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Rachel Cook in Pursuit of Radiant Vision


Most high school seniors bite their nails over finals and college plans, eagerly anticipating the next chapters of their lives and celebrating with their friends. When she was a senior in high school, all Rachel Cook could focus on was the mystery of her deteriorating vision. The days following her graduation were filled with doctors and concern.

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Dunebrook Receives Grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation


Dunebrook recently received a $4,000 grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. This grant will help support Dunebrook’s mission of helping parents build healthier, happier families. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance...

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McColly Real Estate Makes Donation to Duneland YMCA


Scott Mundell, Administrative Director of Strategy and Business Development for Franciscan Alliance and 2018 Duneland YMCA Board of Director member, accepted a donation from Paul Boyter of McColly Real Estate on behalf of the Duneland YMCA.

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McColly Real Estate Announces Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive to Support Local Charities


McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, is sponsoring a peanut butter and jelly drive. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Opens Second Grant Cycle of 2018


The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte strives to better the lives of La Porte residents through innovative programs, empowerment, and a clear focus on wellness. Whether those programs or services put an emphasis on the social, mental, or physical wellbeing of people, the HFL is always looking for new organizations to partner with to meet its mission of a safe and healthy community. Now, local community organizations have the chance to do so. The HFL is pleased to announce that the second Grant Cycle of 2018 is now open for applications.

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International Subaru of Merrillville Awarded for Exceptional Customer Service


International Subaru of Merrillville goes to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome, bringing the Subaru Love Promise to life by showing respect to all people and working to make a positive impact on the communities in which their customers live and work.

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American Licorice, Horizon Bank, and More Aid in Rebuilding Together LaPorte County Rebuilding Day


More than one hundred volunteers worked through the rainy, overcast morning on Saturday to repair local homes through Rebuilding Together LaPorte County (RTLC).

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Lubeznik Center and Safe Harbor Celebrate Young Artists and Community with Mural Unveiling


Safe Harbor at Lake Hills Elementary School celebrated nine talented fourth graders on Wednesday as the students unveiled a mural they created through the after-school program, which provides educational, artistic, and other developmental opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school students within Michigan City Area Schools.

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International Subaru of Merrillville Provides Support to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

International-Subaru-of-Merrillville-Provides-Support-to-Meals-on-Wheels-of-Northwest-Indiana-2018International Subaru of Merrillville has presented Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana $3,361.12 through a national partnership with Subaru of America through the Subaru Share the Love event.

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La Porte County High School Students Attend Leadership Program


Leadership La Porte County recently completed its 23rd annual leadership program with more than 50 local high school students participating from La Porte County high schools. Schools were asked to nominate 5 students for participation in the program. Participating high schools included: La Crosse, La Lumiere, La Porte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, New Prairie, South Central and Westville. Additionally, three home schooled students were part of the program. Four all-day sessions were held at different locations around the county---Purdue North West, the La Porte County Complex, Red Mill County Park and Cummings Lodge. Facilitators for the seminars were Leadership Executive Director, Monica Komasinski, Youth Service Bureau staff member Alliegra Hand, and Jim Jessup....

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Bowl for the Cure Strikes at Breast Cancer

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Bowl-for-the-Cure-Strikes-at-Breast-CancerThe Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association has made an impact on breast cancer over the years. Since 2002, members have raised more than $178,000 toward fighting the disease, with $60,180 of its proceeds donated to Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Breast Care Cancer, since 2008.

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