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Local Fallen Heroes Honored at Sapper Six Memorial Run

Sapper-6-2014-1Shortly before the race was set to start, the event was threatened by a tornado warning, high winds and a sudden torrential rain. It seemed as though the race would not be happening! As the the storm quickly passed and the clouds opened up to let the sun shine through, the dedicated, vigilant crowd reappeared, and the race would go on!

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Pick & Treat for Tots Benefits Over 2,000 Families

2014-Pick-Treat-BMO-Harris-ValparaisoThe Second Annual Pick & Treat for Tots drive, to benefit the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Tot Shop, will be held from October 1 through 31.

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What Does an Accessible Playground Look Like?

2014-Fund-SunsetJoin us as we work to take Sunset Hill Farm to the next level in outdoor education, health & wellness, and most importantly, FUN as we work to raise $25,000 for the first installment of our new natural playground!

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Porter County Substance Abuse Council Secures Continuation Funding

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council has secured a $125,000 continuation grant through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, as administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “I congratulate the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for securing this grant and for their steadfast commitment to reducing youth drug use in our communities,” said Visclosky.

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The St. Paul Link, September 18, 2014

st-paulIn an interview published this summer in the Argentine weekly Viva, Pope Francis listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life. One of them was: "Be giving of yourself to others."

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Valparaiso University to Host Upcoming Music Events

rot2The Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University Will Hold the Great Lakes Music Festival on September 29
The Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University will hold the Great Lakes Music Festival. It will include performances by the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, and visiting high school orchestras, conducted by Dennis Friesen-Carper. International guest artists will also be performing. The event will be held on September 29 in the Chapel of the Resurrection. It is free and open to the public.

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Cut Event Waste by Borrowing Recycling Containers

Cut-Event-Waste-by-Borrowing-Recycling-ContainersChurches, schools, towns and anyone planning events in Porter County can encourage their guests to recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles by using recycling event containers, provided free of charge by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.

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