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CCSJ Dept. of Education and NWI Teachers Create Interactive Activities for Mascot Hall of Fame

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With the Mascot Hall of Fame opening its doors to Whiting soon, Northwest Indiana prepares to add another entertainment destination to its ever-growing list of attributes. With a mission to honor great mascot performers, performance, and programs that have inspired tradition and positively influenced the world of sports for years, the Mascot Hall of Fame makes for an innovative, one of a kind experience.

Beyond the broad appeal of its subject matter, the museum also serves as an interactive children’s attraction. Parents will now have a new place to bring their kids for a day of fun learning. For the Hall to create an outstanding experience, an educator’s perspective was a must. Education students from Calumet College of St. Joseph had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with the museum for just that reason.

The CCSJ Education Department dove straight...

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Valparaiso Community Schools Showcases Student Talent and Community at 40th Annual This Is Our Story Festival of the Arts

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Valparaiso Community Schools presented the 40th annual This Is Our Story Festival of the Arts at Valparaiso High School Monday evening. The program inspired a strong sense of community with the beauty of music, all while sharing the excitement of the holiday season. Students of all ages showcased their artistic abilities with their artwork, instruments, and voices.

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Community Enjoys Holiday Decorations on Trolleys at Crown Point's Tour of Lights

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Everybody has their own favorite part of the holiday season. For some, it’s gingerbread cookies or the latest gadgets wrapped under the tree. For others, it is the twinkling lights of holiday decorations on the houses around their neighborhood. As a special treat to those who love holiday lights, residents of the Region were invited aboard festive trolleys to enjoy the holiday decorations at the annual Crown Point Tour of Lights.

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Valpo Compost Site to Open Saturdays for Christmas Tree, Electronics Recycling


Valpo-Compost-Site-to-Open-Saturdays-for-Christmas-Tree-Electronics-RecyclingPorter County residents have a place to properly dispose of their organic holiday decorations and unwanted electronics after the New Year.

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Brunch with Santa Brings Families Together for Festive and Joyous Afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club

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On a bright and snowy Sunday morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted a beloved tradition: Brunch with Santa. Club members enjoyed this merry event with family and friends and grew excited for Christmas day.

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Duneland Schools Update, December 7, 2018


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The Jackson Elementary School Student Council sponsored a holiday food drive in conjunction with the CHS Food Drive. Jackson students set a goal to collect 1,000 items, and ended up collecting over 1,700 items to be donated to the Westchester Neighborhood Food Pantry. Pictured are members of the Jackson Student Council, front row, left to right, Eli Garcia, Miranda Smith, Jazzmin Huizar and Madelynn Costello, Row 2, Gabrielle Roberson, Macey Mauke, Addison Pack, June Peterson, Rylee Juhasz, Bradyn Stephan, Luke Boyter, and Ben Bank. Back row, Lillian Dedrick, Tommy Kostbade, Jenna Bircher, Georgia Peterson, Alana Smith and Mace Redman.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Presented Blessing and Tour for VIP Guests


“The new $240 million 425k square-foot facility, demonstrates the commitment the Franciscan alliance has made to our community, and will carry us to the 22nd century,” said Dr. David Fumo, Medical Staff President at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

In celebration of the Franciscan Alliance’s commitment to the community, the hospital invited VIP members to a blessing from Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, followed by an elaborate tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, Thursday, December 6.

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 8.46.01 PM“This has been in the works for two and a half years,” said Dean Mazzoni, President and CEO of the hospital at today’s...

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Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda With Emphasis on Workforce, Health


2018GovHolcomb Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.

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Frederick Niedner, Th.D., to Deliver Valparaiso University Commencement Address


rot1Valparaiso University will celebrate Winter Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m., conferring degrees upon 218 undergraduate, graduate and law students.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care


Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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Dealership Gifts $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana


Dealership-Gifts-5000-to-Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaAmongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

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