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Contract for phase I of the Singing Sands Trail awarded by INDOT

my-michigan-city-cover The City of Michigan City is happy to announce that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the construction contract for phase I of the long-awaited Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City.

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Portage Club Member Shines in Indiana State Youth of the Year Competition

Portage-Club-Member-Shines-in-Indiana-State-Youth-of-the-Year-CompetitionBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana attended Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Indiana Alliance annual conference and State Youth of the Year Competition – capturing many awards.

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University of Saint Francis Crown Point offers a unique educational experience


Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.

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South Shore Line offers free shuttle service to the beach for another season

SouthShoreNICTD In partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line’s (SSL) free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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Valparaiso University 2017–2018 Alumni Achieve 97 Percent Graduate Placement Rate

rot1More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates have secured employment or enrolled in graduate school within nine months of graduation for the 26th straight year.

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Senator Mike Braun Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club

Senator-Mike-Braun-Visits-Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-Indianas-Duneland-Club-2019_01 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, along with Clubs throughout the United States, believes that who a child is, where a child is from, and the circumstances that surround a child should not determine access to experiences and possibilities that ensure a child’s success in life. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana leverages its history, scale and scope to close the opportunity gap for kids who need us most, preparing them to be problem-solvers, innovators and leaders who shape our world. Nationwide, Clubs partner with our federal government as the ultimate public-private partnership, focusing together on solutions and policies that have the greatest impact on our Greater...

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Chief Jeffrey Balon Awarded

Chief-Jeffrey-Balon-Awarded-2019On April 27, 2019, Valparaiso Police Chief Jeffrey Balon was honored by the Northwest Indiana African American Alliance, Inc., along with Gladys Allen, Alvin Shields, and Edwina Shields. The three were recognized for their efforts in the Valparaiso Community.

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Liz Guzman-Arredondo of Calumet College of St. Joseph grows her calling


One of the eldest children in a blended family of 12 siblings, Liz Guzman-Arredondo, M.S.W., L.S.W., still remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a professional helper. Growing up, she had the extra responsibility of caring for her many younger siblings. In truth, she said, she was forced to grow up a little before her time. One day, a social worker came to speak with a young family member who had had a baby. The impact the social worker’s guidance had on the young woman’s stress did not escape Guzman-Arredondo’s notice.

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Mothers honored at Sand Creek Country Club's annual Mother's Day Brunch


Dressed in their Sunday best, many families gathered at Sand Creek Country Club today for the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. This event was a time for mothers to enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting with their families and guests, and the best part was that there was no cooking or cleaning up!

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Speakers share original and emotional stories at this year’s Listen to Your Mother


A litter of unruly children rushed the stage, causing a ruckus of inappropriate noises and flying stuffed ponies as Listen to Your Mother’s Emcee, Mike Martinez, tried his best to wrangle them in. Of course, if daddy can’t do it, mama can. Producer Carrie Bedwell used her strongest calm-down voice to hush the energy to an acceptable level so that the show could begin.

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Valpo Parks Foundation unleashes the paw-sibilities

Valpo-Parks-Foundation-unleashes-the-paw-sibilities-2019The Valpo Parks Horticulture Campus, located on the former Clifford Stone Property at 2902 Campbell Street, is soon to be under construction again with the north side of the property becoming Valpo Parks’ first dog park. ValPAWraiso Dog Park is an off-leash dog park expected to open in Fall 2019. Fundraising will continue with Paw Print bricks and major gifts contributing to a goal of over $300,000. Currently over $100,000 has been raised with lead gifts from Sandra Detraz, Vale Park Animal Hospital, and John & Janice Hannah. Whether you’re looking to honor your beloved pet or support the animal community, your contribution will be used to help finance the construction and daily operations of this state-of-the-art dog park.

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