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Energy Infrastructure Upgrades Continue throughout Northern Indiana


rot1On May 25, 2016, NIPSCO announced plans to begin work on installing a new natural gas line through the Towns of Crown Point, Schererville and Merrillville. This project is just one of the existing and future investments planned as part of the company’s long-term effort to modernize the gas and electric infrastructure across its entire service area.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Introduces Free Shuttles for Visitors


Dune-Buggy-West-Flyer-2016aFor those celebrating the Memorial Day Weekend at the Dunes, beach shuttles are now available to take you exactly where you need to go!

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Duneland Chamber Presents Chesterton Parks Department with Donation

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce presented Chesterton Parks Department head Bruce Mathias with a donation check from a portion of the proceeds of their first annual Corkscrew & Brew festival this March.

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Pines Village Kick-Starts Duneland YMCA’s CAPS For Benches Program


Pines_Village_Kick-Starts_Duneland_YMCAE2-1Since 2014 more than three tons of plastic caps have been diverted from local landfills to create 14 permanent benches for Porter County organizations, thanks to an innovative program introduced by Pines Village Retirement Communities. Residents at Pines Village collect the plastic caps from the community, clean and sort them, and then send to Green Tree Plastics of Evansville, Indiana where they’re transformed into sturdy plastic benches, which Pines Village donates to local organizations. The Pines Village CAPS Crew delivered the 14th bench to the Duneland YMCA to expand the program.

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Duneland Family YMCA Happenings for Week of May 23, 2016


YMCA-Yellow-GreenYOUTH SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - A wide variety of youth swimming lessons are available Monday through Saturday, offering various lesson levels depending on your child’s age and skillset. Morning or afternoon lessons are available. The first session of five-week youth classes run June 13 - July 9. Registration is open May 16th – June 6th. The cost for youth swimming lessons is $40 per child for Y members and $80 per child for non-members. You can sign up for the first session of swimming lessons at the Y Front Desk. Contact Andrew Zimmer at the Y for more information, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Porter County Community Foundation Presents Grant to Reins of Life


Porter-County-Community-Foundation-2016Reins of Life, Michigan City, was awarded a Community Fund grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. The grant funds benefited the nonprofit organization by providing the necessary resources to have a brand new roof put on their 16-stall barn.

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Registration Now Open for 2016 Youth Swimming Lessons at Duneland Y


REGISTRATION_NOW_OPEN_FOR_YOUTH_SWIMMING-1The Duneland Family YMCA is pleased to announce the opening of the summer swim season. A wide variety of youth swimming lessons are available Monday through Saturday, offering various lesson levels depending on your child's age and skillset. Morning or afternoon lessons are available. The first session of five-week youth classes run June 13 - July 9. Registration is open May 16th - June 6th. The cost for youth swimming lessons is $40 per child for Y members and $80 per child for non-members. You can sign up for the first session of swimming lessons at the Y Front Desk.

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2016 Hours for City of Hammond Pools


City-of-Hammond-Pool-Hours-2016The City of Hammond has four outdoor pools that will be open this summer: Pulaski (137th & Sheffield), Edison (Madison & Mulberry), King (Highland & Tapper), and Hessville (173rd & Kennedy).

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Porter County Bison-tennial Herd Doubles in Size; United Way of Porter County Bison to be Unveiled May 28


Indiana-Association-of-United-Ways-Bison-tennial-Public-Art-2016-03The Indiana Association of United Ways’ Bison-tennial Public Art initiative to commemorate Indiana’s 200th birthday year has grown in Porter County to eight life-size bison projects this month.

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Summer Membership Specials at Duneland YMCA!


Duneland-YMCA-Summer-Membership-2016The Duneland Family YMCA welcomes new members, college students and all those who are interested in living a healthier life to become a member for the summer. Your membership will include full access to our facility, free classes, free child-watch while your exercise, use of our outdoor pool, and reciprocity to all YMCA’s in the state of Indiana.

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Duneland YMCA Extends Summer Hours


EXTENDED_SUMMER_HOURS_AT_DUNELAND_YMCA-1---2016-05-11_23_47_23We are excited to announce that the Duneland Family YMCA will be extending our hours of operation during the summer months!

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