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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Once again, we will be brightening the sidewalks surrounding the Porter county courthouse in downtown Valparaisowith colorful chalk drawings, created by people of all ages and skill levels.  Each drawing is sponsored by an area business, organization or individual.  It will be a day filled with kids’ activities and treats that will appeal to all family members as well.  The 6th Annual Chalk the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    CLH, CPAs & Consultants was recognized at the Economic Develop Corp.’s biennial awards banquet on May 17, 2018, for achieving its 25th anniversary in 2017.  EDCMC recognized local companies that have made substantial investments in their business during 2016 and 2017 and also honored businesses that celebrated special anniversaries. CLH was one of 6 businesses recognized at the Business Investment ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    VALPARAISO, INDIANA- On Friday, May 25, Chicago Street Theatre will continue its long running love affair with the celebrated actor and playwright, Sam Shepard by presenting Fool for Love. This earlier work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will mark the fifth time the company has produced one of his plays and is a labor of love for its co-director Mary A. Bird Matern, who has been attached ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
            The Duneland Historical Society will meet on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Westchester Public Library's Baugher Center, 100 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, Indiana. In the late 1800s, companies from Illinois and Indiana began removing sand from the Indiana dunes for use in construction and in various industries. For decades, these mining outfits removed thousands of tons of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Michigan City, IN – Get ready for one of the largest music fests along the lakefront! On June 2, the 8th Annual Jammin with Save the Dunes music, beer, and food fest returns to Washington Park's Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Michigan City. The family-friendly event will begin at 4:00pm and end at 10:00pm CDT. Jammin draws over 1,000 dune-lovers to enjoy great music, delicious food, and sip on ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Alex Ferreira, Valparaiso, Ind., a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five‑day educational program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.   The program focused on comprehensive financial services for families and small businesses.  Using a computer software program, participants studied the impact of social security benefits and inflation on financial ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    PORTER, Ind. — Indiana Dunes Tourism and Visit Michigan City LaPorte honored businesses, organizations and individuals for providing outstanding service to the community and visitors on Wednesday afternoon. The R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize those who go the extra mile to make Porter and LaPorte Counties great places to live and visit. Tom Dermody, a former member ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Brighton, MI – StoryPoint Chesterton Senior Living has planned a day trip to Four Wind’s Casino in South Bend. They partnered with Addison Pointe Health Center and Traveling with Juanita to make this adventure possible. The trip will be held on Wednesday, June 6th, starting with a complimentary breakfast at 8 AM at Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center. Addison Pointe Health and ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    PNW receives federal underwriting for GenCyber training summer camp   HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Technology will offer free cybersecurity summer camps for high school teachers and students from northwest Indiana, southwest Michigan and the Chicago metropolitan area through a $194,010 grant, jointly funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    One week program open to high school students HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will offer its first Forensic Science Week Summer Camp from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13on the Hammond Campus. The PNW College of Engineering and Sciences will be directing the activities, which will offer high school students an opportunity to learn methods and techniques used in forensic ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site,  546 S. 400 W., will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 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 29. Regular season hours for the ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is expanding into Kouts with a Summer Kidstop program. Summer Kidstop is filled with fun, educational and fitness activities and is designed to prevent summer learning loss in youth.   About Kouts Summer KidstopKouts Summer Kidstop will be held at Cornerstone Community Church at 605 S. Maple St., Kouts, IN. The program will start July 2 and run ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    PNW offers week-long camps for middle and high school students interested in a hands-on learning experience HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and Enbridge are partnering to offer summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students interested in learning more about engineering disciplines. The Purdue Northwest Enbridge Summer Engineering Camps will take place in June on ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Valparaiso, IN – Opportunity Enterprises is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Celebration of Achievement awards.Clients of the Year:Jacob Sosbe, Daily Living Skills Ryan Florkiewicz, Enriching Possibilities Donald Ferry, Renewed Horizons Nicolas Aldridge, Quest Russell Hill, TREND Kamron Glassford, Residential Derek Rogers, Business Services Muhammad Atiq, JobSourceAdditional ...read more
    Monday, May 07, 2018
     [Griffith, Indiana, May 4, 2018-]  Metro Recycling was named Business of the Year at the Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air Luncheon & Awards Ceremony held at the Hammond Port Authority in Hammond, Indiana on May 4, 2018.  This achievement has been awarded to Metro Recycling for their voluntary actions taken to enhance air quality in Northwest Indiana.  Partners for Clean Air (PCA) is a ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    HOBART – St. Mary Medical Center honored the service of its auxiliary volunteers Monday, April 16, at the annual volunteer awards luncheon held at Avalon Manor. Hospital administrators and staff joined with auxiliary and board members to acknowledge the vital role that volunteers play in the hospital’s mission to provide extraordinary and compassionate care to patients in Northwest Indiana.   “We ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, IND. -- Purdue University Northwest’s 2017 fall semester Dean’s List recognized 1,909 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.  Students who completed 12 credit hours, including at least six during the fall, qualified for Dean’s List recognition by sustaining an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 and a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
     Porter County, Ind. – Porter County will have one less electronics drop-off location after May 12.  The site located at the Porter Street Department, 550 Beam St., will close due to renovation. It is unknown if the service will continue after the remodeling is completed.  “If we are able to fit this service in the footprint needed for the e-waste, we will be able to resume the service,” said ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Porter County, Indiana – The 13th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place April 21, at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event.   Four visitors won either bicycles or hand chairs after playing bingo and visiting all of the exhibitors listed on the game sheets: Jennifer Adams and Ethan Tuzinski, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    MUNSTER – Community Hospital, Munster and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago invite Northwest Indiana residents to attend their annual Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster. The fair will promote disease prevention through healthy living and educate the public about the risk ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – In response to rapid global change, bold and innovative approaches to leadership development are key to success for collegiate business schools. Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Business (COB) was recognized among 30 global institutions who are defining what it means to lead in the face of uncertainty and cultivate a winning skillset in the next ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Northwest IN – United Way of Porter County hosted its Youth Day of Caring event on Saturday, April 21 at Gabis Arboretum. More than 50 high school students from Lake and Porter Counties tackled a variety of projects including pulling invasive species, trail cleanup and mulching plant beds. "We’re so proud of these young philanthropists," said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Born and raised in South Texas, Paige Mosher and her family traded the warm gulf breezes to Northwest Indiana in November 2002, lake-effect snow and all.    Paige, as well as her entire family, was in the maritime industry in the administration of the largest liquid tank barge carrier in the country for chemicals, oils, and gasoline on the inland water system from Brownsville, TX to Chicago, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Valparaiso, IN – United Way Retired Senior and Volunteer Program recently recognized their volunteers across Northwest Indiana at their annual appreciation luncheons.             At the end of March, program staff shared news and recognized volunteers and station supervisors for the impact they make in Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke Counties.             “We could not accomplish what we do ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    $25,000 in-kind gift renews “Roundtable Perspective” program for second year   HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Northwest Indiana PBS affiliate Lakeshore Public Media partnered with Purdue University Northwest (PNW) last year to launch “Roundtable Perspective,” a half-hour educational program. Celebrating Purdue Northwest’s annual Day of Giving, Lakeshore is giving PNW $25,000 in airtime and ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Task Force Tips CEO supports Purdue University Northwest’s School of Engineering  HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – “I don’t know where I would be if Purdue Northwest hadn’t been there for me,” said Stewart G. McMillan, a Purdue University Northwest (PNW) alumnus and CEO of Task Force Tips, a firefighting equipment company started by his father and headquartered in Valparaiso, Indiana.  McMillan, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – John Pluckebaum and his son, Bryce, were grateful for the opportunity to honor their wife and mother during Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Day of Giving. Joanne, who passed last November, taught over 15 years at PNW. Beloved by students and faculty alike, she was a former teacher of the year recipient.  “She had a great love for teaching,” said John Pluckebaum, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Valparaiso, Ind. – The City of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction offer an opportunity for all Porter County residents to learn more about a resource that can help them make a difference in the environment.  A public open house will take place at the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. All Porter County residents are invited ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    PNW gifts well ahead of this point last year, nearing $800,000  HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Donors are showing their support for Purdue University Northwest as contributions continue to come in Wednesday for Purdue Northwest’s annual Day of Giving.  The 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW launched Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. CDT, or local time in Northwest Indiana. Donations can be made online ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Abshire funds research endowment in Purdue University Northwest’s Department of Biology  HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Having already been a Purdue University Northwest (PNW) student and lecturer, Carol Abshire is now a generous donor on Purdue Northwest’s annual Day of Giving celebration. Her $25,500 gift enhances the Abshire Monarch Endowment for Life Sciences and Biochemistry which supports ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    $30,000 gift supports College of Nursing scholarships  HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Duneland Health Council joined the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Day of Giving festivities through a $30,000 donation to fund scholarships for students in the College of Nursing.  “Duneland Health Council is proud to support the students in Purdue Northwest’s high-quality nursing program,” Duneland ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Donors demonstrate overwhelming support of PNW Day of Giving  HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest (PNW) received a record $1,058,979 in contributions duringWednesday’s (4/25) fifth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, shattering the previous year’s total by more than $100,000 for the 24-hour, social media-driven giving campaign.  This year’s total was the tenth highest ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    March 2018:Good Character and Citizenship is an important aspect within Boys & Girls Clubs programming. We teach our Club members to get involved with their communities and to “pay it forward” when it comes to building and making our neighborhoods strong. As a result, our Clubs partner with a number of organizations like the American Red Cross.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    The Board of Trustees of the Westchester Public Library would like to invite the public to a reception for our new director, Lisa Stamm from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27th   in the Bertha Wood room at the Thomas Branch.   Stamm comes to Westchester from Indianapolis and holds a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, where she was the recipient of a Career Transitions ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Valparaiso, IN – United Way Retired Senior and Volunteer Program recently recognized their volunteers across Northwest Indiana at their annual appreciation luncheons.             At the end of March, program staff shared news and recognized volunteers and station supervisors for the impact they make in Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke Counties.             “We could not accomplish what we do ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Looking to brush up your computer skills? Attend Bits & Bytes Computer Classes at the Thomas Branch of Westchester Public Library. Classes for May include Internet Privacy Part 2 and Intro to Computers/Window. All classes take place in the computer classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor of the Thomas Branch. Internet Privacy Part 2 takes place on Tuesday, May ...read more
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