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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    The Friends of Westchester Public Library will begin their 3-day book sale Friday, April 28, with the Friends Only Preview Sale from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Only current members of the Friends will be admitted, but patrons may purchase their 2017 membership to the Friends at the door for $5.00. The Public Sale will be held Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    The Westchester Township History Museum invites the public to attend the opening reception for their newest special exhibit, “I Do! Westchester Township Weddings” on Saturday, May 6, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Brown Mansion. Have you ever wondered why brides toss a bouquet or wear white? And why do they carry flowers? Our new exhibit tells the history of wedding fashions, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Westchester Public Library’s Teen Library Council will meet in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at the Thomas Branch of WPL, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, on Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings occur on the first Thursday of the month, and registration is not necessary. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to help make a difference at the library and in the community. Members of ...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 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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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Westchester Public Library invites adults interested in coloring and relaxing to attend the Adult Coloring program held at the Hageman Branch. Registration is necessary and can be done in person or by phone. This month’s program will occur on Tuesday, May 2, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Colored pencils, markers, gel pens, and coloring books will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies as ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 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, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. This month’s session will meet on Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.; registration is not necessary. The Chesterton Writing Group is open to adult writers – ...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 Parks & Recreation is once again holding the Sunset Hill American Homebrew Competition, in conjunction with Brewhouse Supplies, as part of the Spring Out to Sunset Festival. This competition is focused on American style beers in five main categories as defined by the American Homebrew Association and Beer Judge Certification Program: Standard American Beer, Pale American Ale, ...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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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Hawthorne Park, Porter, Indiana – Porter’s own Ruth “Babe” Poparad took one of the last trips down the twist slide at the Hawthorne Park playground last week prior to its demolition (photos attached). Babe was also the first person to slide down the twist slide when the slide was installed over 22 years ago. After four years of fundraising the Town of Porter Park ...read more
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    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Grant is awarded as a result of 21 st Century Cures Act Senator helped pass; funds will support prevention, treatment, recovery services Granger, Ind. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced Indiana will receive a federal grant for approximately $10.9 million to help combat the opioid epidemic. The grant awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services was funded through the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Chesterton, IN – The Duneland Chamber of Commerce along with SCORE, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce, and Valpo Chamber of Commerce are hosting a breakfast workshop and networking event featuring a Panel of Entrepreneurs and Owners who are ready to share their insights. Learn what contributes to local business success and longevity. Join long-standing ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Professor’s play directed by former student coming to Crown Point 4/27-29 HAMMOND, Ind. – A play written by a Purdue University Northwest professor and directed by one of his former students will be presented April 27-29 at the Crown Point Community Theatre. “Ceviche en Pittsburgh,” written by PNW Professor of Spanish and respected playwright and author Jose ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Porter, IN – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center, is proud to be the recipient of a $2,500 Patagonia Environmental Grant to engage youth through field-based stewardship and learning in their communities. Committed to grassroots environmental action, Patagonia gives back 1% of sales to community-based groups working to create positive change for the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Chesterton, Indiana – Each year, the Chesterton Fire Department supports Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) in the goal of keeping the Duneland community warm, safe, and dry in their homes. For this year’s upcoming April 29th work day, the Chesterton Fire Department is sponsoring one of the house projects with a monetary donation as well as supplying a team of volunteers to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    12 entrepreneurs selected to vie for start-up cash prizes April 29 HAMMOND, Ind. – Twelve entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists in Purdue University Northwest’s PNW Big Sell, Saturday, April 29. The competition, held at the university’s Hammond Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC), 7150 Indianapolis Blvd., provides an opportunity for individuals ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    HOBART – Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association; yet, 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. To raise awareness and help the community evaluate their risk for stroke, St. Mary Medical Center will host its annual Stroke Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at the hospital, West Entrance, 1500 S. Lake Park ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    PNW civil engineering students just miss qualifying for national competition MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Students from Purdue University Northwest and its American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter placed fourth at the recent ASCE regional Great Lakes Student Conference civil engineering competition, just missing a qualifying berth in the national finals. The PNW students competed against ...read more
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    Monday, April 17, 2017
    PNW students present program of music and literature April 18 & 23 WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest students will take part in the Readers’ Theatre program to be presented at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 02 on the Westville Campus. The event is free, open to the public and will last about ...read more
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    Monday, April 17, 2017
    Day of Giving provides a 24-hour opportunity to support Purdue University Northwest HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest invites alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to take part in the April 26 Purdue Day of Giving, a 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more. The fourth annual Day of ...read more
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    Monday, April 17, 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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    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to connect with the environment through exhibits, entertainment, reuse and activities featured at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    PNW Theatre Company production scheduled April 22, 29 & 30 at Hammond Campus HAMMOND, Ind. – The production of “Little Shop of Horrors” marks the debut of the Purdue University Northwest Theatre Company, April 22, 29 and 30 at the Hammond Campus. The curtain rises at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22 and 29 and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in Alumni Hall on the third floor of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    2 from Purdue Northwest’s College of Business named ‘Teddy Jacobi Scholars’ HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Two Purdue University Northwest College of Business faculty members have been recognized as Teddy Jacobi Scholars for the university’s 2017-18 academic year. The honorees are Assistant Professor of Marketing Ceren Turedi of Chicago and Assistant Professor of ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    Indiana Dunes Tourism is inviting individuals and businesses throughout Northwest Indiana to attend the annual ROSE Awards luncheon, an event that honors those who provide the best service to visitors and residents alike. Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission Executive Director Dan Bearss will be the keynote speaker. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) luncheon, which is set ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    Porter, IN – Dunes Learning Center invites the public to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at their national lakeshore campus on Saturday, June 10. The annual nationwide event aims to connect people with the great outdoors. Guests are invited to explore Dunes Learning Center's Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus and take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities. Hikes, ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    VALPARAISO: Chester Inc., Information Technologies (IT) has been recognized as a Platinum Partner with back-up and disaster recovery solutions specialist StorageCraft [Draper, Utah.] StorageCraft provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops, and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. Chester Inc., ...read more
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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Recovering addict to tell his story at Purdue Northwest April 26 HAMMOND, Ind. – As a Valparaiso high school student, Herbert Stepherson began a 14-year battle with substance abuse that escalated to heroin and cocaine addiction, homelessness, eating from dumpsters and being strung out in some of the roughest Chicago neighborhoods during the dead of winter. Now celebrating life as a man in ...read more
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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Purdue Northwest students to become mentors of Hammond elementary students HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago to introduce a mentoring relationship with Hammond elementary students. The partnership will be formalized during a ceremony at PNW’s Hammond Campus at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13. Big Brothers Big ...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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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Porter, Indiana (April 4, 2017) -- Porter Bank, a mainstay within the Northwest Indiana community for more than 95 years, has introduced a new brand identity and corporate communications strategy to better serve its current and future customers. “Throughout the years, Porter Bank has established a successful brand identity built on service to our customers,” said Jacqueline ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Westchester Public Library offers six book discussion/review groups for those who love to read and to talk about what they’ve read. Bifocal Bookies takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hageman Branch, 100 Francis Street, Porter, at 1 pm. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served. On Tuesday, April 11, attendees will discuss The Immortal Life of ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    The next Beyond the Influence Workshop “Synthetic Drugs” is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18, and led by Michelle Volk, President and CEO of Great Lakes Labs. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Criminology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Michelle has been involved in the field of forensics for over 28 years. Her responsibilities at Great Lakes ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Westchester Township History Museum invites music lovers to attend Music at the Museum. Join local musical group “The Flashbacks” on Thursday, April 13, 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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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Chesterton, Indiana – Leroy’s Hot Stuff is hosting a benefit ride on Sunday, April 23rd to support Rebuilding Together – Duneland’s annual work day. The benefit ride will include a $7 breakfast buffet starting at 10AM. Sign-in for the ride starts at 11AM, with the last motorcycle out by 1PM. Following the ride, participants return to Leroy’s with the first band ...read more
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    Friday, March 31, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: Need that extra push or a different type of class to switch up your workout? We have you covered! Barre Boot Camp is back and in full swing again starting this Monday, April 3rd at 8:30am. Barre Boot Camp will also be on Saturdays at 7:15am. This class combines T-Barre-X, Gliders, Barre, and Mat work. This series will continue through the end of May. It is an $18 ...read more
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    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Michigan City, IN- The Harley-Davidson Shop of Michigan City, in partnership with Region 2 ABATE of Indiana, will be hosting the Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Ride event on Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy a free friends two hour ride, lunch, and the band "Half Track" performing from noon - 4 pm. For kids under 85 lbs, The Children's Motorcycle Adventure - Featuring the ...read more
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    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Two PNW student teams take part in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge HAMMOND, Ind. – Two teams of Purdue University Northwest students will take part in the 2017 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge taking place at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., Friday (3/31) and Saturday (4/1). The PNW teams consisting of 21 students will compete against teams from 23 ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    PNW program April 19 highlights training & technologies available to local industries HAMMOND, Ind. – To highlight its innovative technologies and manufacturing training and research capabilities available to local industries, Purdue University Northwest is hosting a Manufacturing Technology & Innovation program from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 19. The program is the April ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Westchester Public Library’s Teen Library Council will meet in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at the Thomas Branch of WPL, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, on Thursday, April 6, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings occur on the first Thursday of the month, and registration is not necessary. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to help make a difference at the library and in the community. Members ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb will honor 34 Indiana companies with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award, recognizing each company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state. Valparaiso’s own Chester Inc., was one of the recognized honorees by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Chester Inc. ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Bits & Bytes computer classes will resume at Westchester Public Library in March with Picture This!, Excel with Bruce, and Networking Basics. 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. Picture This! takes place on Tuesday, April 4, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Westchester Public Library’s “ Don ’t Judge a Book By Its Cover” program will run the entire month of April. The Hageman Branch will have a special display of children’s books (birth-5th grade) that have been wrapped and labeled with the targeted audience age and subject matter clues. Young patrons can choose a book, check it out, unwrap it at home, and enjoy a ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    PNW & partners present Jewish Film Festival of two award-winning films WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, in cooperation with the Michigan City Public Library and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, will present a Jewish Film Festival from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sunday (4/2) at the Michigan City Public Library, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The Westchester Public Library invites the public to attend free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, April 27 at the Baugher Center. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 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, April 2, 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, March 28, 2017
    The Friends of Westchester Public Library announce their Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, on April 28 - April 30. The sale will begin on Friday, April 28, with the Friends Only Preview Sale from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friends of the Library memberships will be sold at the door for $5.00 and will allow entrance into the Friends Only ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Porter County, Indiana – Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, fluorescent light bulbs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at six household hazardous waste collection events this year. All collections will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Eight community mental health centers are working together to improve infant health in Indiana through their participation in a pilot program aimed at helping women deliver healthy babies. The program, coordinated at a local level by Porter-Starke Services, a not-for-profit community mental health center located in Valparaiso, Portage and Knox, is entitled MOMENTUM. The program offers education, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    WESTVILLE, Ind. – New art exhibits have opened at the Purdue University Northwest Westville Campus and are available for public viewing. ‘So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ The photography of Bobby Talamine, who has spent more than 40 years taking candid shots of popular and oftentimes iconic musicians in performance, is on display in the Library-Student-Faculty ...read more
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    Monday, March 27, 2017
    Suggested cutline: Michelle Shirk of the La Porte County Family YMCA and Stacey Kellogg from La Porte Hospital have distributed fliers throughout the community about the new Healthiest Summer Ever scholarship program at the Y. La Porte, Ind . - La Porte Hospital and the La Porte County Family YMCA have worked together this year to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that ...read more
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    Monday, March 27, 2017
    April 1 is application deadline for ‘Big Sell’ entrepreneurial competition HAMMOND, Ind. – Noon, Saturday (4/1) is the application deadline for entrepreneurs who want to test their start-up business idea and compete for cash awards in Purdue University Northwest’s “PNW Big Sell” competition. The PNW Big Sell is scheduled at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    HAMMOND, Ind. –Purdue University Northwest and Enbridge are partnering to offer enrichment camps this summer for middle and high school students interested in learning more about engineering disciplines. The Purdue Northwest Enbridge Summer Engineering Camps are scheduled in June on the PNW Hammond Campus to introduce students to fundamental concepts of civil, mechanical, electrical and ...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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