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Cooling Centers in Northwest Indiana


With weather reports calling for temperatures in the 90s Thursday through Sunday, it is important to remember that grabbing your sunscreen and heading to the beach may not be the safest option. Before you head outdoors, make sure to check out our list of cooling centers in Northwest Indiana.

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Methodist Hospital Promotes Nutrition and Fresh Produce With a Farmer’s Market


For the third year in a row, Methodist Hospitals is offering a Farmer’s Market for the Gary community area. All are invited to come and enjoy fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables of all kinds at wholesale prices.

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NIPSCO Launches Innovative Residential Energy Saving Program

rot2With summer temperatures heating up, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is introducing a new program that enables customers to receive and personalize home energy use information in a dynamic, digital report called “My Energy Scorecard.”

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Valparaiso Police Participating in 33rd Annual National Night Out

Valparaiso-Police-Department-National-Night-Out-Collage-2016The Valparaiso Police Department will be participating in the 33rd annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is an national event designed to unite community members and police against neighborhood crimes.

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Hammond's Mayor McDermott Announces Recipients of 2016 Gaming Advisory Committee Funding

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the 2016 Gaming Advisory Committee has made their determination on which charitable organizations the City will fund this year.

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PCACS Team Marks Hebron Director’s Retirement, Years of Service

PCACS-Team-Marks-Hebron-Directors-Retirement-Years-of-Service_02Porter County Aging and Community Services staff, family and friends recently recognized Josephine Purevich for her years of service to the community.

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Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. Joins Ideas in Motion Media Roundtable to Talk Summer Events, City Hall, and Hammond Highlights


Ideas in Motion Media and Publisher Chris Mahlmann welcomed Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. for the first mayoral interview in the new Great News Studio, designed and installed by the team at Steindler Signs. The interview touched on a number of items including events, politics, social media, and what to expect in Hammond as 2016 rolls along.

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Porter County’s Bicentennial Torchbearers Announced

indiana-bicentennialMore than 50 people who have made a difference in their communities have been selected to be torchbearers when the Indiana bicentennial torch passes through Porter County on Oct. 9.

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2016 Lake County Torch Bearers Announced

indiana-bicentennialThirty inspirational Lake County residents have been contacted by the State of Indiana, notifying them of their nominations to become Torch Bearers in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial.

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Recycling District Launches New Look, Website

Recycling-District-launches-new-look-website-2016The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County introduces a new logo and website to better serve the residents of Porter County.

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Dedication of Accessible Canoe & Kayak Launch in City of Gary

rot1A brand new launch for canoes and kayaks, specially designed for ease of use by people with disabilities will be dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 a.m. The location is Marquette Park in Gary at Miller Beach, near the historic Pavilion at 1 N. Grand Boulevard.

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