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Region events summit nets collaboration, excitement

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Northwest Indiana is filled with big dreamers and eager teams who create and execute the elaborate events and festivals that put the Region on the map. When several events directors from the area gathered recently at the Life Site studio for a collaborative meeting, the room instantly came alive with excitement and positivity for what it takes to pull off these impressive productions.

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Belvedere Senior Housing goes green: community and residents welcomed to St. Patty’s Day bash

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Belvedere Senior Housing invited residents and the community to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun-filled evening of green. Residents, staff, family, and friends dined on tasty corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, soda bread, green river floats, and key lime pie. As everyone enjoyed dinner, Five Star DJ played traditional Irish music, kid songs, and dance anthems to keep the crowd entertained and upbeat.

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West Lake Corridor Project Receives Positive Rating in Annual Funding Report


SouthShoreNICTD The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has received a favorable rating of Medium High for its West Lake Corridor Project. The rating was released today as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Annual Report. To advance to receive funding in the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Capital Investment Grant Program a project must receive a rating of Medium, or higher.

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Indiana State Bureau of Quality Improvement Services Awards Opportunity Enterprises Highest Licensure


oe logoOpportunity Enterprises recently underwent a rigorous licensing approval procedure for its Supported Living program. The licensing procedure, approved through the Indiana State Bureau of Quality Improvement Services, resulted in a full 36-month license to operate the program. This is the longest licensure allowed and recognizes Opportunity Enterprises’ extreme attention to quality program delivery. Some providers receive as little as a 6-month or 12-month license based on feedback provided through the licensing approval process.

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Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum


Horizon-Bank-Awards-Grant-to-Purdue-University-Northwest-Sinai-ForumHorizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum in Westville, Indiana.

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Hammond Academy of Science and Technology’s Horticulture Club Collaborates with NIPSCO to Build a School Greenhouse


Hammond-Academy-Collaborates-with-NIPSCO-to-Build-a-School-Greenhouse-2019Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST), an urban charter school in Hammond, Indiana, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from NIPSCO to build a hands-on, smart-technology powered greenhouse for their students and Horticulture Club members. “Our community is excited about the new educational opportunities available to students and their families,” said Sean Egan, school leader of HAST.

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Nachiket Magesh Wins KV REMC District Spelling Bee

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America’s oldest and most iconic national competition first began at the table of nine newspaper companies who created the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Little did they know that, 90 years later, their literacy efforts would reach 11 million students annually. In the hopes of becoming a Scripps National Champ, local spelling buffs from grades 3-8 competed to be the last one standing at the Regional Championship, hosted by Kankakee Valley REMC at Wheeler High School Thursday March 14.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana honors young leaders at annual Youth of the Year ceremony

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Thursday evening, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana hosted its Youth of the Year reception, which celebrates teens whose Club experience has empowered them to find their voice and achieve success.

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso celebrate their one-year anniversary Irish-style

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Residents, staff members, and loved ones of Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso came decked out in green to celebrate the one year anniversary of when the senior care center officially opened their doors to the public. The St. Patrick’s Day theme offered guests green beer, green punch, Lucky Charm’s popcorn, and more. In addition, attendees enjoyed two live musical performances and a live clogging performance by “The Good Time Cloggers.”

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Energy Assistance Programs Are Available for NIPSCO Customers


rot1With the end of the winter heating season approaching, NIPSCO reminds customers that while the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15, bill payment assistance programs are still available.

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Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center celebrates community at the annual Hoe-down

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Wednesday night, residents of Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center gathered round in their best pair of cowboy boots at the annual Hoe-down. Everyone was fixin’ for a good time as they enjoyed some classic country blues and fun times with family and friends.

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