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Government & Community Resources

Valpo Introduces Rain Barrels to Residents, April 2014

terra cotta-55-gallonsA single inch of rain falling on 1,000 square feet of roof can yield 600 gallons of water. To make use of this valuable resource, the City of Valparaiso is offering residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrels at reduced rate. The 55-gallon rain barrels are available to the first 200 participants who live within Valparaiso city limits (and pay Valparaiso stormwater fees) at $20 each. The cost is $51 for an additional barrel or to those outside the service territory. Order by May 26 for pick up on May 31 at Central Park Plaza (10 am to 2 pm). For ordering details, visit Valpo.us/MS4.

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South Shore CVA, Partners Pitch to International Tour Companies

rot13The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently attended the annual International Pow Wow tradeshow, hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago. Sharing a booth with the South Shore CVA was Fair Oaks Farms, The Shrine of Christ’s Passion and Ramada Conference Center in Hammond.

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What to Expect at the 2014 Earth Day Extravaganza!

earth-day-logoEarth Day is quickly approaching. We're incredibly excited about the impending festivities With that being said, we'd like to give you little glimpse into what you can expect if you're planning to attend the Porter County Earth Day event on the 19th.

1. Scrappy.

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Hammond, RDA Celebrate Boardwalk Opening

rda-boardwalk-officialsHammond residents and officials marked the opening of the new boardwalk and bike trail at Wolf Lake in a ceremony on the new span this afternoon. “This is one of the most unique bike trails I’ve ever seen,” said Hammond mayor and cyclist Tom McDermott. The new trail, which runs along a formerly inaccessible portion of Wolf Lake next to the Indiana Toll Road, combines a blacktop path laid on a NIPSCO right-of-way with a 1,200-foot boardwalk over part of the lake itself. This part of the trail will in turn be connected to the Illinois trail system later this year.

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Poll Workers Needed For May 6th Primary Election

pollworkersneededThe Porter County Voters Registration Office announced today that poll workers are needed to work at precinct polling places throughout Porter County for the May 6th Indiana Primary Election. Poll workers are critical to the honest and fair election process, and it is a great way to fulfill an important civic responsibility AND make a little extra money.

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Catch the Latest Edition of “The Indiana State Police Road Show” April 9, 2014

Indiana-State-Police-logoCatch the latest edition of the “Indiana State Police Road Show” radio program every Monday morning at your convenience.

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Indiana State Trooper Recognized at National Interdiction Conference April 2014

Trooper-Recognized-at-National-Interdiction-ConferenceSenior Trooper Aaron Trammel received an award while attending the National Interdiction Conference in Nashville, Tennessee last week.

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