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PNW Grad Runs Toward His Goals

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Alex Cordova, a Hobart native, chose Purdue Northwest because it allowed him to achieve his dreams – obtain a world-class education and participate on a cross-country team.

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Baby Bottle Ministry's Generosity will Benefit Children


Baby-Bottle-Ministry-Check-Presentation-2017Sandy Lewis, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, recently presented a check for $2,100 to Jamie Donsbach, center-right, manager of the prenatal assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point.

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Annual Earth Day School Rain Barrel Contest Filling Up Fast


Annual-Earth-Day-School-Rain-Barrel-Contest-Filling-Up-Fast_01Schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties are invited to participate in the sixth annual School Rain Barrel Design Competition. The event will take place at the 2018 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center on April 21.

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Highland Police Put Down Razors for No-shave November, Raise Funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster

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Members of the Highland Police Department abandoned their department’s grooming policy and grew facial hair during the months of November and December in support of a good cause. No-Shave November, a national campaign, was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens and Purdue University Northwest Announce $12 Million Partnership

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation’s Board of Directors; Damien and Rita Gabis, the founders of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens; and Purdue University Northwest (PNW) today announce a unique partnership in which the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation and the Gabis family will donate the arboretum and its more than 300 acres to the university.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Warmth of Holiday Spirit Shown in Generosity


Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Warmth-of-Holiday-Spirit-Shown-in-GenerosityThe holiday spirit was more than alive and well during an Adopt-A-Family Christmas program at Franciscan Health Hammond Dec. 15. Employees representing 62 hospital departments chipped in with time, money and cheer to make the holidays better for numerous area residents, whose names were supplied by the Hammond area Women, Infants and Children program, and received gifts. Some 200 adults and 307 children received items, which were delivered by hospital staff members after the program. Sister Aloysius Albert, a hospital chaplain, is shown giving impassioned remarks before the attendees, who packed the cafeteria.

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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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Military Dad Surprises 6-Year-Old Son at Saylor Elementary School Story Time

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When Jayden Moree, 6, sat down with his class in the Saylor Elementary School library, he thought he was in store for a regular story time. He had no idea that his dad, Trevor Moree, was hiding behind the bookcase to surprise him after being deployed in Japan for 9 months.

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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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Valparaiso’s Award-Winning Vale Park West Pathway Comes Alive with Sights, Sounds of Holiday Season

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The Valparaiso Parks Department again lit the candles and set out cookies and hot chocolate to invite area residents to come out for an evening of fun and exercise along the award-winning Vale Park West Pathway.

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South Shore Line Service Information December 15, 2017 - January 1, 2018


SouthShoreNICTDExperience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional Eastbound trains and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the announcement below for more information.

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