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Drop-Off Recycling Boxes Moving from Strack & VanTil U.S. 30 Location

strdrop-off-site-valpo-strak-valpo-rt-30After more than a decade, the drop-off recycling containers located at 2168 W. U.S. 30 in the parking lot of Strack & VanTil, will be removed Oct. 1.

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Mental Health America of Porter County (MHAPC) offers Tax Credits for Contributions 08-26-15

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyMental Health America of Porter County is pleased to offer Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits for contributions of $100.00 or more. NAP contributions give donors an opportunity to support emergency assistance to help pay for prescriptions to treat mental illness while receiving tax breaks on their Indiana state income tax liability. This is a win, win opportunity for the donor and MHAPC, states Mary Hodson, executive director. The donor receives 50% of contribution back in tax credits and MHAPC receives 100% of the donation!

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NIPSCO Announces Partnership to Restore and Protect Over 1,600 Acres in Northwest Indiana

NIPSCODunes1NIPSCO, in a joint effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will work together to preserve nearly 1,630 acres of land. This plan hopes to focus on restoring public enjoyment and education as well as improving both biodiversity and habitats for many of the region’s plant and animal life.

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RDA Board Gives Green Light to Porter County Airport Grant

mapOn Thursday, the Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority approved a $317,197 grant to the Porter County Regional Municipal Airport that will provide matching funds for $12.6 million in runway and equipment improvements.

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United Way of Porter County's Day of Caring Brings Together 1,200 Volunteers to Help Those in Need

2015UnitedWayofPCDayofCaring1The United Way of Porter County held their annual Day of Caring at Valparaiso Nazarene Church, bringing over a thousand volunteers across Porter County and various organizations as they came together to help out in various projects across the community.

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Valparaiso Police Officers Participating in 2015 Operation Pull Over

Drive-Sober-or-Get-Pulled-OverBeginning this weekend and continuing through the Labor Day weekend, August 20th thru September 7th officers will be working extra drunk driving patrols throughout the city.

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United Way of Porter County Americorps Program Now Recruiting Members for 2015-16 Year

unitedway portercountyAmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. As an AmeriCorps member, you will gain new skills and experiences including recruiting/managing volunteers, tutoring K-12 youth and providing career advice to high school students. You will also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others.

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