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Dr. Brent Welcomed Back to Vale Park Animal Hospital


On Saturday, Vale Park Animal Hospital gathered its employees and pet owners in good spirit and with good food to welcome Dr. Brent back to the hospital and the community.

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Grieving Kids Camp Out at VNA Camp Phoenix

Grieving-Kids-Camp-Out-at-VNA-Camp-Phoenix-01Giggles and jokes, hugs and “knucks” ended the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI’s VNA Camp Phoenix on Sunday afternoon. Children grieving the loss of someone they love, along with volunteers spent a weekend from October 14th to October 16th at the Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton for Camp Phoenix, an extension of the VNA’s bi-weekly support program for children who’ve lost a loved one.

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Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin' Makes a Difference in Region with Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Dollars-to-Donuts-Dunkin-Makes-a-Difference-in-Region-with-Food-Bank-of-Northwest-Indiana_01On Wednesday, October 19, Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter presented a $20,000 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support hunger relief programs, services, and volunteer efforts. More than 35 employees from Dunkin Donuts stores across the Region also volunteered in the afternoon as part of a company-wide service event supporting the Dunkin Brands’ Joy of Childhood Foundation. The Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter alone—encompassing a seven state territory—held 18 volunteer events and gave out more than $180,000 in donations during the week.

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Play Written by PNW Faculty Member to be Featured in Performance of ‘Finding Home’

Guerrero-LucreciaLucrecia Guerrero, Purdue University Northwest limited term lecturer of English, is among a group of writers whose work will be featured in "Finding Home," an Indiana Repertory Theater production celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial.

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Notes about 2016 Leaf Pick-Up in Valparaiso

Valparaiso-Vibrant-VisionaryValparaiso’s fleet of leaf vacuum crews is geared up and will begin picking up leaves Oct. 24. “Leaf trucks will be out daily, working to clear the city. Because neighborhoods vary in leaf production, it’s impossible to commit to a specific pick-up day for each neighborhood, however we will work to rotate throughout the entire city as frequently as possible,” said Matt Evans, Public Works Director. Leaf pick up will extend into November, with the final date being determined based on weather and leaf volume.

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Jacob's Ladder Murder Mystery Was A Breathtaking Extravaganza

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The friends and family of Jacob’s Ladder are becoming veteran crime solvers in their mission to make the world a better place. For the second year in a row they gathered at the Sand Creek Country Club to solve a murder, share a meal, and raise funds for special needs children in the community.

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Avalon Springs Health Campus’ 3rd Annual “Trunk-or-Treat” Event Provided a Safe and Fun Atmosphere for Trick-or-Treating

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On Thursday, October 20, Halloween came early for the children at the Avalon Springs Health Campus. Pirates, monsters, and many other children dressed in creative and fun costumes walked through through the halls of the health campus for a fun and safe Trunk-or-Treating event.

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PNW Graduate Students Focus on Performance Arts

PNW-Graduate-Students-Focus-on-Performance-Arts-01The Purdue University Northwest performing arts graduate class at the Hammond location puts their main focus this semester on autoethnography – a form of qualitative research in which the creator uses self-reflection to connect to different cultural understandings.

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Porter County Community Foundation Awards Sparking the Arts Grants to Four Nonprofits

Porter-County-Community-Foundation-Awards-Sparking-the-Arts-Grants-to-Four-Nonprofits-2016Over 75 art enthusiasts from around Porter County attended the Sparking the Arts Luncheon held at the Foundation offices on September 14th. John Cain, Executive Director of the South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, addressed the crowd on “Transformation Through the Arts”.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Sorority Donates to Assist St. Monica Home Residents

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Sorority-Donates-to-Assist-St-Monica-Home-ResidentsMarti Ross, right, of the Pi Sigma Phi Epsilon Sorority Northwest Indiana chapter, recently presented a $1,750 check to TaShena Melton, manager of St. Monica Home, which is located on the Franciscan Health Dyer campus, to provide necessities for its residents. The sorority is a longtime supporter of St. Monica, which, since 1994 has offered a medically sound and emotionally healthy residential environment for women aged 12 to 21 who are awaiting the birth of a child or who recently had a child.

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Housing Opportunities and Project Neighbors Join to Help Women of Community with Construction of Park Place


Most members of the community are familiar with the great work Housing Opportunities (HO) and Project Neighbors (PN) do for the people of Valparaiso and surrounding towns. Their most recent project, Park Place, is currently under way, attracting hundreds of volunteers from the community.

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