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Hammond Sportsplex Welcomes Community to Ring in the Season with Santa


Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!

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Albert's Diamonds Multiple Sclerosis Check Presentation


On Friday, Albert’s Diamonds celebrated the support of friends and family that united together to benefit a disease which sets many in a health care financial rut. Alongside the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Albert’s team raised $309,000 to provide Hoosiers with free medical care assistance to those with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Jean Shepherd Community Center Opens Warming Center

city-of-hammondBeginning Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Jean Shepherd Community Center, located at 3031 J. F. Mahoney Drive, will open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., to provide warmth and shelter from inclement weather.

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Teens Learn How to Make Digital Movies

Girl-Scouts-Teens-Learn-How-to-Make-Digital-Movies-2018Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 of Valparaiso traveled to Woodridge, Illinois to participate in a workshop to learn how to use computer software to create movies. Sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, middle school Cadette Girl Scouts from throughout the council dug into their computers on a recent Saturday.

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Duneland School Corporation 2018 Winter Card Contest Winners Announced

Duneland-School-CorporationDuneland School Corporation announced the 24 winners of its second annual Winter Card Contest for students in grades K-12. Those students whose designs were selected as winners by Duneland School Board members are:

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LP County Schools Team Up for Week of Code

LPC-Skill-Up-NetworkAll La Porte County public schools will partner to celebrate a Week of Code December 3rd - 7th. The Hour of Code started as a worldwide effort designed to introduce students to computer science and demystify "computer coding." For the past three years, talented teachers in each school corporation, have participated in some type of coding experience. This year, for the first time, all La Porte County public school corporations are coordinating efforts and resources for cool coding experiences during the week.

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Lake Shore Ford to Hold Donation Drive for Local Food Pantry in Chesterton

Lake-Shore-Motors-to-Hold-Donation-Drive-for-Local-Food-Pantry-in-Chesterton-2018Our 1st Annual Stuff-A-Truck FOODraiser is here! December 1-21 help us Stuff a Truck with non-perishable food items for families in need this holiday season.

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Coral Scientist Joins Shedd Aquarium Research Team

Coral-Scientist-Joins-Shedd-Aquarium-Research-TeamShedd Aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research welcomed a new conservation research biologist this month, expanding the aquarium’s dedication to understanding and conserving aquatic species and ecosystems. Ross Cunning, Ph.D. joins the aquarium’s marine research team as a coral research biologist and will begin studying coral reefs in The Bahamas in the spring of 2019 to understand how to sustain coral reef ecosystems in the face of a changing climate.

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NIPSCO Crews Restore Power to More than 80% of Customers Affected Monday's Blizzard; Estimated Restoration Times Provided


NIPSCO crews continue restoration efforts after Monday morning’s winter storm which caused significant damage and outages from heavy snowfall and winds in excess of 45 miles per hour. Several hundred cases of downed lines, broken poles and equipment have been reported and identified.

In total, more than 40,000 electric customers were affected. As of 5:00 p.m. CT, approximately 6,800 customers remain without power – primarily located in Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties.

NIPSCO employees continue to work around-the-clock to respond to the damage, with the support of additional resources working in the call center and emergency command center to focus on power restoration efforts.

Additional outside crews and resources have been secured for added support.

Based on current information, NIPSCO estimates a majority of the remaining affected customers will be...

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Comcast Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s John Will Anderson Facility in Gary gives Kids more access to Technology to Build the Club Experience

COMCAST-Helps-Build-BGCNWI-Experience-2018Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Councilwoman Mary Brown joined Comcast to announce to announce a $10,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s John Will Anderson Club in Gary. The funds were used to purchase twelve Chromebooks for the Club’s Learning Center and STEM Lab. The donation is part of a larger effort Comcast is making in locations across the country to support My.Future, an interactive online Boys & Girls Clubs of America platform kids can use to learn, play and socialize, as well as interact with one another – using likes, follows and shares – and showcase their work.

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VNA of NWI Kicks Off Annual Christmas for the Elderly Drive

VNA-of-NWI-Kicks-Off-Annual-Christmas-for-the-Elderly-Drive-2018_01 Steve Morrow, a Navy veteran and VNA Hospice patient, struggles daily with his illness and poverty. VNA nurses caring for Steve learned that one of the “luxuries” he missed was a straight razor shave, complete with hot towel service that he used to treat himself to once in a while when he was younger. The nurses sprang into action through the VNA’s Christmas for the Elderly program, reaching out to a local barber who provided just that service. The barber, Todd Carpenter, owner of South Shore Shaving Company in Valparaiso and a veteran himself, gladly gave Steve a marvelous shave and threw in a haircut to boot. Because Steve can no longer drive, InHealth Integrated Care, a local ambulance service even gave Steve a lift to the barber shop.

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