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    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. — As one chapter comes to a close, a new one is just beginning for the 27 talented high school seniors recognized at the Porter County Community Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Banquet. Since 1998, the Foundation has presented 332 scholarships to Porter County students. Three Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships were awarded this year to Robert Kreloff of Valparaiso ...read more
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    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Portage, Indiana – Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW,” and require special care when they are discarded. Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Porter, Indiana – The Town of Porter Park Department is excited to announce the following scheduled activities planned for this summer in partnership with several different area organizations. Memorial Day Program – Monday May 29th, 1:00pm The Town of Porter Park Department will be hosting a Memorial Day Program at Hawthorne Park to honor fallen servicemen and women on Memorial Day, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Summer 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best ever in Northwest Indiana as ValpoLife and Zao Island are teaming up for Zao Island's Summer Concert Series, which includes live music every Friday and Saturday night on the ValpoLife Live Stage. The Zao Island Summer Concert Series showcases Zao Island's expanded and upgraded indoor and outdoor venues and will feature a huge ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Prospective teacher receives Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship WESTVILLE, Ind. –Purdue University Northwest education student Rachel Pauer of Hebron is among 200 Indiana post-secondary students to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship as selected by the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. “This scholarship reflects the appreciation we have for ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    PNW social work students inducted into Phi Alpha social work honor society WESTVILLE, Ind. – Fourteen Purdue University Northwest social work students recently were inducted into the inaugural cohort of the newly founded chapter of the Phi Alpha honor society on the Westville Campus. The inductees are Rebecca Blankenship of Valparaiso, Jamie Dillon of Westville, Tristan Fletcher of North ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Governor Holcomb touts $21 billion impact of state maritime industry and future port plans INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2017) - Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb received a standing ovation by Port Commissioners from around the Western Hemisphere today when he described Indiana's maritime accomplishments and plans for the future. Gov. Holcomb addressed the American Association of Port Authorities ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) - The Ports of Indiana is celebrating "National Maritime Day" by calling on public and private sector leaders to support new investments in U.S. freight transportation infrastructure. Last week, the Ports of Indiana hosted national experts for an "Influencer's Roundtable" as part of "Infrastructure Week," May 15-19, and the group ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    PNW Women in Engineering and Technology organization awards 2 scholarships WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest students Kara Vizena of Hobart and Erin Deal of Valparaiso each have received $1,000 scholarships from PNW’s Women in Engineering and Technology student organization. Vizena is an electrical and computer engineering technology major. Deal is studying construction ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library presents the film Split on Saturday, May 27, 5 p.m., at the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. No registration is necessary, and attendance is free of charge. Enjoy complimentary popcorn while watching the movie. In the movie, Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), but there remains ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Young adults in grades 6-12 are invited to attend Nail Art for Teens at the Hageman Branch of Westchester Public Library on Thursday, June 1, from 3-4 p.m. Learn new trends and techniques in fingernail art with Miss Sandra. Nail polish supplied, but feel free to bring some to share. Registration is not required for this program. The Hageman Branch, located at 100 Francis St., Porter, is open ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    The Chesterton Writing Group is an adult writing group, sponsored by Westchester Public Library, that meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at the Thomas Branch. This month’s session will be on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.; registration is not necessary. The Thomas Branch of WPL is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. The Chesterton Writing Group ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites readers to participate in Popular Books, a book discussion group, which takes place on the first Monday of each month at the Thomas Branch’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room. The Thomas Branch of WPL is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. This month, Popular Books me e t s on June 5, 2 :00 p.m., and we will discuss Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites tweens age 8-12 to participate in Tween Crafternoons, a new summer program that meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Thomas Branch’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room, 200 W. Indiana Ave. The program begins June 7 and ends July 12. No crafting talent is necessary, and all materials will be provided. Registration is required for each session. Each week ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Bits & Bytes computer classes resume at Westchester Public Library with Super Passwords and Intro to Evernote in June. All classes take place in the computer classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor of the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. Super Passwords takes place on Tuesday, June 6, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., with a repeat session on Thursday, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    The Unnamed Guild of Gamers will be meeting at Westchester Public Library on Sunday, May 28, from 1:30 - 5 p.m. in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. Those interested in gaming are welcome to attend. Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend. Adventurers, players, and storytellers are invited to participate in an afternoon of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library is kicking off their 2017 Children’s Summer Reading Program with an amazing magic show presented by magician Gary Kantor on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The show will take place at the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. You may also sign up for the Summer Reading program during this event (or any time after June 1 in the Children's Department). You ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Ports of Indiana releases 2017 Logistics Directory New directory shows Indiana ranks in top 10 for 100 freight logistics categories INDIANAPOLIS (May 2017) - The Ports of Indiana has just released the 2017 Indiana Logistics Directory , an annual publication that highlights Indiana's robust transportation infrastructure and freight logistics services. The Directory reports that Indiana ranks ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    The Porter County Community Foundation is hosting its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM , at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. The program will begin at 6:15 PM. The Porter County Community Foundation will celebrate its past year’s accomplishments and thank the individuals and community partners who help make it all ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – The popular Kids Summer Park Program at Hawthorne Park, will be starting soon. The program will run for four separate weeks this year with sessions going June 5 th -9 th , June 19 th -23 rd , June 26 th -30 th , and July 17 th -21 st . The four themed weeks include Super Hero Week, Animals Week, Nature/Environment Week, and Movie Magic Week. The program ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    VALPARAISO, Ind.-With the first show of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Acorn Concert Series approaching on June 10, Hightower Scannell Wealth Management has become an active sponsor. Hightower Scannell Wealth Management representatives including operations associate Brian Breese, financial advisors John Lauer and Wes Barnes and communications manager Hannah Boggs presented Taltree with a ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest spring graduate Jessica Streeter of Chesterton recently presented her critical essay, “Cosey and Cosby: Love and Patriarchy,” at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Louisville, Ky. Streeter, a member of the Alpha Mu Pi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at the PNW Westville Campus, wrote her ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Purdue Northwest offering activities, workshops & functional fitness testing for senior citizens May 31 HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest is holding a Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31 with activities, hands-on workshops, nutrition seminars and functional fitness testing at the university’s Hammond Campus. The focus on fitness for senior citizens is ...read more
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    Friday, May 19, 2017
    CHESTERTON, IN (MAY 19, 2017) Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it has donated $15,000 to support Rebuilding Together – Duneland in Chesterton. The grant is part of Wells Fargo’s Team Member Volunteer Program donated to the organization by the Wells Fargo Team Member Volunteer Program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Rebuilding Together - Duneland ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Early registration discount by 5/31 for PNW’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center Small Business Innovation Research Workshop 6/13 HAMMOND, Ind. – Current or emerging small business owners can learn how to obtain seed money for their business by attending the Small Business Innovation Research Workshop hosted by Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. — Over $50,000 in grants was awarded on Wednesday evening by Impact Porter County - a women’s giving circle associated with the Porter County Community Foundation. The giving circle presented the 2017 grants on May 17th at their annual membership dinner at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. Impact Porter County members aim to make a positive and lasting influence ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Westchester Township History Museum will be hosting Beatles Trivia Night on Tuesday, May 30 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. This month we celebrate the British Invasion. Join us for Beatles trivia—everything from songs and lyrics to band members’ lives, tragedies, and scandals. Teams of 1-4 people can vie for this month’s prize. Westchester Township History Museum is located at 700 W. Porter ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    You are invited to participate in Westchester Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for adults (ages 18+ up) and teens (grades 6-12) running June 1 - July 15 at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton and the Hageman Branch, 100 Francis St., Porter. No registration is required, but a valid WPL library card is necessary. Read or listen to books checked out from Westchester Public ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Chesterton, IN – Dunes Learning Center invites the public to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with family-friendly activities at their Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus on Saturday, June 10. The annual nationwide event aims to connect people with the great outdoors. The only Indiana site participating in the nationwide celebration, Dunes Learning Center promises fun and adventure ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    addition to having printed copies of Westchester Public Library’s newsletter, WPL Matters, at the Thomas Branch, Hageman Branch, and the Westchester Township History Museum, WPL offers an email newsletter version for patrons and community members to read at their convenience. To sign up visit: wpl.lib.in.us/newsletter. Every month WPL emails an electronic version of WPL Matters, usually near ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Both branches of Westchester Public Library, the Westchester Township History Museum and the Baugher Center will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Library buildings will reopen Tuesday, May 30, and will resume regular hours. The Chesterton Adult Learning Center and the office of the Westchester Township Trustee will also be closed on Memorial Day. The Thomas Branch, located at 200 W. ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN – The Power of Potential, what it means to be believed in, the impact of finding success. How important is your future? Join Opportunity Enterprises and host Jerry Davich on June 8, 2017 at 8 am at Aberdeen Manor to understand just how much power lies in potential and beyond to what’s possible. Opportunity Enterprises annual Celebration of Achievement event showcases ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of 13 Purdue University Northwest faculty members. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have accumulated a record of accomplishments and ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest students recently elected their Student Government Association officers and senators to represent them for the 2017 – 18 academic year. Elected to the Student Government Association are: President De’Joie Simmons of Country Club Hills, Ill. Vice President Daquan Williams of Gary Senators representing College of ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    $2,000 proceeds from 3-on-3 basketball tournament donated to assist PNW students WESTVILLE, Ind. – The MC Pride won the recent PNW Pride Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which raised $2,000 for the Purdue University Northwest Dean of Students Gift Fund. Members of the champion MC Pride were Ashanti Clark, Deandre Eckwood, Marquise Burks, Sheree Knight and Isaac Moore, all from ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    It is with great pleasure that I announce that Diana Nyman, Financial Advisor CRPS ® , has earned the distinction of Premier Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors.
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    On Wednesday, Indiana Dunes Tourism honored several local businesses, organizations and individuals who provide outstanding service to the community or visitors. The R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize those who go above and beyond to make our communities a great place to live or visit. “We were able to honor a variety of people and businesses today who contribute ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Porter County – The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission and the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Valparaiso recently became the first two recipients of rain barrels through the Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission will use the barrels for demonstrating green ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Northwest, Ind. – Tracey Knapp has been named Vice President of the La Porte Physician Network and Porter Physician Group – the combined multispecialty medical group in Northwest Indiana encompassing more than 130 providers spanning seven counties. Knapp, who lives in Valparaiso, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a Master ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    4 th Street Theater opens the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard on Friday, May 19 th and runs through Sunday, June 4 th . Performance dates are May 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, June 1, 2, 3 and 4. Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm, all other shows are at 8:00 pm. The musical, written by Don Black, Christopher Hampton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the story in a retrospective way, 40 years after ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center has received the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Organizational Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control 2017. Manager of Cancer Care Services Roxanne Karnes accepted the award on behalf of St. Mary Medical Center’s entire Cancer Care Support Services Team, Wednesday, April 26, at the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s annual meeting in ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Valparaiso site, owned and operated by the City of Valparaiso with assistance from Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, will reopen Tuesday, May 30. Regular season hours ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites kids in grades 3-6 who are interested in bracelet making to attend Rainbow Loom at the Library on Friday, May 26 at the Thomas Branch Children’s Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. Advanced loomers are invited to attend from 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m, beginner loomers should plan to attend from 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Children will meet for a 45-minute ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Westchester Public Library presents the film La La Land on Sunday, May 21, 1:30 p.m., at the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. No registration is necessary, and attendance is free of charge. Enjoy complimentary popcorn while watching the movie. In the movie, Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts, they are faced with ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest has appointed two, key academic administrators. Anne Gregory, professor and chair of the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University, has been named director of PNW’s School of Education and Counseling within the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Additionally, Dietmar Rempfer, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. -- Addressing the substance abuse problem in Northwest Indiana requires a diverse set of programs, each designed to change the way young people make decisions. One such program is the Work Ethic Certification, promoted in collaboration with READY NWI, WorkOne, the Center of Workforce Innovations, the Youth Employment Council (YEC) which is organized under the Northwest Indiana ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    The 5th Annual Chalk the Walk event, sponsored by the Family & Youth Services Bureau, will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 on the sidewalks surrounding the Porter County Courthouse in downtown Valparaiso. Over one hundred 3 feet by 3 feet squares will be filled with colorful chalk drawings, created by people of all ages and skill levels. Each drawing is sponsored by an area business, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    VALPARAISO, INDIANA- Chicago Street Theatre has plenty for people to laugh about May 19 through June 3 with the run of Michael Hollinger's irreverent farce, Incorruptible . Set in Priseaux, France in 1250 AD, the comedy tells the story of an abby of desperate monks whose patron saint, Foy, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. With the rivers flooding, sick cows and no pilgrims ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    As the Fairy House Garden exhibit continues to sprout throughout May and June, visitors will have a chance to become students and build their own fairy house garden. The class suitable for adults and children will be running May 20, June 3 and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program fee is $40 for members or $50 for non-members and it covers soil, two small plants, pathway material and a fairy. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Kouts graduate pursuing her dream career with Chicago White Sox WESTVILLE, Ind. – When Shelby Clindaniel received her bachelor’s degree in communication during Purdue University Northwest Commencement Exercises Monday (5/8), she already had begun what she calls her “dream job.” “I knew for a while that I wanted to work for the Chicago White Sox,” the Kouts ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Join Pat Kiewer as she reviews Renee Rosen's book What the Lady Wants, for Bookmarks at the Museum on Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Westchester Township History Museum. In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: “Give the lady what she wants.” His legendary charm also won the heart ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Promise Indiana promotes saving for post-secondary education through a community-driven initiative. College may seem far away to first graders and their families, but this fall, Porter County will bring post-secondary education and careers front of mind through a collaborative effort called “The Promise.” The program makes educational savings a reality by helping families start a ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Chesterton, IN – Supporting the integration of environmental education into STEM learning for students in Northwest Indiana, ArcelorMittal recently awarded the Northwest Indiana Environmental Education Partnership a generous $150,000 grant. This funding will allow continued engagement of approximately 3,500 students and 134 teachers from schools in the communities of Gary, Hammond, Hobart, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – During the past two academic years while Raven Osborne attended Purdue University Northwest, few if any of her classmates or professors knew she was studying her way through college and high school simultaneously. By the time a CBS camera crew left campus April 25 after shooting footage of her studying in the library and attending a class, her secret was well on its way to ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    NorthShore Health Center will provide free blood pressure screenings to walk-in patrons at Westchester Public Library’s Thomas and Hageman Branches this month. Blood pressure screenings will be offered each month at the Thomas Branch on the third Wednesday of the month, and the second Thursday of the month at the Hageman Branch. Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Westchester Township History Museum invites music lovers to attend Music at the Museum. Join local musical group “The Flashbacks” on Thursday, May 11, as they present the top tunes of the last 300 years at the Westchester Township Museum, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The group specializes in the kind of music folks have played through the centuries, entertaining themselves and their ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Westchester Public Library’s Lego Club will meet on Friday, May 12, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 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. The group meets once a month on Fridays. Children should meet at the Thomas Branch Children’s Department, 200 W. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites those who enjoy reading thought-provoking books to attend Books Make You Think Discussion Group. The group will meet on Thursday, May 18, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at the Thomas Branch’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. This month we will be discussing Sinclair Lewis’ “Main Street.” Raised in free-thinking St. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Porter County – Churches, schools, towns and anyone planning events in Porter County this year can encourage their guests to recycle aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles by using recycling event containers, provided free of charge by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. The district lends out recycling collection containers that can be placed next to garbage cans in high ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Surrounding the Heron Pond trail, the exhibit features over a dozen houses created from natural and recycled material, each unique in personality with a natural landscape. Most of the material for the houses was collected from Taltree’s property. “The newest ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – Burning the midnight oil is mere child’s play to a group of Purdue University Northwest students who have spent the wee hours of many mornings on the Hammond Campus fueling their passion of designing and building a Formula One race car. Their PNW student organization, Formula SAE, numbers more than 40 members. They are primarily mechanical engineering and technology ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest Department of Engineering Technology is offering three summer enrichment programs for high school students on the Hammond Campus in June. These week-long programs are open to all high school students and recent graduates. They are designed to introduce participants to specific topics and projects based in robotics and automation, electrical ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN. Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso welcomes The 3rd Annual Lightning Bug Festival on Sunday, July 2nd. This beloved family festival and celebration for music lovers continues to grow and is poised to prove itself as the premier summer event of 2017. Headlining this years’ Lightning Bug is The Del McCoury Band, Grammy winner and the most awarded bluegrass band in ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – Jennifer Sobierajski implemented a relatively simple strategy to succeed at Purdue University Northwest: take advantage of all opportunities, learn from each one and strive for excellence. For the 22-year-old Wheatfield resident who graduates Saturday (5/6—3 p.m.) with a baccalaureate degree in computer science and minors in Spanish, psychology and applied ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    WESTVILLE, Ind. – As a Purdue University Northwest student, Zachary Malcer has given careful consideration to the career he plans to pursue following his graduation. The Michigan City resident did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions. He did what many students do – he pursued an internship to gain valuable, hands-on work experience. His talent, enthusiasm and academic ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    WESTVILLE, Ind. - Melissa Duvall looks forward to earning her bachelor’s degree during the Purdue University Northwest Commencement Exercises Monday (5/8) on the Westville Campus. She will have little time to relax afterward before packing up her belongings to continue studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic to pursue a career that she was introduced to in a PNW class. Duvall, a Portage ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    Lessons of war have prepared Hobart grad to succeed in mechanical engineering HAMMOND, Ind. – When Eric Garner returned home from four years of military service in 2010, including three deployments into combat zones, he was eager to distance himself from the ugliness of war and transition into a more satisfying chapter of life with help from a college education. The Hobart resident enrolled ...read more
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    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Washington, D.C. — In its newest Bipartisan Index , the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University rated U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly the 2 nd -most bipartisan member of Congress in either the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives. Donnelly ranked 2 nd -most bipartisan among Senators and based on the bipartisan index scoring second overall in all ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Family encourages others to join them in supporting PNW during annual Day of Giving HAMMOND, Ind. and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Robert Winston Milos, in memory of his benevolent parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Milos, has committed a $100,000 matching gift donation to the Purdue University Northwest College of Nursing. The family is encouraging others to do the same to address the significant ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Valparaiso, Ind. – The City of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invite residents to take advantage of getting their trucks loaded with compost for free during International Compost Awareness Week. The city’s Public Works Department will be available to load compost for Porter County residents from 9 a.m. to noon May 8 through 13, at the Valparaiso compost ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    LA PORTE, Ind. – La Porte McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators Glenn and Sam Lubeznik have donated $273,000 worth of cogeneration energy equipment to the Purdue University Northwest College of Engineering and Sciences. The donation was made as part of the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving Wednesday (4/26). This energy generation system helped reduce energy costs, provide reliable ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Westchester Public Library presents the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Saturday, April 29, 5:00 p.m., at the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. No registration is necessary, and attendance is free of charge. Enjoy complimentary popcorn while watching the movie. In the movie, former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Monday - $20 - Cocktail (tan level 1,2 or 3 + spray) Tuesday - $2 - 10 min level 2 Wednesday - $15 - Hydration station Thursday - $10 - Sprays Friday - Friend Friday - Buy 1 service or package get 1 free (not for yourself but for a friend who must be present) Saturday - Small Business Saturdays - 1/2 off all packages services if you own a small business. You must have business card at time of ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    It is with great pleasure that I announce that Cliff, Managing Director - Investments, has once again earned the distinction of Premier Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisor s as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism.
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Donor generosity helps PNW have a record Day of Giving HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest donors contributed $883,229 during Wednesday’s (4/26) fourth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, establishing a PNW record for giving during the 24-hour event. This total is the eighth highest among 60 Purdue University campus units participating in the Day of Giving, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Donation on ‘Day of Giving’ Supports Scholarships for Purdue University Northwest Students 18 Academic Awards Presented Partnership Celebrates Third Anniversary in 2017 NORTHWEST INDIANA (April 26, 2017) – The Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners/Operators (NIMO) today announced that, in celebration of Purdue University Northwest’s annual “Day of Giving,” ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. – The Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. The grant funding allowed them to purchase four Panasonic Toughbook Computers. The new electronics will be securely placed in each of the department’s trucks, enhancing communication with the dispatch center and surrounding agencies. These ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Chesterton (IN) – Northwest Indiana financial firm, Lakeside Wealth Management, recently added Senior Advisor, Tom Muldowney, to its all-star team. Originally from the Chicago area, Tom and his wife Jeannie made the move from the city to the beach in late 2015. Now residing in Michigan City, Muldowney brings over twenty-five years of knowledge and experience to the Lakeside team. Tom ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Porter, IN – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center is set to award a record number of summer camp scholarships this year, according to executive director Geof Benson. In honor of Earth Day and Environmental Education Week, forty-seven “camperships,” will be granted, thanks to donations from individuals, local businesses, and nonprofit ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Porter County, Indiana – The 12th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place last Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event. Two visitors won bicycles after playing bingo and visiting all of the exhibitors listed on the game sheets: Nick Wachsmann from Valparaiso and Addison Deal from ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Porter County Parks & Recreation will be celebrating Spring once again with our Spring Out to Sunset Festival at Sunset Hill Farm Park on May 20, 2017, from 12-5 pm. Sunset Hill Farm Park is located at 775 Meridian Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Entry into the Festival is just $5 per car. The Festival will feature the Sunset Hill Colonels playing their first home field old-fashioned base ball ...read more
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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Children in grades 3 and up are invited to Westchester Public Library’s Crochet Club. Crochet Club will take place in the Children’s Department at the Thomas Branch of WPL, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, every Tuesday, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Attendees will learn beginning crochet from instructor Sadie Steciuch. Children are ...read more
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