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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting


Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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Gary SouthShore RailCats "Scout Night" Draws Large Crowd


The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted “Scout Night” on Friday evening, as they took on the Sioux City Explorers for some professional action. Fans from all over Northwest Indiana gathered around for the occasion, which included roughly 80 people associated with local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The RailCats also incorporated a “Sandlot” theme to the night, referring to the iconic baseball movie of the ‘90s. With both themes set, the evening was composed of several events planned for after the game.

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A Little Rain Makes for Better Picking at Johnson’s Farm 20th Annual Strawberry Festival


The morning skies may have been gray on Saturday, but that only made it easier to spot bright, red strawberries in the field. Johnson’s Farm Produce, located off of Ridge Road in Hobart, has been hosting its Strawberry Festival for 20 years, and the Johnson family wasn’t about to let a little drizzle stop the fun.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Members Kicking off Summer! 2018


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Club members have been enjoying the first few weeks of summer with field trips and activities!

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Premature Children, Families Helped by Foundation

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Premature-Children-Families-Helped-by-FoundationKim Splant and her husband, Phil, donated a commemorative bench, made of 400 pounds of recycled plastic, in honor of Henry Penegor. He was the son of Sarah, standing-right, and husband, Eric, of Schererville. The Spants donated the bench, and $1,500 to Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Henry died in 2012 after a premature birth. The Splants, who live in Dyer, began the Nathan C. Splant Foundation in 2007.

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Schererville Parks and Recreation Department to host 27th Annual Celebrate Schererville Parade

Schererville-Parks-and-Recreation-Logo On Saturday, June 16, the Schererville Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with the Town of Schererville, will host the 27th Annual Celebrate Schererville Parade. This year’s parade theme will be “Bad to the Bone” and Disney Villains. The parade begins at the intersection of Joliet Street and Roman Road at 5:00 PM.

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Opportunity Enterprises Has Been Making Amazing Happen for 50 Years!


Because of you amazing successes are happening every day! Read some of our Amazing successes and stories here…

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Simply Amazing Market to Expand to New Valparaiso Meijer


The Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, will expand operations to the new Valparaiso Meijer store starting this fall. The expanded market will be located just inside the North entrance of Meijer and will feature gourmet popcorn, fudge, treats, local art, and packaged gift sets.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Take 1st Place in the Art Van Charity Challenge


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joined the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise back on May 1st. This marked the third year for the Club’s participation in the Challenge – a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations were encouraged to give back to their communities through online donations. After taking second place in the Challenge last year, the Clubs and all their supporters were even more motivated to win the grand prize of $100,000 in 2018 despite competing against numerous other Midwest nonprofits.

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Advanced Animal Medical Hosts Open House & Adopt-a-thon for Dyer Community to Find New Forever Friends


When you adopt a pet, you’re giving it a “forever home,” but if you do it right, you’ll also become its forever friend. Advanced Animal Medical’s understanding of this relationship dynamic is obvious as soon as you walk through the inner doors, where a cat icon points to the left and a dog icon points to the right, designating the separate waiting and exam rooms for maximum pet comfort.

This Sunday, Advanced Animal Medical hosted its Aloha! Open House & Adoption Event, opening the facility to the community to offer a full view of the offerings and the thinking behind the layout. The fun-for-the-whole-family event invited the community to bring their human and fur children alike to enjoy the new facility, providing games and treats for both kinds of kids. Human-only activities like face...

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Belvedere Senior Housing Celebrates Moms with First Annual Mother's Day Tea


Belvedere Senior Housing hosted their first Mother’s Day Tea to honor all their matriarchs! The afternoon included entertainment, snacks, and, of course, tea to celebrate their residents and families. Belvedere opened its doors to seniors last year and hopes to make the Mother’s Day Tea an annual celebration.

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