month. The award has been presented by the hospital’s Social and Recognition Committee since 1988 and recognizes employees who exhibit the mission and values of ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    Natalie Riley of Michigan City, third from left, a recent graduate of Marquette Catholic High School, recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Guild of Volunteers. Among other qualifications for the annual guild honor, she had served as a hospital junior volunteer. She plans to attend Butler University in hopes of becoming a pharmacist. High ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    News Release For immediate release Holcomb presents Rafi Wilkinson with Hoosier Hospitality Award INDIANAPOLIS (August 19, 2016) – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb presented Rafi Wilkinson of Beverly Shores with a 2016 Hoosier Hospitality Award for outstanding contributions to the tourism industry during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair . 18 representatives of Indiana’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2016 CONTACT: Lauri Keagle, marketing manager (219) 742-2160 or lkeagle@taltree.org Taltree mourns loss of beloved rabbit “Big Bunny” served as ambassador for nonprofit for three years VALPARAISO – Taltree Grounds and Facilities Manager Chad Cronin made the painful but appropriate decision over the weekend to put the nonprofit’s beloved ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2016 Contact: Anicia Kosky, Director of Community Impact Phone: (219) 464-3583 Anicia@unitedwaypc.org United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp prepares students for kindergarten success Porter County, IN – For more than three years, United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp has been filling the kindergarten readiness gap for Portage and Valparaiso children who ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Community
    Friday, August 26, 2016
    CHESTERTON – The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is doing a call out to photographers of all ages and locations to submit photos of the Duneland area for a chance to be featured on the Chesterton town banners. The winners name will be displayed on the banners and also announced by a photo and press release to the media. These banners will be displayed beginning early Spring 2017 for a full ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
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