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Brian Shaw Returns to Muller Acura to Support Veterans and Inspire Strength


Brian Shaw, four-time World’s Strongest Man, stands at 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs over 400 pounds, making him one of the largest and most successful athletes in the world. For an athlete of his caliber, it might be normal to be aloof – even arrogant. Nevertheless, Shaw was happy to stand for hours in the sun to meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos at Muller Acura for the fourth year in a row on Saturday.

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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Host Special Ceremony for Annual Flag Day to Educate Community on the Flag’s Importance


America dedicates each June 14th to Flag Day, a celebration of the day the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. At Rittenhouse Village at Portage, celebrating this holiday in a patriotic way is always important. This year was no exception with a special service by five generations of Robert and Betty Johnson’s family.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's New Duneland Club Nets Recognition


President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Ryan Smiley, recently accepted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Best Overall Club Participation and Regular Attendance. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 112th National Conference in San Diego. Merit Awards for Program Excellence, are sponsored by MetLife Foundation and presented annually for outstanding programs developed and implemented to lead youth to great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Each honoree receives a $2,500 award.

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Life-Saving Device Gets Its Own Recycling Program in Porter County


Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is partnering with a number of fire departments throughout the county to offer its residents the opportunity to recycle a previously unmanaged product.

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NorthShore Health Centers Says “Happy Birthday, Baby!” With Kids' Carnival


NorthShore Health Centers kicked off summer with a day of family fun at their 3rd Annual Happy Birthday Baby! Celebration Thursday morning. The event celebrated new patients who are around one year of age with a carnival and refreshments.

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation's Eighth Annual Golf Outing Takes A Swing At Raising Funds For the Northwest Indiana Orthopedic and Spine Center


Philanthropy comes in many forms. When folks can give to a great cause, play a round of golf, and network with others in their field at the same time, it’s a win-win situation all around, which is exactly what Monday’s Methodist Hospitals Foundation Masters Golf Outing was for the entire community.

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Rachel Cook in Pursuit of Radiant Vision


Most high school seniors bite their nails over finals and college plans, eagerly anticipating the next chapters of their lives and celebrating with their friends. When she was a senior in high school, all Rachel Cook could focus on was the mystery of her deteriorating vision. The days following her graduation were filled with doctors and concern.

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years in East Chicago With Public Health Fair


It was a birthday celebration truly fitting with the mission that birthed St. Catherine Hospital over ninety years ago. In keeping with their ninety-year commitment to superior patient care, St. Catherine Hospital held a wellness fair Tuesday, as a thank-you to the community it is proud to serve.

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Strack & Van Til Supporting VNA Meals on Wheels Program in June 2018

Strack-Van-Til-Supporting-VNA-Meals-on-Wheels-Program-in-June-2018 Strack & Van Til is supporting the VNA Meals on Wheels program from June 18th through June 30th with a Round Up at the cash register! If you need groceries, be sure to visit any of the four Strack & Van Til locations in Valparaiso, Portage, and Chesterton, as well as the Town & Country location in Valparaiso. Last year, the Strack & Van Til Round Up raised $26,518.75! This helped deliver nearly 5,900 meals to seniors in our community!

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NorthShore Health Centers Loads the Bases for Annual Men’s Health Fair with the Gary SouthShore Railcats


A warm summer day is a wonderful thing, and it’s even better if spent enjoying a leisurely game of what is often referred to as America’s pastime. But, what’s better is being able to do just that while taking care of your health at the same time. NorthShore Health Centers is happy to celebrate their relationship with the Gary SoutShore Railcats by offering their annual Men’s Health Fair at US Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana. This year marks the fifth year for the event.

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Valparaiso Creative Council Sets Sights on Downtown for Artistic Innovations


Valparaiso has been a city on the rise in Northwest Indiana for quite some time, and part of that rise is its dedicated community members who have an eye towards the future and an appreciation for their town's potential. That is where the Valparaiso Creative Council comes into the picture. The VCC is a group of local leaders who are seeking to advance the growth and development of the creative arts community in Valpo through the installment of new pieces of public art, creating a greater connection between Valparaiso University and downtown, more creative spaces, greater diversity of art programming, a centralized channel to unify local artists, online resources for local art news and events, and much, much more. 

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