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All About The Girls Part 5 to celebrate courage over comfort

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It’s happening again! The rousing All About the Girls (AATG) event presented by Ideas in Motion Media promises an evening of fun and inspiration from the minds of some of Northwest Indiana’s strongest women. Courage Over Comfort is the year’s theme, a perfect match for the event’s 5th anniversary.

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Community gathers to celebrate Crown Point’s accomplishments at 2019 State of the City

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Crown Point community members, business owners, and city officials gathered on Wednesday evening to hear one of the most anticipated addresses in the area, the 2019 State of the City. Presented by Mayor David F. Uran, the State of the City address offered a look into the progress, current affairs, and future of the City of Crown Point.

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Wear green on St. Patrick's Day, or beware of leprechauns...

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It hardly needs saying, but St. Patrick’s Day and green go together like rainbows and pots of gold. The holiday has become practically synonymous with the color, and every year, the world blindly dons their finest green attire, consumes green beverages, and watches in wonder as the Chicago River transforms into a winding emerald ribbon. The tradition is so ingrained, that we don’t even question its origins.

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IU Northwest gallery shines a spotlight on high school artistry


IU-Northwest-gallery-shines-a-spotlight-on-high-school-artistryIndiana University Northwest invites the campus and community to view works of art by 59 area high school students, on display from March 11 through 23 in the School of the Arts Gallery, located on the second floor of the Arts & Sciences Building.

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Children Celebrate at Annual Michigan City St. Patrick's Day Parade

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When children hear the word parade, their eyes get wide and their smiles brighten. With decorated floats, elaborate costumes, and candy raining from the skies, parades offer one of the most exciting parts of a holiday for any child. On Saturday, children from all over the Region carried bags to Franklin Street in Michigan City, eager to get a glimpse of the fun and catch their favorite piece of candy. The annual Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day Parade brought the community together to enjoy an afternoon of celebration.

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Victims to victors: No More Secrets symposium helps victims of child sex abuse find voices

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Saturday morning, the North Township Trustee’s Office hosted their third annual No More Secrets Symposium at Purdue University Northwest. The yearly event aims at shining a light on the serious issue of child sexual abuse in Northwest Indiana.

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NIPSCO brings home Junior of Achievement of Chicago's Legacy Award

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For students, having the right mentor or mentors can be the building block for success. The Junior Achievement (JA) strives to foster those relationships by connecting community leaders and outstanding individuals to students early on in their educational journey. At the third annual Junior Achievement of Chicago gala, students and leaders gathered to celebrate the triumphs.

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The History of the King Cake

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Alongside masks, parades and gaudy costume jewelry lies a sweet Mardi Gras tradition with a colorful history: the King Cake.

The roots of this sweet treat date back to European, pre-Christian pagan harvest celebrations, where sacrifice was a part of common tradition. At the beginning of every sacred harvest, several men gathered to eat cake that contained just one bean or coin in it. Whoever stumbled upon the trick mid-bite was chosen to be the “sacred king.” The sacred king was treated as such--up until the end of the harvest, that is. After about a year, the sacrifice took place..!

When Christianity extended its reach throughout the world, the king cake tradition was adopted and used to honor the three wise men who visited Jesus. The cake was...

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Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s Theatrepalooza Showcases the Region's Theatrical Talents

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Jack Velazquez only got a small taste of the performing arts as a kid. His parents worked too much to take him to shows, but what he did see inspired him. On Sunday, he took his kids to Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s 5th Annual Theatrepalooza, where theatres and performers from across the Region showcased their talents.

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Gaming Excitement this March at Blue Chip Casino


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Sign up for a new B Connected Membership in March and unlock the prize grid within 21 days of sign up to receive up to $175 in prizes! Check at B Connected for details and restrictions or visit www.BConnectedOnline.com.

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Students fuel creativity with a cause for National Heart Month

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This year, Porter Regional Hospital joined with local students to advocate the awareness of National Heart Month through works of art or, ‘heart-work.’ The project was inspired by the message, “Show Us Your Heart”, encouraging 3rd- 5th graders from some Porter County elementary schools to get creative in a meaningful way. Today, students from Portage Township School Corporation, Duneland School Corporation, and Valparaiso School Corporation showcased their artwork at Porter Regional Hospital.

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