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Everything “Odd” About the New Duneland Club’s Tween Center Makeover


When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.

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First Responders Ride the South Shore Free, September 9-15, 2018

SouthShoreNICTD To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all off-peak weekday and weekend trains.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Benefits from Strack & Van Til Giving Initiative


Strack & Van Til’s offers its customers an easy way to give back to their favorite and local charities throughout Northwest Indiana by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Through the grocery chain’s Checkout Challenge, customers have the opportunity to learn about and, in turn, give to many local organizations that help make local communities strong and thriving. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was one such organization that benefitted from the generosity of so many people during the early part of summer. As customers “rounded-up” their purchases at Strack & Van Til’s stores, over $40,000 was raised for Boys & Girls Clubs to support after-school and summer...

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Girl Scout Sign-ups at Tower Park

Girl-Scouts-logoGirls and adults in the Valparaiso/Washington Twp. area who are interested in joining Girl Scouts can register on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Tower Park shelter, corner of Evans and Franklin St. in Valparaiso. Adult volunteers are needed to be co-leaders at most of the elementary schools in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. There are also openings in Daisy Girl Scout troops (grades K-1); Brownie troops (grades 2-3); Junior Girl Scouts (grades 4 and 5); Cadettes (grades 6-7-8); Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11-12).

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Texas Corral Restaurant’s 5th Annual Car Show and Family Fun Night Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club

BGCNWI-Texas-Corral-South-Haven-Club-Benefit-2018_02 For a 5th Year, Texas Corral Restaurant hosted a Car Show and Family Fun Night to give local families an outlet to have fun and spend time with each other while supporting a local organization. The Car Show and Family Fun Night is an annual fundraiser that raises resources for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club, while also promoting awareness about the South Haven Club and the after-school programs it offers to youth ages 5 to 18 years.

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Traffic Alert for 2018 Popcorn Festival

valpopoliceThe Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due to the annual Popcorn Festival downtown Valparaiso. Many roadways throughout the city will have heavier than normal traffic and many roadways especially in the morning will be closed for the Popcorn Panic Run and Popcorn Parade.

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First Trust Credit Union to Hold 2018 Stuff a Bus

First-Trust-Credit-Union-to-Hold-2018-Stuff-a-BusCome & make a difference, as the Michigan City Salvation Army, First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarkets, and the Michigan City School Corporation celebrate 15 years of hosting the “STUFF A BUS” food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Now through September 7th, you can make a monetary donation or donate non-perishable food items at First Trust’s Michigan City Branch at 950 E. U.S. Highway 20. In addition, on Saturday, September 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., volunteers will be filling Michigan City School buses with bags of food donated by YOU (the local community) at both Al’s (Franklin St. & Karwick Plaza) Supermarkets.

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Formally Submits Entry Into Engineering Request to the Federal Transit Administration for the West Lake Corridor Project


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, has requested entry into the New Starts Engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program for the West Lake Corridor Project. This effort is occurring in partnership with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), which are serving as fiscal partners.

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Why NWI Hoosiers Choose Ivy Tech Community College

ivy-tech-2018Nowadays, it seems like receiving an education has become less about the degree itself and more about the prestige of the college experience. For many students, however, a community college presents the best and fastest way to kick-start a career, or the most affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring credits to a four-year school. Ivy Tech Community College presents just such opportunities, propelling Hoosiers toward and beyond their goals.

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Indiana Landmarks Awards Prizes to Winners in Princeton, Wabash and Valparaiso

Indiana-Landmarks-Awards-Prizes-to-Winners-in-Princeton-Wabash-and-ValparaisoIndiana Landmarks will present the annual Servaas Memorial Awards for achievement in historic preservation and the Williamson Prize for outstanding individual leadership in historic preservation on Sept. 15 at the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

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New Traffic Patterns and Morning Greeters Bring Happy Faces at Liberty Elementary

Duneland-School-CorporationThe Duneland School Corporation recently completed a new traffic lane and bus turn around at Liberty Elementary and have incorporated a new traffic pattern this week. The new traffic lane at Liberty Elementary allows for parents to drop off their children on the south side of the building at Entrance 4 while bus drop off is being conducted on the west side of the building at Door 8.

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