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Shedd Expands Conservation Research Team to Preserve Freshwater, Marine Biodiversity


Shedd-Expands-Conservation-Research-Team-to-Preserve-Freshwater-Marine-BiodiversityThree new research biologists joined the conservation research team at Shedd Aquarium, bringing new areas of expertise in freshwater and marine ecosystems to the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. The biologists – Dr. Austin Happel, Dr. Kentaro Inoue, and Dr. Lynn Waterhouse – are set to study aquatic wildlife in urban settings, freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes region and fishes in The Bahamas, respectively. With the continued expansion of the Haerther Center, Shedd aims to study and protect more aquatic animals and their ecosystems.

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IU Northwest gallery features Black Creativity exhibit though March 22, 2019


rot1The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view a multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating contemporary African American artists in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through March 22.

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Visclosky Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotOn Friday, March 1, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

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Jackson Elementary School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Duneland-School-CorporationJackson Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. It is one of just 214 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Chesterton Middle School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Chesterton-Middle-SchoolChesterton Middle School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Valpo Parks and Dr. E. Ric Frataccia honored by Indiana Parks and Recreation Association


Valpo-Parks-and-Dr-E-Ric-Frataccia-honored-by-Indiana-Parks-and-Recreation-Association_01Indiana Parks & Recreation Association honored award winners from around the state Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at its annual conference in French Lick, Indiana. Valpo Parks received the Exceptional Park Design Award for Tower Park and the Leaders Giving Back Campaign. The Tower Park renovation began with lead gifts by Valpo natives Robbie Hummel and Jeff Samardzija and the Samardzija family, along with Purdue standout basketball player Brian Cardinal, and Purdue Community Hoops.

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Chesterton High School State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble results for Winds, Percussion and Strings


Chesterton-High-SchoolA total of 23 students from Chesterton High School represented the Duneland School Corporation on February 23, 2019 at the State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Event for Winds, Percussion and Strings that was held in Indianapolis. The students under the direction of Adam Bess and Brian Grenier earned a total of 24 medals. Three (3) gold medals with distinction and perfect score, five (5) gold medals with distinction, 14 gold medals, and two (2) silver medals were awarded.

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Duneland Club Offers Kidstop during Spring Break


Duneland-Club-Offers-Kidstop-during-Spring-Break-2019Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club is offering our Kidstop program for parents/guardians who need childcare support during Spring Break. Kidstop will be offered from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The cost is $110 for the week; $90 for a second child; or $26 per day; $22 per day for a second child. All youth participating in Kidstop during Spring Break will receive breakfast, an a.m and p.m. snack, and lunch.

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Journey Senior Living hosts educational estate planning event

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“One in four people are going to need memory care at some point,” said Florian Steciuch, Certified Senior Advisor, who offered the opening remarks at Journey Senior Living’s Estate Planning Event for Realtors this Thursday evening.

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Alzhiemer's Association unites community members to spread awareness

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Community members gathered in a safe space on Thursday night to confide in each other and discover services provided to aid those effected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association of greater Indiana hosted the event in hopes to better understand how to meet the area’s needs to serve them adequately.

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First Trust Credit Union 2019 Scholarship Applications Available Now


First-Trust-Credit-UnionFirst Trust Credit Union will once again award EIGHT $1,000 scholarships this year to graduating seniors, based on the geographic location of their high school. Scholarship applications are now available for 2019 graduating seniors pursuing four-year degrees, as well as graduating seniors pursuing an Apprenticeship, Associate Degree, or Certification in a selected field.

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