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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name

First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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20 Adopted at Porter County's First Ever Adoption Day


To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Porter County Juvenile Court, and the Porter County CASA program (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) joined forces to host Adoption Day on Tuesday.

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Opportunity Enterprises Hosts 12th Annual Artability Art Show and Sale

Opportunity-Enterprises-Hosts-12th-Annual-Artability-Art-Show-and-Sale-2018_01The 12th annual ARTability Art Show and Sale to benefit artists with disabilities will be held November 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center Community Room. The event is free and open to the public.

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Chicago Celebrities Help Kids Get Curious in Shedd Aquarium's New Kids' Video Series

Chicago-Celebrities-Help-Kids-Get-Curious-in-Shedd-Aquariums-New-Kids-Video-Series“Sea Curious” Features Actor Kel Mitchell, Chicago Fire Players Brandt Bronico & Richard Sánchez, Chicago White Sox Player Yolmer Sánchez, Mi Tocaya Chef Diana Dávila and Olympic Bobsledder Aja Evans.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club Offering Teen Travel Basketball League

Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club is offering a 2019 Teen Travel Basketball League. The league is open to all high school boys, freshmen to seniors.

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NorthShore Health Center's Host 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat


With Halloween just a day away, monsters, heroes, and princesses of all kinds descended upon Lake Station for NorthShore Health Center’s Annual Trunk or Treat festivities. Costumed kids and families enjoyed candy, treats, and information courtesy of NorthShore and their partners.

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Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics Announces 2018 Pumpkin Contest Winners


Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics' annual pumpkin contest is a hit yet again! The contest is held each year between local area dentists who are asked to design & decorate pumpkins. They compete each year against one another and people are welcome to vote on their favorites! Dr. Trang Vu's office at Vu Family Dentistry took home the win this year. Check out all the great creations below.

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Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso Hosts Halloween Extravaganza


Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso opened its doors to the community for their Halloween Extravaganza. The long line that anticipated to join in on the ghoulish fun proved the event is well known and loved. Kids of all ages were decked out in various costumes carrying bags prepared for candy.

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2018 Northwest Indiana Trick or Treating Times


Sidewalks will once again be filled with ghosts, witches, and goblins, as Halloween 2018 is right around the corner! Stock up on treats and goodies for the trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Find the Northwest Indiana trick-or-treat times for your neighborhood below! The trick-or-treat hours listed below are for Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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Journey Senior Living Host their Fall Fest

Ghoulish gals and mysterious creatures gathered at the Family Fall-fest in Valparaiso, held by Journey Senior Living. This haunted home was filled with delights, fun, and was a frighteningly good time!

Journey Senior Living opened their doors to the community for fun and tours of the residency. There were a variety of fall treats such as cotton candy, popcorn, candied apples, and Halloween themed cakes.

2018journeyseniorlivingfallfest"It's nice to see exactly what they have here and for my grand kids to have a little fun," attendee Krista Krstulovic said. 

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Girl Scouts Enjoy Service Project in Michigan

Girl-Scouts-Enjoy-Service-Project-in-Michigan-2018Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 and Senior Troop 11 of Valparaiso traveled to Camp Soni Springs in Michigan recently to help out at the Apple Cider Bike Ride. The girls passed out Gatorade, cider, and snacks as well as cheered the riders on their journey. When that job was done, they helped adult volunteer Joe Baker paint the archery shed.

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