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Research Study Says Regulatory Changes Needed to Ensure Sustainable Fishing of Queen Conch in The Bahamas


Shedd-Sustainable-Fishing-of-Queen-Conch-in-The-BahamasQueen conch, Lobatus gigas, is a marine snail with an iconic shell that serves as a culinary staple in The Bahamas. However, thousands of years of exploitation in the greater Caribbean region has had clear impacts on conch abundances. If queen conch populations in The Bahamas continue to decline, scientists warn the inevitable end to economically viable conch fishing if actions are not taken to allow the conch stocks to recover. Published in the scientific journal, Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, the study documents population changes associated with heavy fishing and provides recommendations to rehabilitate the Bahamian queen conch stock based on surveys and evaluations conducted by Community Conch and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

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Vale Park Animal Hospital's Nail Clipping Event Benefits Paws for a Cause Relay for Life Team

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Dogs and cats from the Valparaiso area gathered for a discounted nail clipping event at Vale Park Animal Hospital on Saturday. Proceeds from the event went to Vale Park's Paws for a Cause team in the upcoming Relay for Life - the American Cancer Society's community-based event to raise funds and awareness for cancer support and research.

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Bartholomew Funeral Home, A Family in Your Time of Need

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Michael Newhard, who runs Bartholomew Funeral Home here in Valparaiso, is no stranger to the potential tragedies of life, and has been on that side of the fence himself with his sister and, more recently, his father. Still, he finds it important to concentrate on what he can do in those moments of purest heartbreak to make the lives of those who come through his doors a little easier.

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Duneland Boys & Girls Club to Offer Kidstop Program Over President’s Day Holiday


Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaWhen Duneland Schools close for the President’s Day Holiday, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club will offer our Kidstop program for parents who still need a safe place for their children to attend while at work. Kidstop will be offered February 15 and 18, 2019 from 6:30 in the morning until 6:30 pm.

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Shedd Aquarium Animal Training and Enrichment


Shedd-Aquarium-Animal-Training-and-Enrichment-2019The science of training and behavior is an essential part of excellent animal care. Training and enrichment provide the animals with mental stimulation and physical exercise as well as help Shedd’s highly trained staff deliver exceptional care by making the animals active participants in the process.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Announces 2019 Annual Campaign Goal $337,000 - Starting With the YBASH on February 2, 2019


YMCA-logo-green-blueThe Valparaiso Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Julia Hess will serve as Chair for the Valparaiso Family YMCA Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign assists the Y in providing scholarship assistance to low income individuals, those with disabilities, and social service agencies, so that everyone who seeks better health and well-being has access to the facilities and programs of the Valparaiso Family YMCA. It is the Mission of the Y that no individual be turned away due to the inability to pay.

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Two Special Births Mark the Transition to New Michigan City Hospital


Two-Special-Births-Mark-the-Transition-to-New-Michigan-City-Hospital_01 The recent opening of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital also meant the transition from a location where mothers had given birth for more than a century. For many of these years, Brahms Lullaby would play hospital-wide to signal that a new life had entered the world.

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McAfee Animal Hospital January 2019 Special


McAfee-January-2019-SpecialJanuary Special: Wellness Blood Screening is $72!
Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Early detection will help to ensure that your pet will have a long, healthy and active life! Bloodwork also gives us baseline for future pet care.

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Shedd Aquarium Announces Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days/Evenings and Closure Dates


Shedd-Aquarium-logoChicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this January and February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s East Chicago Katherine House Club Receives Resiliency Investment from ArcelorMittal


Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been selected to receive a grant from ArcelorMittal in the second year of its special community investment initiative, “Building Resilience: Investing in Nonprofit Sustainability.” Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is part of a cohort of 14 nonprofit organizations in the Calumet region (Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Alabama that were awarded a total of $325,000.

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Shedd Aquarium: 2019 Resolutions


Shedd-Aquarium-2019-ResolutionsRing in the new year with new resolutions that benefit both humans and the planet we live on! Whether it's spending more time outdoors, reaching out to government officials to speak up for our planet’s wildlife or reducing your use of single-use plastic, Shedd Aquarium’s conservation experts are offering a few resolutions you can take on in 2019.

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