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    Monday, June 26, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN - Opportunity Enterprises continues its yearlong celebration of 50 Years of Service with " Summer Celebration. " Join OE clients and their families, staff, and the community for a free night of fun at Urschel Pavilion in downtown Valparaiso, June 28 from 5:30-8:30 pm. The event will feature free Interactive Activities, Ice Cream, Selfie Station, Time Capsule, DJ & ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    CLH, a local accounting firm situated in the Arts District of Michigan City is thrilled to celebrate its 25 th anniversary of business this year. The CPA firm was founded in 1992 by John A. Craighead, with Robert W. Lange and Linda K. Hough becoming partners with the firm within a few years. CLH is proud of its sustained growth throughout the last 25 years and the hard-working staff who have ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN - The Power of Potential held yesterday attracted over 250 people to Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso to hear incredible and empowering stories of how individuals with disabilities have overcome challenges, exceeded goals, and maximized their potential. Opportunity Enterprises' annual Celebration of Achievement was hosted by Jerry Davich and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Indiana ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Porter County, Indiana – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Both sites will reopen Wednesday, July 5. Regular season hours for the Valparaiso compost site are 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The Valpo site is owned and ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Chesterton, IN – “That’s a big one!” It was hard to tell who was more excited as father and son admired the contents of their dip net—a 2 inch crayfish. The small group of parents and kids gathered on the bank of the Little Calumet River glanced over appreciatively. It’s National Get Outdoors Day at Dunes Learning Center, and almost 700 people have registered ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest received a $92,260 GenCyber Grant jointly from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two free cybersecurity camps for high school students this month at the Hammond Campus. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by NSA and NSF, Purdue Northwest is using its grant to ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Porter County – Why are some materials recyclable at the curb and others aren’t? When waste haulers take trash and recyclables away, what happens to those materials? Get answers to these questions and more by participating in the next Porter County Master Recycler class. The comprehensive, six-week program, sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, is scheduled from ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    4 th Street Theater is having open auditions for the comedy, The Primary English Class, on July 1 st at 2:00pm and July 2 nd at 6:00pm. The auditions are open to anyone in the community. The cast requirements for this show are adults of various ages and preferably that can speak a second language. The show is about a classroom where an eager young teacher is about to tackle her first ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Purdue Northwest College of Business introducing Sports Management major HAMMOND, Ind. – In response to growing and diverse career opportunities in the business of professional and intercollegiate sports and athletics, Purdue University Northwest is introducing this fall a Sports Management major within its Bachelor of Science in Business degree program. The new plan of study will focus on ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Porter County, Indiana – Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other harmful products by sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. 5 th Ave., Chesterton. Leftover household products that ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    PNW weekly television program earns award HAMMOND, Ind. – Student producers of Purdue University Northwest’s weekly television program, The Calumet Roundtable, earned a video production award from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) for a recent episode featuring an interview of “Mama” Charlotte O’Neal, a founding member of the Kansas City Black ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Porter County – Porterco Conservation Trust was recently awarded two rain barrels through the Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. Porterco Conservation Trust, established to develop and oversee the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary on 11 th St. in Chesterton, will install the barrels at the pavilion. The collected water will be used ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN – Our Greater Good received a grant to bring Love and Logic training seminars to Porter County. The grant was provided by the proceeds from last fall’s Chefs Around the Table Fundraiser. Dr. Charles Fay, President of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will be presenting at both of these free trainings. The first seminar is open to all Love and Logic parent facilitators ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, IND. – Some 2,911 Purdue University Northwest undergraduate students earned 201 7 spring semester a cademic honors. Dean’s List students hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale). The Semester Honors List recognizes undergraduate students who attain at least a 3.5 semester grade point ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Porter-Starke Services has been awarded three-year accreditations for its behavioral health services and opioid treatment program by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys health and human service providers for high quality standards. CARF recognized various strengths within Porter-Starke Services, including its “genuine compassion and dedication to its ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites those who enjoy reading graphic novels to attend the Thomas Branch’s Graphic Novel Book Club. The club will meet on Wednesday, June 28, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at the Thomas Branch’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room. This month the group will be discussing Jason Aaron’s “Thor Vol 1: Goddess of Thunder.” Barry Allen is the Flash. His ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 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, June 30 at the Hageman Branch, 100 Francis St., Porter. Advanced loomers are invited to attend from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m, beginner loomers should plan to attend from 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Children will meet for a 45-minute session to learn and create cool ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites children and their families to attend a special evening of big lawn games at Thomas Centennial Park on Tuesday, June 27, starting at 8:00 p.m. There will be a variety of lawn games for the whole family. We will have giant versions of Chutes and Ladders, Dominoes, Memory, Chess, and more! Meet us outside near the gazebo. For more information, call the Thomas ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 8. A total of $37,000 in scholarships were presented to 18 students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare. “The heart of the Auxiliary is focused on making a difference, in the hospital and our community,” said Teresa Pedroza, director of Mission Integration at ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    PORTAGE, IN - The NWI Food Truck Fest has recently teamed up with the Portage Township Food Pantry to help bring a good meal to those in need through a food drive that will be held the day of the festival. Attendees who have not purchased a ticket with benefits can bring in 3 canned/dry goods to the event will receive $2 off general admission. "This is a great and worthy cause. We are very ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN -Friends of Opportunity Enterprises is proud to announce the 10th Annual "One Amazing Golf Outing" to benefit Opportunity Enterprises will be held Monday, August 28, 2017, at Valparaiso Country Club. Proceeds from the golf outing support the amazing clients OE serves through curriculum-based day programming, job coaching and employment training, and residential services. ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    VALPARAISO, IN. — On Wednesday evening, the Porter County Community Foundation hosted its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement at the Porter County Expo Center with over 175 guests in attendance. This event is a special way to celebrate and thank the individuals, community partners, and nonprofits who work so hard each and every day to better our community. In 2016, the Foundation ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    After its successful debut last year, Taltree Arboretum and Gardens will be hosting its annual Cinderella Ball on June 17 from 4-6 p.m. and August 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion area. The princess themed dance will feature princesses and a prince, mini horses and a horse-drawn carriage provided by the Carriage and Sleigh Association of Northwest Indiana for photo opportunities. Light ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    MICHIGAN CITY, IN.— The Porter County Community Foundation awarded a Community Fund grant to Reins of Life, a therapeutic horseback riding center, in Michigan City. This nonprofit organization serves clients of all ages with physical, emotional, mental and social disabilities, many of whom travel from Porter County to participate in their programs. The funding allowed them to insulate the ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    Porter, Indiana – Is your 6-12 year old interested in learning how to fish, or would they like to show off the fishing skills they already have? If you answered yes, then get them signed up for the third annual MS4 Kids Fishing Derby at Indian Springs Park scheduled for Wednesday, June 21 st from 8:00am-Noon (Rain Date – June 28 th ). We will have guides on site available to provide ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Westchester Township History Museum invites music lovers to attend Music at the Museum. Join local musical group “The Flashbacks” on Thursday, June 8, 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 30, 2017
    2017 season opens June 7 BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – Burns Harbor kicks-off the 2017 season of the Food Truck Square next month, featuring a unique mixture of regional eateries and family-friendly activities at events held throughout the summer and fall. Located at 1237 Westport Rd. — at the corner of Haglund and Westport roads, just off of S.R. 149 — the Food Truck Square runs each ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    PNW Nursing Dean, Valparaiso resident Lisa Hopp honored by alma mater HAMMOND, Ind. – The Dean of Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing has received the Distinguished Nurse Alumna Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing. Lisa Hopp of Valparaiso, who earned doctoral and master’s degrees from UIC, was recently recognized for her ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Indiana Senate honors PNW student with Intern of the Year Scholarship INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest student Magdalena Madrigal, a native of Naperville, Ill., recently received the 2017 Verizon Intern of the Year Scholarship in recognition of her efforts during the recent Indiana General Assembly. The $3,000 prize is awarded annually to an outstanding intern in each of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Best of 200+ projects recognized during 2017 PNW Student Research Days WESTVILLE & HAMMOND, Ind. – The best of Purdue University Northwest student research was recognized this spring during the university’s 2017 Student Research Days. The projects encompass scholarly activity by Purdue Northwest undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarly research is a component of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center has named Hugo Garcia, of Hobart, STAR Employee of the Year May 12 at the hospital’s 44 th Annual Service Awards dinner. Nearly 250 employees and guests came together to celebrate the employee of the year and other staff who have been recognized for their years of service to the hospital. “We are thankful for our employees who diligently serve ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Children’s Storytimes will return to both branches of Westchester Public Library the week of June 5, 2017. Registration is not necessary for summer storytime sessions. These storytimes help children and caregivers build early literacy skills through the Every Child Ready to Read program. Storytimes will be offered from June 5- July 14, 2017. At the Thomas Branch, Stories and Kicks for 4, 5, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites 2-3 year-olds and their caregiver to attend the Hageman Branch’s Wee Wonders program every Friday from June 9 - July 14, with two sessions to choose from, 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Registration is necessary and can be done in person or by phone, 926-9080. Wee Wonders offers a hands-on exploration of weekly themes for 2-3 year-olds. Classes include a book or two, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    You are invited to participate in Westchester Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for adults and teens (grades 6-12) running June 1st - July 15th at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton and the Hageman Branch, 100 Francis St., Porter. No registration is required, but a valid Westchester Library card is necessary. Read or listen to books checked out from Westchester Public ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Children eight and up who enjoy playing the educational game Minecraft are welcome to attend Minecraft Meetups at the Thomas Branch of Westchester Public Library. This month's meet-ups will occur on Wednesday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 21, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in the second-floor computer classroom at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. This program encourages ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Westchester Township History Museum invites area knitters and those who crochet or do needlework to gather at the Brown Mansion for a cozy afternoon of knitting, conversation, and refreshments. Knitting Together takes place on Sunday, June 4, from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. No registration is necessary. This group meets monthly on the first Sunday of each month unless that date falls on a holiday. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites children ages 9 - 24 months and their caregiver to participate in the Hageman Branch’s interactive program, The Messier the Better, this summer. Dress to get messy and be prepared to have some outdoor fun with Miss Ronnie. Children will sing songs and share in an art experience. Each session is unique, so come to one or all! This program occurs every ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Nonprofits in the Duneland area who are seeking volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a free table at Westchester Public Library’s Volunteer Fair. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Spa Special Events Center, 333 North Mineral Springs Rd., Porter. The WPL Volunteer Fair will raise awareness of nonprofits with volunteer opportunities for ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites kids ages 5-7 to join Miss Julia and Miss Cyndi for an hour of creative crafting fun each week at Kid Crafternoons at the Hageman Branch. This program meets on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., starting June 5 and continues weekly through July 10. No previous art experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Weekly registration is required for each ...read more
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