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2017 Earth Day Celebration to add Reuse Fair


Earth-Day-Celebration-to-add-Reuse-Fair-2017_01Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair.

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South Shore Offering Westbound Free Ride Promotion, February 12 - 18, 2017

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As you may have heard, South Shore Line wants to attract new riders with a special "We Love Our Riders - Free Rides Week", taking place from February 12th through Saturday, February 18th.

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Department Updates Master Plan in 2017

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Every five years the Porter County Parks and Recreation Department produces an update to its Master Plan. The update is not simply a document in an electronic file folder or a deck of PowerPoint slides. The update is a cohesive and comprehensive process that brings together stakeholder groups, park users, advocates, elected officials, concerned citizens and funders. The Park Board in 2016 appointed one of its members as well as a member of the Parks Foundation Board as co-chairs for the current committee. Together with nine other members this group has reviewed massive amounts of data, met again and again and probed deeply into the maneuverings of our County Park Department.

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NIPSCO Environmental Action Grant Promotes Environmental Stewardship


rot2NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its second year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant program aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Porter Health Care System Staff Accept Little Red Hats for Newborns from the American Heart Association

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About 100 newborns at Porter Regional Hospital will receive beautiful hand-made reds hats this month thanks to talented knitters and crochet artists in our community, and the American Heart Association (AHA) Little Hats Big Hearts program. Throughout the year, the AHA invites community yarn artists to make the soft creations for babies across the region to raise awareness for congenital heart defects during February, National Heart Month.

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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: Making Memories in the Community

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Bill and Joan Harnden met each for the first time at a donut shop in Chicago called Stan’s Donuts. A year later, Bill dropped to one knee and proposed, creating a beautiful, fun memory among the glazed donuts and brewed coffee.

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Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators' #PeppermintForPNW Raises Nearly $700 for Purdue Northwest Future Leaders Scholarships

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A cup of coffee can accomplish a lot. It can jump start a day, it can bring people together, and for Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators (NIMO), it can help support education in Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank, American Heart Association Bring CPR Education into the Homes of La Porte, Porter County Residents with ‘CPR Anytime Kits’


1st-Source-Check-Presentation-2017On Friday, 1st Source Bank invited representatives from the American Heart Association of Northwest Indiana to their Valpo Circle Banking Center to present them with a check for $7,500, which will be used to provide CPR Anytime Kits within the communities that 1st Source serves.

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Northwest Indiana Mayors Roundtable: 2016 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2017

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To kick off 2017, Hobart Mayor Brian K. Snedecor, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura met with Ideas In Motion Media CEO Chris Mahlman for a roundtable discussion at the "Great News" Studio.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph Welcoming St. Joseph's College Students

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The suspension of traditional academic programming at Saint Joe’s is painful for all of us at Calumet College of St. Joseph as well. As you may know, we, too, were founded by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. In fact, we opened our doors in 1951 as an outreach initiative sponsored by Saint’s Joseph’s College. The loss of our sister institution is painful for all of us.

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Lakeside Wealth Mgmt. Brings Community-Minded Organizations Together for 2nd Annual Non-Profit Breakfast

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On Friday, February 3rd Lakeside Wealth Management hosted their 2nd Annual Nonprofit Breakfast. The event brought together 12 local non-profits for breakfast and each had the opportunity to share their message, their goals and ways to get involved with their organization.

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