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The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction's Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration Spreads Message of Conservation to Region Families Through Fun and Creativity

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In preparation for Earth Day on Sunday, Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction welcomed the community on Saturday to the Porter County Expo Center to celebrate the 13th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration.

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Chesterton High School Show Choirs Place at FAME Nationals


Chesterton-High-School-Show-Choirs-Place-at-FAME-Nationals_01 This past Saturday, the Chesterton High School Show Choirs headed to Waukegan, IL to the Genesee Theatre to compete at the FAME National Show Choir Finals. Show choirs from Indiana, New York, West Virginia, Mississippi and Ohio gathered to compete and be crowned National Champions.

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#TheTJMSWay Highlights Collaboration

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Today’s libraries promote the use of their physical space for collaborative, social opportunities. With so much of our day-to-day interactions happening in a digital arena, neighborhoods and schools need a way to encourage more face-to-face communication and community building IRL -- or, in real life, if you don’t speak using acronyms.

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2018 Spring Clean With Secure Shred


oe logoStart your Spring cleaning or continue your Earth Day celebration with 50% off drop off shredding services at Secure Shred, a division of Opportunity Enterprises. Now through May 4, 2018, patrons can bring their boxes and bags of personal items needing to be shred and receive 50% the cost. That makes each pound of shred materials just $0.08. To translate that, a typical drop off box of shred is a banker’s archive box that is about 2/3 full. These boxes typically weigh about 40 pounds, or just $3.20 with the promotion.

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Alumni Generosity is Catalyst for Valpo Student Program


rot1Valparaiso University alumni Rev. Mark ’71 and Kathleen Koepp ’71 Helge have generously committed $2 million to establish the Mark and Kathleen Helge Endowed Program for Students and Philanthropy. The fund will provide operating support for a new presidential initiative that establishes an integrated, holistic and student-focused program in philanthropy.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Partners With American Red Cross, Provides Life Saving Results

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Good Character and Citizenship is an important aspect within Boys & Girls Clubs programming. We teach our Club members to get involved with their communities and to “pay it forward” when it comes to building and making our neighborhoods strong. As a result, our Clubs partner with a number of organizations like the American Red Cross.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Rising to the Challenge

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joins the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise. Help our Clubs win the grand prize of $100,000 by giving online to our Crowdrise campaign! This is the 10th year Art Van Furniture Store has made the challenge available to midwest non-profit organizations. The Charity Challenge is a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations are encouraged to give back to their communities by giving online. Joining the Art Van Charity Challenge 2018 fundraising competition on Crowdrise, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is utilizing this largest crowdfunding platform for good by benefitting our Northwest Indiana youth. Focusing on organizations committed to women, children, and human services in Michigan, Ohio,...

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The City of Crown Point Honors Historic Moment with Kissing Statue Installation

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Almost every American is familiar with the famous 1945 photograph of “The Kiss”: a World War II sailor sweeping a nurse into his arms for a spontaneous kiss, celebrating V-Day with thousands of others in New York’s Times Square. On April 23rd, the city of Crown Point honored the image so synonymous with American culture by installing a 25-foot-tall sculpture of the couple.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day Engages Young Minds and Bodies at Annual Healthy Kids Day

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Summer is closer than it seems, and parents are looking to find fun activities that get their kids moving and hold their attention spans. So, on Saturday, the Valparaiso Family YMCA hosted Healthy Kids Day, an event full of activities that offered alternatives to smartphone-scrolling and couch-vegging. With 30 booths representing vendors and an anticipated 300 visitors, the day provided families an opportunity to play and learn.

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The Challenger Learning Center Welcomes Young Adventurers and Explorers to the Annual Earth, Sea, and Sky Day

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Families and their excited children filled the Challenger Learning Center Saturday to experience Earth, Sea & Sky Day, a fun day filled with activities to help kids of all ages engage with scientific principles that play out in our everyday lives. The annual event has evolved in its three years from an Earth Day celebration, to an Astronomy Day celebration, until it evolved into its current form combing and celebrating both.

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Methodist Hospitals' Spring Spa Day Empowers a Sisterhood of Cancer Fighters and Survivors

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At the 2018 Annual Spring Spa Day, women from around the Region gathered together to be pampered from head to toe. The free event brought together women that are being treated for cancer or are cancer survivors. On that Saturday morning at the St. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and Banquet Hall, every guest was treated to a continental breakfast and some even won door prizes.

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