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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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NIPSCO Prepared to Respond as Severe Weather Heads Toward Northern Indiana

rot1With predictions of hail, heavy rain and strong winds, NIPSCO is preparing for any potential challenges in the event of any power outages.

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Renewing the Region Exhibit Extended until August 20th, 2016

lakemichiganRenewing the Region, an annual exhibit featuring art from recycled and repurposed objects, will open on May 16, at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibit will run through August 20 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall.

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Porter County Public Compost Sites Closed on July 4th, 2016

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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Mayor McDermott Reschedules 2016 Mayor’s Night Out from February

Hammond-Mayors-Night-Out-Reschedule-2016_01Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the February 24, 2016 Mayor’s Night Out in the 5th District that was canceled due to a snow storm.

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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 Regional Hospital ICU Staff Creates Unbreakable Bond for Nurse in Need


Silver linings exist even in the grimmest circumstances. Through hope and the human spirit, positive outcomes and the beauty of humanity can emerge from dire situations.

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Duneland Family YMCA Happenings for Week of May 30, 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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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


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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