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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 Humane Society Calumet Area Volunteers are Rockstars


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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2017 Award Winners Announced at Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair

Hammond-Commission-on-Disabilities-Award-Winners-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.

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County Line Orchard Donates Over $31,000 to Lake Area United Way

Lake Area United Way LogoCounty Line Orchard held its annual Big Barn Beer Fest on January 28th to raise funds for a number of local charities including the Lake Area United Way. In total the event raised over $26,500, with over $22,800 being donated to Lake Area United Way. Donations were also made to the Portage Township Food Pantry, City of Hobart Food Pantry, and Union Township Food Pantry.

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Strack & Van Til Donates $1,000 to Respite Care Service for Equipment, Services


On Wednesday morning, Strack & Van Til paid a visit to Respite Care Services to present them with a generous $1,000 check to fund new equipment and services for the consumers of this tight-knit community.

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Glenn Muller Experiences Strongman Brian Shaw’s Record-Breaking Weekend at Arnold Sports Festival 2017


In early March, the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival was held in Columbus, Ohio and brought an estimated 20.000 athletes from 80 nations together to compete in some 70 different events and sports over one weekend.

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Chesterton Lions Club Donates to Support Rebuilding Together – Duneland’s 20th Anniversary Work Day


The Chesterton Lions Club supports Rebuilding Together - Duneland (RTD) as a house sponsor with a donation of $2000. For many years the Chesterton Lions Club has given back to the Duneland community, and one of the ways the club does so is by supporting RTD’s efforts to help deserving homeowners. RTD has 10 homes and 5 community projects on the schedule for its 20th anniversary work day, which will be held on April 29th, 2017.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners Announce Pantry on the Go Program Will Continue for 7th Year

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners/Operators (NIMO) today announced that Pantry on the Go, the mobile food distribution program that serves more than 350,000 individuals in Northwest Indiana each year, will return for its seventh consecutive year in 2017. Pantry on the Go serves up to 250 meals each week to households across the Region between March and the end of the year.

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VNA Seeking Meals on Wheels Volunteers

rot1VNA Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for the Portage area. Interested in spending an hour or so once a week, once a month, or whatever fits in your schedule, helping deliver a hot, nutritious lunch to a homebound senior? Sometimes, the VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person that senior may see all day.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurse Lauded as Heroine by Patient

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurse-Lauded-as-Heroine-by-PatientSandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.

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Woman’s Passion for Volunteering Shapes Greater Hammond Community Services

Womans-Passion-for-Volunteering-Shapes-Greater-Hammond-Community-ServicesFor some, volunteering is a part time engagement. For Cindy Bean, volunteering was her way of coping and ended up being her job at Greater Hammond Community Services.

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