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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

Soccer-ball-grassRegister Now for Back to School Soccer!
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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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Artistic Celebration Honors Cancer Survivors

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Artistic-Celebration-Honors-Cancer-Survivors-2017Artist-instructor Tracy Tauber, who also is a 25-year MRI radiologist at Franciscan Health Crown Point, leads a third-annual Canvas Painting Party in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day at the hospital June 8 in the Marian Education Center.

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Valparaiso Public Compost Sites Closed on July 4, 2017

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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Bringing Home the Gold: PNW Weekly Television Program Earns Award

Bringing-Home-the-Gold-PNW-Weekly-Television-Program-Earns-AwardStudent producers of Purdue University Northwest’s weekly television program, The Calumet Roundtable, earned a video production award from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) for a recent episode featuring an interview of “Mama” Charlotte O’Neal, a founding member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party.

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St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Awards 2017 Scholarships

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Auxiliary-Awards-2017-ScholarshipsSt. Mary Medical Center held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 8. A total of $37,000 in scholarships were presented to 18 students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare.

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