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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana and International Subaru of Merrillville Share the Love at Fill the Trunk Event

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With Christmas just around the corner and winter settling in, the International Subaru of Merrillville partnered with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to collect donations of warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves that will be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients.

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Candace's Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

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Candace’s Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who join together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.

Many local initiatives are happening right around us! Scholarships for high school students, cleaning up of local parks and gifts of time, talent and treasure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations are all the foundation of the Club’s motto: “Service Above Self”

I joined the efforts of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club as a way to give back to the community I grew up in. Today, I bring you the Region’s...

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Shedd, Northwestern Team Up to Protect Animals Through Expanded Partnership


Shedd-Northwestern-Team-Up-to-Protect-Animals-Through-Expanded-PartnershipFor more than a decade, Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health team has turned to Northwestern Engineering to develop innovative solutions that further enhance Shedd’s animal welfare practices. But, for the first time this year, the aquarium’s conservation scientists have been proposing projects to the students that advance their ability to conduct research to protect populations of animals in the wild. This expansion to the partnership aides Shedd’s field research in the Great Lakes basin and in the Caribbean region while offering engineering students an opportunity to get their hands wet creating prototype technology for real-life challenges that come while studying animals in nature.

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City of Gary Uses Smart Technology to Enhance Public Safety


rot6The City of Gary is programming a smarter city and enhancing its public safety efforts – made possible by a public safety grant from NIPSCO – with the installation of Databouy’s ShotPoint gunfire detection system in two of the city’s priority neighborhoods focused on reducing gun violence.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Competes in 2018 Cyber Patriot


Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Competes-in-Cyber-Patriot-2018_0 News of computer security breaches are almost a daily occurrence. Local grocer Strack & Van Til experienced a ransomware attack that shut down approximately 20 of its stores right before Thanksgiving. Marriott Hotels recently revealed an information systems breach that could affect 500 million customers. The alleged cyber attacks on political campaigns from 2016 are still being investigated.

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Brunch with Santa Brings Families Together for Festive and Joyous Afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club

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On a bright and snowy Sunday morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted a beloved tradition: Brunch with Santa. Club members enjoyed this merry event with family and friends and grew excited for Christmas day.

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To Purdue Northwest graduates: Paddle your canoe!

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Advice from commencement speaker and PNW alumnus Stephen Turner

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Michigan City Education Foundation Awards Grants to Teachers


unity-foundation-lpc-2016The Michigan City Education Foundation recently awarded several small grants to teachers for innovative approaches in the classroom for the 2018-19 school year.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Presented Blessing and Tour for VIP Guests


“The new $240 million 425k square-foot facility, demonstrates the commitment the Franciscan alliance has made to our community, and will carry us to the 22nd century,” said Dr. David Fumo, Medical Staff President at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

In celebration of the Franciscan Alliance’s commitment to the community, the hospital invited VIP members to a blessing from Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, followed by an elaborate tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, Thursday, December 6.

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 8.46.01 PM“This has been in the works for two and a half years,” said Dean Mazzoni, President and CEO of the hospital at today’s...

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Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda With Emphasis on Workforce, Health


2018GovHolcomb Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.

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Lake Hils STEM Elementary School Rewards Tops in Academics, Behavior, and Attendance


Lake-Hils-STEM-Elementary-School-Rewards-Tops-in-Academics-Behavior-and-Attendance-2018_01Lake Hils STEM Elementary School rewarded close to 150 students with a special field trip to see the movie, “Wreck-it Ralph 2” on November 27 and 28. The trip was part of a new school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program that recognizes good grades, discipline, and attendance each trimester.

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