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Fish On! St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys a Great Morning of Fishing

St-Marys-Fish-On-2017_01 The Environmental Club from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point recently enjoyed an early morning of fall fishing. Students, families, and staff members journeyed to southern Lake County to enjoy some time at one of their principal, Tom Ruiz’s, “secret” fishing spots. The pond is connected to the Kankakee River, providing it with a diverse population of fish, and most students were lucky enough to reel in several fish regardless of previous experience. While many species were caught including bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and dogfish, students were enthralled by the large northern pike caught by a few of the dads in the group.

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Porter Regional Hospital Employees Raise Funds and Awareness for American Heart Association at 2017 Heart Walk


Hundreds of heart disease survivors, patients, community members, and Porter Regional Hospital employees raised $42,943 for the American Heart Association at the annual Northwest Indiana Heart Walk. And this is just the amount raised so far; dollars continue to roll in from hospital team activities. 

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3rd Annual Housing Opportunities Masquerade Ball Aims to Unmask Homelessness in Northwest Indiana


They could be your child’s classmate, or your coworker. Even a friend or a family member could be keeping a huge secret from the outside world: homelessness.

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Duneland Schools Update, September 22, 2017


Bailly Elementary Reveals One School One Book
Last week Bailly Elementary revealed this year’s One School One Book selection, Almost Super, by author Marion Jensen. Talk show host Harvey Bolt (aka Principal Kevin Zeck) of Hero Up! Harvey Bolt entered the Cafeteria dancing with outlandish antics that got his students and staff laughing and all fired-up for the big reveal. A skit including the Benny and Rafter Bailey (aka teachers Cathy Roles and Sarah Holloway) for everyone to enjoy. Following the skit and the reveal all the students were told that their very own copy of the book awaited them on their classroom chairs.

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6th Annual NIPSCO Luminary Awards Celebrate 150 Years, Community Leaders


NIPSCO celebrated 105 years of lighting up Northwest Indiana on Thursday evening by honoring the bright minds that illuminate their communities throughout the region. For its sixth year, NIPSCO’s Luminary Awards recognized community leaders for their commitment to serving and strengthening the towns and cities of the communities they serve. The reception, which was held at the company’s Merrillville headquarters, was packed with attendees and community partners.

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Purdue University Northwest Gives Update at September 2017 Crossroads Regional Chamber Luncheon


The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce held its September Membership Luncheon on Tuesday at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. Chamber members were treated to a delicious lunch as they gathered to network, connect with new members, and listen to a great update by Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon.

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The City of Crown Point Sends Donations in Support of Hurricane Harvey Victims

Crown-Point-Sends-Donations-in-Support-of-Hurricane-Harvey-Victims_01The City has chosen to adopt Alvin, Texas based on its similar downtown likeness, character and population to Crown Point. The City has collected $2090.00 and will provide gift cards to various stores at the request of the community.

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Local Public Relations Students Take Part In Walk For Multiple Sclerosis

Local-Public-Relations-Students-Take-Part-In-Walk-For-MS-2017On Sunday, members of student-led public relations firm, Region Communication Solutions participated in a local walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Purdue University Northwest Presents Debut of Mayan Inspired Art Work


Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will showcase the “Mayan Procession,” a 14-piece collection of life-sized paintings depicting figures representative of indigenous Guatemalan groups in their attire unique to each village, by noted artist Winifred Godfrey.

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Sebo’s Nursing Rehabilitation Center Helping Hands

Sebos-Nursing-Rehabilitation-Center-Helping-Hands-2017_01 After hearing of all the devastation Hurricane Harvey had left in its path, we at Sebo’s wanted to find a way to help. Emails were sent, calls were made. Finally we got the news that a friend of our HR Director is part of the NWI Truck Club. They are a group of locals who take their own trucks and trailers down to places in need. They have helped out at other disaster times, such as doing a water run to Flint Michigan. Once we were on board with their group our team sprung into action! Flyers were posted, Facebook notifications were sent and the collection began.

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Lakeshore PAWS’ juniorPAWS Program Helping Homeless Pets In A Big Way


Lakeshore PAWS, as non-profit organization, is dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets in Northwest Indiana and, since they began that mission, they’ve helped find foster and forever homes for thousands of animals because they believe they deserve it.

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