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Sojourner Truth House Color Walk paints the town


Color filled the streets of Gary Saturday morning as walkers laced up their tennis shoes and took to the roads for the annual Walk for Sojourner Truth House (STH). This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, and was deemed a “color walk” in celebration of this noteworthy commemoration.

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Southpoint US 30 Cruise IN at Harley Davidson Valparaiso


On Friday, hundreds gathered at Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso as classic hot rods and modern muscle cars filled the parking lots and lined the streets.

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Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek


From eating right and exercising, to self-care and mental well-being, there are so many ways to enrich our lives through healthy habits. Though these options are out there, we sometimes need a little guidance in discovering new ways to create healthy lifestyles. This Friday, area women were treated to an afternoon of doing just that, and got a healthy start to their weekend at Porter Regional Hospital’s Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek Country Club.

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Mayor’s 16th Annual Festival 5K Walk/Run/Splash along Wolf Lake

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite walkers and runners of all ages to compete in the Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk/Run at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The walk/run starts and ends at The Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Early registration is $20 on or before July 19, race day $25. A free children’s race begins at 8:15 a.m. and children 8 and under will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three female and male overall; and first places male and female finisher in each age division. Age divisions are: 8 and under; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over. Visit www.festivalofthelakes.com/events/5k/ for an online entry form or stop by the Hammond Civic Center at 5825 S. Sohl Avenue....

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US official returns to Valpo to honor Biff Geiss on opening day


When John Seibert, Director of Valpo Parks, received the call that a donation had been made to the department’s Leaders Giving Back campaign, he was happy to hear that it was in honor of former little-league coach Charles “Biff” Geiss. The donation came from former Valpo little-leaguer Dave Lebryk, who now happens to be the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From the donation was born the Youth Sports Fund and the Biff Geiss Rookie Baseball League. Lebryk made a special visit from the East Coast to celebrate the league’s opening day Wednesday.

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St. Catherine Hospital offers family birthing center tours

St. Catherine Hospital offers Family Birthing Center tours for expectant mothers to view our spacious labor and delivery suites, meet the staff and ask questions regarding their stay. Tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 & 29, at the Family Birthing Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Call 219-703-2020 to schedule your FREE tour. For information on the tours or other health related programs offered by Community Healthcare System, please visit our website at COMHS.org/baby.

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Crown Point car cruise kicks off at Bulldog Park

Mayor David Uran’s Office of Special Events welcomes the 2019 season of the annual Thursday Night Car Cruise tomorrow, Thursday, June 6th. Come out and join us from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night at the Franciscan Health Pavilion at Bulldog Park from June through Sept.

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Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 Baseball

2019-baseballLast night, Post 94 defeated East Chicago Post 369 8-1 in an 8-inning game (we were scheduled for 9, but it got too dark). Post 94 pitched seven different pitchers (Zack Zborowski, Ryan Troxel, Bryce Hayman, Nick Caputo, Connor Krantz, Riley Shreve and Mike Jovanovic) who combined for 18 strikeouts while only giving up 5 hits in 8 innings. Leading hitters were Bryce Hayman (3 runs, 2 hits), Jeremy Krantz (1 run, 3 hits, 1 RBI), Nick Caputo (1 run, 2 hits including a double, and 2 RBIs), Mike Jovanovic (1 run, 2 hits including a triple, and 1 RBI), Connor Krantz (1 run and 1 hit), Zack Zborowski (1 run, 1 hit -- a home run, and 1 RBI) and Gabriel Arteaga (1 hit and 1 RBI).

Our next game is tomorrow, Thursday, June 6 (5:30 p.m.) against RLE Post 100 at Gary West Side High School.


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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at www.festivalofthelakes.com. Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Residences at Coffee Creek Showcases Vintage Cars, Good Clean Fun, and Food


Many community members love going to car shows – vintage cars bring back good memories, while more recent vehicles are new and exciting to see. On May 29, members of Winamac Old Auto Club gathered together and displayed their cars at Coffee Creek’s Car Show.

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Visclosky Supports Rail Safety and Transportation Infrastructure in FY 2020 Appropriations Act

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotToday, Congressman Pete Visclosky and the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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