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    Friday, February 17, 2017
    4th Street Theater is proudly producing Celeste Raspanti’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly , directed by Sandy Assarian. The production runs March 10 and 11, and Friday through Sunday, March 17-26. Performances are at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM. 4th Street Theater, located at 125 N. Fourth Street Chesterton, IN. From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through ...read more
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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Chesterton, Indiana – We are fast approaching this year’s National Rebuilding Work Day and your local organization, Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) and it’s now time to register as a volunteer to help out your neighbors in need. With multiple homes and community projects seeking assistance this year, sign up now and mark your calendars to be part of RTD’s 20th ...read more
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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    The Unnamed Guild of Gamers will be meeting at Westchester Public Library on Sunday, February 26, 1:30 - 5 p.m., in the Bertha Wood meeting room at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. Those who are interested in gaming are welcome to attend. There is no registration required; attendance is free of charge. Adventurers, players, and storytellers are invited to participate in an ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The Duneland Historical Society will meet on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Westchester Public Library's Baugher Center, 100 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, Indiana. Come learn about the history of St. Patrick’s Cemetery and some of the fascinating people and families buried there. People highlighted in the tour include the Flannery family, the Moroney family, ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    VALPARAISO, INDIANA- Chicago Street Theatre is not one to shy away from new or difficult works to bring audiences a rounded experience that celebrates all that the theatre arts have to offer. February 23-26 they will treat audiences to Harold Pinter's contemporary masterpiece- Betrayal in their upstairs Edith B. Wood Studio Theatre at Chicago Street. This much celebrated work gained critical ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    PNW Women in Engineering and Technology student organization hosts meeting WESTVILLE, Ind. – Cassidde Jacobsen, an after-sales manager with Dekker Vacuum Technologies of Michigan City and a Purdue University Northwest alumna, will speak to the PNW Women in Engineering and Technology student organization Wednesday, Feb. 22. The free event is from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Technology Building ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – The first monthly Acrylic Painting Class of the year will be at the Community Center at Hawthorne Park next Wednesday. All skill levels, ages 16 an older, are welcome to attend this acrylic painting program on Wednesday, February 22 nd from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Attendees will learn techniques and brush strokes for acrylic painting under the guidance of ...read more
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    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Ivy Tech Foundation’s Annual Spring Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, April 7 at 5:30 PM at the Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso. The event includes dinner, silent auction and, by popular demand , entertainment will be provided by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos , a song-request show. Proceeds will help support programs at the Ivy Tech campuses in East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City ...read more
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    Friday, February 10, 2017
    HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The advanced certification is for critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of ...read more
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    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Porter County– School and community organizations in Porter County are invited to apply for a grant that can give them up to two rain barrels to be installed in public spaces to become active stewards of local watershed water quality. The grant is available through Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, thanks to funding provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...read more
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    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Porter County residents who live in the Lake Michigan watershed are eligible for a free or reduced price rain barrel when they attend one of three water quality workshops, sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. Quantities are limited. The goal of the workshops is to help attendees understand how their lifestyles impact local waterways and learn ways ...read more
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    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Shades Tanning Salon & Spa is the #1 hotspot for tanning in NW Indiana! Educators - Don't miss out on our February special! If you are in education as a teacher, principal or school administrator, we want to say THANK YOU for investing in young people! From Feb. 1 - Feb. 28 you can purchase 30 days UNLIMITED tanning in ANY level bed for only $25. Just show your school ID at time of ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    PNW accounting students work with VITA and AARP to provide tax preparation services for community members WESTVILLE & HAMMOND, Ind. – Students from Purdue University Northwest tax and accounting classes are offering free federal and state income tax preparation assistance to taxpayers/families with incomes of $54,000 or less, individuals with disabilities and elderly residents. Students ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    Porter County – Thanks to funding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program, students in the spring Master Recycler program will receive free rain barrels. Openings are still available for the comprehensive,10-week program, scheduled to begin March 2. The program will help Porter County residents ...read more
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    Monday, February 06, 2017
    WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, OUR CLUBS ARE IN! February 2017 – Porter County, IN: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Kidstop program will be available for all members needing a safe place to go when school is out for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Kidstop will be open at our Valparaiso and Duneland Clubs February 17 and 20, and at our Portage and South Haven Clubs February 17, 20, ...read more
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    Monday, February 06, 2017
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. -- In response to a request from nearby St. Joseph’s College to help students of the Northwest Indiana-based institution continue their education, Purdue University Northwest is introducing a special transfer student merit scholarship program. St. Joseph’s College announced Feb. 3 that it plans to suspend activities at its Rensselaer campus at the close of ...read more
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    Monday, February 06, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. –The Porter County Community Foundation selected the Center of Workforce Innovations to receive a Community Fund Grant to support the Women’s Adult Learning and High School Equivalency (HSE) Program at the Porter County Jail. In 2014, the Center of Workforce Innovations started a small adult education program in the jail which has since assisted over 145 students. As ...read more
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    Monday, February 06, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: Every Saturday the month of February the studio will be having Beginner workshops at 9:45am!! For all 4 workshops it’s $40 or $15 for a single workshop session. This Saturday’s Beginner Workshop is “Beginner BYOB (Bring Your Own Ball). Also make time with your Valentine with our Bring Your Beau to the Barre speciality class this Friday, February ...read more
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    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District is seeking exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration. Organizations and businesses from around Chicagoland and beyond that can provide environmental awareness, services and products are invited to participate. The largest free public environmental event in Northwest Indiana, the ...read more
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    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: Come join us for our Healthy Heart Fair and POPULAR Barre Progressive on Sunday, February 26th from 8:30-11:30. The event is a Go Red for Women Campaign, raising funds to build awareness of the #1 killer in women; heart disease. The day will start at with 25 minute samples of all our classes, followed by vendors to teach us about heart disease and help raise more ...read more
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    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    La Porte, Starke counties, Ind. – With February as National Heart Month, La Porte Hospital Wellness Outreach and La Porte Physician Network offices – including cardiologists – are offering free blood pressure screenings and education on unique heart topics throughout La Porte and Starke counties. Free blood pressure screenings will be available at the following times and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Federal and state tax forms are available at Westchester Public Library, including the Federal 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, as well as the Indiana IT-40/IT-40 EZ along with their respective instruction booklets. If patrons need any other forms or schedules, they can be printed for a small printing fee. Forms are available at both the Thomas Branch located at 200 W. Indiana, Chesterton, and the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    VALPARISO, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ is now offering a spring break camp for 1 st through 5 th graders. Send away those winter blues and spend a week full of adventure and exploration! This special science-based camp is geared to cultivate excitement and enthusiasm for the natural world. Campers will take explorative hikes, do hands-on activities in the greenhouse and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    Porter, IN – Food for thought is on the menu at the second meeting of the Dunes Dinner Club on Tuesday, February 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will start with an opportunity to mix and mingle in Dunes Learning Center’s Cowles Lodge dining hall, surrounded by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A screening of the short but provocative independent documentary, The Land, An ...read more
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    Monday, January 30, 2017
    Westchester Public Library will present “Learn to Be Heart Smart” on Thursdays, February 16 and 23 from noon until 12:30-1:30 p.m. This program will take place at the Hageman Branch, located at 100 Francis St., Porter. Registration is necessary. Seating is limited. Learn how to prevent heart disease and make heart-healthy lifestyle changes at this free, two-part series program, ...read more
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    Friday, January 27, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – The associate director of Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) recently received the nationally-recognized Tibbets Award for driving small business innovation, research and development. Entrepreneur Mont Handley, who promotes and advances commercialization and entrepreneurial ventures in his position at Purdue ...read more
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    Friday, January 27, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Calling all creatives! Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is seeking entries for the third annual Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition. The contest challenges artists to submit works made from 100 percent recycled materials for both juried and popular awards. The deadline for the submission of entries is March 31 for committee review. Categories include: ...read more
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    Friday, January 27, 2017
    Westchester Public Library’s Lego Club will meet on Friday, February 10, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Children should meet at the Thomas Branch Children’s Department, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. Children age 6 and up are invited to imagine, create, and build with the library's Lego collection. Lego designs will be put on display in the Children's Department at the Thomas ...read more
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    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. – Shirley Heinze Land Trust was selected to receive a Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation to help purchase a much-needed snow plow. "Support from the Porter County Community Foundation for the new snow plow is yet another way the Foundation is so integral to the success of our work," said Kris Krouse, Executive Director of Shirley Heinze ...read more
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    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    The Pizza Pajama Book Club at Thomas Library is just for teens in grades 6-12. This month we will be reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. Pizza will be provided to fuel the conversation. Registration is required and can be done by calling or visiting the Thomas Branch. This group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN – The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is now accepting appointments for the 2017 tax season. This free tax preparation service is open to individuals whose adjusted gross income is $54,000 or less and is staffed by IRS-certified volunteers that file both federal and state tax returns. “For many in our community, finding affordable tax ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: This week at the barre we have a specialty class and our final Beginner Barre Workshop! On Friday night, bring your best friends to the barre at our Bring Your BFF to the Barre class from 5:45-6:45pm. The class is ONLY $5! On Saturday, we have our final workshop that specializes in Core Strength from 9:45-10:45am. Previous classes aren’t required and a ...read more
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    Monday, January 23, 2017
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest has appointed two veteran and accomplished administrators as collegiate deans. Kenneth (Chris) Holford, longtime Purdue University North Central administrator and recent Interim Dean of PNW’s College of Engineering and Sciences, has been named the College’s Dean effective immediately. Elaine Carey, chair of the Department ...read more
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    Monday, January 23, 2017
    Association for Iron & Steel Technology recognizes PNW research center HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Staff, students and collaborators of the Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) have received two prestigious awards from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). AIST presented its Josef S. Kapitan Award and Computer ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Porter, IN —In an effort to help valuable women in our community in their times of need, we are throwing a party for a cause! More than 200 guests will bring new bras and sanitary items to help women in need. Donations will be given to Housing Opportunities in Valparaiso, IN, an agency providing services to the homeless in Northwest Indiana. We are excited to announce that our Master of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    VALPARISO, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ winter/spring program schedule is now online at taltree.org. Programs cover a variety of nature, health and recreation topics and are geared toward adults, children and families. Winter Yoga - Saturdays Jan-March, 8:15-9:15am Winter Tree ID Class- Jan 26 or Feb 11, 10am-12pm Cabela’s Winter Sports Expo - Feb 4, 10am-3pm* Wine ...read more
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    Monday, January 09, 2017
    For Immediate Release January 6, 2017 ​ Contact : Rich Shields Cell Phone: 219.916.5471 rshields@chesterinc.com PORTAGE: Beginning in October 2016, Valparaiso’s Chester, Inc Architectural & Construction has been designing and constructing a new addition at Ratner Steel in Portage to expand their Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor location. The additional space constructed by Chester ...read more
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