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Zao Island slides into Summer 2019


It’s not summer in Northwest Indiana without a trip to Zao Island. The Valparaiso fun center includes just about every easygoing thrill groups of families and friends could seek. From playing mini-golf and racing go-karts, to challenging buddies in the arcade over pizza, Zao Island is the answer to any sunny or rainy day.

Every summer, Zao Island strives to top its previous year, continually growing their offerings and perfecting their conditions. This year is no exception. Here are just a few new and/or updated features at Zao Island.

Three-Story Super Slide

This gargantuan adventure is ready to be conquered! Three lanes allow friends and families to race each other down this three-story chute. Potato sacks allow for maximum speed and keep bums protected from speed burn.

Giant Connect 4...

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Gary SouthShore Railcats and McAfee Animal Hospital host annual Bark in the Park


Have you ever started to leave your home and your furry canine friend gives you those sad eyes, begging you not to leave them? Well, today you didn’t have to as you went to leave for the Gary SouthShore Railcats game! Partnering with McAfee Animal Hospital, the ballpark hosted their annual Bark in the Park, where families were encouraged to bring their fur-babies.

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Portage Club Member Shines in Indiana State Youth of the Year Competition

Portage-Club-Member-Shines-in-Indiana-State-Youth-of-the-Year-CompetitionBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana attended Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Indiana Alliance annual conference and State Youth of the Year Competition – capturing many awards.

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Senator Mike Braun Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club

Senator-Mike-Braun-Visits-Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-Indianas-Duneland-Club-2019_01 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, along with Clubs throughout the United States, believes that who a child is, where a child is from, and the circumstances that surround a child should not determine access to experiences and possibilities that ensure a child’s success in life. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana leverages its history, scale and scope to close the opportunity gap for kids who need us most, preparing them to be problem-solvers, innovators and leaders who shape our world. Nationwide, Clubs partner with our federal government as the ultimate public-private partnership, focusing together on solutions and policies that have the greatest impact on our Greater...

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Mothers honored at Sand Creek Country Club's annual Mother's Day Brunch


Dressed in their Sunday best, many families gathered at Sand Creek Country Club today for the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. This event was a time for mothers to enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting with their families and guests, and the best part was that there was no cooking or cleaning up!

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Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites Hoosiers to join "The Longest Day" fundraiser


As the weather warms up, Hoosiers are looking forward to summer cookouts, vacations and pool parties. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites local residents to add one more summer activity to their list: a fundraiser for “The Longest Day.” On or around Friday, June 21 – the summer solstice – participants can turn an activity they are passionate about into a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

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Emma’s Footprints launches care packages for rainbow babies


Emma’s Footprints has created a new care package to send to families who are expecting a rainbow baby.

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During Donate Life Month, hear the stories of those impacted by organ donation at donor celebration in Michigan City


Currently, more than 113,000 people nationwide and 1,300 people in Indiana are awaiting life-changing organ and tissue transplants. April’s Donate Life Month is a special time to honor those donors and their families that said yes to donation.

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South Shore Line celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day by offering FREE rides


National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Thursday, April 25, 2019. South Shore Line (SSL) invites up to three youth 18 years of age and under to ride for FREE with a fare-paying adult. A fare-paying adult applies to any paying parent or guardian. No tickets are necessary for youth riding for free. Please note the Quiet Car remains in effect on the last train car of rush hour trains.

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What's Happening at Vale Park Animal Hospital in April 2019

Whats-Happening-at-Vale-Park-Animal-Hospital-in-April-2019What's Happening at Vale Park Animal Hospital
Did you know that in 2019, 1 in 26 dogs tested positive for Lyme Disease in Indiana? What's even scarier is 1 in 12 dogs tested positive in Porter County alone! There are more ticks thriving in Indiana than ever, and they aren't going away completely during the winter months. Ticks down South are actually reported to be more active during winter months, which is why year-round prevention is so vital! To help protect your pets, our representatives have lots of information and deals to help keep your four-legged friends healthy and happy!

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Kick-off the Summer with Explore the South Shore

Kick-off-the-Summer-with-Explore-the-South-Shore-2019The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.

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