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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Tiffani Davis


Since she was 18, Tiffani Davis has been working her way through the banking industry. In her current role as Vice President of Retail Sales at Centier Bank, Davis is driven to motivate and inspire her colleagues to be the best service providers in the field. She’s committed to helping her team and her customers, but in fact, supporting others is a big factor in all aspects of her life.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 14th - 16th, 2019

10-Fun-Things-06-14-06-19Bond with Dad this Father's Day with our weekend guide!

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Kouts High School closes out the school year


Students celebrate Pride Month

We often associate the month of June with a fresh start, especially for students. It’s a time for kids to have the freedoms they weren’t able to enjoy during the school year. There’s also the idea of weeks filled with fun and excitement surrounded by family and friends.

While the summer hype is buzzing, we often forget that June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Several individuals commented about how the LGBTQ+ community has affected their lives, and about equality and learning about differences in those around them.

“[Pride Month] has made me believe very strongly in equality and equal rights for not just the [LGBTQ+)] community, but those of different races, genders, and abilities,” said one individual.

Another talked about her younger years, growing up in...

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CertaPro Employee Spotlight: Mark Powers


CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana has a lot of moving parts, schedules, and ground to cover. Their painters have a reputation built on expertise, timeliness, and absolute customer satisfaction, but those talented painters do not do it alone. Behind the scenes, people like Mark Powers help keep the CertaPro wheels turning.

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Beloved senior Josephine Purevich celebrated by family, community


Josephine Purevich attended 24 1st birthdays for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She saw the first person walk on the moon, watched as the Berlin wall came down, and grew up during The Great Depression. She loved crocheting, playing Candyland with her great grandson, and chatting with the ladies at the senior center on Wednesday afternoons. Josephine was born on July 27, 1929 and was raised in Gary, IN, in the Tolleston and Glen Park area until 1976 when she moved to Hebron.

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A NWIndiana Life in the Spotlight: Meredith Colias-Pete & Joseph Pete


When Meredith Colias-Pete and Joseph Pete found themselves sitting on a particular blue couch at a family gathering a couple years ago, they kind of knew that they might end up together forever. They may have been in denial a bit, but deep down, I bet they knew. Meredith’s family only half-jokingly calls it the Engagement Couch, because it’s where several of her family members had asked parental permission to marry their significant others.

But let’s back up. The two local journalists – Joseph at The Times of Northwest Indiana, and Meredith at competing Post-Tribune – may have had fate on their side very early on.

When he was a kid, Joseph used to go to his best friend’s house in Highland all the time. He would do cannon balls into the pool to try to impress the girls playing next...

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St. Mary Students Enjoy World Class Museum of Science & Industry

2019-stmaryOn May 2nd, sixth graders from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, traveled to Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry. They spent the day reinforcing science concepts learned during the school year. The students particularly enjoyed the “Numbers in Nature” exhibit, learning about the patterns that exist around them. Another favorite was the “Science Storms” exhibit. The students had the benefit of experiencing several of these storms in a realistic presentation; one in particular was a tornado simulation. It was an excellent way to strengthen prior knowledge for future science studies. “We’re blessed to have a world class museum just a short bus ride away and teachers willing to go the extra mile to make science come alive for our students,” said St. Mary’s principal Tom Ruiz.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 7th - 9th, 2019

10-Fun-Things-06-07-06-19Our weekend guide is taking you outside this weekend! Don't let the cotton wood fuzzies get in your way.

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Charnelle Reed Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

2019-purdueHAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball head coach Courtney Locke has announced that Charnelle Reed has been named assistant coach for the program effective June 10.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Jim Dragon


When James “Jim” and Judy Dragon look out their window, they see a community that Jim spent a large portion of his life building. This community is known to some as “Dragonville,” because Jim built many of the houses surrounding his own house, just outside of Gary.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 31st-June 2nd, 2019

10-Fun-Things-05-25-26-19Who's ready to rock this weekend with our 10 fun things weekend guide!?

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