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The Story of Lucky at Southlake Automall


The story of Lucky started on the 30th of December 2006. It was a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon, I went outside to appraise a car and saw a dog wandering in the field across from our body shop. I drove up to see if everything was okay and the dog ran off out of sight. I got a phone call from one of our employees that had been working that day in the shop, he called to tell me he was going home for the day and that there was a dog that had been scratching on the shop door. When I went to lock up the shop for the night the dog was outside, she was obviously cold, under nourished, and scared. We put some food on a plate for her and she waited until we went inside before she would go near the food. Once we went inside she ate all the food on the plate and ran out of sight.

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10 Things to do with the Kids During Winter Break


While winter break and the promise of two full weeks off from school is exciting for kids of all ages, parents may not be as excited. While the family time and extra hours with kiddos are always rewarding, a few days cooped up inside is enough to shorten tempers and get arguments started. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stave off the frustration. Here are 10 fun things you can do with the kiddos during winter break this year!

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A Look Back at a Successful 2017 for Hannah's Hope


Few organizations in Northwest Indiana were given as much reason to celebrate this year as Hannah’s Hope! This Portage based nonprofit has been making strides to help all children with special needs reach their fullest potential.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

SouthShoreNICTDTis’ the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2017, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Eclipse Performance Arts Wows Audience at Sand Creek Country Club with Enchanting Ballet

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Sand Creek Country Club transformed into a magical land with the stunning work of Eclipse Performing Arts in Chesterton, as they performed a special Christmas ballet Sunday afternoon. The Sugar Plum Fairy, candy canes, and flowers flitted gracefully along The Land of Sweets, enchanting the audience with the child-like excitement of the holidays.

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“A lot of people have never seen professional ballet or the Nutcracker and it’s been around for 100 years,” said Michele Brown, owner of Eclipse Performing Arts. “The level of dancing at Eclipse is above and beyond. One ballet dancer was in the Olympics for ballet, another...

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Hospice of the Calumet Area Welcomes Carolers to Ring in Holiday Spirit

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Monday evening, Hospice of the Calumet Area staff and volunteers, Christmas caroled to their hospice patients. The annual tradition gives patients the opportunity to hear holiday music with their families. This year, the northwest Indiana acapella group, The Spaniels, joined volunteers to sing for patients and their families.

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Park Place of St. John Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Family and Holiday Cheer

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A one-year anniversary is always a milestone, be it for marriage, birthdays, or opening a business. On Saturday, Park Place of St. John celebrated the anniversary of the first resident moving into their community. Live entertainment, family activities, a buffet lunch, and of course friends and family made it a day to remember.

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Park Place of St. John, part of Providence Life Services, is a retirement community that offers quality rehab, assisted living, in-home care, and more to its senior residents. One year ago the community opened its doors to welcome their very first resident. Since then they have grown into a full...

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VNA Honors Passed Loved Ones at Tree Lighting Ceremony


Friends and family gathered at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso on Tuesday evening at the VNA’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season.

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Team Chevy Brings Holiday Fun With Cocoa For Christmas Crafting Night


The Team Chevy "Cocoa for Christmas Crafting Night" was the perfect gathering for the season and was filled with creative activities and delicious food. Thursday evening, families and friends enjoyed each other’s company as they learned how to create different holiday crafts and decorations. The month of December can be a busy and stressful month for many, but after this event everyone took some time to appreciate the beauty of the season.

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Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day Welcomes All Ages into Pride Family

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It’s never too early to be a member of the Pride, according to Purdue University Northwest. Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day was a special event for past graduates and possible future PNW students alike, even if they’re currently three feet tall.

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Kringle Brings a Little Dash of Jingle to Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation


Kelly Petty, Regional Director stated every year Dyer Nursing hosts a spectacular event for our residents and their families to enjoy. I always love the participation of our staff, residents and their families as we spread Christmas cheer throughout the entire facility. Dyer nursing has been a true staple in the community for over 30 years. This is just one of the many great events that Dyer hosts throughout the year!

Santa visited the Center Saturday morning to have breakfast with their residents and families. The annual “Breakfast with Santa” is a festive morning that includes ornament decorating, breakfast, and pictures with Santa Clause.

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