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Residences at Deer Creek Hosts their 5th Annual Scarecrow Contest


Over the weekend, local businesses and community groups came out to the Residences at Deer Creek campus to participate in their unique and festive fall event, the Fifth Annual Scarecrow Contest. The contest invites community groups to build a scarecrow in front of the building, and leave it on display for voting through Halloween. The winning group takes home $500 to further their cause or organization.

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REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Supporting Students through Basic Supplies with B.U.S. Program


There are a huge number of kids in school across Northwest Indiana and it can be easy to forget that not all of them may have the same circumstances as your own or your friend’s kids. For some students, a new book, fresh underwear, or socks without holes are luxuries that they can rarely enjoy. For the past 3-years, REGIONAL federal credit union has made it a goal to help these kids get some of these daily needs they see their peers enjoy every day.

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Metro Recycling and Partners for Clean Air Join Forces to Plant Trees in Griffith's Central Park


Organizations from across Northwest Indiana gathered together on Friday morning to take steps toward a more sustainable environment. Two tulip trees and one honey locust tree were planted in Griffith Central Park Friday morning to add to a greener community. Members from the Partners for Clean Air, Metro Recycling and the Sanitary District came together to give back to the region.

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Metro Recycling to Plant Trees in Griffith Central Park 10/20 as Part of Commitment to Environment


When it comes to keeping the Earth clean, Metro Recycling doesn’t shirk its duties. On the contrary, as a recycling company they see it as part of their responsibilities to contribute a significant effort to maintaining a sustainable environment.

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Community Healthcare System and Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Reach Out to Hurricane Victims


Community Healthcare System presented a check for $90,965 on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to the American Red Cross for those affected by recent hurricanes. The funding represents one of the largest contributions to the Red Cross made by a single corporation in Northwest Indiana.

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500 Turkeys Fundraiser: Feeding Families, Food, & Faith

500-Turkeys-Fundraiser-10-2017StoryPoint & Addison Pointe are teaming up to help serve over 1300 Thanksgiving meals to families in the local area!

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up: Crown Point


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Transitions Program Answering the Needs


Theodore Jurick’s smile beamed from ear to ear on the day before his release from a local rehabilitation center.

After three months, Teddy just wanted “to go home” and spend time in the comfortable and loving environment he was used to. Jurick’s wife Marianne credits Hospice of the Calumet Area Transitions Coordinator Laurie Yothment with making that happen for them.

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Valpo Noon Kiwanis Generously Donate to Jacob’s Ladder Academy


Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center has been selected to receive a generous donation from the Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Committee, a sub-committee of the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis club. The $1,000.00 gift will be used to help fund the Jacob’s Ladder Academy program.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Hallmark Store Brings Children Cheer

franciscan-health-crown-point-hallmark-store-brings-children-cheerLittle Green Apple Hallmark of Crown Point recently donated more than 300 Itty Bitty plush, stuffed animals to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. “For the last several weeks, we invited customers to purchase an Itty Bitty and then the store would donate an Itty Bitty for each one purchased. Many customers also donated the one they purchased when they learned it was to help local children,” said Linda O’Leary, right, store manager.

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Making a Commitment to Help Victims - and Bullies

Regional-Mental-HealthWhispers, giggles, note passing and mean looks. Have you ever felt this directed at you? Or were you teased, shoved, name-called or threatened? In a 2016 report from the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of every five students reports being bullied during the school year.

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