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Vale Park Animal Hospital Extends Hours for Their Clients, Both Four and Two-Legged


Vale Park Animal Hospital strives to make each and every visit a great experience, and I am talking about their furry friends and their two-legged clients.

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Have Some Fun this Weekend at JAK’s Warehouse

rot2Do you have an extra day this weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day? Then, why not head to JAK’s Warehouse? We will be open on Monday during the holiday, at 10 a.m. instead of the normal week-day hours.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl-Scouts-logoGirl Scouts throughout Valparaiso and Porter County will be taking orders for Girl Scout cookies until January 18th. In addition to the popular Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Samoas, a new cookie this year is the S’More, a sandwich cookie that blends the graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors of campfire S’Mores.

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Franciscan Health Celebrates First Baby of 2017

Franciscan-Health-Celebrates-First-Baby-of-2017The Franciscan Health Center for Women and Children in Lafayette welcomed Montgomery County's first baby of the year at 4:42 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Franciscan Health Dyer Welcomes First Baby of 2017

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Welcomes-First-Baby-of-2017Kasper Otworowski, who came into the world at 1:46 a.m. Jan. 1, became the first child born in the new year in Lake County. He is shown at Franciscan Health Dyer with his mother, Monika, of Cedar Lake, before they were joined later by husband, Cezary, and other two sons, Kyle, 8, and Kevin, 6, who would meet their new brother for the first time.

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Jacob’s Ladder Celebrates the People & Organizations that Made 2016 Special


With the community’s help in 2016, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation in Chesterton is reaching more children than ever. Their vital mission is to provide therapy and care for all special children across Northwest Indiana. Now, as the demand for quality pediatric services grows, the support of generous volunteers and donors is what allows Jacob’s Ladder to accomplish their goal to better serve children and families, and ultimately strengthen the community.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Announces 2017 Annual Campaign Goal $275,000- Starting With the YBASH on February 4, 2017

Valparaiso-Family-YMCA-YBASH-2017The Valparaiso Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Monica Decker and Donna Flanagin will serve as Co-Chairs of the Valparaiso Family YMCA Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign assists the Y in providing scholarship assistance to low income individuals, those with disabilities, and social service agencies, so that everyone who seeks better health and well-being has access to the facilities and programs of the Valparaiso Family YMCA. It is the Mission of the Y that not any individual be turned away due to the inability to pay. Through this commitment and the generosity of our supporters, we are able to give back $4 to the community for every $1 that is donated to this cause.

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Girl Scouts Assist at Food Bank in 2016

Girl-Scouts-Assist-at-Food-Bank-2016Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 of Valparaiso recently completed a community service project by helping at the Northwest Indiana Food Bank location at Christ Lutheran Church.

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I Double Dog Dare You to Visit the Indiana Welcome Center for the Annual “A Christmas Story” Display


“A Christmas Story” is already a magical holiday tradition, but the Indiana Welcome Center, located at 7770 Corinne Dr, in Hammond, really brings the story to life with its annual themed display.

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Happy Holidays from the Jacob's Ladder Family

Jacobs-Lader-Happy-Holidays-2016From our family to yours, Jacob's Ladder wishes you a very merry holiday season this year! From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU for an incredible year at Jacob’s Ladder! It is purely because of people like yourself that Jacob’s Ladder is able to share some amazing stories of support, encouragement, healing, and growth over the past year. We, the staff, volunteers, and administration feel so blessed to watch your gifts and support blossom into the heroic growth of the Jacob’s Ladder children. Because you said “YES”, you were right there with us this past year. Here is a recap:

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New Equipment Arrives at Jacob's Ladder in 2016

Jacobs-Ladder-12-21-16Jacob's Ladder recently received some great new equipment, made possible by a generous grant from the Tri Kappa of Valparaiso! Our new steam roller and crash mat will help make hard work even more fun for the children we serve!

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