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Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators, South Shore Arts Team for Youth Literacy Program

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For the past six years NIMO has been a sponsor of South Shore Arts’ The Skin You Live In youth literacy program. Presented to students in elementary schools throughout Northwest Indiana, this program teaches second graders reading comprehension as well as acceptance.

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Soon-to-Be New Home Owner Accepts Congrats


Carol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, reacts recently to news her entry was chosen for a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Lowell.

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PNW, Lakeshore Public Radio & League of Women Voters of Calumet Area Partnering to Host June 5 Forum About Why NWI Residents Should Engage in Local Politics


Purdue-Northwest-colorNorthwest Indiana voter rights and participation—“Why Should We Care & Engage in Local Politics?”—is the focus of the next public forum facilitated by Lakeshore Public Radio at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus, Monday, June 5.

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for City of Gary Fire Department


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Gary Fire Department has received a grant award under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

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NIPSCO to Fly the 811 Hot Air Balloon along I-65


rot2To spread awareness about safe digging practices, NIPSCO will fly the 811 hot air balloon on May 26 at the utility’s Merrillville headquarters, and then along I-65, from 8 to 11 a.m. CDT, weather permitting.

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Merrillville Intermediate Schools Stands Together Against Cancer


Merrillville-Intermediate-Schools-Stands-Together-Against-Cancer-2017_01 Merrillville Intermediate School joined the fight against cancer with their 2nd Relay Recess event on Friday, May 19th. Despite the rain we took the party inside and danced all day. We relayed to celebrate survivors, remember those we have lost, and fought back against cancer. Our 6th grade teacher Mr. Dan Schiefer ran a full marathon during the event. Seeing him complete his final half mile through the school was truly an inspiration. He showed our students dedication, altruism, and was a wonderful role model that day.

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Duneland Schools Appoints New Superintendent in 2017

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The Duneland School Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Ginger Bolinger as the new superintendent of schools at a special board meeting yesterday afternoon.

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Geminus Brings Families Together For Family Fun Night

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Wednesday night, Geminus hosted it’s second Family Fun Night at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, an interactive event with delicious food, exciting music, cool prizes, and an fun environment meant to bring communities and families together.

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Burns Harbor Awarded Grant to Further Green Initiatives


burnsharborThe Town of Burns Harbor just became even greener. Porter County Recycling and Waste Management presented the Redevelopment Commission with two rain barrels as part of the Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant May 10.

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Be an Angel, Save a Spine on May 31, 2017!

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Please join us on May 31st for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Sage-Popovich Hangar at the Gary Airport and help us save Peyton's spine!

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6th Grade Teacher Runs Marathon to Fight Back Against Cancer


Merrillville-Teacher-Runs-Marathon-to-Fight-Back-Against-Cancer-2017Merrillville Intermediate School joined the fight against cancer with their 2nd Relay Recess event on Friday, May 19th. It was our goal to bring awareness to the fight against cancer, fundraise for the American Cancer Society, and engage our students in a community service activity. The event brought in donations totaling $3,455.04 for the American Cancer Society.

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