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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Raises Funds to Support Mission at Annual Spring Benefit

2019-heinzeShirley Heinze Land Trust held its annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at Purdue University Northwest’s Westville campus, with more than 320 supporters and guests in attendance. The event raised funds to support the Trust’s mission to expand and connect natural lands throughout northwestern Indiana, build resiliency for tomorrow's challenges, and increase public access to local nature preserves for inspiration, recreation, and enjoyment.

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Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek


From eating right and exercising, to self-care and mental well-being, there are so many ways to enrich our lives through healthy habits. Though these options are out there, we sometimes need a little guidance in discovering new ways to create healthy lifestyles. This Friday, area women were treated to an afternoon of doing just that, and got a healthy start to their weekend at Porter Regional Hospital’s Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek Country Club.

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Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake: for families, by families

For nine years, Da Portable Rican food truck co-owner John Pomales has been serving traditional meals to Hobart Summer Market at the Lake attendees, alongside his parents and brother.

"It's just a huge honor to see the reaction that people have to our food, because it's all my grandmother's recipes," Pomales said. "She was born in Puerto Rico. She taught my dad. My dad taught me and my brother."

Summer-Market-on-the-Lake-2019-33Back then, everyone still had day jobs. Now he and his family own several different trucks and get to cook full time. His favorite dish is their pork speciality, served with Puerto Rican rice.

“We call it lechón,” he said. “It's...

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St. Catherine Hospital offers family birthing center tours

St. Catherine Hospital offers Family Birthing Center tours for expectant mothers to view our spacious labor and delivery suites, meet the staff and ask questions regarding their stay. Tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 & 29, at the Family Birthing Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Call 219-703-2020 to schedule your FREE tour. For information on the tours or other health related programs offered by Community Healthcare System, please visit our website at

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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Downtown Hammond Plans Urban Makeover With Renowned Designers


Jeff Speck, the nationally acclaimed urban designer and author of the 2012 book “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time,” sees lot of potential in downtown Hammond.

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Bishop Noll to host summer sports camps for kids

2019bnisports2Bishop Noll coaches and athletes will run a variety of Bishop Noll sports camps focusing on age-appropriate fundamentals of the sport. Students work with other children of their age to learn basic coordination, drills, and teamwork within the sport.

Football camp is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13 on the BNI football field. Open to grades 4-8, cost is $50.

Volleyball camp will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 10-14 at Bishop Noll. Open to grades 5-8, this camp costs $50.

Boys soccer camp is from 9-10:30 a.m. June 11-13 at Bishop Noll. Open to grades 4-8, cost is $40.

Softball camp is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 18-20 at the BNI Softball Field. Open to grades 3-8, camp costs $40.

Baseball camp is June 17-21 at Irving Park Baseball Field, Hammond. Grades 3-6 meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grades 7-9 meet from 12:30 to...

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Storypoint Chesterton Receives Book, Puzzle Donations From Local Woman’s Club

StoryPoint-LogoStoryPoint Chesterton is excited to share that the Chesterton Woman’s Club generously donated over 50 books and puzzles to our senior living community.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family

Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living


On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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All Pieces Fit Summer Camp


For the first time ever, All Pieces Fit will be hosting a Summer Day Camp for children aged 4-17 who are on the autism spectrum. The educational and activity-based camp will take place from July 8 to July 19.

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