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The Alzheimer's Association Offers Valparaiso Community Forum

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Grappling with the devastation of a life-altering health issue can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when it comes to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no denying that Alzheimer’s takes a hard toll on countless individuals and their families, particularly if those involved have no prior experience with its implications. But help is available for those afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease and those going through this journey with them.

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Ride the Rails and Learn Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana History


Ride-the-Rails-and-Learn-Chicagoland-and-Northwest-Indiana-HistoryNow that the holidays are over and winter's grip is settling in even more, families all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are looking for something fun to do on the weekends. How about a ride on the South Shore Line with the Midwest Rail Rangers? Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization presents on-board educational programs on the South Shore two to three weekends per month year-round... including during the winter. Ride the train between Downtown Chicago and South Bend, while learning about the people, places, and history passing by outside your window from Interpretive Guides.

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Safety-Kleen Joins the 100-year Celebration of East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club


Safety-Kleen-Joins-the-100-year-Celebration-of-East-Chicago-Katherine-House-BGCIn celebration of the impending 100-year birthday of the Katherine House in East Chicago, Safety-Kleen joins the celebration by giving a $20,000 donation for the capital campaign/renovation project of this long-standing community asset.

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NIPSCO to Upgrade Energy Infrastructure in Valparaiso


rot1Starting Tuesday, January 2, NIPSCO and contracted crews from Kent Powers will be replacing static wire on existing electrical lattice towers located on the top most position of the towers with new Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). A small low-flying helicopter will be used to replace and string new wires, which will help shield the electrical conductors from lightening while providing a telecommunications path for internal communications.

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Mayor Meer to Serve on the Redevelopment Commission


my-michigan-city-cover Mayor Ron Meer has a vacancy to his appointment on the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission and will be serving in that capacity for 2019.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable


South-Shore-kids-ride-free-holiday-v3-2018Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Holladay Properties Partners with City of Whiting to Build New Illiana Building

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Residents of Whiting or those interested in relocating to Whiting will soon have more options to consider for housing, as the construction of the new Illiana Building is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019. The new five-story commercial and apartment building will be the answer for many looking to put down roots in Whiting, all while boosting the economy and improving Whiting’s sustainability.

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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Showcases Young Artists

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America Recycles Day took place last month and Porter County Recycling celebrated with their 2018 Billboard Contest. Young artists from schools across Porter County, such as Portage High School, Washington Township, and Chesterton Middle School, submitted unique pieces of art highlighting the importance of recycling and how it helps save the planet.

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Valpo Resident Earns Master Recycler Certification


Valpo-Resident-Earns-Master-Recycler-Certification-2018Catherine Gingrich received her certificate and badge to become the newest Certified Master Recycler.

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City of Gary Uses Smart Technology to Enhance Public Safety


rot6The City of Gary is programming a smarter city and enhancing its public safety efforts – made possible by a public safety grant from NIPSCO – with the installation of Databouy’s ShotPoint gunfire detection system in two of the city’s priority neighborhoods focused on reducing gun violence.

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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.

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