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


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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Coral Scientist Joins Shedd Aquarium Research Team

Coral-Scientist-Joins-Shedd-Aquarium-Research-TeamShedd Aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research welcomed a new conservation research biologist this month, expanding the aquarium’s dedication to understanding and conserving aquatic species and ecosystems. Ross Cunning, Ph.D. joins the aquarium’s marine research team as a coral research biologist and will begin studying coral reefs in The Bahamas in the spring of 2019 to understand how to sustain coral reef ecosystems in the face of a changing climate.

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Sand Creek Country Club Kicks Off Holiday Season with 20th Annual Gingerbread House Event

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Sand Creek Country Club hosted it’s 20th annual Gingerbread House event on Friday, a beloved tradition that invites members and their families to enjoy a festive dinner and build gingerbread houses together.

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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name

First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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Chicago Celebrities Help Kids Get Curious in Shedd Aquarium's New Kids' Video Series

Chicago-Celebrities-Help-Kids-Get-Curious-in-Shedd-Aquariums-New-Kids-Video-Series“Sea Curious” Features Actor Kel Mitchell, Chicago Fire Players Brandt Bronico & Richard Sánchez, Chicago White Sox Player Yolmer Sánchez, Mi Tocaya Chef Diana Dávila and Olympic Bobsledder Aja Evans.

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2018 Northwest Indiana Trick or Treating Times


Sidewalks will once again be filled with ghosts, witches, and goblins, as Halloween 2018 is right around the corner! Stock up on treats and goodies for the trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Find the Northwest Indiana trick-or-treat times for your neighborhood below! The trick-or-treat hours listed below are for Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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Washington Park Zoo hosts "Boo At the Zoo"

Near gale-force winds and threats of rain weren’t enough to frighten away hundreds of families from visiting this year’s annual Boo at the Zoo event at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City.

The hugely popular, long-running event is a local institution, providing a safe, fun trick-or-treating experience for children of all ages. Hosted by Washington Park Zoo and the Washington Park Zoological Society, Boo at the Zoo is sponsored by numerous area businesses, who set up booths along the zoo pathway and hand out candy to eager little hands.

2018Boo-at-the-Zoo-2“This is a tremendous fund-raiser for us,” said Shawne Sheldon, retail manager at Washington Park Zoo and treasurer for the Zoo Society....

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Shedd Aquarium Beluga Whale is Pregnant

Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale-is-Pregnant Shedd Aquarium announced today that one of their marine mammals is expecting. Mauyak (MY-ak), a 37-year-old beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is pregnant and expected to give birth in summer 2019.

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Study Reveals 39% of Hoosier Working Families Struggle to Afford the Basics

United-Way-of-La-Porte-County-United-We-Fight-2018In 2016, a reported 979,538 Hoosier households were unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, childcare, and transportation despite working hard according to the 2018 Indiana ALICE® Report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) released on September 6, 2018 by Indiana United Ways. ALICE- population individuals and families are defined as those who are working, earning more than the federal poverty level, but not enough to make ends meet. Combined, ALICE-population (25%) and poverty (14%) households, account for 39 percent of all Indiana households, a 10 percent increase between 2010 and 2016.

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“Swing for the Kids” Golf Outing Planned By Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City


The Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City has planned the fourth annual “Swing for the Kids” Golf Outing on August 24. It is one of the major fundraisers each year for the not-for-profit organization with all proceeds directly benefitting the Club.

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