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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    MERRILLVILLE – As part of National Men’s Health Month and in celebration of the upcoming Father’s Day holiday, from 4:30-8 p.m., on Wednesday, June 12, St. Mary Medical Center will present a free program – Men’s Wellness Expo: On Par for Good Health. The event will feature free health screenings and information on a variety of men’s health topics. Noted PGA golfer Fred Funk will make an appearance ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    VALPARAISO, Ind. — Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest kicks off its Acorn Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2.  The headliner, “Echoes of Pompeii,” is a ten piece band that delivers the true experience of a Pink Floyd concert. From laser lights, psychedelic visuals, synthesizers and horn arrangements, they leave no stone unturned. Their sets touch on all eras of Pink Floyd from “The Piper ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 36th Annual, Spring Swing Golf Outing on June 28th at Robbinhurst Golf Course, 24383 E/ 875 N. Valparaiso, IN.  The Chamber outing, sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital, is open to Portage Chamber Members as well as the public.  Entertain customers, business associates and individuals while enjoying a wonderful day of golf.   Raffles, ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Porter County, Indiana –Porter County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste at the first of two collections in Portage, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15.  Sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, the event will be held at Portage High School, 6450 U.S. Hwy 6.  Residents should enter the campus from Airport Road at Pan Am Boulevard, first stoplight north ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
     Porter County – Graduation parties can generate a lot of garbage. Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction can help event planners better manage their waste by providing recycling containers to collect aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles.  The free service is available to use for any special event in Porter County; no event is too small! The event recycling containers are appropriate ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    VALPARAISO, Ind. — After attending a concert at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest in 2008, Craig Meinbresse decided to put his love for the arboretum into action. He became a volunteer.  “Volunteering at Gabis Arboretum has provided me with the opportunity to revisit what I really want to do,” said Meinbresse. “Giving back to the community, preserving green space and working with trees has been ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
     Chesterton’s 4​th Street Theater presents ​The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical ​ . Forbidden love,              self-discovery, summertime secrets and lust abound inthisstageadaptationbasedonthenovelbyRobert                James Waller. Book by Marsha Norman. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. When Robert, a                ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer, shows up ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Tony Gillisse, CPA and partner at CLH, CPAs & Consultants, will accept this year’s Lester Radke Community Service Award.  This award is presented by Dunebrook, the child abuse prevention and child advocacy center, to an individual for their service to the organization.  Gillisse will be honored at Dunebrook’s premier 30th anniversary gala and fundraiser, Pinwheels & Pearls, on Thursday, May 16.  ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
      PORTER, Ind.—Indiana Dunes Tourism’s monthly board meeting for May will be Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques, 278 E. 1500 North, Chesterton, IN 46304. A full agenda can be found using the link above.   This is a public meeting, and the general public is welcome to attend; however, public comment is at the discretion of the board. ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site,  546 S. 400 W., will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Both sites will reopen Tuesday, May 28. The Valparaiso site, owned and operated by the City of Valparaiso with assistance from Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, is open from 9 ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – The Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) continues progress towards economic and community growth, recently acquiring 28 acres from the Duneland School Corporation adjacent to the former, town-owned Westport Community Center site along State Road 149 and Haglund Road. The Westport land assembly of 32-acres is now slated for master development through a ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    Civil Engineering students advance to national finals  HAMMOND, Ind. — Six Purdue University Northwest (PNW) civil engineering students made PNW history by placing second overall at the recent American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Great Lakes Regional Competition. The placement qualifies the team to advance to the national finals competition at Southern Illinois ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    How do you develop enthusiasm for science in middle school students?Let them become Citizen Scientists for a semester, according to Alisha Zick, Outreach Education Coordinator at Dunes Learning Center.“Students love hands-on science,” Zick explains. “With the new Citizen Science program at Dunes Learning Center, they get outside to make a difference by contributing to actual research in their ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    The Franciscan Health EMS Academy will give students the opportunity to earn their emergency medical technician (EMT) certification at two locations this year, in Crown Point and Valparaiso.   In Crown Point, classes will be from 6 to 10PM Monday and Thursday, July 8 through Dec. 12. The classes will be at Franciscan Health Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St. Application deadline is June 28.   In ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    ay 6, 2019:  Hard work really does pay off. Last year, 18 year old Madison Healy, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club since she was a 5 year old, was shadowing a server at the Portage Buffalo Wild Wings during the annual Community Day. Madison was offered a job at the end of the event because she did so well and is still working there more than a year ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    The Porter County Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Spring Out to Sunset Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12-4pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. This family friendly event includes games, bounce houses, archery, guided hikes, food vendors, and wagon rides. There will also be a beer garden for adults. Entry is only $5 per car. New to the Spring Out festival this year is ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Chesterton High School will host the 46th annual All That Jazz festival on Saturday, May 11, in the Chesterton HS Auditorium beginning at 7pm. The event is open to the public; tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors.   Students from Chesterton High School and Middle School jazz ensembles will perform great selections of jazz literature alongside guest performing artists ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Valparaiso, IN –- The board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises has selected Neil Samahon as the new President/CEO of the organization. Samahon will assume the role effective July 1st. He will replace the current President/CEO Ellen DeMartinis, who plans to retire. Samahon is currently the CEO of Metro Recycling and Metro Auto Recyclers, where he has been employed for 25 years. Under his ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Chesterton, Indiana,  — Officials with financial services firm Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. announced Chesterton financial advisor Clifford E. Bryan has been selected to participate in the firm’s 2019 Leadership Forum.   “This invitation to participate in the firm’s Leadership Forum recognizes Cliff’s many contributions to our firm,” said Roger Buller — Investments and Regional manager for the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Looking for a new simple and easy project to beautify your home? Everything looks a lot better with a little bit of paint. Westchester Public Library invites adults for an evening of crafting designs and painting flower and herb mini pots. Join us in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at the Thomas Branch on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for this fun evening of creativity.  To Register or for ...read more
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    Friday, May 03, 2019
     VALPARAISO, Ind. — Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. The celebration honors one of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history- the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.  The last spike was struck on May 10, 1869 in Promontory, Utah which joined the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Alumni and supporters invited to contribute to the Dean Jane Mutchler Endowed Scholarship during PNW Day of GivingHAMMOND AND WESTVILLE, Ind. — The pursuit of excellence brought Jane Mutchler to Purdue University Northwest (PNW) as dean of the College of Business in 2012. After announcing her retirement at the end of this academic year following an illustrious career, her colleagues resolved to ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Brighton, MI – StoryPoint Senior Living is excited to announce its newest community, StoryPoint Chesterton, has officially opened its doors.The 162-apartment senior living community offers Independent and Enhanced Living services. Unique to StoryPoint, Enhanced Living provides all the luxuries of Independent Living with the added perk of customized personal care packages that cater to individual ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    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, May 1 and 15 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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