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Northshore Health Centers Welcomes a Visit with Santa at the Boys & Girls Club in South Haven

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northshore-santa-bgcpoco-1As Christmas quickly approaches, children’s eagerness for Santa grows, which made NorthShore Health Centers hosting a Visit With Santa at the South Haven Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County a perfect fit on the evening of Friday, December 19.

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Valparaiso University Men’s Crusaders Three-Point Baskets Equal Great Futures for Club Members this Season

vu-logoThree-point baskets made by the Valparaiso University Men’s basketball team at home games will do more than add a number to the scoreboard. Valparaiso University Men’s Crusaders basketball team is, once again, partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the “Nothing But Net” program. Each time the Crusaders score a three-point basket at home game during the 2014-2015 Men’s basketball season, four local businesses will donate $20.00 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.

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South Shore CVA Launches Wall of Legends Microsite

SSVA-2013-3Featured on the walls of the Indiana Welcome Center, stories of legendary men and women from along the South Shore who have changed the world educate and inspire residents and visitors. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently launched a microsite to help tell the stories of those men and women.

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Adopt-A-Family Effort Provides Cheer to Less-Fortunate

Adopt-A-Family-Effort-Provides-Cheer-to-Less-FortunateThanks to the generosity of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Hammond employees and community business-partners, hundreds of area residents will enjoy merrier a holiday season, thanks to an Adopt-A-Family program that is in its 26th year. Names of needy families are given to hospital departments, which in turn purchase and wrap gifts that are later delivered to recipients’ homes.

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Keeping Porter County Roads Safe

Marie-and-MADDThe Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force recognized officers at an awards ceremony yesterday. Each year the Drunk Driving Task Force says thanks to the men and women who work to keep the roads safe from drunken drivers. Between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014 there were a total of 1,003 DUI arrests in Porter County. The previous year’s total was 1,184.

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Valerie Thill Named Chief Program Officer for Opportunity Enterprises

Valerie-ThillOpportunity Enterprises is excited to announce Valerie Thill as its new Chief Program Officer. Thill will be serving on the executive team and her leadership will ensure the quality of OE’s programs that serve over 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Northwest Indiana.

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Bomber Girls LRC of Valparaiso to Host Cookie Drive for Our Troops

Bomber-Girls-poster-11-20-14-rev1The Valparaiso Bomber Girls LRC will host a Cookie Drive for Our Troops on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at the VFW Post #2511 at 1290 Wagner Road in Porter, Indiana.

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