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Duneland Chamber Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary for Lakefront Fireworks


The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will once again host the 10th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event on Monday, July 2, 2018. “This event has become a tradition for Duneland families. I am excited to announce to the community that they will once again be able to enjoy this patriotic evening with their families at our lakefront. Holidays are important, and this event brings people together,” said Maura Durham, Duneland Chamber president.

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Lakeshore PAWS Lets the Dogs Out at the 8th Annual Pup Crawl!


This Saturday evening, Lakeshore PAWS hosted their eighth annual Pup Crawl and Dog Walk event for adults, teens, children and, of course, dogs at The Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting


Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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Journey Senior Living Celebrates Flag Day With Ceremony and Picnic


Journey Senior Living put together a very summery salute this Saturday afternoon. Residents, nurses, and key figures in the organization's leadership all gathered to commemorate our soldiers and our country for Flag Day.

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Tower Park Hosts Party in the Park to Introduce New Facility to Community


The Valpo Parks Foundation hosted an all-ages party for the community to show off the new upgrades to Tower Park. Among the most anticipated additions was Samardzija Field which was unveiled a week ago.

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Gary SouthShore RailCats "Scout Night" Draws Large Crowd


The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted “Scout Night” on Friday evening, as they took on the Sioux City Explorers for some professional action. Fans from all over Northwest Indiana gathered around for the occasion, which included roughly 80 people associated with local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The RailCats also incorporated a “Sandlot” theme to the night, referring to the iconic baseball movie of the ‘90s. With both themes set, the evening was composed of several events planned for after the game.

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Bartholomew Funeral Home, A Family in Your Time of Need


Michael Newhard, who runs Bartholomew Funeral Home here in Valparaiso, is no stranger to the potential tragedies of life, and has been on that side of the fence himself with his sister and, more recently, his father. Still, he finds it important to concentrate on what he can do in those moments of purest heartbreak to make the lives of those who come through his doors a little easier.

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A Little Rain Makes for Better Picking at Johnson’s Farm 20th Annual Strawberry Festival


The morning skies may have been gray on Saturday, but that only made it easier to spot bright, red strawberries in the field. Johnson’s Farm Produce, located off of Ridge Road in Hobart, has been hosting its Strawberry Festival for 20 years, and the Johnson family wasn’t about to let a little drizzle stop the fun.

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Family & Youth Services Bureau of Porter County’s Annual Chalk the Walk Brings Pops of Color and Family Fun to Valparaiso

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Courthouse Square is a little more colorful after sponsored local artists put chalk to the sidewalk during Saturday’s 6th annual Chalk the Walk event hosted by Family & Youth Services Bureau of Porter County.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Members Kicking off Summer! 2018


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Club members have been enjoying the first few weeks of summer with field trips and activities!

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Premature Children, Families Helped by Foundation

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Premature-Children-Families-Helped-by-FoundationKim Splant and her husband, Phil, donated a commemorative bench, made of 400 pounds of recycled plastic, in honor of Henry Penegor. He was the son of Sarah, standing-right, and husband, Eric, of Schererville. The Spants donated the bench, and $1,500 to Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Henry died in 2012 after a premature birth. The Splants, who live in Dyer, began the Nathan C. Splant Foundation in 2007.

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