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Say "I do" at Albert's Diamond Jewelers this Valentine's Day!

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It’s not every day that you get to marry the love of your life – what could be more special? Marrying the love of your life on Valentine’s Day!

That’s what Sheri and Michael of Northwest Indiana are doing at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers in Schererville this upcoming Wednesday on the holiday of love.

“When Denise over at Albert’s told us what they were doing on Valentine’s Day, we both looked at each other like, ‘Wow. That’s a no-brainer,’” said Sheri, who has been to the jewelry store twice before.

Sheri’s second visit was just recently, when her and fiancé Michael were shopping for Sheri’s engagement ring. The couple had just spent the weekend in Chicago for their traditional weekend-getaway, where Michael had proposed to Sheri. Although the newly engaged couple were in the city, Sheri already knew exaclty where she wanted to...

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Trends in Higher Education - Part 1: Emerging trends

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Higher education is changing. Fast. From the increasing competition in the work force, to changes in enrollment types and levels, American colleges and universities are having to adapt to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving society. In that vein, we asked four of the prominent universities in the Region how they plan on meeting these challenges in 2018.

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Chesterton Middle School Honor Rolls of the Second Nine Weeks of 2017-18 School Year


Chesterton-Middle-SchoolChesterton Middle School has recognized 570 students on the Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA for the second nine weeks. Of those, 265 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.67 or higher for the first nine weeks.

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Local 4-H Member Goes to National Healthy Living Summit


Local-4-H-Member-Goes-to-National-Healthy-Living-SummitLocal teen Brooke Wilson is headed to the National Youth Healthy Living Summit in Washington D.C. Brooke is one of two youth from Indiana who will be attending this event. Brooke has earned this opportunity through her involvement with the Teens As Teachers for Healthy Living team, a group of youth in grades 7-12 who complete comprehensive training to teach lessons about Healthy Living to other youth.

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Valpo Compost Site Closed Saturday, February 10, 2018


Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 10, due to the predicted snowstorm. The site’s next scheduled day of operation is Feb. 17.

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Memorial Opera House's Production of Hunchback of Notre Dame Carries Modern Day Messages of Equality and Respect

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As the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso prepares to open it’s 125th anniversary season with Victor Hugo’s epic story of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, costars Jeremiah Mellen and Sheree Wheeler-Gudeman both agree that the centuries-old tale still carries a message that holds true to this day.

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Calvary Link: Contagious Generosity


Calvary-FollowGenerosity is contagious! Don't you love being around generous people? There is just something about it that is compelling. By now you should have received your giving reports along with our 2017 ministry report in the mail. If for some reasons you did not, or if your reports are not perfect, please contact our office and we will help you right away.

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South Shore Line Service Advisory: Chicago Auto Show 2018


South Shore Line logoNormally, we serve McCormick Place Station on weekends. However, during the Chicago Auto Show we also stop select weekday trains at McCormick Place.

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Tuesday Talks with Mayor Uran: Tavern on Main

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Located in the heart of Crown Point on the square, Tavern on Main Street was where this month’s “Tuesday Talks with Mayor Uran” meeting was held. The event brought together about 20 or so city residents and Crown Point Mayor David Uran, himself, this morning. The first Tuesday of every month, the Crown Point Mayor invites residents out to Tuesday Talks to directly address concerns and offer solutions to residents that have reached out to the city with questions.

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Free Program Helps Event Planners in Porter County


Free-Program-Helps-Event-Planners-in-Porter-County-2018Special event coordinators in Porter County have a free service available to help manage the large amounts of waste their events can create.

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Prepare for Spring: Earth Day, rain barrels, Master Recyclers & More


Prepare-for-Spring-Earth-Day-rain-barrels-Master-Recyclers-MorePlease vote for Bonnie
Master Recycler Bonnie Swarner is a finalist for a $10,000 grant for a project to create fishing line recycling stations in the Lake Michigan and Kankakee watersheds.

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