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NeighborLink Porter County Awarded Grant to Help Those in Need


NeighborLink-Porter-County-Awarded-Grant-to-Help-Those-in-NeedThe Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to NeighborLink Porter County, an organization that provides assistance to those in need.

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Applications Being Accepted for the Valparaiso Citizens Police Academy


valpopoliceThe Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications.

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Porter County Master Gardeners Association Scholarships and Grants Deadline Approaching

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The Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invites individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $300 Community Grants or $300 Edible Garden Grants.

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Home Builders Association Selects Habitat for Humanity as Their Charity of Choice


Home-Builders-Association-Selects-Habitat-for-Humanity-as-Their-Charity-of-ChoiceThe Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana raised $11,545 for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana at their annual gala. The charitable contribution will be used towards the construction of several homes slated for builds in 2018.

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United Way of Porter County Takes Community & Solution-Minded Approach to Opioid Crisis

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As we have seen in news stories throughout the country, a class of drugs called opioids have wreaked havoc on countless lives, including right here in Porter County. In response to this overwhelming crisis and a desire to impact change, United Against Opioid Abuse was created. This statewide United Way initiative leverages AmeriCorps members, a national service program, to assess the opioid crisis on a local level. United Way of Porter County is one of ten United Ways in the program.

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Albert's Celebrates 20 Years of "I Do's" on Valentine's Day


Alberts-Valentines-Day-I-Do-2018-6Emotions are the core of the human experience. Emotions color our world. They take what would be grey, black or white, and add color, variety and spice to our existence. And nothing is more emotional than getting married.

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One Book One University Author Talk featuring Ed Humes on Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash—And the Way Back


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In this lecture, Ed Humes will expose how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes will also share the good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspires audiences to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP: Read more



Michigan City Snow Removal Parking Restrictions Lifted


my-michigan-city-cover Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the parking restrictions set in place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by the City of Michigan City, due to the snow removal conditions, will be lifted.

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Rittenhouse Villages at Portage Throws 6th Annual Seniors Prom

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Residents at Rittenhouse Village in Portage went to their annual Seniors Prom earlier today to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Complete with everything from the Bonner Senior Center dance group getting residents up and dancing, to the tasty food, refreshments, and of course, a DJ. Rittenhouse residents slow-danced to oldies like “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” by Elvis and enjoyed moving to more modern singles such as “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke.

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Calvary Link: Renewal


Calvary-FollowIn the ancient church, there always seemed to be a festival, a feast, or a time of contemplation coming up. The church calendar was bursting with ways to remember and honor God for what was happening in the life of the people—planting and harvest, celebration of a past victory, etc. Don’t picture somber carry-in meals with Styrofoam cups of red fruit punch; picture the best wedding dinner you’ve ever been to!

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Purdue Northwest


Purdue-Northwest-colorWhat is America’s largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy – the biggest thing we make? Our trash.

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