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    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Westchester Public Library Hageman Branch invites children ages 2-5 years old for an hour of creative, crafting fun at Saturday Crafternoons on November 17. Come and enjoy a seasonal, afternoon craft making event with your child, presented by Miss Ronnie. The event runs from 2 to 3 p.m., with families coming and going as they wish during the hour. The Hageman Branch is located at 100 Francis ...read more
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    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    Bring a friend or meet someone new at Westchester Public Library’s celebration of International Games Day at the Library 2018! WPL will have a variety of board games ready to play, including Exploding Kittens, Archipelago, Ticket To Ride, Vikings Gone Wild, and many more! Attendees can enjoy nibbles from a cheese board as you play. There will also be a chance to enter to win door prizes, ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    The Pizza Pajama Book Club at the Thomas Branch is a book group just for teens in grades 6-12. This group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with this month’s meeting occurring on November 14. We will be reviewing the book The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett. Please join us whether you have read the book or would like to find out more about it. ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Westchester Public Library invites aspiring young scientists to the Science Explorers Club led by Duneland School Corporation teacher, Mrs. Stahura. Children ages 6-11 are welcome to attend this science-based program on Friday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Children’s Department at the Thomas Branch. This month we will be learning about physics while getting creative with Legos and ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Westchester Public Library invites all ages to join Ms. Sandra to learn to paint your nails with a festive turkey theme–just in time for Thanksgiving! This event will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Bertha Wood Room at the Thomas Branch. All nail painting supplies will be provided. The Thomas Branch, located at 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, is open ...read more
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    Friday, November 02, 2018
    Valparaiso, IN –The 12th annual ARTability Art Show and Sale to benefit artists with disabilities will be held November 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center Community Room. The event is free and open to the public.ARTability features artwork by artists with disabilities who participate in the OE Art Enrichment program. Throughout the year, the artists ...read more
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    Friday, November 02, 2018
    WESTVILLE, Ind. — The Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum features Robert Costa, a national political reporter for The Washington Post, at 4 p.m. CST, Sunday, Nov. 11 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex located at 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421 on the Westville Campus. The doors open at 3 p.m. Hosting prominent speakers has been the cornerstone of the Sinai Forum’s ...read more
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    Friday, November 02, 2018
    Franciscan Health Michigan City recognized more than 150 employees, celebrating milestones and outstanding work during the 54th annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet On Oct. 10, 2018.   The banquet at Blue Chip Casino included the following recognitions for Franciscan Health Michigan City employees:   One hundred thirty-four employees were recognized for 10 to 40 years of service, ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Children ages 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 meetup will occur on Wednesdays, November 7 & 21 at 4 p.m. in the computer classroom on the second floor of the Thomas Branch. This program encourages children to engage in a group setting, socialize with other ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    NorthShore Health Center will provide free blood pressure screenings to walk-in patrons at both branches of Westchester Public Library. Blood pressure screenings are offered each month at the Hageman Branch on the second Thursday of the month, and the third Wednesday of the month at the Thomas Branch. On Thursday, November 8 Hageman patrons can get their blood pressure screened from ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Blueprint for sustainable energy generation, reducing carbon emissions by 90 percent by 2028 and equating to $4 billion in cost savings for customers MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (November 1, 2018) – Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), unveiled an initiative today to transition customers to a more affordable and sustainable energy mix. Referred to ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    NOVEMBER 6, 2018:As the Duneland School Corporation is gearing up for its e-Learning Day on November 6, 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club will be supporting its efforts. As parents/guardians may still need to work on Tuesday, November 6, the Club will be offering its Kidstop program encouraging Club members to bring their school devices to complete homework ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Porter County, Ind. – Three students will have their artwork featured on electronic billboards in Porter County to mark America Recycles Day 2018.  Chesterton Middle School eighth graders Allison Kobialka, of Westville, and Madelyn Russell, of Chesterton, and Nativity of Our Savior School sixth grader Izabella Flores, of Hobart, submitted the winning creations in the second America Recycles Day ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced today the selection of three Indiana‐based leaders to oversee key business functions aimed to further enhance the company’s efforts to improve service to the nearly 1.2 million electric and natural gas customers across northern Indiana. The appointments are effective ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site,  546 S. 400 W., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Both sites will reopen Monday, Nov. 26, for their last week of seasonal operation.  Regular hours for the Valpo site are 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    The Heart Center at Franciscan Health Michigan City has been awarded as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Heart Center has maintained this distinction since 2016.   The Blue Distinction Center designation recognizes better quality care and treatment expertise. Patients at Blue Distinction Centers have improved outcomes, including lower complication ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The Westchester Public Library will be offering a Make-N-Take children’s craft project all day on Saturday, November 3. This month, families can come into the Children's Department at the Thomas Branch to create colorful, fall football trees. Drop in anytime–crafts are available while supplies last. This program is open to children of all ages with their caregivers. Registration is not ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    HAMMOND, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Honors College students joined the Laini Fluellen Charities’ 8th Annual “Pink Tie Affair” event at the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago recently to raise awareness and funds combating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).  The “triple negative” form of breast cancer is diagnosed in about 10 to 20 percent of breast cancer cases and is more likely ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The Village Gallery will showcase the fine art works of 12 Valparaiso University Junior art majors. 60 Credits: Valparaiso University Junior Exhibition was juried by Richard Brauer, Professor Emeritus of Valparaiso University and Director of the university’s Brauer Museum of Art.  Works depict a variety of mediums and styles, all addressing the various goals and priorities of each artist.  There ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    As the population ages and demand for medical services grows, nurse practitioners play an increasingly vital role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized health care. National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizes the more than 248,000 licensed NPs in the United States.   Focusing not only on diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illness, NPs integrate health promotion, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater is soon to dazzle and delight audience members of all ages with their performance of Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Rob Hunt. Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to Peter Pan and it highlights the main characters and the events that shaped them into the beloved characters we came to love. The adventure begins the moment you enter the intimate venue of ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    VALPARAISO, IN – New United Way of Porter County Women United group will provide life skills classes and social events for women in recovery through PACT Recovery Connection.  Classes are held for one hour every Monday night throughout the year. Class topics include financial literacy, cooking skills, women’s health and crafting activities. “When you’re in recovery you have to leave everything ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Westchester Public Library offers two brick clubs that meet monthly at the Thomas Branch Children’s Department. Lego Club is for children age 6 and up. Lego Club meets once a month on Fridays, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with this month’s meeting taking place on November 9. Children are invited to imagine, create, and build with the library's Lego collection. Lego designs will be put on display ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Neurosurgical and Telestroke services in Northwest Indiana aim to improve care, patient outcomes     Chicago, IL and Mishawaka, IN – Franciscan Health announced today that it has entered into a professional services agreement with the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois with the highest ranked neurology and neurosurgery program in ...read more
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    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Porter County -- America Recycles Day is November 15! The staff at Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction would like to spotlight that often confusing and frustrating ritual that residents try to do for the sake of the environment.   “When we talk about recycling, generally people think it’s about the materials they place inside their curbside recycling bins or totes,” said Donna Stuckert, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    MICHIGAN CITY ­-- Franklin Clinic, a family medicine practice in Michigan City for more than 30 years, will be acquired by Franciscan Physician Network on Dec. 1, 2018, adding an “exceptional” local health care provider to the Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry.   “Everyone at Franklin Clinic felt that due to our longstanding collaborative relationship with Franciscan Alliance, becoming ...read more
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    Thursday, October 25, 2018
     HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has become the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to offer robot-assisted, partial and total knee replacements using the Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System. This latest advancement in knee replacement surgery benefits patients by providing a personalized surgical experience that can help shorten recovery time and reduce pain following the ...read more
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