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Metro Recycling, Plastics: Vinyl Siding

recycleVinyl siding is one of the most versatile plastics. Plastic can be made rigid, soft, or flexible and can be used for an array of different things from building to healthcare materials. Today, we're going to discuss vinyl siding.

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Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club Installs New Officers for 2014-15 Administrative Year

Kiwanis-Club-Valparaiso-Installs-New-Officers-for-2014-15The Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club celebrated the installation of new officers for the 2014-15 administrative year at its annual meeting. Walt Daiber of Purdue North Central was installed as Club President, Susan Brychell of the PNC Valparaiso Campus as President-Elect, and Jeff Clymer, attorney as Vice President; Rich Serletic (not pictured) was inducted as Club Treasurer. The Immediate Past President is John Hunter, superintendent of the Union Twp School Corporation. Mr. Hunter continues to serve on the club board for the next year. Mr. Hunter also received a prestigious international award for the funds he raised for the international Eliminate project.

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Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Briefs: America Recycles Day Contests, Prescription Take-Back Day

recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyBoone Grove Compost Site Extends Hours
The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County will continue extended hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Boone Grove Compost Site, 546 S. 400 W., to help residents impacted by Saturday's storm.

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Compost Sites Accept Yard Waste & Fall Decorations

Compost-piles-compressedThe staff of the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County reminds residents that dead plants, tree limbs and other organic debris collected from their fall yard cleanups can be brought to either one of the public compost sites in Porter County.

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NIPSCO to Honor Community Leaders at Luminary Award Celebration

communityThe third annual NIPSCO Luminary Awards will be presented to five northern Indiana community leaders Thursday at a reception at the company’s Merrillville headquarters. In addition, NIPSCO will celebrate the completion of its 2014 Charity of Choice campaign, a company-wide fundraising initiative, benefiting Wounded Warrior and other local veterans groups.

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Drug Take Back Day is September 27

porter-county-substance-abuse-councilOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Sheriff’s Department at 2755 S. St Rte. 49, Valparaiso. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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ROSE, RISE Finalists to be Pampered; Winners Announced on Wednesday, September 24

lakemichiganThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting the 2014 ROSE Awards Dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., finalists will be escorted by Epic Limo of Valparaiso to State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point to enjoy a complimentary spa service during the pre-party event.

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