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South Shore Line Announces Free Shuttle Service to the Beach


South Shore Line logoIn partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line announced today that the free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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Porter County Animal Shelter Announces Schedule For Move To New Facility


Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-Announces-Schedule-For-Move-To-New-Facility-01The Porter County Animal Shelter today announced that they will begin the move to the new shelter facility located at 3355 Bertholet Boulevard on Wednesday, May 24. The old shelter will closed to the public that day and not resume regular public hours until they re-open at the new building on Tuesday, May 30.

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Pines Village Collecting Old Bikes on Saturday, May 20, 2017


Pines-VillageMay is National Bike Month and Pines Village is celebrating! Drop off your old bike(s) on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am - 2:00 p.m. at Pines Village, 3303 Pines Village Circle in Valparaiso. Continuing our recycling efforts, we have partnered with Working Bikes to collect old bikes that will be refurbished and given new homes. Help us give old bikes new homes!

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Hammond City Council Considers Updates to HHRC Mission to Include LGBTQIA


rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the Hammond City Council will consider an ordinance amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment, sponsored by Councilwoman at Large Janet Venecz, will be on the agenda for the May 22, 2017 Hammond City Council meeting.

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Public Compost Sites Close for 2017 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend


Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Grant Provides Rain Barrels for Redevelopment Commission, Wildlife Rehab Center


Grant-Provides-Rain-Barrels-for-Redevelopment-Commission-Wildlife-Rehab-CenterThe Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission and the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Valparaiso recently became the first two recipients of rain barrels through the Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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AAUW Valparaiso Affiliate Holds 2017 Spring Banquet


AAUW-Valparaiso-Affiliate-Holds-2017-Spring-BanquetAAUW Valparaiso Affiliate Spring Banquet was held Wednesday, May 3, at the Dish Restaurant. Guest Speaker was Jill Carley, Clinic Director of the Adam Benjamin VA Clinic in Crown Point. Ms. Carley presented compelling statistics about significant accomplishments of the VA which is the largest Health Care Resource in our Country. Her presentation included an explanation of multiple services offered by the Crown Point VA.

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City of Hammond Public Pools Closed Due to Emergency Safety Conditions


rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the City of Hammond’s public pools will be closed this season. The city has determined that due to emergency safety conditions that exist at all four of the city’s public swimming pools, they cannot be opened at all this year. “The repairs, even if started today, would not be able to be completed in time for the swimming season, so we have no option but to close them,” said Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks Department Administrator.

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Choose Johnny On The Spot’s Ladies Pink Flushable Restroom for Your Event this Summer

Choose-Johnny-On-The-Spots-Pink-Ladies-Flushable-Restroom-for-Your-Event-this-Summer

Part of what makes Johnny On The Spot the region’s premier portable restroom provider is their ability to fit any need that their customers might have. With a broad range of styles and colors, from the standard red model all the way up to the luxury trailer restroom, the professionals at Johnny On The Spot work hard to cater their services to meet the needs of their clients.

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2017 College Bound Application Deadline Approaching


college-bound-2017With the end of the school year approaching, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. would like to remind all returning college students and high school seniors to apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program. This Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice located in Indiana.

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Free Service Encourages Recycling at Grad Parties, Memorial Day Gatherings


Free-Service-Encourages-Recycling-at-Grad-Parties-Memorial-Day-GatheringsChurches, schools, towns and anyone planning events in Porter County this year can encourage their guests to recycle aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles by using recycling event containers, provided free of charge by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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