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Delta Institute, Michigan City Sanitary District, and Alliance for the Great Lakes Launch Effort to Reduce Pollution from Stormwater in Michigan City with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

Delta-Institute-Michigan-City-Sanitary-District-Alliance-for-the-Great-LakesWith a $500,000 grant by the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Delta Institute will partner with Michigan City Sanitary District and Alliance for the Great Lakes to design and install wetlands on Trail Creek to reduce stormwater runoff in Michigan City.

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Unity Foundation Announces 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

unity-foundation-lpc-2016Two outstanding La Porte County students have been named recipients of full tuition, four-year scholarships as Unity Foundation of La Porte County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

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Highland Police Put Down Razors for No-shave November, Raise Funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster


Members of the Highland Police Department abandoned their department’s grooming policy and grew facial hair during the months of November and December in support of a good cause. No-Shave November, a national campaign, was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens and Purdue University Northwest Announce $12 Million Partnership


Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation’s Board of Directors; Damien and Rita Gabis, the founders of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens; and Purdue University Northwest (PNW) today announce a unique partnership in which the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation and the Gabis family will donate the arboretum and its more than 300 acres to the university.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Warmth of Holiday Spirit Shown in Generosity

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Warmth-of-Holiday-Spirit-Shown-in-GenerosityThe holiday spirit was more than alive and well during an Adopt-A-Family Christmas program at Franciscan Health Hammond Dec. 15. Employees representing 62 hospital departments chipped in with time, money and cheer to make the holidays better for numerous area residents, whose names were supplied by the Hammond area Women, Infants and Children program, and received gifts. Some 200 adults and 307 children received items, which were delivered by hospital staff members after the program. Sister Aloysius Albert, a hospital chaplain, is shown giving impassioned remarks before the attendees, who packed the cafeteria.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

SouthShoreNICTDTis’ the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2017, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Military Dad Surprises 6-Year-Old Son at Saylor Elementary School Story Time


When Jayden Moree, 6, sat down with his class in the Saylor Elementary School library, he thought he was in store for a regular story time. He had no idea that his dad, Trevor Moree, was hiding behind the bookcase to surprise him after being deployed in Japan for 9 months.

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Eclipse Performance Arts Wows Audience at Sand Creek Country Club with Enchanting Ballet

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Sand Creek Country Club transformed into a magical land with the stunning work of Eclipse Performing Arts in Chesterton, as they performed a special Christmas ballet Sunday afternoon. The Sugar Plum Fairy, candy canes, and flowers flitted gracefully along The Land of Sweets, enchanting the audience with the child-like excitement of the holidays.

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“A lot of people have never seen professional ballet or the Nutcracker and it’s been around for 100 years,” said Michele Brown, owner of Eclipse Performing Arts. “The level of dancing at Eclipse is above and beyond. One ballet dancer was in the Olympics for ballet, another...

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Santa Claus Spreads Christmas Cheer at Michigan City's Kabelin Ace Hardware

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The smell of popcorn drifted through the air as children lined-up among brightly lit trees to meet Santa Claus at Michigan City’s very own Kabelin Ace Hardware.

With Christmas sweaters donned and holiday music playing outside, Kabelin Ace employees readied the store for Santa’s arrival. This was the second year that Kabelin Ace invited Santa to visit, and employees were happy to engage the community in the store’s Christmas spirit.

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Community service has always played a large role in Kabelin Ace’s positive presence in Michigan City. From hosting Tag Day fundraisers to welcoming Santa...

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Santa Claus Comes to Visit Families at La Porte's Kabelin Ace Hardware


Most residents of La Porte already know that Kabelin Ace Hardware is the place to go for all their hardware needs. Ace Hardware has almost everything you need for around the house, but this weekend, they had something extra special: a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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South Shore Line Service Information December 15, 2017 - January 1, 2018

SouthShoreNICTDExperience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional Eastbound trains and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the announcement below for more information.

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