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Michigan City Cooling Centers Open


With extreme heat and humidity expected over the next few days, Mayor Meer would like to remind the citizens of cooling centers located within the City of Michigan City.

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Opportunity Enterprises Celebrates Achievement at Annual Celebration of Achievement Breakfast


Opportunity Enterprises will host their annual Celebration of Achievement awards breakfast on June 28, 2018 at 8 am at Aberdeen Manor. The awards are presented to individuals with disabilities in recognition of outstanding achievement in meeting personal goals. Awards are also presented to outstanding volunteers, staff, and businesses for supporting individuals with disabilities. An inspirational program will be hosted by Marc Ruiz, OE board member and senior partner at Oak Partners in Valparaiso.

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Dunebrook Receives Grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation


Dunebrook recently received a $4,000 grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. This grant will help support Dunebrook’s mission of helping parents build healthier, happier families. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance...

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Valparaiso Veteran Honored with Quilt of Valor


Steve Kulavick is an active member of the Valparaiso Family YMCA and a Navy veteran who served our country (1966-1970). Quilts are awarded to U.S. military service members and veterans who have been touched by war. His unique quilt was awarded to say thank you for his service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation. Nominated by a friend in his exercise class, the Quilt of Valor was presented to him in his Silver Sneakers class at the YMCA. Proud family members and friends at the Y were present and understood how much this meant to him. The quilt was presented by Flo Schneider and Amy Mariani who are co-leaders of the String-A-Long Stars and Stripes Quilts of Valor Group of Indiana on June 1st.

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NIPSCO Seeks Grant Applications for Public Safety Education and Training

rot1NIPSCO is announcing a new grant to support local nonprofit organizations that provide public safety education and training across northern Indiana.

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The City of Hammond Celebrates Dual Groundbreaking & Ribbon Cutting at Oxbow Landing


On Tuesday, Anne Anderson Director of Economic Development for the City of Hammond welcomed a strong crowd to the dual ground breaking and ribbon cutting at Oxbow Landing.

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Master Recyclers Sharon Angelina, Adele Szymanski, and Samantha Joll on Making the World a Cleaner Place


As long as humans continue to destroy the environment, there will always be a need for conscientious individuals actively seeking to make a difference. Master Recyclers Sharon Angelina, Adele Szymanski, and Samantha Joll have integrated bettering their world into their daily lives.

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Bartholomew Funeral Home, A Family in Your Time of Need


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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Valparaiso Fire Department Receives First Source Grant

Valparaiso-Fire-Department-Receives-First-Source-Grant-2018Most people do not necessarily think of car seats when they think of the Valparaiso Fire Department, but it has been an important aspect of the fire department’s community outreach for over 12 years. The fire department operates the third busiest Permanent Fitting Station in the State of Indiana, following Indianapolis and Lafayette. It helps parents, grandparents, and other care givers install an average of 24 seats per month, with ten seats per month given away free to state-aid qualified recipients.

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off the Summer with Annual Corn Roast in Crown Point


With storm clouds on the horizon, the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce threw their annual blockbuster party, the Crown Point Corn Roast. Featuring more than 60 vendors representing premier restaurants and services in the Region, endless ears of corn, and family-friendly entertainment, the Corn Roast packed the city square well into the night.

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Dunes Learning Center Partners with ArcelorMittal to Show Families the Natural Beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at Get Outdoors Day


Saturday morning, staff members, volunteers, and surrounding community members gathered for an afternoon of fun at the Dunes Learning Center, an environmental education facility located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton. This celebration was held in honor of National Get Outdoors Day to help people appreciate the beauty of Indiana’s hidden gem.

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