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Valparaiso, Indiana Reaches out to Valparaíso Chile

Valparaiso-Vibrant-VisionaryThe city of Valparaiso is reaching out to help the city of Valparaíso, Chile to recover from a devastating fire that has claimed at least 15 lives and 2,000 homes, evacuating approximately 10,000 people since it began on April 12. “We share more than a name with the people of Chile,” said Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas. “Our YMCAs share a close connection and through the years, Valparaiso University students and faculty have visited and interned in Chile, becoming completely immersed in the culture of another Valparaiso. Because we’re a caring community, we’re interested in doing what we can to help our Chilean friends recover from this tragic fire,” said Costas.

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The 7th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyWhat are you doing with all of the old medications in your cabinets? Here's your chance to get rid of them.

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22nd Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive

As Saturday, May 10, draws ever closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full steam ahead to get ready for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.

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Tickets Available Now for Opportunity Enterprises’ Celebration of Achievement

oe-celebration-of-achievement-2013-2014Tickets are now available for Opportunity Enterprises’ 2014 Celebration of Achievement Breakfast. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at Aberdeen Manor, located at 216 Ballantrae Street in Valparaiso. Doors will open at 7:30 AM with breakfast and a program from 8– 9:30 AM.

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Boot Camp at Sunset Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital

rot3Porter County Parks & Recreation will be offering an eight-week Boot Camp series sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital. Participants will have the opportunity to join a master level trainer at Sunset Hill for an invigorating hour long workout that is guaranteed to work your body from head to toe. Open to men and women 18 years and older.

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PNC Faculty Member Earns Purdue Honors, April 2014

JaneRoseDr. Jane Rose, Purdue University North Central associate professor of English, has earned the Purdue University 2014 Walk the Talk Award. This new award is given annually to individuals affiliated with Purdue University who have shown outstanding dedication to furthering the University's Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct.

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Students Get a Hands-On Experience at Thorgren Basin

Students-learn-at-Thorgren-Basin-3On Earth Day morning, students from Immanuel Lutheran School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School came to Thorgren Basin on Roosevelt Road in Valpo to get some hands-on education.

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