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Crown Point Community Foundation Awards Grants in 2017


Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-New-LogoThe Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $84,523 in 26 community grants during its recent grant cycle. Grantees ranged from pet rescue to a local theater, all enriching the lives of South Lake County.

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The Food Bank and McDonald's Hold 7th Annual Pantry on the Go

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Armored with everyday delicious and nutritious food, the 7th Annual Pantry on the Go has arrived and is ready to battle hunger in Northwest Indiana.

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NIPSCO, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Conduct Drill to Teach Digging Safety

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NIPSCO teamed up with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department to teach area professionals around Northwest Indiana about safe digging through a live demonstration of a pipe being hit.

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Worth Waiting for! Commencement 1st, Then a Personally-delivered Diploma 18 Years Later


Valerie-Gonzalez-2017Valerie Gonzalez didn’t give much thought initially to the fact her diploma failed to arrive in her home mailbox after she had participated in Purdue University Calumet Commencement Exercises back in the spring of 1999.

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Bishop Noll Student’s Artwork Wins First Place at 2017 Exhibit


Bishop-Noll-Students-Artwork-Wins-First-Place-at-2017-ExhibitWhen he draws and paints, Bishop Noll senior Antonio Magaña said he feels like he is in his own world where he can express himself through his artwork. Those talents earned him first-place honors during the annual juried high school art exhibit held earlier this month at Calumet College of St. Joseph.

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The Humane Society Calumet Area Volunteers are Rockstars

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The Humane Society Calumet Area supports the humane treatment of animals in our community by taking in animals and caring for them, holding behavioral classes for animals to make them more adoptable and helps control populations by spaying and neutering every animal they take in.

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South Shore Line Expands Bikes on Train Program to Weekday Trains


SSL-Bikes-on-Trains-2017Now you can ride your bike to work from the train station! The South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October.

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Calumet College St Joseph Prepares Students for the Future with the EEON Program


ccsj-eeon-2017-1It is not enough to go through school with perfect grades anymore. Yes, those A’s look great on paper, but it now as important as ever to be able to tell your future employer, ‘I have experience.’

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Portage Chamber Seeking Volunteers for 2017 Reality Stores at Portage Middle Schools


2015-reality-store-portage-1 Portage Township Schools will be hosting the Reality Store for Willowcreek Middle School on Thursday, May 11th and Fegely Middle School on Thursday, May 18th. Business and community volunteers are extremely important to this program. Volunteers will assist students as they learn how to live within their means while enjoying their chosen career.

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Jacob’s Ladder: Making Life Better for Elias & Creating Awareness for His Family

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For Susanna Schroeder, bringing her son, Elias, to Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation was a revelation. The doors that they’ve been able to open and the insights their work has provided her and her family has had a tremendous impact on their lives.

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Munster High School Dance Teams Win in 2017


Munster-High-School-Dance-Teams-Win-in-2017_01The Munster High School Dance Teams had a very successful year. Both the JV and Varsity teams won first place at the IHSDTA state finals competition in the pom category for the third year in a row. In the jazz category, both teams earned 2nd place. The competition took place at New Castle High School.

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