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Rittenhouse Villages at Portage Celebrate Resident Mildred Spencer's 100th Birthday


Between annual New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists, everyone hopes to live a long and happy life. To achieve both would be the ultimate accomplishment.

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During the Month of February Receive 15% Off Our Dental Cleaning Service at McAfee Animal Hospital

During-the-Month-of-February-Receive-15-Off-Our-Dental-Cleaning-Service-at-McAfee-Animal-HospitalStart the New Year with a healthy and clean smile for your pet! Dogs and cats can't brush their own teeth- it's up to you to ensure your beloved pet gets proper oral care. Help prevent peridontal disease by routinely brushing your pet's teeth, feeding a healthy diet and having regular dental cleanings.

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Adoption: When Family is More Than Blood


One of the greatest, and simultaneously easiest and most difficult things that a human can do in their lifetime is be a parent. Whether we’re a parent by the birth of our child, or by adoption, parenting is an incredibly rewarding, frustrating, wonderfully mindboggling experience that is second to none.

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Albert's Celebrates 20 Years of "I Do's" on Valentine's Day

Alberts-Valentines-Day-I-Do-2018-6Emotions are the core of the human experience. Emotions color our world. They take what would be grey, black or white, and add color, variety and spice to our existence. And nothing is more emotional than getting married.

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Lakeshore PAWS Newsletter, February 2018

Lakeshore-PAWS-Newsletter-February-2018_01I am so happy to report that we had our best year ever!

We adopted out 797 dogs in 2017. This brings the grand total to 3,257 lives saved since we opened in April 2011.

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Valparaiso YMCA's Coffee & Canvas Event Brings Community Together For Heart Month

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Despite the chilly temperatures, the Coffee and Canvas event at the Valparaiso Family YMCA on Saturday morning saw eager painters fill a cozy sunlit conference room, as all were excited to spend a couple of hours transforming rows of blank canvases into vibrant works of art.

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10 Things to do with the Kids During Winter Break


While winter break and the promise of two full weeks off from school is exciting for kids of all ages, parents may not be as excited. While the family time and extra hours with kiddos are always rewarding, a few days cooped up inside is enough to shorten tempers and get arguments started. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stave off the frustration. Here are 10 fun things you can do with the kiddos during winter break this year!

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Valpo Velvet Celebrates 70 Years of Support at Annual End of Year Ice Cream Party


Valpo Velvet has been soft-serving gourmet ice cream to locals at the corner of Monroe and Lafayette in downtown Valparaiso for 70 years now. To show appreciation for customers and celebrate the end of 2017 for their ongoing support throughout the years, Valpo Velvet threw their annual year end ice cream party this Thursday with our very own ValpoLife.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

SouthShoreNICTDTis’ the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2017, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Eclipse Performance Arts Wows Audience at Sand Creek Country Club with Enchanting Ballet

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Sand Creek Country Club transformed into a magical land with the stunning work of Eclipse Performing Arts in Chesterton, as they performed a special Christmas ballet Sunday afternoon. The Sugar Plum Fairy, candy canes, and flowers flitted gracefully along The Land of Sweets, enchanting the audience with the child-like excitement of the holidays.

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“A lot of people have never seen professional ballet or the Nutcracker and it’s been around for 100 years,” said Michele Brown, owner of Eclipse Performing Arts. “The level of dancing at Eclipse is above and beyond. One ballet dancer was in the Olympics for ballet, another...

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Washington Township School Student Gets Surprised by Deployed Mom

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When Washington Township School 6th grader Madison Tsotigh sat down for her study hall class on Thursday, she had no idea a very special person was going to give her a big surprise. As she looked down at her homework, Tsotigh felt a hand on her back. When she turned around, she saw her mother for the first time in seven months.

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