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Memorial Elementary Gets a New School Playground


When construction began on Memorial in June of 2016, the old playground equipment was removed to make way for the new gymnasium. The students have been waiting patiently for a new playground with new playground equipment ever since. Today is the day that the playground equipment is completely installed and ready to use.

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NIPSCO Invites Schools to Participate in Energy Safety Program

Energy-safe-kids-logoMerrillville, Ind. – Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) have teamed up to deliver 105 Energy Safe Kids classroom presentations to schools in northern Indiana this November.

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IU Northwest Alumni Invited to Join Current Students for Homecoming Festivities Beginning November 1st

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IU Northwest Homecoming is Nov. 4
Alumni invited to join current students for festivities beginning Nov. 1

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Purdue University Northwest's Friday University Offers High-Quality Education to Students, Public


Dr. Richard Rupp, the Friday University Executive Producer and Associate Professor of Political Science, hosted the first of two Fridays that kicked off this year’s annual Friday University program. The aim of the program is to engage the local community in ongoing learning through many different methods.

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Memorial Elementary Students Meet VHS Football Pen Pals


Normally, when you’re an adult walking the halls of an elementary school, you are quite literally head and shoulders (and then some) above most of the students. However, today the halls of Memorial Elementary school had the entire Valparaiso High school football team streaming down in a river of white and green. Today was the day that the kids at Memorial got to meet their high school pen pals for the first time.

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Metro Recycling to Plant Trees in Griffith Central Park 10/20 as Part of Commitment to Environment


When it comes to keeping the Earth clean, Metro Recycling doesn’t shirk its duties. On the contrary, as a recycling company they see it as part of their responsibilities to contribute a significant effort to maintaining a sustainable environment.

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Community Healthcare System and Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Reach Out to Hurricane Victims


Community Healthcare System presented a check for $90,965 on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to the American Red Cross for those affected by recent hurricanes. The funding represents one of the largest contributions to the Red Cross made by a single corporation in Northwest Indiana.

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Purdue Northwest Educates Area Teachers on Particle Physics through QuarkNet Workshop

Purdue-Northwest-colorA QuarkNet workshop was held at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) over the summer months as part of a national outreach to educate teachers in particle physics programs.

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500 Turkeys Fundraiser: Feeding Families, Food, & Faith

500-Turkeys-Fundraiser-10-2017StoryPoint & Addison Pointe are teaming up to help serve over 1300 Thanksgiving meals to families in the local area!

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up: Crown Point


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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What a Treat at Zao Island's Trunk or Treat!


On Sunday, Children and families dressed up in their best costumes and were entertained by the many activities that Zao Island had to offer at it's Trunk-or-Treat event. With haunted miniature golf, hayrides, a costume contest, and a trunk-or-treat path, there was no better place to spend the evening. No matter what age, Zao Island was the perfect place to bring together families and friends.

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