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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Give 500 Area Children a Christmas to Remember

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To most kids, Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. All of the smiling faces kids have while opening presents and spending time with their families are moments that are to be cherished and remembered throughout the years. Although Christmas is a magical season, not all families have the privilege of enjoying the holiday with presents and material joy. On Thursday evening, 500 children a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana experienced a Christmas they will always remember.

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Shedd, Northwestern Team Up to Protect Animals Through Expanded Partnership


Shedd-Northwestern-Team-Up-to-Protect-Animals-Through-Expanded-PartnershipFor more than a decade, Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health team has turned to Northwestern Engineering to develop innovative solutions that further enhance Shedd’s animal welfare practices. But, for the first time this year, the aquarium’s conservation scientists have been proposing projects to the students that advance their ability to conduct research to protect populations of animals in the wild. This expansion to the partnership aides Shedd’s field research in the Great Lakes basin and in the Caribbean region while offering engineering students an opportunity to get their hands wet creating prototype technology for real-life challenges that come while studying animals in nature.

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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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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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Teens Learn How to Make Digital Movies


Girl-Scouts-Teens-Learn-How-to-Make-Digital-Movies-2018Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 of Valparaiso traveled to Woodridge, Illinois to participate in a workshop to learn how to use computer software to create movies. Sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, middle school Cadette Girl Scouts from throughout the council dug into their computers on a recent Saturday.

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Coral Scientist Joins Shedd Aquarium Research Team


Coral-Scientist-Joins-Shedd-Aquarium-Research-TeamShedd Aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research welcomed a new conservation research biologist this month, expanding the aquarium’s dedication to understanding and conserving aquatic species and ecosystems. Ross Cunning, Ph.D. joins the aquarium’s marine research team as a coral research biologist and will begin studying coral reefs in The Bahamas in the spring of 2019 to understand how to sustain coral reef ecosystems in the face of a changing climate.

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Sand Creek Country Club Kicks Off Holiday Season with 20th Annual Gingerbread House Event

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Sand Creek Country Club hosted it’s 20th annual Gingerbread House event on Friday, a beloved tradition that invites members and their families to enjoy a festive dinner and build gingerbread houses together.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Launches New Technology Just In Time For Holiday Season


BGCNWI-Launches-New-Technology-Just-In-Time-For-Holiday-Season-2018Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana announced today the launch of a free-to-download app, available in the APP Store and Google Play, that enables people to give their digital “spare change” to the organization. By securely linking their credit card/and or bank account to round up purchases to the nearest dollar, this small “spare change” can be automatically donated directly toward programming and services that are delivered to the 10,000 Club kids striving for a GREAT Future and who are members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana.

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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name


First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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20 Adopted at Porter County's First Ever Adoption Day

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To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Porter County Juvenile Court, and the Porter County CASA program (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) joined forces to host Adoption Day on Tuesday.

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