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NIPSCO Holds Vital First Responders Safety Training on Natural Gas Safety for Crown Point Fire Department


To NIPSCO, safety is job number one. The Crown Point Fire Rescue Team received a hands-on look at NIPSCO’s commitment to community safety Monday evening as they attended NIPSCO’s First Responder Safety Training.

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Grand Opening Set for New Simply Amazing Market Inside Valparaiso Meijer

oe logoThe Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store will open its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

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Giving Games Raises Donations and Awareness for St. Jude House and More Through Adventure


On Saturday, Edge Adventure Aerial Park in Merrillville hosted the Giving Games, a zip-line obstacle course that tests stamina and bravery. The course contains ladders to climb, moving rope bridges, and zip-lines. The Giving Games is a one-hour excursion that raises money for a select number of local charities. Participants signed up ahead of the event to reserve a time slot, paying $40 with $5 benefitting a local charity, such as St. Jude House.

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Holds Annual Walk to End Alzheimers in Memory of Loved Ones Lost


On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point to participate in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. The walk was hosted by The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and had two options of a 1 mile or 3 mile route. The event was helped run by volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Association and event sponsors.

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St. Mary's Students Show Love and Support for Teachers with Walk-a-Thon

St-Marys-Students-Walk-a-thon-2018_01 On the morning of Friday, September 21st, 2018, over 500 students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s tenth annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon was organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council representatives, Lowell Killion and Penny Pappas. The route stretched as far east as Indiana Avenue, to Crown Point’s historic square, and as far south as Greenwood Avenue. The school is grateful for all support from the parents, parishioners, and community members including the Crown Point police, who made this year’s walk-a-thon a huge success. The students also appreciated the efforts of St. Mary’s Faith Formation coordinator, Mrs. Marian Weeks, who cooked for the entire student body along with all her...

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Gearing for 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House Reflecting on Past and Looking Toward a Great Future


In East Chicago’s Harbor Area sits the “old” Katherine House. Still holding a regal presence, it sits squarely across the street of its current home, the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. The Katherine House, as it was known, has a rich place in East Chicago’s history. Built in 1919 by the local faith based community, its purpose was to serve as a youth center. Fast forward to 1973. As the Boys & Girls Club organization was growing throughout Lake and Porter Counties, the East Chicago Club became the third Club added to the Boys & Girls Clubs family. Lowell Robertson, founder of the East Chicago Club, worked with the Katherine House to merge into the now present East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. As a contingent of the merger, girls were accepted as members. In 1992, the current East...

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Michigan City Area Schools Renewable Energy Project Honored with 2018 Governor’s Award


Michigan City Area Schools, in partnership with Performance Services, Inc., has received a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Renewable Energy Category. The award was presented on September 19 by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) at its 21st Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis. IDEM Press Release.

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Advanced Animal Medical Focuses on Pet Pain Prevention All September Long!

Advanced-Animal-Medical-Focuses-on-Pet-Pain-Prevention-All-September-Long-2018Our pets are often times more stoic than us about pain and won't always show us in the most obvious ways that something hurts. This is especially true for our feline friends who are great at hiding pain!

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Crown Point Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants at Annual Dinner

Crown-Point-Community-Foundations-Womens-Giving-Circle-Awards-Grants-at-Annual-Dinner_01On September 11, ten $1,000 grants were awarded at the annual Women’s Giving Circle dinner. The Women’s Giving Circle is part of the philanthropic efforts of the Crown Point Community Foundation. The WGC invites women from the area to gain membership with a $100 or larger donation, which can be made throughout the year. Members’ donations are then pooled and awarded to area nonprofits. Using the principle of “one member, one vote,” all WGC members vote for the nonprofits of their choice at the organization’s annual dinner, which is held on the second Tuesday in September.

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New NIPSCO Natural Gas Rates to Take Effect Beginning October 2018

rot2Indiana’s lowest-cost natural gas provider, Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to modify its natural gas rates effective Oct. 1, 2018.

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Residences at Deer Creek Let Staff and Guests Walk in Residents’ Shoes at Virtual Dementia Tour


The team at Residences at Deer Creek are no strangers to the impact of dementia, as they provide extensive memory care and living space for seniors seeing the onset of dementia or Alzheimers. But there is always room for greater understanding, which is why they offered a Virtual Dementia Tour on Wednesday, letting staff and guests alike walk in the shoes of individuals living with the chronic condition.

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