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LP County Schools Team Up for Week of Code


LPC-Skill-Up-NetworkAll La Porte County public schools will partner to celebrate a Week of Code December 3rd - 7th. The Hour of Code started as a worldwide effort designed to introduce students to computer science and demystify "computer coding." For the past three years, talented teachers in each school corporation, have participated in some type of coding experience. This year, for the first time, all La Porte County public school corporations are coordinating efforts and resources for cool coding experiences during the week.

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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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La Lumiere School Student Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Coca-Cola Scholarship Program


La-Lumiere-School-Student-Chosen-for-Next-Level-in-Prestigious-Coca-Cola-Scholarship-ProgramLa Lumiere senior Haley Harkness has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The CocaCola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind.

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VNA of NWI Kicks Off Annual Christmas for the Elderly Drive


VNA-of-NWI-Kicks-Off-Annual-Christmas-for-the-Elderly-Drive-2018_01 Steve Morrow, a Navy veteran and VNA Hospice patient, struggles daily with his illness and poverty. VNA nurses caring for Steve learned that one of the “luxuries” he missed was a straight razor shave, complete with hot towel service that he used to treat himself to once in a while when he was younger. The nurses sprang into action through the VNA’s Christmas for the Elderly program, reaching out to a local barber who provided just that service. The barber, Todd Carpenter, owner of South Shore Shaving Company in Valparaiso and a veteran himself, gladly gave Steve a marvelous shave and threw in a haircut to boot. Because Steve can no longer drive, InHealth Integrated Care, a local ambulance service even gave Steve a lift to the barber shop.

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Merrillville Rotary Club Makes Thanksgiving Donation to Patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic


Merrillville-Rotary-Club-Thanksgiving-Donation-Franciscan-Health-St-Clare-2018_01The Merrillville Rotary Club has continued its Thanksgiving tradition of donating turkeys to the patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. This year, patients will receive a $25 food voucher to Strack & Van Til stores to provide food for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Big Lots to Celebrate New Merrillville, in Store Grand Opening With a Donation to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoBig Lots announced today it is celebrating the grand opening of its Merrillville store in its new location on Friday, November 30, 2018. This store will reflect a new format, which is part of a broader initiative to reposition the brand as a community retailer offering trustworthy value and friendly service. As part of the celebration, Big Lots will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on November 30. The first 50 shoppers entering the store on November 30 and December 1 will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots.

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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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Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home Provides Flooring to Match Your Lifestyle


2018tudorHURLNovemberChoosing the right flooring for your home can be tricky business when it comes to finding the perfect material that matches you and your lifestyle. Luckily, Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home is here to help!

There are a few different options when it comes to carpet. From wools and nylons, to Smart Strands and PET fibers, where does one start? One thing to keep in mind when choosing, is to remember that carpet samples may look different in the store then they would on the floor in your home.

Tudor suggests taking samples home to evaluate it through that perspective. They also recommend observing carpet in the standing position looking down.

Another tip to keep in mind is that carpet seams are not always invisible. There are a couple variables that may affect the visibility of the carpet, such as the light...

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Trinity United Church of Christ and NIPSCO Bring Message of Serving and Community to Annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” – Matthew 25:35.

It’s this scripture that has inspired the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary since 2004, and Monday night, in partnership with NIPSCO, they hosted the 10th annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving dinner giveaway for the community.

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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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1st Source Bank Donates $24,000 to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana


rot41st Source Bank recently donated $24,000 to support the expansion of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana’s Staff-Led Troop program. Originating in Allen County, the program has since expanded into St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties and will serve a total of 480 girls across all three.

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