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Porter County Auditor’s Office Launches Project to Assist Disabled Veterans With Tax Deduction

Vicki-Urbanik Attention veterans: A change in state law has cleared the way for more disabled veterans to qualify for a property tax benefit.

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Central Park Plaza Ice Rink Remains Opens through March 12


"Don’t hang up your skates yet," says Central Park Plaza Facility Manager Dan McGuire. “The Central Park Plaza Ice Rink will open to the public this Saturday, February 25, and remain open through March 12.” The Valpo Parks closed the rink this past week due to the unseasonably warm weather that challenged the ice making.

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Porter County Master Gardener Association Offering Scholarships and Grants in 2017

Purdue-Master-GardenerThe Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invite individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $250 Community Grants or $250 Edible Garden Grants.

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2017 Camp FUNset Registration Now Open

Camp-Funset-Pioneer-DaysWe are excited to invite you back for a new season of fun and adventure at Camp FUNset. We have a great summer planned, with all the outdoor excitement we can have plus some fun new field trips.

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Duneland Community Generously Supports February 26 Fire Recovery Fundraiser for Pat Gland Family

GlandfundraiserphotoDuneland native, Pat Gland, who served as a bus driver for the Duneland School Corporation for 35 years, lost more than half of her house in a catastrophic fire on January 13, 2017. Thankfully, Pat escaped without injury but now she needs the community’s help.

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Valparaiso Community Schools: All about Robotics

All-about-Robotics“Do the robots fight each other?” This was the first question the coaches got from students when we proposed the idea of an elementary robotics club.

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NIPSCO Employees Mentor, Develop Girl Scouts with 2017 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day


Around 175 young girls filled NIPSCO and NiSource's Merrillville Headquarters in celebration of Engineering Week, with dozens of teams of NIPSCO engineers and Girl Scouts working together to create their own bridges.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Receives Grant from Porter County Community Foundation

pccf-bgcpoco-2017The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recently received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation’s Community Fund. The organization has used the funds to partner with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, to assess the current programs offered at all four of the Club locations.

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Calvary Link: On the Go in Kenya

calvary-the-wayWe are on the go here in Kenya! Today we are visiting with our kids at the Mitaboni children’s home. And we’ll catch up with the guys on the Sevenglory worship team trip this evening. Follow the Calvary Global Outreach Facebook page this week for updates. You can also follow my Facebook page for pictures and Sevenglory on Facebook for photos and updates.

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Volunteer Registration Now Open for Rebuilding Together – Duneland’s 20th Anniversary Work Day

Duneland-RT-4We are fast approaching this year’s National Rebuilding Work Day and your local organization, Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) and it’s now time to register as a volunteer to help out your neighbors in need. With multiple homes and community projects seeking assistance this year, sign up now and mark your calendars to be part of RTD’s 20th Anniversary work day on April 29th, 2017. In just one Saturday, you can make a lasting difference for your neighbors in the Duneland community while connecting with other local volunteers. We provide your lunch and t-shirt.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Donates $171,000 to Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society


It was a trade of good news on Monday at the Albert’s Diamond Jewelers store in Schererville. The staff presented a check of $171,000 to the Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and in return, the employees received a glass trophy, honoring the business into the MS Circle of Distinction for surpassing the $1 million mark of lifetime donations.

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