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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Ivy Tech Community College and Family Express have announced a partnership to provide a retail career curriculum. To meet the demand of the strong retail employment sector, Ivy Tech and Family Express have developed a Career Development Certificate in Retail Management. Students earning this certificate will learn about retail operations, customer service, sales, human resources and management ...read more
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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: Many things are happening here at the Barre + Beyond and there is definitely something here for you! With the spring and summer vastly approaching, let’s sculpt that beautiful back with our “Bring Sexy BACK” beginner workshop at 9:45pm on Saturday March 25th. This workshop is aimed for beginners but is open for all fitness levels. For the kids, ...read more
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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    VALPARAISO, INDIANA- With past productions of The Glass Menagerie , A Streetcar Named Desire , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , and Summer and Smoke , Chicago Street Theatre is no stranger to the classic works of Tennessee Williams. April 7-22 audiences will get the rare opportunity to experience one of his less frequently produced works at the theatre located at 154 W. Chicago Street with their ...read more
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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Photos with the Bunn y Don't wait in line at the mall! Enjoy a photo shoot with a professional photographer in Taltree's Depot. After your photo explore the Railway Garden or visit with live BUNNIES, CHICKS, and GOATS! The NWI Chinchilla Rescue will be on site with adoptable bunnies. April 8, 9 & 15 10am-3pm First Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 15, 11am Young ones will scramble to ...read more
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    HOBART – Improvements in cancer treatments have led to more survivors. As that population increases, so does the need for ongoing care beyond the disease. St. Mary Medical Center presents an annual Cancer Survivorship Series, offering informative presentations and useful resources for anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer. The series focuses on issues of living with, through and ...read more
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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    HOBART – In recognition of the 2017 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12 to 18, Hoyt Ervin and Misty Fancher were crowned the “Pulmonary Rehab King and Queen” during a special celebration at St. Mary Medical Center. Both patients are active members of the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. “Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is a nationally recognized ...read more
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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Atar Trio from Israel will be performing at Valparaiso University in the beautiful Duesenberg Recital Hall on the evening of Monday, April 3. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and is free! Temple Israel of Valparaiso and the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana are sponsoring the concert. For anyone who hasn’t experienced Atar Trio here is something from their website, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Don't miss out on our March Specials: $2 TUESDAYS - Tan for 10 minutes in a Level 1 bed for only $2! Purchase ANY package and receive a FREE bronzer, while supplies last! CALLING ALL REALTORS: Purchase 10 tans for $20 and get 10 tans FREE in any level bed! We also offer massages on Tuesdays and $10 spray tans on Thursdays each week. Shades is located in Chesterton at 371 Indian Boundary Suite ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    PNW faculty share their research, partnerships and collaboration during first Faculty Research Day HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest will host its Inaugural Faculty Research Day from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 23 in the Student Union Library building’s Alumni Hall, on the Hammond Campus. The day centers on the theme, “Impact Through Innovation” and provides an ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN – Tears coupled with laughs and tuxes and tickets to sporting and arts events set the stage for A Golden Opportunity, the 25 th Annual Gala in honor of 50 years of service for Opportunity Enterprises, presented by Delta Theta Tau. Classic gold décor marked the 50 years and contemporary items including a gorgeous white gold and blue topaz necklace raffle prize, Chicago ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Porter, IN – Some good news for residents of the community of East Chicago—thanks to a grant from Foundations of East Chicago, students will have an opportunity to benefit from innovative, STEM-based experiential learning opportunities provided by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s education partner, Dunes Learning Center. “Students from East Chicago have been attending ...read more
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    Friday, March 10, 2017
    PNW celebrates Women’s History Month with a film, informative and inspirational screenings, discussions, and conversations HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating Women’s History Month the remainder of March with a variety of public events on its Westville and Hammond campuses. The month’s events center on the theme, “Living ...read more
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    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 27, to give Porter County residents locations to drop off and recycle yard waste from spring yard cleanups. Regular hours for the Valparaiso compost site will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. ...read more
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    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Outstanding Faculty, Staff, Student awards presented; employment tenure recognized WESTVILLE, Ind. –Purdue University Northwest celebrated Monday (3/6) the one-year anniversary of its founding (March 4, 2016) in recognition of when the Higher Learning Commission officially approved the establishment of Purdue University Northwest via the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue ...read more
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    Thursday, March 09, 2017
    The Westchester Public Library, Thomas and Hageman branches, are participating in the Annual Indiana State Pass Library Check-out Program. This is in partnership with Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and state parks. At libraries across Indiana, 240 state park passes have been placed in circulation for check-out. The passes will provide ...read more
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    Thursday, March 09, 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, March 09, 2017
    Do you like to knit or crochet? Knit-Wits and Pearls of Wisdom is a knitting and crocheting group that meets weekly at the Hageman Branch every Thursday at 9 a.m. Whether you are a master or a novice, you will enjoy meeting, learning and sharing with fellow knitting and crochet enthusiasts. There is no registration required. The Hageman Branch is located at 100 Francis Street, Porter, Indiana. For ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    La Porte, Ind. – The Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital will be out in the community throughout March to educate on colorectal cancer prevention during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Take-home test kits will be available. Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people ages 50 or older. In the U.S., it is the third ...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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    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    PNW psychology faculty member/Michigan City native researching best way preschoolers learn to count HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – A Purdue University Northwest faculty member is studying how preschoolers best learn to count and related numerical concepts. The early research of Assistant Professor of Psychology Lori Petersen suggests learning to count by observing multiple objects in a book ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    HOBART – The Women’s Diagnostic Center of St. Mary Medical Center received a donation of $5,000 from the Pink Ribbon Society to fund screening mammograms and breast ultrasounds for patients who are underinsured, along with providing Pink Pockets for breast cancer patients. “As insurance costs rise, many women are choosing to forgo these screenings to save money,” said ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    HOBART – Talking about colon cancer may be uncomfortable, but as the second leading cause of cancer deaths, it’s not a subject to ignore. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults over the age of 50 are not being screened for colon cancer, mainly due to one reason – fear. Yet the disease is nearly 90 percent curable when diagnosed early, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest communication student Jessica Cannell had never written a television script—any script, for that matter—before enrolling in the university’s COMMUNICATION 436 Scriptwriting course last fall. But come April 23, she will make an acceptance speech before an anticipated Las Vegas audience of some 1,000 attendees at the ...read more
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    Monday, March 06, 2017
    Community member Lu Dewulf cares deeply about the Duneland community in many ways, and has long shown it by supporting Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) for decades as both a sponsor and a volunteer. This year, we are happy to share that she has again generously donated towards the organization’s work day, which will be held on Saturday, April 29th. RTD has 11 homes and 5 community ...read more
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    Monday, March 06, 2017
    Valparaiso Barre + Beyond Studio: Play bingo, earn money, win prizes, and sculpt for spring in our Sculpt for Spring Barre Bingo Challenge from March 1st to March 25th. Unlimited classes for only $99, discounted rates on specialty class packages, and free workshops! Our spring schedule is out and with NEW classes! We have a new class on Saturdays at 7:15 called Barre Boot Camp. During this class ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    Chesterton, Indiana – The Chesterton-Porter Rotary club supports Rebuilding Together - Duneland (RTD) as a whole house/project sponsor of $2000. The Chesterton-Porter Rotary is a long-time supporter of RTD and this year they are taking their commitment further by organizing their own team of over 30 volunteers for the April 29th, 2017 work day in addition to their financial sponsorship. RTD ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    Taltree is hiring temporary employees and interns for the upcoming season. Interested candidates can view job and internship descriptions at taltree.org and submit an application and resume to humanresources@taltree.org . Positions being filled include gardeners, grounds workers, visitor services associates, event coordinator, marketing and public relations coordinator, and model train ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    Porter County – Rain barrels can add several long-term benefits to homeowners, such as saving money and avoiding runoff that can be detrimental to local water sources. Anyone can order a rain barrel for pickup at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on April 22. Information on purchasing the 50 or 55 gallon barrels is linked from the Porter County Recycling & Waste ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    The Easter Bunny is visiting Taltree on April 8, 9, and 15 th . A professional photographer will be on site to take photos of families with the bunny in Taltree’s Depot building from 10am to 3pm. While in the Depot, families can view the indoor Easter Village with model trains and various exhibits depicting the history of the railroad. After photos, families can head outside to the Railway ...read more
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    Monday, February 20, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN – Opportunity Enterprises announced today that it would no longer provide marathon training services to runners. In the past, runners interested in training for the Valpo Half-Marathon, Chicago Marathon or the Indy Monumental Marathon, could take advantage of certified training programs provided by Opportunity Enterprises in exchange for fundraising for the organization. ...read more
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    Friday, February 17, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair. On the heels of a successful first reuse event last fall, this second endeavor will benefit 13 schools and organizations. The public is invited to come and donate their unwanted but usable items on the advertised wish list and then stay to ...read more
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    Friday, February 17, 2017
    4th Street Theater is proudly producing Celeste Raspanti’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly , directed by Sandy Assarian. The production runs March 10 and 11, and Friday through Sunday, March 17-26. Performances are at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM. 4th Street Theater, located at 125 N. Fourth Street Chesterton, IN. From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through ...read more
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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Chesterton, Indiana – We are fast approaching this year’s National Rebuilding Work Day and your local organization, Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) and it’s now time to register as a volunteer to help out your neighbors in need. With multiple homes and community projects seeking assistance this year, sign up now and mark your calendars to be part of RTD’s 20th ...read more
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    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Ivy Tech Foundation’s Annual Spring Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, April 7 at 5:30 PM at the Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso. The event includes dinner, silent auction and, by popular demand , entertainment will be provided by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos , a song-request show. Proceeds will help support programs at the Ivy Tech campuses in East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City ...read more
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    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Northwest Indiana – Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District is seeking exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration. Organizations and businesses from around Chicagoland and beyond that can provide environmental awareness, services and products are invited to participate. The largest free public environmental event in Northwest Indiana, the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Federal and state tax forms are available at Westchester Public Library, including the Federal 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, as well as the Indiana IT-40/IT-40 EZ along with their respective instruction booklets. If patrons need any other forms or schedules, they can be printed for a small printing fee. Forms are available at both the Thomas Branch located at 200 W. Indiana, Chesterton, and the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    VALPARISO, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ is now offering a spring break camp for 1 st through 5 th graders. Send away those winter blues and spend a week full of adventure and exploration! This special science-based camp is geared to cultivate excitement and enthusiasm for the natural world. Campers will take explorative hikes, do hands-on activities in the greenhouse and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Valparaiso, IN – The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is now accepting appointments for the 2017 tax season. This free tax preparation service is open to individuals whose adjusted gross income is $54,000 or less and is staffed by IRS-certified volunteers that file both federal and state tax returns. “For many in our community, finding affordable tax ...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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