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The South Shore CVA Kicked-off the Summer with Explore the South Shore

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New and longstanding local residents came out to the Annual Explore the South Shore event at the Indiana Welcome Center. Families were invited to come and get a great tour of Indiana right in Hammond. Many organizations attended and lots of fun attractions filled the Welcome Center, like games and informational booths about what' going on in Indiana this year!

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Valparaiso Area Girl Scouts Make Easter Baskets for Porter Hospital

Girl-Scouts-Easter-Baskets-for-Porter-HospitalUnder the direction of volunteer leader Penny Pysh, Daisy Girl Scout Troop 5128 at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Valparaiso made Easter baskets and donated them to the pediatric unit at Porter Regional Hospital.

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NorthShore Health Centers Celebrates Happy, Healthy Families with 2nd Annual First Birthday Party


A child's first birthday is a cause for celebration for NorthShore Health Centers. Over a dozen families joined the NorthShore team for their second annual First Birthday Party for patients at Chuck E. Cheese, marking another successful year of healthcare.

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What Should You Do When You Encounter a Young, Baby Animal in the Wild? Ask the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center!


Happy Spring! With the flowers and rain comes baby animals, and the Valparaiso-based Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center wants you to know what you can do if you come across orphaned animals, and how to keep them out of your home.

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Franciscan Health: A Safe Day for Kids in Crown Point

Franciscan-Health-A-Safe-Day-for-Kids-in-Crown-PointAudience members enjoyed a Pro-Kids Show program of music, magic and comedy, presented by Tim Hannig; at a third Safe Kids Day celebration offered by Franciscan Health and the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point April 22.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area Presents Stan Peters on WJOB


When Stan Peters recalls the difficult loss of his “beautiful” wife Cindy, he can’t help but to remember the special relationship they developed with Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Caring Canine dog Zach. The golden retriever used to visit his wife during her last days and Stan says Zach was “an absolute angel” for them both. During the funeral service, Zach made a comforting appearance an sat alongside Stan and provided an unexpected emotional support. Stan and Zach will be reunited, after close to year, and share their inspiring story.

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Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount!

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Sand Creek Country Club Hosts Annual Easter Egg Festival


On a sunny, warm morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted their annual Easter Egg Festival. The event included a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt in the club’s Clock Tower Garden, a delicious lunch, and wonderful memories made for the families of Sand Creek Country Club.

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Easter Came Early to Valparaiso Thanks to Porter EMS and InHealth


Volunteers began early Saturday morning setting up for the annual Breakfast With the Easter Bunny event. There were people cooking the breakfast food, setting up chairs, and scattering the Easter Eggs throughout the Expo Center’s grassy fields.

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McAfee Animal Hospital Offering April Savings on Heartgard and Nexgard

McAfee-Animal-Hospital-Offering-April-Savings-on-Heartgard-and-Nexgard-2017 Spring has sprung and so have fleas, ticks & mosquitos! McAfee Animal Hospital has April savings on Heartgard and Nexgard (or Frontline) for your pet. For the month of April:

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Who Has the Cutest Easter Pet Photo? Submit Your Picture Today!

Vale-Park-Cutest-Pet-Contest-2017_01On April 4, Vale Park Animal Hospital launched a fun, cute, and difficult to judge photo contest on their Facebook page, asking the community to submit their Cutest Easter Pet Photo!

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