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Symphony of Dyer Scares Up a Good Time For Local Communities


Goblins, werewolves, and witches aren’t the usual suspects seen in hallways of Symphony of Dyer, but on Wednesday, Oct 26th they roamed freely. Kicking off the spooky season with Fall Fest, the Post Acute Care and Assisted Living Residence welcomed all members of the community inside the beautiful lobby and common areas for games, treats, and lots of fun.

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Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso Threw Another Smash Monster-Mash This Year

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No matter what age you are, everyone can participate in the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating. The Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso was a prime example of this as they held their annual trick-or-treat Halloween party on Tuesday.

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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 Lakia 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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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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Bartholomew Funeral Home Provides Veteran Burial Services to Those Who Served Our Country

Michael-NewhardThe sound of Taps played on a bugle echoes the selflessness and courage of our men and women in uniform. The handing over of the folded American flag is the ultimate reminder of what they served for. There is no better way a family can honor the memory of a family member who has served in our Armed Forces than with a Military Funeral Honor’s Ceremony.

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NorthShore Health Centers' Trunk-r-Treat Was All Fun, No Tricks

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Over 600 superheroes, Disney characters, and monsters gathered in Portage Tuesday evening in the parking lot of Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) for the first Trunk or Treat hosted by NorthShore Health Centers. The family friendly event gave children an early chance to show off their Halloween costumes and allowed parents to perform a test run of the trick-or-treating experience. Along with candy, other unique goodies were distributed including toothbrushes, healthcare educational material, nail polish, and even first aid kits.

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Broos, Brews, and Brats at the Symphony Of Chesterton

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On Tuesday October 16th The Symphony of Chesterton held its first Boos, Brews and Brats Night. The event was a chance for the new company to open its doors to the public and to let their residents take a look at all the kids in costumes.

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City of Hammond Announces 2016 Trick-or-Treat Hours

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2016 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Monday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm.

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Families Find Comfort With Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group and Porter Regional Hospital


Beautiful stories of love, loss, and family were shared Saturday morning as an incredibly strong group of women gathered at the Porter Regional Hospital dedication ceremony in recognition of National Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness. Porter Health Care System teamed up with Our Carriage Support Group and local businesses to offer mothers and their families a very special place of reflection and healing. The ceremony, which dedicated a special tree, bench, and private area near the main entrance of the hospital, proved that strength can be found in numbers as the mothers and families in attendance found comfort in each other's words of encouragement.

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