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Dog of All Sizes Strutted Out to Lakeshore PAWS 2017 Pup Crawl

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Each year the Valparaiso community and its four-legged friends look forward to the annual Lakeshore Paws Pup Crawl. The 2017 event was hosted at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso on Saturday and featured something for everyone. Families with dogs, supporters, and dogs in need of adoption gathered to support Lakeshore Paws and the animals it helps to find homes.

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Blue Chip Casino Hosts: 'Breaking Down the Barriers Event' to Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD

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Perhaps one of the surest measures of the value of a society is in how it treats those in need, and surely there can be none more deserving of our help than those who have fought and sacrificed their personal safety on our behalf. To that end, and for the second year in a row, Blue Chip Hotel and Casino sponsored their 'Breaking Down the Barriers - Salute to Our Veterans' event to raise money to help veterans in need and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Life on the Streets of Hammond Featuring Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

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“It’s friggin’ hot in here,” Mayor McDermott says while leaning over Ideas in Motion Founder, Chris Mahlmann, to flip on the car air conditioning. He pauses and looks to Mahlmann concerned, “I can say friggin’ right?”

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My Dad Taught Me…

my-dad-taught-me-2017For Father’s Day, Ideas in Motion Media Owner Chris Mahlmann asked his friends what they learned from their Dad.

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NIPSCO Grant Helps Valparaiso Fire Department Acquire New Rugged Terrain Vehicle


On Friday, the Valparaiso Fire Department gratefully accepted a grant from NIPSCO which will go towards the purchase of a Kubota RTV utility vehicle that will greatly expand the department's capabilities across the city.

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Valpo Parks Monday Shorts, June 16, 2017

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June 30 is the deadline to sign up for Youth Co-ed Back to School Soccer. Games begin August 5.

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Lakeside Wealth Management Hosting ‘Invisible Project’ Exhibit, Helping Bring Awareness to Area Homelessness


“It could be the person standing next to you in line at the grocery store.”

This month, the Invisible Project - Making Visible Stories of Homelessness exhibit is being displayed at Lakeside Wealth Management in Chesterton as a way to promote the project's goal of bringing awareness to homelessness in Porter County.

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Join Calvary Church for 2017 Father's Day in the Park!


Summer is Lake Michigan on a sunny day, a cold drink on the back deck at twilight, and best of all, Father’s Day in the Park! Our community worship service has become one of the highlights of the season for me. I can’t wait to see all of you at Central Park on Sunday!

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$12,000 Grant Awarded to Sheriff’s Department for Second Substance Abuse Video


Recently, a grant was awarded to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department to provide the funds to produce “Heroin: Not a Problem, An Epidemic Part 2”. The grant was provided by proceeds from the Chefs Around the Table Fundraiser last fall.

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Keep Minds Active This Summer with Sylvan Learning Center


Now that the school year has come to a close, the days are longer and the weather has warmed up, it's impossible not to have summer fun on your mind. For each family this means something different, whether it's exciting trips, exhilarating camps, challenging sports, or even just quality time with friends and family. Regardless of how you spend a majority of your days, one thing that all student's summer schedules should have in common is the incorporation of summer learning and school year prep!

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PNW Receives GenCyber Grant from National Security Agency, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest received a $92,260 GenCyber Grant jointly from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two free cybersecurity camps for high school students this month at the Hammond Campus.

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